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Friday, February 8
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Capturing Fun & Genuine Moments
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating authentic, genuine, heart-felt, drool-worthy images has a lot to do with the interaction between you and your clients. Follow along with Kelley as she shows you how she gets her clients to open up, let loose, have a blast and make their own photo magic during a couple’s session. You will also have a chance to build up your own directing confidence by trying out some of Kelley's fun techniques yourself.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tips on how to keep clients comfortable throughout the session to create genuine, authentic images
- Learn compositions that assist in telling 'the story'
- Learn to confidently direct a couple to create stunning images

Instructors
avatar for Kelley Raye

Kelley Raye

I'm happily bicoastal, I have a morkie named Martini, I've specialized in weddings and branding for female entrepreneurs since 2013 and The Office is my absolute jam.


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Emotive Connections in Harsh Light
Limited Capacity full

Learn to embrace the beauty of harsh light! This shooting demonstration will be held on the beach during midday light where you will learn all of the the shooting techniques that Twyla uses to capture the best moments during a session with a mother and her children. You'll learn how Twyla exposes in hard light to create dramatic images full of authenticity and emotion. She will cover the best settings that will enable you to move quickly and focus even faster in this unique light situation, ensuring that you never miss a moment and that you increase your “keeper” rate. Then you'll get an in-depth look at how Twyla captures authentic moments of the children at play and highlights the emotional connections between mother and child. After Click Away ends, Twyla will share a one hour editing session to show you how she gets the most from her images in post production.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how to position yourself and your subjects in direct, midday sun to produce dramatic imagery
- Understand the importance of color theory and styling to produce emotive, cinematic images
- Learn how to use emotive prompts to evoke emotion from your subjects
- Learn how to edit images taken in harsh/direct lighting

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Beach/Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Secrets of the Light and Airy Photographer
Limited Capacity filling up

In this boutique program, photographers will learn how to successfully achieve that sought after light and airy style with a perfectly styled outdoor family beach session. You will shoot alongside Jessica as she also shares how she planned for the session by coordinating outfits and styling the family, where and how she’s shooting and using light during the session, and editing tips to properly get the light and airy style. Attendees will learn all of the secret elements that go into properly achieving this style without solely relying on an expensive preset. Prerequisites: Students should have experience with shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to work with the light and location, placing subjects specific ways in the light, and choosing specific locations and times
- Learn how to help guide clients on styling sessions
- Learn the quick tools Jessica uses when editing to help achieve the light and airy look

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 →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Beach East (Meet at Instructors Hub)

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Dreamy Seascapes
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Kristen Ryan and capture creative seascapes with filters, intentional camera setting choices, and perspective. You will begin with a discussion of basic settings for beach photography. Surveying the environment, you will consider how you can use foreground, shoreline, and perspective to add depth to seascapes. Kristen will then demonstrate ways to capture the entire dynamic range of the scene including using a graduated filter, multiple exposures or exposing for the best possible single exposure. She'll talk about the various shutter speed options for capturing the ocean and kind of image you will achieve with each. Finally, you'll see Kristen demonstrate the use of a neutral density filter to capture long exposures. Following the demonstration and discussion of these concepts, there will be time for questions, discussion, and student shooting. Those with tripods and filters can experiment with long exposures and those without can focus on composition and dialing-in the ideal exposure. It is recommended that students have experience shooting in manual mode. It is also recommended that highlight warnings are turned on in-camera and that students know how to turn on bracketing in camera. If bringing a neutral density filter, a Little Stopper (6 stops) or Big Stopper (10 stops) is recommended. Tripods and filters are recommended for trying the various techniques but are not required to attend the session. All attendees are welcome to observe and learn for later practice if they don’t have a tripod or filters accessible.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn basic settings for seascapes and how to compose for depth at the beach
- Learn how to capture the dynamic range using a graduated filter, multiple exposures, and histogram evaluation
- Experiment with shutter speed creativity and using neutral density filters for longer exposures

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

Talk to me about landscape & nature photography. I am obsessed with the clouds, mountains and ocean. I love my morning coffee and a glass of red wine at night. I am a former freelance harpist and marathon runner. I play tennis, love to hike, and enjoy reading and cooking. I went to... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Love & Light
Limited Capacity full

