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Posts Tagged ‘education’

Volunteer Photographers Needed for Imaging USA!

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Are you going to ImagingUSA? They are looking for a few STELLAR volunteer photographers to help document the festivities

Duties would include being available to capture some amazing images of Imaging USA speakers, the expo, the Awards and Degree ceremony, and other events and activities.

In exchange for volunteering, you will be granted an All-Access Pass to Imaging USA 2017. Even with your duties, you’ll still have plenty of time to check out the full show.

If interested, please fill out the short form linked below and click submit: https://a.pgtb.me/XKWQDz. And learn all about #ImagingUSA here: http://imagingusa.org/

 

10 Pros Share How They Got the Shot

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

photographerIf you want to learn a new style or technique, check out the “How I got the Shot” guide from Photoshelter and Tethertools. They partnered to create this 27 page PDF from ten different professional photographers including Clay Cook, Gabriel Biderman, Linday Adler and more. The photographer’s work includes fashion, commercial, product, portrait, fine art and conceptual photography.

Each photographer in the guide shows a different image, a behind-the-scenes video, and a breakdown of how the shot was made. What all the photographers have in common is that they used a laptop tethered to a notebook (hence, the sponsor!) running Adobe Lightroom to set up the shot in stages before the final image was made. If you use this kind of setup, you’ll like the guide. Some of the work was more conceptual than you might use on a day-to-day basis, but there were some cool ideas – like setting a backdrop on fire behind the subject – you might never have thought of. Even if you only get a single idea to try in the future, it would still be worth your time.

The guide is free in exchange for your email, which will sign you up for both companies’ newsletters.

Click here to register and download.

The Senior Experience Workshop Oct 11

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

dppa-senior-experienceMelanie Anderson will present an all-day workshop titled “The Senior Experience” Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Procam in Livonia, Michigan.

A combination of lecture, posing, lighting, and photography, Melanie will explain everything from beginning to end:

• Senior Model Program
• Sales & Marketing
• Client Communication
• Studio Workflow, and more!

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DPPA Lighting Workshop Sept 20th

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

claude-jodoinA workshop titled, “Lighting for Fun and Profit” by Claude Jodoin will be held Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30pm at the Troy Community Center (directions). The class is sponsored by the Detroit Professional Photographers Association (DPPA) and JDLab.

No matter what part of the market is being served by your studio, getting the images right in the camera saves countless hours on the computer later trying to fix bad exposures and color casts.

Using simplified methods, Claude will show you how to master any light in any situation using all modern lighting tools. You will learn how to create several different looks in salable portraits using window light, umbrellas, boxes, diffusers and reflectors. With a slide show that features all images, pullbacks, and live demonstrations, all your questions will be answered.

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Volume Photography Workshop at JDLab Sept 19th

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

An all-day workshop “Volume Photography from A to Z” with instructor Kim Schlegel will be held on September 19, 2016 from 9am till 4pm at JDLab (directions). The workshop is sponsored by the Professional Photographers of Michigan. This is a PPA Merit program.

During the class you will learn the basics of a volume photography photo day with a focus on school picture day. Kim will explain how a great system can make for a very successful photo day and a great living with photography. She will explain the difference in equipment and workflow in the volume photography world. She will also cover how to build a successful business with a focus on volume and a passion for the creative.

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Free PPA Webinar for All Photographers

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

ppa-logoThe Professional Photographers of America (PPA) will host an online webinar titled “Email Best Practices: Power, Peril, and Productivity” on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 2pm EST. This webinar is FREE, and is open to all photographers regardless of skill level.

These free webinars are an opportunity for non-members who may have considered joining PPA, but didn’t know if their educational programs were worth the cost. Here’s an easy way to find out.

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PPA Super 1 Day Workshops October 3-17

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

ppa-logoFor two weeks in October, dozens of studios across the country will invite attendees to join daily workshops featuring portrait and wedding photography, posing and lighting, digital retouching and workflow, and sales and marketing strategies. It’s a chance you won’t want to miss—a full day of photography education brought to you by fellow professional photographers. All photographic classes will be held October 3-17, 2016, so you’ll be able to find one that fits your educational needs and your schedule!

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Flow Training For School & Sports Photographers August 17

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

flowlogoJDLab will host an in-lab Flow® Training class on Wednesday August the 17th from 9am – 5pm. We will be doing Flow-Basic training in the morning, and Flow-Advanced training in the afternoon. We will also be doing a breakout session to go over the Opticon scanner workflow.

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Watch the International Photographic Competition Online

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

ppa-logoFor the third consecutive year, the International Photographic Competition judging will be streamed live on Stream.theIPC.org July 31- August 4, 2016.

The live stream is a great opportunity for professional photographers to immerse themselves in the world of PPA competition, and follow the judges as they critique images and even decide scores. During streaming, viewers will get the chance to see exactly what the judges are looking for, what they like and don’t like, and understand the method behind the 12 Elements of a Merit Image.

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Facebook’s New Panorama Photo App

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

grand-canyon-full-screen-panoramaYou can now easily share 360 photos on Facebook. 360 photos are Facebook’s name for panoramas – from wide angle shots all the way up to full circles.

360 photos and are easy to identify in News Feed: just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Explore a 360 photo on mobile by tapping and dragging the photo or by moving your phone, and on the web by clicking and dragging. Your clients can experience the moments you share in 360 as if they were actually there with you. You could use this for:

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