Just wanted to post about a really awesome workshop that our awesome friend J Sandifer just told us about! The Roots Workshop is in Cape Cod this July and it sounds AMAZING. It's all about getting back to the roots of what photojournalism really means. J is not only helping out with the workshop, he's also going to be there as a student and I think that speaks volumes about how valuable this is going to be. Here is some more info, so make sure to check it out. Seriously, how awesome does this sound?!
"Wedding photojournalism is a popular buzz word in our industry. But few know that photojournalism actually refers to news photography. Instead of just adopting the trendy style, invest the time to truly learn the craft.
Roots Workshop is an introduction to photojournalism for already-established wedding photographers interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the roots of this chosen genre. Taught by some of the best photographers and photo editors in the country (including visual editors from National Geographic and Newsday) and wedding photographers with a background in news photography (including Greg Gibson, Jennifer Domenick and Emilie Sommer), Roots is different than other wedding photography workshops because it blends students with staff who have actual experience in the editorial photography, all living together under the same roof.
The workshop's final night will include a sunset harbor cruise with live music and a clambake not to be missed! There will also be a slideshow of student work and newspaper mock-ups of each picture story designed by a graphic designer. This is the only wedding photography workshop that begins with an assignment and ends with a finished layout suitable for publication.
The staff line-up includes Greg Gibson, Arnold and Andrea Miller, Kevin Eans, Jennifer Domenick, Tyler Wirken, Vince DeWitt and Emilie Sommer. Roots is sponsored by Adobe, News Wedding Photographers, liveBooks and ShootQ. For more information, please visit http://www.rootsworkshop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. "
J was so awesome to come down and speak to our PUG group a couple weeks back (can't believe we're just getting around to posting about this now!!) and he ROCKED the house!! We had by far our largest turnout yet- 54 PHOTOGRAPHERS!!- and everyone was blown away by J! He talked all about how to get the most out of our websites and then ended the night by giving away one FREE website and a $500 gift certificate for another one! We met J this past May at the Chicago PartnerCon and he has quickly become one of our absolute favorite people in the industry. You will not find a more genuine, kind, generous heart around. He's just one of those people you instantly fall in love with and hope to know for a very loooong time! We love you J!!!
Here are some fun pics of the night's festivities stolen from the adorable Joy Moody's blog...who also was the big winner of the night!
us, Joy, and J