Kitchen Sink Workshop | ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
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NO SLEEP TIL AWESOME


Two days. Six models. Nine photographers. No naps. Right in the heart of Huntsville, Texas, this is not a workshop for hobby photographers or folks looking for a relaxing retreat. We’ve put the “work” back in “workshop” and designed an intensive senior photography training experience focused on improving skills and developing business solutions to take you and your business to the next level of awesome. During your time at KSW, we will work from 9 am to around Midnight for two days of hands-on senior photoshoots, makeup and hair demonstrations, and in-depth discussions on everything from pricing to editing to branding. We. Do. Work.

Topics  Covered


BRANDING

What’s in a name? How does color tell a story? Why isn’t a “logo” a brand? We will cover all of these questions and more. You’ll also walk away with “Branding Truth” by Braizen’s Tyrie Smith.

MARKETING

Chances are you’ve done some marketing, but chances are also that you’ve done it wrong. Learn all about better utilizing your website, social media, and the ins and outs of creating a real marketing strategy.

NETWORKING

As the old adage goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Learn how building a strong network of outside professionals to assist your business can be the difference between getting by and making bank.

PRICING

Hey, guess what. You’re not charging enough and you’re not maximizing your time for getting the most out of your shoots. Learn how to tier, price goods and services, manage your books without the headaches, maximize your profit and optimize your client workflow without hard selling your clients.

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

We are going to geek out on our gear, get in-depth on identifying locations, illuminate the topic of natural light, and learn all about posing and composition. This is probably everyone’s favorite session, our goal is to improve your skill set.

CLIENT WORKFLOW

All about keeping clients on task through clear contract language, but also about building a memorable experience from the shoot to the ordering session to delivery. Amanda will teach you how to make time spent on your business extremely efficient while keeping your personal life chaos free through business planning. Includes “Laying Down the Law” by Rachel Benke.

POST PROCESSING

Hey, let’s talk about color, black & white, vintage, and all the ways to add new dimension to your photography. This hands-on session aims to up your post-processing game and help give you diversity in your final products.

PREMIER ORDERING SESSIONS

What to take, how to reveal, and the psychology of the sale all wrapped up in a nice, neat session. Learn how to transform an ordering session from a sales visit to an event for your client that adds even more to their overall experience.

BRASS TACKS

Investment in the KSW is $2,500 which is due in its entirety upon booking your KSW seat. That payment does NOT include food, flight, or accommodations. We will, however, provide you with info on where to fly into and we will have a hotel block reserved at a rate of $125/night for all KSW students. Additionally, attendees will receive a HUGE Kitchen Sink Workbook and thumb drive FULL of information, templates, and video tutorials.

THE FINE PRINT


All attendees must be professional photographers who are licensed business owners, possessing DBA, business tax ID number, and meeting any other requirements as indicated by the state of incorporation. You must live or run your business OUTSIDE of a 300 mileage radius from The Woodlands, Texas. All sales are final and non-refundable. In the case of an emergency, workshop dates may be transferred. Additionally, KSW workshop seats may be sold to or donated to another photographer who meets workshop requirements and signs the KSW contract. All attending photographers are required to agree to and sign a workshop contract including a non-disclosure agreement and non-compete/solicitation agreement.

ABOUT AMANDA

 

In the last decade, Amanda Holloway has worked tirelessly to gain the reputation as one of the top SENIOR photographers in the industry, earning the respect of peers around the world and accolades from industry print and web media outlets, including top honors from publications such as Lemonade & Lenses, Denim+Grace, Senior Style Guide, and Modern Teen Style. Amanda’s approach to both business and photography is fresh and modern with bold, rich color. This is the experience and reputation that KSW attendees can expect. Through KSW, photographers get a hands-on workshop from one of the top senior photographers in the world.