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    • 28 Apr 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick
    by Lindsay Adler
    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM


    Learn to light fashion portraits like a pro!

    In this seminar you will watch over the shoulder of leading fashion photographer, Lindsay Adler, as she explains and demos creative lighting setups. You will experience the multiple styles of lighting and modifiers that she uses to create editorials for today’s fashion magazines. Learn how to create everything from a soft and dreamy look to a film noir inspired shot. Lindsay will teach you the most valuable lighting setups that are used in studios today. Learn about soft boxes, reflectors, bounce cards, grids, beauty dishes, creating a silhouette, rim lighting, dramatic lighting, lens flare and much more, all covered in detail. The information is delivered in a clear and direct, jargon free style. Lindsay does not hold back. There are no secrets.

    Lindsay will not only demonstrate the technicals of lighting, but will also delve into the creativity behind her shoots. She will discuss the thoughts behind each setup and how to accomplish your vision through the use of correct studio lighting techniques. All of the lessons she will teach can be applied to regular portrait shoots as well as wedding or fashion. Make your photography stand out from the rest. Add a fashion flair using studio lighting. You and your clients will love the results.


    Bio – Lindsay Adler

    Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. She lives on the Upper West Side and has a studio in the Chelsea area.

    Lindsay is a successful fashion photographer, author and educator.

    Her editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications internationally including Bullett Magazine, Zink, Noise, InStyle, Essence, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more.

    Though only in her twenties, her career and photography have received much acclaim and she has already become a respected name in the industry. Her images have appeared in major publications, advertising campaigns, and billboards in Times Square. She is known for her clean, bold and graphic style that creates memorable imagery used to shape the brands of individuals, corporations and publications.

    An author of four books, she is always working on new ways to share her passions and knowledge with others. Whether through apps, DVDs, books or presentations, she is always sharing. You can find her online at Kelby Training, creativeLIVE, Framed Network and more.

    Adler is sponsored by a variety of major photography companies and spends a lot of her time traveling to teach workshops and also at major conferences. You can find her as a platform speaker at events such as WPPI, Photo Plus, Imaging USA and several others. She teaches thousands of photographers annually on topics such as creative retouching, fashion techniques, studio lighting, finding inspiration, creativity and more.

    • 23 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick
    by Sal Cincotta
    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Sal Cincotta Bio

    Sal Cincotta is an award winning photographer, speaker, author, and publisher of Shutter Magazine. (please use link to


    Sal, along with his wife Taylor, own and operate Salvatore Cincotta Photography. Started in 2008, they have built a million dollar business focused on weddings and high school seniors. 


    After spending 10 years in corporate America, Sal left to pursue a career in photography and has never looked back. Success is directly tied to the education he received while in business school. Sal graduated from Binghamton University, a top 20 business school, and has worked for Fortune 50 companies like Procter & Gamble and Microsoft. 


     "Success in photography is not about crafting a great image. There is so much more that goes into it. Without a solid foundation under your business, you will struggle and ultimately fail!"

    To learn more about Sal, visit BehindtheShutter.comor



    • 13 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick
      Creative Composition
    by Lissa Hatcher  
    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Story Catching, you got this!

    To  be inspired, navigate your way through client, creation then product….We sometimes find ourselves in a rut or worse yet lost .
    What if I said we could learn how to harness our ideas, use our clients to create them …photoshop them , then sell them as ART?
    This class is just that! …. We will talk creation, client, shooting, photoshopping, contracts, art galleries, publishing, and marketing.
    No holding back! Come join me for a day of tips and tricks for your art adventure .

    Bring a snack, bring a friend but please oh please don't forget your imagination! OHH and you might want a computer although it is not necessary, but we will be working in

    Warning this is a hands on workshop so buckle up and prepare to have fun and be inspired!
    Lissa Hatcher has been quietly making waves for the past fifteen years of her artistic career with her mysterious imaginings and dreamlike hauntings. Her award winning work is highly conceptualized , and sentimental with a surrealistic flair. She has been published, named photographer of the year, won fuji and Kodak awards and has even been honored with a Kodak Elite award.  Working as a photographer, art director,teacher and editor she finds herself leaving behind the traditional world of photography and portraiture. Conceptualizing and photographing ALL of her images, preferring to blend pixels and paint in post production. Don’t get confused by impossibility however, only a tiny part of her work is created in post, in fact it is often whispered that her shoots look like tiny movie sets where characters play out scenes like actors.  It is very important to understand it’s as much about process as it is the finial image, after all many of her images come to her while she’s asleep and dreaming. If a bed has to be floating in the water, you had better believe someone close to her (usually her husband) will be building that bed !  Lissa often feels her pieces are like children with their own stories to tell , which is why on her off time she will be writing short stories and snippets about her little figments. You will never find her repeating herself , choosing instead to create new worlds as she goes along, she would call it “portal jumping” . Lissa is currently living her dream after many military moves and a ton of support from all around the globe .You can find her in Tampa, Florida making thoughts into things in the land of Fine art. ..not so quietly might we ad. 

    • 27 Feb 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • 02 Mar 2015
    • 3:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor

    180 Water Street
    Plymouth, MA 02360
    (508) 747-4900

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     Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015 

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