We had a truly fantastic final 3-day workshop of the year recently here in our Durham, North Carolina studio. A big thanks to all who attended, from all over the United States. One of the coolest aspects of everyone coming together for these photography workshops is how quickly everyone connects with each other in such a short amount of time – not to mention that we’re talking about photography non-stop while shooting, working through business clinics, marketing planning, and creating concrete, effective solutions to work/life balance challenges. We also waited until we finished this last workshop – and recovered – before determining our dates for our Portrait Photographer’s Workshops in 2015. I get asked often why I don’t do more workshops, and the reason is rather simple: they take a lot of time, energy and focus, for both me and my studio manager, Sarah (who goes all out trying to make the process as seamless for each participant as possible), and we don’t really have the bandwidth for more than that with the rest of our schedule – at least not at the level of quality we wish to deliver. So, without further ado, our dates and locations for 2015: Durham, NC (our Studio): March 24th-26th New York City: May 19th-21st San Francisco: September 22nd-24th We hope you can join us at one of these photography workshops in 2015 – you can sign up directly here! But back to our last one of the year -> We have always been extraordinarily lucky with our models – and we had some adorable kids (And kid-like adults! And dogs!) join us for this one, where we shot on location at parks, on trails, tucking around corners here and there, and of course in the studio, photographing with available light, backlighting, studio lights, and reflectors, all while showing how to shoot as simply as possible, so that the focus can be on our beautiful subjects. (All images shot with my Nikon D800, D4, and a variety of these lovely lenses and many of these lighting modifiers): Thank you to everyone who joined us – you were such SERIOUSLY GREAT FUN to photograph! As proud of our 100%-would-recommend-to-a-friend rating as we are after dozens of these workshops now, it’s great to hear the more specific things that photographers say after leaving our workshop – you can see many, many reviews here. You can also check out these very fun posts from just a few of my new friends who attended this most recent portrait photography workshop, along with the photographs they took at the workshop (love their different takes on the same subjects, showing how differently we really do see things): James Pharaon – and his post on the James Pharaon Creative Blog Pam Bonney – and her post on the Bonney Girl Photography blog Chris McConnell – and his post on his Tumbler page If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah, and she’ll do her best to get you all the information you need. Thanks, and I hope to see you at one of these photography workshops soon!