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Thursday, October 8
 

10:15am

Maternity Posing with Studio Lighting (Alli Peck)
Limited Capacity seats available

Leah Maria Couture is styling and providing the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Alli Peck in this program on maternity posing using studio lighting. Alli will discuss the "do's and don't's" of posing, with emphasis on various poses for maternity subjects including lying, standing, sitting, and more. Alli will discuss lighting modifiers and settings as well as how to engage clients and ensure they are comfortable. You will have the opportunity to watch Alli demonstrate how she photographs maternity models in this interactive shooting demonstration and participate in a Q&A session with Alli.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to approach your client so she feels comfortable with nudity or partial nudity during her session.
2. Learn how to use studio light and modifiers to achieve natural looking studio light.
3. Learn how to pose maternity subjects.

Instructors
avatar for Alli Peck

Alli Peck

Glow Portraits

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Mae Burke

Mae Burke

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

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am

How to Take a Better Portrait Anywhere (Jamie Brinkman)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will teach you how to take a better, more expressive, natural portrait using almost anything as your background. Join Jamie Brinkman in learning how to make the most of your surroundings and create that perfect portrait or headshot by simply using positioning, lighting, and your lens choice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use your surroundings as a background.
2. Learn how to position your subject to make the most of the available natural light.
3. Discuss how lens choice impacts the outcome of a portrait.

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

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

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, 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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

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

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

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

How to Take a Better Portrait Anywhere (Jamie Brinkman)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will teach you how to take a better, more expressive, natural portrait using almost anything as your background. Join Jamie Brinkman in learning how to make the most of your surroundings and create that perfect portrait or headshot by simply using positioning, lighting, and your lens choice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use your surroundings as a background.
2. Learn how to position your subject to make the most of the available natural light.
3. Discuss how lens choice impacts the outcome of a portrait.

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

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

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Canon Printer Station/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

Maternity Posing with Studio Lighting (Alli Peck)
Limited Capacity seats available

Leah Maria Couture is styling and providing the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Alli Peck in this program on maternity posing using studio lighting. Alli will discuss the "do's and don't's" of posing, with emphasis on various poses for maternity subjects including lying, standing, sitting, and more. Alli will discuss lighting modifiers and settings as well as how to engage clients and ensure they are comfortable. You will have the opportunity to watch Alli demonstrate how she photographs maternity models in this interactive shooting demonstration and participate in a Q&A session with Alli.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to approach your client so she feels comfortable with nudity or partial nudity during her session.
2. Learn how to use studio light and modifiers to achieve natural looking studio light.
3. Learn how to pose maternity subjects.

Instructors
avatar for Alli Peck

Alli Peck

Glow Portraits

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Mae Burke

Mae Burke

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

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

3:15pm

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachel Nielsen

Rachel Nielsen

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

Maternity Posing in Outdoor Lighting (Alli Peck)
Limited Capacity seats available

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


Leah Maria Couture is styling and providing the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Alli Peck in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to learn how to pose maternity models and choose lighting to create flattering images. Alli will share her ideal camera settings for outdoor shooting and her tried and true tricks for creating beautiful backlit maternity portraits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use backlight to flatter your maternity client.
2. Learn which camera settings to use for outdoor shooting.
3. Learn how to pose your maternity client.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alli Peck

Alli Peck

Glow Portraits

Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
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

5:30pm

Creative Headshot Exchange (Alison Winterroth)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Step out of the same old headshot box and create imaginative headshots using a combination of camera, light, and composition techniques. Join Alison Winterroth in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience in which she will cover posing and creative ideas to click your standard headshot up a notch. And before the end of the night, you will have the opportunity to practice your new skills and work with fellow attendees to capture headshots of each other.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn headshot posing techniques.
2. Learn to utilize golden light as an element in the image.
3. Use camera techniques as well as framing, sunflare, and more to compose a creative headshot.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

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

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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

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
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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
 
Saturday, October 10
 

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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
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Maggie Keegan Gross

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

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

9:00am

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

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

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

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

Instructors
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Monika Colichio

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

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

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