Pre-Con Early Bird Programs

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DEMYSTIFYING OCF - "the easy way to create beautifully lit images"
FREE to ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ($59 to non-students)

Cathell images

Are you terrified of taking your flash off the camera?
Get a little anxious if you need multiple flashes?
Confused as to how to control them or where to put them?

It doesn't have to always be the done the hard way.
This insightful program will not only make you 'see the light', but show you how to use Off Camera Flash to you best advantage.

There are many ways to use OCF. Todays sophisticated cameras and advanced speed light systems can make life easy when you use the features they have. You'll discover how to make amazing images, without breaking a sweat, by putting the power of your gear to use. Learn to develop your own style by using the flexibility of your equipment to create advanced lighting with only one or two speed lights. And for those of you that can't wrap your head around setting your flash to manual---we're going to do it all with TTL!

Bring whatever gear you use ** -- camera, lens, speedlight(s), trigger/controllers, and light meter (if you have one) -- to the class. This workshop will get you 'up and running' in no time, by removing the mystery, and revealing the magic behind TTL and high-speed-sync (HSS).

** NOTE - this is not a class to learn 'brand specific' equipment functionality. Please know your equipment's capabilities, and 'what buttons to push' or 'dials to turn', beforehand.

Jay Cathell
Jay Cathell is a Certified Professional Photographer, PPA member and Maryland Professional Photographer Board at Large member. He specializes in conceptual photography with everyday people, as well as attending events whenever possible to get competition worthy images. Jay hones his portraiture skills by entering professional print competitions in various PPA affiliates, the Southeast regional and International Print Competitions. He views the whole world as a photograph and goes about looking for the angle and the light to capture his image.


SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
NATURE Photography - "Birds to Butterflies"
brought to you in part by TAMRON
FREE to ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ($59 to non-students)

Ken Hubbard images

It's a big world out there, and I want to help you capture it! Join professional photographer Ken Hubbard as he presents an informative and fun seminar on capturing great nature images. Whether you enjoy photographing the small world of bugs and butterflies, massive grizzly bears or birds in flight, this seminar is for you. Ken will go over many different techniques that will help you capture the types of images you are striving for. He will also go over proper camera settings, composition, looking for the good light and much more.

Ken Hubbard
Ken is the Field Services Manager and lead instructor for Tamron USA who has had nationwide gallery showings of his portrait and landscape photography. Ken turned his lens toward the American landscape, traveling extensively throughout the United States. Though he had never confined his photography to one genre, it was during this time that he realized the expressive potential and beauty of landscape photography. The results were a consistent output of breathtaking photographs that continually challenged the boundaries of the genre; a snow-covered buffalo staring ominously out of the frame, surreal rock forms in Joshua National Park that appear as if out of a sci-fi film, innumerable variations in light spilling through the depths of Antelope Canyon...Ken had found his calling

Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography