Photography Workshops – Mentoring
Photography Workshops and Speaking Engagements
with Paula Swift, M.Photog., Cr., CPP of Paula Swift Photography, Inc in Sudbury, Mass.
Paula Ferazzi Swift, M. Photog., Cr., CPP owner of Paula Swift Photography, Inc. has been a professional photographer since 1995. She spent ten years in photojournalism as a staff photographer at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass. In 2004, Paula opened her portrait photography business while still full time at the T&G but in 2005 left her position as a staff photographer to go full time in the portrait photography field. Paula is available for speaking engagements for your organizations on her Photojournalism, Storytelling Portrait Photography – How to Document Children and Families book or Newborn Photography. She is also Professional Photographer’s of America – PPA juror in training and available to judge your image competitions. Please contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Photography Workshop Schedule
Newborn Workshop – Saturday January 27th, 2018
Newborn Workshop – Saturday April 14th, 2018 SOLD OUT
Newborn Workshop – Sunday May 6th, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
Storytelling Photography Workshop – Sunday June 3rd, 2018 ( ONLY Outdoor Workshop in 2018)
Newborn Workshop – Sunday July 29th, 2018
2018 Photography Speaking Engagements Schedule
On these following dates Paula will be speaking on her Storytelling Photography and her book Storytelling Portrait Photography – How to Document the Lives of Children and Families
Gateway Camera Club, Framingham, MA Tuesday February 27th, 2018 7:30pm
PPAM EVOLVE Photo Convention, Plymouth, MA Monday March 12th, 2018 at 9:00am
Merrimack Camera Club, North Andover, MA Wednesday April 11th, 2018 7:30pm
Fall River Camera Club , Fall River, MA Wednesday May 9th, 2018 7:00pm
Duxbury Camera Club, Duxbury, MA – December 5th, 2018 7:30pm
OFFERING 1:1 MENTORING in NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY ( go to end of page for more info)
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP – STUDIO LIGHTING AND POSING
Sunday July 29th, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30pm
Spend the day with Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsmen, Paula Swift as she shares over 23+ years of experience as a professional photographer. Get hands-on as you learn studio lighting for newborn sessions. While many photographers are teaching natural or constant light in this area, Paula shows how and why studio lighting is her way to go. You’ll also learn how to prepare for a shoot, including client consultation, props and light set ups. Explore techniques to help throughout the session such as soothing and safety tips, posing for both family and baby, how to put everyone at ease, as well as lenses and lighting methods that work easily and beautifully for new baby sessions.
Take advantage of Paula’s expertise and experience to learn more about newborns and how to photograph them beautifully, using light properly.
Date: Sunday July 29th, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Paula Swift Photography, Inc.
730 Boston Post Road, Suite 29
Sudbury, MA 01701
Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, DSLR Camera, zoom lens and/or macro lens, camera is not mandatory if you are just starting out, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch
We will have at least one newborn to photograph during the class.
Small class environment and limited to 8 photographers.
Who should attend: A photographer just starting out to a seasoned pro. If you are looking to get into Newborn Photography this will cover the basics from studio lighting, how to prep clients, newborn safety and posing. You can sit back and watch or take your own photos. Models will be released for portfolios.
To register for this class email Paula
Registration open until July 26th 2018 or until sold out.
Cost is $275 and must be paid at time of registration to guarantee your workshop seat.
Behind the scenes of one of Paula Swift’s Newborn Photography Workshops.
May 2018 Sold Out Workshop
You shoot right along with Paula as you learn simple studio lighting techniques and how to pose a new baby safely and beautifully.
Reviews on photography workshops with Paula Swift
“This class was perfect for me. Exactly what I needed to get more insight into newborn photography. Just awesome!!!!
“OMG! it was amazing! I loved it! Paula you are so pleasant and knowledgeable. The class was fun, interesting and loved the fact you gave us the opportunity to practice and to see how you work. Thank you so much for sharing so many tips! I am going back for more!”
“Fantastic class!! I’m about to dive in and edit up the photos I took…thanks so much for the knowledge and experience you shared!“
“Awesome class, I highly suggest going. I attended the class last fall and had a blast.“
“Paula was so open about her newborn photography knowledge. What she taught in class was AMAZING! I learned so much in this one class and can’t wait to try everything I learned how to do on my next newborn session.”
“I highly recommend this class if you really want to get a better understanding on newborn photography. Learning how to photograph newborns using the right light and learn how to pose safely, was priceless to me.”
“What I learned in person with Paula, I could of never gotten from watching an online video. Take her class!”
“I know Paula through PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and she is wonderful. An amazingly talent portrait artist and a genuinely nice person and colleague willing to share her thoughts and ideas with others in the industry. I recently attended a newborn workshop Paula held in her Sudbury, MA studio and it was fantastic, offering a little something for everyone where ever you are in your journey. If you’re looking to get into a new genre or just need some confirmation that you’re on the right track I recommend attending a workshop with Paula Swift.”
