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Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop | Palm Springs California

3 Day Intensive / May 14th, 15th & 16th, 2018 / Palm Springs, Mid-Century Modern Luxe Home / Limited to 14 Participants

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A Unique Opportunity To Photograph In A Stunning Mid-Century Modern Luxe Home in Palm Springs On Our Live Location Shoot

Our Mid-Century Modern house for day 2 of the workshop intensive for our on-location shoot.

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Our Mid-Century Modern house for day 2 of the workshop intensive for our on-location shoot.


This three-day workshop intensive is for photographers looking to fast track themselves to creating powerful and compelling real estate and architectural imagery.  Marc will cover everything you’ll need to know over three intense days of learning to create images like you see in this blog post and on my Luxury Real Estate blog. He’ll go over what gear: cameras, lenses, primes, zooms and Tilt/Shift lenses, grip gear, lighting, light shaping tools, software, and postproduction techniques he uses and why and how to use them. It doesn’t matter what camera system you use, as long as you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera that you know your way around:  Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus and Sony are all fine. We’ll also be covering business strategies from client acquisition to client delivery, contracts and licensing of imagery.  Read on to learn more about Marc’s Southern California Luxury Real Estate Workshop Intensive experience. 

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“These intensives are intense.  No kidding. The days are long.  You’ll be challenged, you’ll learn new techniques and new material. At the end of each day, you’ll leave energized by what you’ve learned to take your craft and business to the next level,  and because you’ve worked your brain hard you’ll also be ready for some rest so you can approach the next new day and put to use the knowledge you gained during your intensive.” ~ Mw-

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“I’m proud to bring to you a 3-Day Real Estate Workshop Intensive that will put you on the fast track to creating more powerful real estate imagery. This workshop intensive will supercharge your ability to create compelling RE images, teach you how to  easily and affectively use off camera lighting to showcase properties better than your competition, plus enable you to create more dramatic images in an easy to understand four step post-production process.” ~ Mw

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Professional Techniques for Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop Intensive | May 14th, 15th, 16th, 2018 | Irvine, California | Limited to 14 Participants
Luxury real estate photographer – Marc Weisberg is an open book when it comes to teaching how he captures and create magazine quality, luxury real estate photography. Marc’s brand is sought out by some of the top commercial and residential real estate firms in the country. Learn what gear Marc uses, how he photographs luxury real estate and how they can save photographers and realtors time and money. Marc will share his lighting and post-production techniques that will take your photography to the next level. You will learn proven techniques for interior and exterior photography that will allow you to create repeatable results time after time no matter how difficult or seemingly impossible the real estate shoot may seem. Marc will share how to go into any home, assess it, light it, shoot it, and post process it. You’ll learn the basics, intermediate and advanced techniques in classroom modules and in a hands-on, live shoot in a luxury home real estate setting. These intensives are intense. No kidding. The days are long. You’ll be challenged, you’ll learn new techniques and new material. At the end of each day, you’ll leave energized by what you’ve learned to take your craft and business to the next level, and because you’ve worked your brain hard you’ll also be ready for some rest so you can approach the next new day and put to use the knowledge you gained during your intensive.
How To Enroll In The Workshop
Click here to access the enrollment and tuition form.
Marc specializes in Luxury Real Estate & Architectural Photography providing the highest caliber images for realtors, interior designers, contractors, resorts & architects needing to showcasing their property. In 2015 Marc aligned with Sony to become a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Real estate commissions include homes and estates ranging from $2m – $10m and commercial projects from $30m to $400m plus.
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  • What’s In My Bag | Marc Shares What Gear Works Best For Him, cameras, lenses, lighting, grip and lighting modifiers
  • Inexpensive And Cutting Edge Lighting Gear | Best Bang For Your Buck
  • Learn How to Prepare Your Clients For The Shoot
  • Learn How To Use Tilt-Shift Lenses And Optimize The Field of View and Perspective
  • To Tether Or Not To Tether, And What to Use
  • Composition | Choosing The Most Flattering – Power Compositions
  • How To Compose 1-Point & 2-Point Perspectives.
  • A 4-Step Winning Process For Photographing Any Room
  • How to Light Any Room
  • Learn How To Supplement Ambient Light Using Speedlights, AD200 and Godox 360’s To Achieve Natural Looking Photos With No Evidence That Additional Lighting Was Used.
  • Innovative Interior Lighting Techniques
  • Live On Location | All Day Luxury Real Estate Photo Shoot
  • Getting the perfect twilight images in a single frame
  • Pulls ~ The Secret To Getting The Perfect Window and Interior Exposures
  • Learn What Must Be In Your Client Contracts | Learn Options For Licensing Your Images
  • Software Reveal | What To Do After The Shoot – Post Production
  • Learn How To Think In A Composite Mindset For Blending Multiple Exposures In Post
  • Post Production | From Start To Finish
  • Learn The Power Of Exposure Blending
  • Controlling and Fine Tuning Your Images With Layer Masking
  • Workshop Guide | Filled With Everything We Are Going To Cover | Given To Each Student for note taking and yours to keep

