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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

Timeless Children's Portraiture
Limited Capacity full

Join Meg Loeks as she demonstrates how to create classic children's portraiture that transcends time using the natural environment around you. This program will go in-depth on the power of color theory and styling. You will study the importance of color choices and texture. In addition, Meg will demonstrate how minimalism and the theory: less is often more, can create powerful, sentimental imagery. Learn how to enhance depth in-camera by layering and framing. Through careful observation of your subject and the world around you, explore ways to visually guide your viewer through your frame with intention. Lastly, learn how to gently lead your subject to good light while still capturing natural emotions and candid moments. From utilizing nature to seclude your subject, to capturing nostalgic images on a dock, of simpler times and good 'ol fashion play, discover ways to slow down, observe, and strengthen your frame in a timeless way.

Plan to bring a wide angle lens and a longer (85-200mm) focal length is optional.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the value of complementary colors and the importance of texture to visually strengthen their images
- Learn how to seclude their subject through layering and framing utilizing the environment around them
- Discover ways to identify good light, study how it falls on their subject and gently guide their subject if needed

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 →


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

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
 
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

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 →


10:30am EST

Timeless Children's Portraiture
Limited Capacity full

Join Meg Loeks as she demonstrates how to create classic children's portraiture that transcends time using the natural environment around you. This program will go in-depth on the power of color theory and styling. You will study the importance of color choices and texture. In addition, Meg will demonstrate how minimalism and the theory: less is often more, can create powerful, sentimental imagery. Learn how to enhance depth in-camera by layering and framing. Through careful observation of your subject and the world around you, explore ways to visually guide your viewer through your frame with intention. Lastly, learn how to gently lead your subject to good light while still capturing natural emotions and candid moments. From utilizing nature to seclude your subject, to capturing nostalgic images on a dock, of simpler times and good 'ol fashion play, discover ways to slow down, observe, and strengthen your frame in a timeless way.

Plan to bring a wide angle lens and a longer (85-200mm) focal length is optional.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the value of complementary colors and the importance of texture to visually strengthen their images
- Learn how to seclude their subject through layering and framing utilizing the environment around them
- Discover ways to identify good light, study how it falls on their subject and gently guide their subject if needed

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 →


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

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

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

The Magic of Macro
Limited Capacity filling up

There is so much beauty to be found in the smallest of details and the most humble of subjects. By slowing down and zooming in, you can find whole new worlds that will open up your creativity and fill your artistic soul. Join Megan as she demonstrates macro shooting techniques. She will cover types of macro gear, the best camera settings to use, how to compose the frame for the most impactful macro image, and how to use different types of lighting to your advantage. A macro lens, macro extension tubes, or macro filters are preferred for this course. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but Megan will go over camera settings for attendees to plug in before shooting.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use a macro lens or extension tubes to get up close to your subject
- Learn how to choose your camera settings to get the slice of focus you want and avoid camera shake
- Learn the best types of lighting to use, and how to make the most of the lighting you have
- Learn how to frame your image to create the most impactful composition of a macro subject

Instructors

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)
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

Creative Portraits: Adding Impact and Interest
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

10:30am EDT

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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