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WATCH OUR SHOOT EXTRAORDINARY
PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2021 RECAP!

MEET THE SPEAKERS & EDUCATORS

Craig Strong

How It All Started

Jyo Bhamidipati

Making Magic Indoors

Ally Frantz

Channeling Color and Light with Lensbaby

Annick Paradis

Light Infusion: My Creative Process to Tell Vivid Stories

Susan Currie

Truth is Beauty...The Dharma of Lensbabies

Robert Pugh

Creative Light

Jennifer Carr

Lensbaby and the Land: Creating Extraordinary Landscape Photographs

Kate Hailey

Travel & Street Photography with Lensbaby

Charlotte E. Johnson

Fine Art Photography with Lensbaby

Emma Davis

Lensbaby and the Art of Photographic Storytelling

Holly Jeakins

Nostalgic Imagery with Lensbaby

Kristen Ryan

Pushing Your Creativity with Long-Term Projects

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner

Evolving Your Portfolio Creatively

Regina Boston

Creating Art Through Macro Nature Photography

Shelly Corbett

The Art of Toy Photography

Sofia Sitnikiene

Images from the Heart that Capture the Moment.

Michael Anthony

Host & MC

MEET THE SPEAKERS & EDUCATORS

Craig Strong

Using Your Fear-Compass to Discover What Matters Most

Jyo Bhamidipati

Making Magic Indoors

Ally Frantz

Channeling Color and Light with Lensbaby

Annick Paradis

Light Infusion: My Creative Process to Tell Vivid Stories

Susan Currie

Truth is Beauty...The Dharma of Lensbabies

Robert Pugh

Creative Light

Jennifer Carr

Lensbaby and the Land: Creating Extraordinary Landscape Photographs

Kate Hailey

Travel & Street Photography with Lensbaby

Charlotte E. Johnson

Fine Art Photography with Lensbaby

Emma Davis

Lensbaby and the Art of Photographic Storytelling

Hollie Jeakins

Nostalgic Imagery with Lensbaby

Kristen Ryan

Pushing Your Creativity with Long-Term Projects

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner

Evolving Your Portfolio Creatively

Regina Boston

Creating Art Through Macro Nature Photography

Shelly Corbett

The Art of Toy Photography

Sofia Sitnikiene

Images from the Heart that Capture the Moment.

Michael Anthony

Host & MC

How do you #ShootExtraordinary?

COURSE OVERVIEW:

How It All Started

Craig Strong, Lensbaby Founder

TBD

Craig Strong, in his early 30s, accepted the challenge of reading a personal development book a week and it changed his life. He knew he needed to understand himself, money and business if he were to live the life he wanted. Over the course of the next five years, Strong switched from trading his time for money to co-founding a company to sell his oddly fascinating photographic innovations. Soon, Lensbaby and Strong were surrounded by a passionate following of adventurous photographers. With a constant hunger to learn and a drive to outrun the anxiety that has often threatened to sideline him and his career, Strong found strength and hope in the community that developed within and around Lensbaby, Inc.. Frustration and failure have been his most influential teachers.


Images from the Heart that Capture the Moment.

Sofia Sitnikiene

In this video, Sofia will discuss her style, her creative process, as well as her favorite subjects. She will show you how she takes pictures of nature and her family using natural light, how she uses Lensbaby lenses, and how she edits her photographs.

Sofia Sitnikiene is an award-winning fine art photographer based in the United kingdom. She is also a Lensbaby Ambassador, a Click Pro Elite, a Hello Artist and a mentor.

Sofia graduated from the University of the Arts London with a Master of Arts (MA) Graphic Design Communication and is an experienced macro, portrait, and street photographer. Combining all of her training and background in fine art and graphic design has helped her develop into the photographer she is today. Being constantly inspired by emotion, light, details, and nature, as well as by dreams, music, poetry and time, moves Sofia to strive to capture an honest reflection of how she views the world. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.


Lensbaby and the Land: Creating Extraordinary Landscape Photographs

Jennifer Carr

In this presentation, Jennifer will show you how she creates extraordinary landscape photographs using her favorite Lensbaby tools. Using creative blur to isolate, enhance and add depth, she will demonstrate how you can use Lensbaby to elevate your landscape work from traditional to creative. Jennifer will walk you through her image creation process from start to finish.
Jennifer Carr is an award-winning landscape, nature, and travel photographer and photography educator. Splitting her time between the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and the beaches of the mid-Atlantic, she spends much of her time outdoors and is an avid traveler, always with her Sony camera in hand. Jennifer has a passion for lifting up fellow photographers through photography mentoring and The Saltwater Retreat.

Nostalgic Imagery with Lensbaby.

Hollie Jeakins
 

Come behind the scenes with me as I share my process of creating nostalgic images that tell a story and evoke emotion. See first hand how I use Lensbaby lenses and Omni Filters and learn the reason why I prefer to mainly work with Lensbaby lenses. Further, see how I edit to enhance feelings of nostalgia while I’ll also share other final images from the session.  

Hollie Jeakins is a published photographer, Click Pro and Lensbaby Ambassador from Canada. Much of her imagery evokes feelings of nostalgia with creative dreamy focus and intentional blur. Visit her at holliejeakins.com or instagram.com/birdandbumblebee

The Art of Toy Photography.

Shelly Corbett

I will be using toys to take a closer look at the composer and how each lens can tell a different story. I will use a few different set ups to show how each lens creates a unique effect. Expect lots of lens swapping, macro convertors and filters to be used (this needs lots of work!)
Shelly is a long time Seattle art photographer who enjoys sharing her love of toy photography through workshops, blogging and art shows. In 2012 she discovered this creative photo niche when she was introduced to the LEGO minifigure. By combing toys, nature and the unique effects created by the Lensbaby line of lenses, she has developed a unique style that evokes the joy and magic of childhood.

Images from the Heart that Capture the Moment.

Charlotte E. Johnson
 
Introduction to the lens I will be using and camera settings. 'Live' photoshoot. Choosing images and 'live' basic image edit in Photoshop. Display of finished images from the photoshoot.
Charlotte E. Johnson is an award-winning fine art photographer, educator and microscopist who lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. Her art is full of emotion, metaphor, and contrasting elements and explores themes such as melancholy, transformation, and the fragility of mental health. As a portrait artist, her work aims to reveal a glimpse of the inner darkness within us all.

Lensbaby and the Art of Photographic Storytelling.

Emma Davis

Emma Davis is a photographic storyteller who uses Lensbaby to add magic to the little everyday moments she sees through her lens. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her six children, and teaches photography at Click Love Grow.
Emma Davis is a photographic storyteller who uses Lensbaby to add magic to the little everyday moments she sees through her lens. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her six children, and teaches photography at Click Love Grow.

Pushing Your Creativity with
Long-Term Projects.

Kristen Ryan

I will begin with the benefits of working through long term photography projects. Followed by constructive ways to stay motivated within those projects and ways to fight those creative ruts. Throughout the video I will share my photography process and take viewers behind the scenes of various photo set ups and scenes while also sharing the final images from those shoots.
My name is Kristen Ryan, a hobbyist photographer from Oklahoma, USA. I teach photography at various photography academies. I love to capture my everyday life in creative and unique ways. I record our family history and document all the adventures along the way. I have worked my way through 7 ongoing years of a 365 project. Each year growing within my work and pushing my creativity to a new level. I absolutely love sharing with others those lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Channeling Color and Light
with Lensbaby.

Ally Frantz

In this presentation, Ally will discuss how she uses some of her favorite Lensbaby lenses and OMNI wands to enhance light and add flare and color to her images. She will provide a behind the scenes look into shooting and editing, and will guide you through her creative process.
Ally is a Lensbaby Ambassador, a ClickPro Master, and a ClickPro Ambassador. She loves exploring how to expand her creativity, and is constantly searching for ways to utilize light, shadows and color to add uniqueness to her images. She is so grateful for the friendships she’s made along her photography journey, and looks forward to continuing to learn and grow.

Evolving Your Portfolio Creatively.

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner
 
In this presentation, you will explore how to develop your project ideas into a skillful, purposeful portfolio. Rather than creating at the whim of the Lensbaby tool on your camera, we will be discussing how to purposefully choose your tools to convey specific ideas for more extended, thematic projects. Mara will be discussing the evolution of multiple creative projects, truly showing the roots of each idea and how the use of Lensbaby tools (Velvet, Omni Creative System) has developed the work far beyond the initial spark.
­­­Mara Magyarosi-Laytner is a Detroit based artist, educator, and alternative process enthusiast. Her work pairs experimental photography methods to explore identity and mental health through a symbolic and poetic lens. She has spent the past few years advancing her education through graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design – first, with her MA in Arts Administration in 2016 and currently as a MFA Candidate in the Photography department with an anticipated graduation date of June 2022. The artist and her work have been shown in many spaces across the United States and internationally, most recently in Texas, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, and Italy.

