October 8, 2019 Double Dipping With Stock: How to generate more revenue by licensing your photos.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
February 11, 2020 Betsy Finn Refining Your Brand, Finding Your Plan  (copy)

 You've just returned from vacation and because you are a photographer, you have captured a plethora of beautiful, precious memories from your trip. Or you've just had a engagement session and their chemistry is electric. They look like they should be in a magazine. Well, why not? Stock agencies do the legwork in connecting photographers' imagery with magazines and advertisers. Licensing your images commercially and editorially can help your business both by creating a new "untapped" market for your photos and also by creating new visibility. Come learn the ins and outs of the stock photography business with Detroit photographer Chelsea Tischler. With eight years of ...

July 9, 2019 Senior Portrait Photo Session
Thursday, June 13, 2019
February 11, 2020 Betsy Finn Refining Your Brand, Finding Your Plan  (copy)

MTPPA's Annual Senior Style Session is coming up on Tuesday, July 9! Build your Senior Portraits portfolio, and perhaps some Prom Style too, at this special MTPPA event! You'll meet other photographers, work together solving lighting challenges on location, and try new things without the pressure of a client session. We'll have at least 3 models to work with, in different areas, where you can use off-camera flash, studio strobes, or natural light.  Please check in at the Reflections by Ida studio at 6:00pm, and we'll start our session soon after. Don’t worry about bringing your big strobes - we'll have some in the studio - but you may want to ...

May 14, 2019, Family Portraits with Dennis Craft
Saturday, May 04, 2019
February 11, 2020 Betsy Finn Refining Your Brand, Finding Your Plan  (copy)

Dennis Craft joins us this month for Family Portraits. This is your opportunity to work with Dennis as he shares how he scouts a location to find the best spots for a family portrait session, and how to work with the family for the best results. This outing is for everyone who make portraits outdoors, and wants to make them even better! Bring your gear so you can also work the location with Dennis. Dennis and his wife, Lori, are co-owners of Craft Photography, in Marshall, MI. Their studio has been in business for 40 years, and they have evolved their business with all the changes in the photography market through that time. They have both served as President of PPA (Professional ...

April 9, 2019 with Carrie Stadelman
Monday, March 25, 2019
February 11, 2020 Betsy Finn Refining Your Brand, Finding Your Plan  (copy)

Carrie Stadelman returns to the MTPPA forum for our April event! We know you love photography. Do you like pets? Your community? Chocolate? You'll love Carrie and her program, Puppy Love - Finding Ways to Give Back in Your Business.  Do you want to give back in your business but at times have limited funds? As business guru Lori Nordstrom has always said, “You have to make more to give more”. But sometimes being a solopreneur and artist you think, “I don’t make much more for my family, let alone donate a bunch."  Carrie is going to walk you thru the way she started to give back to a cause very dear to her, her local humane society, which ...

March 12, 2019 with Heather Kanillopoolos
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
February 11, 2020 Betsy Finn Refining Your Brand, Finding Your Plan  (copy)

Heather Kanillopoolos: Why off-camera-flash? How taking your flash off camera changes everything.Join us on March 12, 2019 to welcome Heather and talk about off-camera-flash. Heather is an amazing wedding photographer and an energetic speaker about a subject she is very passionate about- off-camera-flash. A little about Heather.: I’ve been photographing weddings for 14 years. I quickly found out how difficult wedding lighting scenarios can be! From dark, cramped reception venues to rained out ceremonies stuck inside, I’ve had those days where you come away thinking: “I wish I could have done better”. After I learned how to use natural-looking, well crafted ...