Lighting, Editing, Posing, Business Techniques…
Our first retreat was so fun and awesomely educational, people have been asking since wheels touched down, to have another. We hope you’ll join us. Further details to be determined and announced, but for now…
$250 nonrefundable, to hold your spot
$1100 in total for members
$180 extra for non-members who wish to become members
$1350 for non-members, non-boudoir specific attendee
*Members: If you do not do the payment plan, or pay in full, your final lump sum payment of $850 is due by August 1. If you choose payment plan, and a payment does not go through, there is a $50 charge to reach out and get new payment information.
*deposit goes towards your $1100 for members, and towards your $1350 for non-members if you choose not to join our boudoir-specific community. Non-boudoir specific attendees must pay in full. No refunds, but you may sell your seat. Cost includes three days of epic learning and shooting, an amazing location, and breakfast each day. You are responsible for air, car, hotel and two meals per day. We will find fantastic group rates where we plan to have the retreat for sleeping, and will have an amazing learning schedule. All details will be sorted out in the near future, so you can plan away. Plenty of shoot time included, in addition to cool people attending, are inevitable.
Is there a schedule of events?
Yes! Check it out below!
Can my spouse attend?
Yes they are welcome to join you on your trip, however any add-ons can not participate in the instructional activities and will have to purchase meals separately.
Is there an Expo?
No, but there will be vendors and giveaways during the retreat itself.
Will there be time for shoot-outs?
Yes, we will have models on hand and there will be time set aside in the schedule for practice shooting. Sign ups for models will be provided to secure your time with models.
Are flights and hotels included in the retreat price?
No. Flight and hotel accommodations are separate but discounts/group rates are available for the hotel on site.
Where is the hotel?
The workshop itself will be held at the famous Bienville house listed above.
Are we allowed to share hotel rooms ?
Yes of course. Since you will be reserving your own hotel accommodations, if you are free to share the price with fellow attendees.
Will meals be provided?
Breakfast accommodations will be provided on the last day. We will also have a list of nearby restaurants for lunch and dinners, but they will be on the cost of the attendee. The Hotel does not allow outside food to be brought into the meeting space, so it is highly suggested to eat before the day has started. Lunch breaks will be provided with 1 hour time slots in order to leave the grounds if need be.
Where do we fly into?
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – Home. The Flight code for this airport is MSY
Will transport be offered from the airport to the hotel?
No. We suggest listing your arrival airport time in the NOLA retreat forum for other attendees to see if you can all meet up for transport sharing.
Craig LaMere – *with model instruction 9-12
Shooting with a preplan and how understanding light, light pattens and your client will translate to successful sessions.
Lighting patterns and how understanding them will allow you to create any mood and any type of image you want.
How to use different light sources and modifiers to create specific imagery.
Break for Lunch
Kara Marie 1:30- 2:30
Zero budget marketing plan
Cross promotions the right way
Creating a referral program
Using your website and social media to your advantage
Jennifer Tallerico 3:00- 5:00
Dominate the market with sub-niche boudoir
Creating a sub niche for your boudoir
Marketing and IPS to get the sales
Partnering with vendors to create a solid brand identity for your niche
Seasonal niche for extra income (ie underwater boudoir)
Cate Scaglione 10- 12
Selling Yourself To Clients, To Partners, To Press!
unique and successful ways to create and leverage business partnerships that can grow your business (with others’ help!)
how to get the attention of press and create media opportunities for yourself
do a live Consultation demo
Sales Appointment Improv to show you how she boosts sales
12- 1:30 lunch break
Jennifer Rozenbaum – * with model instruction 2-4:30
How to flatter every woman through
Breakfast will be served in the meeting hall starting at 8 and will be available during Nino’s presentation
Nino Batista 9-12
World class retouching skills
Mastering skin tones
Working with palettes and high end color approaches
Understanding frequency separation and luminosity masks
Tonal curves and channel use
After the last speaker–you are free to stick around (and highly encouraged) in NOLA to have more shootouts with models, fellow photographers or just enjoy the city! This will be a great time to relax and soak in everything you just learned on this amazing getaway! Cannot wait to see you there!