September 11, 2017 Jim Schuon Real Estate and Architectural Photography
Monday, July 24, 2017
September 11, 2017 Jim Schuon Real Estate and Architectural Photography

We all have a story to tell about our passion for photography.  Mine started very early.  I will share with you my story.  Although I enjoy many genres of photography, over the past 10 years I have concentrated on real estate and architectural photography.  I have always loved to help other people succeed and enjoy passing along what little I know.  I will talk about the difference between real estate and architectural photography. (there are more differences than one might think) marketing, tips on getting the right images, what happens at a shoot, lighting, post processing, how I catalog shoots and delivery to the client.   As a member of MTPPA and a peer to ...

TJ Houston Business Workflow July 11, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
September 11, 2017 Jim Schuon Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Are you a starving artist? Is it time for a restart on your business? Are you underwater and need to bail out?In this workshop TJ will go through the stages of a customer from Lead to Leave and discuss how you can improve the way your business works. Focusing on People, Profit and Process are the keys to success in your business and in this session we will share tips and tricks to improve your business in these key areas. The goal of this session is to get a firm understanding of your current processes and how they can be improved so you can focus on what you love. Capturing MemoriesTj Houston is an author, blogger, photographer, and an educator located in Nova Ohio. Tj runs a successful ...

Be Happier in Photography - Kurt Robertson
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
September 11, 2017 Jim Schuon Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Join us in welcoming Kurt Robertson, past MTPPA president, on April 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm for "Be happier in Photography". Photography is a great outlet for creativity and a potential source of income and possibly a cool job.  Then why are so way people unhappy when they choose photography as a career?  We will look at Branding, Pricing, Goal Setting, and Workflow in your business and how to keep things under control.How branding and pricing go hand in hand.How you must have goals to work towards.How you cannot waste your time in your workflow.We explore the reasons why and look for solutions to make you Happier in Photography.Kurt Robertson grew up in a little town in ...

March 2017 Portfolio Build Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Looking forward to our March 14th meeting, we are doing a portfolio workshop build. We always have a great turn out for these, and requests to do them more often. So this year, we are going to do two of them. Our vice president, Tony Werch, has graciously volunteered to open his studio to us for this meeting. Tony and his wife, Beth, are the owners of Timeless Elegance Photography in Old Town Lansing. Their studio is located at 208 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI. 48906. Feel free to check out their website at www.tepstudios.com. I need to point out that the workshop is going to start a little earlier than our normal meetings. We will be starting at 6PM. Please try to arrive around 5:30 to ...

February 14, 2017 Ed Westwood - Portrait Retouching: Taking your portraits to the next level
Thursday, January 12, 2017
September 11, 2017 Jim Schuon Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:00pmWhere: MITA Building 2937 Atrium Dr. Okemos, MI 48864Cost: Free for members. Members please RSVP to the Facebook Event. Non Members cost $49.00. Please register here.Portrait Retouching: Taking your portraits to the next levelEvery portrait you create needs a little help. From simple things like stray hairs and blemishes to more complex things like head swaps and changing backgrounds, I will show you how to make your portrait the best it can be.Topics covered will be:Raw verses JPEGAdvantages of Camera RawWorking with Bridge/Lightroom and Camera RawRaw files as Smart Objects in PhotoshopHow to setup your file for future editingCreating and saving ...