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Friday, October 9 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Romancing the Light (Cat Hepple)

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Cat is a Canon shooter and Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  

If you long to create dreamy, romantic images in the butter soft light of sunset, this workshop will guide you through the process. You'll learn how to harness the light, how to find it, and how to adapt to it. Join Cat Hepple for this Golden Hour Shooting Experience and learn how to use the golden hour light to create romantic and serene images your couples will love. Working alongside Cat, you will learn how using this gentle light can help you create moments of pure stillness for your clients, and produce images they will love and buy. Cat will demonstrate how to use rim light, flare, back lighting, front lighting and silhouettes with a couple as models. Beyond that, she will teach you how to apply those skills to create calm in your images, full of romance and tenderness. Cat will teach both digital and film methods to assist in working with this light.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how light works, how to capture it on your camera, and how it can be molded to suit your needs.
2. Learn the camera settings required to capture Golden Hour light, and different ways sunset light can be used.
3. Learn how to create moments of serenity and calm, and understand how to control light to create the most romantic images.

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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Cat Hepple

Photographer and Mentor, Catlike
I love posing. Not for selfies, but helping others look amazing in shots, so they relax, enjoy themselves and absolutely shine. I'm on a mission to show that posing well leads to amazingly emotional and stylish images people love. Weddings are my passion along with boudoir. If it's... 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