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  • I WOULD LOVE TO SIT HERE IN THIS LITTLE BIO AND WRITE THINGS LIKE "PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN MY PASSION SINCE I WAS 3 1/2 YEARS OLD" LIKE SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN DO. I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT I ALWAYS KNEW THAT BEING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER WAS THE CAREER FOR ME & THAT MY FIRST WORDS AS A CHILD WERE "SHUTTER SPEED". BUT NONE OF THAT WAS THE CASE FOR ME, WHEN I STARTED PHOTOGRAPHY 4 YEARS AGO I ACTUALLY HATED IT. I WAS ASKED BY A FRIEND TO DO A QUICK LITTLE SENIOR PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE YEARBOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A 10 PIECE MCNUGGET MEAL SO, OBVIOUSLY, I TOOK HER OFFER. THE SHOOT WASNT FUN FOR ME, I COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHY THE SUN LOOKED REALLY PRETTY WHEN I WAS LOOKING WITH MY EYES BUT WHEN I TOOK THE PHOTO IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS 10 FEET BEHIND HER, OR WHY THE POLICE GOT SO MAD WHEN WE WERE INSIDE THAT ABANDONED BUILDING DOWNTOWN, OR WHY EVERY HOMELESS PERSON WITHIN A 10 MILE RADIUS WAS DRAWN TO ME ASKING FOR MONEY. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW I HAD ABOUT AS MUCH AS THEY DID, THUS MY EXCITEMENT FOR GETTING PAID FOR A PHOTO SHOOT WITH A $5.23 MEAL FROM MCDONALDS. I STARTED DOING SHOOTS BECAUSE I WAS A BROKE 18 YEAR OLD. I HAD JUST BEEN LET GO FROM MY PART TIME JOB FOR NO REASON AT ALL (THEY CAUGHT ME SLEEPING IN A CARDBOARD BOX WHILE ON THE CLOCK) SO I BASICALLY WAS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY. I CHARGED A WHOPPING $30 FOR PHOTO SHOOTS (DONT FREAK, THEY WERE ALLOWED TO SET UP PAYMENT PLANS) AND I STARTED BUILDING MY PORTFOLIO. I SHOT THINGS LIKE FAMILIES OF 7 IN ALL MATCHING DENIM SHIRTS AND JEANS, I SHOT SENIORS ON TRAIN TRACKS, AND EVEN THE OCCASIONAL NEWBORN IN A BASKET WITH A BOW AROUND THEIR HEAD THE SIZE OF A FIAT. CLEARLY I SHOULD HAVE BEEN "SWOONING" OVER THESE SHOOTS LIKE ALL THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS DO ABOUT THEIR SHOOTS BUT I WAS HONESTLY OVER IT. I STARTED HATING PHOTOGRAPHY. THEN I READ MY FIRST VOGUE (FOR REAL, NEVER OPENED ONE BEFORE) AND SAW THAT WITH A CAMERA YOU COULD ACTUALLY PRODUCE ART, LIKE LEGIT ART.. SO I DECIDED THAT FROM THEN ON I WOULD SHOOT WHAT I LIKE, WHO I LIKE, AND WHERE I LIKE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, IM IN LOVE WITH THIS NOW.

    -HUNTER LEONE
    THREENAILSPHOTOGRAPHY

Additional Feb Workshop

You guys are insane!! INSANE!! haha Im trying to do everything I can do to squeeze everyone into these workshops who have wanted to come. This is really the last I can do though, after this Im done opening no more for a long time. So for everyone blowing up my Facebook and email here is your LAST chance. Im opening up another workshop for Feb at the discounted price. After 48 hours the price goes from $750 to $1250. Half is due to register, the other half is due 30 days before. The dates for this workshop are Feb 18th and 19th. It will take place in Shreveport, La. This workshop is also nontransferable. I just opened up another May workshop and it sold out in an hour! PLEASE do not hesitate and lose your spot because theres really nothing more I can do.

 

<<CLICK HERE TO REGISTER>>

October 20, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Alycia Goddard - So bummed it was filled before I even saw it…

October 21, 2014 - 12:51 am

Megan Artus - Super stocked for this workshop! I’m curious how many other people have signed up.

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Additional May Workshop

Ive added ONE more 2 day workshop on the back of the other May workshops for all the people that missed the ones that were announced this morning. This workshop is also non-transferable. If you signed up for one of the three workshops announced this morning you can not transfer to this one, its strictly for those who weren’t able to register. This additional workshop is also discounted for 48 hours ($750. Half is due to register, half is due 30 days before), once we’re full or the 48 hours runs up the price will go to $1250. The last May workshop filled up in 1 hour so think fast! The workshop is in Shreveport, La  and will be held on May 12 & 13!

