FOSTER

Ben Sasso

FOSTER
FOSTER
Ben Sasso
Hosted By: Ben Sasso
Location: Southern California & Other Locations
About: FOSTER is a workshop full of hands-on and in-depth education. We will host live shoots as we lead you through posing, directing, using natural light, and creating beautifully natural images. Before and after those shoots will be sessions to discuss some of the most important aspects of what we do: Editing and Workflow, Style and Brand, Social Media, Client Interaction, Pricing, Getting Published, and more. We are all in this together. Let's be awesome!
  • 4.83/5 Average Attendee Rating

  • Rated 18 stars18 ATTENDEE REVIEWS

OVERALL RATINGS

HOW MUCH DID IT IMPROVE YOUR:
  • Improved Confidence
    Editor: 50%
    User: 92%
  • Improved Technique
    Editor: 50%
    User: 91%
  • Improved Profitability
    Editor: 50%
    User: 80%
  • Improved Workflow
    Editor: 50%
    User: 87%

Editor rating
Rated 5 stars
User rating
Rated 4.83 stars
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Reviews
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  1. Sarah says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      60%
    • Improved Workflow
      80%

    Sarah

    FOSTER IS THEBOMB.COM! Honestly, I walked into Foster pretty defeated (we all go through it), but this workshop opened my eyes up so much! About styling, editing, shooting, and even community. I thoroughly enjoyed the open, helpful, and especially supportive atmosphere. Not only was it Ben and Katch that encouraged me, everyone else who was there was so reassuring!

    Y(0)N
  2. Jared says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      80%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      85%

    Jared

    Ben is an amazing dude and has a heart for teaching others. He is an open book and is willing to answer any questions you have regarding how he approaches photography. He really challenged me to focus on my brand and what I want to put out there in the world. I am now really thinking about what I want to change for the rest of the year to amp up my brand and online presence. I definitely recommend his workshop!

    Y(0)N
  3. Haley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      88%
    • Improved Technique
      81%
    • Improved Profitability
      83%
    • Improved Workflow
      76%

    Haley

    FOSTER was an amazing experience! The atmosphere was perfect – nature and adventure at our fingertips to explore and enjoy was almost an added bonus….it made it feel like a true “retreat” from my life. I loved that there were only 15 students at the workshop – it the perfect number of people to balance with shooting, as well as Q&A during the sessions. The content of each class was really great and I loved the homework/checklist at the end of each session to personalize the education to my business. Ben & Katch are both really great teachers and so generous with their knowledge and passion. It was the perfect workshop for me to be inspired and light a fire in my business! And it was worth every cent – I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend!

    Y(0)N
  4. Sandra says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      75%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      75%

    Sandra

    Any artist that is yearning to get re-inspired needs to attend one of Ben’s workshops. You will not only gain a wealth of information from one of the industry’s most generous leaders, but you will also do it in some of nature’s most inspiring locations. One of my favorite parts was being able to grab a blanket from just about anywhere and snuggle with my notebook while learning.

    Y(0)N
  5. Lauren says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      99%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      90%
    • Improved Workflow
      90%

    Lauren

    Foster was an immensely awesome decision. The price may seem steep at first but it’s value is immeasurable. The price you pay includes accommodations, high fives, catered dinners, breakfast, lunch, and snacks, the most wonderfully inviting and encouraging atmosphere amongst fellow creatives and a safe, small batch learning environment. Topics covered in my session included editing and workflow, which was a huge help to me as everything I’ve done has been trial and error. Ben is an incredibly giving and open educator, who isn’t afraid to lay it all out on the line for you. His soft spoken nature makes the environment feel comfortable, caring and collective. This was such a wonderful experience, I will absolutely consider repeating it when the topics change.

    Y(1)N
  6. Angela says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      89%
    • Improved Technique
      76%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Angela

    This was such a great investment. Ben and Katch are SO generous with their knowledge, not to mention fun and personable. Ben covers so much info and is a natural teacher. One of the highlights for me was the comprehensible list of real, tangible “to dos” that will help us to actually put into practice some of what we learned when we get home. I will be singing praises for this workshop to anyone who listen!

    Y(1)N
  7. Jenni says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      91%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      60%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jenni

    Ben + Katch are very skilled photographers but are humble and a lot of fun to be around at the same time. I learned so many valuable take-aways while having an adventure with a great group of people. If you are nervous to branch out like I was, go for it! You will grow in your craft and create new relationships with your classmates that will fuel your passion. Both Ben + Katch are tremendous teachers…don’t miss out! It’s a good one folks!

    Y(1)N
  8. Brian says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      80%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Brian

    Ben is a natural teacher. He connects with everyone on a personal level and his workshops are well thought and inspiring. He communicates in a clear and natural manner through presentations, demonstrations and examples. If you have the chance to join Ben in one of his workshops you will no doubt be inspired too.

    Y(0)N
  9. Brian says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Brian

    Ben is a natural teacher. He is articulate, knowledgeable, insightful and inspiring. His relaxed and informative presentations are well thought out and he easily communicates his passion for photography as well as his personal desire to create a community of fellow artist.

