NEW YORK, NY / 5 Day Workshop
Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017
New York, NY

NEW YORK, NY WORKSHOP:  October 16-20, 2017

(SOLD OUT - Please enter your details to the right to be added to the waiting list).

Jerry Ghionis has emerged as one of the most influential wedding photographers of the 21st century. He has been photographing professionally for over 20 years, owned his own business for over 17 years and taught professionally all over the world for over 14 years. Jerry is a rarity in the industry where his natural photographic talent is only matched by his business acumen and his ability to teach and inspire others. He has dedicated a significant amount of time and energy over the past fourteen years teaching hundreds of professional photographers at his five day workshops.  He has presented his workshops in cities around the world with the goal of inspiring, educating and challenging other photographers. His workshops consistently sell out in every city he visits and have even been described as “life changing.”  Jerry has developed a solid reputation for being very dedicated to his students and challenging them to exceed their own expectations and take their businesses to the next level whilst still inspiring them creatively. Attending a workshop with Jerry is truly one of the best investments you can make for your business and photography.

Each workshop is strictly limited to only 20 students and sells out quickly... so BOOK NOW!


Where: Venue details to be sent upon booking
Start: Monday, 16th October 2017
End: Friday, 20th October 2017

A 30% deposit is required to reserve a seat.  The remaining balance is due 30 days before the workshop begins. Please note that a welcome dinner and refreshments are also included with your workshop fee.

Notes regarding workshop:

- All payments made are strictly non-refundable.  Cancellations made less than 60 days before the workshop are also non transferable.  Jerry reserves the right to vary or alter the program content or cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances.  Cancellation by Jerry of a workshop will ensure a full refund of all monies paid.

- Please note that images photographed during the workshop may not be used for publication, self-promotion or competition entries. The images you create during the week are for your personal development only.

Email [email protected] for any queries.

“What a week that was!  I'm so exhilarated from all the information, excitement and positive energy that sleep doesn't come so easily. . . so many things to do, so many more things to learn.” Agnes – Melbourne Workshop

Jerry will take you on an intense journey for 5 days and 4 nights.  In his signature straightforward, heartfelt and inspirational style, he will help you take your photography and your business to the next level.  Because of his extensive experience in the industry, Jerry has the ability to relate to all of his students no matter what size their business is.  He is able to teach from personal experience the intricacies of managing a large studio and shooting over 200 weddings a year, and also share his experiences in creating his new boutique brand catering to the high end market.

You will be motivated, educated, challenged and entertained as Jerry takes you on a day and night shoot that will completely change the way you shoot.  Models will be provided so that students can instantly practice the techniques they are learning. Each student will receive hands on training, individual critiquing, and will be provided with the tools needed to change your creative style and your business for years to come.


Monday:   Our week begins with a short introduction and some time to get to know each other.  Then we’ll settle in and start with individual image critiques which usually last into the evening.  Everyone will have a chance to showcase their images and Jerry will provide helpful critiques on the subtleties of lighting, posing, cropping, etc. with on the spot demonstrations to accompany these theories.

Tuesday:  We will spend the second day focused on photography skills.  In the morning, Jerry will share the many sources from which he draws inspiration.  He’ll also discuss how he approaches every scene before he begins shooting as well his “formula” for creating his signature images.  Jerry will reveal his approach to posing and provide you with solid foundation so that you never run out of poses again.  He will discuss how to pre-visualize each pose and also how he approaches challenging situations such as odd height couples, plus size brides, etc. You’ll then have the opportunity to see Jerry put it all into practice by watching him as he photographs a couple during a live shoot and also see the results of the shoot as he unveils the secrets of how he captures award-winning images.  You’ll see firsthand how he finds the light, how he exposes correctly for each scene, and how he interacts with his couples.  He will demonstrate exactly how to bring out the best in your subjects and how he makes his subjects look glamorous but natural at the same time. Known as the “MacGyver” of photography, you’ll see how he works in any location, turning an ordinary scene into an extraordinary image.  He will also demonstrate the art of creating drama using shadows, reflections and the clever use of lighting.  He explain how to maximise use of available and artificial light including video light as well as the proper use of on camera and off camera flash.  You’ll then have an opportunity to practice these new techniques right away.  Each student will have time alone with a couple to practice the techniques they have just learned.  Your goal during this short session will be to create only one image which will then be critiqued the following day. After dinner, we will head back outside where Jerry will demonstrate techniques to create stunning night shots.

Wednesday:  The morning begins with everyone sharing one image from the previous day’s shoot and with Jerry providing a customised critique of each image to see how much you’ve progressed in just two days.  Wednesday afternoon will be spent outdoors for another shoot.  This time, Jerry will spend time explaining how to finesse your images on location as well as demonstrating his techniques for evoking emotion.  You’ll then be given some time alone again with a couple and asked to create one image using all of the skills you’ve learned that week.  We will finish just before dinnertime to allow you to get some rest before beginning an intensive two days on business and marketing.

Thursday:  We’ll spend a short amount of time in the morning sharing your one image from the previous day for critique.  As the winner of over twenty-five worldwide Wedding Album of the Year titles, Jerry will then reveal the many elements to an award winning, profitable design and he will showcase the evolution of his album design from 1999 through the present day. He’ll also share his approach to conducting an album order session to maximize sales after the wedding and will even share his pricing formulas to maximise each sale. Every student will then be asked to share their marketing materials and Jerry will provide tips and suggestions to each person based on your current branding and marketing materials. After a full day, we’ll enjoy dinner and have some fun together.

Friday:  Our final day will begin with a strong focus on the business mindset.  Jerry will spend the day sharing his approach to being a successful business person – from marketing to digital and administrative workflow.  He’ll spend quite a bit of time on marketing and providing very detailed descriptions to three different types of marketing:  marketing that costs you money; marketing that costs nothing; and marketing where the ideas themselves actually generate money.  And he’ll also walk you through his process for creating same day slideshows.  With all of that marketing knowledge fresh in our minds, we’ll also talk about how to answer the phone inquiries correctly, tips for handling in-person consultations, perfecting the art of communication, how to effectively respond to common objections, and how to book your clients on the spot.

In addition to this very full schedule, each student will also have a private mentor session with Jerry.  This is a 15 minute one-on-one session where you can discuss anything your heart desires with Jerry.  What aspects of your business do you struggle with? You can choose to discuss anything from branding and marketing to posing and inspiration.  This is your personal mentor session so we recommend that come prepared to pick Jerry’s brain.

Since the workshop is limited to a small group of people and because we spend a big week together, you’ll find that a big part of the experience is the relationships that are formed and the incredible amount of fun that we have together.  You’ll be left with a set of tools that will make you a better photographer and a better businessperson, and you’ll also be left with lifetime of memories

A typical workshop schedule is:

(All times are flexible and subject to change)

1.30pm - 2pm             Registration
2pm                           Workshop begins
6.30pm - 7.30pm        Dinner together
9pm - 11pm                Workshop ends

8.30 am - 10am           Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry
10am                          Workshop begins
7.30pm - 9pm              Dinner together
10pm                          Workshop ends

8.30 am - 10am           Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry
10am                          Workshop begins
6pm - 7pm                  Workshop ends

8.30 am - 10am           Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry
10am                          Workshop begins
5pm - 7pm                  Workshop ends
7.30pm                       Dinner together

8.30 am - 10am           Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry
10am                          Workshop begins
2pm                            Workshop ends


$2,490.00 USD
$2,241.00 USD*
* Pro Membership Price

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