October 16, 2011

flash photography workshop – New York – Oct 25

The Oct 25 workshop is sold out but there have been requests for any spots that might open up due to cancellations. This doesn’t usually happen … but if we can get 5 people together for a smaller workshop, then we can make one last workshop still happen this year. (The next workshop in New York will only happen in May 2012 sometime.)

So if you’re interested in attending a flash photography workshop sometime in the next two weeks, drop me a note before the end of this week. If there is enough response, then we can make it happen.

I’ll announce the workshops for 2012 later on some time. As always, check back .. or better yet, subscribe to the email list.

Check these posts on the Tangents forum for (unsolicited) feedback about the May 16th workshop, and also for feedback about a one-on-one tutoring session.


 

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1 Laura N. March 17, 2011 at 1:31 am

I really really hope you will still be doing workshops a couple of years from now. I would love to attend one!, it is but a dream… sigh. For now, I have both your books and am looking forward to a DVD (hint) ;-)

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2 Lawrence March 17, 2011 at 2:10 am

I totally agree with you Laura…………I live in the Bahamas, and while I dont foresee myself attending one Neil’s workshops rigght now.I would without a doubt buy his DVD(

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3 Michael March 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

Neil,
Thanks for the continious education in flash photography. I notice there are a few seminars in the US, would it be possible to have a seminar in Toronto, Canada sometime in the near future?

Regards,
Michael

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4 Neil vN March 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Toronto is do-able. I’ve had a number of enquiries from photographers there. So keep an eye open for this, or sign up to the email list.

Neil vN

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5 Christian March 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Hi Neil,

How about a workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina? It’s beautiful here on the coast and we do have a brand spanking new convention center here!

Thanks,

Chris.

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6 Neil vN March 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Chris … I’ll be presenting at the WPS Convention in Raleigh, NC , in August.

Neil vN

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7 Martin Spence March 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Hey Neil

What about a trip to the Ireland to do a seminar?

Would love to attend…

M

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8 Henning Van Den Berg March 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm

When will you be doing stuff in Canada / Alberta?

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9 Alwin March 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

Neil, any change that you are coming to The Netherlands some time. I think there would be plenty of people interested. For now, I am going to buy your new book!

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10 Neil vN March 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Ireland and Netherlands are being planned, and a trip to Toronto is also quite likely, even though I don’t have specific plans at the moment.

Neil vN

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11 Mark March 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

When will you be in Chicago, IL?

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12 Ruben April 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I’d like to see a one to two day class in Los Angeles, CA.

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13 Neil vN April 17, 2011 at 10:55 pm

A workshop in LA is unlikely to happen at this point or in foreseeable future. In 2009, I had to collapse the San Diego and LA workshops into a single workshop at a mid-way place – Dana Point. I eventually had 4 people attend the full workshop (out of a max of 10), and another 5 people attend the morning seminar. With travel costs, a model, catering, venue, etc .. I had a net financial loss with that workshop. What saved the California leg of the 2009 workshops, was that San Francisco sold out, and there was an overflow date that nearly sold out. That prevented me from losing money, presenting the workshops away from New York that time.

The irony here is that in 2009, California was the place where I had the most requests for workshops. By far.

This year is somewhat better. At this point I have 7 people attending Dana Point. And while someone may argue that the distance from LA might be keeping people from attending, I’m not convinced.

So right now, this is probably the last workshop that I am taking out to California. And I will have to carefully weigh the feasibility of all other workshops away from NYC. It’s just too much work, and too much time away from my business, for too little money. Not just that – there is also the risk of serious financial loss for me here.

If you consider the starting point for me in announcing a workshop .. it is a gamble every time whether I will have enough people attend to make it worth it. At some point I have to commit to going ahead with a workshop (or series of workshops), and book hotels and venues and flights .. even before I have reached the break-even point.

So this is it … if you’d like to attend a workshop in California, then the time is this week.

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14 John Ahern April 19, 2011 at 3:47 am

Hi Neil,

I attened the last workshop in Ireland and thought it was brilliant.
Will the planned workshops in Ireland be similar to your previous workshops here, or will you be introducing new material. Would you consider doing two different workshops, one for people who have never been and another for people who have been before?

