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Tuesday, August 13
 

12:00pm

Registration: Arrivals & Check-in
Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Abbot I

6:00pm

Hot Air Balloon - Sunrise Free Style Shoot (going up in the air)

Open shooting with Hot Air Balloon.

Shooting starts at 5:30 pm. Rides start at 6:00 pm.



Tuesday August 13, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Driving Range

6:30pm

Evening Program & Dinner
Tuesday August 13, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Driving Range

9:00pm

Late Night Session: Chasing Moonbeams - Creative Nightscapes Under a Full Moon

We seldom think about moonrise the way we do about sunrise. However, just like sunrise, moonrise can bring the landscape to life in a whole new way with unique colour, soft light, and deep shadows. Join Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross for a unique approach to photographing nightscapes.

Meet at 9pm in Sunriver Main Lodge Lobby

Equipment needed: tripod 
Suggested Equipment: 16-35mm GM, 24mm f/1.4 or 35mm f/1.4

Speakers
Sponsors

Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge / Outdoor
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

4:45am

Sunrise Hike at Sparks Lake

Join Colby Brown for a sunrise shoot at the gorgeous Sparks Lake, located 45 minutes from Sunriver. We will focus our time in the field talking about gear, composition, exposure and storytelling. A tripod will be required. Filters such as ND or CPL can be used, but are not required. Return by 8AM at the latest.

Departure time: 4:45am Sparks Lake is an approximate 45-minute drive from the resort

Suggested Equipment: a7R IV or a7R III
Equipment Needed: Tripod, Polarizer

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 4:45am - 7:30am
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

5:30am

Fly Fishing - Open Set
This is an open set that is not instructor led.  

Fly fishers will be found in the large pond behind the Sunriver Main Lodge.



Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:30am - 8:00am

5:30am

Hot Air Balloon - Sunrise Free Style Shoot (from the ground)
Open shooting with Hot Air Balloon.

Shooting starts at 5:30am.  

Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:30am - 8:30am
Driving Range

5:30am

Hot Air Balloon - Sunrise Free Style Shoot (going up in the air)

Open shooting with Hot Air Balloon.

Shooting starts at 5:30am. Rides start at 6:00am.  



Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:30am - 8:30am
Driving Range

5:45am

Sunrise Kayak Excursion with Chris Burkard

Start your day with a relaxing morning Kayak trip with Chris Burkard.  Bring a camera or just paddle down the river. 

Please note this is not a class and just an excursion.

Suggested equipment: camera housing or water proof camera like the RX0

This excursion will be leaving from the Main Lodge at 5:30 and arrive at the Marina for a 5:45 departure.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:45am - 8:15am
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

5:45am

Sunrise Session: Through The Looking Glass Portraiture Photo Walk

In this walk we will explore different techniques aimed at creating more compelling portraits through the use of depth, lighting, and with the help of Sony Alpha's Eye-AF.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:45am - 8:15am
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

7:00am

Breakfast: Grab-And-Go
Wednesday August 14, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Sponsor Pavilion

7:00am

Gear Checkout
Wednesday August 14, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sponsor Pavilion

7:00am

Sponsor Pavilion
Wednesday August 14, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sponsor Pavilion

7:45am

Focus Group

Give us your feedback and receive a $100 gift card for 75 minutes of your time - please only sign up for 1 focus group for the duration of Kando Trip.  If times you are available are already full, please add yourself to the waitlist for your preferred timeslots, and we will contact you if there is a cancelation.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Abbott II

8:00am

Coffee Talk with Sony Artisans & Alpha Imaging Collective

Start your day with coffee talk alongside Sony Artisans and Alpha Imaging Collective Members including Bob Krist, Caroline Jensen, Nancy Borowick, Thibault Roland, Taylor Rees, Brian Smith, Eric Rubens, Jordan Herschel, Eric Ward, Dave Krugman, Scott Kranz

Wednesday August 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Heritage Terrace

9:00am

Cinemagraphs: Creating Artistic Photos that Surprise

Shoot a video and make your own cinemagraph during class. You will also leave with several video clips to use to create cinemagraphs on your own.

Equipment Necessary: Tripod, Flixel Cinemagraph Pro loaded on laptop

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Homestead 1

9:00am

Cross Train: Bike & Shoot

Burn some calories, rev up your metabolism and fill those camera cards in one fun, photo bike ride. We’ll explore the neighborhood and experiment with shutter speed and flash to make exciting daytime action photos. While we pedal we’ll play with panning techniques and using flash to freeze action with high-speed sync.

Suggested Equipment: Sony a9 and flash 

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
B&H Bike Barn

9:00am

Let There Be Light!

Great light. It’s something every photographer wants, hopes, and dreams about. Sometimes, natural light gives us exactly what we want, and it’s great. But what happens when natural light isn’t there, or we just want to create something a little more dynamic? That’s where bringing in your own light comes into play. Learn a few of the many ways you can illuminate your couples with Sara France and Megan Allen, and take your lighting to the next level. Together, they’ll be teaming up to share a little bit of both worlds to equip you to go into your next session with a stronger handle of how to make light your own, and give your clients a fantastic product.

