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    • 23 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

      Lindsay Adler
    In Search of Creativity: Creativity in-camera & Photoshop

    Monday April 23rd 2018

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    NEW Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA


    "In search of creativity: Creativity in-camera & Photoshop" 

    Part 1: Finding your muse Sometimes you just cannot wait for your creative muse. Instead, you have to chase after it! Whether you simply don't feel creative or you've found yourself in a creative rut, this presentation will be the spark to ignite you! Join fashion photographer Lindsay Adler as she discusses how she went from ordinary photographs to extraordinary image making. She will share her main sources of inspiration, finding your personal style, creative challenges, misc creative techniques, and much more. In today's world of social media and advanced image-making, anyone can take a pretty picture. What makes your work different? It is time to go in search of your creative self!

    Part 2: Creative in-camera techniques using lighting and various tools (this is the live shoot/demo section with model) Learn to light fashion portraits like a pro. Lindsay will teach multiple styles of lighting and modifier set- ups. Learn to create everything from a soft and dreamy look to a film noir inspired look. Lindsay will teach the most valuable lighting setups being used in studios today, all delivered in a clear, simple to understand method. 

    Part 3: Creative photoshop techniques Photoshop is the next realm of creativity for today’s photographer. It allows us to make the impossible possible. It allows us to perfect and create. Lindsay will cover everything from basic retouching to intensive and creative modifications. Lindsay will be taking several shots from start to finish... from concept to creative masterpiece.


    Lindsay’s energy and enthusiastic teaching style showcase her excitement to share her passion and knowledge with others, whether it is world-wide through prestigious platforms such as CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and the industry's largest conferences, or through her blog, DVD videos, online tutorials or her five books.

     She is located in Manhattan shooting fashion full time. She is honored to have been name a Canon Explorer of Light as well as a ProFoto Legend of Light.

    Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Rangefinder and dozens more. As a photographic educator and having been named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally. Lindsay enjoys teaching on the industry's largest platforms and most prestigious events. She has worked with some of the top brands in the photographic and related industries such as Canon and Adobe.  Her client list consists of Grey, Edelman, Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi and more.

    A clean, bold, and graphic style has become the hallmark of her work, whether shooting advertising campaigns, designer look books, jewelry, hair campaigns, fashion editorials, or professional athletes. Lindsay is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers and stylists in order to create fresh looks.

    • 04 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick

    1,000 Words
    presented by

    April Graves

    Monday June 4th, 2018

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    We’ve all heard the age old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  With that being said, what would your 1,000 words be worth? What if you could find the perfect verbiage to describe your work?  What if you could articulate to your clients WHY they should work with you? Increase your sales average? Create your business? Tell your story?  Improve your life?

     During this daylong seminar, April Graves will share how she uses the art of story in every facet of running her business.  You will begin to craft your own story, learning how to use some of April’s favorite tools to make your best story come to life. She will teach you how to create a daily operational tool that will aid you in running your business efficiently and effectively, all the while aiming toward your intended goal.  

    April will also take you on a virtual tour of her studio and teach you how to intertwine story with sales to increase your bottom line.  With a sales average of $6,000/session, Graves has founded the Art of Storyselling TM.

    April will help you find your words and help you develop a language that speaks solely of your business.

    You will leave feeling inspired and ready to take the next step in your business so bring your favorite journal and/or laptop and be ready to work!  You will want to choose 2 of your favorite images you have ever made, one personal and one artist’s choice, to have readily accessible on your device.

    April Graves is the wife and mother of 2 from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and owner/photographer of Light Drawn Studios.  She incorporated her first business by the age of 13 and has been self employed since the age of 23. With over 16 years of experience as a professional photographer, April is truly an expert at intertwining art and emotion into her work.  With a huge philanthropic heart, she is a strong believer in giving back. April is a business coach and a sought after speaker in the photographic industry.


    April Graves is the creator and photographer for:

    • The Beautiful Things with Wings calendar which has helped raise over $500,000 to support the Wings organization
    • The SEDOL Children’s Art Gallery in 2013
    • Creator of the Unicorn Project for HARPS

    She also photographs for:

    • Quintessential Barrington magazine (since 2008)
    • Biltmore Country Club members (since 2011)
    • Barrington Hills Country Club
    • JWC Publications


    Graves has infused her business and team with her lifelong commitment To inspire the human spirit.

    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick

    Personal Photography Projects
    Why, How… And how to make Money by doing them.

    Presented by 

    Bob Coates
    sponsored by Lumix

    Monday October 8th, 2018

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    Bob Coates - M.Photog.M.Artist. Cr., CPP

    You got into photography because you liked it. Enjoyed the challenge of creating new images… Then you turned it into a business and photography wasn’t quite as much fun anymore. Marketing, sales, building websites, printing, framing, retouching started to suck the joy right out of your life. 

    Personal Projects can get you juiced again and help your business too! Bob will show you how he used these ideas to make photography fun again and earn money while you are at it. 

    This is a program of creative ideas and techniques along with simple business marketing. They go hand in hand to help put your business back on track to the joy you first felt before you turned photography into a business.

    Bob Coates started his official pro career in March of 1995 after picking up and putting down a camera for the previous Thirteen years. Based in the Caribbean for the beginning three years of business Bob concentrated on commercial photography. He was dragged kicking and screaming into the wedding side of the business and then embraced weddings. Upon his move to Sedona, Arizona to get out of the path of hurricanes, weddings were expanded and mixed with some commercial work. Coming full circle Bob is back to concentrating solely on commercial projects and creating an art décor line and leaving weddings behind.

    Articles for magazines and books authored by Bob are part of how he gives back to the photographic community. In addition, Bob has presented programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean including National platforms at Imaging USA and other venues. Judging local and International print competitions is another way Bob has shares his expertise in the industry.

    Bob has always believed in giving back to his local community using his photographic skills. Among numerous fundraising projects a couple notable ones were a calendar based on the movie Calendar Girls that raised money and garnered lots of community awareness and National press for the Sedona Arts Center. He also photographed, designed, printed and sold a calendar titled Flowers for Food for the Sedona Community Center raising over $10,000. 

    Bob currently lives and works from his residential studio in Sedona, AZ with his wife Holly.

    Sponsored by Lumix

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