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Schedule — Classes & Photowalks

Schedule

9:00 am - 10:00 am

9:00-10:00am Tame Your Portrait Workflow in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop: Learn how to make your workflow work for you. Jared Platt will show you how to design the most efficient and foolproof workflow with Adobe Lightroom and the Adobe Creative Cloud. 10:00-11:00am Office Hours Jared Platt has set aside dedicated work time to answer your […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Westcott.  Everybody wants to create those BANGER dramatic portraits, but when they get to the location, they have no idea what to do! This class will show you my techniques to properly finding a location, set the subject, and lighting them in a dramatic and flattering way. You will learn […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Does the though of someone asking you for your prices you get nervous? Maybe tounge tide? A little scared? As creatives we should know our worth and be confident in what we charge. In this class Travis Heberling will share how he determines what to charge his clients. Spoilers: it is not just skills.

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights Creating your own light can take your photography to new levels and it doesn’t have to be difficult to learn. It can add mood, drama, shape, texture, and beauty to your portraits in new and creative ways. The key to lighting is mastering and understanding how to create […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Printique.com, an Adorama company Join Midwest-based photographer Michael Durr as he demonstrates the joy of printing. No matter if you are shooting weddings, boudoir, portraiture, landscapes or simply just your own family and personal adventures this class will have something to offer you. Printique is passionate about making every single […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Judy will be assisted by Amy Cantrell, a talent in her own right! From rock concerts to magazine covers, corporate and personal events, Amy Cantrell has been creating exceptional photography for most of her life. Her images have been published in Entrepreneur (including a cover of Magic Johnson), Forbes, Time, Newsweek, and Los Angeles Magazine, […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn to take professional-level headshots with minimal gear, using strobes and reflectors to create consistently high-quality images in any environment. The class will include posing suggestions, dealing with problems like glasses, body type, clients of different heights, etc.

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn to see the potential for creating drama in any environment and then make it happen with the magnificent background of the Red Lacquer Room. We will explore how intentionally creating shadows and depth in an image can create mystery, tension and drama. Then, we will use both window light and off camera flash for […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Sprout Studio.  WHERE IS CRM (Client-Relationship Management) system? 1) Are you running a photography business or preparing to start the busines side of Photography and find yourself running into these scenarios below: 2) You are searching through emails or texts to confirm your pricing you informed someone that you were […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: PlatyPod Join Charlie Sligting of Docha Real Estate Photography to learn how to identify the best angles to ensure your images stand out in the crowded real estate market. During the two- and half-hour session, you will learn a variety of techniques to photograph residential properties. The first part of […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Bad news, you have been sabotaged on your journey to success. It’s time you learn the truth on how to build a SUSTAINABLE Success system for your business, art and life. This isnt a goal setting class. In fact, goals are the devil. This isn’t a magic pill that will bring you instant profit and […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Struggling to figure out what, why, and when to post? Join me as I go over great tips and tricks to capture BTS footage, innovative ways to create slideshows, and optimal times to post. What should a post look like? Should I post an image, a story, or a reel? We will do a dive […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab In this workshop I will be covering some of the following topics: Discover your unique Brand Identity and how to use that to separate yourself from others, making you personable to your client (this is your “”WHY””). This is vastly important when you are offering a service […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Skylum Learn how AI can handle boring and tedious photo editing tasks so you can be more creative. Repeating the same tedious photo editing task is a waste of a photographer’s valuable time. Learn how AI can analyze your image and offer photo editing suggestions so you can focus on […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: MagMod Never get stuck while on location shooting with a client again! During this hands on class I will teach you how to be inspired by nearly everything around you. You will learn how to see light, create story-telling in your sessions, let the space guide your posing, and be […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bodyscape lighting is a simple method of using shadow and light to create compelling and artistic images for fitness, lingerie or boudoir (implied) photography. In this class you’ll learn how easy it is to create these images and impress your clients. You’ll learn that it is about the light/shadow interplay and not how little your […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: SlickPic and Skylum This is a hands-on workshop on indoor location lighting and posing. We will be working with speed lights, portable studio strobes, soft boxes, grids, reflectors, and color gels.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Pose like a pro: Learn how to pose your subject from head to toe. Gain the skill and techniques to shape your client in flattering poses to fit their body type. You will see a live demonstration on how we communicate to our subjects and how we guide our clients to the poses we envision.

