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Friday, February 8
 

10:30am PST

KEYNOTE: Chasing Light: Behind the Scenes
Limited Capacity seats available

Documenting a widely-admired and closely scrutinized individual is an immense responsibility, and one Amanda Lucidon fulfilled to great acclaim. As one of only a few female White House photographers in history, Amanda Lucidon spent four years documenting First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. Can we say dream job? This talk goes behind the scenes of some of the most powerful moments in Lucidon’s collection of photographs of the First Lady, offering a rare insider’s perspective on her experiences as a photographer and discussing the powerful impact of visual imagery on our past, present, and future.

Amanda will speak photographer to photographer. She will discuss her approach to documentary photography, share how she evokes emotion in the viewer while striving to create a connection between the viewer and a diverse set of people and places, and discuss her triumphs and challenges during her time in the White House. Finally, as a trailblazer in an industry typically dominated by men, Amanda will speak candidly about her experiences and how we as women can lift each other as we climb in our professions.

Amanda will also host a book signing after her keynote. A limited number of copies of her New York Times bestselling book, Chasing Light, will be on hand. Attendees may also purchase a copy in advance at Amazon.com.

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Ballroom

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Day in the Life: Documenting Our Kids As They Truly Are
Limited Capacity full

Join Tarah in this boutique where attendees will learn how to create magical childhood images. Tarah will demonstrate how she allows kids to be kids while still giving enough direction to create intentional portraits in unique light. Learn to document the kids as they are while you focus on emotion.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create intentional portraits with limited direction
- Learn how to shoot in unique light
- Leann how to harness genuine emotion and personality

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Parlor Suite 2033

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Why We Play: Creating Lasting Moments & Imagery
Limited Capacity seats available

As photographers, we are charged with the incredibly important task of creating a visual legacy for those who are in front of our cameras. We want our photos to capture not only how our subjects looked, but how they lived and how they loved. Join Virgina in this shooting boutique, as you reframe your approach and using play-based, moment-driven, child-centered methods, can help your subjects be who they truly are. This shift allows the photographer to capture the unique connections, love, silliness, quirks, and imperfect perfectness of the people in front of the camera. When you create opportunities for children and families to play together, you can not only give your subjects images that they will cherish, but memories that will last forever. In these photo sessions, the experience matters just as much as the photos that you create.

This shooting class will examine not only how to lead a play-based, moment-driven family photography session, but will explore why Virginia feels it’s such a vital perspective to use throughout both your professional and personal photography. Watch Virginia conduct a family photography session using her play-based methods and have opportunities to shoot in groups to get real-time practice using the tools from class. Virginia is an open book and will answer any questions candidly and honestly throughout the boutique session and in a Q&A period at the end.

Focal lengths between 24mm and 85mm will be useful for this type of session - Virginia will use a 24-70mm to capture both wide and tight shots that can tell a full story. Experience shooting in manual mode is a bonus, but not required.


Learning Objectives:

- Learn to establish trust with the people you are photographing
- Learn to incorporate a play-based, child-centered approach to photography through connection games and prompts
- Gain tips and tools to encourage playfulness and genuine connections with your subjects
- Get ideas on how to train yourself to shift your perspective and trust yourself
- Understand why the experience of the photo taking matters as much as the photos themselves

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ampitheatre (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
 
Saturday, February 9
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Capturing the Connection: Emotive Family Photographs
Limited Capacity full

Go behind the scenes with Tarah Sweeney as she shows you how to create beautiful, emotive family photographs. as she shares all of the elements that make her work special. Tarah will show you how she consistently captures connections in her images, while sharing how to effectively use light and environment, recognizing the times and places that will let her subjects shine. Then she will show you how she fosters connections: both between the subjects themselves and between the subjects and her camera. It is this focus on emotion that allows Tarah to create memorable, timeless work and she is sharing all of her secrets in this class! Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of light. Both hobbyists and professionals are welcome.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create connections utilizing the environment
- Explore how to create variety with different light
- Experience how to bring out the best in your subjects

Instructors

Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Del Mar Lawn (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
 
Sunday, February 10
 

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Capturing the Connection: Emotive Family Photographs
Limited Capacity full

Go behind the scenes with Tarah Sweeney as she shows you how to create beautiful, emotive family photographs. as she shares all of the elements that make her work special. Tarah will show you how she consistently captures connections in her images, while sharing how to effectively use light and environment, recognizing the times and places that will let her subjects shine. Then she will show you how she fosters connections: both between the subjects themselves and between the subjects and her camera. It is this focus on emotion that allows Tarah to create memorable, timeless work and she is sharing all of her secrets in this class! Students should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of light. Both hobbyists and professionals are welcome.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create connections utilizing the environment
- Explore how to create variety with different light
- Experience how to bring out the best in your subjects

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Vue Lawn & Patio (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Why We Play: Creating Lasting Moments & Imagery
Limited Capacity seats available

As photographers, we are charged with the incredibly important task of creating a visual legacy for those who are in front of our cameras. We want our photos to capture not only how our subjects looked, but how they lived and how they loved. Join Virgina in this shooting boutique, as you reframe your approach and using play-based, moment-driven, child-centered methods, can help your subjects be who they truly are. This shift allows the photographer to capture the unique connections, love, silliness, quirks, and imperfect perfectness of the people in front of the camera. When you create opportunities for children and families to play together, you can not only give your subjects images that they will cherish, but memories that will last forever. In these photo sessions, the experience matters just as much as the photos that you create.