    Y(1)N
  10. Nelson says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      86%
    • Improved Profitability
      93%
    • Improved Workflow
      70%

    Nelson

    Ben is not only a great photographer and teacher, but an all around awesome human being. FOSTER was an amazing time and a huge boost for my confidence as a photographer. Having the opportunity to share techniques, ideas, philosophies and advice with such talented people is so essential to photography. The sense of community at FOSTER is something that sticks with you after it’s over. I met such great people there and made new friends to collaborate with in the future. Don’t pass up on this chance to get inspired!

    Y(0)N
  11. Nikki says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      91%
    • Improved Technique
      97%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      85%

    Nikki

    Foster was such an amazing experience. Watching two amazing photographers go through the in’s and out’s of their successes and failures was incredibly helpful. I loved the session on Style and Brand, and felt like I left having clear direction and practical steps for my business. The atmosphere was so laid back and really encouraged community between the other photographers, and don’t get me started on the location….gorgeous. I left feeling so refreshed, encouraged and equipped. I am so thankful to have attended and learned from the best! If you are debating going – GO – it was worth every penny.

    Y(1)N
  12. Liana says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      75%

    Liana

    FOSTER seriously ruled! Spending a few days up in a secluded mountain town with a house full of creatives was exactly what I needed to spark more creativity in my own art. In a field that constantly feels like one big competition, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to slow down and have a safe place to share experiences, questions, and victories with others. It gave me the opportunity to not only take my art and business to the next level, but to not feel so alone in my fight to breathe truth into my work. Thanks, Ben!

    Y(1)N
  13. Danaea says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      87%
    • Improved Technique
      82%
    • Improved Profitability
      76%
    • Improved Workflow
      86%

    Danaea

    FOSTER, FOSTER, FOSTER, what can I say? You were everything I had hoped for and more.

    Seriously, thank you for creating a comfortable and approachable environment where the instructors and attendees could become peers. I was able to learn a ton and connect with fellow photographers. I walked away with a list of things to tackle that will help me refine my brand and process as well as better explore where I am going in my career. These are things I find getting pushed to the side, especially during the Summer (The Pacific Northwest’s “Go-Time” Season) so it was nice to have an inspiring jolt right in the middle of it. So many little tips, tricks and truths in a community centered atmosphere. Thanks for sharing Ben! It was totally worth that life threatening LA traffic and trek down from Canada.”

    Thanks so much!

    Y(0)N
  14. Christina says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      70%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Christina

    One of the best parts about Ben’s workshop was his extraordinary attention to detail. He was highly communicative about his process, the ins and outs of making it as a photographer and his personal journey. My workflow has much improved since!

    Y(0)N
  15. Nicole says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      98%
    • Improved Technique
      95%
    • Improved Profitability
      94%
    • Improved Workflow
      98%

    Nicole

    FOSTER was such an amazing experience!
    I was surrounded by incredible, laid back creatives who truly listened to every question asked and presented one another with ways to better ourselves and better the photography community. Ben and Katch are talented beyond the moon and I’m so thankful to have had several days to learn from them and push for bigger and better things to happen this year.

    Y(0)N
  16. Philip says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Philip

    FOSTER was an AMAZING experience! Imagine a group of creatives huddled together in a cozy cabin in the mountains being taught by some amazing photographers (Ben Sasso and guest instructor Katch Silva) who are not afraid to share what they know and how they got to where they are. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or brand new to photography, this workshop will definitely leave you feeling more inspired than ever. If you’re on the fence about attending Ben’s FOSTER workshop, just do it. Seriously. You’ll be glad you did.

    Y(0)N
  17. Ryan says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Ryan

    Since Ben has committed his creative drive towards education it’s so obvious that he would have a workshop and that because of his wildly popular body of work they are always sold out, nearly immediately. His transparency and ability to communicate clearly what he does, how he’s developed as an artist, and how to assess other people’s needs in their own fields, really distinguishes Foster from other workshops that feel more like a prescriptive list and less like a human engagement with each persons unique path and drive.

    The teachers he brings on board are also as unique and respected as him and if/when you join you’ll see how quickly the camaraderie and fun networking begin to develop between everyone else. There are lasting friendships and professional connections from Foster and so, SO much encouragement. And who doesn’t want to travel to the mountains/Joshua Tree/New York? Ben knows his stuff. High Five.

    Y(0)N
  18. Brandon says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      90%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      90%

    Brandon

    I had always been skeptical about photography workshops. I’d always wondered what I would be getting out of it for the money I was putting in. When I came across the description for Ben Sasso’s FOSTER workshop, I was immediately drawn in and felt I needed to be part of it. As it turns out, FOSTER delivered on its promises, and then some. In just three days, this workshop fostered a tight-knit community, real-world skills, practical knowledge, open discussion, a support system, and much more. Ben and Katch Silva (who was the guest instructor) are two extremely kind, fun, rad people. I’ve walked away with new friends, fresh ideas, and an open mind. I have really been able to better hone in on where I want to go with my shooting and editing style since the workshop as well. If you’re on the fence like I was about photography workshops, get off the fence and hop onto the FOSTER side. I seriously wouldn’t trade the FOSTER experience for anything. Heck yeah!

    Y(0)N
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