Long Island, NY Workshop
Fine Art Newborn Photography and Business Workshop
with Lindsay Walden Photography, Dallas/Fort Worth Fine Art Newborn Photographer
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9AM – 4PM *For one-day workshop attendees
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9AM – 2PM *Two-day workshop attendees only
One Day Workshop Tuition $1100
Two Day Workshop Tuition $1600
Payment installments are available as needed. Your workshop tuition fee is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the workshop you are welcome to sell your spot to another photographer. By paying any amount towards your tuition you are committing to attending the workshop and agree that the workshop tuition is non-refundable.
The workshop will be limited to 8 attendees.
What your tuition includes:
Exclusive Access: Upon payment in full for your tuition you will receive a Facebook friend request from Lindsay Walden and an invitation to join a private Facebook group for workshop attendees only. In the group you will be able to ask questions, post images for critique, and begin your learning experience immediately.
Portfolio Review: Lindsay will review your body of work and provide a pre-workshop evaluation of your photography strengths and weaknesses. This will include tips on areas to focus your learning on.
Business and Marketing Samples: Struggle putting together your contracts, newborn session preparation guides and other important marketing and business materials? At the workshop Lindsay will share all of her behind the scenes paperwork to give you a jumpstart on your business.
Workshop: A one or two day blow-your-mind workshop experience like no other that will be customized to the needs of the attendees. A list of potential topics will be provided and the group as a whole will tailor the workshop to their respective needs using the exclusive Facebook group to coordinate and select topics prior to the workshop. A list of potential subjects to cover is included below as well as subjects that will be definitely covered. The workshop will be kept small so every student is able to have an opportunity for hands on experience.
Portfolio Building: Each student will be able to photograph at least one pose or set-up during the workshop. You are more than welcome to include these images in your portfolio of work.
Refreshments: Lunch and snacks each day.
Goodies: Presents! Who doesn’t love presents? Lindsay will share goodies and discounts from some of her favorite vendors.
Continued Education: Two weeks of continued access to the Facebook group for follow-up questions and to share your progress following the workshop.
Two Day Workshop: *Two day workshop attendees will receive an additional day of helpful information and even more tailored instruction. You will also receive an additional month of follow-up access to the Facebook group.
Understanding of the fundamentals of photography and shooting in manual mode. While I love to teach beginner photographers this workshop will not cover these essentials. If you are uncertain if you meet this requirement feel free to email me to discuss.
Basic understanding of Photoshop. Lindsay shoots in RAW format. She culls and batch processes images in Adobe Bridge. All RAW processing and noise removal is done in ACR. Her images are all then hand edited in Photoshop CC. She uses Portraiture for skin and other than that uses only actions she has created herself to improve her workflow. You are not required to have knowledge of all of these programs. Just to be familiar with Photoshop. But it is important to know ahead of time what Lindsay will be teaching for post processing.
Many photographers ask that workshop attendees not mentor or teach other photographers if attending a workshop. Lindsay does not claim to be an exclusive expert on any one area. You could find much of the same information from other sources (that’s how she learned). Therefore, if you learn valuable information from your workshop with Lindsay and want to share it with others feel free to do so. If you can make money doing so, good for you! So this is essentially a non-requirement. ;-)
Suggestions but not required:
Full frame camera
35mm or 50mm lens
100mm or other macro lens if you have one
A laptop with Photoshop CC loaded
Bonus points for having Adobe Bridge loaded as well
The Facebook group will be private and by invitation only
Lindsay will spend up to an hour each day (5 days a week) answering questions, offering critiques and getting to know attendees
No photos should be shared outside the group without the photographer’s permission
Potential Topics for the Workshop
*Starred items are topics that will definitely be covered
Before the Newborn Session:
*Client preparation - setting yourself up to succeed
Designing the session – color theories – shoot outside the box
Prop and other off the beanbag shots
The Newborn Session:
*Ideal shooting environments for babies/soothing fussy babies
Using an assistant
What to do with wide awake babies
*Nailing exposure and white balance in camera
*Newborn posing and perfecting each shot (attendees can select which poses they most need help with)
*Lighting your shots (for both natural and strobe)
Shooting from the dark side
Working angles to show a variety of images
Parent and family shots
*Shooting for the client/final artwork = $$$
Culling in Bridge
*Raw processing and eliminating noise for printing
Mastering levels in Photoshop
Difficult skin editing
Preparing images for print
Sharpening images for web and/or print
How to build a six-figure photography business
Creating a brand
How to book your ideal clients
How to make a $3000 sale without selling at all
Good Business Practices
Setting policies so you don’t burn out
About Your Mentor
Lindsay Walden is an internationally featured and award winning fine art newborn and maternity photographer serving the Dallas/Fort Worth region of Texas. Her work is distinct and immediately recognizable. Lindsay officially began her photography career eight years ago.
Lindsay grew up with a studio in her home and a laundry room that doubled as her mother’s dark room. It wasn’t until she became a mother herself that her love for photography blossomed. Like so many, she turned to photography as an artistic outlet that allowed her to stay at home and continue to focus on her favorite job, being a mom. Lindsay is passionate about helping other photographers build profitable businesses that allow them to spend more time with the people who matter most in their lives.
She offers one-on-one mentoring for photographers around the world looking to improve their skills and grow their businesses. While Lindsay started out as a natural light photographer she has fallen in love with studio lighting and enjoys teaching others how to shape light, whether using strobes or available light.
Several years ago Lindsay noticed that the trend in newborn photography was towards sameness. Everyone’s work was beginning to look identical. She pushed the boundaries of color, backdrops and styling to create a unique brand that clients love and are willing to travel for. Lindsay has had client inquiries from around the world.
Of all the topics Lindsay covers in her mentoring she is most passionate about helping photographers create sustainable and profitable businesses. There is little point in learning all of the other aspects of photography if you cannot earn a decent, sustainable living doing so. Lindsay’s clients invest $2500-$5500 and upwards for their artwork.
Lindsay shoots Canon. In studio she uses two Einsteins with an incredible 86” PLM. She shoots with a 35mm Sigma Art and 50mm Canon as well as 100mm Canon L for macro. Outdoors Lindsay almost exclusively shoots with Canon’s 135mmL and she hugs f2.0 99% of the time.