Join D’Ann Boal of Smitten & Swoon Photography for a family sunset session on the beach where love and light are the main focus. Practice and shoot alongside your fellow photographers as D’Ann shows you how to connect with your subjects so they feel comfortable and beautiful. D’Ann will teach you how to pose confidently and reveal her secret to creating a magical, memorable photo session for her clients with images that tell a story of this moment in their lives. You will learn how to find the light and use the sun to enhance your storytelling. You will also learn how to include sun-flares, soft sun-glows, big skies, and silhouettes to create images that are works of art.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to keep clients feeling comfortable and beautiful throughout their photo session
- Learn how to use light to influence your story
- Learn how to create dramatic sun-flare and soft sun glow
- Learn how to create creative silhouettes
- Learn how to make beautiful reflections
- Learn to pose your subjects for connection and love

Instructors
avatar for D'Ann Boal

D'Ann Boal

Photographer, Smitten & Swoon Photography


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Beach/Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Toolbox to Beach Photography
Limited Capacity full

Do you love the beach? This boutique session will give you with a toolbox full of tips and tricks for shooting successfully on the beach. Join Marcie Reif and learn how to shoot in different light at the beach, what lenses to use for the look you are trying to achieve, and how to get creative with your subject and the beautiful landscape all around you. She will teach you how to preserve the landscape while properly exposing for your subject and the scene. She will also cover how to use all elements of the beach and how they can strengthen your images. Marcie will show you how to capture beauitful images of children at play, capturing both movement and connection.You'll do a mix of talking and shooting in small groups, and you can expect to shoot alongside Marcie as you work with children on the beach.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to shoot in different types of light on the beach
- Learn how to use the elements around you and where to place subjects for the strongest images
- Learn how to open your mind and be creative on the beach
- Utilize different lenses that will give your image a creative look
- Practice and discuss landscape photography as well as working with subjects on the beach

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Beach East (Meet at Instructors Hub)
 
Saturday, February 9
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Long Exposure & Time Lapse
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kristen on the beach for a creative experience shooting long exposures and time lapses. Attendees will get creative using a Neutral Density filter to vary shutter speed for creative effects. Kristen will share her process for setting exposure, programming the remote, and other tips for successful creative images. Next she will discuss the process in setting up your camera and remote to shoot a successful time lapse with proper exposure. She will demonstrate how she sets her camera to achieve the best exposure and how to set up the remote intervalometer to capture the series of images for the time lapse. After demonstrating both of these creative processes, there will be plenty of time for participants to experiment and ask questions as Kristen walks around to assist and discuss these techniques. This program is for those with a solid understanding of shooting in manual mode. You should also understand how to change exposure compensation on your particular model of camera. Tripods are required for both time lapse and long exposure work. Neutral Density filters needed for long exposures but not time lapse. A remote is needed for exposures over 30 seconds and helpful for time lapses as well (unless planning to manually trigger the shutter or using in camera intervalometer).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to set up your camera for a long exposure using a 10 stop Neutral Density filter
- Learn how to set exposure for a time lapse
- Learn how to set up an intervalometer remote to shoot a series of images for a time lapse

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

Talk to me about landscape & nature photography. I am obsessed with the clouds, mountains and ocean. I love my morning coffee and a glass of red wine at night. I am a former freelance harpist and marathon runner. I play tennis, love to hike, and enjoy reading and cooking. I went to... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Surf's Up!: An Adventurous Maternity Shoot
Limited Capacity full

Surf's Up! California is the ultimate place when it comes to beach vibes! Join Sophia for a surf-inspired maternity shoot at the beach with a young couple. She will show you how she uses the beach and ocean as the "prop" for her sessions and how to naturally (and minimally) incorporate props.. We will go over how she guides her expecting couples with gentle direction and lots of fun in order to capture authentic images. This is no boring maternity shootout, and you'll learn how to ensure that the father-to-be is an active participant for most of the session. If the conditions permit, Sophia will also show you how she uses the ocean to create images that are unique and out-of-the-box by using her underwater housing as well as how she creates over/under images by the shore.

