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PhotoMax PreCon- Seniors with David Beckham

  • 03 Mar 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Road, ​Troy, MI 48084


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David Beckham portfolio - Michigan PhotoMax 2023

Fashion Posing and Lighting with Seniors - David Beckham


Take a deep dive into different lighting scenarios and seamless blend with posing techniques. Up your posing and lighting skills with this full day workshop.

Registration is separate from PhotoMax.  

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Fashion Posing and Lighting with Seniors. We will be looking at multiple types of lighting: Studios Strobes, OCF, LED Studio and outside. We will be using multiple modifies so that you can get different effects and results. This will be hands on class, so bring your cameras and Godox Triggers. Through out each of the lighting set-ups we will be learning the Elements of Posing. By breaking down posing into simple steps we can learn how to pose any body type in any situation. We will be using HS models so that we can get great photos as well.

Speaker Bio

After pursuing two other careers and enjoying them tremendously, I decided it was time to follow a life-long passion of portrait photography. I started relearning in the late nineties and began David Beckham Photography and set up a basement studio. My goal was to be just like the pioneers of senior photography, Kent Smith and Larry Peters, but cheaper. I had visions of growing to tremendous proportions. Well that dream never happened. As soon as I developed my own fashion-based style, my own Senior Model Program, and my own way of using OCF did I make an impact. I opened my full-time studio in 2009 and have seen 15-25% growth every year since. In 2012 I changed to only offering Senior and Fashion photography and my best sales ever.

In 2020 I earned the Masters of Photography from the PPA and I am the President of the Professional Photographers of Ohio. I was honored with the PPA National Award in 2020. My work has been published in many national magazines including the Cover of PPA Magazine. I write two or three articles a year for Shutter Magazine. A Photo of mine was awarded the Grand Imaging award for Best Senior Photo in 2019 and I had a TOP 10 photo in the 2016. Senior Style Guide has chosen my work six years in a row for their coveted Hot 100 list. I was honored to be a platform teacher at Imaging USA in 2022 and they asked me back to do it again in 2023! I speak and teach at multiple PPA events, SYNC in 2018, 2019 and 2020, Shutterfest 16, 17, 18, 19 and 21. I also lead “Everything Senior Workshops” from my studio and on location 4-6 times a year. I host and educational Facebook Group called ASKDavid.


Lodging is available at the Somerset Inn. Book your room at Somerset Inn by February 10 and note that you are with the "Professional Photographers of Michigan Group" to get a special rate of $119 (Tower Rooms) and $149 (Executive Wing). Go directly to somersetinn.com when checking rates add Group Code "594" or call 248-643-7800 for booking assistance.


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