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Thursday, October 8
 

9:00am

Opening Talk with Karen Walrond
Limited Capacity seats available

Click Away 2015 will kick off with what is sure to be an enlightening and inspiring conversation with Karen Walrond, author of The Beauty of Different:  Observations of a Confident Misfit.

Karen is a nationally-recognized author and photographer who inspires others to find and celebrate their own uniqueness, through the power of storytelling. She has spoken around the world appearing on CNN, TEDxHouston, and the Oprah Winfrey Show – reminding us that our uniqueness, skills and stories have the power to connect in the most beautifully different ways.

Karen’s writing, images and other projects have been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, Wondertime, and our own Click magazine, among others.  Karen is also the creative mind behind the award-winning website, Chookooloonks, an inspirational source for living with intention, creativity and adventure, and featuring travel, art, food and life.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

Karen’s bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful — and may even be the source of our superpowers. It is available fro... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Anything is Possible: Intro to the World of Moment Design (Jesh de Rox)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world with more than six billion cameras, what are you offering your clients that they can't do for themselves? Beloved photographers go beyond capturing beautiful moments: they collaborate with their clients to create them. Join photographer and futurist Jesh de Rox in this fascinating look at the new worlds this opens up for bold creatives, the changes it asks of them, and what they can do to be a part of the rising tide.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be introduced to the concept of Moment Design.
2. Experience firsthand how Moment Design can massively impact a photography session via live demonstration.
3. Walk away with at least three avenues to explore how to implement Moment Design in photographer's work and business.

Speakers

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Making Magic: Stylized Sessions that Capture the Sparkle of Childhood (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to conceptualize and create magical photographs that capture the true spirit of childhood from one of the industry’s most recognized child photographers. Join Shalonda Chaddock of Chubby Cheek Photography as she shares her approach to creating stylized photos of children, including working with parents and children, using light, finding locations, sourcing and creating props, and sharing images with her audience. See how Shalonda creates a bridge between reality and fantasy with a peek behind the scenes at her process for styled mini-sessions and her "All About Me" styled sessions. Shalonda will share stories about balancing work life and motherhood, and talk about photographing her own children and how she keeps it fun for her own kids. She will discuss how children see the world in an unfiltered way, but at some point in life photographers tend to become aware that others are watching closely and we begin to pull back and shield ourselves. Shalonda will talk about that magic-stealer called self-doubt and how she manages to keep it at bay and create images that make her heart sing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tried and true methods for recognizing and developing concepts that make photo shoots fun for kids and that feature their true personalities.
2. Understand the behind the scenes considerations involved in creating magical photos of children.
3. Learn how Shalonda overcomes self-doubt and tips for how to unapologetically share your own magic with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

Sponsored by Color Inc.
Sponsored by Color IncShalonda is the face and camera behind chubby cheek photography. She is a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses with her two daughters, affectionately referred to as the cheeks girls, and the love of h... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

10:15am

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

"How do I develop my photographic style and build a brand that brings in the right clients?" Not only is this one of the most frequent questions that I'm asked, I think it is absolutely one of the most important. Having that well developed style and brand will create trust in your clients and confidence in your work, two things that are crucial to your success. Spoiler alert: It won't happen overnight but if you are ready to take the first step, give me a virtual high-five and let's do it!

Learning Objectives:
1. Style: Learn about defining your style; creating clients that trust your vision; becoming an expert in your niche; attracting the best clients for you; and booking clients faster and easier.
2. Experimentation: Learn about evaluating and evolving your work; the importance of experimentation; taking risks; creating a style with depth, and adding to your bag of tricks.
3. Brand: Become familiar wtih branding 101: what, why, and how; control how your work is perceived, learn about brand consistency and enforcement and how your brand can work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

Photographer / Educator, Ben Sasso
Hello!I am a photographer and educator living in Los Angeles, California. Aside from taking pictures, I love to be in nature (camping, climbing, running around), and I have an unmanly love for cats. I am a firm believer in fostering a close knit photo community and encouraging individual... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Embrace the Beauty of Film: Intro to Film for the Digital Photographer (Joyce Kang)
Limited Capacity seats available

This program with Joyce Kang is designed for digital photographers who want to explore the possibility of film photography. You will learn the best methods to expose each stock and create beautiful film imagery for every frame. Using models, Joyce will demonstrate how to shoot real scenarios quickly and easily on film. Film cameras with a working in-camera meter and film are recommended if you'd like to participate in shooting during this program, but are not required. A basic knowledge of the exposure triangle is required for this program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the concepts of The Zone System and Inverse Law of Light.
2. Become familiar with a variety of film stocks and show how to expose for them.
3. Learn how to produce consistent results with each film stock.
4. Learn how elements of design have significant impact in your film images.
5. Learn how to meter and shoot a real-life scene, for example, a fast moving subject (using model).

Instructors
avatar for Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang

Photographer/ Workshop Instructor, Joyce Kang Photography
Joyce is a boot-scoot'n Texan lives in Austin, Texas. She first fell in love with photography back in college when her uncle gave her an old Nikon Fe SLR and a set of Nikon manual lenses. After shooting with a fancy-schmancy digital setup for a while, she "re-discovered" film again... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Embracing Light: Finding and Using Light to Capture your Vision Within your Everyday (Gina Yeo)
Limited Capacity seats available

Gina is sponsored by Spider Camera Holster
http://spiderholster.com/

This boutique session with Gina Yeo will teach you how to find and use natural light in a variety of ways as a means of capturing beautiful everyday images within your own environment. Demonstrations will highlight how the same light source can be used and manipulated in order to capture variety in mood and vision. Technical considerations will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of the exposure triangle, with focus on exposure and how to meter.
2. Learn how to read light temperature (specifically Kelvin).
3. Understand how to read a histogram (specifically the red channel, clipping shadows, blowing highlights).
4. Discuss light patterns (Flat, Glamour (butterfly), Split, Rembrandt, Loop and Backlight).
5. Discuss light hardness (Hard, Soft).
6. Discuss light fall off (Inverse Square Law).
7. Discuss light modifiers.
8. Learn how to consider light and impact on mood.

Instructors
avatar for Gina	 Yeo

Gina Yeo

Gina is sponsored by Spider Camera Holsterhttp://spiderholster.com/

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Introduction to Birth Photography (Paige Wilks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Paige Wilks in a discussion on all aspects of birth photography including contracts, lighting, equipment choice, client communications, and what to expect during labor. In this course you will review the differences between hospital births and home births, your role as a birth attendant and how to create powerful storytelling images in any birth environment. At the completion of this program, you will have a better understanding of what to expect at a birth as well as the knowledge to fully document any birth, no matter what shooting challenges you may have to overcome.
Please note that due to the subject matter, this program will differ from all other Boutique Sessions in that it will not be an interactive shooting demo. It will be set up as a classroom style lecture and discussion.


Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss common questions such as contracts, when to start coverage, communication with the mother prior to labor, and the differences between home and hospital births.
2. Learn how to handle challenging lighting situations, creative ways to use ambient light, as well as when it is necessary/acceptable to use flash and the basics of doing so.
3. Understand camera and lens choice and how to handle focusing issues in low light situations.
4. Discuss the role of the photographer at the birth, remaining invisible and supportive.
5. Learn how to handle a birth emergency or drastic change in the birth plan, as well as how to document c-section births when you are not allowed in the OR.

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Room 6 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Maternity Posing with Studio Lighting (Alli Peck)
Limited Capacity seats available

Leah Maria Couture is styling and providing the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Alli Peck in this program on maternity posing using studio lighting. Alli will discuss the "do's and don't's" of posing, with emphasis on various poses for maternity subjects including lying, standing, sitting, and more. Alli will discuss lighting modifiers and settings as well as how to engage clients and ensure they are comfortable. You will have the opportunity to watch Alli demonstrate how she photographs maternity models in this interactive shooting demonstration and participate in a Q&A session with Alli.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to approach your client so she feels comfortable with nudity or partial nudity during her session.
2. Learn how to use studio light and modifiers to achieve natural looking studio light.
3. Learn how to pose maternity subjects.

Instructors
avatar for Alli Peck

Alli Peck

Glow Portraits

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

One Set, Many Images: Newborn Styling and Posing (Tracy Sweeney)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

The props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Tracy Sweeney in this interactive shooting demonstration and learn how she stylizes newborn sessions using everyday fabrics, textures, and simple props to create stunning portraiture featuring baby. Tracy will show you how to pose baby beyond the traditional bean bag, how to craft multiple images exceeding the ordinary, and how to separate yourself from the competition.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to organically style baby according to baby's size, shape, and coloring to create a unique, custom, hassle-free experience for your clients.
2. Learn how to pose baby by his/her disposition to craft natural, sweet, and emotional images.
3. Practice the "one setting, many images" method to create multiple images within the same set to impress your clients and maintain efficiency.

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

Photog/Biz Owner/Speaker, Elan Studio
Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

The Playful Photographer: Creative Children's Portraits (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to interact with children so that you can create portraits that not only capture their faces, but also their unique personalities! In this program with Kellie Bieser, you will see Kellie demonstrate how she works with children and gain hands-on shooting experience. Kellie will cover topics such as how she chooses her camera settings, how to use light effectively, and posing tips that best reflect the personality of her young subjects.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to feel comfortable talking with children and recognizing the opportune times to press the shutter button.
2. Learn to be confident in your camera settings when working with children and know why certain aspects of the exposure triangle need to be considered differently when working with little humans.
3. You will leave this program eager to embrace creative compositions and light, knowing that you can add character to your final product through image editing.
4. You will leave excited to create portraits of children that are beyond the standard "say cheese" portraits and instead capture true personality.
5. You will leave excited to market these types of portraits to your clients and to include them in your family sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Family, Newborn & Senior Photography, Sponsored by Profoto
Kellie Bieser of Shutter & Glass Photography is a wife, mother, photographer, and educator.

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Working with Couples: How to Pose, Shoot, and Interact (Bre Thurston)
Limited Capacity seats available

Bre is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Join Bre Thurston in this interactive program to learn the ins and outs of working with couples, whether during an engagement session, a wedding, or a family shoot. Bre will demonstrate how she interacts with couples and how the photographer's vibe sets the tone for the entire session. You will then shoot together and Bre will explain what she is doing throughout the process, including choosing poses, how a pose can be improved, how to "break down" a pose to capture connection, and her thought process behind it all!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to comfortably direct adults and couples during a session, breaking the barrier of stiffness and tension.
2. Learn how to execute poses that show connection, joy, and love while still paying attention to details that will make or break your composition.
3. Understand how to achieve variety in your poses while adding variety to the final gallery.
4. Learn to slow down and take your time, not letting nerves or stress interfere with your creative process while shooting a couple.
5. Learn how to achieve a connection with your clients during the session: how to hold a conversation, use their personalities to craft your vision of the session, and how to leave the session with a couple that says, "You know what? I was nervous at first but that was a lot of fun!"

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Baby Love: Everything you Need to Know about Newborn Portraiture (Keri Meyers)
Limited Capacity seats available

Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

What does it take to be successful in newborn photography? Award-winning newborn photographer Keri Meyers will take you through three core components of becoming an incredible newborn portrait photographer. From client interaction and infant safety to shooting tips and tricks, you'll learn countless ways to enhance your session workflow. She'll also cover processing, including secrets for dealing with tough skin tones, working with backgrounds, and the importance of composites (and how to make them look great!). And you'll receive actionable marketing tips and tricks, discovering ways not only to set yourself apart as a photographer on social media but also how to market your business locally via community networking and positive word of mouth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to set yourself up for success with newborn portraiture (working with parents, session workflow, shooting tips and tricks).
2. Learn tips and tricks for editing newborn images, including dealing with tough skin tones, composites, and background fade.
3. Learn how to market your business locally via local networking and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers

Owner|Artist, Keri Meyers Photography
Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comKeri Meyers is an industry expert with a unique and classic style that has greatly impacted the newborn photography industry worldwide. Keri is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She has photographed newborn from all over the country, and photographers from all over the world travel to le... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

1:30pm

Modern Family: The Art of Natural Family Connections (Elena Blair)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join family photographer Elena Blair for this information-packed program that will demystify family session flow. See how Elena goes beyond stiff and traditional portraits to capture fine art documentary portraits that are full of connection and emotion. Experience Elena's session flow on stage as Elena works with a family of models to demonstrate a variety of posing configurations, how to guide subjects, and top tips she uses to capture the artistic images she wants while also filling a gallery full of images that clients have to have. Learn tricks for creating an experience that satisfies clients and remains true to your own artistic vision. Elena will incorporate short videos of her in action on location, as well as show pullbacks of locations and the final photos that resulted. You'll also learn business tips for creating higher sales, attracting the right clients, keeping clients coming back year after year, and sharing your work on social media.

Learning Objectives:
1. Come away with a clear family session posing and shooting workflow that will make your sessions both more enjoyable and more efficient.
2. Learn how to pose and guide subjects for shots with a variety of family groupings.
3. Gain a clear understanding of fine art documentary family portraiture.
4. Learn useful tips on taking portraits to the next level and building a stronger connection with your clients, moving photos from stiff and boring to connected and emotive.
5. See what makes a great location for Elena and learn why she chooses the locations she does.
6. Understand how to achieve the artistic shots you want and the "money" shots the client wants at the same session.
7. Learn how to carefully select the images you share in your portfolio and on social media to attract the right clients.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Owner and Artist, Elena S Blair Photography
I live in Seattle, WA right in the city with my husband and three children. Family is everything to me! I live a natural and organic lifestyle and my work is an extension of who I am. I specialize in capturing connection in newborn and family portraiture creating fine art documentary... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

"How do I develop my photographic style and build a brand that brings in the right clients?" Not only is this one of the most frequent questions that I'm asked, I think it is absolutely one of the most important. Having that well developed style and brand will create trust in your clients and confidence in your work, two things that are crucial to your success. Spoiler alert: It won't happen overnight but if you are ready to take the first step, give me a virtual high-five and let's do it!

