We've found that there is no substitute for continuous practice of your craft if you want to keep growing and improving. With that in mind, we created our Mastery courses, classes, workshops, and events. Each one can help you to keep your skills sharp and add to your repertoire. Whether you jump in for a workshop here and there to brush up on a specific topic or choose to take part in one of our ongoing subscription offerings, you'll learn something every time you take your camera out for a spin.
After all, constant improvement is what makes you a master.
Our hands-on workshops focus on specific subjects ranging from Photoshop, to posing a subject, to advanced studio lighting concepts. Once you understand all the ins and outs of your DSLR and are mastering your composition, these workshops will give you the opportunity to practice and expand detail knowledge. - The really cool stuff.
If you are part of C1M-Academy Photo Elite, the monthly workshops are free for you to attend. Model fees may apply.
Gorgeous wardrobe, beautiful models, clean composition, all coming together just right for a stunning fashion photograph. In this course we’ll look at fashion photography from the ground up. If you've ever wanted to explore this challenging and potentially lucrative branch of photography, this is the course for you.
You can learn the most and have fun doing so if you immerse yourself into photography on an ongoing basis. Our Photo Explorers program meets once a month for a photo shoot with a photo editing session about 2 weeks after. The idea is to become part of an ongoing improvement cycle that will dramatically improve how you approach your photo shoots. Intended for students and photography enthusiasts alike, Photo Explorers runs year-round. You can join anytime. Hands-on workshops are free to Photo Explorers members. Model fees notwithstanding.
If you find yourself missing the assignments that were part of your C1M Academy courses, longing for inspiration on what to shoot next, or wishing for a quick refresher of basic photography skills, becoming a member of our Sharpshooters group might be right for you. You'll get access to a once-a-month webinar with a refresher lesson, and an image critique, critiquing a photo submitted by a member. Twice a month, a refresher lesson bundled with a photography assignment. The refresher lesson will be in more detail than the Quick Lesson in the webinar can cover.
If you've ever found yourself wishing for something to fill the gap while you wait for our next courses to start, or find that without a scheduled class, you're less motivated to take your camera out, becoming a member of our Lens Slingers group may be right for you. As a member, you'll get a once-a-month webinar with a Quick Lesson to keep your photography skills sharp, an image critique, critiquing a photo submitted by a member, and access to Walty’s Weekly Webinar, so you can ask any questions that crop up between Lens Slinger Webinars.
Inner Circle sessions are a chance to really let loose in the studio. First, we combine stunning models, sophisticated concepts, and advanced equipment into an unbeatable mix. Then we add our light wizardry. Then we stand back to admire the sheer awesomeness of what we've created. Everyone gets a chance to create, just to see what you can do. These sessions are invitation-only and they do require completion of at least our Beyond the Basics course. Getting an invitation, though, can be as simple as letting us know you're interested.