After Dark Cincinnati May 9, 2011 - May 11, 2011

Located at the Netherland Plaza May 9, 2011 - May 11, 2011

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is currently a National Historic Landmark. The entire hotel is a work of art, with its breathtaking French Art Deco, completely restored to its 1930’s grandeur, rare Brazilian rosewood paneling, and soaring ceiling murals, the hotel is one of the worlds finest example of French Art Deco. The possibilities to create and capture extraordinary images are endless.

Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, just 12 miles north of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport {CVG}

Come join us for an exciting three day event full of Business and Marketing Strategy, Photoshop, Lightroom, ProSelect, Complete studio and location lighting techniques, Posing, Mentor Critiques and Photography Coaching, and much much more!


Who should attend?

  • After Dark is designed for photographers at all levels of experience.
  • The beginning photographer/studio: learn the 101’s from business, digital workflow, selling the “experience” not the “paper”, lighting, and posing.
  • The intermediate photographer/studio: take your business to the next level, increase sales and decrease cost, fine tune your studio workflow from “hello” to “see you next time,” and experiment with new lighting and photographing techniques.
  • The experienced photographer/studio: raise the bar on all aspects of your business, fine tune procedures, workflow, products, and the overall “face” of your brand, challenge yourself with outrageous conditions and situations to create works of extreme art.

What will I learn?

  • After Dark provides the environment for you to learn exactly what your business needs at this point in time. Learning is a never ending cycle, learn what you need today to take you to the next level tomorrow, once you get there, you’ll need different information.
  • Focus on 5 to 7 specific questions/areas you want to improve right now. Research the mentors and small group sessions available to decide how your time will best be spent.
  • Come prepared with examples of your work, studio & marketing material, and specific questions. The more specific you can be, the better advice tailored to your particular needs the mentors will be able to provide.
  • Each mentor specializes in specific areas – business basics, workflow, photoshop, lightroom, proselect, sales, designing, marketing, lighting, posing, in all areas from maternity/new born, babies, children & families, high school seniors, weddings, fashion, and the list goes on.
  • What you put into your event is what you’ll get out of it. There are no wrong choices. There is no such thing as a “silly” question. Come with an open mind, ask questions of everyone, mentors and participants, and be ready to have a lot of fun! We play hard!