Later this month we will be very involved teaching and sharing alongside the best in the industry at Imaging USA in Nashville Feb 1-3. If you’ve never been to Imaging before, it’s our favorite networking and learning event of the year. Thousands of photographers from around the globe congregate to geek out, share, shoot, eat, drink and be merry! This is the only educational event we will be teaching at in 2015. If you’re serious about photography this event is an amazing catalyst for growth and we would encourage you to consider going even if you have no interest in our classes!
We’ll be teaching a series of hands-on pre convention classes with live photoshoots and a platform class. Here’s’ the info:
Hands On Photography: Relevant Senior Portraiture
Separate registration required for pre-convention classes.
In this interactive class, Dan and Alex McClanahan will show you how they photograph Seniors on location. Forget about your studio set ups and the boring backdrops; it’s time to create portraits that really showcase this milestone moment!
Learn how to scout the best location, find great light and interesting backgrounds. Explore how to blend strobe and constant light for the perfect result. Dan and Alex also share how they interact with their clients to establish rapport and a level of comfort; this will help you capture the emotion and expression you want, while your subjects still look natural. You’ll also discuss the poses that work well and how to not just take a picture but tell a story with your image.
Dan and Alex have a unique, quirky style that allows them and their clients to have fun, yet still apply the technical knowledge that results in outstanding images. Learn how you can do it too! Here are some examples of the in-camera location lighting we’ll be demonstrating:
How to Rock Weddings
February 1, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Taught by Dan and Alex McClanahan, M.Photog.
Sponsored by Miller’s Professional Imaging
Dan and Alex will walk you through a complete wedding day and show you how they direct and light each section of the day to make it look perfect despite such obstacles as rain, ugly churches, dark receptions and an array of other hindrances. They will share how they work together as complimentary shooters to create a cohesive story that is emotionally gripping, laugh-out-loud fun, and inclusive of every important detail. Lastly they will give you tips for album design—the ultimate medium for showcasing your wedding work!
Dan and Alex will cover:
- art direction to create a compelling story
- go-to shots every wedding needs
- lighting techniques for tricky scenarios
- utilizing two shooters for efficiency and variety
- album design tips
Here are some recent wedding images that demonstrate what we’ll be sharing:
PPA is letting us give away FREE expo passes that will get you into the trade show (which is enormous), but won’t get you into classes. If you live near Nashville and want to partake in the social/networking aspect of Imaging, you can register for a free expo pass here:
imagingusa.org/free–expo Use code: TSC2015
See you in Nashville!
-Dan and Alex