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Thursday, October 8
 

9:00am

Opening Talk with Karen Walrond
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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


Speakers
avatar for Karen Walrond

Karen Walrond

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


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

10:15am

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

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

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

Speakers

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

10:15am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

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


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

10:15am

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

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


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

10:15am

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

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

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

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Conference Suite 514 - 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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Celeste Pavlik

Celeste Pavlik

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Meg Bitton

Meg Bitton

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


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

3:15pm

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

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

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

Speakers

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

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


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

3:15pm

Creative Storytelling (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - 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 →

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kate T Parker

Kate T Parker

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


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

8:30am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

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

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

10:15am

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

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

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

10:15am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Celeste Pavlik

Celeste Pavlik

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

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

10:15am

Secrets of Creative Child Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jackie Jean Acosta for this program focused on taking children's portrait work to the next level in creativity and fun. Working with child models, Jackie will demonstrate how she uses minimal props to create a story. She will show you how to focus on interacting with and directing children in a way which will result in a variety of stellar images in a single location.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to keep a children's session fun and upbeat.
2. Learn how to tell a story with minimal props.
3. Learn how to achieve a variety of images in a single location.

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - 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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Kate T Parker

Kate T Parker

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


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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Gardella

Michelle Gardella

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


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

1:30pm

Creative Storytelling (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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







Instructors

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

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

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

1:30pm

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

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


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

3:15pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

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


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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Conference Suite 514 - 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

Backlighting with Atmosphere (Mickie DeVries)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Mickie DeVries

Mickie DeVries

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

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

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

5:00pm

Cinematic Video for the DSLR Photographer (Emily Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Emily uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 24-70L, 35L, 50 1.4, 24-105L

You already have what you need to create cinematic videos about families -- your DSLR with video functionality and a camera strap! Join Emily Mitchell to overcome the learning curve and bring your images to life with motion, voices, and the magic of golden hour light. Handouts on music acquisition and gear list will be provided. Attendees will receive videos on editing after the conclusion of the conference. Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode, and your video mode should allow at least aperture or shutter priority control, although full manual control is preferred. Before attending, you should read your manual and learn how to get your camera into video mode. It is recommended that you bring your manual, a DSLR with video function, a camera strap, and 1 or 2 of your favorite lenses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the job opportunities knowing DSLR video will create for you where you live.
2. Learn how to plan your shoot by familiarizing yourself with gear essentials and extras.
3. Learn about what to look for when scouting locations for dramatic light and how to achieve beautiful rim light, silhouettes, sun flare, and haze.
4. Understand technical information such as choosing the appropriate frame rate, how to stabilize your camera, how to pull focus on a stationary subject (rack focus), how to pull focus on a moving subject, and understand basic camera movements.
5. Learn how to capture quality, clean audio.
6. Learn a few basic rules for composition in the aspect ratio for video.

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Filmmaker, Mama of 4, Owner of Everyday Film School, Everyday Film School
The things deep in my heart I struggle to write with words, but with the magic of film and music, I can share what sets my heart on fire. I teach photographers how to do the same (mostly other mamas)! I teach The Film Workshop in my online school, Everyday Film School. More courses... 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

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

Embracing Golden Light (Gina Yeo)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Gina	 Yeo

Gina Yeo

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm

Focus on Successful Family Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jackie Jean Acosta in a family session that will teach you how to separate yourself from the pack in terms of creativity while also gaining repeat business. Jackie will cover how to deliver a successful family portrait session from the pre-planning consultation to interacting with clients to final delivery of the finished product. Create genuine candid moments between family members and build confidence in taking family portraits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to stylize family sessions and pre-plan posing.
2. Learn how to capture real emotion and personality.
3. Learn how to create genuine rapport and a lasting connection with your clients.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

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

5:00pm

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

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Kristin uses a Canon Mark III, and Canon lenses including 35L | 70-200L.

The magical warmth and glow of the golden hour is one of the most popular times of day to shoot. How a photographer uses light can take an average image and create something spectacular! Join Kristin Dokoza and other backlighting enthusiasts to photograph a family and experiment with available backlight and use it to it’s fullest potential. Learn how to capture flare, rim light, haze, and silhouettes in this fun family session. We will cover subject placement in relation to backlight, and how to properly expose for your subjects to retain the background, or for high key images. Kristin will lead you through a typical family session flow. She will teach you how to evaluate the light and how to use your location background while creating fine art family portraits using beautiful light creatively.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what apertures and perspectives work best during the golden hour.
2. Learn about subject placement when using backlight.
3. Learn about and practice with creative uses of outdoor natural light.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

Kristin is a child and family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for her unique abilities in capturing light and mood. She believes in the wonder of connection, laughter and love in everyone.

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Mae Burke

Mae Burke

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

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

5:00pm

Romancing the Light (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jan Tyler

Jan Tyler

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm

Unforgettable Senior Photography (Krista Campbell)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Krista Roth

Krista Roth

Photographer

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

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

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Sally Molhoek

Sally Molhoek

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

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

5:30pm

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

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


Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home.
Nicole uses a Canon Mark II and Canon Mark III, and Canon lenses including: 24-70 2.8, 50 1.2, 85 1.4, 70-200 2.8, 135, 100 macro.

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

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Holli True

Holli True

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson

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

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

9:00am

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Candice Zugich

Candice Zugich

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


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

9:00am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

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

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

9:00am

Secrets of Creative Child Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jackie Jean Acosta for this program focused on taking children's portrait work to the next level in creativity and fun. Working with child models, Jackie will demonstrate how she uses minimal props to create a story. She will show you how to focus on interacting with and directing children in a way which will result in a variety of stellar images in a single location.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to keep a children's session fun and upbeat.
2. Learn how to tell a story with minimal props.
3. Learn how to achieve a variety of images in a single location.

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

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

10:45am

Finding Beauty (Sue Bryce)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Sue  Bryce

Sue Bryce

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


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

2:30pm

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

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


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

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

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $32

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

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

2:30pm

Field Trip - San Antonio Botanical Garden
Limited Capacity seats available

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


SIGN-UP:


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

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

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

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

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

Seating/participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $42
(includes Botanical Garden admission fee)

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

SIGN-UP:

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

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

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

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

2:30pm

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

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

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $75

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

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

SIGN-UP:


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

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

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

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

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

Seating/Participation is limited.

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

PRICE:  $32

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

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

SIGN-UP:

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

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

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRICE:  $250

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

SIGN-UP:

-- Field Trip is Sold Out --

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