What You Learn In This Workshop can be applied to any of the sub-genres of Architectural and Real Estate Photography: Real Estate, Commercial-Residential, Commercial Real Estate Buildings & Shops, Hotels, Architecture For Architects, Restaurants, Resorts, Interiors & Interior Design Photography, Designed Outdoor Spaces, etc.
Marc Weisberg is luxury real estate and architectural photographer and Sony Artisan of Imagery, based in Irvine, California.  With an impressive client list, Marc has photographed countless architectural & luxury real estate projects.   Marc has taught his Mastering Real Estate Workshop Intensives in Los Angeles, Orange County and in New York City.
 See Marc’s Luxury Real Estate Imagery
What You’ll Need

  • A Positive Mental Attitude
  • A Digital Camera ~ Either A DSLR or Mirrorless, with extra batteries, Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic are all welcome
  • 24-70mm Lens, 16-35 or Wider [ wide angle primes and 24mm primes are fine as long as there is little to no distortion ]
  • Optional ~ Tilt-Shift Lens 17mm, 19mm or 24mm
  • Tripod with rubber feet ~ [ sorry, no metal feet or spiked feet allowed ]
  • A minimum of 2 radio triggered speedlights or 2- Godox AD200, or 360 or similar.  Please…no large strobe heads.
  •  Laptop for Classroom Modules


[Please Note:  Below is a sample timeline.  The calendar dates and material covered are firm.  Please do not use to the timeline schedule below as gosspel.  Marc will email you with the final schedule a few days before the intensive.]

Day One ~ Part One: Will be a classroom module presentation {see below} and Q&A.
6.5 hrs of hands-on instruction & demonstration
Day Two ~ Part Two: Will be a live, on location shoot putting into practice what has been taught in the classroom module and a post-production class on your first day.
8 hrs. of instruction, demonstration, and hands-on shooting
Day Three ~ Part Three:  Back in the classroom, we’ll focus on in-depth post-production techniques and compositing from our shoot time together and discuss in-depth contracts, licensing and the art of successful networking that will get you new clients.
8 hrs. of instruction, demonstration, and hands-on shooting
Classroom Module
Day 1
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Intro & Slide Show Of Work
  • Cameras, Lenses, Lighting Gear & Grip ~ Light shaping tools and essential gear.
  • Tilt – Shift Lenses ~ Explained And Demonstrated
  • Lighting Fundamentals ~ How to use the lights and which modifiers to use
  • Using Multiple Lights ~ With Ease
  • Exposure Fundamentals ~ How To Set Up Your Camera For The Best Results
  • Lens Selections ~ Which Lenses Work Best For Each Scenario
  • Perfecting Your Verticals ~ Technique & Guide To Obtaining Perfect Verticals
  • Software Overview ~ Which software is used to achieve the final images
  • A Gentler Way To Do Exposure Blending
  • How to do Easy and Reliable HDR without “overcooking” it.
  • Q&A

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
5:00 PM

  • On location Twilight Shoot
  • Dealing with difficult Twilight scenarios
  • How to Nail Your Twilight Shoots

7 PM – 10 PM
Optional Dinner Hang Out
On Location Real Estate Shoot
Day 2
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM {end time adjust for seasonal twilight}j

  • Meet at Real Estate Photographic Location ~ To Be Announced
  • Live On Location Real Estate Photo Shoot
  • Property Walk Through ~ Planning The Shoot ~ An essential guide to seeing real estate and architecture with a critical eye.
  • Proper Angles ~ How to quickly size up a room and chose the best vantage points for the most dramatic images.
  • Tethering | Tools & What Works
  • Photographing The Space
  • The Secret Sauce ~ Nailing 95% Of The Image In Camera
  • Light It Up: Using multiple lights. Marc Will Share His Methods Of How to Light Even The Most Complex
  • Scenarios And The Most Complex Surfaces With Ease
  • You Will Learn How To Light And Photograph Interiors To Show True Color, Correct Perspective, Reveal Texture and Create Remarkable Images
  • Window Pull Method ~ You’ll Love This One
  • Twilight Shoot

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Catered Casual Lunch with Comfort Food
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM {end time adjusted for seasonal twilight}

  • Continue Live Shoot

Classroom Module
Day 3

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • Q&A follow up on yesterday’s luxury real estate shoot.
  • Live edit of the On Location Twilight Shoot
  • Image Critique:  You’ll be required to hand in 3 finished images in the morning that you created during your hands on luxury real estate shoot.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

  • We will get more in-depth with the retouching and compositing process
  • Marc will share how he deals with multiple color temperatures in a given composition
  • Final Output of images will be discussed and demonstrated
  • An in-depth discussion on Real Estate Twilight shoots.
  • Twilight images demystified. Marc will take you from RAW capture through the LR post-production process and into Photoshop for final adjustments as well as sky replacements
  • Contracts:  We will discuss an overview of RE photography contracts, Commercial RE photography contracts, and  Licensing agreements/contracts.
  • Image licensing will be discussed in detail

Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3 Day Workshop Intensive

  • If you are a photographer looking to raise the bar on your skill level in the field of Real Estate Photography.
  • Photographers looking to understand and implement off camera lighting.
  • Realtors who have some knowledge of photography and are looking to photograph their own listings.
  • If you’re looking to make the move into the luxury real estate photography market.
  • Those that want to achieve a natural and dramatic look to their real estate photograph perfecting both interior and exterior ambient lighting.
  • Photographers looking to learn a proven, comprehensive, step-by-step method for producing top quality real estate imagery from inception post-production.

Monday, MAY 14th, 2018 
Tuesday, MAY 15th, 2018
Wednesday, MAY 16th, 2018
Click here to access the enrollment and tuition form.
After you are approved for the workshop, you’ll be sent an e-book of the printed book {a month before you classes}  You’ll receive your printed bound copy on the first day.
The book contains all the principles that Marc will teach during your three days of attendance.
You’ll need to read it at least once in entirety before attending the intensive, to familiarize yourself with principles and concepts that we’ll be covering.
Class Room Modules: Held at the Desert Falls Country Club in Palm Desert.
Real Estate Photo Shoot Location: Mid-Century Modern Luxe Home, minutes from the center of Palm Springs.  Location announced on 1st day of class

The view at Desert Falls Country Club.

Coffee, Bagels & Donuts each morning.  3 Days of Awesome Instruction by Marc and a Hands-On On-Location Shoot. Catered Lunch on the 2nd day for our live shoot.
Transportation, Meals & Lodging. Transportation to and from the airport.  To and from the classroom location and to and from the live shoot location is the attendee’s responsibility.
Palm Springs International Airport is the closest airport and located in Palm Springs

 AIR CANADA Toronto – Vancouver 
 ALASKA – VIRGIN AMERICA New York JFK – Portland – San Francisco – Seattle 
 ALLEGIANT Bellingham 
 AMERICAN Chicago – Dallas – Phoenix 
 DELTA / DELTA CONNECTION Minneapolis – Salt Lake City – Seattle 
 SUN COUNTRY Minneapolis 
UNITED UNITED EXPRESS  Chicago – Denver – Houston – Los Angeles – San Francisco 
 WESTJET Calgary – Edmonton- Toronto – Vancouver – Winnipeg

Other Airport Options Are
Airport: John Wayne {SNA} and, Long Beach Airport {LGB}, you’d need to rent a car and drive 2 to 2.5  hours from SNA to Palm Springs.
Budget In A Day or Two Of Play Time:  Every workshop I’ve done we have students joining us form all of the United States and from out of the country.  You’d be wise to schedule an extra day or two of play time to explore Palm Springs.  There are fantastic restaurants, bars, hiking and mid-century architecture to take in, excellent museums, As well as antique shopping too.  And lots more free stuff to do.  Here’s a link to Palm Springs
Haytt Palm Spring – 4-star hotel, in the center of town
7 Springs Inn & Suites, I’ve stayed here before, very affordable, clean and comfortable 3 mins. from the center of town
Ace Hotel, very hip and a bit pricey too
Airlines do not allow Li Batteries to be checked through in your checked-in luggage.  You must carry your Li batteries on board with you.
Tuition: $1400 per person
Deposit: After acceptance, your credit card will be charged the full amount.
Payment Plan: 2 Payments of $700 charged over a 2 month period before the workshop starts. Please email Marc are call directly to set up your payment plan.

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Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography 3 Day Workshop Intensive
Withdrawal And Refund Policy for Mastering Luxury Real Estate Photography Workshop Intensive LUXURY REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
By making a deposit or payment for a workshop, you initiate an agreement in which a seat is reserved exclusively for you and others are turned away. Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have been accepted your participation is important to us – we are counting on you to attend. If you must withdraw from a course, we provide the following refund policy:
Withdraw more than 45 days before the start of the workshop and we will refund all monies paid, less a $55 application fee. Withdraw less than 45 days before the workshop: All payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable to any other person, workshop, or service.
Exception: You may receive a credit toward a future workshop or consultation if you cancel your agreement at least 30 days before the workshop begins. Your credit is good for six months from the date of your cancellation.