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Friday, October 9 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Light Play: Creating Emotive Images (Bre Thurston) FULL

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Bre is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Bre uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 35L, 85L, 70-200.

Light can be used in many different ways, but how often do you experiment and play with it? In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, Bre Thurston will show you how to identify beautiful light and demonstrate how to exploit it in several different ways. By simply moving your subject, you can learn to play with back light, side light, direct light, rim light, shadows, and silhouettes. The sun is our most dynamic resource for creating emotive images and in this program you will have the opportunity to photograph a female model. Be ready to get creative and break rules during this fun and interactive session with Bre.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to recognize all of the natural opportunities around you.
2. Learn how to use difficult lighting options such as direct light or rim light. Understand when to listen to your meter and when to completely ignore it in various lighting situations.
3. Understand how to match your light to the mood of the image you want to take, and also how to match your posing/execution of the image to the light that you are using.
4. See how something as simple as one step in a certain direction can completely change the way you see light.
5. Discuss post processing and the importance of matching editing to the natural feel of the light (for example, backlight works well with warm post processing, rim light looks great in black and white, and more).

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.


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