How We Might Evoke Empathy with Animal Portraiture
Tim will be discussing his body of work, as well as how animals can be depicted in a way that can connect us with them, and evoke empathy, potentially leading to conservation
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Visual Theories and Iconic Imagery
Tim has always been fascinated by how and why certain images have become iconic, and what they have in common. He is going to explore perceptual theories around luminance and colour, left gaze bias, and composition.
Relationship Storytelling: Pets and Their People
If you’re like Terran, you got into pet photography to photograph pets, not people. But something truly beautiful happened when she realized that photographing pets with their people opened a whole new dimension to her art, the dogs’ expressions, and the joy her clients felt when they viewed their photos. From more posed portraits to creating magazine-worthy lifestyle images full of emotion that are sure to wow any client, this course is designed to crack open some creativity with simple, actionable techniques to help ease you into working with pets and their people so you can truly tell the stories of the relationships they share. Terran will also discuss adapting in challenging situations with limited resources so you’ll be prepared to create memorable images no matter what life throws at you.
Studio Bird Photography
Photographing birds in a studio is exciting and the imagery captured is stunning! This seminar will help you fast track the development of your own bird photography skills in a safe and creative way. Specific topics include:
Sponsored by BayPhoto.com
High Ticket, Low Volume: Enjoy the benefits of the high-end customer experience
Join Kim and Bud in this animated talk as they describe their business model and sales process. They will share how they leveraged their low-volume business to get their lives back and created a luxe customer-centric brand in the process. Learn how they adopted ‘service equals selling’ and how this partner pair averages $5,000 per sale year round. They will share their complete client experience and process, right down to the china patterns, and how they learned that creating great images is just the starting point for their successful business. They will give you solid actions that you can incorporate into your business to get more time back to enjoy life while reaping the benefits of higher sales averages and higher customer satisfaction.
Working with Horses: Posing and Safety for the Photographer
Join equine photographer extraordinaire Terri Cage as she walks you through how to work safely and efficiently around horses. She will go into detail as to how she introduces off-camera lighting to horses and will explain posing a horse and their owner together for a fast and safe session. You can also expect to learn what angles look best for a horse and what equipment you should be using while photographing. Terri will demonstrate items that work well in getting a horse’s expression, will show you ways to get creative with your posing, and what images sell.
Lightroom for Photoshop Users - Getting the Most From Adobe's Photography Ecosystem
Most professional animal photographers rely on Photoshop to fine-tune special images. But a workflow that depends solely on Photoshop misses opportunities for enhanced efficiency and flexibility. The goal of this program is to expose experienced and novice Photoshop users to a powerful workflow that helps them get the most of their editing workflow while taking advantage of the power of the modern Lightroom/Photoshop ecosystem.
The Photographer's Workout
You met personal trainer Art last year while modeling for the posing class. This year, he's back to lead two morning workouts, geared specifically for photographers. Discuss the benefits of meditation, breathing and awareness, participate in a moderate workout, and learn proper form and stretching exercises.
The Golden Couch
Join Jo Howell and her Golden Couch - a live shoot showing how to pose people and animals with one piece of furniture, showing variety and interest, and of course, tips on how to get your subjects to co-operate. Jo will also share a slideshow which shows hows to find the beauty in every location including images of how the area looks and then how the final images look, with explanations of how the results were achieved.
This internationally recognized photographer explores the world through his nature, travel, and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, and in national advertising campaigns for clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda. Adam is recognized world wide as an outstanding stock photographer with his images represented by Getty Images, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His work has sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries.
Sponsored by Canon
Becoming a Cat Whisperer
Do you often hear people say "You won't be able to get any good images of my cat. He just won't cooperate." Do you feel like you are spending all your time herding cats when you do a cat session? Many people think of the cat as independent, aloof, mischievous and clever. In truth, like the dog, every cat's personality is unique. Some are shy and timid, some are bold and curious and everything in-between. This session will explore how to get their attention, handling scaredy cats, how to read cat body language, cats versus kittens and more.
If in Doubt, Apply More Glitter!
Take a journey with Craig to hear why being different can pave the way to your success. Hear from him the importance of being authentic and why embracing your own magic and sparkle can define your own unique style. Craig will help you find ways to put your own unique style into what you do, from marketing to shooting and client experience.
Editing the Dreamy/Dramatic Portrait
Bring your work to the next level with Monica vander Maden’s editing techniques for her dramatic portraits. Using the images photographed in her pre-conference workshop, Monica will show us how she goes from raw to "awe"! Master a style like you've never seen before, and bring your images to a new place for your clients.
Hands-On Studio Lighting
Have you wanted to make the leap into studio lighting? Have you wanted to train your eye to “see” light? Then this is the class for you! This program is a full-day of hands-on lighting and experience. Intended for beginners and those who want to fill in gaps from self-learning, this class will help you learn to confidently use studio lighting. Bud Thorpe and Kim Buccheri will be sharing their decades of teaching experience. Learn how to set up, meter and use the light to create your vision. The morning will include a brief talk on “Why Studio Lighting?”. We move on to building our studio where you will break into small groups and learn to light a 3-light portrait set up – one light at a time. After lunch, we kick it into high gear with analyzing lighting and recreating it. By applying what you learn in the morning, you will get a much better understanding of the principles. Our models will be stuffed animals, so you can take all the time you need to get your lighting just right. Bring your camera and lens along with a comfortable pair of shoes. Additional information will be sent to participants in advance.
Professional Zoo Photography
Join international animal photographer Jo Howell as she shares her story of turning her passion for animals, wild places, and photography into a rewarding career. Jo will share her insider hints and tips as a Zoos Victoria photographer for creating images of captive animals in various situations while promoting positive interactions and animal welfare. This workshop will cover lens choice, camera settings, difficult lighting and how to deal with enclosure construction such as mesh or wire & glass. You are sure to come away with a great set of tools for successful zoo photography! This workshop will include classroom time in the morning and photography at the Minnesota Zoo in the afternoon.
The Dreamy/Dramatic Location Portrait
Spend the morning with Monica vander Maden to learn her techniques for creating dramatic animal portraits on location. Discuss how to plan your session including choosing the location, time of the day, and what equipment works best for your desired look. Use those skills working side-by-side with her on location to photograph a dog.
Photo to Masterpiece via Pastels
Combine the traditional art world with the art of photography through the use of pastels on a printed image. This hands-on class will teach students how to apply pastels(chalks) to an image that is giclee printed on watercolor paper. This method gives the photographer another product line that will extend their present offerings to customers and creates a piece of art for customers to have a one of a kind masterpiece. Samples and supplies to color on and to take home will be supplied.