Maternity ~ Newborn ~ Family Workshop w/ Dewsdrops photography and Anja McDonald Photography

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If you photograph newborn babies you should be offering your clients maternity and family photos as well as there is a massive market for full first year session plans. This 2-day intensive workshop in a small-group setting of max 8 offers a hands-on learning experience in maternity, newborn and family photography. The workshop will teach you the skills to create beautiful images, allowing you to take your business to the next level.

Amy McDaniel from Dewsdrops Photography will guide you through her newborn and parent workflow that will make your sessions more productive and guarantee you have a full extensive gallery to offer after every session. She will teach you studio lighting and also show you how she uses natural light. Amy will also edit images from the session using ACR and Photoshop and answer questions you may have in regards to editing newborn images.

Anja will show you how she sells a full 1 year plan to her clients and teach you how she photographs both maternity and families. This will include how to prepare your clients and choosing the right location for them, styling for studio and location, how to see light and use simple studio set ups to create stunning maternity images and how to use different angles and poses to achieve images your clients will love. You will also be going on a location maternity shoot where you will learn how to create beautiful images using sunset light. Anja will edit images from both the studio session and location shoot using ACR and Photoshop and finish off the two day workshop with photographing a family on location.

This workshop is definitely an interactive one. Amy and Anja will be available to answer any questions you will have ample opportunity to try out what you have learned throughout the workshop.

You will finish this workshop having gained numerous new techniques and with lots of new images for your portfolio.




Day 1:


9am                       Meet and Greet


9.15am                  Newborn photos shoot using beanbag workflow and wrapping with Amy.




1.30pm                  Amy will edit using ACR and Photoshop


3pm                       Anja will go through how she sells her 1 year plan. Client preparation and how to choose the

right location.


5pm                       Location maternity shoot with Anja.



Day 2:


9am                       Amy will show you how she photographs parents with baby and how she uses props to get

a good variety for the gallery.


11am                     Anja will go through studio setups and photograph a mini maternity studio session.




1.30pm                  Anja will edit using ACR and Photoshop


5pm                      Family photo shoot on location with Anja.



DATE: February 25th and 26th 2018

LOCATION: Linda G Photography will be hosting us in Sydney.

TIME: Sunday the 25th – 9am – 7pm; Monday the 26th – 9am – 6pm



TUITION: Cost of workshop is US$1400. You can pay in full or pay a deposit of US$300. Deposit is due to secure your spot on the workshop and balance is due 4 weeks prior.



Lunch and refreshments, an amazing goodie bag with vouchers and small surprises from our favourite vendors and access to a closed Facebook support group.



You will only need to bring your camera and appropriate lenses.


Each student is responsible for their own accomodation and transport.




If you need to cancel after any payment is made, you will need to sell your seat in order to receive a refund.

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