Learning Objectives:
1. Style: Learn about defining your style; creating clients that trust your vision; becoming an expert in your niche; attracting the best clients for you; and booking clients faster and easier.
2. Experimentation: Learn about evaluating and evolving your work; the importance of experimentation; taking risks; creating a style with depth, and adding to your bag of tricks.
3. Brand: Become familiar wtih branding 101: what, why, and how; control how your work is perceived, learn about brand consistency and enforcement and how your brand can work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

Photographer / Educator, Ben Sasso
Hello!I am a photographer and educator living in Los Angeles, California. Aside from taking pictures, I love to be in nature (camping, climbing, running around), and I have an unmanly love for cats. I am a firm believer in fostering a close knit photo community and encouraging individual... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

1:30pm

Beyond Your Front Door Photography (Lesley Martin)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lesley is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

All travel photographers started in the same place, so instead of stumbling through the headaches you come across on the road, let's gain some knowledge of how to do it right from the beginning. Join Lesley Martin to learn the tips and tricks of being a photographer on the road. In this program you will hit the San Antonio streets and try your hand at travel photography!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to plan as a travel photographer.
2. Learn how to capture street scenes, including landscapes and cityscapes, at different times of the day.
3. Discuss tips and tricks on the go.
4. Discuss a brief overview of how to approach new places.


Instructors
avatar for Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

Owner/ Photographer, Lesley Martin Photography
Lesley is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.comAustin, TX is known for its art, barbeque, music, and the Texas Hill Country. San Jose, CA is known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley”, and is a short drive from some of the most majestic urban, alpine and maritime places in the world. These cities are also where Lesley Mart... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Celebrate the Everyday: Lifestyle Photography with Children (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn why shooting the everyday is not only beautiful, but important. Emily Jackson will walk you through the way she approaches lifestyle shooting, focusing on finding humor in the commonplace, encouraging sibling interaction, and capturing the details that tell your family's story. Watch Emily photograph a lifestyle session using child models. She will walk you through her thought process when shooting her own children or a client's family.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand why shooting lifestyle/everyday is important.
2. Learn about the impact that a 365 shooting project has on your growth as a photographer, including developing your personal style.
3. Learn why certain compositions and lighting scenarios add to or detract from a lifestyle picture.
4. Gain ideas of the types of lifestyle images you can capture with your own kids (playing, eating, and other interactions.)
5. Learn to capture the "real" versus posed, as well as see how lifestyle photography can be a hybrid of both.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

Owner/Photographer, Cat and the Fiddle Photography
Emily, of Cat and the Fiddle Photography, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she spends her time chasing her three wild little ones and downing more coffee than should be humanly possible. Her husband says she loves her children, her husband and her camera, in that... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Enjoy the Little Things: An Intro to Macro Photography (Tiffany Kelly)
Limited Capacity seats available

Capturing details can be an amazing way to add variety and uniqueness to a family gallery or to your own family albums. Join Tiffany Kelly for a live shooting demonstration and discussion on macro photography. In addition to covering the technical aspects, Tiffany will also discuss the importance of using macro as a hobby and as a way to capture the details of both your own children or your clients. Tiffany will emphasize the importance of shooting at various angles and experimenting to create unique macro photographs.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the basics of macro photography, including how metering and focus operate in unique ways for this genre.
2. Learn how to frame interesting macro photos and minimize distractions.
3. Learn how depth of field operates for macro photography, and how to select the correct depth to obtain the look you want.
4. Understand the basics of macro photography and ideas for future practice and self-critique.

Instructors
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc Pro Photo LabTiffany Kelly is a portrait and fine art macro photographer who lives near Atlanta GA with her amazing husband and two adorable daughters. Tiffany enjoys celebrating everyday moments with her young daughters, loves finding beauty in the mundane, and adores capturing little details... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Get in the Flow with Newborn Lifestyle Sessions (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

Danielle is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Danielle Hatcher in this hands-on program which will take you step-by-step through a newborn lifestyle session from inquiry, to shooting, to delivering the final gallery. Participants will learn the skills to manage client expectations from the beginning stages, and a loose plan of action to follow with each and every lifestyle session. Participants will also have the opportunity to photograph models during the shooting demonstration. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Brainstorm ideas to improve the client/photographer relationship.
3. Develop a loose plan to follow with each and every lifestyle session, from the moment you walk in the client's door.
4. Learn new skills to incorporate into your own personal workflow.

Instructors
avatar for Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

How to Rock the Light and Location You are Given (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever shown up to a new location and worried about how you were going to find the best light? Join Kristin Dokoza in this introductory course on how to see and use available light creatively. Using models, Kristin will demonstrate how to position your subjects to use light to its fullest, how to position your your subjects in open shade, how to use the background and its natural elements to enhance your composition, and how aperture choice can create several different looks by altering the light, all while using the same location. Attendees in this program should have a good understanding of the exposure triangle.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to capture the best light for your vision.
2. Learn how to evaluate natural light and position your subject in a variety of natural light conditions, including open shade and backlight.
3. Learn how to properly place your subject against the background to create beautiful bokeh.
4. Learn how to frame your subjects or lead the viewer’s eyes to your subjects and how to using the background and it’s natural elements to enhance your composition.


Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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.

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Instant Connections: Engaging and Enjoyable Client Sessions (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Walk into a client's home with a hand shake, and leave them with a hug! Creating an encouraging environment for your clients or subjects is necessary in order to capture authentic and genuine connections through your images. Join Ashley Berrie in photographing child models and learn how real smiles, big hugs, and belly laughs evoke a positive emotion for the viewer and create a lasting memory for your clients. From the very first time you meet your clients to the moments in between shooting, Ashley will demonstrate her ways of encouraging families and children to be themselves in front of the camera and ask you to come back for another session!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to understand your clients and how to prepare yourself before a session.
2. Learn how to build a rapport with children and their parents for a successful session.
3. Learn to create an encouraging environment in which children feel comfortable being themselves.
4. Learn to effectively communicate with your clients throughout the session to encourage sincere displays of affection and happiness.

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
I am a natural light photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in newborns, babies, children and their families. I am a wife to a supportive husband and a mom to a spirited little boy. With degrees in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, photography found me with the... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Step in Front of the Lens: Artistic Self Portraiture (Alice Che)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alice is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Learn how Alice Che creates her incredible self portraits. In this class, you will learn about ways to come up with a solid vision and how to best achieve that vision. Alice will discuss the different ways to enhance the emotion you are trying to convey and will include a downloadable editing video to demonstrate how she uses post processing to communicate this emotion. She will set up a self portrait and discuss the important choices she makes when it comes to focusing technique, lighting, posing, composition, and more!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to come up with a vision for self portraits.
2. Learn different ways to convey emotions using various techniques such as posing, expression, exposure, and lighting.
3. Learn how to set up self portraits indoors, using tripods, simple stabilization tools, remotes, and timers.
4. Learn how to chimp and then adjust posing accordingly to bring your vision to life.

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

Mentor, Clickinmoms
I am a fine art and portraiture photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area and shooting with a Mark III and various L lenses. The first thing I tell anyone is that I am girly girl with over 60 dresses and adore fairytales, happily-ever-afters and all things dainty and beautiful... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Souls Imagined Live: Behind the Curtain (Meg Bitton)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this illuminating 75 minute program, celebrated photographer Meg Bitton will demonstrate the start-to-finish creation of beautiful images, beginning with a discussion of conceptualization and vision that leads into an on-stage shooting demo with live models and a simple lighting setup. She'll upload, review, and process the resulting photos live, sharing her workflow on-screen and talking through the creative decisions she makes to fulfill her version and polish the photograph into a final work of art. Meg will also share select pre-photographed natural light outdoor photos and walk the audience through some of the additional processing transformations that bring harmony to all of her photos and showcase her signature artistic voice.

Learning Objectives:
1) To inspire photographers to discover their own styles and find opportunities to draw their individual voices into all of their creations.
2) To demonstrate a simple lighting setup and show photographers that beautiful light can be accessible and uncomplicated.
3) To empower photographers to make processing a powerful part of the creative process and share simple steps to elevate and distinguish their work.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Bitton

Meg Bitton

Owner, Meg Bitton Souls.Imagined.
I believe that images say more than words. I believe that children know more than me. I believe that we need to look a little deeper. I believe that we need listen a little closer. I believe in loving deeply. I believe that time heals. I believe that life is too short. And sometimes... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

3:15pm

Anything is Possible: Intro to the World of Moment Design (Jesh de Rox)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world with more than six billion cameras, what are you offering your clients that they can't do for themselves? Beloved photographers go beyond capturing beautiful moments: they collaborate with their clients to create them. Join photographer and futurist Jesh de Rox in this fascinating look at the new worlds this opens up for bold creatives, the changes it asks of them, and what they can do to be a part of the rising tide.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be introduced to the concept of Moment Design.
2. Experience firsthand how Moment Design can massively impact a photography session via live demonstration.
3. Walk away with at least three avenues to explore how to implement Moment Design in photographer's work and business.

Speakers

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

3:15pm

Life in Motion: Infusing Movement in Family Portraiture (Lisa Tichané)
Limited Capacity seats available

Strangely enough, family portraiture is mostly static. It's all about family members posing and looking at the camera, sitting together, or standing in front of a cute background. Life isn't that way. Family life is full of MOTION. Action. Craziness. Laughter. Tantrums. So why is there so little movement in family portraits?

In this program, join Lisa Tichané as she shares how to photograph families as they really are (full of life!), and discover how you can bring your photography (and your business) to the next level by doing so.

In this program you will learn the many benefits of infusing movement in your sessions, discover the tips and tricks to nail these images technically, embrace the power of body language (and how to best use it to your advantage), learn how to use movement to unleash emotions and create memorable images... all while considering how to make it a key factor in the success of your photography business.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why incorporating motion into your family and child sessions will infuse your images with life, spirit, and authentic emotions.
2. Discover how using movement in your sessions can lead to a better experience for your subjects and yourself, while creating a powerful visual experience for the viewer as well.
3. Learn technical and creative tools to produce high impact images (both visually and emotionally).
4. Understand why creating a strong brand based on your photography style is critical for attracting the right clients and keeping them for life.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

Owner, Tout Petit Pixel
Lisa Tichané is a natural light photographer located in Marseille, France. Her favorite things to photograph are movement, laughter, and carefree behavior (with a bit of mischief!). She has a passion for wild toddlers and capturing parent/child interaction. Her style is playful... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Cold Noses and Sloppy Kisses: Intro to Pet Photography (Nicole Begley)
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding animal behavior is an important component of pet photography. Join Nicole Begley and learn strategies for not only keeping a dog’s attention but also creating a connection between the dog and the camera. Using real dogs, Nicole will walk you through a full pet photography session; she will show you how to select the right lens, look for unique compositions, create variety in your images, and will even demonstrate how to incorporate the dog’s human into the session! *Attendees of this session will need to sign an animal handling release form.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the best practices for working with dogs and managing their behavior during a session.
2. Discuss lens choice when working with dogs, including how to use a long lens to isolate your subject.
3. Create variety in your dog photography session by utilizing different environmental aspects as well as working with the dog’s human.

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Begley, CPP

Nicole Begley, CPP

Owner/Photographer, Nicole Begley Photography
Nicole Begley is a Certified Professional Photographer and based outside of Pittsburgh, PA Nicole specializes in creating modern and expressive imagery of pets, families, and equines. After a 13 years as a zoological animal trainer and manager working with everything from aardvarks... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Going Beyond "Look Here and Smile" to Mastering Portraits Full of Love and Joy (Lauren Sanderson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lauren is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Join Lauren Sanderson in this hands-on program to review techniques and take a session from posed and stiff to energetic and full of love and joy. Work with a real family to see what works and what doesn't, and learn why sessions that go beyond the pose will bring joy to both you as a photographer and to the families you photograph.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to encourage families and children to interact with each other instead of simply posing.
2. Become inspired by a family's bond and learn how to encourage true emotion.
3. Be able to leave a session feeling fulfilled and not worrying if you "got the shot."

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson

Owner/Photographer, Lauren Sanderson Photography
Lauren is sponsored by Fujifilmhttp://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Introduction to Birth Photography (Paige Wilks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Paige Wilks in a discussion on all aspects of birth photography including contracts, lighting, equipment choice, client communications, and what to expect during labor. In this course you will review the differences between hospital births and home births, your role as a birth attendant and how to create powerful storytelling images in any birth environment. At the completion of this program, you will have a better understanding of what to expect at a birth as well as the knowledge to fully document any birth, no matter what shooting challenges you may have to overcome.
Please note that due to the subject matter, this program will differ from all other Boutique Sessions in that it will not be an interactive shooting demo, rather it will be set up as a classroom style lecture and discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss common questions such as contracts, when to start coverage, communication with the mother prior to labor, and the differences between home and hospital births.
2. Learn how to handle challenging lighting situations, creative ways to use ambient light, as well as when it is necessary/acceptable to use flash and the basics of doing so.
3. Understand camera and lens choice and how to handle focusing issues in low light situations.
4. Discuss the role of the photographer at the birth, remaining invisible and supportive.
5. Learn how to handle a birth emergency or drastic change in the birth plan, as well as how to document c-section births when you are not allowed in the OR.

