Friday Programs

Excursions & Pre-Con Classes (Extra Fee Required)

Headshots and Beyond

 Learn how to create a rock-solid head shots that will have you in demand.

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Precon and Excursion Only Registration

The Jungle of Wildlife Photography

If you love photographing wildlife, either in their natural environment, game parks or in a zoo, this workshop is for you.

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Precon and Excursion Only Registration

Photographing Flowers Outdoors

Learn tips and techniques for floral photography at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

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Photoshoot with Todd White in Deep Ellum

Todd White will show you how to add video to you photoshoot.

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Play With Your Food

Learn delicious techniques for tasty food photography.

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Precon and Excursion Only Registration

ALL CONVENTION PROGRAMS (Included in Conference Registration)

Inspiration Track

Pro Track

Styled Portraits
Presented by Shannon Squires

Friday, October 15, 2021
2:00 PM – 5 PM

Have you ever wondered how some photographers always have the best styled looks for clients? Whether it be poofy children’s gowns, beautiful velvet suites or simple but perfectly matching outfits, styled portraits is a great way to impress clients while maintaining creative control of the look of your images and brand. Come learn the ins and outs of styled shoots and offering wardrobe options for clients.

“Styled portraits- Maximize your client experience by offering styling and a client closet. Clients enjoy the effortless experience with your wardrobe options, while also giving you control of styling a polished look in your images. Great for any portrait genre.

Shannon will cover:

  • Styling to fit your brand
  • Where to find wardrobe that fits your brand
  • What’s a dress buy back program?
  • Styling to fit the scene
  • Offering and selling styled portraits
  • How offering client wardrobe is beneficial to a profitable business
  • How to start building a client closet

Meet The Speaker:

Shannon Squires won the 1st place Grand Imaging Award in the Children photography category for the Professional Photographers of America in her second year competing!    She has earned her Master Artist Degree from PPA.

She says, “The industry is constantly changing and you can continue to grow every day no matter what level you are at.”

When she is not shooting, editing or teaching, she is a very busy momma to 3 small kiddos, as well as a wife to her hard working husband. She and her family are living life in beautiful Colorado.

Team & Individual Sports Photography
Presented by Alison Carlino

Friday, October 15, 2021
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


With 18 years experience in the industry, Alison Carlino has built her wedding & portrait style with off camera flash and modern posing. The last 5 years of volume sports have opened a whole new genre of clients to her business! Carlino’s Sports Photography has gone from a handful of sports teams to nearly 45 private/public school/clubs. Alison will discuss bidding to boards/coaches, pre shoot day processes, “day of” set up & workflow, post processing, digital compositing, lessons learned the hard way, and social media interaction.

Learn the lights & modifiers needed, along with their positions & power levels. This class will include a live shooting/posing demo with athletes! See how Alison storyboards to match the final team composite. Expanding your business into the volume sports world only brings in more cash and opens the door for booking senior and family portrait sessions. If you are looking to diversify, don’t miss this class.

Alison will cover:

  • How Alison bids to a board or coach
  • Alison will discuss the gear needed and the before, during, and after workflow processes
  • Posing and lighting for individuals and team composites will be demonstrated through a live shoot with athletes
  • Storyboarding will be utilized and taught
  • Marketing & volume sports pricing

Meet The Speaker:

Alison Carlino photographs and educates around the world. As a former master degreed elementary teacher, she is able to relate to students both technically and personally.

In her 18th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops on the topics of off camera lighting, modern posing, volume sports/seniors, and night sky photography at her Richmond, Tx studio and beyond. She is a member of and teaches/judges for WPPI, PPA/Imaging, SWPP London, PPGH, Texas School of Professional Photography, TxPPA, and SYNC Sports. In early 2020, Alison Faith Fine Art Photography was created to celebrate Alison’s landscape & astro photography.

Alison is sponsored by and a member of the speaker team for Miller’s Professional Imaging.”

Full Registration or One Day Pass

I HEART PHOTOWALKS (Included in Conference Registration)

Join us on Friday, October 15 for the I Heart Photography Photo Walk Social in Grapevine.

Whether you are a beginner or a professional, a photo walk brings photographers together to walk around and take photographs, socialize, make new friends, and have an opportunity to win prizes!

On Friday, October 15th, three simultaneous I Heart Photography photo walks will give you the opportunity to improve your photography skills and keep your motivation high. Whether joining us for a photo walk through Historic Downtown Grapevine, working to improve your flash techniques or taking a stroll through the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, many photographic opportunities await!

We also invite you to enter the iHeart Photography Photo Walk contest to win some valuable prizes! After the photo walk, contest participants will share their favorite image with their walk leader. All collected images will be judged by a panel of judges and the winners will receive some awesome prizes from our trade show vendors!

The iHeart Photography Photo Walks are completely free with your paid registration to  the conference and photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Full Registration or One Day Pass