Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He has been awarded 3 Photographic Fellowships. In 2008, he received the distinguished Gerhardt Bakker award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography. He is a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also proud a member of Canon’s Explorers of Light. Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including “American Photo,” “Bridal Guide,” “Popular Photography,” “Rangefnder,” “Studio Photography,” and “Professional Photographer.”
I am a graphic artist who has stumbled into the world of photography and fallen in love with it. Capturing the human form has always been a passion of mine. For many years I drew people, everywhere I went I was drawing everyone around me, studying nuances in the way an arm bent or the how the curls of someone's hair fell across their nose. I was fascinated how a single line could completely change the way something looked. This challenge and love of capturing people slowly lead me to photography. When my first son was born in 2005 I borrowed my first real camera from a friend and I began experimenting with it. Slowly I started photographing more friends and family. Finally in 2007 I had enough of a client base to leave my job as a graphic artist and become more serious about photography. I worked for a few years out of an in-home studio. Then in August of last year I opened a new 3600 sq ft retail location. My passion for creating unique images (and a drastic restructuring of prices) has helped to take my senior average from $500 to $3000 in just a few years. All of the challenges of creating a studio and drastically increasing prices in a relatively short period of time are fresh in my memory so please don't hesitate to come hang out with me and pick my brain.
Sunday, Sunday, February 24,2013 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
If you are going to photograph senior athletes you need to know how to create composites. Oh you can stick to the old ways sure, but if you really want a wow factor and you wouldn’t mind getting more seniors in the door then you should probably figure out this composite thing. I’ve created a few composites in my day and they haven’t looked too shabby. I will bring some of those images along and discuss how I begin visualizing out of the ordinary concepts for creating composites and show you how to create eye catching images with just a little imagination be it a single athlete or an entire team. I will explain how I use my team composites to market to seniors and I will break apart some of the posters that I have created in the past to see how simple creating something interesting can really be. Then if time allows I will do a live demonstration of how I light, extract and composite a subject.
Speaking Date: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 3pm-6pm
Mark and Sandra Bryant operate a studio in Missoula, Montana. Their work haas graced such national magazines as "Town and Country", "Fly Fisherman", "Good Housekeeping". "Wall Street Journal", "Log Home Living", etc. A recipient of "Kodak Gallery Awards" and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Mark has numerous International Loan Collection prints. IPC 2012, the third photographer ever to acheive 8/8 in the Loan Collection, the prestigious Double Diamond. Multiple Photographer ofthe Year awards for the Rocky Mountain Region and the state of Montana. Graduated from Ohio Institute of Photography. A unique style and passion has given them the opportunity to travel the US photographing assignments, commercial and architectural. Capturing the inner and outer beauty of people and awakening the heart and mind of the viewer, has renewed thier passions and commitment to the art of portrait photography, their first love.
Hyper Reality Composite Portraiture
Seminar: Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Topics Covered Include:
1. Lighting tools (modifiers, relfectors, etc.) and strategies for the composite portrait
2. Subject and background capture (hardware choices, camera, lens perspectives)
3. Post processing techniques (plug-ins, overlays, PS methods, sharpening)
4. With composites in every visual area of our lives... they are definetly here to stay. With the logistics of location shoots (weather, lighting, location availability, etc), composites are a fantasic graphic and artistic interpretive tool for photographers. Having this tool in your tool belt will help differentiate you from the masses.
Colleen Gonsar and Darty Hines operate two successful studios in the Central Pennsylvania market. Their strong desire to provide solid information that will help you become a success will be evident in this program. Over the years, they have always stayed at the forefront of the industry with their attitude to accept and embrace change. The studios in Halifax and Mechancisburg Pennsylvania are like no others. Both locations include multiple shooting rooms and sales rooms, along with extensive outdoor sets. Colleen & Co. photographs over 700 seniors and also has many successful children and family promotions throughout the year. Darty, Colleen, and their spouses recently started the very popular senior portrait educational conference, SYNC. Their knowledge and years of involvement in the industry have made them leaders in the field of photography.
Although I've won a few awards, worked with a lot of pretty cool clients and shot my share of of fun jobs, I sometimes wish that I'd chosen the life of a guitar hero. Fortunately, I stuck with photography since my guitar playing and singing just gets the neighborhood cats angry. It's been 22 years since my days as a wide-eyed young shooter using my parent's garage as an office. Since then, I've shot big budget advertising, high-end weddings, magazine editorial and family portraits for people ranging from the everyday to some of the wealthiest in the world. I've made most every mistake a photographer can make and dealt with more challenges than I'd wish upon anyone. Because I've seen the ups and owns of many photography studios over the years, I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to thrive over the long run. My goal in teaching is to help others think big and live out their dreams.
Portrait Photographer, Julia Kelleher, Cr. Photog., CPP, specializes in newborn and family portraits out of her boutique, Bend OR, studio. She offers her clients a photographic style that is timeless, textural and artistic, and specializes in creating heirloom albums and custom wall art. A PPA International Silver Medalist, Gold Level Photographer of the Year and has 3 prints accepted into the International Loan Collection in just 2 short years of competition, she picked up her first 35mm camera at age 14. Putting it down after college to pursue a love of broadcast journalism, she spent over a decade traveling the country covering general assignment stories for all three television networks. After working Portland, OR”s ABC affiliate for 6 years as an on-air anchor/reporter, she left television news to pursue photography full-time. Her experience with the news industry, and expertise in media relations and public communications have given her techniques to help other photographers understand their clients, and improve their businesses.