2-DAY INTENSIVE PREGNANCY-NEWBORN-MARKETING WORKSHOP

Nicoleta Raftu & Carmen Bergmann

Carmen Bergmann and Nicoleta Raftu are delighted to share with you their knowledge about art and business. The two-day complex workshop helps you take a step forward in maternity and newborn photography and also in organising your business as a photographer.

Nicoleta is an artist who captures the magic of pregnancy and the miracle of the newborns’ very first moments in this world in a unique way.

Using light, posing and editing that create masterpieces, Nicoleta leads her subjects into a refined and discreet universe.

Carmen runs two brands in several cities in Germany thus being recognised for the efficient way she organises her studio and coordinates her team.


WORKSHOP DETAILS:

  

28 October 2019

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Techniques to calm the newborns
Working with fabrics
Selecting and using props and outfits (favourite providers)
Safe work practices
Equipment, lenses, exposure, white balance
Session workflow
Posing
Bean bag style
Potato style
Basket style
Styling the setup
Wrapping techniques

EDITING

Workflow
Organising the pictures
Photoshop Actions
Layers

PHOTO CRITIQUE.

Make sure you bring along 3 pregnancy images and 3 newborn pictures to have them deeply analysed by their “professional eye”.


29 October 2019

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Shooting preparation;
Selecting the pregnancy dresses for shootings
Posing techniques
Lighting techniques:
- shooting with artificial light (flash and continuous light)
- silhouettes
- backlight
- 90-degree lighting
Camera angles
Composition

MARKETING

Fitting your products to the market
Differentiation
Adjusting your studio for efficiency
Organising your time-table (time is money)
Promoting your business
Pricing
Increasing your revenues
Re-marketing

SELF VALUE

YOU are your business
Believe in yourself
Fears & taking risks
Self Confidence
Use your personal energy in growing your business
Value yourself and your products
Making money vs being paid for a hobby

DATE AND LOCATION

DATE: October 28-29 2019
LOCATION: Munich, Germany

 

TIME:

9.30 - 19.30 (28.10.2019)
9.30 - 19.30 (29.10.2019)
 

INCLUDED:

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided
All images you take may be used in your portfolio
Certificate of participation

LIGHTING: Flash and continuous lights will be used
 

WHAT TO BRING:

DSLR camera
Your favourite lens - 24-70mm, 85mm, 50mm
Memory cards, camera charger
Notepad and pen
Memory stick with 3 pregnancy images & 3 newborn images taken by you
Participants must be comfortable using their camera in manual mode
Laptop is not required 

PRICE:

- 1200 EUR
- 950 EUR for the members of Carmen Bergmann Education Club

Payment:

350 EUR, prepayment at the moment of booking for securing your participation in workshop.
The remaining amount should be payed not later than one month before the workshop, that is 28.09.2019.

CANCELLATION:

Should you cancel after any payment is made, you will need to sell your seat in order to receive a refund. Please let us know as soon as possible prior to the class date so details can be transferred.


The workshop will be in English and fully translated in German.

NICOLETA RAFTU

Nicoleta is a photographer and a mentor with a distinctive sophistication. Her studio in Bucharest is one of the most elegant in Romania, an example of good practice in organizing a photo studio dedicated to maternity and newborn photography. She is passionate about working with carefully chosen fabrics and textures and creating her dresses she uses in the maternity sessions. The workshops she organizes are filled with energy and rich in information that open wide the gates of inspiration.

About Nicoleta, in Figures:

• 9 years of experience in newborn, maternity and family photography;
• over 1000 newborns photographed;
• over 60 maternity dresses created by Nicoleta and used in her studio;

ABOUT CARMEN



After a career of nearly 20 years in communication, marketing and business, Carmen has devoted herself to photography. In a few years her studio become successful in Munich. The experience of building her own business in photography inspired Carmen to support other photographers with their first steps in business. She loves to assist them during initial development. She is skilled in making the business topics understandable and her workshops inspire and motivate photographers.

Nicoleta's Studio

It shows Nicoleta's natural tendency towards elegance and perfection.

Previous Workshops

All the workshops involves you actively in practically exercises, under your mentor's careful guidance.

You will be allowed to use the pictures you have taken during the course to promote your studio.

Once you attend the workshop, you get a free membership of Carmen Bergmann Education Club, where your mentors will constantly guide you in the future and where you will meet a community of people like you.

Our workshops are in English and fully translated in the language of the country which hosts the workshop.

Ask for details or book a workshop now.

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