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PCU Weekend Virtual | September 26 & 27, 2020

You’ve asked, and we’ve answered. PCU is returning in 2020 with our strongest line-up of world-class photo educators ever - all delivered to the safety and comfort of your home, virtually.

PCU is our premier education event, and it fills an entire weekend. Our esteemed instructor Alumni include Victoria Will, Me Ra Koh, Bill Fortney, Jonathan Thorpe and many, many more.

Virtual - Our New Reality

This year, like everything, PCU will be a little different. We have more than 10 top-tier educators lined up to deliver breakout sessions over the course of the weekend in our virtual classrooms. We’ll also host three general sessions each day that will feature opportunities to interact with reps from all of our partnering brands as well as a keynote address from one of our educators, all in our virtual ballroom.

Trade Show

Each day, you will have plenty of opportunity to interact with reps from all of our partnering brands! During our three general sessions each day, grab a spot at clearly labeled brand table and video chat directly with brands like Sony, Nikon, Canon and more. Tables are limited to five virtual seats, to keep the chats intimate.

Social as Ever

PCU attendees of the past know the event is as much about networking and hanging out with like-minded folks as it is about learning and growing as image makers. We have worked hard to make sure that element is alive and well. We’ll have a virtual happy hour on Saturday night with a streaming music performance and plenty of time for your group to grab a virtual table and chat with fellow attendees. And we’ve got more social opportunities in the works.

I'm No Computer Wiz!

Intimidated by the technology and streaming aspects? Don’t worry, we’ve worked out all the kinks. All you need to participate fully is a robust internet connection and a device that has a webcam. We’ll send out a comprehensive guide to participants prior to the event with technical requirements, best practices, direction on how to get support and more.


Schedule

Stay tuned for even more updates on the schedule!

Day One | Saturday, September 26

Time Title

8 to 9am

Morning General Session - Welcome, Keynote, Vendor Expo

Keynote Speaker: Ya'Ke Smith

9:30 to 11am

Morning Breakout Sessions - Three Sessions to Choose From

  • Joe McNally | Nikon: Ask Joe Anything - A Life Behind the Lens
  • Alex Cearns | Tamron: Thriving Globally with Animal Photography
  • Shiv Verma | Panasonic Lumix: Composition - The Instrument of Photographic Communication
  • Elizabeth Austin-Davis | Fujifilm: Developing Your Signature Style

11:30am to 1pm

Lunch General Session - Keynote, Vendor Expo

Keynote Speaker: Joe McNally

1:30 to 3pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Three Sessions to Choose From

  • Patrick Murphy-Racey | Sony: The "No Fear" Video Primer
  • Brooke Bartleson | Olympus: Wildlife Photography 101
  • Carol Dragon | PCV: A Matter of Focus

4 to 5:30pm

Evening General Session - Keynote, Vendor Expo

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Murphy-Racey

7:30 to 8:30pm

Evening Social with Music - Social Hour with live streaming musical performance!

Day Two | Sunday, September 27

Time Event

8 to 9am

Morning General Session - Welcome, Keynote, Vendor Expo

Keynote Speaker: Alex Cearns

9:30 to 11am

Morning Breakout Sessions - Three to Choose From

  • Lindsay Adler | Canon: Learning to See Light
  • Ya'Ke Smith | PCV: The Intersection of Art and Activism
  • Hiram Trillo | SIGMA: Telling Your Client's Story

11:30am to 1pm

Lunch General Session - Keynote, Vendor Expo

Keynote Speaker: Lindsay Adler

1:30 to 3pm

Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Three to Choose From

  • Seth Hughes | Fujifilm: Hybrid Video - Shooting Photos and Stills
  • Nancy Borowick | Sony: Creating Difficult/Personal Work
  • Scott Bourne | Olympus: Secrets for Incredible Bird Photos

4 to 5:30pm

Evening General Session - Closing, Keynote, Vendor Expo

Keynote Speaker: Scott Bourne


Manufacturers

Don't miss any special sessions from your favorite brands!


Speakers

Get to know the speakers and what they'll be presenting at Virtual PCU! Stay tuned as we continue to announce all of our amazing presenters.

Joe McNally

About

We're honored to announce our first PCU speaker - Internationally acclaimed photo journalist Joe McNally - will be hosting a breakout session on Saturday morning as well as delivering a keynote address for one of our Saturday general sessions.

Session

Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
AJA - Ask Joe Anything
Join Joe McNally for an interactive exploration of his immense archive of images and ask the lighting guru anything you've ever wanted to know about the technique, stories and more behind the images maker's legendary career.
 
Stay tuned for more information about his session, keynote and for more speaker announcements

About

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and filmmaker whose prolific career includes assignments in 70 countries. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” McNally has been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. McNally is masterful at lighting and is known for his large-scale production work, in addition to his vast storytelling experience which stems from assignment work for legendary publications such as LIFE and National Geographic. His work is regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership.

Alex Cearns

About

Session

Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Breakout Session
Join leading animal photographer Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio for an informative and colourful look at how she not only survives, but thrives, globally in her niche animal photography market. She will share her inspiring journey as an image maker, that saw her leave behind a 19 year career in audit, compliance, and enforcement roles with the Australian Government, to pursue her love of animal photography.  
 
In addition to presenting seven factors to help you take remarkable animal portraits, Alex will showcase a selection of her animal portrait images and will divulge the informative and colourful stories behind them. Working with animals can be chaotic and unpredictable. Alex will discuss how she captured that quirky expression, the degree of difficulty or danger involved in getting the shot, and the distractions happening around her at the time. Alex is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and uses warmth, humour and uplifting visual storytelling to share her knowledge and experience.
 
Sunday, Sept. 27 from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Keynote Session
Internationally renowned photographer Alex Cearns has dedicated her entire business life to helping animals in need. She’s discovered the perfect balance between generating income from her images and using her work to give back, and in doing so has found her purpose in life. Join us for her keynote presentation ‘Passion, Purpose, and Giving Back’ where she will inspire you to leverage your passion to make meaningful contributions to causes close to your heart. Want to change the world one photo at a time? Let Alex show you how.
 

About

Dogs Today Magazine UK calls Alex Cearns “One of our greatest dog photographers in the world”. 
 
Australian photographer Alex Cearns OAM crafts exquisite animal portraits that convey the intrinsic joy people find in animals. As Creative Director of Perth based Houndstooth Studio, she photographs around 1300 animals per year. Her clients include engaged pet lovers, leading corporate brands and around 40 Australian and international animal charities and conservation organizations. Her images have been published extensively in worldwide media, books, magazines and ad campaigns.  
 
An undisputed leader in her niche, Alex is the recipient of more than 350 awards for her photography, business and philanthropy. She is a Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and an Ambassador for Tamron, Profoto, BenQ, Studio Ninja, Ilford Imaging Australia, and Spider Camera Holster.
 
Deeply committed to the wellbeing of all creatures great and small, Alex is considered one of Australia’s most passionate champions and voices for animal rescue and wildlife conservation. Her advocacy and philanthropy were distinguished with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) from the Council for the Order of Australia for her service to the community through charitable organizations.  
 
Her influence among animal lovers, photographers and the pet industry includes a strong following on social media. She contributes regularly to magazines, blogs, radio and television.
 
An accomplished public speaker, Alex’s warmth, humor and uplifting visual storytelling engages her audience in her passions for business, photography and animals. After almost a decade mentoring and coaching fellow photographers on how to achieve their business goals, Alex launched Black Cat Consulting and released her now sought after ‘Business Acceleration Program for Pet Photographers’ to clients all over the world.  
 
She lives with her partner, two rescue dogs and rescue cat in Perth, Western Australia.
 
Find Alex Online!

Patrick Murphy-Racey

About

Session

Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The "No Fear" Video Primer with Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey
This class will feature three Sony full-frame cameras, the a7III, a7RIV, and the brand new a7SIII, respectively. We will do an intro to video to explain frame rates and their relationship to shutter speeds, and explain the very basics of codecs. We will then look at the video specific features on the a7III, which makes a great basic video capture camera.
 
Next we will take a look at the Sony a7RIV, which is like the Swiss Army Knife of cameras because it does everything well. We will compare the feature set against the a7III and talk about eye AF for video as the main feature of the a7RIV over the a7III.
 
We will then climb to the summit and take a look at the new a7SIII and talk about the many ways Sony created this particular camera with videographers in mind.
 
Last, a camera is only as good as the lens you put on it, so we will look at a variety of Sony lenses that make all three of these cameras especially good tools for making video content.
 
Near the end, there will be a time for questions from Patrick. 
 
Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Session
Patrick Murphy-Racey will be presenting a keynote presentation on Saturday from 4:30 to 5pm.

About

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey began shooting football for his high school yearbook on the South Side of Chicago. While attending Marquette University in Milwaukee in the mid-1980’s, after getting a job on the staff of the Milwaukee Journal while still in school, Murphy-Racey began shooting the Milwaukee Brewers, the Green-Bay Packers, and all of the Marquette Basketball games on a weekly basis.
 
