I am an author and photographer who recently returned to Michigan from California, and I have hit the ground running. I am putting together several photography workshops in the Tri-City area (Saginaw, Midland, Bay City).
The purpose of my workshops is to allow up and coming photographers to work with models in a safe, comfortable environment. There are a lot of excellent workshops out there, but most are pretty far away, like David Birdsong in Pontiac, so I wanted to give some of the local photographers workshops to come to.
The first workshop is set for August 25, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ojibway Island, and will feature model Antonia who has confirmed for the session. During the workshop, she will change into two-three different outfits, and we will focus on several areas at the park, such as the boat docks, the concrete steps, etc.
What is really nice about these workshops is that I am licensed, and the workshops are certified through the city permit process, meaning no climbing through windows or over fences, and no one chasing us away from the location. I also carry the necessary indemnity insurance. I also provide light snacks and refreshments, making it a fun and casual experience overall for everyone involved.
The fee for the first workshop is only $35.00, (most of the future workshops will generally be $50.00 per person, with a strong recommendation that the participants tip the model at least $10 at the end of the session. I have 10 spots open for this workshop, and have not begun to advertise it yet.
Just to give you an idea of where I am heading with this, I have already pulled permits for some of my future workshops, which will include a cemetery session (some love the idea, and some think it is creepy), and I have already rented a helicopter, and a private airplane for two other sessions.
I absolutely love photography, and through these workshops, I hope to encourage photographers and models to develop a love for photography as well.
Antonia will be serving as the model for this event. You can view more of her photos on Model Mayhem under profile # 1710029