Just a few hours and/or days left on these! The first ever Fstoppers Workshops taking place in the Bahamas May 28th - June 1st is quickly approaching. Our crazy Atlantis Hotel Discount Room Rate is expiring on the April 22nd , and all of the instructors are each running a social media contest for those of you wishing to attend. Collectively there are over 15 free spots in a variety of workshops. To enter, simply check out the full post below and click the links for each instructor's contest. Enter one or enter them all for a chance to take some amazing photography classes in paradise.
Aaron Nace: Aaron is the owner and main educator of PHlearn.com, and his work is a mixture of well lit photography and incredible Photoshop compositing. His photoshop tutorials have been seen by over 7 million people and his teaching style has helped inspire photographers to push the limits of their creative potential. If your goal is to expand your own creativity and post production skills, Aaron's workshops might be perfect for you!
Contest: Aaron is giving away one spot to his two day Plan Your Dream Photoshoot workshop. To enter, watch Phlearn's Youtube Video and make sure you subscribe to their channel, share the video, and leave a comment on why you should win a free workshop in the Bahamas. Entries must be made by the end of April 16th, and on Thursday Aaron will pick one lucky winner.
John Keatley: John is one of the most sought after commercial and advertising photographers based in the Northwest. His images have been featured on the covers and in the pages of some of the nation's most widely circulated magazines, and his unique "quirky style" has landed him jobs with some of the world's largest brands.
Contest: John is giving away one ticket to two of his workshop classes: Marketing with the Big Boys and Finding Your Style. Enter to win one of these classes by heading over to John Keatley's Instagram Contest Post and take a funny or awkward portrait of someone (remember to add #KeatleyContest and @johnkeatley). John will personally pick two winners on Thursday April 17th.
Mark Wallace: Mark is the mastermind behind Adorama TV and Snap Factory, two of the most featured educational photography programs on the web. Mark's easy to understand teaching style makes it easy for photographers of any skill level to quickly adapt new techniques and methods to their own creative projects.
Contest: Mark is giving away 2 spots to any of his Atlantis workshops through his Facebook Contest. All you have to do is leave a comment on his post explaining which class you would enjoy taking and he will pick two lucky winners on April 17th.
Michael Grecco: When it comes to celebrity portraits, Michael has shot everyone. His environmental portraits are first class and can be seen in magazines and advertisements everywhere. His photography book Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait is one of the best selling educational books in the genre.
Contest: Michael is giving away three free spots in each of his 3 different courses offered in the Bahamas. To enter this contest, you need to retweet Michael's contest tweet for each of the courses you are interested in attending. The user with the most retweets will win a spot in the corresponding workshop. Here are the links for the three workshop entries: The Sexy Beach Glamour Fashion Shoot, The Environmental Portrait, Everything You Wanted to Know About Lighting.
Mike Kelley: In just 5 short years, Mike has gone from being featured on Strobist.com to becoming one of the most innovative young photographers in the architectural and design genre. His tutorial Where Art Meets Architecture has helped hundreds of aspiring real estate and architectural photographers produce jaw dropping images for their own portfolios. After recently having produced one of the most viral images of the year, Mike is looking to help students gain a better understanding of the real estate and interiors genre of photography.
Contest: Mike is giving away one spot to his two day workshop class The Complete Guide to Architectural Photography. You can enter by posting a comment on why you like shooting architecture both on Mike's Facebook Post and also on his Contest Blog Entry. All entries on either platform must be made by the end of April 18th and on Saturday Mike will pick one lucky winner to attend his class.
Peter Hurley: Taking people from misery to Shabang!, Peter Hurley has become one of the world's most sought after headshot photographers for actors and television personalities. After releasing his highly praised headshot tutorial The Art Behind The Headshot, Peter launched himself head first into the world of photography education. If you want to learn how to coach and direct anyone in front of your camera, Peter's teaching style will definitely change the way you approach photographing people.
Contest: Peter is giving away one free pass to his two day Headshot Intensive (which is sold out) as well as two more passes to his half day class From Zero to Shabang! To enter this contest, you must upload a crazy face portrait of you or a friend to Peter's Making Faces Contest Page before April 21st. The next day the 3 contest winners will be announced (grand prize by a panel of judges and the 2 other winners by 1000s of photographers' votes).
Pratik Naik: During many photography workshops one critical topic is often overlooked: Photoshop Retouching. Pratik Naik is a world class beauty and fashion retoucher who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. He has retouched work for Jeremy Cowart, Lara Jade, Joey L, Zach Arias, Dustin Snipes, and Bill Jones. His images have also graced the cover and pages of some of the world's top fashion magazines. If you are looking to learn how retouch flawless skin or efficiently tweak your digital files, Pratik's workshops are the perfect companion for any photographer aspiring to raise the level of their final photographs.
Contest: Pratik is giving away two spots to his full day retouching workshop class Efficient Photoshop Retouching. In order to submit your entry, you must leave a comment and/or share the link to Pratik's Facebook Contest Page. On Thursday April 17th Pratik will randomly pick two winners who will be able to attend this 8 hour workshop for free.
Pye Jirsa: As one of the founding partners in Lin and Jirsa Weddings, Pye Jirsa has become one of the most sought after wedding photographers on the west coast. Pye also helped found the popular photography website SLR Lounge where he is best known for his tutorials on how to use Adobe Lightroom, create compelling HDR images, and systematically shoot complex wedding portraits with both natural light and off camera flash.
Contest: Pye is giving away one spot away to his 2 day Ultimate Wedding Photography Workshop. In order to enter you have to comment and share this facebook post before the end of Thursday, April 17th. On Friday Pye will random select one winner to attend his almost sold out wedding workshop.
Rob Grimm: Having mastered the nuances of studio lighting, Rob Grimm has built his photography niche in the world of food, beverage, and product photography. His clients include Kraft, Grey Goose, Jack Daniels, Budweiser, Klipsch, and dozens of other mainstream brands. Using some of the most well kept secrets of the trade, Rob will teach you how to produce realistic and compelling tabletop product and liquid/splash photographs ready for the billboards.
This is perhaps one of the largest contests we have ever run on Fstoppers. Anyone can enter but be aware these contests do not include your flight to Nassau or accommodations to the Atlantis Resort. Also make sure you have a valid passport and you are free from May 28th - June 1st so you can attend. For more information about every single class being taught, on find out how to reserve a spot in a workshop, or to check out our incredible discounted room rates, head over to Fstoppersworkshops.com.
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