Senior Portrait Artists DVD Off to Duplication – PRE-Order Now!

spadvd_front_webWell, it’s finally here. After a week of shooting on location in Las Vegas, untold number of hours in pre-production, the Senior Portrait Artists, SPA at the Rock 2009 DVD is now off to be duplicated. It takes about two weeks to complete. During that time, SPA will be offering the three-disc set (MSRP of $599) for only $349. And SPA members get an additional 15% off bringing this total DVD experience over 50% off. Once the DVDs are completed, they will be available for a special order price of $499! So act now! Here’s the 4-1-1. The first of four preview videos is at the end of this blog post.


For the past five years, Senior Portrait Artists has held an annual event, designed to educate, encourage, and inspire. The most successful senior portrait artists from around North America converge in one beautiful location for five days to receive invaluable training in lighting, composition, posing, style, sales and marketing. Now, for the first time ever, we’ve brought you that training on DVD. SPA Event 2009 was our best year ever and it was held at the beautiful Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. There is so much great information, we had to put it on three discs!

Disc 1: On Location Shoots
Go on location with top photographers Bob and Krista Ashmun, Dave Humphrey, Ken Kneringer, Kevin Harrington, Chris and Tammie Billey, Tim Babin, and Fuzzy Duenkel as they walk you through creating award-winning and best-selling images. They cover everything from on-location lighting, posing, composition, subject interaction, and more. It’s 90 minutes of unbeatable training from the best in the business.

Disc 2: SPA Business School – Part 1
It doesn’t matter how good your photography is if no one is buying it. If you’re doing this to make a living, then you need to have a keen business sense. This disc has over 90 minutes of on stage presentations by Kia Bondurant, Nancy Nardi, John Ratchford, and an equally entertaining and educational experience by the wild man himself, Kirk Voclain. They cover marketing, sales, social media (e.g. Facebook, etc.), style, branding and so much more.

Disc 3: SPA Business School – Part 2 + Bonus Features
In Part 2 of the Business School, Sarah Smith and Julie Eckert of Kent Smith Photography bring their collective 30+ years of knowledge in this business to an amazing presentation on the “touchpoints” of your business. In all the areas in which you interact with a client, from consultation to the shoot to final delivery, they give you the secrets which have helped their studio to be one of the most successful in the country. This disc also includes a highlight video of the famous SPA fashion runway show, as well as the video “My SPA Experience.” We followed one group for a week at SPA to see and experience SPA Event up close and personal. It even includes a round table discussion by the group of their own best practices.


Here’s a sneak peak inside Disc 1 of the SPA experience as we follow Missy and her team around the Red Rock Resort to learn about on-location lighting, posing, and composition from Chris and Tammie Billey, Dave Humphrey, Ken Kneringer, Kevin Harrington, and Tim Babin. You can pre-order the DVD today and save over $200 from the MSRP.

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