Click Away is an annual conference weekend hosted by the female-led Click community – a collaborative learning space dedicated to helping photographers and content creators achieve their goals. The next Click Away event will take place at the Fairmont Chicago, USA, July 8-10, 2022.
The conference is a must-have experience, offering hands-on workshops and speaker events, instructor-led classes, the opportunity to network and sponsor pop-ups and equipment benefits. The idea is to build your portfolio, business, and photography skills in just three days.
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Three types of tickets are available for the Click Away Conference, ‘Snap’, ‘Luster’ or ‘Gloss’. With each ticket, you can expect to attend an educational program, breakfast panels, opening night, and at least one class with additional classes available as “Pixel” tickets.
The Luster ticket will grant you five additional classes of your choice, and the Gloss ticket provides a full course schedule as well as perks such as VIP seating, registration lines, and club room access. Classes range from hands-on shooting programs, post-processing workshops, seminars, reviews and more.
The conference will offer a variety of courses based on both gender and skill, and you will be able to create a personalized schedule that suits you perfectly. You can expect to find classes in branding, marketing, SEO, social media, and live shootings on lighting / flash, wedding, boudoir, fashion. family life, to name a few.
We spoke to Deven Travelstead, Click & Company, which gave us a glimpse of what you can expect to take away from a major female-led conference like Click Away.
“Click Away is designed to help you realize your creative potential and start creating the images you need to leverage your business or passion,” she told us. “In addition to acquiring a network of photographers from around the world and instructors who will help you overcome artistic, technical, conceptual and business challenges … you will come away with practical and applicable skills that you can immediately put to use. “
Since the creation of the Click on Community (formerly Clickin Moms in 2008), the brand’s mission has been to create a warm and inviting place where women photographers can cultivate and share their love for photography. This mission guided the launch of an online educational platform in 2010 until the first Click Away conference and event in 2014.
“Click Away provides the network and community of photographers that will help you develop and possibly even launch your photography business. There are countless examples of participants who got the final push they needed when faced with motivated and caring peers who faced similar challenges. .. in addition to learning from world-class speakers, you will improve yourself with the support of your peers and most importantly, you will have fun while making new friends. ”
When asked if this event would be welcoming and inclusive for members of trans or non-binary communities who wish to attend, Deven reassured us that the answer is 100% yes.
“Click Away is open to anyone who wishes to grow and develop as a photographer, regardless of their gender or gender identity. from Click Away, including our range of instructors, breadth of programming and participants. “
Click Away is different from other photography conferences in that its success is due in large part to the dedication of a group of incredibly talented photographers eager to share their experience, knowledge and hearts with attendees.
“We use both an application process and an outbound discovery for our instructor selection process and participants can expect to learn from a wide range of educators in terms of gender, background and style… our instructors just might become a network you rely on for business for years to come. “
The Click Away conference offers an extraordinary range of instructors and speakers to help you with your photography business through workshops and activities. Here are some of the fantastic women attending the conference:
Lynda Wells – Wedding photographer published internationally
Audrey Woulard – Nikon Ambassador and portrait photographer
Emma Natter – Business coach and founder
Kristen ryan – Landscape and nature photographer
Natasha Lee – Travel, gastronomy and hotel photographer
Jackie Haxthausen – Lifestyle photographer for children and families
Sarah krieg – Commercial photographer and director
This conference should be an exceptional opportunity for photographers who want expertise and advice to develop their imaging skills.
Registration and conference program are now live, so get there early and book your ticket, choose your classes and create your personalized event schedule!
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