Meetings & Events

Below is a list of the monthly guild programs, mini-workshops, and all day programs offered by the guild. Our monthly programs include a speaker program on current photography topics, image competition, and networking with members. We invite prospective members to attend their first meeting free to meet the guild. Our mini-workshops are a four hour workshops based on member input. The other type of events we offer are one day programs which many are PPA merit approved.

Upcoming events

    • 18 Jan 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cypress Photography 13307 Skinner Road, Cypress, TX 77429

    Studio Lighting Class- This class is to help members trying to earn their CPP degree. Curley Marshall,CPP "The Light Master" will be teaching

    If you are an active member and trying to earn your CPP degree this class is for you. If you are a beginner and you have no lighting experience then this is where you start. This class is geared toward earning  your CPP. However anyone needing to learn lighting patterns is suggested to take this class.

    Curley will be receiving his Craftsman Degree in February at the National Convention


    Location: Cypress Photography 13307 Skinner Road, Cypress, Tx 77429


    All reservations must be paid for at the time you sign up or your reservation will be deleted.





     NOTE:
    Any affiliate guild member or non-member photographer can sign-up to PPGH's mini-workshops starting 14 days prior to event. The event registration will be active at that time.




    • 20 Jan 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Spaghetti Warehouse, 901 Commerce St. , Houston,Tx 77002

    Meet the 2015 President 

    Awards Presentations & Kick off Party for PPGH 65th Anniversary


                                  
    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 8:00 - 10:00 pm
      Speaker Program

    Meeting Location:
    The Spaghetti Warehouse
    901 Commerce St.
    Houston, Tx. 77002

    Parking is Free AFTER 6pm

    • 17 Feb 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 901 Commerce St., Houston, Tx 77002

    Be Known By Sight  

    Luke Edmonson


                             
    LUKE    EDMONSON began their careers in commercial photography, shooting magazines, books, CD covers and annual reports. Commercial work often took them to separate parts of the world, which made it difficult for Luke and his father David to spend time shooting together.

       In 2003, after nearly 40 combined years in the commercial photography industry, Luke and David decided to team up and add to their repertoire wedding photography launching Edmonson Weddings.
       David & Luke are recognized around the world as leaders in the field of Wedding & Portrait Photography.
       Luke and David are passionate followers of the principle that Iron sharpens Iron and it manifests itself in their continuous participation in print competitions at home and around the globe. Firm believers that competition is about more than winning awards and accolades; it's about pushing yourself in a never ending pursuit of growth. Never the less, the honors and accolades have followed acknowledging them both as Master Photographers. With the revamped WPPI rankings and accolades program, Luke currently holds the Master of WPPI as well as having been awarded the Master of Photography (M.Photog) & Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) degrees from PPA. In the 2014 IPC Competition, both David & Luke earned Diamond Photographer of the Year.

    With their exceptional gift for photography, and being respected as artists by their peers and clients, comes a responsibility to give back to others. Mentoring “the next generation” by serving as Print Judges and Educators Luke & David have established themselves as sought after professional speakers while guiding their local photography community. Both have served on the board as Directors of Education and as President of the Dallas Professional Photographers Association.
    Their work has been featured in notable industry publications such as Rangefinder, Photo District News, Shutterbug and various regional publications, as well as a number of inspiring bridal magazines including Modern Bride, The Knot and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.

    Meeting Day Agenda

    Location:
    Meeting Location:
    The Spaghetti Warehouse
    901 Commerce St.
    Houston, Tx. 77002

    Parking is Free AFTER 6pm
    • 22 Feb 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Jenny Eisenhauer

    Sports Program

    Mini-workshop description TBD




     NOTE:
    Any affiliate guild member or non-member photographer can sign-up to PPGH's mini-workshops starting 14 days prior to event. The event registration will be active at that time.


    LOCATION:

    • 01 Mar 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Sherry Piché

    Business Program

    Mini-workshop description TBD




     NOTE:
    Any affiliate guild member or non-member photographer can sign-up to PPGH's mini-workshops starting 14 days prior to event. The event registration will be active at that time.


    LOCATION:

    • 03 Mar 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Blanca Duran 

    Photographing Wedding
     and 
    Creating Exhibition Pieces
    Blanca Duran is a Houston based Wedding Photographer. Graduated with honors with a major in Communications and Public Relations in Mexico. Then granted with a full scholarship to take a Master Degree from one of the most prestigious universities in Art in England. Blanca completed a Master Degree in Arts, “Image and Communications” specialized in Photography from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Member of PPA since 2009. Blanca has received numerous awards by national publications and her work has been published in Houston magazines. In addition, Blanca has been honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography by having several images selected in the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) General Collection and accolades by WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International)

    What you will learn:
      Creating portraits using your wide angle lens (Take advantage of this powerful lens and create stunning panoramic portraits.)
      Using off camera flash and multiple flashes to shape your portrait
      Creating two different connotations (artistic & emotional) of the same subject by changing lenses and camera settings
      Using different settings for details such as lighting the dress, flowers and cake to make them stand out from the background, as well as lighting the first dance/speech moments
      Learning post processing workflow: Lightroom,     Adobe Camera Raw & Photoshop

    LOCATION: TBA



     NOTE:
    Any affiliate guild member or non-member photographer can sign-up to PPGH's mini-workshops starting 14 days prior to event. The event registration will be active at that time.


