PPARI Newsletter September/October 2018

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Lindsay Adler!

Super 1 Day

Vendor Highlight: PHOTOFLASHDRIVE

Our Sponsors

 

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Dear Members,

Happy Fall to you all! I haven’t been able to fully commit to not running the air conditioner, I don’t know about you guys but 79-80 degrees and sticky means my AC is ON! Lately I’ve been photographing weddings, sports leagues, some high school seniors, and underclassmen. Coming up in a few weeks I have a military ball, and a Christmas photo-shoot and some smaller jobs.

I recently brought one of my cameras to Midstate Camera Repair to have it looked at. The camera would occasionally give me an error, and then when I attempted to play the image back, it was not there. It got shipped to cannon and was analyzed. The diagnoses…shutter and battery compartment failure. The technicians that looked over the camera body said that the shutter had well over 200,000 exposures. I got a quote and decided to go ahead with the repair seeing as the camera would essentially be totally refurbished.

200,000 exposures, and that is one of three camera bodies I own. I got to thinking of all the great memories that particular camera had captured. It is a true workhorse of a camera. I’m very thankful I continue to get many happy clients who refer me, and many repeat families I have photographed for years. PPARI has many end of the year programs I hope to see you at. Invite a friend to join us! See you soon!

Jackie

Phil Frink, Wed October 17th– I don’t do weddings.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt-Sunday October 21st

Bailey Fox, Wed November 14th-How to flatter with light and poses for Maternity Portraits

Christmas Party-Sunday December 2nd. Please join us!

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Announcements

 

Hunt’s Photo Walks & Workshops

Hunt’s Photo Walks are hands-on workshops that immerse the student in different aspects of photography, both technically and aesthetically. There is no better way to learn photography than through a hands-on experience, and these walks provide you with that opportunity. Our instructors will also give guided help to skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Lighthouses of Portland

Saturday, November 3rd, 1-6pm • Portland, Maine. Join Hunt’s Photo Education for an afternoon/sunset photo walk covering three of Portland, Maine’s most photogenic lighthouses
 

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Hancock Shaker Village

Saturday, October 27th, 10am-5pm • Pittsfield, MA. Join Hunt’s Photo Education for a photo walk at the historic Canterbury Shaker Village. On this walk, we will attempt to tell the story of the Shakers through what they left behind.
 

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Autumn at Horn Pond

Saturday October 27th, 8am-12pm • Woburn, MA. On this walk, we will emphasize landscape, wildlife, and macro photography as we may encounter birds, flowers, bugs and more!

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Massachusetts State House & Beacon Hill (from a Rooftop!)

Friday October 26th, 2-7:30pm • Beacon Hill, Boston. Join us for a photo walk in one of Boston’s most distinctive buildings and one of Boston’s most recognizable areas: The Massachusetts State House and Acorn Street, with a special photographic opportunity on a rooftop overlooking the city! 

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Program Recap

September Program

In this well attended program in Gene Hutnak’s new studio, he discussed his Simplicity Series children’s portraits including sales, lighting, camera settings and how he presents the finished images to the client. Thank you Gene for hosting this informative program!

 

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Don’t forget to support our 2018 convention sponsors! This important educational event would not be possible without them! 

 

 

 

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Upcoming PPARI Events

 

 

October Program

Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-2998715

Scavenger hunt social

We will be meeting up at the Casino in Roger Williams park Jackie will go over the rules.  

Bring your Cameras!   

Shooting, fun and social time. 

If it rains we will meet up at Dave’s Bar and Grill for football and beer.  2339 Post Rd. Warwick RI

When: 10/21/2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3091745
 

November Program

Join Bailey in the studio for a 2 hour lighting and posing workshop with a maternity model.   Bailey will go over her posing flow for maternity portraits.  She will cover lighting dos and don’ts as well as give styling tips.   Bailey is proudly sponsored by CGPROPRINTS and will have give aways!   Bring your camera and practice on our model!  Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-2998728

Holiday Party

Party time!!! We hope you’ll join us for our annual holiday party on 12/02/2018 from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM at 226 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, RI 02893

 

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 NHPPA presents Lindsay Adler!

The cost for PPA affiliates is $79 and you can register by clicking this link: NHPPA.com/event-2900376. If anyone has any questions,please contact Lauri West at lwest126@comcast.net.

