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In-Depth Outdoor Portrait Workshop With Cherie

In this workshop, I'm going to take you to one of my most diverse locations with an insane amount of variety (we will be focussing on at least THREE differnt locations/backgrounds) and I'm going to hire one of my favorite recent models, Cherie. (see photos below). 

This workshop is going to delve DEEP into every single aspect of everything I do.... from how I choose my locations & backgrounds, communicate with the model regarding wardrobe, to greatly reducing the risk of model flaking and last minute cancellations. We will CLOSELY examine posing, not only for different types of backgrounds, but also for my tight cropped 3/4 length style, Vs. full length compositions.

There is very limited seating, so that you get the level of interaction & instruction required!  

I will carefully deconstruct and walk you through everything involved in my Photoshop editing and arm you with the post processing knowledge that you need, to separate your photos from the next person's.

Of course we'll also discuss gear, but the emphasis is going to be on the creative, more so that the gear/technical. I've spent several years making great photos with very modest gear and absolutely no requirement for extensive technical know-how. You can too and i'm going to show you exactly how!


You must be familiar with your camera’s settings in manual mode; know how to adjust shutter speed, aperture, ISO, select focal points, check histograms etc. on the fly. Knowing how to control your hotshoe functions for wireless transmitters may be helpful to you, but not critical. The ONLY thing you need is your camera! I can provide some assistance with all of this, but I am only proficient with Canon models.

You will want to bring the WIDEST aperture lens that you have, (with the LONGEST focal length and preferably image stabilization).

You will need to own a copy of Photoshop and/or Lightroom in order to fully benefit from this workshop. I can provide you with a link to a 30-day trial if you need one.

No tripods please.


A demonstrated personal favorite model I've worked with previously & recently.

2-3 hours of on-site, outdoor instruction & shooting

Hours of Instructional online video tutorials of my Photoshop editing techniques

Links and resources for you to refer to for specific techniques

Limited seating, so that you get the level of interaction you deserve! 


How to scout for amazing backgrounds

How to pose your model properly (an in depth view)

Discussions about affordable gear that you can use to make professional images

Camera & lighting settings, composition, depth of field, etc.

High Speed Sync & wireless technology overview

How to create online proofing galleries for your clients

How to set expectations with your clients or TF subjects and greatly minimize the chances of having to endure a model flake or last minute cancellation.

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  • Pete J.

    I know it looks pretty rough out there today you guys, but don't let it discourage you.... I've already gone down there and scouted out more than enough covered locations that will provide ample cover for the entire group. Just dress warm and make sure you've got a good rain jacket for when we're moving from one covered location to the next. 60% of my business comes from shooting outdoors, so I'm fairly adept with improvisation ;)

    Can't wait to see you guys & gals - I've got a great day planned for us all!

    3 · September 9

  • Pete J.

    Just a note to everyone.... we're not meeting 'inside' The Keg. We're meeting just outside the front entrance - it was just a landmark for people to find us.

    1 · August 14

  • billiam

    Will lighting equipment be used for this workshop? I have a Sony a7 first gen, unfortunately it doesn't play nice with Profoto. But I do have a HSS flash and a HSS strobe (both bowens mount)

    1 · August 12

    • Pete J.

      I'll be providing the lighting. The only thing you need is your camera with a functioning hotshoe

      August 12

  • Aishath B.

    So looking forward to this! Thanks for setting it up Pete.

    1 · August 12

    • Pete J.

      Awesome - can't wait to see you!

      August 12

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