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The 2019 Senior Films Workshop

  March 5-6 in Sandestin, FL

March 5-6 Workshop:

The Senior Films Workshop was designed to teach professional PHOTOGRAPHERS how to create films for their portrait clients allowing you to stand out in your market; separating you from the competition & opening up a whole new realm of possibilites. This workshop provides hands-on training beginning where you are. You're not even required to know where the video button is located on your dslr...

This Senior Films Workshop takes place in Sandestin, Florida, directly after the SYNC Conference in the same location! Going to SYNC? Stay two extra days & get your VIDEO learn on! Not going to SYNC??? (First of all, why not? & second of all, you are missing out!) But you are still more than welcome at the Senior Films Sandestin Workshop!

This is a cozy workshop, but it is also an INTENSE workshop... it's meant to have you reeling with new ideas when you leave; with a new technique & confidence in your new skill; refreshed & ready to offer something brand new to your clients. Join me for a 2 FULL-DAY learning experience that literally teaches you EVERY SINGLE THING you need to know to shoot, edit & create your very own Senior Films. You also receive a workbook covering absolutely everything you learn during the workshop, in addition to editing videos - you know, just in case you forget something once you get home... During the workshop, YOU will create your very own film & you will edit your very own film! 

(Please note: attendees must live & operate their business outside of a 150 mile radius from zip code 32063.)

The Details:


Class begins at 8am on Tuesday, March 5th & ends as late as needed March 6th so don't plan on leaving Sandestin until March 7th. :)

Tuesday includes a live demonstration to show you exactly how I work with my clients, then hands-on training & shooting with models all afternoon with basic editing beginning after a home-cooked, complimentary dinner. Wednesday morning begins with in-depth editing & more hands-on training/shooting with models all afternoon; finishing up with Q&A and more editing after dinner (complimentary, home-cooked). 

While we have a specific start time each morning - classtime, Q&A, or just general chit chat can run pretty late into the evening - so make sure to get plenty of rest prior to the workshop because these few days are EPIC! (And if you're attending SYNC - may I suggest a SLEEP MARATHON the week leading up to SYNC & SENIOR FILMS!)


The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is a STUNNING location with luxurious rooms, beautiful courtyards & limitless areas to photograph/film. If you are attending SYNC, you will simply reserve your room through the 6th & check out on the 7th. If you are not attending SYNC, please contact the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort: 855-516-1090 and request a room close to Baytowne Wharf - checking in March 4th & out March 7th.

Classtime will take place in the Workshop Condo. A variety of snack foods, desserts & beverages will be provided everyday, along with 2 home-cooked dinners both nights of class. Both lunches - as a group - at the restaurants in Baytowne Wharf (breakfast and lunch are the only meals you are responsible for). In order to keep the workshop at a managable & comfy size, seats are LIMITED to 10 attendees.

Travel & Cost

The workshop is located at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Sandestin, FL. The closest major airport is Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport, FL. which is located about 45 minutes from the resort. 

The cost of the workshop is $1500.00 & can be split into 2 payments (however, those who PAY IN FULL will receive their WORKBOOK immediately). This includes 2 home-cooked dinners plus snacks & beverages throughout the workshop, your Senior Films Workbook & Editing Videos in addition to the actual workshop itself. (Flight & rental car, if needed, are not included.)


What if I don't photograph Seniors? While all of the models will be Seniors, everybit of the technique taught during the workshop can be applied to couples, boudoir, families, children & newborns. In fact, the workbook discusses how to work with other genres of photography for filming purposes. I have taught many photographers who specialize in other genres aside from Seniors.

Can I see what other attendees have created on their own after learning from you? Absolutely! Click HERE to check out the examples sent to me by previous attendees.

What is a realistic goal for shooting & editing times once I practice & implement what I learn at Senior Films? I spend no more than 15-20 minutes of my session time shooting video & my editing time is under 2 hours from start to finish (NOT including wedding films, of course). Attendees have reached these time goals, as well. 

What extra gear or software do I need in order to attend? You need 3 things: a camera with video capability, THIS specific monopod (click here), and Final Cut Pro X editing software if you are a Mac user/Premier Pro for PC.