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Friday, March 6
 

2:30pm EST

Clearing Space for Connection
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives:

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


Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:30pm EST

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

Kids in the City: Editorial Photography for Children
Limited Capacity seats available

Take a walk through Midtown to the High Museum where Marilese will cover how to conceptualize, style, and direct publishable, editorial photoshoots for children. Gain an understanding for the differences between children's portraiture and photographing children for advertising and magazine clients, as well as the unique considerations of directing an editorial project. You will have the opportunity to photograph three child models individually and one group shot of all models together in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. This is an intermediate course designed for photographers comfortable working in manual mode. You will work in small groups and should bring a reflector as well as portrait lenses. Course covers natural light instruction.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to create images of children within a specified concept
- Learn how to coach children through different expressions and poses
- Learn how to pose models in a group
- Discuss how to work with an advertising or magazine client to assist with concept creation and art direction

Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

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.


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

A Family Walk: Improvising & Building your session as you Go
Limited Capacity full

One of the biggest tools in the photographer's toolbox is improvisation; how to work with unpredictable personalities, varying light, unexpected moments, and unknown scenery. This walk will focus on a styled family in a park setting with a variety of backdrops/locations.This family will be casually dressed with at least three children to allow more shooting opportunities. This shootout will take a lifestyle approach but also capture traditional portraits as attendees explore and see what the walk brings them. From learning how to guide clients on styling and how to engage with children and their varying personalities, to seeing how to improvise and find perfect spots even in unexpected places, Samantha will show you what she’s learned from doing thousands of family and commercial shoots over the years — that every session is different and that makes it so much more creative and fun.

Samantha will photograph the subjects but also give attendees the opportunity to shoot by rotating within groups and also breaking up the models for more access. Lighting, backgrounds and the subjects will guide this walk as you go from lifestyle, to detail, to portrait shots that results in a robust and powerful gallery. 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 approach. For this class, please bring a prime or zoom lens with a focal length between 35-85mm.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to utilize the light and scenery at hand to create beautiful portraits
- Explore styling guidance and how to utilize blankets, hats and accessories for interest
- Learn how to set the tone and flow of a session to be fun and natural while making the use of every moment
- Find out how to read your client’s and especially the children’s moods and respond to bring out their best in the session

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

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 →


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

It's Personal: Cultivating Personal Projects
Limited Capacity full

Are you working on or thinking of starting a personal project? Join Angela in this small group workshop as she helps you develop a project that helps you learn and grow as an artist, and gives you something meaningful to work towards. Personal projects range from taking a picture a day, photographing your relationship with your grandmother, or exploring climate issues in your area. Create something that is purposeful, interesting and personal to you, brainstorm ideas on what you have already started),or refine what you are passionate about. 

Angela will lead a discussion about types of personal projects and examples. As a group you will also brainstorm ideas to help cultivate creative ways to execute projects, and there will be a list of ways to get your mind thinking about what to explore. Attendees will learn how to maintain a project, know when it has failed, and to know when it is completed.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to start a personal project
- Learn how to maintain a personal project once it is complete
- Learn how to find patterns within your work to create a personal project
- Learn ways to present your projects once they finish

Instructors

Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
1075 BOARDROOM

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

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

5:00pm EST

The In- beTWEEN Years: Preserving Authenticity With Older Children
Limited Capacity filling up

Photographing small children seems to come easily. They’re happily unaware of our presence, and usually give us moments effortlessly. But as children grow older, their awareness of the lens can make capturing authentic moments more challenging. With each passing day, children grow older, wiser, and more independent. 
During this hands-on shooting class we will delve into what intimacy with older children looks like. Through the stages of childhood and adolescence, their means of affection subtly change. While a 5 year old will unabashedly shower you with kisses, the 10 year old may reluctantly hug you, and the tween may briefly lay their head on your shoulder. Each stage can have it’s own love language and level of affection, and parents relish in whatever is handed out.
We will walk through step-by-step how to navigate sessions with older children, from pre-session questionnaires, to putting them at ease before and during shooting.
This hands-on class will reproduce an in-home setting, utilizing available light. Attendees are welcome to bring a flash as well, if time allows to cover fill flash. Lens preferences: 35mm Prime, or 24-70mm. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but the instructor will call out settings to help assist beginners.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how interact, disarm, and bond with older children and their families for authentic emotions
- Learn how to utilize window light during in-home sessions: Positioning subjects in relation to window for best light and composition
- Learn how to investigate family dynamics ahead of time via questionnaires, to best understand optimal poses and family dynamics
- Learn how to control and minimize mixed light during in-home sessions

