World renowned photojournalism pioneer and educator Denis Reggie is offering a two day Conclave workshop limited to 12 participants on July 23-24, 2013. This is an opportunity to see and learn from the legendary and inspirational industry icon inside his Atlanta residence and studio.
Denis was listed first in the first-ever American Photo cover story The Ten Best Wedding Photographers in the World, and lauded “the great wedding photographer of our day” by Town & Country. He has appeared of numerous national television broadcasts including Entertainment Tonight, Oprah! and NBC’s Today Show. A selection of his photographs is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
One of the 12 Best Photography Workshops in the World – American Photo
Grown tired of predictable, clichéd wedding imagery? Seen enough of couples in concocted stances in backlit fields of weeds… lounging on landscape littering love seat… or posed at some old train station? Ready to attract forward-thinking clientele who view the excess pseudo-fashion imagery and over-the-top use of Photoshop as unwanted fakery? Want to attract sophisticated, self-defined clients who insist on organic goods including authenticity in their wedding photography? Then you’re ready for Conclave.
This workshop is geared for both working and aspiring wedding photographers who long to identify, enhance and unleash their personal style – and to garner the confidence needed to succeed in the marketplace. Even those preparing for a first wedding assignment will find this experience a superb foundation before making the step up to professional status. Past events have attracted attendees from around the U.S. and beyond, with experience ranging from dozens of wedding assignments to those preparing for their very first. Conclave is designed to benefit photographers at any experience level by empowering attendees with the latest techniques and understanding of the changing market. Looking to finally master your on-camera flash? Look no further. Count on plenty of up-close and personal time in this exclusive setting. Previous Denis Reggie Conclaves have created lots of positive blog buzz and feedback from attendees… most every event has sold out.
Conclave always welcomes users of any equipment brand. You’ve read about the exciting Canon 5D Mark III camera, Canon 600EX-RT flash with built-in radio communication, and the completely redesigned and super sharp 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens… here’s your chance for a live, hands-on demonstration of this amazing camera and radio-equipped flash.
Day One begins with brief introductions of fellow photographer participants at 9:00 a.m., then it’s immediately on to Denis’ insightful analysis of today’s wedding market and business climate. Next is an in-depth look at his portfolio – both signature and brand new images – with full yet simplified explanation of his innovative techniques and camera settings. Later in the day, there’s a special lighting demonstration with hands-on instruction on posing and lighting of the couple and groupings. Bring your D-SLR camera and flash to shoot along and get valuable on-the-spot feedback from Denis… he’ll be your personal coach. Class dinner hosted at Denis’ residence before being returned to the hotel.
Day Two begins with a look more of Denis’ images and a review of those taken during Day One as he demonstrates editing and workflow techniques with the latest version of Lightroom 4 including tips on getting the most from the program’s updated Develop module. Then it’s on to business principles and informal discussions geared to save you time as you plot your next career steps. Topics include successful pricing strategies, contracts, marketing and business building… with plenty
of time for Q and A. Count on open, frank discussions that detail best practices and workflow, even assisting in choosing trustworthy vendors and suppliers to execute your business plan. Here’s your chance to save five or more years of trial-and-error as you learn directly from the master photojournalist and businessman.
If you’re ready to supercharge your career, put this enlightening Conclave experience in your calendar.