Palm Springs, CA
Looking to fine tune your portrait work with a particular emphasis on headshot photography? Then get ready for a headshot laser beam focused extravaganza sure to broaden your horizons into what we like to call: Headshotland. Three full days of honing your craft with like minded individuals in a creative and supportive environment of learning, photographing and networking with an overall hell of a SHABANG'IN good time to be had by all!
The conference takes place February 19th-22nd at Morongo Resort & Casino just outside of Palm Springs, California. We’ll kick this sucker off with a welcome reception on the evening of the 19th and then it's down to some serious headshot business. You’ll dive into 3 days of hands on workshops that will give you the opportunity to leave Headshotmania with the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration to take your portrait business to the next level. With 15 Rounds of classes, 5 hours of designated shooting time, daily contests with thousands of dollars of sponsored prize giveaways and the option to partake in off site photo excursions you’ll be sure to never have a dull moment!
HeadshotMania instructors are long time members of the Headshot Crew that have attained mentor status due to their commitment to the crew and their ability to help their fellow crew members improve their work. They each work closely with Peter and have built their successful careers around his teachings. The majority of the curriculum is based on the foundation of Peter’s training, but each instructor brings something unique to the table from their own experiences.
Includes access to all classes, the opening reception and closing party, as well as breakfast each day.
Don’t miss out on the chance to go 1 on 1 with Peter! He will be holding 1 on 1 portfolio reviews during the conference for an additional fee.
Each day you will have the opportunity to partake in a 4 hour off site photo excursion. Each excursion is $199 and limited to 15 students.
Includes access to the reception party and closing party for guests not participating in the workshops.
There are a limited amount of rooms at a special rate of $119 per night (2/19-2/22) at the AAA Four Diamond upscale Morongo resort. Please call the reservation department at 1-888-667-6646 to book your stay. Use "HeadshotMania" for the group rate.
You can purchase the following add ons:
You are responsible for your own travel and lodging for Headshotmania. We do have a special room rate at Morongo that you can take advantage of by calling the Morongo reservation center at 1-888-667-6646 and mentioning that you are with Headshotmania.
We’ve got daily excursions planned to mix things up for those of you that want to dig into a little environmental portraiture by going off the reservation with one of our stellar portrait specialists. Either Mike “Skylight” Schacht, Levi “The Romanian” Moroshan or John David “The Diamond Cutter” Pittman will be taking a crew on the road for the afternoon to hit the desert. They’ll each give you their take on working with the elements to create a captivating portrait. Choose your day and instructor based on the schedule of events to make sure you don’t miss anything that peaks your interest. To add an excursion to your registration the cost is $199 and each class is limited to 15 students.
Headshotmania is comprised of 3 full days of action! Each morning will start with a light breakfast followed by a group class for all to attend. After the 1st Round each morning, you can choose between one of two classes to attend in each of our other rounds. Seating in each class is on a first come first serve basis. Each day is a little different, so if you have any questions on which classes you should take, contact us here.
The only classes that you need to pre-register for (after registering for the conference) are the On Location Excursions. Those are 4 hour hands on workshops that will take place off site.
Once you have signed up for a portfolio review, Peter will contact you a week or so prior to the event to schedule your time during Headshotmania.
Absolutely! Peter will be bringing his family and so will many other crew members. We look forward to meeting yours!
As you’ll be going rounds each day to up your photography game, you can check out these links for ideas to keep the family entertained:Morongo Valley Activities | Palm Spring Activities | Free things to do in Palm Springs
You will want to bring your camera, a lens that hits in the range of 85mm-120mm, a tripod with a center column and ball head that is capable of going over 6’ as well as your tethering gear if you’d like to shoot tethered. We’d love for you to bring your current lighting setup as well if it’s not too much of an inconvenience. We will have a huge space that will handle a ton of shooting bays for everyone to try out during our open shooting sessions, so get ready to rumble! If you have signed up for a 1 on 1 with Peter, you will want to bring your portfolio for him to review with you and that could be a physical portfolio or just having it on a laptop or ipad.
Peter will be presenting the opening and closing keynotes, doing 1 on 1 portfolio reviews as well as teaching a goal setting class with Alaina”Tiny Trouble” Lutkitz. You’ll also spot him coaching throughout “The Rumble” each afternoon and he’ll be the MC of “The Panel Royale.”