April 26-27, 2019
Chicago, IL

Tony Colangelo and Garey Gomez


What if?

  • What if you could consistently create great compositions that made people stop and take notice?

  • What if you could de-mystify off-camera flash?

  • What if you could create the images you’ve always dreamed of creating?

  • And what if you could accomplish this, faster than you ever thought possible?


Well, now you can!

This interactive and highly engaging workshop is aimed at increasing your knowledge and confidence to create great images, in less time. And by connecting these superior images to your brand, you can distinguish yourself in your marketplace and drive your photography business forward.

This workshop will benefit:

  • Relatively new Real Estate photographers wanting to demystify the learning curve.

  • HDR shooters who want to make the move to off-camera flash, once and for all!

  • High-volume photographers wanting to create better images, while maintaining efficiency and profit margins.

  • Experienced shooters wanting to augment their brand with images that will entice high-profile clientele.




  • Understanding the science behind WHY a great composition is a great composition

  • Using psychology to consistently create highly impactful compositions that will make your clients stop and stare

  • Examining “hidden” contributors to stellar compositions

  • Reviewing multiple strategies to create amazing one-point compositions every time

  • Finding compositions that communicate flow and connect multiple spaces



  • Taking the guess work out of off-camera flash

  • Moving quickly and decisively to examine the variables that will affect/restrict your flash

  • Deciding how many lights to use

  • Working with light modifiers

  • How to move from HDR to off-camera flash (virtually overnight!)



  • Watching Garey’s editing process in real time

  • Developing a workflow for quickly editing multiple shoots per day and delivering photos to clients on the same day

  • Tricks and techniques for: achieving stellar white balance; color balance; and quick and easy ways to add ‘pop’ to an image



  • Defining brand and understanding why it is so vital to the success of your photography business

  • Identifying the steps in developing a rock-solid brand

  • How to align your photography to your brand

  • Strategies to create impactful website galleries


PFRE Photography Workshop, in Chicago, IL April 26-27, 2019






Tony Colangelo is a photographer based in Victoria, BC. He regularly shoots for the most notable interior designers and builders in his marketplace. His images have been an integral part of many of his clients winning grand prizes in industry-wide competitions for construction and renovation excellence, with many others attaining ‘finalist’ status. His work has also been featured in numerous magazines and feature articles. Tony is a long-time contributor to the PFRE community and has won four Photographer of the Month contests.

Tony is also a highly sought after photography coach, who combines a twenty-five year history of coaching/consulting practice, with many years’ experience as a senior business executive. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education. Tony is an expert facilitator and educator, having delivered countless workshops and seminars to thousands of people across Canada and the US, over the past 25 years.


Garey Gomez is a photographer based in Atlanta, GA specializing in architecture and interiors. He has worked with award-winning architects and designers, and has carved a niche in his market as a specialist in high-end real estate listings, by offering a tailored approach in each home he shoots to deliver magazine-quality listing photos.

Garey won two PFRE Photographer of the Month awards in 2018, along with four other top-three results in the same year. His consistency has gained the attention of other photographers in his market, who Garey has mentored in their careers. Garey is also well-accomplished in business, and has combined his passions for photography and business to create his video tutorial series, Mastering Real Estate Photography, where he teaches the art and business of real estate photography.


The workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago O'hare.  The Hyatt Regency is in the heart of Rosemont's thriving business, entertainment and dining scene, and many exciting attractions and activities. It is located just five minutes from Chicago O'hare international airport and twenty minutes from downtown Chicago.

Transportation to and from the workshop’s photo shoot locations will originate from the Hyatt, so we strongly encourage all out-of-town participants to take advantage of the preferred rate.

Simply call the Hyatt Regency Chicago O’hare at 1-800-233-1234 and reference the code CR23130

Or click here to book online *Use the same CR23130 code for online booking

*Complimentary shuttle service available between airport and hotel


Photo shoots have been arranged for the afternoon of both days. The first day’s shoot will be facilitated by Tony & Garey, where they’ll review workshop content from the morning session, including their approaches for “reading the room,” establishing impactful compositions and lighting the space quickly and efficiently. Tony and Garey are very confident that you’ll be able to replicate their techniques at your very next shoot! 

There will be lots of time on Day-2 for you to capture your own images, including shooting collaboratively with other session participants and putting into play the many tips and techniques discussed in the workshop. Tony and Garey will also be available for one on one instruction.


All participants are encouraged to bring their own computer or notepads to make notes during the two days. Bringing your own photography gear is optional but highly encouraged, as it’ll be an opportunity for you to put into practice many of the techniques being presented.


PFRE Photography Workshop, in Chicago, IL April 26-27, 2019




Testimonials from past PFRE Workshop Attendees

Having shot real estate full-time for about 6 years, I’ve seen some tips and videos from talented photographers that have helped me grow and improve, but this workshop has given me a ‘next-level’ type of improvement and confidence. I was able to take the techniques I took from the workshop and apply them right away, when I got home. Their on-site techniques allowed me to spend way less time at a shoot because I was taking fewer bracketed shots. When I got home, the editing techniques that I got from the workshop allowed me to process my shoots more quickly and produce better results! The overall impact on my business has been huge. With the time-savings that I’ve seen, I’ve felt more confident to take on more shoots and I’m projecting that this will work out to about $15,000 of extra revenue for me this year, simply by applying the techniques. So, the workshop has paid for itself many times over!! They are great teachers - humble, knowledgeable and friendly! They took the time to answer questions and made the workshop a very comfortable and pleasant experience for everyone. I highly recommend their workshop to any real estate photographer, from beginner to the experienced.
— Amir Neshati, San Diego, CA
Attending this workshop was one of the most valuable investments I’ve made in my career to-date. After feeling a little stuck in my progress going in, my time at the workshop provided a quantum leap forward that I immediately noticed in my work. I can tell you that there’s nothing quite like the value of up-close, interactive instruction from some very well-respected colleagues in our field. Both guys are really solid human beings and excellent teachers as well. If you’ve been wanting to improve your photography and get loads of input on how to advance your business, then do yourself a favor and just go to this workshop – you won’t regret it!
— Mike Lefebrve, Barrington, RI
I had several reasons for attending the workshop in Las Vegas. I needed help with efficiency , composition and portfolio presentation. I received all of that and more. The chance to shoot beside and get advice from some truly excellent photographers was invaluable. I was also very impressed with the quality of people who attended, some of whom I had been following on flicker for quite a while. They had a wide range of experience and knowledge and their presence there said a lot about the prestige of the instructors. In short, I would highly recommend attending this workshop and/or getting some personal coaching from one of these inspirational photographers.
— Trace Tague, Tucson, AZ
This workshop strikes a wonderful balance between high-end interiors photography and real estate photography. With what I learned, I will be able to run a more efficient real estate photography business immediately. For the long-term, I will be able to apply Tony’s composition techniques and branding process to attract interior designers, architects and other clients that value a more thoughtful approach to photography.
— Tony Thompson, Kansas City, MO
I was previously using the Enfuse method of processing bracketed photos and wanted to start using off camera flash but was intimidated by the learning curve. I had never used flash prior to the workshop but after practicing on my own house when I got back home, I was able to go out to my next shoots and confidently put their teaching into practice with much success. Cannot say enough about how valuable the takeaways were for myself, and how great the guys were at delivering their teaching to a variety of experience levels. Thanks guys!
— Caroline Irvine, Kelowna, BC


PFRE Photography Workshop, in Chicago, IL April 26-27, 2019