July 1, 2013

WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY!!!

Woohoo! I'm giving away a seat to my workshop, Beautiful Lifestyle, that's being held at the I Heart Faces Convention in Ohio this Fall!  Oh, and registration for my few remaining seats is now officially open to everyone!
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Y'all know I'm pretty passionate about "lifestyle" photography - I think it's a profoundly beautiful art form. My workshop is going to explore how to build a business based around this art form, and specifically discuss how to communicate your vision and attract the kinds of clients who appreciate this specific art form: let's call it "moving beyond Christmas Card portraiture" (grin).  You can find a full description of my workshop here and here.   We'll be covering all these topics:


  • what distinguishes "lifestyle" from other genres of photography
  • how to find wonder in the "mundane" details of everyday (hint:  the details aren't mundane)
  • how to draw the kinds of clients who are looking for lifestyle images
  • how to handle inquiries
  • booking, scheduling, prepping clients, and brainstorming the session
  • how to get that lifestyle "look" while you're shooting
  • how to put your clients at ease, helping them relax and be natural in front of your lens
  • what about posing and clothing choices?  what about location choice and time of session? (hint: think beyond the golden hours)
  • working around dim lighting
  • how I use Lightroom to make my workflow super efficient/streamlined
  • which products to sell to best showcase lifestyle images
  • and the biggie topic of ... PRICING - how much, for what, and WHY ...
  • plus, we'll have a chance to put into practice all that we've talked about as we photograph together a family lifestyle session.

And for everyone attending my workshop, I'll be providing a PDF booklet of all our workshop content.


Beautiful Lifestyle

Registration is now officially open for both conference AND non-conference attendees.  
The Nitty Gritty:
When:
 Friday, October 4th, 8a-noon
Where: Cherry Valley Lodge Conference Center in Columbus, OH
How much?:  $400 (for conference attendees)
                       $500 (for non-conference attendees)

To register and receive the discounted workshop fee, conference attendees can contact I Heart Faces through the email address listed in their registration packet. As soon as I receive notice of your attendance confirmation, I can send you your workshop invoice. 

Non-conference attendees can register directly by clicking below:  



All the giveaway details are in the Rafflecopter widget below.  If you've already registered for my workshop, you're more than welcome to enter the giveaway (I will refund your money, minus Paypal fees).  If you desire to sign up for the Conference, there is still space remaining.  Register HERE. Good luck to everyone!



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Congratulations, Heather Rodriguez!

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60 comments:

Heather said...

Not sure if I have ever wanted to win a contest as much as I would like to win this one. Good luck to everyone, I am sure it is going to be an amazing afternoon!

Jody Hicks/ Reggie73@aol.com said...

I would so love to win the opportunity to attend your workshop! I love your work! :)

Meghan Malley said...

I am such a huge fan of your work, Susan and I cannot wait to attend your workshop! I know it will be incredible.

Anonymous said...

Pinned!

Trudy said...

love your work, Susan! would love a chance (:

Unknown said...

I pinned it good.

Shel Lakin said...

Adore everything about this!

The Photog Blog said...

This giveaway is on my Wishlist!
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Four Lads Photography said...

Your work is fabulous, and I would love the chance to learn from you!! Thank you so much!

Four Lads Photography said...

Also pinned :)

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Rebekah said...

I pinned it! I SO want to go!

Rebecca said...

Woot woot! Leggo! http://pinterest.com/pin/217932069441050320/

Anonymous said...

Pinned!! Would love to attend!! Dawn Shiree

Anonymous said...

Forgot my link! Sorry!! Dawn Shiree http://pinterest.com/pin/209135976418849170/

Cindy Borcherding said...

LOVE this style of photography!! Real life - LOVE IT!!

Natalie said...

Pinned this and would be thrilled to win!
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Pride In Photos said...

What a wonderful opportunity to bring all the knowledge together in one place. God Bless you. I would love the opportunity to go to this workshop.
Laurie

Victoria Zehr said...

It's been pinned!

Heather said...

Pinned!

Kristie Jones said...

Pinned and SHARED! Thank you SO much for this giveaway. Your work is amazing! HUGE fan

Tristan Schlegel said...

I am such a huge fan of all your lifestyle work! I can't wait to meet you at the conference and hopefully win a ticket to your workshop! Thanks for hosting!

I pinned your photo!
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Joanna Schoff said...

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I pinned it! Would love to win because I would love to get clients to want the lifestyle work I do. So very interested in this topic. love your work!

Brooke said...

I pinned to my Photography board! Would love to finally meet the photographer I've been following almost as long as I've been following I Heart Faces!

Belinda Collinge Haselschwerdt said...

I pinned it http://pinterest.com/pin/205687907954233357/

Would love to win!!!

val said...

i pinned! love your work, susan!

Katie said...

Yay!

Beverly Ruso said...

I pinned it! would love to win! Thank you.

ellen kauffman said...

pinned it! :)
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Beth Humphrey said...

Pinned on my Photography Board! :)

Anita Johnson said...

I cannot get away, but boy, would I love to meet you in person and attend the workshop! You will be such a blessing to all who attend!

Callie Callender said...

I pinned your giveaway!!

Debi said...

Pinned and shared. Would love to come.

Brittany Faulkner said...

Pinned!

Colleen Christensen, Photographer said...

I pinned the giveaway! What an awesome experience this would be. Good luck all!

Glennen said...

I pinned!

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nicolemiller said...

Pinned!!!

tumper78 said...

I would LOVE to explore more about lifestyle photography with you, and this workshop happens to be in my backyard (sort of)! I pinned about your giveaway in Pinterest!

Hattiepattie said...

I pinned your amazing giveaway!

Leah S said...

This would be so amazing to win!!

Janneke said...

I just love your inspiring work! To win a seat to your workshop would be a truly wonderful opportunity. Thank you for a chance to win! I hope I get to meet you and learn from you! I pinned the image to Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/pin/33495590951392065/

Lisa A said...

Looks like such an amazing workshop all around!

claire sherwood said...

Just Pinned and would LOVE a chance to take this amazing workshop! Love your work!

Anonymous said...

Jenny Kammeyer: What an awesome opportunity! Pinned it:)

ELP said...

Your work has been an inspiration since learning manual on my camera years ago! Thank-you.

Tracey Southerland said...

Awesome giveaway! Pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/190910471677152205/

Candace Rock said...

I love your work!
Would love to win and attend your workshop!! :)

Christina Muchow said...

Pinned - Christina Muchow

Janny said...

I would love to go! You're so talented.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I pinned it.

Beth Carter said...

Lifestyle is a great love of mine and I would LOVE to learn how to make clients feel they need these sessions! Because they really do - we ALL do! I have all of my crossables crossed that I'm lucky enough to win this seat and learn from the best!! :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, this sounds AMAZING! Will you be doing a workshop like this in Orange county soon? (I live North County San Diego)

Amanda said...

Pinned it!

Tara W said...

Pinned it

ElinaJeanne said...

pinned!

Alliey Bender said...

So excited to be a part of such an amazing conference!

Carrie D said...

I'm a big fan of your work, would love the opportunity to learn from you. I pinned your workshop.

Skeller said...

Thank you, All, for your very kind words and for helping spread the word about my Beautiful Lifestyle workshop. Good luck to all of you!! I'll be pulling the winner's name from Rafflecopter at the end of today :-D.

Stephanie Christopherson said...

Pinned it! You are an inspiration in so many ways.

Skeller said...

Oh, and Anonymous in San Diego - I don't have any current plans to do this workshop in SoCal, but if there was enough interest, I might consider it...

Allison said...

This is cool!