Participants will be invited to shoot along in small groups, so bring your camera and a couple of favorite lenses. Shooting in manual and being able to change your settings on the fly are highly recommended but not required.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to gently direct instead of posing and how to nail those moments that happen in the blink of an eye
- Learn how to infuse fun/emotion into a shoot that most husbands find boring
- Learn how I use the environment and the light as main source of inspiration and how to very minimally style a shoot in a way that will not take away from the life-like experience
- Experience how Sophia edits a few images from the shoot in an exclusive video for participants that will be delivered after the shoot

Instructors
avatar for Sophia Costa

Sophia Costa

Photographer and filmmaker, Three Plus Photography - Hawaii Birth & Real Life Photographer


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Beach East (Meet at Instructors Hub)

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Free to Explore: Telling the Carefree Stories of Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

What if we photographed children just as they are, as the adventurous, curious, free spirits that so many of us wish we could be again. The stories of childhood are priceless and it’s our job to preserve them as authentically as possible. Join Melissa Haugen as she runs a carefree, hands-on, outdoor session with some adorable preschool and school-aged siblings. Whether playing in the water, flying kites, building in the sand, or climbing around a play structure, you will focus on capturing both the authentic moments of children at play and the connections they have with their siblings. Melissa will show you the shooting techniques she uses to capture great moments during a fast-paced session with kids. She'll teach you how she exposes quickly in a variety of lighting situations. She will share how she is able to quickly focus in a fast-paced session, and what settings she uses to increase the accuracy of shots so that she never misses a moment. You'll cover lens & perspective choices, and utilize framing, layering, & lines to to help create stronger imagery. Finally, Melissa will cover creative compositions and how to capture beautiful environmental portraits. Between shooting demonstrations and explanations, participants will be invited to shoot along with Melissa and practice the settings and perspectives she suggests as well as contribute their own ideas!

Attendees should have an understanding of the exposure triangle and be comfortable shooting in manual. Attendees should bring gear they are comfortable shooting with. Instructor will be demonstrating shooting with 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to work in varied lighting situations based on the shoot location and which lenses lend themselves best to creating a strong environmental portrait
- Create beautiful imagery with proper gear choices and subject positioning
- Gain a better understanding of your focus system and what works best for a fast paced session with children
- Discover how perspective and the use of elements like lines, shadows, framing and layering can elevate your imagery & change the feeling of the story
- Experiment with creative compositions and creative lens choices to enhance the storyline

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 →


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Beach/Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Secrets of the Light and Airy Photographer
Limited Capacity filling up

In this boutique program, photographers will learn how to successfully achieve that sought after light and airy style with a perfectly styled outdoor family beach session. You will shoot alongside Jessica as she also shares how she planned for the session by coordinating outfits and styling the family, where and how she’s shooting and using light during the session, and editing tips to properly get the light and airy style. Attendees will learn all of the secret elements that go into properly achieving this style without solely relying on an expensive preset. Prerequisites: Students should have experience with shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to work with the light and location, placing subjects specific ways in the light, and choosing specific locations and times
- Learn how to help guide clients on styling sessions
- Learn the quick tools Jessica uses when editing to help achieve the light and airy look

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 February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Toolbox to Beach Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you love the beach? This boutique session will give you with a toolbox full of tips and tricks for shooting successfully on the beach. Join Marcie Reif and learn how to shoot in different light at the beach, what lenses to use for the look you are trying to achieve, and how to get creative with your subject and the beautiful landscape all around you. She will teach you how to preserve the landscape while properly exposing for your subject and the scene. She will also cover how to use all elements of the beach and how they can strengthen your images. Marcie will show you how to capture beauitful images of children at play, capturing both movement and connection.You'll do a mix of talking and shooting in small groups, and you can expect to shoot alongside Marcie as you work with children on the beach.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to shoot in different types of light on the beach
- Learn how to use the elements around you and where to place subjects for the strongest images
- Learn how to open your mind and be creative on the beach
- Utilize different lenses that will give your image a creative look
- Practice and discuss landscape photography as well as working with subjects on the beach

Instructors

Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Beach East (Meet at Instructors Hub)
 
