Join Us - On The Road


On The Road: Atlantic City
Golden Nugget Hotel
Monday, June 3, 2013 - Tuesday, June 4, 2013

To view speaker line-up, seminar descriptions
and schedule please download the
On the Road Program Guide

Here is the list of Speakers and Tracks:

Jerry Ghionis
Jerry Ghionis
Five Steps to Creating a Powerful Image

Monday 10:15-11:45 AM
Sponsored by Finao
Watch our video Interview with Jerry

Jerry Ghionis will deconstruct the five steps to creating a well-crafted image, from the proper foundation in finding the right light to evoking emotions in your subjects. He believes in respecting "old school" rules but making them relevant for the 21st century. Posing doesn't have to be stiff or stuffy—with Ghionis’s system of spontaneity, you’ll learn to create the spontaneous moments that make a pose believable.

Doug Gordon
Doug Gordon
The Posing Project
Monday 2:15-3:45 PM
Sponsored by Bay Photo

  Join Doug Gordon as he reveals his unique flow posing system. Learn how to seamlessly move from one pose to the next while creating a string of more than 50 unique poses with sensuality, personality and flair—all within a few minutes. Gordon knows what clients’ want and how to deliver a flawless product. His style and personality are unique, so prepare for a wild ride!

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Getting Near Perfect Color In-Camera
Monday 8:15-9:45 AM
Sponsored by GraphiStudio
Watch our video Interview with Bob

  Canon Explorer of Light Bob Davis will share his wisdom of getting near perfect color in-camera. Davis is an expert in obtaining great looking images from any lighting condition, and he’s excited to share his techniques with you! So if aspects of lighting, exposure and color have eluded you in the past, you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn from a master of color and light.

Kevin Kubota

Kevin Kubota
Easy Answers to Things I Learned the Hard Way
Monday 4:15-5:45 PM
Sponsored by White House Custom Color (WHCC)

  In this information packed session, Kevin Kubota will share the top 25 tips contributing to his success in wedding, portrait and commercial photography. He'll offer tips for marketing and branding, workflow shortcuts, simple selling techniques, recommendations for essential lighting tools and techniques for staying creative and inspired. Kubota has a lot of valuable knowledge to share, so be ready to learn!

Vanessa Joy and Rob Adams Vanessa Joy & Rob Adams
Beyond the Same Day Edit
Monday 11:45-1:15 PM
Sponsored by Black River Imaging
In this session, Vanessa Joy + Rob Adams will show you how to photograph a wedding with publications in mind, maximize your SEO and Facebook social marketing, plus capture new leads without costly advertising. You’ll learn how to improve all your wedding workflow, social media and marketing tasks on the night of the wedding—while wowing your clients and their guests with a same-day slideshow and album.


JP Elario
#socialswagger: Likes, Hits and Pins
Monday 4:15-5:45 PM
Sponsored by Millers
Watch our video Interview with JP

Are you on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter? Whatever the platform, JP Elario will show you how he uses these social media outlets to continuously push people to his blog. In addition to sharing tips for successful blogging, secrets for gaining hits to your Web site and wedding etiquette all photographers should know, Elario will also unveil his marketing secrets for photographers on a budget.

 Judy Herrmann Judy Herrmann
ASMP's Photo Business Boot Camp
Monday 10:15-11:45 AM
Sponsored by American Society Media Photographers (ASMP)
   Building a successful photography career takes more than great pictures. You need a solid understanding of core business skills. This engaging and informative seminar provides a comprehensive overview of the essential business tools all photographers must understand. From insurance and taxes to licensing, pricing and paperwork, you’ll get the needed tools, knowledge and resources to build a successful business as an independent creator.

Pete Collins Pete Collins
Professional Portrait Retouching (The Basics)
Tuesday 10:15-11:45 AM
Sponsored by Kelby Training
  Photographers get paid for shooting, not retouching, yet everyone expects fully retouched results. In this seminar you’ll learn how to get pro-quality, retouched final images without spending hours on every file. Pete Collins will present step-by-step methods for fixing, enhancing and finishing your portraits in Photoshop. You'll also learn the best techniques for enhancing facial details and subtle body-sculpting tips to make your subjects look their best.

Peter Hurley Peter Hurley
The Art Behind The Headshot: Top 10 tips
Monday 11:45-1:15 PM
Sponsored by B&H
In this class Peter delves into his top 10 most critical tips for creating a successful headshot.  You'll get his take on positioning your subject along with insight as to how you can pull creative and captivating expressions out of your subject.  These tips are rooting in Peter's firm belief that direction in portraiture is the icing on the cake, so these gems are sure to get you firing in the right direction whenever someone steps foot in front of your camera.

Rafael Concepcion
Rafael “RC” Concepcion
Organizing Lightroom + Advanced Retouching and Special Effects
Monday 8:15-9:45 AM + Tuesday 2:15-3:45 PM
Sponsored by Kelby Training


We’ll start by importing photos into Lightroom to show you the entire process from beginning to end. With our streamlined Lightroom workflow you’ll learn how to manage your photos correctly from the start, to work faster and more efficiently. Make the most of built-in automation tools, see how to geo-tag files and organize by location and learn dozens of shortcuts to keep you ahead of the competition.

Rafael “RC” Concepcion will dive into advanced retouching techniques for portraits, unlocking the secrets of Photoshop's selection tools. He'll also share tips and tricks for compositing, such as placing a person in a different file so the lighting, shadows and overall atmosphere look just right. He'll finish up with some of the hottest special effects trends for enhancing your images with that professional, yet creative look.

Ryan Brenize Ryan Brenizer
Turning a Bad Situation into Great Wedding Photos
Tuesday 8:15-9:45 AM
  The true mark of a successful wedding photographer is not your skill when things run smoothly, but how you manage when things go horribly wrong. Ryan Brenizer will share the lessons learned during 300+ weddings and years of photojournalism work—from overpowering the sun with hand-held flashes to handling insecure couples and apathetic groomsmen. Most importantly, he’ll show you how to do it very, very quickly.

Chuck Arlund Chuck Arlund
Hot, Sexy Light
Tuesday 4:15-5:45 PM
Sponsored by Millers
Watch our video Interview with Chuck
Learn how to walk into any lighting situation without fear and nail the image. Get inside Chuck Arlund’s head as he transforms his vision into an image. Learn how he utilizes whatever’s around to create the light—everything from his own modifiers to broken mirrors.

Giulio Sciorio Giulio Sciorio
HYBRID: Photo + Video + Audio
Monday 2:15-3:45 PM
Sponsored by Panasonic
Hybrid photographer Giulio Sciorio will teach you to use all the photo+video+audio tools at your fingertips to offer clients a hybrid product of still, motion and sound, while growing your business to cater to the more than one billion screens expected by 2016. He’ll empower you to see current trends, identify where photography is headed and prepare you for future opportunities by shooting smarter, not harder.

Blake Discher Blake Discher
Build a Better Business through Branding, Marketing & Sales
Tuesday 11:45-1:15 PM
Sponsored by American Society Media Photographers (ASMP)
In today’s highly competitive photography market, talent alone won’t get you far. To grow a successful business, you need a solid understanding of branding, marketing and sales. Full of practical tips and actionable advice, this lively and pragmatic seminar will help you find the right prospects for your business, engage them effectively and close the deal.
  Note: Speakers and Tracks are subject to change

Hotel Information

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June 3-4 Atlantic City
Golden Nugget






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