    Workshop MUST be paid for at the time you make the reservation.

    • 17 Mar 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBA

    Earl Nottingham

    Landscapes and Journalism

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 18 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    PPGH Gallery Opening and Display


    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 12 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • TBA
    • 13

    "Preparing & Matting your Images for Competition"

    given by: Karen Butts, CPP (Karen will be receiving her Masters in February at the National Convention)

    All Day PPA Education Program




    This all-day workshop will include a review of the twelve Elements used by judges during Image Competition.  Attendees will be required to bring 10 images, loaded on their laptops, for evaluation.  Karen will help them choose their best image and give them tips on how to enhance it to make it the best it can be.  Then she will share her thought process and the Photoshop steps and techniques, including texture overlays, that she uses to create a presentation matte that will enhance the image.

    This will be a hands on ALL DAY program with Limited registration.

    Watch the website for further information.

    Meeting Location:
    TBA
    • 19 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • TBA

    Michelle Parsley

    Retouching Not only Nice Images but also for Competition...This is a Full Day PPA Sponsored Program

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    Landon Day

    SENIORS

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 21 Jul 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBA

    Bree Adams

    Maternity and Newborn Portraits

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 18 Aug 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    Elizabeth Homan

    Family Portraits
    SUNDAY Aug. 16th

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 9:00-noon  Class
    • Noon - 1:15pm Lunch
    • 1:16-5pm Class
    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 15 Sep 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    Dane Miller

    Weddings

    PPGH Business meeting..Elections

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 08 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
    • 15

    Painter, Improving your Skills| All Day PPA Education Program With Teri Whittaker, CPP


    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Meeting Location:
    United Way-Greater Houston
    50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007
    (713) 685-2300
    Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Waugh Dr and Feagan St Neighborhoods: Washington Ave., Memorial

    • 20 Oct 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    Lora Yeiter

    SENIORS

    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 17 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    TBA


    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

    • 15 Dec 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    PPGH Holiday Social


    Meeting Day Agenda

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      Board Meeting


    • 5:00 - 5:30 pm
      Meeting Registration and Social Time.
      Meet & Greet for anyone interested in serving on the board or guild committees & sign in for image competition.

    • 5:30 - 6:30 pm
      Image Competition

      Shhhh... Please remain quiet so all makers may hear image scores and critiques.

    • 6:30 - 7:00 pm
      Dinner (delivered at 6:15pm)

    • 7:00 - 9:00 pm
      Speaker Program


    • 9:00 - 9:30 pm
      Clean-up and out of building by 9:30
    Meeting Location:
    TBA

