Posts tagged ‘workshop’

April 16, 2012

Upcoming Posing Clinic With Mark Niemi

On May 19 from 1P to 5P I will be hosting “Pose Like A Pro” at 500 West Cermak in Chicago, IL.  Mark Niemi has invited me to teach this class to models in his studio and we’ve worked out a super special low rate of just $60 per person attending.  This is a great workshop for new models, but photographers can attend as well to get tips and tricks relating to how to verbally instruct models on posing.

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January 4, 2011

Great Opportunity for New Models

Intro to Modeling: Learn the basics from an experienced model while building your modeling portfolio with one of the most talented local photographers.

Workshop Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
Workshop Length: 3 Hours (12P to 3P)

Limited Space: 6 Models
Cost: $75

Hosted By: Studio 2 Imaging in Lake Zurich, IL
Instructed By: Rachel Jay
Photography By: Walter Bilinski


What You’ll Get: In addition to learning valuable information from experienced hobbyist model Rachel Jay, you’ll get one-on-one pose coaching from her while you shoot with Walter. You’ll receive 5 to 7 edited photos from Walter on a CD approximately 2 weeks after the workshop. You can use these to start your online portfolio. We’ll also provide you with a list of resources to check out, as well as some articles to read later on.

Photographers, please do not RSVP “Yes” for this workshop. This workshop is for models only!

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April 14, 2010

Random Mini-Updates

Articles for Model Insider
So it looks like I’ll be writing some articles for at some point.  Both some new content, and converting some of my blogs into articles.  Neato! 🙂 Should be really awesome.  Articles I write for them, I’ll likely partially post here and link there, so ya’ll can read them… but I gotta see what the agreements are and whatnot.

Print at Bridal Shop
Took a print that Laura Ann made for the bridal shop I got my wedding dress at, Doris Bridal in Highwood, IL.  They were beyond thrilled to have the matted print, are looking at framing it, and will display it in their shop 🙂 Laura and Christin (the HS/MUA who rocked the shoot) will both send them business cards to have on hand as well.  Pretty sweet!  Here’s the shot:

Workshops Galore!
This weekend marks the start of what will hopefully be
a lengthy course of workshops through 2010 and beyond.  Not including, of course, the first modeling workshop from last year whenever… but yea.  I’ve partnered with Studio 2 Imaging in Lake Zurich to do workshops, and we’re starting out with Boudoir Bootcamp, which is designed to help photographers looking to get into the boudoir market make their clients look their absolute best.  The following weekend I’m working with photographer Jim Jurica to bring “Makeup for Photoshoots” to models and photographers interested in learning how to apply makeup specifically for shoots.  Both will be great, and at this point we’re planning on doing a second Boudoir Bootcamp, because space is limited at Studio 2 and there are a lot of interested folks.

If you’re interested in reading more about the workshops, getting updates on when we’re doing more, and even RSVPing to the “Makeup for Photoshoots” one (RSVPs are still open), check out the MeetUp group I’m an Organizer of, Chicago ‘Burbs Mayhem.

Long-Awaited Honeymoon
Looks like Hubby and I are finally going to get to take a honeymoon 🙂 Thanks to the generosity of both sets of our parents, we’ve got a flight to and from Hawaii and a week at a resort in Maui!  Wooo!  Keep an eye out for EDS sets based on that trip (I know, I’m behind)!

The 365 Portrait Project
Someone made mention of this project, which is essentially taking a portrait a day for a year.  I think I’m going to start this at some point soon.  Self-portraits.  Going to be fun methinks 🙂 I just gotta wait until… sometime not now. Our “little” camera is on the fritz, so I’m thinking of picking up a P&S for the honeymoon, as a surprise to Hubby.

September 18, 2009

Modeling Workshop – For Models ONLY!

Modeling Workshop – For Models ONLY!
Come join experienced hobbyist model Rachel Jay as she walks you through modeling and shares some important information, tips, and tricks she’s learned over the years.  Learn what some of the common modeling genres are, how to build a good reputation for yourself as a model, and about shoot safety.  Rachel will share some of her shoot and posing tips, as well as work with you one-on-one to help improve your posing!  This is a great opportunity for new models to learn from an experienced model.  Book now to reserve your spot!

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 10:00A to 1:00P (Please arrive by 9:45A, as we will begin at 10A sharp!)
Location: The Downtown Pro Studio, 150 Virginia Road, Crystal Lake IL 60014
Studio Phone: 1.815.788.9100

If you sign up by 5P on October 9, the cost is only $15 to attend.  This covers snacks, your CD, and studio time, and also ensures you have a spot during the workshop.  If you show up October 10 without registering the cost with be $25, cash only.  If you cannot pay before the workshop, you will not be able to stay, so please come prepared.  There will be no refunds if you do not show up.

To RSVP and pay, please go to the MeetUp group: … /11407705/

10A: Welcome Shoot

Start the day off with a brief shoot.  Show off your best poses and while the first session of the day goes on our team will choose your best shot, which you’ll get to compare with a shot taken later on in the session.

10:30A-11:15A: Getting Started
Learn about some of the common modeling genres, how to be realistic about modeling, how to build yourself a reputation as a professional and accountable model, shoot safety, and more.

11:15A-11:30A: Break

11:30A-12:30P: Modeling 101
During this part of the day you’ll learn what your job as a model is, what it means to prepare for a shoot, how to begin mastering your poses and expressions, and more.

12:30P-1P: Second Shoot & One-On-One Q&A
We’ll end the day with brief one-on-one sessions with Rachel Jay and a quick photoshoot, where you can apply what you’ve learned in the workshop.  Your best shot will be chosen by our team and you can compare it to your first shot of the day to see the improvement!

What Models Get:
Models who participate in this workshop will get a disc of images chosen by the photographers at the workshop and edited as they desire.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Show up wearing simple clothing that is easy to move in but form-fitting.  We suggest a good fitting pair of jeans, high heels and a tank top.  Avoid loud colors and busy patterns.  Please keep accessories to a minimum.  It might also help to bring a notepad and pen to take notes.  You will be receiving some printed materials as well.

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