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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

Capturing Their Wedding Day As if it Were Your Own
Limited Capacity seats available

Each wedding is a unique statement of a couple’s love and commitment. A wedding photographer is tasked with photographing this most amazing moment in their lives. Join Ben Hartley as he shows you how he photographs every wedding as if it were his own. This includes how to approach photographing a wedding, how to prepare the couple beforehand, and how to manage expectations. He will cover different lighting scenarios that allow him to create breathtaking images. Additionally, Ben will cover his best business wedding practices, workflow, and how to avoid wedding day disasters.  

Learning Objectives:

- Receive the exact scripts Ben uses to prepare the couple beforehand for amazing photography
- Learn how to photograph the authentic moments without being in the way
- Learn how to pose and direct clients so you always know what to do
- Learn to deal with difficult lighting scenarios (that are constantly changing!)
- Learn how to create award-winning, fine art couples portraits


Instructors
avatar for Ben Hartley

Ben Hartley

Sponsored by Millers Professional Imaging
Sponsored by Millers Professional ImagingBen Hartley will help you get out of your own way and design the life you want to live. (without wasting years of your life trying) Ben is the founder of Style & Story based in Columbus, OH and named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the Country in 2017. Ben is the host of... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON E

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

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

Light, Movement, and Emotion: That Something Extra
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you at the point in your journey where you’re ready to take things up a notch? Have you ever felt that while your images are technically solid, something is just MISSING? Do you scroll through Instagram and see images that stop you in your tracks and hope that others will do the same when they view yours?  In this class, Bre will teach you how you can use light, movement, and emotion to elevate your work and stand out in the crowd.
Bre will discuss how you will walk away from every shoot with an entire gallery full of interest. You will learn how to use backlight, rim light, directional light, and direct light to create a mood. You will also learn how movement feels comfortable and natural to the viewer and how even the smallest of movements will add visual interest. Finally, and most importantly, you will learn why emotion and connection is what creates a timeless, powerful image. As the photographer, you have the ability to craft, create, and draw out emotion in your subjects. You should be ready and willing to look at your work with a new set of eyes and move past playing it safe.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn different natural-light techniques and the mood that each will create
- Get comfortable posing and directing while infusing movement
- Learn to draw out and encourage connection in your posing
- Learn to anticipate and capture candid, emotional moments
- Learn to create a brand and a voice that consistently demonstrates your knowledge in all three of these elements

Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON A/B

2:30pm EST

Moving Memories: Learning Video
Limited Capacity full

Join Sarah on this video adventure as you learn how to make your own mini movies! Family films are exploding right now, and in this hands-on class you will have the chance to shoot alongside Sarah and make your very first video! You will learn the best settings for a successful shoot, the best camera movements that allow creativity AND stability. You will get to practice shooting both regular and slow motion footage. When paired with the editing course, you will have all the tools you need to shoot, edit, and market your films.

Bring your favorite lens in this hands-on shooting class!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to set up your camera using correct frame rates and settings
- Learn how to best stabilize your shots without the use of any extra gear
- Learn how to shoot regular footage and in slow motion
- Learn the most successful camera moves for handheld video storytelling

*Pair well with, Editing Video for Emotion*

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

The Shared Shutter
Momma to 3, filmmaker, photographer, storyteller. A lover of all things lifestyle.


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

Bonding with Baby: Intimate Maternity Portraits (Outdoor)
Limited Capacity seats available

This special time in a woman's life comes with natural physical and emotional changes. Lauren's maternity sessions strive to make mom feel her most beautiful and comfortable. Join Lauren as she styles an expecting mama in her third trimester, and shares her tools in choosing the right pieces and creating the right atmosphere to garner her signature style. Lauren will guide you in how to shoot in natural light outdoors, and teach you different poses and prompts to use. Together you will develop a relationship with your client and make her feel comfortable.

You should have experience shooting in manual mode. Any DSLR camera and a 35mm lens would be ideal.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to utilize light in an indoor setting
- Gain confidence in directing your client into lifestyle poses
- Learn how to connect with your client to create a safe environment to create beautiful, meaningful images

