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Friday, February 8
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Behind the Lens of the Influencer
Limited Capacity seats available

Most of us follow them, many of us want to be them, and all of us wonder how they make that magic happen.  Step “Behind the Lens of the Influencer” with Arielle Levy. As a professional fashion & lifestyle influencer photographer, Arielle will share the ins and outs of breaking into this space, show you how to shoot and edit images that drive likes, and discuss the relationship between photographers, influencers, and brands.

Are you an influencer who wants to up her social game?  Do you want to get the attention of brands and build relationships? Or are you a photographer who wants to create more engaging lifestyle work? This program is for all of you!  From posing, shooting products, and using props to composition, location scouting, and lens choice, Arielle will reveal the tips and tricks to creating photos that tell a story and draw attention on social media. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode. A female model will be on hand for lifestyle imagery posing examples.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to break into Influencer Photography
- Learn how to manage the unique relationship between Influencer and Photographer
- Learn how to edit images to attract social media likes
- Learn tips and tricks to create photos that tell as social media story


Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Vue Bar and Lounge/Vue Lawn

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Letting Go of Perfectionism: Creative Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel stuck? Have all of your images started to look the same? Are you in a creative rut that you simply do not know how to escape?

It is time to embrace your inner IMperfectionist! Learn to move beyond the rut into creative productivity! In this session Jyo will show you how to use creative techniques to start seeing your work with pride rather than frustration. Learn to use readily available tools to create dreamy, emotive images. See how to work on a vision and concept while also learning to be an observant photographer. You'll see Jyo prompt and direct her subjects while still achieving “unposed” results. Along the way, you'll learn how to work with different types of light to create images that speak to you and help you define your style! This unique learning experience will help you experiment and push beyond the rules of traditional photography. Participants will also receive handouts covering the tips and techniques from the class. They will all also receive 1 LR color preset and 1 Black/white preset by Jyo. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to come with both a portrait lens and a wide angle option.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to get your subjects to naturally interact with the environment and direct without posing
- Learn tips and tricks on lens choices for outdoors.
- Learn on how to capture mood and incorporate texture and movement for storytelling
- Explore what it means to go beyond the rules.
- Learn the following techniques: freelensing, working with a prism, shooting through techniques (using a bubble wrap, fabric etc.), and working with shadows and harsh light creatively

Instructors
avatar for Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Sponsored by Lensbaby
Sponsored by LensbabyJyotsna (Jyo) is a mom and an electrical engineer based out in Sacramento, California. While engineering has been her background, photography is her creative outlet and passion. Having lived in and traveled to multiple countries, she loves nature and traveling... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Vue Lawn & Patio (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: 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: Skin Deep: A Master Class in High End Photo Retouching
Limited Capacity seats available

Join fashion and beauty photographer Joyanne Panton for advanced photo retouching in Photoshop. Joyanne believes that our skin texture and imperfections are a part of our story, so she strives to polish the image while retaining the essence of the subject. You'll learn how to use features like frequency separation, dodging and burning, and color toning. Joyanne will shoot live to show you tips and techniques that she uses to cut her retouching time in half. Joyanne will share material outlining her step by step process for each technique so that you too can conquer Photoshop! You will leave with the fundamental tools needed to Photoshop a quality image using high end techniques. Attendees can bring a laptop and follow along during this editing process (this is not required).

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the difference between a quick edit and high end edit
- Learn what methods to use to edit skin
- Understand the importance of color toning

Instructors

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
HD 6,7,8 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Cultural Journey: Lifestyle Travel Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

The world is a culturally rich and diverse place yet most of our portfolios reflect what we see in the mirror or the small communities in which we live. Karthika Gupta knows that while there is a sense of comfort in sticking to what we know best, stepping out of our comfort zone brings understanding and appreciation of the world around us in countless ways. In this shooting demonstration, Karthika will show you the world. Take a journey with her as she explores a lifestyle approach to travel photography and shows you how to incorporate the diversity of the world around you into your portfolio. Learn how to turn everyday moments in a new environment into a compelling lifestyle travel story.

During this shooting demonstration, Karthika will work with culturally diverse models and photograph them within the environment. This boutique will take place in the Dana Point Harbor, providing a rich landscape against which attendees can learn the art of focusing and shooting in a foreign environment while learning how to interact with clients of different cultural backgrounds.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to change into a lifestyle mindset when traveling
- Learn how to Identify cultural narratives and create a story from travel images
- Learn to look for everyday moments that give a lifestyle appeal
- Learn how to interact with clients of different cultural backgrounds

Instructors

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

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: 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: 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
 
Saturday, February 9
 

1:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Cultural Journey: Lifestyle Travel Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

The world is a culturally rich and diverse place yet most of our portfolios reflect what we see in the mirror or the small communities in which we live. Karthika Gupta knows that while there is a sense of comfort in sticking to what we know best, stepping out of our comfort zone brings understanding and appreciation of the world around us in countless ways. In this shooting demonstration, Karthika will show you the world. Take a journey with her as she explores a lifestyle approach to travel photography and shows you how to incorporate the diversity of the world around you into your portfolio. Learn how to turn everyday moments in a new environment into a compelling lifestyle travel story.

During this shooting demonstration, Karthika will work with culturally diverse models and photograph them within the environment. This boutique will take place in the Dana Point Harbor, providing a rich landscape against which attendees can learn the art of focusing and shooting in a foreign environment while learning how to interact with clients of different cultural backgrounds.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to change into a lifestyle mindset when traveling
- Learn how to Identify cultural narratives and create a story from travel images
- Learn to look for everyday moments that give a lifestyle appeal
- Learn how to interact with clients of different cultural backgrounds

Instructors

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

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

4:00pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: Behind the Lens of the Influencer
Limited Capacity filling up

Most of us follow them, many of us want to be them, and all of us wonder how they make that magic happen.  Step “Behind the Lens of the Influencer” with Arielle Levy. As a professional fashion & lifestyle influencer photographer, Arielle will share the ins and outs of breaking into this space, show you how to shoot and edit images that drive likes, and discuss the relationship between photographers, influencers, and brands.

Are you an influencer who wants to up her social game?  Do you want to get the attention of brands and build relationships? Or are you a photographer who wants to create more engaging lifestyle work? This program is for all of you!  From posing, shooting products, and using props to composition, location scouting, and lens choice, Arielle will reveal the tips and tricks to creating photos that tell a story and draw attention on social media. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode. A female model will be on hand for lifestyle imagery posing examples.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to break into Influencer Photography
- Learn how to manage the unique relationship between Influencer and Photographer
- Learn how to edit images to attract social media likes
- Learn tips and tricks to create photos that tell as social media story


Instructors

Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Vue Bar and Lounge/Vue Lawn

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

Instructors
avatar for Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells Photography


Saturday February 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Spa Suite 3059
 
Sunday, February 10
 

9:30am PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: 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: Letting Go of Perfectionism: Creative Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel stuck? Have all of your images started to look the same? Are you in a creative rut that you simply do not know how to escape?

It is time to embrace your inner IMperfectionist! Learn to move beyond the rut into creative productivity! In this session Jyo will show you how to use creative techniques to start seeing your work with pride rather than frustration. Learn to use readily available tools to create dreamy, emotive images. See how to work on a vision and concept while also learning to be an observant photographer. You'll see Jyo prompt and direct her subjects while still achieving “unposed” results. Along the way, you'll learn how to work with different types of light to create images that speak to you and help you define your style! This unique learning experience will help you experiment and push beyond the rules of traditional photography. Participants will also receive handouts covering the tips and techniques from the class. They will all also receive 1 LR color preset and 1 Black/white preset by Jyo. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to come with both a portrait lens and a wide angle option.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to get your subjects to naturally interact with the environment and direct without posing
- Learn tips and tricks on lens choices for outdoors.
- Learn on how to capture mood and incorporate texture and movement for storytelling
- Explore what it means to go beyond the rules.
- Learn the following techniques: freelensing, working with a prism, shooting through techniques (using a bubble wrap, fabric etc.), and working with shadows and harsh light creatively

Instructors
avatar for Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Sponsored by Lensbaby
Sponsored by LensbabyJyotsna (Jyo) is a mom and an electrical engineer based out in Sacramento, California. While engineering has been her background, photography is her creative outlet and passion. Having lived in and traveled to multiple countries, she loves nature and traveling... Read More →


Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
Breezeway Between Spa Suites on Level 3

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

9:30am PST

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: Skin Deep: A Master Class in High End Photo Retouching
Limited Capacity seats available

Join fashion and beauty photographer Joyanne Panton for advanced photo retouching in Photoshop. Joyanne believes that our skin texture and imperfections are a part of our story, so she strives to polish the image while retaining the essence of the subject. You'll learn how to use features like frequency separation, dodging and burning, and color toning. Joyanne will shoot live to show you tips and techniques that she uses to cut her retouching time in half. Joyanne will share material outlining her step by step process for each technique so that you too can conquer Photoshop! You will leave with the fundamental tools needed to Photoshop a quality image using high end techniques. Attendees can bring a laptop and follow along during this editing process (this is not required).

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the difference between a quick edit and high end edit
- Learn what methods to use to edit skin
- Understand the importance of color toning

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am PST
HD 1,2,3 Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

12:30pm PST

BOUTIQUE PROGRAM: A Cultural Journey: Lifestyle Travel Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

The world is a culturally rich and diverse place yet most of our portfolios reflect what we see in the mirror or the small communities in which we live. Karthika Gupta knows that while there is a sense of comfort in sticking to what we know best, stepping out of our comfort zone brings understanding and appreciation of the world around us in countless ways. In this shooting demonstration, Karthika will show you the world. Take a journey with her as she explores a lifestyle approach to travel photography and shows you how to incorporate the diversity of the world around you into your portfolio. Learn how to turn everyday moments in a new environment into a compelling lifestyle travel story.

During this shooting demonstration, Karthika will work with culturally diverse models and photograph them within the environment. This boutique will take place in the Dana Point Harbor, providing a rich landscape against which attendees can learn the art of focusing and shooting in a foreign environment while learning how to interact with clients of different cultural backgrounds.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn to change into a lifestyle mindset when traveling
- Learn how to Identify cultural narratives and create a story from travel images
- Learn to look for everyday moments that give a lifestyle appeal
- Learn how to interact with clients of different cultural backgrounds

Instructors

Sunday February 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Marina Shops (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: 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

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
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Tenley Clark

Tenley Clark Photography


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

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: Letting Go of Perfectionism: Creative Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you feel stuck? Have all of your images started to look the same? Are you in a creative rut that you simply do not know how to escape?

It is time to embrace your inner IMperfectionist! Learn to move beyond the rut into creative productivity! In this session Jyo will show you how to use creative techniques to start seeing your work with pride rather than frustration. Learn to use readily available tools to create dreamy, emotive images. See how to work on a vision and concept while also learning to be an observant photographer. You'll see Jyo prompt and direct her subjects while still achieving “unposed” results. Along the way, you'll learn how to work with different types of light to create images that speak to you and help you define your style! This unique learning experience will help you experiment and push beyond the rules of traditional photography. Participants will also receive handouts covering the tips and techniques from the class. They will all also receive 1 LR color preset and 1 Black/white preset by Jyo. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to come with both a portrait lens and a wide angle option.

Learning Objectives:

- Learn how to get your subjects to naturally interact with the environment and direct without posing
- Learn tips and tricks on lens choices for outdoors.
- Learn on how to capture mood and incorporate texture and movement for storytelling
- Explore what it means to go beyond the rules.
- Learn the following techniques: freelensing, working with a prism, shooting through techniques (using a bubble wrap, fabric etc.), and working with shadows and harsh light creatively

Instructors
avatar for Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Jyotsna Bhamidipati

Sponsored by Lensbaby
Sponsored by LensbabyJyotsna (Jyo) is a mom and an electrical engineer based out in Sacramento, California. While engineering has been her background, photography is her creative outlet and passion. Having lived in and traveled to multiple countries, she loves nature and traveling... Read More →


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