creativeLIVE : 2012 Course Outline

Oooooh, yeah. It's right.around.the.corner and I've been hunkered in my office trying to hammer out the details for this weekend's creativeLIVE online photography course. We're revving up for a smashing good time and I'd love to see you there! I'll be covering topics ranging from photographing my first wedding, the mistakes I made, transitioning to the high-end wedding photography, how to organize styled shoots, the submission and publication process (both print and online), and photographing a live shoot editorially!!

But wait…there's more!

Just kidding. There isn't. I just always wanted to say that. I love infomercials.

If you plan on tuning in, here's an outline of what to expect, so be sure to REGISTER for this FREE photography class…I can't wait to see how we change the wedding industry. Together.


FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
9:00am         Introduction
9:15am         What Did My First Wedding Look Like?
9:35am         How Could I Change What I Was Shooting to What I Wanted To Shoot?
10:00am         First Year Marketing
10:15am         Q+A
10:30am         Break
10:40am         How To Attract Detail Driven Brides
11:10am         My First Styled Wedding Shoot and How It Happened
12:10pm         Q+A
12:30pm         Lunch
1:30pm         Interview With an Online Wedding Editor – Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings
                        What makes good photography?
                        What are the common mistakes photographers make when photographing a wedding?
                        What Are the Do's and Don'ts of Image Selection?
                        …and many more!
2:15pm         Q+A
2:30pm         In-Class Image Critique
2:55pm         Q+A
3:20pm         Three Styled Shoots, Three Ways : The Goal, The Theme + The Story
4:00pm         Wrap Up…and Spill the Details for Saturday's Editorial Shoot

9:00am         Review Friday and Tie Up Loose Ends
9:15am         How to Process a Complete and Competitive Submission to an Online Wedding Blog
10:30am         Break
10:40am         Review of Laura+Billy's creativeLIVE Wedding : Walk-Thru, Break Down, and Publication
11:00am         The Gear and Lenses I Use for Editorial Wedding Submissions
11:15am         Outline of the Creative Process and How the cL Editorial Shoot Came to Life
11:30am         The Shot List : How to Capture Photos for the Entire Creative Team
11:50am         Q+A
12:00pm         Lunch
1:00pm         Regroup and Outline How to Shoot on Set
1:20pm         Styled Shoot Begins
                        Natural Lighting
                        Fun + Fresh Lifestyle Imagery
                        How to Photography Wedding Details
3:20pm         Styled Shoot Ends
3:30pm         Q+A
4:00pm         Wrap Up

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
9:00am         Review Saturday and Tie Up Loose Ends
10:15am         Workflow + Post-Processing After a Styled Shoot
11:00am         Q+A
11:15am         Styled Wedding Shoots…and the Mistakes I Made
11:30am         How to Process and Complete and Competitive Submission to a Wedding Magazine
12:15pm         Q+A
12:30pm         Lunch
1:30pm         Interview with a Wedding Magazine Editor – Marilyn Oliviera of Inside Weddings Magazine
                        What makes an ideal magazine submission?
                        What are the benefits to print features versus online features?
                        What advice would you give a photographer who wants to improve his/her skills in relation to publication?
2:15pm         Q+A
2:30pm         Break
2:45pm         How to Approach Online Submissions : Advice from Wedding Bloggers
                        Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty
                        Jen Campbell of Green Wedding Shoes
                        Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings
3:00pm         Round Up + Review (this is just in case you fell asleep during class)
3:15pm         Q+A
3:45pm         Wrap Up
4:00pm         POP SOME BUBBLY

The course starts at 9am Pacific Standard Time as we'll be filming in Seattle, so feel free to cozy up on your couch (or in your cubicle at work…aww, com'on…you know it happens!) and I'll see you soon!

Stay Fabulous,