As he advanced in his career, he shot the Miami Dolphins, The Heat, and both Florida State University and the University of Florida games for the Palm Beach Post. Next, Patrick moved to Phoenix where he shot the Suns and the Cardinals.
 
In 1989, Murphy-Racey moved to Knoxville Tennessee to join the staff of the Knoxville News-Sentinel where he began shooting the University of Tennessee teams. In 1992, he quit newspapers to try to freelance for Sports Illustrated which was a long-time goal. By September of that year, he was working on a weekly basis for SI, shooting the NFL, NCAA football and basketball, swimming, horse racing, NASCAR, track & field, athlete portraits, and other assignments. Patrick has four covers of SI to date and has shot over 700 days for the magazine. Slam, Street & Smith’s, ESPN The Magazine, Sport, all called upon Patrick for assignments.
 
Along the way, he became a regular shooter for Upper Deck and covered the NFL, NBA, MLB, and Minor League Baseball for their card sets.  
 
In 1998, Murphy-Racey began a long term project shooting every game for the Tennessee Volunteers. He was allowed into closed practices, team meetings, recruiting projects, and travelled for the next twelve years on the team charter to away games. Murphy-Racey self-published his all-access photojournalistic book, “Run Through the T,” in 2003 which was a huge success, selling over 7,000 copies.  
 
Patrick has also been present for six out of eight NCAA Final Four wins with the Lady Volunteers Basketball team and enjoyed great access to Pat Summitt’s teams from 1989 to her death last year. Murphy-Racey is doing photo research on his third book which will be about the Lady Vols domination of NCAA D1 hoops for 20 years.
 
In 2004, he went on the road with the WWE wrestlers and worked on his second book called, “Unscripted,” which was published by the WWE. It was also an all-access reportage of the life of the wrestlers behind the scenes, and featured them traveling, at home, and even having spinal fusion surgery.
 
Patrick began shooting video and doing non-linear editing in 2002. Patrick has been shooting mini-docs, weddings, interviews, higher Ed. projects, and TV commercials ever since.  
 
Murphy-Racey is the winner of many awards including the National Press Photographer’s Association’s Humanitarian Award, The Wisconsin College Photographer of the Year, awards from the Associated Press, Hearst Photojournalism Competition, and the Pictures of the Year Competition. Patrick is an alumnus of the Eddie Adams Workshop.
 
Named a Sony Artisan in 2014, Murphy-Racey now teaches, offers workshops, and helps with development of new product for Sony’s camera division.

Carol Dragon

About

Session

Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
A Matter of Focus
Focus is a major element in the art of photography. It can be defined in many ways, all of which are key ingredients in the practice of photography.
 

1. A state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding.

2. Concentrated focus of attention.

3. The area that can be seen distinctly or resolved into a clear image.

4. A point at wihich rays converge or from which they diverge or appear to diverge (focal length).

In this session, we will discuss all of these aspects and the role they play in our images. We will look at the work of relevant photographers and share our ideas about how we can see better through our images.

About

Carol Dragon is a New York City based photographer who focuses on portraiture, dance and documentary projects. Since 2015, Dragon has been working on a long-term project documenting the community and culture of New York City street dancers. For this immersive work, Dragon was awarded 2017 and 2018 Creative Engagement grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a 2018 Citizens Committee of New York City Neighborhood Grant.
 
Dragon holds a BFA and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where she began her career as a painter. Since 1990, Dragon has worked solely with photography, but the influence of the painter’s eye still informs her practice.
Her work has been exhibited in multiple solo shows in New York City. Dragon recently staged an event, Beyond the Yellow Tape, which paired her portraits and videos of street dancers with live dance performances. In spring of 2019 her commissioned portraits for Families Belong Together were shown at SXSW in Austin, Texas. This exhibition was part of the ACLU 100 Years’ Experience and traveled to 15 other U.S. cities. In 2017 she had a solo exhibition, MADD PAIN, at Park Avenue Armory. Her images have been featured in multiple publications and her work was showcased in the Cynthia Dantzig book, 100 New York Photographers.
 
Besides working actively as a photographer, Dragon teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York and has done a number of workshops in Italy, Dubai and Maine. PDN magazine ranked her as one of the top photography instructors in the article: The Best Photo Workshops: A Reader Survey

Ya'Ke Smith

About

We're honored to announce filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film at UT Austin, Ya'Ke Smith will be hosting a breakout session and keynote address at PCU in 2020.
 
