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The Derek Blanks
Photographer's Workshop

The Derek Blanks Photographer's Workshop was designed to introduce the beginning, intermediate and advanced photographer to alternative techniques and methods of Commercial, Beauty and Fashion Photography. With emphasis on Digital Photographic Imaging and Retouching, Photo Manipulation, Studio Lighting and Brand Development, participants of the DBPW receive intensive hands-on, industry standard training by acclaimed
Fashion and Celebrity Photographer, Derek Blanks.

  • We had a lot of great people [the Assistants] helping myself by [visually] getting the Pooch Hall brand out there. They’ve gone above and beyond by blessing me with their talents. The bottom line is…it’s a great day!
    Pooch Hall, Actor
  • As a photographer, if you’re willing to invest in your career while learning from the best, then this workshop is definitely for you!
    Cynthia Bailey, Supermodel/Personality
  • I’m excited to have been apart of this challenge with Derek Blanks and his team [the Assistant’s]. They are sooooo creative and I had fun working with all of them!
    Dominique Reighard, ANTM All-Stars
  • I’ve learned how to truly TRUST myself as a photographer…and that speaks volumes.
    JaQuetta Thompson, Previous Participant

What We Offer.


Brands We've Partnered With

The More You Know,
The More You Grow

During a comprehensive three-day workshop, participants actively engage in one-on-one and group instruction, assessment, evaluation, and challenge-style portfolio development with some of today’s leading entertainment and beauty brands, glamour and wardrobe professionals, models and entertainers.

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Pooch Hall
BET’s The Game

Derek puts his team to the test as they compete in the latest installment of the Derek Blanks Assistant’s Challenge, featuring Pooch Hall of BET’s The Game/Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

Photo Credit: Corey Cottrell (Photo Winner; Pooch …

Derek Blanks
The Photography Brand

Derek Blanks is a creative mastermind and talent unlike others who share his craft. Legendary media brands like CoverGirl, ESSENCE, PEOPLE and Sony Music Entertainment, to name a few, frequently seek him for iconic …

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DBPW All-Stars

The DBPW All-Star’s
Lead Image: Tyna Vargas
Featured Photographers: Anquinette Hill, Renae Johnson/CLM Studios, Derek White, Kristopher Armstead, Erik Umphery, Marcus Ezell and Tyna Vargas.

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VIBE “Model Ink”

VIBE hosted a Model Search for the finest models out of Miami and Atlanta. Shoot by the famed Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks and the Derek Blanks Photographer’s Workshop, the male and female Ethnicity Models were transformed into …

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Fagnidi Apparel
Sincerely & David

Was it talent or pure luck? Derek and the crew are back with the latest installment of the Derek Blanks Photographer’s Challenge featuring Sincerely Ward and David McIntosh (Gladiators UK).
Photo Credit: Traci Reid

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Dominique Reighard
ANTM All-Stars

Cherise Richards, Renae Johnson, Javier Macintosh, Corey Cottrell, Corey Guevarra, Derek White, and Traci Reid fight it out to see who’s really ON TOP in the latest installment of the Derek Blanks Assistant’s Challenge, featuring …

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Full-Figure
Challenge

Derek White, Traci Reid, Erik Umphery, Cherise Richards, and Joshya-Ryan Dean compete to win the Derek Blanks Assistant Challenge-Full Figured Model Competition, featuring Vicky Poole.

Featured Image: Derek White

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VIBE Vixen &
The Bailey Agency

Rocawear’s Iconix Brand Group and the Cynthia Bailey School of Fashion joined forces for the 3-city model search.

Photography sponsored by The Derek Blanks Photographer’s Workshop and held at Atlanta’s Biltmore Hotel in August, the finale was …

Winner: Corey Cottrell
Challenge 7- Pooch Hall

DB Assistant Challenge
Photo Gallery

You’ve reached the Derek Blanks Assistant Challenge Winner’s Gallery. The gallery showcases all of the Winners from the previous challenges including links to the assistant’s work and the ability to connect with the photographers.

Current and …

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Ethnicity Goes UPSCALE

Ethnicity Models Atlanta and The Derek Blanks Photographer’s Workshop present the UPSCALE Magazine Fresh Face Model Search. Participants of the DBPW conducted a regional Open Call for models to compete for a three-page beauty spread …

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Agate Adorned

The crew is back with a brand new Derek Blanks Assistant’s Challenge featuring Agate Adorned Jewelry (wearable artwork). Featured Photographer’s include Renae Johnson, Corey Guevarra, Cherise Richards, Traci Reid, Joshua-Ryan Dean, Erik Umphery

Photo Credit: Renae …

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House of Chapple
feat. Cynthia Bailey

The Derek Blanks Photographer’s Workshop featuring The House of Chapple and Ethnicity Models with special Guest Judge/Model, Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Creative Director for The House of Chapple
Reco Chapple, …

Inspired.

in·spired, /inˈspī(ə)rd
Adjective: Of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse.
Track the success of recent Derek Blanks Photographer's Workshop participants!

  • We had a lot of great people [the Assistants] helping myself by [visually] getting the Pooch Hall brand out there. They’ve gone above and beyond by blessing me with their talents. The bottom line is…it’s a great day!
    Pooch Hall, Actor
  • As a photographer, if you’re willing to invest in your career while learning from the best, then this workshop is definitely for you!
    Cynthia Bailey, Supermodel/Personality
  • I’m excited to have been apart of this challenge with Derek Blanks and his team [the Assistant’s]. They are sooooo creative and I had fun working with all of them!
    Dominique Reighard, ANTM All-Stars
  • I’ve learned how to truly TRUST myself as a photographer…and that speaks volumes.
    JaQuetta Thompson, Previous Participant

Next and Now

Celebrity Makeup Artist

Saisha Beecham
Makeup Workshop

Posted in - Workshop
on February 20th, 2013 0 Comments

Celebrity Makeup Artist Saisha Beecham finally reveals her secrets on how to gain Celebrity Clientele and how to get Repeat Requests. Join her for a HANDS-ON WORKSHOP including a Full Face step by step hands-on …

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Branding Made Easy

Branding
Made Easy

Posted in - Branding
on February 19th, 2013 0 Comments

Understanding The Need
Brand Development is as imperative to the present and long-term business objectives as are revenue streams necessary for keeping the doors of the business open. In short, a thought or dream will not …

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Assistants

Join
The DB Revolution!

Posted in - General News
on February 17th, 2013 0 Comments

Challenge. Drive. INSPIRE.
Join The Revolution! Derek Blanks Photography is currently seeking a couple of über creative, skilled and professional Interns to join our dynamic team! If you think you’ve got what it takes to join …

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