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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

An Introduction to Film Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to learn all about film photography? In Kim's outdoor shooting demonstration at Piedmont Park, you will dive into all things film! You will learn about 35mm vs. medium format cameras, film types and characteristics, and how to rate and meter film for the correct exposure (and how it differs from digital). Kim will photograph a model family and demonstrate her tips and tricks while giving students a chance to shoot alongside her. She will answer the most important question - how to photograph a family when you don't have an LCD screen to see you're nailing the shots. Kim will take things one step further and go over the importance of choosing a creative partner, the film lab, to get the final look you want to achieve. Finally, she will give you a solid game plan to use moving forward to develop a strong foundation in film.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what film gear they need for an outdoor family session
- Learn about film types and characteristics
- Learn how to accurately rate and meter their film for correct exposure
- Learn how to photograph a family on film using key poses, mental checklists, and nailing the shot without an LCD screen
- Learn how to choose a film lab, their creative partner, to get a consistent style

Please bring a film camera and film to this class. A light meter is recommended but optional.

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →


2:30pm EST

Clearing Space for Connection
Limited Capacity full

Join Yan for this emotive family session and work with a family to create emotional portraits that will become family heirlooms. Shoot right alongside Yan as she teaches you how to bring out beautiful emotions and connections from your subjects as you photograph a family. Watch as she demonstrates how she works with all kinds of lighting, decor and personalities, yet manages to get beautiful imagery. Learn to plan and direct your subjects in an organic way. Plan to bring your camera and a wide angle lens for this emotive family session.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn at least five strategies for directing emotionally evocative imagery
- Learn how to design your shoot map (i.e. personalize your photographic flow to get consistent results from your sessions)
- Learn how to push your creative boundaries every time you shoot


Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:30pm EST

Color Outside the Lines: Creating Compelling Childhood Imagery
Limited Capacity filling up

Take your images to a new level by enhancing your use of perspective and composition! Melissa will walk you through her thought process when photographing children that includes finding new ways to tell a compelling story. She will breakdown the power of perspective and how you can utilize it to elevate your art. Melissa will demonstrate how lens choices can alter overall composition and feeling in an image. Class will take place at the Noguchi Playscape in Piedmont Park with school aged siblings acting as models. Participants are welcome to shoot alongside after instructor demonstration is complete. Bringing a camera with both a wide angle and a telephoto lens is recommended. Melissa will be shooting with a 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lens. Creative lenses/shooting styles will be discussed. Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how lens choices affect overall composition and feeling in an image
- Understand how to enhance storytelling through varied perspectives
- Learn how to compose an image to create a clean, simple frame, even while in a public setting

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Haugen

Melissa Haugen

Melissa is based in Roseville, California. She lives on her little piece of country in the middle of the city and spends her days chasing after three wild kids, some chickens and a dog, alongside her husband of 16 years. She is a natural light photographer, who loves photographing... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Noguchi Park (Piedmont Park)

2:30pm EST

Glowing, Styled Maternity
Limited Capacity seats available

In this program, attendees will learn how to create a beautifully curated maternity session by shooting alongside Jessica in Piedmont Park. While utilizing the stone pathways and fresh spring blooms, Jessica will be teaching while she shoots, how she picks locations, uses back and side lighting, and prompts and guides clients in a natural way without using forced poses. Jessica will also teach how she places clients and uses specific angles that best compliment the client. Attendees will be able to shoot the model(s) alongside Jessica while also watching and learning from her. There will be a quick teaching portion to this class in addition to shooting alongside Jessica

You are encouraged to be comfortable shooting in manual mode and should bring along a 50mm, 85mm, 100/105mm, or other portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how curate and style a maternity session to compliment location and clients best
- Learn how to prepare clients before the session by guiding them with wardrobe and styling
- Learn how to analyze the location to pick out the best spots for placing subjects
- Learn how to guide and direct clients into natural poses
- Learn what type of light to look for and placing subjects to be back lit or side lit

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

Owner/Photographer, Jessica Jane Photography
Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I've grown up with a passion to create with all things. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls, who inspire my craft and creativity every day. My business, Jessica Jane Photography, started... Read More →


2:30pm EST

Kids in the City: Editorial Photography for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a walk through Midtown to the High Museum where Marilese will cover how to conceptualize, style, and direct publishable, editorial photoshoots for children. Gain an understanding for the differences between children's portraiture and photographing children for advertising and magazine clients, as well as the unique considerations of directing an editorial project. You will have the opportunity to photograph three child models individually and one group shot of all models together in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. This is an intermediate course designed for photographers comfortable working in manual mode. You will work in small groups and should bring a reflector as well as portrait lenses. Course covers natural light instruction.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to create images of children within a specified concept
- Learn how to coach children through different expressions and poses
- Learn how to pose models in a group
- Discuss how to work with an advertising or magazine client to assist with concept creation and art direction

Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

2:30pm EST

Loving Lifestyle: The Art of Families at Home
Limited Capacity full

Photographing the heart and connections of a family is a sacred opportunity. Convincing a family to let go of the poses, and give you something that looks and feels natural, is a skill that cannot be underestimated. Come join Ashley in one of the beautiful lifestyle rooms, and photograph a fun family as she shows you how she makes a family feel comfortable, gently guiding them through places in their home. She will also cover finding the light and telling their story so they have a gallery full of beautiful timeless and natural images to keep forever.

