Great Start to the DSLR Video Workshop!

It’s official: The DSLR Video Workshop is off and running!

It's not too late to register! Use the discount code SAN11 to get $20 off your ticket.

Thank you so much to everyone who attended last night’s workshop in Denver! This workshop is definitely much more intimate and personal than any tour I’ve done in the past, which is really awesome because it allows students incredible access to share ideas with Jared Abrams and me.

Last night we spent a ton of quality time answering questions and passing around some really cool gear. It was really exciting seeing everyone’s lightbulb turn on as we discussed the future of the photography business.

Also, a big thanks to all my fantastic sponsors who are making this workshop possible: B&H, SmugMug and Silverlake Photo Accessories!

In case you’re still on the fence about attending this workshop, here’s a sampling of what people are saying about last night:

 “This is a true subject specific workshop, an intense immersion into the use of equipment, workflow and how to market. Would you rather be ready for the next twist in portrait photography or ahead of the pack? Something for those new to using video as well as the experienced! I learned a lot! Thanks Sam!” – Stephanie Conrad

We all know a photographer who was left behind when digital came into the picture. Video is the next revolution in the digital photography world. Don’t be left behind. Take this class and learn how incorporating video can help your photography business grow. I am telling all my friends about this class. It was a great learning experience. Thank you Sandy and Jared.” – Sara Karam

“It was a GREAT success. I learned more last night than from several previous “video seminars” combined. Convinced good friend and photo colleague Suzanne Shaff to sign up for your show tonight in Minneapolis. -Barry Staver

With the first workshop in the books, we made our way to Minnapolis super early this morning (3:30!) for tonight’s workshop at the Holiday Inn Metrodome. Can’t wait to see everyone tonight and do it all over again!

Photographers Sandy Puc’ & Jared Abrams Launch DSLR Video Tour in Denver on May 10

‘If It Moves, Shoot It’ addresses how to utilize and benefit from the cutting-edge video capabilities of DSLR cameras for photography professionals

May 6, 2011Denver, CO—Prominent photographer Sandy Puc’ and expert cinematographer Jared Abrams have teamed up to bring the innovative If It Moves, Shoot It: Merging Motion and Stills tour this May to over 15 cities in the United States.

Kicking off in Denver on May 10, this is the second educational photography seminar for Sandy Puc’ this year. The If It Moves, Shoot It tour aims to pave the way for the future of at-your-fingertips video technology by informing photographers of all skill levels on the powerful video capability featured on the popular DSLR cameras.

With digital video shooting now a common feature on many DSLR cameras, Puc’ and Abrams are excited to share their expertise in a comfortable, hands-on approach. Abrams is highly skilled in both still and moving photography and is a leader in this growing industry. By the end of the seminar, photographers will be able to shoot, edit and produce an array of videos with a variety of DSLRs.

“I really enjoyed my first of many live seminars with Sandy! I walked away inspired to reach higher and work smarter, not harder,” says Christy Jenkins, of Jefferson, Indiana, after Sandy Puc’s Power of Passion tour rapped up earlier this spring. Puc’ devotes every ounce of energy she has to making learning fun and effective in hopes that attendees leave the show with the smarts and confidence to achieve their goals.

If It Moves, Shoot It promises to be a fully interactive seminar that will teach how to merge video and stills together to create never-before-seen products that will doubtlessly excite clients. Amongst the many lessons and tools that will be shared are a comprehensive tutorial on DSLR video functions and a breakdown of video shooting techniques and principles, including frame rate, focusing, tripod use, sound, workflow and more.

“For me education is a life-long endeavor. Life as we know it is constantly changing, improving, being fine-tuned. What once was available to a select few is becoming mainstream. I am grateful to be a part of this new video movement and for Jared Abrams to share his extensive knowledge so that photographers can affordably learn about new techniques and have the necessary tools to be successful in their craft,” Puc’ says of her upcoming tour.

For more information, tour dates or how to register for the If It Moves, Shoot It: Merging Motion and Stills tour, please visit www.sandypuctours.com. When registering online for the If It Moves, Shoot It tour, use code PRH11 for a $20 discount.

About Sandy Puc’
Sandy Puc’ currently holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and Explorer of Light from Canon USA. She served on the Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She is a frequent contributor to professional journals, and is well known in the photography industry. Her first book, Children’s Photography, was released in the spring of 2008. Puc’ is a co-founder of Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a non-profit organization of photographers that take images of stillborn babies or babies who are expected to die shortly after birth. (www.sandypuctours.com).

About Jared Abrams
With more than a decade’s worth of experience as a Hollywood-based cinematographer, Abrams brings years of professional cinematic experience to the DSLR photography world. Two years ago when video functionality became prevalent in the DSLR market, Abrams quickly emerged as one of the niche’s leading experts. Currently, he is the News Director for Cinema5D.com and was a founding member of Wide Open Camera—two of the web’s leading sources for DSLR video information and education. Abrams’ step-by-step workflow is easy to follow and has a track record of producing tangible benefits to any studio’s bottom line. (www.wideopencamera.com).

Day Off Allows Preparation for Sandy Puc’ Presents Tour

With a day off yesterday in Columbus, I had the rare opportunity of taking a deep breath and relaxing—for a few seconds at least.

After the few precious moments of peace, it was back to the grind and time to continue getting ready for what else but my next tour!

