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Wednesday, May 9
 

5:00pm PDT

Welcome Reception & Dinner
Welcome to all!

Wednesday May 9, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Meadow

5:00pm PDT

Live Music Fest!
Wednesday May 9, 2018 5:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Meadow

10:00pm PDT

Creative Nightscapes with B&H
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Description: Let professional photographers Rachel Jones Ross and Michael Hollender introduce you to the wonders of night sky photography. This introductory night sky workshop will teach you how to focus on the stars, how to take long exposures, adding the human element to your photo, and an introduction to light painting. You will need a tripod, interchangeable lens camera, wide angle lens, and a remote trigger (optional).


Wednesday May 9, 2018 10:00pm - 11:59pm PDT
Asilomar Beach
 
Thursday, May 10
 

4:30am PDT

Photographing The Big Sur Landscape
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Sony Artisans Don Smith and Gary Hart to photograph some of the most dramatic scenery of the Big Sur coastline at sunset.


Thursday May 10, 2018 4:30am - 10:00am PDT
Hurricane Point (Meet in Chapel)

5:15am PDT

It's Lit! Day to Night Manipulations--Photo Walk 1 (Pairs w/ Editing Session 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, is a visual artist that works predominantly in the digital realm, creating quirky, surreal photo manipulations. This class will cover the day-to-night shooting and editing techniques that she uses to create and animate her surreal illuminated pieces. We will kick things off with an early morning photo walk followed by a hands on editing session where you will create your own illuminated manipulation in Photoshop.


Thursday May 10, 2018 5:15am - 6:30am PDT
Asilomar Beach Entrance

5:30am PDT

FYI: Sunrise @ 6:05 AM
Use the beautiful light to capture extraordinary moments. 

Thursday May 10, 2018 5:30am - 8:00am PDT
On Your Own

7:00am PDT

Yoga/Meditation
Limited Capacity filling up

Thursday May 10, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
Nautilus

7:00am PDT

Breakfast
Thursday May 10, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
Dining Hall

8:00am PDT

Street Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Sony Artisan of Imagery, Nino Rakichevich, and Imaging Collective member, Paola Franqui, will lead a photo walk throughout the picturesque streets of downtown Monterey, CA. The class will focus on learning how to approach and photograph subjects, understanding your legal/commercial rights when shooting, controlling available light, preferred cameras and lenses and other details relevant to street photography.


Thursday May 10, 2018 8:00am - 10:30am PDT
Downtown Monterey (Meet at Dining Hall)

9:00am PDT

Cinematic Lighting and Portraiture
Limited Capacity seats available

Lighting is the key to photography and learning how to master it  is crucial to separating yourself from your competition. Award winning photographer and Artisan of Imagery Jason Lanier will share his secrets for cinematic lighting effects that give his images mood and power. Jason prides himself on being able to light in any conditions from full daylight to dark environments. He will share these tips and tricks in live shooting conditions with professional models, using LED, flash, reflectors and diffusers.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Chapel

9:00am PDT

Introduction to Virtual Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Currently the Chief Creative Officer for Two Bit Circus, Nancy Bennett and her team have been activating out-of-home VR for major brands for the past five years. This session will provide professional photographers and videographers with the fundamentals of engaging and polished VR content leveraging their existing skills. Discussion will include concept to capture, the environment for successful capture, whether to move or not to move the camera, basic post production workflow, rendering and transcoding content for the best end results, and more.  

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Sanderling

9:00am PDT

Sony Focus Group #1 (Get $100)
Limited Capacity seats available

Share your opinions in a closed discussion group with your peers. $100 Gift Card provided at the end.

This Group has been set - any new additions will be waitlist.

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Acacia

9:00am PDT

It's Lit! Day to Night Manipulations w/ Witchoria Editing Session 1 (Pairs w/ Sunrise Photo Walk)
Limited Capacity filling up

Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, is a visual artist that works predominantly in the digital realm, creating quirky, surreal photo manipulations. This class will cover the day-to-night shooting and editing techniques that she uses to create and animate her surreal illuminated pieces. We will kick things off with an early morning photo walk followed by a hands on editing session where you will create your own illuminated manipulation in Photoshop.


Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Merrill Hall

9:00am PDT

Stills to Motion – Introduction to Video for Still Shooters
Limited Capacity filling up

In today’s multimedia world, many photographers are being asked to shoot and deliver video stories for their clients in addition to still images. If you’ve ever tried it, you realize quickly that it’s much more complicated than simply hitting the “record” button every now and then while on assignment. Bob Krist, National Geographic photographer and filmmaker, and Sony Artisan of Imagery, will review the basic skills needed to create short video stories. He will focus on the specific technical hurdles that a still photographer faces while making the transition to video, ultimately helping you overcome the pitfalls that many photographers confront when required to deliver compelling video content. Bob will also discuss elements of character, how to find a plot, and the basic elements of visual storytelling.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Triton

9:00am PDT

Long Exposure Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Thibault Roland will teach you how to create gorgeous images through the use of a technique called "long exposure". Rather than take a mere snapshot of your subject, the goal here is to stretch the exposure time and give a unique and artistic look to your images. The results will stop people in their tracks and evoke wonder, peace and eeriness. You will be provided neutral density filters for the duration of the class, so all you need to bring is your thirst for learning, your artistic eye and a few memory cards.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Marlin

10:45am PDT

Aerial Photography Fundamentals
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn the secrets of great aerial photography from Chris Burkard!

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Nautilus

10:45am PDT

Big Results from Small Light Sources
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Sony Artisan Scott Robert Lim as he discusses how to find and create amazing light, simply and easily. We will explore using the open shade technique and how to set up your small lighting system for stunning results.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Chapel

10:45am PDT

Shoot. Process. Share. Repeat.
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Katrin Eismann will walk you through capturing interesting images and then using Adobe Lightroom CC on your phone, tablet or laptop to process and share them.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Triton

10:45am PDT

Sony Focus Group #2 (Get $100)
Limited Capacity filling up

Share your opinions in a closed discussion group with your peers. $100 Gift Card provided at the end.

This group has been set - all new additions will be waitlist.

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Acacia

10:45am PDT

Adobe: Your Camera Shoots Video – Use It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how easy it is to get the video in your camera from its raw form to something visually appealing and interesting. See how you can create simple videos in Photoshop and expand your skills further with some Premiere Pro shortcuts.

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Dolphin

10:45am PDT

The Art of Photo Editing
Limited Capacity filling up

With photo editing technology evolving just as fast as camera technology, it’s often difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest tips, techniques and strategies of post processing. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at the essentials to making your photos look as amazing as the scenery did when you first captured it. In addition to the “what” – sliders, filters, etc. - you’ll learn all about Matt K’s workflow and the “why” behind creating content with a signature look and style.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Merrill Hall

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday May 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Dining Hall

1:30pm PDT

Cinematic Lighting and Portraiture
Limited Capacity filling up

Lighting is the key to photography and learning how to master it  is crucial to separating yourself from your competition. Award winning photographer and Artisan of Imagery Jason Lanier will share his secrets for cinematic lighting effects that give his images mood and power. Jason prides himself on being able to light in any conditions from full daylight to dark environments. He will share these tips and tricks in live shooting conditions with professional models, using LED, flash, reflectors and diffusers.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Chapel

1:30pm PDT

Introduction to Virtual Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Currently the Chief Creative Officer for Two Bit Circus, Nancy Bennett and her team have been activating out-of-home VR for major brands for the past five years. This session will provide professional photographers and videographers with the fundamentals of engaging and polished VR content leveraging their existing skills. Discussion will include concept to capture, the environment for successful capture, whether to move or not to move the camera, basic post production workflow, rendering and transcoding content for the best end results, and more.  

