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Friday, February 8
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Black and White Portraits for Every Generation
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating a successful black and white image is about so much more than just converting it in the post-processing stage. Light, shape, form, texture, tonal range, and countless other elements need to come together if you want to capture a beautiful black and white photograph. Join Dana in a lifestyle suite as she explores the artistic process of visualizing, photographing, and editing monochromatic portraits with three models from different generations. Free yourself artistically as she demonstrates ways you can add interest to your portraits by including movement, using specialty lenses, and more. You'll come out of the session with the ability to add depth to your portfolio with beautiful black and white images.
Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph each model by breaking-up into small shooting groups after Dana’s demonstration. Students are encouraged to bring both a portrait lens and a specialty/creative lens if available and should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about light and how it translates to black and white
- Learn how to incorporate texture
- Understand tonal range
- Learn to photograph emotive portraits of different age ranges
- Learn post-processing in black and white

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Dana Point Suite -- Suite 3012

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Confidently Photographing Confident Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are the woman in front of the camera or behind it, the female photographic experience can be intimidating. In Chanel's boutique program you will get to watch her as she guides her subjects toward total confidence, using poses and words of affirmation to help the women in front of her camera relax and look amazing. She will also show how she takes control of the shoot to exude that very same confidence from behind the camera.

Chanel will detail how she plans a shoot with intention and a vision, how she styles a woman to look her best in every frame, and how she incorporate props into the session that make sense. In this outdoor boutique session attendees will have the opportunity to shoot alongside Chanel as she demonstrates her techniques. Attendees will then split into smaller groups and assigned their own model where they can take control of posing the models and creating images. You will leave feeling more confident in your abilities and energized to be a positive force for women in the field of photography.

Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to shoot with their favorite portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to direct and pose a subject with intention and how to help the subject relax in front of the camera
- Learn how to feel more confident as a photographer and transfer this confident to your subject
- Learn how to plan a concept for a shoot with a clear vision from beginning to end for an overall cohesive session
- Learn how to successfully incorporate props into a photo session that elevate the narrative of the overall experience

Instructors
avatar for Chanel French

Chanel French

Chanel G. Photography


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Marina Shops (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 →


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: Silver Screen Portraits
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring back the drama of Hollywood's golden age and learn the basics of portraits from posing and composition to lighting. Creating a timeless portrait is an art. Go behind the scenes and learn how Kate develops her classic-with-a-twist black and white portraits using both natural and artificial light. Learn light setups and poses that flatter a variety of subjects. Bring your flash and learn about bounced flash, ice lights or continuous light, and even simple window light and how manipulating curtains can dramatically change the final look of the image. Kate will even cover wardrobe and makeup tips!! Learn how to top it off with the perfect black and white edit for a classic, timeless image. For the sake of time, an editing demonstration will not take place live, but Kate will provide an editing video leading up to the conference for you to arrive with any questions and she will send out an additional editing video of an image taken during the boutique.

Attendees will take also home a lighting guide with classic light setups and Kate's custom black and white action for timeless silver screen portraits.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn basic portrait lighting setups using a single window and reflector as well as affordable lighting options like a flash and ice light
- Learn posing tips and tricks for glamour portraits
- Learn clean processing, basic retouching, and black and white processing in videos sent prior to the boutique as well as videos sent after

Instructors
avatar for Kate Luber

Kate Luber

Kate Luber is a Clickin Moms Mentor and has been a member of Clickin Moms since 2012. A central Oklahoma portrait, wedding, and dance photographer, Kate draws her inspiration from the drama and elegance of the ballet, classic Hollywood, and the pages of Vogue magazine. Kate’s other... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Spa Suite 3059

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: Expressive Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Tenley as she shares all of the tips, games, and tricks she's learned in her 10+ years of experience creating expressive portraits of kids of all ages and personalities. This demonstration class will start with a discussion to go over her go-to ideas for each age (hello toddlers and angsty teens!), personality (over-hyper, shy, stiff, and uncooperative, just to name a few!) and how to overcome obstacles. Next she will go over how to style your photoshoots by utilizing clothing, color, backgrounds, and props to really bring your vision to life. She will cover how to style shoots yourself (and even make your own props), how to help your clients style their kids themselves and how to make sure everything comes together even when you don’t know what they will wear ahead of time. You will then get to watch her style and photograph models of varying ages (toddler to 8 years old) with homemade props on colorful backdrops while getting a variety expressions and overcoming any obstacles that may arise. Attendees will leave with a handy go-to guide to keep in your camera bag.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tricks, prompts and games to get kids to loosen up or give them a specific expression desired for the image
- Learn how to deal with children who are shy, stiff, hyper, or not wanting to cooperate
- Learn posing through movement and direction (vs. stagnant minute micromanaging) which creates a more natural looking image and subject
- Learn how to style your very own Expressive Kids shoot

Instructors
avatar for Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark Photography


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Dana Point Suite -- Suite 3012

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Natural Newborn Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Take out the overly posed, exhausting part of newborn sessions and learn how to have a simple, stress free, enjoyable (for both you AND the parents!) newborn session.
In this boutique attendees will use a newborn doll and learn how to photograph timeless newborn images focused on the baby's personality traits, his tiny size, and the love of his family. Alison will show you how to use simple props, neutral colors and an effective workflow to achieve quick and beautiful sessions. Alison will use a newborn doll to show you how to sooth babies, create a simple and easy workflow, gently pose the baby, and create natural and beautiful imagery. She will talk about parent posing, working with siblings and some of the challenges that come with photographing babies.

Please bring a 50mm or 35mm lens to practice some of the techniques.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to photograph a newborn baby in a natural way that is baby specific, capturing their personality
- Learn a workflow that allows for a session to be completed in 1-2 hours
- Learn soothing techniques, posing techniques and ways to tell a newborn's story in a session
- Learn how to work with parents and siblings without overly posing them

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Spa Suite 2059

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Self
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to create impactful and inspired self-portraits utilizing styling, light, emotion, and location. Find how you can connect with emotions and illustrate pivotal moments in womanhood to give the viewer an insight into the life you live. Learn to inspire yourself and to recognize that your story is worth telling. During this demonstration, Laura will teach attendees how to recognize everyday moments from life as ""art in progress."" Watch as she guides a mother and child through the self-portrait process: styling the space, selecting clothing and props, and posing within a self-portrait session. You'll learn how to create the feeling that the image is a stolen and candidly captured moment from your own life and story. From setting-up your equipment to allowing moments to naturally unfold, Laura will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful self portraits with a spirit of spontenaity.

This session will be shot in a Lifestyle Suite using various areas of the space to replicate a home environment. A full understanding of manual mode is a pre-requisite for this course and you may bring along your camera in order to view some of the settings as Laura walks through her process. As a follow up, you will receive a digital E-book which will include everything this program covered.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about the equipment needed and how to use it
- Learn how to set focus and the best settings
- Experience how to create authentic moments and to embody real emotions
- Learn how to choose the right light and to manipulate it to create mood in your images

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Spa Suite 3059

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Whimsical Senior Shoot
Limited Capacity full

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 →


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

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: Black and White Portraits for Every Generation
Limited Capacity full

Creating a successful black and white image is about so much more than just converting it in the post-processing stage. Light, shape, form, texture, tonal range, and countless other elements need to come together if you want to capture a beautiful black and white photograph. Join Dana in a lifestyle suite as she explores the artistic process of visualizing, photographing, and editing monochromatic portraits with three models from different generations. Free yourself artistically as she demonstrates ways you can add interest to your portraits by including movement, using specialty lenses, and more. You'll come out of the session with the ability to add depth to your portfolio with beautiful black and white images.
Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph each model by breaking-up into small shooting groups after Dana’s demonstration. Students are encouraged to bring both a portrait lens and a specialty/creative lens if available and should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about light and how it translates to black and white
- Learn how to incorporate texture
- Understand tonal range
- Learn to photograph emotive portraits of different age ranges
- Learn post-processing in black and white

Instructors

Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Parlor Suite 3033

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Creating a Narrative: The Art of Couples Storytelling
Limited Capacity full

Join Twyla in this couples session where attendees will learn to direct instead of pose. Follow along as Twyla uses her imagination and real life experience to create a narrative to use as a story for this couples session. The session will be photographed in low light in a hotel room for an 'in home' feel. Tune in 2 weeks after the session for a one hour editing session showing you how to get the most from your images and edit for emotion using lightroom.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to draw inspiration from your own life and how to apply that when posing couples
- Explore using movement based direction instead of poses for more authentic moments
- Learn how to edit for emotion
- Learn how to make the most of natural, low light situations to create emotive, dramatic imagery to prepare you for any type of in home environment

