2 Weeks ago, I had the privilege of teaching the third ONE DAY INTENSIVE, in Chicago. The gracious Amanda Hein hosted the workshop in her beautiful studio downtown. I wanted to give you a feel for what we do at the ONE DAY INTENSIVE, so I thought I'd share with you some of the photos take by attendee Otto Rascon.
I think that the thing I am most excited about with each of these Intensives, is that they are limited to such an intimate group of photographers. This isn't a mass workshop, and the size really lends itself to incredible conversations. In every city, I find that I walk away completely blown away by the amazing group of photographers that I get to spend a day with. I find that I walk away better because I had a chance to rub shoulders with people who are committed to making both their photography - AND their business - better.
The whole idea behind the intensives has been to get 8-12 photographers together and spend a day digging deep into the business side of photography. Being a professional photographer is about a lot more than cameras and photographs. For a lot of us, the business side can be really overwhelming, so I wanted to create an experience where photographers could come and not just hear about best practices - but process them together.
We really focus in on the nitty gritty, and the idea is to develop a plan. Sometimes that requires difficult conversations, but I think that we all come out stronger on the other side. One of the things that I think really helps is that we only focus on 5 key areas. We spend our entire day unpacking best practices in 5 areas that can really help us grow and manage our business. I'm not very good when it comes to trying to focus on too many things, and I think it can just be even more overwhelming. So we limit the scope to 5 things that you can do something about right away. Again, the goal is to talk away with a plan that you can put in action immediately.
So, who should really be attending these INTENSIVES? Truthfully, I've had people who have been in business less than 6 months, and photographers that have been in business for 20 years. I think that both ends of the spectrum can find huge value in investing a day in making their business better.
The bottom line is this: The ONE DAY INTENSIVE is designed to help you get focused, help you be intentional, and help you be inspired to build a business that fits your life. If you want to learn more, I'd love for you to jump over to the workshop page. There are still spots available in San Francisco, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Phoenix. There are a few other cities that we're working on as well, and I'd love to see you there!