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Friday, February 16
 

8:30am

Registration: Mimosas & Mingle
Let the connections begin! Pick up your badge, grab a mimosa with a new friend, and enjoy shopping our fabulous vendor pop-ups.

Friday February 16, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Choosing Joy (Opening Keynote with Ruthie Lindsey)
Limited Capacity seats available

Seeing beauty in every moment, in every place, and in every relationship is a choice. You can live a vibrant and beautiful life in the midst of hardship and struggle, but only if you choose to seek it, to see it, to hold onto it. In this uplifting keynote, stylist and influencer Ruthie Lindsey will share how she pulled herself out of a painful place of desperation and sorrow and learned how to find goodness and hope everywhere. She will take the audience on a journey, walking through chapters that were both beautiful and broken, sharing the dramatic turning point that changed everything, discussing how she leaned into her pain to find healing, and revealing how she found peace and success in a vibrant life guided by honesty, gratitude, and love.

Speakers

Friday February 16, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

12:00pm

Friday Networking Lunch: Gardens & Grills
Join us for a networking mixer with a lunch spread specially prepared by chefs at the Omni, featuring a refreshing selection of greens, grilled dishes, and seasonal dessert. Menu spread will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Pre-purchase required.

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Friday February 16, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Creativity Toolbox: Tips, Tricks and Secrets to Being a More Creative Photographer
Limited Capacity seats available

In this panel discussion on creativity and the creative process, photographers Keziah Kelsey, Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe, Twyla Jones, and Emma Wood divulge their artistic turning points, epiphanies, and best kept secrets for cultivating a powerful creative voice. Each panelist will reveal her go-to tips and tricks for incorporating more creativity into her own shooting and reveal how gear helped or hindered her as a creative. Moderator Caroline Jensen will also lead photographers through a powerfully honest discussion about tackling challenges, overcoming fears, and pushing the creative envelope. You'll leave this program moved, changed, and empowered with new creativity tools that you can try at home. The panel will end with questions from the audience.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

1. Key turning points and specific revelations made along the artistic journey
2. Obstacles, fears, and the danger of the comfort zone (and how to overcome them)
3. Personal tips and unexpected tricks that you can incorporate into your own shooting
4. Exploring how their gear can help or hinder the creative process
5. Finding, embracing, and refining a personal creative style

Moderator
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Click and Company Instructor and Mentor
Caroline Jensen 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 her niche in painterly ima... Read More →

Instructors
avatar for Emma Wood

Emma Wood

Emma Wood is a quintessential English girl who currently resides in the United Arab Emirates with her pilot husband and their seven children. She has spent her life travelling and to date has lived in seven different countries. | | Emma has spent the past few years discovering photography as a means to documenting her... Read More →
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Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Fine Art Documentary Photographer and co-founder of Sham of the Perfect.
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Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography
Twyla is sponsored by QT Albums | http://qtalbums.com | | I am obsessed with beautiful light and looking for magic everywhere. I focus heavily on creating environments that foster meaningful connections between my subjects. It is my desire to create photographs that do more tha... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Purely Magical: Capturing a Carefree Childhood (Meg Loeks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever looked at an image that has the power to instantly bring you back to a moment during your childhood? To a time when you were carefree and things were simple? Find out how Meg Loeks approaches children and childhood moments to produce work that beautifully captures that deeply rooted nostalgia of our universal memories. She will share where and how to find inspiration from your everyday life and discuss the differences between documentary, lifestyle and fine art photography -- plus opportunities to draw from their approaches without confining yourself to a single genre. You will learn how to study and experiment with different forms of light, how to creatively tell a story by lens choice, composition and use of color, and how to bring it all together to develop a distinctive individual style. Lastly, Meg will demonstrate post processing techniques to enhance depth and color, and show you how she creates an overall polished look from start to finish.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Learn where and how to find inspiration.
2. Learn the differences between documentary, lifestyle and fine art photography.
3. Understand how to study and experiment with different forms of light.
4. Get creative with composition and lens choices.
5. Learn tips on how to capture multiple children and siblings in the frame.
6. Discover post processing techniques to enhance depth, color and an overall polished look.

Speakers
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Meg Loeks

Meg is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Capturing the Moment that Matters (Jen Bilodeau)
Limited Capacity filling up

This program will guide participants to capture their most authentic and engaging images. Through discussion of previsualization techniques and the impact of the decisive moment, we will work through techniques to help participants train their eyes to see the moment that matters in what is unfolding before them. Through use of light, depth of field and other technical elements, participants will improve their technical competence to effectively and artistically capture the moment that matters.

The program will begin with a group discussion during which Jen will walk participants through session planning and previsualization techniques, as well as tips and tricks to help participants increase their proficiency and confidence in identifying the photographic decisive moment. Jen will then demonstrate how use of light, exposure choices, and gentle direction can help enhance the emotion of the moment. Participants will then have an opportunity to take turns trying these techniques through a mother/daughter photo shoot. Jen will conclude with a discussion about how to turn every client into a dream client and general Q&A.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
• Practice effective previsualization techniques
• Identify the decisive moment
• How to turn every client into your dream client
• How to capture genuine connection and authentic emotion
• Gain confidence with your subjects
• Technical tips and tricks for capturing the moment that matters
• How to shoot for emotive imagery

Instructors
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

Jen is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Couples' Portraits in Challenging Situations (Graham & Ashley Scobey)
Limited Capacity seats available

The beautiful thing about photography is that we get to document real life, and real life is never perfect. In this class, we will discuss ways to thrive creatively and capture beautiful images in the least ideal of circumstances. You can still do your job wonderfully in horrible light or when you're short on time, you just have to know HOW. We will spend this hands-on class covering the tools that help us to make sure that we can exceed our clients' expectations even in the most challenging scenarios. After this class you'll never feel underprepared for a shoot again, and you'll be able to rock it no matter what!

The majority of this program will be a shooting demonstration, but attendees will be allowed time to shoot the model couple. Bring your camera and be prepared to shoot!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
- How to shoot when you are short on time
- How to shoot in difficult light
- How to shoot when you're out of ideas
- How to shoot when you're in a crowded place
- How to shoot when your location is ugly

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Scobey

Ashley Scobey

Scobey Photography
With two creative perspectives and a shared passion for people, Ashley and Graham Scobey are the husband and wife team behind Scobey Photography. They've been recognized as Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and their work has received awards such as Jun... Read More →
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Graham Scobey

With two creative perspectives and a shared passion for people, Ashley and Graham Scobey are the husband and wife team behind Scobey Photography. They've been recognized as Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and their work has received awards such as Jun... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Creative Shootout: Artistic Portrait Shoot with Real People (Teresa Vick)
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose of this styled shoot is to bring photographers together to meet each other, share ideas, learn, and achieve fanciful and feminine fine art portraits. Attendees will shoot on the beautiful plantation grounds, with multiple models dressed in attire that is perfect for capturing beautiful movement. This shoot lends itself perfectly to photographers who already enjoy (or want to try) shooting creatively with special lenses (lensbaby, tilt-shift, etc.) and creative shooting techniques (freelensing, shooting with a prism, copper pipe, or plastic baggie, etc.). All skill levels are welcome. Teresa will guide and direct the models with a hands on approach, adjusting the details as needed while explaining the reasoning behind her suggestions as the shoot progresses. Attendees will walk away with the knowledge and confidence to coordinate and execute their own artistic portrait shoot using real people.

Teresa will strive to provide as much shooting time for attendees as possible while also guiding, leading, and providing tips to the group along the way. Participants will be walking as a group to different locations on the plantation grounds that were scouted and planned before hand. The first 10 minutes of the program will be dedicated to introductions and an overview of the shootout. Teresa will answer any questions people may have and then the group will break into the guided shooting portion of the program (approximately 80 minutes).

Remember to bring your camera and all the creative shooting techniques and gadgets that you've been dying to try out!

Location: This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Attendees will:
1. Walk away feeling empowered to create their own artistic portrait shoot, maybe even with their clients.
2. See how styling from clothing stores like Target, fabric accessories, wind, and light can play a huge role in fine art portraits.
3. Be introduced to Teresa's most used, (and very simple!) techniques for shooting creatively (freelensing, lensbaby spark, plastic baggie, and movement).
4. Watch as Teresa Vick poses, arranges her scenes, and directs models when shooting.

Instructors
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Teresa Vick

Owner, Teresa Vick Photography
Graphic Designer since 2005 and natural light photographer producing mostly black and white images, some color, with a fine art style, located in Vancouver, WA, USA. I love creating. I love finding beauty in the mundane and seemingly trivial. I love being a part of creating beau... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Film in Any Light: Gain Confidence for Your Next Indoor Family Shoot (Halee Betzner)
Limited Capacity seats available

Film needs and loves good light, but that doesn't mean that it can't be used inside with only natural light on a gloomy day! This program will give attendees the confidence to work with film using natural light indoors, including less-than-ideal natural lighting situations indoors. I will show how to set up an indoor shoot, teach what film stocks to use and how to use them correctly, plus share how to get creative with clients.

We'll start with a discussion about shooting indoors in general, including finding the best light in your shooting space and getting creative with your clients in these spaces. We'll talk about the film stocks that are the most flexible when shooting indoors and how to shoot with them, plus what metering techniques work best for different situations. I will then proceed to show how I pose a family in the home, demonstrating how I adjust settings and meter while moving around in changing light. Attendees will then have the opportunity to shoot while I answer questions and continue to talk about camera settings and demonstrate posing techniques. Discussions will also include information about pushing film, as well as how to communicate effectively with your lab.

Students are encouraged to bring a film camera (35mm or medium format) and Kodak Portra 400 film (can also bring Ilford HP5 400 or other black and white films, as well as Kodak Portra 800 if desired). Bringing a handheld light meter would be helpful, but it is not required. Students should be able to load film and have a basic understanding of film concepts. Those that are brand new to film are more than welcome to come and watch, too! Feel free to bring digital equipment if you'd like to shoot. Questions are welcome throughout the discussion and shooting.

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

Learning Objectives:
1: Set the scene: Find where to shoot with the light you have available when using film. Get creative in a home-like environment to set up the best lighting and shooting scenerios for you and your clients.

2. Film technicalities: Learn what stocks to choose for lower light situations. Understand how to push film, how to not being afraid to push film, and what stocks push well.

3. How to shoot the session: Learn to meter correctly, capture families in the spaces scouted and/or set up, and provide creative results.

Instructors
avatar for Halee Betzner

Halee Betzner

owner, Halee Betzner Photography
I am in love with showing that the everyday is stunningly beautiful, and I'm obsessed with trying new things. Shooting film for my work allows me to constantly photograph my subjects with a creative mind and forces me to shoot with such intention 100% of the time. | | It is... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Filming Your Bucket List: How to Create Short Form Travel Videos (Me Ra Koh & Brian Tausend)
Limited Capacity seats available

We are excited to teach you how to create and produce fun, engaging short form travel video that will take you around the world! Our family spends at least half the year abroad, filming and creating in this new and exciting space. We'll walk you through our (absolutely necessary) gear for filming on the road, and how this gear differs from when we are filming at home. You'll learn hands-on the different types of travel content to create whether your goal is to gain a bigger audience, brand partners, or clients. Storytelling techniques and tips will also be discussed and practiced! This includes the anatomy of telling a travel story, how to get great audio without the fuss, strategies behind music, a bit of editing advice that we've learned the hard way, plus fun tools and techniques to make your travel content stand out! You being on camera is also a key piece to successful travel videos. We will share some of our most embarrassing stories of being on camera for Disney, abroad, and live talk shows with ALL the lessons we’ve learned, so you can be confident and engaging (especially when you’re tired from travel and overwhelmed because your bank account is dwindling way too fast). Be prepared to leave with all the pieces of footage for your own travel video! And be prepared to practice being on camera! (Some of you might be thinking "YIKES!" But be brave and dive in with us!) This session is about having fun while you learn, as well as feeling safe to get out of your comfort zone and try new things!

Please bring your camera and a small journal or notepad for taking notes.

Location:
This boutique program will begin indoors in a lifestyle suite and then move outdoors to the beach/boardwalk.

Key takeaways:
1. Essential gear to film short form travel content
2. Four types of travel content to choose from
3. Specific pieces you eeed to film for a complete story
4. Choosing your audience: views, brands, bookings
5. Capturing the BEST audio on the road
6. Tips and tricks for camera presence / Being confident and entertaining
7. Editing tips and techniques
8. More than just a pretty song: music strategies
9. Extra tools that make your content shine
10. Plus ANY other questions you have because Me Ra and Brian are always open books!

Instructors
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Brian Tausend

Me Ra Koh Media
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Me Ra Koh

Me Ra Koh Media
Me Ra is Sponsored by Sony | http://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hospitality Suite Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Genuine, Happy and Honest Family Photography (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity filling up

My family shoots are fun, creative and full of laughter. I would love to share how you can make that happen too! I will share tips for posing and interacting with clients that help make them feel comfortable. I will discuss lens and aperture choice while outlining my general workflow for capturing true connections between subjects. We will discuss how to evaluate the environment and look for the best light when arriving at the location. We will cover greeting the family and getting to know them, including the best way to start a family session and make clients feel comfortable. We will discuss a few of the games that I like to play to get family members interacting and how to capture those in-between moments. Attendees will have the chance to shoot over my shoulder, as well as try out some of the tips and techniques that I will share. This would be a great class for anyone who is looking for new ideas to freshen up their family workflow, and those who want to learn how to take charge and control a session from start to finish.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why and when to choose different lenses and apertures.
2. Understand what environmental elements should be included to elevate the image.
3. See tips and tricks to help subjects feel comfortable.

Instructors
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Kristin Dokoza

Owner, 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. A mother of two boys who can crack a joke with the best of them. Her styl... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Honest Moments: Bringing Photojournalism Back to Weddings (Courtney Larson)
Limited Capacity filling up

It feels like wedding stories have become scripted and predictable: couple gets ready, they get married, takes some portraits, and have dinner with guests. As wedding photographers, the monotony can put us in a rut! Join Courtney Larson as she teaches how she has brought photojournalism to her weddings, allowing her brides to live in the moments, not just pose for them. Together you're invited as we document a bride and groom getting ready. We will discuss all the tools needed to work in a small space, challenging light and with a fast-paced timeline. See the wedding day from a photojournalist perspective and learn how you can take this approach and incorporate it into your business. Honest moments do not need to come at the expense of beautiful portraits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Answer ""What is wedding photojournalism?""
2. Work in small spaces and challenging light
3. Hear about gear recommendations
4. Learn tools for seeing and capturing compelling moments
5. Learn to use every angle and your environment
5. Learn how to incorporate photojournalism into your current business

Instructors
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Courtney Larson

Owner, Inloveness Photography
Courtney is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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, running her own jewelry business, or living abroad, she has been sharing the narratives of her life and of those around her. As a devoted artist and on the adventure of life that is motherhood, photography has become her medium of... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Into the Shadows: A Low-Light Photo Walk (Casey McCauley)
Limited Capacity filling up

As photographers, we are always looking for new and creative ways to tell a story. We learn to shoot in the light, to chase the light, to find the “perfect” light…but, what about the shadows? Whether you are a portrait, child, or family photographer, or photojournalist, there is story to be told through the shadows. Join me, Casey McCauley, on a photo walk in the low-light with models to photograph. Learn how to expose, shoot through the shadows, embrace shadows, and how tell to a story in the low-light.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Exposure:
a. Learn how to creatively expose for low-light and shadows
b. Discuss “levels of low-light” and how you might expose for each

2. Composition
a. Discuss and utilize different techniques for shooting in low-light (silhouettes, partial silhouettes, layering, etc.)

3. Vision/Story:
a. Using movement in the shadows/low-light to enhance the story
b. Creative focus and how it will affect your story and vision

Instructors
avatar for Casey McCauley

Casey McCauley

owner, Casey McCauley Photography
Casey is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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 fu... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Newborn Photography Across Genres (Brittany Blake)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn to document newborns in the hospital, the studio, and at home with a focus on using light, composition, and honest emotion to create art that tells a unique story to each family. From creating a calming environment in the hospital, to capturing authenticity at home, and using simple posing for studio sessions, you'll learn that it's possible to document newborns in a variety of ways while keeping a cohesive brand. We will pose live subjects (a family) in a lifestyle environment, as well as go through natural posing of newborns for studio sessions with the use of a doll. Experience with newborns is not required, but photographers should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of light.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. How to keep a cohesive brand while photographing one type of subject (newborns) multiple ways.
2. Workflow for hospital and in-home newborn sessions.
3. How to use light to your advantage to create beauty in ordinary locations while photographing newborns.
4. Authenticity in capturing the connection of your subjects, and the details of new life.
5. How to utilize the ""simple is beautiful"" mindset for photographing newborns in studio, and how to add studio sessions on to in-home or hospital sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Brittany Blake

Brittany Blake

Photographer, Brittany Blake Photography
Brittany Blake is a newborn and family photographer in Central North Carolina.


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Photographing All Skin Tones: A Styled Session that Celebrates Diversity (Tomayia Colvin)
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether you shoot weddings, high school seniors, or babies, this hands-on course will give you the tools to expand your business and create a stunning portfolio filled with lustrous images of all skin tones. You’ll leave this session with an arsenal of ways to grow as an artist, expand your portfolio, and capture darker skin tones without fear.

In this outdoor boutique program, join Tomayia as she photographs in the lush gardens of Amelia Island and explores the challenges of capturing multiple skin tones in one image. Tomayia and attendees will work together to photograph a group of high school friends whose ethnicities vary. During this session, you’ll learn Tomayia’s secret for properly exposing each client’s skin tone while maintaining the proper exposure for the entire image. Because Tomayia knows editing darker skin tones can be complex and intimidating, she will share her fail proof ways of ensuring your images are flattering for all of your clients. Tomayia will also share her recommended list of Lightroom actions and presets that are great for African American and darker skin tones.

By the end of the session, you’ll understand how to shoot and edit African American skin tones. You’ll be filled with confidence knowing that you can photograph African Americans, and all ethnicities, in any scenario. You’ll also learn how to diversify your portfolio to attract more clients of color.

After the course, you’ll be added to Tomayia’s mentorship group, “The Photography Coffee Shop”, where you’ll be supported. In this group, you’ll able to share your images and questions to continue learning. You’ll have access to monthly shooting challenges and opportunities to have a virtual cup of coffee with Tomayia to discuss your photography journey. Tomayia believes in nurturing and caring for each attendee in her course long after the conclusion of her workshops.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to photograph various ethnicities.
Gain an understanding of how to meter for various ethnicities in one frame.
Discover how to build a diverse portfolio.
Learn natural lighting techniques for illuminating darker skin tones.

Instructors

Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Posing with the Flow (Julie Paisley)
Limited Capacity full

Most people struggle with posing. They get stuck and don't know what to do next or they feel like they do the same thing over and over. Oftentimes poses can feel stagnant and lifeless. I want to show you how to "pose" and have a system, but at the same time keeping it natural. As wedding photographers, we have to be efficient but how do we do that without getting stuck in a rut? I'm going to show you how. In this class, I will begin by showing you how I prepare my clients for my style and approach. Then I will shoot a real couple while attendees observe, showing you my flow, my cues, and how I interact with them to get them in the pose that I want. After the shoot we will head back indoors and go over the images, giving you a chance to ask questions and interact. There will even be a time for you to pose the couple (if you wish) with me offering critique. This class is not just for wedding photographers, it is for anyone who wants to improve their posing with couples, even if you only shoot families.

Location:
This boutique program will take place an open indoor space with natural light and easy access to an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean.


Learning Objectives:
To demonstrate a flow using 4 basic poses
To demonstrate ways to get natural interactions
To demonstrate how to be efficient with your posing without getting stuck in a rut
To demonstrate ways to get to know your clients so that they feel at ease

Instructors
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Julie Paisley

Owner/Lead Photographer, Julie Paisley Photography
 Known for her use of light and the way she connects with her clients, Julie is an award winning, hybrid (both film and digital) wedding and portrait photographer. Julie has been named in the top 100 wedding photographers in US, published in People magazine, featured on the Today... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oceanview Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Senior Shootout in the Ocean (Lissa Chandler)
Limited Capacity full

Join Lissa Chandler for an epic senior shootout in the water! If you have ever wanted to incorporate water into a senior portrait session, this is where you want to be! In this class, attendees will learn how to photograph high school seniors in water by breaking into groups and photographing three separate models in the ocean water. No matter its form (the beach, a lake, even a bathtub!), water lends so much magic to senior portrait photography. During this ninety minute shootout, photographers will shoot incredible images and leave class inspired to incorporate new techniques into their own photography.

The high school senior models for this class will wear clothing that flows in the water. This includes, but is not limited to, dresses, kimonos, and lace.

Show up to class ready to get your feet wet! Photographers WILL be asked to walk knee-deep in ocean water if they want to shoot alongside me.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Experience shooting in water and composing creative shots.
2. Learn how to use reflective light with water.
3. Learn how to pose seniors in water.

Instructors
avatar for Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler Photography
Lissa Chandler is a creative newborn, family, senior portrait, and wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas. Lissa has a husband with a wicked grin, a three year old who thinks he is Batman, a one year old with the funniest laugh, and stacks of books all over her home. Also, sh... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Shooting an Entire Session in One Spot (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sometimes you find yourself in a location that is beautiful and dreamy and lets you roam around and create beautiful photos no matter where you turn. And then there are times when the location leaves a lot to be desired...and the panic sets in. How are you going to create an entire gallery with no variety in location?!? Panic no more! Join me as I guide you through how to get a wide variety of portraits in a single spot. Using various perspectives, posing, light, and shooting techniques, we will walk through how I work a portrait session that leaves clients floored by the amount of variety we capture in seemingly mundane locations. After watching me demonstrate these concepts, pick up your camera and join the fun! Use what you have learned to successfully photograph parents and child models in one simple location to create portfolio-worthy images! Leave the panic behind you and open your mind to the endless possibilities of what you can create.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use simple techniques like framing, perspective, and posing to create a wide variety of shots without running all over the place.
2. Build confidence in what you can create when your location is less than ideal.
3. Save yourself time and stress by learning how to work with what is in front of you rather than seeking out ""perfect"" shooting spots."

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Owner/Photographer, Shutter & Glass Photography
Kellie is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Storytelling: The Lifestyle Approach to a Family Session (Chloe Ramirez)
Limited Capacity full

What if we photographed families the way we looked at our own lives? What if we took the time to get to know our subjects, REALLY get to know them, before putting them in arbitrary poses? What makes your subjects' hearts soar? What's their favorite thing to do as a family? What happens when we strip away everything that doesn't apply, would we be left with what really matters? Would we be left with images your subject can truly connect with and that you're proud to have in your portfolio?

In this class I will break down exactly how I approach a storytelling family session. From the very first email, to how I photograph and interact with my subjects during the shoot, to the final product. Attendees will be able to watch how I navigate a lifestyle family session and have the opportunity to photograph the family as well. This class will take place in a home-like suite at the hotel.

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

Learning Objectives:
Like all good stories there is always a beginning, middle and an end. I will take this class through my entire process for a family storytelling session.

Part 1. Laying the groundwork for a successful storytelling session.
-emailing with my subjects, getting to know them beyond just their names
-my questionnaire: a tool I use to help gather information about my subjects' background, interests and what their day to day life looks like
-presenting my direction for the session to my subjects

Part 2. Photographing a storytelling session
-how I communicate with my adult subjects during a shoot to foster an environment for them to be their authentic selves
-tricks I use for keeping kids actively engaged during a 2 hour shoot
-allowing room to ""go with the flow"" while still having complete creative control over the session

Instructors
avatar for Chloe  Ramirez

Chloe Ramirez

Owner/Photographer, Chloe Ramirez
Chloe is a photographer from Sacramento California who specializes in Lifestyle photography. She is known for her ability to use storytelling in her photography. Her work has been featured on many of the leading photography magazines and blogs including Popular Photography, Ebay... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Taking Stock: Tools and Tips for Creating Flat Lays and Styled Stock Photos (Kimberly Murray)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to create flat lay images that reflect who you are and what you love? Custom styled stock photography designed exclusively for you or your brand is a great way to ensure a cohesive stream across your online platforms. And who better to create them than you?! In this interactive boutique session, I will share the tools and techniques that can make flat lay styling easier and how to use layering and texture for a more dynamic image. In addition, I will share how you can personalize your images to give them more “life” so that they don’t feel like stock. After a brief instructional segment, I will demonstrate how I approach a flat lay shoot, from mood board to final images, and make decisions about the placement of items along the way. Then, you will have an opportunity to practice shooting your own flat lays. You’ll leave the session feeling more confident in styling products and items, whether for your own brand or for a client. The session will take place in a home-like lifestyle suite so that you can learn how to create evenly lit photos at home with just window light and inexpensive materials.

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

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the best lenses and tools for flat lay photography.
2. Demonstrate dynamic styling using various composition rules.
3. Use window light and inexpensive materials to create beautifully lit images.

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray

Owner/Photographer, Kimberly Murray Photography
Kimberly Murray is a commercial photographer specializing in styled flat lays, interiors, and lifestyle portraits. Kimberly’s Ph.D. in psychology helps her to stay attuned to her clients’ needs by creating the perfect images that capture the mood and personality of their brands... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

The Street Photographer's Toolbox (Lauren Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

This classroom program is an essential primer on everything street photography. Lauren will discuss the technical basics of street photography, including camera gear, camera settings and compositional techniques. Students will learn more emotional and theoretical aspects of street photography, like expressing their personal vision, feeling their surroundings and telling a story. Additionally, they will learn the ins and outs of photographing strangers, including working with your fears and the ethics and legal rights of street photography. Lauren will share the work of master street photographers to create inspiration and ideas for students and to show them there is no one type of street photography. Lastly, she will share her own projects and discuss how to develop a cohesive body of work by means of culling and editing.

