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Sunday, February 18 • 9:30am - 11:00am
The Family Archive: Stories of Home and How We Photograph Them (Casey McCauley & Courtney Larson) FILLING

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Every family has a story to tell. As a family photojournalist, you are documenting life as it unfolds around you. Giving no direction, without posing, without altering the environment, you are the narrator of their story. Now, photographing a family while not giving any direction can sound scary. Add in an unknown location, unpredictable light and lots of energetic, moving people and it may just terrify you! Join Courtney Larson and Casey McCauley as they bring clarity, fun and a solid game-plan to how you can approach and succeed in family documentary photography. Together students will join the instructors in a hands-on environment as you practice photographing a Day in the Life session for a family. Learn how to prepare your clients, work in difficult lighting, predict moments and document a family's story that is honest and uniquely them.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place in a home-like hotel suite for a lifestyle shooting experience.

Learning Objectives:
1. Introduction to Documentary Photography
a. Meet your instructors
b. What is documentary photography and why is it important
c. Building a Portfolio
d. Showing your best work

2. Preparing for Your Session
a. Ways to educate the client
b. How to interact with the clients at a session (while not changing the story)
c. Moving past your own expectations

3. Let's Shoot!
a. Finding the moments
b. Incorporating the environment
c. Working with difficult lighting

Instructors
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Courtney Larson

Owner, Inloveness Photography
Courtney Larson: Storyteller, Documentarian, Bosslady, Creme Brulee lover, Googling Expert, Golden Girl | | Courtney has always been telling stories, ever since she can remember. Whether it be crayola doodles, painting on a canvas, traveling the country with fellow actors... Read More →
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Casey McCauley

owner, Casey McCauley Photography
Casey McCauley is a silly, loud-talking, music making, coffee addict. She resides in central Illinois where she spends the majority of her time juggling and documenting life at home with her two boys, two giant furry ladies, and her comic-book making husband. In her spare time yo... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort