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ShutterFest 17: Shoot, Learn, Party

Lori Unruh Photography Education, Studio Events

A different kind of convention. Last week, Jeff and I traveled to St. Louis for ShutterFest 17, the fourth annual ShutterFest. This was our third year attending as speakers and image competition judges! ShutterFest is a different kind of convention… geared towards small class size, lots of interaction with the speakers, lots of hands-on shooting, portfolio building, and FUN. The …

Black Friday 2016 Sales!

Lori Unruh Memberships, Photography Education, Studio Events

Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we are offering our hottest deals! Improve your skills with our mentorships (which can be done in person or via screen share), save time with our templates & contracts, and give your studio a home with a membership! Our intelligent cart system will apply your coupon codes as soon as you add qualifying items to your cart!  Sales valid …

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Photography Workshop: “Successful Senior Model Programs” with Curtiss Bryant

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

The Shoot Space is proud to present “Successful Senior Model Programs”, a business workshop with instructor Curtiss Bryant as he shares his recipe for success with Senior Model Programs! Curtiss is looking to gain experience teaching, and has agreed to offer his course for FREE! Course Description: This course will cover how to create a senior model program from beginning …

Is the holy grail of lighting upon us?

Lori Unruh Guest Blog Posts, Photography Education

We often get asked about lighting. What kind of lighting do we use, what kind of triggers, what’s best for high-speed sync and TTL,  which lights work with which triggers and so on.  Over the past year, Lori and I have been slowly switching over all of our portable/location lighting and I think this guest blog post best explains why. …

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Follow Up: TSS on the Road – On Location Lighting Workshop with Jeff and Lori

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

Virginia Photography Workshop On May 1, Jeff and I traveled to Richmond, VA to speak at the Capital District of Virginia’s Professional Photographers Association (VPPA).  We had been invited by Mary Fisk-Taylor and Deborah Fisk to coach about 30 photographers on using off-camera flash for location portraiture. We began our class in the studio of Skibo Adams to demonstrate portrait …

Behind the Shutter 2016 International Image Competition Winners!

Lori Unruh Photography Education, Studio Events

Why Image Competition Every year, Jeff and I enter a handful of the country’s most prestigious image competitions. Why? Competition forces us to expand, to grow, to improve, to innovate. Competitions are not won; merits are not earned with average “been there, done that” imagery. Some competitions have no winners per se; one earns an award based on the score …

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TSS on the Road: ShutterFest 2016!

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It’s that time of year again!  Jeff and I will be traveling to St. Louis, MO for ShutterFest 2016 – the photography conference where you can “Shoot – Learn – Party”. We are excited and honored to be invited back to ShutterFest for the second year in a row! We will be teaching 3 classes this year. Our first class, …

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Better Photography Sales when you Shoot to Sell

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Last month, we introduced Part 1 of our Shoot to Sell series as a Tip of the Week guest blog post on the Fundy Designer blog.  This month, we continue our tutorial earning better photography sales when you shoot to sell. Shooting to sell means you plan your entire client interaction, starting with the initial inquiry, with the sale in …

In Person Sales for Photography – Shoot to Sell

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Jeff and I hear from a lot of photographers that they want to start selling product and move away from shoot-and-burn, but that they just can’t seem to get their clients out of the files-and-small-prints mentality.  What’s the secret to better in person sales?  Hint:  It starts before the sales appointment. Don’t wait until after the shoot to ask your …

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TSS Edu Series: Photographic Lighting Fundamentals Workshop with Jeff and Lori

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

TSS Edu Series Workshop: Sunday, September 13, 2015 Back by popular demand!  We had so many requests for yet another repeat of our original Lighting Fundamentals workshop.  You asked, we listened!  But this will probably be our last Lighting Fundamentals workshop of 2015, so enroll now to secure your spot! Course Description: Learn how to use off camera flash in …

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Follow Up: Lighting Workshop with Jeff and Lori

Lori Unruh Classes & Workshops, Photography Education, Studio Events

On May 18, The Shoot Space was a proud host for Professional Photographers of America’s “Super 1 Day”.  Twice a year, photographers from around the country partner with PPA and open their doors to host workshops that run the gamut from shooting weddings to business and marketing.  This day of nationwide learning is called PPA Super 1 Day.  The Shoot …

Photography Workshop: 1 Light, 2 Lights, 3 Lights, 4!

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  SPECIAL EVENT: May 18, 2015 Wanting to have a better grasp on off-camera lighting?  Join us for our latest PPA Super One Day offering: One Light, Two Lights, Three Lights, Four! This hands-on course is designed to teach all aspects of lighting, from very basic one-light setups through complex multiple light sets using gels, fog, and more!   Course …