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Rock Photography, Creating the Cycle Part 2- Magazines, Ad Campaigns, and Beyond with Jeremy Saffer & Anabel DFlux

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Date & Time:

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Hunt's Photo Melrose
Go behind the lens with Rock Photographers Jeremy Saffer and Anabel DFlux for two individual and distinct processes of taking on a comprehensive album cycle and campaign shoot.
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome, but having a basic understanding of photography, camera settings, and being familiar with your camera is important. Students do not need any prior lighting experience.
Co/Guest Instructor:
Rock & Celebrity Photographers Jeremy Saffer and Anabel DFlux
Class size:
15-20 attendees
What to Bring:
  • Your camera (digital if you could please)
  • Any lenses you want to use
  • Your Laptop with Power Cord
  • Feel free to bring snacks and water. There will be snacks on hand, but if you have any dietary restrictions please let us know
  • Bring an extra camera battery and freshly formatted memory cards
  • Anything you want to take notes with
  • As always, bring your enthusiasm and creative thoughts!
  • *We will have some Leica SL2S Bodies and Lenses available if you choose to try one out (absolutely take advantage of that opportunity!) An extra SD card will be needed if you want to use one.
Recommended Prerequisites:
Having a basic understanding of photography, camera settings, and being familiar with your camera is important. Students must be able to operate their camera?s menu navigation and button system on their own. Knowledge of photography basics & understanding of the exposure triangle required. Students do not need any prior lighting experience

Rock Photography: Creating The Cycle are days 2 and 3 of 4 weekend workshops with Anabel and Jeremy.  Thursday is Duality, Friday and Saturday are Creating The Cycle, and Sunday is Oh My GOTH! If you would like to sign up for all four days at a discounted rate, make sure to choose the Four Day Option!

If you are sick or feeling unwell, STAY HOME! We will gladly give you a credit towards a future workshop. Also, please note: We are requiring that ANY ATTENDEE with a cough MUST wear a mask for the health and safety of the attendees, instructors, and models.

Important Notes:
Video Recording is not permitted but taking BTS photos are fine
Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy – Special Workshop

Certain special workshops, such as this one, are non-refundable. However, we understand that life happens, and you can receive a 50% credit towards a class in the future if you need to cancel.

For all cancellations, you must contact classes@huntsphoto.com prior to the event. If you register for a class and do not show up, your payment will be forfeited.

Join SIGMA ambassador Anabel DFlux and Jeremy Saffer as they take you on the campaign trail.
Often times photographers are tasked with photographing an entire campaign for an artist including an album cover, promotional images, exclusive editorial images for various outlets, endorsement images, magazine covers, vast social media content and more… all in a single shoot. These are called record cycle or campaign shoots.
In days two and three of the four day workshop, Anabel and Jeremy will take you through both of their individual and distinct processes of taking on a campaign shoot. Navigating and responding to first contact with the client, through the shoot, and all the way to the final published images, leaving you with the knowledge of not only how to tackle a full cycle shoot but also giving you the hands on experience of taking on a full campaign shoot yourself.
On Day 2: Anabel and Jeremy will be focusing on capturing the perfect editorial and endorsement photos, photographing for multiple magazine sets and a product ad campaign, making sure you capture the exclusives and variety you need for a successful campaign shoot.
First Contact: everything you need to know before you take on the job
Pre-production: everything you have to do prior to the photo shoot
Promos vs editorial: getting the shots the bands need and the shots the magazines need
Magazine shoots: from concept to page
Magazine covers: creating eye catching cover shoots
Endorsement photos: how to equally photograph a subject and a product.
Closing the shoot: wrap up and invoicing.
After the shoot: deliverables, turn around and publishing.
Down the road: mid cycle supplements, and retaining the client.
10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – Intro to campaign shoots
10:30 a.m. – First contact and pre-production of a shoot
11:00 a.m. – Promotional vs. Editorial imagery
11:30 a.m. – Shooting for a Magazine/Shooting an endorsement
12:00 p.m. – Break / Lunch (Time may vary)
12:30 p.m. – Pre-shoot QnA with guest/band.
1:00 p.m. – Live Shoot: Jeremy and anabel photograph guest bands
2:30 p.m. – Live Shoot: Students photograph guest bands
6:00 p.m. – Wrap up/final band QnA/feedback
7:00 p.m. – Wrap/QnA
Anyone with an interest in portrait photography and lighting will gain much from this program. Music photographers looking to get into music portraiture. Any photographers who want the chance to photograph a band using professional lighting in a studio setting.
Having a basic understanding of photography, camera settings, and being familiar with your camera is important but students do not need any prior lighting experience.
Bring your camera with you, we will be using Nanlite lighting and there will be plenty of SIGMA lenses available for you to try/use. There will also be a Leica mirrorless camera available for students to try/use.
This workshop will use 100% Nanlite LED lighting! Whether you have some experience or you’re a LED Newbie, this is an EXCELLENT way to get experienced with this form of lighting that’s practical, easy to set up, and visually stunning! Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend!
We will also use Atmosphere Aerosol and Fog effects for this shoot.
ABOUT OUR WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS WITH JEREMY SAFFER AND ANABEL DFLUX Rock Photography: Creating The Cycle are days 2 and 3 of 4 weekend workshops with Anabel and Jeremy.  Thursday is Duality, Friday and Saturday are Creating The Cycle, and Sunday is Oh My GOTH! If you would like to sign up for all four days at a discounted rate, make sure to choose the Four Day Option!