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Lo Photo


5:00pm EST

Emotional Storytelling: Motherhood Session at Golden Hour
Limited Capacity full

Join Twyla as she photographs a mother and daughter in a styled, emotive photoshoot at golden hour, in Piedmont Park.  She will begin by going over camera settings for directional and backlit images that enable her to capture details to recover dramatic skies in edits. She will also discuss different ways of utilizing the light and posing for the biggest emotional impact. Lastly, she'll discuss the importance of styling and color theory in the clothing she chooses for her sessions and keeping a client closet. For one hour, you will photograph alongside Twyla as she uses emotive prompts with a mother and daughter to create dramatic, storytelling imagery utilizing many different lighting scenarios. You'll receive emotional prompt cards to review prior to the class which can then be utilized in your own shoots. The class will conclude with 15 minutes for any Q&A or additional shooting demonstrations. Twyla recommends bringing a wide angle lens and has also found the 85mm focal length works great in live, group shooting demonstrations.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn to create emotive, creative imagery with compelling backlit sunflares
- Learn to use and successfully deliver emotive prompts
- Learn to style models for impact and emotive imagery

*Pairs well with, Mastering Lightroom: Editing and Workflow for the Emotive Artist*

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Dockside (Piedmont Park)

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

Naturally Unfolding Moments: Emotive Family Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating natural and heartfelt images at home is about so much more than stylish decor and perfect poses. Laura believes that more than anything we all share a common yearning to be seen and loved, and her goal in her sessions is to give clients images that show their love for one another in a way that feels natural and genuine. To do this, the experience of the photoshoot is just as important as the final result. Clients need to truly feel relaxed and connected to let their authentic love shine through. Join Laura as she shares how she connects with her clients before and during a shoot, and creates experiences that lead to naturally unfolding moments. She'll share all of her best tips and tricks for putting clients at ease (uncooperative kids and cranky dads included), and demonstrates how she finds beauty in every home. Finally, she'll teach you how she brings together composition, light, emotion and storytelling for gorgeous images that feel natural and not forced.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to put clients at ease to capture natural & honest emotion in your sessions
- Learn how to guide clients into beautiful moments that look effortless
- Learn how to make the most of any home
- Learn how to bring light, composition and emotion together to create genuine and beautiful photos


Instructors

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

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

Shooting Wide Open and Nailing It
Limited Capacity full

Photographing your subjects wide open and accurately means you need to have a certain skill set. During this program, portrait photographer Audrey Woulard will detail her method that has gained her notoriety within the photographic community. Audrey has mastered the art of photographing wide open regardless of the age of the subject she is photographing, movement in frame or number of subjects. She is known for her ultra sharp images while consistently photographing at an aperture of f/1.6.

You will break down the method to the madness that allows you to consistently achieve sharp images. If you are struggling with capturing sharp images, this is the class that you do not want to miss.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the key exposure techniques that will guarantee sharp images in ALL photographic situations, including both natural light and created light
- Learn actionable prompts that will allow you to wrangle all ages, and families, to guarantee sharp images
- Learn the importance that composition and distance plays into super sharp images

Instructors
avatar for Audrey Woulard

Audrey Woulard

Instructor, Kids And The City
Audrey Woulard is a portrait and commerical photographer based out of Chicago, IL. She began her career by documenting her four close in age boys. This flourished into a full time career for the last 16 years with a studio in Downtown Chicago. She has taught photographers all over... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Noguchi Park (Piedmont Park)

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

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

Authentic Self: Unleashing Your Creative Voice
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to feel more? Get to know the you you have always wanted to be, and the clients you have always wanted will follow. Join Yan Palmer as she decodes how to tap into your authentic self to photograph humans in their most authentically loving state. Learn to create the kind of photos that remind the people in them how beautiful life is even when it hurts. In this class, Yan will help you map out a plan to run family photo sessions smoothly, meaningfully and strategically, to build a portfolio that is an extension of all your best parts. She will help you help clients that make your job easy and trust you to do what you do! Yan is the master of giving your creativity a voice, so let her inspire a new era in your photography career in this photography class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn a firm framework for identifying your authentic voice
- Learn strategies that will help you develop your existing style toward a more meaning filled body of work
- Learn to understand why you love what you love and why you make what you make, renewing your passion for your work and making you a super attractor


Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON A/B

10:30am EST

Bonding with Baby: Intimate Maternity Portraits (Indoor)
Limited Capacity seats available

This special time in a woman's life comes with natural physical and emotional changes. Lauren's maternity sessions strive to make mom feel her most beautiful and comfortable. Join Lauren as she styles an expecting mama in her third trimester, and shares her tools in choosing the right pieces and creating the right atmosphere to garner her signature style. Lauren will guide you in how to shoot in natural moody lighting, utilize shadows, and directing lifestyle poses, and prompts indoors. Together you will develop a relationship with your client and make her feel comfortable.

