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Special Child Photography Training Workshops

Special Kids Photography of America provides both live workshops as well as the same workshop content on a CD, accompanied by beautiful portrait images of children with special needs. The 1-day in-person workshops are held regionally and directed by local trainers. All trainers use the same basic presentation, adding their own personal experience and images to the SKPA-researched and developed materials. Workshops often occur before or after major photographic sure to check this Training Date Page.


An "ANY TIME" workshop may be arranged at SKPA Headquarters 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas (in St. George, UT) at the studio of Karen Dórame (SKPA executive director).  Contact her to make arrangements for a 1-day workshop (very convenient before or after WPPI national convention in Las Vegas, usually held in February or March each year).


Photo clinics for professional photographers

ATLANTA - Training Workshop - Feb 20, 2013 Contact  Dan SimkinOrder books in advance from SKPA

Contact Regional Instructors Directly:

GA (Atlanta-Feb 20) - Contact Dan Simkin to arrange a date. Order books in advance

MA (Boston Area) - Contact Alison Miniter, instructor

NC (Clemmons) - Contact Anne GrantOrder books in advance

NV (Las Vegas area) - Contact Karen Dórame, instructor. (N. or Las Vegas in St George, UT)

WA (Seattle Area) - Contact Kerri Kirshner, instructor


Workshop fees will vary, depending on location and occasion and whether or not the books and accreditation process are included. 


Standard package price of $249 includes 1-day workshop, Photographing Children with Special Needs and accompanying study guide (on CD), test and photo review process. When all requirements are successfully met, use of the SKPA logo is granted, a eradicate of completion is awarded and the applicant's contact information is placed on the SKPA website. 



The same material as present in the in-person 1-day Accreditation Workshop is available on CD (not DVD). The .pdf files may be printed and studied like a text book. Approximately 100 beautiful professional photographic examples are included. Base price: $299.



The 1-day workshop may be purchased without the books and test. Available for the in-person workshop (price varies) and for the CD version ($149). Contact SKPA for details.


Book: Photographing Children with Special Needs


Photographing Children with Special Needs is available for purchase without purchasing the workshop. Some trainers, too, will ask attendees to purchase the book or Study Guide separately. The Study Guide is not available unless purchased with Photographing Children with Special Needs.

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