Ya’Ke, known for his unflinching and veracious style of storytelling, is a rising voice in independent cinema. He has been featured on NPR, CNN, HLN, Ebony Online, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine and Shadow&Act.
 
Ya'Ke received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin’s film program, where he is currently an Associate Professor of film and the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Moody College of Communication. Variety magazine named him "one of the best film educators in the world.”
 
Check out this trailer from his first major project "WOLF," and tell you didn't get goosebumps. Don't miss his session at PCU about storytelling and the intersection of art and activism.

Session

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
The Intersection of Art and Activism
Films have been entertaining the masses for well over 100 years. They have gotten us through our most difficult times, allowing us an escape from the chaos that often plagues daily life. However, the sole purpose of creating films should not merely be entertainment, but, rather, like all lasting art, it should be used as a weapon to combat societal ills while challenging its audience to take action. By guiding us through his film catalogue and sharing insight into the social, political and historical context of each work, award-winning, social activist filmmaker Ya'Ke will interrogate the role of the artist during times of social upheaval and challenge us all to rethink our creative framework.
 
Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Keynote Session
Ya'Ke Smith will be presenting a keynote presentation on Saturday from 8:15 to 8:45am.

About

Ya’Ke Smith, known for his unflinching and veracious style of storytelling, is a rising voice in independent cinema.
 
His films have received world-wide acclaim, screening and winning awards at over 100 film festivals. The Director’s Guild of America, the Student Academy Awards, HBO, Showtime, the City of Buffalo, NY, which proclaimed February 23, 2013 as Ya’Ke Smith Day and the city of Cincinnati, OH which proclaimed October 6, 2019 as Ya'Ke Smith Day, have honored him. His short, "Katrina’s Son," screened at over 40-film festivals and won 14 awards. The film was also eligible for the 2012 Academy Award in short filmmaking. His debut feature, "WOLF", which NPR called “an impressive piece by a young director,” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and has gone on to screen and win awards at festivals across North America. The film is now available for download via several Video-on-Demand outlets. His short film, "dawn.", made its television premiere on HBO in February of 2015, and screened on the network for two years. The film was also streamed as part of Issa Rae's Short Film Sunday series on her YouTube channel. His web-series "The Beginning and Ending of Everything" is currently streaming on the online streaming service A Space for Creators. Currently Ya'Ke has two projects on the film festival circuit, "Brother" and "Edwin."
 
Ya’Ke has been featured on NPR, CNN, HLN, Ebony Online, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine and Shadow&Act.
 
Ya’Ke graduated with his B.A. from the Communication Arts Department at the University of The Incarnate Word, where he later became the youngest recipient of the Alumni of Distinction for Professional Achievement award. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin’s film program, where he is currently an Associate Professor of film and the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Moody College of Communication. He was previously the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at the University of Texas at Arlington. Variety magazine named him one of the best film educators in the world.”

Scott Bourne

About

Session

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Birding Photography
Olympus Visionary, Scott Bourne, will be sharing his secrets to capturing incredible birding photos.
 
An extensive community of people are devoted to watching and photographing birds. Why? They're spectacular creatures with varied size, coloring, and behavior across countless species. One thing birds share in common: they're not so easy to photograph--they don't pose where you want them to and it's often tricky to get close enough to photograph them. Professional birding photographer and Olympus Visionary, Scott Bourne, will be sharing his secrets for capturing spectacular bird photos in this one hour virtual class.
 
Sunday, Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Session
Scott Bourne will be presenting a keynote presentation on Sunday from 4:30 to 5pm.

About

Scott Bourne, ASINWP, is an Olympus Visionary and professional wildlife photographer, author, podcaster and lecturer who specializes in birds. He’s been involved with photography for more than four decades and his work has appeared in more than 200 publications.
 
He is a pioneer in the digital photography and online space and was named one of the 30 most influential photographers on the Web by Huffington Post.
 
In addition to being a trainer on lynda.com, Scott’s led workshops and seminars, taught for or spoken at conferences or events sponsored by Palm Beach Photographic Center, Cooperative Communicators of America, Apple, The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, CreativeLive.com, the National Association of Broadcasters, North American Music Merchants, MacWorld, Washington Professional Photographers Association, WPPI, PartnerCon, Imaging USA, Seattle Art Center, Marketing Essentials International, The Consumer Electronics Show, Photo Plus Expo, Festival of the Cranes, Florida's Birding & Photo Festival, Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, Bio Communications Association and Olympic Mountain School of Photography.
 