 

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Super 1 Day

Newborn Workflow and Lighting and Posing with Bailey Fox, CPP  October 22, 2018

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Vendor Highlight

PHOTOFLASHDRIVE

CUSTOM USB FLASH DRIVES, PHOTO PACKAGING AND PRESENTATION PRODUCTS

They have a huge selection of custom USB flash drives so you’ll be sure to find one to match your brand and style. Photo packaging and presentation products are offered in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, materials and more and can be customized with your logo or design–no setup fees, no minimums, and customizing is included in the price. Need higher quantities? Be sure to check out volume pricing right on each product page. Visit them at www.photoflashdrive.com

Use coupon code FALL20 for 20% off natural wood flash drives and rustic flash drive boxes!

 

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Our Sponsors

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Printmakers Ad

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PPARI Newsletter July/August 2018

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Programs

PPAM Photopalooza!

Super 1 Day

Vendor Highlight: ACI

Our Sponsors

 

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Hello Everyone,

Happy Summer to you! Have you taken some time out to enjoy a walk on the beach, have you made it downtown to Waterfire, had your first Del’s lemonade of the season? What are you trying this season that’s different from this time last year? Have you implemented some new tools learned? Are you trying some new products offered by your lab? If you answered no to any of these questions I ask you, “What are you waiting for, Christmas!?” By the way Christmas is only 21 weeks away!

At our latest program held at Printmakers I learned of two new products/services being offered there that you should take a look at. Ask Marc or Tony to show you some samples that they can produce with their new laser machine. It’s awesome!!
Also they are now able to offer digital delivery of your images directly to your clients phone, huge time saver! If you haven’t seen all of what’s new at Printmakers stop in. Tony, Marc, and Manny are always ready to help you!

I am hoping to see more of you at our programming coming up. I know summer is a busy time of year for all of us, and that’s a good thing. But take advantage of all the fantastic programs we have lined up for you!

August, Wed. August 15th “Lighting for Headshots” At Hunts in Providence.
September, Wed. Sept 19th “Keeping It Simple” with Gene Hutnak at his new studio.
October, Wed. Oct 17th “I don’t Do Weddings” with Phil Frink at Vee’s Photography.
November, Wed. Nov 14th “How to Flatter with light and poses for Maternity Portraits” with Bailey Fox.
December, our holiday party. The date still pending, stay tuned!

See you guys soon! Stay Cool!

Jackie

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Announcements

Hunt’s Education

Hunt’s Photo & Video offers classes and photo walks on a regular basis. Visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/ for a complete listing. 

 
 

 

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Program Recap

June Program

Introduction to creating for print competition by Judy Reinford M.Photog,M. Artist,CPP

Thank you Judy for inspiring us to improve our images and enter competition!

 

July Program

Telling a story with your photographs at Printmakers by Sandor Bodo and Steve Szydlowski.

Thank you Sandor and Steve for sharing your fascinating stories!

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Don’t forget to support our 2018 convention sponsors! This important educational event would not be possible without them! 

 

 

 

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Upcoming PPARI Programs

September Program

Gene Hutnak presents Keeping it Simple

Wednesday, September 19th 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm

Click the link above to register!

Gene will discuss his Simplicity Series children’s portraits and the use of hybrid lighting. Gene can create beautiful lighting consistently that gives a window light feel without the window. He will discuss sales, lighting, camera settings and how he presents the finished images to the client.

Gene is a member of PPA, is a CPP and a past President of PPARI with over 37 years experience as a professional photographer. Gene and Linda operate Gene Hutnak Photographylocated in North Scituate, RI. Gene specializes in creating wall portraits of families & children.

 

October Program

November Program

Join Bailey in the studio for a 2 hour lighting and posing workshop with a maternity model.   Bailey will go over her posing flow for maternity portraits.  She will cover lighting dos and don’ts as well as give styling tips.   Bailey is proudly sponsored by CGPROPRINTS and will have give aways!   Bring your camera and practice on our model!  

Holiday Party

Party time!!! Our annual holiday party will be held on 12/02/2018 from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM at 226 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, RI 02893

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 PPAM Photopalooza!

Take a look at Photopalooza! All through August – great instructors and great classes for every level photographer.

Volume Photography with Melvin Guante

Date:  Sunday August 5th, 2018 • Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Melvin’s Photo, 34 Frank Street, Watertown MA  02472

The days of dull cookie-cutter photography of school and sports teams are gone! You can now offer exciting contemporary photography that captures the character of each individual while still maintaining an efficient workflow. Melvin will show you how his techniques as applied to volume photography, and will enable you to efficiently produce creative photographs that sell.

When you leave you’ll have the tools you’ll need to land your job and to photograph it with confidence.  And what’s more; you’ll make money doing it! And, you will be able to do this with the equipment you already have on hand.

