Learn, Practice, and Master the Principles of Successful Event Photography
Love photography? Want to learn how to make the most of your SLR or increase your photojournalism skills at a live event? Under the guidance and instruction of a professional photographer, HEAV’s convention photography team will give both beginner and intermediate photographers the opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed for covering a big event!
Event photography is more challenging than most other genres of photography. Learning hands-on during the convention, you will practice techniques on
- effectively capturing the moment,
- quickly posing people or groups,
- creating consistently bright and sharp images in difficult lighting situations, and
- expediting the post-processing workflow to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
And you’ll learn all this while honing the art of photography etiquette, learning the balance between boldness and discretion, and developing biblical perspective necessary for all areas of photography!
Photography Team Details
Cost: $69/participant registered for the convention
$99/participant not registered for the convention
Hours: Orientation: Thursday, June 7, at 1 p.m.
Conclusion: Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a..m.
Ages: 15 and Up
Registration will open in early 2018!
Types of assignments, level of instruction, and degree of critique will be determined by whether a student is assessed at a beginner or beyond-beginner level. An evaluation for gauging your experience level will be sent to you after registration. You will have an opportunity in the evaluation to indicate which level you would prefer to attend.
Beginner: Do you like taking pictures? Have you just purchased a DSLR and want to learn how to use it — or do you want to expand your knowledge of the DSLR you already have? If the settings on your camera jumble your mind, or if you don’t feel comfortable shooting with your DSLR yet, the beginner level is just for you! Through classroom training, guided photoshoots, and personal critique, we’ll walk through the basic principles you need to know to begin shooting anything, and get a feel for what it’s like to shoot a big event.
Beyond Beginner: Have you had your camera for a while but want to know exactly how to shoot an event? Do you aspire to do photojournalistic-type work? Want to learn the secrets to capturing sharp, bright, and emotive images consistently, regardless of the lighting conditions? Through classroom training, self-guided assignments, and one-on-one critique we’ll walk through how to professionally cover assignments and set up a post-processing workflow by shooting, organizing, editing, and submitting images for the needs of the convention.
Beginner: DSLR or mirrorless camera with lens(es). No film SLR, hybrid DSLR, or point and shoot cameras are accepted. Laptop with Lightroom installed is highly recommended but not required.
Beyond Beginner: DSLR or mirrorless camera with lens(es) and laptop computer with pre-installed image-editing software. Lightroom is highly recommended and will be the platform from which all post-processing training will be presented. You may download a 7-day free trial beforehand at this link.
Special Note: If you do not have a DSLR camera but would like to participate in the Photography Team, Lenspiration has a limited number of cameras available for rent for the event. Contact James Staddon via the Lenspiration Contact Page for details.
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