August 27-30
2020

Pittsfield, IL
Pike County, IL

ABOUT THE EVENT

A photography workshop like no other

Immerse yourself in learning and creativity
Photograph beautiful models
Variety of locations and studios

Americana themes

Hit the Lodge Photography Workshop:

  1. Daily Photo Sessions With All Models

  2. Makeup Artistry/Hair Styling Provided

  3. Natural and Studio Lighting Workshops

  4. Hands-On Experience - Best Way To Learn

  5. Private Instruction - Mentor Programs

  6. Several Outdoor Locations - Large Studios

  7. Lighting Seminars - Photo Techniques

  8. Lighting, Posing and Directing Workshops

  9. All-New Workshop Locations for 2020

  10. Weekend Warrior Event Option

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"What an experience. Thank you to all the photographers who shared their knowledge. The models were great and the makeup artist was top shelf. Once again, thank you JT, Mrs. Smith, and the mentors. I learned a LOT and moving closer to pulling this kind of work into my comfort zone."

Mark Gettemeyer/ Photographer

"HTL is what you are looking for to improve your photography. These guys are at the top of their game - they love photography and not just teach you the material, they engage you in an experience that has you leaving the event as if you'd been adopted into this really large, great family. Personable, knowledgeable, approachable - HTL has done wonders for my portrait work."

Don McPeak/ Photographer

 
HTL SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
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Variety of outdoor locations

Natural Lighting

HTL has several locations for natural light photography. Learn a variety of techniques and improve your outdoor photography. HTL has Americana themes and unique locations.

Large Studios

Studio Lighting

HTL Studios will have over 15 sets during the workshop for you to explore and learn different studio lighting techniques. Learn with variety of light modifiers and multiple light sets.

Education

Individual Instruction

Our instructors care about your individual needs and cater to your skill set. No reason for a beginner to feel intimidated. Advanced photographers will not be handicapped.

INFORMATION

This Illinois Photography Workshop features several Fashion, Beauty, and Glamour models for an excellent hands-on photography workshop experience.
 

Our instructors have a desire to teach you what you want to know. We will answer all of your questions.Get an edge on your competition and learn techniques that will make you a better photographer.

 

We organize your scheduled sessions so you can work with all the models at various locations. Designed by a photographer that understands the passion you have for photography.

 

Blue Creek Resort provides a private facility to accommodate the group. In addition to the main property, we have an array of wonderful locations. Old barns,  wheat fields, country roads, waterfalls that are along the river bluffs of Pike County, IL. All the scenes are majestic or rustic in nature.

If you are flying, St. Louis Lambert airport is recommended. You can rent a car or ask for shuttle information. HTL is 1.5 hours to Pittsfield, IL. Drive time from Chicago, Indianapolis and Kansas City is 4 hours.

 
 

MODELS

Several models will represent HTL
Professional hair and makeup artistry are provided for all models.

HTL Main Location

Blue Creek Resort. This lodge near Pittsfield, Illinois became available for meetings and conferences in late 2019. We are pleased to host HTL here this year. Register now to experience this new location for HTL. This property is excellent for creating and learning many different photography techniques.  The property has a large pool and a colorful recreational court. It also has a large building that will be utilized for our studio sessions and workshops. 

A special shooting location. Register now to participate here. HTL has this location for one day during the event so we are rewarding those who register now to be included. We can't take everyone. Be a part of this group to travel to this unique location for creating with models. Reserve your spot now to be included. You don't have to go here if you register now but you will have that right if you want.

 

HTL MAIN EVENT
SCHEDULE / Aug. 27-30, 2020

THURSDAY
4 PM-9:00 PM

MEET AND GREET - CHECK IN - CLASSES - WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY
10 AM-SUNSET

SEMINAR - WORKSHOPS - SCHEDULED SESSIONS

SATURDAY
10 AM-SUNSET

SEMINAR - WORKSHOPS - SCHEDULED SESSIONS

SUNDAY
10 AM-7 PM

WORKSHOPS - SCHEDULED SESSIONS - CLOSING CEREMONY

HTL XXI
Photography Workshop
Aug. 27-30, 2020
Pittsfield, IL

 

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HTL WORKSHOP OUTLINE


Meeting Each Day
Blue Creek Resort
27542 US Highway 54
Griggsville, IL 62340
Right Outside of Pittsfield, IL


THURSDAY, August 27

5 p.m. Meet and Greet

6 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. Special Presentation

8 p.m.  Studio lighting seminar and workshop

FRIDAY, August 28
10 a.m. Natural lighting seminar and workshops

12 Noon - Lunch

2 p.m. to Sunset - Photo Sessions at various locations

SATURDAY, August 29

10 a.m. Seminar on posing, communicating and directing.

12 Noon - Lunch

2 p.m. to Sunset - Photo Sessions at various locations


SUNDAY, August 30
10 a.m. - Outdoor Swimwear Workshops

12 Noon - Lunch

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photo Sessions at various locations

6 p.m. Dinner and Closing Ceremonies

 

 

You are encouraged to make your own lodging reservations after you immediately register for the full event or weekend warrior option. All-inclusive ticket includes lodging at the historic Watson Hotel for 4-nights and your HTL meals during the event.

Hotels in Pittsfield, Illinois

Monroe Street Suites - (217) 285-6129

William Watson Hotel - (217) 285-6030
Green Acres Hotel - (217) 285-2166

Knights Inn - (217) 285-2129
 

St. Louis Lambert airport is the recommended airport. Pittsfield is 1.5 hours from St. Louis Lambert Airport and 4 hours south of Chicago international airports. 4 hours from Kansas City and Indianapolis.

 

Individual instruction is available at any time. During your creative sessions, mentors are on hand to assist you and answer your questions. Please ask them to help you if you want them or feel free to create 1 on 1 with each model. You will have plenty of time with each model to create unique images during the daily sessions at various locations, including a day in the HTL studio. The studio has several lighting sets.

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If you are looking for a creative workshop that provides you hands-on experience, look no further. You will experience an organized event. You will have fun learning and creating images with beautiful models.  You will experience and immerse yourself in several locations, wonderful properties, and large studios.

 

HTL has several mentors and experienced instructors that will help you learn what you want to learn. You will learn proven and creative lighting techniques in the studio and outdoors. You will learn to be a better director. You will learn to take better control of your portrait, fashion, beauty and glamour sessions to deliver better image quality.  You will be involved with inspiring photography seminars and hands-on workshops that will cater to proven and creative techniques.

 

You will photograph several models each day at a variety of locations. Professional makeup and hair artists for the models so that each shot you take with the models are one of a kind.

Attending HTL will improve your photographic knowledge and skills. You will have fun shooting 1-on-1 with several models in an organized shooting schedule.

 

​You will learn to create images that have an impact on your clients and your own artistic impressions.

Everything is organized for you in a professional and fun environment. Invest in your photography future. Your photography will thank you for it.

Network and party with like-minded colleagues and the wonderful staff throughout the event.


Limited spots are available.

 

Reserve today to guarantee your spot. 

 

CONTACT

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