That Werkshop

Big savings for my upcoming photography workshop. You SAVE $75.00 by signing up for That Werkshop. That’s $175 (Regular rate $250) for a full day event of demonstrations and questions/answers I get asked most frequently. Lunch and drinks are provided.

THAT WERKSHOP – A Day Of Learning Photography @ Salt Studios in Asbury Park, NJ from Chris Sztybel on Vimeo.

I am a photographer that has laughed at photography workshops. Usually I see photographers that are trying to make a living teaching photographs instead of taking photographs. NOT HERE, FRIENDS! For starters this is taught by me in between a schedule full of photo shoots. I am a real-life working photographer so you can ask me just about anything and I will have an answer.

If you are looking to pick up tips on inspiration, composition, lighting and lens choice then this is for you. Hell you might even be a person that has had a camera sitting in the back of your closet for years. Now is the time to break that sucker out and use it. The number of werkshop students in attendance will be limited to 15.

The individual students will be rolled into the presentation. You will send me your best work and we will discuss it. This is not me standing on a soapbox for the day. It has to be interactive so we all get the most out of it.


  • I will explain the types of work that I shoot which is primarily portraits and product photography.
  • Each student is asked to send 2 high-resolution photographs (non-watermarked) of their own work that they would like to discuss during the workshop.
  • We will work with a live model. Each student will be given time to shoot the model as they wish.
  • Lighting setups and client interaction will be discussed.
  • There will be two door prizes that will be drawn at random. Both are tools that I use for 99% of all my shoots.
  • Pizza and beverages will be provided for lunch.


Seats Remaining : 12 (of 15 total)
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (30 minute lunch break)
Location: Salt Studios in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Newsletter Rate: $175 per person (Regular rate: $250 per person)


Full-Time High School or Full-Time College Student Rate: $50 per person (Regular rate: $250 per person)

Recently "stolen" from Lew as the rain started to come down.

MMA session with Kali Herman

Maria Tenorio

The beam of sunshine during fall 2014

The Wedding of Ceri Stromberg and Mark Langell

Ashley Nicole

A surf and turf family photo session with The Zushmas.

Blake Reiner infant photos


Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5 Fisheye Lens

Rokinon's super wide angle lensI hesitated on purchasing a fisheye lens for a long time because I thought it wasn’t meant for everyday use. Wrong. The Rokinon 8mm is great for really tight spaces! The lens has a 180 degree field of view, so you will definitely have to get used to that. The slightest object will appear in the viewfinder if it comes anywhere near the lens glass. Also, this is a manual focus lens. The reason it’s affordable is because it does not contain electronics. It has a very solid metal body and nice glass. The construction on this lens is rock solid.Angela sits on top of a pay phone in New Brunswick, New Jersey

I have to say the image quality for such an affordable lens is quite impressive. It’s sharp and the colors are comparable to my Canon lenses. Yes, I am on of “those” loyal Canon customers in terms of lenses. I am not opposed to trying out a different brand if they have a really attractive product. I couldn’t justify spending upward of $400.00 for Canon’s fisheye. It’s not a lens I use every day.Lambertville Railroad in Lambertville, New Jersey I should also mention this lens works best with crop sensors. You can use it on a full frame camera, but it will give you a circular image.

I took the photo of Angela on the payphone while it was raining and the lens performed flawlessly. My gear was in an exposed area where it rained continuously. The lens hood on the Rokinon 8mm is long enough to keep a light rain off the glass. Because the lens is rounded, making it harder to clean, you will want to avoid getting anything on it.Three models showing wares from Discreet Denim by Rick Meeker

The photo of the railroad track was taken no more than one foot from the actual track. It’s amazing how much this lens can see at such close proximity to the subject.

The photo of all three models standing in the New Brunswick train station tunnel is a perfect example of how wide this lens is. The sidewalk is about five feet wide. My camera was set up on the same sidewalk the models stood on. I was able to capture the sidewalk, all three models, and much of the tunnel. None of my other lenses would come close to producing a shot like this. Great DSLR lens at a great price.

Pick up the Rokinon 8mm today!




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