Scott was one of the first photographers ever to receive the designation Apple Certified Professional Trainer (T3) for Apple’s Aperture. He also previously held the designation Certified Adobe Photoshop Instructor and Professional Photographers of America’s Certified Professional Photographer designation.
 
Scott was awarded the designation Signed Master with the Studio Of Masters in China and recently, having satisfied the qualifying requirement prescribed by the The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers board of examiners, was awarded Associateship in Photography (ASINWP.)
 
Scott founded one of the first dedicated, online photography sites - Photofocus.com, co-founded the first photography related podcast, This Week In Photography (TWIP), co-founded Photography Podcast Network (PPN) and is host of the PictureMethods podcast and publisher of the PictureMethods blog.
 
Scott also wrote or co-wrote the following books:
 
  • Eagle Monograph
  • Photographing Birds at Bosque del Apache
  • Americana Photography
  • Going Pro: How to Make the Leap from Aspiring to Professional Photographer
  • 88 Secrets to Photoshop for Photographers
  • 88 Secrets to Wildlife Photography
  • 88 Secrets to Selling & Publishing Your Photography
  • 72 Essays On Photography
  • Secrets of HDR
  • The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure
 
Scott's professional photography portfolio can be found at scottbourne.com and at scottbourne.photos.

Shiv Verma

About

Session

Satuday, Sept. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Composition - The Instrument of Photographic Communication
The ability to communicate your message is crucial in photography. Organizing the elements into a strong and compelling composition and then exposing are the primary components of this program.
 
The advent of digital equipment allows for instant feedback, but it is you the maker who needs to use this vehicle of instant feedback to improve and strengthen the message. Furthermore, software-based editing tools allow you to refine and enhance the design elements even after the camera has exposed and the message captured – conveyed. The digital medium allows us to communicate in ways that would have been too complex or virtually impossible in the analog capture.

About

Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is a published author, photographer, educator and technologist. He is a Panasonic Lumix Global Ambassador, Wacom Pro-Artist and an X-Rite Coloratti. He has been photographing for over 50 years and has evolved his photography to express his intense devotion to wildlife and nature. Over the years has earned numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally. Shiv devotes a great deal of his time formally reviewing photography related products, to education in digital photography and is a speaker and competition judge. He conducts photo tours and workshops worldwide and typically has one tour a month. Shiv’s book Time-Lapse Imagery was published in February 2014. He belongs to multiple photographic clubs and associations and serves as Vice President of the New England Camera Club Council. He is the immediate past Vice President of Learning and Technology of the Photographic Society of America. He is a member of the Professional Photographers Association of America; past Board Member, General Chairman of the PSA International and Chairman of Nature Division, PSA (Photographic Society of America). In addition, he is a member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), Greater Lynn Photographic Association and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists. Shiv was elected as an Associate of the Photographic Society of America in 2013 and was elected a Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council in 2008.

Nancy Borowick

About

Session

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Documenting Stories
Documenting personal stories are as much about the photographer as they are about the subject being photographed and some of the most challenging images to make are the ones closest to home. Nancy Borowick never planned to photograph her family, but when she found herself in the chemotherapy room with both of her parents who had been diagnosed with stage-4 cancers, she found that photography allowed her to process, heal and understand what was happening through a familiar context of her camera.
 
This workshop will focus on personal project development, exploring the various ways to establish intimacy with your subjects and how to take that trust and connection and create a meaningful, cohesive, and authentic body of work.

About

Nancy Borowick is an internationally renowned photographer, author, teacher and speaker. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography and has exhibited her work in over 100 cities world-wide. Working regularly with the New York Times since 2013, Nancy has told the intimate stories of people and places from every corner of the globe winning her major accolades and awards, such as World Press Photo and POYI. In 2017 she published her first monograph, The Family Imprint.
 
View more of Nancy's work here

Hiram Trillo

About

Session

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Wedding Photography
In a day full of chaos and unknowns it can be challenging to find a thread to tie it all together. In this class, we will find a way to tell your couple's story of their wedding day. With a mixture of photojournalism and portraiture you can capture the essence of the day. We will go through and entire wedding from beginning to end to learn how to find the details for couples that will make it their own.

About

Hiram Trillo is a professional wedding photographer based in Fort Worth who has been shooting weddings internationally for 8 yrs. Through out his career he has won multiple international awards as well as being named one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the world. His look at every wedding is more than just recording an event; each wedding is a blank canvas for which he wants to create original pieces for each couple. He strives to capture you as you are simple, beautiful, and timeless.
 
