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Roots Workshop – A Few Spots Still Available

picture_23The Roots Workshop is just around the corner and there are still a few spots available. I get email all the time from photographers asking about workshops and this is a great opportunity to come and learn with me.

Roots has a similar format to the Foundation Workshop, the Eddie Adams Barnstorm or the Mountain People’s workshop if you’re from the photojournalism world.

The idea behind workshops like Roots is to teach photographers to think like photojournalists. In the case of Roots, it is specifically to teach wedding photographers to become better documentary storytellers. While targeted towards wedding photographers, there is very little talk about wedding photography. This workshop is about becoming better overall in ways that will help you in any type of photographic situation.

Each student gets an individual editorial assignment and is placed on a team with a team leader and mentors. The students have two days to complete a picture story from their assignment. Each day the team leader critiques the shoot and offers suggestions for improvement. The mentors work with the students out in the field to help problem solve and provide onsite feedback during the actual shoot.

All of the staff have extensive experience working as news photographers.

This is the absolute best type of learning experience a photographer can have.

Plus it’s in CAPE COD and we have a lobster-bake on the final night!

Here are the details – the workshop is less than a month away so you need to register NOW.

Dates – July 19-24
Location – South Yarmouth – Cape Cod, MA
Website –
Cost – $3200
Includes 5 days of personalized instruction, five nights lodging and most meals. Students must provide their own gear, travel and vehicle.

Emilie Sommer – Founder

Team Leaders
Greg Gibson –
Tyler Wirken – Wirken Photography
Arnold Miller (multi-media editor at Newsday)

Jennifer Domenick – Love Life Images
Mark Adams – LaCour
Rachel LaCour Nieson – LaCour

J Sandifer
Eric Laurits

  • June 22, 2009 - 7:31 pm

    emilie inc. - Awesome, Greg. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  • June 30, 2009 - 10:44 pm

    Lucas Mobley - Wish I could be there! Looks like a great line up. Next year perhaps.

  • July 6, 2009 - 11:35 am

    Herculano - Greg I want to make this course

  • September 17, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    Allison Britton - Just sent my registration! I can’t wait can we just start tomorrow? 😉

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