Raw Media Hub workshops are perfect for those who want to become a better photographer, add to their photography skill sets, and those who want to become a professional photographer.
Why choose Raw Media Hub workshops?
Our workshops will always be in small groups of 5 participants to a model/subject.
Participants will get one-on-one coaching when needed.
Lectures are always hands-on learning. You will not be sitting there looking at images on a screen. We will shoot what we're talking about in front of you so you retain information much better. Photography is as much an experience as it is a visual process.
Your "classroom" is a real location, studio, or pool/sea (for underwater) shoot. There will be nature and unexpected factors thrown at you (wind, rain, stray/wrong lighting, bystanders, cars, lamp posts, etc.) that happens in real-life photoshoots. These workshops will help you get past these issues without relying on digital editing softwares in post production.
You will learn by shooting, not watching.
We will teach you how to shoot perfectly at shoot time, not at post production time. No filters, just good old great shooting - the photography way!
You will be working with industry professionals - models, hairstylists, makeup artists, and fashion stylists.
You will come out of our workshops with a set of images that are strong and portfolio-worthy.
I was 18 years old when I photographed my first big paid shoot. It was a wedding. I was overjoyed, excited, elated, amazed, thankful - I was on top of the world! Then came the nerves, the doubts, and the what-do-I-do-now. Prior to this, I had only read books on photography and practiced on anyone who allowed themselves to be charmed (bribed) to be photographed by me. I had photographed lots of portraits, landscape, and small events. There was no risk. I got practice but rarely got paid.
Back to the wedding.
Well, at 18, I've never even been to a wedding, much less be photographing one. So I went to the library to find out about weddings. No internet then, folks. No cellphones, either! Thankfully, arming myself with as much information about what happens at weddings allowed me to be at the right places at the right times and my clients were satisfied customers - they were... this, I will never forget..."pleasantly surprised." Turns out, since clearly I didn't have a wedding portfolio to show them, they hired me mostly because of my passion. And because of that, they knew I would have the integrity to do what I needed to do to produce images I would be proud of. What they didn't know was they sealed the deal for me. I was going to become a professional photographer one way or another.
This decision led me to photography school. Nothing remotely cheap about that route.
Two decades after this wedding and one photography school later, I have learnt so much about the "whys" and the "hows" of photography. Taking photographs is not just about "clicking" something in front of you. There's a lot of things at play. A photographer must be patient, must be able to read body language, must be able to tell time by looking at the quality of the light, must know math, physics, psychology, communications, engineering, logistics, and sign language to name a few... all the while thinking about technical stuff and for commercial photographers like myself, doing a running narration inside his/her head about client specifics - for each shot. It's exhausting.
I've also learnt that I probably could have bypassed photography school and searched out valuable workshops taught by experienced photographers. But 20 years ago, if you wanted to learn something properly, you go to "school." That is no longer completely true these days. While it still remains true for some professions, there are others that don't need to be learnt the traditional way - such as photography.
In my quest for knowledge and a profession, I have spent 5-figures for photography school alone. I'm saving you that money with our workshops so you can build up your gear much faster from all that savings. Yes, you could opt for online courses. While seemingly a cheaper investment, it will not give you the kind of education that you will get with our physical workshops. With the live coaching and guidance while shooting, you will come out of our workshops with the confidence to start commanding a photoshoot.
We hope to see you in one or all of our workshops soon!