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Parlor Suite 2033

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Expressive Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Tenley as she shares all of the tips, games, and tricks she's learned in her 10+ years of experience creating expressive portraits of kids of all ages and personalities. This demonstration class will start with a discussion to go over her go-to ideas for each age (hello toddlers and angsty teens!), personality (over-hyper, shy, stiff, and uncooperative, just to name a few!) and how to overcome obstacles. Next she will go over how to style your photoshoots by utilizing clothing, color, backgrounds, and props to really bring your vision to life. She will cover how to style shoots yourself (and even make your own props), how to help your clients style their kids themselves and how to make sure everything comes together even when you don’t know what they will wear ahead of time. You will then get to watch her style and photograph models of varying ages (toddler to 8 years old) with homemade props on colorful backdrops while getting a variety expressions and overcoming any obstacles that may arise. Attendees will leave with a handy go-to guide to keep in your camera bag.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tricks, prompts and games to get kids to loosen up or give them a specific expression desired for the image
- Learn how to deal with children who are shy, stiff, hyper, or not wanting to cooperate
- Learn posing through movement and direction (vs. stagnant minute micromanaging) which creates a more natural looking image and subject
- Learn how to style your very own Expressive Kids shoot

Instructors
avatar for Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark Photography


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Spa Suite 3059

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

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Natural Newborn Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Take out the overly posed, exhausting part of newborn sessions and learn how to have a simple, stress free, enjoyable (for both you AND the parents!) newborn session.
In this boutique attendees will use a newborn doll and learn how to photograph timeless newborn images focused on the baby's personality traits, his tiny size, and the love of his family. Alison will show you how to use simple props, neutral colors and an effective workflow to achieve quick and beautiful sessions. Alison will use a newborn doll to show you how to sooth babies, create a simple and easy workflow, gently pose the baby, and create natural and beautiful imagery. She will talk about parent posing, working with siblings and some of the challenges that come with photographing babies.

Please bring a 50mm or 35mm lens to practice some of the techniques.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to photograph a newborn baby in a natural way that is baby specific, capturing their personality
- Learn a workflow that allows for a session to be completed in 1-2 hours
- Learn soothing techniques, posing techniques and ways to tell a newborn's story in a session
- Learn how to work with parents and siblings without overly posing them

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Spa Suite 2059

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Editorial Shoot: Lighting, Set Design & More
Limited Capacity full

Join fashion and beauty photographer Joyanne Panton on a live shoot! You'll photograph models using studio lights while Joyanne shares the posing techniques you need to capture editorial images. Joyanne will share her love of controlled lighting and demonstrate how it saves the day in unpredictable weather conditions by allowing you to capture an image with great detail and quality. She will also take you through the creative process of set design and color theory to create unique photographs. Post Click Away, Joyanne will follow up with a pdf on advanced Photoshop techniques which will give you the skills you need to polish images while retaining the essence of your subject.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn the essential, most commonly used beauty studio set up
- Understand what modifiers to use based on the desired outcome
- Learn how to edit skin to keep it in its natural state

Instructors

Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Dana Point Suite -- Suite 3012

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Not So Corporate Headshot
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Sarah Deragon for a not so corporate headshot session in and around the hotel. Sarah will walk you around the property and show you how she tackles outdoor natural light situations and together you will identify a variety of super interesting backgrounds to shoot on. She will talk to you about how to immediately build rapport with your clients because let's be honest most people hate having their photo taken. You'll leave this class feeling empowered to lead a headshot session and you'll feel fully armed with tons of posing advice to help you get truly authentic portraits. You'll never again feel unprepared when a client asks you, "What do I do with my hands?

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to make any subject comfortable in front of the camera
- Learn tips and tricks for posing that look natural and authentic
- Learn how to work with natural light for headshots

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Deragon

Sarah Deragon

Owner, Portraits To The People
I'm a professional portrait photographer living in the Bay Area. My company is called Portraits To The People.


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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Confidently Photographing Confident Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are the woman in front of the camera or behind it, the female photographic experience can be intimidating. In Chanel's boutique program you will get to watch her as she guides her subjects toward total confidence, using poses and words of affirmation to help the women in front of her camera relax and look amazing. She will also show how she takes control of the shoot to exude that very same confidence from behind the camera.