Having a camera during the class is not required, though it may be helpful to discuss settings and shooting techniques. This class will take place indoors in a classroom environment.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn compositional techniques and best camera practices for the street.
2. Understand the right equipment for the job.
3. Inward and outward: Find a voice that expresses yourself while also telling a story about the world around you.
4. Photograph strangers: Learn to approach strangers, work with your fears, shoot with and without consent, know your legal rights as a street photographer, and learn the ethics of street photography.
5. Find inspiration in master street photographers.
6. Create a polished body of work by culling and editing.

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell Photography
**For all attending my boutique class or those interested with questions, you can reach me at laurenmitchellphoto@gmail.com or leave a message on my FB page. | | Can't wait to see you there!


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

What Lies Beneath: Exploring the Depths of Underwater Photography (Elizabeth Blank)
Limited Capacity filling up

Utilizing the beautiful, heated lap-pool at Racquet Park, the Omni's Health & Fitness Center, students will be introduced to the world of underwater photography. The program will begin with a discussion about the different types of underwater cameras on the market (point and shoots, DSLRs, etc.) and the wide variety of underwater housing units available to photographers. Elizabeth will fully discuss the gear that she uses when shooting sessions underwater, as well as the gear she uses to optimize her personal endurance under the water (mask, snorkel, weighted belt, anchored weights, and preferred clothing to shoot in). After a comprehensive discussion on gear, Elizabeth will explain the settings she uses for achieving stellar images underwater and will demonstrate how her underwater housing, the SPL underwater housing unit, is assembled and used. After any questions have been answered about gear and settings, Elizabeth will do a live shooting demonstration in the pool with models.

The indoor pool at Racquet Park is situated under an expansive skylight and this will allow natural light to beautifully light the pool water and mimic the effects of being in an outdoor setting. The instructor will guide students on how to find the most pleasing light in the pool and how to best guide the subject to interact with that light. The instructor will then spend time photographing the subject underwater while attendees observe from the side of the pool. After the shooting demonstration, Elizabeth will answer any questions the students have about the process. If time permits, Elizabeth will also explain and demonstrate how to achieve split-level photographs in the water (one half of the image is above water while the other half is below). The program will wrap up with Elizabeth answering any lingering questions attendees may still have.

Learning Objectives:
- Students will learn what types of underwater cameras and housing units are currently on the market from the most budget-friendly iPhone underwater cases to the most intricate underwater housing units (and everything in between!).
- Students will learn how each housing unit is used to ensure water damage does not occur.
- Students will learn what additional equipment is necessary for achieving underwater imagery (masks, weighted belts, anchored weights, etc.).
- Students will learn what manual settings the instructor uses when underwater.
- Students will learn how to identify the best light available within the pool.
- Students will learn how to guide their subjects toward the most favorable light and then instruct them how to interact underwater with that light.
- Students will learn how to prepare their own body to ensure stabilization once under the water.
- Students will observe the instructor's body movements and actions as she photographs a subject under the water.
- Students will learn what a split-level image is and how they can achieve this in the water.

Instructors
avatar for Elizabeth Blank

Elizabeth Blank

Owner/Photographer, Elizabeth Blank Photography
Elizabeth is sponsored by SPL Water Housings | http://splwaterhousings.com | | www.elizabethblankphotography.com | http://instagram.com/elizabethblankphotography | https://www.facebook.com/elizabethblankphotography... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Indoor Pool at Racquet Park Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Editorial Perspective: Exploring Composition & Creative Direction in Family Photography (Jen Huang)
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your portraiture work feeling stagnant and repetitive? Top photographers with a distinct style have a continuous source of variety in their work, and it all evolves from the strategic use of basic compositional building blocks. One new idea is not enough to establish a reputation within a saturated portrait photography market; you must learn to be innovative time and time again in order to create compelling and evocative images that stand out above all others.

This presentation will give attendees a strong foundation so that they can push their limits and produce innovative, stand-out imagery at every session. Jen will focus intensely focus on compositional principles, breaking down images from real family and portrait shoots, examining individual poses, and critically analyzing compositions to show you what makes them work. She will cover creative approaches for composing and directing family portraits (including individual portraits, maternity and baby portraits, and group portraits), show you how to develop a versatile shot list with an editorial look, and provide you with strategies for directing portraiture clients at a real photoshoot. She will invite enthusiastic audience Q&A and leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and creatively reinvigorated to elevate your own signature style

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1.Discover strategies for producing compelling and expressive portraits.

2. Revive overused, repetitive poses.

3. Overcome the anxiety of directing new clients.

4. Heighten creative direction to an editorial level.

5. Confidently direct solo as well as group shots.

6. Dive deep into compositional principles and learn ways to make your compositions stronger.

7. Develop a recognizable, signature look.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Huang

Jen Huang

Owner, Jen Huang Photo
Jen Huang is a Wedding Photographer and Speaker at Click Away 2018


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Beautiful Mundane: Capturing the Honesty of Your Everyday (Ginger Unzueta)
Limited Capacity seats available

As mothers, we know moments don’t wait, and we have to be prepared to shoot on the fly. In this insightful program, Ginger will reveal her approach to shooting in any type of light, tips for letting go and embracing imperfection, and ways that unconventional compositions can produce memorable images. She will demonstrate how movement and moment influence her images and show you how to turn everyday play into art, including her secrets for mixing water and light to create truly stunning work.

Ginger will also share how living with grace and gratitude influences her photography and writing as she captures and shares the everyday life of her family at home. She will share the why behind her work and the value of authenticity. She will talk about her decision not to be in business while continuing to pour her time and heart into personal photography, and she will reveal how projects can fuel creativity and renew the artistic perspective on daily life and routine.

Finally, Ginger will share, both through her own experiences and through honest interviews with other photographers, how our intimate role as mothers affects how we connect to our subjects, our children. You’ll come away with a deeper awareness of how motherhood plays a significant role in your life as an artist and how being an artist can also enrich your role as a mother.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Discover ideas for turning play into art and creating beautiful images in the midst of enjoyable moments with your children.

2. Learn about shooting daily and the art of anticipation, capturing water and beautiful light, photographing movement, using unique perspectives and compositions, and breaking rules to create compelling and memorable imagery.

3. Learn how to seek, appreciate, and photograph all kinds of light.

4. Learn how to incorporate projects into your daily shooting. Hear what Ginger has learned from these projects and daily shooting.

5. Learn how to stay inspired when capturing your children daily.

6. Walk away with a renewed appreciation for your everyday life.

Speakers
avatar for Ginger Unzueta

Ginger Unzueta

Ginger believes there is beauty to be found every day. Her daily life as a mother of four is often the subject of her words and images. Ginger is passionate about encouraging others on the journey of motherhood. She strives to live with grace and gratitude and seeks to share the... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Birth and Baby Stories in Motion: Creating Birth and Newborn Fusion Video Keepsakes (Angie Klaus)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how to document a captivating and meaningful story incorporating photography and videography in any birth, fresh 48, or newborn setting. Angie will demonstrate photo and video techniques in a home-like environment and discuss how to address common issues that are encountered during these sessions. Leave the session knowing how to weave video clips and still images together into a beautiful and cohesive fusion video, and learn storytelling techniques and practical tips that are specific to births and baby sessions. Students should have basic knowledge of videography prior to the class and know how to record video on their camera.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn storytelling and logistical techniques for documenting births and newborns in hospital and home settings.
2. Participants will learn about common obstacles we encounter as birth and baby photographers, and how to navigate them.
3. Participants will learn how to create an emotional experience for the viewer through birth and newborn video projects, using shooting and editing techniques, as well as music.
4. Participants will learn how to edit birth and newborn fusion videos using Lightroom and Premiere Pro.

Instructors
avatar for Angie Klaus

Angie Klaus

Angie Klaus Photography + Films
Casey is sponsored by Sigma | http://www.sigmaphoto.com/


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Brand Critique: Small Group Critique (Jen James)
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to stand out from the competition? A well-designed brand identity can help differentiate your business and shape the client experience. In this interactive small group critique, we’ll review your current brand and design elements as they appear on each attendee's website, discuss ways to ensure your brand fits your personality, and look for opportunities to strengthen your brand's impact.

Instructors
avatar for Jen James

Jen James

Designer & Photographer
Jennifer James is a designer and photographer based in Chicago. Obsessed with all things visual, she hasn't stopped making images since a Kodak Disc camera landed in her 8-year-old hands. | | Passionate about usability, her design style is typically clean and modern, with strong hierarchies and just enough visual noise to keep things interesting. Conversely, photography allows her to break all of those self-imposed design rules... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Capturing the Beauty of the Beach: A Free-Spirited Family Session at Golden Hour (Samantha McBride)
Limited Capacity full

Whether flying a kite, building sandcastles, splashing in the surf, or running with seagulls, there are few places as freeing and beautiful to shoot as the beach (and no better time than golden hour, of course)! This boutique program will feature a loving, expecting couple and their children styled in a whimsical way to reflect the gorgeous setting and vibe that only the ocean can provide. I will show how to run a coordinated but natural session, gently leading the models while allowing the moments that naturally occur to be captured as well. From maternity and couple shots to images of the family and children playing, this program will feature as much variety as we can fit in. Between poses and combinations, participants will be invited to shoot along with me and practice the settings and positions I recommend as well as contribute their own ideas! There are no prerequisites for this program except for a desire to have fun and see what beautiful shots the Atlantic coast at golden hour brings us. I can't wait to share this experience with you!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. See how to compose images that come from the soul and make the most of this free-spirited beach setting.

2. Learn to use the minimal but breathtaking beach palette to isolate subjects and tell their story.

3. Explore the beautiful light of golden hour and the whimsical scenery provided by the ocean, sand and surf

4. Capture a variety of shots, from maternity and couple to family and childhood moments.

5. Receive a takeaway of subject combinations and scenes to refer to for you own beach sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Creating Space for Magic: A Live Beach Session (Posy Quarterman)
Limited Capacity filling up

Life is naturally beautiful, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to WORK to capture that beauty authentically. Those unscripted moments that occur between parents and children are a natural part of their daily lives, but making room for that magic to occur – in the short time you spend with a family – is what my class is all about. Part instruction, part live demonstration (to prove my methods work!), this class will explore ideas about what it takes to grow a family photography business without sacrificing your vision, creating space for magic inside a session, and making sure your business fulfills your needs as deeply as your clients'.

After a 30-minute talk covering the above topics, I'll show you how I work with families by photographing one (on the beach!). I love learning new techniques for working with families by watching other photographers, so as a result I teach by way of demonstration. You will watch me shoot (which includes posing, playing, tips and tricks) for 45-minutes or so, after which there will be some time for questions. You are not required to bring your cameras and will not be given specific time to photograph the family, however if you would like to bring your camera and shoot from behind/around me, you are more than welcome to do so.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. We will discuss how to run a thriving family photography business that fulfills your needs as deeply as it does your clients'.
2. We will delve deep into the prep work leading up to a truly authentic family session, including my new client guide and questionnaire.
3. Learn my tips, tricks, and techniques for coaxing those coveted magic moments out of a family, light posing, and my shooting style.

Instructors
avatar for Posy Quarterman

Posy Quarterman

Posy is Sponsored by Pic-Time | http://www.pic-time.com


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Emotive Family Photography (Elise Meader)
Limited Capacity full

This program will allow you to shoot along side Elise as she shows you how to create emotive imagery in outdoor family photography. You will be shooting a family with three children. Elise will explain use of light and how to create authentic connections within your subjects. You should come prepared with your camera and your lens of choice (the 35mm is recommended). Throughout this program, Elise will show you how to encourage authentic connection and capture it organically. This program will steer away from traditional posed family photography and showcase how real moments and details can tell a story of your subject and their unique dynamic together. It will encourage you to approach outdoor family photography with an open heart and open mind, and encourage the moments that will ultimately create everlasting memories. Students should have a full knowledge of how to shoot in manual mode.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to connect with your subject
2. Learn how to create emotive imagery with connected subjects
3. Understand best uses of light
4. Learn natural posing techniques

Instructors
avatar for Elise Meader

Elise Meader

Elise Meader Photography
Lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Central MA | Writer of breakout "The Art of Lifestyle Newborn" with Clickin Moms


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Evoking Genuine Emotion: Shooting Demo with a Couple (Cody Harris)
Limited Capacity filling up

This shoot with a young couple will be about the emotive side of what we do as photographers. I will cover how I create a space for couples to show true love and how we choose emotion over fundamentals. I do believe there has to be some degree of fundamentally sound imagery, however the most important photos aren't always impressive and learning to evoke genuine emotion is imperative to creating meaningful imagery. I will demonstrate how I achieve genuine emotion in this session demonstration with a real couple in a home-like environment.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to look for moments over perfection.
2. Discover how to capture the subtleties of touch and the moment.
3. Capture people as they really are, not what you want them to be.
4. Create genuine moments from scratch.

Instructors
avatar for Cody Harris

Cody Harris

Cody & Allison


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Family Shoot on the Beach: Capturing the Golden Light & Perfectly Imperfect Posing (Kansas Pitts)
Limited Capacity full

I will begin this program by sharing my go-to settings and general session flow with my family clients as well as how I prepare my families to mesh into my "imperfectly perfect posing" approach, probably better known loosely as lifestyle posing. We will talk about timing (whether beach or not) and how to schedule your sessions to capture that golden light to perfection. Then we will move to the beach where I will demonstrate how I work with my families to capture those raw, in-between moments while still delivering the stunning everyone-smiling-at-the-camera image that moms with younger kids value. All clients want a little of everything so I will work to show you how to get an amazing and diverse gallery for your families.

I will demonstrate placement of my subjects as it relates to the light source, dealing with different types of lighting situations (overcast, full sun, partly cloudy, etc.), posing/unposing, working with children of all ages, and dealing with different size families all while producing both great posed images as well as semi-posed and true lifestyle images.

Attendees should know how to use manual mode on their cameras, have a general knowledge of changing settings on the fly, and be passionate about working with kids and families!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Watch how I choose to place subjects depending on location of light source.
2. Learn how I photograph in different types of lighting situations.
3. See my settings for golden hour images.
4. Learn my approach to posing/shooting, including ""unposing"" (those true in-between moments), posing, semi-lifestyle, and true lifestyle shooting.
5. Learn to pose different size families.
6. Gain an understanding of posing families with children of varying ages.

Instructors
avatar for Kansas Pitts

Kansas Pitts

Owner/Primary Photographer, Kansas Pitts Photography & Design
Kansas is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Glow of Pregnancy: Creating Styled Maternity Portraiture (Ashly Collins)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join me, Ashly Collins, for a unique, hands-on styled maternity session on the beach. We will be exploring Amelia Island Beach with gorgeous maternity models in this absolutely breath-taking environment! I will walk you through how editorial shooting has unleashed a new found creativity in my photography work by allowing me to uniquely capture styled maternity portraiture. We will then talk briefly about how to plan and organize a styled shoot, including what to keep in mind when approaching vendors and how to bring your vision to life! Next we will then jump right in to posing, shooting tips, how to get creative with light, movement, and water, and finally how to shoot with a publication in mind. (Hint: There are some secrets you MUST know!) We will move into smaller groups and do hands-on shooting with the models while I continue to demonstrate how to engage a client, create connection with one person, how communication plays a huge role in your photography, and how to unleash the magic in your portraiture.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn maternity posing and how to effectively communicate with your client.
2. Learn to creativitly use natural light.
3. Understand how to shoot with publications in mind.

Instructors
avatar for Ashly Collins

Ashly Collins

Photographer, Ashly Collins Photography
Ashly is sponsored by Tamron | http://www.tamron-usa.com/


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

No Shoes Required: The Unposed Family (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity full

The beach is not the easiest location to choose for a family session. The sound of the waves makes it hard to hear, the wind makes getting the perfect smile-at-the-camera picture nearly impossible, and the sand and water are not only hard on your camera but make it hard to keep children's attention! But the beach can be your client's happy place and favorite session location – you just have to remember that a successful beach shoot starts with you! You must be able to show clients how to relax and let their story unfold.

Join me in a hands-on shooting demonstration with a family, where I will walk you through tips on how to capture genuine family connections while in a location as distracting as the beach. I will show you my own useful techniques to guide clients through a series of games and prompts that allow you to capture the perfectly imperfect moments that happen in between, as well as discuss how to protect your gear while shooting on the beach. While interactive attendee shooting at the end of the evening will be possible, the main goal of this shooting demonstration program is to provide an opportunity to show you exactly how my family beach sessions flow.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to get clients to relax and let their story unfold while at a distracting location.
- See a peek into the games and prompts that I use to produce genuine connections during family sessions.
- Learn tips for having fun but keeping control of a session.
- Learn tips for protecting your gear during a beach shoot.
- See a demonstration of how I photograph a typical family session at the beach.

Instructors
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

owner, Chubby Cheek Photography
Shalonda is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com | | Shalonda Chaddock is the face and camera behind chubby cheek photography. She is a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses w... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Photograph a Family in One Room: Cultivating Confidence Out of Unpredictability (Amy Rushbrook)
Limited Capacity seats available

As photographers we are sometimes limited by light, weather or space. Unpredictable situations can throw a photographer's confidence. So what do you do if the only good light is in one area of the client's home? I have mastered the ability to photograph an entire lifestyle family session in just one room and I'll share my techniques in this class. I have a range of strategies including an essential shot list which can be applied to every single family shoot ensuring enough variety, including time to get creative, all in the one room of a family's home. For this class, we will all be photographing a family using these tools in a beautiful, home-like suite. There will be lots of opportunities for guided shooting and Q+A throughout the class.

I have shot many client sessions in one room, and I believe in my ability to provide clients with a full gallery of varied and beautiful images despite this limitation. This is an element of what I teach when I am mentoring here in Australia, because I know so many photographers panic in situations where the light throughout the client's home isn't ideal or they are limited by other unpredictable factors like weather or physical space. This demonstration would give photographers the tools they need to navigate this kind of situation with confidence.

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

Learning Objectives:
- Find the best light in your client's home and know how to use it.
- Shoot an entire family session in one room while creating a diverse gallery for your client.
- Develop your own essential shot list which can be used at every family session.
- Learn how to analyze and critique your work to build on your essential shot list with signature poses, angles, etc.
- Go into every shoot with the intention of creating or trying something new, and know when to try something new during your sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Amy Rushbrook

Amy Rushbrook

Lifestyle Photographer for Appreciators of the Unconventional, Amy Rushbrook | Lifestyle Photographer
I salute the mess of life, the imperfect relationships, the beautifully and superbly chaotic and different. I kiss the toes of those who are brave enough to just be themselves, and not feel like they need to project an image of perfection to the world. I love edgy people who fee... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Portrait of a Mother (Erin Brant)
Limited Capacity seats available

The love that exists between mother and child is the sweetest and most pure love there is. This class will focus on highlighting that bond through beautifully simple portraits. You will learn how to remove distractions from the image to emphasize the most important element in these portraits: connection. There is a magic that emerges when only a woman and her baby fill the frame. You will learn how to recognize it, capture it, and even draw it out when necessary. This minimally styled shoot will include three micro sessions with three different mother/child pairs (children will be between the age of 12-24 months). Attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode. Please bring your camera and your favorite wide angle and/or portrait lenses.

The class will begin with a brief overview of Erin's philosophy and approach to photographing mothers with their babies. You'll learn how to prep your subjects and give advice on clothing choices to support your vision. There will be a brief Q+A before moving on to the sessions. Erin will give a quick shooting demonstration including offering guidance on lens choices, settings, angles as well as what to say and do while working with mothers and their babies. Attendees will then have the opportunity to photograph the subjects. After the shooting has concluded the mothers will come back out for a quick interview about their experience and why these portraits are so important to them.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to interact with subjects in an intimate and sometimes vulnerable setting.
2. Develop a deeper understanding of how to use shadow and light to emphasize the connection and touch points between two people.
3. Master the use of a small, stark space to create a strong set of gorgeous and dynamic images.
4. Recognize what a powerful and important gift this is to mothers (who are often exhausted and overwhelmed by all this love and change in their lives).

Instructors
avatar for Erin Brant

Erin Brant

Owner/Photographer, The Leo Loves


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Shooting and Processing for Bold Color (Mickie DeVries)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you love color or want to be more strategic and artful when it comes to using color, this class if for you. This classroom program will start with a discussion about color theory and will reveal how Mickie looks for color contrast and how much planning goes into her color choices before she shoots. Through the use of pullbacks and photo examples, Mickie will take the attendees through her thought process on how she approaches a location with color in mind. She will then transition to the editing portion of the class to show different methods of changing and manipulating colors to match her overall vision for the image. Mickie will demonstrate complete, start-to-finish edits in addition to specific techniques. Mickie will be using a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop for the editing portion.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about color theory: what colors go together, how to create color contrast, how the mood of the image is affected by color

2. Understand the importance of clothing choices: why Mickie picks out her kids' clothes, what she looks for in clothing, where she shops, and what to do when your subject does not let you pick their clothes

3. Lean how to choose an environment that complements your color choices

4. See how to edit your images to make the color sing, including:
popping color using a variety of methods - curves, vibrance/saturation, sponge tool
using LAB color
changing the color of objects to strengthen the image
minimizing colors you don’t want
how to tone down an overly saturated color
how to check for out of gamut colors that won’t print well
graduated filter to change color scheme

Instructors
avatar for Mickie DeVries

Mickie DeVries

Clickin Moms Mentor
Mickie is sponsored by Tamron | http://www.tamron-usa.com/ | | Mickie DeVries is a hobbyist photographer living in West Michigan. She is the mother of two, and a wife. Mickie concentrates on capturing her everyday, along with environmental portraits of her two children. The main focus of her artistic intent is centered around capturing children being children. She describes her passion for photography as the following: To be a child is a magical thing... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Simple Beauty: One Strobe, One Backdrop, Many Looks (Alix Martinez)
Limited Capacity full

This shooting demonstration class is for anyone who is interested in studio light shooting but wants the simplicity of using only one light. I will be using a Profoto B1 strobe light to demonstrate how you can achieve many looks with only one backdrop and one person. I will shoot tethered to my laptop computer so attendees can see instantly how my images look and how they vary with each simple setup. I will be moving the light to different angles, show how to achieve shots with contrast, and demonstrate front lighting. I will also demonstrate using natural light from the windows alongside the strobe to achieve a natural light look. You will see how I interact with the models and watch my typical workflow. I will be shooting in manual mode so an understanding manual will be helpful.

Location:
This boutique program will take place in an open indoor space with studio and natural light and easy access to an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean.

Learning Objectives:
1. Feel more confident shooting with a strobe light.
2. Understand that less is more when it comes to lighting setups.
3. Get a feel for shooting headshots, fashion, and commercial photography using one strobe indoors.
4. Create many looks using one simple backdrop and one light.

Instructors
avatar for Alix Martinez

Alix Martinez

photographer/owner, Alix Martinez Photography
Kids commercial, fashion, and underwater photographer


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Oceanview Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Golden Child: Children's Fine Art Photography Inspired by Light (Dana Leigh)
Limited Capacity full

Nothing inspires me more than light. In fact, light is almost always what prompts me to pick up my camera. The Golden Child boutique program will feature a sibling group of 2 children styled for a fine art session and will take place at golden hour on the plantation grounds. I will be demonstrating my process of combining curiosity with available light to create and execute a vision, resulting in the creation of beautiful art. Together we will examine many kinds of light and how to use light to communicate different moods and convey emotion. I will also demonstrate how I work with children to keep them engaged, having fun, and a part of the creative process. We will delve into the various ways I play with light to add more magic into the scene and incorporate it into an artistic vision. This includes sun bursts, lens flare, in-camera double exposures and more! Lastly, we will find shadows and reflections and I will explain how these techniques can be used to tell a story and capture genuine emotion. Boutique participants should plan on shooting alongside me and should be proficient in manual mode. Childhood is full of magic and beautiful moments and I want to show you how to capture the wonder of it all with your cameras!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
The Golden Child boutique participants will learn:
1. How to create an artistic vision for a fine art portrait using inspiration from available light.
2. How to use different types of light to communicate different moods and emotions.
3. The many ways to play with and manipulate light to add whimsy, magic and even mystery to an image.
4. To use shadows and reflections to tell a story and capture genuine emotion.
5. How to interact with children to keep them engaged and part of the creative process.

Instructors
avatar for Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh is an artist inspired by emotion and beautiful light. Specializing in portrait and fine art photography, her favorite subjects to photograph are her 5 children. Dana is a Click Pro and works as an Offset contributor. Her work has been featured by Click Magazine, Red T... Read More →


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Still Life Storyteller: Capturing Powerful Images without People (Antonieta Esis)
Limited Capacity full

Images without people show the fascinating mystery of the everyday and at the same time show evidence of life. Sometimes the important parts of the story can be told in the details, without people. Beautiful stories can be found in the way the light dances, simple surroundings, and the ordinary things you might not notice. Join Anto Esis on a creative photo walk where you'll learn to pull the story out of the details.

The best camera is the one you have on you! Bring your favorite camera and lens so you are ready to shoot. Using your phone or your DSLR (or both), you'll discover that the gear doesn't make the photographer, the inspiration does!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Find the power of the human element in a photograph without people.
2. Shoot images with great depth that tell a story.
3. Put life into an image without people.
4. Learn that sometimes the best stories are the simple ones.
5. See a demostration of how to use iPhone tools to edit images.
story

Instructors
avatar for Antonieta  Esis

Antonieta Esis

Antonieta Esis Photography


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Young and Free: Photographing Families on the Beach (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity full

During the evening golden hour, join Ashley Berrie on the sandy beaches of Amelia Island. A gorgeous young family with a 1 year old and a toddler aged child will join us, perfectly styled and ready to photograph. As the sun sets opposite of the beach, learn how you can use all directions - north, south, east, and west light - to create beautiful beach images. Snap on your 35mm lens so you can capture those big puffy clouds and nail that tack sharp focus of a fast moving young family. Watch as Ashley engages and builds rapport with the family to create a fun experience for the whole family - even dad will have fun! Get inside Ashley's thought process as she thinks out loud just how to capture that next fleeting moment. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode as the class will focus on composition, light and color to create beautiful beach images. We will shoot until the light is completely gone and all is left is the moonlight and 5000 ISO! After photographing a full family session alongside Ashley, you will have the chance to join her in a private Facebook group 1 week after the conference. Within the private group you will have access to videos of her culling and editing the images through Lightroom and Photoshop and the opportunity for further Q&A.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to determine which lens to use on the beach by looking at the clouds.
2. Learn how to care for your gear while shooting at the beach, including tricks to change your lenses during sandy and windy conditions.
3. Learn how to properly advise your clients on what to wear prior to your session together.
4. Learn how to build rapport with young children and stubborn dads to allow you to create authentic photographs with connection.
5. Learn how to use light in all different directions to create a full gallery of images with lots of variety.
6. Understand Ashley's best practices for interacting with all members of the family.
7. Learn how to edit beach images applying the color theory and color harmony while making strong compositional choices to create ""wow"" images.

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
Ashley is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Friday February 16, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

8:00pm

Opening Night Party
Join us for a vibrant, photo-filled night to remember. Theme TBD. Stay tuned!

Friday February 16, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
 
Saturday, February 17
 

9:00am

Morning Coffee & Tea
Fuel up with a coffee, tea, and a light breakfast spread of fruit & pastries.

Saturday February 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Curating Your Way to a Recognizable Brand (Jeremy Chou)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this illuminating photography talk, Jeremy Chou reveals the steps he took to carve out a successful niche in an extremely competitive market. He will discuss how he carefully crafted a brand that allows him to attract the affluent clientele he desires, demonstrate the strategies he has implemented, and share the mistakes that that he made. He will also reveal to attendees tips for leveraging social media, tackling SEO, and strengthening brand identity to create a powerful brand presence that draws clients in and stands out from competitors.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

1. How to set up a blog post that tells a story.

2. How to recognize inconsistent images from online portfolio & social media outlets.

3. How to attract higher end clientele by curating.

4. SEO strategies that attract the right kind of clients.

5. Tips for leveraging social media without overspending on paid promotions

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Chou

Jeremy Chou

Jeremy Chou Photography


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Love & Light: Secrets of Beautiful Family Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

In her candid, revelatory program, Jackie Jean will divulge her secrets for creating powerful imagery. In a live demonstration with a real family, she will share the most important elements for getting families to loosen up, get comfortable, and deliver genuine emotion and connection during their photo session. Jackie will talk through natural and effective prompts to use while shooting any subjects and strategies to get clients to relax, have fun, and be comfortable in front of the camera for natural and beautiful moments, both candid and posed. And she’ll show you how to prepare for a session from the first e-mail to the last click of your shutter.

She will share how to encourage your own creative voice to shine through your work so that you not only stand alone in your business and your industry, but attract your ideal clients. She will teach you strategies for styling a session in a way that suits the family’s story, your subjects' personalities, and your style. Jackie will touch on getting a consistent edit throughout the session and how to complement the style of the session in post processing.

Jackie will also provide her tips and tricks for working with various lighting scenarios as well as share which lenses she uses for specific shots.

Come to this photography talk with a notebook ready to learn, and walk away empowered, confident in your ability to encourage your clients to give you their truest moments and share the love they have for their family with you.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Cultivate an experience for your clients.
2. Learn masterful ways of using light.
3. Help your clients prepare for the sessions you want to shoot.
4. Style your families to suit both your brand and their personalities.
5. Find shooting locations in your area.
6. Learn how to attract your ideal client.
7. Learn to both pose and "unpose" families to create emotional images.
8. Learn how to use specific lenses to create more of an impact.
9. Learn to create consistency in post processing.
10. Learn how to customize your editing to suit the styled session.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Couples' Portraits in Challenging Situations (Graham & Ashley Scobey)
Limited Capacity filling up

The beautiful thing about photography is that we get to document real life, and real life is never perfect. In this class, we will discuss ways to thrive creatively and capture beautiful images in the least ideal of circumstances. You can still do your job wonderfully in horrible light or when you're short on time, you just have to know HOW. We will spend this hands-on class covering the tools that help us to make sure that we can exceed our clients' expectations even in the most challenging scenarios. After this class you'll never feel underprepared for a shoot again, and you'll be able to rock it no matter what!

The majority of this program will be a shooting demonstration, but attendees will be allowed time to shoot the model couple. Bring your camera and be prepared to shoot!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
- How to shoot when you are short on time
- How to shoot in difficult light
- How to shoot when you're out of ideas
- How to shoot when you're in a crowded place
- How to shoot when your location is ugly

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Scobey

Ashley Scobey

Scobey Photography
With two creative perspectives and a shared passion for people, Ashley and Graham Scobey are the husband and wife team behind Scobey Photography. They've been recognized as Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and their work has received awards such as Jun... Read More →
avatar for Graham Scobey

Graham Scobey

With two creative perspectives and a shared passion for people, Ashley and Graham Scobey are the husband and wife team behind Scobey Photography. They've been recognized as Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and their work has received awards such as Jun... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Creating Dramatic Storytelling Images in Harsh Light (Twyla Jones)
Limited Capacity full

Learn to embrace to beauty of harsh light! This shooting demonstration will be held on the beach during midday light. I will show you the shooting techniques I use to capture the best moments during a fast paced session with children. We will go over how I expose in this type of light to create dramatic images full of authenticity and emotion. We will begin by going over the best setting to enable you to move quickly and focus even faster so you don't miss a moment and increase your "keeper" rate by keeping your shots in focus. We will focus on authentic moments of children at play and creating emotional connections with their mother. As a follow up to this program after Click Away, there will be a one hour editing session to show you how to get the most from your images in post production.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to expose in harsh light with shallow depth of field to create dreamy, dramatic images. Learn how to utilize the focus setting in your camera to best keep up with fast action leading to more usable images from every shoot.
2. Watch how to direct clients in an easy and authentic way to make your visions come to life.
3. See how to edit your images in Lightroom to emphasize connection and emotion.

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography
Twyla is sponsored by QT Albums | http://qtalbums.com | | I am obsessed with beautiful light and looking for magic everywhere. I focus heavily on creating environments that foster meaningful connections between my subjects. It is my desire to create photographs that do more tha... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Creating Space for Magic: A Live Lifestyle Session (Posy Quarterman)
Limited Capacity seats available

Life is naturally beautiful, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have to WORK to capture that beauty authentically. Those unscripted moments that occur between parents and children are a natural part of their daily lives, but making room for that magic to occur – in the short time you spend with a family – is what my class is all about. Part instruction, part live demonstration (to prove my methods work!), this class will explore ideas about what it takes to grow a family photography business without sacrificing your vision, creating space for magic inside a session, and making sure your business fulfills your needs as deeply as your clients'.

After a 30-minute talk covering the above topics, I'll show you how I work with families by photographing one in a home-like environment. I love learning new techniques for working with families by watching other photographers, so as a result I teach by way of demonstration. You will watch me shoot (which includes posing, playing, tips and tricks) for 45-minutes or so, after which there will be some time for questions. You are not required to bring your cameras and will not be given specific time to photograph the family, however if you would like to bring your camera and shoot from behind/around me, you are more than welcome to do so.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. We will discuss how to run a thriving family photography business that fulfills your needs as deeply as it does your clients'.
2. We will delve deep into the prep work leading up to a truly authentic family session, including my new client guide and questionnaire.
3. Learn my tips, tricks, and techniques for coaxing those coveted magic moments out of a family, light posing, and my shooting style.

Instructors
avatar for Posy Quarterman

Posy Quarterman

Posy is Sponsored by Pic-Time | http://www.pic-time.com


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Creative Food Photography (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wondered how photographers make the food in magazines look so delicious? Have you ever tried to capture a photo of a gorgeous plate of food for your Instagram feed only to find it looking like a jumbled mess of slop? Join Kellie as she guides you through the process of preparing food, curating props, and using simple lighting techniques to create images that could grace the cover of your favorite food magazines. Even better, learn how to translate these simple techniques into your own unique style, leaving your stamp on a photography genre that is popular and growing in demand! We will have multiple styled food set-ups ready for each and every participant to arrange and photograph in a collaborative environment, allowing you to leave the class not only full of inspiration and actionable techniques but also a memory card full of images ready to print and frame.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to photograph food in a way that makes it look appetizing while still maintaining artistic integrity.
2. Learn how to incorporate props and textures that highlight your food subjects and add visual interest to your images.
3. Explore ways to photograph food that is unique to you as an artist.

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Owner/Photographer, Shutter & Glass Photography
Kellie is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Documentary Family Photography Outdoors: Using Composition & Color Theory for Stronger Imagery (Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this outdoor shooting demonstration class we will begin with a discussion about documentary photography and how it can be used when photographing families. From there we will talk about how composition plays such a strong part in documentary photography and how to use the compose and wait method of shooting which was developed by the world renowned National Geographic photographer, Sam Abell. We will also address how colors play a role in how a photo is viewed and how to use color theory to our advantage when photographing. From there I will demonstrate using the documentary approach with a family outdoors on the plantation grounds. The program will wrap up with attendees being able to photograph the family as well.

The class will include discussion, lots of opportunities for questions, a shooting demonstration, and attendee shooting.

Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual. A 35mm lens or wider is recommended for documentary shooting.

Please note that this class will cover the same educational content as "Documentary Family Photography Indoors with Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe." The difference is that one will take place indoors and the other outdoors.

Location: This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what documentary photography is and how it can be used for family photography.
2. Learn the compose and wait method of shooting.
3. Learn color theory and how it can affect a photo.
4. Learn how to create a composition that creates context and strengthens the narrative of a photograph.
5. Experience shooting a real family using the methods described.

Instructors
avatar for Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Fine Art Documentary Photographer and co-founder of Sham of the Perfect.


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Evoking Genuine Emotion: Shooting Demo with a Couple (Cody Harris)
Limited Capacity seats available

This shoot with a young couple will be about the emotive side of what we do as photographers. I will cover how I create a space for couples to show true love and how we choose emotion over fundamentals. I do believe there has to be some degree of fundamentally sound imagery, however the most important photos aren't always impressive and learning to evoke genuine emotion is imperative to creating meaningful imagery. I will demonstrate how I achieve genuine emotion in this session demonstration with a real couple in a home-like environment.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to look for moments over perfection.
2. Discover how to capture the subtleties of touch and the moment.
3. Capture people as they really are, not what you want them to be.
4. Create genuine moments from scratch.

Instructors
avatar for Cody Harris

Cody Harris

Cody & Allison


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Family Photography Shootout (Samantha McBride, Dana Leigh, and Lisa Rappa)
Limited Capacity full

It's raining models! This boutique will allow each participant to spend quality time with three unique families, coordinated with the expertise of Samantha McBride, Dana Leigh, and Lisa Rappa using their varying techniques and styles. All skill levels are welcome!
Participants will be broken into groups that rotate between the three families, set up in nearby areas with as much variety in models and backgrounds as possible. Designed for the participant that is eager to have some shooting time with models in this gorgeous setting, the multiple station approach allows more hands-on shooting time, and also gives you the opportunity to learn from three separate instructors. The instructors will give a brief intro and explain their location choice, their approach to family photography, and also guide the poses and subject interaction. Participants are allowed a set time at each station and will also be encouraged to trade headshots, if they wish.
This boutique session is an excellent opportunity for those looking to build their portfolio, but even seasoned photographers have much to gain by the variety of instruction and experiences. You will enjoy a super small group learning environment and the opportunity to connect with other talented photographers.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to pose and pace family sessions with multiple grouping options.
2. Learn to capture connections between subjects.
3. See how to make the most of your subjects, location, and available lighting.
4. Learn to vary techniques and approaches to family photography.
5. Photograph three families in varied backgrounds.

Instructors
avatar for Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh is an artist inspired by emotion and beautiful light. Specializing in portrait and fine art photography, her favorite subjects to photograph are her 5 children. Dana is a Click Pro and works as an Offset contributor. Her work has been featured by Click Magazine, Red T... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Rappa

Lisa Rappa

Photographer, Lisa Rappa Photography
Lisa Rappa is a Click Pro enjoying her 7th year as a professional family and newborn portrait photographer. Based in Georgia, she has built a reputation for capturing genuine emotions, connections, and the personalities of those she photographs. Her client work includes a mix of... Read More →
avatar for Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Filming From the Heart: Critical Thinking for Video Storytelling and Inspiring Techniques to Breathe New Life into your Films (Angie Klaus)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you learned the basics of filmmaking and now you're ready to take your work to the next level? Come learn how to figure out what might be missing from your films and gain ideas for where to go next in your craft. In this classroom program, we will hone in on what makes a film memorable and impactful, beginning with curated video clips and insightful discussion. We will explore concrete ways to boost the creativity and interest in your video projects using a variety of storytelling and shooting techniques. And finally, we will cover enhanced editing methods incorporating video and audio clips, as well as music, to infuse layers of meaning into your projects. Leave the class feeling inspired and ready to pour your heart into your next film. This class will be most beneficial to students who are familiar with basic videography and simple editing, and who want to polish projects while adding emotional depth, meaning, and audiovisual variety. Students will have a bonus opportunity to submit a film for critique prior to Click Away, and the instructor will select clips from student films to incorporate into the class.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn about what practices and tendencies might hold us back in filmmaking and how to recognize when we are stuck in a creative rut, as well as what to do when we find ourselves uninspired in our work.
2. Participants will learn techniques for making a greater visual and emotional impact during shooting.
3. Participants will learn ways to fortify films during editing.
4. Participants will understand the role of feeling in every film and how to pack beauty, meaning, and emotion into each project.

Instructors
avatar for Angie Klaus

Angie Klaus

Angie Klaus Photography + Films
Casey is sponsored by Sigma | http://www.sigmaphoto.com/


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Fine Art Portraiture: Composing with Light & Creative Framing (Kiyah Crittendon)
Limited Capacity seats available

This shoot will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on learning focused on intentional uses of natural light, posing, and framing to compose one-of-a-kind couples' portraits. I will walk through what I initially look for as I scout a location as well as my thought process as I'm actually shooting with my subjects. For part of the session, students will observe as I narrate the shoot with the couple, and for a portion of the program students will have the opportunity to put the techniques to use. We will focus primarily on techniques that can be used in any natural light, at any location, and with any type of subject to transform your portraits from average to eye-catching and unique with a fine art feel. These techniques will include posing cues that bring out your subject's personality, using objects to artistically frame your subject, and maximizing the environment you're in no matter how big or small it may be or how much time you have to shoot.

Students should bring their cameras and have experience shooting in manual mode. Feel free to bring along any interesting objects to experiment with while shooting, such as broken glass, prisms, colorful plastic, etc.

Location: This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Create unique fine art portraits in any lighting situation.
2. Master framing techniques that transform portraits from average to eye-catching.
3. Pose and direct your subjects in ways that best bring out their personality.

Instructors

Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Genuine, Happy and Honest Family Photography (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity seats available

My family shoots are fun, creative and full of laughter. I would love to share how you can make that happen too! I will share tips for posing and interacting with clients that help make them feel comfortable. I will discuss lens and aperture choice while outlining my general workflow for capturing true connections between subjects. We will discuss how to evaluate the environment and look for the best light when arriving at the location. We will cover greeting the family and getting to know them, including the best way to start a family session and make clients feel comfortable. We will discuss a few of the games that I like to play to get family members interacting and how to capture those in-between moments. Attendees will have the chance to shoot over my shoulder, as well as try out some of the tips and techniques that I will share. This would be a great class for anyone who is looking for new ideas to freshen up their family workflow, and those who want to learn how to take charge and control a session from start to finish.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why and when to choose different lenses and apertures.
2. Understand what environmental elements should be included to elevate the image.
3. See tips and tricks to help subjects feel comfortable.

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

Owner, 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. A mother of two boys who can crack a joke with the best of them. Her styl... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Love in Motion: Creating Dynamic Family Photos with Heart and Joy (Erin Brant)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to lead a family photo session that goes beyond typical posing and prompts! You'll be guided through an activity-based shoot that results in fun, beautiful and authentic family photography! In this live shooting demonstration (with a stylish and energetic family of five or more, children ages 2-10) you’ll see how a photographer’s unique personal energy and enthusiasm can be used to facilitate positive interactions as well as redirect or diffuse challenging situations. Families with small children rarely sit still and this class will teach you how to use all of that motion and energy to your advantage! The course will cover anticipating (rather than creating) moments, connecting with your subjects on a personal level, managing camera settings in different environments when both the photographer and subjects are moving; quick framing strategies; what to do if you feel stuck; and so much more. By prioritizing a positive, carefree experience and ditching expectations you will learn to create gorgeous, joy-filled photos with every family you shoot!

This is class will be most beneficial to photographers who are already comfortable with light and composition but want to develop deeper connections and authentic emotion in their photography. It will teach photographers who are typically more stationary to move with their clients, think on their feet, and get more actively involved in the fun!

The class will begin with a short introduction covering Erin's philosophy and approach to family photography as well her shot goals for the session. You'll then move on to the shooting demonstration. Q+A will take place during natural location transitions and at the end of the class.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to quickly and efficiently scan your environment and available light to determine the optimal location(s) to shoot with families of different sizes and energy levels.
2. Develop confidence in being yourself with clients and see how your own ability to be vulnerable and connect impacts how they respond to you and the camera.
3. Receive new examples and ideas of specific ways to interact with children to energize, subdue, and redirect them when necessary.
4. Gain an alternate perspective on shooting kids and families that emphasizes encouraging motion and then recognizing shots as they are developing rather than posing and directing to a specific set look or idea."

Instructors
avatar for Erin Brant

Erin Brant

Owner/Photographer, The Leo Loves


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

Newborn Photography Across Genres (Brittany Blake)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to document newborns in the hospital, the studio, and at home with a focus on using light, composition, and honest emotion to create art that tells a unique story to each family. From creating a calming environment in the hospital, to capturing authenticity at home, and using simple posing for studio sessions, you'll learn that it's possible to document newborns in a variety of ways while keeping a cohesive brand. We will pose live subjects (a family) in a lifestyle environment, as well as go through natural posing of newborns for studio sessions with the use of a doll. Experience with newborns is not required, but photographers should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of light.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. How to keep a cohesive brand while photographing one type of subject (newborns) multiple ways.
2. Workflow for hospital and in-home newborn sessions.
3. How to use light to your advantage to create beauty in ordinary locations while photographing newborns.
4. Authenticity in capturing the connection of your subjects, and the details of new life.
5. How to utilize the ""simple is beautiful"" mindset for photographing newborns in studio, and how to add studio sessions on to in-home or hospital sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Brittany Blake

Brittany Blake

Photographer, Brittany Blake Photography
Brittany Blake is a newborn and family photographer in Central North Carolina.


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

The Terribly Terrifying Two Year Old: Learning to Embrace the Chaos (Brekke Johnson)
Limited Capacity seats available

This energetic, interactive program is designed to give you a behind the scenes view of how I approach sessions with toddlers. I will give you some of my favorite tips for working with this sometimes terrifying age group! By learning to speak their language, manage your clients' expectations for the session, and being respectful of the desires of the toddlers that you are shooting, you will learn to make beautiful, joy-filled images that the parents will love!

In this boutique session, I will begin with a short presentation on the learning objectives listed below, then you will watch as I shoot one of the model families in an abbreviated session. After the shooting demo, we'll break into smaller groups and each group will have their own model family to work with. I will answer questions and shoot alongside the attendees during this portion of the program. At the end of this boutique, you will have learned new tricks and inspiration for working with toddlers and you will be able to add fun, family photographs to your portfolio!

This will be a very interactive program between the attendees and myself and also between the attendees and the models! Please bring your camera, as we will have lots of shooting time. I primarily shoot with a 24-70 mm lens at family sessions but recommend you bring both a wide and long lens if you have them.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objective:
1) You will learn to speak ""toddler."" Effectively communicating with the toddlers you are working with will make everyone's lives SO much easier!
2) You will learn how to manage your clients' expectations. We all know that toddlers will do the opposite of what we want them to! It's important to make sure that your clients are aware that sometimes ""Pinterest shots"" don't happen, and that's okay.
3) You will learn how to work with (and around) the toddler who wants NO part of the camera and also with the toddler that is TOO into the session (you know, the ones who are grabbing your lens, sitting in your lap, holding onto your legs, etc.).
4) You will learn how to look for and capture the in between moments. These are the moments that are truly representative of the family's life and often the images that will be most meaningful to your client.
5) You will learn how lens choice is important depending on the mood (yes, mood!) of the child that you are working with and also the final image that you are wanting to create.

Instructors
avatar for Brekke Johnson

Brekke Johnson

Owner/Photographer, Wagon Wheel Photo
Hi! I'm a family photographer based in North Alabama. My work centers around young families who are in the trenches of sleepless nights, temper tantrums, goldfish crackers, and giggles. I strive to capture the essence of young childhood and the smiles (and sometimes tears) of... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

10:30am

You Are Here: Telling the Story of Where You Are, No Matter Where You Are (Lauren Mitchell)
Limited Capacity filling up

Tell the story of where you are by using street and documentary approaches to photography along with an open, curious mind. Students will learn how to photograph their surroundings by finding inspiration in unlikely and likely places, doing background research and using their own unique experiences and views of the world. As an example, Lauren will bring students into her own project of Amelia Island and take them along her own journey, discussing the ins-and-outs of how she arrived at her project (using the same lessons she teaches to students). Additionally, she will provide shooting demonstrations to show how she uses documentary and street approaches to her Amelia Island project. Lastly, students will be encouraged to find their own project during their time at Click Away as well as within their everyday surroundings when they go home.

Students should have experience shooting in manual. The use of a 24mm, 35mm or 50mm lens is highly suggested. The class will take place on the grounds of the Omni Plantation, with walking involved.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Stay open, stay curious: Peeling back the layers of a place by finding your vision in a place, the insider/outsider perspective, doing background research, finding inspiration in non-photographic ways
2. Harsh reality: Discussing the ups, downs and not-so-easy truths of street/documentary work and how they will make you a stronger photographer
3. Cultivating a project: How to photograph your topic of a place once you've discovered it
4. Bringing it home: How to take these approaches and ways of seeing into your everyday surroundings and why you should

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell Photography
**For all attending my boutique class or those interested with questions, you can reach me at laurenmitchellphoto@gmail.com or leave a message on my FB page. | | Can't wait to see you there!


Saturday February 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

12:00pm

Saturday Networking Lunch: Pasta Fresca
Join us for a networking mixer with a lunch spread specially prepared by chefs at the Omni, featuring antipasto, pastas, vegetable dishes, and Sicilian desserts. Menu spread will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Pre-purchase required.

To purchase a ticket for this lunch - Saturday Networking Lunch: Pasta Fresca - please visit clickaway2018tickets.eventbrite.com and be sure to purchase the ticket specifically for this Saturday lunch.
Once you purchase the ticket, you'll be able to add this networking lunch to your schedule.

Saturday February 17, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

The Beautiful Mundane: Capturing the Honesty of Your Everyday (Ginger Unzueta)
Limited Capacity seats available

As mothers, we know moments don’t wait, and we have to be prepared to shoot on the fly. In this insightful program, Ginger will reveal her approach to shooting in any type of light, tips for letting go and embracing imperfection, and ways that unconventional compositions can produce memorable images. She will demonstrate how movement and moment influence her images and show you how to turn everyday play into art, including her secrets for mixing water and light to create truly stunning work.

Ginger will also share how living with grace and gratitude influences her photography and writing as she captures and shares the everyday life of her family at home. She will share the why behind her work and the value of authenticity. She will talk about her decision not to be in business while continuing to pour her time and heart into personal photography, and she will reveal how projects can fuel creativity and renew the artistic perspective on daily life and routine.

Finally, Ginger will share, both through her own experiences and through honest interviews with other photographers, how our intimate role as mothers affects how we connect to our subjects, our children. You’ll come away with a deeper awareness of how motherhood plays a significant role in your life as an artist and how being an artist can also enrich your role as a mother.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Discover ideas for turning play into art and creating beautiful images in the midst of enjoyable moments with your children.

2. Learn about shooting daily and the art of anticipation, capturing water and beautiful light, photographing movement, using unique perspectives and compositions, and breaking rules to create compelling and memorable imagery.

3. Learn how to seek, appreciate, and photograph all kinds of light.

4. Learn how to incorporate projects into your daily shooting. Hear what Ginger has learned from these projects and daily shooting.

5. Learn how to stay inspired when capturing your children daily.

6. Walk away with a renewed appreciation for your everyday life.

Speakers
avatar for Ginger Unzueta

Ginger Unzueta

Ginger believes there is beauty to be found every day. Her daily life as a mother of four is often the subject of her words and images. Ginger is passionate about encouraging others on the journey of motherhood. She strives to live with grace and gratitude and seeks to share the... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

The Thriving Artist: Successful Photographers Tell All
Limited Capacity seats available

For even the most accomplished photographer, running a thriving photography business can at times present challenges. In this panel, moderated by Jen Bilodeau, you'll join Julie Paisley, Posy Quarteman, Tomayia Colvin, Kansas Pitts, and Herb Jones as they engage in discussion centered around what it takes to run a successful, sustainable and satisfying photography business. The panelists will discuss everything from social media and pricing, to work/life balance, in-person sales, and balancing your own creative vision with your client's expectations. This lively discussion will be peppered with audience engagement and interjections and will conclude with a dedicated attendee Q&A.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

1. Pricing for long-term success

2. Finding and booking the ""right” client

3. Balancing client expectations and personal creative vision

4. In-person sales

5. Expanding your local reach

6. Social media strategies & online presence

7. Workflow best practices

8. Goal setting and being your own boss

9. Work/life balance and making time for personal growth

10. Merging your personal and professional style & voice

The Thriving Artist: Successful Photographers Tell All is sponsored by Fracture.

