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Thursday, October 8
 

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Family Photojournalism: Stories from Home (Jessica Thomason)
Limited Capacity seats available

Of all the stories you tell with your camera, the story of your own family might be the most meaningful. We are our own personal historians, so how can we tell our story in an authentic and meaningful way? Join Jessica Thomason as she discusses her motivations and methods for documenting her own family. She will share her thought process during shooting and will take you step by step through a personal documentary-style session. Topics will include dealing with different types of lighting conditions, changing your perspective to capture the most compelling image, and learning to recognize the story unfolding before you. A lecture and open discussion will be followed by an "in-home" style personal shoot in which you will observe and shoot alongside Jessica with the opportunity to ask questions about her process.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover the significance of telling your family's story.
2. Learn important concepts that will elevate your images from 'snapshots' to storytelling imagery.
3. Learn how to recognize the story in front of you and how to go about telling it visually.
4. Understand compositional tools for documentary photography.
5. Discuss knowing the rules and knowing when it is okay to break them.
6. Learn how to appropriately use a wide variety of light (both good and bad).

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Lensbaby Practice: Light of the Masters with a Modern Twist (Caroline Jensen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Caroline is sponsored by Lensbaby
http://www.lensbaby.com

Learn how to translate the gorgeous light of the Dutch Masters into emotive images enhanced with Lensbaby lenses. In this program with Caroline Jensen, you will practice this technique by photographing a female model while Caroline teaches you how to anticipate how Lensbaby lenses will distort light, how to use proper settings, and how to use elements such as fabric and motion to make the most of your Lensbaby images! This program is not a replacement for Caroline's much longer and more in-depth workshop "Shooting 215: Step by Step with Lensbaby" through Clickin Moms University. This 75-minute program is unique and will cover hands-on shooting with Caroline. Please bring your own Lensbaby lens and optics if possible.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how the classic lighting patterns of the Dutch Masters (Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Pieter de Hooch) work seamlessly with modern Lensbaby lenses.
2. Learn how to pair Lensbaby lenses with fabric, motion, and light to create unique imagery infused with emotion.
3. Practice shooting a model with guidance, including tips for choosing focal points and aperture, while maximizing the chance "happy accidents."
4. Learn to manage chaos by anticipating how lenses distort light and bokeh areas and how to minimize dizzying effects.

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Instructor, Creative Photography Network
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds... Read More →

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

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Seeing with Your Heart and Mind: Meeting Your Artistic Vision (Jan Tyler)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this program with Jan Tyler you will be encouraged to think and feel like an artist as you use the full realm of your senses to observe the world. You will explore creative in-camera techniques to help you communicate your vision to others. You will also gather tools for future post processing that will help you fulfill your artistic vision. Students are encouraged to bring creative lens options such as a Lensbaby or macro lens if they desire.

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 and how the photographer and/or the subject felt in the created image while 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 encouraged.)
5. Learn to use creative in-camera techniques to reach your artistic vision.
6. Discuss how to create images that can be used as textures and overlays to help enhance your artistic visions in future post processing.

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 →

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

The Power of Posing: Create Perfect Poses and Boost Your Business (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you fear directing your clients during a session, or feel that you end up with stiff and emotionless images, this program is for you! Join Cat Hepple to see a step-by-step demonstration on how to create gorgeous poses filled with genuine, natural emotion. Working with models, Cat will show you a series of poses that she uses in her sessions, help you gain confidence, and demonstrate how to build rapport with your clients so they trust you every step of the way. Not only will you learn and be able to practice how to pose clients, you will also learn why emotion is so important and how to evoke emotion in your session so that you can create romantic and artistic images your clients will love.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to pose your clients, including hands, arms, feet and heads.
2. Learn six major posing mistakes to avoid.
3. Discuss easy ways to get to know your client and how to understand your clients concerns about being photographed.
4. Discuss what to do if you or your client are really struggling during a session.
5. Learn how to avoid some of the most common problems when posing adults.
6. Learn how to pose subjects who are self-conscious.

Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Creating Raw and Organic Imagery with Ordinary Light and Small Spaces in and Around Your Home (Celeste Pavlik)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Celeste Pavlik will share her tips on how to create raw and organic imagery of your subject utilizing only the natural light found in and around your home. In this program, you will learn the various ways to approach a small space and ways to manipulate your subject and space to work with your vision and your style. Whether you shoot with a wide angle or telephoto lens, a prime or zoom lens, you'll learn how to use the gear and the space you have to create work that speaks to you.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn ways to create several types of images using one lens (portrait, detail, environmental, and more!)
2. Learn how to approach a small space and maximize it to create the work that speaks to you. This will include discussion of lens choice, angles, perspective, and subject placement with regard to light source.
3. Understand different types of light, including a comparison of various types of natural light; split lighting, back lighting, dramatic light, hard and flat light; and when to use ambient light and artificial light present in your scene to add or take away from your photo.
4. Learn about camera settings, including managing highlights and shadows in your histogram, white balance, and the exposure triangle.
5. Discuss post processing in ACR & Photoshop and will touch on similarities between PS and LR.

Instructors
avatar for Celeste Pavlik

Celeste Pavlik

Mentor ClickinMoms
Known for her dramatic use of light and admiration of black and white photography, Maryland photographer Celeste Pavlik has a gift for capturing a wide array of emotions in her honest and organic imagery of her subjects. While the subject of her lens is most often one, or all four... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Moments in Motherhood: The Art of Breastfeeding Photography (Mae Burke)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Join Mae Burke as she shares her knowledge of Motherhood Portraiture by walking you through a session with a breastfeeding mother and her baby. Mae will demonstrate how she is so successful at creating moving, intimate photographs by placing the primary focus on the mother.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why Motherhood Portraiture is important.
2. Learn how to style a new mother in a way that is natural and flattering.
3. Learn how to pose a new mother in a variety of ways including while breastfeeding her baby.
4. Discover new ways of telling a mother's story through your session.

Instructors
avatar for Mae Burke

Mae Burke

Owner/Photographer, Mae Burke Photography
I am a passionate wife, mother, and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, I capture the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Sharing the beauty of Motherhood and... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Perfect Posing: Newborn Photography Workflow (Nicole Everson)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Nicole Everson as she walks attendees through her newborn session workflow. Nicole will use a life-like newborn posing doll to demonstrate lighting, posing, wrapping and how to get the most out of every pose. Learn to transition seamlessly from one pose to the next, ensuring a gallery full of variety and clients who adore the beautiful photos of their precious new family member.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to achieve the look of natural light using studio strobes.
2. Learn how to master newborn posing.
3. Understand how to transition from one pose to another for a smooth session.

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc 35 year old mom of 4, I opened my full service studio 13 years ago, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but most know in the teaching industry for my maternity and newborns. I have a big personality, with a very tough worth ethic. I love the challenge that comes from fighting for yo... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Creative Storytelling (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to break the mold when it comes to taking creative storytelling photographs. Brit will teach attendees how to go beyond a portrait to truly narrate the story of her subject(s). Attendees will learn how to use creative light and composition to turn everyday moments into works of art. Learn about the different elements (light, composition, expressions, processing) that tell the story. Brit will talk about why it's important to be both a fly on the wall and an active participant during the session. Add depth and dimension to your photo stories by capturing the in between moments and the oh-so-important details.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the different elements in a photo and how they affect the story.
2. Understand when to sit back and let moments happen, and when to jump in and participate to create moments.
3. Attendees will know which details to include to round out a story.

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

3:15pm CDT

Exploring Slow Shutter Portraits (Mickie DeVries)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Come explore the endless artistic possibilities of taking portraits with slow shutter speeds. In this class, Mickie DeVries will demonstrate how you can use slow shutter speeds to further your creative vision and she will answer your questions while attendees take turns modeling and photographing each other. After the conclusion of the conference, attendees will receive a downloadable editing video and downloadable pdf including "before and after" examples demonstrating this technique along with the information discussed in class. For those who would like to participate in shooting exercises a tripod is encouraged, but not required.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss equipment requirements and optimal conditions for achieving a successful slow shutter portrait.
2. Learn how to choose your settings and make adjustments to enhance your vision.
3. Learn how to make your subject more opaque or transparent.
4. Discuss possible uses for this technique.


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 →

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Picture Perfect: Capturing the Love Between Mother and Baby (Leigh Ripps)
Limited Capacity seats available

The image that will always sell from a newborn session is the one of a mama with her new baby. Join Leigh Ripps in this interactive shooting program to learn how to develop a strong connection between mother and child through posing, to create images that capture the love and joy of a new baby. The information taught in this class can be utilized in both a studio or lifestyle setting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to find the most flattering lighting and angles for a new mom so she will look her best.
2. Learn to guide mom through a series of prompts to elicit natural expressions towards her baby.
3. Learn to flow through various poses to create variety in a series of images of mother and baby.

