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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

Dancing in the Street with Off Camera Flash
Limited Capacity filling up

Follow Kate as she explores an urban environment to shoot dancers! 
What locations make great photography backgrounds? How do buildings affect the light? Kate will cover OCF basics, gear selection and how to harness artificial light to create works of art any time of the day! Learn all of her shooting tips and tricks including how to pose a gorgeous dancer and capture dynamic ballet images. 


You will have the ability to shoot along as Kate photographs a dancer in midtown. As this is an OCF class, transmitters will be rotated among attendees for each to have an opportunity for shooting time. You should have a decent understanding and working knowledge of manual mode in natural light settings. 

Kate is here to help with the transition to OCF! Any lenses can be used for a variety of looks. Kate prefers to shoot a 24mm prime lens and either an 85mm prime lens or a 70-200mm.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the basics of OCF from selecting the right gear to dialing in exposure and light placement for the look you want
- Learn how dance photography differs from other portrait photography, in terms of gear, settings, and location selection
- Learn how to pose and shoot dancers to highlight their beauty

Instructors
avatar for Kate Luber

Kate Luber

Kate Luber is a Clickin Moms Mentor and has been a member of Clickin Moms since 2012. A central Oklahoma portrait, wedding, and dance photographer, Kate draws her inspiration from the drama and elegance of the ballet, classic Hollywood, and the pages of Vogue magazine. Kate’s other... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Peachtree & MM House

2:30pm EST

Demystifying Photoshop: Tips, Tricks and Workflow
Limited Capacity seats available

Photoshop is such a robust program with so many options that it's hard to know where to begin! In this class Mickie will show you how to get the most out of Photoshop by first teaching a basic workflow, and then demonstrating numerous tips and tricks to speed up your workflow, and gain greater control over editing. You  will be sent some of Mickie’s images prior to class so that you can work alongside Mickie during class, if you so choose. You should have some knowledge of how layers and masking work in Photoshop to get the most out of this class, and bring a laptop to edit alongside Mickie. 

Participants should have some knowledge of how layers and masking work in Photoshop to get the most out of this class and bring a laptop to edit alongside Mickie.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to utilize curves in multiple ways to control exposure, contrast, and correct skin tones
- Learn how to use layer masks with other tools in Photoshop to gain better control over their adjustments in a quicker fashion
- Learn to use Blend if sliders and how they can limit effects to the highlights or shadows
- Learn how to access Adobe Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop so that they can access those tools found in ACR and Lightroom and use a mask to limit their effect

Instructors
avatar for Mickie DeVries

Mickie DeVries

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


Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MERCER SALON H

2:30pm EST

Still Life Illuminated
Limited Capacity full

Some of the most celebrated artists in history focused on still life work to sharpen and show their skills. As photographers, the genre of still life gives us a moment to slow down, observe, and experiment. Join Kellie and work together to create multiple still life set-ups, and then use off-camera flash to add mood, emotion, and dimension to your set-ups to create imagery that is exciting and creatively fulfilling.

Learning Objectives: 

- Find or renew your appreciation of still life work and be inspired by how it can make you a better artist
- Gain confidence in your ability to create interesting still life setups and compositions
- Learn how adding and creating light to a still life can add dimension and emotion to a still life scene

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Sponsored by Millers Professional Imaging
Sponsored by Millers Professional ImagingKellie Bieser is a photographer based in Columbus, Ohio where she lives with her husband, five kids, dog, cat, four goats, and a bunch of chickens. As a kids and family photographer, she strives to capture the emotion of each moment, to reveal the personality of every subject, and... Read More →


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

5:00pm EST

Creative Control Using Natural Light
Limited Capacity filling up

How you choose to use the light can take a simple image and create something truly magical. Kristin is a confessed light geek and loves to look for and use light in unique and creative ways that are unexpected. She prefers to get the light right in camera and use editing tools only to enhance if needed. Join Kristin and other light seekers as she explains how she looks for the best available light, and her approach to capturing it in a way that elevates her work. Attendees will learn what apertures work best to capture flares, rim light, and silhouettes. We will also look for shadows, and how harsh light used right can create a totally different look in your imagery. Together we will meet at an outdoor location and look for and explore how using: open shade, backlight, harsh light, and low light can change the mood or feeling of an image. This class would be great for the beginner who is starting to explore different uses of light, and for the intermediate or advanced photographer who is looking for different ways to be creative with natural light. We will be working with one to two models to use for subject placement and proper exposure. She will explain how to incorporate and use the environment and still life at our shooting destination.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what apertures and perspectives work best for different uses of light
- Learn about subject placement for use of backlight, open shade and harsh light
- Learn about and practice with creative uses of outdoor natural light