Moderator
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

Jen is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/

Instructors
avatar for Julie Paisley

Julie Paisley

Owner/Lead Photographer, Julie Paisley Photography
 Known for her use of light and the way she connects with her clients, Julie is an award winning, hybrid (both film and digital) wedding and portrait photographer. Julie has been named in the top 100 wedding photographers in US, published in People magazine, featured on the Today... Read More →
avatar for Kansas Pitts

Kansas Pitts

Owner/Primary Photographer, Kansas Pitts Photography & Design
Kansas is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/
avatar for Posy Quarterman

Posy Quarterman

Posy is Sponsored by Pic-Time | http://www.pic-time.com

Panelist
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Herb Jones

CMO, Fracture Inc
Fracture is a 6 year old startup that is passionate about helping people change the way they print and display their favorite photos. We are unique in that we print your favorite images in vivid color, directly to glass. I'm the company's very first CMO and have led Fracture thr... Read More →

Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Adventure Awaits: A Family Photo Shoot (Maggie Fuller)
Limited Capacity seats available

Photo sessions are about more than creating images, they are about creating memories that last a lifetime. In this hands-on outdoor adventure with an active family, Maggie will demonstrate how to create a session full of adventure and energy that will lead to genuine connections and a gallery full of unique and varied photos. We will go on a walking adventure around the plantation grounds where the children will explore as well as engage in planned outdoor activities with the whole family (e.g., kite flying, Frisbee tossing). Shooting will be encouraged as we discuss lens choice, optimal light, aperture selection, and perspectives. Facilitating an opportunity for the family to focus on enjoying each other, laughing, loving, and hugging will create lasting memories and a beautiful gallery!

Attendees should have an understanding of the exposure triangle and be comfortable shooting in manual. Attendees should bring gear they would use at a regular shoot.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to encourage and capture natural behaviors and real moments through activities and play (on a real adventure!).
- Discover tips and tools to keep the fun of the adventure throughout the entire session.
- Gain confidence in using any location to capture family joy.
- Learn how to capture both traditional family shots along with shots filled with energy, love and movement."

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Fuller

Maggie Fuller

Owner/Photographer, Maggie Fuller Photography
Adventure lover. The everyday kind. With the kids. The let's go pick strawberries, try a new park, have a picnic, fly a kite, milk a cow, climb a tree kind of adventure. Let's make a memory that lasts. I fill my beloved annual photo album with storyboards of family adventures... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Click Pro Rubric Revealed: Small Group Critique (Jen Bebb)
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it take to become a Click Pro? Get the inside scoop! In this small group critique program, Director of Click Pro Jen Bebb will sit down with attendees for a candid review of anonymously-submitted attendee images (submitted in advance). We'll take a look at the way the images are evaluated under the six factors of the Click Pro scoring rubric, then wrap up with a no-holds-barred Q&A where no question is off limits.

Instructors
avatar for Jen Bebb

Jen Bebb

Director of CMpro, documenter of life, dreamer of awesome things
Sometimes witty, frequently sarcastic, always sincere…Jen Bebb combines humility with proficiency, and likability with determination. Raised to believe hard work is all you need to succeed, Jen has certainly modelled that. Content to put her head down and do the best job she could, Jen and her husband Steve, soon reaped the rewards of that work. It took only seven years for them to become overnight successes as a result of American... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Composition: Bring Your Photographs to Life! (Lissa Chandler)
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you ever shoot a gallery and, once it's done, look over the images and feel like they look a little bland? Do you ever stand at a session and, in between frames, think to yourself, "I want to show something more"? Do you ever feel like your photographs have so much more to say than they are actually saying? You've come to the right place!

In this class, we will talk about how composition can breathe life into photographs. More specifically, we will address how making use of diverse compositions in one gallery can bring your work to life. Don't get stuck shooting safe compositions all the time! Come to class and learn how composition can add magic to your work and, by extension, your whole perspective on photography. Composition is such a crucial aspect to photography and, by discussing composition techniques while photographing a couple, attendees will learn why environmental portraits, incredibly close portraits, and portraits framed with environmental elements (leaves, flowers, light, etc.) all contribute to galleries that explode with emotion.

Attendees should bring their camera and their favorite lens to class. While this class is primarily a shooting demonstration, attendees will have the chance to photograph the bride and groom. Lissa will use a Canon 35L for the duration of the class.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use wide compositions to show environments.
2. See how to use tight compositions to show emotion.
3. Learn how to use framing elements to showcase environment and emotion.

Instructors
avatar for Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler Photography
Lissa Chandler is a creative newborn, family, senior portrait, and wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas. Lissa has a husband with a wicked grin, a three year old who thinks he is Batman, a one year old with the funniest laugh, and stacks of books all over her home. Also, sh... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Creative Beach Shoot: Using the Treasures of the Beach to Make Your Images Strong (Marcie Reif)
Limited Capacity full

The beach is full of treasures that, when used correctly, create very compelling imagery. There are shapes, textures, leading lines, light, color, and movement on the beach that can’t be replicated anywhere else. We will hunt for these treasures and learn to position our subjects and ourselves around them to create strong compositions.

We will start with one of the strongest elements the beach has to offer: the light. I will share how I shoot in various types of lighting at the beach. We will discuss camera settings and lens choices. I will demonstrate how to use the light we are given to our advantage, and how it can add strength to our image. We will discuss lens choice for the light we have on this day, and practice with our child models. Attendees will be in small groups and each group will get a chance to photograph the models. I will also discuss my Lensbaby lens, and talk about why I love using this lens at the beach.

Next, we will get creative as a group and search the beach for treasures that will strengthen our image. We will look for leading lines, color, spaces that will lend themselves to movement, and beautiful shore lines. Different items on the beach lend themselves to different styles of shooting as well. We will discuss how we might shoot a family session on the beach as well as children playing on the beach. If the conditions are right I would love to get in the water and play on the shoreline with my underwater camera gear. I will show the attendees how I put my camera in my underwater bag, and what settings I use since I won’t be able to change them much once it is in the bag. Attendees can enter the water with me or just watch if they don’t have their own equipment. The children will splash and swim in the waves while we photograph them. Depending on the light during this session we will discuss how certain types of light can really strengthen images in this setting. We will end the session with questions and time for open ended discussions on whatever attendees would like to learn.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objective #1 We will discuss lighting situations on the beach and discuss which lenses lend themselves best to creating a strong image, including Lensbaby lenses. Different light scenarios would include sunrise, full sun, cloudy, sunset, and dusk. We will take advantage of whichever light scenario we are given to make our images stronger. I believe that you can create magic with any light at the beach if you use the right lens and place your subject correctly. While on the topic of lenses, we will also discuss why I like to use a Lensbaby, how I use it, and other creative lenses I like to try out at the beach.

Learning Objective #2 We will hunt for leading lines, shadows, textures, color, movement, and structures that create shapes. One by one, we will talk about how we could place our subject near elements at the beach to create a strong image. Some of these elements may be boardwalks, the shoreline, sand, lifeguard stands, trails, tall grass, even birds. We will place our models near some of these things and discover how they can make our images stronger. We will also focus on the wind at the beach, learn some cool techniques, and see some simple items we bring to the beach to help achieve amazing images with movement.

Learning Objective #3 Attendees will learn how to achieve shots of their subject in the water. I will get in the water with my subject who will be splashing around on the shore and I will photograph him/her using my underwater gear. If attendees have underwater gear they are welcome to get in the water and practice shooting our model. If they do not, they can watch us splash near the shore and see how I place myself and set my camera up. All attendees can learn how to document the movement of the water and joy-filled images of children.

Instructors
avatar for Marcie Reif

Marcie Reif

Owner/Photographer, Marcie Reif Photography
Marcie is sponsored by Tamron | http://www.tamron-usa.com/ | | Marcie Reif is a natural light family photographer located in Atlanta, GA. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. Her favorite place to be when she is not at home is at the beach with her camera... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Finding Beauty in the Imperfect (Porshia Hernandez)
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's get real for a minute. No family is perfect, but every family is beautifully imperfect. Join me for a fun and hands-on learning experience where I will show you that it's okay to not pose your family sessions. You can allow families to connect with one another as you capture those true, authentic moments. We, as photographers, need to rid our minds of preconceived notions of what a perfect session should look like, and instead learn to see beauty in the imperfections of life. In this demo with a real family, I will demonstrate how I approach a real family session. I will share insight on how I capture the environment to help tell the story of a family and how to incorporate movement to make stunning portraits. We will discuss many situations that you may encounter with clients, from what to do with fussy children to how to suggest colors and outfits that families should stick to for their sessions.

It's best to have experience shooting in manual mode. Recommended lenses are either 35mm or 50mm.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to get families to engage with one another.
2. Learn tips on how to deal with fussy children and how to encourage kids to have fun and love getting photographed.
3. Hear styling tips and suggestions.
4. Learn how to use the environment to create beautiful portraits of real families.

Instructors

Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Great Light Anywhere: Achieving a Natural Look in Lifestyle Photography with Artificial Light (Kim Hildebrand)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how to take creative in-home lifestyle images even on the darkest of days? In this hands-on lifestyle session for digital and film shooters, Kim will photograph a family with kids like she would any in-home session, using a film camera and artificial light in a lifestyle suite. She'll show you how and where she sets up her strobe to get all subjects evenly lit without looking like flash photography. She will walk you through how to take a meter reading (if you are shooting with film) and how to adjust exposure in camera to create your desired vision. Kim will test the lighting set-up with a digital camera as well to give attendees instant feedback on the lighting. She will then photograph the family by replicating a normal session and take breaks to allow attendees to ask questions and practice. She'll photograph the family in a minimum of two locations to show how she sets up the strobe or flash in each setting based on the end result she is looking for. Lastly, Kim will demonstrate how you can still achieve a natural-looking lifestyle session with artificial light on the darkest of days and how all of this does not alter the family dynamics or restrict your creative choices. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice photographing the model family although they will be asked to take turns based on the number of wireless triggers available. Digital and film attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode. Gear needed: Digital or film camera; flash and flash triggers (beneficial but not required). Film shooters are responsible for bringing their own film and external light meters.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will learn how to shoot a family lifestyle session with artificial light while getting the look of natural light on a digital or film camera.
2. Attendees will learn when and how to use artificial light in a lifestyle setting.
3. Attendees will learn about the types of artificial lighting and the additional equipment that Kim chooses to use for family sessions.
4. Attendees will learn where to place the artificial light for two different shooting situations in a home-like environment.
5. Attendees will learn how Kim balances ambient and flash exposure to achieve her desired outcome.

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your k... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Heart-Led Artistry: Photographing Children and Families with Special Needs and Circumstances (Carolina Gonzalez)
Limited Capacity seats available

Every child and family has a story to tell. As photographers and storytellers we can connect on a personal level to discover how each story can be told genuinely. Join Carolina Gonzalez in a candid roundtable dialogue to bring the topic of photographing children with special needs to light. While photographing a child with special needs may present some challenges, we share the responsibility of educating ourselves on how best to serve and genuinely honor their story. Carolina Gonzalez will share how capturing intimate stories of children and families with special needs and circumstances has fueled her desire to raise awareness by bringing this conversation to the forefront of the industry. We will discuss the importance of creating an open dialogue with the family you are set to photograph before the session takes place and tips on executing a successful session. Join us if your heart is leading you to work with special needs children and families or you are looking for tips and advice on how to meaningfully convey a compelling story through photographs. We will also dedicate some time to discussing several charitable and non-profit organizations that partner with photographers looking to give back to others with their time and talent. This intimate roundtable is open to photographers of all levels, both hobbyists and working professionals, and will take place in a home-like lifestyle suite.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Engage in an open, constructive dialogue in how we, as photographers, can educate and prepare ourselves to best serve children and families with special needs and circumstances.
2. Learn from a parent's perspective: The instructor will share a compilation of tips and considerations parents of children with special needs would like to share with child and family photographers.
3. Receive a list of charitable and non-profit organizations that partner with professional photographers to provide the gift of photography to children with special needs or illnesses, as well as children and families with special circumstances.
4. Learn to get on the child's level, engage in their interests, and how to best make the child and family feel comfortable during the session.
5. Learn how working with special needs children and families with special circumstances will greatly impact the development of your artistic voice.

Instructors
avatar for Carolina Gonzalez

Carolina Gonzalez

Owner, C. Gonzalez Photography
Carolina is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com | | Carolina Gonzalez is a fine art and portraiture photographer based in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a lover of emotive imagery and capturing connection. Her heart pulls her towards rich black and whites but she... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hospitality Suite Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Honest Moments: Bringing Photojournalism Back to Weddings (Courtney Larson)
Limited Capacity filling up

It feels like wedding stories have become scripted and predictable: couple gets ready, they get married, takes some portraits, and have dinner with guests. As wedding photographers, the monotony can put us in a rut! Join Courtney Larson as she teaches how she has brought photojournalism to her weddings, allowing her brides to live in the moments, not just pose for them. Together you're invited as we document a bride and groom getting ready. We will discuss all the tools needed to work in a small space, challenging light and with a fast-paced timeline. See the wedding day from a photojournalist perspective and learn how you can take this approach and incorporate it into your business. Honest moments do not need to come at the expense of beautiful portraits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Answer ""What is wedding photojournalism?""
2. Work in small spaces and challenging light
3. Hear about gear recommendations
4. Learn tools for seeing and capturing compelling moments
5. Learn to use every angle and your environment
5. Learn how to incorporate photojournalism into your current business

Instructors
avatar for Courtney Larson

Courtney Larson

Owner, Inloveness Photography
Courtney is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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, running her own jewelry business, or living abroad, she has been sharing the narratives of her life and of those around her. As a devoted artist and on the adventure of life that is motherhood, photography has become her medium of... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Into the Shadows: A Low-Light Photo Walk (Casey McCauley)
Limited Capacity filling up

As photographers, we are always looking for new and creative ways to tell a story. We learn to shoot in the light, to chase the light, to find the “perfect” light…but, what about the shadows? Whether you are a portrait, child, or family photographer, or photojournalist, there is story to be told through the shadows. Join me, Casey McCauley, on a photo walk in the low-light with models to photograph. Learn how to expose, shoot through the shadows, embrace shadows, and how tell to a story in the low-light.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Exposure:
a. Learn how to creatively expose for low-light and shadows
b. Discuss “levels of low-light” and how you might expose for each

2. Composition
a. Discuss and utilize different techniques for shooting in low-light (silhouettes, partial silhouettes, layering, etc.)

3. Vision/Story:
a. Using movement in the shadows/low-light to enhance the story
b. Creative focus and how it will affect your story and vision

Instructors
avatar for Casey McCauley

Casey McCauley

owner, Casey McCauley Photography
Casey is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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 fu... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Let's Dance: Infusing Dance and Movement into Senior Portraits (Kate Luber)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kate as she photographs high school seniors and incorporates their interest in dance into their session. During this shoot Kate will photograph high school seniors with dance backgrounds, and attendees will have the opportunity to shoot alongside Kate and learn how she infuses dance elements into the session. The program will cover location selection, light, wardrobe considerations, as well as Kate's typical workflow during the session. Kate will also cover how to work with any level of dancer and what safety precautions to take when photographing movement outside of a dance studio. A digital workbook of dance poses will be provided to all participants. The program will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Participants should bring a camera and have experience shooting in manual mode.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Kate will discuss what locations to look for that are suitable for incorporating dance photography. Wardrobe choices and ""dance-ability"" will be discussed.
2. The program will cover Kate's senior posing workflow for both dancers and non-dancers.
3. Kate will cover poses suitable for a variety of dance skill levels as well as safety considerations for dance sessions.
4. A link to a free dance posing guide will be provided to participants. This guide will cover poses for various skill levels of dancer as well as safety and technique pitfalls to watch out for when shooting dancers.
5. After the conference, students will also be sent a link to watch Kate edit one of the images taken during the program.

Instructors
avatar for Kate Luber

Kate Luber

Kate Luber Photography
Kate is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Lightroom Time Savers to Win Your Time Back (Graham & Ashley Scobey)
Limited Capacity seats available

We believe in dreaming big and carving out time for things that really matter. You are a creative, but sometimes it may seem like you're a bookkeeper, an administrative assistant or an editor first. Our systems and workflow are the lift-rafts that keep us afloat in busy and hectic times (HELLO OCTOBER!!). We believe that we need to create as many time-savers in our business as possible so that dreaming and creating can be our first priority.

Over the past 5 years of educating photographers we've heard over and over again what a time-suck culling and editing can be. We don't want you spending all of your time at your computer (or heck, even 1/4 of your time!). Our editing workflow in Lightroom has become a major time-SAVER for us. Our culling and editing process is lightning fast, and it wins us time back to do what we really love (tickle fights with our kids and hiking up mountains with amazing couples). In this hands-on class we will work through our top Lightroom time savers that win us back hours each week to focus on the things that matter most.

Students should bring a laptop with Lightroom (or a notebook for taking many notes!) and be prepared for hands-on learning.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
- The importance of creating time savers and sticking with them
- Lightroom workflow, including importing and exporting
- Knowing your way around Lightroom
- Culling quickly and effectively
- Our top Lightroom time savers
- Implementing these changes into your business

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Scobey

Ashley Scobey

Scobey Photography
With two creative perspectives and a shared passion for people, Ashley and Graham Scobey are the husband and wife team behind Scobey Photography. They've been recognized as Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and their work has received awards such as Jun... Read More →
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Graham Scobey

With two creative perspectives and a shared passion for people, Ashley and Graham Scobey are the husband and wife team behind Scobey Photography. They've been recognized as Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and their work has received awards such as Jun... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Outdoor Fashion Shoot: Making Magic with One Tween and One Light (Alix Martinez)
Limited Capacity filling up

At the beginning of this outdoor program, we will walk around the plantation grounds to identify perfect backdrops for a kids' fashion shoot. Using a Profoto B1 strobe and a diffuser/reflector in conjunction with natural light, I will demonstrate how to create perfect fill light for any time of day. I will go over how to get into children's fashion photography, how to obtain models and clothing, and then how to execute a story or concept. I will shoot our child model while tethered to my laptop so people can see the SOOC (straight out of camera) images. Manual mode experience is a must to get the most out of this class.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain comfort as a kids fashion photographer.
2. Learn tips and tricks for photographing models for editorial projects.
3. Learn how to shoot at any time of day with beautiful light - either natural or created.
4. Learn how to use a strobe for fill to achieve a natural light feel in your photos.

Instructors
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Alix Martinez

photographer/owner, Alix Martinez Photography
Kids commercial, fashion, and underwater photographer


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Stills to Motion: How the Modern Photographer Can Use Video to Stand Out (Amy Cyphers & Kim Bear)
Limited Capacity full

In this boutique session we are going to talk about how you can incorporate video into your existing photography business. We will be covering everything from basic gear and camera set up, to how you can use video in your products, social media, in person sales, and marketing. In this workshop you will learn how your skills as a photographer can translate to video using either a DSLR or mirrorless camera. You are invited to join us in photographing and filming a family session. We will be shooting live models and showing how to flow from still images to motion. We will demonstrate how to add video to a photo session to create a more emotional client experience, as well as create videos that advertise your specialty in a new way. Learn Kim and Amy's tips and tricks to getting the most out of your session and camera.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. See how to plan an effective still to motion shoot through storyboarding.
2. Learn best camera settings for transitioning between stills and video quickly.
3. Learn how to move quickly from pose to motion.
4. Learn simple technique and games which create genuine expressions and connections.
5. Learn how to incorporate video in to your products and marketing.

Instructors
avatar for Amy Cyphers

Amy Cyphers

Photographer/Owner, The Wild Child Photography
Amy is sponsored by Zeiss | https://www.zeiss.com/ | | I'm a momma to 3 awesome kids, and a proud wife to Bryson. I love photography and video, and love life on our little farm in Kansas. Capturing the daily inspires me and someday these memories I've captured will be my greate... Read More →
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Kim Bear

Co-Owner, The Wild Child Photography
Kim is sponsored by Zeiss | https://www.zeiss.com/ | | We love shooting editorial and story art. There are so many details we want to capture and pair with portraits to tell a story... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Storytelling: The Lifestyle Approach to a Family Session (Chloe Ramirez)
Limited Capacity full

What if we photographed families the way we looked at our own lives? What if we took the time to get to know our subjects, REALLY get to know them, before putting them in arbitrary poses? What makes your subjects' hearts soar? What's their favorite thing to do as a family? What happens when we strip away everything that doesn't apply, would we be left with what really matters? Would we be left with images your subject can truly connect with and that you're proud to have in your portfolio?

In this class I will break down exactly how I approach a storytelling family session. From the very first email, to how I photograph and interact with my subjects during the shoot, to the final product. Attendees will be able to watch how I navigate a lifestyle family session and have the opportunity to photograph the family as well. This class will take place in a home-like suite at the hotel.

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

Learning Objectives:
Like all good stories there is always a beginning, middle and an end. I will take this class through my entire process for a family storytelling session.

Part 1. Laying the groundwork for a successful storytelling session.
-emailing with my subjects, getting to know them beyond just their names
-my questionnaire: a tool I use to help gather information about my subjects' background, interests and what their day to day life looks like
-presenting my direction for the session to my subjects

Part 2. Photographing a storytelling session
-how I communicate with my adult subjects during a shoot to foster an environment for them to be their authentic selves
-tricks I use for keeping kids actively engaged during a 2 hour shoot
-allowing room to ""go with the flow"" while still having complete creative control over the session

Instructors
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Chloe Ramirez

Owner/Photographer, Chloe Ramirez
Chloe is a photographer from Sacramento California who specializes in Lifestyle photography. She is known for her ability to use storytelling in her photography. Her work has been featured on many of the leading photography magazines and blogs including Popular Photography, Ebay... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

Styled Children: Posed Yet Playful (Sarah Driscoll)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this outdoor boutique you will watch Sarah as she interacts and poses children in a very casual way. You will learn techniques for styling children, engaging with children, posing them naturally, and getting artistic images that fit your vision while also providing posed “smile at the camera” images that parents so often love and want from their sessions. Sarah will walk you through her settings, her reasoning and her methods during the first portion of the shoot. Afterward, students are welcome to take turns shooting and interacting with the children alongside Sarah. Through a series of poses, games, adventures and moments led by Sarah, students will capture an array of expressions from the children in both posed and candid images. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to bring their preferred camera and lens along with them.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to interact with children (games to play, questions to ask, directions to give).
2. Find the right flow with children (know when the child is getting restless or uncomfortable and be able to gently guide them into the right moment).
3. Use the right light for the moment.
4. Learn how to style children simply and beautifully.
5. Gain an understanding of camera settings for various moods.

Instructors

Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

The Art of Creative Portraiture (Emma Wood & Caroline Jensen)
Limited Capacity full

Join Caroline Jensen and Emma Wood for this creative portraiture class where both instructors will reveal their thought processes for shooting creatively. Using both regular and creative lenses (whatever your preference is), the emphasis of this class will be to teach photographers how to capture greater atmosphere and mood in their photos. Emma and Caroline will be shooting two beautiful, experienced models of similar age (Anni Jensen and Poppy Wood), both of whom are very used to being behind the camera. Watch as the instructors walk you through their best tips, and learn to shoot creatively with their insight in this class. See firsthand how creative blur in camera, composition, movement and beautiful light can come together to make gallery worthy images. Emma and Caroline will provide an instructional demonstration and will guide the attendees on how to shoot and achieve creative and emotive images. Attendees will have the chance to observe how Caroline and Emma capture images with their own vision in mind, and then be able to shoot the models for themselves either alongside them, or in small groups. This class will begin indoors and may venture outside. Students should be proficient shooting in manual mode, but not necessarily with creative lenses.

Location:
This boutique program will take place an open indoor space with natural light and easy access to an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean.

Learning Objectives:
-Explore and create emotional, fine art images using beautiful light and creative or regular lenses.
-Receive a tip sheet on how to achieve emotive images utilizing natural light.
-Learn how to direct and guide your subject/model in order to shoot unique and interesting images.

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Click and Company Instructor and Mentor
Caroline Jensen 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 her niche in painterly ima... Read More →
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Emma Wood

Emma Wood is a quintessential English girl who currently resides in the United Arab Emirates with her pilot husband and their seven children. She has spent her life travelling and to date has lived in seven different countries. | | Emma has spent the past few years discovering photography as a means to documenting her... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Oceanview Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

The Value of Self-Portraits and How to Create Them (Teresa Vick)
Limited Capacity seats available

“She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.” Tyler Kent White

Culture has not been kind to women. So often women feel pressured to look, act, and be a certain way. They are rarely prompted to look within and discover their worth as a person aside from outward appearances. Join Teresa in the journey of #EmbracingSelf by discovering how you can blend a healthy self-esteem and technical tools of self-portrait work into your creative process. The social, cultural, and personal affects of self-portraiture can have a significant impact by allowing you to connect with clients more effectively, and allowing your children, future grandchildren, and family members to see you modeling healthy self esteem. In this class you'll hear about Teresa's self-portrait journey, learn about the equipment and tools needed to get started in self-portraiture, along with tips and tricks in shooting and post processing to accomplish artistic, emotional, and meaningful images.

This boutique will take place indoors in a cozy and home-like hotel suite (with furniture and windows) and will be broken up into a couple sections. The program will begin with Teresa sharing her history and experience, and the creative process of self-portraiture. She will explain the value of self-portrait work to photographers personally, and to their business and clients. In the second portion of the class, attendees will watch Teresa set up a typical self-portrait session. She will set up next to a window and share about the equipment she uses, light and positioning, distance of subject from background, and other creative decisions she makes while creating self-portraits. Teresa will share about post processing and in-camera settings she uses to achieve certain end results. The program will conclude with a short question and answer session.

Location:
This indoor boutique discussion program will take place in a home-like hotel suite.

Attendees will:
1. Discover the significant benefits of self-portrait work and how it will add value to yourself, your family, your business, and your clients.
2. Hear about the gear/equipment needed to quickly get started taking self-portraits
3. Go behind the scenes and learn tips and tricks Teresa Vick uses to create her emotional, moody, and soulful self-portraits.
4. Gain an introduction on how to utilize camera settings and post processing/editing techniques to achieve certain moods.

Instructors
avatar for Teresa Vick

Teresa Vick

Owner, Teresa Vick Photography
Graphic Designer since 2005 and natural light photographer producing mostly black and white images, some color, with a fine art style, located in Vancouver, WA, USA. I love creating. I love finding beauty in the mundane and seemingly trivial. I love being a part of creating beau... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

2:00pm

What Lies Beneath: Exploring the Depths of Underwater Photography (Elizabeth Blank)
Limited Capacity full

Utilizing the beautiful, heated lap-pool at Racquet Park, the Omni's Health & Fitness Center, students will be introduced to the world of underwater photography. The program will begin with a discussion about the different types of underwater cameras on the market (point and shoots, DSLRs, etc.) and the wide variety of underwater housing units available to photographers. Elizabeth will fully discuss the gear that she uses when shooting sessions underwater, as well as the gear she uses to optimize her personal endurance under the water (mask, snorkel, weighted belt, anchored weights, and preferred clothing to shoot in). After a comprehensive discussion on gear, Elizabeth will explain the settings she uses for achieving stellar images underwater and will demonstrate how her underwater housing, the SPL underwater housing unit, is assembled and used. After any questions have been answered about gear and settings, Elizabeth will do a live shooting demonstration in the pool with models.

The indoor pool at Racquet Park is situated under an expansive skylight and this will allow natural light to beautifully light the pool water and mimic the effects of being in an outdoor setting. The instructor will guide students on how to find the most pleasing light in the pool and how to best guide the subject to interact with that light. The instructor will then spend time photographing the subject underwater while attendees observe from the side of the pool. After the shooting demonstration, Elizabeth will answer any questions the students have about the process. If time permits, Elizabeth will also explain and demonstrate how to achieve split-level photographs in the water (one half of the image is above water while the other half is below). The program will wrap up with Elizabeth answering any lingering questions attendees may still have.

Learning Objectives:
- Students will learn what types of underwater cameras and housing units are currently on the market from the most budget-friendly iPhone underwater cases to the most intricate underwater housing units (and everything in between!).
- Students will learn how each housing unit is used to ensure water damage does not occur.
- Students will learn what additional equipment is necessary for achieving underwater imagery (masks, weighted belts, anchored weights, etc.).
- Students will learn what manual settings the instructor uses when underwater.
- Students will learn how to identify the best light available within the pool.
- Students will learn how to guide their subjects toward the most favorable light and then instruct them how to interact underwater with that light.
- Students will learn how to prepare their own body to ensure stabilization once under the water.
- Students will observe the instructor's body movements and actions as she photographs a subject under the water.
- Students will learn what a split-level image is and how they can achieve this in the water.

Instructors
avatar for Elizabeth Blank

Elizabeth Blank

Owner/Photographer, Elizabeth Blank Photography
Elizabeth is sponsored by SPL Water Housings | http://splwaterhousings.com | | www.elizabethblankphotography.com | http://instagram.com/elizabethblankphotography | https://www.facebook.com/elizabethblankphotography... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Indoor Pool at Racquet Park Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Curating Your Way to a Recognizable Brand (Jeremy Chou)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this illuminating photography talk, Jeremy Chou reveals the steps he took to carve out a successful niche in an extremely competitive market. He will discuss how he carefully crafted a brand that allows him to attract the affluent clientele he desires, demonstrate the strategies he has implemented, and share the mistakes that that he made. He will also reveal to attendees tips for leveraging social media, tackling SEO, and strengthening brand identity to create a powerful brand presence that draws clients in and stands out from competitors.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

1. How to set up a blog post that tells a story.

2. How to recognize inconsistent images from online portfolio & social media outlets.

3. How to attract higher end clientele by curating.

4. SEO strategies that attract the right kind of clients.

5. Tips for leveraging social media without overspending on paid promotions

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Chou

Jeremy Chou

Jeremy Chou Photography


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Shoot What Matters: Creating Unmistakable Work (Virginia Greuloch)
Limited Capacity seats available

We all want our work to be unmistakable. We want to be able to be seen and heard through our images, to have our visual voice be recognized, and to feel confident in our ability to create consistent work that represents who we are humans and as artists. In order to be able to do all those things, we have to first become very clear on some questions that too often go unanswered when we pick up our cameras. What are you paying attention to? How can you tell this visual story in a way that only you can tell it? How can you use your unique point-of-view to create art that is unmistakable?

Join Virginia Greuloch on a visual examination of six simple questions you can use to create art that is meaningful to you every time you pick up your camera. Explore different technical and sensory techniques that you can use to tell your story while gaining tips on how to harness your “you-ness” to produce images that speak to what truly matters to you at your core and define your visual voice. A live editing portion of images that almost ended up on the cutting room floor will show you how to critically analyze each image to create some of your best, most personal work. Whether you’re a professional photographer or the family historian, this session will give you new insight and tools to use on your journey to becoming the photographer you were meant to be.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Using your own personal values as a base, learn to identify what matters most to you in the scene you're trying to photograph.

2. Explore 6 simple concepts you can use to bring your personal story and artistic vision to life.

3. Learn to critically examine your less-than-perfect images to transform them from something you might have thrown away into art that you love.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Greuloch

Virginia Greuloch

Owner/Photographer, The Good Life Photography


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Capturing the Beauty of the Beach: A Free-Spirited Family Session at Golden Hour (Samantha McBride)
Limited Capacity full

Whether flying a kite, building sandcastles, splashing in the surf, or running with seagulls, there are few places as freeing and beautiful to shoot as the beach (and no better time than golden hour, of course)! This boutique program will feature a loving, expecting couple and their children styled in a whimsical way to reflect the gorgeous setting and vibe that only the ocean can provide. I will show how to run a coordinated but natural session, gently leading the models while allowing the moments that naturally occur to be captured as well. From maternity and couple shots to images of the family and children playing, this program will feature as much variety as we can fit in. Between poses and combinations, participants will be invited to shoot along with me and practice the settings and positions I recommend as well as contribute their own ideas! There are no prerequisites for this program except for a desire to have fun and see what beautiful shots the Atlantic coast at golden hour brings us. I can't wait to share this experience with you!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. See how to compose images that come from the soul and make the most of this free-spirited beach setting.

2. Learn to use the minimal but breathtaking beach palette to isolate subjects and tell their story.

3. Explore the beautiful light of golden hour and the whimsical scenery provided by the ocean, sand and surf

4. Capture a variety of shots, from maternity and couple to family and childhood moments.

5. Receive a takeaway of subject combinations and scenes to refer to for you own beach sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Creative Food Photography (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wondered how photographers make the food in magazines look so delicious? Have you ever tried to capture a photo of a gorgeous plate of food for your Instagram feed only to find it looking like a jumbled mess of slop? Join Kellie as she guides you through the process of preparing food, curating props, and using simple lighting techniques to create images that could grace the cover of your favorite food magazines. Even better, learn how to translate these simple techniques into your own unique style, leaving your stamp on a photography genre that is popular and growing in demand! We will have multiple styled food set-ups ready for each and every participant to arrange and photograph in a collaborative environment, allowing you to leave the class not only full of inspiration and actionable techniques but also a memory card full of images ready to print and frame.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to photograph food in a way that makes it look appetizing while still maintaining artistic integrity.
2. Learn how to incorporate props and textures that highlight your food subjects and add visual interest to your images.
3. Explore ways to photograph food that is unique to you as an artist.

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Owner/Photographer, Shutter & Glass Photography
Kellie is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Dreamy Seascapes (Kristen Ryan)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join me on the beach as we capture creative seascapes through the use of filters, setting choice and perspective. We'll begin with a discussion of basic settings for beach photography. Surveying our environment, we will consider how we can use foreground, shoreline, and perspective to add depth to seascapes. I 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. We'll talk about the various shutter speed options for capturing the ocean and what look each will achieve. Lastly, I will demonstrate the use of a neutral density filter to capture long exposures.

Following 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 capturing the ideal exposure.

It is recommended that students have experience shooting in manual mode. It is also recommended that the highlight blinkies 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), Big Stopper (10 stops) or variable filter (e.g. 2-8 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 bring a tripod or filters.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use neutral density filters to successfully shoot long exposures.

2. Discuss how to choose the right shutter speed for your creative vision.

3. Learn how to capture the full dynamic range of the scene whether in one or multiple exposures, or using a graduated neutral density filter.

4. Create compositions and perspectives with depth and interest.

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan is a natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle, fine art and landscape images. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband of 10 years and 4 young kids. Her everyday finds her striving to freeze the moments of her little ones’ childhood in an ar... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Family Shoot on the Beach: Capturing the Golden Light & Perfectly Imperfect Posing (Kansas Pitts)
Limited Capacity full

I will begin this program by sharing my go-to settings and general session flow with my family clients as well as how I prepare my families to mesh into my "imperfectly perfect posing" approach, probably better known loosely as lifestyle posing. We will talk about timing (whether beach or not) and how to schedule your sessions to capture that golden light to perfection. Then we will move to the beach where I will demonstrate how I work with my families to capture those raw, in-between moments while still delivering the stunning everyone-smiling-at-the-camera image that moms with younger kids value. All clients want a little of everything so I will work to show you how to get an amazing and diverse gallery for your families.

I will demonstrate placement of my subjects as it relates to the light source, dealing with different types of lighting situations (overcast, full sun, partly cloudy, etc.), posing/unposing, working with children of all ages, and dealing with different size families all while producing both great posed images as well as semi-posed and true lifestyle images.

Attendees should know how to use manual mode on their cameras, have a general knowledge of changing settings on the fly, and be passionate about working with kids and families!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Watch how I choose to place subjects depending on location of light source.
2. Learn how I photograph in different types of lighting situations.
3. See my settings for golden hour images.
4. Learn my approach to posing/shooting, including ""unposing"" (those true in-between moments), posing, semi-lifestyle, and true lifestyle shooting.
5. Learn to pose different size families.
6. Gain an understanding of posing families with children of varying ages.

Instructors
avatar for Kansas Pitts

Kansas Pitts

Owner/Primary Photographer, Kansas Pitts Photography & Design
Kansas is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Magic Light at the Beach (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity full

The sound and movement from the wind and the waves will be our inspiration for a golden hour shoot at the beach. We will discuss and explore subject placement in relation to the setting sun; learn how to creatively include lens flare, movement and atmosphere in our portraits; and play with silhouettes and shoot for a high key look. I will explain how I look for details that tell a story of place, including what elements to include that strengthen an image and elevate your vision.

Working with 1-2 models will allow us to explore how to include the environment and be creative with light. This will also allow me to slow down the process and let the attendees see what I see before getting the chance to shoot. The focus of this class is about playing with different perspectives, using the light to tell a story, and capturing the details. The model(s) will have a few stylized props on hand that we will include to enhance movement, texture and the light. Shooting at the beach can be tricky. This will be a class where we address the technical aspects of beach shooting, as much as finding creativity using the elements in the environment. I am passionate about shooting at the beach and ocean. This will be a fun and creative shoot where you will be encouraged to ask questions and try out your own ideas!

Students should have an understanding of shooting in manual mode.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what lenses to use and best aperture choices in various scenarios.
2. Understand proper exposure when shooting in back light.
3. Learn creative light use for the setting sun, and how to use the environment for bounced light.
4. Understand how to incorporate movement and atmosphere.
5. Explore photographic elements to enhance the story of an image.
6. Gain experience giving direction to subjects.

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

Owner, 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. A mother of two boys who can crack a joke with the best of them. Her styl... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

No Shoes Required: The Unposed Family (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity full

The beach is not the easiest location to choose for a family session. The sound of the waves makes it hard to hear, the wind makes getting the perfect smile-at-the-camera picture nearly impossible, and the sand and water are not only hard on your camera but make it hard to keep children's attention! But the beach can be your client's happy place and favorite session location – you just have to remember that a successful beach shoot starts with you! You must be able to show clients how to relax and let their story unfold.

Join me in a hands-on shooting demonstration with a family, where I will walk you through tips on how to capture genuine family connections while in a location as distracting as the beach. I will show you my own useful techniques to guide clients through a series of games and prompts that allow you to capture the perfectly imperfect moments that happen in between, as well as discuss how to protect your gear while shooting on the beach. While interactive attendee shooting at the end of the evening will be possible, the main goal of this shooting demonstration program is to provide an opportunity to show you exactly how my family beach sessions flow.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to get clients to relax and let their story unfold while at a distracting location.
- See a peek into the games and prompts that I use to produce genuine connections during family sessions.
- Learn tips for having fun but keeping control of a session.
- Learn tips for protecting your gear during a beach shoot.
- See a demonstration of how I photograph a typical family session at the beach.

Instructors
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

owner, Chubby Cheek Photography
Shalonda is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com | | Shalonda Chaddock is the face and camera behind chubby cheek photography. She is a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses w... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Planning and Executing a Successful Shoot with a Couple (Cody Harris)
Limited Capacity seats available

This demonstration program will be a combination of posing/directing a young couple mixed with prompts and tactics I use to not only connect with my couples, but have them honestly connect with each other. I will run through my typical pre-shoot process for attendees and explain how I improved the couple's experience even before the shoot. For example, I am hands on with planning locations, time, expectations and getting my couples excited before the shoot day. I will go through how and why we choose certain outfits and colors while staying true to the couple's personal style. I will also explain how I build rapport with every couple before our shoot. During the shoot, I take the class through my process and explain not only what I do, but WHY I am doing it. I believe there are specific tactics that work and make a shoot go smoothly. I will also explain the many little things I am thinking about in relationship to lighting, composition and being able to visualize a photo without losing touch with my couple. At the end of the day, the photos are for the couple and it takes balance of skill and personality to fully execute an honest, emotive session that is fundamentally sound or more importantly, visually stunning.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Be able to build a system of communication with your couples that ensures maximum comfort and trust.

2. Learn to effectively plan and envision a shoot while making it a collaborative process.

3. Recognize the elements that make visually pleasing photographs with true emotion.

4. Discover how to establish a genuine relationship with your subject."

Instructors
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Cody Harris

Cody & Allison


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Stories of the Here and Now (Brittany Blake)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to document life at home in a fun, purposeful way. Capture the crazy and the beautiful with a focus on using light, energy, and composition. You will see a live shooting demonstration with a young family where they will play and interact with each other in a way that is authentic, fun, and tells a story that is unique to this time in their lives. Details on preparing for sessions, how to use light in client's homes, and communicating with clients for a successful session will also be covered. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and shoot along side me, making this a hands-on learning experience. While this program would be great for photographers photographing clients, those documenting their own children would also benefit. Photographers should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of light.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Work with clients to discover what's most important to them, and documenting that.
2. Document a family in an authentic way, showcasing what life is truly like at this phase in their lives.
3. Use available light, and get creative with angles and compositions to create interesting portraits in ordinary homes.
4. Create slideshows and albums as a way for clients to display their images in a way that showcases the full story.
5. Direct clients into natural poses, and encourage authentic engagement.

Instructors
avatar for Brittany Blake

Brittany Blake

Photographer, Brittany Blake Photography
Brittany Blake is a newborn and family photographer in Central North Carolina.


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Taking Stock: Tools and Tips for Creating Flat Lays and Styled Stock Photos (Kimberly Murray)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to create flat lay images that reflect who you are and what you love? Custom styled stock photography designed exclusively for you or your brand is a great way to ensure a cohesive stream across your online platforms. And who better to create them than you?! In this interactive boutique session, I will share the tools and techniques that can make flat lay styling easier and how to use layering and texture for a more dynamic image. In addition, I will share how you can personalize your images to give them more “life” so that they don’t feel like stock. After a brief instructional segment, I will demonstrate how I approach a flat lay shoot, from mood board to final images, and make decisions about the placement of items along the way. Then, you will have an opportunity to practice shooting your own flat lays. You’ll leave the session feeling more confident in styling products and items, whether for your own brand or for a client. The session will take place in a home-like lifestyle suite so that you can learn how to create evenly lit photos at home with just window light and inexpensive materials.

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

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the best lenses and tools for flat lay photography.
2. Demonstrate dynamic styling using various composition rules.
3. Use window light and inexpensive materials to create beautifully lit images.

Instructors
avatar for Kimberly Murray

Kimberly Murray

Owner/Photographer, Kimberly Murray Photography
Kimberly Murray is a commercial photographer specializing in styled flat lays, interiors, and lifestyle portraits. Kimberly’s Ph.D. in psychology helps her to stay attuned to her clients’ needs by creating the perfect images that capture the mood and personality of their brands... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hospitality Suite Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Art of Lifestyle Baby Photography (Elise Meader)
Limited Capacity full

This program will take you inside a live lifestyle photography session where Elise will demonstrate how she works with babies. This program will take place in a home-like hotel suite using natural light. Attendees will see how to photograph a small family and their baby who will be over the age of 12 months. Throughout this program you will learn how to properly compose a shot, interact with your subject on a personal level to encourage connection, and create emotive imagery. You will learn creative ways to use light, composition tips and tricks, and how to make an indoor lifestyle session come to life. Elise will cover her favorite subject-led poses, show you how she encourages connection between her subjects, and explain her process as you shoot along with her. This program is for the lifestyle photographer who is in business or the hobbyist photographer who wants to learn how to make their own personal photos that much better! Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and understand use of light. Students should come prepared with their DSLR and wide angle lens; ideally a 35mm or 24mm will work best.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to create varied, creative, and strong compositions
2. Understand how to make the most of available light
3. See how to interact with your subjects to evoke true and honest connection

Instructors
avatar for Elise Meader

Elise Meader

Elise Meader Photography
Lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Central MA | Writer of breakout "The Art of Lifestyle Newborn" with Clickin Moms


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Golden Child: Children's Fine Art Photography Inspired by Light (Dana Leigh)
Limited Capacity filling up

Nothing inspires me more than light. In fact, light is almost always what prompts me to pick up my camera. The Golden Child boutique program will feature a sibling group of 2 children styled for a fine art session and will take place at golden hour on the plantation grounds. I will be demonstrating my process of combining curiosity with available light to create and execute a vision, resulting in the creation of beautiful art. Together we will examine many kinds of light and how to use light to communicate different moods and convey emotion. I will also demonstrate how I work with children to keep them engaged, having fun, and a part of the creative process. We will delve into the various ways I play with light to add more magic into the scene and incorporate it into an artistic vision. This includes sun bursts, lens flare, in-camera double exposures and more! Lastly, we will find shadows and reflections and I will explain how these techniques can be used to tell a story and capture genuine emotion. Boutique participants should plan on shooting alongside me and should be proficient in manual mode. Childhood is full of magic and beautiful moments and I want to show you how to capture the wonder of it all with your cameras!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
The Golden Child boutique participants will learn:
1. How to create an artistic vision for a fine art portrait using inspiration from available light.
2. How to use different types of light to communicate different moods and emotions.
3. The many ways to play with and manipulate light to add whimsy, magic and even mystery to an image.
4. To use shadows and reflections to tell a story and capture genuine emotion.
5. How to interact with children to keep them engaged and part of the creative process.

Instructors
avatar for Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh is an artist inspired by emotion and beautiful light. Specializing in portrait and fine art photography, her favorite subjects to photograph are her 5 children. Dana is a Click Pro and works as an Offset contributor. Her work has been featured by Click Magazine, Red T... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Moving Portrait Session (Catherine Lubbat)
Limited Capacity full

In this demonstration, we will go over how I seamlessly integrate videography into a standard portrait/family session. The session will take place in a home-like lifestyle suite with a model family. I will demonstrate how a session flows from start to finish in the first portion of the class. Attendees will be broken into smaller groups and have the opportunity to practice taking photographs of the models and to switch over to video and practice taking video clips to compose a short video. We won't focus on fusion videos where you have a slideshow with some video clips mixed in, but rather how to gather a whole gallery of images as well as produce a 2-3 minute long family film. We will also talk about elements that keep an audience's attention while watching the film as well as what to avoid. I'll talk about how I price a moving portrait session in comparison to a standard portrait session. After Click Away, I will invite attendees to watch a video of how I edit/piece the clips that I filmed at Click Away. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode as well as basic knowledge of video mode on their DSLR. We will not go into great detail the basics of video function. It is recommended that attendees bring their cameras that have a video mode as well as a wider angle focal length lens.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to balance time while filming as well as photographing a family.
2. Understand how to price a moving portrait session.
3. See how to bounce back and forth between shooting video and taking photographs seamlessly.
4. Learn about the elements that make a family film successful and evoke emotion in the viewer.

Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

The Traveling Storyteller: Techniques to Create Compelling Photos of a Place (Me Ra Koh & Brian Tausend)
Limited Capacity full

There was a season when we never dreamed of doing travel photography because we couldn’t imagine capturing an emotional image without a person in it. Little did we know how much portraits prepared us for travel photography! Is getting paid to travel and take photos one of your dreams? Did you start as a portrait photographer and find yourself in a new season with older kids and a growing desire to explore the world? If yes, you’re in great company! Join us for a fun, hands-on shooting session as we open up the world of travel photography!

We’re going to treat our time together as if we’re on assignment for a travel publication! What types of images do we need to capture what every publication expects? How do we create story without people? How do we capture emotion without faces? These are just a few of the questions we’ll be answering. We’ll also demonstrate specific camera settings for different subjects. Not everything is best captured with a shallow depth of field. (It’s true!) The one thing you always want more of is time. We’ll teach you how to build a strategic shooting schedule based on time of day and direction of light, as well as composition techniques that make readers and viewers say “I wish I was there…” What do you do with your beautiful imagery once you’re home? Learn how to write a rich pitch to editors and the different ways you can still be compensated for images that don’t make the cut. All levels are welcome to join us! Be ready to laugh, learn a few new tricks, and see how much your portrait background set you up for success with travel photography!

Bring your camera and a small journal or notepad for notes. Optional gear: You're welcome to bring polarizers, ND filters and a tripod for some of the photos. But they aren't necessary.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Key takeaways:
1. Essential elements every travel piece needs for publication
2. Determining camera settings based on the subject (architecture, mood, landscape, etc.)
3. Identifying your location’s personality to create an engaging story
4. Strategic shooting schedules based on time of day and direction of Light
5. Capturing emotion without faces
6. Different ways to be compensated
7. How to write a rich pitch with “the hook”

Instructors
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Brian Tausend

Me Ra Koh Media
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Me Ra Koh

Me Ra Koh Media
Me Ra is Sponsored by Sony | http://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Women Supporting Women: Round Table Q&A (Kendra Okolita and Sarah Wilkerson)
Limited Capacity filling up

Connect and share with Click & Company founder Kendra Okolita and CEO Sarah Wilkerson in this intimate round table Q&A that focuses on productivity, business & brand development, industry trends, philosophies on work/life balance, and the obstacles faced by women in business. We'll answer questions freely about the goals, successes, surprises, and challenges we've experienced in evolving a small photography forum into to a multi-brand media company, offer advice on issues you may be facing in your own business or entrepreneurial undertakings, and encourage attendees to bounce ideas off of one another in impromptu brainstorms with your fellow business-minded creatives.

Instructors
avatar for Kendra Okolita

Kendra Okolita

Founder, Click & Company
avatar for Sarah Wilkerson

Sarah Wilkerson

CEO, Click & Company
Sarah Wilkerson is the CEO of Click & Company and a photographer for more than ten years. Her approach to photography is guided by literary Romanticism and cinematography, and she gravitates towards color, dramatic light, and the dreaminess of tilt shift work in her everyday phot... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Young and Free: Photographing Families on the Beach (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity full

During the evening golden hour, join Ashley Berrie on the sandy beaches of Amelia Island. A gorgeous young family with a 1 year old and a toddler aged child will join us, perfectly styled and ready to photograph. As the sun sets opposite of the beach, learn how you can use all directions - north, south, east, and west light - to create beautiful beach images. Snap on your 35mm lens so you can capture those big puffy clouds and nail that tack sharp focus of a fast moving young family. Watch as Ashley engages and builds rapport with the family to create a fun experience for the whole family - even dad will have fun! Get inside Ashley's thought process as she thinks out loud just how to capture that next fleeting moment. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode as the class will focus on composition, light and color to create beautiful beach images. We will shoot until the light is completely gone and all is left is the moonlight and 5000 ISO! After photographing a full family session alongside Ashley, you will have the chance to join her in a private Facebook group 1 week after the conference. Within the private group you will have access to videos of her culling and editing the images through Lightroom and Photoshop and the opportunity for further Q&A.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to determine which lens to use on the beach by looking at the clouds.
2. Learn how to care for your gear while shooting at the beach, including tricks to change your lenses during sandy and windy conditions.
3. Learn how to properly advise your clients on what to wear prior to your session together.
4. Learn how to build rapport with young children and stubborn dads to allow you to create authentic photographs with connection.
5. Learn how to use light in all different directions to create a full gallery of images with lots of variety.
6. Understand Ashley's best practices for interacting with all members of the family.
7. Learn how to edit beach images applying the color theory and color harmony while making strong compositional choices to create ""wow"" images.

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
Ashley is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

4:30pm

Your Dream Client: Creating Symbiosis Between Creativity and Profitability (Amy Rushbrook)
Limited Capacity seats available

This eye opening class will provide attendees with practical tools to really dig deep and discover WHO their ideal clients are, and how profiling them can change the direction of their businesses. It's about using this profile to guide the direction of their business, from branding, to copywriting, to marketing and advertising. This classroom program will be generalized enough for any photographer of any genre (posed newborn and lifestyle family all the way to weddings) to take and use in their businesses. Profiling clients will transform the photographer's business and brand, and will attract the kind of people who will pay them to create the work and art they want to create. This class will include a workbook with tasks and tools to take away and apply to each photographer's own business.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
- Create in-depth profiles of dream clients and use it as a tool to direct your business.
- Find your dream clients through analysis of your client profiles.
- Effectively and strategically speak your dream client's language in order to attract them.
- Learn how to build a portfolio of dream clients.

