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Women with Vision 2023 Online Photo Conference

March 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - March 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm



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Date & Time:

March 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - March 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

With Eight Professional Women Photographers speaking, Women with Vision is all about inspiration, creativity, knowledge, empowerment, and more!
Marcie Reif, Gabby Salazar, Anabel DFlux, Nicole S. Young, Brooke Bartleson, Me Ra Koh, Caroline Fraser, Petronella Lugemwa. Hosted by Hunt's Photo Education's Emily Hojnowski


Hunt’s Photo is honored to present Women with Vision 2023: Our second online weekend photography conference, which will feature eight professional women photographers. Women with Vision is all about inspiration, creativity, knowledge, empowerment, and more!
The weekend will consist of online seminars featuring eight professional photographers (featured below) who will discuss a variety of photographic topics, from landscapes to macro, wildlife to lifestyle, and more! Hosted by Hunt’s Photo Education’s Emily Hojnowski, the weekend will also include a panel discussion that will very specifically answer issues that women face in the field and in the photo industry.
This photography conference is for women, but all are welcome to attend! The presentations will be so dynamic and multi-faceted that everyone will benefit from attending.
Can’t Attend at the Time? No Problem! This weekend of discussions will be recorded and you will be able to access it after the weekend is over! We will send out all of the recordings to any one that has registered!

Please note: Your registration will give you access to the entire Women with Vision weekend. As the photographers will be receiving a portion of the proceeds, we ask for you to please support our education team and instructors by not sharing login information.

Schedule of Women with Vision Weekend

All times Eastern Standard Time. Program descriptions are below the schedule.
Friday, March 24th:
3pm: Opening Remarks
3-4:30pm: Marcie Reif- The Breakdown of Creating Strong Portraits
5-6:30pm: Gabby Salazar- Improving Your Photography Through Collaboration
Saturday, March 25th:
9-10:30am: Professional Pet Photography with SIGMA Ambassador Anabel DFlux
11am-12:30pm: Nicole S. Young- Food Photography: The Story Behind the Plate
12:30-2pm: Break
2-3:30pm Wild Woman – Wildlife Photography Tips, Tricks, and Stories with Brooke Bartleson
4-5:30pm: Me Ra Koh- What Matters Most in a Portrait
6pm: Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 26th:
9am- Caroline Fraser- Notes from a Creative Journey
11am- Petronella Lugemwa- SEEING your Subjects: Capturing the Beauty of Multicultural Weddings
12:30pm: Closing remarks

Our Presenters:

Marcie Reif- The Breakdown of Creating Strong Portraits:
According to Google, a picture becomes a portrait when the background, lighting, and emotion can evoke a sense of connection between the subject and the viewer. We will break down how to create powerful portraits using natural and studio lighting, connecting with your subject to allow their true selves to shine, and how to keep the style timeless. The ability to create portraits for others is an invaluable skill that families have been treasuring for lifetimes. We will focus on portraits of newborns, children, families, seniors, and adults. I will share my simple set up that can travel or stay in a studio and helps me create timeless yet powerful portraits.
We will also discuss when natural light becomes a better option over studio light. We will cover everything from the basics to the complexities of lighting, lenses, gear, settings, and how to connect with people of all ages.
About Marcie: Marcie Reif is an in-demand kids, family, commercial photographer, and photography educator in the Atlanta, GA area. Marcie is a Tamron Pro Ambassador and travels around the country each year speaking at conferences and leading other photographers. Marcie is also founder of The Roadtrippers Retreat, an educational experience for female photographers, and the author of the best selling instructional resource Bringing Home the Story of the Beach.
Marcie Reif Photography has been featured on highly popular online communities such as Click It Up a Notch, Manfrotto School of Excellence, Tamron blog, and the Click Magazine blog. Her work has been featured and shared countless times by industry-leading companies and has appeared in print in the highly acclaimed Click Magazine, Tamron Magazine, and Digital Imaging Reporter.


Gabby Salazar- Improving Your Photography Through Collaboration:
In this presentation, Gabby Salazar will share how collaborating with scientists, filmmakers, conservation organizations, and other artists has helped improve the quality and impact of her photographic work. She’ll also provide tips on how you can structure effective and meaningful collaborations to be a more creative and productive photographer.

About Gabby: Gabby Salazar is a conservation photographer and an environmental social scientist. Through grants from the National Geographic Society, Gabby has photographed volcanoes in Guatemala, created a film about lion conservation in Zimbabwe, and documented conservation efforts along a new highway in Peru. In 2021, she was recognized by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) as the Emerging Photographer of the Year and in 2004 she was named BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Gabby is also an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a Past President of NANPA. She has an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Florida. She is the co-author of the book “No Boundaries: 25 Women Explorers and Scientists Share Adventures, Inspiration, and Advice”, published by National Geographic Kids Books.



Professional Pet Photography with SIGMA Ambassador Anabel DFlux:
Animal photography may appear to be simple, but that is an illusion! Not only do you have to know the unique technical aspect to photography, but you also have to learn how to work with these incredible beings. Anabel DFlux has dedicated her photographic career to capturing pets at their absolute best. Join SIGMA Ambassador Anabel DFlux and learn the secrets to great pet photography: from working with the hyper, the untrained, the unruly, or the camera shy-you’ll be an expert on bringing out their best sides.

About Anabel: Anabel DFlux is a published photographer hailing from Los Angeles and Las Vegas, known for a vast array of photographic work. Art is her passion in life, and in 2009 she made her dream a reality by establishing DFlux Photography, LLC. Since then, Anabel has become renowned for her innovative work including exotic animal photography, live music shooting and dynamic, imaginative portraits. In 2019, she became a SIGMA Ambassador, and continues to work tirelessly throughout the country with the latest SIGMA lenses by her side.
DFlux Photography began as a canine portrait service, servicing pet owners in the Los Angeles area at local dog parks and community events. She then swiftly moved into the marvelous world of dog sport photography, going on to currently receive a position photographing for a large variety of canine sport organizations and clubs. Anabel has had the honor of photographing both national and international canine champions, as well as their litters.
However, potentially the most unique and interesting twist in Anabel’s career is her partnership and work with exotic animals. Something that most definitely happened on a whim, sprinkled with a bit of luck, Anabel fell into the world of wolfdogs (commonly, but by scientific standards improperly, called “wolf hybrids”) which then led to her work with various species of foxes, dingoes, and tigers. Anabel fell deeply in love with these incredible animals and has a very strong admiration for the individuals whose entire lives are dedicated to the wellbeing and conservation of our natural world. Anabel DFlux has partnered with marvelous organizations to bring these creatures to photo shoots, and uses the photographs to debunk myths surrounding the animals, encourage the public to step up and protect their wild counterparts, and to raise funds for conservation.”



Nicole S. Young- Food Photography: The Story Behind the Plate:
Join Nicole S. Young as she takes you on a journey into the world of food photography. In this presentation, she will be showcasing her knowledge and experience, including the styling and composition of the food, lighting setups, and camera settings. Take a look behind-the-scenes and see the lighting setups and process from start to finish to discover how Nicole creates her stunning food photographs.

About Nicole: Nicole S. Young is a photographer, educator, and published author living in Oregon, USA. She fell in love with photography in the darkroom, photographing and developing black-and-white film, and now she teaches photography and post-processing to photographers worldwide. Learn more about Nicole at https://nicolesy.com



Wild Woman – Wildlife Photography Tips, Tricks, and Stories with Brooke Bartleson
During her presentation, Brooke will use her experience to provide the audience with what she considers are the keys to taking unique, impactful wildlife photos. Whether you’re trekking through the wilderness or photographing squirrels at the bird feeder in your backyard, Brooke has tips that will bring your wildlife photography to the next level. Beginners and pros alike are sure to learn something new as Brooke presents some of her favorite images and explains what compositional techniques she used to capture each photo. Brooke will also offer advice on how to find wild subjects whether you’re in an urban setting or close to the wilderness. A natural storyteller and teacher, Brooke uses stories and her own personal experience to educate in a way that textbooks and traditional photography classes can’t.

About Brooke: Brooke is a professional wildlife photographer, wildlife research technician, and bear-viewing guide. Roaming endlessly between the Rocky Mountain West in the wintertime and the Alaskan Coastline in the summer, Brooke has shaped her entire life to revolve around spending as much time in the wild as possible. Brooke is sponsored by OM System Cameras and relies on their durable lightweight gear to ensure she never misses a shot. She also serves as a conservation ambassador for the beloved bear-themed breakfast food company – Kodiak Cakes. She is represented by the innovative conservation-focused Mother Wolf Gallery on Nantucket Island. Other partnerships include outdoor brands such as Grizzly Forge, Marmot, and more.



Me Ra Koh- What Matters Most in a Portrait
After almost 20 years, Me Ra Koh changed everything about how she takes a portrait. The result? Individuals, couples, and families fly in from all over the country to experience it. Learn about Me Ra’s Rising Phoenix Experience
that not only captures what matters most but brings powerful transformation to people’s lives. One of her Rising Phoenixes even changed her PhD dissertation to studying the impact Me Ra’s portraits have on people’s lives! You will never look at portrait photography the same way. She will cover all the basics of favorite camera gear and lighting, and the rest will revolutionize your idea of portrait photography.

About Me Ra: Me Ra Koh is a master at capturing the story of your resilience. Her own Rising Phoenix story starts from the humblest of beginnings. She went from being a patient in a psychiatric ward to living out of her car to eventually capturing the beauty and resilience of families, inspiring millions of viewers through appearances and work featured on Oprah and Live with Kelly & Ryan. For almost a decade, she hosted her own show on Disney, Capture the Story with Me Ra Koh and Adventure Family. In 2007, Sony invited her to become one of their first two women sponsored photographers. Her family portraiture has been exhibited in London, New York and Los Angeles galleries and museums, and published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Martha Stewart, Parenting, and Women’s World. Me Ra is a sought-after keynote speaker bringing laughter, inspiration, and empowerment to audiences nationwide. She is the author of six books inspiring the soul creatively and prayerfully. Me Ra and her husband recently celebrated 25 years of marriage and often joke that it’s because they’ve been in marriage counseling for 26 years. They have two young adult kids, Pascaline and Blaze. Their portrait studio, FIORIA, sole purpose is to celebrate people’s resilience. They are based in Frisco, TX. https://fioria.us



Caroline Fraser- Notes from a Creative Journey:
In this talk Caroline will describe how life journeys can feed creativity. Her own journey in photography began in 2004 after treatment for breast cancer. A change in outlook freed her to pursue a creative practice that has taken her around the world, exploring multiple exposure and abstract landscape photography and delving into the world of limited edition book making.
As an outdoor photographer she makes images while out walking, whether abroad or in her local woods in suburbia. The resulting works express a very personal view of the world that she encounters. From moody black and white images to vibrant multiple exposure images, she describes photographic projects that have arisen from her journey, how we don’t need to go far from home to make images with meaning, and how her love for book making has evolved along the way.
About Caroline: Caroline’s photography is a response to the beauty and infinite variety of nature, coupled with a concern for the environment. Her quiet representations of mood and location place an emphasis on the intimate details within nature, using abstraction and layering. Multiple exposures add depth and complexity to her work.
Her love of remote landscapes has taken her to the highlands of Scotland, Iceland, New Zealand, Greenland, and many times to Vancouver where her children live. She adds meaning to her work by combining images and words in limited edition handmade books.
Exhibiting widely in the UK, she has been featured in On Landscape and Outdoor Photography magazine. She has undertaken artist residencies in Switzerland, Wales, and in April 2023 will take up a residency on Vashon Island, Seattle. She works from her studio in Rye, UK, where she runs hand-made book making classes ‘Say it with Books’, both in-person and online. She is a finalist in the RPS Woman Science Photographer of the Year 2023.
Find out more at www.carolinefraser.org



Petronella Lugemwa- SEEING your Subjects: Capturing the Beauty of Multicultural Weddings
It’s natural to feel unsure about knowing how to navigate a multicultural wedding and what, who and when to photograph. Petronella shares her process of connecting with the client, understanding their culture and what matters to them, so that you can authentically and respectfully share the story of the couple, their families, cultures and their wedding day.
About Petronella: Petronella Lugemwa, Fuji Creator, is a storyteller, speaker, educator and Creative Director of Petronella Photography, a destination photography studio based in the New York area that creates exclusive wedding and family photography experiences that celebrate love, culture & family. She believes that what makes you different makes you beautiful. She was named a Rising Star in wedding photography worldwide and photographed the Nov 2018 Rangefinder magazine cover. Her work has been featured in The Knot, The New York Times, Essence, Martha Stewart Weddings and MunaLuchi Bride.



March 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
March 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
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