I would love to learn more off camera flash stuff and using flash outdoors, such as coping with bright sunlight, or complete lack of it as we can both here in the blink of an eye :-)

John

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15 Neil vN April 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm

John, I’m forever tinkering with the format and the material. However, the workshop you attended was one of the first with a new format which I haven’t changed all that much. So this workshop will be very similar to the one you attended.

Re, a second more involved workshop – that is something I’ll have to consider for some future date, and come up with a workable, useful sequence of material.

Neil vN

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16 Mark June 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Hi Neil!

I’m in Nashville and looking at After Dark in Charlotte in Sept. Are you doing your workshop there? I’m not too familiar with After Dark. I’ve read their FAQ and I understand the mentoring aspect. I would love to attend one of your workshops and I wanted to know if you would be mentoring on off and on camera lighting in the same way you conduct your signature workshops in NYC. (Hope my question is clear).

Also, I know you’ve been to Nashville before. Any chance for an encore? I can make a mean pot of Louisiana Gumbo!
Jus’ sayin’…

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17 Tom June 9, 2011 at 12:27 am

Hi Neil,
I would love to attend a worksop in Ireland. When you say one is planned, do I take it to mean that it would be early in 2012? Also would it be in the `Rebel County’ (Cork) again or some where more central?

Tom

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18 bart June 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

any plans for Chicago?

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19 Ardean June 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I’m a new view on your blog and loving your work. Will be attending my first workshop in Toronto this July and would be interested in any you might have in future, if you did come out to Toronto :D

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20 Tom K. July 9, 2011 at 2:11 am

Do you want to know what I love about your photographs Neil? I just figured it out. When I look at your work I never find myself thinking about what camera, what lens, what post processing technique you used on the photo. I do that with the vast majority of images I look at. But looking at your work I just think…..man……that is a beautiful picture. It’s that simple.

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21 Corby Chapin July 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I second Toronto – I need to buy a nice hand pulled pint of cask ale from C’est What? (bar in Toronto that has incredible wine cellar-esque walls) for the man who took my flash technique from criminal to wicked.

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22 Baz July 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Hi Neil,

I know it’s about as far from NY as you can get, but ever thought of a trip to Australia? Maybe a family holiday with a workshop on the side?
Enjoy your blog & books, look forward to that DVD! Thanks for the inspiration.

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23 Jose B August 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

Neil, why don’t you come down to Miami, Florida.

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24 Kristopher Gerner August 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

Beautiful shot! I’m trying to make it to AD Charlotte, I hope to see you there.

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25 Dan August 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Hey Neil, please come down to Toronto!!

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26 Ron Lemish August 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

It looks like as they round the club house turn Toronto is in the lead by 2 lengths !!! go toronto !!

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27 Owen Franssen September 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

Noooo, I would love to attend your workshop but you picked the one weekend that I’ll be on my first summer holiday in 4 years… damn!

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28 Tony Sale October 15, 2011 at 4:56 am

What a gorgeous girl, beautiful flash photography. I know you have been to Ireland but please come to the UK you will love it here and you will be a sell out.

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29 Maria OBrien October 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Do you ever get to Boston? I would consider NY though – would LOVE to take a workshop
!!

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30 Neil vN October 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

If there’s enough interest – 10 people – then a workshop is entirely do-able. :)

Neil vN

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31 Mark Kuper October 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Neil, excellent site! Love the info! For someone who is just starting out using off camera flash, do you think it would be better to photograph using TTL flash or manual flash for a subject who is not on the move? I have my first client this weekend that I am going to use additional lighting (if Required) over and above the natural light. Thanks

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32 Erika October 17, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Chicago . . . Milwaukee – anywhere in the midwest?! Count me in!

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33 Mark Kuper October 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Its true what they Say “Its a Dry Heat!” When are you having Workshop in Phoenix?

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34 Neil vN October 22, 2012 at 4:10 am

Mark & Erika – check my comment # 13

Neil vN

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