Workshops & Events

We are pleased to sponsor and support a number of workshops and events across the US.  Check back frequently for new events listings.  If you're interested in workshops in your area or would like to see a particular workshop topic presented, shoot us an email!

Upcoming Workshops 

Location Lighting Workshops with Rick Friedman

March 29th, 2016 through July 14th 2016

Massachusetts, New York, & Canada

This dynamic, intensive, interactive workshop is designed for portrait photographers, photojournalists, corporate and event photographers, wedding photographers, and serious amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of lighting.  The workshop begins with creating interesting light with one Speedlight, progresses through using multiple Speedlites with many different light modifiers, using grip equipment, adding colors to your images and ends with mixing both Speedlights and studio strobes. 

To learn about portable lighting techniques that have enabled Rick Friedman to capture his on location, award-winning imagery around the world, sign up and join in for one of his upcoming workshops.



Lighting: Big, Small, and Natural

June 5th through June 9th, 2016

International Center of Photography - New York City, NY

Lighting is key to defining the mood, texture, and concept of any photograph. This dynamic workshop covers three types of lighting: studio strobes with umbrellas, softboxes, and grid spots; portable flash with modifiers, used off camera and by remote; and natural light with reflectors and diffusers. We will start in the studio with power packs and monolights, covering all of the standard grip equipment, one to three light setups, metering techniques, and exposure and color control. Next, we will work with the portable flash, using it in locations with no access to AC power. By the time we get to natural light, your ability to “see” and understand the direction, quality, and depth of light will have been refined. Finally, we will combine strobes and ambient light to balance both exposure and color, providing the photographer with great creative options. This is a technical class, with demos and shooting every day.



Portraits Unplugged with Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis

June 11th and June 12th, 2016

Hunt's Photo - Melrose, MA

Portraits Unplugged is all about natural light, nothing technical or mechanical. Bobbi teaches you how to find and work with natural light to make flattering and dynamic portraits of any subject. The beauty of available light is its ability to describe your subject from powerful and strong to soft and creamy.

Lee will take the captured images to the next level with Lightroom and Photoshop enhancement techniques on skin for quick fixes and complete makeovers that don’t require special artistic talent, but instead utilize the power inherent in the basic software without extra plug-ins or extensions.

This workshop will raise your level of awareness and help you be a better natural light photographer.

Students must be familiar with their cameras and lenses. A medium telephoto lens if suggested.



Robert Harrington London Speedlight Workshop Series

June 24th through June 26th, 2016

London, U.K.

Join 'Explore Photography London' with an entire weekend dedicated to speedlighting, portraiture and boudoir workshops in London with talented U.S. photographer Robert Harrington, a speedlight and lighting pro!

Join Bob Friday with the group for a social meetup and drinks to discuss techniques and lighting, this night is an open event!

Sign up for Saturday's 'Portraiture and Headshots with Speedlights', an interactive, hands-on full day lighting workshop. Whether you shoot portraits, headshots, weddings, fashion, events, or anything in between, getting great images quickly with the least amount of fuss and gear is vital and this is where Bob excels.

Join the group on Saturday evening for an Exclusive Boudoir Shoot. The workshop will take place on location in a great hotel room in Central London with a small group of lucky photographers! He’ll show you how to maximise the environment effectively and get great boudoir images quickly and with minimal gear.

Finish off the weekend with Bob's 'One Speedlight - 16 Looks' Workshop on Sunday!



Portrait Lighting Techniques: Studio and Natural with Bobbi Lane

July 24th through July 30th, 2016

Rockport, ME

This fun and intensive workshop provides essential information for understanding and controlling lighting, both strobes and natural, and applying it to portraits. Portrait photographers use the light to create the feeling and description of the subject, literally "painting" with light. Learning how to use lighting, in the studio and on location, is the key to making a successful and meaningful image.
This workshop is for advanced amateurs and emerging professional photographers, who want to develop their skills in photographing people as they improve their portfolios.  Students should have a good working understanding of their cameras and equipment. No lighting experience is necessary! 



Advance Photoshop Retouching with Lee Varis

July 24th through July 30th, 2016

Rockport, ME

Lee Varis will demonstrate new techniques for retouching that leverage the powerful image processing capabilities of Photoshop to enhance the average subject, without requiring special artistic skills. You will see advanced techniques for:
•       Basic, and advanced compositing techniques
•       Removing blotchy red skin and evening out skin color without painting or cloning
•       Lightening dark skin, and darkening light skin
•       Precision dodging and burning to minimize wrinkles without disrupting skin texture
•       Shaping and sculpting the image using Liquify
•       Skin smoothing with two different approaches that iron out large defects while preserving fine skin texture
•       Eye enhancement with simple technique for that extra sparkle
•       A special “skin-glow” effect
•       Advanced hair masking techniques
•       Background "Bokeh" effects
Lee shows how, with a little computer cleverness, you can achieve retouching effects in minutes that rival the artistic talents of professional retouching artists. Students will work with images supplied for several projects, as well as their own images to learn these advanced retouching techniques.



Sandy Puc' 2016 U.S. Tour: Families On-Location

April 29th, 2016 through September 12th, 2016

U.S. Wide Tour - Click Below for Locations

Family portraiture can be highly profitable and rewarding. The Family Session course with Sandy Puc’ is a great way to enhance your knowledge of these photography and business essentials. This session is a hands-on event. Learn while shooting in an outdoor setting.

After learning about shooting, learn about a complete marketing break down. Learn how to develop a year-round strategy that utilizes multiple forms of marketing, including relationship, seasonal, and guerrilla marketing.



