This year....Behind the Shutter is coming to a city near you!

Chicago

Atlanta

New York

Denver

Los Angeles

October 30, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

November 1, 2017

Hilton Atlanta

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

November 3, 2017

New York Hilton Midtown

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

November 6, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Stapleton North

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

November 8, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

This year....Behind the Shutter is coming to a city near you!

Chicago

October 30, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Oak Brook

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

Atlanta

November 1, 2017

Hilton Atlanta

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

New York

November 3, 2017

New York Hilton Midtown

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

Denver

November 6, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Stapleton North

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

Los Angeles

November 8, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

5-10PM
Check-in: 4:00PM

Lighting. Posing. Capture. Editing. Printing.

Join us for a night of fun, laughs, and education with some of the industry's top photographers. The topics covered will range by city, but will cover the things you need to know to go from seeing a great image in your head, to lighting that image, to delivering that final print for your clients.

Light. Pose. Capture. Edit. Print.

The goal of this 5 hour seminar is to give each attendee the information and knowledge they need to go out and create their own masterpiece. Arrive for check-in and some vendor time between 4-5pm. We will start at 5pm sharp and continue until 10pm with short breaks between each speaker.

This is lecture style and will include live demonstrations with models depending on the topics being presented.

Please let us know if you have any questions - support@behindtheshutter.com

$29.99

(reg. 49.99)

Speakers & Topics

Top photography educators in each city.

Chicago

SAL CINCOTTA

Small Light, Dramatic Portraits.

After 10 years as a professional photographer, Sal Cincotta has developed a signature style that is recognizable around the world. Creating dramatic portraits doesn’t have to require huge or expensive lighting setups. It also doesn’t have to be complicated. Sal will show you how to create dramatic portraits without having to have huge studio lights with you. 

Imagine being able to create dramatic portraits for your clients quickly and easily. Sal will break down how to see and conceptualize the shot to ensure you get the perfect result. Then, he will break down your camera and lighting settings with an easy-to-use formula. You will see how easy it is to start creating your own signature style for your clients. Your gear should never get in the way of the shot. It should be easy to use and enhance your work and ability to create something unique. 

 

MICHAEL ANTHONY

Basic Posing Principles to Ensure Happy Clients 

Through in person sales, early in my career I learned how to create sellable images that connect with my clients.  Have you ever had a client who just had issue with themselves in every photo you showed them?  Usually that has to do with the way that they are posed in the final frame of the image.  As photographers, our job is to be aware of our client’s insecurities, and help to flatter them the best.  In this course, I will show you basic posing principles that will help you get away from the posing books or pinterest boards.  We will cover how to flatter any body type, as well as how to conjure emotion from your subjects.  We will show you how to use movement to create more natural looking images, as well as how to best use your poses and incorporate them into your composition.  Lastly, we are going to stress the importance of the details, slowing down when shooting, and making sure that you are creating images that your clients will purchase for their homes.

DANNY DONG

Creative Lighting on Real Weddings

There is lots of stress on real weddings for photographers. As a high-end wedding photographer, Danny Dong will share his effective and creative lighting skills on real wedding day coverage. Every year since 2012, Danny Dong  has used his real wedding day client images to win many print competition awards. In this class, Danny will break the wedding day coverage into different sections and demonstrate how he uses creative lighting skills on getting ready, bridal party portrait, bride and groom portrait, ceremony and reception to create award-winning images. He will also make side by side comparisons of natural light images and flash light images, to demonstrate the different look and feel he can achieve by using different lighting skills. The purpose of his presentation is to demonstrate: Lighting is not difficult. But understanding light and utilizing different lighting are essential skills for today’s working wedding photographer.

SAL CINCOTTA

Shooting to Sell.

Running a successful business is more than just creating pretty pictures. There are a series of skills that you need in your toolbox to ensure that you maximize your success. 

In this class, Sal will take you through a complete workflow, from shooting to selling, to ensure huge results for you and your business. 

Shooting | How to see and capture images that sell. 

Editing | How to edit images for sales. You have to offer more than a one-click filter if you are going to wow your clients today. 

Printing | This is quickly becoming a lost art. We have to stop giving our clients digital files. Instead, print and create products for them. Unique products that they will lust after. 

Selling | Pricing and selling our work is one of the greatest challenges new photographers face. Sal will break down the sales process and how to maximize both online and in-erson sales techniques that have helped his studio grow over the last 10 years. 

 

Atlanta

SAL CINCOTTA

Small Light, Dramatic Portraits.

After 10 years as a professional photographer, Sal Cincotta has developed a signature style that is recognizable around the world. Creating dramatic portraits doesn’t have to require huge or expensive lighting setups. It also doesn’t have to be complicated. Sal will show you how to create dramatic portraits without having to have huge studio lights with you. 

Imagine being able to create dramatic portraits for your clients quickly and easily. Sal will break down how to see and conceptualize the shot to ensure you get the perfect result. Then, he will break down your camera and lighting settings with an easy-to-use formula. You will see how easy it is to start creating your own signature style for your clients. Your gear should never get in the way of the shot. It should be easy to use and enhance your work and ability to create something unique. 

 

DAVID BECKHAM

Posing Starts with Connecting with Seniors

So many times your client is nervous about being photographed.  We'll go through some posing sequences that put your senior at ease that you are the right photographer for them. When they see the back of your camera, they'll feel beautiful because of the results you are sharing with them.

MICHELLE TURNER

The Art of the Environmental Portrait

A wedding or portrait session can be the culmination of months of planning-- they've chosen the perfect location, the perfect time of day, and the perfect time of year.  Incorporating the environment, the weather and the details into the images is an important piece of the puzzle, allowing you to highlight the elements that make the the session uniquely theirs.  From location, perspective and composition to posing and light, Michelle will demystify the process of creating dynamic environmental portraits that your clients will love.

SAL CINCOTTA

Shooting to Sell.

Running a successful business is more than just creating pretty pictures. There are a series of skills that you need in your toolbox to ensure that you maximize your success. 

In this class, Sal will take you through a complete workflow, from shooting to selling, to ensure huge results for you and your business. 

Shooting | How to see and capture images that sell. 

Editing | How to edit images for sales. You have to offer more than a one-click filter if you are going to wow your clients today. 

Printing | This is quickly becoming a lost art. We have to stop giving our clients digital files. Instead, print and create products for them. Unique products that they will lust after. 

Selling | Pricing and selling our work is one of the greatest challenges new photographers face. Sal will break down the sales process and how to maximize both online and in-erson sales techniques that have helped his studio grow over the last 10 years. 

 

New York

SAL CINCOTTA

Small Light, Dramatic Portraits.

After 10 years as a professional photographer, Sal Cincotta has developed a signature style that is recognizable around the world. Creating dramatic portraits doesn’t have to require huge or expensive lighting setups. It also doesn’t have to be complicated. Sal will show you how to create dramatic portraits without having to have huge studio lights with you. 

Imagine being able to create dramatic portraits for your clients quickly and easily. Sal will break down how to see and conceptualize the shot to ensure you get the perfect result. Then, he will break down your camera and lighting settings with an easy-to-use formula. You will see how easy it is to start creating your own signature style for your clients. Your gear should never get in the way of the shot. It should be easy to use and enhance your work and ability to create something unique. 

 

DAVID BECKHAM

One Light Fashion Seniors

We'll look at ways to get the most of one light to dramatically light seniors, from close-ups to full body poses.  We'll use three different modifiers and talk through the elements of posing to get a "Teen Vogue" look.

MICHELLE TURNER

Posing Couples Naturally

As photographers, we are called upon to create consistent dynamic portraits of couples in a relatively short period of time. Join Michelle as she shares her step by step process for posing anyone quickly and easily in a natural way.  From choosing a pose appropriate for your couple to refining the pose and incorporating authentic emotion into your portraits, you'll learn how to take the stress out of posing couples naturally!

SAL CINCOTTA

Shooting to Sell.

Running a successful business is more than just creating pretty pictures. There are a series of skills that you need in your toolbox to ensure that you maximize your success. 

In this class, Sal will take you through a complete workflow, from shooting to selling, to ensure huge results for you and your business. 

Shooting | How to see and capture images that sell. 

Editing | How to edit images for sales. You have to offer more than a one-click filter if you are going to wow your clients today. 

Printing | This is quickly becoming a lost art. We have to stop giving our clients digital files. Instead, print and create products for them. Unique products that they will lust after. 

Selling | Pricing and selling our work is one of the greatest challenges new photographers face. Sal will break down the sales process and how to maximize both online and in-erson sales techniques that have helped his studio grow over the last 10 years. 

 

Denver

SAL CINCOTTA

Small Light, Dramatic Portraits.

After 10 years as a professional photographer, Sal Cincotta has developed a signature style that is recognizable around the world. Creating dramatic portraits doesn’t have to require huge or expensive lighting setups. It also doesn’t have to be complicated. Sal will show you how to create dramatic portraits without having to have huge studio lights with you. 

Imagine being able to create dramatic portraits for your clients quickly and easily. Sal will break down how to see and conceptualize the shot to ensure you get the perfect result. Then, he will break down your camera and lighting settings with an easy-to-use formula. You will see how easy it is to start creating your own signature style for your clients. Your gear should never get in the way of the shot. It should be easy to use and enhance your work and ability to create something unique. 

 

JEFF & LORI POOLE

Shadows: The Key to an Interesting Portrait

Photographers use the term “flat lighting” to describe lighting that lacks direction.  In portraiture, it involves having as little shadow as possible on the face by keeping the subject’s face out of direct light.  Like it sounds, flat lighting is generally safe, but unimaginative.  Even worse, our clients have figured out how to use flat lighting in every “car selfie” they post on social media.  If we want to look different, we have to shoot differently.