Sunday, February 10
 

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Emotive Connections in Harsh Light
Limited Capacity full

Learn to embrace the beauty of harsh light! This shooting demonstration will be held on the beach during midday light where you will learn all of the the shooting techniques that Twyla uses to capture the best moments during a session with a mother and her children. You'll learn how Twyla exposes in hard light to create dramatic images full of authenticity and emotion. She will cover the best settings that will enable you to move quickly and focus even faster in this unique light situation, ensuring that you never miss a moment and that you increase your “keeper” rate. Then you'll get an in-depth look at how Twyla captures authentic moments of the children at play and highlights the emotional connections between mother and child. After Click Away ends, Twyla will share a one hour editing session to show you how she gets the most from her images in post production.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand how to position yourself and your subjects in direct, midday sun to produce dramatic imagery
- Understand the importance of color theory and styling to produce emotive, cinematic images
- Learn how to use emotive prompts to evoke emotion from your subjects
- Learn how to edit images taken in harsh/direct lighting

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Meet at Instructors Hub

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Free to Explore: Telling the Carefree Stories of Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

What if we photographed children just as they are, as the adventurous, curious, free spirits that so many of us wish we could be again. The stories of childhood are priceless and it’s our job to preserve them as authentically as possible. Join Melissa Haugen as she runs a carefree, hands-on, outdoor session with some adorable preschool and school-aged siblings. Whether playing in the water, flying kites, building in the sand, or climbing around a play structure, you will focus on capturing both the authentic moments of children at play and the connections they have with their siblings. Melissa will show you the shooting techniques she uses to capture great moments during a fast-paced session with kids. She'll teach you how she exposes quickly in a variety of lighting situations. She will share how she is able to quickly focus in a fast-paced session, and what settings she uses to increase the accuracy of shots so that she never misses a moment. You'll cover lens & perspective choices, and utilize framing, layering, & lines to to help create stronger imagery. Finally, Melissa will cover creative compositions and how to capture beautiful environmental portraits. Between shooting demonstrations and explanations, participants will be invited to shoot along with Melissa and practice the settings and perspectives she suggests as well as contribute their own ideas!

Attendees should have an understanding of the exposure triangle and be comfortable shooting in manual. Attendees should bring gear they are comfortable shooting with. Instructor will be demonstrating shooting with 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to work in varied lighting situations based on the shoot location and which lenses lend themselves best to creating a strong environmental portrait
- Create beautiful imagery with proper gear choices and subject positioning
- Gain a better understanding of your focus system and what works best for a fast paced session with children
- Discover how perspective and the use of elements like lines, shadows, framing and layering can elevate your imagery & change the feeling of the story
- Experiment with creative compositions and creative lens choices to enhance the storyline

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 →


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Small Worlds: Macro Photography as a Peaceful Retreat from the Chaotic World
Limited Capacity filling up

Experience macro therapy-- a relaxed, macro experience without props, with minimal gear, and in absolutely any environment. Join Caroline and shoot macro images in a relaxed way with one camera, one lens, available light, and a shallow depth of field. Take whatever free moments you have to shoot a few frames---just you, your camera, and any subject you can find. Get an inside look at how Caroline works WITH nature instead of against it. She'll show you how to expand your macro work into larger scenes, known as micro-landscapes, while tapping into the therapeutic benefits of macro work. Allow yourself to get lost in the moment and seek sanctuary from the chaos of life; your macro lens will never be lonely again!

Students should feel comfortable shooting in manual, but guidance will be offered for settings. A macro lens (or close focusing lens) is required. Participants will shoot alongside the instructor and collaborate to problem solve to use creating images as a form of relaxation.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to get into macro inexpensively; macro photography can fit any budget
- Learn how imperfection in focus and unconventional techniques can fuel creativity
- Understand how a macro lens can also expand into the exciting genre of micro landscapes---scenes that go beyond 1:1 closeness
- Learn how you can benefit from this way of shooting no matter where you are, no matter what the season may be
- Experience how macro is an effective stress reduction tool and can enhance your practice of gratitude

