Do you LOVE Photography?
We thought so!  
That is why you need to be at the I Heart Photography Conference and Expo October 12-14 at the Grapevine Convention Center.
The I Heart Photography Conference features three days of programming for photographers of all skill levels and with a wide range of interests.  
Pro photographers will enjoy an outstanding lineup of programs from marketing and inspiration and from babies to families in our Pro Track of programs designed to address the needs and expand the success of professional photographers. 
Photographic enthusiasts and pros alike will enjoy our Inspiration Track of classes featuring a variety of programs to foster creativity and inspiration.  Just take one look at the schedule of classes and you will be impressed.
In addition to the regular conference programs, we have a lineup of "hands on" Excursions that take place on Friday.  Bring your camera and be prepared to work side by side with a coach who will guide you through the process of creating outstanding images.
Excursions include photographing in the Fort Worth Zoo and at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Expo at I Heart Photography is open Saturday and Sunday and is free with your registration.  
Registration for the conference is $127. 
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About the Conference
The I Heart Photography Conference welcomes photographers of all skill levels and interests.  If you love photography, this is your event!

Friday morning, prior to the Conference, we have a variety of optional, hands-on Excursions.  Excursions are not included with conference registration and require an additional fee.  The list of Excursions can be found at the end of this note. You can also visit the event website to see the complete list of Excursions.

Track Programs

We have created our programs in two "Tracks" to help you navigate the content that will be most appealing to you.  Our "Inspiration Track" features programs covering some of the most popular topics of interest to photo enthusiasts.  Our "Pro Track" features topics and speakers that will appeal to the part-time and full-time professional photographer.

You may mix and match and attend any program in any track with your paid registration.  Your registration also gets you into the Expo and no additional charge.

Friday Programs
Saturday Programs
Sunday Programs
Friday morning kicks off with a variety of hands-on Excursions.  Excursions are your opportunity to bring your camera and work in a small group setting with a coach who will guide you through the process of creating outstanding images.  Coaches will help you as much or as little as you like.  We have a variety of Excursions that are sure to get your creative energy flowing.   Excursions are held off-site and require an additional fee.  Transportation to and from each Excursion is not included.
Image by Scott Kelby
Image by Scott Kelby
AT&T Stadium Photo Excursion
Hosted by Tony Corbell
Friday, October 12
Excursion Fee:  $89 (includes admission into the stadium)
This is an unprecedented opportunity to photograph inside AT&T Stadium.  This landmark home of the Dallas Cowboys has granted an extraordinary exception to i-Heart Photography participants to photograph throughout the stadium without the usual camera and lens restrictions.
Welcome to the Jungle of Wildlife Photography

Hosted by Dennis Kelley
Friday, October 12
Excursion Fee:  $89 (includes admission to the Ft. Worth Zoo.  Does not include parking.)

Dennis Kelley is known for his unique story telling imagery of people and animals.

If you love photographing wildlife, either in their natural environment, game parks or in a zoo, this workshop is for you. Dennis will give you tips and techniques to take your wildlife photography to the next level. Key topics will include: lens choice, telephoto extenders, filters, timing, focus presets, seasons and his own unique thought process on planning a photo safari.
On Location Architectural Shooting Tricks and Techniques for Magazine Quality Images

Presented by Ethan Tweedie
Friday, October 12th,
9:30am - 1:30pm
Excursion Fee:  $67
Whether you're photographing a room for an architectural magazine, for a real-estate ad, or for an interior decorator, interior/exterior spaces present a variety of photographic challenges.

This on location workshop will go step by step working through real world problems of composition, staging and lighting of interior and exterior spaces to make them look their best.
Play With Your Food!

Hosted by Malinda Julien
Friday, October 12th
9:30AM to 1:30PM
Excursion Fee:  $67

Your mother told you not to play with your food; but we encourage it!

Food photography is about architecture and portraiture brought together to elicit a response of desire.

Join Malinda Julien for a fun filled food photography day!
We'll begin with some basics about how to approach food photography, what equipment you need, styling and composition, along with lighting techniques and different styles. Ambient lighting, on location style or strobe in the studio, all types of lighting will be covered.  Learn to shoot on location or in a studio (we'll have studio lighting there)
The Art of Street Photography
Presented by Josh Jordan
Friday, October, 12
9:30am - 1:30pm
Excursion Fee:  $67

When it comes to impactful portraits, oftentimes it's difficult to get the subjects that you most desire into the studio. There are logistical issues like scheduling and returning email and phone calls. The solution is to get out to where those subjects are and take the studio to them. Engage them on the spot and make the idea of having a portrait made be a winning opportunity for them...and for you.

However, there are multiple potential issues that arise when attempting to approach strangers and ask to make their portrait. How do you make the initial approach? How do you develop instant trust? How do I gauge who will and who won't sit for me? Model releases? Gear? Settings? The list goes on and on.

Our goal for this class will be to cover these topics and then go out into the streets to meet strangers and make impactful portraits.
Airborne Over Texas
Presented by Justin Moore, M. Photog. Cr., CPP
Friday, October 12
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Excursion Fee:  $67

Join drone photographer Justin Moore as he takes you on an airborne journey into the world of low altitude aerial photography.

For budding drone photographers, Justin will cover some of the basic tenets of the FAA's new "Part 107" commercial regulations. He will also share his experiences using #dronesforgood - from mapping a lost population of bigtooth maple trees to monitoring a great blue heron rookery from his perch in the sky.

Justin Moore will take you on an exciting tour of how low altitude aerial photography is changing the photography industry.
To learn more, visit the I Heart Photography Conference and Expo website.

The I Heart Photography Conference and Expo is October 12-14.  The conference and expo takes place at the Grapevine Convention Center on Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. The cost is only $127.  Excursions are offered at an additional fee.

There are a number of hotels near the convention Center as well as wineries and wine tasting rooms, Grapevine Mills Outlet Mall and plenty of great places to eat.