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Saturday, October 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
The Playful Portrait Session (Bre Thurston)

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Bre is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging

In this class we will discuss how you can take a posed portrait and craft moments through interaction, playfulness, and movement. Our clients won't magically laugh, play, and show their emotions as soon as they stand in front of our camera so it's our job to coax those things out of them. By getting comfortable with our clients, we allow them to relax and have fun. "You really say that to your clients?" Heck yes! Bre will show you how she jokes and laughs with subjects to break down walls, allowing her to photograph sweet, playful moments instead of forced, stiff poses. Bre will begin by posing the models, explaining how we plan to "un-pose" them, and allow all attendees to shoot. Our models will be a real family, but these methods can be applied to nearly any subject. Because authentic moments happen quickly, attendees need to be prepared to shoot quickly. Having a range of lenses (ideally a long lens, like an 85/100/135/70-200) will help you capture shots even among a group of other attendees.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to create portraits that are authentically relaxed and playful.
2. Learn how to "un-pose" by creating a pose and then focusing on connection/the moment through humor and movement.
3. Learn how to comfortably move through a session and interact with your clients.

This outdoor Boutique Program will take place at Westlake Park and/or the streets around the Westin and Westlake Center Mall.

Westlake Park and the streets around the Westin and Westlake Center Mall will provide an urban background without venturing too far. It takes approximately 3-5 minutes to travel to these locations.


Saturday October 8, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Miller's Professional Imaging Booth, Grand Level, Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101