You should have experience shooting in manual mode. Any DSLR camera and a 35mm lens would be ideal.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to utilize light in an indoor setting
- Gain confidence in directing your client into lifestyle poses
- Learn how to connect with your client to create a safe environment to create beautiful, meaningful images

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Lo Photo


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

10:30am EST

Couples Posing Made Fun and Easy
Limited Capacity full

If you’ve ever struggled with posing couples, this is the class for you. During this session you will shoot alongside Bre as you photograph a real couple, in an outdoor setting, working through the flow of a real engagement session. The methods learned in this shoot along can be applied to any couple whether during a wedding, at an engagement shoot, or during a family session. Adults can be especially challenging to photograph because they easily put up barriers, have self confidence issues, or feel awkward in front of the camera. It doesn’t have to be that way! Our goal is for every couple to leave the session feeling like they had a great time. How do we do this? Bre will show you how she connects with her clients through conversation, sets expectations, directs the posing, keeps things flowing, and creates an enjoyable experience for the couple.

Bre will direct the couple and then attendees will be able to try their hand at shooting each pose. Attendees should bring one wide lens and one long lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn a realistic flow to a couples shoot
- Learn how to transition between poses
- Learn how to direct vs pose
- Learn how to get several shots/variety from one pose
- Learn how to keep the mood light and fun when shooting adults

Instructors

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

10:30am EST

Pinning For Business: Making Pinterest Work For You
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you ready to use Pinterest to attract the RIGHT people, drive traffic to your site and convert those visitors into paying customers? Do you want to drive sales for YOUR business, all while automating the process?

In this course Jana Williams will teach you how to explode your Pinterest growth with keywords and optimize your Pinterest profile and boards for success. She will help you learn how to quickly increase your followers so that you can build a passionate following on Pinterest. During this class you will discover exactly what to pin to sell more products and services online and how to create stunning visual content that sells. If that wasn't enough, Jana will teach you how to master Pinterest ads, understand how many pins you should pin per day/week/month, how to leverage the Pinterest audience and do it all in less time than you are probably spending on social media already!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use Pinterest to market your business
- Learn marketing strategies on Pinterest/ Content Calendar
- Learn how to spend less than ONE hour a week on our strategy

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
1075 BOARDROOM

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

Capturing Bold & Beautiful Connections
Limited Capacity full

This class will teach you how to beautifully and boldly capture connection within a family. You will learn how to refine your shooting approach to transform your work into emotive and authentic art that truly captures the depth and feeling of each moment. Transform everyday locations into stunning backdrops for capturing human connection using a variety of photographic devices including light, contrast, and movement. Learn how to bring out the emotion within the moment through visualization, exposure choices and gentle facilitation. Understand how you can successfully maximize what you capture in-camera, truly making the most of the moment before you. Learn how to boldly and beautifully capture the love and connection your subjects' share.

Jen uses a 35mm for her work but recommends bringing anything 85mm and below.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to maximize locations to enhance the moment
- Learn how to work your camera to ensure it is set up to artistically capture the moment before them in a beautiful and bold fashion
- Learn how to facilitate your subjects to capture emotive connection

Instructors
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

owner, Jen Bilodeau Photography
Jen is an awarded Massachusetts-based, family, wedding and commercial photographer. Through her artistic use of light and shadow, and her commitment to capturing authentic moments, Jen creates beautifully timeless and powerful imagery. Jen is also a CPA and enjoys coaching fellow... Read More →


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

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

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

10 cm: A Complete Birth Photography Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Birth photography is becoming one of the fastest growing genres in photography. Preserving the ability to be welcomed in the birth space has never been more crucial. However, if birth photographers do not know how to handle themselves professionally in a medical setting, as well as on social media, their ability to tell these stories as authentically as they are right now could be compromised. In this class, Neely will teach you how to build relationships not only with your clients, but with the hospital staff as well, from the nurses, to the doctors and midwives. You will also learn how to overcome harsh light, and utilize flash effectively and professionally. Given the intimate nature of birth photography, understanding your client's level of comfort is crucial when composing and curating what images are shared publicly. The class will cover what to and not to shoot, what to do in emergencies, and where to stand in the OR. The course will also cover how to find your voice as a birth photographer.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to dig deep into relationship building
- Learn how to make a name for yourself and gain the trust of medical professionals in the birth community
- Learn about consent in depth from the client, to the staff (what the shoot, when to shoot, and what to share)
- Learn the specifics of where to stand, how to handle oneself in the birthing room
- Learn how to utilize flash, as well as, ideal settings to overcome harsh light and low light, often with quick movements

Instructors
avatar for Neely Ker-Fox

Neely Ker-Fox

Owner, Ker-Fox Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MERCER SALON H