Bring your camera with a wide angle lens and your questions!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to make your families feel comfortable and allowing them to be themselves in front of your camera
- Learn to find light in the darkest homes
- Learn the art of simplification
- How to manage children/family members who don't want to be a part of the session
- Posing tips for flattering angles that encourage connection

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
RAVINIA

2:30pm EST

Stepping into the Toddler World: Authentically Engaging the Toddler Ages
Limited Capacity seats available

Toddlers can be dynamic and challenging, however when you step into their world to capture their genuine emotion, you'll find pure magic in your work. Join Shiloh as she navigates photographing toddlers with you in this shoot-a-long. She will address concerns and challenges, and share the tools needed to best engage with toddler children and their families. These ages can be unpredictable and sometimes require more energy than most. Shiloh will share prompts, tips, tricks, and games that will help you bring the most genuine connection out of young children during your session. You will be photographing a toddler and his/her family indoors. Please bring a wide angle lens (preferably a 35mm) or a 50mm portrait lens.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to approach the toddler ages and the varieties of personalities
- Learn how to deal with shyness, meltdowns and emotional outbursts
- Learn how to keep family members calm in the midst of frustration/stress
- Learn games/prompts to keep toddlers engaged and interactive
- Choosing locations collaboratively with parents to find the most appropriate place for session

Instructors
avatar for Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen Photography


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
PIEDMONT ROOM

5:00pm EST

Fleeting Moments: A Guide to Lifestyle Newborn Photography
Limited Capacity full

Those tiny toes, puckered lips, and flaky pieces of skin all need to be documented. This hands-on course will delve into all of the things related to capturing realistic and timeless portraits of babies. Shoot along with Lindsey Martin as she explains lighting, posing, and capturing the first months of a child’s life. Lindsey will also explain how she uses a macro lens to document the tiny details. As a takeaway, attendees will receive Lindsey's lifestyle newborn prep packet. Please bring your favorite wide angle lens (Lindsey shoots with a 35 and 24mm) and a macro lens (optional).

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to capture babies in limited lighting
- Learn natural posing that flatters and enhances family portraits during that first year
- Learn how client preparation and session flow can make for a positive, stress-free shooting environment
- Learn how to effectively capture macro images of tiny baby details

Instructors
avatar for Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Owner, Lindsey Martin Photography, LLC
I'm a family and newborn photographer in Richmond, VA.


Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

5:00pm EST

A Family Walk: Improvising & Building your session as you Go
Limited Capacity full

One of the biggest tools in the photographer's toolbox is improvisation; how to work with unpredictable personalities, varying light, unexpected moments, and unknown scenery. This walk will focus on a styled family in a park setting with a variety of backdrops/locations.This family will be casually dressed with at least three children to allow more shooting opportunities. This shootout will take a lifestyle approach but also capture traditional portraits as attendees explore and see what the walk brings them. From learning how to guide clients on styling and how to engage with children and their varying personalities, to seeing how to improvise and find perfect spots even in unexpected places, Samantha will show you what she’s learned from doing thousands of family and commercial shoots over the years — that every session is different and that makes it so much more creative and fun.

Samantha will photograph the subjects but also give attendees the opportunity to shoot by rotating within groups and also breaking up the models for more access. Lighting, backgrounds and the subjects will guide this walk as you go from lifestyle, to detail, to portrait shots that results in a robust and powerful gallery. This styled shoot will include a guide on how to give styling advice to your client, some of Samantha’s favorite prompts, as well as some post processing tips in terms of presets and approach. For this class, please bring a prime or zoom lens with a focal length between 35-85mm.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to utilize the light and scenery at hand to create beautiful portraits
- Explore styling guidance and how to utilize blankets, hats and accessories for interest
- Learn how to set the tone and flow of a session to be fun and natural while making the use of every moment
- Find out how to read your client’s and especially the children’s moods and respond to bring out their best in the session

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha’s... Read More →


5:00pm EST

It's Personal: Cultivating Personal Projects
Limited Capacity full

Are you working on or thinking of starting a personal project? Join Angela in this small group workshop as she helps you develop a project that helps you learn and grow as an artist, and gives you something meaningful to work towards. Personal projects range from taking a picture a day, photographing your relationship with your grandmother, or exploring climate issues in your area. Create something that is purposeful, interesting and personal to you, brainstorm ideas on what you have already started),or refine what you are passionate about. 