Chanel will detail how she plans a shoot with intention and a vision, how she styles a woman to look her best in every frame, and how she incorporate props into the session that make sense. In this outdoor boutique session attendees will have the opportunity to shoot alongside Chanel as she demonstrates her techniques. Attendees will then split into smaller groups and assigned their own model where they can take control of posing the models and creating images. You will leave feeling more confident in your abilities and energized to be a positive force for women in the field of photography.

Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to shoot with their favorite portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to direct and pose a subject with intention and how to help the subject relax in front of the camera
- Learn how to feel more confident as a photographer and transfer this confident to your subject
- Learn how to plan a concept for a shoot with a clear vision from beginning to end for an overall cohesive session
- Learn how to successfully incorporate props into a photo session that elevate the narrative of the overall experience

Instructors
avatar for Chanel French

Chanel French

Chanel G. Photography


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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Creative Newborn Photography & Tools for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Newborn photography doesn't have to be difficult! In this program, Eden will show you how to take your newborn photography to the next level while making your work easier. She will cover tools, techniques and a workflow that will help you improve your skills. Then you'll shoot with Eden as she demonstrates how she photographs newborns creatively while using a newborn doll and model parents. Along the way, you'll learn how to perfect straight-out-of-the-camera images by tweaking the available light (with a reflector, strobes or natural light).

Students should have a good understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Please bring a lens suitable for newborn photography lenses (either a 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, and/or macro lens).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what you need in the studio for newborn photography
- Learn tricks to soothe a newborn
- Learn how to light newborns
- Learn newborn poses and how to pose
- Learn practical tips that will help make your work easier

Instructors
avatar for Eden Bao

Eden Bao

Photographer, Eden Bao Photography
I am a seasoned portrait photographer and an internationally-recognized educator and speaker on maternity and newborn photography. I am an Instructor at the Professional Photographers of America, speaker at Click Family 2º Congresso Internacional de Fotografia 2018 in Brazil and... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Spa Suite 2059

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: Silver Screen Portraits
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring back the drama of Hollywood's golden age and learn the basics of portraits from posing and composition to lighting. Creating a timeless portrait is an art. Go behind the scenes and learn how Kate develops her classic-with-a-twist black and white portraits using both natural and artificial light. Learn light setups and poses that flatter a variety of subjects. Bring your flash and learn about bounced flash, ice lights or continuous light, and even simple window light and how manipulating curtains can dramatically change the final look of the image. Kate will even cover wardrobe and makeup tips!! Learn how to top it off with the perfect black and white edit for a classic, timeless image. For the sake of time, an editing demonstration will not take place live, but Kate will provide an editing video leading up to the conference for you to arrive with any questions and she will send out an additional editing video of an image taken during the boutique.

Attendees will take also home a lighting guide with classic light setups and Kate's custom black and white action for timeless silver screen portraits.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn basic portrait lighting setups using a single window and reflector as well as affordable lighting options like a flash and ice light
- Learn posing tips and tricks for glamour portraits
- Learn clean processing, basic retouching, and black and white processing in videos sent prior to the boutique as well as videos sent after

Instructors
avatar for Kate Luber

Kate Luber

Kate Luber is a Clickin Moms Mentor and has been a member of Clickin Moms since 2012. A central Oklahoma portrait, wedding, and dance photographer, Kate draws her inspiration from the drama and elegance of the ballet, classic Hollywood, and the pages of Vogue magazine. Kate’s other... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Parlor Suite 2033

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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Whimsical Senior Shoot
Limited Capacity full

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 →


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

4:00pm PST

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: The Art of Being Excellent
Limited Capacity seats available

Sarah Deragon is a self-taught photographer who quit her day job in her mid-30’s to reconnect with her creativity while she launched a successful business called Portraits To The People. She’s the inventor of the not-so-corporate headshot, and during this Photography Class she will show you how she creates images that are both fun and authentic. Attendees will experience how Sarah builds rapport with clients as she demonstrates her techniques for capturing the very best version of people.

Sarah will also share her favorite tips for running a successful photography business. She will cover marketing and business, sharing SEO and pricing strategies as well as her process for pitching to her clients. Finally, she will share how her social justice work has shaped her work with the LGBTQ community.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to connect with clients (who may not always enjoy being photographed) to create authentic portraiture
- Learn Sarah's tips for posing, identifying ideal locations (insert other skills/techniques)
- Learn how to pitch for success
- Pricing strategy

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Deragon

Sarah Deragon

Owner, Portraits To The People
I'm a professional portrait photographer living in the Bay Area. My company is called Portraits To The People.