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Creating a photography story for a travel magazine is more than just going on a trip with a camera. Join Yulia Denisyuk, an award-winning travel photographer and writer with work in National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveler, TIME, and more, for an interactive session where you’ll learn how to create photographic stories about people and […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come along with Joe for an outdoor photo walk while he demonstrates what it takes to make beautiful portraits in any lighting situation in any location. While lighting is the key to success, on location, it is also important to understand that any background can be turned into an amazing setting.  Attendees will learn how to […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: PlatyPod Join Charlie Sligting of Docha Real Estate Photography to learn how to identify the best angles to ensure your images stand out in the crowded real estate market. During the two- and half-hour session, you will learn a variety of techniques to photograph residential properties. The first part of […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Zno Photo Lab and Acrylic Press Welcome to the elegant world of glamour portraiture! This will be your chance to develop a system, an outlined plan for a glamour portrait session. We’ll start with a brief overview of studio workflow for an unforgettable client experience. Then proceed with a short lecture on principles […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: The Photography Studio Too often people rely on being good enough in a high-pressure situation. Being a wedding photographer doesn’t allow for a lot of time to capture your images perfectly and properly. This causes you to spend more time than you like on post editing instead of doing more […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Canon An introduction to filmmaking for photographers. Learn what you need to know to get started. Gear sponsors: Canon, Manfrotto, Saramonic, Sekonic, SmallHD, and Tiffen  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: ClickProps In this class we will go through how to light, pose, refine and retouch beautiful classical style portraits of both male and female subjects to produce that timeless look that is loved and cherished by clients.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab It’s time to learn Capture One Pro. Come see how easy it can actually be easy to learn, and I’ll review what all the benefits are over other raw processing programs. There’s a reason Capture One is the commercial standard: Join me and I will take you […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Litra “I’ve never seen that before” are the five words I love to hear when a client reaches out to my studio. In a wedding and portrait industry that continues to be overwhelmingly more saturated with photographers of all skill levels, there’s a stronger demand each day to be different […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab Part of what we do to connect and differentiate us with our clients is to creating images that evoke emotion. Learn how I use lighting to create depth and how I incorporate fabric to create dramatic scenes to evoke those emotions. Light, wardrobe and posing are my […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Westcott Learn how to get your subjects comfortable in front of the camera and then how to tell their story. We will learn about how emotion can communicate through photos and what sells best for your clients.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Skylum Products can made of glass, steel, food, flowers, large, small, or microscopic. They each have their own unique personalities and stories. We will take a look at the little things that manufacturers and retailers look for when featuring a product and how to accentuate those features that are important […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Elinchrom In this class I’ll cover the five general principals of studio lighting. Then we’ll break off into smaller groups and put those principals to the test as we work with models on multiple lighting setups.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Marathon Press Whether you are further down the path of your photography journey, or only scratching the surface, this class will increase your creative awareness by using innovative techniques to explore new ways of seeing. Photography is just as much as being creative as it is technical. This class will […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

2:00-4:30pm Studio Portrait Lighting and Tethered Shooting: Make the most of your time. Learn how to make the most of your portrait sessions with live interactive tethering AND learn solid, foolproof portrait lighting techniques at the same time. Jared Platt, Profoto Legend of Light and Adobe Lightroom guru, will walk you through the process of […]

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Steampunk Ballet is about photographing a different kind of genre. All the same qualities of creating unique portraits still apply here only your subject matter will be very unconventional. The dancers will all be dressed in the vintage look of Steampunk and you are going to love the indoor location for this evening photo session! […]

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seniors want to feel special and experience something unique. I’ll discuss how I get my seniors ready for their session day and demonstrate exactly what I do during a typical shoot to ensure a big sale. My sessions are always fast-paced and FUN! Styling and wardrobe selections are also discussed so as to advise clients […]

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this photowalk Tim will guide participants in using the Adobe Lightroom Mobile Camera to capture, edit and share photos of the post-modern architecture found in Millennium Park. Emphasis will be placed on the creative uses of mobile photography apps and the Creative Cloud ecosystem for sharing. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and install […]

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights Looking for an excuse to jump into Lake Michigan? This class is perfect for you. Chicago-based wedding photographer/videographer Travis Heberling will take you to one of his favorite photo spots for a trash the dress session. During the shoot we will set up multiple “trash the dress” scenrios […]

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: ColorInc In this photo walk, you will learn how to find pockets of light or create your own when photographing dancers at night.  

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Tamron Learn and shoot along with Marcie on a photo walk on the streets of Chicago. Experience how to create strong portraits in any environment. She will discuss light, composition, color, texture, shadows, lens choice, and why she chooses each location to create the strongest portraits possible. The shooting demonstration […]

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Take a walk thru the city with styled models to create scroll stopping, out of the box fashion photography. I will be incorporating multiple genres including senior and wedding for variety. This photowalk is about angles, finding unique spots, and getting creative! You will want to travel very light for this one and dress comfortable.

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Travel Photography workshop: a guide on planning, capturing, and experiencing through the lens of your camera (evening photo walk through the city)  

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights This class is designed to help you learn how to correctly expose your subject in some difficult lighting situations. Class will also cover posing and composition.

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The session is sponsored by: Westcott Once the sun goes down, the city streets are our playground. Josh will show you have to use a mixture of ambient light and OCF to create some epic BANGERS! In this class you will learn the skills to create urban downtown portraits that will look amazing on any […]

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Outdoor light painting is a comprehensive look at light painting in an outdoor environment. We will go over a variety of topics, including theory, settings, tools and styles. A class that is bound to intrigue all levels of photographers from the novice to the seasoned professional.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

9:00-10:00am Fast and Efficient Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom: Photo editing is costing you money! Let Jared Platt show you how to speed up your photo retouching workflow. Learn how to use the latest technology in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to get your editing done in no time so you can get out from behind […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Westcott As a wedding photographer we get very little time with our couples. In this class Josh will show you how he quickly and smoothly moves from location to location in order to capture as many photos as possible without taking up too much time on a precious day. You […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Tamron Join Marcie for a class all about photographing children! Marcie spent 11 years in the elementary classroom as well as having children of her own. Working with children is her specialty. She is the master at bringing out the joy and squashing the meltdowns quickly! Marcie will start the […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Canon Learn how to create a clean commercial look with continuous lighting using 1, 2 & 3 lights. Creating a dramatic cinematic look with black background. Gear sponsors: Canon, Manfrotto, Saramonic, Sekonic, SmallHD, and Tiffen  

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Sprout Studio This class will assist with setup and provide knowledge on the imperative measure on having a professional email address (@YOURBUSINESSNAME.COM) and/or Email Signature creation. We will go over how email marketing can help elevate your business. How many times have you found yourself checking your emails and run […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Geekoto, Pro Prints, Floricolor, Fundy, and 17Hats Shawn will guide you through several dynamic boudoir posing and lighting setups, breaking them all down so you can take away elements to use in your own sessions and create images that will sell. Shawn will then walk you through his sales process, […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Light and Color are two of the most effective tools a photographer has to add subtle creative touches or create dramatic impactful statements in a photograph. Effective use of Color can be the difference from an ok shot to an incredible one. Using 3D light planning software (set.a.light 3D), I will show you actual shot […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Skylum Discover how light-to-subject distance and the power of the light will complete the exposure triangle and take the guesswork out of flash photography. Does flash photography feel too complicated or you are interested but you don’t know where to begin? Then this class is for you! Learn how the […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Zno Photo Lab and Acrylic Press Welcome to the elegant world of glamour portraiture! This will be your chance to develop a system, an outlined plan for a glamour portrait session. We’ll start with a brief overview of studio workflow for an unforgettable client experience. Then proceed with a short lecture on principles […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Elinchrom In this class, I’ll cover the five general principles of studio lighting. Then we’ll break off into smaller groups and put those principals to the test as we work with models on multiple lighting setups.  

The session is sponsored by: Marathon Press The first half of this class will begin with exclusive access to Clickcon’s shooting bays and models. Participants will learn how to strategically photograph for photo painting. The second half of the class will move into the classroom. Step by step, Carly will demonstrate live how to transform […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: ClickProps A live Demo class on how to create the current style of fine art portraits for women. Looking at lighting, posing and bringing the elements together to produce a high-end image.  

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Westcott Learn how to create stunning black and white images that will wow your clients.  

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: PlatyPod Join Charlie Sligting of Docha Real Estate Photography to learn how to identify the best angles to ensure your images stand out in the crowded real estate market. During the two- and half-hour session, you will learn a variety of techniques to photograph residential properties. The first part of […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: ClickProps This course is a fast paced talk from one of Europes’ premier sales and marketing guru’s. Having generated over $500,000,000 for UK photographers over the past 25 years Charlie will divulge a myriad of business generation tips, client profiling and sales room skills that can only but help you […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Indoor light painting is a comprehensive look at light painting in a studio environment. We will go over a variety of topics, including theory, settings, tools and styles. A class that is bound to intrigue all levels of photographers from the novice to the seasoned professional.

9:00 am - 11:30 am

It’s all about the details! Learn how to craft a stylized image with your bride’s details. How to hang the dress, how to position the shoes, where to place the ring, don’t forget the invitation, how to shoot the bouquet. Gain the skills to use your environment and the light available to you on the […]

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2:00-3:00pm Mobile Photography and Adobe Lightroom: Be ready to be brilliant whenever creativity strikes with the best possible tools at your fingertips. Join Jared Platt as you learn how to use Adobe Lightroom on your phone or tablet and capture awesome images and edit them wherever you happen to be. You’ll also learn how to […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Incorporating concepts/themes into your boudoir sessions to add variety. Customizing your shoot to fit the lifestyle/personality of your clients will keep sessions unique and keep you from shooting the same thing with every client. I will offer concept ideas with lighting and posing that works with them. You will then have a chance to create […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: The Photography Studio You scheduled an hour for a creative wedding session but your client showed up late! Now you only have 30 minutes to give them 60 images! Can you do it?! Sure you can, and Sherry will show you how! Get ready for this highly sought-after class of […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: ColorInc This class will teach you to photograph dancers in studio. Lighting, posing, directing.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights Put new life into your portraits with these 7 inspiring ideas. Scott is known for creating amazing portraits with low-cost, commonly found items that will bring a new freshness to your images. Many of these ideas can be captured anywhere and in common areas with breathtaking results. Scott […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: SlickPic and Skylum This hands-on workshop will be outside the hotel, on the streets, or in the park. We’ll be uisng strobes and reflectors to balance the light on our models with the ambient light. Bring your reflectors and OCF strobes (or speedlights) to overpower the sun.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab Bring your laptop and let’s get your portrait retouching to the next level! Outsourcing and quick plugins are useful in business, but what if you want to take your retouching work up to a commercial grade level while maintaining your artistic vision in your work? Its time […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Litra It’s time to stop being afraid of shooting in direct sunlight. In fact, in this session, you will start seeking out the bright conditions that most photographers avoid. No more hiding your subjects in the shade of a tree or shadow of a wall. It’s time to capture portraits […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights Join Stella Pro Champion of Light and Panasonic Lumix Ambassador Matthew Sutherland for this Hands-On workshop that will teach you everything you need to know about lighting, sound and camera movement for professional documentary interviews. We will go over the differences in lighting interviews for different projects and […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

I’ll run through the 30+ poses I use for every senior portrait session I shoot. I do not follow nor teach cutting edge trends of posing. I simply make pretty pictures of my clients kids that I know they will not be able to live without. Good posing that results in a relaxed, natural expression […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

With the use of Textures and Graphics and other images, you can create beautiful works of Art. Take your own images and enhance them with graphics that you can buy and/or create on your own and blend them into your work with layers in Photoshop. In this class, Judy will show you how she incorporates […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights The class will start with learning your 7-lighting positions and how to light to give the old Hollywood style. Then each student will have a chance to photograph this look on our models.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Creating concepts, lighting, styling, angles, posing your subject…. all things that can create overwhelming and brain blocking feelings. DONT LET IT. Together I will show you 3 effortless steps to elevate your work to masterpiece status. We will create and shoot artistic concepts showing you step by step the process I take in creating my […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab Do you struggle with posing a client? Are your sessions talking to long? Come learn with Anna Johnson of Boudoir Ego as she shows you the various techniques she uses to create a consistent posing workflow.  

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: MagMod How to open your mind to the photography career that will take you from living paycheck to paycheck to the financial freedom you dream of. I will go over the mistakes that I made, how to overcome fears, setting yourself apart from the crowd, and how to price yourself […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn to capture fashion and editorial images with Chicago as our backdrop… both on the streets and above them. The intent is to incorporate the city into the image. After a discussion of approach and lighting, we will head out into the center of Chicago to create amazing images blending natural light and off camera […]