"For me each couple is unique and I want to create original pieces that they will cherish for years to come. I always shoot with the next generation in mind, I want their children to look at their images and cherish them as much as they do. Each couple bring their own story therefore each wedding is not just an event but rather a cluster of moments they can relieve through my imagery. My goal is to capture the essence of their wedding and those unseen moments."

Brooke Bartleson

About

Session

Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Wildlife Photography
  • Equipment for wildlife photography plus recommendations
  • Getting out of the auto and choosing your camera settings
  • How to find your wild subjects
  • How to stay ethical and safe while photographing wild animals
  • The secret to composing your photos like a pro
  • What to do when the conditions aren't idea

About

Brooke Bartleson is a professional wildlife photographer and Olympus Explorer. With years of wildlife tracking and photography experience, Brooke has developed an extensive portfolio of images showcasing the stunning wildlife of North America. Brooke is currently residing in Northern Utah and is devoting time during the COVID slow down to reshift her focus from constant travel to teaching and presenting on her wildlife photography journey.

Lindsay Adler

About

Session

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Learning to See Light
Have you ever seen an image and wondered how it was lit? In this class, photographer Lindsay Adler will help you to understand the language of light so you can "read" a photo and understand how it was created.
 
Using clues hidden in the catchlights, hightlights and shadows of an image, Lindsay demystifies lighting. Once you understand how to read light, any image can become a roadmap or inspiration for lighting.

Keynote

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 12 to 12:30 p.m.
5 Tips for Strategizing Your Future
Learn to be deliberate in your business and your art to move you down the path toward success! Don't live your life, your business or your art by "hoping for the best" or making decisions "by accident." Take control! Lindsay will share what she has found helps her to strategically plan for the future to grow her brand.

About

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Numero, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator, she is on eof the most sought-after speakers internationally. She has recently been named as Rangefinder's Icon of the Year 2020.

Elizabeth Austin-Davis

About

Session

Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Developing Your Signature Style
Elizabeth will dig into the necessary steps to developing your signature style organically. Prepare to learn about the important role that lighting plays in defining your style as well as how to edit your work with a focus on consistency as she shows you how she achieves cohesion with both film and digital photographs. You will walk away with the confidence and know-how needed to develop your own signature look that will let you stand out!

About

Elizabeth is a northern girl with a southern heart. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she began her career in high school taking graduation photos of her classmates. While in Alabama pursuing her undergraduate degree at Tuskegee University in business, she continued to follow her passion of photography, and in 2015 was able to successfully launch her wedding photography business. Since then, she has been named one of the 30 rising stars of wedding photography in 2019 by Rangefinder Magazine. Her work has been featured on the cover of Rangefinder Magazine and in Brides, The Knot Magazine, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty, Over The Moon, HGTV, Black Bride Magazine, and many more. Her ability to artistically translate her couples love through images, has been a catalyst in developing her unique style.

Seth Hughes

About

Session

Sunday, Sept. 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Hybrid Shooting Presented by FUJIFILM X-Photographer Seth K. Hughes
Learn about the new features of the Fujifilm X-T4 and how best to utilize them for masterful storytelling with stills and video.

About

As a professional storyteller, I transport viewers into compelling scenes and immersive narratives. My passion lies at the intersection of lifestyle, adventure and outdoor portrait photography. I always strive to imbue authenticity and the essence of my subject through a visual toolkit. This includes nuanced lighting, three dimensional compositions and expressive moments. These types of images are the most effective in capturing attention, conveying emotion and telling a story.
 
I grew up in Jackson Hole and this is where my love of photography began. The seed was planted by my mother and grandmother who were both artists in their own right. They put cameras and photo albums in my hands which developed my creative eye at a young age. With the Grand Tetons in my backyard, I was off and running. Ten years later I studied traditional art and multimedia at college in Seattle and ultimately earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography at The Art Institute of Colorado in 2006. I have been shooting commercial and editorial assignments professionally ever since.
 
In 2014, my wife and I became location independent and we frequently roam across North America in our aluminum house on wheels. I'm always inspired by exploration, new collaborations, diverse experiences and what's out there just beyond my comfort zone.
 
Some clients include Visa, Chacos Footwear, National Geographic, Backpacker magazine, SKI magazine, Outside magazine, Wired magazine and Condé Nast.
 
 
Along with my email dispatches, I send out free wallpaper photographs each month to load on your mobile device!

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