Join us for the Society 12 Retreat
January 19-20, 2020
2 Day Educational Retreat & Shoot
San Diego, California
On day one we will be meeting at the Hard Rock Hotel in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. This educational day is all about learning to grow in multiple areas of your photography business. Topics we will be covering will include:
Leveraging social media & Connecting with Gen Z
Styling - what you are missing to create more storytelling images
Unposing and directing for natural expressions
Lighting with purpose. Learn the how and why to tackle different lighting scenarios.
Smarter workflow to save you valuable time
Live Critique - discover the small things that you are missing that will make or break an image.
Hot Seat Segment - Attendees have a chance to be put in the hot seat to collaborate and share business and marketing strategies.
Day 2 will be a structured day of shooting with the fully styled winning models at locations in the surrounding San Diego area. You will continue to gather live shooting tips throughout the day. The number of photographers will be limited so that you will have plenty of 1:1 shooting time. We will end the day at the beach for a gorgeous California sunset.
The National Model Competition (optional)
The National Model Competition is a great way to build an exclusive buzz around your business and should be leveraged all year long. We will provide tips on how you can customize this to fit into your existing program. Although a winner is never guaranteed, this year ALL of your submitted entries will have a chance to have their stories shared on the Society 12 platform.
The deadline for entries will be November 15th 2019
Winners announced Wednesday November 27th 2019
All entries must be between the ages of 16-22 at the time of submission
** All photographers participating must complete a quick application for approval. Our goal is to maintain a standard level of work and ensure that all participants can meet the requirements needed to be successful.
Who Should Attend?
The Society 12 retreat was created with the intermediate to advanced photographer in mind that specializes in photographing the 16-22 age demographic, however all levels will greatly benefit from attending. If you have an established business and are ready to take it to the next level then this is the event for you. The benefit of networking and sharing in-person with your peers can have a tremendous impact. We believe that smaller events allow greater interactivity - This year we have limited the even to the first 20 photographers.
$599 early registration (reg. $699)
Choose this option if you will be attending the event but will NOT be participating in the model competition marketing program. Includes 1 year membership to Society 12.
Attendee + Model Competition Marketing Program
$699 early registration (reg. $849)
Choose this option if you will be attending the event and WILL be participating in the model competition marketing program. Includes 1 year membership to Society 12.
Attendee + Model Competition Marketing Program (payment plan)
$250 (3 monthly installments)
installment plan available 1 week only
This option allows you to split your fee into 3 payments. Your first payment is due upon registering and the next payment will automatically be charged monthly for the next 2 months. Includes 1 year membership to Society 12.
Waiting List & Registration Transfers
Please complete the form below if you’d like to be added to the waiting list for the sold out reatreat. - OR - if you have a registration and can no longer attend, you have a chance to release your registration to the next person on the list.