Don't Miss SCU (Skip Cohen University)


I am honored to have been invited to guest lecture at Skip Cohen University. This event is a great opportunity to learn from top pros in an intimate location. You get a ton of direct interaction with both the faculty and the students. The first program: a day-and-a-half live workshop and launch event in Las Vegas, March 8-9. Registration information and extra details are

Skip Cohen University’s team, or “faculty,” as it were, include Dean of the Wedding School: Clay Blackmore; Dean of the Portrait School: Matthew Jordan Smith; Dean of Video/Fusion: Rich Harrington; Dean of Marketing: Scott Bourne; Dean of Students: Michele Celentano, and more to be announced.

In case you're not familiar with Skip, let me say he is one of the most knowledgable and generous educators in the photo industry. A few career highlights.

  • Former President of Hasselblad USA
  • Past President/Chief Operating Officer of Rangefinder Publishing Inc.
  • Current President/Founder of Marketing Essentials International and the Photo Resource Hub
  • Ran Rangefinder Magazine, After Capture Magazine, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Association and the WPPI Convention and Trade Show
  • Vice President of the Photographic Manufacturer’s and Distributor’s Association
  • Author of six photography books

Some of you may have heard of his great event called
Skip Cohen’s summer school. The event has now expanded in both dates and scope. I highly recommend you keep an eye on this event and consider attending.

"We’ve decided to do something radical. We’re going to go back to basics. To human handshakes, telephone calls, meetings that happen face-to-face in a room full of people who share a passion for photography. If you want to learn, you need a variety of tools – including hands-on education with outstanding instructors who know how to teach and can give you the time you need to develop your skills. Sure, we’ll do stuff online. We’ll offer webinars, blog posts and podcasts, Google Hangouts and more. But there will always be humans behind everything we offer, and a chance to interact with them in real life. You need a network of vendors and associates who help you through those challenges you face in growing your skills and business. You need the ability to customize your own program in order to grow at your own pace without waiting in lines, dealing with crowded giant ballroom programs and never feeling the intimacy of building new friendships with your peers and instructors. Welcome to Skip Cohen University."