How to start your Business
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
DD Little or Don Little (DD or Don for short) is a Master Advertising photographer with over 24 years of international work in the fields of Art, Fashion, Large and small products, work with Models, dance and theatrical agencies, Architectural & Real Estate and products. He has been published in many magazines and papers world wide and has over 11 covers to his credit plus numerous posters.
He has worked and been published in America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, France and Italy.
Some of the companies he has worked with are Chrysler Corp. Wordplex, Merl Norman, Gucci, IBM, Fashion Formulae (now Revlon) Cole of Ca. Catalina, Leslie Pools, Ford Mdls NY, LA Models, Cunningham Models and virtually every modeling and dance agency in So. Ca.. Other clients have been John Robert Powers, LA Dodgers and LA Rams for their posters and many more. He has been published in Architectural Digest, LA Times Mirror Group, Many industrial publications, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, LA Mag, Canadian Hairdresser Mag., Photo District News, Autobahn in Germany and more.
Mr. little has taught photography at UCLA for four years and at Pierce College for one. He has taught his own workshops as well and been guest speaker at seminars for Photo District News.
He has owned and successfully operated three studios and one processing lab in the Los Angeles/ Valley/Santa Monica areas.
DD was the first to invent a method to print skin tone on fabric which spawned a Co. named Foto T Shirts. His images were published and sold world wide.
Don was a public information office and aerial photographer for the United States Air Force.
Mr. Little Attended Hollywood Professional High School and started his career as their annual photographer. He went on to graduate from Los Angeles City College majoring in photography, he continued his education at Los Angeles Art Center. While in the Air Force Mr. Little continued his studies in the arts at Laredo JC
Mr. Little has photographed a number of stage and film personalities and five Playboy centerfolds and models, John Astin, Danny Thomas, The Star Wars Chubaka, Darth Vador, Storm Trooper and he did PR photography and processing for NBC.
Don was sponsored by Minolta Corp. now Sony and by other companies including Rosco Labs in LA.
His work has been shown/sold in galleries in Chicago and Los Angeles including the Riverside Art Museum. His work has been encapsulated in a time capsule by the University of Ca. at Riverside Art Dept. His images have won over 30 awards and one was part of a ABBIES Point of Purchase display for Fashion Formulae that won an International POP (point of purchase) advertising award.
In his spare time he wrote a screenplay used for a direct to video TV Movie and he is one of few photographers granted use of an MGM stage for a still photography project. He also wrote a manual for still photography head-shot’s that he used while teaching at UCLA.
Mr. little also helped instruct new models for MGC Talent International.
Don was represented internationally by Visions & Images a NY Photographers agency. He was also rated by them as one of the top 10 advertising photographers world wide.
While primarily a film photographer Don, as almost all photographers has embraced Digital photography also.
He has been represented by several stock agencies.
What to expect?
All the right tools
2 days of learning and practicing photography skills, tips and tricks.
Models on site to practice with.
Photography studio and a 20% discount on your next JGV Studios service.
Learning about photography industries and how to open the road for yourself
How to work with model agencies, art directors, AD agencies and other industry creatives.
Headshots: Theatrical, Commercial and Corporate
Psychology in images.
How to find clients and maximize relations to stay in business.
How to work with photography gear. Buy or Rent?
Photography studios and camera rental houses
Content creating and selling to markets.
Stock and paparazzi photography.
This and much more to explore during this 2 day event, over the curse of 3 hours each day. Seats are limited so please inquire for availability and booking.