May Edinburgh, Scotland
June Provence, France
Just Born Workshops teach any level of photographer how to properly light and edit newborn sessions with a strong emphasis on posing and retouching. You will learn primarily studio light (natural light will depend on the studio and the available light each workshop day) to complement your current and future needs. Choose from 1 or 2 day workshops to set you on a fast path toward becoming a master of your craft. Topics covered will include:
Sessions: We will cover session preparation, flow, posing, baby safety and trouble shooting during stressful sessions. Also demonstrated will be numerous wrapping styles, transitions and setting up the beanbag/props.
Photoshop workflow and editing: I will demonstrate exactly how I edit, what actions I use and the thought process behind editing each type of image (macro, beanbag, parent/sibling). We will also discuss honing your personal style and how to edit to achieve your look.
Business: Integral to this workshop is teaching the business side of newborn photography. We will walk through branding, web & logo design, marketing, social media, client acquisition and retention and more.
Resources: All attendees will receive a printed workshop guide that covers all the information discussed during our time together. You will also go full set of posing and wrapping cards to keep with you during sessions and aid in practicing once home. You will also have unlimited future access to email Natalie for critique, questions and advice.
TWO DAY WORKSHOPS
The Two Day workshop will be similar to the one day workshop but much more thorough, including more time with each baby and thus more poses, set ups, macros and longer discussions of editing, business and marketing. Photographers will email their goals ahead of time so the workshop is customized for the needs of the group.
9am - Breakfast (provided), introductions
10am - First baby arrives: session set up, soothing, safety, posing flow, wrapping, macros, transitions (all photographers will be able to take images of every set up)
1pm - Lunch (provided)
2pm - Second baby arrives: more posing, more macros, posing in props, parent set ups
5pm - Dinner (provided)
6pm - Questions, Editing introduction
7pm - Get some rest!
9am - Breakfast (provided), questions from day 1
10am - Third baby arrives: posing, wrapping, macros, transitions
1pm - Lunch (provided)
2pm - Editing in depth
4pm - Business and marketing with a strong emphasis on branding and social media.
6pm - Dinner and wrap up
The Just Born workshop cost is $1500. Visit our shop page to see more details about locations.
Workshop refunds will be given only if your spot can be filled. Workshops have limited space to maximize each photographer's learning. Booking is first come first serve.
To register for upcoming workshops visit the shop page. Please note attendees must not live within 300 miles of the zip code 53715 or to those who are currently teaching/mentoring. Violators will be removed without refund. Any questions about the workshop please contact email@example.com
HOSTING A WORKSHOP
Interested in hosting a workshop? All hosts must have a studio equipped to accommodate 8-12 attendees and be established enough to recruit 3 baby models per workshop day. Also required is to fill out a host application form to ensure you fulfill the qualifications to be a host. Please visit the newborn workshop host page to see if you are a good candidate to host!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information including studio location, possible workshop dates and your website.