About Jeremy Saffer: Since 2004, photographer Jeremy Saffer has been making figures from the world of music, movies, and pop culture look iconic. Rightfully regarded as one of the most stylish and likable visual artists in contemporary media, he has crafted a recognizable, unique and fantastical range of styles that continue to dazzle in fresh and creative ways.

Utilizing his natural gift for alternative flair, it is Jeremy’s calling card to develop images and looks for clients that truly make the subject matter shine with star appeal and majestic imagery. For these reasons plus his likable, knowledgable personality, his portfolio extends to the covers and inside the pages of international publications such as Kerrang, Revolver, Metal Hammer, Alternative Press, Guitar World, Outburn, and countless other publications.

For a look at the caliber of entertainer who trusts Jeremy with their iconic imagery, you can look to the likes of hard rock and metal legends from Alice Cooper, Metallica, Slayer, Korn and Megadeth to contemporary heavyweights Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon and more, movie and TV legends from A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Walking Dead, Hellraiser, A Clockwork Orange’s Malcolm McDowell and many, many more.

Saffer has been enlisted by both publications and the talent themselves, providing eye-popping album covers for the likes of Killswitch Engage and A Day To Remember, producing multiple A-list print series projects and gaining millions of YouTube views from music videos he has directed with In This Moment, Buckcherry, members of Rob Zombie and New Years Day and more.

On top of this elite tier talent list, for the past 10+ years, Jeremy has held seminars and workshops all across the United States encouraging droves of budding photographers and helping tomorrow’s visual artists develop a style of their own.

As you would expect for someone with such a dynamic and interesting style, Saffer extends to fine art photography with a litany of impactful and cinematic shots and scenes in his archive. His international back catalogue also includes hundreds of models and settings being used across a multitude of books, galleries, displays and art prints that have been sold all over the world.

The wealth of vision from his storied and unique career can be found in Jeremy’s latest project, The Daughters Of Darkness. A fearless and provocative hybrid of his iconic music photography and penchant for fine art, the project explores beauty within the macabre and features tributes to his love of black metal, doom and fantastical imagery. Daring to take his art into the furthest reaches of his imagination, this is sure to be a milestone in a career that continues to impress and expand into bold and brave new horizons.


About Anabel DFlux: Anabel DFlux is a published photographer hailing from Los Angeles and Las Vegas, known for a vast array of photographic work. Art is her passion in life, and in 2009 she made her dream a reality by establishing DFlux Photography, LLC. Since then, Anabel has become renowned for her innovative work including exotic animal photography, live music shooting and dynamic, imaginative portraits.

DFlux Photography began as a canine portrait service, servicing pet owners in the Los Angeles area at local dog parks and community events. She then swiftly moved into the marvelous world of dog sport photography, going on to currently receive a position photographing for three agility clubs, one scent sport club, and one barn hunt organization. However, throughout her career, she has worked with two dock diving clubs, one herding organization, six agility clubs, one flyball club, and two disc dog clubs. Her work has been featured and used by the American Kennel Club and the United States Dog Agility Association. Anabel has had the honor of photographing both national and international canine champions, as well as their litters. To help in her ability to work so well with dogs, Anabel has taken up agility classes and taken seminars on body language.

Simultaneously, Anabel’s teenage love for music manifested in her desire to photograph musicians and their various escapades. Having shot her very first musician portraits at the age of sixteen and her first concert the same year, her music photography career began rolling very quickly. Despite the industry’s hardships and tumultuous statistics, Anabel persevered in her desire to be a part of the music industry, albeit in a photographic sense. Since then, she has worked tirelessly with hundreds of bands, had her music photography published just as many times (in print and online), and received Senior Journalist positions at three music magazines, such as Outburn Magazine. She had previously worked for Substream Magazine, and had her work featured in Revolver Magazine, AP, Blabbermouth, and more. Anabel loves promoting all of the musicians that grace the front of her lens, and found a deep love for writing about their music. As of 2017, Anabel can officially say that her music work has reached an international level, with her photography being published in various music outlets within Finland, England, and Norway.

In 2015, Anabel DFlux had officially made her photography classes available to the public, and in 2017, she had been offered a positions as an educational writer for several online photography resources. As a self-taught photographer, Anabel feels that she has a different understanding of learning, and loves to offer that to students that have not had much success with traditional learning schemes and lesson plans. She teaches students of all skill levels and with all types of camera equipment, as well as post processing techniques and artistic business management skills. Her goal is to ensure that everyone understands the maximum capabilities of their equipment so that they can go forth and create the work that they dream of! From 2018-2019, Anabel DFlux taught seminars at Canon USA through their Live Learning program. In 2019, Anabel began teaching at Samy’s Photo School in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Ana. Mid-2019, Anabel became an ambassador for Sigma Corporation of America and has dedicated her time to education through Sigma’s incredible array of events!

Anabel DFlux loves to give back to the community, and can frequently be seen donating photography sessions and creating visual content for organizations such as CLEAR Canine Cancer & Lymphoma, East Valley Animal Shelter, Adopt the Arts Foundation, multiple wolf conservation centers, and the Judith A Bassett Canid Conservation & Education Center.