 

How to create a successful boudoir session with Alice Pepplow

Date:  August 6th, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: The Imagery Studio, 172 Shrewsbury Street • 2nd Floor • Worcester MA

Alice Pepplow will walk you through the necessary steps to create a great boudoir session. In this workshop, Alice will share how to prepare the client for the appropriate lingerie according to individual body type, and talk about the experience she provides before, during and after the session. 

Lighting and posing with both natural light and strobe will be demonstrated. A hands-on session will be provided in her 600-sf studio with ideas for creative use of a small studio. A model will be available, so please bring your camera to practice your freshly learned skills.

 

From Booking to the Beach with Cassandra Sullivan, M. Photog., CPP
 DATE:  August 8, 2018 2:00pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: 931 Long Pond Road, Plymouth MA

Summertime means trying to fit in a whole bunch of clients in a a limited amount of time.  Everyone is busy with family and friends, even you! That means you need to run your business as efficiently as possible, to make sure clients are happy and that you make it easy and fun for them to do business with you – so you can enjoy the summer too!

Join me as I discuss and demonstrate different solutions that can be used to run a business, and my workflow from answering an inquiry all the way through the In-Person Sales appointment, and beyond.

We’ll talk about studio management software, letting clients book online, bookkeeping, how I prepare clients for their session, image and data management, and how can all work together and keep you organized.  Bring your questions and any challenges you may have in running your studio and we’ll come up with a solution together!

 

Basic Wrapping and Photography for Newborns
That’s a wrap!  Basic wrapping and safety for Newborn Photography with Bailey Fox, CPP

DATE:  August 13, 2018 10am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Kenneth Berman Photography
36 South Main Street, Sharon MA  02067
Contact: 401-497-9720

 In this course Bailey will cover everything you need to know about how to safely handle your client’s newest family member.  What tools and tricks she uses to keep that baby asleep, safe, and happy. She will go over verbiage and procedures to prepare the client for the portrait session.

Bailey will demonstrate 3 different wrapping techniques. She will cover some simple low-cost options for props and wraps which will help either add variety to your newborn session, or get you started! She will show you how she flows from one pose to the next and will explain each step as she takes them. 

If you are new to babies this class will give you a base foundation to feel confident saying “yes” to taking a newborn session.  If you are a seasoned veteran newborn photographer this class will still encourage and help you fine tune some basic posing, soothing and wrapping skills. 


The Nuts and Bolts of Speedlight Photography with Scott Levine

DATE:  August 19, 2018 10am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: The Studio 21, Fieldstone Drive, Stoneham MA
 

Speedlights – Fast, Furious and Fun to Use (also very useful!)During this hands-on seminar, photographers will learn the ins and outs of how speedlights respond to color and tone when used in TTL or AUTO, and how to correct for them.

Proper use of Speedlight Softboxes, Beauty Dishes, and umbrellas will be demonstrated and how they can enhance a location portrait.  Split Lighting, Short Lighting, Butterfly, and Rembrandt lighting will be shown and which tools should be used to create them.

Also, students will be instructed and have hands-on use of gels, barn doors, snoots, and grids too. On loan from PocketWizard will be TT1’s TT5’s, Plus 3’s & Plus 4’s as well as to further enhance each photographer’s experience and working knowledge. Lighting Modifiers from Lastolite, Rouge and Westcott will be available for hands on use.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a camera and their speedlights with them.

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Super 1 Day

Maternity Lighting, Styling, and Posing Studio and On Location with Bailey Fox, CPP  October 12, 2018

Newborn Workflow and Lighting and Posing with Bailey Fox, CPP  October 22, 2018

 

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Vendor Highlight

ACI

Background Town (owned by ACI) is having a 50% off sale 8/6 – 9/3! Code: 50BGT18 Choose from hundreds of colors and designs or create your own custom design. Their UltraCloth is described as wrinkle-free, non-glare, super soft, extra expandable and durable. The result is an amazing background that creates an extremely realistic environment. All UltraCloth backdrops come with rod pockets, are machine washable and dryer safe! Other promotions include 25% off metal prints 8/16 – 9/23 and 30% off gallery wraps 8/16 – 9/30.

Also, as the school and sports photography season approaches, ACI can help with their  innovative software that will enhance your workflow and grow your sales! For more information, contact Ken Wilson at kwilson@acilab.com.

 

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Our Sponsors

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Printmakers Ad

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PPARI Newsletter May/June 2018

In This Issue

Message from the President

Special Offer from Hunt’s

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Programs

PPAM Photopalooza!

