Capture compelling action, energy, and active-living images with RMSP graduate and working professional Mike Tittel. He covers everything from pre-shoot planning, orchestrating the shoot iteself, to the follow-up business and marketing necessary for a successful career.
During location shoots you photograph outdoor action such as mountain biking or trail running, models in an indoor fitness environment, and a tranquil outdoor activity such as yoga or tai chi while utilizing both natural and artificial light from flashes, battery packs, and strobes. Tittel provides demos before each shoot and is on hand to offer advice when you are behind the lens. Post-shoot critiques are accompanied by business lectures on estimates, stock licenses, terms and conditions, invoices, and insuring yourself and your equipment. Marketing topics include effective branding, running a capable website, using direct mail, and the value of working with consultants. All of it is taught from Mike’s real-world experience and the successes and failures he has encountered along the way to becoming a successful pro.