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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

An Introduction to Film Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Want to learn all about film photography? In Kim's outdoor shooting demonstration at Piedmont Park, you will dive into all things film! You will learn about 35mm vs. medium format cameras, film types and characteristics, and how to rate and meter film for the correct exposure (and how it differs from digital). Kim will photograph a model family and demonstrate her tips and tricks while giving students a chance to shoot alongside her. She will answer the most important question - how to photograph a family when you don't have an LCD screen to see you're nailing the shots. Kim will take things one step further and go over the importance of choosing a creative partner, the film lab, to get the final look you want to achieve. Finally, she will give you a solid game plan to use moving forward to develop a strong foundation in film.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what film gear they need for an outdoor family session
- Learn about film types and characteristics
- Learn how to accurately rate and meter their film for correct exposure
- Learn how to photograph a family on film using key poses, mental checklists, and nailing the shot without an LCD screen
- Learn how to choose a film lab, their creative partner, to get a consistent style

Please bring a film camera and film to this class. A light meter is recommended but optional.

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →


2:30pm EST

Color Outside the Lines: Creating Compelling Childhood Imagery
Limited Capacity filling up

Take your images to a new level by enhancing your use of perspective and composition! Melissa will walk you through her thought process when photographing children that includes finding new ways to tell a compelling story. She will breakdown the power of perspective and how you can utilize it to elevate your art. Melissa will demonstrate how lens choices can alter overall composition and feeling in an image. Class will take place at the Noguchi Playscape in Piedmont Park with school aged siblings acting as models. Participants are welcome to shoot alongside after instructor demonstration is complete. Bringing a camera with both a wide angle and a telephoto lens is recommended. Melissa will be shooting with a 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lens. Creative lenses/shooting styles will be discussed. Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how lens choices affect overall composition and feeling in an image
- Understand how to enhance storytelling through varied perspectives
- Learn how to compose an image to create a clean, simple frame, even while in a public setting

Instructors
avatar for Melissa Haugen

Melissa Haugen

Melissa is based in Roseville, California. She lives on her little piece of country in the middle of the city and spends her days chasing after three wild kids, some chickens and a dog, alongside her husband of 16 years. She is a natural light photographer, who loves photographing... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

Glowing, Styled Maternity
Limited Capacity seats available

In this program, attendees will learn how to create a beautifully curated maternity session by shooting alongside Jessica in Piedmont Park. While utilizing the stone pathways and fresh spring blooms, Jessica will be teaching while she shoots, how she picks locations, uses back and side lighting, and prompts and guides clients in a natural way without using forced poses. Jessica will also teach how she places clients and uses specific angles that best compliment the client. Attendees will be able to shoot the model(s) alongside Jessica while also watching and learning from her. There will be a quick teaching portion to this class in addition to shooting alongside Jessica

You are encouraged to be comfortable shooting in manual mode and should bring along a 50mm, 85mm, 100/105mm, or other portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how curate and style a maternity session to compliment location and clients best
- Learn how to prepare clients before the session by guiding them with wardrobe and styling
- Learn how to analyze the location to pick out the best spots for placing subjects
- Learn how to guide and direct clients into natural poses
- Learn what type of light to look for and placing subjects to be back lit or side lit

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

Owner/Photographer, Jessica Jane Photography
Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I've grown up with a passion to create with all things. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls, who inspire my craft and creativity every day. My business, Jessica Jane Photography, started... Read More →


2:30pm EST

Loving Lifestyle: The Art of Families at Home
Limited Capacity full

Photographing the heart and connections of a family is a sacred opportunity. Convincing a family to let go of the poses, and give you something that looks and feels natural, is a skill that cannot be underestimated. Come join Ashley in one of the beautiful lifestyle rooms, and photograph a fun family as she shows you how she makes a family feel comfortable, gently guiding them through places in their home. She will also cover finding the light and telling their story so they have a gallery full of beautiful timeless and natural images to keep forever.

Bring your camera with a wide angle lens and your questions!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to make your families feel comfortable and allowing them to be themselves in front of your camera
- Learn to find light in the darkest homes
- Learn the art of simplification
- How to manage children/family members who don't want to be a part of the session
- Posing tips for flattering angles that encourage connection

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


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

2:30pm EST

Moving Memories: Learning Video
Limited Capacity full

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

*Pair well with, Editing Video for Emotion*

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

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


2:30pm EST

Stepping into the Toddler World: Authentically Engaging the Toddler Ages
Limited Capacity seats available

