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Broadlands  
How to Create a "Woo-Hoo" Business Plan That Doesn't Cause You to Scream!
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Course #VA01
Doug Mattice

Most photographers are not number-crunchers; they're not facts and figures and they don't like to hole up in an office. Photographers are creative, right-brain thinkers. The problem is as a photographer, you're also a business owner, so you need to think like a CEO in order to be successful! In this course, you'll learn how to develop and have a business plan that you can follow and actually use to improve your business!  

But, be forewarned that this class isn't about sitting back and taking notes. In an interactive approach, Instructor Doug Mattice leads you through the business planning process that is probably different from anything you've experienced before. You'll discuss a "Money Spend Plan" for your studio, determine training, equipment, software and systems.  

This approach and this plan will not only change your mindset – it will change your business, change your year and change your life! Get on board today!

Course Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: business numbers (sales, expenses, sessions, etc.), note-taking materials, calculator

Location:
Doug's Residential Studio
21614 Goodwin Court
Broadlands, VA 20148
703-858-9090

Instructor Contact:
dougmattice@mac.com
703-505-6766

Instructor Website:
http://www.o2ecoaching.com


Fredericksburg
Stylized Shooting for the Wedding Photographer
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Course #VA02
Barbi Barnum, CPP
Deborah Schmitz

In this course, Instructor Barbi Barnum shows you how working with other wedding vendors to create amazing images. Why? For great marketing and advertising materials as well as making key connections within your industry. When it's all said and done, it's a win-win for everyone!  

Spend the morning discussing how to approach different vendors and get them on board with the project, explaining the benefits for everyone. You'll talk about how to source key items to make these projects stay at no or low cost. Then, devote the afternoon to shooting a stylized engagement session as well as bridal and couples shoots. As you walk through the entire process, you'll learn how to duplicate the whole experience in your own studio.    

You'll walk away, not only with images you can use as examples, but a firm foundation on how to engage other vendors in your industry, the knowledge and style to create these images and more creative ways to enhance your business!

Course Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Course Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, camera and your typical shooting kit you use at weddings

Location:
Studio B Photography Studio
307 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-850-7590

Instructor Contact:
info@stylestudiob.com
windsongportraits@comcast.net
540-850-7590 (Barbi)
540-286-2439 (Deborah)

Instructor Website:
http://www.stylestudioB.com
http://www.windsongportraits.com/


Norfolk
Photographing Children: In Studio & On the Beach
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Course #VA03
Joan Walker, CPP

Ah, children portraiture – beautiful images but creating these can cause stress and headaches for the photographer! In this course, Instructor Joan Walker takes you through the basics of child portraits, both on location and in studio, for an easy, breezy experience.

You'll discuss lens choices key equipment, guaranteed studio set-ups and difference styles of child photography. You'll learn how to achieve various looks that parents will love – Classic, Whimsical, Fun and more!  Joan teaches you how to set up studio lights for fast-moving children and how to handle on location lighting, specifically for beach portraits.  

The day will combine live shoots, in studio, as well as at the beach and on the bay at sunset. Explore natural light and flash as well as how to handle lighting issues on location. When it's all said and done, you'll know everything from set-ups and troubleshooting, posing to post-processing! This is a fun-filled, information-packed day designed to take the headache out of child portraiture while you create images families will love!

Course Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Course Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, DSLR, favorite lens (recommended 70-200 for beach, 24-70 for in studio), sack lunch or money for lunch (on-site delivery from local sandwich shop)

Location:
Joan H. Walker Photography LLC Studio
9645 23rd Bay Street
Norfolk, VA 23518
757-288-2872

Instructor Contact:
info@joanhwalker.com
757-288-2872

Instructor Website:
http://www.joanhwalker.com


Hampton
Intro to Newborn Lighting and Posing
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Course #VA04
Anne Companion, CPP

If you're looking to start newborn photography, you've come to the right place! This is an introductory course, focused on lighting and posing that will increase your skills and your comfort level.  Instructor Anne Companion will walk you through how to prepare for a newborn session, both as the photographer and for the parents and baby. You'll discuss lighting and posing, safety and comfort, even working with siblings and parents.

Before you're done, you'll participate in a live photoshoot as you practice posing and lighting a baby on a beanbag. End with a discussion on Photoshop retouching, and explore how to put the finishing touches on these beautiful images.  

Whether you're just beginning or looking to improve how you do it, this is a great way to gain confidence and experience in newborn photography!

Course Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials. Students will observing, not photographing.

Location:
Anne Companion Photography
112 Kings Way
Hampton, VA 23669
757-630-5860

Instructor Contact:
info@annecompanionphotography.com
757-630-5860

Instructor Website:
http://www.annecompanionphotography.com


Stafford
Creating Environmental Senior Portraits
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Course #VA05
Deborah Schmitz
Barbi Barnum, CPP

Senior portraits can be tough enough, but add in on location challenges and that's enough to drive a photographer crazy! In this class, Deborah Schmitz and Barbi Barnum show you how to manage the process so that you have everything you need to create great photos – without the headache.  

Explore the concept of the pre-shoot consultation, the importance of managing client expectations and how to create and build excitement that can translate into sales. You'll discuss a profitable business model, how to be creative and innovative with backdrops and settings. Explore the ever-important element of lighting – how to work with additive lighting outdoors and show your clients in the most flattering light. End the day on a gorgeous, 4-acre outdoor shooting oasis as you watch everything put into practice during a live demonstration.

Make your environmental portraits the envy of all!  

Course Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Course Hours:
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
note-taking materials, money for lunch

Location:
Windsong Portraits
73 Hoovler Lane
Stafford, VA 22556
540-538-3530

Instructor Contact:
windsongportraits@comcast.net
info@stylestudiob.com
540-538-3530 (Deborah)
540-850-7590 (Barbi)

Instructor Website:
http://www.windsongportraits.com/
http://www.stylestudiob.com/


Roanoke
Pets and Their People
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Course #VA06
David Michaels, CPP
Melissa Morgan

There are few things more touching than the pet-person bond. As a photographer, you've learned that owners love their fur children as much as their actual kids, and there's nothing like a portrait to celebrate that love.  

David Michaels and Melissa Morgan are here to show you how to use your skills to create amazing images that will melt your clients' hearts – and open their wallets! They will demystify the handling of OPP (Other People's Pets) and give you the confidence you need to work with any situation. Discover how to handle pet sessions with ease and control to capture the photos you want. You'll even discuss processing and how to compose and sell portraits that your clients will love to display on their walls.

Bring your camera, meet some furry, four-legged model and learn everything you need to know about pet portraiture! Fido, Felix – and their families – will love you for it!

Course Date: Monday, October 5, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, note-taking materials, readiness to have fun!

Location:
David Lee Michaels Photography
905 Winona Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24015
540-342-9129

Instructor Contact:
david@davidleemichaels.com
Melissa@davidleemichaels.com
540-342-9129

Instructor Website:
http://www.davidleemichaels.com



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