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Friday, October 9 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Golden Hour Light: Learn How to Use it Right! (Kristin Dokoza) FULL

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Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Kristin uses a Canon Mark III, and Canon lenses including 35L | 70-200L.

The magical warmth and glow of the golden hour is one of the most popular times of day to shoot. How a photographer uses light can take an average image and create something spectacular! Join Kristin Dokoza and other backlighting enthusiasts to photograph a family and experiment with available backlight and use it to it’s fullest potential. Learn how to capture flare, rim light, haze, and silhouettes in this fun family session. We will cover subject placement in relation to backlight, and how to properly expose for your subjects to retain the background, or for high key images. Kristin will lead you through a typical family session flow. She will teach you how to evaluate the light and how to use your location background while creating fine art family portraits using beautiful light creatively.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what apertures and perspectives work best during the golden hour.
2. Learn about subject placement when using backlight.
3. Learn about and practice with creative uses of outdoor natural light.

Mission San Jose:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at Mission San Jose (just a short 15 minute bus ride from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1720, and known as the "Queen of the Missions," San Jose is the showpiece of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and tells the early story of San Antonio and European expansion in the New World.

The grounds of Mission San Jose is a huge area (over six acres inside the gates) that gives you ample room to photograph kids and families at play. The walls provide great framing opportunities, with many windows and doors all around the perimeter. There are also several stone walls (without doors and windows) if you are looking for plain stone backdrops. You’ll also find some interesting arches next to the church and at the entrance - they, along with the repeating doors and windows, give you the opportunity to use repeating elements in your composition. There are a few big trees throughout, but in many areas you’ll see the wide open sky. You’ll be able to use the walls to help you stay in the shade (if that’s what you are after) or partially block the sun. Because the Mission is massive and is outside of the city, you’ll find plenty of space for shooting outside of the walls as well. The outdoor grounds of Mission San Jose have been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors. There will be a wedding rehearsal going on inside the Mission San Jose Church, so we ask that you remain on the expansive outdoor grounds rather than venturing inside the church.

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Kristin Dokoza

Photographer/Media Production, Kristin Dokoza Photography
Kristin is a child and family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for her unique abilities in capturing light and mood. She believes in the wonder of connection, laughter and love in everyone. Kristin also shoots for a variety of destination hotels and other commercial... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205