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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 3 looks on the 3 models giving you 9 looks! And if you’re savvy you can go in tight and get some beauty shots!

Details

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

Location LA: A.D. Studio, 2301 E. 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90023, Suite A-113

Location London: Eggcorn Studios, Unit A, Neptune House, Hollywood Villas, East Greenwich, London. SE7 7RH

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

Food: Photographers are responsible for their own 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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Date

Availability

Price

Location

February 18th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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March 18th

$499 (member price)

LA

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March 25th

$499 (member price)

London

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April 8th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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April 22nd

$499 (member price)

LA

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May 13th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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May 27th

$499 (member price)

LA

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June 10th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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June 24th

$499 (member price)

LA

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July 8th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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July 22nd

$499 (member price)

LA

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August 12th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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August 26th

$499 (member price)

LA

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September 9th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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September 23rd

$499 (member price)

LA

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October 14th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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October 28th

$499 (member price)

LA

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November 11th

$499 (member price)

NYC

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November 18th

$499 (member price)

LA

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December 2nd

$499 (member price)

NYC

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December 9th

$499 (member price)

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.

David Harrington

hair stylist

David is a creative force in the fashion, entertainment and salon industries, having styled for fashion greats such as Gucci, Escada and worked as a personal stylist for many Celebrities.

David started his creative journey in Louisiana, working his way around the globe, critiquing his craft every step of the way. His home base is Los Angeles as he continues to see clients in San Francisco and New York. Working in the salon and fashion editorial shoots, David applies his work from the salon into the photography studio. David’s work has been published in many magazines, such as Highlights Magazine, Nude Magazine, A Book Of Magazine, Alice Magazine and many more.

“Be your best at everything you do"

Rachel Toledo

makeup artist

Rachel Toledo (formally rachel wood) was born and raised in New York City with over 18 years of industry experience. Rachel has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Penn State University. After graduation she left the USA to study makeup by former BBC makeup artists in London. From there she worked part time for MAC cosmetics while assisting some of the foremost makeup artists in the fashion industry. Over the years as Rachel spread her creative wings throughout Europe working on projects from dancers in Ibiza, Spain to male models in Paris Mens fashion week. Her work has been published in both American and International editorials. She has worked as the makeup head for top designers for fashion shows, contributes her beauty tips to numerous publications, appeared on camera for numerous TV shows including a guest beauty expert spot on MTV International's - Plain Jane and was the travel beauty editor for digital makeup magazine www.two-magazine.com.

In addition Rachel guest lectures at makeup schools in both London & New York , consults for leading cosmetic brands and has worked with an impressive celebrity client list. She is the beauty director for www.amconyc.com. Rachel is represented by www.raybrownpro.com

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.