Are you creating the images only you can make? Do your photographs stand out in the crowd? Does your photography have an identifiable style?
I am very excited about this one-day intensive dive into your photography. I truly believe this might be the most important course you can take to develop as a photographer. Join me and a small group of passionate photographers to work together to help you define a unique and signature style and create a portfolio born of your interests and personality.
It has been said that your portfolio is a self-portrait. When is the last time you stopped, stood back, and looked in the mirror? Is this who you want to be?
WHAT WE'LL ACCOMPLISH
•Review and assess your current photography. *This is not a critical review or a skill evaluation. We're not tearing your work apart, we're building it up!
•Become more articulate about your unique vision
•Identify exactly what kinds of images you want to create, and the techniques to get there
•Receive guidance on how to close the creative gap
•Create a blueprint to translate your vision into a portfolio that turns heads and/or lands photography gigs.
MORE ABOUT THE BOOTCAMP
Everyone is a "photographer" these days. How do you stand out from the crowd? A photographer without a clear vision is like a musician without a song. No matter how good your instrument or skills, without a song you are passionate about no one will be moved or entertained. Top photographers know their subjects intimately and can articulate exactly what they want to express through their photographs.
In this workshop we’ll work as a team to identify trends in your work, give voice to the statement you want to make with the images, and give you the tools to build a cohesive, powerful, and salable set of photographs.
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
Passionate photographers, whether they are an intermediate, advanced, aspiring pro, semi-pro, or professional. Simply put, anyone who knows how to use their camera and software, but is longing to define their unique style, have a more fulfilling experience as a photographer, and build a portfolio that will get attention, and if a pro, get you the work you desire.
There will be 2-4 hours of preparation required before we meet in person. Participants will also be asked to provide some small prints (5x7") of their work (which should cost $8-12 total). Laptops, tablets, etc are welcome, but no equipment is required. Bring a notebook, pen, and plenty of enthusiasm.
We will meet in an elegant space just north of downtown Sebastopol. Directions will be provided to those that sign up
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS
"The location, class size, and format were perfect. It was a terrific weekend for me. I was sad to see it end. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise but especially for changing my perspective!" – Victor C., Sonoma, CA
"I learned more in your 2 day class than I did in another 5 day class. I really enjoyed the workshop and your easy, hands-on approach to seeing through the eye of the camera." -Rachelle S., San Miguel de Allende Mexico
"Jak is an outstanding teacher able to clearly explain what one needs to know to create fine images. I highly recommend this fun and informative workshop offered by a patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic photographer!" – Sandra S., Mill Valley CA
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jak Wonderly is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic and other national magazines. He works primarily outdoors for clients who appreciate an earthy and adventurous aesthetic. In addition to editorial and commercial photography, Jak develops and teaches exclusive, small-group workshops throughout North America. Jak is a regular contributor to National Geographic Image Collection.
Jak has been studying and practicing the visual arts for more than twenty years. He graduated summa cum laude from the College for Creative Studies (where he endured countless portfolio reviews). Jak has refined his style and edited his work into portfolios that routinely win him both commercial and editorial work, including several contracts with National Geographic.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR FUTURE DATES.
CONTACT INFO@JAKWONDERLY.COM OR CALL 1-415-347-5473 WITH QUESTIONS.