Toddlers can be dynamic and challenging, however when you step into their world to capture their genuine emotion, you'll find pure magic in your work. Join Shiloh as she navigates photographing toddlers with you in this shoot-a-long. She will address concerns and challenges, and share the tools needed to best engage with toddler children and their families. These ages can be unpredictable and sometimes require more energy than most. Shiloh will share prompts, tips, tricks, and games that will help you bring the most genuine connection out of young children during your session. You will be photographing a toddler and his/her family indoors. Please bring a wide angle lens (preferably a 35mm) or a 50mm portrait lens.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to approach the toddler ages and the varieties of personalities
- Learn how to deal with shyness, meltdowns and emotional outbursts
- Learn how to keep family members calm in the midst of frustration/stress
- Learn games/prompts to keep toddlers engaged and interactive
- Choosing locations collaboratively with parents to find the most appropriate place for session

Instructors
avatar for Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen Photography


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

5:00pm EST

Fleeting Moments: A Guide to Lifestyle Newborn Photography
Limited Capacity full

Those tiny toes, puckered lips, and flaky pieces of skin all need to be documented. This hands-on course will delve into all of the things related to capturing realistic and timeless portraits of babies. Shoot along with Lindsey Martin as she explains lighting, posing, and capturing the first months of a child’s life. Lindsey will also explain how she uses a macro lens to document the tiny details. As a takeaway, attendees will receive Lindsey's lifestyle newborn prep packet. Please bring your favorite wide angle lens (Lindsey shoots with a 35 and 24mm) and a macro lens (optional).

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to capture babies in limited lighting
- Learn natural posing that flatters and enhances family portraits during that first year
- Learn how client preparation and session flow can make for a positive, stress-free shooting environment
- Learn how to effectively capture macro images of tiny baby details

Instructors
avatar for Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Owner, Lindsey Martin Photography, LLC
I'm a family and newborn photographer in Richmond, VA.


Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

5:00pm EST

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

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

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

Learning Objectives: 

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

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Lo Photo


5:00pm EST

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

Emotional Storytelling: Motherhood Session at Golden Hour
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives: 

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


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

5:00pm EST

Naturally Unfolding Moments: Emotive Family Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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


Instructors

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

5:00pm EST

Photographing Kids and Families: A Lifestyle Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifestyle photography is a powerful approach to get compelling family images filled with natural expressions and heartwarming, true-to-life interactions. Running a lifestyle family session isn't always as simple as asking your subjects to "simply be natural.” So how do you make it work? How can you capture authentic moments if you are, at the same time, actively trying to make these moments happen? 
Lisa Tichané will teach you how to solve this paradox, while giving you the simple but powerful and actionable tools to run a stress-free, joy-filled lifestyle photography session!

This program is geared towards kids and family photographers eager to streamline their client sessions, or portfolio-building photographers willing to start their family photography adventure on the right foot. No experience of lifestyle photography is required.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the principles, philosophy and ethics behind the lifestyle photography approach
- Learn how lifestyle photography differs from documentary photography and classic portraiture
- Learn how to successfully lead a lifestyle family photography session, understanding what to do (and avoid) before and during the session
- Learn how to find your specific style in order to create unique and compelling images that will make them stand out from the crowd


Instructors

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

5:00pm EST

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble

Owner, Mecca Gamble Photography


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

10:30am EST

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

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

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

Learning Objectives: 

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

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Hodges

Lauren Hodges

Lo Photo


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

10:30am EST

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

Loving Lifestyle: The Art of Families at Home
Limited Capacity full

Photographing the heart and connections of a family is a sacred opportunity. Convincing a family to let go of the poses, and give you something that looks and feels natural, is a skill that cannot be underestimated. Come join Ashley in one of the beautiful lifestyle rooms, and photograph a fun family as she shows you how she makes a family feel comfortable, gently guiding them through places in their home. She will also cover finding the light and telling their story so they have a gallery full of beautiful timeless and natural images to keep forever.

Bring your camera with a wide angle lens and your questions!

Learning Objectives:

- How to create a market and value for day in the life session in your area
- Learn ways you can be shooting 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 including mixed lightening, shooting in any environment, creative composition, layers, and storytelling

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


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

10:30am EST

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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

10:30am EST

Stepping into the Toddler World: Authentically Engaging the Toddler Ages
Limited Capacity seats available

Toddlers can be dynamic and challenging, however when you step into their world to capture their genuine emotion, you'll find pure magic in your work. Join Shiloh as she navigates photographing toddlers with you in this shoot-a-long. She will address concerns and challenges, and share the tools needed to best engage with toddler children and their families. These ages can be unpredictable and sometimes require more energy than most. Shiloh will share prompts, tips, tricks, and games that will help you bring the most genuine connection out of young children during your session. You will be photographing a toddler and his/her family indoors. Please bring a wide angle lens (preferably a 35mm) or a 50mm portrait lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to approach the toddler ages and the varieties of personalities
- Learn how to deal with shyness, meltdowns and emotional outbursts
- Learn how to keep family members calm in the midst of frustration/stress
- Learn games/prompts to keep toddlers engaged and interactive
- Choosing locations collaboratively with parents to find the most appropriate place for session

