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Refocus Retreat 2019

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Portrait
Wedding Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Newborn & Maternity
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Technical / Workflow / Editing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Optional Activities
Self Improvement
Pets & Animal Photography
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Friday 24th May
Friday 24th May
Saturday 25th May
Saturday 25th May
Landscape Walks ( Optional)
6:30 am - 8:00 am
With Janis House
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Optional Activities

LANDSCAPE WALKS

Join Janis on her morning landscape walks to learn how she takes in and captures the environment with her unique perspective.

Breakfast
6:30 am - 9:00 am

Keynote - Large Group Activity
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Portrait Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Self Improvement

Keynote - Large Group Activity
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Commercial Portraits - With Stef King
Portrait Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Self Improvement

MORNING TEA

1A Introduction to Social Media
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
With Melbourne Social Co.
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

1B - Jo Howell - The Magic of a single prop - Pet & Portrait Photography
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
WithJo Howell
Portrait Stream
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing
Pets & Animal Photography

The Magic of a Single Prop

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1C - Wedding Photography
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
With Kelly Tunney
Wedding Stream
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Wedding Photography

1D Portfolio Intensive
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
with Sally Brownbill
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Self Improvement

BUFFET LUNCH
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2A - Prep for an exhibition
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
with Grace Costa
Business & Sales
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

PREP FOR AN EXHIBITION

- Personal projects - The purpose of exhibiting your work - How to leverage your exhibition once it’s launched - Gallery proposals, contracts and fees - Artist statements and writing about your work - Theme your work - Price your work - Display options and printing - Marketing and PR - Group Vs Solo - Which gallery suits me - Budget calculator and expenses - What’s the point of exhibiting your work - Timelines and boundaries - Limited edition

2B The Portrait Customer Experience
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
with Natalie Howe
Portrait Stream
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing
Pets & Animal Photography

2C Mock Birth
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
With Lacey Barratt
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

2D Traditional Process
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Afternoon Tea

3A Documentary & Street Photography
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
with Kelly Champion
Fashion & Editorial
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

3B Maternity Photography
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
with Jodie Andrews
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Maternity Photography

Learn the basics of Maternity Flow posing and creative lighting techniques using strobes to get the most variety out of your Maternity Sessions.     We will also be discussing fabrics and clothing options. If weather permits we will be heading outdoors so footwear will be required for this class.  

3C Portfolio Intensive
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
with Sally Brownbill
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Self Improvement

3D Social Media Strategy
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
with Social Media Co
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel

FREE TIME
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dinner Keynote - Sally Brownbill
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedding Stream
Presentation or Panel

DINNER 7.15pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Activity
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
TBC
Optional Activities

Sunday 26th May
Sunday 26th May
Landscape Walks ( Optional)
6:30 am - 8:00 am
With Janis House
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Optional Activities

LANDSCAPE WALKS

Join Janis on her morning landscape walks to learn how she takes in and captures the environment with her unique perspective.

Breakfast
6:30 am - 8:30 am

Keynote - Large Group Activity
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Introduction to Video for Photographers - with Karen Alsop
Portrait Stream
Fashion & Editorial
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Self Improvement

MORNING TEA

4A Newborn Photography
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
with Jodie Andrews
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Newborn Photography

This class is designed to teach you the basics of running a newborn studio.    We will be covering everything from studio lighting, baby safety, flow wrapping and soothing newborns to posing workflows and how to style your session.   Allow me to show you how I run my sessions and improve your workflow techniques to help you be as efficient as you can be.   

4B Advanced Photoshop to Print
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
With Keren Dobia
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Advanced Photoshop to Print. Shows final editing touches, profiling and preparing image for advanced print.

2B Wedding workflow for happy clients
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
With Natalie Howe
Portrait Stream
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel

Portrait and Wedding Sales

4D Portfolio Intensive
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
with Sally Brownbill
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Self Improvement

Long BUFFET Lunch, Group Mentoring, Print Workshops & Mini Massages
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Long Lunch, Group Mentoring, Print Workshops & Mini Massages
Self Improvement
Optional Activities

Long Lunch, in which you can choose to do some extra print workshops with Epson & Kayell, get a mini massage, join a group mentoring session, sit back and relax, or get outside shooting for the print competition! Your choice!

5A Intimate Mother
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
With Lacey Barratt
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Intimate Mother

5B Equine Photo Shoot
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
With Grace Costa
Portrait Stream
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

EQUINE LIVE SHOOT Discuss tools and equipment choice Setting up backdrop and lights Discuss the vision for the image How to prepare the horse and owner with expectations and instructions Understand animal body language Live shoot – shoot to laptop if necessary

5C Intermediate /Advanced Social Media
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
With Melbourne Social Co
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel

5D Workshop - Janis House
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Landscape / Traditional Process / Fine Art
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Afternoon Tea

6A Composite & Editing in Photoshop
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
with Keren Dobia
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

6B Family Photography
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
with Kelly Champion
Portrait Stream
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

6C Fashion Shoot
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
with Stef King
Fashion & Editorial
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Dinner Keynote - Kelly Tunney
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wedding Stream
Presentation or Panel

DINNER 7.15pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Social Activity
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Optional Activities

Monday 27th May
Monday 27th May
Breakfast
6:30 am - 9:00 am

Keynote - Keren Dobia
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Portrait Stream

MORNING TEA

7A Creative Fine Art Shoot
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Keren Dobia
Wedding Stream
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

7B Advanced Wedding Studio
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
with Kelly Tunney
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Newborn & Maternity
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

7C Personal Branding
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
With Lacey Barratt
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

7D Portfolio Intensive
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
with Sally Brownbill
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop
Self Improvement

BUFFET LUNCH
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

8A Shooting in all Conditions
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With Natalie Howe
Portrait Stream
Wedding Stream
Business & Sales
Hands On / Shooting Workshop

8B Retouching and Beauty Editing
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With Stef King
Business & Sales
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

8C Streamlining Business Processes
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
with Jodie Andrews
Portrait Stream
Business & Sales
Social Media & Marketing
Presentation or Panel
Technical / Workflow / Editing

Close & Goodbyes - 2.30 - 3.30pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Presentation or Panel

Refocus Retreat 2019