Convention Photography Team

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!


$69/participant registered for the convention $99/participant not registered for the convention


Orientation: Thursday, June 6,  at 1 p.m. Conclusion: Saturday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m.


15 and Up


Registration will open in early 2019!

Sign up when you register for the convention.
Already registered for the convention? Add “Photography Team” to your registration through the Help Desk.

Experience Level

The Photography Team is designed to train photographers to go beyond the basics of photography and develop a deeper understanding of how to professionally cover an event.

If you are new to photography, have just purchased a DSLR or mirrorless camera for the first time, want to get comfortable shooting with your camera, or simply desire to learn what all the buttons and settings are on your camera, consider taking Lenspiration’s Foundations of Photography Course first before signing up for the Photography Team. Get 80% off the Course by using the special HEAV coupon code IWant2Learn when purchasing the Course at

If you have had your camera for a while, have moved beyond shooting in the automatic modes, or want to learn how to effectively cover an event, then signing up for the Photography Team is definitely for you! Through classroom training, self-guided assignments, and one-on-one critique we’ll walk through how to professionally cover assignments, shoot as a team, and set up post-processing workflows by shooting, organizing, editing and submitting images for the needs of the event you’re attending.


  • 15 years or older
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera (No film SLR, hybrid DSLR, point and shoot, or mobile device cameras accepted)
  • Laptop computer (Mac or PC, for editing photos)
  • Pre-installed photo editing software (Adobe Lightroom is highly recommended and is the program all post-processing instruction will be presented from)



First, consider the prerequisites. Do you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera that you can bring? Will you be able to bring a laptop with pre-installed photo editing software? Secondly, you should be familiar with your camera and how to use it. Are you always shooting in the automatic modes (like, the green box, or little running guy, etc.)? Are you clueless about aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how to get proper exposure? If so, you should consider taking Lenspiration’s Foundations of Photography Course before registering for the Photography Team. Use coupon code IWant2Learn to get 80% off the Course at

After registering for the Photography Team, instructions on how to begin preparing for the Photography Team will be sent to you in your event registration confirmation email. Those instructions will include a special password to Lenspiration’s ACTION preparation page. Do everything you can to become familiar with basic photography stuff through your own personal, self-motivated study, research and practice. I suggest finding a photographer whose work you want to emulate and follow them virtually on their blog or through courses they offer or recommend.

A basic understanding of your camera and photography in general, a desire to want to learn event photography, and . . . it doesn’t hurt to have some people skills and patience.

Business-casual is expected for the role of event photographer. Modest dress is required—no tight clothing, midriff tops, mini-skirts, plunging necklines, or bare shoulders. Casual business attire is always appropriate. Knee-length or longer hemlines are recommended for ladies. Wear comfortable shoes, as photographers will be walking a lot.

You may opt out of some Photography Team activities in order to participate in other aspects of the convention like Graduation, Music Competition etc. If you know what you want to do outside of the Photography Team before you arrive, then we can arrange assignments to accommodate for that.

Most of the training will build on itself as the week progresses, so each attendee is encouraged to be on time and not miss any meetings relating to the Photography Team. However, if this is not possible, then just attend as many of the meetings as you can.

Anyone who has paid the admission fee is free to participate in whatever way they would like, whether it’s joining in the shooting assignments or not. However, keep in mind that the best training is experience.

While having one camera and one laptop per person provides the greatest flexibility, you can certainly make one camera and one laptop work between two people if they are willing to share and work their part of the schedule so assignment times do not overlap. The rate per person stays the same.

HEAV retains the perpetual right to use, print, and publish all images taken by the Photography Team.

The pictures you take during the Photography Team are taken for educational purposes only and may not be used for any other purpose other than personal use and promoting HEAV functions. You may not use the pictures you take of the convention for resale or any commercial endeavor whatsoever not associated with HEAV.

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