Check this page frequently for updates on our current workshops and speaking engagements. When we learn a new lighting technique or camera trick, or find a new awesome vendor, we will post it on here with some how-to instructions.
We also have a photographer’s forum, where you can submit questions to us through the “Contact” link above, and we will post answers to them on here.
Our next C.L.A.S.S. is coming up!! We are going to have a super fun, super out-of-the-box CLASS to kick off 2013. Stay tuned for details!
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter: 1/60; 2nd Shutter and Rear Sync
Flash Technique: Mounted Nikon SB-600, low and behind subject, triggered remotely with slaves.
Here is where we get all our good’s from!
-ShootQ…without them Liz would be legally insane.
-Collages.net takes care of all our online hosting, order fulfillment and album printing.
-Boutwell’s TRA helps speed up the post editing with some rockin’ actions.
-ProPhotoBlogs provides this awesome blog that can be customized about a ga-gillion ways.
-WeddingPhotoUSA is one of our top online referral sites
-Animoto provides all our slideshows for our clients, and our promotional videos as well.
- ShootSac gives us the combination of ease and style for our gear.
-Life.Camera.Action. for some insane editing actions.
Have a question for us? Send us an email or contact us through the link above and we will answer you back. We will post the most popular questions here, in the Photog Forum. If you have a response or something to add to a question we answered, just submit it through the Contact link above, reference the question, and we will add it! What a great way to help each other out!
Q1: I know you have a team of photographers, but do you allow other photographers to come and shoot with you at weddings to build their portfolios?
A1: YES! We do have a little screening process, like you have to have your own gear. You have to be personable and able to communicate to the rest of the team. Contact us, set up a coffee date, we will look at some of your work and hopefully be able to schedule a wedding that you can come to. We love to help new (and not-so-new) photographers build their portfolio and grow in the field.
Q2: What editing software do you like best?
A2: We use Bridge for all of our RAW edits and then Photoshop for all of our advanced edits. We only shoot in RAW, and Bridge offers some fantastic editing capabilities on RAW files. We found photoshop works best for us for the advanced editing because we love the flexibility of layers, and we utilize them to their fullest. We are head over heels for Boutwell’s TRA and we use a couple of Kabota’s too! If you are interested in learning more about Bridge or Photoshop, keep an eye out for our next photoshop workshop!
Q3: What is CLASS?
A3: CLASS stands for Collages.net Learning And Support Solutions. We offer a CLASS meeting once a month and we cover topics ranging from business management, to photoshop to marketing. CLASS is a photographers networking resource and we basically want you to know that you are not alone. It’s tough being a small business, let alone in this economy. So we cover relevant topics, get hands on, have speakers come and want to be an encouragement to all the photographers in our community.