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Instructor, Creative Photography Network
Caroline Jensen, a Sony Artisan of Imagery, is an award-winning photographic artist that lives on the wild prairie. Her passion for storytelling and creating art from the world around her has led her to photograph a wide range of subjects in her signature artistic style. She finds... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Meet in the Lobby

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Dreamy Seascapes
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kristen Ryan and capture creative seascapes with filters, intentional camera setting choices, and perspective. You will begin with a discussion of basic settings for beach photography. Surveying the environment, you will consider how you can use foreground, shoreline, and perspective to add depth to seascapes. Kristen will then demonstrate ways to capture the entire dynamic range of the scene including using a graduated filter, multiple exposures or exposing for the best possible single exposure. She'll talk about the various shutter speed options for capturing the ocean and kind of image you will achieve with each. Finally, you'll see Kristen demonstrate the use of a neutral density filter to capture long exposures. Following the demonstration and discussion of these concepts, there will be time for questions, discussion, and student shooting. Those with tripods and filters can experiment with long exposures and those without can focus on composition and dialing-in the ideal exposure. It is recommended that students have experience shooting in manual mode. It is also recommended that highlight warnings are turned on in-camera and that students know how to turn on bracketing in camera. If bringing a neutral density filter, a Little Stopper (6 stops) or Big Stopper (10 stops) is recommended. Tripods and filters are recommended for trying the various techniques but are not required to attend the session. All attendees are welcome to observe and learn for later practice if they don’t have a tripod or filters accessible.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn basic settings for seascapes and how to compose for depth at the beach
- Learn how to capture the dynamic range using a graduated filter, multiple exposures, and histogram evaluation
- Experiment with shutter speed creativity and using neutral density filters for longer exposures

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

Talk to me about landscape & nature photography. I am obsessed with the clouds, mountains and ocean. I love my morning coffee and a glass of red wine at night. I am a former freelance harpist and marathon runner. I play tennis, love to hike, and enjoy reading and cooking. I went to... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Free to Explore: Telling the Carefree Stories of Childhood
Limited Capacity seats available

What if we photographed children just as they are, as the adventurous, curious, free spirits that so many of us wish we could be again. The stories of childhood are priceless and it’s our job to preserve them as authentically as possible. Join Melissa Haugen as she runs a carefree, hands-on, outdoor session with some adorable preschool and school-aged siblings. Whether playing in the water, flying kites, building in the sand, or climbing around a play structure, you will focus on capturing both the authentic moments of children at play and the connections they have with their siblings. Melissa will show you the shooting techniques she uses to capture great moments during a fast-paced session with kids. She'll teach you how she exposes quickly in a variety of lighting situations. She will share how she is able to quickly focus in a fast-paced session, and what settings she uses to increase the accuracy of shots so that she never misses a moment. You'll cover lens & perspective choices, and utilize framing, layering, & lines to to help create stronger imagery. Finally, Melissa will cover creative compositions and how to capture beautiful environmental portraits. Between shooting demonstrations and explanations, participants will be invited to shoot along with Melissa and practice the settings and perspectives she suggests as well as contribute their own ideas!

Attendees should have an understanding of the exposure triangle and be comfortable shooting in manual. Attendees should bring gear they are comfortable shooting with. Instructor will be demonstrating shooting with 15mm, 35mm and 85mm lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to work in varied lighting situations based on the shoot location and which lenses lend themselves best to creating a strong environmental portrait
- Create beautiful imagery with proper gear choices and subject positioning
- Gain a better understanding of your focus system and what works best for a fast paced session with children
- Discover how perspective and the use of elements like lines, shadows, framing and layering can elevate your imagery & change the feeling of the story
- Experiment with creative compositions and creative lens choices to enhance the storyline

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 →


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Beach/Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Whimsical Senior Shoot
Limited Capacity filling up

