Great things are happening in the Guild! The following are upcoming Mini-Workshops. These workshops are in conjunction with our regular monthly meeting. Stay tuned for more information on the speakers for the remaining regular monthly meetings for 2013:
May 9th Mini: An Evening with the Masters - Limited Registrations
You've been wanting some "ONE on ONE" time with Master Photographers to critique your photographic skills to get you ready for PPA print contest in July. Well here is your chance. You can bring as many as 3 images (prints or digital). You will have individual time to learn from the Masters.
June 23rd Mini: Basic Lighting Part 2
This will be a hands on Basic Studio Lighting Class part two continued from April 7th. Learn to set your Studio Lights for different ratios. Bring your cameras because there will be a demonstration and then you will each take turns metering/setting up lights and photographing one another.
July 21st Mini: Creating Heirloom Newborn and Children's Portraits
Karen Butts will be teaching this mini! Learn to create artistic images that will become treasured family heirlooms!
August 25th Mini: Off Camera Flash - Melanie's Way
Melanie has taken many different forms of flash on location techniques and has made a hodgepodge system that works. Small flash to large strobes, it doesn’t matter. Light is light. She will explain her tried and true way lighting to provide consistent results every time. She will discuss when to use Pocket Wizards and when to use Radio Poppers and break down the daunting flash so that it will be your friend. This seminar will get you to get over your hesitance to using your flash off-camera.
September 25th Mini: The Art and Business of Pet Photography
Looking to expand into pet portraits? Come learn how to tackle the business end of that venture as well as how to develop your own personal style when photographing pets. Kim Hartz will discuss everything you need to know: lighting setups, tips/tricks for photographing pets, creating a sustainable brand and marketing campaign, pricing for profit, and sales techniques to help you sell your work.
October 24th Mini: Packaging Your Personality
Cindy Crofford, CPP, will teach you how to present yourself and your business to maintain and project the professional image every photographer desires.
November 14th Mini: From Consult to Finished Prints
Master Photographer Buz Marvins will teach you best practices for your photography business...from consultation to printing the final product.
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Founded in 1950, the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston has grown to become one of the largest guilds in the United States. The Houston affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America is one of the most active guilds in the country. With over 120 members its purpose is to create an atmosphere in which members may associate and learn from one another and stay current with trends in the industry....read more
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association for professional photographers, with 24,000 members in 54 countries. This association seeks to increase its members’ business savvy as well as broaden their creative scope, advancing careers by providing all the tools for success...as they have since 1869...read more
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