The Art of Street Portraits
Presented by Josh Jordan
Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:30 PM – Noon
When it comes to impactful portraits, oftentimes it’s difficult to get the subjects that you most desire into the studio. There are logistical issues like scheduling and returning email and phone calls. The solution is to get out to where those subjects are and take the studio to them. Engage them on the spot and make the idea of having a portrait made be a winning opportunity for them…and for you.
However, there are multiple potential issues that arise when attempting to approach strangers and ask to make their portrait. How do you make the initial approach? How do you develop instant trust? How do I gauge who will and who won’t sit for me? Model releases? Gear? Settings? The list goes on and on.
This session will cover topics like:
- How to stay safe
- Finding subjects
- What to offer in return
Meet the Speaker:
Raised in Fort Worth, Texas and a current San Antonio resident, I am the proud dad of three wonderful kids and the husband of the most incredible woman I’ve ever met. I’ve got a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University. My photographic journey started on a dive boat in Burma in 2009 and has since expanded to my current business, Josh Jordan Media Group, which currently has three divisions including San Antonio Sports Photography. My current photo project is my Hidden Faces series and I’ll soon be starting on my newest project: Perfect Imperfections.
Essentials of Sports Photography
Presented by Kevin Jairaj
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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.