Exclusive Maternity Photography Workshops & Mentoring in USA and Europe

Rethink your relationship with Modern Maternity Photography

Workshops & Mentoring

Learn. Create. Be Inspired.

 
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Exclusive WORKSHOPs

Pregnant Women want to feel as beautiful and confident in their pictures as Michael Stief makes them look in his maternity sessions.

Join this Workshop with a multi award winning international photographer as he shows and teaches you the art of modern and fashion oriented maternity photography. 

Maternity Workshops with Michael Stief are based on the following 4 Basics and Topics. Backlighting Mastering, Fine Art Maternity Portraits, Fine Art Nude Maternity and Simple Studio Maternity.

In order to create beautiful and contemporary Maternity Photography, to learn and master those elements are essential and help the participant take better images of expectant Women.

These offered workshops are collaborative workshops, that helps the participant to better understand and implement the area of pregnancy photography.


 

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BACKLIGHTING MASTERING

Backlighting is soft, timeless and striking. The light caresses the body of the expectant woman in a delicate soft way that captures the mood perfectly. The great advantage of backlighting is that it's a very flattering lighting technique for all women. This is why the backlighting is a must in modern baby belly photography and should be mastered perfectly. 

The Workshop shows how to manage.

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Simple Studio Maternity

In order to photograph really great maternity pictures you do not need to have the best technology or a complex light setup. The workshop shows how to create beautiful and unique images with only one light source. Rather, it is about presenting the model in the most beautiful way by using flattering and advantageous posing. Learn how to do more with less. 

The Workshop shows how to manage.

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FINE ART MATERNITY PORTRAITS

With portraits of this kind, it is not important to present a person as honestly as possible, but rather to implement the creative idea of the photographer or the artist. In the workshop, you will learn how artistic portraits emerge from conception to the final product. We will also cover the details of how iconic and unforgettable images are created. 

The Workshop shows how to manage.

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Fine Art Nude Maternity

Fine art nude imagery are some of the most high demand style of portraiture. In any case, some things need to go together to create breathtaking fine art nude maternity photos. In addition to high-quality photos and lighting technology, a corresponding "well-being environment" and a relaxed atmosphere between the photographer and the model is required.

The Workshop shows how to manage.

 
One of a kind - THIS WORKSHOP WILL LET YOU RETHINK YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MODERN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY -
 
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About Michael Stief

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Michael Stief is a multi-award winning published photographer and a book author from Munich, germany. He is an experienced teacher, mentor and speaker for photographers, who wish to acquire training and development in the field of maternity photography. Pregnant women want to feel as beautiful and confident in their pictures as Michael Stief makes them look in his maternity sessions. Michael developed his own and unique special look, feel and style for his maternity sessions and has worked in the last 5 years with over 3000 clients. As a jury member and creator of the international AFNS AWARD, he distinguish and evaluate photographers from the field of newborn & maternity photography, in this international photography competition. In his international booked workshops, Michael will demonstrate his methods of backlighting, creating fine art maternity, fine art nude maternity and simple studio maternity portraits.

Meet this multi award-winning international photographer as he shows and talkes about the art of modern and fashion oriented maternity photography. 

"My name is Michael Stief, I was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1976. After finishing college I travelled around the world as a fashion model. Firstly I emigrated to the USA and worked and lived in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and then Milan, London and Tokyo. Through my work as a model, I obtained a good insight into the work of a Fashion Photographer and discovered a new passion. I learned directly from the best Photographers of our time, and so I found my own style. My work as a Photographer in the fashion industry began as a Photographer for the largest modelling agencies in the USA. With my passion for Photography, I was very much in demand and worked both in front of and behind the camera. At some point I began to take an interest in music, bought a guitar and wrote songs. A new chapter was opened and my life took another interesting turn. I returned to Germany, met the love of my life, my wife today and decided to become a rock star. For eight years I toured with my Band, released three studio albums and DVD’s. We soon acquired a great fan base, lived a rock-n-roll life and were happy. However, despite the fun and craziness of it all, life as a musician was very hard, exhausting and nerve-racking. Happily at this stage my wife and I were about to become first time parents, so a new chapter of REAL LIFE began! My daughter was born and I was a very proud dad. This amazing event led me to discover Newborn and Maternity Photography. I immediately fell in love with this very demanding subject. To date, I have photographed more than 2000 newborns and 1000 expecting mamas-to-be and gained a very high level of experience in this field. Therefore, I would like to impart this knowledge onto others, who wish to specialize in this area of photography, in my Workshops and Seminars"

 

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP VIDEO

 

Pictures taken BY STUDENTS AFTER A WORKSHOP WITH MICHAEL STIEF

 

CERTIFIED STUDENTS IN MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

REVIEWS, RATINGS & TESTIMONIALS ABOUT WORKSHOPS WITH MICHAEL STIEF

 

MENTORING PROGRAM 2019

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VIDEO WORKSHOP

The NEW Video Workshop from Michael Stief is available from Dec. 23rd 2017 in the Products Section. If you are a photographer who is interested in photographing modern and fashion oriented maternity pictures for your clients, If you want to know about fast and great posing, if you are interested in a quick and easy light setup, than this Video Workshop is just the right thing for you.

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Exclusive Workshops

Michael Stief is an experienced workshopper in the field of modern and sophisticated pregnancy photography and offers international workshops for photographers who want to specialize and perfect their skills in this field of photography.

 

SPEAKERS PERFORMANCES

Baby, Belly & Beyond Conference in New York

Baby, Belly & Beyond Conference in New York

 
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Family Portrait Academy in Cluj, Romania

 
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LES PROS DE LA PHOTO CONFERENCE IN LYON, FRANCE

 
THE NEWBORN EVENT - CONFERENCE IN BELGIUM

THE NEWBORN EVENT - CONFERENCE IN BELGIUM

 
THE DREAM EVENT in BELGIUM

THE DREAM EVENT in BELGIUM

 
Family Photography Conference in Switzerland

Family Photography Conference in Switzerland

 
Family Photography Conference in Portugal

Family Photography Conference in Portugal

 

Family Photography Conference in Germany

 
Family Photographers Conference in Barcelona

Family Photographers Conference in Barcelona

 
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1st Italian Photographic Convention Newborn and Family

 
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Newborn Conference in Madrid

 

Maternity Retreat 2018

You + Me + 30 other newborn + maternity photographers = AMAZING learning opportunity!   Early-bird sale is on now for the 2018 {online} Newborn + Maternity Retreat - but ONLY until Feb 2nd!  Get your ticket right here - Click this link:   https://fq140.isrefer.com/go/2018NewbornRetreat/mstief/

You + Me + 30 other newborn + maternity photographers = AMAZING learning opportunity!

Early-bird sale is on now for the 2018 {online} Newborn + Maternity Retreat - but ONLY until Feb 2nd!

Get your ticket right here - Click this link:

https://fq140.isrefer.com/go/2018NewbornRetreat/mstief/

Downloads

Michael Stief Maternity Collection - The Canvas Edition I

This Box includes 5 high resolution PNG Files & instructions on how to use.

Create wonderful & outstanding images with an easy and fast use of these PNG Background files( PS CS5, CS6 or CC required )

  • Works amazing on a brown backdrop to create wonderful pastel shades

  • Works perfect on dark backdrops for strong and vivid colors.

  • Basic Photoshop / Layers knowledge required / Created with Photoshop CC

 
 
 
An experience like nothing else, this workshop will help you rock your future maternity sessions
 
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