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Friday, February 8
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Emotive Connections in Harsh Light
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


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

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Honest Heart: A Styled Couples Session with Authentic Emotion
Limited Capacity filling up

Ebony Logins believes that couples are their most beautiful when they’re given a comfortable and safe environment to “just be” together. In this styled shoot, Ebony will share her secrets for drawing out emotion and capturing all types of couples in dreamy and emotional moments. She will discuss her entire strategy for couples photography and how her approach to working with all types of couples has changed her wedding photography business for the better. During the shoot, she will demonstrate the difference between photographing people versus photographing emotion and connection with depth and atmosphere. She will provide all the tips and tricks you need to coach your couples through a moment-driven session, and she will provide the technical and creative tools to implement them in your own business. Attendees will leave with a stronger understanding of how to create both connection and depth in couples sessions (and wedding work!). Expect to shoot a lot as Ebony steps back and coaches the couple through a variety of memorable moments and poses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create honest emotional moments that bring out the true heart and soul of your couples
- Learn how to interact with couples in a way that puts them at ease and brings out their confidence
- Become comfortable coaching clients through orchestrated moments and learn when to step back and let moments unfold

Instructors
avatar for Ebony Logins

Ebony Logins

Wedding Photographer, Red Cedar Photography
Hey there, I cannot wait to meet you! Click Away is my favourite event, year after year. Please stop me to say hello if you see me around! Join me over at Instagram! @redcedarphoto


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

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

1:30pm PST

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: From Inspiration to Execution: Vision, Style, and Storytelling (Ryan Longnecker)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ryan as he dives deep into his technical and creative process as he brings his vision to life. He will cover broad topics such as honing in on a vision and storytelling and then color theory and how he applies it in his work and in his editing. Ryan will challenge the audience to find their vision and define it, guiding attendees to use the necessary ingredients to create a unique story, draw viewers in, and make them linger. This class will be broadly applicable whether you shoot weddings, fashion, lifestyle, outdoors, or any other genre.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand your vision to determine your style, branding, and your unique angle of storytelling
- Learn how to improve your editing via your knowledge of your tools
- Experience how consistency and flexibility mean nothing if it's not true to your artistic voice

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
HD 1,2,3 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Window Anywhere: Embracing LED Light for Still Life & Food that Looks 100% Natural
Limited Capacity seats available

Light is always the heart of photography, but what do you do if the light you adore is not cooperating? By approaching LED lights in the way she approaches natural light, Caroline came up with a method that makes LED lighting look 100% natural, no matter the time of day or the weather outside. What started as an attempt to get food images in the middle of the night, blossomed into a studio for portraits and still life as well. Join Caroline in creating images that mimic the use of window light. Lens preference: A medium prime (35-50mm) or a standard zoom (24-70mm) is preferred. Participants should be aware that they may be shooting down at a flat lay set, so longer lenses may be cumbersome. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but the instructor will call out settings for beginners to plug into their cameras.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create a believable 'window' with LED lighting, anywhere
- Learn why your frustrations with light can be a thing of the past
- Learn how to place your subject and frame your subject to best mimic a natural window scene

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

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


Friday February 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
San Clemente Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Dreamy Seascapes
Limited Capacity filling up

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

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

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


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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Drone Photography for Anyone
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Ryan in this drone photography program as he shows attendees how to successfully capture images from the air! Ryan will break down drone photography so that it is both approachable and understandable. You'll learn how to operate a drone as well as best practices you need to know before you take to the air. Through Ryan's 10 rapid fire tips, attendees will go from 0-60 with their knowledge. Are you a more experienced? He will also offer tips and tricks for the experienced drone operator as well!