<<CLICK HERE TO REGISTER>>

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Three Nails Workshop Discounted

Okay Okay! Youve convinced me! After announcing my last workshops over 100 people all together wrote me saying that they were sad because they cant afford the $1250 price tag. Well since Im such a nice guy;)Im going to give you all a little farewell workshop present. Starting RIGHT NOW for the next 48 hours  Im going to slash the price from $1250 to $750. $325 will be due to register, the other $325 will be due 30 days before your workshop. If youve already registered, youre still getting this discount too, youll just pay the remainder of the $750 30 days before. Once the workshops are full or the 48 hours runs up, the price will go back up to the full $1250. So think fast!

 

 

  • For the Dec 11-12 workshop click >>HERE<< SOLD OUT
  • For the Feb 15-16 workshop click >>HERE<< SOLD OUT
  • For the May 9-10 workshop click >>HERE<<  SOLD OUT

 

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October 19, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Melissa Appleton - They are all sold out already?

October 19, 2014 - 6:59 pm

Pennie Dwyer - So, so sad I missed this….. Getting ready gif my daughters birthday and lost track of time…. If a 3rd May one us added I will be all over that!! :)

October 19, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Eye C Photography - are they truly all sold out? darn it.

October 19, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Kim Tesla Wiggins - well. Damn.

October 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Nick Neumann - Looks like this opportunity has been missed…..Until next time. Corrine Kent-Weeks has told me about these workshops and told me how fantastic they were. I can’t wait to get into one, or to even meet Mr. Leone

October 20, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Taylor Moore - Noooooo!!!!!!!’

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Three Nails Farewell Workshop Registration Is Open

It’s still very hard for me to think that my workshops, for the foreseeable future, are coming to an end however I am very excited about the last 3 workshops. These last three will be bigger and more elaborate than ever. Im going to end this with a bang! Below are the registration codes, click the links, fill out the info, and get ready for a couple of days packed with fun, learning, and shooting over the top shoots! (All workshops will take place in Shreveport, La)

 

  • For the Dec 11-12 workshop click >>HERE<<
  • For the Feb 15-15 workshop click >>HERE<<
  • For the May 9-10 workshop click >>HERE<<

 

 

 

These workshops have very limited seating, once they are full I will close registration. The winners of the free workshop seats are

  • Abby Grace Springmann for the Dec workshop
  • Brielle Harper for the Feb workshop
  • Shawna Beck for the May workshop

 

CONGRATS you guys! Email me at “contactthreenails@yahoo.com” saying that you were the winner of one of the workshops! You have 6 hours to email and claim your seat!:)

 

 

-Hunter

 

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Three Nails Workshop Farewell

 

When I first started hosting workshops I never knew they would take off they way they have. I thought it would probably be a one time thing but it has grown into one of the biggest parts of my business. I absolutely love doing them, they are so much fun to style and I love seeing attendees grow and learn. I’ve taught over 500 students and have loved every second of it. But I feel the time has come, at least for now, to say good bye to the Three Nails Workshops. While I love them, it is also very time consuming and draining since I spend so much time and energy putting together the most insane photo shoots I can possibly dream up. I am very hard on myself and continually have to one up the last workshop which is becoming more and more difficult. This is something I have been contemplating for a while and have made the bittersweet decision to take some time to focus on personal work in 2015 and not so much on hosting workshops. At my last workshop I did a second workshop attached to an already existing workshop. I used the same shoot, same models, everything. The 2nd workshop was exactly the same, it just was a different group of attendees. I was hesitant about doing this and thought it would be too difficult but it turned out to be a huge success. I really enjoyed it. So this is what Im going to do, I have a few workshops announced from now until May of 2015. After that May workshop, I will officially shut this aspect of my business down for a while.  But Ive decided to add on the second workshop onto all of the existing ones. It will be the same exact workshop, same material, same EVERYTHING. If attending one of my workshops is something youve wanted to do, here is your last chance.

 

Three Nails Photography Workshop from psycleFILMS on Vimeo.

Here are the workshop dates:

 

  • DECEMBER 11-12, 2014 ($1250. HALF DUE TO REGISTER, THE OTHER DAY DUE 30 DAYS BEFORE)
  • FEBRUARY 15-16, 2015 ($1250. HALF DUE TO REGISTER, THE OTHER DAY DUE 30 DAYS BEFORE)
  • MAY 9-10, 2015 ($1250. HALF DUE TO REGISTER, THE OTHER DAY DUE 30 DAYS BEFORE)

 

Here’s what the workshop includes:

 

  • 3 fully style photo shoots. An engagement shoot, a bridal shoot, and a fully styled wedding
  • A one on one portfolio review with me
  • Small shooting groups so you dont have to fight all the other attendees to get your shot
  • Game changing marketing tips
  • A full editing segment on how I edit from start to finish
  • Everything I do from inquiry to delivery with a client
  • How to get published
  • My contract review
  • How to shoot brides that YOU want
  • How to break out in the industry and get your name out there
  • How to make a strong social media presence
  • Secret tips on how to my your posts go viral
  • Instruction through out all shoots with posing and lighting tips
  • Transitioning from the traditional industry to the non traditional industry
  • Everything that I have done wrong
  • Lighting tips
  • A set of some of my custom foundation actions available only to workshop attendees
  • My settings that I use all through out the shoots
  • A makeup lesson on how YOU can do your own photo shoot makeup
  • How to style a shoot on a budget