Portrait Lighting On Location: Natural and Flash with Bobbi Lane

August 1st through August 5th, 2016

International Center of Photography - New York City, NY

Portraits taken on location pose both creative and technical challenges. The photographer’s job involves finding a location that compositionally enhances an idea. This workshop is designed to provide the photographer with essential lighting techniques, both artificial and natural, that creatively convey the subject’s story in the chosen environment. Students will photograph at a variety of locations in New York City, with a range of subjects, problem-solving for each situation. The instructor will lead the class through the intricacies of the three main elements of lighting, direction, quality, and depth, as well as lighting patterns and how they define the face, how to appropriately control quality through the use of light modifiers, and how to combine these with lighting ratios to set the mood. Learn how to find the best natural light, and modify and manipulate it with reflectors and diffusers. Work with window light, backlight, open shade, and garage-door lighting. Explore the use of portable flash and battery-operated strobes. Gain hands-on experience in the step-by-step setup of every type of electronic flash and various light modifiers, in the studio and on location. Explore exposure, histograms, balancing strobe, and ambient light, and how the qualities of each technique contribute to the feeling of the portrait. Students should have good camera skills and basic knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom.



See the Light Workshop with Seth & Beth

August 9th & 10th - All Day

Columbus, OH

A two-day, mind-blowing experience covering the essentials of wedding photography coverage utilizing off-camera lighting techniques. Seth & Beth will teach you how to combat a long wedding day, including preparation, gear, mindset, execution and post-wedding processes.

Seth & Beth will tackle EVERYONE's most feared aspect of photography - flash! They will walk you thru many super easy techniques that will push your photography to the next level and separate you from the crowd of natural light shooters.



The AJ Workshop with Amy and Jordan

August 31st & September 1st

Phoenix, AZ

As trained educators, Amy and Jordan are passionate about creating a safe learning environment where every photographer can thrive. Regardless of your level or experience, you will walk away from their workshop a much more confident photographer with real, applicable ways to grow your business. The AJ Workshop is a full two-day experience for photographers who want to get from where they are to where they want to be. They will be opening their playbook, and sharing their systems and strategies so that you can leave with real, applicable ways to grow your business.



Cuba Photo Tour with Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis

October 28th through November 1st

Havana, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos, Cuba

Join us on an amazing photo adventure of a lifetime, but you must act fast or this opportunity will be gone for good! This is a cultural and educational exchange geared toward directly experiencing the people and places of Cuba. See history-making changes taking place, learn the history, and enjoy the beauty all around you. We will provide photography instruction before, during and after your daily photo shoots and cultural exchange activities. $4,895 package includes round trip airfare from Tampa to Havana, Cuba visa, land travel in Cuba, hotel, airport and program transfers, entry fees/admissions, and most meals.



Richard Dischler Photo Workshops

Ongoing - Check Website for Dates

Keeble & Shuchat Photography - Palo Alto, CA

The classes and events of the Workshops provide the medium for each member’s journey of learning to see. The Workshop’s message is to see; to react to what one sees; to use the camera/lens to capture what they see; and to learn how to make the camera/lens work to allow them to capture what they see.

The members evolve their sense of what is a good image; what makes a good photograph; and what is art. Along the way, they confront their preconceptions of what is photography.

In addition, the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops offer a regular schedule of other learning events focused on studio, location, and glamour lighting. Other learning opportunities involve Walkabout exercises, gallery/exhibit walk through, and Adobe Lightroom training by Adobe Certified Experts.



Online Education


Digital Classroom with Frank Doorhof

June 15th, 2016, 6AM PDT/9AM EDT

World Wide Livestream Online

    Tune in for Frank Doorhof's Digital Classroom live stream on YouTube to watch him create amazing shots in studio! Frank will be walking through his process and will be covering the following topics:

    • preparation of a photoshoot
    • styling
    • setting up the lights
    • metering the light
    • the photoshoot
    • selection process
    • retouch

    During this live stream you can ask all the questions you want and Frank will answer them live in the broadcast if possible.




    Recent Workshops & Events


    WPPI 2016

    Thank you for stopping by our booth at WPPI 2016.  And a very special thank to guest photographers Erik Valind, Jeff Rojas, Robert Harrington, Gregg Cobarr, and Rick Friedman for their live demonstrations in our booth showcasing their tips and tricks for location lighting using speedlights.


    The Digital Classroom

    Click HERE to view Episodes 1-6

    Rogue Photographic is pleased to sponsor Frank Doorhof's 'The Digital Classroom LIVE'. In just 2 hours, Frank will walk you through a complete photo shoot with a model from from start to finish. 


    5th Annual DFW Photo Expo

    Thank you for stopping by our booth at DFW 2015.  Our very own Kevin Deskins taught lighting classes that had over 100+ attendees!  A very special thank you to Bill Porter and the Arlington Camera crew for putting on such an amazing event.


    PhotoPlus Expo 2015

    Thank you for stopping by our booth at PhotoPlus 2015.  And a very special thank to guest photographers Erik Valind, Jeff Rojas, Robert Harrington, Bobbi Lane, and Rick Friedman for their live demonstrations in our booth showcasing their tips and tricks for location lighting using speedlights.


    David Guy Maynard 2015 Bending Light Tour

    Thanks to all the attendees and retailers who participated in David Guy Maynard's awesome workshop on flash and portraits! Stay tuned for more information on upcoming workshops from DMP Photography!



    Gregg Cobarr's "Better Photos Now!" at Samy's Photo School

    With over 30 years of shooting experience, photographer Gregg Cobarr regularly holds beginner, intermediate, and travel photography workshops at Samy's Photo School in California. With continued enthusiasm to teach other photographers, Gregg is planning more workshops across the United States, keep checking back for updates!