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:

Finding Lifestyle is about the journey from a studio photography business, to no business, to a lifestyle photography business. It goes over a variety of topics like wide angle photography, how to interact with lifestyle clients, and tips for a business refresh. Inside you will find heartfelt moments, challenges, exercises, and inspiring quotes. Brit talks about her struggle with comparison, her love affair with her favorite lens, and how she uses the details to help narrate the subject’s story. She has included videos of her shooting a lifestyle session, and a video batch editing that session in Lightroom. Whether you are a hobbyist, professional in business, or somewhere in between, this breakout will have something for you.

To learn more about Brittany, please visit her website.

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

The Emotional Artist is about creating an atmosphere for you and your subjects to connect on a deeper level. Candice teaches you how to bring out true emotion in your subject, showing you the techniques she uses on shoots and ways she creates art through just one stare. From posing to composition (and everything in between), you’ll learn how Candice creates connection in her images.

To learn more about Candice, please visit her website.

In this breakout, Jennifer shares her personal philosophy on light and demonstrates her approach to creating beautiful images in a variety of lighting situations. She identifies the challenges she faces and tools she reaches for in full sun, at sunset, overcast days, natural window light, and after dark. From shooting client sessions to grabbing images with her family at the bowling alley, she also breaks down how she decides whether natural or artificial light will achieve the look she wants in any given situation. Finally, she shares her love of incorporating flash into her family images in both ordinary and extraordinary ways.

To learn more about Jennifer, please visit her website.

To learn more about Jamie, please visit her website.

Lauren Sanderson is a lifestyle and modern portrait photographer and known for images that are full of real emotion in beautiful environments. Her approach to shooting client and personal work is highly influenced by her surroundings. Lauren’s vision for a session often starts with choosing the location and then planning the rest of the session details. In this breakout, she’ll share with you how to make an ordinary location unique and how her gear, camera settings, and the location itself can help accomplish that goal. Lauren will teach you specific things to look for when scouting locations and the different ways you can create a location log. You’ll also go behind-the-scenes while Lauren shoots, to see how adapts to her location and the decisions she makes based on the environment around her.

To learn more about Lauren, please visit her website.