Suggested Equipment: Flash 

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Landmark 2

9:00am

Lightroom Classic: Creating Images with Impact

In this information–packed seminar, join Adobe’s Principal Evangelist, Julieanne Kost as she demonstrates why capturing the image is only half of the photographic equation. Discover how to make your photographs more powerful than ever before by mastering the tools needed to enhance, refine, and add creative effects to your images. Julieanne will quickly move through all of the tools in the Develop module including global and local adjustments, then demonstrate how to use them in combination with one another to catch the viewer’s attention and draw them into, and engage with, the photo. This session will be a mixture of critical concepts, practical techniques, as well as inspirational tips that will help photographers of all levels create images with more impact.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Lab

9:00am

Photographing Splashes and Pours with Sony Speedlites

Photographing liquid can be tricky, this class will cover how to get dramatic splash and pour photos using Sony Speedlites. We will cover how to light for dramatic effect and what goes into freezing the motion (It’s not just shutter speed) so you can make amazing photos. You will have the opportunity to try out the techniques in class.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Heritage 1

9:00am

The Art of Aerial Photography with Chris Burkard

Chris will dive deep into the art of aerial photography, discussing the best way to approach a landscape from air as well as the gear needed to create the shot. We will discuss some of the essential knowledge needed to create successful aerial photographs. Those who join the class will be entered into the lottery to fly with Chris at sunset or sunrise.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Heritage 2

9:00am

Exploring Empathy in Personal and Creative Works

Documenting personal stories is as much about the photographer as it is about the subjects. In this session, Nancy will share her intimate family story, breaking down her journey and detailing her experience photographing her parents’ parallel cancer treatments, wearing both hats of photographer and daughter. She will reflect on her path, personally and professionally, sharing the creative process of documentation, developing a visual, empathetic narrative, and diving deep into the experience of taking her personal story into the public, published sphere. She will touch on the many lessons she learned along the way, including the mistakes and things she wish she knew and will share advice and tips for those interested in exploring the realm of personal work. Attendees are encouraged to bring along ideas and projects that they are working on as the last portion of the class will act as a collaborative brainstorming session.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Landmark 1

9:00am

Getting Out of the Creative Rut

Photography, like any creative path, is fraught with highs and lows. With the lows - when no commissions is on the horizon, or when the latest project is finished - we can all descend into a pit. A photo hell where creativity and expression can vanish like tears in rain. But there are ways around it. There are ways to challenge yourself and think out side the box. In this workshop we will push our boundaries, challenge the photographic genre we find ourselves in and create a new path. Think photography meets therapy. Except no couches.

Equipment Needed: 50mm f/1.8 lens 

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

10:30am

Talent To Go
Sony will be providing models, props and miscellaneous scenic elements for you to create your own custom photo sessions.  Visit Homestead 2 and 3 to make your selections, and then choose your own location anywhere on-property.  All elements are first-come, first-served.  Time limits and other conditions apply.

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Homestead 2&3

10:45am

Optimizing Your YouTube Channel

A full overview of what it takes to be successful on YouTube. Some of the topics we'll cover: channel setup best practices, channel creatives, content strategy, audience development/community management, how to maximize YouTube's newest features (Community Tab, YouTube Stories etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Landmark 2

10:45am

Colby Brown's Guide to Wildlife Photography

Join Colby Brown for an in-depth talk and field excursion that focuses on creating incredible wildlife images. This class starts out with a 30 minute classroom session that dives into the gear, techniques and skills required to master wildlife photography. This will be followed by an hour walk along the rivers found in Sunriver, Oregon, which should provide a variety of different wildlife opportunities for the class.

Suggested Equipment: a9, a7 III or a7R IV
Equipment Needed: A Long Lens (100-400 or 200-600 or 400 f/2.8 preferably)

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

10:45am

How to Wow with Strobes

Learn Scott Robert's amazing off-camera lighting techniques that have turned him into an international superstar. Scott will teach his simple techniques using portable strobes that will allow the photographer to create amazing images on location and almost anywhere within minutes. See how to shoot in extreme bright sun and how to create the best light in low light situations. Discover how to maximize shooting time to create a variety of stylized images.

Equipment Needed:  Flash 

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Homestead 1

10:45am

Merging Photography & Design

This workshop will focus on how to turn your photography into a poster or art piece. This could be useful for those who make album covers and those who want to add graphic elements to their images. A lot of creative companies are now merging these two mediums and it's a good asset to have as a creative.

Equipment Needed: Sony Alpha a7R IV / III / II, a9 or a7 III, Laptop with Photoshop

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Heritage 1

10:45am

Roto Light: The Art of Continuous Light for Portraits

Do you want to understand the art of continuous light? Are you interested in High Speed Sync? Join Pamela Bloom from Rotolight on a beautiful photo walk to capture hands on stunning portraits. Understand how continuous light will be a must have for any photographer. Rotolight offers a powerful, high quality continuous output including fully tunable color temperature (3150-6300K) and adjustable brightness. The light blends beautifully with the ambient environment and you can see exactly how it will fall on your subject ahead of time. The added High Speed Sync flash functionality offers up to 500% more power allowing you to compliment natural light or, with zero recycle time, you can also freeze action.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Sponsor Pavilion

10:45am

Unlock the Power of Photoshop - Tips and Techniques for Photographers

If you’re tired of weeding through hours of tutorials trying to find practical Photoshop techniques, little known features, and hidden gems that are relevant in your work, then this class is for you. Julieanne Kost will walk you through a combination of new features as well as time-tested techniques to help you gain efficiency and reach your creative vision. If you’re looking to deepen your Photoshop skills and unlock the power of image editing to take your photography to the next level, then this seminar is for you.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Lab

10:45am

DJI: Cinematic Camera Movement

Get the most out of gimbals. Learn complete gimbal setup and operation including settings, single operation movement, and advanced multiple person shot planning with top film/TV gimbal operator Dave Anglin. Includes hands-on training with the new Ronin-SC.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Heritage 2

10:45am

Introduction to Video - Beginner

Photographers are well prepared to make the leap into video, but there are a few common pitfalls that still shooters face when moving into video. This introduction to video shooting addresses the common pitfall that still shooters face when they first try to shoot storytelling, cinematic video - and how to avoid them.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Landmark 1

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday August 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Besson Commons

12:00pm

12:15pm

Sony Ambassador Meet & Greet Lunch
A private meet and greet lunch with Sony Artisans & Alpha Imaging Collective Members including Sara France, Amber Baird, Garrette Baird, Jeff Berlin, Ben Lowy, Marvi Lacar, Drew Geraci, Shauna Wade, Quay Hu, Paola Franqui, Erin Sullivan, Louis Cole

Wednesday August 14, 2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Besson Commons

1:30pm

From the Personal Project to the Advertising Pitch: Concept to Creation

Marvi Lacar is a filmmaker and photographer. She will detail the steps of how to take a personal project to editorial and advertising clients - from pitching, to creating treatment decks, handling a creative call, through budgeting a production.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Landmark 2

1:30pm

Colby Brown's Guide to Wildlife Photography

Join Colby Brown for an in-depth talk and field excursion that focuses on creating incredible wildlife images. This class starts out with a 30 minute classroom session that dives into the gear, techniques and skills required to master wildlife photography. This will be followed by an hour walk along the rivers found in Sunriver, Oregon, which should provide a variety of different wildlife opportunities for the class.

Suggested Equipment: a9, a7 III or a7R IV
Equipment Needed: A Long Lens (100-400 or 200-600 or 400 f/2.8 preferably)

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

1:30pm

How To Build Your Dream Portfolio

Are you struggling to create the portfolio of your dreams?  Do you know what you want that portfolio to look like? We will talk about your current vision for your portfolio and get super specific on the curated look you want to present.  In this class we will work through the action items you need to get a refined portfolio that represents how you want to present yourself as an artist. We will dive into how to create those concepts and execute your vision. By the end of this class you will have your action list and be ready to hit the ground running.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Heritage 2

1:30pm

Mixed Lighting

Available light can be great, but it is often better when some artificial light is added. In this class Sony Artisan Tony Gale will introduce you to combining ambient light and flash. We will go over the pros and cons of combining the two and some techniques to maximize your results and create great photos.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Homestead 1

1:30pm

Roto Light: The Art of Continuous Light

Do you want to understand the art of continuous light? Are you interested in High Speed Sync? Join Pamela Bloom from Rotolight on a beautiful photo walk to capture hands on stunning portraits. Understand how continuous light will be a must have for any photographer. Rotolight offers a powerful, high quality continuous output including fully tunable color temperature (3150-6300K) and adjustable brightness. The light blends beautifully with the ambient environment and you can see exactly how it will fall on your subject ahead of time. The added High Speed Sync flash functionality offers up to 500% more power allowing you to compliment natural light or, with zero recycle time, you can also freeze action.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sponsor Pavilion

1:30pm

Travel Light for Better Photos

Katrin will show you how she travels lighter and makes more successful images with Sony cameras, a tablet, and Lightroom CC. In this session you’ll learn how to: import and manage camera RAW files with a tablet, how to quickly rank, rate and apply professional development settings, refine images with selective editing and creative black and white conversion, Share your images across many social media outlets, Sync Lightroom CC on your phone and/or tablet with Lightroom Classic on your laptop or desktop.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Heritage 1

1:30pm

Introduction to Video - Beginner

Photographers are well prepared to make the leap into video, but there are a few common pitfalls that still shooters face when moving into video. This introduction to video shooting addresses the common pitfalls that still shooters face when they first try to shoot storytelling, cinematic video - and how to avoid them.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Landmark 1

1:30pm

Run & Gun Short Film Shoot - Part 1

In this class Garrette and Amber will show how they shoot a short 60-second video brand story for social media or websites. They will share their expertise, tips, and tricks for shooting run and gun situations to show how they achieve maximum results in a small window of time.


Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

1:30pm

Ten Tools for Processing Night Images in Photoshop

Just like in the days of the darkroom, digital image processing is as important as solid field techniques. Learn how to bring dimension to your night images with Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross. This class will cover concepts such as blending focus stacked images, working with color, and noise reduction.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Lab

1:30pm

Long Exposure: A Hands-On Experience

Long exposure is a unique technique that allows you to manipulate time and create unique and breathtaking images when increasing exposure. It transforms waterfalls and fast moving rivers into milky ethereal shapes, quiets down the oceans, blurs out clouds moving in the wind or even turns cars and stars into trails of light. If you want to learn how to integrate this technique to your photography in the wonderful settings of Oregon, this workshop is for you.

NOTE: This session is two full class blocks; buses will depart at 1:30pm. Shuttle pick-up is in front of the Sunriver Main Lodge.

Equipment Needed: Tripod, 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, 24-70mm f/2.8 GM or 24mm f/1.4 lens, 10 or 13 stop ND filter for lens, shutter trigger / intervalometer



Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

1:30pm

Water(fall) Photography: Long / Short Exposure Methods

Join @StarvingPhotographer on location as he demonstrates several methods to capture flowing water. Whether you’re into silky smooth or crisp textures, this is the class for you. Learn to optimize aperture, ISO and shutter speed settings to capture the perfect shot.

NOTE: This session is two full class blocks; buses will depart at 1:30pm. Shuttle pick-up is in front of the Sunriver Main Lodge.

Equipment Needed: Wide angle and standard zoom lens, Circular Polarizer filter, ND filters (3 stop, 5 stop, and/or 10 stop), Tripod, Remote shutter release, Lens cloth/towel

Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Thapa

Mahesh Thapa

Photographer, StarvingPhotographer, LLC
Sony Alpha Collective Member with interest in nature photography.


Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

1:30pm

Lights, Camera, Appetite

Join Tyler Florence and his production team for a 2-hour, hands-on, guided cooking and videography class. The team will prepare a delicious and striking three-course menu incorporating the best of seasonal ingredients. Following an in-depth cooking demo with tips on how and when to incorporate the most cutting-edge filming techniques, each student will have the opportunity to get behind the lens and capture the food step-by-step as it is cooked and plated.

Note: This class spans 2 class blocks.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Homestead Kitchen

2:00pm

Talent To Go
Sony will be providing models, props and miscellaneous scenic elements for you to create your own custom photo sessions.  Visit Homestead 2 and 3 to make your selections, and then choose your own location anywhere on-property.  All elements are first-come, first-served.  Time limits and other conditions apply.

Wednesday August 14, 2019 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Homestead 2&3

3:15pm

From the Personal Project to the Advertising Pitch: Concept to Creation

Marvi Lacar is a filmmaker and photographer. She will detail the steps of how to take a personal project to editorial and advertising clients from pitching, to creating treatment decks, handling a creative call, through budgeting a production.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Landmark 2

3:15pm

Creating Live-Action 4K Timelapse

Learn how to shoot stunning scenes that mesh both timelapse photography and live-action 4K video together to create something new and fresh. You'll learn from timelapse master, Drew Geraci, the in's and out's of properly shooting dual scenes at the same time with only a single camera. You'll then be given instruction on how to blend the two mediums together perfectly in Adobe After Effects to create mind bending shots that will wow your viewers.

Equipment Needed: Sony cameras (Mark 3+) with FW5.0+ or an intervalometer, Tripod, ND filters for lens, Laptop with Lightroom or Capture One installed + NLE (Premiere, FCP, Resolve)

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Landmark 1

3:15pm

Post-Processing Tips for Sony Shooters

There’s a lot more under the hood of a Sony RAW file than you see at first glance. This class will focus on ways to get the most out of your images

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Freemont

3:15pm

Through The Looking Glass Portraiture Photo Walk

In this walk we will explore different techniques aimed at creating more compelling portraits through the use of depth, lighting, and with the help of Sony Alpha's Eye-AF.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

3:15pm

Exploring Empathy in Personal and Creative Works

Documenting personal stories is as much about the photographer as they are about the subjects. In this session, Nancy will share her intimate family story, breaking down her journey and detailing her experience photographing her parents’ parallel cancer treatments, wearing both hats of photographer and daughter. She will reflect on her path, personally and professionally, sharing the creative process of documentation, developing a visual, empathetic narrative, and diving deep into the experience of taking her personal story into the public, published sphere. She will touch on the many lessons she learned along the way, including the mistakes and things she wish she knew and will share advice and tips for those interested in exploring the realm of personal work. Attendees are encouraged to bring along ideas and projects that they are working on as the last portion of the class will act as a collaborative brainstorming session.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Heritage 2

3:15pm

Getting Out of the Creative Rut

Photography, like any creative path, is fraught with highs and lows. With the lows - when no commissions is on the horizon, or when the latest project is finished - we can all descend into a pit. A photo hell where creativity and expression can vanish like a fart in the wind. But there are ways around it. There are ways to challenge yourself and think out side the box. In this workshop we will push our boundaries, challenge the photographic genre we find ourselves in and create a new path. Think photography meets therapy. Except no couches.

Equipment Needed: 50mm f/1.8 lens


Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

3:15pm

Create a Stop-Motion Video

Learn how to create stop-motion animations and bring magic into your work. In this class, we'll have a short demo followed by an interactive exercise using the art of stop motion to create a video of your own.

