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Friday, February 8
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Lifestyle Family Photography Unveiled
Limited Capacity full

Lifestyle family photography gives the photographer the creative freedom to capture the true essence of any family in a way that satisfies both your clients and the photographer as an artist. Learn what it takes to run a successful family lifestyle shoot during this boutique class as Elena takes you through a lifestyle session. She will teach attendees how to run the session in an organized way and demonstrate the skills necessary to pose and guide the subjects toward genuine emotions. You will see how she breaks down each individual pose and then learn exactly what she says to guide her clients into images that evoke the love of family. Watch and learn as Elena demonstrates how she uses outdoor locations, how she finds and uses light, and how she interacts with clients. You will see exactly how she manages uncooperative children and other tricky, unpredictable situations. Finally, she will show you how she works quickly and efficiently, maximizing each pose so that she can create beautiful, robust, artistic, and diverse galleries for her clients.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to execute a lifestyle family session with Elena’s unique workflow
- Learn how to use an outdoor location to it's fullest potential
- Learn how to use natural light beautifully during a family session
- Understand step-by-step posing formulas
- Gain troubleshooting tips for difficult situations

Instructors
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Keynote Presenter, Sponsored by Millers Imaging
Sponsored by Millers ImagingI am an outgoing go getter! I am an absolute people person who lives life with passion. I am a photographer because it allows me to express myself as an artist. I find so much joy in showing families how beautiful they are and making them into art. I am... Read More →


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

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)

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Art of Authentic Poses: Creating and Building Honest-Looking Moments in Family Photography
Limited Capacity full

Making people look natural in front of the camera is about much more than just asking a family to sit on a bed while you say 'act natural'. In a home like environment Clare Barker Wells will guide you through how she creates calm amid the chaos and builds authentic, effortless-looking lifestyle poses. Whether you photograph large families or work with smaller groups (like a mom with her baby or a dad with his teenager), you'll learn how to create consistent, beautiful imagery no matter who you have in front of your camera!

You'll start with an in-depth breakdown of all the tools, tricks and tips that Clare uses in every session to help her create and capture the honest-looking poses that every client wants! Next you'll move on to a shooting demonstration where you can watch her guide a real-life family into natural, beautiful, and creative poses with soul and heart (and you'll be able to photograph the family as well!). Watch her communicate with the family to make small changes that will transform a simple moment into a strong, emotive, authentic image. And finally, once you've built the pose, Clare will teach you the art of deliberately letting that pose fall apart into the truly joyful, honest moments.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tangible techniques and tools for pose building and ideas for inspiration
- Learn the building blocks needed to creatively and authentically pose a family in a natural looking way
- Experience why Clare shoots this way and why she lets the "pose fall apart" to get the truly beautiful moments in the chaos

Instructors
avatar for Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells Photography


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Spa Suite 2059

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: 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

4:00pm PST

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: Photographing a Feeling: How to get emotive images from any session
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever been to a photography talk where you were super inspired but left with no tangible ways to implement what you learned? Yeah, this talk hates that talk. This talk wants to inspire you but also not leave you hanging. This talk wants to give you all the tools to take interesting photos that you don’t hate. You don’t have to have naturally candid clients to take emotive images-- that process begins and ends with you.

In this talk you will learn how to get emotive images from every single session. Yep you heard that right --Chloe will cover how to do this for families, couples, weddings. You will go through the importance of connecting with your clients on a deeper level pre-shoot so that you will know the best ways to photograph them. You will learn ways to foster an environment that gives your clients the confidence to be who they are. Chloe will break down exactly how to direct (instead of posing) to achieve more natural-looking images. She will demonstrate how she creates the mood she wants through a method she calls """"mirroring the mood"""" as she works with a real couple on stage. Finally, you will look at composition as a tool and how to use the environment you are in to create photos that are more dynamic. Chloe will help you create photos that make you proud as an artist at every single session.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, Chloe will cry (because she has feelings, too), and you'll learn honest ways to take emotive images at every session.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to connect with your subject pre shoot (a free copy of Chloe's couples questionnaire to use)
- Learn how to foster an environment during your shoot that allows your clients to open up
- Learn how to use directing over posing/mirroring the mood/composition to help ease your subjects into natural images

