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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

Glowing, Styled Maternity
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Learning Objectives: 

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

Instructors
avatar for Jessica Quinones

Jessica Quinones

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


2:30pm EST

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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

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

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

Shooting Wide Open and Nailing It
Limited Capacity full

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Audrey Woulard

Audrey Woulard

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


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

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

Creative Control Using Natural Light
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives: 

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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


2:30pm EST

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

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

Shooting Wide Open and Nailing It
Limited Capacity full

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Audrey Woulard

Audrey Woulard

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


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Dockside (Piedmont Park)
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

Fresh 48: Shooting Hospital Newborn Sessions with Ease
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to tackle Fresh 48 newborn sessions from all different angles. This course will cover everything from scheduling and marketing Fresh 48 sessions, to using limited hospital lighting and posing parents hours after their child’s birth. Lindsey Martin will dissect how she makes hospital lighting work for her when she’s capturing tiny details and raw emotions of those fleeting first two days. As a bonus, learn how shooting video with your DSLR can help you capture and market Fresh 48 sessions while providing an invaluable gift for clients. You will receive the Fresh 48 prep packet Lindsey sends all clients, as well as a link to a video of her quick and easy editing process for Fresh 48.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use limited hospital lighting to capture timeless newborn images
- Learn how to prep, schedule and market Fresh 48 sessions
- Learn how place and pose parents and siblings
- Learn how to use a DSLR to capture short Fresh 48 videos
- Learn how simple post-processing can enhance Fresh 48 images

Instructors
avatar for Lindsey Martin

Lindsey Martin

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


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

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

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

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

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