Light Infusion: My Creative Process to Tell Vivid Stories.

Annick Paradis

In this video, Annick will show you how to infuse light in your images, in camera or in post-processing. Watch her shoot to discover how she achieves the multiple light effects you can see in her body of work. Stay longer if you wonder how she blends her own light overlays in her pictures to get that extra oomph!
Annick is a latte snob (Melbourne-style please), a books lover and is definitely faster than a cheetah. To relax, this French Canadian from Québec city, Canada, enjoys concocting photos infused with liveliness, tenderness and sparkles. She is the author of the photography e-course Fleeting to Timeless: Composing Stories that Last a Lifetime and loves mentoring other photographers. In her spare time (!), she is also the director of the Employee-Experience for an amazing company. You can follow her adventures on Instagram.
 

Making Magic Indoors.

Jyotsna Bhamidipati
 
In this video presentation, you will learn all about harnessing the power of natural light indoors. We will cover the best and creative ways to use available natural light indoors while also embracing the power of blur by Lensbaby lenses indoors!
Jyo is an electrical engineer and an award-winning published fine-art lifestyle photographer and educator, based in Sacramento, California. She is a lover of light and shadows and strives to be experimental in her work. She has also taught at many conferences including Lensbaby 2020, Imaging USA, Click Away, WPPI to name a few. Jyo is the instructor of The Imperfectionist workshop with Click Photo School, where she encourages everyone to embrace imperfections in their everyday lives and practice creative artistry while breakingrules with intention!

Travel & Street Photography with Lensbaby.

Kate Hailey

From the streets of Seattle to the streets of Dubai, to landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Kate highlights techniques, a focus on storytelling, and seeking unique perspectives.
Kate is a Portrait & Travel Photographer based in Seattle, WA. Kate’s love of photography started at a very young age, with artistic and musical influences from both her father and mother. As a traveller, Kate has been on road trips around the US, as well extended jaunts to the UK, Thailand, Dubai and more. Through these experiences, Kate found her voice in capturing stories of people and places along the way.   Check out her adventures on Instagram: @katehailey (https://www.instagram.com/katehailey/)

Truth is Beauty...The Dharma of Lensbabies.

Susan Currie

The Sanskrit term dharma loosely translates to "the truth", or "the way". Often in the creative process, we spend many moments in our mind writing the scenes of what we think things should look like. I consider my Lensbabies a wonderful ally in my practice of making pictures as they remind me to follow my imagination, step out of the way, and allow the subject before my lens to reveal itself naturally. They serve as my gateway for uncovering "the truth". When shooting, essential for me are locations which honor the extraordinary qualities of these lenses. In The Dharma of Lensbabies, on location at New York City's legendary Union Square Daylight Studio, we'll make some timeless portraits and share with viewers what's possible when we get intentional about locations that draw out and honor the magic of these lenses...and share simple practices for doing so.
Susan Currie is a West Palm Beach based poet with a camera who documents life's lyrical moments through her personal creative projects. Her words and images have been widely exhibited and published. Through the creative workshops and retreats she leads throughout the country, she shares her signature approach to slow shooting and incorporating mindfulness into the artistic practice. Her new book SUPERFLOW: Light Up the Artist in You (Nine Rivers, 2021) is now available in wide release. www.susancurriecreative.com. Susan is also the creator of www.CHARMCODES.com.

Creating Art Through Macro Nature Photography.

Regina Boston

The video will show how I shoot both indoor and outdoors with natural lighting. I will go over equipment used such as LB lenses, macro filters, and extension tubes. In addition, I'll share a technique called reverse freelensing to capture macro images without a macro lens.
 
Regina Boston of RMB Photography is a family, nature, and macro photographer from Maryland. A wife, mother of 7 children, 1 grandson, and 2 dogs. She captures subjects as they are, helping people notice small beautiful details in theworld around us.

Creative Light.

Robert Pugh

See light visualize light create light using Lensbaby lenses.
 
Robert Pugh is an award-winning international wedding and portrait photographer. Located in Reading Berkshire but covering weddings from the UK to the golden sands of the Caribbean. With over ten years of experience being a full-time photographer running a successful business and covering over 500 weddings to date. At present, Robert also works alongside some of the top camera brands and manufacturers from Sony, Rotolight, TetherTools, Fundy, Lensbaby and has been recognized for his work with awards, presentations and publications.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Using Your
Fear-Compass to Discover What
Matters Most

Craig Strong, Lensbaby Founder

Craig Strong, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Lensbaby, Inc., will share how his fear of failure as a young photojournalist led him to grow in his ability to share, through pictures, his expanding vision of the world around him.
 
Come and explore what fear has to teach you.

Craig Strong, in his early 30s, accepted the challenge of reading a personal development book a week and it changed his life. He knew he needed to understand himself, money and business if he were to live the life he wanted. Over the course of the next five years, Strong switched from trading his time for money to co-founding a company to sell his oddly fascinating photographic innovations. Soon, Lensbaby and Strong were surrounded by a passionate following of adventurous photographers. With a constant hunger to learn and a drive to outrun the anxiety that has often threatened to sideline him and his career, Strong found strength and hope in the community that developed within and around Lensbaby, Inc.. Frustration and failure have been his most influential teachers.

Images from the Heart that Capture the Moment.

Sofia Sitnikiene

In this video, Sofia will discuss her style, her creative process, as well as her favorite subjects. She will show you how she takes pictures of nature and her family using natural light, how she uses Lensbaby lenses, and how she edits her photographs.

Sofia Sitnikiene is an award-winning fine art photographer based in the United kingdom. She is also a Lensbaby Ambassador, a Click Pro Elite, a Hello Artist and a mentor.

Sofia graduated from the University of the Arts London with a Master of Arts (MA) Graphic Design Communication and is an experienced macro, portrait, and street photographer. Combining all of her training and background in fine art and graphic design has helped her develop into the photographer she is today. Being constantly inspired by emotion, light, details, and nature, as well as by dreams, music, poetry and time, moves Sofia to strive to capture an honest reflection of how she views the world. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

Lensbaby and the Land: Creating Extraordinary Landscape Photographs

Jennifer Carr

In this presentation, Jennifer will show you how she creates extraordinary landscape photographs using her favorite Lensbaby tools. Using creative blur to isolate, enhance and add depth, she will demonstrate how you can use Lensbaby to elevate your landscape work from traditional to creative. Jennifer will walk you through her image creation process from start to finish.
Jennifer Carr is an award-winning landscape, nature, and travel photographer and photography educator. Splitting her time between the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and the beaches of the mid-Atlantic, she spends much of her time outdoors and is an avid traveler, always with her Sony camera in hand. Jennifer has a passion for lifting up fellow photographers through photography mentoring and The Saltwater Retreat.

Nostalgic Imagery with Lensbaby.

Hollie Jeakins
 

Come behind the scenes with me as I share my process of creating nostalgic images that tell a story and evoke emotion. See first hand how I use Lensbaby lenses and Omni Filters and learn the reason why I prefer to mainly work with Lensbaby lenses. Further, see how I edit to enhance feelings of nostalgia while I’ll also share other final images from the session.  

Hollie Jeakins is a published photographer, Click Pro and Lensbaby Ambassador from Canada. Much of her imagery evokes feelings of nostalgia with creative dreamy focus and intentional blur. Visit her at holliejeakins.com or instagram.com/birdandbumblebee

The Art of Toy Photography.

Shelly Corbett

Whether you're a mom with a house full of kids or a pop culture aficionado, there are probably a few toys in your life. Why not make these colorful and whimsical pieces of plastic your photographic muse? With the help of the Lensbaby Composer Pro II system I'm going to show you how to bring those toys to life!
Shelly is a long time Seattle art photographer who enjoys sharing her love of toy photography through workshops, blogging and art shows. In 2012 she discovered this creative photo niche when she was introduced to the LEGO minifigure. By combing toys, nature and the unique effects created by the Lensbaby line of lenses, she has developed a unique style that evokes the joy and magic of childhood.

Fine Art Photography with Lensbaby

Charlotte E. Johnson
 
Introduction to the lens I will be using and camera settings. 'Live' photoshoot. Choosing images and 'live' basic image edit in Photoshop. Display of finished images from the photoshoot.
Charlotte E. Johnson is an award-winning fine art photographer, educator and microscopist who lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. Her art is full of emotion, metaphor, and contrasting elements and explores themes such as melancholy, transformation, and the fragility of mental health. As a portrait artist, her work aims to reveal a glimpse of the inner darkness within us all.

