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Study with Joel at the beautiful Victory Club House in Buckeye, Arizona.

I am excited to announce workshop on November 11-12, 2017 at Victory Club House, in Buckeye, Arizona,  just 30 minutes west of downtown This workshop is a must for those who want to take the mystery out of using strobe lighting, learn to become a creative force and THINK LIKE AN ARTIST!

Throw out those lighting diagrams, those annoying lighting ratios and sell your flash-meter on eBay. Well, that may be a bit drastic, but think about this; a technical instrument can never make a creative artistic decision, this is reserved for the human mind. Over the two days I will be covering how to use all sorts of modifiers such as soft boxes, the beauty dish, octagon banks, umbrellas, grids, etc., while working from an intuitive, feeling approach. This is without question the key to the whole creative process. You will be presented with ways on how to develop your personal creative vision that is unique to you.

Over the two days, I will be having four amazing fashion/beauty/sports models (two on site for the hands on lighting demonstration portions. Each of the attendees will have an opportunity to experiment with the various lighting techniques covered in the lectures, so bring your basic camera kit! And not to be overlooked, I will be covering my Photoshop techniques used in my photographs, including the HDR techniques used for all my backgrounds. I hold back nothing in revealing my photographic process. To finish the workshop off, my last session "Thriving in the Marketplace", is designed to prepare and encourage photographers to get out and create a income with their craft.


November 11-12, 2017 (Sat-Sun)

$1150.00 (Two Full Days)

Includes all models fees and lunch at the Victory Club House both days

Phoenix Workshop Details

Workshop Schedule:  Each day we keep the following; lecture format in the mornings and hands on shooting with the model in the afternoon.

Day one topics include:

The Creative Revolution

Take the Mystery out of Lighting

Four hours of hands on shooting with models in the afternoon.

Day two topics include:

Thriving in the Marketplace

HDR 32 bit Backgrounds that Rock

Photoshop Compositing

Four hours of hands on shooting with models in the afternoon.

What to Bring:  

You will need a basic digital camera kit with at least one medium focal length zoom lens for a few prime lenses that cover semi wide angle to semi telephoto.  A tripod is not mandatory, but if you want to create some HDR background it would be advisable.  Also, a laptop is not required, but if you want to do any editing and post process please bring one.

Meals & Accommodations:  

Travel and lodging are separate, but lunch will be provided at the Verrado Golf Club each of the two days.  

Hotel Options near Verrado:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-445 S. Watson Rd. Buckeye AZ, 85326 623-386-8550 Web Site

Comfort Suites-15575 W. Roosevelts St. Goodyear, AZ 85338 623-266-2884 Web Site

Cancellation/Refunds Policy:  

Due to a cancellation, payment will be refunded 100% if notification is at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.  If there is a cancellation during the last two weeks prior to the workshop date, and we are about to fill your slot we will issue a refund.

Workshop Address:

Victory Club - WEB SITE  

5325 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85396

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Learn how to create Ultra Shallow DOF.  This image of Bryce was shot at the last Phoenix Workshop.