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Friday, October 9 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Golden Child: Embracing the Light! (Elizabeth Blank) FULL

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Elizabeth is sponsored by ShootProof

Come spend the evening with Elizabeth Blank as she walks you through a child photo session during the golden hour. The light that is available during this key time of day enhances the feel of child and family images like nothing else. During this Golden Hour program we will discuss how to properly place your subjects in relation to the golden evening light to ensure that they are properly lit, while still giving them the freedom to move about and maintain their spontaneity. In addition, we will discuss camera settings and how to ensure that your SOOC images are as close to perfect as possible! We will also focus a good deal on backlighting our subjects to take full advantage of the gorgeous available light.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to properly read the evening light and accurately place subjects in relation to the light.
2. Learn to properly expose subjects that are backlit.
3. Identify naturally occurring objects or buildings that can act as a reflector when shooting backlit images to ensure the subjects face is properly exposed.
4. Capture both the hazy effects of the golden hour and the rim lighting that can be achieved at this time of day.

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.


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