4:30 pm-7:00 pm - Sunset at Point Lookout Vineyard (Pizza, Wine, and Models)
7:30 pm-9:00 pm -The Journey from Inspiration to Merit
– Chris Richman
Monday, October 22th
Sensor cleaning for $30 with half going to PPNC - Liyun Yu
9:00am-1:00PM - You have one job – make them look good! - Shane Greene
Animal Portrait Retouching and Painting in Photoshop
In this class instructor Mona Sadler will show you how she retouches an animal portrait along with showing some of her painting in Photoshop techniques. She will cover cropping, hair management (since it tends to go everywhere), and little things that matter. Then she will move into painting techniques for an animal portrait. This course is suitable for all skill levels.
Mona Kay Sadler, M Photog, CR, Master Artist, CPP, and CPA, runs Coastal Portraits near New Bern, NC. While her studio is focused on family and pet portraits she also works in digital art using mainly Photoshop. In the 2015 and 2017 International Print Competition she won the diamond photographer of the year award and a 2017 nomination for the Grand Imaging Awards. In 2018 she accomplished 8 loans in 2 cases, known as a double diamond.
Currently Mona is enjoys helping others climb the ladder to their Masters degree and serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Professional Imaging Group of Eastern North Carolina. She is also the current Vice President Elect for PpofNC.
She is active with her church family and volunteering in their special needs program as well as working in Operation Christmas Child for Samaritans Purse. She is also a chaplain on the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team.
In her other life Mona is a CPA, operating her own tax and accounting practice since 1991. She also likes to camp, fish, and read. She has 2 rescued dogs that live with her who make sure she never sits on her sofa alone.
Painterly Portraits: An Introduction
Always wanted to take your photographs farther, make them better, make them special? Through digital painting, you can enhance photographs to new levels of artistry. You can turn them into what you and the client WANTED them to be. Angela will demonstrate the techniques she uses to create merit-worthy Painterly Portraits. This is a great introduction to the day-long Pre-Con class she will be teaching in 2019 Carolina Photo Expo, where students will LEARN to digitally paint in Photoshop through hands-on experience. If you have wanted to explore digital painting, this is a great demo class to whet your appetite and show you that you can do it!
Energetic, focused, driven. Five kids, 21 years full-time psychology professor, Certified Professional Photographer and Master Photographer degree in 4 years, Angela is definitely focused. Angela owns Heirloom Portraits, currently located in Rocky Mount, NC, where she is dedicated to creating classic children's portraiture.
“The Journey from Inspiration to Merit”
Sometimes an idea just pops into my head; sometimes I struggle to come up with any ideas at all! Sometimes I will hear a phrase or a play on words and design the image to match. Sometimes the image I end up with doesn’t even resemble the original idea. Sometimes I work long and hard on an idea and don’t have a clue about where to begin because I am lacking the needed skills. For me, the most important parts of inspiration are to be open to new ideas, to set new goals and to listen to your gut. Join me for a walk on the path from inspiration to merit images.
Chris Richman is an award-winning photojournalist and fine art photographer, who has covered sports, events, and performing arts for the News & Observer and many other media outlets, travel guides and universities. Chris' photographs have won awards from the NC Press Association, Carolina Nature Photography Association, Cary Photographic Artists, PPA, and PPNC, including PPNC 2018 Photographer of the Year.
Her 20 years as a senior research scientist, combined with her decades of leadership in informal science education, give her an eye for precision, balance and story-telling. Chris juries photographic competitions, is a frequent speaker and offers photo critiques for photography clubs and associations in the Triangle and Sandhills regions of NC.
She is a CPP and has recently earned the final merit for her Master of Photography degree with the Professional Photographers of America. She is a member of PPA, PPNC, the Professional Imaging Group of Eastern NC and The Image Salon.
You have one job – make them look good!
Creating photos that showcase business owners
You can create a steady, year-round income right on your own home turf.
Providing local businesses with new and fresh imagery accomplishes multiple wins for both you and your professional clients.
Shane Greene is in his 11th year of serving as the exclusive photographer for a monthly premiere business magazine. Photographing the cover stories and business spotlights has created a side gig that pays for more than just the power bill.
From Shane’s tips you will gain insight on how to best represent yourself and help show off your local businesses. Learn how to walk into any environment and quickly decide on the optimum locations, what type of lighting you have/need and the best poses for the space and people; all the while building rapport with your clients and respecting the business owner’s time. The latter parts are key to developing repeat customers and referrals—most likely even for family portraits or your main style of photography.
Improve your business by making others look better.
Whether he’s making farmhouse renovations, playing with the 2 cutest grandsons, or going on a date with Bonnie, his wife of 32 years, Shane stays busy. Oh, and he manages two businesses as well.
Shane is a Master Photographer with a foot in two different realms, photography and real estate. This unique combination has allowed him to fine-tune a photography style that sets him apart, both in the real world and his studio.