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
HD 6,7,8 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
 
Sunday, February 10
 

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Confidently Photographing Confident Women
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you are the woman in front of the camera or behind it, the female photographic experience can be intimidating. In Chanel's boutique program you will get to watch her as she guides her subjects toward total confidence, using poses and words of affirmation to help the women in front of her camera relax and look amazing. She will also show how she takes control of the shoot to exude that very same confidence from behind the camera.

Chanel will detail how she plans a shoot with intention and a vision, how she styles a woman to look her best in every frame, and how she incorporate props into the session that make sense. In this outdoor boutique session attendees will have the opportunity to shoot alongside Chanel as she demonstrates her techniques. Attendees will then split into smaller groups and assigned their own model where they can take control of posing the models and creating images. You will leave feeling more confident in your abilities and energized to be a positive force for women in the field of photography.

Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to shoot with their favorite portrait lenses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to direct and pose a subject with intention and how to help the subject relax in front of the camera
- Learn how to feel more confident as a photographer and transfer this confident to your subject
- Learn how to plan a concept for a shoot with a clear vision from beginning to end for an overall cohesive session
- Learn how to successfully incorporate props into a photo session that elevate the narrative of the overall experience

Instructors
avatar for Chanel French

Chanel French

Chanel G. Photography


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

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Creative Newborn Photography & Tools for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Newborn photography doesn't have to be difficult! In this program, Eden will show you how to take your newborn photography to the next level while making your work easier. She will cover tools, techniques and a workflow that will help you improve your skills. Then you'll shoot with Eden as she demonstrates how she photographs newborns creatively while using a newborn doll and model parents. Along the way, you'll learn how to perfect straight-out-of-the-camera images by tweaking the available light (with a reflector, strobes or natural light).

Students should have a good understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Please bring a lens suitable for newborn photography lenses (either a 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, and/or macro lens).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what you need in the studio for newborn photography
- Learn tricks to soothe a newborn
- Learn how to light newborns
- Learn newborn poses and how to pose
- Learn practical tips that will help make your work easier

Instructors
avatar for Eden Bao

Eden Bao

Photographer, Eden Bao Photography
I am a seasoned portrait photographer and an internationally-recognized educator and speaker on maternity and newborn photography. I am an Instructor at the Professional Photographers of America, speaker at Click Family 2º Congresso Internacional de Fotografia 2018 in Brazil and... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Spa Suite 2059

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Emotive Couples Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

In this boutique class Chloe will break down exactly how she creates emotive and intimate images during couples sessions. We will go over how to create an environment that allows (and encourages!) your couple to open up and be their authentic selves. There will be a live shoot with a real couple, where you will get a behind the scenes look at how Chloe uses directing over posing to achieve images that are full of life and emotion. Students will be able to shoot alongside Chloe during this demonstration and will have lots of opportunity to create portfolio-worthy images! Students should have experience shooting manual to get the most out of this class.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the importance of getting to know your clients before the shoot
- Learn how to direct rather than pose to create emotive images
- Learn how to work with couples to create intimate 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 →


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Dana Point Suite -- Suite 3012

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: Self
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to create impactful and inspired self-portraits utilizing styling, light, emotion, and location. Find how you can connect with emotions and illustrate pivotal moments in womanhood to give the viewer an insight into the life you live. Learn to inspire yourself and to recognize that your story is worth telling. During this demonstration, Laura will teach attendees how to recognize everyday moments from life as ""art in progress."" Watch as she guides a mother and child through the self-portrait process: styling the space, selecting clothing and props, and posing within a self-portrait session. You'll learn how to create the feeling that the image is a stolen and candidly captured moment from your own life and story. From setting-up your equipment to allowing moments to naturally unfold, Laura will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful self portraits with a spirit of spontenaity.

