If you are serious about becoming a fashion photographer, this is the workshop to take. Melissa and David are very serious about teaching you the skills needed to help you succeed and they are coming from a place of personal success and experience in this industry. From the different lighting setups, tips on working with models more effectively, to learning about how the fashion business runs and finally, the non-destructive post-processing lessons, you come away with a new understanding of techniques on how to improve your own work. Just looking at Melissa's tear sheets and book [which you actually get the opportunity to do] speaks volumes to her's and David's skills and talent for teaching these subjects. I wish I had taken this workshop a long time ago as it would have saved me a lot of time and money in making unnecessary mistakes that I wouldn't have made had I taken this workshop first. There is also a sense of camaraderie with the other students as we are all there for the same reason. The lessons are really important to learn to succeed but is presented in a way that is not intense nor feels intimidating. It is open and easy going to allow students to relax, ask questions and make comments. In fact, questions are welcomed and that is one thing you want to do; ask as much as you can while you have the chance to talk to people who know what they are talking about and can help you tremendously with their knowledge. I would recommend Melissa's workshop over any other being offered in this field. No other workshop I have taken offers this level of personal success, expertise and knowledge from it's instructors and is so well thought out as to what is necessary to teach those who truly want to learn how to increase their chances for success in fashion photography
Nicole Armand