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8 Educational Events Happening Before February 2019

By SLR Lounge Official on October 2nd 2018

Education is by far one of the easiest ways to challenge your artistry as a photographer and grow as a professional. By forcing yourself to get out of our comfort zone and learn new lighting & photo concepts, you will grow exponentially as an artist.

We’ve rounded up some special educational events taking place throughout the rest of 2018 and into the early parts of 2019 to give you the opportunity to grow and learn from some industry greats:

October 10th – Canon Burbank, California

Topic: The Wedding Symposium: A Stills and Motion Story
Speakers: Pye Jirsa, Kevin Shahinian, Ning Wong, and Dina Douglass
Where: Canon Burbank, 3400 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
When: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 7PM – 9PM
Cost: FREE
Register: Here

What will they be discussing?

All four panelists will share their experiences being in the wedding industry and touch on various subjects pertaining to gear, business strategy, and workflow:

  • Client relationships
  • Finding your style
  • Pricing, deliverables, packages; staying competitive in a competitive market
  • Equipment: cinema bodies/DSLRs/cameras that do both
  • Second shooters/Drones
  • Understanding efficient workflow
  • Marketing/advertising/Social Media

October 15th – Canon Orange County, California

Topic: Capture with Confidence – Easing Common Fears of the Business of Wedding Photography
Speaker: Ning Wong
Where: Canon Live Learning Orange County, 123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
When: Monday, October 15th, 2018 7PM – 9PM
Cost: FREE
Register: Here

What will he be discussing?

Let’s be real – running a successful photography business is not only hard work, but it can be downright scary! Even though it may not seem like it (thanks to the “reality” of social media), everyone struggles at times, whether it is with client communication, posing, lighting, or the many aspects of running a business. Join Ning for the perfect ratio of business and inspiration, and leave feeling more confident in your ability to manage a successful business.

October 16th – Canon Orange County, California

Topic: Keys to High End Weddings: A Blueprint for Boutique Wedding Studios
Speakers: Vanessa Joy
Where: Canon Live Learning Orange County, 123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
When: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 7PM – 9PM
Cost: FREE
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

Join Vanessa Joy at the Canon Experience Center to find out exactly what she does to book $9-27,000 weddings and how she’s created successful packages and pricing to turn a profit. Understand the psychology and math behind booking your top packages and creating value for your clients. Come learn exactly how to create a sustainable high-end business model that leaves your clients beyond happy and knowing that you were worth every penny.

October 17th – Canon Orange County, California

Topic: Why Authenticity Always Trumps Creativity with Pye Jirsa
Speaker: Pye Jirsa
Where: Canon Live Learning Orange County, 123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
When: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 7PM – 9PM
Cost: FREE
Register: Here

What will he be discussing?

As  a  photographer,  being  creative  is  a  must.  It’s  part  of  the  job  and  expectations  that  come  with  the  title  of  a  professional  artist.  In  this  lecture,  Pye  is  going  to  give  you  tips  and  techniques  that  you  can  use  to  add  authenticity  to  your  images  that  can’t  be  as  easily  replicated  as  a  technique.

October 18th – Canon Orange County, California

Topic: Posing and Lighting: Time Crunched Weddings Workshop
Speakers: Vanessa Joy
Where: Canon Live Learning Orange County, 123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626
When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 10AM – 5PM
Cost: $249 (Limited Seats)
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

Join Vanessa Joy at the Canon Experience Center to find out exactly what she does to book $9-27,000 weddings and how she’s created successful packages and pricing to turn a profit. Understand the psychology and math behind booking your top packages and creating value for your clients. Come learn exactly how to create a sustainable high-end business model that leaves your clients beyond happy and knowing that you were worth every penny.

November 12th – Canon Burbank, California

Topic: Special FX with the EOS R
Speaker: Pye Jirsa
Where: Canon Burbank, 3400 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
When: Monday, November 12th, 2018 12PM – 2PM
Cost: FREE
Register: Link in progress

November 6-8th – Real Life Conference 2018, Canada

Topic: To Be Determined
Speaker:  Charmi Patel Peña
Where: Real Life Conference 2018, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
When: November 6th-8th, 2018
Cost: $1,375 CAD
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

From an Indian immigrant’s child, first generation American to the first woman of color Nikon Ambassador, the messages the world tried to send Charmi about what she SHOULD be doing – and even COULD be doing – and what her gut said about what all women were capable of, never quite met. From her lesson’s learned to tangible ways we can each use our businesses and voices to bring each other up, she hopes everyone will walk away ready to conquer the world, and support every one of their sisters of all colors in doing the same.

November 15th – Fearless Conference 2018, Puerto Rico

Topic: How to Market Your Photography Business (Offline)
Speakers: Amii & Andy Kauth
Where: Teatro Francisco Arriví, Calle del Parque, San Juan, 00909, Puerto Rico
When: Thursday, November 15th, 2018 2PM
Cost: $150
Register: Here

What will they be discussing?

This is a special conference to help Puerto Rico. The conference is produced by donations from our sponsors while 100% of registration fees are donated directly to hurricane relief funds. With over 15 live talks and private workshops from Fearless Photographers from all around the world, this is surely an event you don’t want to miss.

January 11-13th – Savannah, Georgia

Topic: 3-Day Wedding Intensive Sponsored by Leica Akademie
Speakers: Jay Cassario & Bud Johnson
Where: Savannah, GA
When: January 11th-13th,  2019
Cost: $699
Register: Here

What will they be discussing?

Jay Cassario and Bud Johnson will be covering the entire process that goes into being a successful wedding photographer by teaching the techniques that got them to where they are today in a very tough and over-saturated industry. Each day will include shooting, with an engagement shoot on the first day, a full wedding on the 2nd, a portfolio review on the 3rd, plus much much more. You will be pushed outside of your comfort zone, so be prepared, this far from a cookie cutter workshop. Read more about the workshop here.

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