I, Mark Wallace am joining Fstoppers and nine other photographers in the Bahamas to teach 5 days of amazing workshops. This is an event you DO NOT want to miss. Why? Well here are my top 10 reasons:
1. Amazing Instructors
I can't believe I'm teaching alongside these photographers. I'm teaching four workshops: Studio Lighting 101, Studio Lighting: Beyond The Basics, Speedlights 101, and Kickstart Your Creativity. But these aren't the only choices. You can mix and match your workshops and create a program that's specifically for you! Here's the all-star list.
- Aaron Nace
- Dixie Dixon
- John Keatley
- Michael Grecco
- Mike Kelly
- Peter Hurley
- Pratik Naik
- Pye Jirsa
- Rob Grimm
2. Top Notch Gear
You're responsible for bringing your camera, speedlights, and tripod. But we're bringing some top notch gear too. And you'll be able to use this gear. Our studio lighting classes will have high end Profoto gear. When we're shooting outside we'll be using California Sun Bounce equipment. You'll be able to use Rogue gear for your speedlights. We'll have the latest PocketWizards, Sekonic Meters, and Adobe software. There are too many brands for me to list here. But you get the idea, we're bringing the best.
3. Top Models
We'll be working with some of the best talent in the business. These models will put you at ease and allow you to focus on refining your skills without having to work extra hard at posing and directing. All of my workshops will be featuring Alexis Kathryn. If you've seen any of my work in the past year you've seen her face. She's simply fantastic.
4. Location, location, location
It is the Bahamas. We'll be in Atlantis - an all inclusive resort with great beaches, fully functional studios, and lots of areas for getting great environmental portraits. Atlantis also has a water park, plenty of restaurants and bars, a casino, a spa, and even entertainment for kids. It's a place you can bring your entire family. Come down, enjoy the sun, learn a few things, and get some rest while you're at it!
5. Great Prices
When most people think of the Bahamas they think, "This is going to cost an arm and a leg." Actually, it won't. You can fly to the Bahamas for about $500 from most US cities. The hotels in Atlantis start at $169 per night - much less than you'd pay for a hotel in New York during Photo Plus. Workshop prices vary, but they begin at $200 and most are under $500. When you do the math this experience is about the same, if not less, than attending WPPI, PhotoPlus, or Imaging USA.
6. Small Classes
Enrollment is limited. When we planned this event everyone agreed to keep the classes small. You won't be attending a seminar in a room filled with 500 people. You'll be attending a hands-0n experience with plenty of time with each of your instructors. Yeah, you'll probably have dinner with a few of the instructors. Small classes means that these are...
7. Workshops, Not Seminars
These are hands-on. You'll be shooting, lighting, metering, setting up gear, learning, learning, learning. You won't be sitting in a huge room watching powerpoint slides and demos on a giant screen. You'll be in a room or on-location with a few other people actually learning your craft by doing.
8. Awesome Workshops
You have 10 instructors to choose from, each with his or her specialty. Studio lighting, lighting on-location, shooting glamour, shooting weddings, product photography, food photography, head shots. wedding photography, light painting, marketing, environmental portraiture, shooting interiors, architectural photography, fashion and beauty photography, retouching. There is something for every photographer.
You'll be spending five days with like-minded professionals. You'll make connections that will last a life time. There will be plenty of time to mingle and make new acquaintances. Over the years I've met dozens of close friends at workshops. These friendships have proven to be invaluable (I met Lee and Patrick at a networking event). So come down and make new friends!
10. The "Bonus" Day
On Friday, May 30th, all attendees will be gathering to hear from all of the instructors. Each instructor will have about 30 minutes to present whatever they want. Think of it as a mini version of TED, but for photographers. It is going to be spectacular.
For more information and to register visit the Fstoppers Workshops website.
What are you waiting for? Click the link and join us!