{hive-certified} Photography Assistant Training

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{hive-certified} Photography Assistant Training

149.00 175.00

May 20th, 2015 - (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

Instructor:  Melissa Slater - www.slater-studios.com

This 2.5-hour course is designed to properly train you to become a Photography Assistant.

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May 20th, 2015 - (6:00pm - 9:00pm) 

This course is designed to train individuals to become knowledgeable Photography Assistants.

You’ll get expert instruction that will include real world information and  equipment demonstrations with hands-on training. Creatives will come away with the essential knowledge and confidence to build your own Pro Assistant reputation. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of professional assisting behavioral guidelines, including etiquette, and discover how this valuable training will get you more experience with your passion of photography and more work!

Questions Melissa will help you answer:

  • How should an aspiring assistant approach a photographer?
  • How do I find photographers to work for?
  • What rate should an assistant charge?
  • What is the difference between a 2nd shooter and an assistant?
  • What questions should you ask a photographer you work for?
  • What should an assistant bring to a shoot?
  • What non-photo skills should I have? 
  • How should you dress/appear?
  • Contracts? Travel? Overtime?
  • Assistants as interns/employees/independent contractors?
  • How to properly handle gear and equipment?

Instruction will include hands-on training of how to set-up light stands, flashes, light modifiers,  remote control transmitters & receivers.  You will also learn the proper way to use a light reflector.  Melissa will instruct you how to use the camera's custom functions to properly set controls so that you are comfortable using the most common photographic equipment.

Instructor:  Melissa Slater - Owner of Slater Studios of Photography & {hive-workshops}

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After graduating from Photography School in 1996 Melissa became a professional Photographer working for some of the best studios in the nation.  She has owned and operated her own Wedding Photography studio for the last 12 years and now specializes in destination wedding photography.  She travels the globe photographing couples in love. Melissa has also been a freelance Commercial Photography Assistant for the past 19 years. Professional Photographers in New York City, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Orange County, Tucson, Phoenix, San Francisco, Asheville & Kansas City have hired her.  Shoots she has assisted for have been published all over including: Vogue, Details Magazine, Nordstrom Catalog, Times Square Billboard, Arizona Highways Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine & many more.

In 2014 Melissa opened the doors to {hive-workshops} and now helps other creative small business owners learn to succeed.

Melissa loves to teach and give back to other photographers and says she would bee nowhere if it were not for her photography mentors who were so giving of their time and knowledge.  She has been married for 11 years to her husband Shay, a PGA golf pro and they live in Kansas City with their 115lb German Shepherd. She LOVES:  God, travel, mashed potatoes, the NC mountains, camping, 5-star hotels & her 11 nephews & 4 nieces.