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Boutique - Instructor-led Golden Hour Shooting Experience (Pick 1) [clear filter]
Friday, October 9
 

5:00pm

Backlighting with Atmosphere (Mickie DeVries)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Mickie DeVries

Mickie DeVries

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

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

5:00pm

Beyond the Smile: How to Connect with your Family Session Clients (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience with a young family will inspire you to capture great memories beyond those cheesy grins! Join Danielle Hatcher and gain confidence in your skills to capture genuine interaction without anyone looking awkward, silly, or out of place. You will learn games and other tricks that invite genuine interaction with your families. Have fun at this interactive session by getting past "say cheese," and walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Discuss the importance of a family questionnaire in getting to know your families.
3. Learn tricks and games to play with your client families to get genuine interaction, besides "sitting and smiling" for the camera.
4. Brainstorm ideas to help put the parents at ease during the session.
5. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow.

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 Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... 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

Capturing a Family's Natural Connections (Paige Wilks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Paige uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 24-70L, 135 L.

In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, Paige Wilks will demonstrate how she poses and interacts with families to bring out their natural emotions. You will have the opportunity to photograph a family while Paige demonstrates the different ways to use golden hour light with an emphasis placed on backlighting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to feel comfortable working with families and bringing out their natural emotions.
2. Gain an understanding of how to use light to enhance mood and emotion in your images.
3. Learn how to best select shooting locations.
4. Discuss backlighting in great detail including how to achieve sunflare, how to achieve sharp focus in backlit images, how to meter for a backlit image, and combating haze in your 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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Owner, Cinematographer, Editor, Everyday Films
Although I love shooting stills, I am best known for pioneering lifestyle family films, and have been making films for 6 years. I love the magic of motion and music, together with the subtle nuances of movement and expression. Combined with beautiful light and the sound of laughter... 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

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

Creative Focus: Thinking Outside of the Box (Celeste Pavlik)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Celeste uses a Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 7D and Canon lenses including: 100mm f2.8; 85mm f1.8; 24-70L f2.8.

Expand the possibilities of the way you see through your lens! Join Celeste Pavlik in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience and learn how to incorporate Freelensing, Lensbaby, and/ or Macro work into your genre. Whether the subject is portraiture, landscape, architecture, or street, you will learn what to look for in a scene in order to create the most compelling composition. Celeste will also discuss light and it's impact on your shooting as well as how to set the shot before pressing the shutter. Engage in an open dialogue and conversation with Celeste as you walk around San Antonio while putting into practice one or more of these specialty lenses or techniques. Attendees are encouraged to bring a Lensbaby, Macro, and/or any prime lens between 40mm-85mm range for freelensing. In addition, a neck strap and either a tabletop tripod or tripod for camera stabilization is suggested.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss freelensing, macro, and Lensbaby photography with a strong emphasis on using light, form, and shadows.
2. Learn what freelensing is and discuss safety considerations.
3. Learn about Lensbaby lenses, how to manipulate your plane of focus, adjust settings, and how to use live view.
4. Learn about the macro lens, how to use manual focus, and optimal camera settings for macro photography.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Celeste Pavlik

Celeste Pavlik

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

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

5:00pm

Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Street Photography (Lesley Martin)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

When traveling, you have a unique opportunity as a photographer to write a visual novel. Thousands of snapshots are collected all over the world each day with no real relevance to the moment or the place. What sets a travel photographer apart from everyone else? The photographer helps the location come alive through the images, makes you feel, and introduces you to new things you haven't seen before. Join Lesley Martin in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to capture San Antonio through your lens and create your own story.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what Lesley carries as a travel photographer and why.
2. Discussion on rules, laws, and being sensitive to people.
3. Learn what to shoot and why.
4. Learn how to create a photographic story.
5. Learn a different perspective on shooting on the go.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

Owner/ Photographer, Lesley Martin Photography
Lesley is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.comAustin, TX is known for its art, barbeque, music, and the Texas Hill Country. San Jose, CA is known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley”, and is a short drive from some of the most majestic urban, alpine and maritime places in the world. These cities are also where Lesley Mart... Read More →