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 6 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Luminous Child Photography: Preserving the Beauty of Early Childhood (Elizabeth Blank)
Limited Capacity seats available

Elizabeth is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

During this program, Elizabeth Blank will delve into the fleeting, blink-of-an-eye world of early childhood and show you how to fully capture the special moments of this stage of life. Children change so very much during the first six years; Elizabeth will discuss the many different ways that you can capture your own children, as well as clients, during this rapid period (as well as some tips for getting even the most irrational two-year-old to cooperate). In addition, she will focus on natural light and the importance it plays in creating memorable, authentic images for this age group. She will wrap up this program with a hands-on photography session with a child model in which you will be able to put your new knowledge to great use in an indoor setting. During this time, Elizabeth will be an open book and happy to answer any questions you might have about fully capturing this precious age group!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to identify great light and understand why it is important to utilize flattering light for a young age group.
2. Learn to identify many different opportunities for fully capturing the newborn, infant, toddler and preschool years.
3. Learn to identify when a session is about to result in a meltdown and use different "tools" for getting the session back on track.
4. Gain an understanding of different lenses and how the lens you shoot with dictates what type of image is produced.

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Setting the Stage: Wardrobe, Props, and Portraiture (Stephanie Lemmon)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wardrobe and props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

This interactive boutique session will serve as a basic introduction to stylized portraiture. Join Stephanie Lemmon in photographing young models and learn how to seamlessly integrate wardrobe, props, and posing to create images that are emotive and timeless.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to establish a creative vision that's uniquely you.
2. Learn how to pose your subject(s).
3. Learn how to tell a story utilizing location and lighting.
4. Learn how to build a gallery of gorgeous images that your client will love through a variety of angles, lenses, and more!
5. Learn how to take your concepts to the next level.

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Studio Light Setup for Beginners (Jessica Nelson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jessica Nelson in this interactive program to learn basic studio light set ups using a strobe lighting and a reflector. Jessica will use a strobe and a giant soft box with a large reflector, as well as an additional strobe with a snoot to create more light effects. It is recommended that attendees bring a 50mm or a 24-70 zoom lens for this program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to light subjects properly with one strobe and a reflector.
2. Learn how to use strobes to create more dramatic light.
3. Learn how to use additional strobes to create more lighting effects.

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

The Gaggle Photography

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Beautifully Relaxed Posing (Rachel Nielsen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Rachel is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Do you struggle with achieving natural, beautiful poses and expressions from your subjects? Do you run out of posing ideas quickly? In this Boutique Session, Rachel Nielsen will share with you her go-to tricks for posing in any situation. Practicing on a couple, learn how to help your subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera while giving you the results you are after. Rachel will also show you some common posing mistakes and how to quickly adjust to correct them.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tips for how to remember your posing ideas on the spot.
2. Understand Rachel’s posing secrets that she uses at every session.
3. Learn how to capture natural expressions from your subject(s).
4. Learn what not to do while posing and how to quickly fix mistakes.

Instructors
avatar for Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen Photography
Wedding photographer based in Utah. Click&Co Mentor + Instructor. Easily bribed with diet coke, obsessed with light, inspired by being outdoors.

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am

Awakening Your Artistic Soul: The Power of Emotionally Driven Photography (Candice Zugich)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Candice Zugich for an emotionally driven program that will leave you confident in who you are and where you're headed in your artistic journey. Candice will share with how to emotionally connect with your own true inner artist, because when you can connect with yourself you can better create art pieces for your clients and yourself. From there she will show you how to translate that connection into your work by demonstrating how to connect with your subjects and how to pose for emotional connections. Candice will teach how to create art on a deeper level, and will also demonstrate how to properly use light in a way that enhances the emotion of the moment. She will go over an editing workflow in Adobe Lightroom to help you in better telling your story through post processing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn ways to express yourself as an artist.
2. Discover the power of emotional posing.
3. Watch Candice demonstrate her editing workflow.
4. Understand lighting techniques to help better create emotional connections.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Zugich

Candice Zugich

Photographer, The Blissful Maven
Hi Im Candice! Im a wild, fun loving mama who lives in Southern California! I love, love ,love creating fine art pieces from real life. I look to find the emotion in life and translate that into my work.


Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am

Before and After: Developing an Artistic Voice That's Impossible to Ignore (Kate T. Parker)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is where we all start. We all have a camera. We all have a computer to edit our images. We all have the internet to share our work. We all have our own amazing stories and distinct points of view to shed light upon. Where you end up is up to you. In this photography talk, you'll join Kate T. Parker to learn some of the introspective and practical steps you can take to guide positive transformations in crafting stronger images, discovering and defining yourself as an artist, and developing a confident, pervasive voice on social media. Find out how creating work you love enriches your creativity, touches those around you, and gets you noticed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about Kate's approach to remaining true to her own voice, staying confident, and taking risks.
2. Hear stories about Kate's process from concept to execution, including inspiration and concept creation and steps for executing a concept. See pullbacks, straight out of camera images, and the final product.
3. See Kate transform images right before your eyes.
4. Learn ideas for what to do with your finished products, how to be your own PR/advocate, and how to continue moving forward in the face of rejection.

Speakers
avatar for Kate T Parker

Kate T Parker

owner, Kate T. Parker Photography
Kate is a mom, wife and a photographer based in Atlanta.


Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

8:30am

Life as it Unfolds: Documenting the Beauty of Family Life (Jenny Solar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family Photographer and founder of the beloved "Happy Family Movement" Jenny Solar shares how documenting her own family and living intentionally has strengthened her ability to create honest, joyful imagery for her clients. Jenny leads you into an exploration of the way family values, happy family habits, and family traditions bring heart and soul into the work we create for ourselves and for others. Learn how being in the moment on both sides of the camera will make you a better photographer and, maybe, even help you to lead a more fulfilling life overall.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to figure out family values and incorporate them into storytelling and portrait sessions.
2. Discover how to document family traditions beautifully and authentically.
3. Understand how documenting your own family story helps your clients connect with you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Solar

Jenny Solar

Owner, Hello Happiness Card Company
I'm a wife, mama, photographer, and professional encourager. I spend my time adventuring with my family, taking photos of families, and running a greeting card company with my husband!


Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

8:30am

Embracing Light: Finding and Using Light to Capture your Vision Within your Everyday (Gina Yeo)
Limited Capacity seats available

Gina is sponsored by Spider Camera Holster
http://spiderholster.com/

This boutique session with Gina Yeo will teach you how to find and use natural light in a variety of ways as a means of capturing beautiful everyday images within your own environment. Demonstrations will highlight how the same light source can be used and manipulated in order to capture variety in mood and vision. Technical considerations will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of the exposure triangle, with focus on exposure and how to meter.
2. Learn how to read light temperature (specifically Kelvin).
3. Understand how to read a histogram (specifically the red channel, clipping shadows, blowing highlights).
4. Discuss light patterns (Flat, Glamour (butterfly), Split, Rembrandt, Loop and Backlight).
5. Discuss light hardness (Hard, Soft).
6. Discuss light fall off (Inverse Square Law).
7. Discuss light modifiers.
8. Learn how to consider light and impact on mood.

Instructors
avatar for Gina	 Yeo

Gina Yeo

Gina is sponsored by Spider Camera Holsterhttp://spiderholster.com/

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am

Going Beyond "Look Here and Smile" to Mastering Portraits Full of Love and Joy (Lauren Sanderson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lauren is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Join Lauren Sanderson in a hands-on program to review techniques to take a session from posed and stiff to energetic and full of love and joy. Work with a real family to see what works and what doesn't, and learn why sessions that go beyond the pose will bring joy to you as a photographer and to the families you photograph.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to encourage families and children to interact with each other instead of simply posing.
2. Become inspired by a family's bond and learn how to encourage true emotion.
3. Be able to lave a session feeling fulfilled and not worrying if you "got the shot."

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson

Owner/Photographer, Lauren Sanderson Photography
Lauren is sponsored by Fujifilmhttp://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am

How to Take a Better Portrait Anywhere (Jamie Brinkman)
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

This session will teach you how to take a better, more expressive, natural portrait using almost anything as your background. Join Jamie Brinkman in learning how to make the most of your surroundings and create that perfect portrait or headshot by simply using positioning, lighting, and your lens choice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use your surroundings as a background.
2. Learn how to position your subject to make the most of the available natural light.
3. Discuss how lens choice impacts the outcome of a portrait.

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

Owner / Photographer, Jamie B. Photography
Jamie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/Jamie Brinkman is an award winning, published wedding and lifestyle photography. Weddings are her passion and she specializes in bringing romance, movement, and light into her photos. She shoots with Nikon and shoots in both film and digital... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am

Luminous Child Photography: Preserving the Beauty of Early Childhood (Elizabeth Blank)
Limited Capacity seats available

Elizabeth is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

During this program, Elizabeth Blank will delve into the fleeting, blink-of-an-eye world of early childhood and show you how to fully capture the fleeting moments of this stage of life. Children change so very much during the first six years; Elizabeth will discuss the many different ways that you can capture your own children, as well as clients, during this rapid period (as well as some tips for getting even the most irrational two year old to cooperate). In addition, she will focus on natural light and the importance it plays in creating memorable, authentic images for this age group. She will wrap up this program with a hands-on photography session with a child model in which you will be able to put your new knowledge to great use in an indoor setting. During this time, Elizabeth will be an open book, happy to answer any questions you might have about fully capturing this precious age group!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to identify great light and understand why it is important to utilize flattering light for a young age group.
2. Learn to identify many different opportunities for fully capturing the newborn, infant, toddler and preschool years.
3. Learn to identify when a session is about to result in a meltdown and use different "tools" for getting the session back on track.
4. Gain an understanding of different lenses and how the lens you shoot with dictates what type of image is produced.

Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am

Pushing Past the Pose (Carrie Anne Miranda)
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Join Carrie Anne Miranda for a fun and informative program in which you will learn five basic poses to use as a starting point, and that both you and your clients can break through to a natural, emotional connection. Gain confidence by going into sessions with simple, easy-to-remember guidelines that can be molded to fit every subject. Carrie Anne will discuss tips and tricks to create deliberate, yet genuine images. Each attendee will be able to interact and photograph the models while being instructed by Carrie Anne. Time will be allotted for speaker Q&A as well.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn 5 basic poses that can be used as a guideline for any portrait session.
2. Learn to see past the pose to capture a moment of honest interaction.
3. Learn tips and tricks to relax clients and move beyond awkward body language.
4. Learn to visualize and capture poses that are a reflection of your own style and brand.

Instructors
avatar for Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda Photography / Sweet Nectar Society
Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.com/Carrie Anne Miranda is a natural light portrait and wedding photographer currently located in California’s Central Valley. Carrie Anne’s love and desire to capture the moments that so quickly pass us by have inspired her not only in her business, but in her personal life as wel... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am

The Wonder Years: Capturing the Essence of Older Children (Krista Campbell)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to capture the essence of tweens and early teens with Krista Campbell's tried-and-true methods of interacting with and posing clients. Using tween and young teen models, learn tips, tricks, and techniques that will elicit natural expressions and authentic smiles.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to naturally pose tweens and young teens.
2. Understand techniques that you can use with tweens and young teens to elicit natural expressions and authentic smiles.
3. Learn how to incorporate great lighting and background elements to create beautiful images.

Instructors
avatar for Krista Roth

Krista Roth

Photographer

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Souls Imagined Live: Behind the Curtain (Meg Bitton)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this illuminating 75 minute program, celebrated photographer Meg Bitton will demonstrate the start-to-finish creation of beautiful images, beginning with a discussion of conceptualization and vision that leads into an on-stage shooting demo with live models and a simple lighting setup. She'll upload, review, and process the resulting photos live, sharing her workflow on-screen and talking through the creative decisions she makes to fulfill her version and polish the photograph into a final work of art. Meg will also share select pre-photographed natural light outdoor photos and walk the audience through some of the additional processing transformations that bring harmony to all of her photos and showcase her signature artistic voice.

Learning Objectives:
1) To inspire photographers to discover their own styles and find opportunities to draw their individual voices into all of their creations.
2) To demonstrate a simple lighting setup and show photographers that beautiful light can be accessible and uncomplicated.
3) To empower photographers to make processing a powerful part of the creative process and share simple steps to elevate and distinguish their work.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Bitton

Meg Bitton

Owner, Meg Bitton Souls.Imagined.
I believe that images say more than words. I believe that children know more than me. I believe that we need to look a little deeper. I believe that we need listen a little closer. I believe in loving deeply. I believe that time heals. I believe that life is too short. And sometimes... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

10:15am

Baby Love: Everything you Need to Know about Newborn Portraiture (Keri Meyers)
Limited Capacity seats available

Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

What does it take to be successful in newborn photography? Award-winning newborn photographer Keri Meyers will take you through three core components of becoming an incredible newborn portrait photographer. From client interaction and infant safety to shooting tips and tricks, you'll learn countless ways to enhance your session workflow. She'll also cover processing, including secrets for dealing with tough skin tones, working with backgrounds, and the importance of composites (and how to make them look great!). And you'll receive actionable marketing tips and tricks, discovering ways not only to set yourself apart as a photographer on social media but also how to market your business locally via community networking and positive word of mouth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to set yourself up for success with newborn portraiture (working with parents, session workflow, shooting tips and tricks).
2. Learn tips and tricks for editing newborn images, including dealing with tough skin tones, composites, and background fade.
3. Learn how to market your business locally via local networking and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers

Owner|Artist, Keri Meyers Photography
Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comKeri Meyers is an industry expert with a unique and classic style that has greatly impacted the newborn photography industry worldwide. Keri is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She has photographed newborn from all over the country, and photographers from all over the world travel to le... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

10:15am

Beyond the Golden Hour: Finding and Creating Beautiful Light in Every Situation (Michelle Turner)
Limited Capacity seats available

