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Posts Tagged ‘education’

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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DPPA Outdoor Model Shoot July 19

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

dppa-photo-shootDPPA will sponsor a hands-on workshop with live models in a park setting on July 19 from 5:30-10pm at Stoney Creek Metro Park in Shelby Township (map).

This will be an opportunity to try out new techniques or poses you’ve read about, or just to update your portfolio. Photograph a half-dozen models wearing sportswear, summer dress and swimsuits in various natural sets. 4 Master photographers and 3 Certified photographers will offer tips in multiple outdoor lighting techniques. Light modifiers, reflectors and off-camera strobe will be provided.

Price is free for DPPA members. $45 for guests. Everyone must pay for entry into the park. Rain date July 26th.

Click here to register.

Teen Photography Workshop & Camera Cleaning at JDLab April 25th

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Leslie Conway

JDLab will host Leslie Conway’s “Teentography”, a PPM/PPA Merit Class on Monday, April 25th from 10am till 4pm at JDLab in Flint (map). Photographers can drop off their cameras for cleaning and lenses for calibration at 9am the same day. Register online here.

About Teentography

Teenography is a marketing program focused on empowering young women through photography.

Leslie writes, “All model programs should include the basics: Great pictures at an affordable price for them, good kids with great attitudes for you, and a good time for everyone involved. Some year-long model programs take on group shoots, community service and other bonding experiences to keep groups together. Mine does all the above, and goes the extra steps to help them get into the National Honor Society at an early age, get a great teen job even if they’ve never had one, and ups their odds of getting into the college of their choice.”

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PPA Offers Free Business Mentors to Members

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

ppa-logoAre you ready to Be More Profitable?

Sign up for PPA’s Business Challenge. PPA mentors will help guide you, step-by-step, on how to take your business to greater profitability. The goal is for you to:

• Understand and develop solid foundations for your business to be more profitable
• Identify and find answers to your most vital business questions
• Develop your own personalized success plan
• Prioritize your tasks so you don’t get overwhelmed
• Gain more confidence and stay focused

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