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PPA May Photography Webinars You Can’t Miss

May 9th, 2017 No comments

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PPA always has the latest in photography news and education, and this month there are a few webinars that you just can’t miss! PPAedu webinars are filled with useful information from credible industry experts about the most popular topics in the business.  From creative techniques that make your photos stand out, to how to run a top-notch photography business, we’ve got the webinars for you. And if life calls and you have to miss a scheduled live session, never fear. All live webinars are included in the PPAedu course library.
Here’s a first look at what’s on tap for this month’s webinars!
 
1.) Between Light and Shadow: In this webinar, Tony Corbell will discuss how you can best use photographic lighting to truly bring out the optimum quality in a portrait session. Light-shaping tools will be discussed as a major contributor to the creative process. With the use of numerous examples and diagrams, Tony will help attendees understand the importance of truly knowing our equipment. Softboxes, beauty dish, umbrellas are all terms we have become familiar with. What we need to know is WHEN to use each of these tools and perhaps as important, their exact placement.

2.) Turn New Clients Into Lifelong Clients Before Their First Session!:  Struggling to create a lifelong relationship with your clients? Join instructor Kim Hartz as she discusses how to leverage the goodwill of past clients for powerful referrals. She will also reveal ways to uncover and easily overcome your client’s objections and hesitations so they won’t even consider working with another photographer. Find out the simple-but-powerful additions you can make to your client on-boarding process, creating a lasting impression and an out-of-this-world customer experience, and tips for creating genuine connection with your clients to help build a solid relationship based on mutual respect and trust. You’ll take away all of this information on the secret of how to keep your clients coming back!

3.) Making a Life and Living as a Fine Art Photographer: In this one-hour presentation, acclaimed photographer/artist Thomas Dodd will talk about the importance of influences and intentions, how to market yourself online and off, how to find, approach and work with galleries and other facets of the business of fine-art photography.

 
These webinars are a sure fit for your photography education, so don’t forget to register. Visit PPA.com/Webinars to sign up today!  
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RTJ Images Glamor Workshop

March 22nd, 2017 Comments off

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Black Stallion Studio and Sly House Studio presents RTJ Glamor Workshop with Rick Trottier featuring model Chrissy Victoria. Hosted at the Sly Horse Studio In Rockville, MD. Sly Horse Studio is a stylish modern studio with a variety of backgrounds. Lighting tutorials will be available. 

Where: Sly Horse Studio –

When: Arpil 23, 2017
             Workshop 1 – 10am to 1pm
             Workshop 2 – 2pm to 5pm

This event is $150 per participant with a limited number of spaces available. RSVP to SlyHorseStudio@Gmail.com or call Kevin (202-538-7963)

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Blogging For Photographers: WordPress Tips and Tricks to Improve SEO and Save Time

March 8th, 2017 Comments off

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Blogging, while sometimes tedious, can become one of the most powerful marketing tools for a photographer. Join Photographer and Web Designer, Kira Derryberry, CPP, Cr. for a free webinar just for PPA members. You’ll learn how to use your blog to drive traffic to your website by increasing your SEO while you write! After this course you will start thinking of your blog as less of a chore and more of the powerful asset that it can be!

To participate in this webinar you must be a member of PPA. Not a member? Don’t fret sign up HERE! View the webinar HERE.

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RMSP Weekend Intensive

March 1st, 2017 Comments off

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Join us in Leesburg, March 25 – 26, 2017, and you will learn more than you ever thought possible … in just two days!

 

This Weekend Intensive is designed to strip away all the fluff, and get down to what actually matters when you enroll in a photo course: Becoming a better photographer!

To ensure that you return home on Sunday with skills you can begin to use immediately, your Weekend Intensive learning experience will teach you how to achieve perfect exposure in a variety of situations, how to read and understand your histogram, how to create effective compositions, which lenses are right for different subjects, how to use negative space when composing an image … just to name a few!

Here’s how it works:

After an all-group introduction session on Saturday morning, you decide which track is right for you – Basic or Intermediate – for the first small group session of the weekend. Based on your level of experience and current knowledge base, you will either learn the building blocks of photography or more advanced concepts.

From there, the large group reunites with both instructors to expand upon the morning session with two afternoon sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, covering topics that are applicable to all photographers regardless of skill level.

Breaking into small groups once again, session 5 on Sunday morning allows you to delve deeper into a genre of photography that interests you the most: People or Landscape photography. To cap things off, the group critique session ties together all the topics learned throughout the weekend by giving you the opportunity to see and hear what two professional photographers have to say about one of your images, and offer suggestions on how you might improve.

To receive a $10 discount on your tuition,
use code BHWKND2017 when registering.

Register HERE

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Beyond the Fundamentals: Composition and The Digital Darkroom

November 15th, 2016 Comments off

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The class will revolve around taking your photography to the next level. How do you become a “better” photographer? What kinds of gear will help your imagery? Students will also learn how composition affects the viewer. In addition, there will be a hands on section that each student will give you the opportunity to use their camera.

The second part of the class will focus on The Digital Darkroom. What are the differences between jpg and raw files? What are the benefits of shooting raw files? And how do we process raw files. Adobe Elements will be briefly talked about as well as Adobe Lightroom.
In addition we will look at two tools for when we take quick shots with our phone; that is Snapseed and The Photographer’s Ephemeris

For questions regarding class content contact:
Info@torrenzanophotography.com

Location:

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Court Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147

 

Price $49.00 + handling fee

3 Hour Class – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday November 16th

Click Here to Register

 

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Archiving Digital Photography Workshop

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

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Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., as well as more recent digital accessions, this workshop will offer tips on how to organize your digital photography files; best practices for digital storage; and strategies for compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants, future historians, and repositories such as the Historical Society.

Advance registration and ticket purchase recommended. Onsite registration is subject to availability.

 

Date and Time:

Sat, October 15, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Location:

The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum

701 21st St NW

B-1 level classroom

Washington, DC 20052

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Fundamentals of Photography

September 10th, 2016 Comments off

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In this class you’ll learn the basics of shooting with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera.  We will cover the basic controls of the camera and the meaning of different photographic terms.  Topics covered will include Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Depth of Field and White Balance. This class will also touch on some basic rules of composition.  There will be two hours of instruction followed by a one hour question-and -answer session.

Please bring your camera.  If you have examples of images you need help with it can be discussed during the Q&A session.

 

Price $49.00 + handling fee

3 Hour Class – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Sept 21st

Register Here

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SOS & Swap Meet

August 23rd, 2016 Comments off

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In this iteration, we’ll be exploring the use of lighting gels for both color correction and creative expression; powering up a custom built RAIN MACHINE for a demo shoot; and, as always, exploring different lighting mods and techniques.

BUY SELL TRADE!

Do you have gear collecting dust? It might be time to take inventory and unload your underused gear.  Entry to this event includes a table for you to participate in the gear swap. PLEASE RSVP to let us know if you’ll be selling anything.

All sales are between the private sellers and buyers. APA will not take a cut of any transactions and is not responsible for items sold. No dealers, please.

 

More information at www.apadc.com

 

When     Sunday, August 28th from 11 am – 5 pm.

Where   HOIST Studio – 2807 Merrilee Drive Suite E,Fairfax, VA

Cost

$10 (APA members)

$20 (ASMP, WPOW, NPPA, WHNPA)

$30 general public

Please note that all prices will be +$10 at the door.

You can get your tickets HERE

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Discover Yourself Through Photography With James Torrenzano

August 3rd, 2016 Comments off

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  • Have you ever asked yourself why you are drawn to photographing certain subjects ?
  • Is there a common thread that is woven through your body of work ?

This three-hour class will explore the use of personal photographs to understand what lies hidden within the self.

A Professional Photographer and Art Therapist will help each class member with various tools to assist in their discovery.

  • What story can be told of our images?
  • What hidden treasures can we unlock by looking at the patterns that are woven throughout our work?This class will go beyond the functions of the camera and look at how each participant can begin learning new methods of exploring the world around them.  The camera is a bridge that provides a way to cross over and explore our imagery up close and personal. Participants will be asked provide their own images, which will be used as a starting point for the class.

Participants will be asked provide their own images, which will be used as a starting point for the class.

We will look at three specific types of images that you have taken. A subject, a passageway (windows, doors, openings) and a landscape. Theses three images will form the cornerstone of our class and be used as tool toward uncovering hidden treasures. Each class member will create an actual map using provided art material and by compositing their images to form a picture.

This map will serve as a symbol and help ignite a personal transformation. Please bring to class examples of these images that you have taken and your camera. The images should be printed at least 8×10 and can be printed with any printer. The images will be cut and glued onto the map

Where: 44710 Cape Ct, Ashburn, VA 20147

When: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Register: Here

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