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Thursday, October 8
 

1:30pm

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
Room 7 - 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
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am

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
Room 7 - 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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

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


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

3:15pm

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

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

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

5:00pm

Dogs in the Golden Hour: Using Natural and Artificial Light (Nicole Begley)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Off-camera lighting provides a photographer with many additional options with which to create a range of images. Join pet photographer Nicole Begley to learn about different types of off-camera lighting as well as the basics of how to balance ambient lighting with off-camera lighting. Not only will this course cover working with a strobe and beauty dish to create dramatic images during the Golden Hour, but it will also incorporate photographing pets, through the use of live dogs, using both off-camera and natural lighting techniques. *Attendees of this session will need to sign an animal handling release form.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn different off-camera lighting options available for pet work.
2. Work with natural light on a pet photography session during golden hour.
3. Work with off-camera lighting during a pet photography session during golden hour.

River Walk:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the San Antonio River Walk (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). The San Antonio River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio. The River Walk winds and loops under bridges, is flanked by two parallel sidewalks lined with restaurants and shops, and connects the major tourist sites including the Alamo, Rivercenter Mall and La Villita.

There are some great shooting spaces along the River Walk within easy walking distance of the Marriott Rivercenter. While the River Walk may feel narrow close to the hotel, as you move away from the hotel (in the direction of the Convention Center), you’ll find that space opens up quite a bit. And, of course, along the way you’ll find interesting details worth photographing. As you walk along the water, you’ll see a few areas up off of the water (next to hotels) that give you a bit of a “courtyard” feel. As you head to the Convention Center (the access point on the river), you’ll find a lot of space — both covered and uncovered — by the water.

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

5:30pm

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

9:00am

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

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


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

9:00am

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