Equipment needed: tripod


Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Homestead 1

3:15pm

Multi-camera Angle Run & Gun: Audio, Natural light, Interview Question Techniques

In this class, filmmaker Taylor Rees will guide students through the basics of "Run-n-Gun Interviewing", from the technical aspects of and interview set-up to the different styles of interview questioning.

Equipment Needed: Sony Alpha a7R IV/III or a7 III, 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 35mm, 50/55mm, or 85mm lens, Variable ND filter for lens, Tripod

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Heritage 1

3:15pm

Run & Gun Live Editing a Short Film - Part 2

In this class Garrette and Amber will live-edit the footage from Part 1. They will create a short 60 second brand story for social media or websites. They will share editing theories and show how they piece together a powerful and emotional edit.


Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Lab

5:00pm

Focus Group

Give us your feedback and receive a $100 gift card for 75 minutes of your time - please only sign up for 1 focus group for the duration of Kando Trip.  If times you are available are already full, please add yourself to the waitlist for your preferred timeslots, and we will contact you if there is a cancelation.

Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Abbott II

5:15pm

Stables Shoot: Open Set
Open set shooting at the stables (with talent onsite). 

Shuttles will begin departing from Sunriver Main Lobby at 5pm. Please note that if you go to the stables prior to the Evening Activities / Dinner at the hangar (which begins at 6:30pm) you will be able to walk from the stables to the hangar (approximate .2 mile / 5-minute walk).

Wednesday August 14, 2019 5:15pm - 8:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

6:30pm

Evening Activities / Dinner @ The Hangar
Transfers to The Hangar will begin at 6:15pm and run every 15 minutes; combination of shooting activities and dinner will take place at The Hangar

Wednesday August 14, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

9:00pm

Late Night Session: Chasing Moonbeams - Creative Nightscapes Under a Full Moon

We seldom think about moonrise the way we do about sunrise. However, just like sunrise, moonrise can bring the landscape to life in a whole new way with unique colour, soft light, and deep shadows. Join Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross for a unique approach to photographing nightscapes.

Meet at 9pm in Sunriver Main Lodge Lobby

Equipment needed: tripod
Suggested Equipment: 16-35mm GM, 24mm f/1.4 or 35mm f/1.4

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

9:00pm

Late Night Session: Full Moon Star Trails

Learn how to optimize your Sony camera for astrophotography and capture amazing star trail photographs in one capture under natural moon light.

Equipment needed: Tripod
- Please note that that all participants should download the Sony Imaging Edge mobile app or have a bulb intervalometer. This will be used for controlled bulb exposure during the class.


Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

9:00pm

Late Night Session: Light Painting

Equipment needed: Tripod

Please note this late night will depart from the Sunriver Main Lodge.  

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

9:45pm

Late Night Session: Timelapse

Capture the night sky in a whole new way. Watch stars and galaxies shimmer to life through the use of astro-timelapse photography. Participants will learn how to find the Milky Way using multiple methods, how to focus in the dark and then shoot the Milky Way over a 3-4 hour period. This is an intermediate level class and will require you to know the basics of photography as well as how to compile and execute timelapse photography.

Meet at 9:45pm in Sunriver Main Lodge Lobby.

Equipment Needed: A tripod and intervalometer.

Speakers
Sponsors

Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)
 
Thursday, August 15
 

4:45am

Sunrise Shoot at Sparks Lake

Join Colby Brown for a sunrise shoot at the gorgeous Sparks Lake, located 45 minutes from Sunriver, Oregon. We will focus our time in the field talking about gear, composition, exposure and storytelling. A tripod will be required. Filters such as ND or CPL can be used, but are not required. Return by 8AM.

Departure time: 4:45am Sparks Lake is an approximate 45-minute drive from the resort

Suggested Equipment: a7R IV or a7R III
Equipment needed: tripod, polarizing filter

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 4:45am - 7:30am
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

5:30am

Fly Fishing - Open Set
This is an open set that is not instructor led.  

Fly fishers will be found in the large pond behind the Sunriver Main Lodge.  Please look for them near the 10th tee.

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:30am - 8:15am
Outdoor / Pond Behind Sunriver Main Lodge

5:45am

Fly with Chris Burkard (Pre-req: Chris Burkard Lecture)

Pre-requisite: To be entered to win the flight, you must take Chris's "The Art Of Aerial Photography" class. 
Please note that the shuttle you will be taking to the airfield will depart at 5:45am.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:45am - 7:15am
Sunriver Airfield

5:45am

Cowboys @ Sunrise
Open Set 

Shuttles begin departing at 5:45am & run approximately every 30 minutes; last departure from Stables Field will be at 7:30am. Shuttles depart from Sunriver Main Lobby.

Please note this set will take place in a horse field. Appropriate footwear / attire is recommended.


