I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching at Click Away in February 2018!
This next year, I will be teaching two different courses at Click Away and they are totally different than any classes I have ever taught before. I’m so excited for both! The first class – a High School Senior Shootout in the Ocean! – will be focused on how to photograph water portraits. The second – a shooting demonstration of a bride and groom – will be focused on composition and the many, many ways it can bring emotion into your photographs. Both classes will leave time for shooting and both classes are going to be amazing! Hope to see y’all there!
For more information, keep on scrolling or head over here! Cannot wait for February!
Senior Shootout in the Ocean
Here is the official course description! Join Lissa Chandler for an epic senior shootout in the water! If you have ever wanted to incorporate water into a senior portrait session, this is where you want to be! In this class, attendees will learn how to photograph high school seniors in water by breaking into groups and photographing three separate models in the ocean water. No matter its form (the beach, a lake, even a bathtub!), water lends so much magic to senior portrait photography. During this ninety minute shootout, photographers will shoot incredible images and leave class inspired to incorporate new techniques into their own photography.
The high school senior models for this class will wear clothing that flows in the water. This includes, but is not limited to, dresses, kimonos, and lace.
Show up to class ready to get your feet wet! Photographers WILL be asked to walk knee-deep in ocean water if they want to shoot alongside me.
Composition: Bring Your Photographs to Life!
And again! Official course description: Do you ever shoot a gallery and, once it’s done, look over the images and feel like they look a little bland? Do you ever stand at a session and, in between frames, think to yourself, “I want to show something more”? Do you ever feel like your photographs have so much more to say than they are actually saying? You’ve come to the right place!
In this class, we will talk about how composition can breathe life into photographs. More specifically, we will address how making use of diverse compositions in one gallery can bring your work to life. Don’t get stuck shooting safe compositions all the time! Come to class and learn how composition can add magic to your work and, by extension, your whole perspective on photography. Composition is such a crucial aspect to photography and, by discussing composition techniques while photographing a couple, attendees will learn why environmental portraits, incredibly close portraits, and portraits framed with environmental elements (leaves, flowers, light, etc.) all contribute to galleries that explode with emotion.
Attendees should bring their camera and their favorite lens to class. While this class is primarily a shooting demonstration, attendees will have the chance to photograph the bride and groom. Lissa will use a Canon 35L for the duration of the class.
And YES! I put the above link in all caps because I am really, really excited about Click Away 2018. I love the beach and I love photography and I am so excited to combine the two during a fantastic getaway with friends… and Lauren and I may or may not be planning to stop by Harry Potter’s Wizarding World in Orlando afterwards because, well, #priorities.