Exploring Creativity

May 3-5, 2019 in Wyomissing, PA

Nightscapes - Hopewell at Night

Nightscapes - Hopewell at Night
SOLD OUT! By Marc Lombardi. LIMITED TO THE FIRST TWENTY FIVE PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP FOR IT. This session will begin in the Berks Photographic Society Auditorium with an overview of night photography and what you need to know for the evening shoot. Then, weather permitting, enjoy this rare opportunity to visit Hopewell Village National Historic Site at night. Simple techniques to incorporate the night sky, Milky Way and even the Aurora into your landscape photography

Intro To Studio Lighting

Intro To Studio Lighting
Join us for the first of our now legendary photo shoots, this time in the studio at the Berks Photographic Society building. Learn some basic for the weekend and enjoy shoot two lovely models - Heidi and Leslie.

Seeing With New Eyes

Seeing With New Eyes
by Valerie Hoffman. Expand your photographic possibilities by learning how to approach a scene differently. You'll come away with an understanding of how aperture, shutter speed, composition, lens choice, and a few simple creative tricks can help you to start creating more compelling images.

A Creative Future Inspired by the Past

A Creative Future Inspired by the Past
By Danielle Hepner. Photography is relatively young in the breadth of art history, and digital photography is an infant. Yet in an age of fast moving technology where everything is at our fingertips, we feel like it’s all been done before. Where will our next creative photography idea come from?

Return to the Renaissance

Return to the Renaissance
Photo Shoot - Let’s return to a simpler time when dresses were elegant and women adorned themselves with floral headpieces. Both models will dazzle in red hues. Models: Lauren and Sariphina.

A Life in Photographs

A Life in Photographs
Pulitzer Prize-wining photographer Martha Rial, of Pittsburgh, Pa, will share experiences and images from her 35+ year career as a working photographer....Rial will discuss the joys and challenges working in a constantly evolving medium and why it is important to pursue work that is important to you. During the second hour of her presentation, Rial will select highlights from your submitted images and discuss what makes a successful photograph.

Creativity: A Conversation with Yourself

Creativity: A Conversation with Yourself
By Sara Ascalon. Humans are innately creative creatures. For many, that creativity is freely expressed. For others, that expression is shackled by repression. Learn how to tap into the creative energy within you and experience the joy of letting go and sharing your vision with others.

GO HOME! For Custom Senior Portraits

GO HOME! For Custom Senior Portraits
by Fuzzy Duenkel - Fuzzy will show you how to create custom senior portraits that transcend the ordinary. You won’t learn how to do more… you’ll learn how to do better!

It’s a Fashion Shootout!

It’s a Fashion Shootout!
Photo Shoot - Channel your inner paparazzo and make your lights pop with custom made dresses from New York designer Kristin Costa. A classic black and white palette demands drama so we will experiment with shadows. Models: Leslie and Amber

Multiplicity

Multiplicity
by Lisa and Tom Cuchara. Learn how to make yourself into a triplet or quintuplet! Multiplicity is a photography technique in which the same person is photographed from different angles and directions and then the bunch of photographs are digitally re-mastered in Photoshop showing “clones” of the same person doing different things all in one photo.

WYSIWIG 101

WYSIWIG 101
by Bob Maloney - What You See Is What You Get - how to create a color managed print environment. Bob is the Technical Marketing Analyst for the Northeast Region of Canon USA.

Glam Horror

Glam Horror
Photo Shoot - (Featured Photo Shoot) We’ll explore the juxtaposition of beauty and horror in this shoot. Instead of latex or backdrops, makeup is the star of this shoot so expect large, soft light sources to compliment it. The power of paradox is sure to make for striking, one of a kind images. Models: Amber and Heather

Perfectly Imperfect Family Sessions

Perfectly Imperfect Family Sessions
by Jane Ammon - Perfectly Imperfect Family Sessions: Embracing Connections over Perfect Images - Families are anything but perfect. They are usually messy, chaotic, noisy, joy-filled, overwhelming and always imperfect. So why would a family photo session be perfect? Join Jane to learn about how to embrace the beauty of "now" in a family session and make images that display a family's connection, their chaos and their devoted love for each other, melt downs and all!

The Last Shoot

The Last Shoot
Photo Shoot - TOur costume designer is keeping the wardrobe for this shoot a secret (even the organizers don’t know!). That means the lighting decisions will not be planned by the FlashForward Guys. That’s right! You get to be a part of the planning and set up as we end this conference on a high note. Model: Heather

Friday Night

Friday Night
Join us for a groovy party to start off the conference

For beginners and the experienced alike.