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Thursday, October 8
 

10:15am

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

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


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

10:15am

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

10:15am

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

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

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

10:15am

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

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


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

1:30pm

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

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


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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Meg Bitton

Meg Bitton

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


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

3:15pm

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

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

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

Speakers

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

3:15pm

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Candice Zugich

Candice Zugich

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


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

8:30am

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

10:15am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Meg Bitton

Meg Bitton

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


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

10:15am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

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

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

10:15am

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

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

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

10:15am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gardella

Michelle Gardella

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


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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
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 →


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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

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

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

3:15pm

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

3:15pm

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

5:00pm

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

The Gaggle Photography

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jan Tyler

Jan Tyler

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

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

5:30pm

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

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

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

9:00am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Candice Zugich

Candice Zugich

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


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

9:00am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gardella

Michelle Gardella

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


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

9:00am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

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

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

9:00am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

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

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

2:30pm

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

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


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

Our first stop on this field trip will allow you to explore the largest and most restored of the Missions, Mission San Jose. Established in 1720, and known as the "Queen of the Missions," San Jose is the showpiece of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and tells the early story of San Antonio and European expansion in the New World. The grounds of Mission San Jose includes a large 6 acre walled courtyard, the Mission San Jose Church, modern visitors center, and large open space surrounding the Mission.

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $32

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

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

2:30pm

Field Trip - San Antonio Botanical Garden
Limited Capacity seats available

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


SIGN-UP:


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

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

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

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

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

Seating/participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $42
(includes Botanical Garden admission fee)

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

SIGN-UP:

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

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

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $75

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

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

SIGN-UP:


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

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

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

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

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $32

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

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

SIGN-UP:

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

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

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRICE:  $250

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

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

5:45pm

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

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

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

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

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $32

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

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --


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