Angela will lead a discussion about types of personal projects and examples. As a group you will also brainstorm ideas to help cultivate creative ways to execute projects, and there will be a list of ways to get your mind thinking about what to explore. Attendees will learn how to maintain a project, know when it has failed, and to know when it is completed.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to start a personal project
- Learn how to maintain a personal project once it is complete
- Learn how to find patterns within your work to create a personal project
- Learn ways to present your projects once they finish

Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
1075 BOARDROOM

5:00pm EST

Photographing Kids and Families: A Lifestyle Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifestyle photography is a powerful approach to get compelling family images filled with natural expressions and heartwarming, true-to-life interactions. Running a lifestyle family session isn't always as simple as asking your subjects to "simply be natural.” So how do you make it work? How can you capture authentic moments if you are, at the same time, actively trying to make these moments happen? 
Lisa Tichané will teach you how to solve this paradox, while giving you the simple but powerful and actionable tools to run a stress-free, joy-filled lifestyle photography session!

This program is geared towards kids and family photographers eager to streamline their client sessions, or portfolio-building photographers willing to start their family photography adventure on the right foot. No experience of lifestyle photography is required.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the principles, philosophy and ethics behind the lifestyle photography approach
- Learn how lifestyle photography differs from documentary photography and classic portraiture
- Learn how to successfully lead a lifestyle family photography session, understanding what to do (and avoid) before and during the session
- Learn how to find your specific style in order to create unique and compelling images that will make them stand out from the crowd


Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON E

5:00pm EST

The In- beTWEEN Years: Preserving Authenticity With Older Children
Limited Capacity filling up

Photographing small children seems to come easily. They’re happily unaware of our presence, and usually give us moments effortlessly. But as children grow older, their awareness of the lens can make capturing authentic moments more challenging. With each passing day, children grow older, wiser, and more independent. 
During this hands-on shooting class we will delve into what intimacy with older children looks like. Through the stages of childhood and adolescence, their means of affection subtly change. While a 5 year old will unabashedly shower you with kisses, the 10 year old may reluctantly hug you, and the tween may briefly lay their head on your shoulder. Each stage can have it’s own love language and level of affection, and parents relish in whatever is handed out.
We will walk through step-by-step how to navigate sessions with older children, from pre-session questionnaires, to putting them at ease before and during shooting.
This hands-on class will reproduce an in-home setting, utilizing available light. Attendees are welcome to bring a flash as well, if time allows to cover fill flash. Lens preferences: 35mm Prime, or 24-70mm. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but the instructor will call out settings to help assist beginners.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how interact, disarm, and bond with older children and their families for authentic emotions
- Learn how to utilize window light during in-home sessions: Positioning subjects in relation to window for best light and composition
- Learn how to investigate family dynamics ahead of time via questionnaires, to best understand optimal poses and family dynamics
- Learn how to control and minimize mixed light during in-home sessions

Instructors
avatar for Neely Ker-Fox

Neely Ker-Fox

Owner, Ker-Fox Photography


Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
PIEDMONT ROOM
 
Saturday, March 7
 

10:30am EST

Family Affair: Posing Families Effortlessly
Limited Capacity filling up

You've booked a family client session; now what? How can you create fun, relaxed family portraits with minimal stress? Join Megan as she takes you through her steps from preparation to session day. She will show you how she preps a family ahead of time so that the session is as relaxed as possible. Then she will show you her go-to poses for a successful family session, as well as how she reads her clients to keep the session flowing smoothly from start to finish. Lens preference: almost any lens is acceptable for this class, but a medium prime (35-85 mm) is the instructor's lens of choice. Experience shooting in manual mode is not necessary, but preferred.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to prepare clients for a session so they know exactly what to expect
- Learn how to pose multiple family members for a sense of togetherness and love
- Learn how to put a family at ease during a session so their poses and expressions look natural
- Learn how to read your clients to determine how a session should flow

Instructors

10:30am EST

Loving Lifestyle: The Art of Families at Home
Limited Capacity full

Photographing the heart and connections of a family is a sacred opportunity. Convincing a family to let go of the poses, and give you something that looks and feels natural, is a skill that cannot be underestimated. Come join Ashley in one of the beautiful lifestyle rooms, and photograph a fun family as she shows you how she makes a family feel comfortable, gently guiding them through places in their home. She will also cover finding the light and telling their story so they have a gallery full of beautiful timeless and natural images to keep forever.

Bring your camera with a wide angle lens and your questions!

Learning Objectives:

- How to create a market and value for day in the life session in your area
- Learn ways you can be shooting at home to help build your documentary and storytelling skills
- Learn the type gear and practical tips to make for a successful session
- Gain a better understanding of documentary photography including mixed lightening, shooting in any environment, creative composition, layers, and storytelling

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
RAVINIA

10:30am EST

Ready to Play: Styled Photography for Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Marliese in this colorful, styled kids shoot where she will capture the playfulness of three child models. You will learn how to conceptualize, style, and direct photo shoots for children. Set in Piedmont Park at the Noguchi Playscape, you will have the opportunity to shoot a styled session that is splashed with color and props to create a playful scene. This is an intermediate course designed for photographers comfortable working in manual mode. You will work in small groups and should bring a reflector as well as portrait lenses. Course covers natural light instruction.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create images of children within a specified concept
- Learn how to coach children through different expressions and poses
- Learn how to create a relaxed environment for child models to best capture natural personality



Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Noguchi Park (Piedmont Park)

10:30am EST

Stepping into the Toddler World: Authentically Engaging the Toddler Ages
Limited Capacity seats available

Toddlers can be dynamic and challenging, however when you step into their world to capture their genuine emotion, you'll find pure magic in your work. Join Shiloh as she navigates photographing toddlers with you in this shoot-a-long. She will address concerns and challenges, and share the tools needed to best engage with toddler children and their families. These ages can be unpredictable and sometimes require more energy than most. Shiloh will share prompts, tips, tricks, and games that will help you bring the most genuine connection out of young children during your session. You will be photographing a toddler and his/her family indoors. Please bring a wide angle lens (preferably a 35mm) or a 50mm portrait lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to approach the toddler ages and the varieties of personalities
- Learn how to deal with shyness, meltdowns and emotional outbursts
- Learn how to keep family members calm in the midst of frustration/stress
- Learn games/prompts to keep toddlers engaged and interactive
- Choosing locations collaboratively with parents to find the most appropriate place for session

Instructors
avatar for Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
PIEDMONT ROOM

2:30pm EST

A Family Walk: Improvising & Building Your Session as you Go
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the biggest tools in the photographer's toolbox is improvisation; how to work with unpredictable personalities, varying light, unexpected moments, and unknown scenery. This walk will focus on a styled family in a park setting with a variety of backdrops/locations.This family will be casually dressed with at least three children to allow more shooting opportunities. This shootout will take a lifestyle approach but also capture traditional portraits as attendees explore and see what the walk brings them. From learning how to guide clients on styling and how to engage with children and their varying personalities, to seeing how to improvise and find perfect spots even in unexpected places, Samantha will show you what she’s learned from doing thousands of family and commercial shoots over the years — that every session is different and that makes it so much more creative and fun.
Samantha will photograph the subjects but also give attendees the opportunity to shoot by rotating within groups and also breaking up the models for more access. Lighting, backgrounds and the subjects will guide this walk as you go from lifestyle, to detail, to portrait shots that results in a robust and powerful gallery. This styled shoot will include a guide on how to give styling advice to your client, some of Samantha’s favorite prompts, as well as some post processing tips in terms of presets and approach. For this class, please bring a prime or zoom lens with a focal length between 35-85mm.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to utilize the light and scenery at hand to create beautiful portraits
- Explore styling guidance and how to utilize blankets, hats and accessories for interest
- Learn how to set the tone and flow of a session to be fun and natural while making the use of every moment
- Find out how to read your client’s and especially the children’s moods and respond to bring out their best in the session

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha’s... Read More →


2:30pm EST

Fleeting Moments: A Guide to Lifestyle Newborn Photography
Limited Capacity full

Those tiny toes, puckered lips, and flaky pieces of skin all need to be documented. This hands-on course will delve into all of the things related to capturing realistic and timeless portraits of babies. Shoot along with Lindsey Martin as she explains lighting, posing, and capturing the first months of a child’s life. Lindsey will also explain how she uses a macro lens to document the tiny details. As a takeaway, attendees will receive Lindsey's lifestyle newborn prep packet. Please bring your favorite wide angle lens (Lindsey shoots with a 35 and 24mm) and a macro lens (optional).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to capture babies in limited lighting
- Learn natural posing that flatters and enhances family portraits during that first year
- Learn how client preparation and session flow can make for a positive, stress-free shooting environment
- Learn how to effectively capture macro images of tiny baby details

Instructors
avatar for Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Owner, Lindsey Martin Photography, LLC
I'm a family and newborn photographer in Richmond, VA.


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
RAVINIA

2:30pm EST

Foundational Expression: Creating Stronger Photographs
Limited Capacity seats available

A deep dive into the world's most iconic images, why they are so powerful, and how we can apply the same ideas and logic to our own work to create portfolio worthy and impactful art. Emotions are so personal and are shaped by our worldview, upbringing, likes and dislikes. How we view art will always be subjective leaning on our humanity, however, there can be LOGIC to EMOTION. We can learn to understand ourselves, and those around us, and harness what we find to create images that will remain a critical part of our being or that of our clients for a lifetime. In this class, Courtney will walk you through the foundation for creating powerful images. Come expecting to be lead on an introspective journey into your WHY!

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how to emotionally engage your audience
- Discover tools to apply your personal point of view to your work
- Gain a greater sense of your WHY
- Learn how to create more impactful art

Instructors
avatar for Courtney Larson

Courtney Larson

Director of Click Pro
Courtney lives in Phoenix, AZ with her handsome ginger husband and their three children (nope, no gingers yet). She is a documentary photographer and her work has been described as honest, immersive, with a side of daring. She has contributed to three successful Breakouts and teaches... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON E

2:30pm EST

Getting the Shot in Any Light
Limited Capacity full

Great images are not only created at golden hour, but can also be created at any time of the day, in any light. Join Mickie and her child model for this 90 minute class where you will take a walk through Atlanta with a focus on how to best utilize difficult lighting scenarios. Mickie will show how she tackles hard light, dappled light, and midday sun to still create compelling images. She will show what she looks for compositionally, and how she positions her subject to capture her subject in the environment while maximizing the light that is present.

Mickie will be shooting with a 28-75mm lens and recommends having a similar zoom lens or prime lenses that encompass both the wide and telephoto range. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but Mickie will give out her settings so that you may dial those in as well.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what the challenges are when using difficult light and how to minimize those challenges
- Learn the advantages to working with difficult light and what compositional elements they should be looking for to create pleasing images
- Learn how to look for pleasing color combinations and contrast, seeking out environments that will complement the subject

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 →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Noguchi Park (Piedmont Park)

2:30pm EST

Glowing, Styled Maternity
Limited Capacity seats available

In this program, attendees will learn how to create a beautifully curated maternity session by shooting alongside Jessica in Piedmont Park. While utilizing the stone pathways and fresh spring blooms, Jessica will be teaching while she shoots, how she picks locations, uses back and side lighting, and prompts and guides clients in a natural way without using forced poses. Jessica will also teach how she places clients and uses specific angles that best compliment the client. Attendees will be able to shoot the model(s) alongside Jessica while also watching and learning from her. There will be a quick teaching portion to this class in addition to shooting alongside Jessica
You are encouraged to be comfortable shooting in manual mode and should bring along a 50mm, 85mm, 100/105mm, or other portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how curate and style a maternity session to compliment location and clients best
- Learn how to prepare clients before the session by guiding them with wardrobe and styling
- Learn how to analyze the location to pick out the best spots for placing subjects
- Learn how to guide and direct clients into natural poses
- Learn what type of light to look for and placing subjects to be back lit or side lit

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

Owner/Photographer, Jessica Jane Photography
Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I've grown up with a passion to create with all things. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls, who inspire my craft and creativity every day. My business, Jessica Jane Photography, started... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Dockside (Piedmont Park)

2:30pm EST

The In- beTWEEN Years: Preserving Authenticity With Older Children
Limited Capacity full

Photographing small children seems to come easily. They’re happily unaware of our presence, and usually give us moments effortlessly. But as children grow older, their awareness of the lens can make capturing authentic moments more challenging. With each passing day, children grow older, wiser, and more independent. 
During this hands-on shooting class we will delve into what intimacy with older children looks like. Through the stages of childhood and adolescence, their means of affection subtly change. While a 5 year old will unabashedly shower you with kisses, the 10 year old may reluctantly hug you, and the tween may briefly lay their head on your shoulder. Each stage can have it’s own love language and level of affection, and parents relish in whatever is handed out.
We will walk through step-by-step how to navigate sessions with older children, from pre-session questionnaires, to putting them at ease before and during shooting.
This hands-on class will reproduce an in-home setting, utilizing available light. Attendees are welcome to bring a flash as well, if time allows to cover fill flash. Lens preferences: 35mm Prime, or 24-70mm. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but the instructor will call out settings to help assist beginners.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how interact, disarm, and bond with older children and their families for authentic emotions
- Learn how to utilize window light during in-home sessions: Positioning subjects in relation to window for best light and composition
- Learn how to investigate family dynamics ahead of time via questionnaires, to best understand optimal poses and family dynamics
- Learn how to control and minimize mixed light during in-home sessions

Instructors
avatar for Neely Ker-Fox

Neely Ker-Fox

Owner, Ker-Fox Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
DUNWOODY

5:00pm EST

Capturing Joy: Infusing Kids and Family Photography with Happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Lisa Tichané as she shares the methods and techniques to infuse your work with happy faces and infectious giggles to create images that have a stronger emotional impact on the viewer. These images capture the true, authentic, bursting joy.

Whether you are a working pro or a passionate hobbyist photographing your own kids, you will learn all of Lisa's tricks to get images that simply ooze happiness.Learn how to prepare the session (and yourself!) with capturing joy in mind, the best activities and games for each age group, as well as how to successfully include the parents in the image and create happy memories!

This class is focused on photographing young kids from 0 to 10-year-old.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how your technical and artistic choices affect the way emotion is perceived in an image and how to successfully use them to convey joyful feelings
- Learn how to get joyful images with each age group (from babies to tweens) and what the best games and activities are to get real smiles and belly laughs
- Learn how to create joyful connections between family members (including parents!) during a lifestyle photo session

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON A/B

5:00pm EST

Family Is Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Photographing a family in their home environment while getting natural, emotive connection can be tricky. In this shoot along, attendees will watch, then practice Kim's techniques for shooting a lifestyle family session indoors from start to finish. This includes how Kim goes into a home for the first time and decides which rooms to shoot in, and how she chooses what elements of the house are interesting to add to their story of family. Attendees will learn where to place their subjects based on limited directional light, how to pose families in areas with unique architectural or design elements, and most importantly, how to foster genuine connection and emotion between subjects using games, play, patience, and more.

Please bring a lens with a focal length of 24-50mm (preferably) to this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to quickly make a unique, yet consistent, shot list for an indoor family session by doing a pre-session walk-through
- Learn where to place subjects based on the quality and direction of light
- Learn some key family poses to use inside and when to use them to maximize session flow
- Learn new games and tricks  to foster a genuine, emotional connection between family members

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

5:00pm EST

Helicopter Mom: Drone Photography with Children
Limited Capacity full

Put your big camera down and take flight! Elevate your photography to new heights and learn to capture childhood from a completely new perspective! Join Melissa for a drone childhood photo session, where you will strengthen your storytelling skills and find exciting ways to bring childhood moments to life from above. While the drone may alter visual perspectives, fundamental photographic elements (such as composition, color, movement, light and storytelling) still apply to your work. Melissa will teach you how to both diligently plan for these components & incorporate childhood play around them, so you can create the strongest images possible. Join Melissa at Piedmont Park, where she will demonstrate basic drone flight skills, camera functionality and settings options. Two school aged children will be modeling and the class will be demonstration only. Time will be allocated at the end of class for instructor to assist participants with drone flight and shooting techniques. No prior drone experience necessary.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to effectively scout for a drone shoot from anywhere, using a variety of applications
- Learn how weather, light, and time of day can both effect and enhance drone photography
- Learn techniques to vary your perspectives and enhance your compositions with drone photography

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Haugen

Melissa Haugen

Melissa is based in Roseville, California. She lives on her little piece of country in the middle of the city and spends her days chasing after three wild kids, some chickens and a dog, alongside her husband of 16 years. She is a natural light photographer, who loves photographing... Read More →


5:00pm EST

Magical Light: A Boho Family Session
Limited Capacity full

In this Boho shootout by Samantha McBride, she will feature a beautifully styled family in a flowing and bohemian wardrobe paired with the stunning park settings that Atlanta offers. This will take place at the most magical time for light -- Golden Hour , and include a variety of scenes and ample opportunity for shooting. You will learn about light, how to find it and use it for beautiful impact. You will see how to coordinate a session for a natural and playful flow that brings out the best in the subjects.

Posing will be a major topic covered as well as how to build on poses and deviate from them easily for a natural, lifestyle result. This styled shoot will include a guide on how to give styling advice to your client, some of Samantha’s favorite prompts, as well as some post processing tips in terms of presets and steps. Samantha will photograph the subjects but also give you the opportunity to shoot. She will break up the models for more access with the end goal of everyone walking away with beautiful photos. For this class, please bring a prime or zoom lens with a focal length between 35-85mm.

Learning Objectives:

- Discover the flow and steps Samantha takes to make clients comfortable and get a variety of shots from fine art and portraiture to lifestyle
- Find out the flow and steps Samantha takes to make clients comfortable and get a variety of shots from fine art to portraiture to lifestyle
- Discover the best light and how to build the session around it and what to look for in terms of settings and background
- Learn the secrets to backlight and what processing steps can be used to maximize your captures in editing
- Learn the steps to posing that reveals a family's bond and love for each other

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha’s... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Ansley Park & City Walk
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

Capturing Your Everyday, With a Creative Twist
Limited Capacity filling up

Shake up your traditional portraits and join Divya in infusing creativity into your photography. Divya will cover how to use your everyday as inspiration to come up with creative concepts and successfully execute your vision. Go behind the scenes as Divya shows you ways to shoot personal, meaningful portraits. Learn how to create your own creative portraits using techniques like forced perspective, shutter speed, shifts in focal planes, and how to easily shoot multiple subjects and props individually to later seamlessly composite together. After sharing her approach, join her for an opportunity to shoot indoors in small groups to get real-time practice of the techniques covered in the class and create your own creative image. Wide focal lengths are encouraged for this session. Divya will use and show how she uses an intervalometer and tripod, but they are not required.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn brainstorming techniques to come up with creative concepts
- Explore ways to take day to day emotions and items, and infuse them into your photography
- Understand how shooting with composites in mind can take the stress out of multi-subject portraits
- Learn tips and tricks from camera settings, setup, and understanding the role of light to successfully capture images that tell your story
- Learn how to shoot individual components to create simple composites

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
PIEDMONT ROOM

10:30am EDT

Color Outside the Lines: Creating Compelling Childhood Imagery
Limited Capacity seats available

Take your images to a new level by enhancing your use of perspective and composition! Melissa will walk you through her thought process when photographing children that includes finding new ways to tell a compelling story. She will breakdown the power of perspective and how you can utilize it to elevate your art. Melissa will demonstrate how lens choices can alter overall composition and feeling in an image. Class will take place at the Noguchi Playscape in Piedmont Park with school aged siblings acting as models. Participants are welcome to shoot alongside after instructor demonstration is complete. Bringing a camera with both a wide angle and a telephoto lens is recommended. Melissa will be shooting with a 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lens. Creative lenses/shooting styles will be discussed. Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how lens choices affect overall composition and feeling in an image
- Understand how to enhance storytelling through varied perspectives
- Learn how to compose an image to create a clean, simple frame, even while in a public setting

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Haugen

Melissa Haugen

Melissa is based in Roseville, California. She lives on her little piece of country in the middle of the city and spends her days chasing after three wild kids, some chickens and a dog, alongside her husband of 16 years. She is a natural light photographer, who loves photographing... Read More →


10:30am EDT

Creative Portraits: Adding Impact and Interest
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to add impact and interest to your portraiture work? By using creative techniques, photographers can create unique and engaging images that give viewers a fresh perspective of their subject. Join instructor Ardelle Neubert in exploring and experimenting with various creative techniques for capturing unique and compelling portraits of a young teen model. Attendees will participate in using these fun, creative techniques including, prisms, reflective surfaces, shooting through various objects and multiple exposures. Lens preference: Focal length suitable for portraits. A medium prime (35-50mm), standard zoom (24-70mm), or a long prime of a maximum of 85mm. Experience shooting in manual is preferred.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn WHY capturing your subjects in a different and creative way adds impact and interest for viewers
- Learn HOW to shoot through various objects in front of your lens to create compelling portraits. Creative techniques will include use of copper piping, plastic wrap, prisms, LED string lights, phone as reflective surface
- Learn ABOUT simple multiple exposures to form creative images

Instructors

10:30am EDT

Family Is Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Photographing a family in their home environment while getting natural, emotive connection can be tricky. In this shoot along, attendees will watch, then practice Kim's techniques for shooting a lifestyle family session indoors from start to finish. This includes how Kim goes into a home for the first time and decides which rooms to shoot in, and how she chooses what elements of the house are interesting to add to their story of family. Attendees will learn where to place their subjects based on limited directional light, how to pose families in areas with unique architectural or design elements, and most importantly, how to foster genuine connection and emotion between subjects using games, play, patience, and more.

Please bring a lens with a focal length of 24-50mm (preferably) to this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to quickly make a unique, yet consistent, shot list for an indoor family session by doing a pre-session walk-through
- Learn where to place subjects based on the quality and direction of light
- Learn some key family poses to use inside and when to use them to maximize session flow
- Learn new games and tricks to foster a genuine, emotional connection between family members

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

10:30am EDT

Fresh 48: Shooting Hospital Newborn Sessions with Ease
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to tackle Fresh 48 newborn sessions from all different angles. This course will cover everything from scheduling and marketing Fresh 48 sessions, to using limited hospital lighting and posing parents hours after their child’s birth. Lindsey Martin will dissect how she makes hospital lighting work for her when she’s capturing tiny details and raw emotions of those fleeting first two days. As a bonus, learn how shooting video with your DSLR can help you capture and market Fresh 48 sessions while providing an invaluable gift for clients. You will receive the Fresh 48 prep packet Lindsey sends all clients, as well as a link to a video of her quick and easy editing process for Fresh 48.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use limited hospital lighting to capture timeless newborn images
- Learn how to prep, schedule and market Fresh 48 sessions
- Learn how place and pose parents and siblings
- Learn how to use a DSLR to capture short Fresh 48 videos
- Learn how simple post-processing can enhance Fresh 48 images

Instructors
avatar for Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Owner, Lindsey Martin Photography, LLC
I'm a family and newborn photographer in Richmond, VA.


Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
MERCER SALON H

10:30am EDT

Ready to Play: Styled Photography for Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Marliese in this colorful, styled kids shoot where she will capture the playfulness of three child models. You will learn how to conceptualize, style, and direct photo shoots for children. Set in Piedmont Park at the Noguchi Playscape, you will have the opportunity to shoot a styled session that is splashed with color and props to create a playful scene. This is an intermediate course designed for photographers comfortable working in manual mode. You will work in small groups and should bring a reflector as well as portrait lenses. Course covers natural light instruction.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create images of children within a specified concept
- Learn how to coach children through different expressions and poses
- Learn how to create a relaxed environment for child models to best capture natural personality



Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Noguchi Park (Piedmont Park)

10:30am EDT

The Ties That Bond: Photographing Authentic Family Connections
Limited Capacity filling up

Capturing authentic moments within families is truly a gift. It is a way to freeze time and document a feeling. Join Shiloh in creating authentic family moments, and digging deeper into the emotional work/art you create with your clients. By approaching family sessions with the basis of deep human connection and love, Shiloh navigates family sessions using methods of prompting and directing to elicit profound emotion. In this class, you will be photographing a family interacting together outdoors, so a wide focal length, such as a 35mm- 50mm focal length, is best.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn emotional intelligence and how to read clients
- Learn how to engage with different personalities including unwilling/difficult participants
- Learn how to give direction during a session to elicit emotion
- Learn how to merge light/location and clients to tell the story

Instructors
avatar for Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen Photography


