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3 Day CREATEography Workshop @ Shirk Photography Studio

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Be sure to scroll down for more workshop details… Also soon as you register and pay in full, you will receive the download links for the following bonuses:  Green Screen Extraction Action and Smoke & Fog Brushes.  Already own these great products?  Just let us know after you register & you’ll receive credit towards any other products on our site!


Photographers from around the world have been asking for it…  Now is YOUR Chance!

Many photographers struggle to stand out above the crowd… NOW is the time to step into the realm of Createography!  Join international award winning photographer Ben Shirk in his very own studio for a 3-day action packed journey to creating amazing composites.


Agenda & Timeline

Optional Meet & Greet    7 pm – 9 pm
The night before the workshop begins we will meet up for a few drinks and a chance to get to know each other a little bit and to discuss what you will be learning over the next few days.

Day 1   8:30 am – 6 pm  (Group Dinner 6:30 pm)
Start the day by learning how Ben begins his creative process and the specific elements he looks for to create dynamic images. You will learn how to begin creating your very own stock library of elements that will assist you in creating unique portraits.  Next you will begin learning the steps for planning a creative shoot and talk about the important details that you need to prepare before shooting for a composite.  Models will arrive.  Ben will demonstrate his approach to working with clients and how to give them a fun experience all while also preparing them to invest in his artwork.  You will get to experience first hand how Ben creates dynamic light that enables his subjects to fit seamlessly into a scene.  The class will focus on photography skills using both studio strobes and constant light.  Then Ben will demonstrate his techniques and trick that he uses to extract his subjects.  Afterwards you will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience creating perfect extractions while Ben guides you with suggestions.   The day will finish with dinner as a group, talking over the days events and all of the skills that you have already gained.

Day 2   8:30 am – 6 pm  (Group Dinner 6:30 pm)
Bring your laptops!  We will delve deep into the world of extracting and compositing.  After you have mastered the extraction process we begin the work of compositing.  We will start out with a pre-made background and concentrate on the little details necessary to make your subject blend seamlessly.  After you have gained valuable experience blending your subject into a scene we will get into more advanced compositing scenarios and techniques.  A sports team is scheduled for the afternoon and we will prepare an idea for them and then you can watch while Ben poses, lights and photographs a team for a poster.  We will end the day with a group dinner.

Day 3   8 am – 2 pm
You will work on creating your own masterpiece as Ben guides you and demonstrates more cool techniques to ensure that you will be able to create awesome images for your clients.  We will also spend some time on pricing and sales because creating pretty pictures isn’t enough to run a successful business.

BONUSES Included

You’ll receive the following BONUSES…. all YOURS to keep!

Immediate Download (upon payment in full):
Green Screen Extraction Action  ($149 value)
Smoke & Fog Brushes ($149 value)
(if you already own these… simply let us know and you’ll receive credit towards any other products on our site!)

At the workshop:
Game Changer Sports Template  ($149 value)
Texture Brushes ($59 value)
Many unique backgrounds/elements (priceless!)

After the workshop:
Discount Code for 33% OFF everything on our website!!! (unlimited savings!)
Lifetime Access to ‘Createography Alumni’ Facebook Support Group (PRICELESS!)… the education never ends with continuing support from Ben and all other past workshop attendees.

Lunch & Refreshments Included

For added convenience and extra time learning, lunch & refreshments will be provided daily and are included in the workshop cost.


Shirk Photography Studio located at 323 Cedar Street in Wilton, IA 52778.


Nearest airport is the Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL (approx 40 min drive to our studio).  We can arrange group pickup/drop off times at this airport according to attendees flight schedules.  A rental car is recommended for attendees that prefer not to wait for group pickup/drop off.  Rental cars can be reserved at MLI and also the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids (approx 50 min drive to our studio).


Hotel reservations can be made at:

Motel Wilton is a small, budget-friendly motel located directly in Wilton.

AmericInn in Muscatine, IA (approx 15 min from our studio).  The AmericInn offers free breakfast to its guests.

Daily transportation can be arranged between these hotels and the workshop for all attendees without a vehicle.

Three full days of one-on-one instruction would be $4200.  Lunch and refreshments included.  Value of BONUS Products included is over $500.  Plus a Discount Code for 33% off everything on our website.  And Lifetime Access to ‘Createography Alumni’ Facebook Support Group …  Total value of well over $4700… and for a limited time you can attend for just $1495!

In order to offer the best instruction and hands on learning ONLY 12 ATTENDEES WILL BE ACCEPTED… DON’T MISS OUT!!!