ClickCon 2021 Recap

Model Credit: Kimberlee Munis
Model Credit: Kimberlee Munis

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Chicago for ClickCon with Skylum Software. I spent most of my time working at the Trade Show representing Skylum and Luminar AI, but I did have a few opportunities to pull out my camera, and WOW…what an experience!

For those who aren’t familiar with ClickCon, it is a multi-day photography conference focused on portrait photography…but not boring, bland portraits…we’re talking wild, fantastical setups that set my creative synapses on fire!

This conference had a lot of “firsts” for me

  • First time at ClickCon
  • First time on a plane since Covid
  • First time meeting my Luminar Coffee Break co-host, Vanelli in-person
  • First time photographing professional models (I don’t often photograph people)

Needless to say, it was a whirlwind week (and I mean that in the most positive way)!

I have a TON of photos I want to share, so rather than creating a massively long blog post, I’ll share a few of my favorites here and post the rest over the next few weeks to my Instagram account.

Michaela Rae Mueller at ClickCon
Model Credit: Michaela Rae Mueller
Mad Hatter Tea Party at ClickCon
Mad Hatter Tea – Model Credits: Katherine Anderson, Vivien Grimm, & Katie Danielle Brunn
Boudoir photo of Michaela Rae Mueller at ClickCon
Model Credit: Michaela Rae Mueller
Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts at ClickCon
Queen of Hearts & Mad Hatter | Model Credits: Samm Macias & Louie Love
Michaela Rae Mueller at ClickCon
Model Credit: Michaela Rae Mueller

This is only a small handful of my photos from ClickCon, but definitely among my favorites. As you can see the scenes, costumes, and models were spectacular!

All of the photos in this series were processed with some combination of Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Luminar AI, and Topaz DeNoise AI.

ClickCon 2022

If this looks like fun (trust me, it was), the next ClickCon is currently planned for June of 2022. Get the details here. If you’re like me (more comfortable photographing subjects that don’t talk back) I still encourage you to go to workshops like this. It will grow your skills, stretch you creatively, and you’ll come away with some great portfolio images.


If you have questions about ClickCon, these photos, or the processing techniques that I used, leave me a comment below or contact me directly. I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Kevin La Rue on August 29, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Angela – it was truly epic to see you in person, and in your element. Teaching, connecting w/ other photographers, and, dare I say it?, taking photos of people. ;)

    Seriously, you are a bright angel(a) in every room. Thanks for joining V and I on this journey – Onward, Ever Onward!

    • Angela Andrieux on August 30, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Hanging out with you & V in Chicago was a blast! I’m so lucky to have colleagues that I can count among my friends. :)

  2. Holly Linton on August 31, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Great images! What was it like to finally meet Vanelli in person? :)

    • Angela Andrieux on August 31, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks, Holly!! V in person is a lot like V on Zoom! He’s a great storyteller and jokester. We had a blast!

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