Breaking away from flat lighting means getting comfortable with shadows.  In real life, our noses, browbones, cheekbones, and lips are all three-dimensional objects that cast their own shadows.  Why are we afraid of these shadows in portraiture?  Spice it up a little bit with Jeff and Lori as they explore how shadows flatter and sculpt your client’s face.  Learn to see the highlights and shadows on your subject’s face as a means to create an interesting and dynamic portrait.

DANNY DONG

Creative Lighting on Real Weddings

There is lots of stress on real weddings for photographers. As a high-end wedding photographer, Danny Dong will share his effective and creative lighting skills on real wedding day coverage. Every year since 2012, Danny Dong  has used his real wedding day client images to win many print competition awards. In this class, Danny will break the wedding day coverage into different sections and demonstrate how he uses creative lighting skills on getting ready, bridal party portrait, bride and groom portrait, ceremony and reception to create award-winning images. He will also make side by side comparisons of natural light images and flash light images, to demonstrate the different look and feel he can achieve by using different lighting skills. The purpose of his presentation is to demonstrate: Lighting is not difficult. But understanding light and utilizing different lighting are essential skills for today’s working wedding photographer.

SAL CINCOTTA

Shooting to Sell.

Running a successful business is more than just creating pretty pictures. There are a series of skills that you need in your toolbox to ensure that you maximize your success. 

In this class, Sal will take you through a complete workflow, from shooting to selling, to ensure huge results for you and your business. 

Shooting | How to see and capture images that sell. 

Editing | How to edit images for sales. You have to offer more than a one-click filter if you are going to wow your clients today. 

Printing | This is quickly becoming a lost art. We have to stop giving our clients digital files. Instead, print and create products for them. Unique products that they will lust after. 

Selling | Pricing and selling our work is one of the greatest challenges new photographers face. Sal will break down the sales process and how to maximize both online and in-erson sales techniques that have helped his studio grow over the last 10 years. 

 

Los Angeles

SAL CINCOTTA

Small Light, Dramatic Portraits.

After 10 years as a professional photographer, Sal Cincotta has developed a signature style that is recognizable around the world. Creating dramatic portraits doesn’t have to require huge or expensive lighting setups. It also doesn’t have to be complicated. Sal will show you how to create dramatic portraits without having to have huge studio lights with you. 

Imagine being able to create dramatic portraits for your clients quickly and easily. Sal will break down how to see and conceptualize the shot to ensure you get the perfect result. Then, he will break down your camera and lighting settings with an easy-to-use formula. You will see how easy it is to start creating your own signature style for your clients. Your gear should never get in the way of the shot. It should be easy to use and enhance your work and ability to create something unique. 

 

MICHAEL ANTHONY

Creating Wall Art Worthy Lighting on Location

Through in person sales, early in my career I learned how to create sellable images that connect with my clients.  Have you ever had a client who just had issue with themselves in every photo you showed them?  Usually that has to do with the way that they are posed in the final frame of the image.  As photographers, our job is to be aware of our client’s insecurities, and help to flatter them the best.  In this course, I will show you basic posing principles that will help you get away from the posing books or pinterest boards.  We will cover how to flatter any body type, as well as how to conjure emotion from your subjects.  We will show you how to use movement to create more natural looking images, as well as how to best use your poses and incorporate them into your composition.  Lastly, we are going to stress the importance of the details, slowing down when shooting, and making sure that you are creating images that your clients will purchase for their homes.

JEFF & LORI POOLE

Stop Reinventing the Wheel: A Systematic Workflow for Post-Production

If you find yourself taking forever to edit your images after a shoot, you’re not alone.  You sit down to work a session, and hours later you feel like you’re making too little progress.  There are so many options out there!  Filters, toning, textures, software options… Do you edit each image differently?  What order do you do things in?  How to gain traction? 

Successful businesses know that having an organized system is crucial to increasing efficiency. As creatives, we like to experiment and play, but sometimes a little organization is necessary.  It’s time to stop reinventing the wheel.  Join Jeff and Lori as they break down post-production workflow into easy-to-follow steps in this live demo of some of the industry’s leading post-production software solutions.

SAL CINCOTTA

Shooting to Sell.

Running a successful business is more than just creating pretty pictures. There are a series of skills that you need in your toolbox to ensure that you maximize your success. 

In this class, Sal will take you through a complete workflow, from shooting to selling, to ensure huge results for you and your business. 

Shooting | How to see and capture images that sell. 

Editing | How to edit images for sales. You have to offer more than a one-click filter if you are going to wow your clients today. 

Printing | This is quickly becoming a lost art. We have to stop giving our clients digital files. Instead, print and create products for them. Unique products that they will lust after. 

Selling | Pricing and selling our work is one of the greatest challenges new photographers face. Sal will break down the sales process and how to maximize both online and in-erson sales techniques that have helped his studio grow over the last 10 years. 

 

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