Westcott is proud to announce the return of our popular Top Pro Tour!

We are coming to a city near you to provide a full day of photography and video lighting education taught by the industry’s most highly-regarded professionals.

Each stop of the 2015 Top Pro Tour is hosted by a Westcott Top Pro who will share with you their expertise in an intimate, hands-on environment. These limited-seat workshops feature live lighting demonstrations that cover a wide range of lighting techniques and styles. Here, you will learn the essential tricks to create breathtaking images and will gain the insight necessary to run a successful creative business.

This must-attend educational tour covers every style of still and motion photography, ranging from commercial portraiture to modern boudoir. Our renowned Top Pro team is eager to deliver the most beneficial information on the topics that matter the most, covering everything from location scouting and post-production editing to social media marketing and networking. A Westcott Lighting Expert will also be on-hand throughout the event to show off the latest lighting gear and answer whatever tech questions that you may have. You’ll leave the event with the inspiration and knowledge necessary to propel you ahead of your competition.

Scheduled Tour Dates (Tickets on Sale Now!)

Zach Gray in Cincinnati: The 3 Keys to Solving Your Off-camera Lighting Fears…Forever!

08/01/2015 @ 12:00 pm

Zach Gray Top Pro Tour 2015

This is THE workshop that will end your off-camera lighting fears forever. Not only will you master our system for off-camera flash portraiture, you will feel as though you had been doing it for years. We teach the most sophisticated lighting in the simplest way possible to give you complete confidence in any portrait lighting […]

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Jim Schmelzer in Indianapolis: Studio Lighting and Posing Techniques

08/22/2015 @ 11:00 am

Top Pro Tour Studio Lighting in Indiana

Master Craftsman Photographer James Schmelzer will take you step by step through the theory and techniques behind great studio lighting. Go behind the scenes in a variety of different lighting setups and find out where to place your lights, how far away, how high? And, get an in depth overview of the seven different patterns […]

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Jen Rozenbaum in Columbus: 8 Points of Posing for Boudoir and Beyond

09/10/2015 @ 5:30 pm

Top Pro Tour Jen Rozenbaum

The true definition of a successful pose is one that makes a client look as good or better than real life. In this class, Jennifer Rozenbaum will show you her tips for posing women of all shapes and sizes by working with what she calls the “8 Points of Posing.” In addition to posing pointers, […]

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Matt Hernandez in Louisville: Environmental Portraiture and Sports Composites

09/10/2015 @ 6:00 pm

Environmental Portraiture Workshop

Westcott Top Pro, Matt Hernandez, uses lighting and retouching software to create creative, dramatic images in his senior portraiture sessions. Make your portraits stand out from the crowd and wow your client by delivering dynamic shots. Learn how he creates his lifestyle portraits and designs intense composite shots for athletes including how he poses, retouches, […]

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Jim Schmelzer in Seattle: Studio and Posing Techniques

09/12/2015 @ 11:00 am

Jim Schmelzer Top Pro Tour Seattle

Master Craftsman Photographer James Schmelzer will take you step by step through the theory and techniques behind great studio lighting. Go behind the scenes in a variety of different lighting setups and find out where to place your lights, how far away, how high? And, get an in depth overview of the seven different patterns […]

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Dave Cross in Dallas: The Basics of Portrait Lighting

09/19/2015 @ 12:00 pm

Dave Cross Top Pro Tour 15

In this introduction to lighting for portrait photography, Westcott Top Pro Photographer Dave Cross will cover the basics of understanding lighting, how to position lights, the role of softboxes and umbrellas along with the difference that each of these light modifiers will provide, and some hints of posing your subject that can be very useful […]

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Jem Schofield in New Jersey: Quick Lighting Set-Ups for Documentary, Corporate and Narrative Projects

09/20/2015 @ 8:00 am

Top Pro Tour Jem Schofield

When you show up at a location with little or no crew and you have little to no time (always!), how do you light and shoot great looking interviews & footage for documentary and corporate projects and small narrative projects? What lighting equipment should you bring and what choices should you make? In this session, […]

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Jem Schofield in Atlanta: Quick Lighting Set-Ups for Documentary, Corporate and Narrative Projects

09/24/2015 @ 6:00 pm

Jem Schofield in Atlanta Top Pro Tour

When you show up at a location with little or no crew and you have little to no time (always!), how do you light and shoot great looking interviews & footage for documentary and corporate projects and small narrative projects? What lighting equipment should you bring and what choices should you make? In this session, […]

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Matt Hernandez in Raleigh: Environmental Portraiture and Sports Composites

09/24/2015 @ 6:00 pm

Raleigh Photography Workshop

Westcott Top Pro, Matt Hernandez, uses lighting and retouching software to create creative, dramatic images in his senior portraiture sessions. Make your portraits stand out from the crowd and wow your client by delivering dynamic shots. Learn how he creates his lifestyle portraits and designs intense composite shots for athletes including how he poses, retouches, […]

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Erin Manning in D.C.: Easy Portrait Setups at Home with Natural and Studio Light

09/26/2015 @ 1:00 pm

Easy Portrait Setups with Erin Manning

Have you tried to capture beautiful pictures at home, but they end up looking like snapshots instead of great shots? Are you frustrated with all the options and wish there was a simple way to create professional-looking images without a lot of fuss? Let photographer, author, and educator, Erin Manning, help you learn the basics […]

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Eric Eggly in Portland: Uncovering the Mystery of Lighting

10/01/2015 @ 6:00 pm

Eric Eggly Photography Workshop

Photography while fun and exciting can also be extremely challenging and demanding which I have learned firsthand from my 30-year career as a commercial photographer. Styles and techniques change quickly so education never stops. Whether you are a wedding, portrait, commercial still life photographer or just someone who wants to learn more, I will share […]

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Hanson Fong in San Francisco: Wedding and Portrait Photography Made Easy!

10/03/2015 @ 8:00 am

Hanson Fong Photography Workshop

Hanson will be teaching classical lighting. Classical lighting is using main, fill, and hair lights. To break down classical lighting further, the attendee will learn to understand how to use broad lighting and short lighting. Hanson will also discuss about Glamour lighting. There are two types of glamour lighting, clam shell technique using soft box […]

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Terry White in Toronto: Winning Workflow for Success

11/07/2015 @ 1:00 pm

Terry White Workflow Workshop

Adobe Worldwide Creative Cloud Photography Evangelist Terry White will show you the newest tips and techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop CC to help you increase your productivity and make it easier than ever to deliver images your clients will love. Terry will show you some of his best tricks and tips for getting the lighting […]

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Future Tour Dates

October 10th » Boston with Top Pro Bob Davis

More dates coming soon. Stay tuned!