Upcoming Photography Classes and Events

There are lots of ways to learn with The Shoot Space!  We offer individual mentoring year-round, we have photography classes and workshops here at TSS in Wilmington NC, and we travel to conferences to speak!  Pick your poison below.

One-on-One Mentoring
Events at The Shoot Space
Jeff and Lori on the Road

Always Available: Individual Mentoring

one-on-one photography instruction wilmington the shoot spaceIntensive individualized photography mentoring, instruction, and classes from award-winning photographers in Wilmington NC. Click to see our One-on-One Photography Mentoring & Instruction rates and information.


Upcoming Events at The Shoot Space

The Shoot Space hosts photography classes and workshops for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced photographer.  TSS Members receive a discount on course registration where noted!

These will often be one-time-only events, so bookmark this page so you can be the first to register!  Check back here often for an updated course list!

TSS Workshop: Lightroom  – Workflow Beyond Processing

May 7, 2017 – PPA Super 1 Day Course

Lightroom is a very powerful software solution that encompasses the bulk of workflow for photographers.  Yet many photographers are simply intimidated by this software beast, or they do not use it to its fullest potential.  Join Jeff and Lori for a two-part course on understanding Lightroom and taking advantage of its workflow-streamlining potential.

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The Shoot Space on the Road!

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MDPPA – Fall Seminar

September 27th &28th – Columbia MD
MDPPA – Fall Seminar

  • Understanding Portrait Lighting for Maximum Impact
  • Lighroom to run your studio
Shoot to Print Tour – LA

November 6th, 2017 – Las Angeles, CA
Shoot to Print Tour with Sal Cincotta
Our Topics

  • Stop Reinventing the Wheel: A Systematic Approach to Workflow and Post Production

Learn more about the Shoot to Print Tour here:
https://behindtheshutter.com/shoot-to-print-tour

Shoot to Print Tour – Denver

November 6th, 2017 – Denver Colorado
Shoot to Print Tour with Sal Cincotta
Our Topics

  • Shadows: The Key to an Interesting Portrait

Learn more about the Shoot to Print Tour here:
https://behindtheshutter.com/shoot-to-print-tour

Hampton Roads Photographers Network

December 2nd & 3rd – Norfolk, VA
Hampton Roads Photographers Network
Our Topics

  • Day 1: Fundamentals of Lighting and Posing (hands on)
  • Day 2: Lightroom to Run Your Studio (Full Day)

Learn more here:
http://theshootspace.com/2-day-shoot-edit-workshop

Bummer! Events you’ve missed

APRIL 17-20, 2017 – St. Louis, MO
Shutterfest – Shoot, Learn, Party

  • Understanding Image Competition
  • Shooting for Image Competition
  • Wedding Details that WOW and Earn Referrals


JUNE 11-13, 2017 – Newton, KS
Kansas Professional Photographers School
Our Topics

  • Foundations in File Management and Processing
  • Integrated Workflow Solutions
  • Shooting on location with off-camera flash


TSS Workshops – Online Webinar
MARCH 20, 2017 – The Focus Tour Online Wedding Summit
$6000 Weddings in a $2000 Market
Our topics:

  • Overcoming a low-priced commodity market
  • Using multiple touchpoints to educate your clients and demonstrate value


TSS on the Road – Durham, NC
FEBRUARY 24-27, 2017 – Professional Photographers of North Carolina – Winter Seminar
Our topics:

  • Lightroom to run your Studio
  • Take Charge of your Income
  • The Business of Photography


TSS Workshops – Online Webinar

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 – The Focus Tour Online Business Summit
The Value of Time – Pricing for Success in a Creative Market
Our topics:

  • Calculating your true cost of sale using your time as a variable
  • Successful business models for varying price points


TSS on the Road – San Antonio, TX

JANUARY 8-10, 2017 – Professional Photographers of America – ImagingUSA
The Business of Portrait & Wedding Photography
Our topics:

  • Pricing for Profit
  • Making an annual marketing plan
  • Setting financial budgets for your business


TSS Workshops – Online Webinar

JANUARY 2, 2017 – The Focus Tour Online Senior Summit
Take Charge of Your Income
Our topics:

  • Understanding and implementing PPA financial benchmarks
  • Being proactive rather than reactive in your marketing efforts


TSS Workshops – Free Online Webinar

OCTOBER 13, 2016 – Professional Photographers of America – PPAedu Live Webinar
Time in Your Day / Money in Your Wallet
Our topics:

  • How to work less and make more
  • The value of time in a creative industry


TSS on the Road – Topeka, KS

SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2016 – “ShutterExpo” Kansas State PPA Convention
Our topics:

  • Lightroom to Run Your Studio
  • Safari Shoot – Using OCF Outdoors


TSS on the Road – Columbia, SC

SEPTEMBER 17-22, 2016 – Lamarr Williams PPA Affiliate School of Photography
The Complete Wedding Workshop
Our topics:

  • Wedding Workflow from start to finish
  • Business Pricing Strategies
  • Profitable and easy Album Design

For more information and to register, visit http://lamarrschool.com/


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

August 18, 2016
Guest Workshop: “Successful Senior Model Programs” with Curtiss Bryant
Create a successful senior model program to increase referrals in your market.


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

May 22, 2016
Guest Workshop: “The Dan Davis Experience” with Dan Davis
Master off-camera flash for images that wow your clients — in every location and situation.


TSS on the Road – Richmond, VA

MAY 1, 2016
Capital District PPA
Our topics:

  • Lighting indoors & on-location
  • Shooting to Sell
  • Choosing the Right Location – Portraits with a Punch


TSS on the Road – Minneapolis, MN

APRIL 17-19, 2016
Elevate the Standard Convention for Photographers
Our topics:

  • Lightroom to run your studio
  • Fundamentals of studio lighting
  • Take charge of your income – Forecasting and planning

Learn more about the Elevate the Standard Convention below
http://photographers.mnppa2.com/events/details/2016-elevate-the-standard-convention-photographic-print-competition-33


TSS on the Road – St Louis, MO

MARCH 29-31, 2016
ShutterFest 16: Shoot… Learn… Party
Our Topics

  • Perfect Albums – Album workflow from concept to completion.
  • Take Charge of Your Income –  Know your numbers and forecast!
  • Conceptual Funk – Break out of the ordinary with fun styled shoots.

Learn more about Shutterfest… The un-conference.  Three days of shooting and partying!
Shutterfest 2016 – Brought to you by Behind the Shutter


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

Photography Lighting Workshop
“Fundamentals of Lighting” with Jeff Poole and Lori Unruh


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

MAY 18, 2015

Special Event: Lighting Photography Workshop
“1 Light, 2 Lights, 3 Lights, 4!” with Jeff Poole and Lori Unruh of indigosilver studio
Professional Photographers of America Super One-Day Workshop



TSS on the Road – St Louis, MO

APRIL 7-8, 2015

ShutterFest 2015: Shoot. Learn. Party.
Our topics:

  • 1 Light, 2 Lights, 3 Lights, 4!
  • Boost your Bottom Line with Modern Bridal Portraits
  • Choosing the Right Location – Senior Portraits with a Punch


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Guest Workshop: Film Noir Photography Workshop with Pete Wright


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

SEPTEMBER 15-20, 2014

Special Event: Photo Week 2014! Live streaming of Creative Live’s annual conference


TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

MARCH 13-15, 2014

Special Event: FREE Creative Live watching party! “Understanding Light” with Mark Wallace



TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

APRIL 21, 2013

Guest Workshop: “How to Shoot Magazine-Quality Images with One Light” with Barry Druxman



TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

AUGUST 22 – 23, 2013

Guest Workshop: “HDSLR Video Bootcamp for Photographers” with Victor Ha



TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013

FREE WEBINAR TUTORIAL! “Lightroom: More Than Image Processing” with Jeff Poole and Lori Unruh of indigosilver studio



TSS Workshops – Wilmington, NC

OCTOBER 21, 2013

Special Event – PPA Super Monday Course: “Lighting Fundamentals for Wedding and Portrait Photographers” with Jeff Poole and Lori Unruh of indigosilver studio