Upskill for the New Year

Kingsize workshopsIf you've ever thought about getting into fashion photography or taking the online world by storm as the country's next top blogger 2014 might be the year to cease upon those dreams, with a pair of intensive workshops running this month on those very subjects. Auckland's Kingsize Studios will be holding two one-day practical workshops, one on how to produce a world-class blog and the other an introduction to the world of professional fashion photography, in late January.

The blogging workshop sees the authors behind four of New Zealand's most successful blogs – Foureyes, Rag Pony, Aych Blog and Katherine is Awesome – discussing their experiences and dishing out advice on writing, photography, design, branding and more.

Hosted by convivial fashion photographer Oliver Rose, the blog workshop will be held at the Grey Lynn studios on Saturday, January 18 running from 10am to 4pm, with admission at $135.

The following Saturday, January 25, sees Rose teaming up with Kingsize's Luke White to teach an intensive introduction to a career in fashion photography.

The event will cover all aspects of the creative and technical side – posing, lighting, camera technique, styling, video – as well as the practical business elements, and is ideally suited to school leavers, tertiary graduates, bloggers and anyone looking to kick start a fashion photography career.

The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm and costs $155 – or you can book both the blogging and fashion photography workshops for a combined price of $269, and really blow through that New Year's resolution list.

Visit the studio's education website for more details.