2:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Jeff Poole - Album Design & Sales
Saturday Night - 7:00 pm - Until
Deep space astrophotography is a perfect blend of science and art, and is possibly the most challenging thing you will ever attempt with a camera. The monetary rewards of this segment of photography are small, but the rewards to your soul are immeasurable. Join Chris as he walks you through the beginnings of this fascinating journey through our universe with a hands-on demonstration, weather permitting. If weather isn’t cooperative, you will learn initial capture, data manipulation, post-processing, and special tricks of the trade to keep you from spinning your wheels. Chris will show you how to take what equipment you have, and show you the baby steps that you can take to build your deep space astro toolbox and portfolio. Prepare to open your mind to a whole new world of photography, and find the creative spark to take your everyday work to the next level!
As a third-generation photographer with a childhood and youth spent in the industry, and with 17 years spent running a multi-employee studio built around portraits, weddings, and volume school and sports photography, Chris was on the verge of burnout. He had trouble finding the creative spark necessary for photographers to produce their best work. In the summer of 2015, Chris decided to take a camera on vacation for the first time ever in hopes of finding something to get the creative juices flowing again. In the early hours of a moonless morning in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, Chris captured the Milky Way on his camera with a wide-angle lens and a tripod. From that moment on, astrophotography became his obsession. It brought to life a new form of creativity that Chris wasn’t expecting. Now, just three years into the craft, Chris has progressed from wide-angle landscapes with the stars to deep space astrophotography, capturing high-resolution images of nebulae, star clusters and galaxies thousands and millions of light years away.
Sunday - 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Are you looking to step into the volume world of schools and sports? Or maybe you’ve gotten the contract to do the school’s photography but need to know what to do. How do you go about setting up a successful photo day at your school? Whether it be a sports day, underclass, club photos, game-time coverage or senior photo days, you will learn the process of a successful photo day from set-up to the final delivery of prints to the school. School photography doesn’t have to be overwhelming, let me show you how to make school photography a breeze!
Ben Earp is an award-winning portrait photographer and nationally-published photojournalist. Ben started his photography career as a photojournalist covering daily newspaper assignments, breaking news, high school and professional-level sports. Been has completed work for The Associated Press, The Shelby Star in Shelby, NC and several other news agencies. Currently, been works full-time for TPS Photography in Morganton, NC, as the head of their school photography division. When Ben isn’t working for TPS during the week he can often be found working for several NASCAR series race tracks taking photographs for their marketing photography needs as a freelancer for companies such as Nigel Kinrade Photography, John Harrelson Photography, and Harold Hinson Photography. Ben earned his CPP in February of 2018, the Professional Photographers of North Carolina’s 2018 President’s Award, and has his A.A.S in Photographic Technologies from CVCC in Hickory, NC.
Sunday - 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
“Take the Mystery out of the Squares”
What if Instagram could actually be fun for you? What if you could speak directly to your dream client?
You can totally have an audience anxiously awaiting your next post, any announcement of a spot open to work with you because your content speaks right to them which in turn will lead to sales driven through authentic and intentional posts
The best part?
In this class, you are going to learn how to own your awesomeness, stand out from the crowd, build a successful business and have fun doing it in a way that makes your clients stand up and take notice.
We are going to have a packed schedule and fun time covering key topics such as branding, aesthetic, planning your content, targeting your dream client, growing your Instagram following. We will also take to the mystery out of posting to stories, boomeranging and geotagging.
This class is for professionals of all social media experience levels.
Carly Fogleman left her profession as a secondary educator, picked up a camera, pursued curiosity and built the business of her dreams.
In 2007 she walked away from law school to follow her heart and passion for education. She has an energy and enthusiasm for sharing her passion and knowledge with others.
In 2010 she married, Eric. The following Christmas he gifted her with a camera with permission to pursue her curiosity at all costs. While continuing to teach Carly slowly built a brand and transformed a doubtful photographer into a savvy entrepreneur.
In 2016 Carly began her career as a professional photographer full time with a brick and mortar studio. The high demand for her services and flexibility to spend time with her two children Emilia and Nolan prompted Carly to pursue these dreams at all costs.
Her other passion is philanthropy which she is able to pursue as the youngest executive on the board of directors for her local Chamber of Commerce and through her outreach work as a member of the Junior Womens League of Smithfield.
She is a member of PPA and PPNC. Carlys goal is to share what she has learned about Instagram with you and to help you focus on your business without losing focus on your family.
Sunday - 2:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Feel the Light
When you go for a walk, step into a new space or drive down the street do you notice the light? Do you ever see beautiful light and really think about how, why? What separates the great painters from the ones you have never heard of? What separates the great photographers from the good? Light.
Early on I realized that light and the play of light and shadow interested me. My fascination with light led me to Ansel Adams, The Zone System and a love of black and white that is reflected in my favorite images.
You may not be interested in landscapes and view cameras, but Ansel and his system will improve your bottom line. Want to find out how? Come spend a few hours with me and you will leave confident that you can stop dreaming of beautiful light but learn to find and Feel The Light.
Discovering photography through my uncle’s love of art and images drew me into this wonderful profession. Fond memories of weekends spent with him at the National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian and numerous other galleries and exhibits developed my eye and fueled my desire to create. Like many, my beginnings were less than stellar. I often struggled to understand how to improve. I worked for a professional photographer one summer. He taught me more in three months than I had learned in years on my own. His biggest lesson was education. I joined local, state and national associations and attended as many conventions and schools as I could. Not only did I attend, I got involved. The most valuable lessons are often learned outside class.
In 1989 I fulfilled one of my ambitions by opening a full-time studio, Davies Photography in Shippensburg, PA, providing diverse services such as senior portraits, family portraits, commercial, wedding photography and digital imaging to a small community in central Pennsylvania. In 1993 I attained my Certified Professional Photographer status, in 1996 I earned my Master of Photography degree followed by a Photographic Craftsman degree in 1997. In 1999 the Photographic Exhibitions Committee approved me as an affiliate juror in the portrait category.
In 2000 I served as a print juror at the Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Exhibit. I am a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of North Carolina, and former member of Triangle Photographers Association, and Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania. I served on the board of directors for the Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania and Triangle Photographers Association as well as President of Triangle Photographers Association in 1998. Photographic awards earned include • Pennsylvania Photographer of the Year 2000, • 1999 Gallery Award in Electronic Imaging, • PP of A Loan Collection prints in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2000, • ASP Traveling Loan Collection 1997, 2000 • Mid-East States Wedding Award and numerous other state and local awards. • Dave’s images have been chosen for display at Epcot as part of their annual gallery award display.
I have been teaching Photoshop since version 2.5, have hosted numerous Super Monday programs and taught individual and group environmental and studio seminars. Schools that I have taught/co-taught include • Triangle Institute • Mid-Atlantic Regional School • New England Institute of Professional Photography • Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State • Mid America Institute • The Texas School.
Monday - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Adding Boudoir to your Brand
Boudoir photography is a fast-growing niche. There’s a lot to consider when adding this specialty genre to your brand, but it can be both lucrative and personally rewarding under the right conditions. In this talk, we’ll cover all the things you need to know to get up and running. Topics include: - Why your WHY is crucial to this genre - Finding your target client - Building your portfolio - Popular products for boudoir - Working with hair & makeup artists - Studio set-building and non-studio options - Tips for male photographers - Special considerations for your contracts and studio policies - Handling awkwardness… for you and for your client - Challenging your own discomforts and biases, and helping client through theirs - Getting your clients to do *that* pose or *that* face Boudoir posing is a bit different than classical portrait posing, and it’s so important to pose well! We’ll reserve the last portion of class for a live posing and lighting demo to explore how to help your client look and feel their best. If you’re considering adding boudoir to your brand, you will not want to miss this informative class!
Jeff and Lori own Indigosilver studio in Wilmington NC, offering boutique boudoir portraiture and wedding photography. They also own and operate The Shoot Space, their educational outreach for photographers. The Shoot Space is a community-oriented studio offering workshops, tutorials, photographers’ contracts, and online educational content for photographers.
Monday - 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Perfect Album: Simplified Album Workflow from Concept to Completion
Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Wedding Albums are too much work. I’m secretly glad when my clients don’t want one.” Learn to love wedding albums with an easy workflow that adds thousands to your bottom line. We routinely design albums with 70 or more pages without hard sells. Our initial design is done in about an hour, and our clients make their changes within 30 days. We’ll share with you the processes that we’ve developed over the years to make album design simple, painless, and profitable. With an average wedding album sale of nearly $3000, this ads significant income to our studio each year! Topics covered include: • Why sell albums? • Getting your clients on board with the design process • Our unique formula for creating bigger albums that our clients love • Upsells that work • Simplified design and changes • Keeping your clients on track with image selection, design, and payments • Managing client expectations by having an album design contract • Offering payment plans to sell bigger albums Albums don’t have to be a sore spot in your business any longer! Learn to love wedding albums with an easy workflow that makes album design simple, painless, and extremely profitable.
LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Rate $76.50 + tax
DEADLINE for confirming at special rate 1/7/2019
Booking Instructions: Call hotel direct at 1-866-527-1498 mention PPNC & reservation block confirmation number 0966917