WORKSHOP SYNOPSIS

Date: July 14th-15th | Bangalore | Contact: +91-9620830837
2 Days of Extensive Newborn and Toddler Photography Masterclass

“Shooting with Sandra” Workshops have many facets. Sandra will be showcasing how she creates those magical memories for parents of their prized possessions whilst keeping safety as her number 1 priority. She will endeavor to focus on how she soothes and calm the babies to get them in the desired poses most parents want to walk away with whilst Never jeopardising their safety. The workshop will show how she uses Natural light to get those perfect straight out of Camera images that allows us to use easy editing techniques that will create that dreamy smooth baby skin.

The workshop will work through Sandra’s posing work flow concentrating on Newborns, Newborns with siblings, Newborns with parents, an effective Sitter session Babies who have just learned to sit alone without assistance (6-9 months), Props, Equipment, Social Media, Client relations, Pricing and other business matters. Sandra is an open book, so you can ask any questions and she will be happy to answer.

We have an ADD-ON too. There will be many Vouchers from Sandra’s fav prop vendors that attendees can walk away with to use to begin their journey into the newborn world. Also you will be added into a closed group on facebook group where Sandra can answer any continuing questions and give feedback on future images they wish to gain help with.

Sharing is caring! Share this amazing master class with your fellow Photographers.

ABOUT THE MENTOR

“My Story”

I believe art and vision are embedded in someone’s heart and soul.

Becoming a “photographer” was a given for me from when I was a little girl. I was the one carrying around the little disposable camera and making sure I capture all the interesting moments that happened in my life.

When going through High School, (being from an ethnic background) the arts isn’t looked at as something that will have a lasting career in or bring in the supposed dough that a “doctor” would! So like an obedient daughter I choose 3 unit Modern History and crushed the dreams of becoming a photographer when I was 16 years old.

I then went on to be a high school teacher for the next 9 years, teaching social science and worked hard to be the best teacher I could be, even though my heart was never in it. I loved working with children but despised all the other extra work that came with the job title. So it wasn’t until I became a mother in 2006 and then again in 2009 that the love and passion began to grow and started to capture and document my children’s daily lives.

I then realized that this is my calling and took a huge risk in my life and quit my permanent Full-Time government position and pursue the passion that I knew would succeed! I have never looked back and I have worked my utmost best to not only be a photographer but to be the best in my genre/style of photography. Working with newborns requires a lot of patience, persistence, and courage, qualities I believe that have helped me in my previous life experiences as a teacher and as a mother which is my biggest advantage.

I have won several State awards, and have had my work featured on several online platforms and magazines with many videos becoming viral in the virtual world and also showcasing my skills to other potential newborn photographers while conducting Newborn posing workshops domestically and internationally. I am extremely proud of what I have built for myself and have worked so hard to gain a fantastic reputation on a local and global scale. Reach for the Stars 🙂

Follow Photography by Sandra.

Pay Booking Amount

The total cost of the workshop is INR ₹38,850/- per person. You can confirm your spot just by paying the booking amount of INR ₹15,000/- (rest of the amount you can pay before or during the workshop). In case if you want to make full payment the payment options will be shared upon inquiry.

Workshop Outline

The Course content will cover:

  • Newborn Poses
  • Wrapping
  • Using Props
  • Workflow (how I would shoot a session)
  • Maximising the number of different images to fill galleries
  • Natural Lighting
  • Camera Settings
  • Camera Angles
  • Parent Posing
  • Sibling Posing
  • Safe Posing Composites
  • Settling Techniques
  • Sitter Session – Posing, outfit changes and maximizing setups to fill galleries
  • Post Processing
  • Editing Techniques
  • Photoshop – Actions and hand edit
  • Finding your style!

The first day will be focused on newborn setup, newborn posing, and business.  Using newborn models, Sandra will guide you through a typical newborn session, showing my pose to pose transitions, angles, soothing methods, etc.  You will be able to photograph some setups for your own portfolio, with Sandra there next to you, guiding you with your own angles to get that perfect SOOC shot. Sandra strongly believes in a hands-on approach to my teaching, so Sandra will be right there to help and answer any questions you might have.

We will also have a thorough business discussion, where Sandra will be an open book.

You will be welcome to raise your own questions at any time – all questions are welcomed.

  1.  Newborn Setup

Parent preparation
Lighting and Equipment
White Balance
Room preparation
Choosing setups

  1. Timeless Newborn Posing

– Structured posing workflow with prop and bean bag posing

– Maximising variety within each setup

– Smooth posing transitions

– Methods for quicker session times

– Wrapping awake or unsettled babies

  1. Parent and Sibling posing

– how to work with siblings and a newborn

– posing newborns with parents alone, as a couple and then a family

The second day will be focused on working with newborns in props, An older sitting baby (6-9 months) and editing.  

