What It Is

In short, its a workshop built to help improve your photography skills in tough conditions. There is no secret formula, but rather a way to use and modify light tastefully. Our goal is to push you creatively and technically. We’ll walk you through how we problem solve through tough situations using our cameras and light to make impacting photographs.

What It Isn’t

Topics We’ll Cover

  • What flash can do for your images and storytelling.
  • How to challenge your mind to see light differently.
  • How to problem solve tough light & use flash tastefully.
  • How to streamline your entire day so you aren’t fighting your equipment.
  • Our process of how to make an ordinary scene look amaze.
  • A rundown of our gear and wedding day process.
  • Our editing techniques. We will talk through images directly out of camera to the final edit.
  • We will have in the field practice. Bring your gear and we will head to a local wedding venue where we can practice hands on and ask questions.
Original Image Our Technique
Modified Image Bounce Flash
We’ll go in-depth on why a touch of flash can get you from using a high ISO to clean, crisp imagery.
Original Image Our Technique
Modified Image Bounce Flash
Rather than trying to fight flash, use it to isolate what is important and draw your viewers eye to the subject.



May 1st & 2nd, 2018. We’ll try to work around the schedule of attendees, but dates are confirmed. First come, first serve.


Silverthorne, CO at our new home and then the Silverthorne Pavilion. Parking & views are free. Attendees will also be invited to a private Facebook Group.


Trent & Stacy and a limit of 8 other students. No requirements. An understanding of your camera & exposure are expected.


Because we love sharing knowledge & have a deep passion for our community. Two days of you and us, digging in.

We want to share how we’ve grown with photography and flash over the past nine years. Being part of this workshop means you are part of the Gillespie Photography family. There is no question we won’t answer. Nothing held back. We genuinely love what we do and are passionate about how to help others improve their photography.

A few years back, we hit a point in our career where we found ourselves just creating the same images over and over, not being able to overcome certain obstacles. When we worked to evolve our use of flash, it became a game changer for us. No longer do we cringe with messy bridal prep rooms. Using flash tastefully, we show dramatic skies, give energy to dance photos, provide more dynamic images to our couples. Not only was this good for us creatively, but we also saw the benefits in our bookings and business. During our two day workshop, we hope to challenge you to do the same.

Sign Up Monday, March 19th, 2018 @ 10:00 am MST.
Due to selling out of the first workshop, we are hosting another workshop on May 16th & 17th. Sign Up Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 @ 10:00 am MST.

I’m Interested

Give us your name & email and we’ll notify you when signup is available.

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