OC Photo Summit 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
Lake Forest, CA
Join us for the 2014 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 photo enthusiasts of all skill levels and introduce them to your products and services in a friendly, intimate and exciting setting.
Bring your camera! We'll also have many hands-on workshops such as: Natural Light Portraits, Lighting Workshops, Creative Expression, Macro Photography, Lightroom, and Action Photography.
Camera & Equipment Expo will feature photography vendors with some of the latest and greatest in camera equipment. You'll be able to try out various cameras and lenses onsite during the workshops for free!
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Jennifer Wu - Nature’s Elusive Beauty – Composition for Nature and Landscape Photography
In this inspiring and entertaining nature and landscape photography presentation Jennifer will teach you the basic elements of photographic composition and share her techniques to capture stunning shots. Discover the five elements of composition and creating visual impact using lenses and composition to create depth for maximum visual interest. She’ll show you how focusing on form and shape help create a striking image. Jennifer will take you on a visual journey through the natural world including stunning night sky time-lapse photography giving tips along the journey. You can view some of her images at www.jenniferwu.com
Jasmine Star - Marketing, Branding, and Selling…YOU
Jasmine’s rise to photographic prominence is anything but ordinary. Find out how, with little-to-no money, Jasmine left UCLA Law School and followed her photographic passion. Without even previously owning a camera, she was able to pursue photography and become one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the United States, all of this through a homespun internet-based education. Find out how this amateur—without money, formal photographic education, or connections became a highly regarded, award winning photographer in a few short years. Jasmine will outline how to take what you have (regardless of how little it might seem) and create a bourgeoning business. www.jasminestar.com
Kristi Sutton Elias – Thinking of your photography as works of art
Find the inspiration to create fine art portraiture and gain the confidence to sell your photography as the art that it is. Learn how to create the luxury client experience, where clients will not only pay for your time and talent but enjoy the experience so much that your referrals will soar. Kristi will talk a little about her past experiences, how to find inspiration and create artful photography that separates you from the competition, speak on the psychology behind successful sales, how to create a luxury based client experience, and how to market and get client referrals. kristielias.com
Piper Mackay – It’s Possible
Piper Mackay will share her transition from a design career in the Fashion Industry to a professional wildlife and cultural photographer whose work is based on the African continent. While sharing a decade of her work in Africa she will discuss; the use of dramatic lighting, creating powerful compositions, marketing your work, and advice on going pro. pipermackayphotography.com
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NATURAL LIGHT FAMILY PORTRAITS with Robert Ortiz
Veteran family and wedding photographer Robert Ortiz conducts a natural light hands-on workshop on how to pose families in an outdoor, natural setting.
POSING & LIGHTING COUPLES with Andrew James Abajian
Local professional wedding and portrait photographer Andrew James Abajain shows you the ropes and gives you tips on posing couples in this hands-on workshop where you will be able to photograph couples alongside him and perfect your craft.
CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY with Kent Cameron
Accomplished food photographer and technical expert Kent Cameron shows you the secrets of getting amazing results while shooting smaller subjects such as food and flowers up close and personal.
ACTION AND EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY with Chris Ortiz
Capturing a dynamic action shot is challenging. Chris Ortiz breaks it down, showing you tips, tricks and techniques on how to create the unique and visually stunning shots you’ve always wanted in this live workshop.
BEHIND THE SCENES with Larry Beard
Renowned wave photographer/artist Larry Beard will show you how to transform ordinary images into extraordinary art. Larry will share with you his journey of becoming one of California's top professional coastal photogaphers.
FAST PORTRAIT RETOUCHING IN LIGHTROOM with Don Haynes
Local professional photographer and teacher Don Haynes will teach you how you can soften skin, brighten eyes and whiten teeth quickly and easily using simple techniques in Lightroom.
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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!