The Art Beyond Headshot
Toronto May 28/29th, 2022
2 Days Workshop.
Price: 699 USD
39 Cardico Dr, Gormley, ON L4A 2G5
“Feeling Empowered, Enriched and Motivated”
Being a neophyte at taking headshots, I was not sure what to expect signing up for Rafal’s Headshot Workshop in Orlando Florida. I was nervous as this was my first photography workshop. Would I be overwhelmed? Would I be the only beginner in the class? Would I understand the material he was going to teach? Well, let me say, those were all misplaced fears I had. From the moment Rafal took to speaking to the group of 11 students he projected an air of calmness and confidence. He used phrases like, don’t worry, I will explain everything in detail to you and I will answer all your questions. I will say, those words imparted a sense of ease to myself and all the students and also set the tone for the entire weekend. Rafal’s style of teaching really spoke to me and I could sense the same from my fellow students. The way he wove his humor into the mix, the way he broke things down into easy to understand sections and his use of simple straight forward language made the syllabus easy to absorb and comprehend. Rafal focused on one section at a time, used personal examples and stories and answered all our questions before moving on to the next section. This style of teaching really made you a part of the story and learning experience. He even permitted time for the students to share some of their personal experiences.
When it came time for the practical portion of the workshop, Rafal demonstrated his style and techniques to the group with great precision and detail and was sure we were all comfortable before stepping up to the line to begin photographing the model. If we were having problems he was right there to offer his assistance. His attention to our needs you could see was important to him. Incredible!
Overall, Rafal and his workshop exceeded my exceptions in so many ways. The knowledge that was imparted to me will take many hours to digest and practice but, I walked away with a heightened sense of confidence in myself and my ability to have successful headshot sessions in the future and for that I’m very thankful to Rafal. I encourage anyone who is feeling apprehensive or on the fence about signing up for one of Rafal’s workshops to do so, as you will not be disappointed and will walk away feeling empowered, enriched and motivated, I promise.
- David Newell
"I came across your photographs on social media a couple of years ago and ever since had been waiting for you to get back to teaching on-site. I attended the "Beyond the Art of the Headshot" workshop in Orlando, which was truly fascinating and enriching. The first day Mr. Wegiel went through all the elements that make a great headshot and explained how they all fit together. He was very helpful, attentive and always open to address any questions. The second day we had a hands-on experience and it was just amazing to see how each of the pieces fit together into the headshot puzzle. Finally, he demonstrated his retouching technique over some of the pictures taken. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone interested in gaining a deeper technical knowledge, methodology and creative perspective when it comes to professional headshots. I am grateful and most satisfied with the attendance!"
- Federico Morales
"I really enjoyed attending Rafal Wegiel's Creative Headshot class in Dallas! Rafal is an excellent teacher who explains in-depth the equipment used, posing, lighting setup, as well as, his technique for post-production retouching technique. He offers help individually if needed. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and look forward to creating some beautiful creative images for my portfolio, as well as, my clients!”
"As a beginner photographer, I didn't know what to expect from Rafal's Headshot Photography Workshop and was extremely nervous about attending it. I was second-guessing myself, unsure whether or not I should even go as someone who is just starting out and needs help with basically every little thing. Rafal assured me that there is nothing to be afraid of and that the workshop can benefit a photographer of any level, from someone like me to a seasoned professional. That is exactly what this workshop turned out to be. I was immediately put at ease and started enjoying every second of my being there. There was no superiority, looking or talking down at me just because I have less experience than everybody else. To the opposite, all participants and Rafal himself were very welcoming, friendly and willing to help / answer every question anybody had had about the material and technique being learned. During the second-day practice photoshoot I was able to get help from multiple people, got to borrow other participants' photo gear that I didn't have, was able to show some of my photos to Rafal and to David, the owner of the hosting photo studio. I got some pretty amazing images out of this photoshoot despite my using a pretty basic camera with my own basic lens and then switching to a zoom lens that someone else had brough with them. I am very excited about putting together my photo studio and startting to learn / work / experiment with the technique learned from Rafal during the workshop. I now realize that attending the workshop was the best decision I could have made. I feel that I was able to get out of it much more than I expected, and I am grateful to Rafal for affording every one of us, attendees, this opportunity.”
"My attendance to the workshop “Beyond the Art of theHeadshot” in Dallas was rewarding and the new skills mastered will undoubtedly repay the expense with new business as I market a new style of headshot products. Rafal’s explanations were both instructional and inspirational. The planed photo shoot gave us an opportunity to practice with multiple backgrounds, lighting setups, and model. In my case I was able to use my own lighting and background system.”
"I had the pleasure of participating in the Dallas Headshot Workshop lead by Rafal Weigiel. The workshop was complete with personal tutoring, group education, resources, and many extras. This workshop was worth every cent!"
"My wife and I have been following Rafal for months now. Watching his YouTube videos and reading every post in his Mentorship Facebook page. We really wanted to go to his Houston workshop but timing was not in our favor. Then Rafal asked “Where should we schedule our next workshops?” on the page and we jumped at the opportunity. We offered up our studio just north of Dallas to see if he’d get enough interest for the workshop to make. Rafal immediately started advertising the workshop on his page. To help push it along we started putting it out in our local photography groups. We were able to get the two biggest camera stores in Dallas to repost the ad. Rafal was able to sign up nine students for the workshop. Now of course Rafal could not do ALL the preparation for the workshop from Canada. We as hosts gathered information on local hotels restaurants that were open on Saturday and Sunday to pass to the other students. We also were responsible for obtaining models for both days. Rafal let us know all the details to pass to the models so they were prepared. In our case we didn’t use “model” models we used former Senior clients. I think this actually helped so that the other photographers were working with real people that didn’t know what was expected in front of the camera. Honestly how many of you are going to start out shooting models as your clients? In the case of our workshop all photographers had the opportunity to shoot on multiple backgrounds and had four different models. When you come to a workshop it’s great to get the masterful instruction but we all need hands-on to get the full understanding. Rafal’s workshops are just that a day of instruction and demonstration of how to take pictures just like he does and a full morning of hands-on. Rafal checked on every photographer to make sure they were “getting it”. If something was off either camera or lighting he’s show them how to fix it. To end the workshop Rafal went through his retouching process. He didn’t hold anything back. I don’t believe any participant left the studio thinking they hadn’t been fully taught. Rafal offered to field any questions that came up after the workshop and to offer advice when someone needed it. We now feel we have a new set of tools to diversify what our studio offers. We know you’ll feel the same. If you have any questions for us please contact us at email@example.com"
David and Tammy Hamrick
Terms and Conditions
Any bookings made for workshop are for the workshop only. Accommodation, travel, food etc.... are extras and will be covered by the participants on the course. All fees paid are final and if a someone cancels place on workshop fees are not returnable due to Rafal Wegiel travelling from Canada we need definite confirmed numbers to run course. Please do not book a place unless you are committed to attending as refunds cannot be given. In the event that Rafal cannot attend course for any reason has to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances participants will have their monies returned in full for the workshop. Monies paid for travelling, car hire, flights, accommodation etc..... are at the participants own expense. In order for workshop to run we need minimum ten people attending.sum