Instructors
avatar for Neely Ker-Fox

Neely Ker-Fox

Owner, Ker-Fox Photography


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

Beyond Styling: Learning to Craft Images that Go Viral
Limited Capacity seats available

Come behind the scenes of a luxurious and lavish photoshoot and create flawless, viral images. D'Arcy Benincosa will teach you her step by step superpower method for crafting breathtaking viral images for Instagram, Pinterest, and Publication. D'Arcy has taught hundreds of photographers across the globe how to tap into their deep creativity and innovation to craft something so far beyond your average "styled shoot". She'll teach you how to take your compositions from mediocre to magnificent. With over 14 years of teaching experience, D'Arcy knows how important it is for you to build your portfolio and improve your craft; this hand on shooting class will do just that. This styled shoot includes luxe dresses and florals with a focus on fashion and portraiture.

D'Arcy uses a 50mm lens for most of her portrait work, but any portrait lens works for this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use your Artistic Voices to take their portfolios to the next level
- Learn how to shoot for Pinterest engagement to get images to go viral
- Learn to see a masterful concept come to life
- Get an in depth look at the way D'Arcy poses her subjects for compelling portraits

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

10:30am EST

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

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

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

Bring your favorite lens to this street photography walk.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to shoot with intention in unpredictable situations
- Learn how to make pictures that are uniquely yours by choosing how you use light and shadow, reflection, color and black and white, and perspective to enhance the composition
- Learn to step out of your comfort zone and shake things up and try various approaches
- Learn how to work in a dynamic environment in search of subject matter

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum

10:30am EST

The Perfect Pitch: The Importance of Publication + Guide to Getting Published
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sarah Kay Love as she dives into why publishing your work on different media platforms and social media outlets can help grow your business, establish your brand and attract your ideal client! Learn how getting published can heighten exposure, increase credibility and promote SEO. Sarah will give you the tools needed to create a unique editorial on your own. She will discuss what makes a real wedding “publication-worthy” by covering how to properly curate and cull a cohesive story-line, the necessity of a step-by-step guide to creating the ultimate shot list, detail elements, and graphic design features editors are looking for when accepting submissions. This advice will help industry leaders prepare and capture images for submissions and stand out among competition. You will leave with actionable tools to curate your social media feed to attract editor's attention and get published too!

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn what specific publications are seeking and how to attract an editor
- Find out how to curate your work for publications and how to find what publication is best for your work
- Understanding your brand and matching it to the same brand as a publication
- Learn why couples and wedding industry professionals want to see your work published and how this can help your brand and your business

Instructors

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

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

A Family Walk: Improvising & Building Your Session as you Go
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the biggest tools in the photographer's toolbox is improvisation; how to work with unpredictable personalities, varying light, unexpected moments, and unknown scenery. This walk will focus on a styled family in a park setting with a variety of backdrops/locations.This family will be casually dressed with at least three children to allow more shooting opportunities. This shootout will take a lifestyle approach but also capture traditional portraits as attendees explore and see what the walk brings them. From learning how to guide clients on styling and how to engage with children and their varying personalities, to seeing how to improvise and find perfect spots even in unexpected places, Samantha will show you what she’s learned from doing thousands of family and commercial shoots over the years — that every session is different and that makes it so much more creative and fun.
Samantha will photograph the subjects but also give attendees the opportunity to shoot by rotating within groups and also breaking up the models for more access. Lighting, backgrounds and the subjects will guide this walk as you go from lifestyle, to detail, to portrait shots that results in a robust and powerful gallery. 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 approach. For this class, please bring a prime or zoom lens with a focal length between 35-85mm.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to utilize the light and scenery at hand to create beautiful portraits
- Explore styling guidance and how to utilize blankets, hats and accessories for interest
- Learn how to set the tone and flow of a session to be fun and natural while making the use of every moment
- Find out how to read your client’s and especially the children’s moods and respond to bring out their best in the session

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

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 →


2:30pm EST

Beyond Styling: Learning to Craft Images that Go Viral
Limited Capacity filling up

Come behind the scenes of a luxurious and lavish photoshoot and create flawless, viral images. D'Arcy Benincosa will teach you her step by step superpower method for crafting breathtaking viral images for Instagram, Pinterest, and Publication. D'Arcy has taught hundreds of photographers across the globe how to tap into their deep creativity and innovation to craft something so far beyond your average "styled shoot". She'll teach you how to take your compositions from mediocre to magnificent. With over 14 years of teaching experience, D'Arcy knows how important it is for you to build your portfolio and improve your craft; this hand on shooting class will do just that. This styled shoot includes luxe dresses and florals with a focus on fashion and portraiture.