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 →


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

5:00pm EST

Harnessing Light: A Photographer's Guide to Golden Hour Light Play
Limited Capacity full

Harnessing light is all about controlling and manipulating light to make it do what you want it to! Photographers love light, and it's always fun to learn new creative techniques to incorporate light into your personal and client work. Together with Dana you will explore the many techniques that can be used to harness light. Backlight, rim light, lens flares, prisms, fractals, ring of fire, water bokeh, reflections and shadows. The opportunities for creativity are endless! In addition, you will learn Dana's process for incorporating light into a story and using it to create a mood that matches that story.

Dana will bring all of the materials to demonstrate each technique before breaking up into small shooting groups. The shooting groups will rotate, and you will have ample time to practice your light harnessing on the two child models. Dana will also demonstrate how she works through a session with a child to keep them engaged and having fun. Everyone is sure to walk away with some new tricks for harnessing the light!

This program will take place outdoors during golden hour. Attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode, and are welcome to bring whichever camera and lens they are most comfortable shooting with.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to play with and harness different light
- Learn how to create mood
- Learn to use light to tell a story
- Learn how to keep your model engaged and having fun

Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Peachtree & MM House

5:00pm EST

The Impactful Film: Mastering Video Techniques to Create Unique, Short Films
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to engage an audience and hold their attention while you take them through a short story about your family? Do you want to learn how to utilize storytelling and be able to get your point across in less than 2 minutes? Then this class is for you! While family films are great and such keepsakes, Catherine wants to teach and challenge you to be able to come up with a narrative and theme to shoot effectively and to tell a story in a 2 minute or less film. Catherine will take you step by step from pre-production to execution while shooting along with you in a lifestyle room setting. She will take you through her process on how to cut the "filler" and keep your film fast-moving and audience engaged. Join Catherine in experimenting and videoing with unique camera angles, and learn the process of her shooting style and how she uses these unique camera angles to enhance her storytelling. During the shoot, Catherine will explain basic rules of composition, light and the importance of not only multiple takes, but multiple angles. She will also go over basic camera movements that work with your story and not distract. Not only does this process help shooting be successful, it makes editing your sequence a breeze.
Lens preference: A medium prime (35-50mm) or a standard zoom (24-70mm) is preferred. Some basic experience in shooting video and stabilizing your camera is helpful, however the instructor will go over basic stabilization techniques for beginners.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to storyboard and get prepared to film their own narrative/theme
- Learn how to cut the "filler" b-roll and use only narrative rich clips that will enhance their story and keep their audience engaged
- Learn how to use music and audio to enhance their film- not distract
- Learn how to engage and direct their "talent" in order tell their narratives
- Learn different camera angles and in-camera movements/transitions that help deliver their story

*Pairs well with, Beyond Basic: The Video Edit that Stands Out*


Instructors
avatar for Catherine Lubbat

Catherine Lubbat

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


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

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

10:30am EST

Creative Control Using Natural Light
Limited Capacity full

How you choose to use the light can take a simple image and create something truly magical. Kristin is a confessed light geek and loves to look for and use light in unique and creative ways that are unexpected. She prefers to get the light right in camera and use editing tools only to enhance if needed. Join Kristin and other light seekers as she explains how she looks for the best available light, and her approach to capturing it in a way that elevates her work. Attendees will learn what apertures work best to capture flares, rim light, and silhouettes. We will also look for shadows, and how harsh light used right can create a totally different look in your imagery. Together we will meet at an outdoor location and look for and explore how using: open shade, backlight, harsh light, and low light can change the mood or feeling of an image. This class would be great for the beginner who is starting to explore different uses of light, and for the intermediate or advanced photographer who is looking for different ways to be creative with natural light. We will be working with one to two models to use for subject placement and proper exposure. She will explain how to incorporate and use the environment and still life at our shooting destination.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn what apertures and perspectives work best for different uses of light
- Learn about subject placement for use of backlight, open shade and harsh light
- Learn about and practice with creative uses of outdoor natural light

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 →


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

Editing Your Images For Creative Composites
Limited Capacity seats available

Elevate your photography by adding creative components to your work with Photoshop. Join Divya in this editing class as she covers the simple Photoshop techniques she uses to create her composites. She will cover key things to keep in mind when shooting, and how to seamlessly add people and objects to your work, remove and alter distracting elements, create dimension and depth, and the critical components needed to create a cohesive final image. Go behind the scenes and join Divya in editing several creative images (laptop not required). Divya will provide all the files needed and walk through her editing process from how she starts with a RAW image, and uses the above Photoshop techniques to successfully create a creative composite.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to add objects, multiple subjects, and props into a composite and if necessary how to use Photoshop to edit out distracting elements, and swap out components/parts of an image.
- Learn how to edit out distracting elements, and swap out components/parts of an image in Photoshop
- Understand Photoshop tools and techniques to isolate and cut out components, correct for color, add dimension, and ensure consistency


Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MERCER SALON G

5:00pm EST

Harnessing Light: A Photographer's Guide to Golden Hour Light Play
Limited Capacity filling up

Harnessing light is all about controlling and manipulating light to make it do what you want it to! Photographers love light, and it's always fun to learn new creative techniques to incorporate light into your personal and client work. Together with Dana you will explore the many techniques that can be used to harness light. Backlight, rim light, lens flares, prisms, fractals, ring of fire, water bokeh, reflections and shadows. The opportunities for creativity are endless! In addition, you will learn Dana's process for incorporating light into a story and using it to create a mood that matches that story.
Dana will bring all of the materials to demonstrate each technique before breaking up into small shooting groups. The shooting groups will rotate, and you will have ample time to practice your light harnessing on the two child models. Dana will also demonstrate how she works through a session with a child to keep them engaged and having fun. Everyone is sure to walk away with some new tricks for harnessing the light!
This program will take place outdoors during golden hour. Attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode, and are welcome to bring whichever camera and lens they are most comfortable shooting with.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to play with and harness different light
- Learn how to create mood
- Learn to use light to tell a story
- Learn how to keep your model engaged and having fun

Instructors

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

5:00pm EST

The Impactful Film: Mastering Video Techniques to Create Unique, Short Films
Limited Capacity full

Do you want to engage an audience and hold their attention while you take them through a short story about your family? Do you want to learn how to utilize storytelling and be able to get your point across in less than 2 minutes? Then this class is for you! While family films are great and such keepsakes, Catherine wants to teach and challenge you to be able to come up with a narrative and theme to shoot effectively and to tell a story in a 2 minute or less film. Catherine will take you step by step from pre-production to execution while shooting along with you in a lifestyle room setting. She will take you through her process on how to cut the "filler" and keep your film fast-moving and audience engaged. Join Catherine in experimenting and videoing with unique camera angles, and learn the process of her shooting style and how she uses these unique camera angles to enhance her storytelling. During the shoot, Catherine will explain basic rules of composition, light and the importance of not only multiple takes, but multiple angles. She will also go over basic camera movements that work with your story and not distract. Not only does this process help shooting be successful, it makes editing your sequence a breeze.
Lens preference: A medium prime (35-50mm) or a standard zoom (24-70mm) is preferred. Some basic experience in shooting video and stabilizing your camera is helpful, however the instructor will go over basic stabilization techniques for beginners.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to storyboard and get prepared to film their own narrative/theme
- Learn how to cut the "filler" b-roll and use only narrative rich clips that will enhance their story and keep their audience engaged
- Learn how to use music and audio to enhance their film- not distract
- Learn how to engage and direct their "talent" in order tell their narratives
- Learn different camera angles and in-camera movements/transitions that help deliver their story

*Pairs well with, Beyond Basic: The Video Edit that Stands Out*


Instructors
avatar for Catherine Lubbat

Catherine Lubbat

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


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

Creative Portraits: Adding Impact and Interest
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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

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