Instructors
avatar for Leigh Ripps

Leigh Ripps

Fresh Light Photography
Leigh Ripps of Fresh Light Photography has been serving her clients out of her Houston portrait studio since 2011. She had developed her unique genre of organic portraits that strives to photograph her subjects simply and naturally with nothing to distract from their inherent bea... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

Lensbaby Practice: Light of the Masters with a Modern Twist (Caroline Jensen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Caroline is sponsored by Lensbaby
http://www.lensbaby.com

Learn how to translate the gorgeous light of the Dutch Masters into emotive images enhanced with Lensbaby lenses. In this program with Caroline Jensen, you will practice this technique by photographing a female model while Caroline teaches you how to anticipate how Lensbaby lenses will distort light, how to use proper settings, and how to use elements such as fabric and motion to make the most of your Lensbaby images! This program is not a replacement for Caroline's much longer and more in-depth workshop "Shooting 215: Step by Step with Lensbaby" through Clickin Moms University. This 75-minute program is unique and will cover hands-on shooting with Caroline. Please bring your own Lensbaby lens and optics if possible.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how the classic lighting patterns of the Dutch Masters (Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Pieter de Hooch) work seamlessly with modern Lensbaby lenses.
2. Learn how to pair Lensbaby lenses with fabric, motion, and light to create unique imagery infused with emotion.
3. Practice shooting a model with guidance, including tips for choosing focal points and aperture, while maximizing the chance "happy accidents."
4. Learn to manage chaos by anticipating how lenses distort light and bokeh areas and how to minimize dizzying effects.

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Instructor, Creative Photography Network
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

Picture Perfect: Capturing the Love Between Mother and Baby (Leigh Ripps)
Limited Capacity seats available

The image that will always sell from a newborn session is the one of a mama with her new baby. Join Leigh Ripps in this interactive shooting program to learn how to develop a strong connection between mother and child through posing, to create images that capture the love and joy of a new baby. The information taught in this class can be utilized in both a studio or lifestyle setting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to find the most flattering lighting and angles for a new mom so she will look her best.
2. Learn to guide mom through a series of prompts to elicit natural expressions towards her baby.
3. Learn to flow through various poses to create variety in a series of images of mother and baby.

Instructors
avatar for Leigh Ripps

Leigh Ripps

Fresh Light Photography
Leigh Ripps of Fresh Light Photography has been serving her clients out of her Houston portrait studio since 2011. She had developed her unique genre of organic portraits that strives to photograph her subjects simply and naturally with nothing to distract from their inherent bea... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

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 CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

Studio Lighting for the Film Photographer (Sandra Coan)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sandra Coan for an introduction to studio strobes for film photographers. Sandra will cover what gear you need, how to set it up to work with your vintage film cameras, how to meter for black and white and color, and how to position your lights to create a soft, natural light look. Participants will need to supply their own film camera and film. Portra 800 is recommended.

Learning Objectives:
1. Film photographers will learn the basics of working with studio strobes and vintage film cameras in combination.
2. Learn how to properly meter.
3. Learn how to create the illusion of natural light.

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 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

8:30am CDT

The Power of Posing: Create Perfect Poses and Boost Your Business (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you fear directing your clients during a session, or feel that you end up with stiff and emotionless images, this program is for you! Join Cat Hepple to see a step-by-step demonstration on how to create gorgeous poses filled with genuine, natural emotion. Working with models, Cat will show you a series of poses that she uses in her sessions, help you gain confidence, and demonstrate how to build rapport with your clients so they trust you every step of the way. Not only will you learn and be able to practice how to pose clients, you will also learn why emotion is so important and how to evoke emotion in your session so that you can create romantic and artistic images your clients will love.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to pose your clients, including hands, arms, feet and heads.
2. Learn six major posing mistakes to avoid.
3. Discuss easy ways to get to know your client and how to understand your clients worries about being photographed.
4. Discuss what to do if you or your client are really struggling during a session.
5. Learn how to avoid some of the most common problems when posing adults.
6. Learn how to pose subjects who are self-conscious.

Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

All About Light: Making the Most of Any Lighting Situation (Rachael Boer)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to use light to your advantage to create beautiful portraits, no matter what the conditions! During this 75-minute interactive shoot using adult models, Rachael Boer will demonstrate how to master shooting in numerous lighting conditions, including full sun, open shade, dappled shade, and backlight. She will also help you explore shaping light with reflectors, diffusers, and natural reflective surfaces and will teach you how to evaluate lighting patterns on your subject's face and position the subject in relation to the light for the most flattering outcome. Walk away from this program with confidence to create great images no matter what lighting conditions you face as you learn to work WITH the light, not against it.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain skills to handle a variety of lighting conditions including full sun, open shade, and backlighting.
2. Learn to evaluate lighting conditions and choose the correct modifier (if needed), such as reflector or diffuser.
3. Learn to evaluate the effect of different lighting on the subject's face, and position the subject in relation to the light for the most flattering outcome.