Lensbaby and the Art of Photographic Storytelling.

Emma Davis

Emma Davis is a photographic storyteller who uses Lensbaby to add magic to the little everyday moments she sees through her lens. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her six children, and teaches photography at Click Love Grow.
Emma Davis is a photographic storyteller who uses Lensbaby to add magic to the little everyday moments she sees through her lens. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her six children, and teaches photography at Click Love Grow.

Pushing Your Creativity with
Long-Term Projects.

Kristen Ryan

I will begin with the benefits of working through long term photography projects. Followed by constructive ways to stay motivated within those projects and ways to fight those creative ruts. Throughout the video I will share my photography process and take viewers behind the scenes of various photo set ups and scenes while also sharing the final images from those shoots.
My name is Kristen Ryan, a hobbyist photographer from Oklahoma, USA. I teach photography at various photography academies. I love to capture my everyday life in creative and unique ways. I record our family history and document all the adventures along the way. I have worked my way through 7 ongoing years of a 365 project. Each year growing within my work and pushing my creativity to a new level. I absolutely love sharing with others those lessons I’ve learned along the way.

Channeling Color and Light
with Lensbaby.

Ally Frantz

In this presentation, Ally will discuss how she uses some of her favorite Lensbaby lenses and OMNI wands to enhance light and add flare and color to her images. She will provide a behind the scenes look into shooting and editing, and will guide you through her creative process.
Ally is a Lensbaby Ambassador, a Click Pro Elite, and a ClickPro Ambassador. She loves exploring how to expand her creativity, and is constantly searching for ways to utilize light, shadows and color to add uniqueness to her images. She is so grateful for the friendships she’s made along her photography journey, and looks forward to continuing to learn and grow.

Evolving Your Portfolio Creatively.

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner
 
In this presentation, you will explore how to develop your project ideas into a skillful, purposeful portfolio. Rather than creating at the whim of the Lensbaby tool on your camera, we will be discussing how to purposefully choose your tools to convey specific ideas for more extended, thematic projects. Mara will be discussing the evolution of multiple creative projects, truly showing the roots of each idea and how the use of Lensbaby tools (Velvet, Omni Creative System) has developed the work far beyond the initial spark.
­­­Mara Magyarosi-Laytner is a Detroit based artist, educator, and alternative process enthusiast. Her work pairs experimental photography methods to explore identity and mental health through a symbolic and poetic lens. She has spent the past few years advancing her education through graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design – first, with her MA in Arts Administration in 2016 and currently as a MFA Candidate in the Photography department with an anticipated graduation date of June 2022. The artist and her work have been shown in many spaces across the United States and internationally, most recently in Texas, Kansas, Minnesota, Michigan, and Italy.

Light Infusion: My Creative Process to Tell Vivid Stories.

Annick Paradis

In this video, Annick will show you how to infuse light in your images, in camera or in post-processing. Watch her shoot to discover how she achieves the multiple light effects you can see in her body of work. Stay longer if you wonder how she blends her own light overlays in her pictures to get that extra oomph!
Annick is a latte snob (Melbourne-style please), a books lover and is definitely faster than a cheetah. To relax, this French Canadian from Québec city, Canada, enjoys concocting photos infused with liveliness, tenderness and sparkles. She is the author of the photography e-course Fleeting to Timeless: Composing Stories that Last a Lifetime and loves mentoring other photographers. In her spare time (!), she is also the director of the Employee-Experience for an amazing company. You can follow her adventures on Instagram.
 

Making Magic Indoors.

Jyotsna Bhamidipati
 
In this video presentation, you will learn all about harnessing the power of natural light indoors. We will cover the best and creative ways to use available natural light indoors while also embracing the power of blur by Lensbaby lenses indoors!
Jyo is an electrical engineer and an award-winning published fine-art lifestyle photographer and educator, based in Sacramento, California. She is a lover of light and shadows and strives to be experimental in her work. She has also taught at many conferences including Lensbaby 2020, Imaging USA, Click Away, WPPI to name a few. Jyo is the instructor of The Imperfectionist workshop with Click Photo School, where she encourages everyone to embrace imperfections in their everyday lives and practice creative artistry while breaking
rules with intention!

Travel & Street Photography with Lensbaby.