This session will be shot in a Lifestyle Suite using various areas of the space to replicate a home environment. A full understanding of manual mode is a pre-requisite for this course and you may bring along your camera in order to view some of the settings as Laura walks through her process. As a follow up, you will receive a digital E-book which will include everything this program covered.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about the equipment needed and how to use it
- Learn how to set focus and the best settings
- Experience how to create authentic moments and to embody real emotions
- Learn how to choose the right light and to manipulate it to create mood in your images

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Parlor Suite 3033

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

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: 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

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Lights, Camera, Action: Simple Studio Portraits
Limited Capacity seats available

Studio photography doesn't have to be intimidating or expensive! Learn what tools you need to start your own simple studio and how to make timeless images anywhere. From portraits of your children to headshots or even stunning action shots of dancers or athletes, learn how to set up a studio and get the images you want! Kate will cover the basics of studio equipment, how to setup a small (and portable) studio, exposure, and more. Kate will also go over various lighting setups, showing you which are most suited for specific types of photography. Finally, attendees will get their action on and put it all together as you take some breathtaking portraits of dancers in action! Attendees will receive a handout covering lighting setups, an ebook on flash/strobe exposure, as well as a recorded editing video including how Kate extends canvases.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what equipment is needed for a simple studio setup
- Experience how to setup a studio
- Learn how strobe/flash lighting exposure settings differs from natural light and how to balance those settings
- Learn basic light configurations

Instructors
avatar for Kate Luber

Kate Luber

Kate Luber is a Clickin Moms Mentor and has been a member of Clickin Moms since 2012. A central Oklahoma portrait, wedding, and dance photographer, Kate draws her inspiration from the drama and elegance of the ballet, classic Hollywood, and the pages of Vogue magazine. Kate’s other... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Ballroom 5

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Natural Newborn Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Take out the overly posed, exhausting part of newborn sessions and learn how to have a simple, stress free, enjoyable (for both you AND the parents!) newborn session.
In this boutique attendees will use a newborn doll and learn how to photograph timeless newborn images focused on the baby's personality traits, his tiny size, and the love of his family. Alison will show you how to use simple props, neutral colors and an effective workflow to achieve quick and beautiful sessions. Alison will use a newborn doll to show you how to sooth babies, create a simple and easy workflow, gently pose the baby, and create natural and beautiful imagery. She will talk about parent posing, working with siblings and some of the challenges that come with photographing babies.

Please bring a 50mm or 35mm lens to practice some of the techniques.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to photograph a newborn baby in a natural way that is baby specific, capturing their personality
- Learn a workflow that allows for a session to be completed in 1-2 hours
- Learn soothing techniques, posing techniques and ways to tell a newborn's story in a session
- Learn how to work with parents and siblings without overly posing them

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Spa Suite 2059

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Self
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to create impactful and inspired self-portraits utilizing styling, light, emotion, and location. Find how you can connect with emotions and illustrate pivotal moments in womanhood to give the viewer an insight into the life you live. Learn to inspire yourself and to recognize that your story is worth telling. During this demonstration, Laura will teach attendees how to recognize everyday moments from life as ""art in progress."" Watch as she guides a mother and child through the self-portrait process: styling the space, selecting clothing and props, and posing within a self-portrait session. You'll learn how to create the feeling that the image is a stolen and candidly captured moment from your own life and story. From setting-up your equipment to allowing moments to naturally unfold, Laura will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful self portraits with a spirit of spontenaity.

This session will be shot in a Lifestyle Suite using various areas of the space to replicate a home environment. A full understanding of manual mode is a pre-requisite for this course and you may bring along your camera in order to view some of the settings as Laura walks through her process. As a follow up, you will receive a digital E-book which will include everything this program covered.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about the equipment needed and how to use it
- Learn how to set focus and the best settings
- Experience how to create authentic moments and to embody real emotions
- Learn how to choose the right light and to manipulate it to create mood in your images

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Parlor Suite 3033

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)

12:30pm PST

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: The Art of Being Excellent
Limited Capacity seats available

Sarah Deragon is a self-taught photographer who quit her day job in her mid-30’s to reconnect with her creativity while she launched a successful business called Portraits To The People. She’s the inventor of the not-so-corporate headshot, and during this Photography Class she will show you how she creates images that are both fun and authentic. Attendees will experience how Sarah builds rapport with clients as she demonstrates her techniques for capturing the very best version of people.

Sarah will also share her favorite tips for running a successful photography business. She will cover marketing and business, sharing SEO and pricing strategies as well as her process for pitching to her clients. Finally, she will share how her social justice work has shaped her work with the LGBTQ community.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to connect with clients (who may not always enjoy being photographed) to create authentic portraiture
- Learn Sarah's tips for posing, identifying ideal locations (insert other skills/techniques)
- Learn how to pitch for success
- Pricing strategy

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Deragon

Sarah Deragon

Owner, Portraits To The People
I'm a professional portrait photographer living in the Bay Area. My company is called Portraits To The People.