A month after the Power of Passion wraps up April 11 in Minneapolis, Hollywood-based cinematographer Jared Abrams will be joining me for the first of my Sandy Puc´ Presents Tour series for “If It Moves, Shoot It: Merging Motion and Stills.”

Get a leg up in your market by learning to harness the power of video.

I truly believe this is going to be a revolutionary workshop, as Jared will be guiding attendees step by step how to capture cinema-style video with a variety of DSLR cameras. Meanwhile, I will be showing you how to effectively merge motion with stills to create captivating marketing materials and must-have specialty products.

From the very bottom of my heart, I truly think that video will soon become the norm in the still photography world. Therefore, I think the single most important thing that a photographer can do right now to improve their business is to learn video—as soon as possible, before your competition does.

Just as digital technology revolutionized the industry less than a decade ago, video will do the same in the coming years.

The video capture capability of today’s DSLRs has increased in quality so dramatically recently that many major TV shows and movies are actually using them on set. With this technology literally at our fingertips, we still photographers would honestly be doing ourselves a disservice not to maximize our camera’s potential by capturing video.

However, across the industry I frequently discover that there are two roadblocks preventing still photographers from fully taking advantage of video. First, and most commonly, photographers simply don’t know how to use all their cameras’ functions, particularly the ones used for video capture. Fear not. I was once in that very same place not too long ago.

Thankfully, Jared is an absolute genius when it comes to teaching you about all the knobs, switches, buttons, accessories and tools used for capturing video. After attending one of his DSLR video workshops back in December, I immediately became his biggest fan. Although he is a self-admitted tech nerd, he’s fantastic at trimming the fat and delivering valuable information in a clear, easy-to-follow way.

I truly think we’ve struck gold finding Jared. He’s a flat-out superstar.

The second obstacle I notice that is preventing still photographers from really harnessing the power of video is finding exactly how video should be used, particularly how it can boost a studio’s bottom line. As we all know, you can create the world’s best products and marketing pieces, but if they don’t work, you’re simply wasting your time and money.

This is where yours truly comes in. For the past few years my studio’s been experimenting with a variety of different video implementation techniques. After some trial and error, I’m confident that we’ve come up with some really great, specific strategies that not only to bring more clients to your studio, but also to get those clients to spend more.

There’s no question that this tour’s concept is more unique than any other. But I can promise you that it’ll prove to be a career-altering experience.

With tickets made incredibly affordable using the discount code SAN11 ($59), this is definitely a workshop worthy of your valuable time.

Day Off Allows Preparation for Sandy Puc' Presents Tour

With a day off yesterday in Columbus, I had the rare opportunity of taking a deep breath and relaxing—for a few seconds at least.

After the few precious moments of peace, it was back to the grind and time to continue getting ready for what else but my next tour!

A month after the Power of Passion wraps up April 11 in Minneapolis, Hollywood-based cinematographer Jared Abrams will be joining me for the first of my Sandy Puc´ Presents Tour series for “If It Moves, Shoot It: Merging Motion and Stills.”

Get a leg up in your market by learning to harness the power of video.

I truly believe this is going to be a revolutionary workshop, as Jared will be guiding attendees step by step how to capture cinema-style video with a variety of DSLR cameras. Meanwhile, I will be showing you how to effectively merge motion with stills to create captivating marketing materials and must-have specialty products.

From the very bottom of my heart, I truly think that video will soon become the norm in the still photography world. Therefore, I think the single most important thing that a photographer can do right now to improve their business is to learn video—as soon as possible, before your competition does.

Just as digital technology revolutionized the industry less than a decade ago, video will do the same in the coming years.

The video capture capability of today’s DSLRs has increased in quality so dramatically recently that many major TV shows and movies are actually using them on set. With this technology literally at our fingertips, we still photographers would honestly be doing ourselves a disservice not to maximize our camera’s potential by capturing video.

However, across the industry I frequently discover that there are two roadblocks preventing still photographers from fully taking advantage of video. First, and most commonly, photographers simply don’t know how to use all their cameras’ functions, particularly the ones used for video capture. Fear not. I was once in that very same place not too long ago.

Thankfully, Jared is an absolute genius when it comes to teaching you about all the knobs, switches, buttons, accessories and tools used for capturing video. After attending one of his DSLR video workshops back in December, I immediately became his biggest fan. Although he is a self-admitted tech nerd, he’s fantastic at trimming the fat and delivering valuable information in a clear, easy-to-follow way.

I truly think we’ve struck gold finding Jared. He’s a flat-out superstar.

The second obstacle I notice that is preventing still photographers from really harnessing the power of video is finding exactly how video should be used, particularly how it can boost a studio’s bottom line. As we all know, you can create the world’s best products and marketing pieces, but if they don’t work, you’re simply wasting your time and money.

This is where yours truly comes in. For the past few years my studio’s been experimenting with a variety of different video implementation techniques. After some trial and error, I’m confident that we’ve come up with some really great, specific strategies that not only to bring more clients to your studio, but also to get those clients to spend more.

There’s no question that this tour’s concept is more unique than any other. But I can promise you that it’ll prove to be a career-altering experience.

With tickets made incredibly affordable using the discount code SAN11 ($59), this is definitely a workshop worthy of your valuable time.