PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Saturday May 11th with Michael Bann and Kent Miller

Join professional photographers Michael Bann and Kent Miller for a full day of inspiration, education, experience, knowledge and portfolio building.

Michael Bann (who only ever looks serious in photos)

Michael Bann is the creator and publisher of Retro Lovely Magazine. He is also the principal photographer of Bann Photography – Devilbliss Studios. Michael’s credits reach beyond Retro Lovely however, having had his work featured on covers of international newsstand publications such as Street Chopper and The Horse as well as in others like Playboy, Spin, ‘Ol Skool Rodz and Alternative Press to name a few.

Kent Miller  photo by Bill Wadman

Kent Miller is a full-time photographer in New York City with an extensive client list including some of the most prestigious brands of the Fortune 500. Kent is no stranger to workshops having assisted legendary Nikon lighting instructor Joe McNally. Kent himself made history when CBS Sunday Morning covered a shoot he did which became one of the very last rolls of Kodak Kodachrome to be processed. Watch that here: THE LAST OF KODACHROME

Workshop Description

We will uncover secrets and essentials in image making, including concept building, gathering a creative team, creative studio lighting, location lighting, posing, directing models and much more. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to work directly with the models.

This workshop is perfect for someone interested in learning about the world of pinup, boudoir and fashion photography or simply looking to take their portfolio up a notch. We will spend time in the studio and in an environmental setting to prepare you for image making in any setting!

This is a portfolio intensive workshop that is jam packed with learning and you’ll have us by your side answering questions and guiding you along as you shoot!

We are confident you will leave with new ideas, knowledge and most of all – inspiration to put into practice.

What To Bring

  • Camera, Lens, Speedlights, Computer (optional), Memory Cards
  • Notebooks, Pen / Pencil


8-8:30 am: Breakfast and arrivals
9-10 am: Introduction, opening instruction run of show
10-12 am: First set description, instruction, lighting design, concept and shoot
12-1 pm: Lunch break
1-3 pm: Second set/location, concept design, lighting discussion and design, instruction, and shoot
3-5 pm: Third set/location, concept design, lighting discussion and design, instruction, and shoot
5-6 pm: Wrap/discussion mingling. Event depart.

The Studio

The Models

3 seasoned models are supplied for this workshop along with their wardrobe and styling. Models currently confirmed are Miss V and Millie Mie. One additional model is being identified.

Note: You will be required to download your images at the end of the sessions for the models to use for their portfolios and promotional uses.


The full day is $250.00

You can cancel for a full refund up to one month before the workshop date. After that date, if the organizers can fill your spot you can get a refund. This workshop is limited to 8 students so we encourage you to book your spot as soon as possible. Michael Bann and Kent Miller are not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or unforeseen circumstances. Please insure that these last-minute emergencies are covered by your travel insurance policy.

Copyright Kent Miller
Photo by Michael Bann
Photos by Kent Miller
Photo by Michael Bann

Coming from out of the area?
Lodging is conveniently available just blocks away from the studio at the Pottsville Ramada Inn. While in Pottsville you should plan a visit to the historic Yuengling Brewery, America’s Oldest, and take their free tour (with samples afterwards). There is also Jerry’s Car and Collectibles Museum which is a fantastic walk back in time all within walking distance of the studio.


Bann Photography / Retro Lovely Studios
104 North Centre Street
Pottsville PA 17901

Need more info? Have questions? Email with the subject line WORKSHOP.