Are you ready to feel the liberation, excitement and success that is possible when you take charge of your gift as a photographer and use it to its fullest extent?

4 DAYS. 4 MASTERCLASSES. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES.

FEATURING

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Erin & Ben Chrisman

MASTERCLASS

In their 20 years as photographers, Erin and Ben have learned to evolve, from journalists to wedding photographers and now to portrait photographers. They still photograph weddings all over the world, but at home they are studio photographers at King & Fields Studios. They use their cameras every day now - not just Saturdays – photographing everything from family portraits to pets to boudoir. It’s a daily adventure that has changed everything and shown them what their future as photographers looks like.

- How to photograph weddings in a meaningful and more effective way.
- How to maximize a wedding with additional shoots.
- How to combine creativity and artistry with what clients actually want.
- How to shoot for artwork that people will be proud to display.

What you will learn

Raheel Gauba

MASTERCLASS

Ever since leaving his role as creative director for a billion-dollar company, Raheel met Erin and Ben through the wedding community and, since then, they have been inseparable. Together, they have built a portrait studio that delivers meaningful photographic experiences. Raheel gives clients the chance to see how truly valuable they are in their careers as well as their personal lives from his first phone call with them. Taking a typical headshot inquiry and turning it into a personal growth experience resulting in multiple shoots, clients see their passion and potential in the photographs and artwork created for them.

- How to create value before you even pick up the camera.
- How to deliver a personal and professional photographic experience.
- How to maximize the sales potential of each session.
- Live shoot, editing and client presentation.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

MAURICIO ARIAS

MASTERCLASS

For the photographer in you that never wants to stop creating, this part of the workshop will give you inspiration and techniques you’ll use the rest of your life. Having spent over 10 years walking into every scene and figuring out a way to make it unique, Mauricio will show you how to explore within yourself to make the obvious abstract, and the abstract make perfect sense. This is a unique opportunity to get inside the head of an experimental artist who loves to share and create with other like-minded souls.

- How to work with light, layers and reflections.
- How to use human connection to elevate your photographs.
- How to direct a couples session and boudoir session with live shoots.
- Post-production to bring your work to a new level of sophistication.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Steve Saporito

MASTERCLASS

Ever since Ben, Erin and Raheel took their first workshop with Steve, he has changed how they think about everything. It’s not just about photography – it’s about how you treat people, and running your business like an actual business rather than just a passion. Each person you meet in everyday life is a potential client who deserves a chance to be seen and heard. It takes discovering who they are long before they're in front of your lens. Steve will show you how to do this in meticulous detail, so you’ll be changing lives and making money from the second you leave this workshop.

- How to create value for your client beyond the photographs.
- How to expand beyond weddings to book all kinds of shoots. 
- How to create products people want to display in their homes.
- Most of all, you will find light at the end of the tunnel.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

OUR PARTNERS

These are the companies and the people who have been instrumental in our success. We are proud to represent them and have them by our side.

THE DETAILS

The workshop will be held at the stunning Graphistudio educational facility, the Ceconi Castle, widely known as the home to all photographers. Located 40 minutes from Graphistudio's Headquarters in Arba, Italy, you will learn, shoot and party there, and bask in the scenic, peaceful beauty of the rural landscape and majestic Dolomites surrounding the castle.

CASTELLO CECONI

SCHEDULE

Students will be divided into four smaller groups. Each group will spend one full day with each instructor. Each day will be a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, including live shoots and post-production.

DAY ONE: MONDAY
8:00am - Departure from hotel
9:00am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
9:30am - Welcome & Introductions
10:30am - 6:30pm - Masterclass 1
7:30pm - Arrival in Maniago

DAY TWO: TUESDAY
8:30am - Departure from hotel
9:30am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
10:00am - 6:00pm - Masterclass 2
7:30pm - Arrival in Maniago

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY
8:30am - Departure from hotel
9:30am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
10:00am - 6:00pm - Masterclass 3
7:30pm - Arrival in Maniago

DAY FOUR: THURSDAY
9:00am - Departure from hotel
9:30am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
10:00am - 6:00pm - Masterclass 4
Farewell Party & Celebrations at Ceconi Castle

DAY FIVE: FRIDAY
9:00am - Departure from hotel
10:00am - Arrival at Graphistudio Factory
10:00am - 1:00pm - Graphistudio Factory Tour

Travel & Lodging

You will be flying into and out of Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE).
Please make sure you arrive in Venice by Sunday, September 22nd.

Three pickup times for transportation from VCE to Maniago will be provided - Timings TBD.

These are the hotels that will be convenient to stay at during your visit.
Your pick and drop each day will take place at the hotels listed below.

EuroHotel - RECOMMENDED HOTEL
Viale della Vittoria, 3, 33085 Maniago PN 
+ 39 0427 71432
This is the recommended hotel in Maniago.

Hotel Montenegro
Piazza Italia, 48, 33085 Maniago PN
+39 0427 700337
This hotel is in Maniago too.

Hotel Belvedere
Via Odorico 54, 33094 Sequals PN
+39 0427 93016
This hotel is in Sequals... Just outside of Maniago.

Hotel President
Via Cividale 10, Spilimbergo PN
+39 0427 93016
This hotel is in Spilimbergo... Farthest from Maniago.

DAY ONE: MONDAY
8:00am - Departure from hotel
9:00am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
9:30am - Welcome & Introductions
10:30am - 6:30pm - Masterclass 1
7:30pm - Arrival in Maniago

DAY TWO: TUESDAY
8:30am - Departure from hotel
9:30am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
10:00am - 6:00pm - Masterclass 2
7:30pm - Arrival in Maniago

DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY
8:30am - Departure from hotel
9:30am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
10:00am - 6:00pm - Masterclass 3
7:30pm - Arrival in Maniago

DAY FOUR: THURSDAY
9:00am - Departure from hotel
9:30am - Arrival at Ceconi Castle
10:00am - 6:00pm - Masterclass 4
Farewell Party & Celebrations
at Ceconi Castle

DAY FIVE: FRIDAY
9:00am - Departure from hotel
10:00am - Arrival at Graphistudio Factory
10:00am - 1:00pm - Factory Tour

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