Instructors
avatar for Chloe Ramirez

Chloe Ramirez

Breakout Presenter
Chloe Ramirez is a lifestyle photographer who loves to photograph deep and meaningful relationships. Real human connection makes her heart sing and she strives to have love oozing out of every pore of her work. Chloe resides in Sacramento California and there is nowhere she would... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
HD 6,7,8 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

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Lifestyle Family Photography Unveiled
Limited Capacity full

Lifestyle family photography gives the photographer the creative freedom to capture the true essence of any family in a way that satisfies both your clients and the photographer as an artist. Learn what it takes to run a successful family lifestyle shoot during this boutique class as Elena takes you through a lifestyle session. She will teach attendees how to run the session in an organized way and demonstrate the skills necessary to pose and guide the subjects toward genuine emotions. You will see how she breaks down each individual pose and then learn exactly what she says to guide her clients into images that evoke the love of family. Watch and learn as Elena demonstrates how she uses outdoor locations, how she finds and uses light, and how she interacts with clients. You will see exactly how she manages uncooperative children and other tricky, unpredictable situations. Finally, she will show you how she works quickly and efficiently, maximizing each pose so that she can create beautiful, robust, artistic, and diverse galleries for her clients.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to execute a lifestyle family session with Elena’s unique workflow
- Learn how to use an outdoor location to it's fullest potential
- Learn how to use natural light beautifully during a family session
- Understand step-by-step posing formulas
- Gain troubleshooting tips for difficult situations

Instructors
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Keynote Presenter, Sponsored by Millers Imaging
Sponsored by Millers ImagingI am an outgoing go getter! I am an absolute people person who lives life with passion. I am a photographer because it allows me to express myself as an artist. I find so much joy in showing families how beautiful they are and making them into art. I am... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Kids Park (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Moving Memories: Capturing Families on Film
Limited Capacity full

In this hands-on boutique attendees will explore the unique beauty of video. With both inspiring demonstrations and technical know-how, Sarah has created a boutique session that will have you excited to move beyond still photographs and create films for yourself and your clients!

The session will start with a focus on optimal camera settings. Learn how to employ the basic photographic concepts of composition and focus with the moving elements of stabilization, camera movements, and frame rates to create pleasing films. Sarah will detail the gear that she loves and everything you need to get started on your own moving memories journey. And then the fun of filming begins! Watch Sarah at work and then try what you have learned as you practice together. The world of video is exciting and you are going to be energized by all it has to offer you and your clients.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the different frame rate options and how to quickly switch between them.
- Learn what each frame rate produces for your film (Cinematic look, versus slow motion, etc)
- Learn an array of different camera movements and methods of stabilizing your camera when shooting handheld
- Learn how to manually focus your lens and the necessary settings for video

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Krieg

Sarah Krieg

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


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Vue Lawn & Patio (Meet at Instructors Hub) Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
  Classes, Boutique Program

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 Art of Authentic Poses: Creating and Building Honest-Looking Moments in Family Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Making people look natural in front of the camera is about much more than just asking a family to sit on a bed while you say 'act natural'. In a home like environment Clare Barker Wells will guide you through how she creates calm amid the chaos and builds authentic, effortless-looking lifestyle poses. Whether you photograph large families or work with smaller groups (like a mom with her baby or a dad with his teenager), you'll learn how to create consistent, beautiful imagery no matter who you have in front of your camera!

You'll start with an in-depth breakdown of all the tools, tricks and tips that Clare uses in every session to help her create and capture the honest-looking poses that every client wants! Next you'll move on to a shooting demonstration where you can watch her guide a real-life family into natural, beautiful, and creative poses with soul and heart (and you'll be able to photograph the family as well!). Watch her communicate with the family to make small changes that will transform a simple moment into a strong, emotive, authentic image. And finally, once you've built the pose, Clare will teach you the art of deliberately letting that pose fall apart into the truly joyful, honest moments.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tangible techniques and tools for pose building and ideas for inspiration
- Learn the building blocks needed to creatively and authentically pose a family in a natural looking way
- Experience why Clare shoots this way and why she lets the "pose fall apart" to get the truly beautiful moments in the chaos

Instructors
avatar for Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells Photography


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Spa Suite 3059
 
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: Family Connections: The Heart and Soul of Family Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to re-ignite your passion for family photography? Join Stevie Cruz in this family shoot-out and bring your photography to life! As a mom, Stevie aims to capture the connection of family in her images. While she captures the "all eyes at camera" moments, her heart is drawn to the other in-between moments. She'll give you an inside look at her creative process and her session flow as she poses, directs, styles and shoots a family session, all while sharing her favorite tips and tools to help you achieve results you will love. From location scouting to camera settings, styling to camera angles, we'll cover everything you need for a creative, successful session! You'll gain the confidence that you need to achieve consistent family sessions the focus on connections within the family setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph the models along with Stevie during the session.

