We're building a comprehensive list of workshops and photography conferences for 2019 to help you find the right educational opportunity!
Feb 11-13, 2019 | Photo Native | Palm Springs, CA
"Three days of learning, socializing and networking with some of the most inspiring people in the industry, as well as optional master-class-level shoots and business boosts designed to push and strengthen your creative and business skill set. At Photo Native, you'll learn how to up-level your business, be the creative powerhouse we know you are, and join an incredible community of artists for the inspiration and growth you're looking for."
Feb 18, 2019 | Film Lighting with Richard Photo Lab and Caroline Tran | Valencia, CA
"Focus on lighting for film photography."
Feb 25 & 26 2019 | The Up Factor | Austin, TX
"Learn the nuts and bolts of growing a six-figure business from eight amazing speakers- prosperity mindset, marketing techniques that actually reach your target audience, branding that sets yourself apart, booking your ideal client, finances and saving for retirement, pricing yourself right, finding joy as an entrepreneur, making the most of multiple streams of income and so much more!"
Feb 25-March 1, 2019 | WPPI | Las Vegas, NV
Wedding & Portrait Photography International Expo
March 4, 2019 | San Francisco Group Mentorship - Cassie Valente Photography | San Francisco, CA
"Q&A-style classroom learning discussion, followed by a guided indoor studio shoot, featuring multiple models and wedding day details."
March 15-16, 2019 | A.J. Dunlap Photography Workshop | Wake Forest, NC
"A two-day intensive focused on building a business that doesn't run your life and creating a personal style through photography."
March 18, 2019 | Luke & Ashley Lighting Experience | Williamsburg, VA
"Learn how to use your flash off camera to create and manipulate light in any situation, whether you are looking to lift harsh shadows during midday sessions, fill a room with light, or photograph your subjects after dark."
March 28-30, 2019 | Create Photography Retreat | Las Vegas, NV
"3 days of hands-on workshops and instruction for all levels of photographers. Styled shoots included as well - this year there will be a rooftop wedding shoot, poolside couples, and underwater to name a few. Workshops for all types of photography - ex. for this year: milky way, studio flash, pet portraits, macro, etc!"
March 30-31, 2019 | Photolush 2019 | Mount Vernon, WA
"This community-over-competition event focuses on helping you become a better photographer and really enjoying the process along the way our industry leaders are all meeting and donating their time so that we can keep this affordable and everyone is welcome!"
April 6-11, 2019 | NAB Show | Las Vegas, NV
"From creation to distribution to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. No one knows media, entertainment or technology like us and this is THE annual event for those serious about storytelling."
April 7, 2019 | True North Photography Workshop | Chatham, Ontario, Canada
"As a photographer you harness one incredible super power – you’re a time freezer, capturing raw emotion and telling stories through each capture. Whether photography is your full-time passion or you’re just getting started - your work is unlike any other and is fueled by the desire to capture people and moments in ways that drive emotion through your still image."
April 8-9, 2019 | Styled Shoots Across America Conference | Ranger, GA
"AMAZING SPEAKERS - learn from the best in the industry including photographers, business consultants, designers, branding experts, etc. Topics will include wedding industry related business and motivational courses to help you grow and be the best you can be!
TEMPLATES - you'll leave with all the tools you need to put together your own shoot including email templates, inspiration boards, submission guidelines, etc. as well as tons of info to grow your own business.
HEADSHOTS- a floral covered backdrop, a famous barn, the yummy sunlight covered trees - get an updated headshot in your choice of beautiful locations by one of our conference photographers. All images will be released to you after the event!
STYLED SHOOT (for photographers) - capture over-the-top styled shoots with models, tablescapes, backdrops and all the pretty details your heart could desire. Multiple shoots, multiple color palettes, multiple models. A true portfolio enhancing opportunity!"
April 12, 2019 | Sunstone Shootout & Workshop | Santa Ynez, CA
"Join photographers Ashley Ludaescher and Rachel May along with wedding designer & florist Kaleb Norman James for a spring Shootout at the world renowned Sunstone Villa. Kaleb has created an incredible and unique design filled with beautifully styled and intentional details. Our color palette includes rich lilac and lavender tones balanced with the beautiful neutral aesthetic of the Villa. This is the perfect opportunity to get inspired before wedding season and fill your portfolio and social media with beautiful imagery."
April 15-16, 2019 | Jeremy Chou Wedding Photography Workshop | Atlanta, GA
"2-day intensive workshop to change your mindset about what is possible."
April 15-19, 2019 | Mystic Seminars | Havana, Cuba
"First photography conference aboard a cruise ship!
NORWEGIAN SUN CRUISE OUT OF PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA
A conference where EVERYONE is welcomed! Where the speakers, attendees and sponsors interact on the same level. Where real and meaningful connections are made. Where everyone involved brings inspiration forward. A place where you will make lifelong friends. A conference where you know you belong. A conference going into its 14th year."
April 26-28, 2019 | Insta-Inspire Photography Retreat | Charleston, SC
"This intimate retreat for female photographers aims to create friends from followers."
April 27, 2019 | RUMBO Workshop | New York, NY
"RUMBO Workshop is the FIRST photography workshop and collaboration of its kind in New York City. We are a group of photographers building a supportive community between Europe and New York. Our workshop series launches this April 27th with MASTERCLASSES from two acclaimed destination wedding photographers from Spain."
May 2-5, 2019 | Everything Food Conference | Salt Lake City, UT
"The biggest food photography & food blogging conference of the year."
May 5, 2019 | Devotional | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Devotional is about growing your skills and passion into a business that means something to you.
Build your portfolio to attract the clients you dream of. Refine your skills as a photographer. Invest in yourself and your craft."
May 5-6, 2019 | Caroline Logan Workshop | Lancaster, PA
"Beginners level workshop focusing on how to build a business and develop your style and brand. Styled shoot included."
May 6-8, 2019 | The Hybrid Collective | Nashville, TN
"Three days of en masse instruction, created and curated specifically for
digital, hybrid and film photographers.
May 28 (Niagra) & June 25-27, 2019 (Vancouver) | Katie Nicolle Workshops | Canada
"Shooting beautifully styled Bride & Grooms plus lifestyle sessions."
June 3-6, 2019 | Vero Workshop | Napa Valley, CA
"A creative workshop for photographers to collaborate and grow. It's less strict educationally, and focuses more on channeling creativity and pushing your boundaries in film and digital."
June 8-9, 2019 | Peter Hurley Headshot Intensive | New York, NY
"A two day photography workshop based on Peter's process of producing the highest quality headshots in the industry."
Sept 3-6, 2019 | Portrait Masters | Phoenix, AZ
September 15-18, 2019 |The RAD Workshop | Indianapolis, IN
"A three-day, hands-on experience with four teachers who are passionate about you feeling empowered in every way. We’ll dive into how your voice makes photography work for you and we’ll capture real families and couples indoors as well as outside on the gorgeous property. You’ll leave feeling confident in what & how you shoot as well as your working knowledge of film and integrating it into your life. In a nutshell, think of this workshop as real moments, analog photography, & dynamic community. Think of it as rad because that’s what’ll be and that’s who you are."
October 22-24, 2019 | Danielle Elizabeth Workshops | New York, NY
"Join us for a 2 day workshop, plus one day styled shoot in the greatest city in the world! Topics to be covered include: shooting film + digital, incorporating Mastin Labs presets into your workflow, how to book destination weddings, and more!"
November 3-6, 2019 | United | Tempe, AZ
"Transform your expectations, business, effectiveness, life."
November 4-6, 2019 | Showit United | Phoenix, AZ
"Not just a photography workshop. It's so much more than that. Building community, finding your passion, and growing strength together."
Multiple 2019 Dates | Hustle & Flow | Multiple Locations
"A workshop focused on the nitty gritty business side of photography + also any wedding vendor.
There will be no styled shoots, no bonfires with creative inspiration talks. Nope, none of that.
It isn’t always easy to hear what we have to say, but we would never tell you unless we knew it was going to help your business."
March 18-22, 2019 | Caldera Workshop | Santorini, Greece
"Adventure photography and videography."
April 9-11, 2019 | Rooted to Thrive | Tuscany, Italy
"Find your voice, not someone else's echo.
In a society where we are constantly comparing ourselves to other photographer's work, how can you thrive and stand out?"
April 9-11, 2019 | The Secret Owl | Cyprus
"Fine art film photography workshop"
April 24, 2019 | York Place Workshop | Scarborough, UK
"This workshop, taking place at the home of York Place Studios, will centre on finding and refining your own style and visual fingerprint as a photographer with a focus on Documentary Wedding Photography."
August 26-29, 2019 | Le Mouvement Workshop | Paris, France
"Workshop for photographers wishing to incorporate more video and understand movement and how it translates to building films!"
October 28-31, 2019 | Portfolio Bootcamp | El Médano, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
"Portfolio Bootcamp hosts awesome portfolio travels for wedding photographers, wedding planners and stylists. The hands on bootcamps will help you develop a more distinct wedding portfolio so you can book more destination weddings. They also share all of their expertise in the wedding business in a workflow Q&A."
November 8, 2019 | Gloster House Fine Art Photography Workshop | Gloster House, Ireland
"At this workshop, you have the opportunity to shoot several different vignettes, as well as one-on-one instruction on posing, shooting with film, and much more! Photographers of all skill levels as well as Wedding Planners and other wedding professionals are more than welcome! With a short teaching portion, the majority of this workshop will be a hands-on experience where guests will have the chance to learn, and ask candid questions of the local vendors and artists present, as well as learn from peers."
November 17-23 | The Wolves Workshop | La Graciosa (Canary Islands), Spain
"This project was created with the idea of having an unforgettable adventure in an amazing place and with people who want to share with and learn from others.
Learning, building relationships and gaining experience are the three pillars of The Wolves. That’s not to say that creating a positive atmosphere and coexisting is not important to us, it is, but we are confident that this will happen naturally."
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