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

Clearing Space for Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

5:00pm EST

Emotional Storytelling: Motherhood Session at Golden Hour
Limited Capacity full

Join Twyla as she photographs a mother and daughter in a styled, emotive photoshoot at golden hour, in Piedmont Park.  She will begin by going over camera settings for directional and backlit images that enable her to capture details to recover dramatic skies in edits. She will also discuss different ways of utilizing the light and posing for the biggest emotional impact. Lastly, she'll discuss the importance of styling and color theory in the clothing she chooses for her sessions and keeping a client closet. For one hour, you will photograph alongside Twyla as she uses emotive prompts with a mother and daughter to create dramatic, storytelling imagery utilizing many different lighting scenarios. You'll receive emotional prompt cards to review prior to the class which can then be utilized in your own shoots. The class will conclude with 15 minutes for any Q&A or additional shooting demonstrations. Twyla recommends bringing a wide angle lens and has also found the 85mm focal length works great in live, group shooting demonstrations.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to create emotive, creative imagery with compelling backlit sunflares
- Learn to use and successfully deliver emotive prompts
- Learn to style models for impact and emotive imagery

*Pairs well with, Mastering Lightroom: Editing and Workflow for the Emotive Artist*

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


5:00pm EST

Heart of a Mama: Photographing a Mothers Love
Limited Capacity full

Join Lauren in a styled outdoor motherhood session where you will capture the authentic love and connection between a mother and her young children. This golden hour session, set in Piedmont Park will begin with discussing styling and why Lauren chooses specific looks. She will then guide you through how she prepares a client for a session. She will share her prompts and guide to lifestyle posing and how she gets the kids involved. Then, you will begin shooting! Lauren will guide poses, show you her favorite angles and how to look for those special fleeting moments. You should be prepared to shoot in manual mode. Bring your favorite portrait lens!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to beautifully style a motherhood session
- Learn how to work with children and how you can make this a fun experience.
- Discover how to anticipate the in-between moments and capture the authentic connection between a mother and her children

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Lo Photo


5:00pm EST

Likes, Followers and Conversion: Social Media Strategy For Your Business
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you tired of spinning your wheels on social media? In this course, Jana Williams teaches how to use the different platforms to connect with your ideal clients, and covert followers to customers. Jana covers Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest as the main platforms. You will learn how to identify and speak to your ideal client, how to convert followers into paying customers, how to create a social media content calendar, and which paid ads really work on social media.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to identify and speak to ideal clients
- Learn how to create a strategy to convert followers into paying clients
- Learn, once and for all, a daily workflow with each social media platform

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON E

5:00pm EST

Shooting Wide Open and Nailing It
Limited Capacity full

Photographing your subjects wide open and accurately means you need to have a certain skill set. During this program, portrait photographer Audrey Woulard will detail her method that has gained her notoriety within the photographic community. Audrey has mastered the art of photographing wide open regardless of the age of the subject she is photographing, movement in frame or number of subjects. She is known for her ultra sharp images while consistently photographing at an aperture of f/1.6.

You will break down the method to the madness that allows you to consistently achieve sharp images. If you are struggling with capturing sharp images, this is the class that you do not want to miss.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the key exposure techniques that will guarantee sharp images in ALL photographic situations, including both natural light and created light
- Learn actionable prompts that will allow you to wrangle all ages, and families, to guarantee sharp images
- Learn the importance that composition and distance plays into super sharp images

Instructors
avatar for Audrey Woulard

Audrey Woulard

Instructor, Kids And The City
Audrey Woulard is a portrait and commerical photographer based out of Chicago, IL. She began her career by documenting her four close in age boys. This flourished into a full time career for the last 16 years with a studio in Downtown Chicago. She has taught photographers all over... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Dockside (Piedmont Park)

5:00pm EST

Telling Your Story: Documentary Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories are the basis of our society, and have been used for thousands of years to entertain, teach, and communicate ideas. Join Angela as she photographs a family and covers one of our most important traditions: storytelling. You and Angela will photograph a family in home setting to tell a story of their laughter, joy and even their sadness. You will learn what images to take to anchor and what elements are needed to tell a story. You should have an understanding of manual mode before taking this class. You should bring a wide angle lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the elements of storytelling in documentary photography
- Learn composition elements that are needed to bring out the story of an image
- Learn which images are needed to anchor the story
- Learn how to bring out the emotions of a family so that they can help tell their compelling story

Instructors

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

5:00pm EST

Using Places and Things To Tell The Story: Urban Streetscapes
Limited Capacity filling up

