Reimagine Me Studios - Bill Stevens
We are thrilled to welcome Bill Stevens, of Reimagine Me Studios, Scottsdale, AZ, as our official Workshop Instructor at Red Bench™ Photo Studio, Jerome, AZ. Bill comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in the photography field, along with some of the most talented models in the Phoenix area.
Photographers, mark your calendars: Saturday, July 11th, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., we are hosting Bill's first workshop with the fabulous model, Katisha.
About the Photographer:
I am a surgeon by day, and a photographer by night, weekends, and any other free moment. And crazy as it sounds, the two fields are metaphysically similar. Both are a blending of art and science. A surgeon who knows biology and technique, but does not know how to share his or her humanity is unable to truly help patients heal. A photographer who understands the physics of light and aperture, but does not connect with their subject creates only soulless images. The biggest difference is that usually, re-shoots are less problematic that a do-over operation!
My life as a photographer began in earnest about 4 or 5 years ago. I had "dabbled" before that, but never took this art form seriously until then. I now appreciate the complexity and elegant simplicity of this art form. I think it is best summarized by Lisette Model, who said, "Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest." Our workshop at Red Bench will explore the complexity and elegant simplicity of light and composition, blend art and science, and endeavor to tell nuanced stories with a single image.
COVID-19 Virus Precautions
We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure the health-safety of our clients, guests, and those whom we employ, at Red Bench™ Media, LLC, with regard to the COVID-19 Virus.
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Professional Photography Businesses, we offer a camera club discount just for you!
We know how important it is as a photography business studio to provide continued education for your employees, interns and apprentices. Red Bench Photo Studios understands this and is making it easier for your entire staff to join our classes, workshops and events, by offering you a savings of $35 per employee on our camera club membership fee.
This is how it works:
With your $50 membership fee, each additional employee is only $15.
For example, a studio staff of 5 people would be $110.*
Couples, are you both into photography? We offer a discount for you too!
At Red Bench, we know how much fun it is to have a hobby or profession, like photography, to share with your partner. We make it easier for the two of you to join, and enjoy time together doing something you both love.
Signup is easy! Enter your email addresses below and hit SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIP.
You will each receive an email with a link to login. Once you are logged in, you will receive an invoice within 24 hours via email to pay online for your annual membership fee of $40.* each.
Photography businesses: fill in the business name with the email address below, hit SIGN UP FOR MEMBERSHIP. You will receive an email with a link to login. Once you are logged in, you will receive an invoice within 24 hours, via email to pay online for your annual membership fee.
*Annual membership renewals are due on the month prior to your anniversary start date. You will receive an email reminder.
Let me tell you what we're all about.
We are so much more than a photo studio. At Red Bench, we take great pride in encouraging and supporting the photographic arts in Northern Arizona. We work hard to create and organize events, workshops and classes for photographers of all skill levels, whether you are the seasoned professional, or you just bought your first camera today - we offer something for everyone. This has been a long time coming, and now is the time to sign up. We are thrilled to be offering Camera Club Membership privileges exclusively to you!
What sets us apart from the rest?
We offer lots of perks, including discounts on everything. That also includes use of our photo studios in Jerome and Flagstaff, and access to all the studios' props, lighting equipment and backdrops. You get first priority notifications and access to signups weeks before they are made public. We have something new going on every month with artistic, unique and interesting workshops by International Award-Winning photographer, John Keehn. We are now in the process of putting together workshops in how to shoot Boudoir, Bodyscapes, Seasonal, Figure Study - male and female, Architecture, and much more. Our wide variety of models are experienced and professional, offering you top quality sessions. Our class instructors are skilled and talented, giving you an excellent value in Beginner Camera, Lighting, Head-Shots, Editing programs, how to photograph a maternity shoot and special occasion sessions. Our events are collaborative, where everyone participates and no one is left out. First Saturdays of every month, Red Bench Studio will host an opening reception, showcasing photographs taken by our members at our events from the prior month. Gallery shows include local live music and potluck food and beverages. They are open to our family and friends, and to the public.
Customize your membership.
You can customize your membership by selecting whatever interests you. If you are new to photography, you can sign up for any class(es) that you want. If you are looking to expand your photography portfolio, sign up for all of our monthly workshops. If you like big events with a variety of models and themes to choose from, sign up for our twice-a-year Gold King Mine Ghost Town Shoots. If you are the type of photographer that likes a little bit of everything, join a workshop, take a class and participate in an event. Our calendar is filling up - we are always creating new innovative things to choose from.
We are not your grandpa's camera club.
We like attracting all types of photographers, because we all get inspired when we share our passion for photography as an art-form. Inspiration comes from everywhere, whether it be out in nature, on a busy city sidewalk or in an old classroom in a historic building on the side of a mountain. Our camera club is exciting and new, thinks outside the box and gets imaginative with concepts and themes. There is no critiquing or judging one another's artistic expression. We encourage and promote producing images that are innovative, experimental and original.
Start taking advantage of your exclusive benefits.
We are in our 3rd year of hosting successful monthly workshops. If you have been to any of them, you know how amazing they are. Starting March 1st, 2019, the discounts we previously offered to "any and all camera clubs" will change. Discounts will only apply to our Red Bench Camera Club members. This is an excellent value: $50 per year gets you in. Start receiving the benefits and advantages of our membership by signing up today. For each workshop and event that you attend, you will gain loyalty points, which can be redeemed for rewards, such as a free workshop, event or studio time.
We are sweetening the deal.
Signup anytime between now and December 31st, 2019, and Red Bench will give you 25% off a workshop fee. You choose the workshop you want to apply your signup discount to.
Signup is quick and easy.
Enter your email address below and hit "Sign Up for Membership". You will receive an online invoice in your inbox within 24 hours. Once the payment is received, you will receive an email from redbenchphotostudio.com asking you to create your login and password. From there, you will have full access to members-only information.
Come party with us! And by party, I mean "Join us at our Open House!"
You are personally invited to check out our studio during our Open House on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, between 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. See for yourself what we have to offer you. Enjoy snacks and beverages, stay awhile and take in the wonderful views from our wall of windows overlooking the mountains and hills in historic Jerome. We are excited to meet you and give a short tour of our space.
Find Us Here:
Red Bench Studio is located at the Jerome Art Center at the Old Jerome High School. 885 Hampshire Avenue, Building A, upstairs in Studio 306, Jerome, AZ 86331. (If you GPS the address, "Clarkdale" may show up instead of "Jerome." Clarkdale is also the correct address.)
YOU are why we do this - We are looking forward to another awesome year of creating photographs and art, getting to know you, collaborating on projects and expanding our horizons. Thank YOU!
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by clicking HERE.
Booking your studio session online just got a whole lot easier.
We have several options available at discounted rates for a limited time.
Photographers - take advantage of these deals while they last. In addition to this great value, you also get an incentive for booking early, depending on which session you reserve. For more details, click HERE.
These rates are open to the public for just one more week. After March 4th, 2019, our rates will only apply to our Red Bench Camera Club members. Don't miss out - join our camera club and enjoy exclusive membership privileges today.
Yes, I am ready to join Red Bench Camera Club
It only seems fitting to use the classroom as it was intended - as a classroom. Red Bench™ Studios will be hosting weekly art classes, beginning on January 3rd, 2019, taught by James Menzel-Joseph. Classes range from beginner to advanced, pencil sketching to oil, acrylic and watercolor painting. Our selection of skilled models offer a diversity of genres, including nudes, draped and posed with props.
Our studio is full of natural light, making it the perfect location for photography shoots. If you are just starting out and want to learn how to use your camera, or if you are a professional photographer with years of experience, or anywhere in between, we offer something for everyone.
At Red Bench, we have built a reputation over the past couple of years, hosting unique monthly workshops with international award-winning photographer/instructor, John T. Keehn. Our professional models are experienced, and offer a great deal of posing choices. The ratio of photographers:models is small, making the sessions personalized. We will be using the classroom as a photo-shoot setup, as well as other areas around the historic building and the old mining town of Jerome, AZ. You will come away with prize-winning photos.
Lighting, Beginner Camera and Advanced Photo classes are available, taught by skilled photographers, such as Karl F. Mullings, who has experience photographing celebrities.
Is modeling your goal? We will be hosting Modeling Basics classes too, taught by one of the most sought-after models in Phoenix, Violet Pixie. Learn the basics - makeup techniques, what to wear for your body type, beginner poses and how to prepare in advance for a modeling gig.
Classes and workshops are set up as Events on Facebook, where detailed information will be available, including how to sign up, what the fees are and what they include, and do not include.
So, if you are interested in art, modeling and/or photography, we are the place for you!
Are you an Art Teacher, Model or Photo Instructor? We are always looking for new classes to offer the community. Please email us your ideas and we’ll see if you’re a good fit for our classroom. Models - if you are interested in modeling for our art classes, please send us an email.
Photographers - our studio is available for your private photo shoots, by the hour or by the day, up to 8 hours. Whatever your needs are, our studio provides a one-of-a-kind, unique atmosphere.
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