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Have you ever wondered how some photographers create their magical images? Surely it must be an amazing location with gorgeous light and magical processing all wrapped up in one image, right? In this Breakout you’ll go behind the scenes with five photographers to see how they make extraordinary photographs with ordinary locations and light! In over ten hours of video, you’ll see how Candice Zugich, Kyla Ewert, Mae Burke, Elizabeth Blank, and Meg Loeks create images from start to finish. You’ll see over seventy images– each image is accompanied by a video that includes the pullback, the straight out of camera image, and a processing video. As an added bonus, some of the videos include shooting footage and an opportunity to listen in as the presenters discuss their thoughts on composition, perspective and more– you’ll even see additional photographs and outtakes in some of the series!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
• How to make an ordinary location extraordinary through composition, perspective and processing
• How five photographers create images in their signature style
• How to transform any location– from urban to rural– into a beautiful backdrop for your subjects
• Processing tips and tricks that you can use in your own work (Lightroom and Photoshop)
• How to minimize a cluttered location through composition and perspective
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Meg Loeks lives just outside a small town in West Michigan with her husband and three little boys. She’s drawn to low light, color, environmental portraiture, minimalism and fine art photography. She’s most comfortable outside playing with her family, baking, snowboarding and reading a good historical fiction novel.
Mae Burke is a passionate homeschooling mother and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, she captures the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Her work can be found in photography websites and magazines around the world and on the cell phone screen-savers of mamas all over the US.
Proud wife to Tyler, blessed Mama to Atticus, Sullivan and Pepper, Kyla Ewert spends her days trying to take in their smallness, eating too many sweets, and surprised every day at 4pm that she still has to make dinner. She loves a good wheat ale beer, entertaining in her home, and chasing sunsets in her minivan full of kids and a camera bag. When she’s not taking pictures she’s charging her camera’s battery and making the most of these long days and short years.
Elizabeth Blank is a newborn, child and family photographer just outside of Atlanta, Georgia where she lives with her husband and three young children. Her work has earned international awards and has been published in both local and national publications. She holds a Masters degree in Education and truly enjoys being able to combine her background in that field with her love of photography when the opportunity presents itself!
Candice Zugich is an emotionally bound artist that finds the beauty in creating intimacy and connections through light and movement. Through her work she creates emotions that are valued from her subjects. Her work is created for those that seek something different.