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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

View from Above: Flat Lay Styling for Products
Limited Capacity full

Knowing how to style and photograph scenes from above can elevate one's photography and open up opportunities for magazine work and content creation for brands. While some sets have various individuals in distinct roles (e.g., creative director, prop stylist, photographer), there are other situations where the photographer will be called upon to play all roles. Thus, having confidence in styling one's own images is key. Plus, photographers can use these types of images for their own client guides, websites, or social media pages. In this interactive session, Kimberly Murray will discuss and demonstrate the tools and techniques that make flat lay styling easier and how to use layering, color, and texture to create more dynamic images. In addition, she will discuss the importance of choosing the best backgrounds to set the scene and how to make or source them.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn key composition elements to create dynamic images
- Learn where to source backgrounds
- Learn how to create at least three different versions of images using the same props to get the most out of their styling session
- Learn how to shoot to print magazine specifications to allow room for copy

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray

Owner/Photographer, Kimberly Murray Photography
Kimberly Murray is a commercial photographer specializing in styled flat lays, interiors, and lifestyle portraits. Kimberly’s Ph.D. in psychology helps her to stay attuned to her clients’ needs by creating the perfect images that capture the mood and personality of their brands... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

Your Voice, Your Vision
Limited Capacity full

Caroline has a love of pulling the voice out of every individual. Her joy is found in releasing the confidence in her students to make their best work. Join her as she critiques the work of you and your classmates in this small group class. You will provide a completed questionnaire as well as a three image portfolio for Caroline to critique before Click Away. This in-depth class will seek to provide each participant with valuable and confidence-boosting insights into their own unique voice and vision.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to know if you are suppressing your unique voice
- Learn how to analyze an image for voice cues
- Learn how to embrace your unique view of the world
- Learn how to move past the fear of what others' think
- Learn how to embrace your voice beyond the digital file to print

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Instructor, Creative Photography Network
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
1075 BOARDROOM

5:00pm EST

Stronger Work Through Self Critique: Learning to Analyze Photos
Limited Capacity full

Powerful images will rise above all other images, holding the viewer’s attention, and invoking curiosity and emotions in the viewer. Learning to analyze photographs is a valuable tool that contributes to the most growth for any photographer. With this knowledge, photographers have a better understanding of how to improve their photographic techniques, and can move forward to create stronger work through self critique. Join Ardelle Neubert to discuss class participants’ images in detail. Topics discussed will be intermediate to advanced level; experienced photographers will benefit the most from this class. You will submit three images, due February 1, 2020, for eligibility to be included in discussion. One image of each participant will be included in the discussion; image chosen by the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

- Leave why your image does or doesn't work and how to improve your photographic technique to make more impactful images
- Come away with a better understanding of the visual language
- Learn techniques to self critique your own work

Instructors

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

10:30am EST

Artistic Soul: Creating and Executing Art-Driven Portraits
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Kelsey as she demonstrates her systematic approach of how to plan and execute styled, art-driven portraits. Kelsey will share her strategy from the inspiration and brainstorming stages, through the planning process which includes sourcing models, location and wardrobe. You will then have the opportunity to shoot alongside Kelsey as she shares the process of how to pull every detail together and bring creative visions to life. She will show you her techniques for shooting and posing in this class with 3 models (one real couple and one female model). You will gain a greater understanding of how to utilize light, angles and camera settings. She will also discuss everything from posing to post-processing (workflow, editing).

For this class you should bring your camera and up to two portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to concept and organize styled shoots, no matter the scale
- Learn to build a vision based on things from everyday life
- Learn how to reach out to other creatives to collaborate and execute shoots
- Learn how to think more creatively "on your toes" when posing and shooting
- Learn how to create your own content and build your own portfolio for social media and website marketing through organizing these types of shoots
- Learn how to respectfully interact with models one-on-one
- Learn how to use your environment and natural light to set the tone and mood of the portraits

Instructors
avatar for Kelsey Butcher

Kelsey Butcher

Kelsey Butcher Photo, LLC
Atlanta native planting roots all over the worldWife and mama saved by graceLight chaserFueled by music and good booksNoodle and soup enthusiastPerpetually dreaming of Autumn and the Scottish Highlands.


Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

10:30am EST

Become A Brand Boss: Defining Your Personal Brand
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you struggled with defining your personal brand? How do you present it to the world? In this program, Mecca shares how she has developed a deliberate, personal brand, as well as how she approaches a typical client branding session. Learn what that process looks like, and which touchpoints ensure everything is cohesive. You'll discover what to look for in your own imagery, how color theory and aesthetics play a role, and strategies to present the story you want to tell your clients more effectively. It's time to define your story and become your own brand boss!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how potential clients can find you online and on social media
- Learn how to design collection and package options that fit your target clients
- Learn how to handle clients consultations and prepare them for their shoot
- Learn how to have a successful branding shoot from start to finish
- Learn the must-have poses that every client needs for their brand shoot

Instructors
avatar for Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble

Owner, Mecca Gamble Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
MERCER SALON G

10:30am EST

Beyond Styling: Learning to Craft Images that Go Viral
Limited Capacity seats available

Come behind the scenes of a luxurious and lavish photoshoot and create flawless, viral images. D'Arcy Benincosa will teach you her step by step superpower method for crafting breathtaking viral images for Instagram, Pinterest, and Publication. D'Arcy has taught hundreds of photographers across the globe how to tap into their deep creativity and innovation to craft something so far beyond your average "styled shoot". She'll teach you how to take your compositions from mediocre to magnificent. With over 14 years of teaching experience, D'Arcy knows how important it is for you to build your portfolio and improve your craft; this hand on shooting class will do just that. This styled shoot includes luxe dresses and florals with a focus on fashion and portraiture.