Street signs, architecture and street art are always changing in a city and are as unique as the people who are walking through the streets.  Come along with Michelle Rick as she explores midtown Atlanta on a street photowalk. You will explore buildings, street art, things left behind and living subjects that tell a compelling story. Michelle will explain what how she navigates a city to find the best shooting locations, what she looks for with composition and how she uses light and shadow to enhance.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to compose imagery that is compelling
- Learn how to make pictures that are uniquely yours by choosing how you use light and shadow, reflection, color and black and white, and perspective to enhance the composition
- Learn to look for and identify interesting architecture
- Learn to step out of your comfort zone, and shake things up and try various approaches
- Learn how to work in a dynamic environment in search of subject matter

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum
 
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

Likes, Followers and Conversion: Social Media Strategy For Your Business
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you tired of spinning your wheels on social media? In this course Jana Williams teaches how to use the different platforms to connect with your ideal clients and covert followers to customers. Jana covers Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, as the main platforms. In this course students learn how to identify and speak to their ideal client how to convert followers into paying customers, how to create a social media content calendar, and what paid ads really work on social media.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to identify and speak to ideal client
- Learn strategy to convert followers into paying clients
- Learn once and for all have a daily workflow with each social media platform

Instructors

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

10:30am EDT

Mastering Lightroom: Editing and Workflow for the Emotive Artist
Limited Capacity filling up

In this live editing demonstration, Twyla will share how she edits from scratch in Lightroom. She will go over settings to speed up your Lightroom, modules, and editing workflow from start to finish. With emphasis on skin tones, utilizing brushes and range masking to create dramatic skies for added impact. You will edit an array of images including harsh light, low light and backlight. You will receive the raw images Twyla is editing beforehand to edit alongside. You are encouraged to bring a laptop with raw images downloaded and the most recent version of Lightroom Classic CC installed (not required).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to nail your skin tones
- Learn to edit for beautiful images in harsh light
- Learn how to increase impact of emotive images in any light
- Learn to recover dramatic skies from underexposed images
- Learn to master range masking
- Learn how to increase the  speed and performance of Lightroom

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


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

10:30am EDT

Moving Memories: Learning Video
Limited Capacity full

Join Sarah on this video adventure as you learn how to make your own mini movies! Family films are exploding right now, and in this hands-on class you will have the chance to shoot alongside Sarah and make your very first video! You will learn the best settings for a successful shoot, the best camera movements that allow creativity AND stability. You will get to practice shooting both regular and slow motion footage. When paired with the editing course, you will have all the tools you need to shoot, edit, and market your films.

Bring your favorite lens in this hands-on shooting class!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to set up your camera using correct frame rates and settings
- Learn how to best stabilize your shots without the use of any extra gear
- Learn how to shoot regular footage and in slow motion
- Learn the most successful camera moves for handheld video storytelling

*Pair well with, Editing Video for Emotion*

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

The Shared Shutter
Momma to 3, filmmaker, photographer, storyteller. A lover of all things lifestyle.


Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Ansley Park & City Walk

10:30am EDT

Organic Depth and Movement in Portraits
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kelsey as she teaches you to think on your feet! She will demonstrate her approach on using depth and movement to create more interest when shooting portraits. Kelsey will dive into topics like being resourceful by using everyday objects in portraiture, or using the surrounding environment to aid in creating more depth. She will also teach you ways of making clients and models feel more at ease, and how you can integrate organic feeling and movement in the frame, even when a couple is less comfortable in front of the camera.

This class will be held outdoors in a park setting with a real couple where you will learn and then shoot alongside Kelsey. Please bring your two favorite portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to pose more creatively with different angles to create more depth in portraits
- Learn how to make clients feel more at ease in front of the camera to create emotional depth
- Learn how to add more movement organically by guiding the couple into what feels more natural rather than just telling them what to do
- Learn how to think more "on your toes" when posing
- Learn how to use light intentionally rather than experimentally
- Learn how to use one's environment and natural light to set the tone/mood of the portraits, and to create more depth

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 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Dockside (Piedmont Park)

10:30am EDT

Posing For Any Body: Natural Boudoir Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

Photographing women can be as beautiful as it is fulfilling. Join Jasmin Jade to shoot a model together, in an indoor lifestyle suite. She will discuss shooting in low light and painting with light to create a moody look. Additionally, this class will cover session preparation, and getting to know clients ahead of time, including, workflow: from booking to the day of the shoot, and getting clients to feel confident and relaxed. You will delve into how to shoot on location, what to look for in a session location and how to make the best out of every location speedbump, as well as a studio setup. Finally, you will work on flow boudoir posing, unposing, flattering all body types, posing for emotion, and choosing emotion over perfection. You will leave with the confidence to photograph any woman!

For this class, you should be familiar with shooting in manual mode, which requires knowledge of camera and settings. This class works well with any lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to pose Boudoir with flow posing and then unpose for a natural look
- Learn to flatter any body type
- Learn Jasmin's Jade's workflow from booking to finished product
- Learn how to create dark & moody images

Instructors
avatar for Jasmin Jade

Jasmin Jade

Sugar & Lace Studio


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

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

Setting the Mood: A Dutch Masters Influence
Limited Capacity full

There's power in the classic portrait. Join Meg Loeks as she demonstrates how to create timeless children's portraits inspired by the great Dutch Masters. From window light, to mixed light, to created light using OCF and continuous lighting, attendees will learn the importance and power of shadows. Meg will show how both natural and created light can be seamless and cohesive. Attendees will study various types of low light such as side, Rembrandt and even learn how to create backlight using off-camera flash. When natural light fails or is nonexistent, learn some simple and quick ways to create a window anywhere, anytime. Meg will also demonstrate how to enhance storytelling in children's portraiture through purposeful layering. Discover how to add powerful symbolism and meaning to your portraits that makes them anything but traditional.

Please bring your favorite wide angle lens to this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create timeless children's portraiture utilizing different types of low light
- Learn ways to create directional light that mimics natural light using OFC
- Learn how to enhance storytelling and add depth to their images through the process of intentional layering and symbolism

Instructors
avatar for Meg Loeks

Meg Loeks

Meg Loeks Photography
Meg lives remotely in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with her husband, three boys and saint bernard. She is drawn to timeless environmental portraiture, lifestyle photography, landscapes, low light, creative storytelling and color. She loves to find ways to merge different photography... Read More →


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

10:30am EDT

The Price is Right: Personalized Pricing Critique
Limited Capacity seats available

Running a profitable photography business requires love, care and attention to detail. No matter your talent or skill level, the attention you give to your pricing structure can quite literally make or break the success of your business. Join D’Ann Boal of Smitten & Swoon Photography in a small group setting, where she will analyze your pricing. D’Ann will share the pricing structure of her 6-figure photography business and help you polish yours. You will have the opportunity to email D’Ann your pricing ahead of time so she can provide you with personalized feedback during your time together. With the opportunity to bring your own printed price sheets into class, D’Ann will take time to point out any holes, mistakes or items priced inappropriately. With the confidence that your prices are right, you will walk away ready to be more profitable.

Learning Objectives:

- Scrutinize your pricing structure
- Understand the “Why” of profitable pricing
- Have your pricing critiqued
- Learn D’Ann’s most profitable products
- Learn how to communicate pricing with their clients
- Receive individualized feedback on their pricing structure
- Receive a guide of D’Ann’s Top 10 Pricing Tips

Instructors
avatar for D'Ann Boal

D'Ann Boal

Photographer, Smitten & Swoon Photography


Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
1075 BOARDROOM

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

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

Beyond Basic: The Video Edit that Stands Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you familiar with the basics of video editing and want to dig deeper into more creative edits? In this course, Catherine will show you, piece by piece, how she edits her videos in Final Cut Pro X. Not only will she break down the edit of her videos, she will explain why she chooses to edit it the way that she does. It isn't just important to learn how to add a cool effect, but to have reason, and justify the edit in order to be a better storyteller. Catherine will go over opening sequences that have visual impact, transitions, audio and sound effects to enhance your film, and touch on color grading as well. Catherine will take you through one of her previously completed films and dissect it so that you can see exactly how she edited it, as well as edit a 1 minute film from start to finish (Catherine will have clips filmed prior to class). You will not only walk away with a better understanding of how to cut together a creative video edit, but how to use those creative edits to become better storytellers within your own films.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to edit a film from start to finish in Final Cut Pro X
- Learn how, when and *why* to use advanced transitions between clips
- Learn the basics of color grading films
- Learn how to match audio with your clips, and how to add sound effects to enhance your storytelling

Instructors
avatar for Catherine Lubbat

Catherine Lubbat

Photographer, Catherine Lubbat Photography
Mama to three headstrong and brave little girls. Photographer and film maker.


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MERCER SALON H

2:00pm EDT

Book Your Dream Brand
Limited Capacity filling up

Turn your dreams into reality and book the brand clients you have been following for years! Join Sarah Kay Love as she shares her insight on the "how to" guide for booking and working with brand clients. Learn how the workflow and process differ from traditional independent clients, and how to tell the brand story. From how to concept and produce a shoot, to how to understand and perfect a shot list for a client, you will learn why each of these steps are important, and how the process correlates to the final outcome. Sarah will also talk about the post shoot actions necessary to properly market the content on all social and digital platforms, along with content strategy and how to execute properly. Lastly, learn how to take this experience to book your next big brand clients.

Learning Objectives:

- Understanding and concepting the ultimate shotlist
- Learn how to create a design deck
- Learn how to use images for your branding and marketing materials after the project is complete

Instructors

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

2:00pm EDT

Capturing Bold & Beautiful Connections
Limited Capacity full

This class will teach you how to beautifully and boldly capture connection within a family. You will learn how to refine your shooting approach to transform your work into emotive and authentic art that truly captures the depth and feeling of each moment. Transform everyday locations into stunning backdrops for capturing human connection using a variety of photographic devices including light, contrast, and movement. Learn how to bring out the emotion within the moment through visualization, exposure choices and gentle facilitation. Understand how you can successfully maximize what you capture in-camera, truly making the most of the moment before you. Learn how to boldly and beautifully capture the love and connection your subjects' share.

Jen uses a 35mm for her work but recommends bringing anything 85mm and below.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to maximize locations to enhance the moment
- Learn how to work your camera to ensure it is set up to artistically capture the moment before them in a beautiful and bold fashion
- Learn how to facilitate your subjects to capture emotive connection

Instructors
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

owner, Jen Bilodeau Photography
Jen is an awarded Massachusetts-based, family, wedding and commercial photographer. Through her artistic use of light and shadow, and her commitment to capturing authentic moments, Jen creates beautifully timeless and powerful imagery. Jen is also a CPA and enjoys coaching fellow... Read More →


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

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

Couples Posing Made Fun and Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’ve ever struggled with posing couples, this is the class for you. During this session you will shoot alongside Bre as you photograph a real couple, in an outdoor setting, working through the flow of a real engagement session. The methods learned in this shoot along can be applied to any couple whether during a wedding, at an engagement shoot, or during a family session. Adults can be especially challenging to photograph because they easily put up barriers, have self confidence issues, or feel awkward in front of the camera. It doesn’t have to be that way! Our goal is for every couple to leave the session feeling like they had a great time. How do we do this? Bre will show you how she connects with her clients through conversation, sets expectations, directs the posing, keeps things flowing, and creates an enjoyable experience for the couple.

Bre will direct the couple and then attendees will be able to try their hand at shooting each pose. Attendees should bring one wide lens and one long lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn a realistic flow to a couples shoot
- Learn how to transition between poses
- Learn how to direct vs pose
- Learn how to get several shots/variety from one pose
- Learn how to keep the mood light and fun when shooting adults

Instructors

2:00pm EDT

Editing Video for Emotion
Limited Capacity seats available

You've learned how to shoot video, now it's time to edit! Editing is Sarah's favorite part of the video process, and she hopes it will be yours too! In this 90 minute class, she will walk you through the basics of editing in Premiere Pro including importing your footage, setting up your timeline, choosing your music, cutting to the music, incorporating lifestyle audio for added emotion, color correcting inside Premiere Pro, adding text and exporting your finished film. But this class doesn't end when the 90 minutes is up. Sarah will be sending you home with a packet full of important information along with a video of her editing a film from start to finish. She will also be offering feedback on your first completed film.

Please feel free to bring your laptop to edit along with Sarah in this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to edit in Premiere Pro
- Learn how to properly set up your timeline based on your frame rate
- Learn how to apply slow motion to certain clips
- Learn how to edit using the lifestyle audio and music to best evoke emotion
- Learn how to color correct in Premiere Pro
- Learn how to add text
- Learn how to export your finished film

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

The Shared Shutter
Momma to 3, filmmaker, photographer, storyteller. A lover of all things lifestyle.


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MERCER SALON G

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

Flip the Switch: Changing Your Lighting Scenario to Fit Your Flat Lay Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

It is often said that natural light is the "best" light to shoot since photographers can create beautiful images with soft, even light. But what if the light is either changing too quickly resulting in inconsistencies across images, is not ideal for one's creative vision, or is not available? In those instances, it might be time to consider using studio lighting to achieve similar results. Join Kimberly Murray as she discusses alternatives to natural light, specifically strobes, speedlights, and LEDs, and how to use them in overhead photography. In addition, she will demonstrate the placement of the light source, and how modifiers can be used to create different moods. This session will take place indoors. You should be familiar with shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the benefits of artificial light
- Learn how different types of artificial light can be used either in place, of or alongside, natural light
- Learn how to mimic natural light with a strobe
- Learn how to combine strobes with negative fill to create "moody" images

Instructors
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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 →


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

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
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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

Mastering Off Camera Flash In Challenging Light
Limited Capacity full

Simplicity is key. In this program, Audrey will show you how to utilize one single strobe to maximize your possibilities when photographing in harsh and/or unflattering light. Audrey Woulard is a skilled natural light only photographer, and is known for her ability to maximize all lighting situations. In this program, we will tackle challenging light and guide you in how to find the light. Audrey will also show you how to work with strobes and what they can produce.