Sandra will aim to show how using certain props can assist in making your galleries look that more special adding to your classic. Sandra will take you through a typical Sitter session, demonstrating how to work with babies in this tricky age range.

Just as in day 1, you will be able to photograph some setups for your own portfolio, with her full assistance in choosing angles and settings to get that perfect SOOC shot.

The afternoon will be dedicated to post-production. Sandra will go over her complete post-processing workflow, using ACR and Photoshop CS6, so that you can watch a gallery come together from start to finish.  

You are welcome to take notes or follow along on your own laptop.

  1.  Newborn Prop Shots

– Parent preparation

– Room preparation

– Choosing setups

– Maximising variety within each setup

– Methods for VERY quick session times

– Structured posing workflow with prop and bean bag posing

  1.  Sitter Session

– Client/Baby preparation

– Choosing outfits with the parents

– Making your babies feel comfortable

– What happens when babies don’t cooperate (real life)

– Maximising variety in your maternity sessions

  1.  Post-production and Workflow

– Methods for increasing productivity and workflow speed

– Fixing colours and skin tones in ACR

– Hand-edits from start to finish

– Creating your own actions in Photoshop (flattening, duplicating, batch editing and batch saving)

GLAMFLAME STUDIOS

Address2nd Floor, 1554, 19th Main Rd, Agara Village, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102 Phone: +91-9620830837

WORKSHOP FEE

INR ₹38,850/- per person
Includes lunch, tea/coffee, snacks and applicable taxes. You can also confirm your spot just by paying a non-refundable booking amount of INR 15,000/- (rest of the amount you can pay before or during the workshop). Payment options will be shared upon inquiry.

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the ill-fated event if you wish to cancel your booking after the payment, you will receive a credit note that can be used to avail of any of our services listed on our website, for:

a) 100% of the amount if you cancel before 30 days of the Workshop date,
or
b) 50% of the amount if you cancel before 15 days of the Workshop date

No credit note will be issued for canceling 2weeks prior to the Workshop date or for failing to attend the Workshop without prior intimation, and no cash refunds will be made under any circumstances.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    • I am a complete beginner in photography. Is this Workshop recommended for me?Of-course! GlamFlame always plans it’s workshop in such a way that both beginners and professionals can attend it. Our pre-workshop requisites are very well designed and informative. If you are a complete beginner, you should sign up for the Workshop right away, as we’re sure you’ll find it really helpful!
    • I don’t have a DSLR and have only a compact digital camera. Will this Workshop still be useful for me?Yes. The fundamental concepts of digital photography are common to DSLR and compact digital cameras, so it will still be useful, and you’ll be able to try a majority of the discussed concepts practically if your compact camera has manual controls. However, in order to make the most out of the Workshop, we recommend you hire a DSLR .
    • How do I register for the Workshop?You can register for the Workshop by clicking on the BOOK NOW! tab and filling out the registration form, or transferring the booking amount directly to our company account, details will be shared upon inquiry. You can reach us on +91-9620830837
    • How do I pay the Workshop fee?We have multiple payment options including online transfer, from which you may choose one as per your convenience. More details can be shared upon inquiry.
    • What should I get to the Workshop?
      • An open mind and learning attitude.
      • A  memory card/pen drive with sufficient space for the tutorial videos.
      • 50mm or 35mm prime lens (a 24-70 zoom will also work, but keep in mind you will be shooting at higher ISO’s, due to the more narrow aperture)
      • A macro lens is not required, but recommended, as we will be doing macro work for both newborns and older babies.
      • Pen Tablet, if available.
      • Your laptop with the following software installed on it.
        • Photoshop cs6 or cc
        • Camera raw
        • Lightroom cs6 or cc
        • A screen recording software if you want to record your screens during the post-processing sessions. (optional)
    • I have paid for the Workshop but cannot attend. Can I get a refund?
      Kindly check our cancellation policy. 

OVERVIEW

Local transport: Cab and auto
Exertion level: Easy
Accommodation: Hotels
Meals: Lunch and Tea/coffee snacks included
Type of photography: Newborn and Family
Weather in July: Average 32°C

Can Be Arranged Upon Request:
Up to 3 Nights Hotel accommodation with private bath and toilet
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
Ground transport

*The additional cost hast to be born by the individual

Excludes:
Transport to/from Workshop Location
Visa for India
Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance