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Photographers – are you feeling uninspired, lost, or just looking to find more success? Wedding Photography Bootcamp is for you.
This 3-day photography workshop and retreat in Colorado that will leave you with the tools and inspiration to get more creative and grow your wedding & portrait photography business.
Flash equipment will be provided by:
Master the process of using off-camera flash to create beautifully unique portraits.
I break down my step-by-step process on how I received $150k in free referrals from one wedding venue.
You’ll receive hands-on instruction for 3 days on everything you need to be a successful portrait photographer and build your portfolio.
I’ll teach you website and SEO strategies so your website will convert.
I’ll instruct you on how you can set up your business for success and turn a six-figure profit, even in this economic recession.
Off-Camera Flash Magic: Become a pro with light! You’ll learn to shoot in a variety of situations you’d regularly experience on a wedding day.
Hands-On Instruction: I firmly believe the best way to learn is by actually doing it! You’ll receive constant hands-on attention and instruction to become comfortable with your camera and lighting.
Creativity: I share my approach to capturing stunning, environmental portraits in any setting.
Lightroom Editing: Learn how I edit almost 100 sessions a year and ALL in-house. Efficient and consistent LR workflow techniques.
Marketing 101: I share in detail my low-budget strategies to consistently make a six-figure income.
Finding Success: How to achieve your goals by developing a strong business both creatively and logistically.
Website and SEO Strategies: You’ll learn how to set up the perfect website that will generate leads.
Making the “Big Bucks”: How to find clients that will pay what you’re worth.
…and much more!
THE NEED TO KNOW
Estes Park, CO – Private Mountain Retreat
WHO CAN ATTEND:
Any photographer looking to build their business and become more creative. Class is first-come, first-served, and limited to 10 photographers. While we welcome all, this class is geared towards serious photographers who want to advance their career.
3 meals a day provided by a professional chef, 3 days of education and growth, Exclusive access to education tools before & after the workshop, Sean’s LR presets, Free swag, a Private one-on-one mentoring session with Sean, and the Skills needed to be successful in a competitive industry!
$1750 (Payment plans available!)
•Creative group portraits and lighting
•Composites & Portraits
•More in-depth reception lighting techniques
•Creative sessions with models
•Wedding-Day workflow strategies
•Creative portraits at sunset
Day 1: Hands-on Intro to Off-Camera flash
Topics of Discussion:
•How to choose the appropriate camera and lighting settings
•Demonstrations and practicing a variety of lighting techniques
•Learn to recognize situations when you need to use OCF, and how to properly balance exposures with your flash and ambient light
•Capturing creative sunset/twilight photos
DAY 2: Advanced Off-Camera Flash Techniques and the Creative Process
Topics of Discussion:
•The thought process behind capturing creative images – how to be creative
•Multiple lighting setups for different situations you’d experience at a wedding such as a reception
•The use of modifiers such as grids, soft boxes, gels and more
•How to tackle challenging lighting scenarios
DAY 3: The Business and Post-Production Day
Topics of Discussion:
•Strategies on how to find more clients without investing huge amounts to make a six-figure income
•Tools to help streamline your business
•Website help – Learn the basics of SEO and how to properly optimize your site for conversions
•Lightroom editing techniques – process images quickly and efficiently so you’re not sitting at your computer for an eternity
MEET SEAN LARA
Sean is based in Colorado and has been a full-time wedding photographer since 2010. Specializing in environmental portraiture, he’s best known for incorporating a variety of unique off-camera flash techniques that have won him awards with WPPI, ISPWP, WPJA and Fearless. In both 2020 & 2021, he was listed as one of the top ten photographers in the world by the Wedding Photojournalist Association. As an ambassador for MagMod, Geekoto, Pro Prints and others, you can find him regularly on the web and at education events instructing other professionals on how to get more creative with off-camera flash and their business.
Creative Group Portraits and Composites
Matt is a phenomenal wedding and portrait photographer who has won multiple awards with Fearless, ISPWP, WPJA and others. This past year, he joined me on the list of WPJA AG’s top ten wedding photographers in the world. Matt is joining our Wedding Photography Bootcamp going to be our guest speaker. Matt will be giving a presentation on group portraits, composites, and posing. If you’re looking to get more creative with your group portraits, then you’re in for a special opportunity!
FROM PAST BOOTCAMP STUDENTS
My introduction to off-camera flash photography was a photo Sean did for a wedding that had me mesmerized and wondering “how on earth did he do this.” So, of course, when I saw he was doing a workshop it was a MUST that I attend. The Bootcamp was so much more than I expected. Not only did he show us how he captures weddings, he set up an experience where we got hands-on training doing so. The way Sean instructs his workshops is just as much fun as it is work and the information you learn can be applied to so much more than just wedding photography. Information on the business side alone was worth the price! Having the knowledge that I learned from his workshop has been a big help in the weddings I’ve done recently and I just continue to improve as I go back to what I learned. Anyone looking to improve their photography or just have a great photography experience should definitely do this workshop!
Wedding Photography Bootcamp was one of my most memorable experiences of the past year. From the epic views of Rocky Mountain National Park to forming a camaraderie of photographers with diverse backgrounds from around the country, this experience was a blast. We covered lots of common OCF techniques as well as how Sean creates his signature images against the vivid mountain top backdrops. The 3rd day of the workshop was especially well worth the price of admission which is where we talked about business strategy and how to raise profits, price yourself, and run a profitable enterprise. This was by far the best day for me with lots of "nuggets" of wisdom I have implemented into my own business model. One thing I'll note is that altitude sickness is real, especially if you are from Philly or some other low-lying area. Heading up to 8000ft was no easy task. Get there a couple of days early to give yourself time to adjust.
Sean's Wedding Photography Bootcamp was one of the best workshops I have attended. Sean is an amazing instructor and is very patient. Many things come easy to me but for whatever reason, lighting/flash is difficult for my brain to grasp. After 5 minutes with Sean during the hands-on reception lighting portion, the lightbulb clicked and I understood what has taken me years to grasp! The three-day workshop was just the right amount of time and information to help me understand and gain the information I need to continue to enhance my craft. I also appreciate the community over competition mindset of Sean and all the attendees, I walked away with 10 new friends/contacts/resources! Thank you!
I learned so much about off-camera flash techniques at Sean's Wedding Photography Bootcamp, as well as a lot of good business information! It has helped me advance my business, my photography skills, and wow my clients! Sean is a great instructor. He is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable about photography, and is able to break down specific techniques so they are easy to understand. I'd highly recommend his workshop to anyone!
Sean's Wedding Photography Bootcamp jumped started the business side of my photography journey with in-depth breakouts on SEO, marketing, contracts, and automated software suggestions. His technical photograph approach with his students was simple but purposeful for all experience levels. He continues to serve as a mentor, a friend, and just all-around a good person.
Sean's workshop was so incredibly helpful and insightful. He covered so many important topics and ways to make my photography and business stand out above so many others. During the hands-on portion, he gave excellent encouragement and critique. I really appreciated that Sean pushed us to think critically about our settings and what exactly we were trying to accomplish and what our end game was with our images. He was a great teacher and was very generous in all he shared with his experiences and the things he does on the business side that are key to the overall success of a photographer. I would highly recommend this workshop for photographers who are already at least somewhat familiar with off-camera flash and who want to learn to stand out from the sea of other photographers and take their skills to the next level.
When Sean came to me and mentioned he was having a workshop, I immediately registered that day. I’ve admired Sean’s creativity and his bold and vibrant style, and he stands out to me as one of the top in the country. The takeaways from this workshop far succeed my expectations. I learned so many “big deal” tips and tricks, that my work is going to go to the next level overnight. Maybe 2 levels. I’m so happy with my experience and I can’t wait for the next workshop!!
Sean was a great teacher and taught me a lot in the 3-day Bootcamp! I learned how to: properly use my 70-200mm lens, utilize a higher aperture like f9 to f11, professionally respond to potential clients, and other bits of information like scheduling the best days for elopements and engagement sessions. The hands-on learning was my biggest takeaway, especially with other photographers at different levels. I recommend this type of hands-on learning over a traditional photography conference any day.
Sean Lara's Wedding Photography Bootcamp is outstanding and I would highly recommend attending this workshop to improve your photography. Sean is a true professional who is dedicated to helping his attendees and makes himself available during and after the Bootcamp. This is not only an outstanding photography training program, but it is a fun three-day event in a beautiful location. You will love his Bootcamp!
If you’re traveling from out of state, you’ll want to fly into Denver International Airport. From there, you can rent a car and drive up to Estes Park. The drive is about an hour and a half from the airport.
Estes Park is at 7,500ft in elevation, and some people do experience shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, and dehydration. I recommend that a week before the workshop, you drink more water than you usually do. 3 days beforehand, limit alcohol consumption and during your stay, hydrate frequently, and be prepared with aspirin or CBD. On your first day at altitude, limit physical activity to allow your body to acclimate.
Even though technically April falls in the Spring, plan and expect for Winter weather as Estes Park is in the Mountains. Layering is key. We will mainly be indoors but there will also be an outdoor photography portion so dress accordingly.
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