Essentials of Sports Photography
Presented by Kevin Jairaj
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Sunday, October 13, 2019
8:30 AM – Noon
Kevin will show you exactly everything he does to create his exciting sports images (both action and portraits) as well as discuss some of his favorite images captured as well as the stories behind them.
Kevin will also show a live demo with lots of tips and tricks of how he lights and poses his athletic portraits.
Lots of shooting techniques for sports such as Football, Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball
Portrait techniques on how to light and pose athletes.
How to shoot with remote cameras.
What to look for while shooting different sports.
What makes a great sports image.
Meet the Speaker:In just a few short years, Kevin has not only become one of the most sought after photographers in the USA, but also worldwide. He has been commissioned to do photoshoots, weddings, and events in London, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, Anguilla, and Aruba in addition to the work he shoots in Texas and the rest of the USA. Kevin is also a favorite among the celebrity crowd and has photographed weddings and events for many musicians, actors, and famous athletes.
Kevin is one of only a few people in the world to hold the Triple Master Title from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) as well as a Master of Photography from PPA (Professional Photographers of America). Kevin has also won Numerous 1st Place Awards in the very prestigious WPPI 16×20 and 8×10 print competitions in addition to having several prints selected in the PPA Loan collection over the years.
He was also named a Top Knots of Wedding Photography by the very well respected Photo District News magazine and his work has been published in countless newspapers, books, and magazines.
He was named as a ProFoto Legend of Light in 2017 and also wrote a book for wedding photographers published by Amherst Media titled “Stylish Weddings.”
Kevin has been commissioned by USA TODAY to take portraits of key members of the USA Summer and Winter Olympic Teams and has also had a recurring role in the Hit Discovery Channel Show “Fast N Loud.”
Kevin covered the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for USA Today. In addition, Kevin has covered major sporting events such as Super Bowls, Final Fours, the World Series, and National Championship games.
Kevin has also been the Official Photographer for the College Football Playoff National Championship since its inception in 2015.
Unlocking the Power of Post-Production for Landscape Imagery
Presented by Cris Duncan
Sunday, October 13, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
You have taken the trip. You have created the image. Now what? Now it is time to make it sing and come to life.
In today’s digital world, capture is just the beginning. In this course, you will discover the tools and techniques the pros use to take your landscape images from hero to zero. Your instructor, Cris Duncan, will take you step by step in simple to use, but advanced techniques that will take your image enhancement to the next level. These details are the difference makers in making a good image a great one.
This course will cover many of today’s most popular image enhancement programs including Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, Luminar and Capture One Pro. Sometimes the hardest thing is knowing where to start. You will also learn the things to look for in your images and the discover the tools needed to make your images what your eyes have seen.
Topics covered will included:
- Basic adjustments in your RAW processor
- Selective adjustments in Lightroom
- Color grading
- Creating presets
- Stunning B&W conversions
- Adding and replacing skies
- Removing and adding elements
- Non-destructive dodging and burning
- Image finishing and much more.
Can you imagine how that will impact your work? Landscape photography is not just for vacations and free time. It is an opportunity to share the world and a part of yourself with the community and it is an exercise in creativity that is sure to leave you inspired, regardless of your photographic knowledge, discipline or profession. Even if you are not a landscape shooter, this class has applications to every genre of photography. Each student will be given a handout with Cris’s notes as well as a special link to download some of his favorite Lightroom presets designed for landscape imagery.
Meet the Speaker:
Cris Duncan is an Internationally Award Winning Photographers who sport a host of letters after his name. Cris’s landscapes have been awarded top trophies at the local, state and national level. When not behind the cameras, you can find Cris with a guitar in his hands. Cris, along with his bride, Deanna, own and operate CjDuncan Photography in Lubbock, TX . In addition to the studio, they are often found teaching other professionals at conventions or at their own Find Your Focus adventures where you are encouraged to “Enjoy the journey.” That is their message for all—celebrate every moment for it is truly a gift.