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Theron set out on his first personal project ‘This Wild Idea’ with a goal to travel to all 50 states and shoot 365 portraits of a new face he met each day along the way. His vision to create a body or work with purpose provided more career momentum than he could have imagined.

Theron’s client list includes Ford, Budweiser, Samsung, Land’s End, and Mercedes-Benz. In his new workshop, learn the elements of a successful personal project and how to attract the clients you want to work with.

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How to become a better negotiator
Tactics to find motivation
Pushing past self imposed limitations
In-depth exploration of goal setting
Exercises to map backwards from the destination
Daily routines and systems for success
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Workshop Welcome
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The Importance of Studying Photographic History
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3
Light, Composition, and Image Making
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Assignment: Footwear Brand
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Relationships with Your Subject
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The Importance of Personal Projects
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Theron's Personal Project: This Wild Idea
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Elements of a Successful Personal Project
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Reviewing Previous Work
Ep.
10
Early Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Ep.
11
Pushing Through Creative Burn Out
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12
Communicating with Brands
Ep.
13
Insight and Approach to Commercial Work
Ep.
14
Working with Talent on Commercial Shoots
Ep.
15
Making the Best of Bad Weather
Ep.
16
Directing the Hero Shots
Ep.
17
Talking Personal Projects with Ben Moon
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Theron set out on his first personal project ‘This Wild Idea’ with a goal to travel to all 50 states and shoot 365 portraits of a new face he met each day along the way. His vision to create a body or work with purpose provided more career momentum than he could have imagined.

Theron’s client list includes Ford, Budweiser, Samsung, Land’s End, and Mercedes-Benz. In his new workshop, learn the elements of a successful personal project and how to attract the clients you want to work with.

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This Wild Idea: Landing Commercial Work through Personal Projects
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When Theron Humphrey set out to create a personal body of work, people started noticing. Now, Theron’s client roster includes Ford, Budweiser, Samsung, Land’s End, and Mercedes Benz — a career shaped by personal projects that gained serious traction.
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  • Create a personal project with key elements for visibility
  • Develop your portfolio and niche to attract clients
  • Discover how to transform your photography through personal projects and attract the clients you want to work with
  • Get a look into Theron’s creative process on a shoot
  • Concept and manage self-produced shoots for brands
  • Direct friends vs. professional talent to accomplish your vision
  • Apply Theron’s expertise and creative approach to shooting in the field
Join Theron (and his well-known coonhound, Maddie) to hear his story. In this workshop, you will learn the elements of a successful personal project, how to shape your portfolio to attract the right clients, and the expertise to execute self-produced shoots for brands.
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  • Create a personal project with key elements for visibility
  • Develop your portfolio and niche to attract clients
  • Discover how to transform your photography through personal projects and attract the clients you want to work with
  • Get a look into Theron’s creative process on a shoot
  • Concept and manage self-produced shoots for brands
  • Direct friends vs. professional talent to accomplish your vision
  • Apply Theron’s expertise and creative approach to shooting in the field
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  • The never heard before story of Alex
  • An debut interview with his parents about his upbringing
  • The story of how his career really started
  • A very personal field day where Alex photographs his dad in his farm : so you can see the approach and get better at photographing your loved ones, making intimate portraits.
  • An interview with alpine photographer Ben Tibbets on determination and motivation
  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

Workshop Episodes

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Workshop Welcome

Theron and Maddie welcome you to the workshop! Theron walks you through the focus of the workshop, why photography has to come from the heart, and what he hopes you will gain from from the workshop.

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The Importance of Studying Photographic History

Theron demonstrates how photography of the past has affected and inspired our work today, and why it’s important to recognize and appreciate that. Follow along in this immersive episode to see what inspires his work, and how he uses those influences to advance his photography every day.

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Light, Composition, and Image Making

With a Masters in Fine Art’s Degree of Photography, Theron has an incredible perspective on image making, and all of the elements that play a part in taking creating memorable photos. Hear his perspective on light, composition, and why it is so important to share your work with peers for feedback.

