February 20th & 21st, 2021
5 Speakers - lots to learn!
As a PPNC Member, seminars are included with your membership.
Winter Seminar is our second seminar we have held virtually due to the pandemic.
This year, ALL programs will be virtually showcased. Some live and some pre-recorded.
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The stress free business– Systems, automations, and the freedom to take a day off
Dave is an entrepreneurially-minded photographer who loves working at the intersection of art and technology. From repairing cameras for Leica and FujiFilm to starting his own photography business and being an ambassador for MagMod and SLR Lounge, Dave always seeks new challenges. His biggest business challenge came in the form of busy-ness. In 2013, Dave photographed over 53 weddings (up from 15 the year prior). With no reliable systems in place to handle double-digit growth, Dave grappled with burnout. Learning from his own life lessons, Dave made it his mission to help photographers simplify their workflow and build better systems.
His greatest accomplishment by far is finding a work-life balance that prioritizes his family. Dave now lives in North Carolina with his wife, Sarah, and two young children.
Creating Different Lighting Techniques
As Photographers, we are asked to photograph our clients in unusual places and most of the time, the wrong time of day! Our job is to educate them but sometimes it doesn't gel. So we have to do our best to give them a great experience and beautiful Images. In this Workshop I will be touching on different Lighting Scenario’s and the results I think will help you in the future. I will be covering, Photographing at the worst time of the day using the Sun. The correct way to Meter, Off-Camera Flash, How to kick your Head shots using LED Lighting, How to set up for a Profile and Light it perfectly. I will also show you how to set up Poses in seconds using my program Progressive Posing. This Zoom Workshop is Loaded with Video Clips and Imagery so prepare to learn and set up to yourself to REBOOT and take your photography to a New Level
In the last forty years, Rick has impacted the photographic community by being one of the leading wedding photographers in the nation. In addition to wedding photography, his clients have included 7-UP, Sprint, the Miami Dolphins, Master Card, and Mercedes Benz. In 1993, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, approached Rick to create for Disney a wedding photography department. Rick became the Senior Wedding Photographer for Disney and trained their photographers. Rick was a photographer for ABC’s “Weddings of a Lifetime” and the “Regis & Kathie Lee Show”. Rick currently has photographed “Weddings of a Lifetime” for Disney’s “Free Form” channel. Rick has owned and operated over five photography studios and operated a photography concession for an international cruise line for three years. In 1999 Rick wrote his first book, “Creative Techniques For Lighting and Posing”, published by Amherst Media. Since then, Rick has had over eight books published in multiple languages. Because of Rick’s experience as a photographer, author and teacher, he is asked to speak at professional guilds, conferences and conventions and has taught in the United States, Canada and internationally in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland. Rick currently shares his insights and techniques on social media. Rick is a Lifetime Member of WPPI, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, and is a member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America. Rick has an Associate of Science Degree and is a WPPI Master Photographer. Rick has received his PPA Master Photographer & Craftsman degree. He has also earned the honor of his images meriting the PPA Loan Collection and Showcase Collection. In 2006 Rick received, along with his wife, the United Nations Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council at the United Nations in New York City. Currently Rick is a Lead Photographer and Trainer for Walt Disney World’s Fine Art Department.
Post Processing with Exposure
Jimmy Beech from the Exposure Software team will demonstrate using Exposure as a complete photo editing and organizing program. Each major phase of the workflow will be covered, beginning with the process of copying images from camera cards, then organizing images by marking favorites, filtering, sorting, and culling images down to the top selects. After that, we process RAW images to correct common issues like cropping, rotating, sharpening, or exposure adjustments. Then, we will explore applying creative presets, and more advanced editing such as portrait retouching.
Which Fish? Big FishSales Off the Scales
Small, shiny, and not much else. It’s herring and it stinks so bad it’s an internet challenge. It’s everything you don’t want to be.
If sales makes you feel like a fish out of water and you need to increase your sales average (without buying anything new) or if you’re not doing In Person Sales but are feeling trapped, frantic, small, or stuck . . . this one hour course will show you what it takes to make waves like the orcas, not the herring. A simply biological, totally memorable approach to your business that will make big decisions easier and keep your business swimming along.
Teresa is a million-dollar grossing photographer, TEDX Speaker, Huffington Post published author and a part-time comedienne. Teresa is also the owner of My Friend Teresa Studios in Cary NC. She’s the one who always sat with the new kid in school, rocked an orange safety vest on safety patrol, and cried along with anyone who had their feelings hurt. Her portrait work is consistently recognized for showing everyone at their best from camera-shy to goofball.
Now all that making people laugh, building quick rapport, and looking at the sky for creative inspiration mix together for a perfect combination. A little therapy for when you’re feeling vulnerable. A little humor to remind you it’s not that serious. A little safety-patrol-nerd-anxiety for understanding the things that hold us back. Tears of joy to share with you when it all comes together and you feel understood, entertained, and encouraged.
The Top Website Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Mistakes Photographers and Business Owner Make (... and how to correct Them!)
In the past year, we as business owners have had to pivot and use all available resources to stay viable. However, some have had a harder time than others and part of the issue revolves around some of the things we are not aware. I have seen this play out over and over with business owners, let us start to fix these issues and give you the tools to make that possible. This is where my philosophy comes in, I like to start at the beginning and make sure we have the basic strong, give your business a checkup, so you as business owners know you are starting on a sold foundation.
During the time we spend together I will show you where to start. We will talk terms SEO, GMB, Google, backlinks, rankings, DR, and discuss how they pertain to the tools we will review. We will go over website health and tools needed to validate where you stand now and how to correct deficiencies. If you are intimated with these terms or want to know about them, this is the class for you. I want to help get your 2021 off on the right foot.
Tom comes from 4 generations of photographers and currently owns a photographic studio with his wife, Carol Davis at “Your Journey Studios”. Tom and Carol have not only operated a photography studio, but have also run a successful sign and graphics business that there son purchased, still runs today “Hilltop Graphics”.
Tom is a self proclaim geek, with over 30 years in business and technology field. He has helped many business owners to design, build, manage, integrate, web sites, email, and teach the tools needed to make there business a success.