Vendor Highlight

Al’s Corner

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Hello Everyone,

The summer months are here. It’s been fairly hot and I know business has picked up for you. One thing I really enjoy about being a PPARI member is, if there is something I need all I have to do is pick up the phone. I have called on colleagues all of which I have met over the years through PPARI. I needed help with a wedding, large family portraits, preschools, high schools, leagues, and sometimes just to bounce an idea off another photographer. I’ve shared techniques, tips and tricks, software advice, camera questions, and how to deal with a particularly difficult client.

I have lent equipment, borrowed equipment, and bought equipment from other members, folks I’m happy to say are my friends. We may be little but we have an abundance of knowledge, experience, and true professionalism to share with one another. We are up against many challenges in today’s market that Professional Photographers of years past did not have to try to overcome. We are in a unique field, with great opportunities. Let’s focus on the positives, and be thankful for the phone ringing, and for clients who choose us! Stay tuned for information being released about the rest of our monthly programs.

Thanks for reading, see you at the next program.

Cheers!

Jackie

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Special Offer from Hunt’s

Attention Canon Users!!!

Hunt’s is offering aggressive pricing on Canon bodies and lenses for a limited time! Email your wish list to Gary Farber at digitalguygary@wbhunt.com and he will give you a quote. Hunt’s has always been a big supporter of PPARI and this is the perfect time to support them back!

 

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Announcements

Hunt’s Education

Hunt’s Photo & Video offers classes and photo walks on a regular basis. Visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/ for a complete listing. Below are just a few upcoming events.

Beyond the Basic Photo Walk: Boston From Above- Museum of Science

Friday, August 3rd, 5-10pm • Hunt’s Photo Melrose & Boston/Cambridge, MA Featuring sunset, low light and night photography Instructors: Don Toothaker & Emily Hojnowski 
 

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Olde Sturbridge Village

Saturday August 4th, 9:30am-4:30pm, Sturbridge, MA. Sturbridge Village is a living history museum that features many authentic period buildings and homes to explore and enjoy.
 

Hunt’s Photo Education Weekend of Workshops (with Sigma!)

Fri July 27th, Sat July 28th, & Sun July 29th

July 27- Boston After Dark- MIT Architecture

July 28- Natural Light Portrait Workshop

July 29- Sports & Action- Myopia Polo

Each featuring lenses from Sigma

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Program Recap

May Program

Why Your Customers Will Want and Love Wall Portraits by Charleen Larkin

Thank you Charleen for giving us helpful tools and strategies to boost wall portrait sales!

 

 

Don’t forget to support our 2018 convention sponsors! This important educational event would not be possible without them! 

 

 

 

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Upcoming PPARI Programs

July Program

07/19/2018 7:00 PM at Printmakers, 75 York Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Click the link above to register!
 
Sandor and Steve will teach us about storytelling with our images.  They will show us some examples of their work and the stories behind the captures. 

Sandor Bodo: Born in Budapest, Hungary of artistic parents, the young Sandor was carried under wraps and on shoulders as the Bodo’s fled Hungary during the Uprising of 1956, eventually to resettle in Nashville, Tennessee. Even as a lad, Bodo was always involved in making of images and objects of art. Undergraduate work at Brown University brought Bodo up to Providence in 1971. After securing a BA concentration in Fine Art at Brown, he extended his education in England at Sheffield Polytechnic School of Art and Design and with an MFA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London in 1978. He returned to Providence to live and work and since 1996 has been a staff photographer at the Providence Journal Bulletin where his images and videos can be seen daily.

Steve Szydlowski: is an award-winning photojournalist for The Providence Journal, latest award, 2016 Rhode Island Press Association Photographer of the Year. Steve has photographed local and regional stories for 29 years as staff photographer. Previously Steve worked as a freelance photographer for the Associated Press and The New London Day (New London, CT). Steve has also organized and curated the Providence Journal traveling photographic exhibit “Living Vision” an exhibition of photography that has been shown in Providence and Westerly, Rhode Island. Former co-founder Providence Center for Photographic Arts.

 
 

September Program

Gene Hutnak presents Keeping it Simple

Wednesday, September 19th 2018 7:00pm-9:00pm

Click the link above to register!

 

Gene will discuss his Simplicity Series children’s portraits and the use of hybrid lighting. Gene can create beautiful lighting consistently that gives a window light feel without the window. He will discuss sales, lighting, camera settings and how he presents the finished images to the client.

Gene is a member of PPA, is a CPP and a past President of PPARI with over 37 years experience as a professional photographer. Gene and Linda operate Gene Hutnak Photographylocated in North Scituate, RI. Gene specializes in creating wall portraits of families & children.

