Workshops & Events

We are pleased to sponsor and support a number of workshops and events across the US.  Check back frequently for new event listings.


Online Education

Digital Classroom LIVE with Frank Doorhof

Worldwide Online Broadcast

“Small Flash with Power”

Join us in this 2-hour free, live, online interactive show.

September 11th at 3PM CEST / 5am PST / 8am EST

This is a live, interactive, free, online broadcast from our studio in Emmeloord.

More power means more control and ability to get the shot you want, right? And if you want complete control over your lights and don’t want to use really long extension cords for your studio flash, or if you don’t own any studio lights you use Speedlights / Small Flash / Compact Flash; there are so many names for these portable lights. And that is what Frank is going to show you in the 2 hour LIVE and free broadcast.

This episode is all about shooting models with Small Flash. Frank will use the Nissin flash to making stunning portraits. A lot of power helps but there are other options to really maximize your pictures, not only Photoshop and plugins. But for example, like where to place the lights, where to point it, using gels or FlashBenders. And don’t forget your model, styling with some props or special backgrounds. For the quickest and most efficient workflow Frank uses the light meter, and he will show you how.

Because we have several cameras in the studio you can see the whole setup and we zoom in on some important things you need to know shooting small flash. Not only the technical part, like the difference between TTL and Manual but much more.

After the shoot Frank will show you some tips and tricks in Photoshop on how to give your image that extra pop. See what presets and plug-ins Frank uses to get more special effects.

And the best thing is you can talk to Frank & the crew LIVE in the chat on YouTube or Facebook.

During digital classroom it’s also possible to send in your portrait pictures and Frank will critique them. Mail them to info@frankdoorhof.com

Join us in this 2-hour free, live, online interactive show on Wednesday, September 11, 3PM CEST

Special thanks to our sponsors:

BenQ Photographic Monitors & ExpoImaging  (Rogue Photographic & Nissin Flash)

 


The Key to Great People Photos Levels 1 & 2 with Gregg Cobarr

October 5th, 2019 at Samy's Camera in Santa Ana, CA

This workshop offered by photographer Gregg Cobarr is a crash course in people photography. In this class students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.  The topics that will be covered in Level 1 include:

  • Learn how to photograph in any type of light
  • Easily understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • Learn how to simplify using your camera and photograph as an “extension of yourself”
  • Learn exposure metering techniques
  • Know your camera so you can use your intuitive processes … the key to great photography
  • Leave “automatic” behind forever (at least most of the time) and take total control of your camera
  • Take this workshop and you will take better photos of your friends and loved ones.

Level 1 is being offered in the morning and Level 2 is offered in the afternoon.  Level 2 includes a live model shoot.


California Beach Look with Gregg Cobarr

October 12th, 2019 in Venice Beach, CA

Most photographers in California have either tried to photograph someone at a beach setting or have wanted to. This workshop is designed to not only give a photographer more confidence in shooting at the beach and surrounding areas, but to inspire the photographer by demonstrating a variety of techniques that will enable them to create professional looking “California Beach Look” images. This workshop will also help the photographer build a more interesting and exciting portfolio.


The Artful Eye of Fashion Photography (Part 2 On Location) with Gregg Cobarr

October 19th, 2019 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA

Photography has always been an important part of presenting the latest designs in fashion. This workshop series given by Gregg Cobarr explores how fashion can be presented using a unique approach – the clothes are just one part of the entire equation, not the entire visual content. Attendees will come away with a different understanding of what is possible in fashion photography and how rules are made to be broken.

November 2nd, 2019 at Samy's Camera in Pasadena, CA

This workshop offered by photographer Gregg Cobarr is a crash course in people photography. In this class students will learn how to take manual control of their camera using the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Gregg’s energy and enthusiasm ensures that everyone has a great time while they are learning.  The topics that will be covered in Level 1 include:

  • Learn how to photograph in any type of light
  • Easily understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO
  • Learn how to simplify using your camera and photograph as an “extension of yourself”
  • Learn exposure metering techniques
  • Know your camera so you can use your intuitive processes … the key to great photography
  • Leave “automatic” behind forever (at least most of the time) and take total control of your camera
  • Take this workshop and you will take better photos of your friends and loved ones.

Level 1 is being offered in the morning and Level 2 is offered in the afternoon.  Level 2 includes a live model shoot.

November 3rd - 6th, 2019 in Tempe, AZ

United is the premier conference for professional portrait and wedding photographers to come together and learn from amazing leaders in the industry. It is a time of refreshment and rejuvenation for entrepreneurs who work hard all year long and need to refuel. Some refer to United as ‘summer camp for photographers!’ and we completely agree, but you will leave with action steps to improve your business and life.