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Naperville
Contemporary Women's Photography
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Course #IL01
Alicia Johnson
Samantha Jensen

It's said that "Life Happens After 40," and this class proves it! This day is all about capturing the Contemporary Woman!  

Focus on photographing women 40+, as Instructors Alicia Johnson and Samantha Jensen walk you through the key points you need to know. Explore the lighting, wardrobe and posing you want for a spectacular shoot. Discuss how to market and sell to this clientele and how to create finished products that really show your subjects in the prime of their lives!

The Contemporary Woman is a hugely successful but untapped market. This is your chance to break in and break out!

Course Date: Monday, October 5, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera equipment, note-taking materials, laptop with Photoshop CS6 and above

Location:
Alicia's Photography
32 W Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
630-961-5777

Instructor Contact:
Alicia@alicias.com
Samantha@alicias.com
630-961-5777

Instructor Website:
http://www.alicias.com


Naperville
Completing Successful Women's Boudoir Sessions
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Course #IL02
Alicia Johnson
Samantha Jensen

Boudoir photography is a booming market, and this workshop shows you how to do it right!  

Instructors Alicia Johnson and Samantha Jensen teach you how to market to this specific niche and attract the customers you want. Then, it's all about the photo shoot! Discuss lighting and posing, wardrobe and makeup, as well as editing tips that will help you deliver the best photos. You'll also learn how to engage your clients, making the photo shoot a fun experience for everyone involved!

Boudoir photography is an exciting, entertaining genre for both you and your clients – this is your chance to learn how to do it and do it well!

Course Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera equipment, note-taking materials, laptop with Photoshop CS6 and above

Location:
Alicia's Photography
32 W Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
630-961-5777

Instructor Contact:
Alicia@alicias.com
Samantha@alicias.com
630-961-5777

Instructor Website:
http://www.alicias.com


Springfield
Studio Lighting 101
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Course #IL03
Roger Williams, CPP

Studio lighting is a key foundation of photography! Spend the day with Roger Williams as he teaches everything you need to know to do it well.

Walk through single light and multi-light set-ups. Discuss hybrid and continuous lighting. Explore the beauty behind grids and gels. Once you better understand what lighting can do for you, you'll discuss strategies to improve and enhance your images.  

As an artist and a business person, there is no better investment than enhancing your lighting techniques – Studio Lighting 101 is the way!

Course Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Course Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, flash, tripod, plenty of media cards, note-taking materials, 3-5 prints of your current lighting work, money for lunch

Location:
Artistic Images Photography Studio
868 S. Oaklane Road
Springfield, IL 62712
217-553-4825

Instructor Contact:
roger@artisticimages.photo
217-553-4825

Instructor Website:
http://www.artisticimages.photo


New Lenox
Creating Themed Shoots for Your Senior Reps/Models
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Course #IL04
Kelli Svancarek, CPP

Take your Senior Sessions and Model Shoots to the next level! In this course, Instructor Kelli Svancarek shares her experience and expertise on how to develop, fun, creative, themed photo sessions.  

You'll discuss concept development and how to create themes that your clients want. Delve into costume design and props needed to really blow it out. Kelli walks you through the benefits of assembling a team of models and how they can help you promote and market your concepts. You'll even explore the fine details like hair and makeup artists and how to do it up right!

But, it's all talk until you bring it life so learn how to make it all happen during the photo shoot.   From initial concept to post-production techniques, this course is a fun, engaging spin on the traditional photo shoot and a great way to spice up your business! 

Course Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, lens, note-taking materials, laptop (optional)

Location: 
Silver Castle Studio
927 Regent Street
New Lenox, IL 60451
815-768-9903

Instructor Contact:
kelli@silvercastlestudio.com
815-768-9903

Instructor Website:
http://www.silvercastlestudio.com


Naperville
Master the Art of High End Professional Headshots
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Course #IL05
Sabina Cavalli, CPP

In the age of digital technology, professional headshots are more important than ever – after all, an online photo may be the first impression that someone makes in the business world.    

In this workshop, you'll learn how to create the images that your clients will love! Discover how to pose your subjects that tell the right story with their body language. Learn how to take a photo that will engage the viewer. Develop a better understanding of how to say everything that you – and your client – want to say in this non-verbal communication.

This class isn't just about the picture – you'll learn the light and posing techniques, the body language that creates a good impression, how to work with clients who are camera shy, and how to develop a finished product that will enhance your client's career. You'll even learn editing techniques that will help you deliver the final images that will wow!  

A picture really is worth a thousand words – tell the right story with images your clients deserve!

Course Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, camera, portrait lens (strongly recommended 105mm or longer to avoid distortion), sack lunch

Location: 
Sabina Cavalli Photography Studio
Address to be shared after registration
Naperville, IL 60564
630-699-2072

Instructors Contacts:
Talk.to.me@sabinacavalli.com
630-699-2072

Instructor Website:
http://www.sabinacavalli.com


Moline
Foundations in Business: Your Business Vision
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Course #IL06
Lisa Francescon, CPP

Before you "hang your shingle" and open your doors as a photography studio, you need to ensure you have a solid vision for your business.  

