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 Elena Blair, Jamie Rubeis, Krista Campbell, Sally Molhoek, and Lissa Chandler 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, ACR and Photoshop)
• How to minimize a cluttered location through composition and perspective
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
With a Canon 5d mark II and a few choice lenses in hand, Seattle photographer and NICU/Labor and Delivery nurse Elena Blair began working with film about ten years ago and then dipped her toes in the digital pool in 2010. Often described as fine art documentary, her photography is natural, organic, and emotive which is an extension of her family and their lifestyle. Elena, her husband, and three children are an active family that enjoys biking, hiking, and skiing. Elena is the instructor of the CMU workshop Going Beyond the Pose.
Jamie Rubeis has always had a love for the outdoors. Growing up, she traveled frequently throughout the states visiting the most amazing National Parks and mountainous back country states such as Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. Today, her love of the outdoors translates into her portrait photography work. Jamie finds the beauty in every location she visits and her style is often translated as classic and sophisticated. Jamie is the instructor for CMU’s workshop Lightroom Fundamentals. When she is not busy shooting, editing, or teaching classes, Jamie often finds herself enjoying a nice glass of wine, a cozy blanket, and a good movie.
Krista Campbell is natural light portrait, senior, and wedding photographer in Northwest Arkansas. A lover of golden fields, buttery backlight, and authentic emotion, she strives to transform the mundane into the magical by showcasing amazing light and interaction in her photography. She is a devoted wife and mother of a spirited 8-year-old daughter, who also serves as her muse. The past 19 years of teaching have taught her how to connect with clients and how to embrace the unpredictability of photographing others in a calm and patient way. Krista loves spicy Mexican food, reality TV, the ocean, and connecting with nature.
Sally Molhoek is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Dallas-Fort Worth, where she lives with her husband of 16 years, and five kids ages 4-14, who have been her constant inspiration (and occasional exasperation). Drawing and painting since she was old enough to hold a crayon, she takes great joy in combining Art, and her love of human expression and connection, into her imagery. Sally is the instructor for CMUs workshop Creating Magical Moments.
Lissa Chandler is a creative (and fun!) wedding and senior portrait photographer in Northwest Arkansas who loves happy photographs, vintage markets, crazy long sunsets, and fresh flowers. She edits exclusively in Lightroom 5 and loves Canon L lenses with her whole heart.