Emerging Photographer Jump Start Package

Emerging Photographer Jump Start Package


Winner: Catherine Johnson AND Eric Bartel. We had a tough time with the tie, so we have to go with both.
I will need to hear from you two very very quickly so we can find a date and a time.

For all other entries… you win as well.

July 28 – 29, 2012 : The Emerging Photographer “Jump Start” Workshop is for you.

You are already enrolled, and there is no cost to you for this workshop.
We will be video taping the lectures and demonstrations, so you will be on camera.

This is a Saturday / Sunday.

It will be warm in Phoenix, but we will have our workshop in my studio.
After hour shooting will be arranged, as will several other fun things.

Please let me know ASAP if you are planning to attend. This workshop/seminar will be the same as the One on One, but in a class situation. We start at 9am, and end at 5pm. That leaves plenty of time for dinner and some personal shooting. There will be a fun after-shoot dinner at La Tolteca (authentic Mexican Food near my studio).

  • Personal portfolio review with me.
  • Two fun lighting demos
  • Workbook
  • Copy of the Video Program
  • A solid approach to building your business
And again… this is ONLY available for the entrants in this contest. If you entered, you are already enrolled… we just have to know if you are planning to come.
Thanks to ALL who entered this contest!
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McKenzie Stewart
 Heather Hummel
 Paul Morton
 Steve Slate
 Juan Prieto
 Shandi Kay
 Treva White
 Richard A. Heckler
 Carolyn McIntosh
 Tim Denison
 Kirsten Eitreim
 Keith Knasiak
 Fran Ruchalski
 Bob Knill
 Adam Bendig
 Ken Yau
 Jackie Valmonte
 Sally Carless Photography
 Eric Bartel / Planr Photography
 Catherine Johnson
Alison Staud

I am just starting the last day of my creativeLIVE workshop.

To say I have had fun is a total understatement… not fun… pure joy. Teaching is one of those things I love doing.

A lot.

I wanted to do something cool for a grand prize, so I have teamed up with Selina Maitreya and we are offering an “Emerging Photographer “Jump Start” package.

This includes a full two day lighting/photography/identity workshop with me in my studio (in Phoenix, so you will have to get there… travel and accommodations are your responsibility), and a full set of Clarion Call recordings from Selina.

The total value of this Jump Start is over $3500…

And it will be won by one photographer.

To enter, tell us about yourself. What are you doing now, and what are your goals. How ready are you to go go go…

This should be no more than 1000 words.

Attach 10 of your favorite images.

They have to be submitted by May10, and you must be able to do this workshop with me by the end of June, 2012.

Send the email with your written material attached as a PDF please.

Images should be zipped and no more than 1000 pixels on the longer side.

And send them to don.giannatti@gmail.com – and I will let you know that we have received them.

Selina and I will announce the winners on May 20, 2012. Here.
(NOTE: Due to the volume, the winner will be announced on Monday, May 28. Thanks for your patience.)

You can read more about Selina Maitreya and her incredible marketing work for photographers here.

Great luck to you… I hope you take advantage of this offer and submit your best work.



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Hi, I'm wizwow - also known as Don Giannatti. Photography has been the focus of my life for most of my adult years. I have written three books for Amhearst Media (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: keyword 'don giannatti'. Lighting Essentials is my flagship blog and e-zine with a slightly different slant than most photography related sites. If you are interested in becoming a better photographer, check out Project 52 Pros.

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. My last studio lighting experience was with Milton Halberstadt, too long ago! You are a wonderful teacher and your philosophy combined with up-to-the-minute knowledge is making it a fabulous experience that will create a lasting inspiration. Thank you!