Join True for a whimsical styled senior shootout. First, you'll learn how she prepares her seniors for their sessions, what equipment she uses, and how she turns a not-so-glamorous space into a magical backdrop! Then she'll cover posing and natural light, showing you how she uses her reflector to get beautiful, straight-out-of-camera shots. Finally, True will talk about the different lenses she uses and show you why she needs more than one. Attendees will be divided into groups and given time to photograph the models with True's assistance and guidance. We recommend that attendees know how to shoot in manual mode, however, all levels of photography are welcome to sign up for the class. (For the program held at the beach, True will show attendees how she incorporates water and the beach environment into her portraits).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to prepare seniors for their sessions
- Learn how to get beautiful straight out of camera shots
- Learn how to turn a simple space into a magical backdrop
- Learn how to use different natural light sources to execute the right mood
- Walk away ready to tackle your senior session with a new perspective

Instructors
avatar for True Moua

True Moua

True Moua LLC
True is a creator, educator, and lover of natural light. In addition to photography, she is a dedicated mother and artist and loves sharing her creativity with fellow industry photographers. She believes in capturing not what the camera sees but what she sees an artist through her... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Beach East (Meet at Instructors Hub)

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Glowing: Styled Maternity Shoot on the Beach
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Sophia for a California-inspired bohemian maternity shoot at the beach with a young couple. She will show you the different ways she uses the golden sunset to capture a variety of images, from moody to light and airy. She will cover backlight and sun flares in a way that will support the vibe of the shoot. You'll go behind the scenes with Sophia as she shows you the equipment that she relies on and covers the settings that you need to know. You will also get an inside look at how she guides her maternity couples with gentle, fun direction to capture authentic images. This will be no boring maternity shoot and you'll learn how to ensure that the father-to-be is an active participant for most of the session. Sophia will also show you how she creates images that are both emotive and intimate.

Participants will be invited to shoot along in small groups, so bring your camera and a couple of favorite lenses. Shooting in manual and being able to change your settings on the fly are highly recommended but not required.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to gently direct instead of posing and how to nail those moments that happen in the blink of an eye
- Learn how to infuse fun/emotion into a shoot that most husbands find boring
- Learn how I use the environment and the light as main source of inspiration and how to very minimally style a shoot in a way that will not take away from the life-like experience
- Experience how Sophia edits a few images from the shoot in an exclusive video for participants that will be delivered after the shoot

Instructors
avatar for Sophia Costa

Sophia Costa

Photographer and filmmaker, Three Plus Photography - Hawaii Birth & Real Life Photographer


Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Beach West (Meet at Instructors Hub)

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Love & Light
Limited Capacity full

Join D’Ann Boal of Smitten & Swoon Photography for a family sunset session on the beach where love and light are the main focus. Practice and shoot alongside your fellow photographers as D’Ann shows you how to connect with your subjects so they feel comfortable and beautiful. D’Ann will teach you how to pose confidently and reveal her secret to creating a magical, memorable photo session for her clients with images that tell a story of this moment in their lives. You will learn how to find the light and use the sun to enhance your storytelling. You will also learn how to include sun-flares, soft sun-glows, big skies, and silhouettes to create images that are works of art.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to keep clients feeling comfortable and beautiful throughout their photo session
- Learn how to use light to influence your story
- Learn how to create dramatic sun-flare and soft sun glow
- Learn how to create creative silhouettes
- Learn how to make beautiful reflections
- Learn to pose your subjects for connection and love

Instructors
avatar for D'Ann Boal

D'Ann Boal

Photographer, Smitten & Swoon Photography


Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Beach/Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Toolbox to Beach Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you love the beach? This boutique session will give you with a toolbox full of tips and tricks for shooting successfully on the beach. Join Marcie Reif and learn how to shoot in different light at the beach, what lenses to use for the look you are trying to achieve, and how to get creative with your subject and the beautiful landscape all around you. She will teach you how to preserve the landscape while properly exposing for your subject and the scene. She will also cover how to use all elements of the beach and how they can strengthen your images. Marcie will show you how to capture beauitful images of children at play, capturing both movement and connection.You'll do a mix of talking and shooting in small groups, and you can expect to shoot alongside Marcie as you work with children on the beach.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to shoot in different types of light on the beach
- Learn how to use the elements around you and where to place subjects for the strongest images
- Learn how to open your mind and be creative on the beach
- Utilize different lenses that will give your image a creative look
- Practice and discuss landscape photography as well as working with subjects on the beach

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Beach East (Meet at Instructors Hub)