Erik Almas Offering Workshop to Raise $25,000 for Building a School

San Francisco-based commercial photographer, Erik Almas, is known for his flawless composite work as well as shooting campaigns for many major companies such as American Airlines, Toyota, Microsoft, and Nike, just to name a few. In January he is offering a workshop where he will take you through his entire workflow, from shooting the background plate and model, to editing. What makes this workshop even better is the fact that 100 percent of your money will be used to help build a school through Pencils of Promise!

I know firsthand how going to a workshop can impact the life of a photographer. A workshop such as this is what really gave me a good kick in the pants a little over a year ago and got my career off the ground. If you know anything about me, you know that I am all about using photography as a way to make this world a better place and to give back. The fact that the whole point of this is to raise $25,000 to build a school is the icing on the cake for me. If you are looking for a great experience, I urge you to definately look into this. You will be glad you did! I spoke with Erik and he said he has been giving to this cause on his own but that this is a way to make an even larger impact. The spots are filling up quickly so don't wait too long! Even if you can't do the workshop, you can still help the cause and get some awesome perks for doing so! Check out Pencils of Promise for more information on donating.

Below was pulled from Erik Almas' website:

I recently read the book “The Promise of a Pencil” by Adam Braun. It’s an extraordinary biography where Adam shares his story of passion and following his heart. I was so moved by his emotional and heartfelt journey of starting the organization Pencils of Promise and how he dedicated himself to building schools and giving education where truly needed, I just had to be a part of this somehow. Adam has shown that passion and big dreams can accomplish extraordinary tasks and create extraordinary change in people’s lives. Education for children is truly important to me and I’m excited to join Pencils of Promise to increase access to quality education for children in the developing world.

We at Erik Almas Photography have committed to raise $25,000 to build a school as part of Pop’s “Season of Promise” fundraiser.

In our quest to raise this money we ask for your help. Over the years, I have often been asked if I run workshops, sell prints or consult. If you are among those interested, here’s your chance to both donate to an amazing cause, get your year end tax deduction and join me as I share what I know, my time and my art. You donate directly to our fundraising page at Pencils of promise so 100% of your contribution goes towards building a school.

Donation Perks

Workshop - $500

I am going to offer a workshop on Jan 11th 2015 for up to 30 people, to be held in San Francisco.

You will be part of a hands on workshop covering my complete image making process.

We start on location capturing a landscape. We then go into the Studio photographing a model and then spend the afternoon retouching the 2 parts together.

It will be a long day starting before the sun comes up and continuing into the evening where we end our day with a discussion on how to find our voice as image-makers, developing a truly distinctive photographic style that will continually attract top clients.

(Included in the workshop is a copy of Erik's 14 hour educational DVD, a $199 value)

Prints - $200

$200 donation will give you a signed beautiful print from one of the Diorama series, a favorite shoot of mine.

Donate $1800 and get all 9 in the series.

All images are Archival Giclee Prints. Frames are Not included.

Coaching per Session - $150

A 1-hour coaching session either in person in San Francisco or a Skype session. Just let me know what you would like to accomplish within the hour, or over a longer period of time if you want to make this ongoing, and I will help and advise the best I can on creating stronger images market presence for your photography business.

Gift of Giving – Any amount

I hope you can join me in this effort to help change children’s lives with the gift of education, any amount is welcomed.

With tremendous gratitude I thank you for considering this donation to Pencils of Promise.

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Brandon Cawood is an internationally recognized and published photographer known for his highly detailed composite photography and retouching work. He has a distinctive style that sets his images apart and offers a branding solution to set his clients to distinguishing their identity. He also has a background in video production and editing.

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I jumped on this the moment I saw this. It's really great what Erik is doing and I'm thrilled to do the workshop in January.