WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE. THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU COULD JUST SCREAM IF YOU SEE ANOTHER JERSEY-REQUESTING-BABY-DOLL-LOVING-PEARL NECKLACE- CLIENT.
When you decide to take on the tumultuous task of being a creative entrepreneur you quickly realize that your dream job is essentially 95% of the same shit day in and day out: emails, inquiries, contracts, accounting, managing client expectations, editing the same stuff, the same way and feeling kind of blaaaaah with our work. Doing the 95% of business is essential for growth and appeasing client needs and requests is part of it, but what happens when that 95% creeps closer to 100% of your life...that my friend, means you are now working a J.O.B.
It is incredibly integral for photographers and artists to practice their art and craft the way they see it in their head, but sometimes it isn't wanted by the majority. Most clients want beautiful images that kind of push their boundaries...but that's just it, you are pushing THEIR boundaries...not yours. So, it's really important to get, stay, and practice your creativity which is why I designed this course!
SHAKE SHIT UP IS DESIGNED TO DO JUST THAT.
This 3 hour course will provide you with a talk on the importance of creativity to get you inspired, refreshed and invigorated to go back to your own studio and book time in your calendar for YOU.
In addition to the talk, I will be bringing a plethora of items to push your creative boundaries. I will be challenging you to think outside the box, get a little weird, have fun, and create without boundaries. Once you start shaking things up, you will be able to go back to your clients with a renewed sense of passion and excitement for the work.
FUCK THE RULES.
The important thing with playing and getting creative is that you throw everything you know (kind of) in the trash. Bring in intentional blur, over exposed images, crazy ass editing techniques, props that you would NEVER use, styling that wouldn't work with anyone other than a muse, etc. The beauty of creative days is that there is no pressure to create "perfect" work and while it is frustrating, you end up with some sweet gems, new skills, and some images that will refresh your inner artist.
*Why it's important to shake shit up
*Techniques that I use to find my creativity and fulfill my visions, including:
music videos, prisms, reflections, projectors, double exposures, symbolism, colors, textures, different angles, dance, lens choice, iconic photography work, fashion, and props
*How to overcome the frustration of learning while creating
*Playful editing techniques to spark creativity
*Live shoot with model using a variety of the techniques and items