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Friday, March 6
 

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

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

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

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

Too Good To Eat: Food Photography Bootcamp
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself on set with professional food photographer Suzanne Clements as she demonstrates how to create drool-worthy images that make your eyes grow big and your stomach growl. She’ll walk students through her process, pulling all the elements together and demonstrating key concepts in lighting, composition, and styling. After an initial demonstration, students will break out into groups to explore the set, and create their own images using the provided food and prop items with instructor guidance.

You should plan to bring a 50mm or 35mm lens and camera. Optional equipment: 100mm optional extra/2nd lens and Speedlight.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how the relationship between the camera, set, and light source affect the image and how subtle changes can make a big difference
- Get a better understanding of on-trend lighting setups and camera angles
- Learn a deeper understanding of what set pieces and props perform the best and where to source them
- Get some insider tips on how to set up your own studio without breaking the bank

Instructors
avatar for suzanne clements

suzanne clements

Owner, Suzanne Clements Photography
Some like to take the easy road, others prefer the path less travelled. I am a fan of the latter - I thrive on challenge, detail, and problem solving. It’s that passion that makes me crave the right shot, right set, and most mouth-watering styling. Food photography is not a simple... Read More →


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

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

Order out of Chaos: Making Sense of the Street
Limited Capacity filling up

Street photography is exciting because it is unscripted. However, taking pictures in a dynamic environment, doesn't mean you can’t control the outcome of your pictures. From basic choices, like setting your aperture, to creative ones, like staying put and waiting for a scene to unfold, we'll work on those elements you can control.  You will learn  and how to juggle all the variables so that you make pictures that are unique to you. Join Michelle Rick as she takes you on a photowalk through Midtown Atlanta where she shows you her thoughts behind her compelling street photography imagery and focuses on capturing people in their everyday. 

Bring your favorite lens to this street photography walk.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to shoot with intention in unpredictable situations
- 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 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 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

10:30am EST

The Side Hustle: Monetizing Your Passion
Limited Capacity seats available

Add a side hustle to your photography business and put that dusty archive of images to work for you. Professional product, food and stock photographer Suzanne Clements will give you the inside scoop on what it takes to build a portfolio that sells, as well as solid advice and tips about breaking into and building your stock photography business with purpose and passion.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about agencies, how the market works, and what you need to be mindful of when submitting your work
- Learn the key concepts behind developing a successful portfolio
- Learn the legal bits and pieces every photographer should know before licensing their work
- Learn tips to monetize your personal style and passion without losing your soul

Instructors
avatar for suzanne clements

suzanne clements

Owner, Suzanne Clements Photography
Some like to take the easy road, others prefer the path less travelled. I am a fan of the latter - I thrive on challenge, detail, and problem solving. It’s that passion that makes me crave the right shot, right set, and most mouth-watering styling. Food photography is not a simple... Read More →


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

10:30am EST

The Sum Of The Parts: Photographing Details To Tell A Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Family photography can be so much more than pretty pictures when we care deeply about seeing our clients and telling their unique story. But how do you do that? By incorporating intimate close-ups and thoughtful details, we can create a more meaningful story out of our family sessions that leave our clients feeling truly seen. Learn how to find the details that matter, compose thoughtfully, and use light to enhance the story for even more emotional impact.

Laura will share her process, tools and techniques for uncovering the details that matter and demonstrate how she photographs them during a lifestyle session. She'll give her best tips and tricks for getting gorgeous, storytelling close-up images with a model family. You will have a chance to shoot and create your own detail images, and will walk away feeling inspired to dig deeper in your sessions and tell more meaningful stories through details.

A 35mm or 50mm lens will be ideal.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn to uncover the details that matter through pre-session prep and seeing with storytelling eyes
- Learn compositional techniques that draw the eye in and help tell the story
- Learn how to utilize light for more emotional impact when photographing details
- Learn what gear and settings create beautiful detail images

Instructors

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

2:30pm EST

Shooting Through: Portraits That Have Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

Photographer/Media Production, Kristin Dokoza Photography
Kristin is a child and family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for her unique abilities in capturing light and mood. She believes in the wonder of connection, laughter and love in everyone. Kristin also shoots for a variety of destination hotels and other commercial... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

Too Good To Eat: Food Photography Bootcamp
Limited Capacity full

Immerse yourself on set with professional food photographer Suzanne Clements as she demonstrates how to create drool-worthy images that make your eyes grow big and your stomach growl. She’ll walk students through her process, pulling all the elements together and demonstrating key concepts in lighting, composition, and styling. After an initial demonstration, students will break out into groups to explore the set, and create their own images using the provided food and prop items with instructor guidance.

You should plan to bring a 50mm or 35mm lens and camera. Optional equipment: 100mm optional extra/2nd lens and Speedlight.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how the relationship between the camera, set, and light source affect the image and how subtle changes can make a big difference
- Get a better understanding of on-trend lighting setups and camera angles
- Learn a deeper understanding of what set pieces and props perform the best and where to source them
- Get some insider tips on how to set up your own studio without breaking the bank

Instructors
avatar for suzanne clements

suzanne clements

Owner, Suzanne Clements Photography
Some like to take the easy road, others prefer the path less travelled. I am a fan of the latter - I thrive on challenge, detail, and problem solving. It’s that passion that makes me crave the right shot, right set, and most mouth-watering styling. Food photography is not a simple... Read More →


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

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

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

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)
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Chanel French

Chanel French

Chanel G. Photography


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

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

Order out of Chaos: Making Sense of the Street
Limited Capacity seats available

Street photography is exciting because it is unscripted. However, taking pictures in a dynamic environment, doesn't mean you can’t control the outcome of your pictures. From basic choices, like setting your aperture, to creative ones, like staying put and waiting for a scene to unfold, we'll work on those elements you can control.  You will learn  and how to juggle all the variables so that you make pictures that are unique to you. Join Michelle Rick as she takes you on a photowalk through Midtown Atlanta where she shows you her thoughts behind her compelling street photography imagery and focuses on capturing people in their everyday. 

Bring your favorite lens to this street photography walk.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to shoot with intention in unpredictable situations
- 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 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

Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

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