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

Owner/Lead Photographer, Rachael Boer Photography
I am a wedding and portrait photographer in the Washington DC area. I specialize in modern, authentic images which bring out the personality of my subjects. I love coffee, my three kids, off-camera lighting, in-person sales, a good novel, staying up late, and talking shop with other... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Creating Raw and Organic Imagery with Ordinary Light and Small Spaces in and Around Your Home (Celeste Pavlik)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Celeste Pavlik will share her tips on how to create raw and organic imagery of your subject utilizing only the natural light found in and around your home. In this program, you will learn the various ways to approach a small space and ways to manipulate your subject and space to work with your vision and your style. Whether you shoot with a wide angle or telephoto lens, a prime or zoom lens, you'll learn how to use the gear and the space you have to create work that speaks to you.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn ways to create several types of images using one lens (portrait, detail, environmental, and more!)
2. Learn how to approach a small space and maximize it to create the work that speaks to you. This will include discussion of lens choice, angles, perspective and subject placement with regard to light source.
3. Understand different types of light, including a comparison of various types of natural light; split lighting, back lighting, dramatic light, hard and flat light; and when to use ambient light and artificial light present in your scene to add or take away from your photo.
4. Learn about camera settings, including managing highlights and shadows in your histogram, white balance, and the exposure triangle.
5. Discuss post processing in ACR & Photoshop and will touch on similarities between PS and LR.

Instructors
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Celeste Pavlik

Mentor ClickinMoms
Known for her dramatic use of light and admiration of black and white photography, Maryland photographer Celeste Pavlik has a gift for capturing a wide array of emotions in her honest and organic imagery of her subjects. While the subject of her lens is most often one, or all four... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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
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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 CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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
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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 CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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
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Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

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

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

1:30pm CDT

Creative Storytelling (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to break the mold when it comes to taking creative storytelling photographs. Brit will teach attendees how to go beyond a portrait to truly narrate the story of her subject(s). Attendees will learn how to use creative light and composition to turn everyday moments into works of art. Learn about the different elements (light, composition, expressions, processing) that tell the story. Brit will talk about why it's important to be both a fly on the wall and an active participant during the session. Add depth and dimension to your photo stories by capturing the in between moments and the oh-so-important details.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the different elements in a photo and how they affect the story.
2. Understand when to sit back and let moments happen, and when to jump in and participate to create moments.
3. Attendees will know which details to include to round out a story.







Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Getting Variety in your Portrait Photography (Sally Kate Molhoek)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Break free from the trap of the "same old" and explore variety in your portrait photography. Participate in a photo session with children as Sally Kate Molhoek challenges you to think beyond the standard head shot. Experiment with creative angles and viewpoints, vary focal lengths, change lenses often, and play with less-than-optimum light to make creative and artistic images, any time of day, all while not forgetting to capture the little details that help tell a greater story. This energetic, hands-on session will invigorate the hobbyist and pro alike as the busy season approaches.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of varying angle, viewpoint, and focal length within the same session.
2. Learn creative ways to use less-optimum light, and how to use it to your advantage.
3. Be inspired to pay attention to details, background elements and expressions as part of the greater story.
4. Learn to think beyond "standard" and "safe" and escape the fear of taking chances.

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

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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
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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 CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Moments in Motherhood: The Art of Breastfeeding Photography (Mae Burke)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Join Mae Burke as she shares her knowledge of Motherhood Portraiture by walking you through a session with a breastfeeding mother and her baby. Mae will demonstrate how she is so successful at creating moving, intimate photographs by placing the primary focus on the mother.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why Motherhood Portraiture is important.
2. Learn how to style a new mother in a way that is natural and flattering.
3. Learn how to pose a new mother in a variety of ways including while breastfeeding her baby.
4. Discover new ways of telling a mother's story through your session.

