Monthly Meeting | "Nuggets and Bits and Upscale Ritz" | [Karen Butts, CPP ] | Packaging your Product [ Cindy Crofford, CPP ]

  • 18 Nov 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 50 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007

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Monthly Meeting | "Nuggets and Bits and Upscale Ritz" | Karen Butts, CPP | Cindy Crofford, CPP


Karen Butts, CPP - Color and Composition




    
Color and Composition, How They Impact
Your Image

Want to take your images to the next level?
By understanding and applying the proper use
of color and good composition, along with
good technical skills, you can do just that.
Color has a language all its own. It has power.
It makes a statement. Color affects your
mood. Learn the magic of color and how to
use it to improve your images. Color can
augment the message you wish to portray in
your image. In this workshop, you will learn
about color intensity, hue, saturation and
value as well as the following color
combinations:
  •            Complementary
  •          Analogous
  •            Triad
  •             Split Complementary
  •           Rectangle
  •          Square

Composition will also be covered in this
workshop. Composition is defined as the
combining of distinct parts or elements to
form a whole. A good composition can have
great impact on your image by causing the
viewer to keep exploring within the frame.
Your images may have beautiful lighting,
wonderful color harmony, great posing and
wonderful expressions, but if your overall
composition is not good, it can kill the image.
You will learn about:
  •          Rule of Thirds
  •          Using Diagonals
  •          Viewpoint
  •          Cropping
  •          Check the Background





Karen received Best Portrait of a Child by
PPGH 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2013
and 2014, she was named a Gold Medalist by PPA.
Both years, all four images received a merit with two
of them selected for the Loan Collection book.
Between 2012 and 2013, three of her images were
chosen for the Showcase Book. She will be receiving
her Master of Photography at Imaging USA in 
February 2015. "Tumbleweeds" was awarded
Curator's Choice at FotoFest 2013.


Cindy Crofford, CPP - Packaging your Product



Packaging Your Personality and Other
Lessons in Operating a Studio.


After reading a book entitled “It Takes so Little
to be Above Average” many years ago, Cindy
started becoming aware of how all the little
things can add up to being big and powerful.
Now that you have taken your images to the
next level, finish strong and memorably with
packaging ideas for your studio.  By being
aware of what your customer is aware of either
consciously or subconsciously out there in the
market place, you can add that extra special
touch that pulls on their heart strings and their
loyalty to your studio.

Cindy became aware that she was very affected
by presentation at a young age when she told
her Mother that she could not eat on these
dishes one more time.  She was not
complaining about the food, just the
presentation.

Cindy started on a journey of collecting all the
different types of packaging offered by various
retailers and the emotion trigger that they
touched. She has lots of hands on examples that
you can take a look at and in turn apply to your
business. Following the big “guys” in the
market place and taking their ideas and fitting
them in your budget and brand.

Cindy has been a photographer for thirty plus
years, first working out of her house while her
children were at home and later opening a
storefront, which is the best decision her
husband ever made.

She has a loan print and was named
Photographer of the Year a number of years
ago.





 

Meeting Agenda
  • 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:
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


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