Learning Objectives:

- Experience how aerial perspectives show you things you’d otherwise never see
- Experience how drone photography is fun, inexpensive, and low point of entry
- Learn how drone photography allows a pure focus of shapes/textures/colors as your subject, improving your palette as an artist

Instructors

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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Mobile Photography with Lightroom CC
Limited Capacity filling up

Chase Jarvis said it first, and he was right: the best camera is the one that you have with you. With each update, our smartphone cameras get better and better. While they aren't a complete substitute for DSLRs, they can certainly hold their own. In this session, you'll learn how to make the most of your smartphone camera and unlock all of the features for capture made possible by Adobe Lightroom CC for Mobile. The 90 minutes will be spent outside on the resort property during golden hour. We'll have time for a Lightroom CC camera tutorial before going off to photograph independently or within small groups. During this time, Pei will do a few brief shooting demos on finding the light and working a scene. In the end, we'll reconvene to share our images and experiences, while Pei answers attendee questions.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to set up the quick launch widget for the Lightroom CC camera
- Learn the features of the Lightroom CC camera, including exposure compensation, manual focus, and shooting in RAW
- Understand the mobile photography workflow

Instructors

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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: The Toolbox to Beach Photography
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: What Lies Beneath: An Underwater Photography Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available

Dive into the world of underwater photography with Elizabeth Blank. Utilizing the beautiful heated outdoor Del Mar pool located on the grounds of Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Elizabeth will discuss in detail her underwater photography process. Hear all about the specific gear that she uses to create underwater images as well as the gear she uses to optimize her personal endurance under the water. She will review how she begins each session, from dialing in her manual settings to assembling everything she needs before diving in. She'll cover the different lighting scenarios you might encounter under and around the water and will show you how to find the best light in the pool and place your subjects to create beautiful images. Finally, you'll see all of these pieces come together as you watch Elizabeth in action photographing two different subjects. Students are welcome (and encouraged!) to enter the pool to photograph the models as well. Bring your underwater gear if you have it (whether it's the latest-and-greatest underwater housing or just your iPhone in a waterproof case) and join Elizabeth in the pool to photograph the models, or stay dry and observe the session poolside if you prefer.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about current underwater cameras on the market and the gear needed to succeed
- Learn how a housing unit is assembled to ensure you keep your gear safe and prevent water damage
- Learn how to identify the best light available within the pool and how to guide your subjects towards the best light
- Understand how to prepare your body to ensure stabilization once under the water

Instructors

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

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Beginner Photographer Shoot Along & Walk
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kristin Dokoza in an informal beginner-friendly photography class. We will discuss use of light and the elements around you to create a strong composition. You will have the opportunity to practice and shoot alongside fellow photographers while Kristin is available to answer any questions you might have! Kristin will talk about how to see and use the best light, backlight, and where to place your subjects (along with what settings work best!). There will be plenty of one-on-one time, so be sure to bring all of your questions because Kristin is an open book!

Learning Objectives:

- Learn camera settings for properly exposed images using backlight & open shade
- Nail focus and distance from subject and subject to background
- Learn how to incorporate environmental elements and create beautiful compositions

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

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


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Gift Shop & Spa Patio (Meet at Instructors Hub)
  Classes, Boutique Program

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Honest Heart: A Styled Couples Session with Authentic Emotion
Limited Capacity filling up

Ebony Logins believes that couples are their most beautiful when they’re given a comfortable and safe environment to “just be” together. In this styled shoot, Ebony will share her secrets for drawing out emotion and capturing all types of couples in dreamy and emotional moments. She will discuss her entire strategy for couples photography and how her approach to working with all types of couples has changed her wedding photography business for the better. During the shoot, she will demonstrate the difference between photographing people versus photographing emotion and connection with depth and atmosphere. She will provide all the tips and tricks you need to coach your couples through a moment-driven session, and she will provide the technical and creative tools to implement them in your own business. Attendees will leave with a stronger understanding of how to create both connection and depth in couples sessions (and wedding work!). Expect to shoot a lot as Ebony steps back and coaches the couple through a variety of memorable moments and poses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create honest emotional moments that bring out the true heart and soul of your couples
- Learn how to interact with couples in a way that puts them at ease and brings out their confidence
- Become comfortable coaching clients through orchestrated moments and learn when to step back and let moments unfold

Instructors
avatar for Ebony Logins

Ebony Logins

Wedding Photographer, Red Cedar Photography
Hey there, I cannot wait to meet you! Click Away is my favourite event, year after year. Please stop me to say hello if you see me around! Join me over at Instagram! @redcedarphoto


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

1:30pm PST

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

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


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

1:30pm PST

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Sophia Costa

Sophia Costa

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


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

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: What Lies Beneath: An Underwater Photography Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available

Dive into the world of underwater photography with Elizabeth Blank. Utilizing the beautiful heated outdoor Del Mar pool located on the grounds of Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Elizabeth will discuss in detail her underwater photography process. Hear all about the specific gear that she uses to create underwater images as well as the gear she uses to optimize her personal endurance under the water. She will review how she begins each session, from dialing in her manual settings to assembling everything she needs before diving in. She'll cover the different lighting scenarios you might encounter under and around the water and will show you how to find the best light in the pool and place your subjects to create beautiful images. Finally, you'll see all of these pieces come together as you watch Elizabeth in action photographing two different subjects. Students are welcome (and encouraged!) to enter the pool to photograph the models as well. Bring your underwater gear if you have it (whether it's the latest-and-greatest underwater housing or just your iPhone in a waterproof case) and join Elizabeth in the pool to photograph the models, or stay dry and observe the session poolside if you prefer.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about current underwater cameras on the market and the gear needed to succeed
- Learn how a housing unit is assembled to ensure you keep your gear safe and prevent water damage
- Learn how to identify the best light available within the pool and how to guide your subjects towards the best light
- Understand how to prepare your body to ensure stabilization once under the water

Instructors

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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Window Anywhere: Embracing LED Light for Portraiture that Looks 100% Natural
Limited Capacity full

Light is always the heart of photography, but what do you do if the light you adore is not cooperating? By approaching LED lights in the way she approaches natural light, Caroline came up with a method that makes LED lighting look 100% natural, no matter the time of day or the weather outside. What started as an attempt to get food images in the middle of the night, blossomed into a studio for portraits and still life as well.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create a believable 'window' with LED lighting, anywhere
- Learn why your frustrations with light can be a thing of the past
- Learn how to place your subject and frame your subject to best mimic a natural window scene. images that mimic the use of window light. Lens preference: A medium prime (35-50mm) or a standard zoom (24-70mm) is preferred. Experience shooting in manual is preferred, but the instructor will call out settings for beginners to plug into their cameras

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

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


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
San Clemente 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: 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: The Toolbox to Beach Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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

4:00pm PST

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: From Inspiration to Execution: Vision, Style, and Storytelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ryan as he dives deep into his technical and creative process as he brings his vision to life. He will cover broad topics such as honing in on a vision and storytelling and then color theory and how he applies it in his work and in his editing. Ryan will challenge the audience to find their vision and define it, guiding attendees to use the necessary ingredients to create a unique story, draw viewers in, and make them linger. This class will be broadly applicable whether you shoot weddings, fashion, lifestyle, outdoors, or any other genre.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand your vision to determine your style, branding, and your unique angle of storytelling
- Learn how to improve your editing via your knowledge of your tools
- Experience how consistency and flexibility mean nothing if it's not true to your artistic voice

Instructors

Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
HD 1,2,3 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
 
Sunday, February 10
 

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: An Introduction to Shooting Film
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jessica as she teaches you how to get started on your film journey by learning all of the basic fundamentals on shooting film. Jessica will cover everything from choosing the right film gear, learning about different film stocks, where to send your film to be developed, to how to roll your film. Attendees will learn hands-on techniques like how to meter and read the light. During the program attendees will have the opportunity to shoot a roll or two of an expecting mother. Students should have an interest in learning about film and are encouraged to bring a 35mm or medium format film camera with them.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about different film stocks
- Learn how to roll film into your camera
- Learn how to use your light meter
- Learn the basic functionalities of your camera and settings
- Learn how to send your film into labs to be developed

Instructors
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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 →


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Spa Suite 3059

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Emotive Connections in Harsh Light
Limited Capacity full

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
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Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography


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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
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Caroline Jensen

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


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

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
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Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells Photography


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

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Dreamy Seascapes
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Instructors
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Kristen Ryan

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


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

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Honest Heart: A Styled Couples Session with Authentic Emotion
Limited Capacity seats available

Ebony Logins believes that couples are their most beautiful when they’re given a comfortable and safe environment to “just be” together. In this styled shoot, Ebony will share her secrets for drawing out emotion and capturing all types of couples in dreamy and emotional moments. She will discuss her entire strategy for couples photography and how her approach to working with all types of couples has changed her wedding photography business for the better. During the shoot, she will demonstrate the difference between photographing people versus photographing emotion and connection with depth and atmosphere. She will provide all the tips and tricks you need to coach your couples through a moment-driven session, and she will provide the technical and creative tools to implement them in your own business. Attendees will leave with a stronger understanding of how to create both connection and depth in couples sessions (and wedding work!). Expect to shoot a lot as Ebony steps back and coaches the couple through a variety of memorable moments and poses.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to create honest emotional moments that bring out the true heart and soul of your couples
- Learn how to interact with couples in a way that puts them at ease and brings out their confidence
- Become comfortable coaching clients through orchestrated moments and learn when to step back and let moments unfold

Instructors
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Ebony Logins

Wedding Photographer, Red Cedar Photography
Hey there, I cannot wait to meet you! Click Away is my favourite event, year after year. Please stop me to say hello if you see me around! Join me over at Instagram! @redcedarphoto


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

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Video: Editing for Emotion
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sarah in this classroom program and learn how to take real, raw moments and turn them into the most beautiful story by editing for emotion. Delve a little deeper into Premiere Pro as she teaches you all the tools to transform your video clips into a finished film. Bring your laptop and follow along (not required) as Sarah shows you how to find the story and flow of your film, edit to the music, use audio to evoke emotion, mix frame rates, and add text and graphics. Sarah will take the intimidation out of Premiere Pro and have you addicted to video too.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to build emotion in film through music. Learn to cut video clips on the beat and match movements to the music
- Learn how to create your own LUTS in Premiere pro that match your existing LR presets
- Learn how to maintain a signature look by using personalized LUTS
- Learn how to best set up your timeline, how to slow down or speed up footage
- Explore some of the fun effects Premiere Pro offers

Instructors
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Sarah Krieg

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


Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
PacLearning Center Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: What Lies Beneath: An Underwater Photography Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available

Dive into the world of underwater photography with Elizabeth Blank. Utilizing the beautiful heated outdoor Del Mar pool located on the grounds of Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Elizabeth will discuss in detail her underwater photography process. Hear all about the specific gear that she uses to create underwater images as well as the gear she uses to optimize her personal endurance under the water. She will review how she begins each session, from dialing in her manual settings to assembling everything she needs before diving in. She'll cover the different lighting scenarios you might encounter under and around the water and will show you how to find the best light in the pool and place your subjects to create beautiful images. Finally, you'll see all of these pieces come together as you watch Elizabeth in action photographing two different subjects. Students are welcome (and encouraged!) to enter the pool to photograph the models as well. Bring your underwater gear if you have it (whether it's the latest-and-greatest underwater housing or just your iPhone in a waterproof case) and join Elizabeth in the pool to photograph the models, or stay dry and observe the session poolside if you prefer.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn about current underwater cameras on the market and the gear needed to succeed
- Learn how a housing unit is assembled to ensure you keep your gear safe and prevent water damage
- Learn how to identify the best light available within the pool and how to guide your subjects towards the best light
- Understand how to prepare your body to ensure stabilization once under the water

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Laguna Pool (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: The Toolbox to Beach Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors

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