Please join us for an intense, two-day photography workshop experience with two accomplished photojournalists and celebrated wedding photographers. Huy Nguyen and Brett Butterstein will guide you in a thorough examination of your photography and push you to approach each wedding creatively and fearlessly.
This intimate classroom experience, built for individual attention, is for wedding photographers looking to improve their shooting abilities while gaining a solid understanding of authentic wedding photojournalism.
Dates: August 21-22, 2012
Hours: 9 am – 6 pm each day
Location: Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club | San Diego, California
classroom lectures, discussions and demos by Huy + Brett
individualized evaluation of each student’s work
edit of raw wedding images
an intense, constructive, and honest group photo critique session
completely open, unrestricted question + answer sessions
coffee, lunch & refreshments for the two days
Topics to be covered:
effective storytelling | exceeding clients’ expectations | killer compositions | artificial light made natural | common mistakes to avoid | redefining moments | the fearless heart | editing for maximum impact
the soul of the portrait | understanding the client | inner and outer beauty | turning obstacles into opportunities | how to resist conventionality | seeing the unseen | the marriage of experience + instinct
Fee: $1,500 USD (for instruction only, you are responsible for travel and hotel)
Limit: 20 students
About Brett Butterstein: Brett lives in San Diego with his wife and two sons and travels many weekends photographing destination weddings and teaching international workshops. He began his career working for newspapers and the Associated Press and has been named one of the best wedding photographers in the world by Italian luxury magazine Just Married. He has been a student himself, studying with legendary war photographer James Nachtwey and National Geographic and Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. Brett’s work can be seen at brettbutterstein.com
About Huy Nguyen: After 10+ years as a photojournalist with major newspapers, Huy decided to pursue wedding photography with a very distinctively real and authentic documentary approach. His work earned him the recognition as the 2005 WPJA Photographer of the Year and American Photo Magazine’s Top 10 Photographer in 2009.
Huy is the founder of the Foundation Workshop, a very rigorous, intense photojournalism workshop for wedding photographers, the Foundation Workshop Forum, a sharing community of great photographers. Huy is also the innovation behind the unique wedding photographers directory Fearless Photographers.
Huy has taught workshops and seminars in Mexico, England, France, Singapore, Russia (with Joe Buissink) as well as the Yin Yang Workshop with DQ Studios. More of Huy’s work can be found at loveunscripted.com