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Portfolio Building Day

Professional studio setup with 3 stations, a full team including makeup artist, stylist, 3 NYC, LA & London Agency Models, 9 Looks, and all the guidance you need from our instructors. All you need to do is to show up with your camera!

A whole day of

just shooting

Overview

We’ve decided to arrange a full on Portfolio Building Day for those that wish to upgrade their portfolio with stunning fashion shoots put together by an amazing team of industry professionals.

There will be no detailed instruction as you’ll spend the majority of the day focusing on your shooting and taking as many frames as possible. Should you need advice, our team of instructors will be there all day offering their help and assistance.

The Portfolio Building Day is open to photographers at all levels as we wish to offer everyone the opportunity to get a professional fashion shoot under their belt.

We’re setting up three stations to shoot at, each with a different lighting set up. Your stylist will work through a minimum of three changes for each of the three models, more if time permits it. This set up will allow each student at least 9 looks, very likely many more.

Details

Location NYC: Boro Hotel, Long Island City, 11101 NY. Book a room at our discounted rate here.

Location LA: TBD

Location London: TBD

Call time: 10:30am, shooting starts at 11:00am, shoot until 5:30pm, lunch at noon.

Food: Covered, students will be handed a menu upon check-in so our chef will have time to prepare your lunch.

Attendants will be divided into three small groups that will rotate shooting at three separate stations. Each station will have a different lighting setup, model and styling. There will be at least three wardrobe changes for each model, ensuring at least 9 looks for your book.

Instructors, stylist, MUA and hair will be present during the entire day ensuring the highest quality production providing you with an opportunity to walk away with as many images you are able to capture within our six hours of shooting. If you have any questions or need guidance we are here to help you.

You bring: Your camera, lenses, SD cards and preferably a computer to back up your shots in-between wardrobe changes.

Digital Transitions will be on set with the latest PhaseOne cameras tethered for you to shoot with at one of the three shooting stations.

More in our FAQ.

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Only a limited number of early bird tickets available on first come first served basis. Breed Members save $100* - Log in or Sign Up for discount codes


Date

Availability

Price

Location

January 21st

$599 (early bird)

Los Angeles

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February 11th

$599 (early bird)

London

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February 18th

$599 (early bird)

NYC

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February 25th

$599 (early bird)

LA

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March 11th

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NYC

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March 18th

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LA

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March 25th

$599 (early bird)

London

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April 8th

$599 (early bird)

NYC

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April 22nd

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LA

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May 13th

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NYC

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May 27th

$599 (early bird)

London

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June 10th

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NYC

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June 24th

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LA

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July 8th

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NYC

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July 22nd

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LA

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August 12th

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NYC

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August 26th

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LA

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September 9th

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NYC

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September 23rd

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LA

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October 14th

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NYC

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October 28th

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LA

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November 11th

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NYC

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November 18th

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LA

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December 2nd

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NYC

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December 9th

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LA

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The US Team

Melissa Rodwell

fashion photographer & breed co-founder

Has lived and worked all over the world, photographing for Ralph Lauren, Nike, Coca Cola, Honda, NBC Television, and Dell Computers. Her editorial assignments have lead to her being published in Harpers Bazaar, L’Officiel, Glassbook, Spirit and Flesh, Kurv, Jimon, Flaunt, And Men, Genlux, and Playboy.

Julia Morris

creative director & stylist

NYC based creative director and stylist. Had shot for publications such as Elle, OK!, Cosmopolitan, Hello, EGO, L'Officiel, Story, Pink, Fashion Seasons, Elite Club, Cult Fashion News, Vigore!, Uptempo, LOS Magazine, Blanc, Chaos, Wild, Envie, All Hollow, Beautiful Savage, Anormal Magazine, Creem Magazine and many others.

Jason Setiawan

fashion & beauty photographer

NYC based beauty and fashion photographer with his own studio and production company in shooting campaigns for numerous clients nationally and internationally.

Abraham Sprinkle

Hair & Makeup Artist

NYC based hair stylist and makeup artist represented by Next Artists. Have been published in magazines such as Vogue Paris and Vogue Mexico.

Plus

3 NYC Top Agency Represented Models

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FAQ

Do I have to have experience?
You should have a working knowledge of your dslr. We welcome students who have never been on set at a Fashion shoot or an opportunity to shoot models.

How is the shoot lit?
Melissa Rodwell & the Breed team will set up all of the equipment & lighting, all you'll need to do is point & click.

Will there be instructors there?
The portfolio day is not a Breed Academy class with lessons from an instructor. It's designed to emulate 3 professional fashion shoots. You will get to take advantage of the Breed team doing all of the tough work including, casting the models, securing a team, styling the shoot, setting up the lights & handling all aspects of the shoot.

How big are the classes?
The classes will be approximately 15 students. We'll split into 3 groups and rotate through multiple lighting set ups & models. You will have more than enough to shoot each look. You will likely be able to shoot hundreds of images over the course of the day.

Can I shoot film or medium format cameras?
Yes, you may shoot any system you'd like. Digital Transitions will be providing a Phase One system at one of the stations allowing those who would like to an opportunity to shoot tethered with an on site digitech.

Are discounts available? Yes, Breed members receive a $100 discount on all portfolio building days. (Log in here or sign up to view the discount code) Do you offer a refund?
Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds, however you may switch to another portfolio building day if it has the availability.

How does the portfolio review work?
Students who purchase the portfolio review, will be given a half hour private session with Melissa & Marius. They will review your digital or print portfolio. Discuss your branding and social media presence and offer feedback and advice on image selection, career advice & more.