In-Depth Pre-Conference Workshops

Come a Day Early and Get a Head Start on Your Learning | May 30th (times vary)

Kim Griffin | 2014 (Atlanta) Guru Winner

What Are the In-Depth Workshops?

Want to dive in deeper on a particular topic, or be a part of a live on-location shoot? The day before our conference kicks off, we jump start the event with in-depth workshops. These workshops provide a deep dive into the topics you want to learn most with small class sizes, live shoots, and hands-on training. Separate registration & fee required. To ensure a spot, pre-purchase is advised. Otherwise, purchase is available show site, if spots are still available.

Explore Available Workshops

First Time Attendee Orientation, with Larry Becker |  3:15pm - 4:15pm  and  5:15pm - 6:15pm

First Time Attendee Orientation, with Larry Becker | 3:15pm - 4:15pm and 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Join Larry Becker as he gives newbies the insider tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Photoshop World.

No registration required | free and open to all attendees | on-site | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Convention Level

Photoshop Essentials for Beginners, with Dave Cross | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Photoshop Essentials for Beginners, with Dave Cross | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

With all the tools, menus and options in Photoshop, it can be overwhelming when you start to learn it. But the reality is that you don’t need to learn every single tool and function, and that’s why this session only covers the essential tools and techniques that you need to know to get started. You’ll learn best practices, how working non-destructively can help you save time, and the basics of working with layers, adjusting images and retouching photos. Rather than give you “recipes” or a series of step-by-step instructions, this class will help you understand key functions in Photoshop and how (and when) to use them.

Limited to 100 Participants | on-site | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Convention Level

Building Your Portfolio, with Stella Kramer | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Building Your Portfolio, with Stella Kramer | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Description coming soon. Limited to 100 Participants | on-site | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Convention Level

Overcoming The Challenges of Location Shoots, with Frank Doorhof | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Overcoming The Challenges of Location Shoots, with Frank Doorhof | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Often we find ourselves searching for awesome locations, great styling etc. to come back home with shots that are…. Well not what we wanted. In this pre-con you will learn that you shoot killer shots in simple locations by understanding what’s important in a good shot, lighting, angle, story telling, posing and styling.

If you master this in simple or even “impossible” locations you will have it much easier in that killer location. This is THE workshop for the photographer that never wants to be frustrated with mediocre results on location, or the photographer that just wants to learn more about lighting and working with a model. Attendees will also get tips about styling without breaking the bank. This is an intense and dynamic workshop with loads of opportunities to ask questions to our team.

Limited to 40 Participants | on-site | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Convention Level

Photograph Like a Thief: From Concept to Print & Everything in Between, with Glyn Dewis | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Photograph Like a Thief: From Concept to Print & Everything in Between, with Glyn Dewis | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

With photography becoming more and more popular how do you set yourself apart? How do you develop a style that is uniquely yours and instantly recognizable? In this 4-hour LIVE shoot and retouching workshop Glyn will show you exactly that. But first, it begins with copying!

In this workshop you’ll look at work by masters such as Annie Leibovitz and Dan Winters to learn how to study the light, reverse engineer lighting set-ups, and observe their post production style so that you can apply what you have learned to your own photos but with your added individual touches. You’ll also learn how to come up with ideas, where to look for inspiration, work with non-professional models, the importance of props, how to create a ‘look’, and more as we go ‘hands on’ from concept to print and everything in between, including lighting, set-up, shoot, and post-production using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Limited to 40 Participants | on-site | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Convention Level

Train your Eye to SEE and CREATE Better Poses, with Lindsay Adler | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Train your Eye to SEE and CREATE Better Poses, with Lindsay Adler | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn to train your eye to identify, analyze and fix posing problems in your images! Lindsay Adler, author of the book 'The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone' will help establish a strong understanding of how to create poses that bring out the best in your subjects. This workshop will begin with building up your understanding of what makes a successful pose including angles, shapes, camera angle, lens choice, and more.

You will study common posing pitfalls that often ruin your poses and solutions to create more flattering results. In the end, you'll have the opportunity to work with live models to test your knowledge and new posing skill set, analyze your own mistakes, and practice for future success! You'll train your eye to see and create better posing!

Limited to 40 Participants | on-site | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Convention Level

Cityscape Retouching: A Live Shoot, with Serge Ramelli | 5:00am - 12:00pm

Cityscape Retouching: A Live Shoot, with Serge Ramelli | 5:00am - 12:00pm

Description coming soon. Limited to 40 Participants | Off Site | Location TBA | Transportation Provided | Break for Breakfast On Your Own Between Live Shoot & Retouching Session

Photo Safari, with Moose Peterson | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Photo Safari, with Moose Peterson | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Photography is all about light. The better we understand and use it, at the camera and in the digital darkroom, the more successful our storytelling will be. Join Moose Peterson for a quick classroom talk about light, how we see it, how the camera interrupts it and how you can use it to tell your story. First, we will look at images in the digital darkroom to give you ideas. Once the basics are covered, we’ll be ready to head out on location for an exciting live shoot. Moose will have some classic aircrafts including WWII Warbirds and '40s pin-up models setup on-site; ready to be photographed. Together, with Moose photographing people with planes, you’ll work with ambient light, flash light, and the melding of the two into a compelling final photo. Just bring your camera gear, a bucket of passion, and we'll cover the rest!

Limited to 40 Participants | off-site | location Stallion 51 | snacks and transportation provided

Characters On Location, with Joe McNally | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Characters On Location, with Joe McNally | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Description coming soon.

Limited to 40 Participants | off-site | location TBA | snacks and transportation provided

Pro Techniques for Lighting Automobiles: A Live Shoot, with Tim Wallace | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Pro Techniques for Lighting Automobiles: A Live Shoot, with Tim Wallace | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Take part on this fantastic opportunity to learn some great lighting techniques from renowned car photographer Tim Wallace in this exciting 'live car shoot'. The work of Tim Wallace is globally recognized to be not only of a highly creative style and originality but also Tim is very well known for achieving much of his photography ‘in camera’ with the clever and adoptive use of lighting. Tim works for some of the worlds leading high end car brands such as Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover shooting campaigns that are global such as the recent Peugeot ‘Fractal’ Concept Car in Paris. He will be demonstrating some of his own unique lighting techniques that he deploys when faced with shooting cars professionally.

Best known for shooting cars, Tim will be talking and demonstrating lighting used for brochure and billboard work that focuses on well presented overall shots not only for cars but for a whole range of shoot subjects. He will be offering advice and helping to broaden awareness of just what is possible with lighting if you are willing to ‘learn’ light truly and understand it in its nature. In this 'Live Shoot’ Tim will be helping you understand light better and perhaps even look at lighting in a different way so that you may go away and put those ideas into practice. The way that we light changes the feel and view of a subject hugely, the power of good lighting is one of the strongest tools at our disposal as photographers today. Many of the tips and tricks can be carried forward into other areas so very much an interesting class for anybody who would like to shoot cars but also those who shoot reflective subjects such as product photography. Talking through light modifiers what they do and how they can be used. This workshop is aimed at people who would like to learn a little about lighting progressing from hand held flash guns.

Limited to 40 Participants | off-site | location Studio One | snacks and transportation provided

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