Kate Hailey

From the streets of Seattle to the streets of Dubai, to landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Kate highlights techniques, a focus on storytelling, and seeking unique perspectives.
Kate is a Portrait & Travel Photographer based in Seattle, WA. Kate’s love of photography started at a very young age, with artistic and musical influences from both her father and mother. As a traveller, Kate has been on road trips around the US, as well extended jaunts to the UK, Thailand, Dubai and more. Through these experiences, Kate found her voice in capturing stories of people and places along the way.   Check out her adventures on Instagram: @katehailey (https://www.instagram.com/katehailey/)

Truth is Beauty...The Dharma of Lensbabies.

Susan Currie

The Sanskrit term dharma loosely translates to "the truth", or "the way". Often in the creative process, we spend many moments in our mind writing the scenes of what we think things should look like. I consider my Lensbabies a wonderful ally in my practice of making pictures as they remind me to follow my imagination, step out of the way, and allow the subject before my lens to reveal itself naturally. They serve as my gateway for uncovering "the truth". When shooting, essential for me are locations which honor the extraordinary qualities of these lenses. In The Dharma of Lensbabies, on location at New York City's legendary Union Square Daylight Studio, we'll make some timeless portraits and share with viewers what's possible when we get intentional about locations that draw out and honor the magic of these lenses...and share simple practices for doing so.
Susan Currie is a West Palm Beach based poet with a camera who documents life's lyrical moments through her personal creative projects. Her words and images have been widely exhibited and published. Through the creative workshops and retreats she leads throughout the country, she shares her signature approach to slow shooting and incorporating mindfulness into the artistic practice. Her new book SUPERFLOW: Light Up the Artist in You (Nine Rivers, 2021) is now available in wide release. www.susancurriecreative.com. Susan is also the creator of www.CHARMCODES.com.

Creating Art Through Macro Nature Photography.

Regina Boston

The video will show how I shoot both indoor and outdoors with natural lighting. I will go over equipment used such as LB lenses, macro filters, and extension tubes. In addition, I'll share a technique called reverse freelensing to capture macro images without a macro lens.
 
Regina Boston of RMB Photography is a family, nature, and macro photographer from Maryland. A wife, mother of 7 children, 1 grandson, and 2 dogs. She captures subjects as they are, helping people notice small beautiful details in the
world around us.

Creative Light.

Robert Pugh

See light visualize light create light using Lensbaby lenses.
 
Robert Pugh is an award-winning international wedding and portrait photographer. Located in Reading Berkshire but covering weddings from the UK to the golden sands of the Caribbean. With over ten years of experience being a full-time photographer running a successful business and covering over 500 weddings to date. At present, Robert also works alongside some of the top camera brands and manufacturers from Sony, Rotolight, TetherTools, Fundy, Lensbaby and has been recognized for his work with awards, presentations and publications.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Live Panel Discussion

Have a question for our educators? Register to submit your question!

Ask us anything! Do you have questions about gear, business, marketing, blogging, editing, or general how-to?


SCHEDULE: Each day begins at 2:00pm PST

Join us Live on Facebook or YouTube to watch the Conference!

All sessions will be reaired the same day and avaliable on our website and YouTube Channel

 

DAY 1 | December 7th, 2021

Craig Strong 2:00pm PST Using Your Fear-Compass to Discover What Matters Most

Craig Strong, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Lensbaby, Inc., will share how his fear of failure as a young photojournalist led him to grow in his ability to share, through pictures, his expanding vision of the world around him.

 

Shelly Corbett

 
  The Art of Toy Photography
Whether you're a mom with a house full of kids or a pop culture aficionado, there are probably a few toys in your life. Why not make these colorful and whimsical pieces of plastic your photographic muse? With the help of the Lensbaby Composer Pro II system she is going to show you how to bring those toys to life!
 
Hollie Jeakins
 
  Nostalgic Imagery with Lensbaby

Come behind the scenes with she shares her process of creating nostalgic images that tell a story and evoke emotion. See first hand how she use Lensbaby lenses and Omni Filters and learn the reason why I prefer to mainly work with Lensbaby lenses. Further, see how she edits to enhance feelings of nostalgia while I’ll also share other final images from the session.  

 

Craig Strong and Kathleen Clemons    

Join Craig Strong and Kathleen Clemons as they have an in-depth discussion.

Regina Boston

 
  Creating Art Through Macro Nature Photography
The video will show how Regins shoots both indoor and outdoors with natural lighting. She will go over equipment used such as LB lenses, macro filters, and extension tubes. In addition, she will share a technique called reverse freelensing to capture macro images without a macro lens.
 

DAY 2 | December 8th, 2021

Jyotsna Bhamidipati
 
2:00pm PST Making Magic Indoors.


In this video presentation, you will learn all about harnessing the power of natural light indoors. We will cover the best and creative ways to use available natural light indoors while also embracing the power of blur by Lensbaby lenses indoors!

Sofia Sitnikiene

 
  Images from the Heart that Capture the Moment.

In this video, Sofia will discuss her style, her creative process, as well as her favorite subjects. She will show you how she takes pictures of nature and her family using natural light, how she uses Lensbaby lenses, and how she edits her photographs.

 

Craig and Ute Reckhorn     Join Craig Strong and Ute Reckhorn as they have an in-depth discussion.

Ally Frantz

 
  Channeling Color and Light
with Lensbaby
In this presentation, Ally will discuss how she uses some of her favorite Lensbaby lenses and OMNI wands to enhance light and add flare and color to her images. She will provide a behind the scenes look into shooting and editing, and will guide you through her creative process.

 

Jennifer Carr

 
  Lensbaby and the Land: Creating Extraordinary Landscape Photographs
In this presentation, Jennifer will show you how she creates extraordinary landscape photographs using her favorite Lensbaby tools. Using creative blur to isolate, enhance and add depth, she will demonstrate how you can use Lensbaby to elevate your landscape work from traditional to creative. Jennifer will walk you through her image creation process from start to finish.

DAY 3 | December 9th, 2021

Annick Paradis

 
2:00pm PST Light Infusion: My Creative Process to Tell Vivid Stories


In this video, Annick will show you how to infuse light in your images, in camera or in post-processing. Watch her shoot to discover how she achieves the multiple light effects you can see in her body of work. Stay longer if you wonder how she blends her own light overlays in her pictures to get that extra oomph!
 

Kristen Ryan

 
  Pushing Your Creativity with
Long-Term Projects
I will begin with the benefits of working through long term photography projects. Followed by constructive ways to stay motivated within those projects and ways to fight those creative ruts. Throughout the video I will share my photography process and take viewers behind the scenes of various photo set ups and scenes while also sharing the final images from those shoots.

 

Mara Magyarosi-Laytner
 
  Evolving Your Portfolio Creatively
In this presentation, you will explore how to develop your project ideas into a skillful, purposeful portfolio. Rather than creating at the whim of the Lensbaby tool on your camera, we will be discussing how to purposefully choose your tools to convey specific ideas for more extended, thematic projects. Mara will be discussing the evolution of multiple creative projects, truly showing the roots of each idea and how the use of Lensbaby tools (Velvet, Omni Creative System) has developed the work far beyond the initial spark.
Craig Strong and Rich Ormanowski    

Join Craig Strong and Rich Ormanowski as they have an in-depth discussion.

 

Charlotte E. Johnson
 
  Fine Art Photography with Lensbaby
Introduction to the lens I will be using and camera settings. 'Live' photoshoot. Choosing images and 'live' basic image edit in Photoshop. Display of finished images from the photoshoot.

DAY 4 | December 10th, 2021

Susan Currie

 
2:00pm PST Truth is Beauty...The Dharma of Lensbabies


In The Dharma of Lensbabies, on location at New York City's legendary Union Square Daylight Studio, we'll make some timeless portraits and share with viewers what's possible when we get intentional about locations that draw out and honor the magic of these lenses...and share simple practices for doing so.
Craig Strong and Rachel Shomsky    

 

Join Craig Strong and Rachel Shomsky as they have an in-depth discussion.

 

 

Emma Davis

 
  Lensbaby and the Art of Photographic Storytelling
Emma Davis is a photographic storyteller who uses Lensbaby to add magic to the little everyday moments she sees through her lens. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her six children, and teaches photography at Click Love Grow.


Craig Strong and April Milani    

Join Craig Strong and April Milani as they have an in-depth discussion.

 

Robert Pugh

 

Kate Hailey

 
 
 

Creative Light

 

Travel & Street Photography with Lensbaby

See light visualize light create light using Lensbaby lenses.
 
From the streets of Seattle to the streets of Dubai, to landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Kate highlights techniques, a focus on storytelling, and seeking unique perspectives.
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