From golden sunsets to window-lit homes to the bright lights of a hospital room, Courtney Larson has learned to adapt and embrace every scenario she’s faced. In this breakout, she will take you through what she has learned along the way and challenge you to let go of fear, perfection, and the rules that bind you to something other than who you really are. You will learn the importance of shadows and how they can impact an image, ways to use unflattering light, and you’ll see a behind-the-scenes video of Courtney shooting a newborn session in the hospital. Finally, Courtney will share her editing techniques, emulating film and drawing out the emotion in each image.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
• The art of storytelling and how you can incorporate it into your work
• How to create a story in a single image as well as in a series
• Ways shadows can impact an image
• Shooting in challenging environments– from a client’s home to a hospital
• How to embrace and love “imperfection”
• Ways to create an emotive couple sessions
• Editing Techniques
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Courtney Larson has always been a storyteller. As a child, she scribbled out the dreams swirling around inside her head. As a teenager, she used her stories to inspire her paintings. Through adulthood, a small jewelry business supported her while she shared God’s story in overseas missions. From the outside, you may call her an artist. She is, but deep down she’s a storyteller. Courtney is drawn to the juxtaposition of joy and pain, seemingly polar opposites. She believes that joy reaches its heights only after it has been touched by pain (something all of use have experienced). As a storyteller, artist and photographer, it is Courtney’s goal to document the truthful and wholly beautiful moments of life, love and the will to share in both.