Past events

09 Dec 2014 PPGH Holiday Party
18 Nov 2014 Monthly Meeting | "Nuggets and Bits and Upscale Ritz" | [Karen Butts, CPP ] | Packaging your Product [ Cindy Crofford, CPP ]
18 Nov 2014 Monthly Meeting | "Nuggets and Bits and Upscale Ritz" | [Karen Butts, CPP ] | Packaging your Product [ Cindy Crofford, CPP ] | All Day PPA Education Program
18 Nov 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
11 Nov 2014 PPGH Mixer | La Brisa in League City
02 Nov 2014 Mini-Workshop >> The Wonderful World of Weddings [ Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, Cr.Photog., CPP ]
21 Oct 2014 Monthly Meeting | "Texas Smoke House Tour" | Victoria Will
21 Oct 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
19 Oct 2014 Mini-Workshop >> Intro to ProSelect [ Sherry Piche, CPP ]
16 Sep 2014 Monthly Meeting | The Road to Success Requires 4-wheel Drive | [ Steve Kozak, M.Photog.Cr., CPP ]
16 Sep 2014 Monthly Meeting | The Road to Success Requires 4-wheel Drive | [ Steve Kozak, M.Photog.Cr., CPP ] - All Day PPA Education Merit Program
16 Sep 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
07 Sep 2014 Mini-Workshop >> Creating Return on Investment with Greta Jacobs Mee, CPP ]
19 Aug 2014 Monthly Meeting | Dave Cross
19 Aug 2014 Dave Cross | All Day PPA Education Merit Program
19 Aug 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
17 Aug 2014 Mini-Workshop >> Posing and Photographing Families [ Belinda Higgins, M.Photo, Cr., CPP ]
15 Aug 2014 PPGH Mixer | Leslie Cervantez Studio
15 Jul 2014 Monthly Meeting | Hybrid Imaging by Suzette Allen
15 Jul 2014 Hybrid Imaging by Suzette Allen [Cr.Photog, CPP, API] | All Day PPA Education Merit Program
15 Jul 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
06 Jul 2014 Mini-Workshop >> Mall Crawl [ Carol Andrews Jensen, M.Photog., Cr. ]
17 Jun 2014 Monthly Meeting | Weddings Made Easy [ Mark McCall, M.Photog.Cr., CPP ]
17 Jun 2014 Weddings Made Easy [ Mark McCall, M.Photog.Cr., CPP ] - All Day PPA Education Merit Program
17 Jun 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
03 Jun 2014 Mini-Workshop >> NEED HELP WITH PAINTER
20 May 2014 Monthly Meeting | American Pride and Passion | Eric Curry
20 May 2014 All Day PPA Education Merit Program | American Pride and Passion | Eric Curry
20 May 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
04 May 2014 2nd Annual "An Evening with the Masters"
22 Apr 2014 Intro to Painter X3 | [ Kelly Willis ] | All Day PPA Education Merit Program
15 Apr 2014 Image Competition | Registration
15 Apr 2014 Monthly Meeting | Pricing for Profit [ Kim Hartz, CPP ]
14 Apr 2014 Business Program Seminar "Get Down to Business" | Ann Monteith - Two Day Merit Program
25 Mar 2014 Mini-Worshop >> The Three Amigos: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram [ Kevin Falcon ]
15 Mar 2014 Monthly Meeting | Member Appreciation Meeting (FREE) FOTOFEST 2014 Grand Opening
23 Feb 2014 Mini-Workshop >> CPP Candidate Workshop [ Bill Freeman, M.Photog., CPP | Curley Marshall, CPP | Tom Hathcock, CPP ]
18 Feb 2014 Monthly Meeting | Smiley Pool [Houston Chronicle] & Evans Caglage [Dallas Morning News]
09 Feb 2014 Mini-Workshop >> Starting a New Business from Scratch [Fonzie Munoz]
26 Jan 2014 Mini-Workshop >> Seeing the Light: In the Digital Age [Curley Marshall, PPGH Past President]
21 Jan 2014 Monthly Meeting | Meet the President & Annual Awards
06 Jan 2014 Board Planning Meeting | Annual
12 Dec 2013 CPP Testing | Houston
10 Dec 2013 PPGH Holiday Lunch Gathering
10 Dec 2013 FotoFest 2014 | PPGH Image Submission
14 Nov 2013 Mini-Workshop >> Children, "From Consult to Finished Prints" [ Buz Marvins, M.Photog., CR ]
24 Oct 2013 Mini-Workshop >> Packaging Your Personality [ Cindy Crofford, CPP ]
15 Oct 2013 Monthly Meeting | Learn • Create • Inspire by Barbara Breitsameter
26 Sep 2013 Mini-Workshop | The Business & Art of Pet Photography with Kim Hartz, CPP
24 Sep 2013 CPP Testing in Houston |
17 Sep 2013 Monthly Meeting | SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY "Breaking In & Breaking Out" by Barry Nelson and Dominique Harmon
25 Aug 2013 Mini-Workshop | Off Camera Flash with Melanie Hall, CPP
20 Aug 2013 Monthly Meeting | Greater Than Ourselves by Teri Quance, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
21 Jul 2013 Mini-Workshop | Fine Art On A Shoestring Budget with Karen Butts,CPP
16 Jul 2013 Monthly Meeting | "Seniors" with Connor Fuller, CPP
23 Jun 2013 Mini-Workshop | Seeing The Light: In the Digital Age (Basic Lighting Part Two) with Curley Marshall, CPP., PPGH Past President
18 Jun 2013 Monthly Meeting | "Portraiture and Depth of the Spirit" by Darton Drake
21 May 2013 Monthly Meeting | Panelist Discussion - Pricing Your Photography
09 May 2013 Mini-Workshop | "An Evening with the MASTERS" (Limited Registrations)
16 Apr 2013 *MONTHLY MEETING * ALL DAY Program with Nick Tsakiris - LightRoom 4
07 Apr 2013 Mini-Workshop | Basic Lighting Part One with Aileen Harding, CPP
19 Mar 2013 03/19/2013 * PPGH MARCH 19th MONTHLY MEETING *
19 Feb 2013 PPGH February Monthly Meeting
17 Feb 2013 Pay YOUR Image Competition FEE here For FEBRUARY Deadline midnight on the 17th
29 Jan 2013 PPGH January Monthly Meeting and Meet the President
20 Jan 2013 Imaging USA
02 Dec 2012 PPGH Holiday Party and Casino Night
20 Nov 2012 PPGH Annual Studio Bus Tour
16 Oct 2012 PPGH October Monthly Meeting with Tony Corbell


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