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Begley, CPP

Nicole Begley, CPP

Owner/Photographer, Nicole Begley Photography
Nicole Begley is a Certified Professional Photographer and based outside of Pittsburgh, PA Nicole specializes in creating modern and expressive imagery of pets, families, and equines. After a 13 years as a zoological animal trainer and manager working with everything from aardvarks... Read More →

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

5:00pm

Embracing Golden Light (Gina Yeo)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Gina	 Yeo

Gina Yeo

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Joyce Kang

Joyce Kang

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean Acosta

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Stephanie Lemmon

Stephanie Lemmon

Owner/Photographer, Lemmonmade Photography
ClickAway

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm

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

5:00pm

Principles of Macro Photography (Jessica Nelson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Jessica uses a Canon 5D Mk. III, 30D and Canon lenses.

Take a walk with Jessica Nelson during this Golden Hour Shooting Experience and learn how to shoot creative close ups. In this program on macro photography, you will look for interesting subjects such as flowers and bugs while trying to utilize the most light possible in the early evening. Attendees will need a macro lens or extension tubes for this program. Tripods are not necessary.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn basic macro lens set up.
2. Learn which subjects result in the best macro images.
3. Learn how to utilize the light to create the most ideal depth of field for macro subjects.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Nelson

Jessica Nelson

The Gaggle Photography

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

5:00pm

Romancing the Light (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jan Tyler

Jan Tyler

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

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

5:00pm

Shaping the Sun: Beautiful Backlight During the Golden Hour (Carrie Anne Miranda)
Limited Capacity seats available

Carrie Anne 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. Carrie Anne uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses.

In this evening program, Carrie Anne Miranda will cover different ways to use backlighting as a means to enhance images. She will go over the basics of backlighting, along with some creative techniques using aperture, angles, and positioning our subjects. Carrie Anne will cover creative effects for using the sun to enhance the subjects in our images, including sun flare, starbursts and haze. When used purposefully, the sun can have an emotional and creative impact on images. Attendees will photograph models to highlight the techniques used in the class. Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use golden hour light to enhance your images.
2. Learn to use aperture to shape the sun in different ways (flare, starburst, and haze).
3. Learn about the emotional impact the sun can have on images.
4. Discuss angles and positioning and how backlighting can change the look of the images you create.

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 Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda

Carrie Anne Miranda Photography / Sweet Nectar Society
Carrie Anne is sponsored by Color Inchttp://www.colorincprolab.com/Carrie Anne Miranda is a natural light portrait and wedding photographer currently located in California’s Central Valley. Carrie Anne’s love and desire to capture the moments that so quickly pass us by have inspired her not only in her business, but in her personal life as wel... 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

Shooting Film in the Golden Hour (Sandra Coan)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sandra Coan for a fun evening learning all about how to shoot with film cameras for those who are new to shooting with film. Learn tips and tricks for using film outside during dreamy golden hour light. Attendees will need to supply their own film camera and film. Sandra recommends Porta 800.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to work with natural light when shooting film outside.
2. Learn how to meter for both black and white and color.
3. Learn about what films work best in the golden hour.
4. Practice shooting alongside Sandra and with other attendees who have a budding interest in film photography.

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 Sandra Coan

Sandra Coan

Breakout Presenter
I am a studio newborn and family photographer in Seattle, Washington who specializes in film photography.

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

5:00pm

Shooting Large Families Without Fear (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Emily uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 35mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L.

Are you comfortable with small family groups, but large or extended family shoots make you nervous? This session is for you! There is no need to be afraid of large groups -- the interactions and emotions that you can achieve with large families can result in fun, engaging sessions and amazing images. In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Emily Jackson, you will work together to direct and pose an extended family, and Emily will provide lots of tips so that you no longer fear big groups!

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain confidence when working with large groups or extended families.
2. Learn how to break a larger group into smaller groups to enhance your final gallery.
3. Discuss how to focus on connection and how to pose to create connection.

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

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

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors

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

5:00pm

Unforgettable Senior Photography (Krista Campbell)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Krista Roth

Krista Roth

Photographer

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

5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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


Instructors
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

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

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

5:30pm

Authentic Connections During an Outdoor Session (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Brit uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including a 24mm lens.

During this Golden Hour session, Brit Chandler will portray how she interacts with clients to achieve authentic expressions that are more than just happy faces. Attendees will learn how to evoke natural and real connections with clients, specifically in an outdoor setting. Watch as she eases clients with gentle directions, and breaks down walls with simple interactions between her and her subjects. Brit will talk you through what she is doing and why as she demonstrates photographing a family.

Learning objectives:
1. Attendees will learn confidence when it comes to client interactions.
2. Learn to provoke natural and authentic expressions from your own family or from clients.
3. Understand how to direct and interact with clients in a natural, unforced way.

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

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

5:30pm

Capturing the Essence of Motherhood in Organic Portraits (Leigh Ripps)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Leigh uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 50L, 100L, 135L.

Leigh Ripps believes the most important images to have are ones of you with your babies, no matter their age. This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will walk you through a motherhood session using mother and child models; utilizing backlight and natural surroundings to create playful and honest imagery of a mother with her young child. This program will focus on creating images that document natural and organic moments.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to identify pockets of filtered light ideal for backlighting.
2. Learn about photographing a subject when she is aware of the camera and when she is not aware and be able to differentiate between both styles of shooting.
3. Learn how to set the scene and then shoot the natural interactions that occur as a result.
4. Understand how to choose a lens focal length based on the look and feel of the image that is desired.
5. Learn how to move to different angles and positions to capture the scene from multiple perspectives, allowing variety in your storytelling.

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 Leigh Ripps

Leigh Ripps

Fresh Light Photography
Leigh Ripps of Fresh Light Photography has been serving her clients out of her Houston portrait studio since 2011. She had developed her unique genre of organic portraits that strives to photograph her subjects simply and naturally with nothing to distract from their inherent bea... Read More →

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

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

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

5:30pm

Creating Emotive Lensbaby Portraits Through Movement and Blur (Caroline Jensen)
Limited Capacity seats available

Caroline is sponsored by Lensbaby
http://www.lensbaby.com

Capturing moving subjects with manual focus can be difficult, but this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Caroline Jensen will share simple techniques for strengthening both of these skills. Flowing fabric, wind, and movement will pair with structured shooting to create images that seem entirely spontaneous and elegant. This session will consist of a shooting demonstration with models and an interactive Q&A followed by a guided open shoot. This program is not a replacement for Caroline's much longer and more in-depth workshop "Shooting 215: Step by Step with Lensbaby" through Clickin Moms University. This 2-hour program is unique and will cover hands-on shooting with Caroline. Please bring your own Lensbaby lenses to this session.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to create, control, and enhance the movement of hair and clothing.
2. Discover ways to make focusing on a moving subject easier when using a Lensbaby.
3. Learn to minimize the chaos of crazy bokeh and dizzying blur in an outdoor environment.

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Mentor/Instructor, Clickinmoms
Caroline Jensen, A Sony Artisan of Imagery, is a photographic artist living on the prairie. Her favorite things include cozy nights in front of her natural wood fireplace, camping in her Airstream, and read alouds with her children. Photography is her expressive outlet and features... Read More →

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Boer

Rachael Boer

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Sally Molhoek

Sally Molhoek

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

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

5:30pm

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

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


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

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

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

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... Read More →

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

5:30pm

Secrets to Simplifying Sibling Interaction (Tracy Sweeney)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tracy 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. Tracy uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 85mm f/1.2L, 50mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 8-15mm f/4L.

Working with siblings can be challenging, so join Tracy Sweeney for this interactive program where she will simplify sibling interaction. Tracy will demonstrate how she interacts with young children to draw out natural emotion and expression from siblings. Tracy brings her education experience as a classroom teacher and education professor for many years to the photography field, where she is able to direct children in a way that is natural and fun, with the goal of capturing natural sibling interactions parents will treasure. In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience you will have the opportunity to photograph children with Tracy to help direct and guide you.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to interact with children to draw out natural emotion.
2. Learn how to pose siblings simply so that they are comfortable with each other, creating images that parents will buy.
3. Learn how to stylize siblings in various contexts to craft interesting images.

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 Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

Photog/Biz Owner/Speaker, Elan Studio
Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Alice Che

Alice Che

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Monika Colichio

Monika Colichio

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Holli True

Holli True

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Sanderson

Lauren Sanderson

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

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