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sanderling

1:30pm PDT

Mastering Portrait Lighting On Location
Limited Capacity filling up

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will break down the lighting he’s used to create iconic portraits of Hollywood’s A-list and Fortune’s 500. He’ll explain not only the ‘how’ – but also the ‘why’ to his simple problem-solving approach to portrait lighting. Learn how to control the quality of light and how the choice between hard light and soft light allows you to control the mood. You’ll learn which lighting modifiers he uses to control and shape light and shadow to sculpt light in the studio and how to overcome harsh daylight by blending strobe with ambient light on location. Learn how to take cues from reality making the most of great light when you find it and how to create it when you don’t. You’ll learn how to work quickly under pressure, on both small and large productions to make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Swimming Pool

1:30pm PDT

Shoot. Process. Share. Repeat.
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Katrin Eismann will walk you through capturing interesting images and then using Adobe Lightroom CC on your phone, tablet or laptop to process and share them.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Triton

1:30pm PDT

Small Worlds: Macro Photography & Micro Landscapes As A Retreat From The World
Limited Capacity seats available

Macro photography is both challenging and relaxing. The dance between manual focus and manual exposure comes together with creative expression in this art form. Slow down and be refreshed by learning how macro photography can become a source of stress relief. Artisan of Imagery Caroline Jensen will walk you through her favorite macro techniques, including magical bokeh, sharp details, and smooth blur. Learn how to manipulate light to create multiple effects from the same setting.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Scripps

1:30pm PDT

Sony Focus Group #3 (Get $100)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This group has been set - all additions will be waitlist.

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Acacia

1:30pm PDT

Epson Print Academy
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Merrill Hall

1:30pm PDT

The Craft and Business of Documentary Filmmaking
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Marlin

1:30pm PDT

Translating Editorial Work to Advertising Gigs
Limited Capacity seats available

Good photography is about making a picture that tells a story. The most compelling art asks questions and challenge the viewers to search for answers. In this session, photography and directing team Benjamin Lowy and Marvi Lacar will go through their careers and talk about the images and stories that moved them, and how their work as documentarians in both stills and video have evolved over the last decade. They will discuss documentary tropes and techniques, how to build a visual storytelling narrative, and how to translate personal and editorial work into the commercial and advertising realm, while still retaining one’s aesthetic style.


Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nautilus

1:30pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE DJI Ronin-S Workshop: Pre-Release!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Guided by Matt Harris of The Film Poets, you will learn about the latest DJI technology and how to apply it to your next production.

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Dolphin

1:30pm PDT

SET: Olive + Coyote Flower Truck
The Olive + Coyote Flower Truck will be onsite. Get creative with your photography and these floral designs!

Thursday May 10, 2018 1:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Scripps Patio

2:00pm PDT

Build Your Own Set
Model, prop, background checkout area where you can create your own masterpiece. We will also have hair, makeup and stylists there!

Thursday May 10, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Pirate's Den

2:00pm PDT

Puppies! Kittens! Photo Set by Animal Friends Rescue Project
Take amazing shots of the cutest creatures ever, and donate your images to help them get adopted (and win BIG too!).

Thursday May 10, 2018 2:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Surf & Sand Bonfire

3:15pm PDT

Big Results from Small Light Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sony Artisan Scott Robert Lim as he discusses how to find and create amazing light, simply and easily. We will explore using the open shade technique and how to set up your small lighting system for stunning results.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Triton

3:15pm PDT

Mastering Portrait Lighting On Location
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will break down the lighting he’s used to create iconic portraits of Hollywood’s A-list and Fortune’s 500. He’ll explain not only the ‘how’ – but also the ‘why’ to his simple problem-solving approach to portrait lighting. Learn how to control the quality of light and how the choice between hard light and soft light allows you to control the mood. You’ll learn which lighting modifiers he uses to control and shape light and shadow to sculpt light in the studio and how to overcome harsh daylight by blending strobe with ambient light on location. Learn how to take cues from reality making the most of great light when you find it and how to create it when you don’t. You’ll learn how to work quickly under pressure, on both small and large productions to make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Swimming Pool

3:15pm PDT

Ultimate Guide To Food Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Food photography can be both fun and a form of art. Alpha Collective member Jessica Hirsch is the founder of Instagram’s @CheatDayEats, and has grabbed the attention of close to 400k followers with her food photography. She will be taking you through a variety of ways to bolster your photography with styling and technical tips that will help your work stand out and be unique.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Dining Hall

3:15pm PDT

Adobe: Your Camera Shoots Video – Use It!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how easy it is to get the video in your camera from its raw form to something visually appealing and interesting. See how you can create simple videos in Photoshop and expand your skills further with some Premiere Pro shortcuts.

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Dolphin

3:15pm PDT

Capture One
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from the experts why Capture One is more than just another RAW converter and the powerful difference it can make in your workflow and output. We develop our software with the ambition of enabling you to achieve your creative vision through a smooth, efficient workflow. Our relentless dedication to creative freedom has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, our exceptional color handling, and precision editing tools. Come see for yourself.

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Merrill Hall

3:15pm PDT

Social Media for Creatives
Limited Capacity seats available

In a day and age where everyone says you have to be online to be a photographer, where do you start? What networks should you invest your time in? How do you grow an audience that has value? These questions and much more will be covered by Chris Burkard and Colby Brown as they host an open discussion that focuses on social media, engagement and finding value out of the time you spend online.


Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Chapel

3:15pm PDT

Timelapse: Accelerate Your Photography
Limited Capacity filling up

Bend time and space through timelapse photography, led by an expert in the technique, Drew Geraci (Netflix's House of Cards). You'll learn the ins and outs of how to set up your camera to create stunning and breathtaking scenes that can only be seen through timelapse photography. You'll also learn how to operate a motion-controlled timelapse rig, via a 1, 2 or 3-axis setup. This workshop includes in-depth post-production training that will cover how to process sunset, sunrise, and astrophotography. In addition, you'll learn how to smooth exposure, de-flicker, and add motion to still shot scenes. For this workshop you'll need a camera with an internal or external intervalometer and a tripod. For post-production you'll need a computer with Adobe Lightroom and After Effects.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Scripps

3:15pm PDT

Long Exposure Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Thibault Roland will teach you how to create gorgeous images through the use of a technique called "long exposure". Rather than take a mere snapshot of your subject, the goal here is to stretch the exposure time and give a unique and artistic look to your images. The results will stop people in their tracks and evoke wonder, peace and eeriness. You will be provided neutral density filters for the duration of the class, so all you need to bring is your thirst for learning, your artistic eye and a few memory cards.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Marlin

3:30pm PDT

Arts & Crafts
Thursday May 10, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Surf & Sand Bonfire

3:30pm PDT

Block Printing
Thursday May 10, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Surf & Sand Bonfire

4:00pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

Dinner
Thursday May 10, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Dining Hall

5:00pm PDT

Street Photography (2 Groups)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eismann and Nino Rakichevich, + Imaging Collective member Paola Franqui, will lead two photo walks throughout the picturesque streets of downtown Monterey, CA. The classes will focus on learning how to approach and photograph subjects, understanding your legal/commercial rights when shooting, controlling available light, preferred cameras and lenses and other details relevant to street photography.


Thursday May 10, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Downtown Monterey (Meet at Nautilus)

5:00pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

Photographing the Big Sur Landscape (Dinner Box To Go)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Sony Artisans Don Smith and Gary Hart to photograph some of the most dramatic scenery of the Big Sur coastline at sunset.


Thursday May 10, 2018 5:30pm - 8:45pm PDT
Garrapata or Soberanes Point

7:30pm PDT

Epic Lighting Techniques For After Sunset -- Brought To You By Light & Motion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For a lot of photographers, the sun sets and the shoot is over. Not for Sara France and her team. Epic post-sunset images are on their shot list at every shoot and wedding, and for good reason. This photo walk will take you through all the steps of pairing natural twilight light with handheld constant lights provided by Light & Motion. The results are unique and dynamic images that will make your clients' jaws drop.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 7:30pm - 8:45pm PDT
Asilomar Beach Entrance

8:00pm PDT

FYI: Sunset @ 8:04 PM
Use the beautiful light to capture extraordinary moments.

Thursday May 10, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
On Your Own

9:00pm PDT

Keynote
Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Chapel

10:00pm PDT

B&H Astro Tour - GROUP 1 ON SITE
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us on this evening photo walk and experience the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. He will provide you with set-up tips and instruction on capturing a unique shot of the stars and galaxies above.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:00pm - Friday May 11, 2018 1:00am PDT
Asilomar Beach

10:00pm PDT

Star Walk - The Basics of Astro Photography and Beyond - GROUP 3 OFF SITE
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us on this evening photo walk and experience the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. He will provide you with set-up tips and instruction on capturing a unique shot of the stars and galaxies above.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:00pm - Friday May 11, 2018 1:00am PDT
TBA

10:00pm PDT

Star Walk - The Basics of Astro Photography and Beyond - GROUP 2 OFF SITE (LONG CLASS)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Andy Best on this evening photo walk and experience the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. He will provide you with set-up tips and instruction on capturing a unique shot of the stars and galaxies above.

