BREAKOUT SESSIONS

MOOD & THE STORY OF LIGHT

with Samantha McBride

$60

AVAILABLE IN THE CLICK & COMPANY STORE
all materials are downloadable & yours to keep

When does a photo become art? How do you capture not just a subject but a feeling?

In this new breakout, Samantha McBride will reveal how Mood & Light make all the difference. You’ll receive practical techniques for achieving mood, a detailed outline of her favorite light, explanation of how she applies “intentional artistry” for meaningful imagery in both personal and client work, and walkthroughs of her entire process from concept to editing. This breakout will show you how to beautifully weave together light and story, challenge you to let more of your inner world out, and take your work to the next level, no matter where you are in your photography journey.

what you’ll get

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EXCLUSIVE EBOOK

211 page e-book that demonstrates the concepts of Mood & Light, plus reflection prompts to encourage inner exploration along the way

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2 SHOOTING VIDEOS

Golden Hour Session Video of Samantha photographing a real client at one of her favorite locations

Bonus Beach Shooting Video with two sessions (professional and personal)

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4 EDITING VIDEOS

Videos outline Samantha’s processing workflow

Bonus video on Underwater Editing

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LIGHTROOM PRESETS

“The Golden Collection,” an exclusive Lightroom preset pack available only to Breakout Participants

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INSPIRATION GUIDE

Samantha's “Masters of Mood” guide includes additional photos and insights from leading photographers

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STUDENT Q&A

Submit questions to the Presenter anytime during the program's duration, and receive a copy of the recorded Q&A video at the end of the breakout's run.

what you’ll learn

// STORYTELLING WITH LIGHT

Learn to recognize the inherent story that lies within light and watch how Samantha uses light for storytelling in all of her work.

// EDITING FOR GORGEOUS TONALITY

Walk through Samantha’s process for editing and see how and why she loves playing with tones

// CREATIVE RULEBREAKING

Discover the rules Samantha loves to break most often and why.

// EMOTIVE POSING

Get specific tips for posing, with emotion & connection as the goal.

// PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPRESSION

Learn how to translate your inner world to outward artistic expression.

// UNDERSTANDING MOOD

What is mood? Find out how to see it, how apply it, and the difference between “mood” and “moodiness” in imagery.

// GROWING FROM EXPERIENCES

Samantha will share both her biggest mistakes and the game-changers along the way that helped her grow.

// BALANCING APPROACHES

Understand how to distinguish “documentation” from “expression” while allowing room for both.

// DEFINING YOUR GOALS

Separate fulfillment from success, and gain the confidence to avoid ego traps and insecurity.

about your presenter

Samantha is a photographer based in Jacksonville, Florida whose work focuses on life’s meaningful connections. A former writer and advertising firm owner, Samantha’s passion for storytelling comes through in her photography, which has been featured by Click Magazine, MILK Magazine, Lemonade & Lenses, Feature Shoot, Red Tricycle, The Long Way Home and many others. In addition to being a family photographer, she is a contributor to Offset and Adobe Premium, and a photography writer and educator. When not working, Samantha can be found chasing her twin toddlers, swimming with her older boys and getting out on adventures with them all as often as possible! Visit Samantha McBride on Instagram @SamanthaMcBridePhoto and www.SamanthaMcBridePhotography.com