 

 

“I was a mixture of butterflies and pure adrenaline for the Three Nails Workshop.  My 10 hour drive was WELL worth it.  Not only had I been following Hunter’s work for a long while, but it was my very 1st workshop as well.
The workshop was a perfect combination of techniques in a lot of different areas and my mind is still processing all the goodness.  And, something that I walked away with was a community of fellow photographers who encourage each other and now, I have several new friends.  I would recommend the workshop and give Hunter and his amazing team an A+.  I just signed up for the July workshop and am super stoked. 
 
Crystal Hill
Birds on a Wire Photography”
“I went into the workshop not knowing what to expect. A friend of mine had gone and told me it was worth it. It ended up far exceeding my expectations. Not only do I have a greater understanding of shooting and editing, I am planning a styled shoot that I never would have believed myself capable of. I am definitely not the best when it comes to editing, but Hunter makes it very easy to understand and I can already see the improvement. It’s an absolutely inspiring experience and even though I just got back less than a week ago, I already signed up for another one! You won’t regret the investment I guarantee it:)
Amanda Reagan
Amanda Grace Photography”
REGISTRATION FOR ALL THREE WORKSHOP WILL OPEN ON OCT 18th AT 2 PM C. The registration links will be posted on this blog and on my Three Nails Photography FaceBook page. Seats are very limited so think fast.
**AND AS USUAL I WILL BE GIVING A FREE SEAT AWAY TO ALL OF THESE THREE WORKSHOPS! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHARE THIS LINK ON FACEBOOK WITH WHY YOU WANT TO COME**
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October 17, 2014 - 2:14 am

Sarah Manuel Johnson - Insanely talented!

October 17, 2014 - 2:17 am

Leslie Bowen - For those of you looking over this and contemplating about going, just go. I realized I could have bought myself a new camera body or lenses, but I chose to invest in the workshop, and I do not regret it at all. I knew that if I didn’t go I would never have the chance to go, (and after this post that statement is even more true.) This workshop got me out of my comfort zone of shooting only with natural light, as well as being a complete recluse and homebody, I met some amazing people, which is totally new for me. Hunter is great, knowing that he has an overwhelming amount of work to do and able to put on a workshop is just amazing to me. He answered any and all questions that were asked by attendees. The knowledge you gain is overwhelming. I find myself using a lot of the tips he gave us. Again I was glad to attend his last workshop, if you are thinking about it, do it. I can go on and on about it but you need to experience it for yourselves.

October 17, 2014 - 2:32 am

Kimberly Dupre Bourgeois - October 17, 2014 – 2:26 am
Kimberly Bourgeois – Stunning!!! I am definitely considering the December workshop. Would love to soak in all this amazing talent. You are gifted beyond measure.

October 17, 2014 - 2:48 am

Gabriel Mora - WoW! WoW! astonishing images! Truly fine art masterpieces of photography. Would love to take part of such event and to learn how to achieve similar results.
I like the part where you will be sharing the exact settings you will use during the photo shooting… (most workshops I’ve attended are just a photographer’s photo shooting frenzy without settings explanations and mostly a way for the host to sell his/her products)

October 17, 2014 - 3:10 am

Jessica Dawn - Where are these taking place????

October 17, 2014 - 3:25 am

Ellice Young-Eun Park - BEAUTIFULLLL

October 17, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Lindsay Willson - I believe he’s in Louisiana

October 17, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Rhonda Gilmore Pridgeon - Wowsa! I’ve been following your work for awhile. I also was touched by your recent story you shared! Courage and pure talent…you’re an amazing artist! I love your art! Very inspiring on a personal level as well as an artist! Liked and shared! As i embark on my journey of being self employed as an artist, this workshop wold be An amazing benefit of personal artist growth to be able to share with my clients.

October 17, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Zai De Guzman Laffitte - Hunter’s workshop was an adventure for me.
I bought myself a seat to the last Three Nails Workshop 10 minutes after Hunter announced it. I didn’t ask for permission to take the time off from my full-time job, nor did I check my finances or my calendar.
I didn’t think about it, I just bought it. I knew it would be a fun and worthy investment for my business. And I counted down to it as if I were a kid anticipating Christmas day.
The workshop was in Shreveport, Louisiana, so I flew into New Orleans and took my first-ever lonesome road trip across the state. How liberating and fun.
To give an example of how life-changing the workshop was — I came back home with a new business model, a revamped website and a list of goals. I came back with new friends, with whom I made plans to visit and maybe someday have photo adventures with. I am inspired to take my business to new heights.
So should you take adventage of some of the last Three Nails workshops?
Well, that’s a no-brainer.

October 19, 2014 - 5:14 am

Rose CuCulino Guieb - Just shared….awesome workshops! Thanks

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