All Access: A Music Photography and Business Intensive

Tickets now on SALE! Feb 24th and 25th at Monarch Studio in Los Angeles. – Dont miss TOTALLY TUBULAR a Tube lighting workshop the next day Feb 26th at Monarch Studios (3 day discounted tickets available)

Only 10 spots available.

This is an ALL AGES event open to any photographers (pro, amateur, hobby, etc)


Go behind the lens, lights, and mind of twenty-year rock and celebrity portrait photographer Jeremy Saffer and get a glimpse into the world of music, celebrity, and entertainment photography. Through sharing both his creative process to his business practice, Jeremy will guide you through all aspects of what it takes to be successful as a music photographer today.

Students will get the unique opportunity to not only learn everything Jeremy has to teach about being a photographer in the music industry, but also a chance to apply everything they’ve learned.

On day two, the focus will be on shooting.  After having the chance to observe Jeremy’s approach to working with a band, it will be your turn to create images. Jeremy will provide each student an editorial and commercial assignment. The workshop will conclude with Jeremy will be giving each student a critique of the work they have produced.


  • Lighting
  • Posing
  • The Business of Music Photography
  • How to make a living as a music photographer
  • Shooting for a magazine vs. promotional vs. an endorsement vs. album art.
  • Selling your work as a product
  • Marketing and branding
  • How to turn any room into a photo studio



Day One – Feb 24th, 2023 – 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – The A to Z of music photography – presentation
12:30 p.m. – Break / Lunch
1:00 p.m. – The business of music photography.
3:00 p.m. – Finding your approach to lighting and posing
4:00 p.m. – Lighting Demo/Equipment Demo
7:00 p.m. – Q&A/Wrap up
8:00 p.m. – Wrap/Optional Dinner with Jeremy

Day Two – Feb 25th, 2023– 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – Q&A with the band(s)
11:00 a.m. – Jeremy’s live demo shoot with the band.
12:30 p.m. – Break / Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Student photo sessions with special guests and bands/artists
5:00 p.m. – Student Editing time
6:00 p.m. – Image review/feedback
7:00 p.m. – Final Q&A/Wrap


Anyone with an interest in portrait photography and lighting will gain much from this program as will anyone interested in the business side of photography.  Music photographers looking to get into music portraiture. Any photographers who want the chance to photography a band using professional lighting in a studio setting.


Having a basic understanding of photography, camera settings, and being familiar with your camera is important.  Students must be able to operate their camera’s menu navigation and button system on their own.  Knowledge of photography basics & understanding of the exposure triangle required. Students do not need any prior lighting experience

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