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Providing you with hands-on training to help build your confidence, reduce overwhelm and master your photography skills.

 
 
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE

I see you. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to feel like a tiny pebble at the base of a mountain that is your dream career. To spend hours spinning your wheels trying desperately to perfect that shot, that lighting, that editing style. But the color is always off. Your shots are out of focus. Your images don’t look like those on Instagram. And after all your hard work, you’re still struggling to find your own unique creative style.

In a market over-saturated with “professional photographers” competition is high and no one is willing to share their secrets to help you improve. You need a mentor— and that’s where I come in. Over the years, I have built a career for myself that has allowed me the freedom to be my own boss, to set my own schedule that revolves around my family, and to travel the world documenting special memories for celebrities, politicians, pro athletes and everyday people just like myself (view notable clientele below).

I have designed this 2-day intensive workshop, “In Focus”, to teach fellow photographers how to improve their technical skills and business practices so they too can charge what they’re worth and create a profitable business that they love!

 
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
— W.B. Yeats
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

 

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business 101

+ Pricing strategies to help you earn a profit.

+ How and why to incorporate your business.

+ Protecting yourself with attorney-approved contracts.

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mastering light

Learn how to master lighting in any environment using both on-camera and off-camera flash. We’ll teach you both techniques and give you time and space to pracitce.

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hands-on

Get hands-on training as you practice newly-learned shooting techniques on a bride & groom and a plush floral tablescape. Images can be used for your personal portfolio.

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post processing

Take an in-depth look at my editing process. Learn basic & advanced Lightroom functionality, as well as my favorite Photoshop tips & tricks to achieve sharp clean images.


 

Session Overview

 

>> MASTERING LIGHT <<

Hands-on training on how to master your speed light in order to shoot consistent well-exposed images in ANY environment and with limited equipment. Learn how to bounce light, even in the dark without pointing the flash directly at the subject! Watch as we shoot, then shoot on your own and ask questions as we go. (Portraits of people & details)

Off Camera Flash -> Hands-on training on how to shoot with off-camera flash. Learn how to set it up, equipment needed for both Cannon AND Nikon users, and the proper settings to achieve your desired look. Watch as we set it up & shoot, practice for yourself and ask questions as we go. (Portraits of people & details)

 

>> DSLR Basics <<

Learn the ins & outs of your DSLR camera so that you can get off of Auto. We’ll discuss the necessary Manual Mode settings for shooting in different environments, such as, metering, white balance, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Plus you’ll get an peek inside my own camera bag to see the gear I use when I shoot on-location.

 

>> Pricing StrategY <<

Want to make a living as a full-time photographer?! Sure you do! During this session, I will walk you step-by-step through my pricing strategy and teach you how to determine what your time is actually worth. I’ll teach you how to set-up profitable prices for your session fees, event coverage rates, wedding packages, and product offerings. You’ll walk away with a pricing strategy that you can implement in your business to help you charge what you’re worth, make a profit, and finally quit your day job!

 

>> Post Processing <<

Here’s where the magic happens! Watch as Nicee walks you through her own post production process.

  • Learn how to create radiant skin tones for medium & darker complexions without skin-lightening.

  • How to create sharp, clean images and editing tips to streamline your post process.

  • Lastly, learn my favorite Photoshop tips & tricks and how to tackle the age old client request of “make me look skinny” and other Photoshop hacks.


What to Bring

In order to get the most out of this experience, attendees need to come to the workshop with the following equipment:

  • DSLR / professional grade camera

  • Speedlights (2)

  • A Lightstand

  • Laptop w/ Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop

If you do not have a professional grade camera, please consider renting one prior to the workshop. Helix Camera in Itasca, IL is our trusted camera rental shop.

 
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Creative Partners

 
 
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Details. Details. Details.

Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to photograph beautiful details designed by our creative partners Akeshi Akenseye of Kesh Events and Avinay Edwards of Avi Luxe Events + Designs. Attendees are free to use all the images that they capture at the workshop for their online portfolio, provided that proper credit is given to the designers.


What does it cost?

>> registration fee is $1,195 <<

There are two payment options available:

(1) Installments - 50% retainer, with the remaining balance due one week before the workshop.

(2) Pay In Full - Enjoy $200 savings and snag a seat for $995!!

The registration fee includes 2-day access, breakfast, lunch and educational materials. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations for the duration of the workshop.

All forms of payment are accepted, including: credit cards, cash, checks and online bank transfers. After you’ve submitted the registration form, you will receive access to your own personal online portal where you will find details on how to submit your registration fee and subsequent payments if applicable. You will always receive a receipt after all transactions for your records.

Workshop seats are non-refundable, but are transferable. Once your online registration form has been submitted, your seat will be held as a courtesy for 48 hours. If payment is not received within that timeframe, your seat will be released. Should you desire to re-register, pricing and availability will need to be reassessed.

After you’ve completely registered, by submitting the registration form and paying the registration fee, you will receive details regarding the workshop location, agenda and other pertinent information. Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the organizer.

LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE

 
I can’t wait to meet you soon. I’m so excited to see how your business will grow as a result of implementing the resources and tools that I will share with you at the IN FOCUS workshop! Get ready to take your business to the next level and to build a career that you love. Great things are in store—I feel it!!

xo, Nicee