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Friday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Family Photography: Photographing the Moments When the Pose Falls Apart (Kristin Dokoza)

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In this shooting demonstration with a family, see how to help guide your clients into a pose, then capture those real moments when the pose falls apart. Attendees will learn how to photograph authentic portraits with connection, and capture real emotions and interactions between subjects. I will demonstrate how to pose a family, as well as share tips on how to look for details that show their connections and real emotions, not just images where everyone is looking at the camera. Students will see the typical family session flow that I follow and hear how I interact with the family to get real and authentic expressions and emotions. We will discuss lens choice, aperture selection and perspectives, as well as how to create a more artistic portrait.

Attendees should have an understanding of the exposure triangle and be comfortable shooting in manual. Attendees should bring gear they would use at a regular shoot. In between poses, I will ask attendees if anyone would like the opportunity to shoot.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn family posing tricks.
2. Understand how to connect with your clients to capture true emotion.
3. Take portraits that are filled with connection between the subjects and the viewer.

This outdoor Boutique Program will take place around Pike Place Market, the Gum Wall and Post Alley, and/or the waterfront.

This urban area provides a lot of opportunities for interesting backgrounds and is only a few blocks away from the Westin. Pike Place Market is a busy urban market that is an iconic tourist destination. The Gum Wall and Post Alley provide interesting urban street scenes, as well as great color and texture. Beyond the Market, Gum Wall, and Post Alley, your group may venture down to the waterfront. The waterfront boardwalk area is a lovely place for capturing scenic shots of the sky, cityscape, and the ferris wheel. Please note that there are many steps required to get from the market to the waterfront. There is a small elevator available. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to walk to Pike Place Market from the Westin, and the waterfront is an additional 10 minutes beyond the Market. To return to the Westin from the waterfront at the conclusion of the program (remember this walk is uphill), please budget 20-25 minutes.

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Kristin Dokoza

Photographer/Media Production, Kristin Dokoza Photography
Kristin is a child and family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for her unique abilities in capturing light and mood. She believes in the wonder of connection, laughter and love in everyone. Kristin also shoots for a variety of destination hotels and other commercial... Read More →

Friday October 7, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Outside Olympic Room doors, Mezzanine Level, Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101