Inspiring Talks

three game-changing photographers 

Our Saturday morning will kick off with a duo presentation by Courtney Bowles of Courtney Bowles Photography and Emily Hamson of Lavender and Lime Photography. Our afternoon will feature words from Meg Loeks of Meg Loeks Photography, an instructor, mentor and all-around photography magician. 


Shoot Alongs


Early bird registrants will have their choice of a shoot along on Friday evening while the rest of the crew can meet up with our "Inspire Walk" street photography session in downtown Salt Lake City. Each participant will choose a shoot along with one instructor for Saturday evening - indoor and outdoor options available (choices available on a first-come, first-serve basis).  

What's a shoot along? It is where a small group of photographers bring their cameras and tag along with an instructor to a photo shoot featuring models. But you won't just be watching! You'll have the chance to follow along but also take turns getting your shot. It is an awesome way to learn and experiment! 



learn editing tricks from the pros

If you have wondered how in the world Natalie Greenroyd maintains her style or how Tara Herron achieves those beautiful colors in her work, this is when you will discover the answer. Watch instructors work their magic in Lightroom and Photoshop - and then apply those techniques while we group edit our Saturday shoot along images on Sunday.


Lunch Bunch

dine with your new friends

Saturday afternoon, you will be grouped with one or two instructors and a small group of fellow attendees for an intimate lunch date out on the town. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just picked up your camera, this is the perfect time to ask your burning questions and swap stories with fellow photographers from across the country.



and so much more

Just when you think it can't get any better, we've got more! We have a cocktail hour, astro photography, Q&A panels, awesome vendors and more on the schedule. Don't miss out on the fun! And the best part? Insta-Inspire is donating a large portion of proceeds to The Gold Hope Project, which provides free portrait sessions for pediatric cancer patients to bring awareness to childhood cancer and provide funding for a cure. Our 2018 Presenting sponsor is Tamron, who will be with us all weekend with their awesome gear!



join the fun!

The Insta-Inspire Photography Retreat will take place April 27-29, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah.