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The 26th Event

Beauty - Glamour- Fashion
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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HTL XXV
PIKE COUNTY, IL
June 6 7 8, 2025

FRI - SAT - SUN

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26th 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. New Workshop Locations for 2024

  10. 9 Catered Full Meals With Your Lodging

  11. Enjoy visiting with Like Minded Colleagues

About the Event
Seminars
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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.

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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.

J T Smith Instructing

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.

Testimonials

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

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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 Lodge Resort provides a private facility to accommodate the group. Location provides a climate controlled Pool. 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 2 hours to the lodge. Drive time from Chicago, Indianapolis and Kansas City is 4 hours.

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MODELS

SEVERAL Models will represent HTL XXVI FOR YOUR HTL SESSIONS.

Professional hair and makeup artistry are provided for all models.

HTL Models

 

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HTL WORKSHOP REGISTRATION



 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY
10 a.m. Educational Photography Workshop/Seminar

12 Noon - Lunch

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

SATURDAY

10 a.m. Educational Photography Workshop/Seminar

12 Noon - Lunch

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


SUNDAY
10 a.m. - Educational Photography Workshop/Seminar

12 Noon - Lunch

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

6 p.m. Dinner and Closing Ceremonies

 

Registration provides a lodging for 4-nights, the event and your 9 Home Cooked Meals.

 

St. Louis Lambert airport is the recommended airport. Pittsfield, IL  is 2 hours from St. Louis Lambert Airport and 4 hours south of Chicago international airports. 4 hours from Kansas City and Indianapolis. Free Shuttle from St. Louis Lambert Airport.

 

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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HTL MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

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 XXV
Photography Workshop
June 6 7 8, 2025
Pike County, IL

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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.

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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Tel. 217-408-8761

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