You might know Spanki from her captivating, emotive imagery. You might know her from her ultra real Instagram stories. We know her as the badass educator helping thousands of photographers becoming better at what they do. This all-day course will leave you fulfilled and ready for your next photoshoot.
YOU KNOW... GetTING seniors who just get you. They have the look. The energy. The wardrobe. The vibe.
Take away the traditional stresses like old-school rep programs, "perfect" make-up and hair, and finally shoot the style you really want.
Skip the boring stuff. No more hours behind the computer, agonizing editing, and mismatched looks.
"The way you spoke about yourself and your business spoke to me in ways I really can't describe.
You made me remember my WHY. What got me was you talking about taking pictures of your babies tiny fingers with dirt under the fingernails. It was such and ah ha moment for me. That's why I fell in love with photography in the first place.
Not to be too sappy, but you are kind of a total bad ass all across the board!"
-Tracy Shayewitz, Northern California
BRAND & INTENT
Backstory and Intro
Playing It Safe Almost Killed The Spark
Avoiding Perfection, Getting Uncomfortable
Finding Your Own Story
PSYCHOLOGY & STORYBOARDING
Influence of Psychology In Work
Skipping The Superficial Shit
Joys of Interior Design, Attention To Detail
Seeing The World In Stories
Shooting For Words
Getting Past The Fear Of Being Vulnerable
Removing Price From The Equation
Sending The Message To Be You To Seniors
MARKETING & PRICING
Intro To Marketing Methods
Identifying Your Own Strengths
Creating Events With Like-Minded Businesses
Avoiding Mismatched Clients
Digital Collections and Packages
Keeping The Entire Business Simple
Natural = Authenticity
What Gear Spanki Uses
Escaping Editing & Retouching Hell
What Can Clients See?
Client Emails, Alternative Lifestyle
Preconsult and IPS
Product Selections and Pushes
Album Design And Aesthetics
When IPS Doesn’t Work For You
Am I Legit Because I Do Things Differently?
THE FEEL & REASON
Grittiness In Work
Goal Of Photoshoots - It’s Not Just A Day
A Story About Hair & Perfection
Embracing The Battles Of Seniors
Creating A Sustainable Brand With Imperfection
Life Is Not A MUA Following You Around A Story
How Do You Get To Know Your Senior So Quickly?
Photography As A Creative Outlet
ON LOCATION SHOOT WITH SPANKI
Introduction To Location, Scoping It Out
Sorting Through Wardrobe
Changes & Adjustments For First Look
Start My Seniors Sitting Down With The 35MM Lens
Knock Out The “Mom” Shots First
Instructing Senior For First Shots
Standing Adjustments & Tweaks
Getting Things Right In Camera
Setting The Next Scene - Walking Into A Ball
Using Hands & Hair To Change Look
Spanki’s Alter Ego #601 Arrives - Creepy Old Guy
Shooting Through Windows, Finding Alternative Looks
Using Direct Light
New Perspective With Outfit #2
Getting Close Up & Far Away Shots
Why Does Spanki Always Take Two Shots
Setting Up A Badass Pose
Finding Alternative Light Patterns
Posing The Couch Shot
Adding Elements In
Standing And Symmetry
Pullback Of Space And Existing Light
Spanki’s Multi-Shot Style
How To Create Details Without A Rad Location
Using Window Light
Leaning & Sitting Looks