TOPICS

POSING AND DIRECTING

Posing isn't limited to telling people how to stand. At least, it shouldn't be. At FOSTER you will take part in a live shoot as we discuss posing, directing, and interacting with your subject in a way that creates natural and emotionally rich images. Not only will we find flattering angles and positions, we will also learn how to create scenes that are full of life through the direction we give. Bring your camera along and make rad things.

PHILOSOPHY AND STORYTELLING

What philosophy drives your art and your business? What do you want your work to be known for and how can your pricing structure bring in your ideal client? Through my (Katch) philosophy of storytelling, I will illustrate the effect it's had in every aspect of my work. Your philosophy should be the driving force behind every decision you make, from client relations and pricing to shooting style and post processing. Discover your philosophy and how you can give it room to evolve.

EDITING AND WORKFLOW

Editing is a beast that needs to be tamed. We all know it and we have all struggled with it. It can be far too easy to feel lost in your workflow but gone are the days of bouncing back and forth between different looks, not knowing what to do next, and spending mind-numbingly long hours in front of your computer. This session will help you hone in on your signature style, create consistency in your work, and develop a streamlined workflow. Consider the beast tamed.

STYLE AND BRAND

"How do I develop my photographic style and build a brand that brings in the right clients?" Not only is this one of the most frequent questions that I am asked, I think it is absolutely one of the most important. Having that well developed style and brand will create trust in your clients and confidence in your work, two things that are crucial to your success. Spoiler alert: It wont happen over night but this session will leave you with steps to follow to create the style and brand that are best for you.

BEING FREAKING INCREDIBLE

Can't we all just be awesome? Let's share what we know. Every single one of us has something to learn from every single one of us and we are here to facilitate that. Of course, we will be leading sessions but one of my favorite things about FOSTER is that we always end up seeing knowledge coming from every direction of the room and everybody wins. Is this an actual session? Of course not, but it rocks. BOOM. LET'S BE INCREDIBLE.

SOCIAL MEDIA: FB + Instagram

Learn how to take awesome selfies and stupendous pictures of your lunch. Just kidding. Instead, let's learn how to build an audience who is truly invested in your work, foster engagement, post killer content, gain followers, and build buzz. We will also talk about when to post certian things and how to guarantee that your work gets seen my more people. Long story short, let's make you rock at Facebook and Instagram. #heckyes

CLIENT INTERACTION

Everything starts with trust. From the very first email we receive, all the way through to delivering our images. Putting systems in place to keep your clients comfortable, happy, and well informed means that your job will be easier and your images will be better. Gain your client's trust, start off a shoot on the right foot, calm their pre-shoot nerves, and use your killer costumer service to guarantee valuable word of mouth referrals.

WORKFLOW AND EFFICIENCY

Shooting, culling, editing, resizing, backups, and everything else that keeps you running smoothly. This is a crash course in how to do everything you should be doing in between the shoot, and moving on to the next one. It's about staying organized, being efficient, and not drowning in work when you could be outside running around in the woods instead.

GETTING PUBLISHED

Magazines, blogs, or your momma's fridge. We will tell you what you need to be shooting, how you need to shoot it, and how submit your work to get your images out there. It isn't as simple as sending them in (especially if you you don't have any previous publications) but it might be easier than you think to get your foot in the door. Let's chat about what different publications look for and what to include in a submission to better your chances.