Shoot With A Pro: A Portfolio-Building Photography Event (August 12-13, 2017)

Trinidad & Tobago, Eastern Caribbean 

On-Hands Workshop Facilitated by Published San Francisco, California Fashion & Portrait Photographer

David E. Fraser, Ed.S., MPA, MBA


Seminar Date: August 12-13, 2017

Seminar Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Aug 12); 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Aug 13)

Seminar Location: Lopinot Complex & Community Centre, Lopinot, Trinidad & Tobago

Registration Fee: TT$1,200 by cash deposit or US$200 by Credit Card 

Contact Telephone: (868) 339-2410 or (868) 489-6016



About the Workshop

San Francisco, California published fashion and portrait photographer and university academic, David Fraser, is heading back to beautiful Trinidad & Tobago to facilitate a portfolio building event for professional and enthusiast photographers.  David and his team will personally guide a group of enthusiast and professional photographers in capturing stunning images of select models, so each photographer can build a portfolio of refined images. A photographer who wishes to attract new clients should have a collection of highly refined images to illustrate her/his capabilities. With David providing expert lighting setups, assisting with framing and composition, and providing other technical skills, each photographer will be the beneficiary of personal attention. David will share many of the techniques behind his award-winning and regularly published images. Although he shoots primarily with Profoto lights and modifiers, he will also demonstrate some of his techniques utilizing smaller strobes and speedlights commonly used by many photographers.

The workshop will run for an intense full day on Saturday, August 12, and if weather permits, a bonus guided beachwear shoot will take place on Sunday morning, August 13 at one of the popular North Coast beaches. 


Among the concepts that will be demonstrated are the following:

  • Generating Ideas for Portraits & Fashion Shoots

  • Composing Creatively on Location 

  • Producing Dramatic Images Outdoors

  • Shooting with a Single Light Source

  • Shooting with Multiple Light Sources

  • How to Balance Ambient and Strobe Lights

  • Using High Speed Sync to Create Magical Images

About the Primary Facilitator 

David Fraser currently lives and works in a suburb of San Francisco, California, in the western United States. He has been a photographer and photography instructor for over a decade. In addition to his studio and location work, he is a university academic who has been teaching in the state university system for over a dozen years. He holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in business administration, public policy, and leadership. He also holds undergraduate degrees in communications and religion. 

David is a highly sought after presenter, who is known for his meticulous attention to detail, whether shooting in the studio, presenting at a conference, or lecturing in the classroom. He has a keen sense of symmetry and composition, as well as a critical sense of blending colors and textures. 

Along with shooting in California, he travels to other parts of the United States to shoot fashion and portrait projects. He also frequents the Caribbean region where he regularly shoots fashion projects, and presents seminars. The images shown on this page are samples of some of his recent work. 

Register to Attend

Amateur, enthusiast, and professional photographers are welcome to attend. You must own and bring to the seminar a Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera with interchangeable lenses. You may bring along studio and/or other type of lights that are battery operated, and do not require an electrical outlet. However, lights are not a requirement. 

Space is limited and are assigned based on those who register and submit payments first. Registration remains open until all spaces are filled. Once you have registered, you must agree to make payment in cash at a Republic Bank branch, to one of our agents in Trinidad & Tobago, or online with a major credit card, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. All credit card charges are made in US currency. Once you have registered, you will be sent a notice about making the appropriate payment.

Payment of TT$1,200 or US$200 (by credit card) entitles one person to attend. Each attendee must register separately. The fee includes attendance to the day's seminar and light refreshments throughout the day.  


Notices/Disclaimers: This workshop even is an offering by David Fraser Photography, a San Francisco, California photography and photography instructional company. The company reserves the right to exclude anyone from participating in the seminar. David Fraser Photography does not guarantee that attendees will master all or specific skills sets provided during the workshop. Payments for the workshop are non-refundable. However, at the discretion of David Fraser Photography, registered attendees may transfer credit for fees paid to another party if they are unable to attend. By registering to attend the seminar, attendees agree to hold David Fraser Photography, its employees, and/or agents harmless in the event of injury or loss due to no specific action by the presenters and/or their agents.