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Thursday, October 8
 

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

Shalonda 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... 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

1:30pm

Baby Love: Everything you Need to Know about Newborn Portraiture (Keri Meyers)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

What does it take to be successful in newborn photography? Award-winning newborn photographer Keri Meyers will take you through three core components of becoming an incredible newborn portrait photographer. From client interaction and infant safety to shooting tips and tricks, you'll learn countless ways to enhance your session workflow. She'll also cover processing, including secrets for dealing with tough skin tones, working with backgrounds, and the importance of composites (and how to make them look great!). And you'll receive actionable marketing tips and tricks, discovering ways not only to set yourself apart as a photographer on social media but also how to market your business locally via community networking and positive word of mouth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to set yourself up for success with newborn portraiture (working with parents, session workflow, shooting tips and tricks).
2. Learn tips and tricks for editing newborn images, including dealing with tough skin tones, composites, and background fade.
3. Learn how to market your business locally via local networking and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers

Owner|Artist, Keri Meyers Photography
Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comKeri Meyers is an industry expert with a unique and classic style that has greatly impacted the newborn photography industry worldwide. Keri is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She has photographed newborn from all over the country, and photographers from all over the world travel to le... Read More →


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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

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


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

1:30pm

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

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


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

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
 
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

Life as it Unfolds: Documenting the Beauty of Family Life (Jenny Solar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family Photographer and founder of the beloved "Happy Family Movement" Jenny Solar shares how documenting her own family and living intentionally has strengthened her ability to create honest, joyful imagery for her clients. Jenny leads you into an exploration of the way family values, happy family habits, and family traditions bring heart and soul into the work we create for ourselves and for others. Learn how being in the moment on both sides of the camera will make you a better photographer and, maybe, even help you to lead a more fulfilling life overall.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to figure out family values and incorporate them into storytelling and portrait sessions.
2. Discover how to document family traditions beautifully and authentically.
3. Understand how documenting your own family story helps your clients connect with you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Solar

Jenny Solar

Owner, Hello Happiness Card Company
I'm a wife, mama, photographer, and professional encourager. I spend my time adventuring with my family, taking photos of families, and running a greeting card company with my husband!


Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street 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

Baby Love: Everything you Need to Know about Newborn Portraiture (Keri Meyers)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

What does it take to be successful in newborn photography? Award-winning newborn photographer Keri Meyers will take you through three core components of becoming an incredible newborn portrait photographer. From client interaction and infant safety to shooting tips and tricks, you'll learn countless ways to enhance your session workflow. She'll also cover processing, including secrets for dealing with tough skin tones, working with backgrounds, and the importance of composites (and how to make them look great!). And you'll receive actionable marketing tips and tricks, discovering ways not only to set yourself apart as a photographer on social media but also how to market your business locally via community networking and positive word of mouth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to set yourself up for success with newborn portraiture (working with parents, session workflow, shooting tips and tricks).
2. Learn tips and tricks for editing newborn images, including dealing with tough skin tones, composites, and background fade.
3. Learn how to market your business locally via local networking and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers

Owner|Artist, Keri Meyers Photography
Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comKeri Meyers is an industry expert with a unique and classic style that has greatly impacted the newborn photography industry worldwide. Keri is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She has photographed newborn from all over the country, and photographers from all over the world travel to le... Read More →


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

10:15am

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

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


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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

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


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

3:15pm

Life as it Unfolds: Documenting the Beauty of Family Life (Jenny Solar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family Photographer and founder of the beloved "Happy Family Movement" Jenny Solar shares how documenting her own family and living intentionally has strengthened her ability to create honest, joyful imagery for her clients. Jenny leads you into an exploration of the way family values, happy family habits, and family traditions bring heart and soul into the work we create for ourselves and for others. Learn how being in the moment on both sides of the camera will make you a better photographer and, maybe, even help you to lead a more fulfilling life overall.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to figure out family values and incorporate them into storytelling and portrait sessions.
2. Discover how to document family traditions beautifully and authentically.
3. Understand how documenting your own family story helps your clients connect with you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Solar

Jenny Solar

Owner, Hello Happiness Card Company
I'm a wife, mama, photographer, and professional encourager. I spend my time adventuring with my family, taking photos of families, and running a greeting card company with my husband!


Friday October 9, 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 →


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
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Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda 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... Read More →


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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
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Michelle Turner

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


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

9:00am

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