Instructors
avatar for Amy Rushbrook

Amy Rushbrook

Lifestyle Photographer for Appreciators of the Unconventional, Amy Rushbrook | Lifestyle Photographer
I salute the mess of life, the imperfect relationships, the beautifully and superbly chaotic and different. I kiss the toes of those who are brave enough to just be themselves, and not feel like they need to project an image of perfection to the world. I love edgy people who fee... Read More →


Saturday February 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
 
Sunday, February 18
 

8:00am

Morning Coffee & Tea
Fuel up with a coffee, tea, and a light breakfast spread of fruit & pastries.

Sunday February 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Creativity Toolbox: Tips, Tricks and Secrets to Being a More Creative Photographer
Limited Capacity seats available

In this panel discussion on creativity and the creative process, photographers Keziah Kelsey, Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe, Twyla Jones, and Emma Wood divulge their artistic turning points, epiphanies, and best kept secrets for cultivating a powerful creative voice. Each panelist will reveal her go-to tips and tricks for incorporating more creativity into her own shooting and reveal how gear helped or hindered her as a creative. Moderator Caroline Jensen will also lead photographers through a powerfully honest discussion about tackling challenges, overcoming fears, and pushing the creative envelope. You'll leave this program moved, changed, and empowered with new creativity tools that you can try at home. The panel will end with questions from the audience.

DISCUSSION TOPICS
1. Key turning points and specific revelations made along the artistic journey
2. Obstacles, fears, and the danger of the comfort zone (and how to overcome them)
3. Personal tips and unexpected tricks that you can incorporate into your own shooting
4. Exploring how their gear can help or hinder the creative process
5. Finding, embracing, and refining a personal creative style

Moderator
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Caroline Jensen

Click and Company Instructor and Mentor
Caroline Jensen 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 her niche in painterly ima... Read More →

Instructors
avatar for Emma Wood

Emma Wood

Emma Wood is a quintessential English girl who currently resides in the United Arab Emirates with her pilot husband and their seven children. She has spent her life travelling and to date has lived in seven different countries. | | Emma has spent the past few years discovering photography as a means to documenting her... Read More →
avatar for Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Fine Art Documentary Photographer and co-founder of Sham of the Perfect.
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Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography
Twyla is sponsored by QT Albums | http://qtalbums.com | | I am obsessed with beautiful light and looking for magic everywhere. I focus heavily on creating environments that foster meaningful connections between my subjects. It is my desire to create photographs that do more tha... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Editorial Perspective: Exploring Composition & Creative Direction in Family Photography (Jen Huang)
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your portraiture work feeling stagnant and repetitive? Top photographers with a distinct style have a continuous source of variety in their work, and it all evolves from the strategic use of basic compositional building blocks. One new idea is not enough to establish a reputation within a saturated portrait photography market; you must learn to be innovative time and time again in order to create compelling and evocative images that stand out above all others.

This presentation will give attendees a strong foundation so that they can push their limits and produce innovative, stand-out imagery at every session. Jen will focus intensely focus on compositional principles, breaking down images from real family and portrait shoots, examining individual poses, and critically analyzing compositions to show you what makes them work. She will cover creative approaches for composing and directing family portraits (including individual portraits, maternity and baby portraits, and group portraits), show you how to develop a versatile shot list with an editorial look, and provide you with strategies for directing portraiture clients at a real photoshoot. She will invite enthusiastic audience Q&A and leave you feeling inspired, empowered, and creatively reinvigorated to elevate your own signature style

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1.Discover strategies for producing compelling and expressive portraits.

2. Revive overused, repetitive poses.

3. Overcome the anxiety of directing new clients.

4. Heighten creative direction to an editorial level.

5. Confidently direct solo as well as group shots.

6. Dive deep into compositional principles and learn ways to make your compositions stronger.

7. Develop a recognizable, signature look.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Huang

Jen Huang

Owner, Jen Huang Photo
Jen Huang is a Wedding Photographer and Speaker at Click Away 2018


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Adventure Awaits: A Family Photo Shoot (Maggie Fuller)
Limited Capacity seats available

Photo sessions are about more than creating images, they are about creating memories that last a lifetime. In this hands-on outdoor adventure with an active family, Maggie will demonstrate how to create a session full of adventure and energy that will lead to genuine connections and a gallery full of unique and varied photos. We will go on a walking adventure around the plantation grounds where the children will explore as well as engage in planned outdoor activities with the whole family (e.g., kite flying, Frisbee tossing). Shooting will be encouraged as we discuss lens choice, optimal light, aperture selection, and perspectives. Facilitating an opportunity for the family to focus on enjoying each other, laughing, loving, and hugging will create lasting memories and a beautiful gallery!

Attendees should have an understanding of the exposure triangle and be comfortable shooting in manual. Attendees should bring gear they would use at a regular shoot.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to encourage and capture natural behaviors and real moments through activities and play (on a real adventure!).
- Discover tips and tools to keep the fun of the adventure throughout the entire session.
- Gain confidence in using any location to capture family joy.
- Learn how to capture both traditional family shots along with shots filled with energy, love and movement."

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Fuller

Maggie Fuller

Owner/Photographer, Maggie Fuller Photography
Adventure lover. The everyday kind. With the kids. The let's go pick strawberries, try a new park, have a picnic, fly a kite, milk a cow, climb a tree kind of adventure. Let's make a memory that lasts. I fill my beloved annual photo album with storyboards of family adventures... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Artistically Capturing the Everyday: Making Creative Family Films (Catherine Lubbat)
Limited Capacity full

In this shooting demonstration, I will talk about the artistic elements that we as photographers can add to our family films. While it is important to capture our children just as they are on video, we do not have to sacrifice our artistic vision as we go about creating a family film. I will demonstrate how I create films while also incorporating creative effects like stop-motion, slow motion, and motion blur as well as interesting angles and compositions. I will give a stop-motion tutorial as well as show how to import them to your video editor. Attendees will get the opportunity to play with different gear such as a prism to add special elements to their clips. For the demonstration, I will have a pair of siblings in a home-like lifestyle suite and attendees will get the opportunity to watch me shoot and teach, and shoot alongside me during specified times. Attendees will be invited to join a Facebook group after Click Away where they will receive editing videos that will include education on how to use light overlays, transitions and different color grading and editing techniques to add to the mood of their film. Attendees are recommended to have knowledge shooting in manual mode and know how to switch their camera into video mode. It is recommended that attendees bring their video-equipped camera and preferably a wider angle lens (24mm, 35mm or even 50mm).

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

Learning Objectives:
1. See how to shoot and edit a stop-motion.
2. Learn what to look for when video recording and how to have an artful eye.
3. See how to artfully compose your video shots.
4. Learn about picking the right music to fit the mood of your film.
5. Learn about using the right speed and flow to convey a mood in your film.
6. See a demonstration on how to use creative effects like stop-motion, slow motion, and motion blur.

Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Ask the Editors: Round Table Q&A (Cameron Bishopp, Amy Lockheart & Lisa Thé)
Limited Capacity filling up

How do you get published? Click Magazine’s editorial & design team is spilling all the secrets to getting published in any magazine! Bring all your burning questions for Click's Editor-in-Chief Cameron Bishopp Davis, Creative Director Lisa Thé, and Senior Editor Amy Lockheart. Learn how to pitch your ideas, how to make a great impression on a magazine or blog editor, how to make sure your photos get noticed — and even the secrets to landing a cover!

Instructors
avatar for Amy Lockheart

Amy Lockheart

Click Magazine Senior Editor, Click & Company


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Beautiful Light on Location (Michelle Turner)
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you wish that you could summon amazing light on command? If you learn how to use off camera flash you can do just that! Whether you like dramatic light or subtle light that mimics the look of natural light, your off-camera flash can help you fill unwanted shadows in an image, photograph your subjects after dark, or even overpower the sun. That beautiful sunset behind your subject? You no longer have to choose whether to preserve your sky or blow it out and properly expose the subject—with off-camera flash you can choose a beautiful exposure for both! We'll cover balancing natural light with flash for effects that are subtle to dramatic, choosing the right light for the mood of the image, equipment selection, and more. You'll learn how to create light quickly and confidently on location in any situation!

Location:
This boutique program will take place in an open indoor space with studio and natural light and easy access to an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean.

Learning Objectives:
- Different light styles and how to create them with off camera flash
- How to balance natural light with flash for effects that range from subtle to dramatic
- Michelle's three step process for creating beautiful light easily
- How to choose your equipment to keep your kit easy to carry so you can actually GO on location without an army of helpers
- Light configuration set-up and shooting in the field

Instructors
avatar for Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner

Michelle Turner Photography
Michelle’s photography is a wildly fun, all-or-nothing, bold, brazen, adventure-laden experience, akin to the likes of a magazine shoot. From Puerto Vallarta to Maine, Pennsylvania to the world at large, the places where she shoots inform her photography just as much as the couple themselves. The end result? A brilliant, unmatched combination of people and places, hearts and havens, souls and surroundings, and sentiment and scenery, making her clients look like never-before-seen works of art among the wildest settings of the... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Oceanview Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Capturing the Moment that Matters (Jen Bilodeau)
Limited Capacity filling up

This program will guide participants to capture their most authentic and engaging images. Through discussion of previsualization techniques and the impact of the decisive moment, we will work through techniques to help participants train their eyes to see the moment that matters in what is unfolding before them. Through use of light, depth of field and other technical elements, participants will improve their technical competence to effectively and artistically capture the moment that matters.

The program will begin with a group discussion during which Jen will walk participants through session planning and previsualization techniques, as well as tips and tricks to help participants increase their proficiency and confidence in identifying the photographic decisive moment. Jen will then demonstrate how use of light, exposure choices, and gentle direction can help enhance the emotion of the moment. Participants will then have an opportunity to take turns trying these techniques through a mother/daughter photo shoot. Jen will conclude with a discussion about how to turn every client into a dream client and general Q&A.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
• Practice effective previsualization techniques
• Identify the decisive moment
• How to turn every client into your dream client
• How to capture genuine connection and authentic emotion
• Gain confidence with your subjects
• Technical tips and tricks for capturing the moment that matters
• How to shoot for emotive imagery

Instructors
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

Jen is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Everything Baby: Behind the Scenes of a Successful Baby Photography Business (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ashley Berrie with an all access pass for a behind the scenes experience of running a successful baby photography business. Attendees will hear all her secrets of running a successful photography business and have an opportunity to ask questions about their own businesses. Ashley will describe how to create a successful baby's 1st year plan, determine who your ideal clients are, how to partner with other local businesses, and how to price your service and your products so you are profitable. She will discuss how to create packages and collections that work for you and are easy to understand for your clients. Ashley will describe positive interactions with clients to give them the ultimate experience while providing lifelong tangible memories. Ashley will discuss how to maintain client relationships past baby's first year for future sessions. In addition to the on-going Q&A, attendees will be inspired with a behind the scenes look at all of Ashley's packaging, including a client welcome box with a full planning guide for clients, products she offers and product packaging options that create a wow experience for clients. The room will be full of laughter and ah-ha moments as attendees will be inspired to put the things they learn into place in their own baby photography businesses. Bonus material will include "Top 3 tips for your website's SEO."

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to create a baby's first year plan that works for both you and your ideal client.
2. Learn to price your service and your products so you are profitable, and learn the rule of thumb mark up so you are guaranteed to make a profit.
3. Understand your market and how to stand out in a saturated industry.
4. Determine who your clients are with Ashley's ""who is my ideal client?"" questionaire.
5. Learn how to connect with other businesses that match your style/brand and have similar ideal clients.
6. Learn how Ashley interacts and stays in touch with clients to provide memorable experiences that create long term, raving clients.

Instructors
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Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
Ashley is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Family Photography Shootout (Samantha McBride, Dana Leigh, and Lisa Rappa)
Limited Capacity filling up

It's raining models! This boutique will allow each participant to spend quality time with three unique families, coordinated with the expertise of Samantha McBride, Dana Leigh, and Lisa Rappa using their varying techniques and styles. All skill levels are welcome!
Participants will be broken into groups that rotate between the three families, set up in nearby areas with as much variety in models and backgrounds as possible. Designed for the participant that is eager to have some shooting time with models in this gorgeous setting, the multiple station approach allows more hands-on shooting time, and also gives you the opportunity to learn from three separate instructors. The instructors will give a brief intro and explain their location choice, their approach to family photography, and also guide the poses and subject interaction. Participants are allowed a set time at each station and will also be encouraged to trade headshots, if they wish.
This boutique session is an excellent opportunity for those looking to build their portfolio, but even seasoned photographers have much to gain by the variety of instruction and experiences. You will enjoy a super small group learning environment and the opportunity to connect with other talented photographers.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to pose and pace family sessions with multiple grouping options.
2. Learn to capture connections between subjects.
3. See how to make the most of your subjects, location, and available lighting.
4. Learn to vary techniques and approaches to family photography.
5. Photograph three families in varied backgrounds.

Instructors
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Dana Leigh

Dana Leigh is an artist inspired by emotion and beautiful light. Specializing in portrait and fine art photography, her favorite subjects to photograph are her 5 children. Dana is a Click Pro and works as an Offset contributor. Her work has been featured by Click Magazine, Red T... Read More →
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Lisa Rappa

Photographer, Lisa Rappa Photography
Lisa Rappa is a Click Pro enjoying her 7th year as a professional family and newborn portrait photographer. Based in Georgia, she has built a reputation for capturing genuine emotions, connections, and the personalities of those she photographs. Her client work includes a mix of... Read More →
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Samantha McBride

Samantha McBride Photography
Samantha is a photographer based in both Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL with a thriving Family Photography business. When shooting, she loves using water and light to illuminate the connections that bind us to one another. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Let Love Speak (Porshia Hernandez)
Limited Capacity seats available

To photograph a couple in love is an honor. I get to capture true love. How cool is that to be able to say? But as amazing and beautiful as it is, sometimes things can become awkward for either the photographer or the clients, sometimes BOTH. It's not easy being captured in a vulnerable state, and your clients want to know they are in a safe, trusted place to be able to let go and allow themselves to be vulnerable, real, and free. I will demonstrate useful tools to allow your clients to warm up and share intimate moments in front of the camera. I will share how to create beautiful environmental portraits in a variety of locations on the plantation grounds. This session will include an actual couple in love that attendees will get to photograph. Experience shooting in manual is a recommended. I suggest bringing a couple lenses, including perhaps a 35mm, 50mm, or 85mm.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what to say to help couples warm up to you and their significant other.
2. Learn what questions to ask to bring out certain expressions from your couple.
3. Gain an understanding of where to stand and how to move around while photographing to capture variety and a full gallery.
4. Have an opportunity to photograph a real couple in love.

Instructors

Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Let's Dance: Infusing Dance and Movement into Senior Portraits (Kate Luber)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kate as she photographs high school seniors and incorporates their interest in dance into their session. During this shoot Kate will photograph high school seniors with dance backgrounds, and attendees will have the opportunity to shoot alongside Kate and learn how she infuses dance elements into the session. The program will cover location selection, light, wardrobe considerations, as well as Kate's typical workflow during the session. Kate will also cover how to work with any level of dancer and what safety precautions to take when photographing movement outside of a dance studio. A digital workbook of dance poses will be provided to all participants. The program will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Participants should bring a camera and have experience shooting in manual mode.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Kate will discuss what locations to look for that are suitable for incorporating dance photography. Wardrobe choices and ""dance-ability"" will be discussed.
2. The program will cover Kate's senior posing workflow for both dancers and non-dancers.
3. Kate will cover poses suitable for a variety of dance skill levels as well as safety considerations for dance sessions.
4. A link to a free dance posing guide will be provided to participants. This guide will cover poses for various skill levels of dancer as well as safety and technique pitfalls to watch out for when shooting dancers.
5. After the conference, students will also be sent a link to watch Kate edit one of the images taken during the program.

Instructors
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Kate Luber

Kate Luber Photography
Kate is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Photographing Couples in Their Home: The Lifestyle Approach (Chloe Ramirez)
Limited Capacity seats available

What better way to photograph deeper, more romantic photos of a couple than in their own home? Home is a place where people already feel comfortable, a place where the two play out their lives together. Capturing couples in their homes is a natural, beautiful way to document their love and create art that makes you proud.

In this class I will break down exactly how I approach photographing couples at home. We will discuss pre-shoot information and how I photograph and interact with my subjects during the shoot to achieve romantic, emotive images. Attendees will be able to watch how I navigate a couples in-home session and have the opportunity to photograph the couple as well. This class will take place in a lifestyle suite at the hotel.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to create an environment that allows your couples to open up for deeper photos.
2. Pose couples in a relaxed environment.
3. See how to interact with the couple to build trust and get deep, meaningful images as well as playful images.
4. Learn how to not be afraid to push the boundaries for more romantic images.

Instructors
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Chloe Ramirez

Owner/Photographer, Chloe Ramirez
Chloe is a photographer from Sacramento California who specializes in Lifestyle photography. She is known for her ability to use storytelling in her photography. Her work has been featured on many of the leading photography magazines and blogs including Popular Photography, Ebay... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

Senior Shootout in the Ocean (Lissa Chandler)
Limited Capacity full

Join Lissa Chandler for an epic senior shootout in the water! If you have ever wanted to incorporate water into a senior portrait session, this is where you want to be! In this class, attendees will learn how to photograph high school seniors in water by breaking into groups and photographing three separate models in the ocean water. No matter its form (the beach, a lake, even a bathtub!), water lends so much magic to senior portrait photography. During this ninety minute shootout, photographers will shoot incredible images and leave class inspired to incorporate new techniques into their own photography.

The high school senior models for this class will wear clothing that flows in the water. This includes, but is not limited to, dresses, kimonos, and lace.

Show up to class ready to get your feet wet! Photographers WILL be asked to walk knee-deep in ocean water if they want to shoot alongside me.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Experience shooting in water and composing creative shots.
2. Learn how to use reflective light with water.
3. Learn how to pose seniors in water.

Instructors
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Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler Photography
Lissa Chandler is a creative newborn, family, senior portrait, and wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas. Lissa has a husband with a wicked grin, a three year old who thinks he is Batman, a one year old with the funniest laugh, and stacks of books all over her home. Also, sh... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

The Art of Lifestyle Baby Photography (Elise Meader)
Limited Capacity full

This program will take you inside a live lifestyle photography session where Elise will demonstrate how she works with babies. This program will take place in a home-like hotel suite using natural light. Attendees will see how to photograph a small family and their baby who will be over the age of 12 months. Throughout this program you will learn how to properly compose a shot, interact with your subject on a personal level to encourage connection, and create emotive imagery. You will learn creative ways to use light, composition tips and tricks, and how to make an indoor lifestyle session come to life. Elise will cover her favorite subject-led poses, show you how she encourages connection between her subjects, and explain her process as you shoot along with her. This program is for the lifestyle photographer who is in business or the hobbyist photographer who wants to learn how to make their own personal photos that much better! Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and understand use of light. Students should come prepared with their DSLR and wide angle lens; ideally a 35mm or 24mm will work best.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to create varied, creative, and strong compositions
2. Understand how to make the most of available light
3. See how to interact with your subjects to evoke true and honest connection

Instructors
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Elise Meader

Elise Meader Photography
Lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Central MA | Writer of breakout "The Art of Lifestyle Newborn" with Clickin Moms


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

The Family Archive: Stories of Home and How We Photograph Them (Casey McCauley & Courtney Larson)
Limited Capacity filling up

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
avatar for Casey McCauley

Casey McCauley

owner, Casey McCauley Photography
Casey is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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 fu... Read More →
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Courtney Larson

Owner, Inloveness Photography
Courtney is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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, running her own jewelry business, or living abroad, she has been sharing the narratives of her life and of those around her. As a devoted artist and on the adventure of life that is motherhood, photography has become her medium of... Read More →


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

9:30am

The Still Life Storyteller: Capturing Powerful Images without People (Antonieta Esis)
Limited Capacity seats available

Images without people show the fascinating mystery of the everyday and at the same time show evidence of life. Sometimes the important parts of the story can be told in the details, without people. Beautiful stories can be found in the way the light dances, simple surroundings, and the ordinary things you might not notice. Join Anto Esis on a creative photo walk where you'll learn to pull the story out of the details.

The best camera is the one you have on you! Bring your favorite camera and lens so you are ready to shoot. Using your phone or your DSLR (or both), you'll discover that the gear doesn't make the photographer, the inspiration does!

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Find the power of the human element in a photograph without people.
2. Shoot images with great depth that tell a story.
3. Put life into an image without people.
4. Learn that sometimes the best stories are the simple ones.
5. See a demostration of how to use iPhone tools to edit images.
story

Instructors
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Antonieta Esis

Antonieta Esis Photography


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

The Terribly Terrifying Two Year Old: Learning to Embrace the Chaos (Brekke Johnson)
Limited Capacity seats available

This energetic, interactive program is designed to give you a behind the scenes view of how I approach sessions with toddlers. I will give you some of my favorite tips for working with this sometimes terrifying age group! By learning to speak their language, manage your clients' expectations for the session, and being respectful of the desires of the toddlers that you are shooting, you will learn to make beautiful, joy-filled images that the parents will love!

In this boutique session, I will begin with a short presentation on the learning objectives listed below, then you will watch as I shoot one of the model families in an abbreviated session. After the shooting demo, we'll break into smaller groups and each group will have their own model family to work with. I will answer questions and shoot alongside the attendees during this portion of the program. At the end of this boutique, you will have learned new tricks and inspiration for working with toddlers and you will be able to add fun, family photographs to your portfolio!

This will be a very interactive program between the attendees and myself and also between the attendees and the models! Please bring your camera, as we will have lots of shooting time. I primarily shoot with a 24-70 mm lens at family sessions but recommend you bring both a wide and long lens if you have them.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objective:
1) You will learn to speak ""toddler."" Effectively communicating with the toddlers you are working with will make everyone's lives SO much easier!
2) You will learn how to manage your clients' expectations. We all know that toddlers will do the opposite of what we want them to! It's important to make sure that your clients are aware that sometimes ""Pinterest shots"" don't happen, and that's okay.
3) You will learn how to work with (and around) the toddler who wants NO part of the camera and also with the toddler that is TOO into the session (you know, the ones who are grabbing your lens, sitting in your lap, holding onto your legs, etc.).
4) You will learn how to look for and capture the in between moments. These are the moments that are truly representative of the family's life and often the images that will be most meaningful to your client.
5) You will learn how lens choice is important depending on the mood (yes, mood!) of the child that you are working with and also the final image that you are wanting to create.

Instructors
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Brekke Johnson

Owner/Photographer, Wagon Wheel Photo
Hi! I'm a family photographer based in North Alabama. My work centers around young families who are in the trenches of sleepless nights, temper tantrums, goldfish crackers, and giggles. I strive to capture the essence of young childhood and the smiles (and sometimes tears) of... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

9:30am

You Are Here: Telling the Story of Where You Are, No Matter Where You Are (Lauren Mitchell)
Limited Capacity full

Tell the story of where you are by using street and documentary approaches to photography along with an open, curious mind. Students will learn how to photograph their surroundings by finding inspiration in unlikely and likely places, doing background research and using their own unique experiences and views of the world. As an example, Lauren will bring students into her own project of Amelia Island and take them along her own journey, discussing the ins-and-outs of how she arrived at her project (using the same lessons she teaches to students). Additionally, she will provide shooting demonstrations to show how she uses documentary and street approaches to her Amelia Island project. Lastly, students will be encouraged to find their own project during their time at Click Away as well as within their everyday surroundings when they go home.

Students should have experience shooting in manual. The use of a 24mm, 35mm or 50mm lens is highly suggested. The class will take place on the grounds of the Omni Plantation, with walking involved.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Stay open, stay curious: Peeling back the layers of a place by finding your vision in a place, the insider/outsider perspective, doing background research, finding inspiration in non-photographic ways
2. Harsh reality: Discussing the ups, downs and not-so-easy truths of street/documentary work and how they will make you a stronger photographer
3. Cultivating a project: How to photograph your topic of a place once you've discovered it
4. Bringing it home: How to take these approaches and ways of seeing into your everyday surroundings and why you should

Instructors
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Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell Photography
**For all attending my boutique class or those interested with questions, you can reach me at laurenmitchellphoto@gmail.com or leave a message on my FB page. | | Can't wait to see you there!


Sunday February 18, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

11:00am

Sunday Networking Lunch: Pizza Amelia
Join us for a networking mixer with a lunch spread specially prepared by chefs at the Omni, featuring a variety of pizza, salads, and Italian sweets. Menu spread will include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Pre-purchase required.

To purchase a ticket for this lunch - Sunday Networking Lunch: Pizza Amelia - please visit clickaway2018tickets.eventbrite.com and be sure to purchase the ticket specifically for this Sunday lunch.
Once you purchase the ticket, you'll be able to add this networking lunch to your schedule.

Sunday February 18, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
TBD Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Purely Magical: Capturing a Carefree Childhood (Meg Loeks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever looked at an image that has the power to instantly bring you back to a moment during your childhood? To a time when you were carefree and things were simple? Find out how Meg Loeks approaches children and childhood moments to produce work that beautifully captures that deeply rooted nostalgia of our universal memories. She will share where and how to find inspiration from your everyday life and discuss the differences between documentary, lifestyle and fine art photography -- plus opportunities to draw from their approaches without confining yourself to a single genre. You will learn how to study and experiment with different forms of light, how to creatively tell a story by lens choice, composition and use of color, and how to bring it all together to develop a distinctive individual style. Lastly, Meg will demonstrate post processing techniques to enhance depth and color, and show you how she creates an overall polished look from start to finish.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Learn where and how to find inspiration.

2. Learn the differences between documentary, lifestyle and fine art photography.

3. Understand how to study and experiment with different forms of light.

4. Get creative with composition and lens choices.

5. Learn tips on how to capture multiple children and siblings in the frame.

6. Discover post processing techniques to enhance depth, color and an overall polished look.

Speakers
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Meg Loeks

Meg is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

The Thriving Artist: Successful Photographers Tell All
Limited Capacity seats available

For even the most accomplished photographer, running a thriving photography business can at times present challenges. In this panel, moderated by Jen Bilodeau, you'll join Julie Paisley, Posy Quarteman, Tomayia Colvin, Kansas Pitts, and Herb Jones as they engage in discussion centered around what it takes to run a successful, sustainable and satisfying photography business. The panelists will discuss everything from social media and pricing, to work/life balance, in-person sales, and balancing your own creative vision with your client's expectations. This lively discussion will be peppered with audience engagement and interjections and will conclude with a dedicated attendee Q&A.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

1. Pricing for long-term success

2. Finding and booking the ""right” client

3. Balancing client expectations and personal creative vision

4. In-person sales

5. Expanding your local reach

6. Social media strategies & online presence

7. Workflow best practices

8. Goal setting and being your own boss

9. Work/life balance and making time for personal growth

10. Merging your personal and professional style & voice

The Thriving Artist: Successful Photographers Tell All is sponsored by Fracture.

Moderator
avatar for Jen Bilodeau

Jen Bilodeau

Jen is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/

Instructors
avatar for Julie Paisley

Julie Paisley

Owner/Lead Photographer, Julie Paisley Photography
 Known for her use of light and the way she connects with her clients, Julie is an award winning, hybrid (both film and digital) wedding and portrait photographer. Julie has been named in the top 100 wedding photographers in US, published in People magazine, featured on the Today... Read More →
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Kansas Pitts

Owner/Primary Photographer, Kansas Pitts Photography & Design
Kansas is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/
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Posy Quarterman

Posy is Sponsored by Pic-Time | http://www.pic-time.com

Panelist
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Herb Jones

CMO, Fracture Inc
Fracture is a 6 year old startup that is passionate about helping people change the way they print and display their favorite photos. We are unique in that we print your favorite images in vivid color, directly to glass. I'm the company's very first CMO and have led Fracture thr... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Before the Shoot: Secrets to a Successful Session (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity filling up

Shooting actual sessions is just a small percentage of what photographers actually do, so during this interactive discussion I will be sharing tried-and-true tips for setting every shoot up for success! Join me as I guide you through my own personal secrets and checklists that guide me in through everything I do before a session to ensure that everyone (including me!) comes to the session prepared, comfortable and ready to have fun! The things we do before the shoot directly impact the tone, flow, and outcome of the actual session. I will walk you through my pre session workflow and share the top three things I take to every shoot to win over difficult children and get the results I want every time. We will then have an open discussion about how these tips can be applicable in your own client sessions and everyday shooting of your own family. This program is designed to be an intimate, interactive group discussion without shooting or models and is for anyone who wants to take success to the next level. My goal is to share with you what works for me and to work together as a group to brainstorm solutions to your own difficult scenarios.

Location:
This indoor boutique discussion program will take place in a home-like hotel suite.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn my personal checklist for ensuring a successful shoot.
2. Discover the top three things I take to every shoot.
3. Learn real world tips and tricks that directly impact the flow of the session.
4. Discuss how to apply these tips into your session workflow.

Instructors
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

owner, Chubby Cheek Photography
Shalonda is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com | | Shalonda Chaddock is the face and camera behind chubby cheek photography. She is a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses w... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Birth Magic: The Art and Science of Attending and Documenting Births (Bonnie Hussey & Rebecca Coursey)
Limited Capacity seats available

This class presentation was born out of Bonnie's and Rebecca's deep love of birth and their desire to not only help photographers attend and document their first birth successfully, but also allow them to explore whether or not attending births as a photographer is right for them. In this classroom program, Bonnie and Rebecca will not only explore the documentary nature of birth photography, but the art and science of birth itself.

Here is what Rebecca says on the subject, "What is so moving about true documentary work, is that the photographer knows her subject. Just as the photographers Gordon Parks or Mary Ellen Mark were entwined with their subjects, we must also have a deep understanding of birth itself to make a lasting impact on our viewer. As a true documentary photographer, we hold the delicate balance of documenting, in real time, a woman's transformation into mother, as well as holding space for all who accompany her on her journey."

This class is designed for those who are new to birth photography as well as those who are already documenting births.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about how Bonnie and Rebecca were changed by birth photography and how they discovered their ""why"" (and how you can, too).
2. Understand documentary vs. fine art and where birth photography fits in.
3. Discuss birth as the foundation of a story.
4. Understand and demystify labor and birth in humans, including a) the birth process and the stages of labor; b) the biology of birth and birthing places; c) birth etiquette for the birth photographer; d) US birth stats, legal issues, economic disparities and the rights of women in childbirth; e) role of the birth team and the impact of photography on a woman’s ability to give birth; f) working in hospitals, birth centers and homes, and working with medical professionals; and g) gear, lens and camera choices.
5. Learn about considerations for shooting in low light, including when to use flash, dealing with noise, nailing exposure, and dealing with horrible lighting in hospitals.
6. Discuss whether birth photography is for you and how to heal from broken moments in birth.

Instructors
avatar for Bonnie Hussey

Bonnie Hussey

Hello! I'm Bonnie! I grew up in the Central Florida area, and have been working with women during their labor, birth, and postpartum experiences for 5 years. I am a mother of three, and love to read, knit, and paint for self-care. Working with women during the early motherhood se... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Coursey

Rebecca Coursey

My name is Rebecca and I am a birth and documentary photographer living in California. | | I am also a mother and a doula. When I was little, shaped by the Colorado mountains I ran free in, I dreamed of being able to craft tales about the way I saw the world around me; of il... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Creating Dramatic Storytelling Images in Harsh Light (Twyla Jones)
Limited Capacity full

Learn to embrace to beauty of harsh light! This shooting demonstration will be held on the beach during midday light. I will show you the shooting techniques I use to capture the best moments during a fast paced session with children. We will go over how I expose in this type of light to create dramatic images full of authenticity and emotion. We will begin by going over the best setting to enable you to move quickly and focus even faster so you don't miss a moment and increase your "keeper" rate by keeping your shots in focus. We will focus on authentic moments of children at play and creating emotional connections with their mother. As a follow up to this program after Click Away, there will be a one hour editing session to show you how to get the most from your images in post production.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to expose in harsh light with shallow depth of field to create dreamy, dramatic images. Learn how to utilize the focus setting in your camera to best keep up with fast action leading to more usable images from every shoot.
2. Watch how to direct clients in an easy and authentic way to make your visions come to life.
3. See how to edit your images in Lightroom to emphasize connection and emotion.

Instructors
avatar for Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones Photography
Twyla is sponsored by QT Albums | http://qtalbums.com | | I am obsessed with beautiful light and looking for magic everywhere. I focus heavily on creating environments that foster meaningful connections between my subjects. It is my desire to create photographs that do more tha... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Creative Beach Shoot: Using the Treasures of the Beach to Make Your Images Strong (Marcie Reif)
Limited Capacity seats available

The beach is full of treasures that, when used correctly, create very compelling imagery. There are shapes, textures, leading lines, light, color, and movement on the beach that can’t be replicated anywhere else. We will hunt for these treasures and learn to position our subjects and ourselves around them to create strong compositions.

We will start with one of the strongest elements the beach has to offer: the light. I will share how I shoot in various types of lighting at the beach. We will discuss camera settings and lens choices. I will demonstrate how to use the light we are given to our advantage, and how it can add strength to our image. We will discuss lens choice for the light we have on this day, and practice with our child models. Attendees will be in small groups and each group will get a chance to photograph the models. I will also discuss my Lensbaby lens, and talk about why I love using this lens at the beach.

Next, we will get creative as a group and search the beach for treasures that will strengthen our image. We will look for leading lines, color, spaces that will lend themselves to movement, and beautiful shore lines. Different items on the beach lend themselves to different styles of shooting as well. We will discuss how we might shoot a family session on the beach as well as children playing on the beach. If the conditions are right I would love to get in the water and play on the shoreline with my underwater camera gear. I will show the attendees how I put my camera in my underwater bag, and what settings I use since I won’t be able to change them much once it is in the bag. Attendees can enter the water with me or just watch if they don’t have their own equipment. The children will splash and swim in the waves while we photograph them. Depending on the light during this session we will discuss how certain types of light can really strengthen images in this setting. We will end the session with questions and time for open ended discussions on whatever attendees would like to learn.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objective #1 We will discuss lighting situations on the beach and discuss which lenses lend themselves best to creating a strong image, including Lensbaby lenses. Different light scenarios would include sunrise, full sun, cloudy, sunset, and dusk. We will take advantage of whichever light scenario we are given to make our images stronger. I believe that you can create magic with any light at the beach if you use the right lens and place your subject correctly. While on the topic of lenses, we will also discuss why I like to use a Lensbaby, how I use it, and other creative lenses I like to try out at the beach.

Learning Objective #2 We will hunt for leading lines, shadows, textures, color, movement, and structures that create shapes. One by one, we will talk about how we could place our subject near elements at the beach to create a strong image. Some of these elements may be boardwalks, the shoreline, sand, lifeguard stands, trails, tall grass, even birds. We will place our models near some of these things and discover how they can make our images stronger. We will also focus on the wind at the beach, learn some cool techniques, and see some simple items we bring to the beach to help achieve amazing images with movement.

Learning Objective #3 Attendees will learn how to achieve shots of their subject in the water. I will get in the water with my subject who will be splashing around on the shore and I will photograph him/her using my underwater gear. If attendees have underwater gear they are welcome to get in the water and practice shooting our model. If they do not, they can watch us splash near the shore and see how I place myself and set my camera up. All attendees can learn how to document the movement of the water and joy-filled images of children.

Instructors
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Marcie Reif

Owner/Photographer, Marcie Reif Photography
Marcie is sponsored by Tamron | http://www.tamron-usa.com/ | | Marcie Reif is a natural light family photographer located in Atlanta, GA. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children. Her favorite place to be when she is not at home is at the beach with her camera... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Creative Shootout: Artistic Portrait Shoot with Real People (Teresa Vick)
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this styled shoot is to bring photographers together to meet each other, share ideas, learn, and achieve fanciful and feminine fine art portraits. Attendees will shoot on the beautiful plantation grounds, with multiple models dressed in attire that is perfect for capturing beautiful movement. This shoot lends itself perfectly to photographers who already enjoy (or want to try) shooting creatively with special lenses (lensbaby, tilt-shift, etc.) and creative shooting techniques (freelensing, shooting with a prism, copper pipe, or plastic baggie, etc.). All skill levels are welcome. Teresa will guide and direct the models with a hands on approach, adjusting the details as needed while explaining the reasoning behind her suggestions as the shoot progresses. Attendees will walk away with the knowledge and confidence to coordinate and execute their own artistic portrait shoot using real people.

Teresa will strive to provide as much shooting time for attendees as possible while also guiding, leading, and providing tips to the group along the way. Participants will be walking as a group to different locations on the plantation grounds that were scouted and planned before hand. The first 10 minutes of the program will be dedicated to introductions and an overview of the shootout. Teresa will answer any questions people may have and then the group will break into the guided shooting portion of the program (approximately 80 minutes).

Remember to bring your camera and all the creative shooting techniques and gadgets that you've been dying to try out!

Location: This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Attendees will:
1. Walk away feeling empowered to create their own artistic portrait shoot, maybe even with their clients.
2. See how styling from clothing stores like Target, fabric accessories, wind, and light can play a huge role in fine art portraits.
3. Be introduced to Teresa's most used, (and very simple!) techniques for shooting creatively (freelensing, lensbaby spark, plastic baggie, and movement).
4. Watch as Teresa Vick poses, arranges her scenes, and directs models when shooting.

Instructors
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Teresa Vick

Owner, Teresa Vick Photography
Graphic Designer since 2005 and natural light photographer producing mostly black and white images, some color, with a fine art style, located in Vancouver, WA, USA. I love creating. I love finding beauty in the mundane and seemingly trivial. I love being a part of creating beau... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Film in Any Light: Gain Confidence for Your Next Indoor Family Shoot (Halee Betzner)
Limited Capacity seats available

Film needs and loves good light, but that doesn't mean that it can't be used inside with only natural light on a gloomy day! This program will give attendees the confidence to work with film using natural light indoors, including less-than-ideal natural lighting situations indoors. I will show how to set up an indoor shoot, teach what film stocks to use and how to use them correctly, plus share how to get creative with clients.

We'll start with a discussion about shooting indoors in general, including finding the best light in your shooting space and getting creative with your clients in these spaces. We'll talk about the film stocks that are the most flexible when shooting indoors and how to shoot with them, plus what metering techniques work best for different situations. I will then proceed to show how I pose a family in the home, demonstrating how I adjust settings and meter while moving around in changing light. Attendees will then have the opportunity to shoot while I answer questions and continue to talk about camera settings and demonstrate posing techniques. Discussions will also include information about pushing film, as well as how to communicate effectively with your lab.

Students are encouraged to bring a film camera (35mm or medium format) and Kodak Portra 400 film (can also bring Ilford HP5 400 or other black and white films, as well as Kodak Portra 800 if desired). Bringing a handheld light meter would be helpful, but it is not required. Students should be able to load film and have a basic understanding of film concepts. Those that are brand new to film are more than welcome to come and watch, too! Feel free to bring digital equipment if you'd like to shoot. Questions are welcome throughout the discussion and shooting.

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

Learning Objectives:
1: Set the scene: Find where to shoot with the light you have available when using film. Get creative in a home-like environment to set up the best lighting and shooting scenerios for you and your clients.

2. Film technicalities: Learn what stocks to choose for lower light situations. Understand how to push film, how to not being afraid to push film, and what stocks push well.

3. How to shoot the session: Learn to meter correctly, capture families in the spaces scouted and/or set up, and provide creative results.

Instructors
avatar for Halee Betzner

Halee Betzner

owner, Halee Betzner Photography
I am in love with showing that the everyday is stunningly beautiful, and I'm obsessed with trying new things. Shooting film for my work allows me to constantly photograph my subjects with a creative mind and forces me to shoot with such intention 100% of the time. | | It is... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Fine Art Portraiture: Composing with Light & Creative Framing (Kiyah Crittendon)
Limited Capacity seats available

This shoot will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on learning focused on intentional uses of natural light, posing, and framing to compose one-of-a-kind couples' portraits. I will walk through what I initially look for as I scout a location as well as my thought process as I'm actually shooting with my subjects. For part of the session, students will observe as I narrate the shoot with the couple, and for a portion of the program students will have the opportunity to put the techniques to use. We will focus primarily on techniques that can be used in any natural light, at any location, and with any type of subject to transform your portraits from average to eye-catching and unique with a fine art feel. These techniques will include posing cues that bring out your subject's personality, using objects to artistically frame your subject, and maximizing the environment you're in no matter how big or small it may be or how much time you have to shoot.

Students should bring their cameras and have experience shooting in manual mode. Feel free to bring along any interesting objects to experiment with while shooting, such as broken glass, prisms, colorful plastic, etc.

Location: This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Create unique fine art portraits in any lighting situation.
2. Master framing techniques that transform portraits from average to eye-catching.
3. Pose and direct your subjects in ways that best bring out their personality.

Instructors

Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Fine Art Portraiture: Composing with Light & Creative Framing (Kiyah Crittendon)
Limited Capacity seats available

This shoot will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on learning focused on intentional uses of natural light, posing, and framing to compose one-of-a-kind couples' portraits. I will walk through what I initially look for as I scout a location as well as my thought process as I'm actually shooting with my subjects. For part of the session, students will observe as I narrate the shoot with the couple, and for a portion of the program students will have the opportunity to put the techniques to use. We will focus primarily on techniques that can be used in any natural light, at any location, and with any type of subject to transform your portraits from average to eye-catching and unique with a fine art feel. These techniques will include posing cues that bring out your subject's personality, using objects to artistically frame your subject, and maximizing the environment you're in no matter how big or small it may be or how much time you have to shoot.

Students should bring their cameras and have experience shooting in manual mode. Feel free to bring along any interesting objects to experiment with while shooting, such as broken glass, prisms, colorful plastic, etc.

Location: This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Create unique fine art portraits in any lighting situation.
2. Master framing techniques that transform portraits from average to eye-catching.
3. Pose and direct your subjects in ways that best bring out their personality.

Instructors

Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Great Light Anywhere: Achieving a Natural Look in Lifestyle Photography with Artificial Light (Kim Hildebrand)
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever wondered how to take creative in-home lifestyle images even on the darkest of days? In this hands-on lifestyle session for digital and film shooters, Kim will photograph a family with kids like she would any in-home session, using a film camera and artificial light in a lifestyle suite. She'll show you how and where she sets up her strobe to get all subjects evenly lit without looking like flash photography. She will walk you through how to take a meter reading (if you are shooting with film) and how to adjust exposure in camera to create your desired vision. Kim will test the lighting set-up with a digital camera as well to give attendees instant feedback on the lighting. She will then photograph the family by replicating a normal session and take breaks to allow attendees to ask questions and practice. She'll photograph the family in a minimum of two locations to show how she sets up the strobe or flash in each setting based on the end result she is looking for. Lastly, Kim will demonstrate how you can still achieve a natural-looking lifestyle session with artificial light on the darkest of days and how all of this does not alter the family dynamics or restrict your creative choices. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice photographing the model family although they will be asked to take turns based on the number of wireless triggers available. Digital and film attendees should have experience shooting in manual mode. Gear needed: Digital or film camera; flash and flash triggers (beneficial but not required). Film shooters are responsible for bringing their own film and external light meters.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will learn how to shoot a family lifestyle session with artificial light while getting the look of natural light on a digital or film camera.
2. Attendees will learn when and how to use artificial light in a lifestyle setting.
3. Attendees will learn about the types of artificial lighting and the additional equipment that Kim chooses to use for family sessions.
4. Attendees will learn where to place the artificial light for two different shooting situations in a home-like environment.
5. Attendees will learn how Kim balances ambient and flash exposure to achieve her desired outcome.

Instructors
avatar for Kim Hildebrand

Kim Hildebrand

Owner/Photographer, Kim Hildebrand Photography
I think that all families have a unique and beautiful story that starts at home. My passion for film photography started at an early age, spurred by my dad’s love for visual storytelling. I think perfection is over-rated, and being able to laugh at yourself in front of your k... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Let's Chat! Beginner-Friendly Photo Walk (Julia Tulley)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Click & Company’s Julia Tulley for a casual, beginner-friendly photo walk throughout the gorgeous Omni plantation grounds. Practice and shoot alongside your fellow photographers with Julia available to answer questions you may have along the way. This is a unique opportunity to ask for advice on settings, light, composition, or even chat with Julia about Click & Company in a friendly, small group setting! This program has a cap of 10 attendees to allow for plenty of one on one time so be sure to bring your curiosity and your questions!

Instructors
avatar for Julia Tulley

Julia Tulley

Director of Clickin Moms, Click & Company


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Low Light Through Genres: A Creative Exercise (Carolina Gonzalez)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Carolina Gonzalez in a small group setting as she leads an interactive dialogue and creative exercise using window and low light. In this intimate group setting we will discuss how low light can be used and manipulated to convey mood and voice through your imagery. Learn to embrace shadows and how to utilize directional light to create depth. As a photographer who focuses on photographing her children's day to day lives as well as offering lifestyle and documentary sessions to clients, the ability to work creatively indoors is paramount. We will discuss the importance of in-camera settings and their effect on the resulting images (for example: the importance of shooting in RAW and setting custom white balance using Kelvin). There will be a short instructor-led shooting demonstration with models, highlighting how Carolina positions herself and her subject in relation to the light to create a variety of imagery. Carolina will also discuss and demonstrate how she combines freelensing with window light to create soft and emotive portraits. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode. A 50mm or wider prime lens with a wide aperture is recommended. Students who would like to experiment with freelensing should bring a light lens (such as a 50mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.8). Lensbaby lenses and optics may also be used and are encouraged for this creative class. Students will have the opportunity to shoot models alongside Carolina as well as split into groups to put into practice the creative techniques discussed. While for demonstration purposes this boutique will have models to photograph, the techniques covered can be applied through any genre of photography, whether your lens is focused on human subjects, pets, florals, still life, food, or macro.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn and discuss how to look for different types of available light and when to use each.
2. Observe how combining freelensing with low light can be used to create soft and emotive portraiture.
3. Learn how to create a variety in imagery using natural window light.
4. Practice techniques to create dramatic imagery using low light.

Instructors
avatar for Carolina Gonzalez

Carolina Gonzalez

Owner, C. Gonzalez Photography
Carolina is sponsored by Color Inc | http://www.colorincprolab.com | | Carolina Gonzalez is a fine art and portraiture photographer based in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a lover of emotive imagery and capturing connection. Her heart pulls her towards rich black and whites but she... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hospitality Suite Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Outdoor Fashion Shoot: Making Magic with One Tween and One Light (Alix Martinez)
Limited Capacity filling up

At the beginning of this outdoor program, we will walk around the plantation grounds to identify perfect backdrops for a kids' fashion shoot. Using a Profoto B1 strobe and a diffuser/reflector in conjunction with natural light, I will demonstrate how to create perfect fill light for any time of day. I will go over how to get into children's fashion photography, how to obtain models and clothing, and then how to execute a story or concept. I will shoot our child model while tethered to my laptop so people can see the SOOC (straight out of camera) images. Manual mode experience is a must to get the most out of this class.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain comfort as a kids fashion photographer.
2. Learn tips and tricks for photographing models for editorial projects.
3. Learn how to shoot at any time of day with beautiful light - either natural or created.
4. Learn how to use a strobe for fill to achieve a natural light feel in your photos.

Instructors
avatar for Alix Martinez

Alix Martinez

photographer/owner, Alix Martinez Photography
Kids commercial, fashion, and underwater photographer


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Photograph a Family in One Room: Cultivating Confidence Out of Unpredictability (Amy Rushbrook)
Limited Capacity seats available

As photographers we are sometimes limited by light, weather or space. Unpredictable situations can throw a photographer's confidence. So what do you do if the only good light is in one area of the client's home? I have mastered the ability to photograph an entire lifestyle family session in just one room and I'll share my techniques in this class. I have a range of strategies including an essential shot list which can be applied to every single family shoot ensuring enough variety, including time to get creative, all in the one room of a family's home. For this class, we will all be photographing a family using these tools in a beautiful, home-like suite. There will be lots of opportunities for guided shooting and Q+A throughout the class.

I have shot many client sessions in one room, and I believe in my ability to provide clients with a full gallery of varied and beautiful images despite this limitation. This is an element of what I teach when I am mentoring here in Australia, because I know so many photographers panic in situations where the light throughout the client's home isn't ideal or they are limited by other unpredictable factors like weather or physical space. This demonstration would give photographers the tools they need to navigate this kind of situation with confidence.

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

Learning Objectives:
- Find the best light in your client's home and know how to use it.
- Shoot an entire family session in one room while creating a diverse gallery for your client.
- Develop your own essential shot list which can be used at every family session.
- Learn how to analyze and critique your work to build on your essential shot list with signature poses, angles, etc.
- Go into every shoot with the intention of creating or trying something new, and know when to try something new during your sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Amy Rushbrook

Amy Rushbrook

Lifestyle Photographer for Appreciators of the Unconventional, Amy Rushbrook | Lifestyle Photographer
I salute the mess of life, the imperfect relationships, the beautifully and superbly chaotic and different. I kiss the toes of those who are brave enough to just be themselves, and not feel like they need to project an image of perfection to the world. I love edgy people who fee... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Shooting an Entire Session in One Spot (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sometimes you find yourself in a location that is beautiful and dreamy and lets you roam around and create beautiful photos no matter where you turn. And then there are times when the location leaves a lot to be desired...and the panic sets in. How are you going to create an entire gallery with no variety in location?!? Panic no more! Join me as I guide you through how to get a wide variety of portraits in a single spot. Using various perspectives, posing, light, and shooting techniques, we will walk through how I work a portrait session that leaves clients floored by the amount of variety we capture in seemingly mundane locations. After watching me demonstrate these concepts, pick up your camera and join the fun! Use what you have learned to successfully photograph parents and child models in one simple location to create portfolio-worthy images! Leave the panic behind you and open your mind to the endless possibilities of what you can create.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use simple techniques like framing, perspective, and posing to create a wide variety of shots without running all over the place.
2. Build confidence in what you can create when your location is less than ideal.
3. Save yourself time and stress by learning how to work with what is in front of you rather than seeking out ""perfect"" shooting spots."

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Owner/Photographer, Shutter & Glass Photography
Kellie is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Stills to Motion: How the Modern Photographer Can Use Video to Stand Out (Amy Cyphers & Kim Bear)
Limited Capacity full

In this boutique session we are going to talk about how you can incorporate video into your existing photography business. We will be covering everything from basic gear and camera set up, to how you can use video in your products, social media, in person sales, and marketing. In this workshop you will learn how your skills as a photographer can translate to video using either a DSLR or mirrorless camera. You are invited to join us in photographing and filming a family session. We will be shooting live models and showing how to flow from still images to motion. We will demonstrate how to add video to a photo session to create a more emotional client experience, as well as create videos that advertise your specialty in a new way. Learn Kim and Amy's tips and tricks to getting the most out of your session and camera.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. See how to plan an effective still to motion shoot through storyboarding.
2. Learn best camera settings for transitioning between stills and video quickly.
3. Learn how to move quickly from pose to motion.
4. Learn simple technique and games which create genuine expressions and connections.
5. Learn how to incorporate video in to your products and marketing.

