The Capture!PhotoCon2018 Schedule will be updated regularly with any adjustments to class locations & sessions!  Be sure to save the schedule link on your smartphone.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You’re encouraged to create a personal schedule for your planning and reference during the conference, and to receive relevant, event notifications.  This will also help conference administration to see which classes may need to be moved to a larger room to accommodate greater interest.   However; schedules are not being used to hold or otherwise guarantee attendee seats for this event.

Now, get your camera gear and your notepads ready to take in a value-packed weekend of essential insights from over 30 of the most talented, experienced and up and coming artists in the Southwest!  

Thanks for making Capture!PhotoCon2018 so AWESOME!!
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Susan Schmitz

Phoenix, AZ
Susan Schmitz is a photographer/digital artist that specializes in conceptual stock imagery that assists the animal and travel industries in conveying memorable marketing messages in a single glance. Her work is licensed worldwide by companies such as Animal Planet, Pedigree, Dogster, Fodor’s Travel, Pet Business Magazine and many other major brands.

Susan also mentors fellow photographers on the business of commercial stock photography and teaches advanced editing techniques in a laid back, fun and informative manner that fosters creativity, action and prosperity.

Susan has developed two separate bodies of work that portray her passions and compassion in unique ways.

A Dog’s Life Photography specializes in fun, whimsical and conceptual images of domestic animals. Most of the animal models used in her work were photographed through her Rescue Group Photo Program which was developed as a way to help animal welfare organizations to find fur-ever homes for pets by providing them with high-impact photos that give adoption ads greater visibility. To keep this program running, these images are then licensed through her stock photography library to the pet industry for their commercial marketing needs.

A Wild Life Photography features a library of both documentary style and creatively composited images that are representative of her wanderlust spirit, awe of nature and devotion towards animals of all kinds. A portion of proceeds of sales through this brand’s direct website are donated to various wildlife and nature conservation organizations worldwide.