2019 workshops

Registration is now open for the following dates and location: 

December 7-8 (San Francisco) - limited to 12 students

Exact locations for classroom and on location instructions are still being finalized, but we are planning the workshop take place within San Francisco. The best airports to fly into from out of town participants are San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK). 


Day 1:

  • Presentation by Elena on her philosophy and the "Why" behind her photography (1.5 hours)

  • On location photoshoot (3-4 hours)

Day 2: 

  • Seminar on photo editing and post processing (5 hours)


$1,000 (with $500 due today to reserve your spot, and remainder due 30 days before the workshop)

Waiting list 

If you'd like to be added to the waiting list for any locations when workshops are announced or sell out, in case spots open up, please fill out the form below and we'll notify you. 

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"Thank you so much Elena for who you are, you truly are a beautiful person! This workshop was one of the best things that have ever happened in my career."

Karolina Zadworna-Turczynska


"It was a fabulous weekend to remember.

Thanks Elena, it was great to learn from you, to meet you in person and witness your dedication and talent in your work. The moment that you helped to edit this capture upgrading it into a level of art with a group of people watching the process was magical!"

Dirk Lecluse


"I just wanted to thank everyone for an incredible experience-- Elena, getting to learn from you was beyond inspirational... they way you work with the children, let them be them, and capture their emotion was astounding and a privilege to experience first-hand."

Katrina Parry


"Thank you for the opportunity to watch the pro in action, a genuine pleasure to watch a woman I have admired from afar work with the group. It was lovely to watch the effect she was having on everyone from confusion, to realisation and finally inspiration."

Suzanne O’Connell


"And the biggest thank you I would love to say to Elena Shumilova. Those 3 days will remain in my head the rest of my life! I could only dreamed about it while ago. Thank you for your simplicity, for the tips and secrets you transmited to us."

Renata Dapsyte