Instructors
avatar for Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen

Shiloh Colleen Photography


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

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

Capturing Bold & Beautiful Connections
Limited Capacity full

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

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


2:30pm EST

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble

Owner, Mecca Gamble Photography


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

2:30pm EST

Fleeting Moments: A Guide to Lifestyle Newborn Photography
Limited Capacity full

Those tiny toes, puckered lips, and flaky pieces of skin all need to be documented. This hands-on course will delve into all of the things related to capturing realistic and timeless portraits of babies. Shoot along with Lindsey Martin as she explains lighting, posing, and capturing the first months of a child’s life. Lindsey will also explain how she uses a macro lens to document the tiny details. As a takeaway, attendees will receive Lindsey's lifestyle newborn prep packet. Please bring your favorite wide angle lens (Lindsey shoots with a 35 and 24mm) and a macro lens (optional).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to capture babies in limited lighting
- Learn natural posing that flatters and enhances family portraits during that first year
- Learn how client preparation and session flow can make for a positive, stress-free shooting environment
- Learn how to effectively capture macro images of tiny baby details

Instructors
avatar for Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

Owner, Lindsey Martin Photography, LLC
I'm a family and newborn photographer in Richmond, VA.


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

2:30pm EST

Glowing, Styled Maternity
Limited Capacity seats available

In this program, attendees will learn how to create a beautifully curated maternity session by shooting alongside Jessica in Piedmont Park. While utilizing the stone pathways and fresh spring blooms, Jessica will be teaching while she shoots, how she picks locations, uses back and side lighting, and prompts and guides clients in a natural way without using forced poses. Jessica will also teach how she places clients and uses specific angles that best compliment the client. Attendees will be able to shoot the model(s) alongside Jessica while also watching and learning from her. There will be a quick teaching portion to this class in addition to shooting alongside Jessica
You are encouraged to be comfortable shooting in manual mode and should bring along a 50mm, 85mm, 100/105mm, or other portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how curate and style a maternity session to compliment location and clients best
- Learn how to prepare clients before the session by guiding them with wardrobe and styling
- Learn how to analyze the location to pick out the best spots for placing subjects
- Learn how to guide and direct clients into natural poses
- Learn what type of light to look for and placing subjects to be back lit or side lit

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

Owner/Photographer, Jessica Jane Photography
Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I've grown up with a passion to create with all things. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls, who inspire my craft and creativity every day. My business, Jessica Jane Photography, started... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Dockside (Piedmont Park)

5:00pm EST

Capturing Joy: Infusing Kids and Family Photography with Happiness
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Lisa Tichané as she shares the methods and techniques to infuse your work with happy faces and infectious giggles to create images that have a stronger emotional impact on the viewer. These images capture the true, authentic, bursting joy.

Whether you are a working pro or a passionate hobbyist photographing your own kids, you will learn all of Lisa's tricks to get images that simply ooze happiness.Learn how to prepare the session (and yourself!) with capturing joy in mind, the best activities and games for each age group, as well as how to successfully include the parents in the image and create happy memories!

This class is focused on photographing young kids from 0 to 10-year-old.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how your technical and artistic choices affect the way emotion is perceived in an image and how to successfully use them to convey joyful feelings
- Learn how to get joyful images with each age group (from babies to tweens) and what the best games and activities are to get real smiles and belly laughs
- Learn how to create joyful connections between family members (including parents!) during a lifestyle photo session

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON A/B

5:00pm EST

Clearing Space for Connection
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Yan for this emotive family session and work with a family to create emotional portraits that will become family heirlooms. Shoot right alongside Yan as she teaches you how to bring out beautiful emotions and connections from your subjects as you photograph a family. Watch as she demonstrates how she works with all kinds of lighting, decor and personalities, yet manages to get beautiful imagery. Learn to plan and direct your subjects in an organic way. Plan to bring your camera and a wide angle lens for this emotive family session.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn at least five strategies for directing emotionally evocative imagery
- Learn how to design your shoot map (i.e. personalize your photographic flow to get consistent results from your sessions)
- Learn how to push your creative boundaries every time you shoot



Instructors

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

5:00pm EST

Emotional Storytelling: Motherhood Session at Golden Hour
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


5:00pm EST

Family Is Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Photographing a family in their home environment while getting natural, emotive connection can be tricky. In this shoot along, attendees will watch, then practice Kim's techniques for shooting a lifestyle family session indoors from start to finish. This includes how Kim goes into a home for the first time and decides which rooms to shoot in, and how she chooses what elements of the house are interesting to add to their story of family. Attendees will learn where to place their subjects based on limited directional light, how to pose families in areas with unique architectural or design elements, and most importantly, how to foster genuine connection and emotion between subjects using games, play, patience, and more.

