3-DAY SWIMWEAR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

– LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS – MIAMI, FL – APRIL 6-8, 2017 –

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INTRODUCTION

Joey Wright has made a full-time career out of doing what he loves — swimwear photography. For the third year in a row, he’s ready to share his knowledge with you in an intimate, intensive, on-location 3-day workshop.

We’ve completely shaken up this year’s layout by expanding the course to a hands-on three days while adding an additional model to the talent lineup. We’ve also added a special guest speaker, 1-on-1 portfolio reviews, and group hangouts to our schedule to make this Workshop as much about community as it is about learning!

Joey will cover the full gamut of his swimwear photography tips & tricks including pre-production, shooting models on location, and post-production. Each student will work one-on-one with agency models on the beautiful beaches of Miami, while enjoying the comfort of a small group setting to learn, grow, and walk home with an updated portfolio.

Days
3
Models
4
Total Seats
16
WHO THIS IS FOR

If you lack access to a studio or crave more than shooting indoors, it’s essential that you obtain the ability to shoot on location while taking significant control of a seemingly uncontrollable environment. This Workshop will provide you with the tools and methods necessary to tackle your own location shoots with confidence while relying on taste and problem-solving rather than worrying about camera settings or having the best gear.

If you’re a novice, you’ll go home prepared to take your portfolio to the next level where you’ll stop reaching out to models because they’ll be reaching out to you. If you’re already at that level, you’ll leave much closer to turning your hobby into a career. Still not you, or already in career mode? Then let’s get you ready for the higher expectations that come with bigger clients and greater paychecks. In other words, this Workshop is aimed toward all levels of photographers looking to improve the finer details of their outdoor game.

This Workshop will not be a mass shootout with 16 photographers bumping shoulders for half-decent snapshots of a model who isn’t sure where to look. Instead, you’ll walk away with images that deserve your watermark alone! The Workshop is geared toward those who simply want to produce better pictures on-location — whether working with experienced models or new faces.

SHOOT | LEARN | CONNECT

Lighting theory and techniques
Location scouting tips
How to find the right model
Wardrobe selection and attainment
Hair & makeup preferences
Gear selection & equipment tips
Advanced posing & directing
Shooting with natural light
Adding and subtracting light with light-shaping tools
Quick & efficient retouching

Update and improve your photography portfolio
Shoot 1:1 with four different models
Shoot at two different beach locations
1:1 Portfolio reviews with Joey
Work with Sunbounce and ProFoto equipment
Connect with an Miami agency guest speaker
Hangout with Joey and fellow photographers
Attend group dinners
Get a great Farmer’s tan
Have the most fun possible while learning!

SCHEDULE

  • 5 April
    Day 1
  • 6 April
    Day 2
  • 7 April
    Day 3
  • 8 April
    Day 4
  • Wednesday Evening Pre-Workshop
Arrive for Workshop, check into hotel (if staying at hotel)

Pizza and drinks (provided) at Hotel Urbano's patio pool & bar to get to know Joey and each other better before the Workshop begins

  • Thursday
Breakfast & Welcome (food provided)

Pre-Production lecture/presentation (classroom)

Lunch Break (lunch provided)

Shooting & Posing Demo with Joey & Model (beach)

Optional Group Dinner in Wynwood (dinner not provided)

  • Friday
Breakfast (food provided)

Sunrise Shoot

Lunch Break (back at hotel, lunch provided)

Sunset Shoot

Optional Group Dinner in Wynwood

  • Saturday
Breakfast (food provided)

Retouching Lesson (classroom)

Open Discussion for Specific Student Questions (classroom)

Final Group Lunch/Mingle & Individual Portfolio Reviews with Joey (hotel patio & pool)

The Team

Main Presenter, Owner
Workshop Coordinator
Photography Assistant
STUFF TO KNOW

Our past students have provided us with constructive feedback and we have listened. Below are some of those changes we’ve made to this year’s Workshop:

  1. We’ve expanded the course from two to three days to spread out classroom time while providing more time for group discussions and individual questions.
  2. We’ve expanded the model count from three to four while making our groups smaller (4 students per model instead of 5). This will allow more shooting time per student while providing each student with greater image variety.
  3. While shooting on location, we’re adding an experienced moderator to each group to help with questions while ensuring that everyone is following our shoot guidelines.
  4. We’ve added a segment where Joey will shoot live & uninterrupted in front of the students as he would in the field.
  5. We’ve added extra mingling and social time (lunches, dinners, etc.) to grant students more opportunity to bond and pick each others brains as well as Joey’s.
  6. Each student will partake in a 10 minute 1-on-1 portfolio review with Joey on the last day.
  7. We’ve invited a guest speaker from a top Miami modeling agency to take questions from the students regarding working with agencies and their models.
  8. The retouching lecture has been condensed and updated with new tips & tricks. Joey will also accept retouching challenges submitted in advance by the students.

Camera and Lenses:

  • DSLR Camera
  • Lens (any one of these is preferred): 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f2.8
  • Note: You can get away with any lens that will give you a focal length of 50mm or more with a maximum aperture between f/1.2 and f/4
  • HoodLoupe(suggested but not required)

Computer & Software (if you’d like to retouch alongside Joey)

  • Laptop
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom or Capture One
  • Alien Skin Exposure (optional)
  • A Wacom Pen Tablet is highly suggested over a mouse
  • 1 beautiful model for every 4 students

Professional hair & makeup for the models

Group transportation to and from the classroom and beaches

Plenty of water and snacks while shooting

Meals while the Workshop is in session (breakfast and lunch)

  • Professional lighting equipment and modifiers: Sunbounce Pro Reflectors, Sunbounce Sun-Swatters, and Profoto B1 Airs
  • Location permits

If you’re flying in, Miami International Airport (MIA) will get you closest to the Workshop. We will be shooting at two different beautiful beach locations in Key Biscayne. A car rental shouldn’t be necessary since you can easily Uber or take a cab from the airport to the hotel. We’ll provide group transportation when moving from the hotel’s classroom to the beach and vice-versa.

The classroom portion of the Workshop will be held at Hotel Urbano, located minutes from Key Biscayne. Hotel Urbano has offered all Workshop attendees a special rate of $179/night (plus tax). Once the workshop dates have been set and registration has opened, please contact our hotel coordinator, Pricila Garcia, at (305) 854-2070 to secure a room at the group rate which includes free valet parking and breakfast.

I really want to save my seat, but I can’t swing the full Workshop fee now–Can I put down a deposit?
You sure can! We understand that the Workshop is a big (but important) investment, so to make it easier on you, you can pay half of the total fee as a deposit for your seat, which comes out to $875. Please note that because of the work needed to book the event, we’ll need your seat paid in full 30 days prior to the Workshop.

Is there a refund/cancellation policy?
Because our event is small and our models & permits are booked in advance based on the number of attendees, refunds will not be issued. With that said, your seat is transferable so you are welcome to give or sell it to another photographer!

What if it rains?
The workshop dates have been chosen based upon historically sunny weather. But no matter what, the show must go on and we will do everything we can to produce a great workshop!

Will Joey be hosting any other workshops in the future?
The success of each workshop determine the planning of future workshops. With that said, Joey plans to host at least one workshop per year.

Are there any events happening in Miami on Saturday & Sunday in case I would like to extend my visit?
Check out www.miamiandbeaches.com to find out what else is happening in the area.

LOCATION

Our home base will be near downtown Miami at Hotel Urbano, where we’ll be learning pre-production and editing skills, doing portfolio reviews, and welcoming our guest speaker. The hotel will also serve as our main meeting point for shuttling to our shoot locations.

We’ll also spend time after hours in Wynwood, Miami’s popular Design District. Our shoots will take place on the beautiful and unique beaches of Key Biscayne.

HOTEL URBANO
Address
2500 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129
(305) 854-2070
All workshop attendees receive a special rate of $179/night (plus tax)
WORD ON THE STREET

  • CHRIS SEID

    If you are considering this class, please take it from me that it is worth every penny! I’m a wedding photographer, but swimsuit photography was always intriguing to me. Joey knows his stuff and showed the inner workings of how to get his shots. He also doesn’t hold back from sharing and showed us how he shoots, lights, communicates with the models, culls, retouches, and even how he presents his work to clients. Apart from being a great instructor, Joey is a very nice and funny guy. The 2-day workshop was very fun and I would definitely do it again!

  • PETER STAVRINIDES

    Taking Joey’s class was the best investment I have made in a long time... I left inspired and filled with confidence! Joey approaches his photography in a simple and pragmatic way. He is a humble guy that has patience and genuine respect for and interest in his student's work and personal progress. I took so many things away from this class although I especially enjoyed his approach to retouching which, in my opinion, is pure genius. I would absolutely recommend his class to any level of photographer. I am glad to have met Joey and take away so much more than I ever expected!

  • LUIS FERNANDEZ

    Not only is Joey an amazingly talented and successful photographer—he is an amazing teacher and mentor. His tips, concepts, techniques and workflow - from dealing with clients to post-processing gave me an incredibly strong foundation to take my photography to another level. He literally walks you through posing techniques and how you talk and give feedback to the model. Honestly, Joey is simply the best... with his design background and Photoshop experience, he really reaches the most amazing final images, which you can clearly see in his work.

  • LIONEL DINTIMILLE

    I wanted to learn how to produce a photoshoot from start to finish in order to get the same results as Joey … Mission Accomplished! Joey has a real knack for breaking down [the process] in easy-to-digest chunks of information, which helped us to take action quickly and easily. Teaching us to figure out how to create our own set…was something I’ve never experienced before in past workshops and I loved it. His team was fully committed to providing us with the best experience possible, while making those moments unforgettable!

  • KALVIN ZHEN

    My experience with Joey Wright’s workshop was outstanding. Never in my life have I found a highly skilled photographer that I can relate to—it is not just about his approachable personality, but also his professionalism and passion for sharing his knowledge. The things I struggled with most in photography were communication and posing. Joey was able to break things down with a few key tricks to help me overcome these obstacles.

SPONSORS

Below are our amazing sponsors who make sure we’re equipped with the latest and greatest photo gear! Please check out their websites and top-of-the-line products by clicking the sponsor’s links below.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

    • 1,750.00
      3-Day Pass
      • Lighting, Posing & Retouching by Joey Wright
      • Work with Agency Models @ 2 Beach Locations
      • Miami Modeling Agency Guest Speaker
      • Exclusive Facebook Group Page Access
      • 1-on-1 Portfolio Review
    • 500.00
      1-Day Pass
      • 3-hour Classroom Session (covering pre-production, lighting techniques, gear preferences)
      • Special Guest Speaker from Miami talent agency
      • Live shooting and posing demo at beach
      • Sunset industry discussion at beach location

Can’t pay in full right now? No problem! You can reserve your seat by paying half now and half later. Deposit is non-refundable and seat will be held until March 5th, after which your seat will be released to the general public.

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