D'Arcy uses a 50mm lens for most of her portrait work, but any portrait lens works for this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use your Artistic Voices to take their portfolios to the next level
- Learn how to shoot for Pinterest engagement to get images to go viral
- Learn to see a masterful concept come to life
- Get an in depth look at the way D'Arcy poses her subjects for compelling portraits

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:30pm EST

Beyond Styling: Learning to Craft Images that Go Viral
Limited Capacity filling up

Come behind the scenes of a luxurious and lavish photoshoot and create flawless, viral images. D'Arcy Benincosa will teach you her step by step superpower method for crafting breathtaking viral images for Instagram, Pinterest, and Publication. D'Arcy has taught hundreds of photographers across the globe how to tap into their deep creativity and innovation to craft something so far beyond your average "styled shoot". She'll teach you how to take your compositions from mediocre to magnificent. With over 14 years of teaching experience, D'Arcy knows how important it is for you to build your portfolio and improve your craft; this hand on shooting class will do just that. This styled shoot includes luxe dresses and florals with a focus on fashion and portraiture.

D'Arcy uses a 50mm lens for most of her portrait work, but any portrait lens works for this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use your Artistic Voices to take their portfolios to the next level
- Learn how to shoot for Pinterest engagement to get images to go viral
- Learn to see a masterful concept come to life
- Get an in depth look at the way D'Arcy poses her subjects for compelling portraits

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:30pm EST

Couples In Color: Photographing The Bright, Beautiful and Bold
Limited Capacity filling up

Make your images stand out with Mecca Gamble on this vibrant and colorful outdoor shoot in and around Midtown Atlanta. This class focuses on shooting an African American couple. She will cover everything from shooting for brown skin tones, shooting during mid-day, how to photograph fun and energetic couples portraits, to how to plan and style your session. Mecca will be there to assist and answer questions while you photograph a gorgeously styled couple in their cocktail finest. For this class, you should have a basic understanding of shooting in Manual Mode. Please bring a prime lens if available.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to plan a shoot in the city
- Learn how to help style your couple for their engagement or anniversary session
- Learn how to expose for brown skin tones
- Learn how to communicate with your couples during the session
- Learn go-to poses that get great natural reactions every time

Instructors
avatar for Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble

Owner, Mecca Gamble Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

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

Shooting Through: Portraits That Have Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

During this shooting class we will explore how to create depth in our portraits. Images that have a layered look draw the viewer into the frame and enhances the mood or story. Push yourself further by incorporating personal or found items during your portrait sessions to create fine art images. Shoot alongside Kristin as she explains what she is looking for with found elements that can add color, texture and lines to help compose images, along with where to place your subject and how to use the light to enhance the image and your vision. You will meet and shoot 2 models at an outdoor location where we will explore backlight, harsh light, shadows and open shade. Kristin will bring items for attendees to use to help style and add depth. Join Kristin during this fun and creative shooting class where you will gain tips and ideas on how to step out and create something more from your portraits.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to find and use the light we are given to enhance our portraits
- Learn how to evaluate the light and feel confident on where to place your subject
- Learn how to compose your images using found items on location and tell a story
- Learn how to create an image that speaks to you creatively
- Learn how to incorporate a styled and creative portrait during a session

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

Photographer/Media Production, Kristin Dokoza Photography
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. Kristin also shoots for a variety of destination hotels and other commercial... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Ansley Park & City Walk

2:30pm EST

Stronger Work Through Self Critique: Learning to Analyze Photos
Limited Capacity full

Powerful images will rise above all other images, holding the viewer’s attention, and invoking curiosity and emotions in the viewer. Learning to analyze photographs is a valuable tool that contributes to the most growth for any photographer. With this knowledge, photographers have a better understanding of how to improve their photographic techniques, and can move forward to create stronger work through self critique. Join Ardelle Neubert to discuss class participants’ images in detail. Topics discussed will be intermediate to advanced level; experienced photographers will benefit the most from this class. You will submit three images, due February 1, 2020, for eligibility to be included in discussion. One image of each participant will be included in the discussion; image chosen by the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

- Leave why your image does or doesn't work and how to improve your photographic technique to make more impactful images
- Come away with a better understanding of the visual language
- Learn techniques to self critique your own work

Instructors

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

2:30pm EST

View from Above: Flat Lay Styling for Products
Limited Capacity full

Knowing how to style and photograph scenes from above can elevate one's photography and open up opportunities for magazine work and content creation for brands. While some sets have various individuals in distinct roles (e.g., creative director, prop stylist, photographer), there are other situations where the photographer will be called upon to play all roles. Thus, having confidence in styling one's own images is key. Plus, photographers can use these types of images for their own client guides, websites, or social media pages. In this interactive session, Kimberly Murray will discuss and demonstrate the tools and techniques that make flat lay styling easier and how to use layering, color, and texture to create more dynamic images. In addition, she will discuss the importance of choosing the best backgrounds to set the scene and how to make or source them.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn key composition elements to create dynamic images
- Learn where to source backgrounds
- Learn how to create at least three different versions of images using the same props to get the most out of their styling session
- Learn how to shoot to print magazine specifications to allow room for copy

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray

Owner/Photographer, Kimberly Murray Photography
Kimberly Murray is a commercial photographer specializing in styled flat lays, interiors, and lifestyle portraits. Kimberly’s Ph.D. in psychology helps her to stay attuned to her clients’ needs by creating the perfect images that capture the mood and personality of their brands... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
PIEDMONT ROOM
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

Confidence In Front Of The Lens: Mastering Self Portraits
Limited Capacity full

Self-portraiture can seem like an intimidating genre to get started in. But really, just like any other genre of photography, the focus should be on storytelling, even when it’s just you in the frame. During Chanel’s shooting demonstration, you will watch as she sets up for a self-portrait session, and walks through her decision making process from beginning to end. 

Chanel will begin her demonstration with a discussion on self-portraiture, and why it’s important to participate in the practice. She will also explain how she decides on a theme and incorporates styling and props to emphasize her theme in the session. During this indoor shooting demo, Chanel will share the tools needed to get started with shooting self-portraits, helpful techniques to nail the shot, and tips to get comfortable in front of the camera. You will leave feeling confident and ready to put yourself in front of the lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how self-portraiture can help women grow both on a personal level and as an artist
- Learn the primary tools and setup to get started with self-portraits
- Learn how to feel more comfortable in front of the camera and basic poses to get started
- Learn where to find inspiration and how to use it to tell a story with self-portraiture

Instructors
avatar for Chanel French

Chanel French

Chanel G. Photography


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

2:00pm EDT

Artistic Soul: Creating and Executing Art-Driven Portraits
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kelsey as she demonstrates her systematic approach of how to plan and execute styled, art-driven portraits. Kelsey will share her strategy from the inspiration and brainstorming stages, through the planning process which includes sourcing models, location and wardrobe. You will then have the opportunity to shoot alongside Kelsey as she shares the process of how to pull every detail together and bring creative visions to life. She will show you her techniques for shooting and posing in this class with 3 models (one real couple and one female model). You will gain a greater understanding of how to utilize light, angles and camera settings. She will also discuss everything from posing to post-processing (workflow, editing).

For this class you should bring your camera and up to two portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to concept and organize styled shoots, no matter the scale
- Learn to build a vision based on things from everyday life
- Learn how to reach out to other creatives to collaborate and execute shoots
- Learn how to think more creatively "on your toes" when posing and shooting
- Learn how to create your own content and build your own portfolio for social media and website marketing through organizing these types of shoots
- Learn how to respectfully interact with models one-on-one
- Learn how to use your environment and natural light to set the tone and mood of the portraits

Instructors
avatar for Kelsey Butcher

Kelsey Butcher

Kelsey Butcher Photo, LLC
Atlanta native planting roots all over the worldWife and mama saved by graceLight chaserFueled by music and good booksNoodle and soup enthusiastPerpetually dreaming of Autumn and the Scottish Highlands.


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

2:00pm EDT

Couples In Color: Photographing The Bright, Beautiful and Bold
Limited Capacity seats available

Make your images stand out with Mecca Gamble on this vibrant and colorful outdoor shoot in and around Midtown Atlanta. This class focuses on shooting an African American couple. She will cover everything from shooting for brown skin tones, shooting during mid-day, how to photograph fun and energetic couples portraits, to how to plan and style your session. Mecca will be there to assist and answer questions while you photograph a gorgeously styled couple in their cocktail finest. For this class, you should have a basic understanding of shooting in Manual Mode. Please bring a prime lens if available.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to plan a shoot in the city
- Learn how to help style your couple for their engagement or anniversary session
- Learn how to expose for brown skin tones
- Learn how to communicate with your couples during the session
- Learn go-to poses that get great natural reactions every time

Instructors
avatar for Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble

Owner, Mecca Gamble Photography


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

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

Your Voice, Your Vision
Limited Capacity full

Caroline has a love of pulling the voice out of every individual. Her joy is found in releasing the confidence in her students to make their best work. Join her as she critiques the work of you and your classmates in this small group class. You will provide a completed questionnaire as well as a three image portfolio for Caroline to critique before Click Away. This in-depth class will seek to provide each participant with valuable and confidence-boosting insights into their own unique voice and vision.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to know if you are suppressing your unique voice
- Learn how to analyze an image for voice cues
- Learn how to embrace your unique view of the world
- Learn how to move past the fear of what others' think -
- Learn how to embrace your voice beyond the digital file to print

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Instructor, Creative Photography Network
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
1075 BOARDROOM