Small class setting with instruction, open discussion, as well as hands on work.
One PPA Merit is awarded to each PPA member attendee.
9am - 5pm - CPE Academy Programs (Limited seats, Must Pre-register)
Final Retouching Tips for Print Competition
There are a list of complaints that you will hear judges mention over and over again during print judging. Over my 9+ years of being involved in print competition I have made a note of these "objections" and worked very hard to learn ways to handle them before the judges even see them. In this class I will go through my list of "Score Killers" and show you how to avoid or fix all of them, one by one and in detail. We will have example images to work on. All of my techniques, while masterful in the end, are quite simple, when you know what to look for.
Let's face it: athletes (senior and tweens) and portrait clients are bored with traditional sports portraiture--an athlete holding a ball and standing still like a statue. Modern portrait clients want something different—something more dynamic, exciting, and intense. Sportraits dive right into the heart of what the client wants, focusing the portrait session on the client's greatest passion. Mixing movement, dynamic lighting, and interactive posing, as well as allowing our clients to help design their session, sportraits have redefined the norm and created a new movement in the portrait world.
Success in the salesroom has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with effort on the part of the salesperson. Join Jeff for a fast paced discussion on how to build and achieve great sales. Selling for Success will cover the psychology of sales, marketing, branding, increasing client engagement, enabling customer buy in, closing the sale, price list design and a lot more. Jeff will teach solid approaches to help you get over many of the mental roadblocks we as portrait artists put in our own way that can have detrimental effects on sales, profitability and success.
Join us in this full day class, dedicated to simplifying the composite creating process while achieving complex results that will WOW your clients! We'll start at the point of capture with lighting and photographing the subjects for composite, and then dive into Photoshop to further the creative process. Attendees will experience first hand techniques and tips for breaking down the composite workflow in a simple, easy to understand way, which will lead to creating killer senior composite images!
Are you new to Professional Photography? Are you wanting to step up your game and learn how to make a living as a professional photographer? In this course you will learn how to properly use studio lights, how to take great photos on location, how to legitimize your at-home business, how to price for profit, and more.
Prior to the class, each attendee will receive a survey for you to indicate your experience level and your goals, questions, and education needs for the class so that we can make sure every attendee receives as much benefit from this class as possible.