LA Workshop Next week! Starts on the 27th! You can still get in!

I had three cancelations for this workshop so I now have three seats available. It was 100% sold out (20 seats) so if you wanted in and I told you all the seats were gone, THIS is the last chance! I just updated the schedule/guests/food on the workshop page HERE. So if you want to join us there will be about 30 of us total including the guests! This one will be loads of fun. I will be driving into LA from Phoenix on Friday morning the 27th and will be staying at the Sheraton. The 1st day, Friday will start at 5PM.

Schedule of Events – (Subject to change/be revised)

Friday Jan 27th – The short day.

5PM  – we will all meet at the Studio. Here we will do the introductions and talk about our own goals with photography. What we currently shoot, and what we want to get better at. Basically we will all get to know each other.

6PM – A guest presentation from Andrew at SLR Magic who will talk about their all new premium 50 f/0.95 for Leica M AND he will have 2-3 of the lenses on hand for all of the Leica shooters to try and even compare against their Leica 50′s. Maybe even a Noctilux comparison? This will be fun and Andrew will talk about the design of the lens. You can be the first in the world to take photos with the lens and yes, you will be able to post them online!

Between 6:30-6:45 –  We will all head out to shoot some on the street just to get some exercise and to see how we all shoot. We will split up into groups of 3-4 and shoot for an hour and then head back  to the studio to see what we got.

7:30-8PM – Back at the studio we will go over the images we shot and share some with the group. We will also find out what your concerns are when shooting on the street. Find out what, if anything, holds you back. After  this we will be done for the day. We will also see the SLR Magic images from those who were shooting with the new lens!

Saturday Jan 28th – This will be a mostly indoor studio day with presentations and talks as well as some shooting/sharing.

10AM – We will all meet at the Studio at 10AM. We will have coffee and snacks to cure that morning crave :)

10:30 AM – Our 1st guest speaker, Jay Bartlett will go over studio shooting. We will be in a studio with lighting setup so Jay will go over basics and show us the best ways to light up our portraits using simple studio lighting.

11-11:30 AM – We will have a model on hand so we can each try our hand at shooting portraits with studio lighting. Not sure how long this will take but I am guessing around an hour.

UPDATED – 12:30PM  – we will walk one mile to have Lunch at Oiwake Restaurant Buffet – The cost of this lunch (soft drinks, but no alcohol) is 100% included!

3PM – We will settle back at the studio and go over some of images we shot of the model session and see how different they are from one another.

4PM – Back at the studio, Fashion photographer Sean Armenta will give a presentation on Fashion Photography as well as show some of his amazing images.

5PM – Ashwin Rao will give a talk on how to build an online presence to have your photos seen by more and more people

6PM – We will have a brief talk about Sunday’s busy schedule and what to expect. 

**For those who want to grab dinner or drinks we can gather and head out, cameras in hand of course!

Sunday Jan 28th – This will mostly be an outside shooting day. We will be shooting on the streets after a street photography presentation from Elizabeth Wang Lee

10 AM– We will all meet at the studio and settle in.

10:30 AM – Elizabeth Wang Lee will give her presentation on Street Photography. She will show some of her images as well as go over the classic shots from the street masters. This will help you get more comfortable when shooting out on the street and help you step outside of your box.

NEW! 11:30 – 12:00 – Special Guest Jeff Garlin from the TV show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” will be our guest for the day and he will be giving his own street shooting talk :)

*Right after Jeff I will give a short “Street Shooting 101″ presentation about my experience shooting street and the basic rules I follow when heading out to shoot people on the streets.

1PM – Lunch at El Cholo Mexican Restaurant – 100% included!

3PM – We will all head out for 2 hours (or more if needed) of street shooting!!

5PM – Back at the studio we will all edit our photos and pick our three favorites from the day. Those will be shown to the group and we will talk about them/critique  them.

6PM – Prize Giveaway! Everyone in attendance will put their name on a slip of paper and these names will be put into a box. One name will be pulled to win the main prize of the night!

6:30PM – Optional “GoodBye” dinner and drinks for anyone who wants to attend. (cost of this is NOT included) – This can last as long as we want it to!

WANT ONE OF THE THREE REMAINING SEATS? E-MAIL ME! Visa/MC accepted. Official workshop page is


with more details. 


  1. I just looked through the schedule, and it sounds like a total hoot! The only thing that is not clear is the cost – I did not see it listed anywhere. Or if I have to ask I can not afford it? 😉

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