 

 

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 PPAM Photopalooza!

Take a look at Photopalooza! All through August – great instructors and great classes for every level photographer.

Volume Photography with Melvin Guante

Date:  Sunday August 5th, 2018 • Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Melvin’s Photo, 34 Frank Street, Watertown MA  02472

The days of dull cookie-cutter photography of school and sports teams are gone! You can now offer exciting contemporary photography that captures the character of each individual while still maintaining an efficient workflow. Melvin will show you how his techniques as applied to volume photography, and will enable you to efficiently produce creative photographs that sell.

When you leave you’ll have the tools you’ll need to land your job and to photograph it with confidence.  And what’s more; you’ll make money doing it! And, you will be able to do this with the equipment you already have on hand.

 

How to create a successful boudoir session with Alice Pepplow

Date:  August 6th, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: The Imagery Studio, 172 Shrewsbury Street • 2nd Floor • Worcester MA

Alice Pepplow will walk you through the necessary steps to create a great boudoir session. In this workshop, Alice will share how to prepare the client for the appropriate lingerie according to individual body type, and talk about the experience she provides before, during and after the session. 

Lighting and posing with both natural light and strobe will be demonstrated. A hands-on session will be provided in her 600-sf studio with ideas for creative use of a small studio. A model will be available, so please bring your camera to practice your freshly learned skills.

 

From Booking to the Beach with Cassandra Sullivan, M. Photog., CPP
 DATE:  August 8, 2018 2:00pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: 931 Long Pond Road, Plymouth MA

Summertime means trying to fit in a whole bunch of clients in a a limited amount of time.  Everyone is busy with family and friends, even you! That means you need to run your business as efficiently as possible, to make sure clients are happy and that you make it easy and fun for them to do business with you – so you can enjoy the summer too!

Join me as I discuss and demonstrate different solutions that can be used to run a business, and my workflow from answering an inquiry all the way through the In-Person Sales appointment, and beyond.

We’ll talk about studio management software, letting clients book online, bookkeeping, how I prepare clients for their session, image and data management, and how can all work together and keep you organized.  Bring your questions and any challenges you may have in running your studio and we’ll come up with a solution together!

 

Basic Wrapping and Photography for Newborns
That’s a wrap!  Basic wrapping and safety for Newborn Photography with Bailey Fox, CPP

DATE:  August 13, 2018 10am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Kenneth Berman Photography
36 South Main Street, Sharon MA  02067
Contact: 401-497-9720

 In this course Bailey will cover everything you need to know about how to safely handle your client’s newest family member.  What tools and tricks she uses to keep that baby asleep, safe, and happy. She will go over verbiage and procedures to prepare the client for the portrait session.

Bailey will demonstrate 3 different wrapping techniques. She will cover some simple low-cost options for props and wraps which will help either add variety to your newborn session, or get you started! She will show you how she flows from one pose to the next and will explain each step as she takes them. 

If you are new to babies this class will give you a base foundation to feel confident saying “yes” to taking a newborn session.  If you are a seasoned veteran newborn photographer this class will still encourage and help you fine tune some basic posing, soothing and wrapping skills. 


The Nuts and Bolts of Speedlight Photography with Scott Levine

DATE:  August 19, 2018 10am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: The Studio 21, Fieldstone Drive, Stoneham MA
 

Speedlights – Fast, Furious and Fun to Use (also very useful!)During this hands-on seminar, photographers will learn the ins and outs of how speedlights respond to color and tone when used in TTL or AUTO, and how to correct for them.

Proper use of Speedlight Softboxes, Beauty Dishes, and umbrellas will be demonstrated and how they can enhance a location portrait.  Split Lighting, Short Lighting, Butterfly, and Rembrandt lighting will be shown and which tools should be used to create them.

Also, students will be instructed and have hands-on use of gels, barn doors, snoots, and grids too. On loan from PocketWizard will be TT1’s TT5’s, Plus 3’s & Plus 4’s as well as to further enhance each photographer’s experience and working knowledge. Lighting Modifiers from Lastolite, Rouge and Westcott will be available for hands on use.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a camera and their speedlights with them.

 

Vendor Highlight

Sew Trendy Fashion and Accessories

Sew Trendy carries beautiful handmade designer gowns and accessories for women, maternity, girls, and newborns. They have a photographer program that gives you a discount based on spending as well as a subscription box service containing new designs. A rental option is coming soon. Check them out at www.sewtrendyaccessories.com.

 

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Al’s Corner

Al Weems is a long time member of PPARI who will be contributing feature articles.  

Observation and Awareness

 

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Our Sponsors

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