1:1 Newborn Photography Mentoring: $1275.00 ( one on one mentoring)
Spend the day with Paula Swift as she preps for a newborn session, shows you posing, lighting and lets you pose and photograph the newborn right along side her. You will have access to her props and studio during this time. We will end the day with downloading and editing the images you captured. This perfect for any photographer who wants a hands-on personal guidance from a professional photographer who has been photographing newborns for 13 years and is a professional photography teacher. This is also perfect for a more advance posing than the workshop offers or to build your personal newborn photography portfolio.
Must book 4-6 weeks in advance.
Contact email@example.com to register.
The day will start at 9:30am and will end anywhere from 4:30pm or later. All depends on the new baby we photograph.
Lunch and snacks are included in your mentoring.
Dates are booked on a first come basis and due to my shooting schedule is limited to 1 mentoring session every 4-6 weeks.
$500 non-refundable retainer due upon registering. The remainder will be due 3 weeks before mentoring date.
No mileage restriction on mentoring, the only restriction is that you know how to use your DSLR camera. You will be able to use Paula’s studio lighting and transmitters to fire her lights. She will help you figure out what type of lighting might be best for your photography business as well.
Newborn baby will be photo released for you to use for your website and portfolio.
If you are from out of town, there is a Fairfield Inn by Marriott one block away from the studio.
Paula Swift Photography, Inc. is located in historic Sudbury, Mass at 730 Boston Post Road ( Rt 20).
$500 non-refundable payment is due to hold your spot. Online payment option available. Remainder of balance is 3 weeks prior to photography mentoring session.
If you need to cancel your registration, we will do our best to fill your spot. If we are able to fill your spot, we will apply your deposit to a future photography workshop. If we are unable to fill your spot, your deposit is non-refundable.
Payments can be made by check or credit card through our online system. Once you reserve your spot, you will receive a payment link to complete your reservation.
DSLR camera, lens, memory card, batteries and knowledge of how to use your camera outside of Auto-mode. A laid back attitude and ready to learn.
Paula Swift Photography, Inc.
730 Boston Post Road, Suite 29
Sudbury, MA 01701
Reviews on Paula Swift’s Photography Workshops …
Paula’s Family and Children Storytelling class was a wonderful day well spent. Paula began the morning by sharing her story and background, explaining her approach to storytelling photography, and offering clear guidance regarding exposure settings, posing, and tips for success. The day flowed smoothly and there was time for introductions and informal chatting among the participants. The small class size was perfect, and before we knew it, we were heading out to the Sudbury Grist Mill for the scheduled afternoon shoots. Paula has a wonderful way with clients, parents and kids alike, and continued her relaxed instructional style throughout the afternoon, ensuring that all participants had an opportunity to photograph each family in each moment, and even giving us a chance to “art direct” the sessions toward the end. It was an engaging, thoroughly educational, and fun day! And I was thrilled with the images I captured. This class will help you take your photography — whether as a hobbyist or aspiring professional, to the next level. June 2018
I know Paula through PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and she is wonderful. An amazingly talent portrait artist and a genuinely nice person and colleague willing to share her thoughts and ideas with others in the industry. I recently attended a newborn workshop Paula held in her Sudbury, MA studio and it was fantastic, offering a little something for everyone where ever you are in your journey. If you’re looking to get into a new genre or just need some confirmation that you’re on the right track I recommend attending a workshop with Paula Swift. Dani – March 25th, 2017
Thank you so much for providing this workshop. It was fun and educational. I really enjoyed the session. You are a wonderful instructor in your art. I hope to sign up for another workshop of yours. Christine – January 27th, 2017
I spent the day in Paula’s newborn session class. It was so informative! She was so easy to talk with and answered everyone’s questions with ease. Each student was able to take their turn in photographing the models. I would highly recommend it if you are interested in learning to photograph newborns. – Alyssa – January 22nd, 2017
I took Paula’s newborn photography class and I am so happy with what I learned from her class. Her patience and way with clients is phenomenal! I highly recommend her! – Lisa – June 25th, 2016
I just want to send Paula a huge thank you for an amazing newborn photography class !!! It was so informative and fun! I can’t wait to take more classes with Paula! – Donna – June 25th, 2016
Paula was an excellent instructor! And she is clearly an excellent photographer … to be able to complete 2 newborn sessions – with siblings – and cover all the course material in the allotted time was simply amazing. She was calm, clear and relaxed, which made the day both informative and fun. Highly recommend! Pam- May 27th, 2015
Paula was extremely well-prepared, yet maintained a relaxed environment. She brought in two families in order to give us a hands-on experience with lighting and posing. Laura- May 27th, 2015
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Paula Ferazzi Swift, M.Photog., Cr., CPP owner of Paula Swift Photography, Inc in Sudbury, Massachusetts – an award winning photojournalist, children, family and newborn photography with over 23 years of professional photography experience offers photography workshops to photographers. From those just starting out to seasoned pros, with no mileage restriction. Paula loves to teach photography to those who want to grow their craft and stay creative. As a Sudbury Photographer, Framingham Photographer and well known Boston Photographer, she hopes you will continue to learn all you can in your talent. Stay Creative!