Hosting a workshop is a fantastic way to learn A LOT in a short amount of time, and for free! Most workshop locations have 2 separate workshops, 2 days each. Therefore the host gets to attend 4 days of workshops. To be a host, there are requirements and also an application. If you meet the following requirements, please proceed to fill out the application.
Recruit 3 newborn models for each 2 day workshop, models must be under 12 days old // parents will get the images for FREE directly from me, and must fill out a Born Archival Co. model release. You are welcome to sell parents print products from my edited files.
Sign a non-compete stating you will not be teaching studio light newborn workshops in the next 3 years.
Assist in recruiting attendees: promote workshops on your social media pages and on any local/national photographer groups you may belong to.
Assist me in behind the scenes video and photographing.
Arrange a light breakfast (bread, fruit, etc), lunch (sandwiches or similar) , dinner out or order in (reservations) and snacks/refreshments for attendees and also have snacks and refreshments for parents. I will cover the cost.
Provide names of nearby hotels for attendees.
Translate, if needed.
Arrange 1 evening outdoor shoot with a mother and baby (newborn or under 1 year old).
Provide a large computer/tv screen for the editing and business presentation portion of the workshops.
Hosts must have a studio equipped to hold 8-12 attendees. For the natural light window we may need to cover the walls on each side with dark paper/fabric/v-flats to prevent light bounce into the shadows. All other windows must be able to be covered. Further studio requirements:
Beanbag and beanbag stand that can be adjusted (I may ask you to remove beans from your beanbag)
Underblankets for beanbag that are smooth (such as chenille)
Light stand that lowers a 64" modifier close to the ground
3 props (basket, bowl, crate, etc)
Provide diapers (at least package of 54) and wipes
10 cloth diapers, washed
white noise machine
If you can fulfill all the above requirements, please fill out the host application form and also submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org the following images:
Studio space, including shooting area, parent area, all props, blankets, and also the entrance and restroom.
Beanbag setup, light stand, backdrops (paper or wall), floor boards, natural light window.
Exterior view of the studio.