6:00pm-6:30pm or 2:00pm-2:30pm
Posing, Lighting, Lifting, and RefiningClay has developed a brand new, fun and engaging program for those who wish to create portraits of everyone. Camera settings will be discussed, and then he’ll go immediately into posing and lighting. A live demonstration will take place with all participants looking through Clay’s lens as he creates elegant portraits on the stage. Using continuous lights, the session will use a live video feed straight from the camera so that each student can view the process on the screen. There won’t be a bad seat in the house!
6:30pm-6:45pm or 2:30pm-2:45pm
Clay’s Flow PosingHow to photograph couples quickly will be discussed with Clay demonstrating live how to create 10 portraits of a couple in five minutes. This technique has been used on countless engagement couples to secure the deposit for the wedding day.
6:45pm-7:20pm or 2:45pm-3:20pm
“How to Photograph Everyone”Immediately following the live posing demonstration, Clay will give a descriptive analysis of how to make portraits of children, mother and child, maternity, men, women, high school seniors, business portraits, and small-to-medium groups. Learn what people are buying and why.
7:20pm-7:30pm or 3:20pm-3:30pm
The Perfect PortfolioThis session will teach you how to create an awe-inspiring portfolio that is sure to entice potential customers. In today's busy world clients have limited attention span, a boldness of attack is the key to securing the assignment.
7:50pm-8:20pm or 3:50pm-4:20pm
Weddings: Catering to the Modern BrideLearn how to double and triple your wedding sales. Clay’s candid techniques are being imitated nationwide. Learn how to take photos that sell, and get your client to fall in love with the pictures before they even leave the wedding.
8:20pm-8:45pm or 4:20pm-4:45pm
Big Portraits with Small LightsTake cover! We’ll focus on working with scrims, reflectors, and window light to produce photographs that rival studio portraiture.
8:45pm-9:10pm or 4:45pm-5:10pm
Powerful techniques with SpeedlightsCutting-edge Speedlight flash techniques will be explained in full detail, with a complete live demonstration using multiple flashes to create stunning images. New light modifiers will be available for student use.
9:10pm-9:25pm or 5:10pm-5:25pm
Post ProductionClay will bring images into his computer and show you several of his secret weapons for portrait retouching and enhancement. Clay will discuss which images to print (on your printer) and which ones to send to your lab.
(9:45pm-10:00pm) (5:45pm-6:00pm on sundays)
DSLR Filmmaking OpportunitiesVideo opportunities are becoming on-demand. Family sessions, weddings, events, save the dates, commercials for allied vendors, and teen videos will be discussed, with examples shown. Learn how Clay is bundling his photography with this new technology to increase his bottom line.