Saturday Programs begin at 8:30am and end at 5:30.
Lunch is from Noon – 1:30pm – Lunch is available at the Convention Center
Trade Show Hours are 10am-4PM.

FEATURED PROGRAM – Included in Registration

Feathers and Fur – Painting Workshop
Saturday, October 14

Following a proven process for painting photo-realistic birds, we will paint a small bird with a mixer brush, then add realistic painted feathers with brush strokes, further enhance these feathers with overpaint layers in various blend modes, and dodge and burn and shade as needed. We will add texture to our painted feet and beak and add a painted background and lighting for those finishing touches.

This class will include:

  • Hands on practice painting feathers with a mixer and regular paint brushes, then overpainting and shading feathers
  • Texturizing beaks and feet and painting eyes
  • Painting backgrounds
  • Learning a step-by-step process for painting feathers or fur

This workshop is a continuation of Friday’s “Feathers and Fur – Painting Setup”. Attendees are welcome to attend this workshop even if you missed Friday’s class.

Meet Terri Butler

I’m a retired Navy Medical Service Corps officer turned Consultant in the Healthcare Technology vertical.  I was an independent consultant for about 11 years and loved the “non-corporate” life.  But even the days of consulting are behind me now as I embrace full-time retirement and spend my days on two primary activities: Photography and Corvettes! Oh and I can’t forget travel… which has taken up a fair amount of my first couple of years of retirement.

FEATURED PROGRAM – Included in Registration

Social Media Strategies for Photographers
Saturday, October 14

Sponsored By

Social Media is an ever-changing landscape. This course will help students identify how to navigate their online presence across platforms TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram. They will learn how to manage their time and efforts for success.

Topics covered include:

  • Building a community around your business that supports and is eager to work with you
  • Creating a consistent posting schedule using third-party apps
  • Targeting potential clients with a clear strategy
  • Using analytics to determine success and goals
  • Defining a clear and concise customer journey that will convert to more sales

Meet Maria Arellano

Maria is an award-winning photographer that creates unique photography art for families.

At her studio, Maribella Portraits, she specializes in child, family, and Goddess portrait photography.

She offers a full-service studio, providing styling assistance, hair and make-up, and high-quality fine art products.

Throughout her career she has seen how girls and women are transformed by the power of our photography experiences.

Maria is passionate about supporting other photographers believing that as a community we can rise together.