Plan to bring your favorite portrait lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to recognize difficult light
- Learn to balance strobes and difficult ambient light for the best natural looking image
- Learn how to maintain the flow of the photo session with the least equipment possible


Instructors
avatar for Audrey Woulard

Audrey Woulard

Instructor, Kids And The City
Audrey Woulard is a portrait and commerical photographer based out of Chicago, IL. She began her career by documenting her four close in age boys. This flourished into a full time career for the last 16 years with a studio in Downtown Chicago. She has taught photographers all over... Read More →


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

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
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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

2:00pm EDT

Naturally Unfolding Moments: Emotive Family Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating natural and heartfelt images at home is about so much more than stylish decor and perfect poses. Laura believes that more than anything we all share a common yearning to be seen and loved, and her goal in her sessions is to give clients images that show their love for one another in a way that feels natural and genuine. To do this, the experience of the photoshoot is just as important as the final result. Clients need to truly feel relaxed and connected to let their authentic love shine through. Join Laura as she shares how she connects with her clients before and during a shoot, and creates experiences that lead to naturally unfolding moments. She'll share all of her best tips and tricks for putting clients at ease (uncooperative kids and cranky dads included), and demonstrates how she finds beauty in every home. Finally, she'll teach you how she brings together composition, light, emotion and storytelling for gorgeous images that feel natural and not forced.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to put clients at ease to capture natural & honest emotion in your sessions
- Learn how to guide clients into beautiful moments that look effortless
- Learn how to make the most of any home
- Learn how to bring light, composition and emotion together to create genuine and beautiful photos


Instructors

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

2:00pm EDT

Stories with Style: Techniques for the Modern Fashion & Lifestyle Photographer
Limited Capacity seats available

Fashion photographers know that it takes more than just gorgeous styling or great hair and makeup to convey concepts effectively. As a photographer, you have to become a brand's storyteller and creative producer, and that also means knowing how to source, integrate culture, and weave in messaging.

Join Kara in Midtown Atlanta for a live model shoot that reveals her modern, story-centric approach to fashion and lifestyle sessions. You'll learn her techniques for on and off camera lighting, pre-shoot planning strategies, and concept creation. You'll find out exactly how to produce images that match your ideal client's aesthetic, and how to integrate Kara's style tips to combine playful narratives with a timeless aesthetic that will grow and elevate your portfolio.

Bring your camera and your favorite portrait lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create a fashion or lifestyle shoot concept
- Learn how to produce a fashion shoot and/or apply those skills to lifestyle photography
- Learn how to grow your client base by adding versatility to your work
- Learn tips for lighting on and off camera
- Learn tools that can help push your work further

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Ansley Park & City Walk

2:00pm EDT

Telling Your Story: Documentary Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories are the basis of our society, and have been used for thousands of years to entertain, teach, and communicate ideas. Join Angela as she photographs a family and covers one of our most important traditions: storytelling. You and Angela will photograph a family in home setting to tell a story of their laughter, joy and even their sadness. You will learn what images to take to anchor and what elements are needed to tell a story. You should have an understanding of manual mode before taking this class. You should bring a wide angle lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the elements of storytelling in documentary photography
- Learn composition elements that are needed to bring out the story of an image
- Learn which images are needed to anchor the story
- Learn how to bring out the emotions of a family so that they can help tell their compelling story

*Offered in ASL*

Instructors

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

2:00pm EDT

Warmth In Your Edit: Clean And Beautiful Editing in Photoshop And Lightroom
Limited Capacity seats available

During this editing program, Nicole will demonstrate how she achieves beautiful, warm tones in her images, using both Lightroom and Photoshop, while keeping the inherent beauty in the photos. She will show you how she uses the Basic, HSL and other panels in Lightroom to boost and enhance her images. In Photoshop, Nicole likes to focus on curves layers used in multiple ways to really transform and make an image pop. You will receive raw images in advance, and are encouraged to bring your laptop to edit alongside her. She will also address "problems" in images that need correcting (that may include color casts and intense cloning), and guide you through her process in Photoshop.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn editing tips and techniques for specific lighting scenarios
- Learn how to enhance the sky
- Learn how to achieve warmer tones in images
- Learn how to give a little extra pop and depth to your images
- Learn cloning tips

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
ELLINGTON SALON E

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

6:00pm EDT