October 13, 2020 Jean Smith "Lens Selection for Creativity and Defining Your Style
Saturday, September 12, 2020
October 13, 2020 Jean Smith

How can you tell a story with the lens you choose? Join MTPPA as Jean Smith presents "Lens Selection for Creativity and Defining your Style."Discover why lens selection can be a critical tool in defining your style. Your use of lens and focal length can dramatically change the story your image tells. Let's have a chat on how this can make your images more creative and set you apart from others.Jean is an international treasure, yet Michigan is lucky enough to be her home.In Jean's words: " Hello! My name is Jean Smith and I am a lifestyle wedding and family photographer based out of Michigan. I've been photographing people for over thirteen years and still can't believe I get to hang out ...

November 10, 2020 Judy Reinford
Monday, September 07, 2020
October 13, 2020 Jean Smith

Does Print Competition come around way too quickly for you? Are you scrambling every year to even FIND images in your library you aren't embarrassed to submit? Our local print competition may be next week already, but why not prepare for next year's competition season NOW? Judy Reinford will be talking about one of her favorite topics, "The Art of Creating an Idea for Print Competition." Judy's credentials are prestigious. She's a Master Artist, a Photographic Craftsman, and a Certified Professional Photographer. She also currently serves the members of PPA on its board of directors. Judy resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She loves educating photographers, and bringing a ...

February 11, 2020 Betsy Finn Refining Your Brand, Finding Your Plan (copy)
Monday, September 07, 2020
October 13, 2020 Jean Smith

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like your studio doesn’t have a cohesive brand, and that your online identity is made up of puzzle pieces thatdon’t quite fit together? Are you unsure of how to connect with prospects and clients online?  Betsy Finn has been there, done that, many times over the years. With the ever changing dynamics of social sites, blogs, and websites, it’s necessary to be fluid and flexible in how you approach your brand’s online identity. You need to develop a marketing strategy that works for YOU.. It may feel like a struggle to get “up to speed” when things change so ...

January 14, 2020 John Ransom, Turn up the volume
Monday, November 18, 2019
October 13, 2020 Jean Smith

"Turn up the Volume: Adding a 'little' volume without diluting your brand"The thought of adding "volume" can be an overwhelming idea to many. However, done directly, efficiently and in 'little' steps, it can be an extension of your brand, as well as a profitable component.  By definition, 'volume photography' means in fact, you photograph more people. However, more people to photograph, doesn't have to mean 'more' work. But, you do have to work smarter. At this event we will take a hands on approach, looking at some practical workflow solution, software, websites and products that will keep you on track to manage the entire process, while delivering a quality product and a great ...

March 10, 2020 Lisa Adams
Monday, November 18, 2019
October 13, 2020 Jean Smith

Have you ever wanted to bring out the artist in you and create a special event? Where do you start and how do you ensure it can be profitable? Join Lisa Adams and Cindi Jones as they share how they have joined together to create fairy events and other fantasy sessions. Lisa and Cindi believe that if you create an experience instead of just a "session," people will pay more to provide that for their children. It creates a memory for both moms and kids and makes them feel special.  Lisa and Cindi will discuss backdrop set ups, lighting, props and the experience itself. They will also talk about other types of experiences, such as superhero events and the Magical Santa Experience. ...