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10 Educational Events Happening Before May 2019

By Shivani Reddy on January 9th 2019

Education is by far one of the easiest ways to challenge your artistry as a photographer and grow as a professional. By forcing yourself to get out of our comfort zone and learn new lighting & photo concepts, you will grow exponentially as an artist.

We’ve rounded up some special educational events taking place over the next couple of months to give you the opportunity to grow and learn from some industry greats:

January 20th – 22nd, 2019 – Imaging USA, Atlanta, GA


Topic: Speed Posing for Tight Timelines
Speaker: Vanessa Joy
Where: Sidney J. Marcus Auditorium, Building A, Level 4
When: January 21st, 5PM – 6:15PM
Cost: Imaging USA Admission

What will she be discussing?

As a photographer one of the main things you fight is time. Watch NYC/NJ Wedding Photographer Vanessa Joy as she poses her couples to get the most out of the time she’s given on a shoot. From varying poses, angles, and crops, you’ll learn how to maximize the number of quality images you get during a session, even if time isn’t on your side.

  • Solid posing strategies for individuals, couples, and groups
  • Easy ways to capture large bridal parties – fast
  • How to work through a family list in 10 minutes flat

Topic: 5 Pieces of Actionable Advice
Speaker: Pye Jirsa
Where: Omni Hotel, International Ballroom E, F,  North Tower, M2 International Ballroom Level
When: January 21st, 5PM – 6:15PM
Cost: Imaging USA Admission

What will he be discussing?

Pye Jirsa specializes in creating frameworks and systems for success as an artist and businessperson. These systems and frameworks are what make it possible to consistently deliver a boutique quality product and service. In this class, you will learn techniques that you can immediately implement into your business no matter your specialty. Put simply, you will learn a framework and system to close more clients while becoming a better photographer at the same time. Learn how to understand and communicate with your potential clients, to effectively gain insight into what a client most values and how to use that information to close every time!

January 28th, 2019 – Clickin Moms (online)


Topic: Mastering Manual Exposure
Speaker: Marissa Gifford, Meg Loeks or Rachel Nielsen
Where: Click Photo School
When: 4-week workshop Jan 28th – Feb 25th
Cost: $300 full participation, $130 study along
Register: Here

What will They be discussing?

You will learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera. We’ll spend time examining common exposure pitfalls and learning how to correct them in camera. We’ll also engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation! Prerequisites: All students need a camera that has a manual mode and will allow you to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

February 8th, 2019 – Click Away 2019 Dana Point, CA


Topic: How To Maintain Consistent Tones & Style In Every Type of Light
Speaker: Meg Loeks
Where: Dana Point, CA
When: February 8th, 1:30PM – 3PM
Cost: Ticket prices vary
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

You will learn how to meter in-camera and control your exposure and white balance while making informed decisions about ISO, shutter speed, and aperture in order to achieve your vision in-camera. We’ll spend time examining common exposure pitfalls and learning how to correct them in camera. We’ll also engage in a variety of creative assignments which will give you the confidence you need to capture consistent and beautiful images in any kind of situation! Prerequisites: All students need a camera that has a manual mode and will allow you to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

February 10th, 2019 – Elevation Workshop, Calgary, AB

Topic: The Art of Dramatic Photography
Speaker: Sean LeBlanc
Where: Calgary, AB
When: February 10th, 2019
Cost: $800 Canadian Dollars
Register: Here

What will he be discussing?

  • Find the right clients for your business
  • Pillars of becoming a full-time photographer
  • How to stay creative session after session
  • On location live shoot with real clients
  • Pose your clients for a relaxed and natural look
  • Transform the ordinary into extraordinary
  • Use natural light and off camera flash for impact
  • Simplify your workflow to get more time back
  • Prep your portfolio for contest submissions
  • Breathe life into your photos with Photoshop

February 18th, 2019 – Clickin Moms


 

Topic: Finding the Classic Beauty in your Everyday
Speaker: Meg Loeks
Where: Click Photo School
When: 4-week workshop begins Feb 18th
Cost: $300 full participation, $130 study along
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

Learn how to find classic beauty in the everyday by transforming everyday moments and lifestyle photography into classic works of art. We’ll cover color, learning how to utilize it in order to enhance images and to add depth. We’ll discover how to manipulate light to enhance images – both indoors and out – from rim light to challenging forms of light (like full sun!) to golden hour haze and backlight. We’ll explore how to make important decisions about what to include in the frame to strengthen the image. Finally, we’ll learn some post-processing techniques to enhance the images that we’ve created. From day to day activities to getting in the frame, you will be encouraged to slow down and document life in a purposeful and beautiful way. Prerequisites: To get the most out of this workshop, you should have the ability to control your exposure, basic understanding of white balance, and some knowledge of either Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop.

February 24th, 2019 – Elevation Workshop, Las Vegas, NV

Topic: The Art of Dramatic Photography
Speaker: Sean LeBlanc
Where: Las Vegas, NV
When: February 24th
Cost: $395
Register: Here

What will he be discussing?

  • Find the right clients for your business
  • Pillars of becoming a full-time photographer
  • How to stay creative session after session
  • On location live shoot with real clients
  • Pose your clients for a relaxed and natural look
  • Transform the ordinary into extraordinary
  • Use natural light and off camera flash for impact
  • Simplify your workflow to get more time back
  • Prep your portfolio for contest submissions
  • Breathe life into your photos with Photoshop

February 26-27th, 2019 – WPPI, Mandalay BAY, LAS VEGAS, NV


 

Topic: Speed Posing for Tight Timelines
Speaker: Vanessa Joy
Where: South Pacific AB
When: February 26th, 12PM – 1:30PM
Cost: View pass options here
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

As a photographer one of the main things you fight is time. Watch NYC/NJ Wedding Photographer Vanessa Joy as she poses her couples to get the most out of the time she’s given on a shoot. From varying poses, angles, and crops, you’ll learn how to maximize the number of quality images you get during a session, even if time isn’t on your side.

  • Solid posing strategies for individuals, couples, and groups
  • Easy ways to capture large bridal parties – fast
  • How to work through a family list in 10 minutes flat

Topic: Creating Dramatic Wedding & Lifestyle Portraits with Natural Light and Off-Camera Flash
Speaker: Sean LeBlanc
Where: Mariners B
When: February 26th, 8:30AM – 10PM
Cost: View pass options here
Register: Here

What will He be discussing?

This photowalk is for wedding and portrait photographers looking to see the world in a new light and excel in their craft. Sean’s photowalk sold out quickly last year and he is back to take you on an honest and open behind-the-scenes tour of how to work with both natural light and off-camera flash while also opening your eyes to finding killer compositions. Bring your cameras because you will be putting them to good use experimenting with new techniques. Ultimately, this photowalk will give you the essential tools to push yourself while creating beautiful wedding and lifestyle portraits.


Topic: Mastering Your Ugly Environment
Speaker: Justin Haugen
Where: Mariners B
When: February 26th, 11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: View pass options here
Register: Here

What will He be discussing?

Attendees will learn how to walk into a messy room or unfavorable lighting conditions and immediately identify the best light sources in the scene, as well as how to position and pose their subjects in great light. Justin will cover how to minimize the obstructions and clutter in a scene and how to tell the most important parts of a wedding day story or showcase the best features of a portrait client in the most unassuming of locations. Learn how your lens selections affect the impact of your images and how your subjects will see themselves in their photos. Once you’ve learned how to harness the best light in a scene, Justin will cover some quick off-camera flash tips to take control of the light in the scene.


Topic:  Off-Camera Flash for Natural Light Photographers Photo Walk
Speaker: Vanessa Joy
Where: Mariners B
When: February 26th, 4PM – 5:30PM
Cost: View pass options here
Register: Here

What will she be discussing?

Learn easy setups and the first steps to adding off-camera flash to your natural light portfolio. It doesn’t have to be as hard as it looks and it can help you create a natural light look when it’s not golden hour and incredible photos in less-than-ideal lighting situations. Learn with Vanessa while she shows you how she eased into using OCF consistently for her natural light style portfolio and gives you tips and tricks to using it quickly and effectively in the field. Then, shoot alongside Vanessa as she demos all she’s taught you in applicable scenarios, going more in-depth on how to set up lighting shots, get the exposure, adjust for imperfections, play with coloring and much more. By the end of this photowalk, you’ll have the confidence you need to start implementing off-camera flash into your shooting repertoire with ease. You’ll learn: how to quickly set up off-camera-flash shots on location; what light modifiers you need to get the look you want (but still be portable); and tips on creating golden hour any time of the day.


Topic:  Free Your Expectations
Speaker: Hiram Trillo
Where: Tradewinds F
When: February 26th, 2019 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Cost: View pass options here
Register: Here

What will he be discussing?

Nowadays the word “Photojournalism” is of style, but how can we capture our clients in this light? In this class we will talk about Photojournalism, what is it really, and how do you have to work in a purist and real style? Capturing emotion among your clients cannot be feigned or recreated, Learn to lose your fear and get the free side of weddings.


Topic: Buzzer Beater Wedding Portraits
Speaker: Justin Haugen
Where: Mariners B
When: February 27th, 11AM – 12:30PM
Cost: View pass options here
Register: Here

What will He be discussing?

Attendees will learn what to do when things run late on wedding day and how to maximize the least amount of time to cover all your portrait bases and deliver multiple looks for clients that will make it into their wedding albums. Learn how to take command of any situation and confidently pose and arrange your subjects during each phase of the wedding day. Justin will cover rapid-fire methods for moving wedding party and family members in and out of your group arrangements and leave you with a routine that will cover any family’s list of must-have groupings. Attendees will also learn how to implement off-camera flash and how to judge when the situation calls for it.


Photographers: Amii & Andy Kauth
JPEG Mini: Booth #260, 3/1 at 10AM
Fundy Designer: Booth #1111 at TBD
Tenba: Booth #1138, 2/28 at 11AM
Cost: View pass options here

 

 

 

March 1st, 2019 – Leica Workshop, Las Vegas, NV

Topic: Intensive Wedding Workshop
Speaker: Jay Cassario
Where: Botanical Garden at Las Vegas Springs Preserve
When: March 1st, 1PM – 5PM
Cost: Free!
Register: Here

What will He be discussing?

Learn how to stand out in the over-saturated and competitive world of wedding and portrait photography in an intensive photography bootcamp with industry professional Jay Cassario from Twisted Oaks Studio on March 1 at the Botanical Garden at Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

Surrounded by natural light and the rustic beauty of the Mojave-inspired gardens, this hands-on workshop features a mock engagement shoot with two models and is designed to help attendees define their “style” while exploring new photographic techniques. That will be followed by a portfolio review and post-shoot critique. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop for the image review. Belongings will be stored securely during the engagement shoot.

  • Directing artistic portraiture and editorial posing
  • Authentic storytelling
  • Manipulating natural light
  • Editing/post-production

March 14th, 2019 – Family Time Conference, Barcelona, Spain


Topic: How to Grow Your Social Media Platforms
Master Class: The Power of Storytelling & Authenticity
Speaker: Meg Loeks
Where: Barcelona, Spain
When: March 14th
Cost: 250
Register: Here

What will She be discussing?

An in-depth discussion on her storytelling images and thought process.
The power of storytelling and authenticity within children’s portraiture. Learn how to be a creative storyteller. Learning how to find the light and manipulate it to highlight and mask certain elements within your frame. Adding versatility to your portfolio utilizing all types of light including various forms of challenging light. How to work with low light and utilizing artificial light. Discussion on micro-composing and shooting with intention. Learn the meaning behind certain compositions and how to add versatility to your sessions. Study ways to enhance depth by use of layering and framing. Who is your audience and how to capture connection and emotion? The power of color theory and use of color. Learn how to maintain consistent tones in every type of environment. Editing demonstration with outdoor and indoor images. Where and how to draw inspiration yet maintain authenticity and originality. Questions and personal portfolio reviews.

March 24th, 2019 – Lighting Bootcamp, Raleigh, NC

Topic: Off-Camera Lighting Bootcamp
Speaker: Brian Mullins
Where: Raleigh, NC
When: March 24th, 10AM – 8PM
Cost: $400
Register: Here

What Will He Be Discussing?

In this class we will start off with a brief primer discussing shooting manually with your camera including the effects of shutter, aperture & ISO on flash and available light, color temperature, open shade and other available light sources before moving into flash photography. We will be talking about (and using) both on camera and off camera flash as well as learning how to blend the two together. This class is designed for the professional wedding & portrait photographer who have to produce high quality work in harsh, mixed or low light environments.

April 23rd, 2019 – Shutterfest, St. Louis, MO


Topic: Live Demo – Put a Gel on it
Speaker: Justin Haugen
Where: St. Louis, MO
When: TBD
Cost: Purchase tickets here
Register: Not yet open

What will He be discussing?

Gelling your flash for kick-ass creative portraits.

 

 

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Shivani wants to live in a world where laughter is the cure to pretty much everything. Since she can’t claim “Serial Bingewatcher” as an occupation, she’ll settle for wedding/portrait photographer at Lin and Jirsa & marketing coordinator here at SLR Lounge. For those rare moments when you won’t find a camera in her hand, she will be dancing, eating a donut, or most likely watching Seinfeld.

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  1. Anna Clayton

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