Instructors
avatar for Amy Cyphers

Amy Cyphers

Photographer/Owner, The Wild Child Photography
Amy is sponsored by Zeiss | https://www.zeiss.com/ | | I'm a momma to 3 awesome kids, and a proud wife to Bryson. I love photography and video, and love life on our little farm in Kansas. Capturing the daily inspires me and someday these memories I've captured will be my greate... Read More →
avatar for Kim Bear

Kim Bear

Co-Owner, The Wild Child Photography
Kim is sponsored by Zeiss | https://www.zeiss.com/ | | We love shooting editorial and story art. There are so many details we want to capture and pair with portraits to tell a story... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

Stories of the Here and Now (Brittany Blake)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to document life at home in a fun, purposeful way. Capture the crazy and the beautiful with a focus on using light, energy, and composition. You will see a live shooting demonstration with a young family where they will play and interact with each other in a way that is authentic, fun, and tells a story that is unique to this time in their lives. Details on preparing for sessions, how to use light in client's homes, and communicating with clients for a successful session will also be covered. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and shoot along side me, making this a hands-on learning experience. While this program would be great for photographers photographing clients, those documenting their own children would also benefit. Photographers should be comfortable shooting in manual mode and have a basic understanding of light.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Work with clients to discover what's most important to them, and documenting that.
2. Document a family in an authentic way, showcasing what life is truly like at this phase in their lives.
3. Use available light, and get creative with angles and compositions to create interesting portraits in ordinary homes.
4. Create slideshows and albums as a way for clients to display their images in a way that showcases the full story.
5. Direct clients into natural poses, and encourage authentic engagement.

Instructors
avatar for Brittany Blake

Brittany Blake

Photographer, Brittany Blake Photography
Brittany Blake is a newborn and family photographer in Central North Carolina.


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

1:00pm

The Art of Creative Portraiture (Emma Wood & Caroline Jensen)
Limited Capacity full

Join Caroline Jensen and Emma Wood for this creative portraiture class where both instructors will reveal their thought processes for shooting creatively. Using both regular and creative lenses (whatever your preference is), the emphasis of this class will be to teach photographers how to capture greater atmosphere and mood in their photos. Emma and Caroline will be shooting two beautiful, experienced models of similar age (Anni Jensen and Poppy Wood), both of whom are very used to being behind the camera. Watch as the instructors walk you through their best tips, and learn to shoot creatively with their insight in this class. See firsthand how creative blur in camera, composition, movement and beautiful light can come together to make gallery worthy images. Emma and Caroline will provide an instructional demonstration and will guide the attendees on how to shoot and achieve creative and emotive images. Attendees will have the chance to observe how Caroline and Emma capture images with their own vision in mind, and then be able to shoot the models for themselves either alongside them, or in small groups. This class will begin indoors and may venture outside. Students should be proficient shooting in manual mode, but not necessarily with creative lenses.

Location:
This boutique program will take place an open indoor space with natural light and easy access to an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean.

Learning Objectives:
-Explore and create emotional, fine art images using beautiful light and creative or regular lenses.
-Receive a tip sheet on how to achieve emotive images utilizing natural light.
-Learn how to direct and guide your subject/model in order to shoot unique and interesting images.

Instructors
avatar for Caroline Jensen

Caroline Jensen

Click and Company Instructor and Mentor
Caroline Jensen 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 her niche in painterly ima... Read More →
avatar for Emma Wood

Emma Wood

Emma Wood is a quintessential English girl who currently resides in the United Arab Emirates with her pilot husband and their seven children. She has spent her life travelling and to date has lived in seven different countries. | | Emma has spent the past few years discovering photography as a means to documenting her... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Oceanview Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Love & Light: Secrets of Beautiful Family Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

In her candid, revelatory program, Jackie Jean will divulge her secrets for creating powerful imagery. In a live demonstration with a real family, she will share the most important elements for getting families to loosen up, get comfortable, and deliver genuine emotion and connection during their photo session. Jackie will talk through natural and effective prompts to use while shooting any subjects and strategies to get clients to relax, have fun, and be comfortable in front of the camera for natural and beautiful moments, both candid and posed. And she’ll show you how to prepare for a session from the first e-mail to the last click of your shutter.

She will share how to encourage your own creative voice to shine through your work so that you not only stand alone in your business and your industry, but attract your ideal clients. She will teach you strategies for styling a session in a way that suits the family’s story, your subjects' personalities, and your style. Jackie will touch on getting a consistent edit throughout the session and how to complement the style of the session in post processing.

Jackie will also provide her tips and tricks for working with various lighting scenarios as well as share which lenses she uses for specific shots.

Come to this photography talk with a notebook ready to learn, and walk away empowered, confident in your ability to encourage your clients to give you their truest moments and share the love they have for their family with you.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Cultivate an experience for your clients.
2. Learn masterful ways of using light.
3. Help your clients prepare for the sessions you want to shoot.
4. Style your families to suit both your brand and their personalities.
5. Find shooting locations in your area.
6. Learn how to attract your ideal client.
7. Learn to both pose and "unpose" families to create emotional images.
8. Learn how to use specific lenses to create more of an impact.
9. Learn to create consistency in post processing.
10. Learn how to customize your editing to suit the styled session.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Magnolia E F G Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Shoot What Matters: Creating Unmistakable Work (Virginia Greuloch)
Limited Capacity seats available

We all want our work to be unmistakable. We want to be able to be seen and heard through our images, to have our visual voice be recognized, and to feel confident in our ability to create consistent work that represents who we are humans and as artists. In order to be able to do all those things, we have to first become very clear on some questions that too often go unanswered when we pick up our cameras. What are you paying attention to? How can you tell this visual story in a way that only you can tell it? How can you use your unique point-of-view to create art that is unmistakable?

Join Virginia Greuloch on a visual examination of six simple questions you can use to create art that is meaningful to you every time you pick up your camera. Explore different technical and sensory techniques that you can use to tell your story while gaining tips on how to harness your “you-ness” to produce images that speak to what truly matters to you at your core and define your visual voice. A live editing portion of images that almost ended up on the cutting room floor will show you how to critically analyze each image to create some of your best, most personal work. Whether you’re a professional photographer or the family historian, this session will give you new insight and tools to use on your journey to becoming the photographer you were meant to be.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Using your own personal values as a base, learn to identify what matters most to you in the scene you're trying to photograph.

2. Explore 6 simple concepts you can use to bring your personal story and artistic vision to life.

3. Learn to critically examine your less-than-perfect images to transform them from something you might have thrown away into art that you love.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Greuloch

Virginia Greuloch

Owner/Photographer, The Good Life Photography


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Magnolia D Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Composition: Bring Your Photographs to Life! (Lissa Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you ever shoot a gallery and, once it's done, look over the images and feel like they look a little bland? Do you ever stand at a session and, in between frames, think to yourself, "I want to show something more"? Do you ever feel like your photographs have so much more to say than they are actually saying? You've come to the right place!

In this class, we will talk about how composition can breathe life into photographs. More specifically, we will address how making use of diverse compositions in one gallery can bring your work to life. Don't get stuck shooting safe compositions all the time! Come to class and learn how composition can add magic to your work and, by extension, your whole perspective on photography. Composition is such a crucial aspect to photography and, by discussing composition techniques while photographing a couple, attendees will learn why environmental portraits, incredibly close portraits, and portraits framed with environmental elements (leaves, flowers, light, etc.) all contribute to galleries that explode with emotion.

Attendees should bring their camera and their favorite lens to class. While this class is primarily a shooting demonstration, attendees will have the chance to photograph the bride and groom. Lissa will use a Canon 35L for the duration of the class.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use wide compositions to show environments.
2. See how to use tight compositions to show emotion.
3. Learn how to use framing elements to showcase environment and emotion.

Instructors
avatar for Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler

Lissa Chandler Photography
Lissa Chandler is a creative newborn, family, senior portrait, and wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas. Lissa has a husband with a wicked grin, a three year old who thinks he is Batman, a one year old with the funniest laugh, and stacks of books all over her home. Also, sh... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Documentary Family Photography Indoors: Using Composition & Color Theory for Stronger Imagery (Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this indoor shooting demonstration class we will begin with a discussion about documentary photography and how it can be used when photographing families. From there we will talk about how composition plays such a strong part in documentary photography and how to use the compose and wait method of shooting which was developed by the world renowned National Geographic photographer, Sam Abell. We will also address how colors play a role in how a photo is viewed and how to use color theory to our advantage when photographing. From there I will demonstrate using the documentary approach with a family in a home-like hotel suite. The program will wrap up with attendees being able to photograph the family as well.

The class will include discussion, lots of opportunities for questions, a shooting demonstration, and attendee shooting.

Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual. A 35mm lens or wider is recommended for documentary shooting.

Please note that this class will cover the same educational content as "Documentary Family Photography Outdoors with Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe." The difference is that one will take place indoors and the other outdoors.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what documentary photography is and how it can be used for family photography.
2. Learn the compose and wait method of shooting.
3. Learn color theory and how it can affect a photo.
4. Learn how to create a composition that creates context and strengthens the narrative of a photograph.
5. Experience shooting a real family using the methods described.

Instructors
avatar for Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe

Fine Art Documentary Photographer and co-founder of Sham of the Perfect.


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pres - Oceanside Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Dreamy Seascapes (Kristen Ryan)
Limited Capacity full

Join me on the beach as we capture creative seascapes through the use of filters, setting choice and perspective. We'll begin with a discussion of basic settings for beach photography. Surveying our environment, we will consider how we can use foreground, shoreline, and perspective to add depth to seascapes. I 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. We'll talk about the various shutter speed options for capturing the ocean and what look each will achieve. Lastly, I will demonstrate the use of a neutral density filter to capture long exposures.

Following 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 capturing the ideal exposure.

It is recommended that students have experience shooting in manual mode. It is also recommended that the highlight blinkies 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), Big Stopper (10 stops) or variable filter (e.g. 2-8 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 bring a tripod or filters.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use neutral density filters to successfully shoot long exposures.

2. Discuss how to choose the right shutter speed for your creative vision.

3. Learn how to capture the full dynamic range of the scene whether in one or multiple exposures, or using a graduated neutral density filter.

4. Create compositions and perspectives with depth and interest.

Instructors
avatar for Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan is a natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle, fine art and landscape images. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband of 10 years and 4 young kids. Her everyday finds her striving to freeze the moments of her little ones’ childhood in an ar... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Emotive Family Photography (Elise Meader)
Limited Capacity full

This program will allow you to shoot along side Elise as she shows you how to create emotive imagery in outdoor family photography. You will be shooting a family with three children. Elise will explain use of light and how to create authentic connections within your subjects. You should come prepared with your camera and your lens of choice (the 35mm is recommended). Throughout this program, Elise will show you how to encourage authentic connection and capture it organically. This program will steer away from traditional posed family photography and showcase how real moments and details can tell a story of your subject and their unique dynamic together. It will encourage you to approach outdoor family photography with an open heart and open mind, and encourage the moments that will ultimately create everlasting memories. Students should have a full knowledge of how to shoot in manual mode.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to connect with your subject
2. Learn how to create emotive imagery with connected subjects
3. Understand best uses of light
4. Learn natural posing techniques

Instructors
avatar for Elise Meader

Elise Meader

Elise Meader Photography
Lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Central MA | Writer of breakout "The Art of Lifestyle Newborn" with Clickin Moms


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

From Mundane to Magical: Editing Underwater Images to Uncover the True Beauty Under the Horizon (Elizabeth Blank)
Limited Capacity seats available

Underwater photography documents an entirely new world just waiting to be beautifully captured. However, SOOC (straight out of camera) images from under the water's surface do very little to show the true beauty the lies beneath. During this classroom presentation, Elizabeth Blank will walk you through the entire editing workflow she utilizes in both Lightroom and Photoshop as she post-processes her underwater images from start to finish. You will be truly amazed by how a few tweaks can take an underwater image from dull and boring to an almost three-dimensional paradise.

Location:
This indoor boutique program will take place inside a classroom with a projector/screen.

Learning Objectives:
- Students will understand the modifications they can make while photographing underwater images to get the best results SOOC (straight out of camera).
- Students will learn what factors cause SOOC underwater images to be incredibly drab.
- Students will gain an understanding of how editing underwater images differs from editing ""on land"" images.
- Students will gain an understanding of how post-processing programs can bring life back to underwater photographs.
- Students will gain an understanding of how to achieve proper skin tones underwater through post-processing.
- Students will be given a guide to walk them through processing their own underwater images after our session together.

Instructors
avatar for Elizabeth Blank

Elizabeth Blank

Owner/Photographer, Elizabeth Blank Photography
Elizabeth is sponsored by SPL Water Housings | http://splwaterhousings.com | | www.elizabethblankphotography.com | http://instagram.com/elizabethblankphotography | https://www.facebook.com/elizabethblankphotography... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cumberland C Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Glow of Pregnancy: Creating Styled Maternity Portraiture (Ashly Collins)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join me, Ashly Collins, for a unique, hands-on styled maternity session on the beach. We will be exploring Amelia Island Beach with gorgeous maternity models in this absolutely breath-taking environment! I will walk you through how editorial shooting has unleashed a new found creativity in my photography work by allowing me to uniquely capture styled maternity portraiture. We will then talk briefly about how to plan and organize a styled shoot, including what to keep in mind when approaching vendors and how to bring your vision to life! Next we will then jump right in to posing, shooting tips, how to get creative with light, movement, and water, and finally how to shoot with a publication in mind. (Hint: There are some secrets you MUST know!) We will move into smaller groups and do hands-on shooting with the models while I continue to demonstrate how to engage a client, create connection with one person, how communication plays a huge role in your photography, and how to unleash the magic in your portraiture.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn maternity posing and how to effectively communicate with your client.
2. Learn to creativitly use natural light.
3. Understand how to shoot with publications in mind.

Instructors
avatar for Ashly Collins

Ashly Collins

Photographer, Ashly Collins Photography
Ashly is sponsored by Tamron | http://www.tamron-usa.com/


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Intimate Motherhood (Keziah Kelsey)
Limited Capacity seats available

The seasons of motherhood are raw, real, honest. Join me to explore how to create intimate portraits of motherhood in this hands-on class. We will work together in a home-like lifestyle suite to capture and connect to images of mothering that will give you the feels. I will focus a lot on controlling light, embracing personalities and temporal moments, and finding connections of the heart. We will take the time to meet the mamas who will model for us, and I will demonstrate how to connect to our mamas and create a true moment together. We will have several mama models so participants can break up into small groups to shoot after some instruction/demonstration. We'll all work together to touch our mama hearts and reflect the truth we find in our image making.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to use your environment to it's best to create fine art imagery.
2. Learn to connect to your clients to make honest images of their heart.
3. Gain an understanding of how to overcome awkwardness to make true connections.
4. Learn to control light within the home.

Instructors

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
End Suite #1 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Love in Motion: Creating Dynamic Family Photos with Heart and Joy (Erin Brant)
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn to lead a family photo session that goes beyond typical posing and prompts! You'll be guided through an activity-based shoot that results in fun, beautiful and authentic family photography! In this live shooting demonstration (with a stylish and energetic family of five or more, children ages 2-10) you’ll see how a photographer’s unique personal energy and enthusiasm can be used to facilitate positive interactions as well as redirect or diffuse challenging situations. Families with small children rarely sit still and this class will teach you how to use all of that motion and energy to your advantage! The course will cover anticipating (rather than creating) moments, connecting with your subjects on a personal level, managing camera settings in different environments when both the photographer and subjects are moving; quick framing strategies; what to do if you feel stuck; and so much more. By prioritizing a positive, carefree experience and ditching expectations you will learn to create gorgeous, joy-filled photos with every family you shoot!

This is class will be most beneficial to photographers who are already comfortable with light and composition but want to develop deeper connections and authentic emotion in their photography. It will teach photographers who are typically more stationary to move with their clients, think on their feet, and get more actively involved in the fun!

The class will begin with a short introduction covering Erin's philosophy and approach to family photography as well her shot goals for the session. You'll then move on to the shooting demonstration. Q+A will take place during natural location transitions and at the end of the class.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to quickly and efficiently scan your environment and available light to determine the optimal location(s) to shoot with families of different sizes and energy levels.
2. Develop confidence in being yourself with clients and see how your own ability to be vulnerable and connect impacts how they respond to you and the camera.
3. Receive new examples and ideas of specific ways to interact with children to energize, subdue, and redirect them when necessary.
4. Gain an alternate perspective on shooting kids and families that emphasizes encouraging motion and then recognizing shots as they are developing rather than posing and directing to a specific set look or idea."

Instructors
avatar for Erin Brant

Erin Brant

Owner/Photographer, The Leo Loves


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Magic Light at the Beach (Kristin Dokoza)
Limited Capacity filling up

The sound and movement from the wind and the waves will be our inspiration for a golden hour shoot at the beach. We will discuss and explore subject placement in relation to the setting sun; learn how to creatively include lens flare, movement and atmosphere in our portraits; and play with silhouettes and shoot for a high key look. I will explain how I look for details that tell a story of place, including what elements to include that strengthen an image and elevate your vision.

Working with 1-2 models will allow us to explore how to include the environment and be creative with light. This will also allow me to slow down the process and let the attendees see what I see before getting the chance to shoot. The focus of this class is about playing with different perspectives, using the light to tell a story, and capturing the details. The model(s) will have a few stylized props on hand that we will include to enhance movement, texture and the light. Shooting at the beach can be tricky. This will be a class where we address the technical aspects of beach shooting, as much as finding creativity using the elements in the environment. I am passionate about shooting at the beach and ocean. This will be a fun and creative shoot where you will be encouraged to ask questions and try out your own ideas!

Students should have an understanding of shooting in manual mode.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what lenses to use and best aperture choices in various scenarios.
2. Understand proper exposure when shooting in back light.
3. Learn creative light use for the setting sun, and how to use the environment for bounced light.
4. Understand how to incorporate movement and atmosphere.
5. Explore photographic elements to enhance the story of an image.
6. Gain experience giving direction to subjects.

Instructors
avatar for Kristin Dokoza

Kristin Dokoza

Owner, 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. A mother of two boys who can crack a joke with the best of them. Her styl... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Photographing Couples in Their Home: The Lifestyle Approach (Chloe Ramirez)
Limited Capacity seats available

What better way to photograph deeper, more romantic photos of a couple than in their own home? Home is a place where people already feel comfortable, a place where the two play out their lives together. Capturing couples in their homes is a natural, beautiful way to document their love and create art that makes you proud.

In this class I will break down exactly how I approach photographing couples at home. We will discuss pre-shoot information and how I photograph and interact with my subjects during the shoot to achieve romantic, emotive images. Attendees will be able to watch how I navigate a couples in-home session and have the opportunity to photograph the couple as well. This class will take place in a lifestyle suite at the hotel.

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

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to create an environment that allows your couples to open up for deeper photos.
2. Pose couples in a relaxed environment.
3. See how to interact with the couple to build trust and get deep, meaningful images as well as playful images.
4. Learn how to not be afraid to push the boundaries for more romantic images.

Instructors
avatar for Chloe  Ramirez

Chloe Ramirez

Owner/Photographer, Chloe Ramirez
Chloe is a photographer from Sacramento California who specializes in Lifestyle photography. She is known for her ability to use storytelling in her photography. Her work has been featured on many of the leading photography magazines and blogs including Popular Photography, Ebay... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
End Suite #2 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Planning and Executing a Successful Shoot with a Couple (Cody Harris)
Limited Capacity seats available

This demonstration program will be a combination of posing/directing a young couple mixed with prompts and tactics I use to not only connect with my couples, but have them honestly connect with each other. I will run through my typical pre-shoot process for attendees and explain how I improved the couple's experience even before the shoot. For example, I am hands on with planning locations, time, expectations and getting my couples excited before the shoot day. I will go through how and why we choose certain outfits and colors while staying true to the couple's personal style. I will also explain how I build rapport with every couple before our shoot. During the shoot, I take the class through my process and explain not only what I do, but WHY I am doing it. I believe there are specific tactics that work and make a shoot go smoothly. I will also explain the many little things I am thinking about in relationship to lighting, composition and being able to visualize a photo without losing touch with my couple. At the end of the day, the photos are for the couple and it takes balance of skill and personality to fully execute an honest, emotive session that is fundamentally sound or more importantly, visually stunning.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Be able to build a system of communication with your couples that ensures maximum comfort and trust.

2. Learn to effectively plan and envision a shoot while making it a collaborative process.

3. Recognize the elements that make visually pleasing photographs with true emotion.

4. Discover how to establish a genuine relationship with your subject."

Instructors
avatar for Cody Harris

Cody Harris

Cody & Allison


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Posing with the Flow (Julie Paisley)
Limited Capacity filling up

Most people struggle with posing. They get stuck and don't know what to do next or they feel like they do the same thing over and over. Oftentimes poses can feel stagnant and lifeless. I want to show you how to "pose" and have a system, but at the same time keeping it natural. As wedding photographers, we have to be efficient but how do we do that without getting stuck in a rut? I'm going to show you how. In this class, I will begin by showing you how I prepare my clients for my style and approach. Then I will shoot a real couple while attendees observe, showing you my flow, my cues, and how I interact with them to get them in the pose that I want. After the shoot we will head back indoors and go over the images, giving you a chance to ask questions and interact. There will even be a time for you to pose the couple (if you wish) with me offering critique. This class is not just for wedding photographers, it is for anyone who wants to improve their posing with couples, even if you only shoot families.

Location:
This boutique program will take place an open indoor space with natural light and easy access to an outdoor patio overlooking the ocean.


Learning Objectives:
To demonstrate a flow using 4 basic poses
To demonstrate ways to get natural interactions
To demonstrate how to be efficient with your posing without getting stuck in a rut
To demonstrate ways to get to know your clients so that they feel at ease

Instructors
avatar for Julie Paisley

Julie Paisley

Owner/Lead Photographer, Julie Paisley Photography
 Known for her use of light and the way she connects with her clients, Julie is an award winning, hybrid (both film and digital) wedding and portrait photographer. Julie has been named in the top 100 wedding photographers in US, published in People magazine, featured on the Today... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oceanview Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Styled Children: Posed Yet Playful (Sarah Driscoll)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this outdoor boutique you will watch Sarah as she interacts and poses children in a very casual way. You will learn techniques for styling children, engaging with children, posing them naturally, and getting artistic images that fit your vision while also providing posed “smile at the camera” images that parents so often love and want from their sessions. Sarah will walk you through her settings, her reasoning and her methods during the first portion of the shoot. Afterward, students are welcome to take turns shooting and interacting with the children alongside Sarah. Through a series of poses, games, adventures and moments led by Sarah, students will capture an array of expressions from the children in both posed and candid images. Students should have experience shooting in manual mode and are encouraged to bring their preferred camera and lens along with them.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to interact with children (games to play, questions to ask, directions to give).
2. Find the right flow with children (know when the child is getting restless or uncomfortable and be able to gently guide them into the right moment).
3. Use the right light for the moment.
4. Learn how to style children simply and beautifully.
5. Gain an understanding of camera settings for various moods.

Instructors

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

The Family Archive: Stories of Home and How We Photograph Them (Casey McCauley & Courtney Larson)
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Casey McCauley

Casey McCauley

owner, Casey McCauley Photography
Casey is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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 fu... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Larson

Courtney Larson

Owner, Inloveness Photography
Courtney is sponsored by Miller's | http://www.millerslab.com/ | | 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, running her own jewelry business, or living abroad, she has been sharing the narratives of her life and of those around her. As a devoted artist and on the adventure of life that is motherhood, photography has become her medium of... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pres - Sunrise Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

The Traveling Storyteller: Techniques to Create Compelling Photos of a Place (Me Ra Koh & Brian Tausend)
Limited Capacity filling up

There was a season when we never dreamed of doing travel photography because we couldn’t imagine capturing an emotional image without a person in it. Little did we know how much portraits prepared us for travel photography! Is getting paid to travel and take photos one of your dreams? Did you start as a portrait photographer and find yourself in a new season with older kids and a growing desire to explore the world? If yes, you’re in great company! Join us for a fun, hands-on shooting session as we open up the world of travel photography!

We’re going to treat our time together as if we’re on assignment for a travel publication! What types of images do we need to capture what every publication expects? How do we create story without people? How do we capture emotion without faces? These are just a few of the questions we’ll be answering. We’ll also demonstrate specific camera settings for different subjects. Not everything is best captured with a shallow depth of field. (It’s true!) The one thing you always want more of is time. We’ll teach you how to build a strategic shooting schedule based on time of day and direction of light, as well as composition techniques that make readers and viewers say “I wish I was there…” What do you do with your beautiful imagery once you’re home? Learn how to write a rich pitch to editors and the different ways you can still be compensated for images that don’t make the cut. All levels are welcome to join us! Be ready to laugh, learn a few new tricks, and see how much your portrait background set you up for success with travel photography!

Bring your camera and a small journal or notepad for notes. Optional gear: You're welcome to bring polarizers, ND filters and a tripod for some of the photos. But they aren't necessary.

Location:
This outdoor boutique program will take place on the grounds of the plantation.

Key takeaways:
1. Essential elements every travel piece needs for publication
2. Determining camera settings based on the subject (architecture, mood, landscape, etc.)
3. Identifying your location’s personality to create an engaging story
4. Strategic shooting schedules based on time of day and direction of Light
5. Capturing emotion without faces
6. Different ways to be compensated
7. How to write a rich pitch with “the hook”

Instructors
avatar for Brian Tausend

Brian Tausend

Me Ra Koh Media
avatar for Me Ra Koh

Me Ra Koh

Me Ra Koh Media
Me Ra is Sponsored by Sony | http://www.sony.com/electronics/cameras


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Plantation Grounds Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

3:30pm

Why it Works: Small Group Critique (Sarah Wilkerson)
Limited Capacity full

What makes an image work? What is the difference between an image that is proficient and an image that transcends technical mastery? Join Click & Co CEO Sarah Wilkerson for an exploration of nuances, strengths, and growth opportunities present in attendee-submitted images. As part of this advanced small group critique, we will touch on technique, composition, processing, and story, discussing as a group not only what we see in your photographs, but also how we experience them. All attendees will be invited to submit images online in advance of the program.

Instructors
avatar for Sarah Wilkerson

Sarah Wilkerson

CEO, Click & Company
Sarah Wilkerson is the CEO of Click & Company and a photographer for more than ten years. Her approach to photography is guided by literary Romanticism and cinematography, and she gravitates towards color, dramatic light, and the dreaminess of tilt shift work in her everyday phot... Read More →


Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
End Suite #3 Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

5:30pm

Farewell Beach Bonfire
Bring your camera down to the beach for some final magical photos set against the backdrop of the blue surf and warm beach fires as you exchange goodbyes with friends new and old.

Sunday February 18, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort