Love photography? Want to learn how to make the most of your camera or increase your photojournalism skills live, during an actual event? Under the guidance and instruction of an experienced event photographer, the Photography Team will give photography enthusiasts the opportunity to learn and practice hands-on, the skills needed to cover the Nashville TTD Convention!
Through classroom instruction, self-guided assignments, and professional photo critique, you will learn how to effectively capture the moment, create consistently bright and sharp images in difficult lighting situations, and expedite the post-processing workflow to meet time-sensitive deadlines. It doesn't get more hands-on than this!
The hub of the Photography Team will be in the Exhibit Hall at the Lenspiration booth. Orientation will begin on Thursday night, classroom instruction will be held during most sessions on Friday and Saturday, and assignments will be available to shoot as desired throughout the rest of the event.
Register for 3 or more children's program add-ons at the same event and get $10 off each add-on.
First, consider the prerequisites. Do you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera that you can bring? Will you be able to bring a laptop with pre-installed photo editing software? Secondly, you should be familiar with your camera and how to use it. Are you always shooting in the automatic modes? Are you clueless about aperture, shutter speed, ISO and how to get proper exposure? If so, consider yourself a beginner and take Lenspiration’s Foundations of Photography Course before attending. You can take the course for free by joining the Lenspiration membership, which is free for the first month. However, if you have had your camera for a while, are moving beyond shooting in the automatic modes, and want to learn how to effectively cover an event, then signing up for the Photography Team is definitely for you!
Lenspiration has equipment available that you can rent for the entire Photography Team on a first come, first served basis. A DSLR camera plus lenses, accessories and a bag can be rented for $30. Send a request via Lenspiration’s Contact page as soon as possible after you have registered for the event. Payment due at Orientation.
Yes, but it depends on how much you want to be involved with the Photography Team. Orientation and Conclusion are required and each session typically builds on itself. However, if there are other aspects of the Convention you want to attend, then you have the freedom to do them.
You can certainly make one camera and one laptop work between two people if they are willing to share and work together. The rate per person stays the same.
Though there will be an adult at the Lenspiration booth at all times, adult supervision is not always possible between sessions when students are free to fulfill assignments.
In addition to the required items, bring your typical photography gear and accessories like memory cards, batteries, battery chargers, camera bag, etc. You do not need to bring a tripod. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks and water.
Yes! After registering for the Photography Team, a special password will be provided in your registration confirmation email to Lenspiration's Photography Team Preparation page. Instructions and suggestions for how to prepare for the Photograph Team will be clearly outlined there.
Yes. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend the Conclusion so they can see the best work of each student who submitted pictures.
By registering for the Photography Team, you grant Lenspiration and TTD the perpetual right to use, print, and publish for any purpose all images you submit during the Photography Team.
Yes. As the photographer, you retain the copyright to all photos you take during the Photography Team, but like everyone else, you are under obligation to abide by commercial use publishing laws. To be safe, you will want to get written permission from all recognizable individuals and owners of recognizable property in a photo to use that photo beyond personal or artistic use.
Please visit Lenspiration’s Photography Team Details page for more information or to ask questions.