Learning Objectives:

- Gain confidence in location scouting
- Learn how to achieve effortless styling for clients
- Learn how to achieve consistent white balance
- Gain a deeper knowledge of 'ideal' camera angles
- Learn tips to achieving engaging images and connection during sessions

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Room 146

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Art of Authentic Poses: Creating and Building Honest-Looking Moments in Family Photography
Limited Capacity full

Making people look natural in front of the camera is about much more than just asking a family to sit on a bed while you say 'act natural'. In a home like environment Clare Barker Wells will guide you through how she creates calm amid the chaos and builds authentic, effortless-looking lifestyle poses. Whether you photograph large families or work with smaller groups (like a mom with her baby or a dad with his teenager), you'll learn how to create consistent, beautiful imagery no matter who you have in front of your camera!

You'll start with an in-depth breakdown of all the tools, tricks and tips that Clare uses in every session to help her create and capture the honest-looking poses that every client wants! Next you'll move on to a shooting demonstration where you can watch her guide a real-life family into natural, beautiful, and creative poses with soul and heart (and you'll be able to photograph the family as well!). Watch her communicate with the family to make small changes that will transform a simple moment into a strong, emotive, authentic image. And finally, once you've built the pose, Clare will teach you the art of deliberately letting that pose fall apart into the truly joyful, honest moments.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tangible techniques and tools for pose building and ideas for inspiration
- Learn the building blocks needed to creatively and authentically pose a family in a natural looking way
- Experience why Clare shoots this way and why she lets the "pose fall apart" to get the truly beautiful moments in the chaos

Instructors
avatar for Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells Photography


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Parlor Suite 2033

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: Lifestyle Family Photography Unveiled
Limited Capacity filling up

Lifestyle family photography gives the photographer the creative freedom to capture the true essence of any family in a way that satisfies both your clients and the photographer as an artist. Learn what it takes to run a successful family lifestyle shoot during this boutique class as Elena takes you through a lifestyle session. She will teach attendees how to run the session in an organized way and demonstrate the skills necessary to pose and guide the subjects toward genuine emotions. You will see how she breaks down each individual pose and then learn exactly what she says to guide her clients into images that evoke the love of family. Watch and learn as Elena demonstrates how she uses outdoor locations, how she finds and uses light, and how she interacts with clients. You will see exactly how she manages uncooperative children and other tricky, unpredictable situations. Finally, she will show you how she works quickly and efficiently, maximizing each pose so that she can create beautiful, robust, artistic, and diverse galleries for her clients.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to execute a lifestyle family session with Elena’s unique workflow
- Learn how to use an outdoor location to it's fullest potential
- Learn how to use natural light beautifully during a family session
- Understand step-by-step posing formulas
- Gain troubleshooting tips for difficult situations

Instructors
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Keynote Presenter, Sponsored by Millers Imaging
Sponsored by Millers ImagingI am an outgoing go getter! I am an absolute people person who lives life with passion. I am a photographer because it allows me to express myself as an artist. I find so much joy in showing families how beautiful they are and making them into art. I am... Read More →


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

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Family Connections: The Heart and Soul of Family Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to re-ignite your passion for family photography? Join Stevie Cruz in this family shoot-out and bring your photography to life! As a mom, Stevie aims to capture the connection of family in her images. While she captures the "all eyes at camera" moments, her heart is drawn to the other in-between moments. She'll give you an inside look at her creative process and her session flow as she poses, directs, styles and shoots a family session, all while sharing her favorite tips and tools to help you achieve results you will love. From location scouting to camera settings, styling to camera angles, we'll cover everything you need for a creative, successful session! You'll gain the confidence that you need to achieve consistent family sessions the focus on connections within the family setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph the models along with Stevie during the session.

Learning Objectives:

- Gain confidence in location scouting
- Learn how to achieve effortless styling for clients
- Learn how to achieve consistent white balance
- Gain a deeper knowledge of 'ideal' camera angles
- Learn tips to achieving engaging images and connection during sessions

Instructors

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

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: 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