D'Arcy uses a 50mm lens for most of her portrait work, but any portrait lens works for this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to use your Artistic Voices to take their portfolios to the next level
- Learn how to shoot for Pinterest engagement to get images to go viral
- Learn to see a masterful concept come to life
- Get an in depth look at the way D'Arcy poses her subjects for compelling portraits

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:30pm EST

Concept to Execution: How to Consistently Produce & Post Work You Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Our lives are becoming increasingly busy and we find ourselves connected 24/7. Whether you are traveling or capturing your everyday life, utilizing tools that get the job done more efficiently, inspire creativity and keep you organized are critical. Kara Mercer travels the world shooting for brands, and what has helped her grow as a photographer, is the ability to create on the go. Join Kara and her classroom program and learn how to create these timeless images no matter where you are. From inspiration and concept to ways to push content out faster and hone your social channels, Kara is sure to leave you not only feeling inspired, but ready to activate her tools right here at Click Away.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create timeless images on the go with your tripod and without the help of an insta hubby
- Learn how to form shoot concepts
- Discover how to re-invent yourself; the way you see the world through your lens
- Learn ways to push content out faster
- Learn to hone your social channels

Instructors

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

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

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

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)

2:30pm EST

Shooting Through: Portraits That Have Depth
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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


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

2:30pm EST

The In- beTWEEN Years: Preserving Authenticity With Older Children
Limited Capacity full

Photographing small children seems to come easily. They’re happily unaware of our presence, and usually give us moments effortlessly. But as children grow older, their awareness of the lens can make capturing authentic moments more challenging. With each passing day, children grow older, wiser, and more independent. 
During this hands-on shooting class we will delve into what intimacy with older children looks like. Through the stages of childhood and adolescence, their means of affection subtly change. While a 5 year old will unabashedly shower you with kisses, the 10 year old may reluctantly hug you, and the tween may briefly lay their head on your shoulder. Each stage can have it’s own love language and level of affection, and parents relish in whatever is handed out.
We will walk through step-by-step how to navigate sessions with older children, from pre-session questionnaires, to putting them at ease before and during shooting.
This hands-on class will reproduce an in-home setting, utilizing available light. Attendees are welcome to bring a flash as well, if time allows to cover fill flash. Lens preferences: 35mm Prime, or 24-70mm. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but the instructor will call out settings to help assist beginners.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how interact, disarm, and bond with older children and their families for authentic emotions
- Learn how to utilize window light during in-home sessions: Positioning subjects in relation to window for best light and composition
- Learn how to investigate family dynamics ahead of time via questionnaires, to best understand optimal poses and family dynamics
- Learn how to control and minimize mixed light during in-home sessions

Instructors
avatar for Neely Ker-Fox

Neely Ker-Fox

Owner, Ker-Fox Photography


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

5:00pm EST

10 cm: A Complete Birth Photography Course
Limited Capacity seats available

Birth photography is becoming one of the fastest growing genres in photography. Preserving the ability to be welcomed in the birth space has never been more crucial. However, if birth photographers do not know how to handle themselves professionally in a medical setting, as well as on social media, their ability to tell these stories as authentically as they are right now could be compromised. In this class, Neely will teach you how to build relationships not only with your clients, but with the hospital staff as well, from the nurses, to the doctors and midwives. You will also learn how to overcome harsh light, and utilize flash effectively and professionally. Given the intimate nature of birth photography, understanding your client's level of comfort is crucial when composing and curating what images are shared publicly. The class will cover what to and not to shoot, what to do in emergencies, and where to stand in the OR. The course will also cover how to find your voice as a birth photographer.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to dig deep into relationship building
- Learn how to make a name for yourself and gain the trust of medical professionals in the birth community
- Learn about consent in depth from the client, to the staff (what the shoot, when to shoot, and what to share)
- Learn the specifics of where to stand, how to handle oneself in the birthing room
- Learn how to utilize flash, as well as, ideal settings to overcome harsh light and low light, often with quick movements

