Doug Gordon, photographer
Come on location with Doug Gordon as he brings you on a complete journey toward taking your photography and business to the next level, in his straight-forward, straight from the heart, inspirational style. You will be motivated, educated, challenged and entertained in a program that will completely transform the way you shoot. If you love speakers who are motivational and very funny, come to this class. Come because people learn best when they are laughing; because they need a motivational message; and because they need to have fun while they learn.
Learn how to take immediate action and create momentum toward becoming the photographer you want to be. What better environment is there to learn than while on the fly working outside-the-box.
See unconventional, unique, edgy, glamorous poses right before your eyes.
See the images shot and Photoshopped before your eyes.
Develop a distinctive wedding style allowing you to direct a client yet capture the emotion and feel of photojournalism.
There's a natural magic you need to learn to capture and shoot like two photographers, a main and second shooter.
This is a great opportunity to find out why over 3000 people attended Doug's recent presentations at the WPPI show--Register now and don't miss this exciting Workshop with Doug Gordon!
Doug says, there aren't any special requirements, just 'Bring your camera, one longer lens of your choosing, and an open mind.'
This Workshop will include both a classroom session and an outdoor shooting session.
As a second-generation photographer, Doug Gordon has been honing his artistic skills for almost 2 decades. He has been around weddings since the young age of eleven when he begun his apprenticeship with his dad Ken. Doug continued his training for many years with photography legend Monte Zucker. As the lead photographer and owner of Patken Photographer Inc., Doug heads up a close knit team of associate photographers that specialize in capturing life, and his extremely cutting edge style at nearly 800 weddings per year internationally. Doug continues to aggressively change and grow. While his work continues to garner international awards and media attention being featured in many magazines including Rangefinder, Storyteller, Professional Imagemaker, InStyle, and Martha Stewart, just to name a few. His work has been described as a fashionable, editorial style of today's wedding.
At the young age of 35, Doug has photographed at more than 3500 weddings internationally as well as capturing on film several celebrities and athletes at a wide array of weddings and social functions. His weddings span all over the world from Mexico to Manhattan, Canada to Europe. His detailed approach and stylish portraits are the reason he is one of the most sought after photographers in the world.
His awards and accolades while too numerous to list all of them, include some very prominent ones. At the age of 21 Doug became one of the youngest Certified Professional Photographers ever, He also has been awarded the degree of Photographic Craftsman from PPA. As well as the Artist of Photographic Mastery, Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement, Accolade of Exceptional Photographic Achievement and the Accolade of Highest Photographic Achievement from WPPI. Also in 2007 Doug was awarded the Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence, becoming one of the youngest ever to achieve this award.
He has recently been awarded with the Fellowship of Photography from the famed British Photography Association SWPP. In 2006 Doug was hired by the world's leading cruise line Carnival to be head photo consultant. Also in 2006 Doug's NY based studio became the first wedding studio opening franchise studios around the US.
As a leading expert in the industry, Gordon has been a sought after as an inspirational lecturer and educator on the latest trends in photography. Since 1998 Doug has spoken in almost all the major cities across the United States, as well as several others worldwide in which he reached tens of thousands of photographers with his message of 'Dare to be Different'. He has been a featured speaker at PPA, WPPI, SWPP, PhotoPlus and SPD’s conventions.
Asuka Book, Bay Photo, Eventpix, Tamrac, Quantum Instruments, Denny and many others currently sponsor Doug.
And listen to Jack Howard's interview with Doug on Adorama's latest TechTock podcast. Doug is an inspiring speaker, and during this interview he talks about what's happening in wedding photography right now, including great advice and tips for all wedding photographers.
Schedule: Monday, June 7, 2010 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: The Adorama Building, 42 West 18th Street 5th floor.