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
HD 6,7,8 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Black and White Portraits for Every Generation
Limited Capacity seats available

Creating a successful black and white image is about so much more than just converting it in the post-processing stage. Light, shape, form, texture, tonal range, and countless other elements need to come together if you want to capture a beautiful black and white photograph. Join Dana in a lifestyle suite as she explores the artistic process of visualizing, photographing, and editing monochromatic portraits with three models from different generations. Free yourself artistically as she demonstrates ways you can add interest to your portraits by including movement, using specialty lenses, and more. You'll come out of the session with the ability to add depth to your portfolio with beautiful black and white images.
Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph each model by breaking-up into small shooting groups after Dana’s demonstration. Students are encouraged to bring both a portrait lens and a specialty/creative lens if available and should be comfortable shooting in manual mode.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about light and how it translates to black and white
- Learn how to incorporate texture
- Understand tonal range
- Learn to photograph emotive portraits of different age ranges
- Learn post-processing in black and white

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Dana Point Suite -- Suite 3012

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Creating a Narrative: The Art of Couples Storytelling
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Twyla in this couples session where attendees will learn to direct instead of pose. Follow along as Twyla uses her imagination and real life experience to create a narrative to use as a story for this couples session. The session will be photographed in low light in a hotel room for an 'in home' feel. Tune in 2 weeks after the session for a one hour editing session showing you how to get the most from your images and edit for emotion using lightroom.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to draw inspiration from your own life and how to apply that when posing couples
- Explore using movement based direction instead of poses for more authentic moments
- Learn how to edit for emotion
- Learn how to make the most of natural, low light situations to create emotive, dramatic imagery to prepare you for any type of in home environment

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Parlor Suite 3033

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Creative Newborn Photography & Tools for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Newborn photography doesn't have to be difficult! In this program, Eden will show you how to take your newborn photography to the next level while making your work easier. She will cover tools, techniques and a workflow that will help you improve your skills. Then you'll shoot with Eden as she demonstrates how she photographs newborns creatively while using a newborn doll and model parents. Along the way, you'll learn how to perfect straight-out-of-the-camera images by tweaking the available light (with a reflector, strobes or natural light).

Students should have a good understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Please bring a lens suitable for newborn photography lenses (either a 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, and/or macro lens).

Learning Objectives:

- Learn what you need in the studio for newborn photography
- Learn tricks to soothe a newborn
- Learn how to light newborns
- Learn newborn poses and how to pose
- Learn practical tips that will help make your work easier

Instructors
avatar for Eden Bao

Eden Bao

Photographer, Eden Bao Photography
I am a seasoned portrait photographer and an internationally-recognized educator and speaker on maternity and newborn photography. I am an Instructor at the Professional Photographers of America, speaker at Click Family 2º Congresso Internacional de Fotografia 2018 in Brazil and... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Spa Suite 2059

3:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Expressive Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Tenley as she shares all of the tips, games, and tricks she's learned in her 10+ years of experience creating expressive portraits of kids of all ages and personalities. This demonstration class will start with a discussion to go over her go-to ideas for each age (hello toddlers and angsty teens!), personality (over-hyper, shy, stiff, and uncooperative, just to name a few!) and how to overcome obstacles. Next she will go over how to style your photoshoots by utilizing clothing, color, backgrounds, and props to really bring your vision to life. She will cover how to style shoots yourself (and even make your own props), how to help your clients style their kids themselves and how to make sure everything comes together even when you don’t know what they will wear ahead of time. You will then get to watch her style and photograph models of varying ages (toddler to 8 years old) with homemade props on colorful backdrops while getting a variety expressions and overcoming any obstacles that may arise. Attendees will leave with a handy go-to guide to keep in your camera bag.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn tricks, prompts and games to get kids to loosen up or give them a specific expression desired for the image
- Learn how to deal with children who are shy, stiff, hyper, or not wanting to cooperate
- Learn posing through movement and direction (vs. stagnant minute micromanaging) which creates a more natural looking image and subject
- Learn how to style your very own Expressive Kids shoot

Instructors
avatar for Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark Photography


Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Spa Suite 3059

3:00pm 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 →


Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
HD 6,7,8 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa