Spend a day at breathtaking Smith Rock in Oregon with senior photographers, Holli True + Jolene Dombrowski. The event will begin with two hours of hands-on instruction on posing from Holli & Jolene, followed by three hours of creative shooting with beautiful styled high school senior models. The evening will conclude at sunset with a final Q&A session.
If you're in a creative rut. want to portfolio build, struggle with posing or simply love the idea of exploring Oregon and shooting at iconic Smith Rock, this event is perfect for you!
This is a senior photography workshop and shootout, but photographers of all genres are welcome! Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic working knowledge of their camera.
I am a high school senior portrait photographer based in Eugene, Oregon. I married my high school sweetheart, Jeff, and we have two middle school kiddos who keep us busy!
I've specialized in seniors for over seven years, building a genuine brand on the foundation of Young & Free. As an industry educator, I love nothing more than connecting with other photographers from all over the world, sharing my passion and simplistic approach to senior photography.
I am a dreamer, a thinker, a chaser and a doer. When I'm not exploring the Pacific Northwest with my camera, you’ll find me adventuring with my family of four in our RV.
A bit about me…. I am married to my best friend Drew. We have three children. A teenager, a school ager and a toddler!
I started my business in 1999 just a couple weeks after my oldest was born. I have had a lot of a-ha moments over the years in the photography business and sharing them with other photographers has come to be one of my favorite things! I have been described as a free spirit but also someone who can serve up a “truth bomb” when it’s needed.
When I am not shooting, I love to spend time with my family outdoors, reading self improvement books or catching some live music.
During the shootout, attendees will break-up into small shooting groups, ensuring a small model-to-photographer ratio. You won't be fighting a huge crowd just to get a few shots. Each shooting group will rotate to work with each of the models in various areas within Smith Rock. We strongly encourage you to push your creativity and create impactful images for your portfolio.
All of the models for this event will be styled to perfection, complete with professional hair and makeup.
Holli + Jolene have covered every last detail to create the ultimate shooting experience for the attendees. From the incredible location to the styling of the models, this is one event you don't want to miss!
As a portfolio-building event, you are free to use the images you create on your website and for marketing, promotional or personal purposes. Images can be shared on social media but CANNOT be submitted for publication, social media features, contests or competitions. You CANNOT use any of the images created at the Smith Rock Posing Workshop + Senior Shootout for educational events (workshops, shootouts, conferences, etc.) you are leading, hosting, instructing or participating in.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided to each attendee. Lunch & Dinner not included. Travel, transportation and lodging are not included.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in layers. October is a cooler month in Oregon, please dress accordingly. Close-toed shoes/boots with good traction are highly recommended. We will be walking and exploring in various areas of Smith Rock, comfortable and safe footwear is an absolute must!
limited spots available
WHAT AIRPORT IS CLOSEST TO THE EVENT?
The Redmond (RDM) airport is located in Central Oregon, just 20 minutes from Smith Rock. If you don't mind a pretty drive through the Cascade Mountains, you can also check flights for Portland (PDX) or Eugene (EUG).
IS THERE A HOTEL FOR THE EVENT?
There isn't an official hotel or special rate for this event, since it will be held at Smith Rock park. There are several hotel options within Bend and Redmond, as well as these gorgeous resorts to consider: Eagle Crest, Black Butte Ranch and Sunriver.
ARE THERE OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN CENTRAL OREGON?
Yes! Central Oregon is a breathtaking place to explore! Within Bend, you can visit various parks, drive up Pilot Butte for an incredible view of the Cascade Mountains, hit up the High Desert Museum or get up close and personal to Tumalo Falls. If you're willing to drive a bit further, other places to visit are Sparks Lake, Devils Lake and the Painted Hills.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
Registration for the Smith Rock Posing Workshop + Senior Shootout is non-refundable for any reason. However, you are allowed to transfer, gift or sell your spot to another photographer, if needed, up to one week before the scheduled event. We are unable to assist with the process of transferring. gifting or selling of registrations, it is the sole responsibility of the registered attendee. Please notify us as soon as possible with the name and contact information of the person who will be attending in your place.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
-Your preferred equipment, extra batteries, cards, a reflector & a wearable camera bag
-Comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, close-toed shoes (preferably boots for the terrain)