OC Photo Summit - 2015
Join us for an exciting day of learning and a hands-on photography experience. Held at Saddleback Church’s Lake Forest campus, this event will bring together thousands of passionate photographers eager to learn new techniques and see the latest equipment. The event will feature exhibitors interacting with photo enthusiasts of all skill levels, and will introduce them to products and services in a friendly, intimate and exciting setting.
Bring your camera! We'll also have many hands-on workshops such as: Commercial Photography, Photojournalism, Natural Light Portraits, Macro Photography, Retouching, Filters, Drones, DSLR Video, and Action Photography.
Camera & Equipment Expo will feature photography vendors with some of the latest and greatest in camera technology. You'll be able to check out various cameras and lenses and other camera gear!
DON’T MISS THIS FREE EVENT!
KEYNOTE: A LIFE IN PICTURES You will enjoy this heart-warming recount of the life of this world renown Photojournalist and industry legend. He will share with you some of his fondest memories of his 50+ years of photographing celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Angelia Jolie, and what it is like to be a photographer in Hollywood.
Douglas KirklandMore Information
EXTREME PHOTOGRAPHY: As Senior Photographer for Surfing magazine for 25 years, Aaron Chang was at the core of the surfing world, traveling to over 50 countries and discovering new talent and surf spots on a global scale. This award-winning artist will share details of his success and how he turned his passions for photography and surfing into a lucrative profession. Join Aaron as he offers a behind the scenes look at the exciting world of extreme photography.
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THE WORLD OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Interested in being a wedding photographer? If so, you won’t want to miss this session. Frank is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Orange County and will share with you the artistic side of wedding photography along with the obstacles and challenges to compete in today’s market. Topics range from social media and choosing the right camera to lighting equipment and how to deliver the final product. You’ll also get a look into the digital processing world on what Frank recommends for editing your images to look like a pro.
Frank SalasMore Information
CROSS CULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY Freelance Photographer, Greg Schneider has over 35 years of industry experience and has been twice named California Press Photographer of the Year. His work has taken him to over 65 countries, and has led to multiple awards including winner of the World Press Association and the Evangelical Press Association. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Biola University, with a focus on integrated media. Greg will be sharing the tips and tricks of photojournalism he’s learned along the way.
Greg SchneiderMore Information
THE ART AND DESIGN OF NATURAL PHOTOGRAPHY Whether you create images on a smartphone or a DSLR, you’ll find new inspiration in your landscape photography as Bodhi reveals his composition and post-processing techniques including his specialty, long exposures. As an added bonus, he will teach you how to turn your hobby into a full time, profitable business with his 10 tips.
Bodhi SmithMore Information
HOW TO DIVERSIFY AND PROSPER IN PHOTOGRAPHY Are you interested in learning practical ways to make money with your camera? If so, then you must attend this session. Scott has over 25 years experience as a successful commercial photographer and will show you how to diversify and market your photography. You will learn the business aspects of stock, real estate, portrait, and drone photography, as well as key techniques for capturing unique images.
Scott GibsonMore Information
PHOTOGRAPHY: THE PROCESS OF SEEING If you are a local resident, chances are you have seen Michael’s work in the Orange County Register where he works as a staff photographer. If you want to learn how images are made and not taken, this presentation is for you. He will explain how to tell a story with photography whether you are shooting a dance competition, a Little League game, a breaking news event, a documentary, or a wedding. He will wrap up with some simple editing techniques that will give your images impact.
Michael GouldingMore Information
STUDIO LIGHTING Veteran family and wedding Photographer Robert Ortiz will conduct a workshop on how to pose and photograph individuals, families, and groups in a studio environment. Come learn how to master the art of studio lighting during this insightful demonstration.
Robert OrtizMore Information
NATURAL LIGHT FAMILY PORTRAITS Rebecca has a passion for pictures. Families, baby bumps, couples, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and kids, kids, kids! In this lively workshop she will show you how to capture the moment and make beautiful lifestyle portraits using natural light.
Rebecca ThacherMore Information
CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY Accomplished professional Photographer Karl Shreeves will show you the secrets of getting studio-like results with simple lighting techniques for subjects such as food and products up close and personal.
Karl ShreevesMore Information
PHOTO RETOUCHING IN LIGHTROOMLocal professional Photographer and Teacher Nick Carver will instruct you on quick and easy techniques to dramatically improve your landscapes and portraits. This is for photographers of all levels.
Nick CarverMore Information
DRONE DEMONSTRATION Mike Rivard, founder of Radflight, will provide an overview of the growing drone industry. Join Mike as he shares insight on the latest FAA rules, the importance of safety, and the various types of equipment and accessories. This workshop will include a demonstration of techniques for obtaining cinematic photos and video with drones.
Mike RivardMore Information
LIVE MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY Have you ever wanted to learn how to photograph a band or musical group? As a regular contributor to SoCal Music Today, Dan Siebold has photographed over 75 concerts and has served as the official photographer at House of Blues Anaheim. He will conduct a live workshop with an actual band so you can learn the tools of the trade.
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ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY Specializing in racetrack and car photography, Rick Graves will teach you how to capture “life in the fast lane”. The talented photographer builds his own cameras and has shot for everyone from Bentley and BMW to Honda and Lotus. During a live skateboard demo, Rick will share the tricks of Slit Scan Photography and how to get the blurred "horse race finish line" shot you’ve always wanted.
Rick GravesMore Information
- 8:00 AMCheck In (required before entry)
- 8:30 AMPlenary Session 1
- 10:00 AMBreak
- 10:15 AMPlenary Session 2
- 11:45 AMLunch
- 12:00 PMExhibitor Expo (Open til 5:00 PM)
- 1:00 PMWorkshop Session 1
- 2:00 PMWorkshop Session 2
- 3:00 PMWorkshop Session 3
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