CMpro Breakout Sessions

CMpro Breakout Sessions are a unique and affordable opportunity to learn digital photography, processing, business and more directly from amazing professional photographers and highly skilled artists. A cross between a webinar and a workshop, each Breakout Session includes a downloadable set of materials (such as PDFs, videos, and/or actions or presets) as well as access to an interactive online forum to share and discuss the Breakout topic with other registered students. Over the course of the session, students may also submit their questions to a dropbox for the presenter. Toward the end of the Breakout term, those questions are gathered to form the basis of a one-on-one online interview with the presenter that is recorded and made available to all participants for download.  If you have purchased a Breakout session and you’d are having trouble accessing the materials, you can find them by following the directions on this pdf.   Here are just a few of our upcoming breakout sessions:

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This breakout serves as the ultimate go-to guide for all things child photography. It is packed
with lessons as well as tips and tricks— from session prep to the finishing touches, and
absolutely everything in between, with plenty of Sally’s favorite images of children sprinkled
throughout! Sally discusses troubleshooting and overcoming common obstacles that you might
face while photographing children, and she walks you through editing techniques that will help
take your post-processing up a notch and make your vision come alive.

This Breakout is now live!  Learn more and sign up here.

To learn more about Sally, please visit her website.

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Marissa’s work is characterized by quiet moments that emphasize emotion, and in this Breakout she shares her shooting and processing tips to help you enhance the emotion in your own images. You’ll hear about her a-ha moments in her photography journey that helped her define both her shooting and post processing styles. You’ll look at how a single image, processed in various ways, can dramatically alter the mood of an image and the emotional response it elicits in viewers. With various mini-assignments you’ll be encouraged to recognize your unique shooting/processing style, re-process your images in various ways, and do some soul searching to shoot/process an image that expresses an emotion you’d like to explore. By the end of this breakout, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how to intentionally use and combine these various facets to help your work pack an emotional punch. Join Marissa on this journey to explore your own emotional peaks and valleys and learn to intentionally translate that to your photography.

To learn more about Marissa, please visit her website.

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Have you ever wondered how to get consistent results from your images? In this breakout, Rachel will show you how she photographs a full session with a variety of light situations, start to finish! She will walk you though everything, including her in camera settings, why and how she approaches light, and how to get authentic interaction from your own children or clients. You’ll also learn all of her post-processing secrets as she shares her complete workflow.

To learn more about Rachel, please visit her website.

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This Breakout will take you on an inspiring journey to help you find the simple beauty of everyday life. It is an in-depth look at capturing those real, meaningful moments, finding and using light to add emotion and depth to your images and why taking the time to photograph yourself with your loved ones is so important.

To learn more about Marie, please visit her website.

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Jessica Thomason is know for her ability to capture authentic, honest moments in her personal and client work. In this Breakout, she shares her approach to both in-home and on-location documentary sessions, walking you through her thought process when shooting for herself or for others. She also discusses techniques for achieving storytelling imagery that is both compelling and honest, and she explains why light isn’t everything.

To learn more about Jessica, please visit her website.