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Thursday, October 8
 

10:15am CDT

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

10:15am CDT

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

10:15am CDT

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

1:30pm CDT

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

3:15pm CDT

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

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

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

8:30am CDT

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

10:15am CDT

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

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

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

1:30pm CDT

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm CDT

Romancing the Light (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

5:30pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

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

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

5:30pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

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

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