Michelle is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Ever wonder how some photographers seem to have gorgeous light follow wherever they go? As it turns out, many of the images that "look like natural light" are actually created by adding or adjusting light sources. In this Photography Talk, you'll learn how to find, use, and create beautiful light for on-location environmental portraits. We'll cover everything from assessing and using ambient light to deciding when, where and how to add light in order to take control of your environment. We'll also discuss quick and easy light choices with plenty of pullbacks and before and after images so you can see both the purpose and effect of the light.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding and using light (both natural and created)
2. When (and why!) to choose natural light, created light, or a combination of the two
3. How to create light beautifully, quickly and effectively
4. How to make equipment choices, from working with light on a budget to
choosing a simple kit that will let you do it all (from overpowering the sun to adding a bit of fill light)
5. How to get started in three easy (and painless!) steps that are repeatable any time, anywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner Photography
Michelle’s photography is a wildly fun, all-or-nothing, bold, brazen, adventure-laden experience, akin to the likes of a magazine shoot. From Puerto Vallarta to Maine, Pennsylvania to the world at large, the places where she shoots inform her photography just as much as the couple... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Celebrate the Everyday: Lifestyle Photography with Children (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn why shooting the everyday is not only beautiful, but important. Emily Jackson will walk you through the way she approaches lifestyle shooting, focusing on finding humor in the commonplace, encouraging sibling interaction, and capturing the details that tell your family's story. Watch Emily photograph a lifestyle session using child models. She will walk you through her thought process when shooting her own children or a client's family.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand why shooting lifestyle/everyday is important.
2. Learn about the impact that a 365 shooting project has on your growth as a photographer, including developing your personal style.
3. Learn why certain compositions and lighting scenarios add to or detract from a lifestyle picture.
4. Gain ideas of the types of lifestyle images you can capture with your own kids (playing, eating, and other interactions.)
5. Learn to capture the "real" versus posed, as well as see how lifestyle photography can be a hybrid of both.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

Owner/Photographer, Cat and the Fiddle Photography
Emily, of Cat and the Fiddle Photography, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she spends her time chasing her three wild little ones and downing more coffee than should be humanly possible. Her husband says she loves her children, her husband and her camera, in that... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Depth in the Shadows: Expressive Low Light Portraiture (Monika Colichio)
Limited Capacity seats available

Monika is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Monika Colichio as she demonstrates how to create expressive portraiture using low light. Monika will show you how to achieve many different creative looks using available, indoor lighting. For this program, you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques you learn on provided models and will learn how to incorporate these techniques on any variety of subjects back home; for example, a mom snuggling her baby, a child occupied by her little mind, or a quiet moment between a couple. Monika will show you that it doesn't take much to create a one-of-a-kind soulful image.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to successfully incorporate low light into your portraiture.
2. Learn how to elicit emotion from your subject.
3. Learn to explore and capture a variety of artistic angles during one session.

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

owner, MColichio Photography
Monika is a professional photographer based in Jacksonville FL. Artistic soul, wife and mom of two kiddos. Deeply in love with natural light, fine art portraiture and authentic emotional photography of children, people and life.

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Enjoy the Little Things: An Intro to Macro Photography (Tiffany Kelly)
Limited Capacity seats available

Capturing details can be an amazing way to add variety and uniqueness to a family gallery or to your own family albums. Join Tiffany Kelly for a live shooting demonstration and discussion on macro photography. In addition to covering the technical aspects, Tiffany also discuss the importance of using macro as a hobby and as a way to capture the details of both your own children or your clients. Tiffany will emphasize the importance of shooting at various angles and experimenting to create unique macro photographs.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the basics of macro photography, including how metering and focus operate in unique ways for this genre.
2. Learn how to frame interesting macro photos and minimize distractions.
3. Learn how depth of field operates for macro photography, and how to select the correct depth to obtain the look you want.
4. Understand the basics of macro photography and ideas for future practice and self-critique.

Instructors
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Tiffany Kelly

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc Pro Photo LabTiffany Kelly is a portrait and fine art macro photographer who lives near Atlanta GA with her amazing husband and two adorable daughters. Tiffany enjoys celebrating everyday moments with her young daughters, loves finding beauty in the mundane, and adores capturing little details... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Get in the Flow with Newborn Lifestyle Sessions (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

Danielle is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Danielle Hatcher in this hands-on program which will take you step-by-step through a newborn lifestyle session from inquiry, to shooting, to delivering the final gallery. Participants will walk away with the skills to manage client expectations from the beginning stages, and a loose plan of action to follow with each and every lifestyle session. Participants will also have the opportunity to photograph models during the shooting demonstration. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Brainstorm ideas to improve the client/photographer relationship.
3. Develop a loose plan to follow with each and every lifestyle session, from the moment you walk in the client's door.
4. Learn new skills to incorporate into your own personal workflow.

Instructors
avatar for Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Setting the Stage: Wardrobe, Props, and Portraiture (Stephanie Lemmon)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wardrobe and props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

This interactive boutique session will serve as a basic introduction to stylized portraiture. Join Stephanie Lemmon in photographing young models and learn how to seamlessly integrate wardrobe, props, and posing to create images that are emotive and timeless.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to establish a creative vision that's uniquely you.
2. Learn how to pose your subject(s).
3. Learn how to tell a story utilizing location and lighting.
4. Learn how to build a gallery of gorgeous images that your client will love through a variety of angles, lenses, and more!
5. Learn how to take your concepts to the next level.

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Studio Light Setup for Beginners (Jessica Nelson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jessica Nelson in this interactive program to learn basic studio light set ups using a strobe lighting and a reflector. Jessica will use a strobe and a giant soft box with a large reflector, as well as an additional strobe with a snoot to create more light effects. It is recommended that attendees bring a 50mm or a 24-70 zoom lens for this program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to light subjects properly with one strobe and a reflector.
2. Learn how to use strobes to create more dramatic light.
3. Learn how to use additional strobes to create more lighting effects.

Instructors
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Jessica Nelson

The Gaggle Photography

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

Tips and Tricks for Beautifully Relaxed Posing (Rachel Nielsen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Rachel is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Do you struggle with achieving natural, beautiful poses and expressions from your subjects? Do you run out of posing ideas quickly? In this Boutique Session, Rachel Nielsen will share with you her go-to tricks for posing in any situation. Practicing on a couple, learn how to help your subjects feel comfortable in front of the camera while giving you the results you are after. Rachel will also show you some common posing mistakes and how to quickly adjust to correct them.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tips for how to remember your posing ideas on the spot.
2. Understand Rachel’s posing secrets that she uses at every session.
3. Learn how to capture natural expressions from your subject(s).
4. Learn what not to do while posing and how to quickly fix mistakes.

Instructors
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Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen Photography
Wedding photographer based in Utah. Click&Co Mentor + Instructor. Easily bribed with diet coke, obsessed with light, inspired by being outdoors.

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Before and After: Developing an Artistic Voice That's Impossible to Ignore (Kate T. Parker)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is where we all start. We all have a camera. We all have a computer to edit our images. We all have the internet to share our work. We all have our own amazing stories and distinct points of view to shed light upon. Where you end up is up to you. In this photography talk, you'll join Kate T. Parker to learn some of the introspective and practical steps you can take to guide positive transformations in crafting stronger images, discovering and defining yourself as an artist, and developing a confident, pervasive voice on social media. Find out how creating work you love enriches your creativity, touches those around you, and gets you noticed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about Kate's approach to remaining true to her own voice, staying confident, and taking risks.
2. Hear stories about Kate's process from concept to execution, including inspiration and concept creation and steps for executing a concept. See pullbacks, straight out of camera images, and the final product.
3. See Kate transform images right before your eyes.
4. Learn ideas for what to do with your finished products, how to be your own PR/advocate, and how to continue moving forward in the face of rejection.

Speakers
avatar for Kate T Parker

Kate T Parker

owner, Kate T. Parker Photography
Kate is a mom, wife and a photographer based in Atlanta.


Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

From the Depths: Creating Art With Meaning (Michelle Gardella)
Limited Capacity seats available

It is no coincidence that you were given the gift and calling to be a photographer. There are stories to share that only you know how to tell. So often, however, we become so bound by the expectations and experiences of others, that we forget why we came to art in the first place. This is where Michelle Gardella comes in. As a photographer and writer she is brave and unapologetically honest, and as a teacher, even more so. She stands for the preservation of truthful and meaningful photography, and devotes her creative journey to ensuring women's stories are not silenced; including her own. Passionate, funny, and most likely with references to early 90s rap songs, Michelle's program will serve to remind the modern day photographer what this is really all about, after all.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to use photography as metaphor.
2. Be attentive to the flow of inspiration in your own true story; learn to turn off the noise and comparisons.
3 Make real photographs with depth and meaning.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gardella

Michelle Gardella

Owner, Artist, Michelle Gardella Photography
I love knitting, pottery, nature, reading, solitude, and bad reality TV!


Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

1:30pm

Modern Family: The Art of Natural Family Connections (Elena Blair)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join family photographer Elena Blair for this information-packed program that will demystify family session flow. See how Elena goes beyond stiff and traditional portraits to capture fine art documentary portraits that are full of connection and emotion. Experience Elena's session flow on stage as Elena works with a family of models to demonstrate a variety of posing configurations, how to guide subjects, and top tips she uses to capture the artistic images she wants while also filling a gallery full of images that clients have to have. Learn tricks for creating an experience that satisfies clients and remains true to your own artistic vision. Elena will incorporate short videos of her in action on location, as well as show pullbacks of locations and the final photos that resulted. You'll also learn business tips for creating higher sales, attracting the right clients, keeping clients coming back year after year, and sharing your work on social media.

Learning Objectives:
1. Come away with a clear family session posing and shooting workflow that will make your sessions both more enjoyable and more efficient.
2. Learn how to pose and guide subjects for shots with a variety of family groupings.
3. Gain a clear understanding of fine art documentary family portraiture.
4. Learn useful tips on taking portraits to the next level and building a stronger connection with your clients, moving photos from stiff and boring to connected and emotive.
5. See what makes a great location for Elena and learn why she chooses the locations she does.
6. Understand how to achieve the artistic shots you want and the "money" shots the client wants at the same session.
7. Learn how to carefully select the images you share in your portfolio and on social media to attract the right clients.

Speakers
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Elena Blair

Owner and Artist, Elena S Blair Photography
I live in Seattle, WA right in the city with my husband and three children. Family is everything to me! I live a natural and organic lifestyle and my work is an extension of who I am. I specialize in capturing connection in newborn and family portraiture creating fine art documentary... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

1:30pm

How to Take a Better Portrait Anywhere (Jamie Brinkman)
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

This session will teach you how to take a better, more expressive, natural portrait using almost anything as your background. Join Jamie Brinkman in learning how to make the most of your surroundings and create that perfect portrait or headshot by simply using positioning, lighting, and your lens choice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use your surroundings as a background.
2. Learn how to position your subject to make the most of the available natural light.
3. Discuss how lens choice impacts the outcome of a portrait.

Instructors
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Jamie Brinkman

Owner / Photographer, Jamie B. Photography
Jamie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/Jamie Brinkman is an award winning, published wedding and lifestyle photography. Weddings are her passion and she specializes in bringing romance, movement, and light into her photos. She shoots with Nikon and shoots in both film and digital... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Instant Connections: Engaging and Enjoyable Client Sessions (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Walk into a client's home with a hand shake, and leave them with a hug! Creating an encouraging environment for your clients or subjects is necessary in order to capture authentic and genuine connections through your images. Join Ashley Berrie in photographing child models and learn how real smiles, big hugs, and belly laughs evoke a positive emotion for the viewer and create a lasting memory for your clients. From the very first time you meet your clients to the moments in between shooting, Ashley will demonstrate her ways of encouraging families and children to be themselves in front of the camera and ask you to come back for another session!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to understand your clients and how to prepare yourself before a session.
2. Learn how to build a rapport with children and their parents for a successful session.
3. Learn to create an encouraging environment in which children feel comfortable being themselves.
4. Learn to effectively communicate with your clients throughout the session to encourage sincere displays of affection and happiness.

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
I am a natural light photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in newborns, babies, children and their families. I am a wife to a supportive husband and a mom to a spirited little boy. With degrees in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, photography found me with the... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Maternity Posing with Studio Lighting (Alli Peck)
Limited Capacity seats available

Leah Maria Couture is styling and providing the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Alli Peck in this program on maternity posing using studio lighting. Alli will discuss the "do's and don't's" of posing, with emphasis on various poses for maternity subjects including lying, standing, sitting, and more. Alli will discuss lighting modifiers and settings as well as how to engage clients and ensure they are comfortable. You will have the opportunity to watch Alli demonstrate how she photographs maternity models in this interactive shooting demonstration and participate in a Q&A session with Alli.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to approach your client so she feels comfortable with nudity or partial nudity during her session.
2. Learn how to use studio light and modifiers to achieve natural looking studio light.
3. Learn how to pose maternity subjects.

Instructors
avatar for Alli Peck

Alli Peck

Glow Portraits

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

One Set, Many Images: Newborn Styling and Posing (Tracy Sweeney)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

The props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Tracy Sweeney in this interactive shooting demonstration and learn how she stylizes newborn sessions using everyday fabrics, textures, and simple props to create stunning portraiture featuring baby. Tracy will show you how to pose baby beyond the traditional bean bag, how to craft multiple images exceeding the ordinary, and how to separate yourself from the competition.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to organically style baby according to baby's size, shape, and coloring to create a unique, custom, hassle-free experience for your clients.
2. Learn how to pose baby by his/her disposition to craft natural, sweet, and emotional images.
3. Practice the "one setting many images" method to create multiple images within the same set to impress your clients and maintain efficiency.

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

Photog/Biz Owner/Speaker, Elan Studio
Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Step in Front of the Lens: Artistic Self Portraiture (Alice Che)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alice is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Learn how Alice Che creates her incredible self portraits. In this class, you will learn about ways to come up with a solid vision and how to best achieve that vision. Alice will discuss the different ways to enhance the emotion you are trying to convey and will include a downloadable editing video to demonstrate how she uses post processing to communicate this emotion. She will set up a self portrait and discuss the important choices she makes when it comes to focusing technique, lighting, posing, composition, and more!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to come up with a vision for self portraits.
2. Learn different ways to convey emotions using various techniques such as posing, expression, exposure, and lighting.
3. Learn how to set up self portraits indoors, using tripods, simple stabilization tools, remotes, and timers.
4. Learn how to chimp and then adjust posing accordingly to bring your vision to life.