Thursday August 15, 2019 5:45am - 7:30am
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

5:45am

Sunrise Session: Through The Looking Glass Portraiture Photo Walk

In this walk we will explore different techniques aimed at creating more compelling portraits through the use of depth, lighting, and with the help of Sony Alpha's Eye-AF.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:45am - 8:15am
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

6:30am

Fly with Chris Burkard (Pre-req: Chris Burkard Lecture)

Pre-requisite: To be entered to win the flight, you must take Chris's "The Art Of Aerial Photography" class.
Please note that the shuttle you will be taking to the airfield will depart at 6:00am.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 6:30am - 8:15am
Sunriver Airfield

7:00am

Morning Yoga

Thursday August 15, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Homestead 1

7:00am

Breakfast: Grab-And-Go
Thursday August 15, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Sponsor Pavilion

7:00am

Gear Checkout
Thursday August 15, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sponsor Pavilion

7:00am

Sponsor Pavilion
Thursday August 15, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sponsor Pavilion

7:45am

Focus Group

Give us your feedback and receive a $100 gift card for 75 minutes of your time - please only sign up for 1 focus group for the duration of Kando Trip.  If times you are available are already full, please add yourself to the waitlist for your preferred timeslots, and we will contact you if there is a cancelation.

Thursday August 15, 2019 7:45am - 9:00am
Abbott II

8:59am

9:00am

Creating Live-Action 4K Timelapse

Learn how to shoot stunning scenes that mesh both timelapse photography and live-action 4K video together to create something new and fresh. You'll learn from timelapse master, Drew Geraci, the in's and out's of properly shooting dual scenes at the same time with only a single camera. You'll then be given instruction on how to blend the two mediums together perfectly in Adobe After Effects to create mind bending shots that will wow your viewers.

Equipment needed: Sony a7R IV/III or a7 III, with FW5.0+ or an intervalometer, Tripod, ND filters for lens, Laptop with Lightroom or Capture One installed + NLE (Premiere, FCP, Resolve)

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Lab

9:00am

Cross Train: Bike & Shoot

Burn some calories, rev up your metabolism and fill those camera cards on a fun, photo bike ride. We’ll explore the neighborhood and experiment with shutter speed and flash to make exciting daytime action photos. While we pedal we’ll play with panning techniques and using flash to freeze action with high-speed sync.

Suggested Equipment: Sony a9 and flash 

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
B&H Bike Barn / Outdoor

9:00am

Editing with Capture One

Learn the secrets of retouching and the power of Capture One Pro with legendary retoucher Pratik Naik (@solsticeretouch). Sponsored by Capture One

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Heritage 1

9:00am

Mixed Lighting

Available light can be great, but it is often better when some artificial light is added. In this class Sony Artisan Tony Gale will introduce you to combining ambient light and flash. We will go over the pros and cons of combining the two and some techniques to maximize your results and create great photos.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Homestead 1

9:00am

Portraits with Character

Portrait photography that captures character is a hallmark of "real and true" people photography. Magazines seek to show us perfection, retouching any imperfections of models and actors and other celebrities. This class will focus on how to reveal character portraits that capture the essence of the subject.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Landmark 2

9:00am

The Art of Aerial Photography with Chris Burkard

Chris will dive deep into the art of aerial photography discussing the best way to approach a landscape from air as well as the gear needed to create the shot. We will discuss some of the essential knowledge needed to create successful aerial photographs. For those who join the class you will be automatically entered into the lottery to fly with Chris during sunset or sunrise.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Landmark 1

9:00am

A Cinematic Journey into the American West

Filmmaker, photographer and Sony Artisan Jeff Berlin is no stranger to the worlds of rodeo and the western lifestyle. Join him in this sure-to-be fun session as he breaks down the basics of creating a cinematic short film. He will cover everything from building up your camera with accessories and how to best set and configure your camera for your projects, to discussing lighting for motion and how to think about film structure and shot composition and construction. Jeff will go over some of the techniques, tips, and tricks he’s learned working on feature films, short films, music videos and commercials. This will be a fun and informative workshop with a bit of western twang so bring your cameras and be ready to shoot. Let’s saddle up and get ‘er done.

Suggested Equipment: Camera with a mid-range zoom such as a 24-70mm lens

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Heritage 2

10:30am

Talent To Go
Sony will be providing models, props and miscellaneous scenic elements for you to create your own custom photo sessions.  Visit Homestead 2 and 3 to make your selections, and then choose your own location anywhere on-property.  All elements are first-come, first-served.  Time limits and other conditions apply.

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Homestead 2&3

10:45am

How To Build Your Dream Portfolio

Are you struggling to create the portfolio of your dreams?  Do you know what you want that portfolio to look like? We will talk about your current vision for your portfolio and get super specific on the curated look you want to present. In this class we will work through the action items you need to get a refined portfolio that represents how you want to present yourself as an artist. We will dive into how to create those concepts and execute your vision. By the end of this class you will have your action list and be ready to hit the ground running.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Heritage 2

10:45am

Cinemagraphs: Creating Artistic Photos that Surprise

Shoot a video and make your own cinemagraph during class. You will also leave with several video clips to use to create cinemagraphs on your own.

Equipment Necessary: Tripod, Flixel Cinemagraph Pro loaded on laptop

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Homestead 1

10:45am

How to Wow with Strobes

Learn Scott Robert's amazing off camera lighting techniques that have turned him into an international superstar. Scott will teach his simple techniques using portable strobes that will allow any photographer to create amazing images on location and almost anywhere within minutes. See how to shoot in extreme bright sun and how to create the best light in low light situations. Discover how to maximize shooting time to create a variety of stylized images.

