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First off… thank you for attending my SOLD-OUT Platform Class at WPPI 2016! Below are all the pieces and parts that I used during my live demo. If you have any questions, please email

Godox V850 Manual Flash – You’ll need two

Godox V860C TTL for Nikon – This kit includes two flashes

Godox V860C TTL for Canon – This kit includes two flashes

Flashpoint R1 Transmitter and Receiver Set

Phottix Multi-Boom and Varos II BG Umbrella Holder Combo

Lastolite EzyBox Speedlite 2

MagMod basic kit – you’ll need two kits. Use Coupon Code “jvslove” and save $10!

MagSphere and Transmitter Band

U-shape Type Swivel Flash Bracket for Umbrella Holder

CowboyStudio 13′ Light Stand with built-in boom arm – You’ll need two

If you have any questions, please email



I couldn’t be more proud of Joshua’s progress over the past few months. Her determination to become a better photographer is pure inspiration! Please take a moment, click here and check out her new site!


Through his critiques and technical insights, I see and shoot in a very different way, with more purpose and in a more deliberate way, even after just 3 months. It is a painful yet rewarding process and I can only imagine what 9 more months will mean for my skills and views.”

Thank you Joseph! – Joshua D’hondt | Joshua D’hondt Photography | One Year Photo Coaching Program Client


“Since 1999 I decided I wanted to be a professional photographer. I have read a lot of books, went to photography institute, and many, many different workshops. All different types of workshops. But with out doubt, I will never forget JVS´workshop. It was so technical skilled, I learned about flashes what I had never even heard in so many other “technical workshops”.

JVS is a great teacher, he is full of knowledge and the best part he knows how to transmit it! Not every master of photography can teach!

He not only taught me how to use my flash, he also taught me to think as a more technical photographer, and I will always be thankful for this last part. If I ever have an opportunity I will repeat a workshop with him, I think he is a great teacher from whom you will always learn something new.”

Rocio Vega Veroa | Fotografía | JVS Lighting Workshop Student


All images are ©2015 Rocio Vega Veroa | Fotografía


I’ve always been a big user of off camera flash throughout my wedding photography career, but it wasn’t until I’ve had a chance to learn under Joseph Victor Stefanchik that my lighting techniques became much more creative as well as refined (in my humble opinion). Over the past two years, I’ve had the opportunity to attend several of JVS’ lighting workshops including his advanced lighting workshops. I’ve even had a chance to work with him on the field at an engagement shoot and at a wedding.

Outside of lighting techniques, JVS has been an invaluable resource for critiques and the wedding business in general. I really value Joseph’s honest, at times brutally honest, opinion about what I could do to make my images even more compelling. As a result, I believe I’m a lot tougher on myself about the quality of my images and that has really helped me grow as a photographer.”

-Dave Paek | Dave Paek Photography | JVS Lighting Workshops Student



All images ©2015 Dave Paek | Dave Paek Photography


I have been photographing weddings since 2012. In the past few years I have attended many workshops and seminars with some great photographers. My experience during JVS’ workshop was like no other. He’s not only an amazing photographer, but a amazing teacher as well. I have attended two of JVS’ lighting workshops. The first in the Summer of 2014. So once I heard he was in town again, I immediately signed up for his 2-Day Lighting Masterclass which was in the spring of 2015. I may have been the first one to sign up.

Entering my first workshop with JVS, I had the same expectations as most workshops I attended. I thought, “Hey this awesome photographer is going to be in town. Why not sign up. I ‘ll always pick up something here and there.” What I didn’t expect was that this workshop was really going to be a game changer for me. It opened my eyes to different techniques and equipment, and as well as ways to think differently. It has changed the way I use my flash, the way I think, and the approaches I take. His workshops are laid back. And the experience and skill of those who attend is very diverse.

Regardless of each person’s experience, everyone is able to take the valuable informations and apply it to there work. You don’t find that in any workshop out there. At least I haven’t found it. It was not just JVS talking and flipping through images. It was hands on. He challenged us to shoot and allowed us to try anything in his kit. Some how everyone was able to take the valuable informations and apply it to there own work and style.

I don’t think there are enough words to say how thankful I am for attending both of JVS’ workshops. I would definitely take the workshops all over again, and I highly recommend it to every photographer.”

-Leandro Da Silva | Leandro Da Silva Photography | JVS Lighting Workshop Student


All images are ©2015 Leandro Da Silva | Leandro Da Silva Weddings