Instructors
avatar for Neely Ker-Fox

Neely Ker-Fox

Owner, Ker-Fox Photography


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MERCER SALON H

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

Telling Your Story: Documentary Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories are the basis of our society, and have been used for thousands of years to entertain, teach, and communicate ideas. Join Angela as she photographs a family and covers one of our most important traditions: storytelling. You and Angela will photograph a family in home setting to tell a story of their laughter, joy and even their sadness. You will learn what images to take to anchor and what elements are needed to tell a story. You should have an understanding of manual mode before taking this class. You should bring a wide angle lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the elements of storytelling in documentary photography
- Learn composition elements that are needed to bring out the story of an image
- Learn which images are needed to anchor the story
- Learn how to bring out the emotions of a family so that they can help tell their compelling story

Instructors

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

5:00pm EST

Using Places and Things To Tell The Story: Urban Streetscapes
Limited Capacity filling up

Street signs, architecture and street art are always changing in a city and are as unique as the people who are walking through the streets.  Come along with Michelle Rick as she explores midtown Atlanta on a street photowalk. You will explore buildings, street art, things left behind and living subjects that tell a compelling story. Michelle will explain what how she navigates a city to find the best shooting locations, what she looks for with composition and how she uses light and shadow to enhance.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to compose imagery that is compelling
- Learn how to make pictures that are uniquely yours by choosing how you use light and shadow, reflection, color and black and white, and perspective to enhance the composition
- Learn to look for and identify interesting architecture
- Learn to step out of your comfort zone, and shake things up and try various approaches
- Learn how to work in a dynamic environment in search of subject matter

Instructors

Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- High Museum
 
Sunday, March 8
 

10:30am EDT

Capturing Your Everyday, With a Creative Twist
Limited Capacity filling up

Shake up your traditional portraits and join Divya in infusing creativity into your photography. Divya will cover how to use your everyday as inspiration to come up with creative concepts and successfully execute your vision. Go behind the scenes as Divya shows you ways to shoot personal, meaningful portraits. Learn how to create your own creative portraits using techniques like forced perspective, shutter speed, shifts in focal planes, and how to easily shoot multiple subjects and props individually to later seamlessly composite together. After sharing her approach, join her for an opportunity to shoot indoors in small groups to get real-time practice of the techniques covered in the class and create your own creative image. Wide focal lengths are encouraged for this session. Divya will use and show how she uses an intervalometer and tripod, but they are not required.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn brainstorming techniques to come up with creative concepts
- Explore ways to take day to day emotions and items, and infuse them into your photography
- Understand how shooting with composites in mind can take the stress out of multi-subject portraits
- Learn tips and tricks from camera settings, setup, and understanding the role of light to successfully capture images that tell your story
- Learn how to shoot individual components to create simple composites

Instructors

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

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
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 →


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

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

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

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

Bring your favorite lens to this street photography walk.

Learning Objectives: 

- Learn how to shoot with intention in unpredictable situations
- Learn how to make pictures that are uniquely yours by choosing how you use light and shadow, reflection, color and black and white, and perspective to enhance the composition
- Learn to step out of your comfort zone and shake things up and try various approaches
- Learn how to work in a dynamic environment in search of subject matter

Instructors

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

10:30am EDT

Setting the Mood: A Dutch Masters Influence
Limited Capacity full

There's power in the classic portrait. Join Meg Loeks as she demonstrates how to create timeless children's portraits inspired by the great Dutch Masters. From window light, to mixed light, to created light using OCF and continuous lighting, attendees will learn the importance and power of shadows. Meg will show how both natural and created light can be seamless and cohesive. Attendees will study various types of low light such as side, Rembrandt and even learn how to create backlight using off-camera flash. When natural light fails or is nonexistent, learn some simple and quick ways to create a window anywhere, anytime. Meg will also demonstrate how to enhance storytelling in children's portraiture through purposeful layering. Discover how to add powerful symbolism and meaning to your portraits that makes them anything but traditional.

Please bring your favorite wide angle lens to this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create timeless children's portraiture utilizing different types of low light
- Learn ways to create directional light that mimics natural light using OFC
- Learn how to enhance storytelling and add depth to their images through the process of intentional layering and symbolism

Instructors
avatar for Meg Loeks

Meg Loeks

Meg Loeks Photography
Meg lives remotely in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with her husband, three boys and saint bernard. She is drawn to timeless environmental portraiture, lifestyle photography, landscapes, low light, creative storytelling and color. She loves to find ways to merge different photography... Read More →


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

10:30am EDT

The 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 Your Everyday, With a Creative Twist
Limited Capacity seats available

Shake up your traditional portraits and join Divya in infusing creativity into your photography. Divya will cover how to use your everyday as inspiration to come up with creative concepts and successfully execute your vision. Go behind the scenes as Divya shows you ways to shoot personal, meaningful portraits. Learn how to create your own creative portraits using techniques like forced perspective, shutter speed, shifts in focal planes, and how to easily shoot multiple subjects and props individually to later seamlessly composite together. After sharing her approach, join her for an opportunity to shoot indoors in small groups to get real-time practice of the techniques covered in the class and create your own creative image. Wide focal lengths are encouraged for this session. Divya will use and show how she uses an intervalometer and tripod, but they are not required.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn brainstorming techniques to come up with creative concepts
- Explore ways to take day to day emotions and items, and infuse them into your photography
- Understand how shooting with composites in mind can take the stress out of multi-subject portraits
- Learn tips and tricks from camera settings, setup, and understanding the role of light to successfully capture images that tell your story
- Learn how to shoot individual components to create simple composites

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
CHASTAIN & TERRACE

2:00pm EDT

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
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

Editing Video for Emotion
Limited Capacity seats available

You've learned how to shoot video, now it's time to edit! Editing is Sarah's favorite part of the video process, and she hopes it will be yours too! In this 90 minute class, she will walk you through the basics of editing in Premiere Pro including importing your footage, setting up your timeline, choosing your music, cutting to the music, incorporating lifestyle audio for added emotion, color correcting inside Premiere Pro, adding text and exporting your finished film. But this class doesn't end when the 90 minutes is up. Sarah will be sending you home with a packet full of important information along with a video of her editing a film from start to finish. She will also be offering feedback on your first completed film.

Please feel free to bring your laptop to edit along with Sarah in this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to edit in Premiere Pro
- Learn how to properly set up your timeline based on your frame rate
- Learn how to apply slow motion to certain clips
- Learn how to edit using the lifestyle audio and music to best evoke emotion
- Learn how to color correct in Premiere Pro
- Learn how to add text
- Learn how to export your finished film

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

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


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MERCER SALON G

2:00pm EDT

Keepsakes from the Ordinary: Day In The Life Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Day in the life sessions are a legacy that share honesty and everyday beauty. In this class, Ashley will talk about composition, decisive moments, storytelling, lighting, and how she then creates a cohesive and beautiful story of a families’ 'everyday'. Additionally,  Ashley will share with you how she prepares herself and her clients for the day with her, and all the practical aspects of shooting these sessions. You will also learn about Ashley’s successful marketing strategy.

Learning Objectives:

- How to create a market and value for day in the life sessions in your area
- Learn ways to shoot at home to help build your documentary and storytelling skills
- Learn the type gear and practical tips to make for a successful session
- Gain a better understanding of documentary photography

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
CANDLER

2:00pm EDT

Naturally Unfolding Moments: Emotive Family Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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


Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
CENTENNIAL

2:00pm EDT

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

Fashion photographers know that it takes more than just gorgeous styling or great hair and makeup to convey concepts effectively. As a photographer, you have to become a brand's storyteller and creative producer, and that also means knowing how to source, integrate culture, and weave in messaging.

Join Kara in Midtown Atlanta for a live model shoot that reveals her modern, story-centric approach to fashion and lifestyle sessions. You'll learn her techniques for on and off camera lighting, pre-shoot planning strategies, and concept creation. You'll find out exactly how to produce images that match your ideal client's aesthetic, and how to integrate Kara's style tips to combine playful narratives with a timeless aesthetic that will grow and elevate your portfolio.

Bring your camera and your favorite portrait lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create a fashion or lifestyle shoot concept
- Learn how to produce a fashion shoot and/or apply those skills to lifestyle photography
- Learn how to grow your client base by adding versatility to your work
- Learn tips for lighting on and off camera
- Learn tools that can help push your work further

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MEET ON THE LOEWS TERRACE -- Ansley Park & City Walk

2:00pm EDT

Telling Your Story: Documentary Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories are the basis of our society, and have been used for thousands of years to entertain, teach, and communicate ideas. Join Angela as she photographs a family and covers one of our most important traditions: storytelling. You and Angela will photograph a family in home setting to tell a story of their laughter, joy and even their sadness. You will learn what images to take to anchor and what elements are needed to tell a story. You should have an understanding of manual mode before taking this class. You should bring a wide angle lens.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the elements of storytelling in documentary photography
- Learn composition elements that are needed to bring out the story of an image
- Learn which images are needed to anchor the story
- Learn how to bring out the emotions of a family so that they can help tell their compelling story

*Offered in ASL*

Instructors

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
PIEDMONT ROOM