October 29th – 31st, 2024

at Castello Ceconi


Jerry’s Portfolio

Jerry is widely regarded as one of the best portrait and wedding photographers in the world and is proud to call Las Vegas home.
Jerry is the most awarded photographer of the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International organization (WPPI) and became their first Grand Master – their highest honor.
A Nikon Ambassador and winner of a United Nations Leadership Award by the International Photographic Council, the Jerry Ghionis brand has become synonymous with excellence, mastery and innovation.

Workshop Learning Highlights

Discover how to master advanced lighting and posing techniques that will add sophistication to your photography. Through Jerry Ghionis’s guidance, you’ll learn to create flattering and purposeful images with a streamlined approach that remains effective even under pressure. Witness a live shoot where Jerry will demonstrate how to bring out the best in both subjects and locations, offering insights into his thought process and techniques to achieve stunning results directly in-camera.

On the business side, you’ll gain valuable knowledge to reinvent your photography business with expert advice on branding, marketing, pricing, and sales. Simplify your product offerings for maximum profit and impact while developing actionable plans to overcome business challenges and thrive in the photography industry.

Additionally, enjoy an exclusive tour of the Graphistudio headquarters, where you’ll get an inside look at the production process and learn about the latest innovations and techniques in the industry. This transformative workshop is designed to elevate both your photography skills and business acumen, setting you on the path to success.

$ 1500 $1200

Limited-Time Offer: Available until July 31, 2024. The price will be $1,500 after this date.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Maureen Neises at

Special Offer for Local Photographers

For just $250, local photographers can join us for an exclusive 3-hour business session on the 30th. This session is designed to provide you with expert insights into branding, marketing, pricing, and sales to elevate your photography business. After the session, stay for a complimentary dinner and enjoy a fun-filled social hour hosted by Jerry Ghionis himself. This is a fantastic opportunity to network, learn, and unwind with fellow photographers in a relaxed setting. Don’t miss out on this unique experience to enhance both your business acumen and professional connections.

This session is in English only.

€ 250

Jerry’s pictures taken during the last workshops at Castle Ceconi.


Arrivals – October 28th

Arrival at Venice Airport (VCE)

Transportation to the hotel.

Welcome evening.


October 29
Luxurious Light & Purposeful Posing

Jerry Ghionis will teach you how to add that finesse and next level of sophistication to your lighting, posing and overall finesse that will make your work truly shine. In his easy to understand and heartfelt inspirational style, Jerry will break down the steps to understanding creative triggers that will spark your thought process giving you a system to follow when you’re under pressure and are struggling to come up with your next idea. Jerry will simplify your approach to posing and lighting in a digestible and simplified way that you will be able to practice and self-help beyond the workshop. He will demonstrate how good lighting and posing is not only meant to be flattering but also purposeful.


In-Camera Artistry – Live Shoot

This class will be the perfect complement to Jerry’s morning posing and lighting workshop. Jerry will demonstrate how he brings out the best in his subjects and locations in a live shoot at the Graphistudio castle. You will witness Jerry create amazing pictures in front of your eyes with models as he shows you how to pose purposefully and create luxurious light. He will articulate his thought process, technique and complete his vision as he proves his in camera artistry and more importantly, how he shoots to sell.


October 30
Let’s Talk Business

Jerry will help you reinvent a solid foundation for your business as he shares his best branding, marketing, pricing and in-person sales tips.

Pricing for weddings and portraits can be a nightmare to establish if you’re just starting or want to reinvent your business. Having run a successful business for almost three decades in two countries and various price points, Jerry Ghionis will share a pricing formula and an approach for your collections that will make it easy to offer and more importantly, easy to buy. Jerry will help you simplify your product offerings for maximum impact and maximum profit. There is no better time than now to start taking control of your business and not only survive these challenging times but thrive well into the roaring twenties!

Jerry will challenge you to understand what’s holding you back from reaching your full potential as a business owner, artist and a person that lives with purpose and drive. More than inspiration, this workshop will give you actionable plans and will provide food for the table and food for the soul. Jerry Ghionis is known as one of most powerful and inspirational speakers in the photography industry.


October 31
Graphistudio Factory Tour

Day 1 – June 18th

9:00 -9:30 Welcome / Castle Tour

9:30-1:00 Teri hands-on with group 1

11:30 15 break

9:30 – 1:00 Kara Marie hands-on with group 2

1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch

4:00. 15 min break

2:00 – 6:00 Apply what you learned from both instructors in the afternoon

6:00 Happy Hour

7:00 Dinner

8:00. Bus home

Day 2 – June 19th

9:00 arrive at the Castle

9:30 -1:00 Teri hands-on with group 2

9:30-1:00. Kara Marie hands on with group 1

11:30. 15 min break

1:00-2:00 Lunch

4:00. 15 min break

2:00 – 6:00 Apply what you learned from both instructors in the afternoon

6:00 Happy Hour

7:00 Dinner

8:00. Bus home 2:00 – 6:00 Apply what you learned from both instructors in the afternoon


Day 3 – June 20th

9:00 – 11:00 Factory tour in the am

12:00 – Depart Castle

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 4:00 Guest speaker

4:00 – 5:00 Product Sales

5:00 – 6:00 Self Portraits

 6:00 Happy hour

 7:00 Dinner

8:00 Bus home


Day 4 – June 21

10:00 AM Departure from Maniago for the airport

11 AM Arrival at the airport

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Maureen Neises at

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accommodation and transportation

The event includes a bus service from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to Ceconi Castle at scheduled times. You will soon receive the list of hotels where you can stay so we ask you not to book hotel rooms before then. For those who plan to move independently and do not use the bus service can feel free to choose the accommodation they prefer.



Castello Ceconi – Pielungo


(Located 1 hour from the Graphistudio factory
in the heart of the Dolomites in Northern Italy)

Workshop at

Castello Ceconi – Pielungo  – Italy

(Located 1 hour from the Graphistudio factory
in the heart of the Dolomites in Northern Italy)

What is included

  • Transportation from Venice airport (Marco Polo) to the hotels the day before the workshop starts.
  • Transportation from the hotels to Ceconi Castle and back during the three days of the workshop.
  • Transportation from the hotels to the factory tour and back to Ceconi Castle on the third day of the workshop.
  • Coffee breaks, lunch, dinner and drinks on the first two days of the workshop.
  • Coffee breaks, lunch and drinks on the last day of the workshop.
  • Certificate of participation from Accademia Conte Ceconi Italy.
  • Transportation from Graphistudio factory to Venice airport (Marco Polo) on the morning after the end of the workshop.


Here is an overview of the available Host Hotels, where pick-up service will be offered.
We will send you an e-mail with instructions as soon as you buy the ticket.

Please make reservations using the form you will receive by e-mail.

We suggest arriving one day prior to being picked up at the Venice airport in order to get acclimated to the time change.

We will be meeting all attendees immediately after they exit the baggage claim area. A Graphistudio representative, with a Graphistudio sign will be immediately outside the doors when you exit the baggage claim.


  • All tickets for the workshop shall be non-refundable – if you have a substitute to attend the workshop, please contact your Graphistudio sales representative with the details.
  • Cancellation Policy: If the workshop is cancelled for reasons out of our control, you will be provided with a refund of the amount paid for the ticket.
  • Promotional: You agree that we may include your details in any promotional materials relating to the workshop and or materials used at the workshop.
  • Photography & filming / model release: We may photograph or film the workshop and reserve the right to do so for purposes of promoting future workshops or otherwise. You consent to us photographing or filming you and any attendee attending the workshop.
  • Travel & accommodations: You shall be responsible for making and paying your airfare and hotel accommodations for the workshop. If you arrive at a designed time outside of the pre-arranged pick up times, you will be responsible for your own transportation.
  • Family members: The workshop, transportation, and meal services are provided for paid attendees only, this is not extended to and for attendee family members.
  • Translation: No translation will be provided, the workshop will be in English.
  • Travel Insurance: Each participant confirms they understand and agree to purchase the required insurance that is valid internationally. Suggested insurance includes: Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage. Stolen, lost or damaged property coverage. Trip cancellation coverage.
  • Assumption of Risk: All attendees understand and are in full awareness and assume full and complete responsibility for all risks inherent in travel and attendee the workshop would could include injury, covid, property damage, and or any other kind of liability.
  • Transportation: If attendees need to leave prior to the morning after the end of the workshop, they will be responsible for arranging their transportation to the Venice airport
  • Food restrictions: Attendees with food restrictions, we will have gluten free and vegan/vegetarian options for lunch and dinner.
  • Italian VAT will be charged on reservations placed by clients from European Union. If the VAT number provided is valid, Graphistudio will later refund you the full VAT amount.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Maureen Neises at