9:00 am - 10:00 am

9:00-10:00am The Economics of Photography: Keep your business even in hard times. Jared Platt has been in business as a photographer for 25 years. But it hasn’t all been easy going. From growing a business in college, to surviving the crash of 2008, to pivoting with the market shifts, Jared has not only been through […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Printique.com, an Adorama company Join Midwest-based videographer and photographer Michael Durr as he takes you through the process of capturing quality interview content. Michael will provide techniques in how to set up your camera, composition, lighting and audio. He will also provide tips on how to best conduct your interview […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Sprout Studio Here you will learn the additional functionality of the Galleries & Credits/Coupons categories within Sprout Studio. Show off your client portraits with a more polished appearance with the gallery category of Sprout Studio with style. Place your portraits into framed, matte, canvas presentation during your in-person sales and […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

We will walk through the various ways that you can light a scene. Where to position one light, 2 lights up to 5 lights. Setting a dramatic scene to simple lighting for a headshot, I’ll show you some of my favorite setups and what you can do with them!

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Skylum Learn to control your light so your light doesn’t control you. We will explore how using a flash can open up more creative possibilities in capturing motion, mood and emotion. Light is the foundation of our art form. We will take a close look at the characteristics of light, […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights This class will cover posing ideas and how to correct for flaws, lighting positions for best enhancement, and how to add drama to your lighting.  

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Tamron Join Marcie Reif for a hands-on Family Photography Workshop! This 2.5 hour class will focus on watching Marcie photograph a family as well as the attendees getting to photograph a model family too! Marcie will be there to mentor and guide photographers as they work with the family and […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab Come learn different ways how to contour and shape the body to get the shot you desire in this unique class taught as a team with Anna and Kiati using Geekoto LS Lights.  

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights Back by popular demand this hands-on drone class will take place in the streets of Chicago and give you tools to create spectacular footage right away. There is no better way to begin a professional film or wow your photography clients than an Epic Drone Shot.We will cover […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: StellaPro Lights Sony Artisan and international master photographer teaches how to direct your wedding couple and create a beautiful cinematic wedding story. Scott will discuss the importance of creating; a balance of photojournalistic and portrait images, proper compositions, quick and effective lighting techniques, and cinematic post editing. When used together, […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: ColorInc This class will show you the fundamentals and things to keep in mind while photographing dancers on location. You will learn how to frame, pose and direct dancers. We will have opportunities for both full sun and directed lighting, OCF and available light.  

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Want to pitch your favorite travel magazine but don’t know where to start? This session is for you! Join Yulia Denisyuk, an award-winning travel photographer and writer, for an interactive session where you’ll learn the fundamentals of effective pitching, look at pitching best practices, and develop your own pitch. This is an interactive session so […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

If you have more business than you can handle, don’t waste your time on this presentation! Photographers tend to fail at marketing because they think their marketing is all about selling. Your clients don’t want to be sold. If you are trying to build your business or even start one, join Joe Edelman as he […]

9:00 am - 11:30 am

The session is sponsored by: Canon Learn how to shoot movie-quality dramatic and cinematic lighting in real locations with continuous lighting. Learn how to block and shoot a scene. Gear sponsors: Canon, Manfrotto, Saramonic, Sekonic, SmallHD, and Tiffen  

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2:00-3:00pm Exciting Ways to Share Images with Your Clients: How often do you get the opportunity to learn how to save time and money and make your clients happier at the same time? Learn how to use interactive proofing that will thrill your clients and make your job easier! Jared Platt will take you through […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This class will teach you the basics of running your photography as a business, covering legal structures, taxes, insurance, business names, financial planning and budgeting, using social media, websites and advertising to keep your business and personal separate. If time permits we will cover contracts, releases, copyright and other general business considerations.

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

As a male boudoir shooter, what you say, how you say it, and how you conduct yourself is critical to your success. Learn how to build a connection with your model to get the most out of them while respecting their space, personal boundaries, and the like. Hear from industry models and gain valuable insight […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Marathon Press Editing your digital images is an important step in any good photo workflow. Taking pictures doesn’t end when you press the shutter button; it ends with the final edit. Without editing, most photos lack the impact and luster people desire. Learn how to crop images for better composition, […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Zno Photo Lab and Acrylic Press Welcome to the elegant world of glamour portraiture! This will be your chance to develop a system, an outlined plan for a glamour portrait session. We’ll start with a brief overview of studio workflow for an unforgettable client experience. Then proceed with a short lecture on principles […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Litra You’ve captured all of these amazing images during ClickCon 2022 and now you want to know how to edit them. Rather than sit through a single long edit session, we’ll instead do a rapid-fire style edit on a variety of your images. You’ll be exposed to many different tools […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Incorporating concepts/themes into your sessions to make them more exciting and unique for your High School Seniors. I will also be teaching you how to use this diversity to sell an album EVERY time. If you are not currently offering in person sales, or if you want to achieve add on sales, this is a […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

From being a solo reporter to a solo digital content creator, Meiling has figured out some of the magic on both ends of the camera, throughout the process – reinvent yourself constantly. You can be the photographer and the model at the same time, making solo traveling / fashion content creation at ease. Catching the […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This session is sponsored by: Sigma As photographers, there are four different segments of a wedding day timeline that we have complete control over. Those four sections are: getting ready, family formals, bridal party portraits, and couple portraits. In this class, you will learn how to efficiently navigate through these segments with a combination of […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: SlickPic and Skylum In this hands-on workshop, we will be lighting the models with continuous lighting. Using LED light panels, ring lights, light wands, Savage Star Lights, and mixing LEDs and strobes. The second part of this workshop will be light painting portraits. We will light the model with strobes […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The beauty of the boudoir business! This will be a great class to learn everything leading to you shooting your first paid client. We will show everything we do from SEO, Adwords, Keywords, pricing, emails, social media, branding and how to tell the world, “I’m a professional boudoir photographer.” We will spill all our secrets […]

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

IPS (In Person Sales) is not as hard as everyone thinks it is! It’s actually the EASIEST way to sell. This class will cover the entire process for those that want to offer a full service experience for their portrait clients and reaching higher sales averages without being sales-y. We will discuss questions like: What […]

6:00 pm - 7:29 pm

Michael Stoller is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice for the past 20 years.  Michael specializes in working with adults around the issues of depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationships.  Michael received his undergraduate in Psychology from Indiana University and his Masters Degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago. Michael will share […]

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Walk with Heather and learn about easy ways to get better photos with a macro lens. You’ll have an opportunity to test SIGMA loaner gear and watch Heather as she shares how to find critters or interesting flowers. This walk will cover beginner photography things like shutter speed and aperture for close-up photos. Heather will […]

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: Printique.com, an Adorama company Midwest based photographer and videographer Michael Durr will lead a photo walk focusing on visual storytelling. The goal of the session is to learn how to tell a good visual story and represent a specific location in the best light under a tight timeline. We will […]

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s summertime! Let’s create some wet and wild images in the pool area. You will learn the challenges of shooting in a wet environment and fairly contained areas to create stunning images. After spending some time discussing the techniques used to capture images in this environment, we will spend hands-on time in the pool area […]

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: MagMod You do not need expensive gear or glamorous locations to create images that will wow your clients. Learn to see the light around you and how and when to combine that with external light sources to create impactful images. Light is everything to a photographer and once you master […]

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The session is sponsored by: Westcott Don’t over think it! Creating great images is all about observation of your environment. On this photowalk we will look at how to use our environment to create amazing images.  

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The session is sponsored by: Elinchrom We’ll explore using my three go-to modifiers while working outdoors with high-speed sync and TTL as we work with models on location.  

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Travel Photography workshop: a guide on planning, capturing, and experiencing through the lens of your camera (evening photowalk through the city)

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Become a Maternity BOSS. This class has you on the go and creating jaw dropping maternity portraits that will set you apart from your competition and wow your client base. No more getting flustered by your surroundings. Learn the steps to optimizing your location, your client and your shots to create a solid and highly […]

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The session is sponsored by: UAF Photo Lab Join us roaming around and capturing fashion style portraits! My fiancee and partrner, pro model/artist Freyja Rae, and I, will be advising everyone as we work with various models during the walk.    

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you looking to get into shooting fitness videos? Maybe you have shot fitness before, but want to learn how to make your images more dynamic. Commercial Filmmaker and Photographer Travis Heberling will share his techniques to creating awesome fitness content for trainers, athletes, and gyms. We will cover things like camera gear, camera settings, […]

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Outdoor light painting is a comprehensive look at light painting in an outdoor environment. We will go over a variety of topics, including theory, settings, tools and styles. A class that is bound to intrigue all levels of photographers from the novice to the seasoned professional.

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

In this photowalk Tim will demonstrate the options available to create long-exposuresf with the Adobe Lightroom Camera on a mobile device to capture, edit and share photos as participants explore State Street and the Chicago River Walk. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and install Adobe Lightroom on your mobile device prior to this photowalk. […]