Instructors
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Mae Burke

Owner/Photographer, Mae Burke Photography
I am a passionate wife, mother, and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, I capture the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Sharing the beauty of Motherhood and... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Unposed: Everyday On-Location Family Photography (Lauren Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is for photographers interested in capturing authentic, un-posed moments in the lives of clients, family and friends. Lauren Mitchell will share her approach to photographing families in-home or at a location that is part of their everyday lives. She will also help you do a little (or a lot) of soul searching to go beyond the surface -- to find your "why" -- in order to connect to clients on a deeper, more meaningful level. This program will include an information-packed discussion on the "hows" and "whys" of storytelling photography, followed by first-hand shooting and participating in an on-location family session.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to shoot from the heart - know your "why" and access the tools to discover it.
2. Discover beauty in the everyday and mundane. Embrace imperfections and let go of expectations.
3. Learn how to connect with your clients prior to the session to be able to tell their story in the most authentic way possible; understand why talking in person is the key to having a better session.
4. Learn how to compose a photograph in order to tell a more captivating story: create visual depth, frame your subject, anticipate the right moment, shoot from all angles, capture the details, and when to shoot close and when to get the bigger picture.
5. Receive tips for working with families during the shoot, such as knowing how to put them at ease, knowing when to photograph and when to put the camera down, directing families to activities without posing or manipulating a scene, and working with artificial light when natural light isn't possible.
6. Discuss how to cull and edit to be able to get to the essence of the client's shoot.

Instructors
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Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell Photography
**For all attending my boutique class or those interested with questions, you can reach me at laurenmitchellphoto@gmail.com or leave a message on my FB page. Can't wait to see you there!

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Exploring Slow Shutter Portraits (Mickie DeVries)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Come explore the endless artistic possibilities of taking portraits with slow shutter speeds. In this class, Mickie DeVries will demonstrate how you can use slow shutter speeds to further your creative vision and she will answer your questions while attendees take turns modeling and photographing each other. After the conclusion of the conference, attendees will receive a downloadable editing video and downloadable pdf including "before and after" examples demonstrating this technique along with the information discussed in class. For those who would like to participate in shooting exercises a tripod is encouraged, but not required.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss equipment requirements and optimal conditions for achieving a successful slow shutter portrait.
2. Learn how to choose your settings and make adjustments to enhance your vision.
3. Learn how to make your subject more opaque or transparent.
4. Discuss possible uses for this technique.

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 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Family Photojournalism: Stories from Home (Jessica Thomason)
Limited Capacity seats available

Of all the stories you tell with your camera, the story of your own family might be the most meaningful. We are our own personal historians, so how can we tell our story in an authentic and meaningful way? Join Jessica Thomason as she discusses her motivations and methods for documenting her own family, talks through her thought process during shooting and takes you step by step through a personal documentary-style session. Topics will include dealing with different types of lighting conditions, changing your perspective to capture the most compelling image, and learning to recognize the story unfolding before you. A lecture and open discussion will be followed by an "in-home" style personal shoot in which you will observe and shoot alongside Jessica with the opportunity to ask questions about her process.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover the significance of telling your family's story.
2. Learn important concepts that will elevate your images from 'snapshots' to storytelling imagery.
3. Learn how to recognize the story in front of you and how to go about telling it visually.
4. Understand compositional tools for documentary photography.
5. Discuss knowing the rules and knowing when it is okay to break them.
6. Learn how to appropriately use a wide variety of light (both good and bad).

Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Perfect Posing: Newborn Photography Workflow (Nicole Everson)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Nicole Everson as she walks attendees through her newborn session workflow. Nicole will use a life-like newborn posing doll to demonstrate lighting, posing, wrapping and how to get the most out of every pose. Learn to transition seamlessly from one pose to the next, ensuring a gallery full of variety and clients who adore the beautiful photos of their precious new family member.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to achieve the look of natural light using studio strobes.
2. Learn how to master newborn posing.
3. Understand how to transition from one pose to another for a smooth session.

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc 35 year old mom of 4, I opened my full service studio 13 years ago, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but most know in the teaching industry for my maternity and newborns. I have a big personality, with a very tough worth ethic. I love the challenge that comes from fighting for yo... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Seeing with Your Heart and Mind: Meeting Your Artistic Vision (Jan Tyler)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this program with Jan Tyler you will be encouraged to think and feel like an artist as you use the full realm of your senses to observe the world. You will explore creative in-camera techniques to help you communicate your vision to others. You will also gather tools for future post processing that will help you fulfill your artistic vision. Students are encouraged to bring creative lens options such as a Lensbaby or macro lens if they desire.

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 while 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 encouraged.)
5. Learn to use creative in-camera techniques to reach your artistic vision.
6. Discuss how to create images that can be used as textures and overlays to help enhance your artistic visions in future post processing.

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

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Creative Focus: Thinking Outside of the Box (Celeste Pavlik)
Limited Capacity seats available

Celeste 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. Celeste uses a Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 7D and Canon lenses including: 100mm f2.8; 85mm f1.8; 24-70L f2.8.

Expand the possibilities of the way you see through your lens! Join Celeste Pavlik in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience and learn how to incorporate Freelensing, Lensbaby, and/ or Macro work into your genre. Whether the subject is portraiture, landscape, architecture, or street, you will learn what to look for in a scene in order to create the most compelling composition. Celeste will also discuss light and it's impact on your shooting as well as how to set the shot before pressing the shutter. Engage in an open dialogue and conversation with Celeste as you walk around San Antonio while putting into practice one or more of these specialty lenses or techniques. Attendees are encouraged to bring a Lensbaby, Macro, and/or any prime lens between 40mm-85mm range for freelensing. In addition, a neck strap and either a tabletop tripod or tripod for camera stabilization is suggested.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss freelensing, macro, and Lensbaby photography with a strong emphasis on using light, form, and shadows.
2. Learn what freelensing is and discuss safety considerations.
3. Learn about Lensbaby lenses, how to manipulate your plane of focus, adjust settings, and how to use live view.
4. Learn about the macro lens, how to use manual focus, and optimal camera settings for macro photography.

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 Celeste Pavlik

Celeste Pavlik

Mentor ClickinMoms
Known for her dramatic use of light and admiration of black and white photography, Maryland photographer Celeste Pavlik has a gift for capturing a wide array of emotions in her honest and organic imagery of her subjects. While the subject of her lens is most often one, or all four... Read More →

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

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Family Photojournalism: When You Only Have an Hour (Jessica Thomason)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jessica Thomason on a golden hour shooting demonstration in which she will document a family outing and explain how she approaches documentary photography when she has only a limited amount of time to tell a story in an outdoor setting. Photograph a small family alongside Jessica with the goal of creating storytelling images that parents will cherish.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to balance the "fly on the wall" approach when bringing out the big camera in public.
2. Learn how to using golden hour light to the fullest.
3. Learn how to use compositional techniques to tell a full story in only a few frames.

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Light Play: Creating Emotive Images (Bre Thurston)
Limited Capacity seats available

Bre 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. Bre uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 35L, 85L, 70-200.

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Moments in Motherhood: The Art of Maternity Photography (Mae Burke)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Join Mae Burke as she shares her knowledge of motherhood portraiture during this Golden Hour Shooting Experience. Mae will walk you through a maternity session with an expecting couple and explain why she focuses the session on the mother to create beautiful photos of family connection.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why motherhood portraiture is important.
2. Learn how to pose a family around the expecting mother in a natural manner.
3. Learn how to style a new mother in a way that is natural and flattering.
4. Think about how to tell a mother's story through your session.

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 Mae Burke

Mae Burke

Owner/Photographer, Mae Burke Photography
I am a passionate wife, mother, and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, I capture the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Sharing the beauty of Motherhood and... Read More →

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

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Romancing the Light (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

Cat is a Canon shooter and Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Shooting Large Families Without Fear (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Emily uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 35mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L.

Are you comfortable with small family groups, but large or extended family shoots make you nervous? This session is for you! There is no need to be afraid of large groups -- the interactions and emotions that you can achieve with large families can result in fun, engaging sessions and amazing images. In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Emily Jackson, you will work together to direct and pose an extended family, and Emily will provide lots of tips so that you no longer fear big groups!

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain confidence when working with large groups or extended families.
2. Learn how to break a larger group into smaller groups to enhance your final gallery.
3. Discuss how to focus on connection and how to pose to create connection.

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

5:00pm CDT

Storytelling in the Golden Hour: Using Light to Shape your Vision (Lauren Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learn how to use light as a means of enhancing the honest, authentic moments captured in the lives of clients, family and friends. In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Lauren Mitchell, you will learn to capture your own stories while enhancing emotion and mood with the use of golden hour light. Additionally, you will shoot in tricky lighting situations (if applicable) to challenge yourselves to be able to anticipate the moment over the perfect setting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to enhance mood with light and understand how light and emotion go hand-in-hand.
2. Learn how to be aware of the emotion of any given moment during a shoot and how to position yourself to make the most of the available light.
3. Learn to work what you've got -- how to shoot in tricky lighting situations; put the moment before the perfect setting.

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 Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell Photography
**For all attending my boutique class or those interested with questions, you can reach me at laurenmitchellphoto@gmail.com or leave a message on my FB page. Can't wait to see you there!

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

5:00pm CDT

The Golden Child: Embracing the Light! (Elizabeth Blank)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Couples Photography: Creating Expressive and Natural Images (Jamie Brinkman)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Knowing how to elicit the most natural expressions from a couple is so important! Join Jamie Brinkman in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to learn how to engage with your couples in a number of ways to help them get comfortable and give you the best version of themselves. This program will cover everything from how to prepare your clients, how you engage with them during the session through conversation, and how to pose them. Every couple is different and through photographing a couple in this program you will learn how to bring out each couple's unique personality for the most natural looking photos.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to take better photos of a couple.
2. Learn how to take more natural, expressive photos through talking, posing, and demonstrating.
3. Learn how to create beautiful, timeless, romantic photos that also capture the personalities of your the couples.

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 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 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Creating Emotive Lensbaby Portraits Through Movement and Blur (Caroline Jensen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Caroline is sponsored by Lensbaby
http://www.lensbaby.com

Capturing moving subjects with manual focus can be difficult, but this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Caroline Jensen will share simple techniques for strengthening both of these skills. Flowing fabric, wind, and movement will pair with structured shooting to create images that seem entirely spontaneous and elegant. This session will consist of a shooting demonstration with models and an interactive Q&A followed by a guided open shoot. This program is not a replacement for Caroline's much longer and more in-depth workshop "Shooting 215: Step by Step with Lensbaby" through Clickin Moms University. This 2-hour program is unique and will cover hands-on shooting with Caroline. Please bring your own Lensbaby lenses to this session.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to create, control, and enhance the movement of hair and clothing.
2. Discover ways to make focusing on a moving subject easier when using a Lensbaby.
3. Learn to minimize the chaos of crazy bokeh and dizzying blur in an outdoor environment.

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 Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Instructor, Creative Photography Network
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds... Read More →

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

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Dynamic Posing and Lighting for Couples (Rachael Boer)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Rachael Boer will focus on creating dynamic images of couples using creative posing and lighting techniques. During this interactive course with a couple, we will learn a variety of posing strategies that will translate into natural, authentic images. Different lighting techniques will also be covered, including using a reflector and off-camera flash (OCF) to produce beautiful lighting conditions during golden hour. These techniques will easily translate to your next engagement session or wedding. If you have a reflector or speedlight/speedlite, don't forget to bring it along!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn several basic rules of posing for couples and become comfortable with creating natural poses.
2. Learn to evaluate lighting conditions and choose the correct modifier, if needed, such as reflector, diffuser, or off-camera flash.
3. Become comfortable with basic off-camera flash techniques and understand the different looks achieved through using various modifiers (soft box, umbrella, grid, bare flash, gelled flash).

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 Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

Owner/Lead Photographer, Rachael Boer Photography
I am a wedding and portrait photographer in the Washington DC area. I specialize in modern, authentic images which bring out the personality of my subjects. I love coffee, my three kids, off-camera lighting, in-person sales, a good novel, staying up late, and talking shop with other... Read More →

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

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Maternity Photography: Finding the Light to Make her Glow (Nicole Everson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Nicole 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.
Nicole uses a Canon Mark II and Canon Mark III, and Canon lenses including: 24-70 2.8, 50 1.2, 85 1.4, 70-200 2.8, 135, 100 macro.

Leah Maria Couture will be styling and provding the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Nicole Everson for a maternity session in the golden hour. Learn about Nicole's approach to maternity photography using styled pregnant models. Nicole will share how she took the one part of her business that was making the smallest profit and pushed herself to make it a big money maker by making every mother a goddess.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to pose and direct a pregnant woman.
2. Understand how to make your client feel comfortable and beautiful.
3. Understand how to bring out emotion in your images.

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 Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc 35 year old mom of 4, I opened my full service studio 13 years ago, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but most know in the teaching industry for my maternity and newborns. I have a big personality, with a very tough worth ethic. I love the challenge that comes from fighting for yo... Read More →

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

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Sun-Kissed Teen and High School Senior Portraits (Holli True)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Holli uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 50mm 1.2L, 85mm 1.8.

Learn how to capture gorgeous, natural light and feature it as an important element within your images. Join Holli True in this interactive evening shoot and learn how backlighting, sunflare, and bokeh can take your photography to new heights. You'll learn how to achieve soft, buttery lighting in your images, while maintaining emphasis on your subject. Holli will share her secrets as you chase the sun and photograph a senior girl using nothing more than a reflector during this natural light shoot.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to achieve beautiful backlighting.
2. Learn how to capturing sunflare.
3. Learn how to capture bokeh.
4. Learn how to hold and use a reflector when you shoot on your own.

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 Holli True

Holli True

Owner/Photographer, Holli True
I am a dreamer, a thinker, a chaser and a doer. Inspiration runs deep through my veins, which makes me a little restless from time to time. I like to think it's just creativity calling my name, tempting me to get out and explore the beauty that surrounds me. I'm an Oregon girl... Read More →

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

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

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 CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Saturday, October 10
 

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

All About Light: Making the Most of Any Lighting Situation (Rachael Boer)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to use light to your advantage to create beautiful portraits, no matter what the conditions! During this 75-minute interactive shoot using adult models, Rachael Boer will demonstrate how to master shooting in numerous lighting conditions, including full sun, open shade, dappled shade, and backlight. She will also help you explore shaping light with reflectors, diffusers, and natural reflective surfaces and will teach you how to evaluate lighting patterns on your subject's face and position the subject in relation to the light for the most flattering outcome. Walk away from this program with confidence to create great images no matter what lighting conditions you face as you learn to work WITH the light, not against it.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain skills to handle a variety of lighting conditions including full sun, open shade, and backlighting.
2. Learn to evaluate lighting conditions and choose the correct modifier (if needed), such as reflector or diffuser.
3. Learn to evaluate the effect of different lighting on the subject's face, and position the subject in relation to the light for the most flattering outcome.

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

Owner/Lead Photographer, Rachael Boer Photography
I am a wedding and portrait photographer in the Washington DC area. I specialize in modern, authentic images which bring out the personality of my subjects. I love coffee, my three kids, off-camera lighting, in-person sales, a good novel, staying up late, and talking shop with other... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
Room 11 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

Getting Variety in your Portrait Photography (Sally Kate Molhoek)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Break free from the trap of the "same old" and explore variety in your portrait photography. Participate in a photo session with children as Sally Kate Molhoek challenges you to think beyond the standard head shot. Experiment with creative angles and viewpoints, vary focal lengths, change lenses often, and play with less-than-optimum light to make creative and artistic images, any time of day, all while not forgetting to capture the little details that help tell a greater story. This energetic, hands-on session will invigorate the hobbyist and pro alike as the busy season approaches.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of varying angle, viewpoint, and focal length within the same session.
2. Learn creative ways to use less-optimum light, and how to use it to your advantage.
3. Be inspired to pay attention to details, background elements and expressions as part of the greater story.
4. Learn to think beyond "standard" and "safe" and escape the fear of taking chances.

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 →

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

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 CDT
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

Studio Lighting for the Film Photographer (Sandra Coan)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sandra Coan for an introduction to studio strobes for film photographers. Sandra will cover what gear you need, how to set it up to work with your vintage film cameras, how to meter for black and white and color, and how to position your lights to create a soft, natural light look. Participants will need to supply their own film camera and film. Portra 800 is recommended.

Learning Objectives:
1. Film photographers will learn the basics of working with studio strobes and vintage film cameras in combination.
2. Learn how to properly meter.
3. Learn how to create the illusion of natural light.

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.

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

Unposed: Everyday On-Location Family Photography (Lauren Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is for photographers interested in capturing authentic, un-posed moments in the lives of clients, family and friends. Lauren Mitchell will share her approach to photographing families in-home or at a location that is part of their everyday lives. She will also help you do a little (or a lot) of soul searching to go beyond the surface -- to find your "why" -- in order to connect to clients on a deeper, more meaningful level. This program will include an information-packed discussion on the "hows" and "whys" of storytelling photography, followed by first-hand shooting and participating in an on-location family session.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to shoot from the heart - know your "why" and access the tools to discover it.
2. Discover beauty in the everyday and mundane. Embrace imperfections and let go of expectations.
3. Learn how to connect with your clients prior to the session to be able to tell their story in the most authentic way possible; understand why talking in person is the key to having a better session.
4. Learn how to compose a photograph in order to tell a more captivating story: create visual depth, frame your subject, anticipate the right moment, shoot from all angles, capture the details, and when to shoot close and when to get the bigger picture.
5. Receive tips for working with families during the shoot, such as knowing how to put them at ease, knowing when to photograph and when to put the camera down, directing families to activities without posing or manipulating a scene, and working with artificial light when natural light isn't possible.
6. Discuss how to cull and edit to be able to get to the essence of the client's shoot.

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell Photography
**For all attending my boutique class or those interested with questions, you can reach me at laurenmitchellphoto@gmail.com or leave a message on my FB page. Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
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 CDT

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 CDT
San Antonio Botanical Garden (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 555 Funston Place San Antonio, TX 78209

2:30pm CDT

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 CDT
Austin, TX - Historic 6th Street (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

3:15pm CDT

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 CDT
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 CDT

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 CDT
Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard (Bus Loading at Marriott Lobby Level, E Commerce Street Entrance) 25195 Mathis Rd, Elmendorf, TX 78112

5:45pm CDT

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 CDT
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