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OC Photo Summit 2015

Hosted By Saddleback PICS

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

OC Photo Summit 2015

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OC Photo Summit - FREE
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Join us for the 2015 OC Photo Summit. An exciting day of learning and a hands-on photography experience. Held at Saddleback Church’s Lake Forest campus, this event will bring together thousands of passionate photographers eager to learn new techniques and see the latest equipment. The event will feature exhibitors interacting with photo enthusiasts of all skill levels, and will introduce them to products and services in a friendly, intimate and exciting setting.

Bring your camera! We'll also have many hands-on workshops such as: Commercial Photography, Photojournalism, Natural Light Portraits, Macro Photography, Retouching, Filters, and Action Photography.

Camera & Equipment Expo will feature photography vendors with some of the latest and greatest in camera technology. You'll be able to check out various cameras and lenses purchase them onsite!


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DOUGLAS KIRKLAND – KEYNOTE:  A LIFE IN PICTURES  You will enjoy this heart-warming recount of the life of this world renown Photojournalist and industry legend. He will share with you some of his fondest memories of his 50+ years of photographing celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Angelia Jolie, and what it is like to be a photographer in Hollywood. douglaskirkland.com

FRANK SALAS - THE WORLD OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY  Interested in being a wedding photographer? If so, you won’t want to miss this session. Frank is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Orange County and will share with you the artistic side of wedding photography along with the obstacles and challenges to compete in today’s market. Topics range from social media and choosing the right camera to lighting equipment and how to deliver the final product. You’ll also get a look into the digital processing world on what Frank recommends for editing your images to look like a pro. franksalas.com

AARON CHANG - EXTREME PHOTOGRAPHY  As Senior Photographer for Surfing magazine for 25 years, Aaron Chang was at the core of the surfing world, traveling to over 50 countries and discovering new talent and surf spots on a global scale. This award-winning artist will share details of his success and how he turned his passions for photography and surfing into a lucrative profession. Join Aaron as he offers a behind the scenes look at the exciting world of extreme photography. aaronchang.com

GREG SCHNEIDER - CROSS CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY  Freelance Photographer, Greg Schneider has over 35 years of industry experience and has been twice named California Press Photographer of the Year. His work has taken him to over 65 countries, and has led to multiple awards including winner of the World Press Association and the Evangelical Press Association. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Biola University, with a focus on integrated media. Greg will be sharing the tips and tricks of photojournalism he’s learned along the way. gregschneider.com

BODHI SMITH - THE ART AND DESIGN OF NATURAL PHOTOGRAPHY  Whether you create images on a smartphone or a DSLR, you’ll find new inspiration in your landscape photography as Bodhi reveals his composition and post-processing techniques including his specialty, long exposures.  As an added bonus, he will teach you how to turn your hobby into a full time, profitable business with his 10 tips. bodhismith.com

SCOTT GIBSON - HOW TO DIVERSIFY AND PROSPER IN PHOTOGRAPHY  Are you interested in learning practical ways to make money with your camera? If so, then you must attend this session. Scott has over 25 years experience as a successful commercial photographer and will show you how to diversify and market your photography. You will learn the business aspects of stock, real estate, portrait, and drone photography, as well as key techniques for capturing unique images. gibsonpix.com

MICHAEL GOULDING - PHOTOGRAPHY: THE PROCESS OF SEEING  If you are a local resident, chances are you have seen Michael’s work in the Orange County Register where he works as a staff photographer. If you want to learn how images are made and not taken, this presentation is for you. He will explain how to tell a story with photography whether you are shooting a dance competition, a Little League game, a breaking news event, a documentary, or a wedding. He will wrap up with some simple editing techniques that will give your images impact. mikegouldingphotography.com


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NATURAL LIGHT FAMILY PORTRAITSVeteran family and wedding Photographer Robert Ortiz conducts a natural light hands-on workshop on how to pose families in an outdoor, natural setting. bobortiz.com

CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY - Accomplished professional Photographer Karl Shreeves shows you the secrets of getting studio-like results with simple lighting techniques for subjects such as food and products up close and personal. karlshreeves.zenfolio.com

PHOTO RETOUCHING IN LIGHTROOM - Local professional Photographer and Teacher Nick Carver will instruct you on quick and easy techniques to dramatically improve your landscapes and portraits. This is for photographers of all levels. nickcarverphotography.com

DRONE DEMONSTRATION - Mike Rivard, founder of Radflight, will provide an overview of the growing drone industry. Join Mike as he shares insight on the latest FAA rules, the importance of safety, and the various types of equipment and accessories. This workshop will include a demonstration of techniques for obtaining cinematic photos and video with drones. radflight.com

NOTE: more workshops will be added as we finalize details with the instructors. The workshop listed above are subject to change without notice.


WIN A FREE LUNCH: Simply help us promote this event on social media by sharing the hashtag #OCphotoSummit on facebook, instagram, or twitter and you will be automatically entered in to a drawing for a free lunch. We will randomly select winners prior to the event and contact you via social media. Remember the more effectively you share the hashtag the more likely we will find your post.

Search the hashtag #OCphotosummit to see what people are saying about last years event.

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Have questions about OC Photo Summit 2015? Contact Hosted By Saddleback PICS

When & Where

Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Hosted By Saddleback PICS

Saddleback PICS is a photography ministry at Saddleback Church who use thier cameras to serve thier church and community. Great photos make the world a better place!

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