Speakers

Thursday May 10, 2018 10:00pm - Friday May 11, 2018 3:00am PDT
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
 
Friday, May 11
 

4:30am PDT

Photographing The Big Sur Landscape
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sony Artisans Don Smith and Gary Hart to photograph some of the most dramatic scenery of the Big Sur coastline at sunset.


Friday May 11, 2018 4:30am - 8:00am PDT
Garrapata or Soberanes (Meet at Chapel)

5:15am PDT

It's Lit! Day to Night Manipulations Photo Walk 2 (Pairs w/ Editing Session 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, is a visual artist that works predominantly in the digital realm, creating quirky, surreal photo manipulations. This class will cover the day-to-night shooting and editing techniques that she uses to create and animate her surreal illuminated pieces. We will kick things off with an early morning photo walk followed by a hands on editing session where you will create your own illuminated manipulation in Photoshop.


Friday May 11, 2018 5:15am - 6:30am PDT
Asilomar Beach Entrance

6:00am PDT

FYI: Sunrise @ 6:05 AM
Use the beautiful light to capture extraordinary moments. 

Friday May 11, 2018 6:00am - 6:15am PDT
On Your Own

7:00am PDT

Yoga/Meditation
Friday May 11, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am PDT
Nautilus

7:00am PDT

Breakfast
Friday May 11, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
Dining Hall

7:30am PDT

Street Photography
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sony Artisan of Imagery, Nino Rakichevich, and Imaging Collective member, Paola Franqui, will lead a photo walk throughout the picturesque streets of downtown Monterey, CA. The class will focus on learning how to approach and photograph subjects, understanding your legal/commercial rights when shooting, controlling available light, preferred cameras and lenses and other details relevant to street photography.


Friday May 11, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am PDT
Downtown Monterey (Meet in Dolphin)

8:00am PDT

SET: Olive + Coyote Flower Truck
The Olive + Coyote Flower Truck will be onsite. Get creative with your photography and these floral designs!

Friday May 11, 2018 8:00am - 11:00am PDT
Scripps Patio

9:00am PDT

Aerial Photography Hands-On
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The winners of the Wednesday raffle for the Chris Burkard flight will join him in the air for a private hands-on experience.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Plane

9:00am PDT

Cinematic Lighting and Portraiture
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Lighting is the key to photography and learning how to master it  is crucial to separating yourself from your competition. Award winning photographer and Artisan of Imagery Jason Lanier will share his secrets for cinematic lighting effects that give his images mood and power. Jason prides himself on being able to light in any conditions from full daylight to dark environments. He will share these tips and tricks in live shooting conditions with professional models, using LED, flash, reflectors and diffusers.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Chapel

9:00am PDT

Sony Focus Group #4 (Get $100)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Share your opinions in a closed discussion group with your peers. $100 Gift Card provided at the end.

This group has been set - all new additions will be waitlist.

Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Acacia

9:00am PDT

It's Lit! Day to Night Manipulations Editing Session 2 (Pairs w/ Sunrise Photo Walk)
Limited Capacity filling up

Victoria Siemer, also known as Witchoria, is a visual artist that works predominantly in the digital realm, creating quirky, surreal photo manipulations. This class will cover the day-to-night shooting and editing techniques that she uses to create and animate her surreal illuminated pieces. We will kick things off with an early morning photo walk followed by a hands on editing session where you will create your own illuminated manipulation in Photoshop.


Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Merrill Hall

9:00am PDT

Photo Mechanic 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Heard about how Photo Mechanic can save time in the rating and culling phase of your workflow but never tried it? This class will cover the nuts and bolts of starting from scratch, using Photo Mechanic to speed up your workflow.

Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Dolphin

9:00am PDT

Long Exposure Photography
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Sony Artisan of Imagery Thibault Roland will teach you how to create gorgeous images through the use of a technique called "long exposure". Rather than take a mere snapshot of your subject, the goal here is to stretch the exposure time and give a unique and artistic look to your images. The results will stop people in their tracks and evoke wonder, peace and eeriness. You will be provided neutral density filters for the duration of the class, so all you need to bring is your thirst for learning, your artistic eye and a few memory cards.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Marlin

10:45am PDT

Big Results from Small Light Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sony Artisan Scott Robert Lim as he discusses how to find and create amazing light, simply and easily. We will explore using the open shade technique and how to set up your small lighting system for stunning results.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Chapel

10:45am PDT

Shoot. Process. Share. Repeat.
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Katrin Eismann will walk you through capturing interesting images and then using Adobe Lightroom CC on your phone, tablet or laptop to process and share them.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Triton

10:45am PDT

Stills to Motion – Introduction to Video for Still Shooters
Limited Capacity filling up

In today’s multimedia world, many photographers are being asked to shoot and deliver video stories for their clients in addition to still images. If you’ve ever tried it, you realize quickly that it’s much more complicated than simply hitting the “record” button every now and then while on assignment. Bob Krist, National Geographic photographer and filmmaker, and Sony Artisan of Imagery, will review the basic skills needed to create short video stories. He will focus on the specific technical hurdles that a still photographer faces while making the transition to video, ultimately helping you overcome the pitfalls that many photographers confront when required to deliver compelling video content. Bob will also discuss elements of character, how to find a plot, and the basic elements of visual storytelling.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Scripps

10:45am PDT

The Art of Photo Editing
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Merrill Hall

10:45am PDT

Sony Focus Group #5 (Get $100)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Share your opinions in a closed discussion group with your peers. $100 Gift Card provided at the end.

This group has been set  - all new additions will be waitlist.

Friday May 11, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Acacia

10:45am PDT

Building Your Tribe
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you the photographer, social media director, studio manager, editor, bookkeeper, and CEO? Does wearing all the hats feel impossible? Sara France has spent the last 5 years building a creative force into the collective brand of France Photographers. This is no ordinary associate business, but a group of talented and driven entrepreneurs who have come together to create something bigger than they could have developed alone. Sara will teach you about the tribe she has united, why it’s so important to stop doing business by yourself, and how to find a group of loyal, like-minded people to share your success with.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Sanderling

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Friday May 11, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Dining Hall

1:30pm PDT

Cinematic Lighting and Portraiture
Limited Capacity seats available

Lighting is the key to photography and learning how to master it  is crucial to separating yourself from your competition. Award winning photographer and Artisan of Imagery Jason Lanier will share his secrets for cinematic lighting effects that give his images mood and power. Jason prides himself on being able to light in any conditions from full daylight to dark environments. He will share these tips and tricks in live shooting conditions with professional models, using LED, flash, reflectors and diffusers.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Chapel

1:30pm PDT

Mastering Portrait Lighting On Location
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will break down the lighting he’s used to create iconic portraits of Hollywood’s A-list and Fortune’s 500. He’ll explain not only the ‘how’ – but also the ‘why’ to his simple problem-solving approach to portrait lighting. Learn how to control the quality of light and how the choice between hard light and soft light allows you to control the mood. You’ll learn which lighting modifiers he uses to control and shape light and shadow to sculpt light in the studio and how to overcome harsh daylight by blending strobe with ambient light on location. Learn how to take cues from reality making the most of great light when you find it and how to create it when you don’t. You’ll learn how to work quickly under pressure, on both small and large productions to make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Swimming Pool

1:30pm PDT

Photo Mechanic Advanced
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the ins and outs of Photo Mechanic to go beyond basic rating and culling. Learn the time-saving power of Code Replacements, Variables, and batch metadata editing tools in this robust software. There will be time for Q&A to dive into specific features you want to learn about.

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Dolphin

1:30pm PDT

Shoot. Process. Share. Repeat.
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Katrin Eismann will walk you through capturing interesting images and then using Adobe Lightroom CC on your phone, tablet or laptop to process and share them.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Triton

1:30pm PDT

Small Worlds: Macro Photography and Micro Landscapes as a Retreat from the Busy World
Limited Capacity filling up

Macro photography is both challenging and relaxing. The dance between manual focus and manual exposure comes together with creative expression in this art form. Slow down and be refreshed by learning how macro photography can become a source of stress relief. Artisan of Imagery Caroline Jensen will walk you through her favorite macro techniques, including magical bokeh, sharp details, and smooth blur. Learn how to manipulate light to create multiple effects from the same setting.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Scripps

1:30pm PDT

Sony Focus Group #6 (GET $100)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This group has been set  - all new additions will be waitlist.

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Acacia

1:30pm PDT

Capture One
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from the experts why Capture One is more than just another RAW converter and the powerful difference it can make in your workflow and output. We develop our software with the ambition of enabling you to achieve your creative vision through a smooth, efficient workflow. Our relentless dedication to creative freedom has brought recognition to Capture One’s workflow, our exceptional color handling, and precision editing tools. Come see for yourself.

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Merrill Hall

1:30pm PDT

Translating Editorial Work to Advertising Gigs
Limited Capacity filling up

Good photography is about making a picture that tells a story. The most compelling art asks questions and challenge the viewers to search for answers. In this session, photography and directing team Benjamin Lowy and Marvi Lacar will go through their careers and talk about the images and stories that moved them, and how their work as documentarians in both stills and video have evolved over the last decade. They will discuss documentary tropes and techniques, how to build a visual storytelling narrative, and how to translate personal and editorial work into the commercial and advertising realm, while still retaining one’s aesthetic style.


Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Nautilus

1:30pm PDT

SET: Olive + Coyote Flower Truck
The Olive + Coyote Flower Truck will be onsite. Get creative with your photography and these floral designs!

Friday May 11, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Scripps Patio

2:00pm PDT

Build Your Own Set
Model, prop, background checkout area where you can create your own masterpiece. We will also have hair, makeup and stylists there!

Friday May 11, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Pirate's Den

3:15pm PDT

Big Results from Small Light Sources
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sony Artisan Scott Robert Lim as he discusses how to find and create amazing light, simply and easily. We will explore using the open shade technique and how to set up your small lighting system for stunning results.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Nautilus

3:15pm PDT

Mastering Portrait Lighting On Location
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will break down the lighting he’s used to create iconic portraits of Hollywood’s A-list and Fortune’s 500. He’ll explain not only the ‘how’ – but also the ‘why’ to his simple problem-solving approach to portrait lighting. Learn how to control the quality of light and how the choice between hard light and soft light allows you to control the mood. You’ll learn which lighting modifiers he uses to control and shape light and shadow to sculpt light in the studio and how to overcome harsh daylight by blending strobe with ambient light on location. Learn how to take cues from reality making the most of great light when you find it and how to create it when you don’t. You’ll learn how to work quickly under pressure, on both small and large productions to make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Swimming Pool

3:15pm PDT

The Art of Photo Editing
Limited Capacity seats available

With photo editing technology evolving just as fast as camera technology, it’s often difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest tips, techniques and strategies of post processing. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at the essentials to making your photos look as amazing as the scenery did when you first captured it. In addition to the “what” – sliders, filters, etc. - you’ll learn all about Matt K’s workflow and the “why” behind creating content with a signature look and style.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Merrill Hall

3:15pm PDT

Ultimate Guide To Food Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Food photography can be both fun and a form of art. Alpha Collective member Jessica Hirsch is the founder of Instagram’s @CheatDayEats, and has grabbed the attention of close to 400k followers with her food photography. She will be taking you through a variety of ways to bolster your photography with styling and technical tips that will help your work stand out and be unique.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Dining Hall

3:15pm PDT

Building Your Tribe
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you the photographer, social media director, studio manager, editor, bookkeeper, and CEO? Does wearing all the hats feel impossible? Sara France has spent the last 5 years building a creative force into the collective brand of France Photographers. This is no ordinary associate business, but a group of talented and driven entrepreneurs who have come together to create something bigger than they could have developed alone. Sara will teach you about the tribe she has united, why it’s so important to stop doing business by yourself, and how to find a group of loyal, like-minded people to share your success with.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Sanderling

3:15pm PDT

Social Media for Creatives
Limited Capacity seats available

In a day and age where everyone says you have to be online to be a photographer, where do you start? What networks should you invest your time in? How do you grow an audience that has value? These questions and much more will be covered by Chris Burkard and Colby Brown as they host an open discussion that focuses on social media, engagement and finding value out of the time you spend online.


Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Chapel

3:15pm PDT

Timelapse: Accelerate Your Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Bend time and space through timelapse photography, led by an expert in the technique, Drew Geraci (Netflix's House of Cards). You'll learn the ins and outs of how to set up your camera to create stunning and breathtaking scenes that can only be seen through timelapse photography. You'll also learn how to operate a motion-controlled timelapse rig, via a 1, 2 or 3-axis setup. This workshop includes in-depth post-production training that will cover how to process sunset, sunrise, and astrophotography. In addition, you'll learn how to smooth exposure, de-flicker, and add motion to still shot scenes. For this workshop you'll need a camera with an internal or external intervalometer and a tripod. For post-production you'll need a computer with Adobe Lightroom and After Effects.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Scripps

3:15pm PDT

Long Exposure Photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Sony Artisan of Imagery Thibault Roland will teach you how to create gorgeous images through the use of a technique called "long exposure". Rather than take a mere snapshot of your subject, the goal here is to stretch the exposure time and give a unique and artistic look to your images. The results will stop people in their tracks and evoke wonder, peace and eeriness. You will be provided neutral density filters for the duration of the class, so all you need to bring is your thirst for learning, your artistic eye and a few memory cards.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 3:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Marlin

4:00pm PDT

Photographing the Big Sur Landscape (Dinner Box To Go)
Limited Capacity filling up

Join Sony Artisans Don Smith and Gary Hart to photograph some of the most dramatic scenery of the Big Sur coastline at sunset.


Friday May 11, 2018 4:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
TBA

5:00pm PDT

Aerial Photography Hands-On
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The winners of the Wednesday raffle for the Chris Burkard flight will join him in the air for a private hands-on experience.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Plane

5:00pm PDT

Dinner
Friday May 11, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Dining Hall

5:00pm PDT

Surfing Shoot
Friday May 11, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Asilomar Beach

5:00pm PDT

Street Photography (2 Groups)
Limited Capacity filling up

Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eismann and Nino Rakichevich, plus Imaging Collective member Paola Franqui, will lead photo walks throughout the picturesque streets of downtown Monterey, CA. The class will focus on learning how to approach and photograph subjects, understanding your legal/commercial rights when shooting, controlling available light, preferred cameras and lenses and other details relevant to street photography.


Friday May 11, 2018 5:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Santa Cruz (Meet in Chapel)

8:00pm PDT

FYI: Sunset @ 8:04 PM
Use the beautiful light to capture extraordinary moments.

Friday May 11, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
On Your Own

9:30pm PDT

Farewell Party
Friday May 11, 2018 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Chapel

10:00pm PDT

Astro Walk With B&H - GROUP 1 ON SITE
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us on this evening photo walk and experience the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. He will provide you with set-up tips and instruction on capturing a unique shot of the stars and galaxies above.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday May 12, 2018 1:00am PDT
Asilomar Beach

10:00pm PDT

Star Walk - The Basics of Astro Photography and Beyond - GROUP 3 OFF SITE
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us on this evening photo walk and experience the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. He will provide you with set-up tips and instruction on capturing a unique shot of the stars and galaxies above.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday May 12, 2018 1:00am PDT
TBA

10:00pm PDT

Star Walk - The Basics of Astro Photography and Beyond - GROUP 2 OFF SITE (LONG CLASS)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Andy Best on this evening photo walk and experience the night sky as you’ve never seen it before. He will provide you with set-up tips and instruction on capturing a unique shot of the stars and galaxies above.

Speakers

Friday May 11, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday May 12, 2018 3:00am PDT
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
 
Saturday, May 12
 

7:00am PDT

Breakfast
Saturday May 12, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am PDT
Dining Hall