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

Mentor, Clickinmoms
I am a fine art and portraiture photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area and shooting with a Mark III and various L lenses. The first thing I tell anyone is that I am girly girl with over 60 dresses and adore fairytales, happily-ever-afters and all things dainty and beautiful... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Working with Couples: How to Pose, Shoot, and Interact (Bre Thurston)
Limited Capacity seats available

Bre is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Join Bre Thurston in this interactive program to learn the ins and outs of working with couples, whether during an engagement session, a wedding, or a family shoot. Bre will demonstrate how she interacts with couples and how the photographer's vibe sets the tone for the entire session. You will then shoot together and Bre will explain what she is doing throughout the process, including choosing poses, how a pose can be improved, how to "break down" a pose to capture connection, and her thought process behind it all!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to comfortably direct adults and couples during a session, breaking the barrier of stiffness and tension.
2. Learn how to execute poses that show connection, joy, and love while still paying attention to details that will make or break your composition.
3. Understand how to achieve variety in your poses while adding variety to the final gallery.
4. Learn to slow down and take your time, not letting nerves or stress interfere with your creative process while shooting a couple.
5. Learn how to achieve a connection with your clients during the session: how to hold a conversation, use their personalities to craft your vision of the session, and how to leave the session with a couple that says, "You know what? I was nervous at first but that was a lot of fun!"

Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Life as it Unfolds: Documenting the Beauty of Family Life (Jenny Solar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family Photographer and founder of the beloved "Happy Family Movement" Jenny Solar shares how documenting her own family and living intentionally has strengthened her ability to create honest, joyful imagery for her clients. Jenny leads you into an exploration of the way family values, happy family habits, and family traditions bring heart and soul into the work we create for ourselves and for others. Learn how being in the moment on both sides of the camera will make you a better photographer and, maybe, even help you to lead a more fulfilling life overall.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to figure out family values and incorporate them into storytelling and portrait sessions.
2. Discover how to document family traditions beautifully and authentically.
3. Understand how documenting your own family story helps your clients connect with you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Solar

Jenny Solar

Owner, Hello Happiness Card Company
I'm a wife, mama, photographer, and professional encourager. I spend my time adventuring with my family, taking photos of families, and running a greeting card company with my husband!


Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

3:15pm

Life in Motion: Infusing Movement in Family Portraiture (Lisa Tichané)
Limited Capacity seats available

Strangely enough, family portraiture is mostly static. It's all about family members posing and looking at the camera, sitting together, or standing in front of a cute background. Life isn't that way. Family life is full of MOTION. Action. Craziness. Laughter. Tantrums. So why is there so little movement in family portraits?

In this program, join Lisa Tichané as she shares how to photograph families as they really are (full of life!), and discover how you can bring your photography (and your business) to the next level by doing so.

In this program you will learn the many benefits of infusing movement in your sessions, discover the tips and tricks to nail these images technically, embrace the power of body language (and how to best use it to your advantage), learn how to use movement to unleash emotions and create memorable images... all while considering how to make it a key factor in the success of your photography business.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why incorporating motion into your family and child sessions will infuse your images with life, spirit, and authentic emotions.
2. Discover how using movement in your sessions can lead to a better experience for your subjects and yourself, while creating a powerful visual experience for the viewer as well.
3. Learn technical and creative tools to produce high impact images (both visually and emotionally).
4. Understand why creating a strong brand based on your photography style is critical for attracting the right clients and keeping them for life.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

Owner, Tout Petit Pixel
Lisa Tichané is a natural light photographer located in Marseille, France. Her favorite things to photograph are movement, laughter, and carefree behavior (with a bit of mischief!). She has a passion for wild toddlers and capturing parent/child interaction. Her style is playful... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Making Magic: Stylized Sessions that Capture the Sparkle of Childhood (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to conceptualize and create magical photographs that capture the true spirit of childhood from one of the industry’s most recognized child photographers. Join Shalonda Chaddock of Chubby Cheek Photography as she shares her approach to creating stylized photos of children, including working with parents and children, using light, finding locations, sourcing and creating props, and sharing images with her audience. See how Shalonda creates a bridge between reality and fantasy with a peek behind the scenes at her process for styled mini-sessions and her "All About Me" styled sessions. Shalonda will share stories about balancing work life and motherhood, and talk about photographing her own children and how she keeps it fun for her own kids. She will discuss how children see the world in an unfiltered way, but at some point in life photographers tend to become aware that others are watching closely and we begin to pull back and shield ourselves. Shalonda will talk about that magic-stealer called self-doubt and how she manages to keep it at bay and create images that make her heart sing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tried and true methods for recognizing and developing concepts that make photo shoots fun for kids and that feature their true personalities.
2. Understand the behind the scenes considerations involved in creating magical photos of children.
3. Learn how Shalonda overcomes self-doubt and tips for how to unapologetically share your own magic with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

Sponsored by Color Inc.
Sponsored by Color IncShalonda is the face and camera behind chubby cheek photography. She is a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses with her two daughters, affectionately referred to as the cheeks girls, and the love of h... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

3:15pm

A Natural Newborn Session (Alison Winterroth)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alison is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Learn how to hold a stress-free, organic, gently posed newborn session that produces timeless images that parents treasure. Join Alison Winterroth as she leads you through a newborn session; guiding the family and gently posing newborn babies in a natural way. She will demonstrate how to use light colors (including white) and textures effectively to draw attention to the most important thing in the photo: new life.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to prepare families for a relaxed newborn session.
2. Discover fabrics and textures that work for a newborn's skin and coloring.
3. Utilize light in a dramatic yet pleasing way.
4. Learn soothing techniques so baby is happy (if not asleep).
5. Learn gentle posing for pleasing imagery without the baby crying or undue stress.

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Beyond Your Front Door Photography (Lesley Martin)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lesley is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

All travel photographers started in the same place, so instead of stumbling through the headaches you come across on the road, let's gain some knowledge of how to do it right from the beginning. Join Lesley Martin to learn about the tips and tricks of being a photographer on the road. In this program you will hit the San Antonio streets and try your hand at travel photography!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to plan as a travel photographer.
2. Learn how to capture street scenes, including landscapes and cityscapes, at different times of the day.
3. Discuss tips and tricks on the go.
4. Discuss a brief overview of how to approach new places.

Instructors
avatar for Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

Owner/ Photographer, Lesley Martin Photography
Lesley is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.comAustin, TX is known for its art, barbeque, music, and the Texas Hill Country. San Jose, CA is known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley”, and is a short drive from some of the most majestic urban, alpine and maritime places in the world. These cities are also where Lesley Mart... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Boudoir Posing Basics (Maggie Keegan Gross)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Maggie Keegan Gross of XO Maggie Photography will demonstrate how to create flattering, romantic, and evocative boudoir portraits. Using models, she'll walk you through foundational posing to ensure that you flatter every woman who steps in front of your camera, and show you how to create variety with those base poses. You'll also learn her techniques for working with women, from relaxing stiff subjects, to coaching movement and capturing expression.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn foundational posing to flatter women of any body type.
2. Learn how to create variety within each pose.
3. Learn how to coach your clients to help you create your best images.

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

Owner/Photographer, Just Maggie Photography & XO Maggie Photography
Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comMaggie Keegan Gross is a mom of two in Los Angeles. She is the owner of Just Maggie Photography specializing in intimate portraits of pregnancy through baby... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Cold Noses and Sloppy Kisses: Intro to Pet Photography (Nicole Begley)
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding animal behavior is an important component of pet photography. Join Nicole Begley and learn strategies for not only keeping a dog’s attention but also creating a connection between the dog and the camera. Using real dogs, Nicole will walk you through a full pet photography session; she will show you how to select the right lens, look for unique compositions, create variety in your images, and will even demonstrate how to incorporate the dog’s human into the session! *Attendees of this session will need to sign an animal handling release form.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the best practices for working with dogs and managing their behavior during a session.
2. Discuss lens choice when working with dogs, including how to use a long lens to isolate your subject.
3. Create variety in your dog photography session by utilizing different environmental aspects as well as working with the dog’s human.

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Begley, CPP

Nicole Begley, CPP

Owner/Photographer, Nicole Begley Photography
Nicole Begley is a Certified Professional Photographer and based outside of Pittsburgh, PA Nicole specializes in creating modern and expressive imagery of pets, families, and equines. After a 13 years as a zoological animal trainer and manager working with everything from aardvarks... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

Embrace the Beauty of Film: Intro to Film for the Digital Photographer (Joyce Kang)
Limited Capacity seats available

This program with Joyce Kang is designed for digital photographers who want to explore the possibility of film photography. You will learn the best methods to expose each stock and create beautiful film imagery for every frame. Using models, Joyce will demonstrate how to shoot real scenarios quickly and easily on film. Film cameras with a working in-camera meter and film are recommended if you'd like to participate in shooting during this program, but are not required. A basic knowledge of the exposure triangle is required for this program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the concepts of The Zone System and Inverse Law of Light.
2. Become familiar with a variety of film stocks and show how to expose for them.
3. Learn how to produce consistent results with each film stock.
4. Learn how elements of design have significant impact in your film images.
5. Learn how to meter and shoot a real-life scene, for example, a fast moving subject (using model).

Instructors
avatar for Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang

Photographer/ Workshop Instructor, Joyce Kang Photography
Joyce is a boot-scoot'n Texan lives in Austin, Texas. She first fell in love with photography back in college when her uncle gave her an old Nikon Fe SLR and a set of Nikon manual lenses. After shooting with a fancy-schmancy digital setup for a while, she "re-discovered" film again... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

How to Rock the Light and Location You are Given (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever shown up to a new location and worried about how you were going to find the best light? Join Kristin Dokoza in this introductory course on how to see and use available light creatively. Using models, Kristin will demonstrate, how to position your subjects to use light to its fullest, how to position your your subjects in open shade, how to use the background and its natural elements to enhance your composition, and how aperture choice can create several different looks by altering the light, all while using the same location. Attendees in this program should have a good understanding of the exposure triangle.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to capture the best light for your vision.
2. Learn how to evaluate natural light and position your subject in a variety of natural light conditions, including open shade and backlight.
3. Learn how to properly place your subject against the background to create beautiful bokeh.
4. Learn how to frame your subjects or lead the viewer’s eyes to your subjects and how to using the background and it’s natural elements to enhance your composition.


Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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.

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

The Playful Photographer: Creative Children's Portraits (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to interact with children so that you can create portraits that not only capture their faces, but also their unique personalities! In this program with Kellie Bieser, you will see Kellie demonstrate how she works with children and gain hands-on shooting experience. Kellie will cover topics such as how she chooses her camera settings, using light effectively, and poses that best reflect the personality of her young subjects.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to feel comfortable talking with children and recognizing the opportune times to press the shutter button.
2. Learn to be confident in your camera settings when working with children and know why certain aspects of the exposure triangle need to be considered differently when working with little humans.
3. You will leave this program eager to embrace creative compositions and light, knowing that you can add character to your final product through image editing.
4. You will leave excited to create portraits of children that are beyond the standard "say cheese" portraits and instead capture true personality.
5. You will leave excited to market these types of portraits to your clients and to include them in your family sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Family, Newborn & Senior Photography, Sponsored by Profoto
Kellie Bieser of Shutter & Glass Photography is a wife, mother, photographer, and educator.

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm

Backlighting with Atmosphere (Mickie DeVries)
Limited Capacity seats available

Mickie is sponsored by X-rite
http://xritephoto.com/

Join Mickie DeVries for a fun evening of shooting in which you will concentrate on backlighting subjects while also including the surrounding environment and atmosphere. Mickie will demonstrate what she looks for in terms of atmosphere and how she shoots to highlight both the subjects and the environment. You will enjoy shooting and modeling for each other during this no stress, fun session! After the conclusion of the conference, attendees will receive a downloadable editing video demonstrating how Mickie edits backlit photos. Attendees are welcome to use any lens, however Mickie will be shooting with a wider lens and recommends the same for attendees.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to choose a location that provides filtered backlight and atmosphere.
2. Learn how to determine what in the environment adds to the shot/story rather than distracts from it.
3. Learn how to meter, set white balance, and shoot to highlight the subject and background.
4. Learn how to achieve a sunburst.
5. Learn how to reduce or add haze and sunflare.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm


Instructors
avatar for Mickie DeVries

Mickie DeVries

Clickin Moms Mentor
Mickie DeVries is a hobbyist photographer living in West Michigan. She is the mother of two, and a wife. Mickie concentrates on capturing her everyday, along with environmental portraits of her two children. The main focus of her artistic intent is centered around capturing children... Read More →

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

5:00pm

Beyond the Smile: How to Connect with your Family Session Clients (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

Danielle is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience with a young family will inspire you to capture great memories beyond those cheesy grins! Join Danielle Hatcher and gain confidence in your skills to capture genuine interaction without anyone looking awkward, silly, or out of place. You will learn games and other tricks that invite genuine interaction with your families. Have fun at this interactive session by getting past "say cheese," and walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Discuss the importance of a family questionnaire in getting to know your families.
3. Learn tricks and games to play with your client families to get genuine interaction, besides "sitting and smiling" for the camera.
4. Brainstorm ideas to help put the parents at ease during the session.
5. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... Read More →

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

5:00pm

Capturing a Family's Natural Connections (Paige Wilks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Paige uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 24-70L, 135 L.