Spend the day learning the basics of operating a successful business. Learn how to handle legalities like registering your company and getting the proper insurances. From there, you'll drill down into specifics such as costs and expenses, profits and pricing strategies so you can establish – and maintain – a stable business. Instructor Lisa Francescon helps you set your business goals and put them into a solid plan.  

Having a studio is more than just strobe lights and Photoshop. Develop a business strategy to get your started and keep you going! 

Course Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
laptop or notebook for note-taking, current pricing list if available

Location:
Francescon Portraiture
2711 13th St. Ct.
Moline, IL 61265
309-269-5013

Instructor Contact:
lisa@momentsbylisa.com
309-269-5013

Instructor Website:
http://www.momentsbylisa.com


Saint Charles
Horses, Horses, Horses
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Course #IL07
Kerri Weiss, M.Photog.,CPP

Equine photography has become a huge niche, and this one-of-a-kind workshop is your chance to do it right! Instructor Kerri Weiss teaches you how to capture images that show each animal's individual personality. You'll explore the right type of lighting set-ups to use for amazing portraits, and even the adjustments to make for various weather conditions.  

Best of all, Kerri has coordinated to shoot some beautiful horses and riders, making this workshop one you won't want to miss. Not only will you have the opportunity to photograph beautiful Frisian and Andalusian horses, but you will spend a couple of hours in post processing with Kerri. When it comes to photographing these noble creatures, you can become THE photographer to call!

Course Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, lens, cards, batteries, off-camera flash, reflector, laptop (all strongly recommended but not required)

Location:
Weiss On-Location Photography
6N430 Clydesdale Court
Saint Charles, IL 60175
630-788-9773

Instructor Contact:
kweissc@aol.com
630-788-9773

Instructor Website:
http://www.weissonlocation.com


Crystal Lake
Retro Pinup: The Shoot
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Course #IL08
Jim Pierce, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Pinup photography is just one of the many burgeoning niches in the industry! In this course, you'll learn how to conduct a pinup session that will be the talk of the town!  

Work with live models as Instructor Jim Pierce walks you through the type of posing really tells a story. Explore the lighting and background sessions that will make your images pop, and discuss ways to make the post production process easier. You'll also spend some time reviewing the work of some of the best photographers, examining how they made pinup an American art form.  

Best of all, you'll discuss how to create the environment and evoke the attitudes that define this genre. Pinup is all about playfulness and fun, and you'll discover how to make the photoshoot both!  

You'll learn all the details that really make it happen and discover how to make your mark on this tradition!

Course Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, memory cards

Location:
Downtown Photo
150 Virginia Road #3
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-788-9100

Instructor Contact:
downtownprophoto@sbcglobal.net
815-788-9100


Crystal Lake
Retro Pinup: Post Processing
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Course #IL09
Jim Pierce, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

In this course, learn what Photoshop can do for you, your clients and your business! Explore the post-production processes that will give your pinup photography a unique, hand-painted look, setting you apart from other studios.  

Instructor Jim Pierce demystifies the tools and techniques, showing you what they can really do and how to use them to your advantage. Explore blending brushes, the liquefy tool and tone mapping that will allow you to create more artistic interpretations of your photos. Learn the importance of background selections and how to give your subjects the focus they deserve. Explore the dodge/burn layer and discover how to create that airbrushed look that clients will love.

Make your post processing techniques work for you! This class shows you how!

Course Date: Monday, October 12, 2015

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
Laptop with Photoshop CS5 or higher, images, graphic pen tablet, Corel Painter (recommended but not required), external drive with 10GB room for textures provided by instructor (if desired)

Location:
Downtown Photo
150 Virginia Road #3
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-788-9100

Instructor Contact:
downtownprophoto@sbcglobal.net
815-788-9100


Bartlett
Marketing & Studio Management
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Course #IL10
Mark Shangraw, M.Photog.,CPP
Kathy Shangraw

This course is a wonderful, face-to-face opportunity to discover how Mark and Kathy Shangraw run a successful studio. From start to finish, you'll learn tips and techniques that you can take back to your own business and apply immediately!  

Explore how the Shangraws manage their business, from the moment the phone rings to their pricing and profitability strategies, their marketing campaigns and delivering the finished product. Hear their success stories – and failures – so you can capitalize on what works best and not have to make their mistakes. You'll even explore the dreaded "Sales" word and learn how Mark and Kathy rock the projection sales process! There'll be a live model for an actual photoshoot and all the Q & A time you'd like!

Why try to recreate the wheel when you have successful studio owners right at your fingertips? Spend the day learning everything a professional needs to know to make a studio work – the right way.

Course Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    
Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
note-taking materials, camera

Location:
Clique Photography
227 S. Main Street
Bartlett, IL 60103
630-837-8887

Instructor Contact:
mark@cliquephotography.com
kathy@cliquephotography.com
630-837-8887

Instructor Website:
http://www.cliquephotography.com


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