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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

Still Life Illuminated
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives: 

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

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

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


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

2:30pm EST

View from Above: Flat Lay Styling for Products
Limited Capacity full

Knowing how to style and photograph scenes from above can elevate one's photography and open up opportunities for magazine work and content creation for brands. While some sets have various individuals in distinct roles (e.g., creative director, prop stylist, photographer), there are other situations where the photographer will be called upon to play all roles. Thus, having confidence in styling one's own images is key. Plus, photographers can use these types of images for their own client guides, websites, or social media pages. In this interactive session, Kimberly Murray will discuss and demonstrate the tools and techniques that make flat lay styling easier and how to use layering, color, and texture to create more dynamic images. In addition, she will discuss the importance of choosing the best backgrounds to set the scene and how to make or source them.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn key composition elements to create dynamic images
- Learn where to source backgrounds
- Learn how to create at least three different versions of images using the same props to get the most out of their styling session
- Learn how to shoot to print magazine specifications to allow room for copy

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Murray

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 →


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

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
 
Saturday, March 7
 

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

Foundational Expression: Creating Stronger Photographs
Limited Capacity seats available

A deep dive into the world's most iconic images, why they are so powerful, and how we can apply the same ideas and logic to our own work to create portfolio worthy and impactful art. Emotions are so personal and are shaped by our worldview, upbringing, likes and dislikes. How we view art will always be subjective leaning on our humanity, however, there can be LOGIC to EMOTION. We can learn to understand ourselves, and those around us, and harness what we find to create images that will remain a critical part of our being or that of our clients for a lifetime. In this class, Courtney will walk you through the foundation for creating powerful images. Come expecting to be lead on an introspective journey into your WHY!

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how to emotionally engage your audience
- Discover tools to apply your personal point of view to your work
- Gain a greater sense of your WHY
- Learn how to create more impactful art

Instructors
avatar for Courtney Larson

Courtney Larson

Director of Click Pro
Courtney lives in Phoenix, AZ with her handsome ginger husband and their three children (nope, no gingers yet). She is a documentary photographer and her work has been described as honest, immersive, with a side of daring. She has contributed to three successful Breakouts and teaches... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
ELLINGTON SALON E

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

2:30pm EST

View from Above: Flat Lay Styling for Products
Limited Capacity full

Knowing how to style and photograph scenes from above can elevate one's photography and open up opportunities for magazine work and content creation for brands. While some sets have various individuals in distinct roles (e.g., creative director, prop stylist, photographer), there are other situations where the photographer will be called upon to play all roles. Thus, having confidence in styling one's own images is key. Plus, photographers can use these types of images for their own client guides, websites, or social media pages. In this interactive session, Kimberly Murray will discuss and demonstrate the tools and techniques that make flat lay styling easier and how to use layering, color, and texture to create more dynamic images. In addition, she will discuss the importance of choosing the best backgrounds to set the scene and how to make or source them.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn key composition elements to create dynamic images
- Learn where to source backgrounds
- Learn how to create at least three different versions of images using the same props to get the most out of their styling session
- Learn how to shoot to print magazine specifications to allow room for copy

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Murray

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 →


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