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Assignment: Footwear Brand

In this two part assignment, Theron tasks you with a photo assignment to take actionable strides in your photography. Early adopters of the workshop will be invited to participate in a private feedback session with Theron where he will personally critique student’s photo assignments - Enroll by May 4th 2021 to be included in this opportunity!

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Relationships with Your Subject

There is an art to building a relationship with your subject, and it takes time. Over the years Theron has developed a method to create great images by taking that time, and he walks you through those steps in this episode. To inspire growth in your own photography journey Theron offers another assignment to put his method into action.

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The Importance of Personal Projects

In this episode Theron will walk you through real life examples of how his own personal projects have allowed him to attract brands he wants to work with. He continues to advance his career by creating the work he wants to get hired for, and explains how a personal project is the ultimate driver of getting paid work.

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Theron's Personal Project: This Wild Idea

Theron discusses his largest personal project to date, This Wild Idea, which helped launch his career. First gain an understanding of the project, and then listen as he breaks down what paved the way to its success which you can apply in your own project.

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Elements of a Successful Personal Project

Expanding on the previous episode, Theron goes into more detail on the key elements that are necessary for a successful personal project. Through the journey of a personal project there are a myriad of benefits that will help hone and shape your photography, which are broken down to stress the importance of starting a project of your own.

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Reviewing Previous Work

Executing creative concepts are key to creating successful images. Theron reviews some of his favorite photos and breaks down how he brought his vision to life.

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Early Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Through his Career Theron has learned a thing or two about working with commercial clients, and shares those learning experiences to help save you the learning curve. These mistakes have also helped shape his approach when working with brands, and even increase the scope of work in a direction he guides them towards.

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Pushing Through Creative Burn Out

Theron speaks openly of times that he found his photography in a rut, and what he does to feel inspired again and reinvigorated to pick back up his camera. Reminding you that it is ok to take a break, there he discusses the valuable lessons of persistence with your work.

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Communicating with Brands

With a decade of experience collaborating with brands Theron discusses the main channels he focuses on to communicate with clients, complete with some learning experiences along the way, and why it is so important to stay true to your values.

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Insight and Approach to Commercial Work

With clients such as Ford, Budweiser, and Samsung, brands clearly trust Theron to create the imagery they are looking for but this is not by accident. Theron talks about the ways he works with his clients to gain their trust, communicate their vision, and execute a self produced shoot confidently.

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Working with Talent on Commercial Shoots

During his personal project This Wild Idea, Theron photographed 365 people. In the process he developed a way to activate his subjects to ensure he can capture the most natural and candid moments possible.

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Making the Best of Bad Weather

Some days things don’t go as planned, but Theron pushes through and makes the best of it during a rainy shoot on the coast of Oregon. In this interactive field shoot, see Theron in action as he meets with his talent Sophie, approaches a self directed shoot, and allows the shots to unfold naturally by being observant in the space.

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Directing the Hero Shots

Hoping for better weather, Theron returns to the coast where he strikes gold with a beautiful sunset. Watch and learn as he directs his talent Sophie toward his final shot hero of the day, before bidding you farewell and good luck on your own journey.

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Talking Personal Projects with Ben Moon

Theron sits down with for a fireside chat fellow photographer Ben Moon, to discuss all things from Ben’s most well known personal project Denali, to the other notable pursuits that have shaped his career.

  • 16 Episodes
  • 2hr Runtime
  • Bonus Interview

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Bonus episodes inspired by student feedback. New content designed for you to learn how to:

  • Plan a shoot and direct talent
  • Create a concept and build a mood board
  • Shoot in shifting light from daytime to blue hour
  • Navigate the new Lightroom Updates to the color correction panel
  • Stay organized with your files and exporting best practices

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  • 16 Episodes
  • 2hr Runtime
  • Bonus Interview

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Theron Humphrey
I was born and raised in coastal North Carolina; it’s the sort of place with sandy soil you can’t forget. Growing up I spent a lot of time on my Granddad’s farm. I’ll always remember sitting in his den listening to stories and there always being one too many logs on the fire.
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