Ben’s Chili Bowl
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New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8 – 12, 2015
Use your camera as a force of change in the Crescent City! We assign each student a different nonprofit. You will work with your instructors to create a photo story about their mission. We combine nightly lectures and business skills training with daily, personal editing sessions with an instructor in one of the most vibrant cities in the world!
Did we mention this is our most popular workshop in the United States?
New Orleans has been our host since 2009 for this amazing workshop. Each year, the welcome from the nonprofits is overwhelmingly positive. The city is alive with nonprofit groups dedicated to creating a stronger community by helping restore its former glory in the areas of the city still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and Gulf Oil Spill.
Momenta connects photographers with nonprofit organizations we have worked with in the past. However, we encourage more advanced photographers to find their own photo story or charity of their choice. Don’t worry! Our staff will guide you every step of the way if you choose to venture down this road.
Every day of the workshop, Momenta instructors will help you develop a photo story close to your personal vision. We do this through daily 1-on-1 editing with you and an instructor for about one hour. If interested, we encourage you to record audio for multimedia presentations and their portfolio. Momenta will have audio gear on hand to borrow as well as multimedia instruction for interested attendees.
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Workshop Fees Include: daily one-on-one editing with instructors, personal portfolio reviews, student handbook, all handouts and workshop materials, daily slideshows and lectures, software and equipment training, opening night dinner and a final celebration and slideshow provided by Momenta for the public at our headquarters in the Garden District.
Workshop Fees Do Not Include: meals, transportation, hotel accommodations. Momenta does offer suggestions for housing and transportation deals in New Orleans.
Each workshop requires a minimum deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. After you have registered for a workshop, final payments are due within 120 days of the start of the workshop. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from our registration partners.
As we near the start of the workshop, you will receive informational documents from our staff including a reading and research list, your final workshop itinerary, and travel guides. We work very hard to insure you are prepared in every way for this learning adventure. Our staff stands ready to answer any of your questions and to help facilitate the smoothest travel experience possible.
We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras, laptop and support gear like external hard drives. Our staff and instructors can offer gear recommendations and help you understand the nuances of your equipment.
We ask all photographers bring at least a digital SLR camera with 1-2 lenses. We encourage you to bring a flash and a lightweight tripod. Should you choose to participate in a multimedia project, you must come with a working knowledge of the required software programs and your equipment.
Please see our Resources tab at the top of the website for our gear and traveling tips suggestions.
This course is designed for people who are good natured, flexible, have a working knowledge of photography and are interested in a unique documentary photography workshop experience. We will work with each photographer to improve their photography on any level, and we will find the right theme for your vision. We will provide support every step of the way, but you need to have a positive attitude and work well with a group!
This experience is more of a photo practicum than it is a tourism trip. The educational journey will be amazing and eye opening but it is not easy. You will work long hours. Your instructors will give you daily challenges and push you to new heights with your photography. We will encourage you to stretch and think creatively.
You may encounter people or organizations that are challenging to photograph. You may have to photograph in dark rooms or outside at high noon. You may have stressful days of difficult logistics. While we will be there to help you, support you and give you insight on the best way to handle the situation as a professional, you will need to take as much responsibility for your progress as we do.
Anywhere in the world!
* Remote training available
3-7 day workshops
Starting at $2000
In today’s digital age, you need multimedia skills to be competitive. However, group workshops are not the best for everyone. That’s where we come in. Our instructors will teach software, gear and theory at your speed. We can come to you, or you can come to us. Packages are completely personalized for your budget and learning style.
Our instructors include Pulitzer, Emmy and Editor of the Year winners.
Their cutting-edge vision is shaping the way we see the world today.
Our private training sessions are totally catered to your needs and will put you on the right path to learning multimedia. With hands-on instruction and curriculum catered to your strengths and weaknesses, we have found this is the perfect solution to success in multimedia exploration. Our schedules prepare for a more sophisticated development of your style.
We choose the right instructor for you based on the skills you want to learn. Most of our private coaches are located in Washington, DC or major metropolitan areas. The most budget-friendly option is to do the training in DC. However, we can also travel to you as part of your personalized package.
We have a beginning, mid-level and professional training courses depending on your skill level and interest. Likewise, we offer packages for: software programs; gear + software; or gear + software + editing.
Service Features Include:
Two videographers & two production staff onsite
Logo intro & extro bumpers, lower 3rds Titling
Remote or In Person
12 Week Sessions
Starting at $3600
Is your business static? Projects languishing? Non-existent marketing? Running out of ideas and inspiration? Your business needs a boot camp! Momenta has a tested 12-week training program to help get your business the boost it needs. It’s time to stop stalling and start growing. Everyone needs a coach at some point. Let us help you be more successful this year!
With 1-on-1 sessions and weekly deadlines, we’ll energize your workflow and get you back to shooting.
Stop making excuses and start making progress.
Business boot camp combines weekly deadlines with personalized coaching. We begin with a series of questionnaires and tasks to get to know the state of your business. We then conduct research to evaluate your needs, your competition and your marketplace. All this is goes into your personal boot camp schedule.
Every business is different and so are your coaches. You might work for 4 weeks with an organizational coach and the next four weeks with a workflow specialist. We might round out your training with a video editing expert to hone your portfolio. We might have someone work with you marketing strategies. It’s all based on what you need and the best way for you to grow!
It’s all remote! Most photographers don’t work in one place all the time, so we do this all online. We work with you via screen sharing, teleconferencing and video chats. It’s easy and flexible to your needs for the best outcome and growth.
Service Features Include:
Custom bumpers, lower 3rds titling including special events
Production of onsite series of promotional videos
Stock archive & event photography annual service package