Please bring a lens with a focal length of 24-50mm (preferably) to this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to quickly make a unique, yet consistent, shot list for an indoor family session by doing a pre-session walk-through
- Learn where to place subjects based on the quality and direction of light
- Learn some key family poses to use inside and when to use them to maximize session flow
- Learn new games and tricks  to foster a genuine, emotional connection between family members

Instructors
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Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

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

Magical Light: A Boho Family Session
Limited Capacity full

In this Boho shootout by Samantha McBride, she will feature a beautifully styled family in a flowing and bohemian wardrobe paired with the stunning park settings that Atlanta offers. This will take place at the most magical time for light -- Golden Hour , and include a variety of scenes and ample opportunity for shooting. You will learn about light, how to find it and use it for beautiful impact. You will see how to coordinate a session for a natural and playful flow that brings out the best in the subjects.

Posing will be a major topic covered as well as how to build on poses and deviate from them easily for a natural, lifestyle result. This styled shoot will include a guide on how to give styling advice to your client, some of Samantha’s favorite prompts, as well as some post processing tips in terms of presets and steps. Samantha will photograph the subjects but also give you the opportunity to shoot. She will break up the models for more access with the end goal of everyone walking away with beautiful photos. For this class, please bring a prime or zoom lens with a focal length between 35-85mm.

Learning Objectives:

- Discover the flow and steps Samantha takes to make clients comfortable and get a variety of shots from fine art and portraiture to lifestyle
- Find out the flow and steps Samantha takes to make clients comfortable and get a variety of shots from fine art to portraiture to lifestyle
- Discover the best light and how to build the session around it and what to look for in terms of settings and background
- Learn the secrets to backlight and what processing steps can be used to maximize your captures in editing
- Learn the steps to posing that reveals a family's bond and love for each other

Instructors
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Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha’s... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Ansley Park & City Walk
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

Color Outside the Lines: Creating Compelling Childhood Imagery
Limited Capacity seats available

Take your images to a new level by enhancing your use of perspective and composition! Melissa will walk you through her thought process when photographing children that includes finding new ways to tell a compelling story. She will breakdown the power of perspective and how you can utilize it to elevate your art. Melissa will demonstrate how lens choices can alter overall composition and feeling in an image. Class will take place at the Noguchi Playscape in Piedmont Park with school aged siblings acting as models. Participants are welcome to shoot alongside after instructor demonstration is complete. Bringing a camera with both a wide angle and a telephoto lens is recommended. Melissa will be shooting with a 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lens. Creative lenses/shooting styles will be discussed. Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how lens choices affect overall composition and feeling in an image
- Understand how to enhance storytelling through varied perspectives
- Learn how to compose an image to create a clean, simple frame, even while in a public setting

Instructors
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Melissa Haugen

Melissa is based in Roseville, California. She lives on her little piece of country in the middle of the city and spends her days chasing after three wild kids, some chickens and a dog, alongside her husband of 16 years. She is a natural light photographer, who loves photographing... Read More →


10:30am EDT

Family Is Home
Limited Capacity seats available

Photographing a family in their home environment while getting natural, emotive connection can be tricky. In this shoot along, attendees will watch, then practice Kim's techniques for shooting a lifestyle family session indoors from start to finish. This includes how Kim goes into a home for the first time and decides which rooms to shoot in, and how she chooses what elements of the house are interesting to add to their story of family. Attendees will learn where to place their subjects based on limited directional light, how to pose families in areas with unique architectural or design elements, and most importantly, how to foster genuine connection and emotion between subjects using games, play, patience, and more.

Please bring a lens with a focal length of 24-50mm (preferably) to this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to quickly make a unique, yet consistent, shot list for an indoor family session by doing a pre-session walk-through
- Learn where to place subjects based on the quality and direction of light
- Learn some key family poses to use inside and when to use them to maximize session flow
- Learn new games and tricks to foster a genuine, emotional connection between family members

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your kids... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

10:30am EDT

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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

10:30am EDT

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


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

10:30am EDT

Moving Memories: Learning Video
Limited Capacity full

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

*Pair well with, Editing Video for Emotion*

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

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


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

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Mecca Gamble

Mecca Gamble

Owner, Mecca Gamble Photography


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

2:00pm EDT

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
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

Owner/Photographer, Jessica Jane Photography
Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I've grown up with a passion to create with all things. I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls, who inspire my craft and creativity every day. My business, Jessica Jane Photography, started... Read More →


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