HTL is an event dedicated to your passion for photography. A workshop that gives you hands on experience, educational seminars and workshops that cater to your needs. HTL is a 4 day event with 2 and 3 day options. The full event starts Sunday June 11 and runs through Wednesday June 14. Take your photography to the next level and have a blast working with beautiful models in unique locations. Don't let it sell out. Get reserved now. If you have questions or want to be put on a mailing list, please email jt @ supershoots.com
HTL covers studio and natural light photography. Choose your interests in beauty, fashion, glamour, creative, portrait/wedding and post production. These are key elements for this creative workshop. HTL offers exciting seminars and hands on workshops for all skill levels. There are two wonderful studio locations that have over 3,000 sq. ft. of space. Each studio is well equipped with a variety of lighting so you can learn and create beautiful photography. The outdoor locations provide numerous Americana landscapes. A wonderful team of instructors, beautiful models, stylist and make up artists will provide you the ability to achieve photography excellence. From photography being a hobby to the professional making a living, HTL will inspire you and take your photography to the next level.
Hit the Lodge now offers 4 lodge properties in unison. A complete private facility and properties for the group. This is ideal for having a wonderful 4 day photography event experience.
Seminars are formal educational classes
from our team of instructors. Seminars are scheduled in the morning each
day while models are being prepared in make up and styling. There are
creative lighting, posing, communication, facial analysis and also cover
Adobe PS and LR techniques. Seminars will inspire you with expert information.
They will show you the current trends in photography and offer you knowledge
to take years off your learning curve.
Workshops are live photographic sessions that are controlled by our mentors. You will learn from a variety of techniques that are used by top photographers. They are designed to offer you technical information and visual perspectives to enhance your own photography. New this year is an option to take a complete course on filmmaking. Photographers wanting to learn about HDSLR video production should definitely attend HTL.
Our experienced staff will evaluate your skill level and lead your own photography sessions with our models. HTL Mentors offer insights from their photography experience for you to learn different styles and techniques. You can learn a variety of skill sets with each mentor over the course of the event.
You will photograph our models for a scheduled time period through out each day. Our staff will be there to guide anyone needing assistance and/or offer additional information. Staff will not take away any of your scheduled shooting time, unless requested by you during your shooting time. There will be NO over the shoulder shooting. There will be NO "hogging" the models. This will be enforced so that each photographer can maximize his or her shooting time with each model. Scheduled sessions are 1 on 1. That means you have control over your session time with each model.
Each room has two beds and private bath.
If you sign up now, early registrations have priority to a private room
based on availability. All 4 lodges have large common areas for relaxing
and recreational use.
Private lodging includes guaranteed private room for 4 nights. Private rooms offer more space for yourself. Meals are included. A luxury room upgrade is one of our larger private rooms with a king size bed. This arrangement guarantees you a private room during the event. There are limited rooms so make sure you register today before they sell out. If you have questions about room types, please call 217 408 8761.
A luxurious suite room that has a king bed, fridge, fire place, jacuzzi and large bathroom. Your significant other or another colleague can be included with the buddy ticket option. Spend your downtime at HTL in ulitmate comfort. Meals included.
A celebration to introduce you to all photographers, models and staff. A meeting to set the stage for HTL.
A celebration to close out HTL. We honor everyone for all the hard work. Appreciation is shown to you, our staff that has given up their time to model, mentor, instruct, and apply makeup and style hair so all of us could enjoy the event. This follows the final banquet dinner.
"This was a fantastic learning experience, and the bargain of my lifetime in photography!"J. Hall
"No other event comes close to offering so many elements under one roof!"A. Smith
"I was becoming trapped in my own creative mind with whatever PPA wanted me to see. HTL gave me just what I needed to take my creativity to the next level."J. Sparling
"I absolutely loved every minute of HTL and our holiday to USA - You and the mentors have all helped me so much. I am really grateful for the HTL experience and all it has given.G. Moppit
"I can't thank you and everyone enough for the wonderful experience, I am still in awe from all the great instruction and good times!"M. Hill
"HTL offers a series of excursions into a rich and diverse photography experience!"C. Shroeder
"Had a great time at HTL 2015 - Will see you again next year. Thanks Everyone!"J. Beharry
Hit the Lodge photography workshop instructors. The official instructors will be announced closer to the event. We are bringing in new programs and workshop instructors to HTL XVIII.
Models who have attended in past HTL's are listed below with many others not listed.
Hit the Lodge photography workshop features top make up and hair artists to prep the models for your scheduled photo sessions. From clean beauty to creative fashion to bombshell, these artists create amazing looks.
HTL June 11-14, 2017- The itinerary is subject to change to best serve you and the event. The itinerary is to be used as a current guideline. HTL offers a variety of lighting workshops, photography education, retouching and toning classes. HTL offers you inspiring seminars that will cater to your specific needs. HTL crosses all platforms. Portrait photographers can gain an edge on their competition by attending HTL. You will photograph models with beautiful makeup artistry for your displays and marketing material. You will learn and be inspired to create images that have impact for your business, personal art or hobby. Shoot with a purpose. Attend HTL and be a better photographer.
"My experience at HTL not only boosted my skill-level in photography but also my confidence as a photographer. I will be back for more. Thanks to JT and the gang for an amazing experience!" - Fishhook Creek Photography
"To say it is a 10 out of 10 is a lie..it is off the charts. Loved it!" - L. Wilke
"This was my first time experience at HTL. I really didn't know what to expect and went into it with a open mind. I learned so much photography wise, it was unbelievable. The mentors, models, and Make up artists and hair stylist are all excellent. That's only a small part of the HTL experience. Life had so few perfect moments and experiences but at HTL every minute was priceless. Not only the beautiful location in Gods country, but away from all the troubles in the world. To share such an experience with all types and ages of photographers is truly worth going in itself...I am still smiling every time I think of my own experience and I cant wait until next years HTL. Oh, did I mention the awesome home cooking at HTL..Life doesn't get any better than being at HTL. Making many new friends and seeing some old ones as well." - T. Rothe
HTL Includes seminars in: Basic and Advanced Adobe Photoshop, Creative and Fine Art Photography, Seeing the Light seminars and workshops, Facial Analysis, Posing/Communication, Studio Lighting, Natural Light, Beauty and Fashion, Portraits / HS Senior, Glamour and Bombshell Photography, Shooting On Location, Shooting for Images that have Impact and much much more...
If you have questions please call 217 408 8761. Below are routine questions asked that may help you answer some of your questions.