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2015 Photography Workshop | The Beauty and Light Seminar & Antiquity Photography

I spoke with Tara Betz of Antiquity Photography about her upcoming photography presentations at this year’s Beauty and Light Seminar in Kennett Square, PA.  Tara will be sharing her best tips on rocking any location for a photography portrait session.  Let’s get to know Tara a bit better. 🙂

 

1) How did you get started in photography?

I got started in photography all thanks to my husband.  I never had any intention of becoming a photographer.  It wasn’t something I grew up with or even thought about as a child or young adult.  However, once my son was born, I could not stop taking pictures. My husband saw my passion and bought me my first DSLR as a Christmas present.  I started my business in 2007 a mere few months after getting my camera and have been shooting away ever since.

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2) What’s in your bag?I shoot primarily with a Nikon D600.  I love how light and compact it is while at the same time offering incredible image quality.  My lens lineup is a Nikon 24mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, Sigma 105 2.8 macron, Tamron 70-200 2.8.  I have four speedlights that I bring along as well when shooting weddings.3) If money were no object, what would you shoot?If money was not an object, I would shoot fashion photography all over Europe. My image on the cover of Vogue would be mindblowing!
Tara-14) What has been your proudest moment as a photographer?I can’t pinpoint one proudest moment.  My pride in my photography has come from so many small, meaningful moments, comments, and praise from my clients, friends, and family.5) What are you still working on improving?I’m currently focusing on strengthening my composition of images.  I love and gravitate towards centered compositions and I’m focusing on pushing my creative compositions this year.  I’m always working on high end retouching skills for beauty shots.

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6) Why are you so passionate about your topic?

I’m passionate about creating beautiful portraits in any given location because it makes life as a photographer so much easier. When you can walk into any situation with the confidence and know how to create something beautiful, it’s liberating!

7) What will I learn from you at the seminar?  What if I don’t typically shoot the same subjects as you?  Will I still benefit?

At the seminar, I will be teaching how to walk into any setting, survey your surroundings, and quickly come up with a game plan on how you’re going to produce beautiful work.  I will demonstrate with pullbacks and the resulting images.  While I will mainly focus on wedding photography situations, the information is easily translated to all types of difficult settings one might encounter during a session.
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8) Which of the speakers are YOU most excited to learn from?
I would have to say I’m excited to learn from all of the women speaking.  I think each will have information and knowledge that will help me enhance and grow my own work.  I can’t wait!
Ready to learn Tara’s best photography secrets?  Sign up for our day-long photography workshop at  The Beauty and Light Seminar in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on May 17, 2015.

The Beauty and Light Seminar 2015 | Jennifer Green Photography

I spoke with Jeni of  Jennifer Green Photography about her upcoming photography presentations at this year’s Beauty and Light Seminar in Kennett Square, PA.  Jeni will be sharing her techniques and insider tips on posing couples to create beautifully intimate and authentic wedding and engagement photos.

1) How did you get started in photography?

I got started in photography in 2006 when I was attending concerts. I was taking lots of photos with my point and shoot and people started to tell me that I had a good eye. I ended up buying my first DSLR and had my first real assignment in 2007. The rest snowballed from there.
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2) What’s in your bag?

Nikon Gear that is ever changing. My style is always evolving in terms of what sorts of lenses I work with. Currently I’m shooting Nikon D700’s with a 24-70, 50 prime, 85 prime and 80-200. I have several flashes and OCF gear for lighting

3) If money were no object, what would you shoot?

Honestly– I’ve always wanted to be a celebrity photographer– shooting studio type portraits. I’m so interested in showing the souls of people we idolize through the lens.
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4) What has been your proudest moment as a photographer?

I think my proudest moments are just the ones where I see my vision brought to life.

5) What are you still working on improving?

I’m working still on improving off camera flash techniques.
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6) Why are you so passionate about your topic?

I can’t really explain why but I love love. I aim every time I photograph a couple to show the genuine emotion and bond between the couple. Posing a couple for me is so much more than just “stand here, wrap your arm” its about how you can get their personalities to show through and how you can show their comfort and vulnerabilities through your lens.
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7) What will I learn from you at the seminar? What if I don’t typically shoot the same subjects as you? Will I still benefit?

I think you’ll learn about interacting with people, even strangers. You’ll be able to see the way that I work with a couple to bring their true selves through. You’ll be able to see how I go from start to finish to get a session that truly represents the couple. I think that anyone will benefit, even if they don’t shoot couples, because making the people we photography comfortable is important with every session.
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8) Which of the speakers are YOU most excited to learn from?

I’m incredibly excited about Vikki Sloviter’s Ballet Photography. I love movement and I’m very interested in understanding how it is Vikki sets up her shots.
Excited to learn more?  Be sure to join us for a day of photography education and inspiration at The Beauty and Light Seminar in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on May 17, 2015.

The Beauty and Light Seminar 2015

The Beauty and Light Seminar 2015 will take place in Kennett Square, PA on May 17, 2015!  Here are some quick facts to help you plan for your day.

FAQ

What skill level is this for?
All skill levels are welcome, but photographers will benefit most from the content if they are familiar with the exposure triangle and shooting in manual mode.

Will there be hands-on shooting?
Yes, we will be working on location after the presentations at the end of the day (5-6 PM). Bring your DSLR, Film camera, or smart phones to practice what you’ve learned. The featured speakers will each present a live shooting demonstration in small groups, and participants will have time to practice shooting as well.

Image credits: Tara Betz

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What time can we check in? What’s the schedule for the day?
10 AM – Check-in
Welcome – 10:15 AM
10:30 – Rock Any Location (Tara Betz)
11:15 – Intro to Film (Tricia Burrough)
12:15 – Couples Posing (Jeni Green)
1-2- Lunch (provided)
2 – Ballet Photography (Vikki Sloviter)
3 – Learn to Break the Rules (Nicki Bosch)
4-5 Cocktail Hour/hors d’oeuvres
5-6 – Small group shooting (on-location)

How much does it cost?
Registration is $100 per person.

Image credits: Tricia Burrough

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Can I get a discount if I only attend part of the Seminar?
You are welcome to come late and/or leave early if you wish, but there will be no refunds or discounts for your registration fee.

Can I get a refund it I change my mind or can’t make it?
No, all sales are final. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to sell/transfer your seat to someone else. The Beauty and Light Seminar organizers and speakers will not be held responsible for selling your ticket on your behalf.

Image credits: Jeni Green

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What should I bring?
Please bring a DSLR or film camera and any other natural light gear (lenses, etc.), paper and pen (or writing material of choice), smart/camera phone, and any light snacks you might want (optional).

Can I bring my children?
In order to provide an optimal learning environment for everyone involved, we ask that children please not attend.

Image credits: Vikki Sloviter

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Are meals provided? Should I bring my own food?
A catered lunch and afternoon wine tasting/catered hors d’oeuvres are included in the ticket cost. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks as well.

What about parking?
Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery is located in scenic Kennett Square, PA.  There is a free parking lot available for all workshop participants.

Image credits: Nicki Bosch

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How can I sign up?
Registration is now open!  To register, please visit: http://beauty-and-light-seminar.ticketleap.com/the-beauty-and-light-seminar-2015/

The Beauty and Light Seminar Door Prizes | Philadelphia Photography Workshop 2014

A great big THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors for The Beauty and Light Seminar on September 14, 2014! The following has been donated as door prizes for our workshop attendees. Please be sure to visit these vendors’ websites and leave some love! <3

Lucy Baber Photography: 1 Free Workshop seat
http://www.inbeautyandchaos.com/creative-insight-photography-workshop/

Kerry Varnum Photography: 1 Free Workshop seat
http://www.inbeautyandchaos.com/environmental-portraiture-with-children-workshop/

Kate Densmore: 1 hour Q&A Skype mentoring session
www.katedensmore.com/site/mentoring

The Vintage Clothespin: 1 camera strap
http://www.thevintageclothespin.bigcartel.com

Warthan Farms Photography: 1 Free Workshop seat
http://thecottonwife.com/workshop/

Joyce Kang: 1 Hour mentoring session
http://www.joycekangphotography.com/mentoring

In Beauty and Chaos: 1 Free Workshop seat
http://www.inbeautyandchaos.com/photography-workshop/

Rachel Varner Nielson: Design credit for each of the seminar instructors
http://www.rachelnielsendesign.com/

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Philadelphia Photography Workshop | The Beauty and Light Seminar FAQ

We are so excited for the upcoming Beauty and Light Seminar in Philadelphia, PA on September 14, 2014. We’ve been getting lots of great feedback and thought it might be helpful to share a few FAQ’s with everyone before registration opens on July 24, 2014.

FAQ

What skill level is this for?
All skill levels are welcome, but photographers will benefit most from the content if they are familiar with the exposure triangle and shooting in manual mode.

Will there be hands-on shooting?
Yes, we will be working on location after the presentations at the end of the day (3-5 PM). Bring your camera or smart phones to practice what you’ve learned. The featured speakers will also be available for questions and assistance during this time.

What if I don’t have an iPhone? Will I still benefit from that topic?
Most of the content will cover apps specific to iPhones, but all smart phones are welcome and many universal themes (exposure, composition, use of light, etc.) will be discussed.

Lucy Baber:

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What time can we check in? What’s the schedule for the day?
9:15 AM – Check-in
Welcome – 10 AM
10:15 – Artistic Confidence (Lucy Baber)
11:15 – Natural Light Portraits (Tricia Ebarvia)
12-1 – Lunch
1 – Flattering Poses for Women (Jeni Green)
2 – iPhoneography 101 (Celeste Jones)
3-5 – Small group shooting (on-location)

Tricia Ebarvia:

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How much does it cost?
Registration is $50 per person.

Can I get a discount if I only attend part of the Seminar?
You are welcome to come late and/or leave early if you wish, but there will be no refunds or discounts for your registration fee.

Can I get a refund it I change my mind or can’t make it?
No, all sales are final. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to sell/transfer your seat to someone else. The Beauty and Light Seminar organizers and speakers will not be held responsible for selling your ticket on your behalf.

Jeni Green:

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What should I bring?
Please bring a camera and any other natural light gear (lenses, etc.), paper and pen (or writing material of choice), smart/camera phone, and any light snacks you might want (optional).

Can I bring my children?
In order to provide an optimal learning environment for everyone involved, we ask that children please not attend.

Are meals provided? Should I bring my own food?
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks as well.

What about parking?
The Pig Iron Theatre is located in a residential neighborhood northeast of Center City.  There is free, on-street parking available.  Public transportation is also easily accessible.  Please visit http://www.septa.org/ to plan your trip.

How can I sign up?
Registration opens on July 24, 2014. You may register by contacting beautyandlight.inf[email protected]l.com.

Celeste Jones:

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