2:00pm EDT

Capturing Your Everyday, With a Creative Twist
Limited Capacity seats available

Shake up your traditional portraits and join Divya in infusing creativity into your photography. Divya will cover how to use your everyday as inspiration to come up with creative concepts and successfully execute your vision. Go behind the scenes as Divya shows you ways to shoot personal, meaningful portraits. Learn how to create your own creative portraits using techniques like forced perspective, shutter speed, shifts in focal planes, and how to easily shoot multiple subjects and props individually to later seamlessly composite together. After sharing her approach, join her for an opportunity to shoot indoors in small groups to get real-time practice of the techniques covered in the class and create your own creative image. Wide focal lengths are encouraged for this session. Divya will use and show how she uses an intervalometer and tripod, but they are not required.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn brainstorming techniques to come up with creative concepts
- Explore ways to take day to day emotions and items, and infuse them into your photography
- Understand how shooting with composites in mind can take the stress out of multi-subject portraits
- Learn tips and tricks from camera settings, setup, and understanding the role of light to successfully capture images that tell your story
- Learn how to shoot individual components to create simple composites

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:00pm EDT

Family Affair: Posing Families Effortlessly
Limited Capacity seats available

You've booked a family client session; now what? How can you create fun, relaxed family portraits with minimal stress? Join Megan as she takes you through her steps from preparation to session day. She will show you how she preps a family ahead of time so that the session is as relaxed as possible. Then she will show you her go-to poses for a successful family session, as well as how she reads her clients to keep the session flowing smoothly from start to finish. Lens preference: almost any lens is acceptable for this class, but a medium prime (35-85 mm) is the instructor's lens of choice. Experience shooting in manual mode is not necessary, but preferred.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to prepare clients for a session so they know exactly what to expect
- Learn how to pose multiple family members for a sense of togetherness and love
- Learn how to put a family at ease during a session so their poses and expressions look natural
- Learn how to read your clients to determine how a session should flow

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Noguchi Park (Piedmont Park)

2:00pm EDT

Getting the Shot in Any Light
Limited Capacity full

Great images are not only created at golden hour, but can also be created at any time of the day, in any light. Join Mickie and her child model for this 90 minute class where you will take a walk through Atlanta with a focus on how to best utilize difficult lighting scenarios. Mickie will show how she tackles hard light, dappled light, and midday sun to still create compelling images. She will show what she looks for compositionally, and how she positions her subject to capture her subject in the environment while maximizing the light that is present.

Mickie will be shooting with a 28-75mm lens and recommends having a similar zoom lens or prime lenses that encompass both the wide and telephoto range. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but Mickie will give out her settings so that you may dial those in as well.
Learning Objectives:

- Learn what the challenges are when using difficult light and how to minimize those challenges
- Learn the advantages to working with difficult light and what compositional elements they should be looking for to create pleasing images
- Learn how to look for pleasing color combinations and contrast, seeking out environments that will complement the subject

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 →


2:00pm EDT

Keepsakes from the Ordinary: Day In The Life Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Day in the life sessions are a legacy that share honesty and everyday beauty. In this class, Ashley will talk about composition, decisive moments, storytelling, lighting, and how she then creates a cohesive and beautiful story of a families’ 'everyday'. Additionally,  Ashley will share with you how she prepares herself and her clients for the day with her, and all the practical aspects of shooting these sessions. You will also learn about Ashley’s successful marketing strategy.

Learning Objectives:

- How to create a market and value for day in the life sessions in your area
- Learn ways to shoot at home to help build your documentary and storytelling skills
- Learn the type gear and practical tips to make for a successful session
- Gain a better understanding of documentary photography

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
CANDLER

2:00pm EDT

Light, Shadows, Mood: Children's Fine Art Portraits
Limited Capacity seats available

Fine art is all about having a vision and bringing that vision to life. During this shooting demonstration, Dana will show attendees how she uses light, shadows and mood to create fine art portraits of children. She will work with two child models to capture emotive portraits with the natural light available to her. You will learn how to engage with your subjects in a way that tells a story and captures a specific emotion. Dana will also talk about the obstacles that hinder our creativity as artists, and will provide tips on how to overcome them

This program will take place indoors in a lifestyle suite. All skill levels are welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to create with light
- Learn to create with shadows
- Learn to incorporate mood and movement into your fine art portraits
- Learn to overcome creativity obstacles

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
DUNWOODY

2:00pm EDT

Natural Newborns: A Simple Approach to Creating Timeless Images
Limited Capacity seats available

In this course, you will learn how to create timeless newborn images with a simple and natural approach. Jessica Quinones will teach you a successful start to finish workflow when working with a newborn and parents, from prepping the client for the session, to shooting the session. You will learn the best ways to prompt and guide parents to organically create connection while keeping the focus on the newborn. You will also learn soothing and wrapping/swaddling techniques, and tips on styling parents. While shooting with parents and a newborn (doll), Jessica will show you how to find the right light to perfectly highlight your subjects in the most flattering way.

Students should have experience shooting in manual mode. It is recommended to bring a 50mm or 35mm lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to prepare your clients before sessions
- Learn how to style the session
- Learn how to wrap/swaddle newborns
- Learn how to guide and prompt parents/siblings without forced poses
- Learn how to use natural light to best compliment subjects

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

Owner/Photographer, Jessica Jane Photography
Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I've grown up with a passion to create with all things. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls, who inspire my craft and creativity every day. My business, Jessica Jane Photography, started... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
RAVINIA