Is 2014 the year you have decided to finally do something about your dream of shooting beautiful fashion imagery? Maybe you've just finished uni or school and have a burning desire to get behind the lens and make a career of it. Or maybe you're already a photographer and want to branch out into fashion as well. If this sounds like you, then check out one or both of these workshops being run by our good friends at Kingsize Studios... BLOG WORKSHOP ($135.00) Saturday 18th January, 10am - 4pm For this one-off event we have invited the biggest names in the New Zealand Blogosphere to share their experiences and advice on what it takes to produce a World class blog. Photographer Oliver Rose hosts: Katherine Lowe - Katherine is Awesome Emma Gleason - Rag Pony / Glassons Aych - Aych Blog Danny, Mino, Chin & Alex - FOUREYES The blog experts will discuss a range of relevant blog topics: WHY BLOG? Blog history lesson - Best Blogs in the World - Opportunities for Bloggers - Learning / Experience - Fun + fame WHAT IS A BLOG? Finding your voice - What to blog about NUTS & BOLTS. Technical aspects - Wordpress / Blogger etc. platforms WRITING. Inspiration - Engaging readers - Creating a following PHOTOGRAPHY. What to shoot. Camera + equipment selection - Editing - Video content DESIGN / BRANDING. Creating a recognisable brand - Style + feel Saturday 18th January 2014. Kingsize Studios, 27 Sackville Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland 10am - 4pm. Please arrive at 9:30am for a 10am start. Refreshments and a light lunch included. INTRODUCTION TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY ($155.00) Saturday 25th January, 10am - 4pm Oliver Rose & Luke White host an intensive day covering the essentials for people starting out in fashion photography and for those generally wanting to take their photography to the next level. They will concentrate on the creative and technical components of a successful fashion shoot as well as the business aspect. Including a live fashion shoot, they will discuss: • Research • Preparation • Posing and working with inexperienced models • Manipulating natural light • Studio lighting • Camera technique • Styling, make-up, hair • Building + working with a team • Business If you're a graduate, a blogger, someone who is interested in building a career in fashion photography, a school leaver, or simply someone who loves fashion photography - this is an essential course. Oliver Rose is a full time professional fashion photographer who shot his first paid job in 2010 while still studying. He now works with many of New Zealand's biggest fashion companies as well as regularly shooting fashion stories for magazines such as Remixand Black. Oliver's next step will be moving overseas in the first half of 2014. Luke White is the head of education at Kingsize where he leads a variety of workshops on studio and location photography, flash lighting, film-making and more. He writes a regular piece on studio photography for D-Photo and an article on film-making for The Photographers Mail. Saturday 25th January 2014 Kingsize Studios, 27 Sackville Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland 10am - 4pm. Please arrive at 9:30am for a 10am start. Refreshments and a light lunch included. This workshop is the perfect companion to the Blog Workshop on Saturday 18th January. Book both together for the very special rate of $269.