Photographing Wedding Details - get published!

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Photographing Wedding Details - get published!

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Date:  Sunday August 2nd 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:  {hive-workshops & UltraPom)  Click HERE for directions.

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

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When I first started my Wedding Photography Studio, 12 years ago, I really struggled with the desire to shoot hi-end weddings and build my details portfolio, but not necessarily having the means to do so as i was brand new to Wedding photography.   I'm a little obsessed with all the thoughtful little details that are poured into these special events and I wanted to attract brides who liked the same thing.  So, I learned to photograph the limited details I was given, in a way that made them seem more elaborate than they really were.  I pulled tips and tricks from my previous life as a commercial photographer, including stylizing & lighting, that helped me maximize every little detail.  This helped me book the kind of weddings and clients that I was most attracted to.  I will teach you all my secrets to getting the best detail images from your very own weddings, which will help you book the kind of events you've dreamed of!

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This 5-hour workshop will include classroom instruction and hands-on shooting where you get to observe and participate with Melissa in her shooting process.  All the Creatives in attendance will get to venture  4-blocks down the street to the very cool event Rental studio, UltraPom.  {hive-workshops} has teamed up with UltraPom, Vintage Plate Company and the ladies over at Good Earth Floral Design and created a DETAIL DREAM where we will get to photograph all kinds of beautiful wedding details.  During certain portions of the workshop those who are more advanced and want to shoot some on their own, with Melissa's assistance nearby, will bee able to branch out a bit and come to her for help as needed.  Those who are still learning and want to stick right next to Melissa to watch her shoot can stay with her for more individualized training.  We will then return to {hive-workshops} and review our images and talk on how to improve.

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What level is this workshop? ......

*  You will want to have a basic understanding of how to work your camera.  Anyone can take this class from the newbie photographer that wants to learn more about photographing weddings to the more advanced photographers who want to learn new skills and techniques to further their knowledge and build their portfolio. 

What do I need to bring? ......

*  Your camera, lenses, flash, cards & your laptop (if you have one).  If you do not have a laptop you can use one of the Studios.  If you only have a camera & one lens, no problem.  Melissa will teach you how to use the tools you have to get the best images you can!

Will you feed me?  ......

*  Yep!  We are meeting right between lunch and dinner however we will have yummy appetizers and sweets throughout the afternoon.  You will not bee hungry or thirsty :)  Gluten-free and veggie options too!

Will I bee able to use the images I take, during the workshop, for my portfolio? ......

*  Of course! You will have all kinds of awesome images to add to your portfolio and book more jobs!


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

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 & Fashion Photographer the past 19 years.  Her work has been published in countless blogs and publications including:  Modern Bride MagazineThe Knot, Grace Ormonde Wedding StyleMartha Stewart Weddings, Style Me PrettyBride & Bloom, Lake Tahoe UnveiledSouthern BrideToday's Bride San Francisco,   Little Black Book Blog EA Bride Magazine & Arros Magazine

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.