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Tracy Thompson


Big Sky Photo Summit

{Learn. Hang. Ski.}

Mike Colon, Tamara Lackey & Dane Sanders


When? January 31st & February 1st (and an optional day of skiing on Feb. 2nd)

Where? Big Sky, Montana


Who should come? Photographers who want to improve their wedding or portrait business while having an awesome time in one of the most beautiful places in the world!


How much is it? Registration is $650 but if you register by January 1st registration is only $499!


What does the registration fee cover? Your registration fee covers over 15 hours of hands-on training from some of the best teachers and most inspiring photographers in the industry. It also covers a styled photoshoot with the right to use images for your portfolio.


What should I bring? Bring your camera, paper and pens for note taking, a ready-to-learn attitude and come expecting lots of fun. Bring warm clothes… it’s going to be chilly! (It is at a mountain ski resort after all…) J


So are we skiing as well? We are planning a skiing day on Wednesday Feb. 2nd .  If you don’t ski, no worries- you can either head home Wednesday or hang in the lodge. For you skiers/boarders- bring all your gear or rent your equipment at one of the Big Sky rental shops that are conveniently located right on the mountain.


Where do I fly into? You can fly into Billings or Bozeman. Bozeman is closer, but Billings is usually much less expensive to fly into. Big Sky is located 60 minutes from Bozeman and about 3 hours from Billings. Transportation can be arranged here: or here:


Where do I stay? Here is a link showing you all the hotels/lodges that are right where the workshop will be: I suggest the Huntley Lodge. If you call the Huntley Lodge and say you're with the Big Sky Photo Summit crew, you will get the room for $139/nt instead of the normal $220/nt price! 


What will we be learning? Mike, Tamara & Dane will be going over Technique, Selling, Pricing, Style, Workflow, Business, Marketing and a ton more tips!

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, January 30th.
8pm- Optional Cocktail Party at Huntley Lodge

Monday, January 31st
Technical, lighting, shooting tips, shooting workshops

9am- Welcome
9:15am-11:15am- Dane Sanders
11:15-11:30- break
11:30-1:30- Tamara Lackey
Break for lunch
2:30- 3:45 Shooting workshop (Your choice of a bridal shoot with Mike & Dane or a children's shoot with Tamara)
4:00pm-6:00pm- Mike Colon
Break for Dinner
8:00-9:00 Breakout session with Tamara, Mike & Dane: How to make your Business work with a Family

Tuesday, February 1st.
Business, Marketing and Workflow.

9am- Welcome
9:15-11:15 Tamara Lackey
11:15-11:30 break
11:30-1:30 Mike Colon
1:30-2:30 break for lunch
2:30-4:30 Dane Sanders
4:30-4:45 break
4:45-7:45 Breakout session with Dane, Tamara & Mike. Ask whatever you want!
7:45-8:00pm Ending Reception

Wednesday, February 2nd.
Optional skiing day at Big Sky!
Discounted tickets at $57 (reg. $85)
Mountain open from 9am-4pm
Rentals available on mountain

More information to come very soon! Registration opens December 1st, 2010! Seating is limited to keep it intimate, so sign up soon!

Terms: Registration is non-refundable. Please double check your schedule for any conflicts with this event before moving forward with this transaction. If on the off chance we do not meet our minimum requirement of sign-ups we have the right to cancel the workshop and refund your registration fee. Registration fee does not include lodging or meals.

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