Newborn photography is an area of photography that is particularly prone to trends and fads. While certainly not all fads are good, parents tend to want photos like those that their friends and family members have had taken. As a photographer, you don’t need to embrace every trend that comes along, but it is important to be aware of what’s being done by other photographers and how new looks and styles are being accomplished.
One great way to stay ahead of the curve is with newborn photography workshops. At a workshop, you can learn more about the business of newborn photography while also receiving hands-on training about the latest ways to pose infants, favorite backdrops, new editing methods, the latest software upgrades, and much more. Attending a newborn photography workshop in 2014 will help your business stay relevant and will make you a better photographer by sparking your creativity and improving your knowledge.
What to Look For in Newborn Photography Workshops 2014
In order to get the most out of newborn workshops in 2014, you’ll want to find a workshop that is led by a teacher with a portfolio that you admire as well as a strong reputation as an instructor. The best photographers don’t always make the best teachers, but if you’re lucky, you may be able to find a newborn photographer that is both a great artist and a great teacher. Be sure to check the reviews of your instructor’s previous workshops before deciding on a newborn photography workshop.
It’s also a good idea to check whether or not your workshop leader provides additional support once the workshop is done. One of the best reasons for attending newborn photography workshops in 2014, even if you’ve attended other workshops in years past, is to increase your network. Workshops offer great opportunities for you to meet other newborn photographers in addition to your instructor who may be at the same level or slightly further along in their careers. Look for a workshop that will let you connect with other photographers like yourself in addition to providing you with solid access to your instructor.
Smaller Classes Often Lead to Better Newborn Photography Workshop Experiences
One way to help ensure that your newborn workshops in 2014 are great experiences is to look for small classes. Workshops that are limited to five or six photographers allow you to make stronger connections with your fellow participants and have more time to get your specific questions answered by the workshop leader. This plays into the benefit of having a well-reviewed instructor. You want to find someone who is not only willing but eager to answer your questions and teach you about the topics that matter about most to you.
Wherever you look for newborn photography workshops in 2014, be sure that the workshop you choose lets you actually work with newborns. The best way to learn is by doing, so find a workshop that lets you both observe your workshop leader throughout an infant photo shoot and participate in the shoot as well. By getting instant feedback from your instructor and having the chance to use the skills you’re learning about as you’re learning them, you’ll come away a better photographer by the end of the day. Plus, you’ll be left with new photos to add to your portfolio.
Erin Tole offers a number of newborn photography workshops across the country. Check out her Newborn Workshops – 2014 schedule by contacting Erin today. In one of her workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from a well-respected photographer as well as a highly effective teacher who is known for inspiring confidence and eliciting creativity from all of her workshop attendees.