HeadshotMania Photo Excursions | Headshot Crew

February 19th - 22nd 2018
Morongo Resort & Casino
Palm Springs, CA

HeadshotMania Photo Excursions

Get ready to go off the reservation and head out on location to learn how to tackle shooting stars, people and cars in the California wilderness.

Space is limited to the first 12 attendees that fire up their spot on one of these glorious adventures.

Each excursion lasts approximately 4 hours and will leave Morongo at the designated date and time listed below. The group will meet in the HeadshotMania Hall at the top of the escalators 10 minutes prior to their departure. Make sure you bring sustenance to sustain yourself in a desert situation for a number of hours of exposure.

Excursions are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another lucky HSM attendee should you not be able to go for any reason.

Desert Portraits with Michael “Skylite” Schacht

February 20th 2018 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join Mike on a trek into the desert to shoot a series of portraits while braving the elements doled out by Mother Nature. Mike will use his mad skills to tackle what could be your biggest opponent while creating a look that is cohesive with the aesthetic that flows through his work. You’ll not only witness Mike and his thought process as he builds out the shots, but you’ll be thrown into the action yourself. He’ll go in depth on the use of mobile studio lighting to create these looks that allow you to take the elements by storm.


A Night Under the Stars with Gabriel Biderman

February 20th 2018 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The California desert can offer incredible dark skies, so we called in one of our good friends and night experts, Gabriel Biderman, to lead a night photography excursion during HeadshotMania!  Gabe will be joined by the young portrait superstar Malike Sidibe (@malikesidibe), from NYC Salt. They’ll be your guides to a jam packed night of creativity! So pack your tripods and a wide fast lens and let’s not only explore the stars but create some stellar night portraits!


Thermal Action with Levy “The Romanian” Moroshan

February 21st 2018 - 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join Levy at The Thermal Club to delve deep into the art of creating videos and behind the scenes shots for your clients- or yourself. You’ll have premier access to the ultimate motorsports club and resort along with some of its members and their toys! If you have a need for speed and want to take your video to the next level, you won’t want to miss this excursion (or the chance to win a Holdfast Moneymaker!).


Commercial & Editorial Portraiture with John David “The Diamond Cutter” Pittman

February 22nd 2018 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Venture out with JDP for a fun and fast paced excursion focusing on commercial & editorial portraiture. JDP will share with you some of his simple signature moves for being creative on location and give you the opportunity to put your skills to the test. For those of you who are used to a completely controlled environment, this is an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, learn to operate on the fly and create some dynamic on location portraits. Don’t forget to hydrate.