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Update on Free One on one instruction and other news

From: Ian M.
Sent on: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:42 AM

It's been a very active time at Photography workshop with many mebers taking advantage of the Huge 40% discount offer to rack up some credits for next year's workshops. Great bargains can be had if you sign up before Dec 31 -Save $260 and  get a $650 winter workshop series for just $390 . Or save $40 off the $100 cost of doing our unique environmental portrait workshop that ends with a real live shoot inside a working brewery!

The offer of free one on one instruction on this coming Sunday and next Tuesday was so popuklar all the spaces were filled in ;ess than 10 minutes it appearing on Meetup. If you missed the boat look ouot for more free offerings in the near future.

Talking of bargains - Check out the great lighting offer below - three hours of one on one instruction and complete lighting kit for just $650 (plus sales tax)   and there is just one left!  There may be more to available  in the new year.


For those who want to make better images

This winter our series of workshop classes is aimed at teaching you how to make stronger images. The series consists of six workshop sessions spread over three evenings on Fridays Jan 4, Jan 18 and Feb 1, and three full day workshops on Sundays. Jan 6, Jan 27, and Feb 10

This is an intensive workshop that is a great mix of instruction, open discussion, and lots of hands on exercises to get you making much stronger images. Learn how to use the language of photography to communicate your intent more effectively. Just $650 for the whole series of classes. (Sign up before Dec 31 and you can get it for $390 through the huge 40% discount offer).


For those who like to photograph People

Friday January 11th sees the return of our masterclass on Lighting the Fine Art Nude. It's just $150 and is limited to just 4 participants. It's booking fast so don't miss out.

Sign up at:

If you want to expand your portrait shooting abilities why not consider coming to the ever popular Portraiture Weekend on Feb 16 and 17th. It's a whole weekend of portrait photography instruction with three models and a host of lighting and shooting techniques. Again the group is limited in size to just 6 participants.


Environmental  Portraiture Workshop and Brewery Shoot.

A rare opportunity toi shoot in a working brewery during business hours. (includes a two hour intstructional session)


Also look out for a new series of classes on Tuesday evenings to be held at E.P Levine in Waltham where we will cover various lighting and portrait shooting setups in their studio space. Dates and times are being finalized and announcement is expected next week.


Check out the Deal from me on lighting kits below for a great bargain.


For Equipment Buffs

Check out the upcoming flash classes for Nikon flash users to be held at E.P Levines in Waltham on

Saturday Jan 19th and Satiurday Jan 26th. The 19th class is currently full and the Jan 26th one is filling fast: Just $50

For Canon users the Mastering Canon Flash workshop is offered again in Pembroke on Sunday Jan 20th.

Cost is $50

Check out the Deal from me on lighting kits below for a great bargain.



For Absolute Beginners

To cater for the absolute beginners there are two chances to take our Begginers workshops on Frdiay evening Dec 28 and during the day on Sunday Jan 5. Both these classes are just $30 and present a jargon free introduction to photography in a small group. It makes a great holiday gift for someone getting their first camera.

Friday's class can be booked here:

Sunday's class can be booked here:




For those who can't wait until next year:

Just one space is available for the Portait Lighting Class in Pembroke tomorrow (Dec 8)


Just 3 Spaces are available for the PHotoshop for Photographers class in Pembroke on Sunday (Dec 9)


There are spaces available on the Family Group Composite workshop on Friday Dec 14


Final News

I have spent almost eighteen months negotiating with various Mass State Offices including the State attorneys in the hope of getting access inside the building at Medfield Sate Hospital - with only limited success.

It seems unlikely that we will be granted access so I am removing the two events from the calendar. Thankyou to all who showed and interest. I will keep the list of who signbed up to the original events so that they get first oprion on a place if the mood of the State attonerneys ever changes.

David DuChemin is still being refused access to the US. I am keeping close contact with his agent and will keep you updated on progress.


Perks and Bargains

Membership of Photography Workshops brings certain benefits from suppliers:

1. E.P Levine, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham MA have kindly placed their studio space at my disposal to run workshops. This is a great boost for those who were looking for me to organize and run workshops closer to the North Shore. They also rent out their studio space so mention you are a member of the group and they may give you a great price.

They also support our group by offering occasional discounts on select products from Expo Imaging's Rougue Flash Products (10% discount) to great savings on lighting kits from Profoto, Wescott and RimeLite.

2. Focal Press, publishers of great photography books offer members 40% off any books ordered directly through their web-site. www.

3. LensPro to go offer 10% discount to members on lens rentals

4. Creative Edge offer 28% discount on a monthly subscription to their online book and video repositiory .


A great Deal from Me!

Want to get into portrait photography? Well here's a great deal for you:

Start with two full hours of one on one expert instruction by me ($240value) and then take away a brand new Wescott lighting kit consisting of:

Two monoblock strobe lights
Two Eight foot lighting stands
Two umbrellas
Cables and connectors
A positioning mat
An educational DVD that shows you how to set-up and operate the lights.
All packed into a portable canvass case.

It's yours to keep.

But here's the best part, use it for a couple of weeks then come back and get another hour of one on one instruction and a critique of your images. (another $120 value)

That's $320 of one on one instruction plus a complete brand new lighting kit that you can keep all for just $650

It's a great starter kit for anyone looking to move beyond speedlights. It will also make a superb holiday gift.

There are a small number of these kits available so email me at [address removed] if you are interested.

I have tried and tested the Wescott kit in my studio and produced great images with it:

A higher spec Wescott set with two Softboxes is also available for an addiitonal $250


If you are looking for high end studio equipment then contact me for some great deals on Profoto and Rimelite studio sets.



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