In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, Paige Wilks will demonstrate how she poses and interacts with families to bring out their natural emotions. You will have the opportunity to photograph a family while Paige demonstrates the different ways to use golden hour light with an emphasis placed on backlighting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to feel comfortable working with families and bringing out their natural emotions.
2. Gain an understanding of how to use light to enhance mood and emotion in your images.
3. Learn how to best select shooting locations.
4. Discuss backlighting in great detail including how to achieve sunflare, how to achieve sharp focus in backlit images, how to meter for a backlit image, and combating haze in your 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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors

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

5:00pm

Children in Motion: Capturing the Joy of Childhood with Movement (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use motion to create portraits full of joy and childhood wonder! Watch Kellie Bieser as she works with kids and encourages them to move, wiggle, twirl, and jump to create images that you and your clients love.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn proper camera settings to effectively capture motion, whether it be freezing motion or embracing blur.
2. Learn to utilize motion to really capture the personalities of young subjects and the joy of childhood.
3. Leave this program with a mental toolkit of different prompts to get kids of different ages, stages, and genders to move in a way that translates effectively through images.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Family, Newborn & Senior Photography, Sponsored by Profoto
Kellie Bieser of Shutter & Glass Photography is a wife, mother, photographer, and educator.

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

5:00pm

Creating Beauty: Off-Camera Flash in the Golden Hour (Rachel Nielsen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Rachel is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Rachel uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 24-105L, 85 1.8, and 70-200L 2.8 II.

Have you always wanted to learn how to use your speedlight off camera? In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, Rachel Nielsen will teach you how to create beautiful golden hour and sunset images using your speedlight. She will walk you through where to place your light, demonstrate correct and incorrect shadow placement, and show you how to use your speedlight in manual mode for gorgeous images! Attendees will practice on a female model, so don't forget to bring your own speedlight if you'd like to gain hands-on experience.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn where to place your speedlight in relation to your subjects.
2. Learn how to use your speedlight in manual mode.
3. Learn correct and incorrect shadow placement.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen Photography
Wedding photographer based in Utah. Click&Co Mentor + Instructor. Easily bribed with diet coke, obsessed with light, inspired by being outdoors.

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

5:00pm

Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Street Photography (Lesley Martin)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lesley is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

When traveling, you have a unique opportunity as a photographer to write a visual novel. Thousands of snapshots are collected all over the world each day with no real relevance to the moment or the place. What sets a travel photographer apart from everyone else? The photographer helps the location come alive through the images, makes you feel, and introduces you to new things you haven't seen before. Join Lesley Martin in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to capture San Antonio through your lens and create your own story.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what Lesley carries as a travel photographer and why.
2. Discussion on rules, laws, and being sensitive to people.
3. Learn what to shoot and why.
4. Learn how to create a photographic story.
5. Learn a different perspective on shooting on the go.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at La Villita Historic Arts Village (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita Historic Arts Village was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo). In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city leaders acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history.

Today La Villita is a thriving art community that houses several shops, galleries, and cafes with a wonderful ambiance in the evening. It also gives you great river access at one of the widest points of the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. You’ll find several opportunities to capture color — many of the buildings have interesting walls/trim allowing for great framing opportunities and striking color palettes. You’ll likely have the feeling that you are in a small village with the tree- and shop-lined paths.
http://lavillita.com/

Instructors
avatar for Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

Owner/ Photographer, Lesley Martin Photography
Lesley is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.comAustin, TX is known for its art, barbeque, music, and the Texas Hill Country. San Jose, CA is known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley”, and is a short drive from some of the most majestic urban, alpine and maritime places in the world. These cities are also where Lesley Mart... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm

Embracing Golden Light (Gina Yeo)
Limited Capacity seats available

Gina is sponsored by Spider Camera Holster
http://spiderholster.com/

This golden hour session with Gina Yeo will cover the basics of shooting during the golden hour with a child as your subject. Shooting demonstrations will show how to find and use golden light in a variety of ways from clean and rich all the way through hazy backlit by locating and using full sun, open shade, and strong and diffused direct backlight. Discussion will include how to create rim light, haze, flare, starbursts, and silhouettes. Considerations of how light choice impacts mood and emotion within your imagery will be discussed. Technical considerations when using golden light will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of the exposure triangle, with focus on exposure and how to meter during the golden hour.
2. Discuss focus troubleshooting.
3. Learn how to read light temperature (specifically Kelvin).
4. Understand how to read a histogram (specifically the red channel, blowing highlights).
5. Demonstrate golden light tools: Lens hood, reflectors (natural and purchased).
6. Learn how to pose naturally and capturing variety.
7. Learn how to consider light and impact on mood and vision.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Gina	 Yeo

Gina Yeo

Gina is sponsored by Spider Camera Holsterhttp://spiderholster.com/

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

5:00pm

Empowerment on Film: Beauty Session in the Golden Hour (Joyce Kang)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Joyce Kang for this hands-on beauty session experience designed to demonstrate the ease of creating stunning imagery combining film and natural light. During this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, you will have the opportunity to photograph female models and learn natural-looking posing tips as well as how to flatter women using the best camera angle, the attributes of light, and the characteristics of film.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss why boudoir photography looks great on film.
2. Learn how to meter for each film stock and how to create the look you want to achieve.
3. Learn how to meter for tricky light situations.
4. Observe how to relax the client to create most natural imagery.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang

Photographer/ Workshop Instructor, Joyce Kang Photography
Joyce is a boot-scoot'n Texan lives in Austin, Texas. She first fell in love with photography back in college when her uncle gave her an old Nikon Fe SLR and a set of Nikon manual lenses. After shooting with a fancy-schmancy digital setup for a while, she "re-discovered" film again... Read More →

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

5:00pm

Golden Hour Light: Learn How to Use it Right! (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity seats available

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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.

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

5:00pm

Let Your Light Shine: Beautiful Children's Stylized Portraiture (Stephanie Lemmon)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Stephanie uses a Canon Mark III and Canon lenses including: 50mm 1.4, 70-200mm 2.8, 100mm.

Wardrobe and props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

This stylized Golden Hour Shooting Experience with children will demonstrate how to optimize beautiful light in a variety of ways. Join Stephanie Lemmon to learn how environment and light can be combined to create a variety of unique images that tell a story. The art of stylized children's portraiture will also be discussed and you will have the opportunity to practice what you learn by photographing models.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use versatile golden hour light in a variety of ways.
2. Learn to encourage younger subjects to interact with you and their environment to create images that reflect the heart of childhood.
3. Learn how to utilize your surroundings to create a robust gallery of distinct images.
4. Learn to create movement in your images.
5. Learn how to add special touches to your session through props and wardrobe.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

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

5:00pm

Maternity Posing in Outdoor Lighting (Alli Peck)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Alli
uses a Canon Mark III.


Leah Maria Couture is styling and providing the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Alli Peck in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to learn how to pose maternity models and choose lighting to create flattering images. Alli will share her ideal camera settings for outdoor shooting and her tried and true tricks for creating beautiful backlit maternity portraits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use backlight to flatter your maternity client.
2. Learn which camera settings to use for outdoor shooting.
3. Learn how to pose your maternity client.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Alli Peck

Alli Peck

Glow Portraits

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

5:00pm

Principles of Macro Photography (Jessica Nelson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Jessica uses a Canon 5D Mk. III, 30D and Canon lenses.

Take a walk with Jessica Nelson during this Golden Hour Shooting Experience and learn how to shoot creative close ups. In this program on macro photography, you will look for interesting subjects such as flowers and bugs while trying to utilize the most light possible in the early evening. Attendees will need a macro lens or extension tubes for this program. Tripods are not necessary.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn basic macro lens set up.
2. Learn which subjects result in the best macro images.
3. Learn how to utilize the light to create the most ideal depth of field for macro subjects.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at La Villita Historic Arts Village (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita Historic Arts Village was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo). In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city leaders acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history.

Today La Villita is a thriving art community that houses several shops, galleries, and cafes with a wonderful ambiance in the evening. It also gives you great river access at one of the widest points of the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. You’ll find several opportunities to capture color — many of the buildings have interesting walls/trim allowing for great framing opportunities and striking color palettes. You’ll likely have the feeling that you are in a small village with the tree- and shop-lined paths.
http://lavillita.com/

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

The Gaggle Photography

Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm

Seeing With Your Heart and Mind: Golden Hour Experience (Jan Tyler)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Jan Tyler, you will learn how to slow down and fully survey your world before actually pressing the shutter. You will be encouraged to shoot with a Lensbaby or to shoot in manual focus throughout this session. In this program, you will experiment with in-camera techniques to help achieve a particular vision as well as discuss how to create textures and overlays for use in future post-processing. Attendees are encouraged to bring a Lensbaby if they have one.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to use your heart and mind to “see” the world instead of relying solely your eyes; learn to use all of your senses to enhance the overall artistic vision of an image.
2. Learn to create images that “speak” to the viewer as they show the viewer how the photographer and/or the subject felt in the created image and eliciting an emotional response from the viewer.
3. Add emotional depth to landscapes and macro work; create meaningful, thought-provoking, and emotive portraiture.
4. Learn to incorporate lens selection as a means to enhance their artistic vision. (While the use of a Lensbaby is not required, it is highly encouraged.)
5. Learn to use creative in-camera techniques to reach your artistic vision.
6. Discuss how to create textures and overlays to help enhance your artistic visions in future post processing.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at La Villita Historic Arts Village (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita Historic Arts Village was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo). In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city leaders acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history.

Today La Villita is a thriving art community that houses several shops, galleries, and cafes with a wonderful ambiance in the evening. It also gives you great river access at one of the widest points of the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. You’ll find several opportunities to capture color — many of the buildings have interesting walls/trim allowing for great framing opportunities and striking color palettes. You’ll likely have the feeling that you are in a small village with the tree- and shop-lined paths.
http://lavillita.com/

Instructors
avatar for Jan Tyler

Jan Tyler

oneboyphotography
Jan Tyler, of OneBoyPhotography, is a natural light photographer living outside of Charleston, SC (Isle of Palms) with her husband, son, and dog. Her son is the main subject of OneBoyPhotography, and the inspiration for her love of light. She uses a minimalistic approach to her photography... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm

Shaping the Sun: Beautiful Backlight During the Golden Hour (Carrie Anne Miranda)
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Carrie Anne uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses.

In this evening program, Carrie Anne Miranda will cover different ways to use backlighting as a means to enhance images. She will go over the basics of backlighting, along with some creative techniques using aperture, angles, and positioning our subjects. Carrie Anne will cover creative effects for using the sun to enhance the subjects in our images, including sun flare, starbursts and haze. When used purposefully, the sun can have an emotional and creative impact on images. Attendees will photograph models to highlight the techniques used in the class. Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use golden hour light to enhance your images.
2. Learn to use aperture to shape the sun in different ways (flare, starburst, and haze).
3. Learn about the emotional impact the sun can have on images.
4. Discuss angles and positioning and how backlighting can change the look of the images you create.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda Photography / Sweet Nectar Society
Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.com/Carrie Anne Miranda is a natural light portrait and wedding photographer currently located in California’s Central Valley. Carrie Anne’s love and desire to capture the moments that so quickly pass us by have inspired her not only in her business, but in her personal life as wel... Read More →

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

5:00pm

Shooting Film in the Golden Hour (Sandra Coan)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sandra Coan for a fun evening learning all about how to shoot with film cameras for those who are new to shooting with film. Learn tips and tricks for using film outside during dreamy golden hour light. Attendees will need to supply their own film camera and film. Sandra recommends Porta 800.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to work with natural light when shooting film outside.
2. Learn how to meter for both black and white and color.
3. Learn about what films work best in the golden hour.
4. Practice shooting alongside Sandra and with other attendees who have a budding interest in film photography.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Sandra Coan

Sandra Coan

Breakout Presenter
I am a studio newborn and family photographer in Seattle, Washington who specializes in film photography.

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

5:00pm

Unforgettable Senior Photography (Krista Campbell)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Krista uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 16-35L, 24-70L, 70-200L, 85L, 100L, and 200L.

Join Krista Campbell on this Golden Hour Shooting Experience and learn not only how to naturally pose senior girls but also how to utilize amazing backlighting in your photographs to create impactful images. You will learn to manipulate light with both natural and purchased reflectors, while becoming more comfortable posing seniors (including important details such as what to do with those hands!). Using a senior girl, Krista will demonstrate how she runs her senior sessions to produce elegant, natural-looking senior photos.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn camera settings for backlight and how to work with backlight.
2. Pose clients to utilize the sun to your advantage and create magical, dreamy images.
3. Learn to manipulate light using natural and purchased reflectors.
4. Learn tips and tricks for how to pose your subjects in ways that will result in elegant, natural-looking senior portraits.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
avatar for Krista Roth

Krista Roth

Photographer

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

5:00pm

Vision to Reality: Capturing Joyful and Authentic Portraits of Children (Tiffany Kelly)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Tiffany Kelly in this Instructor-Led Golden Hour Shooting Experience which will focus on fun and natural ways to interact with children (either your own or clients) in order to achieve authentic, unposed portraits. Using two young sisters (age 4 and 5) as her models, Tiffany will demonstrate the games and tricks that she uses for a fun and lighthearted session (or just an afternoon at home), which result in gorgeous, carefree portraits! Tiffany will also show how to capture sweet photos of young children to highlight their connection, in addition to demonstrating how to use beautiful golden hour light optimally with young children who are constantly on the move.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tips, tricks, and ideas for interacting with children (your own or your clients.)
2. Learn how to elicit genuine emotion and capture fun, authentic portraits.
3. Learn how to use an outdoor activity to engage young child(ren) while still getting photos that match your vision.
4. Learn how to use natural light while photographing young children who are always on the move.
5. Learn how to capture the sweet connections between young siblings or friends.

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.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm


Instructors
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc Pro Photo LabTiffany Kelly is a portrait and fine art macro photographer who lives near Atlanta GA with her amazing husband and two adorable daughters. Tiffany enjoys celebrating everyday moments with her young daughters, loves finding beauty in the mundane, and adores capturing little details... Read More →

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

5:30pm

Authentic Connections During an Outdoor Session (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Brit uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including a 24mm lens.

During this Golden Hour session, Brit Chandler will portray how she interacts with clients to achieve authentic expressions that are more than just happy faces. Attendees will learn how to evoke natural and real connections with clients, specifically in an outdoor setting. Watch as she eases clients with gentle directions, and breaks down walls with simple interactions between her and her subjects. Brit will talk you through what she is doing and why as she demonstrates photographing a family.

Learning objectives:
1. Attendees will learn confidence when it comes to client interactions.
2. Learn to provoke natural and authentic expressions from your own family or from clients.
3. Understand how to direct and interact with clients in a natural, unforced way.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

Creative Headshot Exchange (Alison Winterroth)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alison is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Step out of the same old headshot box and create imaginative headshots using a combination of camera, light, and composition techniques. Join Alison Winterroth in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience in which she will cover posing and creative ideas to click your standard headshot up a notch. And before the end of the night, you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills and work with fellow attendees to capture headshots of each other.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn headshot posing techniques.
2. Learn to utilize golden light as an element in the image.
3. Use camera techniques as well as framing, sunflare, and more to compose a creative headshot.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas.  

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

Family Dynamics: Capturing Parent/Child Interactions (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ashley Berrie for this Golden Hour Shooting Experience on exploring and capturing the bonds between child and parents. You will have the opportunity to photograph a family and learn how to encourage them to show the real, raw emotions they have for one another. Capture these relationships as they genuinely are and in a way that your subjects forget the camera is even there. Learn to prepare yourself and your camera settings for that split second when a mother and child lock eyes and smile; that is a heart-melting moment you will not want to miss. Create a relaxed, encouraging session that allows even the stubborn dads to have a little fun with their children and capture a memory that they will cherish forever.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to understand the different dynamics of each parent/child relationship to prepare yourself before a session.
2. Create an encouraging environment to allow parents and children to be themselves.
3. Learn optimal camera settings for fleeting moments you may otherwise miss.
4. Effectively communicate with your clients throughout the session to encourage sincere displays of affection and happiness.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
I am a natural light photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in newborns, babies, children and their families. I am a wife to a supportive husband and a mom to a spirited little boy. With degrees in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, photography found me with the... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

Magical Children's Styled Session (Sally Kate Molhoek)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sally is sponsored by Arlington Camera
http://www.arlingtoncamera.com

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Sally uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses.

This hands-on shooting experience with Sally Molhoek is a full, fanciful styled session in the golden Texas sun. Transform an ordinary playdate between two children into a magical, light-filled story right out of the storybooks. Sally will guide attendees, stressing keen observation to watch for different kinds of evening light and how it can help tell the story, and she will assist you in interacting with the models to encourage genuine expression and affection with one another. Using light, expression, and genuine interaction to the utmost advantage, even with minimal props, you will come away with images that fuel the imagination and make the heart happy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to choose props, wardrobe, and location, and why simple is often better.
2. Observe the way the light changes, and how to capitalize on each change.
3. Work with children and encourage genuine expression and affection.
4. Learn how to be flexible and adapt when opportunity or reality differs from the plan.
5. Learn how to pose, set up and stage, and know when the "staging" should end.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas.  

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Sally Molhoek

Sally Molhoek

Sponsored by Color Inc.
Sponsored by Color Inc.Sally is a full time portrait photographer and educator hailing from Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband of 21 years and five amazing children. She has been creating since she was old enough to hold a crayon and with a strong case of wanderlust... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

Secrets to Simplifying Sibling Interaction (Tracy Sweeney)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Tracy uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 85mm f/1.2L, 50mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 8-15mm f/4L.

Working with siblings can be challenging, so join Tracy Sweeney for this interactive program where she will simplify sibling interaction. Tracy will demonstrate how she interacts with young children to draw out natural emotion and expression from siblings. Tracy brings her education experience as a classroom teacher and education professor for many years to the photography field, where she is able to direct children in a way that is natural and fun, with the goal of capturing natural sibling interactions parents will treasure. In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience you will have the opportunity to photograph children with Tracy to help direct and guide you.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to interact with children to draw out natural emotion.
2. Learn how to pose siblings simply so that they are comfortable with each other, creating images that parents will buy.
3. Learn how to stylize siblings in various contexts to craft interesting images.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas.  

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

Photog/Biz Owner/Speaker, Elan Studio
Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

Self Portraiture in the Great Outdoors (Alice Che)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alice is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Alice uses a Canon 5D Mark III, and Canon lenses including: 35L, 135L, 100L.

Join Alice Che for a self portrait shoot in the golden hour and learn about all the considerations that go into it -- everything from how to be safe with your camera and how to focus and get the right composition to choosing a certain angle and type of lighting to achieve your vision. In this session, you will troubleshoot alongside Alice to become more comfortable with the entire process of self portraiture. Although not required, for those who would like to put their new knowledge to use Alice strongly encourage bringing a tripod and shutter remote.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to take a self portrait outdoors.
2. Learn to set up a tripod and ensure that it is safe.
3. Learn to use a shutter remote versus an interval timer.
4. Learn how to use lighting and angle to affect the mood of your image.
5. Learn different ways to achieve good focus (especially if there's no one to stand in for you.)

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

Mentor, Clickinmoms
I am a fine art and portraiture photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area and shooting with a Mark III and various L lenses. The first thing I tell anyone is that I am girly girl with over 60 dresses and adore fairytales, happily-ever-afters and all things dainty and beautiful... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

Soulful Vision: Fine Art Portraits of Children (Monika Colichio)
Limited Capacity seats available

Monika is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Monika Colichio on this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to learn how she achieves a soulful, fine art aesthetic in her portraits by directing children, while also giving them the space to be themselves and shine through our lens. Through the use of a child model and Monika's direction, you will learn to photograph kids while paying attention to details and light, resulting in meaningful moments that fulfill our artistic vision.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to direct children.
2. Understand how to find opportunities to capture natural emotion that enhance your creative vision.
3. Learn how to achieve a fine art composition in an outdoor session.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

owner, MColichio Photography
Monika is a professional photographer based in Jacksonville FL. Artistic soul, wife and mom of two kiddos. Deeply in love with natural light, fine art portraiture and authentic emotional photography of children, people and life.

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

The Styled Maternity Session: Crafting Beautiful Sessions with Real Clients (Maggie Keegan Gross)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Maggie
uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 35mm 1.4.


In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, Maggie Keegan Gross of Just Maggie Photography will demonstrate how to create a gorgeous maternity session for each and every client. She’ll explain how to prepare your client, how to teach them what to wear, how to build a wardrobe closet to offer your clients to help define their style while being true to your brand, and how to pamper your client to make her feel her best. She’ll then walk you through foundational posing to ensure every pregnant mom looks her best while creating honest, natural images with emotion in the client’s face and body language. You’ll also learn to capture connection between mom and baby, and mom and dad. Lastly, she’ll teach you how maternity sessions can make a big impact on your business, allowing you to stand out in your market and create loyal clients.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn foundational posing to flatter pregnant women.
2. Learn how to capture emotion and connections.
3. Learn how to use maternity portraits to help you stand out in your market and create loyal clients.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

Owner/Photographer, Just Maggie Photography & XO Maggie Photography
Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comMaggie Keegan Gross is a mom of two in Los Angeles. She is the owner of Just Maggie Photography specializing in intimate portraits of pregnancy through baby... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm

The Three Important "L" Words of Golden Hour: Light, Location, and Lenses (Lauren Sanderson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lauren is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

This program will highlight the three most important "L" words when shooting during golden hour: making decisions based on the types of LIGHT available, finding compelling and interesting LOCATIONS, and choosing LENSES based on the intended mood of your golden hour session. Join Lauren Sanderson in this interactive shooting experience in which you will have the opportunity to photograph a senior girl model, and learn how to make the most of your light, locations, and chosen lenses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to observe and use light to create images with maximum impact.
2. Learn how to look for compelling and interesting elements at a location.
3. Learn how to choose a lens based on the feeling your want your images to convey.

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas.  

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson

Owner/Photographer, Lauren Sanderson Photography
Lauren is sponsored by Fujifilmhttp://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Saturday, October 10
 

9:00am

Awakening Your Artistic Soul: The Power of Emotionally Driven Photography (Candice Zugich)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Candice Zugich for an emotionally driven program that will leave you confident in who you are and where you're headed in your artistic journey. Candice will share with how to emotionally connect with your own true inner artist, because when you can connect with yourself you can better create art pieces for your clients and yourself. From there she will show you how to translate that connection into your work by demonstrating how to connect with your subjects and how to pose for emotional connections. Candice will teach how to create art on a deeper level, and will also demonstrate how to properly use light in a way that enhances the emotion of the moment. She will go over an editing workflow in Adobe Lightroom to help you in better telling your story through post processing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn ways to express yourself as an artist.
2. Discover the power of emotional posing.
3. Watch Candice demonstrate her editing workflow.
4. Understand lighting techniques to help better create emotional connections.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Zugich

Candice Zugich

Photographer, The Blissful Maven
Hi Im Candice! Im a wild, fun loving mama who lives in Southern California! I love, love ,love creating fine art pieces from real life. I look to find the emotion in life and translate that into my work.


Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

9:00am

Beyond the Golden Hour: Finding and Creating Beautiful Light in Every Situation (Michelle Turner)
Limited Capacity seats available

Michelle is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com/

Ever wonder how some photographers seem to have gorgeous light follow wherever they go? As it turns out, many of the images that "look like natural light" are actually created by adding or adjusting light sources. In this Photography Talk, you'll learn how to find, use, and create beautiful light for on-location environmental portraits. We'll cover everything from assessing and using ambient light to deciding when, where and how to add light in order to take control of your environment. We'll also discuss quick and easy light choices with plenty of pullbacks and before and after images so you can see both the purpose and effect of the light.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understanding and using light (both natural and created)
2. When (and why!) to choose natural light, created light, or a combination of the two
3. How to create light beautifully, quickly and effectively
4. How to make equipment choices, from working with light on a budget to
choosing a simple kit that will let you do it all (from overpowering the sun to adding a bit of fill light)
5. How to get started in three easy (and painless!) steps that are repeatable any time, anywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner Photography
Michelle’s photography is a wildly fun, all-or-nothing, bold, brazen, adventure-laden experience, akin to the likes of a magazine shoot. From Puerto Vallarta to Maine, Pennsylvania to the world at large, the places where she shoots inform her photography just as much as the couple... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

From the Depths: Creating Art With Meaning (Michelle Gardella)
Limited Capacity seats available

It is no coincidence that you were given the gift and calling to be a photographer. There are stories to share that only you know how to tell. So often, however, we become so bound by the expectations and experiences of others, that we forget why we came to art in the first place. This is where Michelle Gardella comes in. As a photographer and writer she is brave and unapologetically honest, and as a teacher, even more so. She stands for the preservation of truthful and meaningful photography, and devotes her creative journey to ensuring women's stories are not silenced; including her own. Passionate, funny, and most likely with references to early 90s rap songs, Michelle's program will serve to remind the modern day photographer what this is really all about, after all.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to use photography as metaphor.
2. Be attentive to the flow of inspiration in your own true story; learn to turn off the noise and comparisons.
3 Make real photographs with depth and meaning.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gardella

Michelle Gardella

Owner, Artist, Michelle Gardella Photography
I love knitting, pottery, nature, reading, solitude, and bad reality TV!


Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

9:00am

A Natural Newborn Session (Alison Winterroth)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alison is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Learn how to hold a stress-free, organic, gently posed newborn session that produces timeless images that parents treasure. Join Alison Winterroth as she leads you through a newborn session; guiding the family and gently posing newborn babies in a natural way. She will demonstrate how to use light colors (including white) and textures effectively to draw attention to the most important thing in the photo: new life.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to prepare families for a relaxed newborn session.
2. Discover fabrics and textures that work for a newborn's skin and coloring.
3. Utilize light in a dramatic yet pleasing way.
4. Learn soothing techniques so baby is happy (if not asleep).
5. Learn gentle posing for pleasing imagery without the baby crying or undue stress.

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

Boudoir Posing Basics (Maggie Keegan Gross)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Maggie Keegan Gross of XO Maggie Photography will demonstrate how to create flattering, romantic, and evocative boudoir portraits. Using models, she'll walk you through foundational posing to ensure that you flatter every woman who steps in front of your camera, and show you how to create variety with those base poses. You'll also learn her techniques for working with women, from relaxing stiff subjects, to coaching movement and capturing expression.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn foundational posing to flatter women of any body type.
2. Learn how to create variety within each pose.
3. Learn how to coach your clients to help you create your best images.

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

Owner/Photographer, Just Maggie Photography & XO Maggie Photography
Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comMaggie Keegan Gross is a mom of two in Los Angeles. She is the owner of Just Maggie Photography specializing in intimate portraits of pregnancy through baby... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

Depth in the Shadows: Expressive Low Light Portraiture (Monika Colichio)
Limited Capacity seats available

Monika is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Monika Colichio as she demonstrates how to create expressive portraiture using low light. Monika will show you how to achieve many different creative looks using available, indoor lighting. For this program, you will have the opportunity to practice the techniques you learn on provided models and will learn how to incorporate these techniques on any variety of subjects back home; for example, a mom snuggling her baby, a child occupied by her little mind, or a quiet moment between a couple. Monika will show you that it doesn't take much to create a one-of-a-kind soulful image.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to successfully incorporate low light into your portraiture.
2. Learn how to elicit emotion from your subject.
3. Learn to explore and capture a variety of artistic angles during one session.

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

owner, MColichio Photography
Monika is a professional photographer based in Jacksonville FL. Artistic soul, wife and mom of two kiddos. Deeply in love with natural light, fine art portraiture and authentic emotional photography of children, people and life.

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

Pushing Past the Pose (Carrie Anne Miranda)
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Join Carrie Anne Miranda for a fun and informative program in which you will learn five basic poses to use as a starting point, and that both you and your clients can break through to a natural, emotional connection. Gain confidence by going into sessions with simple, easy-to-remember guidelines that can be molded to fit every subject. Carrie Anne will discuss tips and tricks to create deliberate, yet genuine images. Each attendee will be able to interact and photograph the models while being instructed by Carrie Anne. Time will be allotted for speaker Q&A as well.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn 5 basic poses that can be used as a guideline for any portrait session.
2. Learn to see past the pose to capture a moment of honest interaction.
3. Learn tips and tricks to relax clients and move beyond awkward body language.
4. Learn to visualize and capture poses that are a reflection of your own style and brand.

Instructors
avatar for Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda Photography / Sweet Nectar Society
Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.com/Carrie Anne Miranda is a natural light portrait and wedding photographer currently located in California’s Central Valley. Carrie Anne’s love and desire to capture the moments that so quickly pass us by have inspired her not only in her business, but in her personal life as wel... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am

The Wonder Years: Capturing the Essence of Older Children (Krista Campbell)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to capture the essence of tweens and early teens with Krista Campbell's
tried-and-true methods of interacting with and posing clients. Using tween and young teen models, learn tips, tricks, and techniques that will elicit natural expressions and authentic smiles.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to naturally pose tweens and young teens.
2.Understand techniques that you can use with tweens and young teens to elicit natural expressions and authentic smiles.
3. Learn how to incorporate great lighting and background elements to create beautiful images.

Instructors
avatar for Krista Roth

Krista Roth

Photographer

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:45am

Finding Beauty (Sue Bryce)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sue is sponsored by Animoto
https://animoto.com

Join decorated glamour photographer Sue Bryce in this empowering Closing Talk covering how you grow in self confidence, build big dreams, walk courageously towards your hearts calling and smash down the blocks that threaten to stop you over and over again. Do you even know what you are capable of? Sue will share how, in the service of others, she found her true self and then infused all of that passion in to her life and business. A dream is just a dream. Until you write it down. Then it's a goal!

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify your true path.
2. Challenge blocks and limiting beliefs.
3. Own up to what you really want.

Speakers
avatar for Sue  Bryce

Sue Bryce

Sue Bryce Portrait
Sue is sponsored by Animotohttps://animoto.com


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:30pm

Field Trip - Mission San Jose & Mission Concepción
Limited Capacity seats available

This field trip is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com


Join us on this field trip to see one of the country's few National Parks within an urban setting, the San Antonio Missions!
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/concepcion.htm

Our first stop on this field trip will allow you to explore the largest and most restored of the Missions, Mission San Jose. 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 includes a large 6 acre walled courtyard, the Mission San Jose Church, modern visitors center, and large open space surrounding the Mission.

For our second stop on this field trip, we will visit Mission Concepcion which includes a stone church that was dedicated in 1755, and appears very much as it did over two centuries ago. It stands proudly as the oldest unrestored stone church in America. You will find limitless shooting opportunities at these scenic and historic locations.

Seating/Participation is limited.

SCHEDULE:
2:30 pm - Bus Departure from the Marriott Rivercenter
15 minute drive to Mission San Jose (approx.)
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Time on-site at Mission San Jose (approx.)
10 minute drive to Mission Concepción (approx.)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Time on-site at Mission Concepción (approx.)
5:15 pm - Return arrival back at the Marriott Rivercenter (approx.)

PRICE:  $32

*No refunds are permitted because transportation must be arranged in advance, but you can sell and transfer your ticket to another attendee.

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

Saturday October 10, 2015 2:30pm - 5:15pm
Mission San Jose & Mission Concepción (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 6701 San José Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78214.

2:30pm

Field Trip - San Antonio Botanical Garden
Limited Capacity seats available

This field trip is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com


SIGN-UP:


Step 1: You must purchase you ticket for this field trip here:
https://goo.gl/uOfETh
Please bring your ticket confirmation with you in order to board the bus.

Step 2: Add this field trip to your Click Away schedule.

***Please note only purchased ticket holders will be allowed to add this field trip to their schedule on https://clickaway2015.sched.org . Those who add this field trip to their schedule in the Click Away Sched Scheduling Tool without first purchasing a ticket will be removed from this field trip.***

Join us on this field trip to experience the diversity of 38 acres of tranquility at the San Antonio Botanical Garden! http://www.sabot.org/

With something always new to see at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, each season brings a variety of color and texture in the plant world. The many different garden areas and natural beauty provide and endless supply of photo inspiration. No matter what genre you prefer, this colorful canvas will help you push your creativity.
 
Explore the beautiful formal gardens, encounter tropical selections in the exhibit rooms of the Lucile Halsell Conservatory and discover the Texas Native Trail's showcase of the diverse regions that make up the second largest state of the United States. Savor sweet fragrances in the Rose and Sensory Gardens and experience the beauty of the Sacred Garden, Shade Garden, Gertie’s Garden and other garden displays. Additionally, the bird watch structure has benches for comfort and special viewing portals to see many types of birds including he Painted Bunting, Black-chinned Hummingbird and the Purple Martin. The Botanical Garden’s mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.

Seating/participation is limited.

SCHEDULE:
2:30 pm - Bus Departure from the Marriott Rivercenter
15 minute drive to San Antonio Botanical Garden (approx.)
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Time on-site (approx.)
5:15 pm - Return arrival back at the Marriott Rivercenter (approx.)

PRICE:  $42
(includes Botanical Garden admission fee)

*No refunds are permitted because transportation must be arranged in advance, but you can sell and transfer your ticket to another attendee.

SIGN-UP:

Step 1: You must purchase you ticket for this field trip here:
https://goo.gl/uOfETh
Please bring your ticket confirmation with you in order to board the bus.

Step 2: Add this field trip to your Click Away schedule.

***Please note only purchased ticket holders will be allowed to add this field trip to their schedule on https://clickaway2015.sched.org . Those who add this field trip to their schedule in the Click Away Sched Scheduling Tool without first purchasing a ticket will be removed from this field trip.***

Saturday October 10, 2015 2:30pm - 5:15pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 555 Funston Place San Antonio, TX 78209

2:30pm

Field Trip - Austin, TX - Historic 6th Street
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you get when you combine over 300 days of sunshine, the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capitol of the World,” and 790,000 locals championing the motto of “Keep Austin Weird?” A uniquely eclectic community, vibrant entertainment, culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings that will surprise and entertain with creative and sometimes even wacky experiences!

Join us on this field trip to experience and explore Austin's world famous Historic 6th Street and entertainment district. A part of the National Register of Historic Places, Historic 6th Street offers many shopping, arts, entertainment, food and strolling options! Capture vibrant city life and picturesque street scenes as you explore this gem of a city that draws visitors from the world over. The photo possibilities really are limitless.

Seating/Participation is limited.

SCHEDULE:
2:30 pm - Bus Departure from the Marriott Rivercenter
90 minute drive to 6th Street, Austin, TX (approx.)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Time on-site at 6th Street, Austin, TX (approx.)
9:00 pm - Return arrival back at the Marriott Rivercenter (approx.)

PRICE:  $75

*No refunds are permitted because transportation must be arranged in advance, but you can sell and transfer your ticket to another attendee.

**Note: The large music festival Austin City Limits will be taking place in Austin on this day so expect the area - including historic 6th street - to be crowded.

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

Saturday October 10, 2015 2:30pm - 9:00pm
Austin, TX - Historic 6th Street (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

3:15pm

Field Trip - San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (Afternoon - Group 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

This field trip is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com

Fujifilm is providing each participant with a voucher for a free 8"x12" print. Details will be provided at bus loading.

SIGN-UP:


Step 1: You must purchase you ticket for this field trip here:
https://goo.gl/kkPf6V
Please bring your ticket confirmation with you in order to board the bus.

Step 2: Add this field trip to your Click Away schedule.

***Please note only purchased ticket holders will be allowed to add this field trip to their schedule on https://clickaway2015.sched.org . Those who add this field trip to their schedule in the Click Away Sched Scheduling Tool without first purchasing a ticket will be removed from this field trip.***

Join us on this field trip to experience the beautiful San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden! http://www.saparksfoundation.org/japaneseteagarden.html

Originally created out of an abandoned limestone rock quarry in the early 20th century, the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden has been recently restored in stunning detail and features a lush year-round garden and floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with Koi. The San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is part of San Antonio's beautiful Brackenridge Park complex. Capture the beautiful light, lush greenery, and natural beauty of this hidden gem just a short bus ride from the Marriott Rivercenter.

Seating/Participation is limited.

SCHEDULE:
3:15 pm - Bus Departure from the Marriott Rivercenter
15 minute drive to the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (approx.)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Time on-site at the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (approx.)
5:15 pm - Return arrival back at the Marriott Rivercenter (approx.)

PRICE:  $32

*No refunds are permitted because transportation must be arranged in advance, but you can sell and transfer your ticket to another attendee.

**Please note the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden is not an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible site.

SIGN-UP:

Step 1: You must purchase you ticket for this field trip here:
https://goo.gl/kkPf6V
Please bring your ticket confirmation with you in order to board the bus.

Step 2: Add this field trip to your Click Away schedule.

***Please note only purchased ticket holders will be allowed to add this field trip to their schedule on https://clickaway2015.sched.org . Those who add this field trip to their schedule in the Click Away Sched Scheduling Tool without first purchasing a ticket will be removed from this field trip.***

Saturday October 10, 2015 3:15pm - 5:15pm
San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 3875 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

5:00pm

Field Trip - Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (Styled Shoot and Dinner)
Limited Capacity seats available

MEET AT 4:30 AT MARRIOTT BUS DEPARTURE ZONE.
Join us for this premium field trip which will include shooting styled models, a delicious gourmet dinner, and time to socialize while experiencing the natural beauty of Texas!

The beautiful Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (https://www.sandyoaks.com/) will be the setting for an evening of shooting with a variety of styled models and photography leaders, as well as dinner and time to socialize while strolling the grounds of this beautiful olive orchard ranch. No matter what genre you shoot or where you are on your photography journey, you will cherish this time to put into practice everything that you learned at Click Away, spend time with new and old friends, and shoot styled models in a gorgeous and unique location unlike what most of us get to experience back home.

The schedule and lineup includes styled shooting from 5:30pm-7:30pm (during gorgeous golden hour light!) with the following leaders and model groups:

Senior girl - led by Monica Wilkinson
Mother and daughter - led by Kellie Bieser
Sisters - led by Kristy Dooley
Brothers - led by Kristin Dokoza 
Couple - led by Michelle Turner

Models will be styled to help ensure that you shoot stunning, portfolio quality images that look amazing! Attendee numbers will be kept low (just 53 total, so approximately 10 per model group at any given time) so that you get ample opportunity to rotate through and photograph each of the model groups. The Olive Orchard offers many shooting locations and backdrops to create a variety of imagery, all during stunning golden hour light, so you can walk away with gorgeous, varied, and truly unique photos. After the styled shoot, we'll sit down for dinner, wine, and socializing (which is sure to include new connections, forming of friendships, and lots of laughter!). Food and beverages will include:

- A seasonal garden salad fresh from Sandy Oak's garden
- Chicken Puttanesca with Polenta (Puttanesca is an Italian tomato sauce with olives and capers)
- Olive Oil Cake Parfait with pomegranate, strawberry sauce with whipped cream
- Two glasses of Fall Creek Wine (Choice of red or white)
- Plus, bread, water, iced tea and coffee

About Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard:
One of the first commercial olive orchards in Texas, Sandy Oaks is 20 minutes south of San Antonio. While best known for the olive trees, olive oil and the various olive oil and olive leaf based skin care products it produces, Sandy Oaks is also celebrated for its emphasis on hospitality and educating the public on the benefits and various uses of olive oil. The main orchard itself covers a 40-acre tract of the ranch, with some 11,000 trees planted among the massive live oaks dotting the property. A nursery holds up to 10,000 or more olive seedlings and shoots at any one time. Sandy stocks the trees to expand her orchard and to sell to others who would like to join in the adventure of growing olive trees. 

Seating/Participation is very limited for the special premium field trip with styled shooting so reserve your spot before it is sold out!

SCHEDULE:
5:00 pm - Bus Departure from the Marriott
30 minute drive to Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (approx.)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Styled shooting at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (approx.)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Dinner, social/free shooting
9:30 pm - Return arrival back at the Marriott (approx.)

PRICE:  $250

*No refunds are permitted because transportation must be arranged in advance, but you can sell and transfer your ticket to another attendee.

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

Saturday October 10, 2015 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 25195 Mathis Rd, Elmendorf, TX 78112

5:45pm

Field Trip - San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (Evening - Group 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

This field trip is sponsored by Fujifilm
http://www.fujifilmclickxseries.com

Fujifilm is providing each participant with a voucher for a free 8"x12" print. Details will be provided at bus loading.

Join us on this field trip to experience the beautiful San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden! http://www.saparksfoundation.org/japaneseteagarden.html

Originally created out of an abandoned limestone rock quarry in the early 20th century, the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden has been recently restored in stunning detail and features a lush year-round garden and floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with Koi. The San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is part of San Antonio's beautiful Brackenridge Park complex. Capture the beautiful light, lush greenery, and natural beauty of this hidden gem just a short bus ride from the Marriott Rivercenter.

Seating/Participation is limited.

SCHEDULE:
5:45 pm - Bus Departure from the Marriott Rivercenter
15 minute drive to the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (approx.)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Time on-site at the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (approx.)
7:45 pm - Return arrival back at the Marriott Rivercenter (approx.)

PRICE:  $32

*No refunds are permitted because transportation must be arranged in advance, but you can sell and transfer your ticket to another attendee.

**Please note the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden is not an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible site.

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --


Saturday October 10, 2015 5:45pm - 7:45pm
San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 3875 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212