Equipment required: flash

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Landmark 2

10:45am

Smartphone Apps for Better Photography

A camera phone or App can’t replace your Sony gear, but they sure can make your photography life easier. In this course, you’ll learn which apps @starvingphotographer relies on to plan, organize, edit, and even take stunning images with his smartphone. Discussion will focus on the key elements of each app and how best to use the available features to achieve maximum efficiency and success. Want to use your mobile device to become a better photographer? There’s an App for that.

Apps discussed: Participants may want to download prior to the workshop: Google Maps; Instagram; Photo Pills; Long Exp; Star Walk; SnapSeed; Spectre; Moment

Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Thapa

Mahesh Thapa

Photographer, StarvingPhotographer, LLC
Sony Alpha Collective Member with interest in nature photography.


Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Heritage 1

10:45am

Ten Tools for Processing Night Images in Photoshop

Just like in the days of the darkroom, digital image processing is as important as solid field techniques. Learn how to bring dimension to your night images with Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross. This class will cover concepts such as blending focus stacked images, working with color, and noise reduction.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Lab

10:45am

Multi-camera Angle Run & Gun: Audio, Natural light, Interview Question Techniques

In this class, filmmaker Taylor Rees will guide students through the basics of "Run-n-Gun Interviewing", from the technical aspects of set-up to the different styles of interview questioning

Equipment Needed: Sony Alpha a7R IV/III or a7 III, 24-70mm, 24-105mm, 35mm, 50/55mm, or 85mm lens, Variable ND filter for lens, Tripod

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Landmark 1

10:45am

Run & Gun Short Film Shoot - Part 1

In this class Garrette and Amber will show how they shoot a short 60-second video brand story for social media or websites. They will share their expertise, tips, and tricks for shooting run and gun situations to show how they achieve maximum results in a small window of time.


Thursday August 15, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday August 15, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Besson Commons

1:30pm

Optimizing Your YouTube Channel

A full overview of what it takes to be successful on YouTube. Some of the topics we'll cover: channel setup best practices, channel creatives, content strategy, audience development/community management, how to maximize YouTube's newest features (Community Tab, YouTube Stories etc.).

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Heritage 2

1:30pm

Colby Brown's Guide to Wildlife Photography

Join Colby Brown for an in-depth talk and field excursion that focuses on creating incredible wildlife images. This class starts out with a 30 minute classroom session that dives into the gear, techniques and skills required to master wildlife photography. This will be followed by an hour walk along the rivers found in Sunriver, Oregon, which should provide a variety of different wildlife opportunities for the class.

Suggested Equipment: a9, a7 III or a7R IV
Equipment Needed: A Long Lens (100-400 or 200-600 or 400 f/2.8 preferably)

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Landmark 2

1:30pm

Editing with Capture One

Learn the secrets of retouching and the power of Capture One Pro with legendary retoucher Pratik Naik (@solsticeretouch). Sponsored by Capture One.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Heritage 1

1:30pm

Let There Be Light!

Great light. It’s something every photographer wants, hopes, and dreams about. Sometimes, natural light gives us exactly what we want, and it’s great. But what happens when natural light isn’t there, or we just want to create something a little more dynamic? That’s where bringing in your own light comes into play. Learn a few of the many ways you can illuminate your couples with Sara France and Megan Allen, and take your lighting to the next level. Together, they’ll be teaming up to share a little bit of both worlds to equip you to go into your next session with a stronger handle of how to make light your own, and give your clients a fantastic product.

Suggested Equipment: Flash 

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Homestead 1

1:30pm

Travel Light for Better Photos

Katrin will show you how she travels lighter and makes more successful images with Sony cameras, a tablet, and Lightroom CC. In this session you’ll learn how to: import and manage camera RAW files with a tablet, how to quickly rank, rate and apply professional development settings, refine images with selective editing and creative black and white conversion, Share your images across many social media outlets, Sync Lightroom CC on your phone and/or tablet with Lightroom Classic on your laptop or desktop.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Landmark 1

1:30pm

Run & Gun Live Editing a Short Film - Part 2

In this class Garrette and Amber will live edit the footage from Part 1. They will create a short 60 second brand story for social media or websites. They will share editing theories and show how they piece together a powerful and emotional edit.


Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lab

1:30pm

Long Exposure: A Hands-On Experience

Long exposure is a unique technique that allows you to manipulate time and create unique and breathtaking images when increasing exposure. It transforms waterfalls and fast moving rivers into milky ethereal shapes, quiets down the oceans, blurs out clouds moving in the wind or even turns cars and stars into trails of light. If you want to learn how to integrate this technique to your photography in the wonderful settings of Oregon, this workshop is for you. Come and join Sony Artisan Thibault Roland for this off-site shoot.

NOTE: This session is two full class blocks; buses will depart at 1:30pm

Equipment Needed: Tripod, 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, 24-70mm f/2.8 GM or 24mm f/1.4 lens, 10 or 13 stop ND filter for lens, shutter trigger / intervalometer

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

1:30pm

Water(fall) Photography: Long / Short Exposure Methods

Join @StarvingPhotographer on location as he demonstrates several methods to capture flowing water. Wether you’re into silky smooth or crisp textures, this is the class for you. Learn to optimize aperture, ISO and shutter speed settings to capture the perfect shot.

NOTE: This session is two full class blocks; buses will depart at 1:30pm

Equipment Needed: Wide angle and standard zoom lens, Circular Polarizer filter, ND filters (3 stop, 5 stop, and/or 10 stop), Tripod, Remote shutter release, Lens cloth/towel

Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Thapa

Mahesh Thapa

Photographer, StarvingPhotographer, LLC
Sony Alpha Collective Member with interest in nature photography.


Thursday August 15, 2019 1:30pm - 4:45pm
Sunriver Main Lodge Outdoors for Departure

2:00pm

Talent To Go
Sony will be providing models, props and miscellaneous scenic elements for you to create your own custom photo sessions.  Visit Homestead 2 and 3 to make your selections, and then choose your own location anywhere on-property.  All elements are first-come, first-served.  Time limits and other conditions apply.

Thursday August 15, 2019 2:00pm - 8:30pm
Homestead 2&3

3:15pm

Merging Photography & Design

This workshop will focus on how to turn your photography into a poster or art piece. This could be useful for those who make album covers and those who want to add graphic elements to their images. A lot of creative companies are now merging these two mediums and I believe it will be a good asset to have as a creative.

Equipment Needed: Sony Alpha a7R IV / III / II, a9 or a7 III, Laptop with Photoshop

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Landmark 1

3:15pm

Photographing Splashes and Pours with Sony Speedlites

Photographing liquid can be tricky, this class will cover how to get dramatic splash and pour photos using Sony Speedlites. We will cover how to light for dramatic effect and what goes into freezing the motion (it’s not just shutter speed) so you can make amazing photos. You will have the opportunity to try out the techniques in class.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Heritage 1

3:15pm

Post-Processing Tips for Sony Shooters

There’s a lot more under the hood of a Sony RAW file than you see at first glance. This class will focus on ways to get the most out of your images

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Heritage 2

3:15pm

Through The Looking Glass Portraiture Photo Walk

In this walk we will explore different techniques aimed at creating more compelling portraits through the use of depth, lighting, and with the help of Sony Alpha's eye AF.

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Outdoor / Courtyard Tent

3:15pm

Tips and Tricks for Better Prints with Epson

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Lab

3:15pm

Create a Stop-Motion Video

Learn how to create stop-motion animations and bring magic into your work. In this class, we'll have a short demo followed by an interactive exercise using the art of stop motion to create a video of your own.

Equipment needed: tripod


Thursday August 15, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Homestead 1

4:00pm

Happy Hour Shoot
Open Shooting

Thursday August 15, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Mt. Bachelor Lawn

5:00pm

Focus Group

Give us your feedback and receive a $100 gift card for 75 minutes of your time - please only sign up for 1 focus group for the duration of Kando Trip.  If times you are available are already full, please add yourself to the waitlist for your preferred timeslots, and we will contact you if there is a cancelation.

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Abbott II

5:30pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Heritage Terrace

5:45pm

Fly with Chris Burkard (Sunset Flight) (Pre-req: Chris Burkard Lecture)

Pre-requisite: To be entered to win the flight, you must take Chris's "The Art Of Aerial Photography" class. 
Please note that the shuttle you will be taking to the airfield will depart at 5:45pm. 

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 5:45pm - 8:15pm

6:30pm

Evening Program & Dinner
Dinner & Open shooting

Thursday August 15, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Besson Commons

9:00pm

Late Night Session: Chasing Moonbeams - Creative Nightscapes Under a Full Moon

We seldom think about moonrise the way we do about sunrise. However, just like sunrise, moonrise can bring the landscape to life in a whole new way with unique colour, soft light, and deep shadows. Join Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross for a unique approach to photographing nightscapes.

Meet at 9pm in Sunriver Main Lodge Lobby

Equipment needed: tripod
Suggested Equipment: 16-35mm GM, 24mm f/1.4 or 35mm f/1.4

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

9:00pm

Late Night Session: Light Painting

Equipment needed: Tripod 

Speakers

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)

9:45pm

Late Night Timelapse

Capture the night sky in a whole new way. Watch stars and galaxies shimmer to life through the use of astro-timelapse photography. Participants will learn how to find the Milky Way using multiple methods, how to focus in the dark and then shoot the Milky Way over a 3-4 hour period. This is an intermediate level class and will require you to know the basics of photography as well as how to compile and execute timelapse photography.

Meet at 9:45pm in Sunriver Main Lodge Lobby

Equipment Needed: Tripod, Intervalometer

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday August 15, 2019 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Sunriver Main Lodge (Lobby)
 
Friday, August 16
 

6:00am

Departures
Shuttles will run starting at 6:30 AM.

Friday August 16, 2019 6:00am - 11:00am
Outdoor

7:00am

Gear Return
All gear MUST be returned no later than 9am on Friday, August 16.

Friday August 16, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Sponsor Pavilion