Brentwood Photography Group Mini-Clinic

Overview: The Mini-Clinic is a focused workshop on a variety of photographic topics held each month for BPG members.  Examples of past topics include Photoshop, Lightroom, image critiques and lighting techniques.  It occurs the second Thursday of each month.  You can email Dana Barrett with any questions.

Location: We meet at the Brentwood Library located at 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 (map).  The meetings are held in Room A.

Time: 6:30 pm


Next Mini-Clinic Info:

July 13 - The Impact of Portraiture with Emily McGonigle

Portraiture can have a very powerful impact on our subjects and the way they see themselves. Emily will speak about one amazing experience specifically, as well as how she strives to make every client grow more confident in themselves through the experience of their photo shoot, and the resulting photographs.

Emily Rose McGonigle is a high-end portrait photographer based out of Nashville and Franklin. Completely self-taught, she worked hard to learn as much as she could about lighting, retouching, and posing, through books, online tutorials and workshops, and by working with her peers. She applies her love for commercial and fashion photography to all of her portraits, with special attention paid to lighting, styling, and retouching.

While Emily enjoys the styles of commercial and fashion photography, she fell in love with the idea of bringing that type of experience and quality portraiture to everyday clients. She’s passionate about helping people see themselves in a new light, through the use of portraiture, and hopes to build self-confidence in her clients.

Emily shoots both on-location and in studio, making use of both natural light, and studio lighting in her work. She also serves other photographers both locally and nationally by offering retouching and editing services.


Upcoming 2017 Mini Clinics

Jul 13 – Emily McGonigle - -portraits

Aug 10 – Jennifer King - - landscapes

Sep - Sue Henry:  A day in the life of a photography juror

Oct - Mike Gannon & Tom Keller:  Stereoscopic photography (3D)

Nov - Critique Night

Dec - No mini clinic


2017 Mini Clinic Notes

January - Lou Outlaw's notes are here



2016 Mini Clinic Notes

March - Bob English notes here

April - Mike Gannon's Exposure notes here

May - Lightroom Tips & Tricks here, Photoshop Tips & Tricks here

August - Marc Billingsley off camera flash notes here

Sept 8 -  Image Critique, Mark Mosrie