This shooting class will examine not only how to lead a play-based, moment-driven family photography session, but will explore why Virginia feels it’s such a vital perspective to use throughout both your professional and personal photography. Watch Virginia conduct a family photography session using her play-based methods and have opportunities to shoot in groups to get real-time practice using the tools from class. Virginia is an open book and will answer any questions candidly and honestly throughout the boutique session and in a Q&A period at the end.

Focal lengths between 24mm and 85mm will be useful for this type of session - Virginia will use a 24-70mm to capture both wide and tight shots that can tell a full story. Experience shooting in manual mode is a bonus, but not required.


Learning Objectives:

- Learn to establish trust with the people you are photographing
- Learn to incorporate a play-based, child-centered approach to photography through connection games and prompts
- Gain tips and tools to encourage playfulness and genuine connections with your subjects
- Get ideas on how to train yourself to shift your perspective and trust yourself
- Understand why the experience of the photo taking matters as much as the photos themselves

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Kids Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Home Birth Experience
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sophia Costa and Ashley Marston in a program that will teach you everything you need to know about birth photography. From preparation to equipment, lighting (available and flash) to positioning, they will show you how to effectively and unobtrusively capture the labour and delivery stage. They will discuss "when to call" and "when to go", and how to set yourself up for success. With a pregnant couple serving as models, Sophia and Ashley will show you how to give the family the space they need while getting the images that the family wants as they move through and around the space. After "delivery" they will discuss how they photograph the baby and family in the moments after birth. Finally, they will chat about videoing a birth story, the final delivery of the products, and birth galleries as well. Attendees will have a chance to photograph the models and questions are welcome during the program!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to shoot in low light situations (Flash or no flash)
- Learn how to best document and tell a complete birth story while being respectful of the family’s sacred birth space.
- Learn how to be creative in a birth space without directing or manipulating the environment.
- Learn how to deal with and trouble shoot stressful and unexpected situations.
- Understand the importance and tools of self care after birth

Instructors
avatar for Sophia Costa

Sophia Costa

Photographer and filmmaker, Three Plus Photography - Hawaii Birth & Real Life Photographer
avatar for Ashley Marston

Ashley Marston

Photographer, Ashley Marston Photography


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Dana Point Suite -- Suite 3012

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Day in the Life: Documenting Our Kids As They Truly Are
Limited Capacity full

Join Tarah in this boutique where attendees will learn how to create magical childhood images. Tarah will demonstrate how she allows kids to be kids while still giving enough direction to create intentional portraits in unique light. Learn to document the kids as they are while you focus on emotion.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create intentional portraits with limited direction
- Learn how to shoot in unique light
- Leann how to harness genuine emotion and personality

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Parlor Suite 2033

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Why We Play: Creating Lasting Moments & Imagery
Limited Capacity seats available

As photographers, we are charged with the incredibly important task of creating a visual legacy for those who are in front of our cameras. We want our photos to capture not only how our subjects looked, but how they lived and how they loved. Join Virgina in this shooting boutique, as you reframe your approach and using play-based, moment-driven, child-centered methods, can help your subjects be who they truly are. This shift allows the photographer to capture the unique connections, love, silliness, quirks, and imperfect perfectness of the people in front of the camera. When you create opportunities for children and families to play together, you can not only give your subjects images that they will cherish, but memories that will last forever. In these photo sessions, the experience matters just as much as the photos that you create.

This shooting class will examine not only how to lead a play-based, moment-driven family photography session, but will explore why Virginia feels it’s such a vital perspective to use throughout both your professional and personal photography. Watch Virginia conduct a family photography session using her play-based methods and have opportunities to shoot in groups to get real-time practice using the tools from class. Virginia is an open book and will answer any questions candidly and honestly throughout the boutique session and in a Q&A period at the end.

Focal lengths between 24mm and 85mm will be useful for this type of session - Virginia will use a 24-70mm to capture both wide and tight shots that can tell a full story. Experience shooting in manual mode is a bonus, but not required.


Learning Objectives:

- Learn to establish trust with the people you are photographing
- Learn to incorporate a play-based, child-centered approach to photography through connection games and prompts
- Gain tips and tools to encourage playfulness and genuine connections with your subjects
- Get ideas on how to train yourself to shift your perspective and trust yourself
- Understand why the experience of the photo taking matters as much as the photos themselves

Instructors

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