HTL is located just 2 hours North of St. Louis and 4 hours South of Chicago in beautiful Pike County, IL


HTL is a photography workshop that covers creative, portrait, beauty, fashion, and glamour with both studio and natural light. It offers a variety of outdoor Americana theme locations and a large studio complex. The main property also has a pool and a recreational area that can be used for creative concepts.


Large conference facility for seminars, workshops and a large studio that will have a variety of studio lighting. Unique outdoor locations for natural light photography. Several models and professional makeup artists provided. For those wanting a higher education, mentors are on hand to guide you. Create, learn and especially have fun at HTL.


Bue Creek Resort will center the event with a variety of outdoor locations in Pike County, IL.


Reserve your spot to the event today before HTL sells out! You can reserve the event by visiting our official HTL Website. Your photography will thank you for it.


HTL EVENT May 28-31, 2020



HTL August 27-30
Event Registration

If you have any questions please contact us


Event Only Registration

  • 399 - Weekend Warrior August 29-30

  • 499 - Full Event August 27-30

  • Regular Value - 499/599




Meeting Each Day
Blue Creek Resort
27542 US Highway 54
Griggsville, IL 62340
Right Outside of Pittsfield, IL


5 p.m. Meet and Greet

6 p.m. Dinner

7 p.m. Special Presentation

8 p.m.  Studio and Indoor Workshops (Blue Creek)

10 a.m. Natural Lighting Techniques

12 Noon - Lunch

2 p.m. to Sunset - Photo Sessions at various locations


10 a.m. Creative Studio Lighting Techniques

12 Noon - Lunch

2 p.m. to Sunset - Photo Sessions at various locations

10 a.m. - Seminars and Workshops

12 Noon - Lunch

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photo Sessions at various locations

6 p.m. Dinner and Closing Ceremonies

You are encouraged to make your own lodging reservations after you immediately register for the event only ticket. All-inclusive includes lodging at the historic Watson Hotel and your HTL meals during the event.

Hotels in Pittsfield, Illinois

Monroe Street Suites - (217) 285-6129

William Watson Hotel - (217) 285-6030
Green Acres Hotel - (217) 285-2166

Knights Inn - (217) 285-2129

St. Louis Lambert airport is the recommended airport. Pittsfield is 1.5 hours from St. Louis Lambert Airport and 4 hours south of Chicago international airports. 4 hours from Kansas City and Indianapolis.


Individual instruction is available at any time. During your creative sessions, mentors are on hand to assist you and answer your questions. Please ask them to help you if you want them or feel free to create 1 on 1 with each model. You will have plenty of time with each model to create unique images during the daily sessions at various locations, including a day in the HTL studio. The studio has several lighting sets.

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