ALL THINGS ENLIGHTEN 1.0
Can you believe that the Enlighten Workshop is right around the corner?! We're getting SO close, and I can't wait! Here is the info on the hotel, studio location, schedule
and other logistics.
There are quite a few hotels in the area not far from the studio, and it looks like most of them both affordable and have pretty decent reviews. Here's a quick link to Google Maps with the hotels in pink:
The area also has a TON of wonderful food options, so we'll be eating like royalty. :)
You are responsible for getting to and from the airports, whether that's by taxi, Uber/Lyft, or rental car. The good thing is that Dallas Love Field is not too far from the studio (only about 10.7 miles, which is about a 20-25 minute drive), but DFW International is a bit farther (16 miles, or about 25-30 minutes without traffic). So, if you're able to fly into Love Field (via Southwest or Delta, which are the only carriers that fly into Love), that's your best bet. Love Field is a MUCH smaller airport, which means easy arrivals and departures, as well as quick security lines.
As for getting to and from the studio, hotel, and lunch/dinner, you could certainly take a Lyft/Uber to the studio if you don't want to rent a car.
Camera Ready Studios
14203 Proton Rd,
Dallas, TX 75244
WHAT TO BRING:
Lenses (I would recommend a portrait lens and a normal to wide lens, but feel free to bring whatever lenses you want. If it were me, my first choice would be to bring my 24-70mm & my 70-200mm. That said, bring what you feel you want to carry and/or what you might normally use in your portrait work.)
Notebook & pen for any notes you want to take
Speedlite Flash (OPTIONAL: In case you have any specific questions about your flash you want me to answer. If not, you don't have to bring it. It is not required.)
Laptop (optional: in case you want to download any images or have questions about images, etc.)
Card reader (optional: in case you want to download any images)
As far as attire is concerned, I want you all to be comfortable. We're in for two long days of work, and I don't want you to feel like need to impress anyone with how you're dressed. We'll be going out to dinner each night, as well as for lunch on Day 2. However, every restaurant we go to will be casual. So, you don't have to worry about bringing anything fancy.
If you feel best in jeans, wear jeans. If you want to wear yoga pants and a t-shirt, I'm all about it, especially for Sunday's packed day of shooting. Just make sure that whatever you wear will be not only comfortable but also easy for you to shoot in. Again, this is a judgment-free zone. :)
Just as a heads up, we may shift the schedule around as needed to accommodate the natural progression of the days. Here is the standard workshop schedule, and if anything drastic changes, I'll be sure to let you all know. But, it doesn't seem at this point that that will be the case. :)
7 pm: Optional meet + greet dinner
9 am - 12 pm: Classroom instruction
12 pm - 1:30 pm: Break for lunch off-site
1:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Finish any classroom topics not covered in the first session, studio demo, and then studio set up/practice for attendees, Q+A
6:30 pm: Head back to the hotel (if needed)
7:15 pm: Meet in the hotel lobby (or the studio if you don't need to go back to the hotel) to go to dinner
8:30 am - 9:45 am: Review of the previous day/time to chat, set up studio shooting space
9:45 am - 11:45 am: Demo shooting with models/talk about posing, lighting, set up
11:45 am - 1:15 pm: Break for lunch
1:30 pm - 7 pm: Shooting time for attendees with models
7 pm - 7:30 pm: Tear down shooting spaces and Q+A
7:45 pm: Leave for final dinner