Be Happier in Photography - Kurt Robertson
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Be Happier in Photography - Kurt Robertson

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 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
Be Happier in Photography - Kurt Robertson

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 ...

January 10, 2017 Mike Mitchell: Table Top Photography on a Budget
Monday, January 02, 2017
Be Happier in Photography - Kurt Robertson

Join us Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to welcome Mike Mitchell for Table top Photography on a Budget.When: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Dinner at Leo's Lodge on Jolly Rd at 5:00 pm)Where: MTIA Building 2937 Atrium Dr Okemos, MI Free for members. $49.00 for non-member. Non members register here. Members please RSVP to the Facebook Event. Program Details: How to do professional table top photography without spend a lot of money. We will discus putting together a lighting equipment kit inexpensively, getting subject ideas, background and props, as well as sourced for all these things. A little about Mike: Mike has been shooting since the tender age of nine or ...

2016 Christmas Party
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mark your calendars for our Christmas Party on December 13th, from 6-9pm at the Rich Wyllis' home at 3920 Wachtel Dr. Holt. MI 48842. Our board will be suppling the main course for the night, but please bring a small passing dish of desert or appetizer. Also, you may bring your spouse, just no kids please:)Print of the Month for December is: Let it snow.