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Betsy Finn to Speak at MMPPA Nov 14

Betsy Finn, one of our young and talented clients, will give a talk entitled “Getting Technology to Work for You” at the Mid-Michigan Professional Photographer’s Association meeting on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7pm. For more information, visit their website or contact Tina Timmons at

Betsy is known locally and nationally as both a gifted speaker and a photographer who has combined her love of photography with her business and marketing sense, especially as it relates to technology and online marketing. She generously shares this information with other photographers on her blog.

Prior to founding Betsy’s Photography, Betsy studied at Michigan State University and Hope College, where she earned a B.A. in Business Management and Photography. She has continued to further her knowledge through attending continuing education seminars and conferences offered by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Detroit Professional Photographers Association (DPPA). In 2010, she received a Photographic Craftsman degree from PPA.

“Shooting Seniors and Models with a Fashion Flair” Sept. 19th

(c) Tim PriestTim Priest will present “Shooting Seniors and Models with a Fashion Flair” on Monday, September 19th at 7pm in Frankenmuth, MI. The program is sponsored by Mid-Michigan Professional Photographers Association.

During the program Tim will cover lighting and posing for fashion style portraits. This includes:

  • Mixing strobe, tungsten, and available light
  • Location scouting and shooting
  • Wardrobe
  • Post production
  • Using textures

Tim started as a commercial photographer, and has become a nationally known fashion shooter working out of Chicago and Grand Rapids. In 1987 he was named Michigan Photographer of the year.

For more information, visit the MMPPA website.

Brad Hawks “Create the Image” Workshop March 14

Brad Hawks will present a “Creating the Image” workshop on March 14, 2011 at 7pm sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Professional Photographer’s Association. The program is free to MMPPA and DPPA members.

During the 3-hour program, Brad will show step-by-step examples for creating the effects that has made his senior portrait work so popular. This includes the latest image effects in Photoshop, Nix, Alien Skin, AutoFX and Painter.

He will also be giving away $1,000 free software to folks attending the workshop.

5:30pm: Dinner at The Frankenmuth Brewery, 425 S. Main Street Frankenmuth
6:30pm: Registration
7:00pm: Program at Rummel Studios, 130 W. Tuscola, Frankenmuth

For more information, contact Tina Timmons at or visit the Mid-Michigan PPA website.