On the Road (OTR) is a new two-day photography workshop perfect for photo students and emerging photographers seeking greater technical expertise and sharper entrepreneurial skills to get their business off the ground, as well as professional photographers pursuing new markets. Brought to you by WPPI, PDN, ASMP and Kelby Training, this year’s OTR location stops include Chicago (May 20 – 21), Atlantic City (June 3- 4), Los Angeles (July 15 – 16) and Las Vegas (August 5 – 6).
The program features two tracks of learning on day one, with workshops on weddings, portraiture and commercial/advertising photography, as well as great business intensives and classes on workflow topics, such as Lightroom and Photoshop. On day two, we’ll feature a “Hands-on experience,” where you’ll be able to watch, learn and put into practice things you’ve learned, with an instructor at your side to guide you.
At the end of day one there will be portfolio reviews where you’ll have the chance to have your work critiqued by industry leaders. It’s a great opportunity to get honest feedback about your work by those who can help you get to the next level!
What’s more, there will be giveaways, with raffles from our sponsors throughout the day, offering you the chance to take home some nice gifts! Two full days of learning, plus a lot of fun networking with your peers, industry experts and world renowned photographers should prove to be a very worthwhile career investment!
Here’s a preview describing some of the great offerings:
In Chicago, ASMP’s Blake Discher will offer a Photo Business Boot Camp, covering everything from insurance and taxes to licensing, pricing and paperwork. Building a successful photography career takes more than great pictures, and Discher’s seminar provides the needed tools, knowledge and resources to be successful as an independent creator.
In Atlantic City, Pete Collins will teach The Basics of Professional Portrait Retouching. You’ll learn step-by-step methods for fixing, enhancing and finishing your portraits in Photoshop. You’ll also learn the best techniques for enhancing eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes as well as subtle body-sculpting to make your subjects look their best.
In Los Angeles, Lindsay Adler will show us How to Conquer the Ten Most Challenging Lighting Situations, Easily. She’ll cover the tools and techniques required to handle direct sunlight, florescent light, low light with no flash, low light when you can’t bounce the flash, mixed light and much more!
Also, Jared Platt will cover Post-Production Speed in Lightroom and Photoshop CS6, demonstrating a lightning-fast and effective strategy for using Lightroom and Photoshop to make short work of the overwhelming task of post-production. He’ll also show off some of the powerful new features in the beta version of Lightroom 5.
In Las Vegas: Amanda Reed will be All Up In Your Business, discussing the importance of a business plan and how to modify a plan to suit your needs. It’s all about customer connection and how you relate to your community. She’ll show you how to put your name in the mouths of your potential clients. If you’re at a crossroads in your business Reed can help take you to the next level.
That’s just a taste of the great educational experiences awaiting attendees in each city. To learn more about the speakers and schedules, Click Here and, while you’re at it, make sure to register for one of the upcoming stops. We look forward to seeing you on the road!