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    • 03 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Studio-Portrait & Commercial Photography 21 Fieldstone Drive Stoneham MA
    • 6
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    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Understanding Calibration for Photography.
    Camera/lens, Color and White Balance and Monitor Calibration.
    Why it matters and how to make it work for you.
    with Scott Levine

    Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:
    The Studio-Portrait & Commercial Photography
    21 Fieldstone Drive Stoneham, MA



    There are many facets in the Digital age of photography, variables that need to be understood and harnessed to elevate the craft.  In this intensive all day Palooza, Scott will cover all you ever wanted to know and didn’t know you needed to know.  Camera and lens combinations can be less than perfect.  Many cameras allow you to fine tune how your lenses focuses to ensure better sharpness.  Every camera sees and interoperates color differently, learn how your camera sees color and how to get those results in Adobe Lightroom.  Not shooting RAW?  You are missing out on detail galore.  These things and more will be covered step by step.



    Scott Levine, became mesmerized with photography from watching his father David, a professional photographer, from about six years old.  By the time Scott was in braces, he knew photography would be his life’s work. Scott earned a BFA in Commercial Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. From Film to Digital, one constant has not changed, understanding your equipment to get the most out of it.  Color, Lens quality and calibration has always been there, but as Camera resolution increases, and more of the post production falls on the photographer, the need to dial in your equipment and workflow has become even more important.  

    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Payment must be made upon registration

    Class limit: 8

    Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location:The Studio-Portrait & Commercial Photography
    21 Fieldstone Drive Stoneham, MA





    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Kenneth Berman Photography 36 South Main Street, Sharon MA 02067
    • 9
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    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    The Mitzvah Celebration
    with Ken Berman

    Date: Monday March 4th, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Location: Kenneth Berman Photography
    36 South Main Street, Sharon MA 
    We may go to a local Temple as well.



    We will discuss what is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
    Why is it so important?
    What is important to know when talking to potential client?

    What are the traditions?
    What is the difference between Reform, Conservative and Orthodox?
     

    The temple photos. When do you do them and who should be there?
     All the different combinations.

    The party. The difference between an afternoon party and an evening party.

     The posed photos you do before that with all the different combinations.

    The cocktail hour. The introductions. The major traditions. Dancing photos that you must have. Table photos-yes or no and how you do them.

    The ending and why it is important to be there.

    The lenses and lighting we use. Sample albums that show our designs.

    Start to finish of the Mitzvah Celebration.







    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Payment must be made upon registration


    Date: Monday March 4th, 2019
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Class limit: 10

    Location: Kenneth Berman Photography
    36 South Main Street, Sharon MA  We may go to a local Temple as well.




    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Starlight Photography 475 Depot Street South Easton MA
    • 8
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    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Edgy Sports Lighting Techniques in Portrait Photography
    with Kris Ventresco

    Date: Monday March 11th, 2019

    Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: Starlight Photography
    475 Depot Street South Easton MA



    Want to excel at moody sports portraiture?  Kris will
    demonstrate his favorite lighting techniques to add
    ferocity to athletes.  He will also demonstrate how you
    can achieve this same effect with studio lights and speedlights. 

      Be prepared to jump in and photograph as well!




    Kris' passion for photography started at a very young age and was strongly influenced by his father, John.  He followed his father around with a camera in hand as a child and teen during family vacations and other events.  Kris graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. In addition to the course work for his degree, Kris also took many photography courses. These classes taught him black and white photography, developing the negatives, and printing the photograph. Having a foundation and understanding of film photography has only helped transition into the digital age.  

     

    In his time as a Professional Photographer, Kris has photographed countless weddings and portrait sessions.  He has also photographed events such as Frozen Fenway for the Boston Red Sox and the Fourth of July Spectacular which featured performances by the Dropkick Murphys, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Hudson, and the Boston Pops Orchestra.  He has been featured on the cover of New England Bride and other local publications.

     

    Kris recently has expanded his work into the Fine Art genre.  Many local businesses have hosted Kris and displayed his work.  He also has a couple of books showcasing different projects he has completed and is in the process of finishing up one now.

    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Payment must be made upon registration

    Date: Monday March 11th, 2019

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Class limit: 10

    Location:
    Starlight Photography
    475 Depot Street South Easton MA





    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • ASA Photographic 71 Faulkner Street #215, N. Billerica MA
    • 9
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    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Make More Money and Keep More Of It
    with Michael Stone, CPP

    Date: Monday March 18th, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Location:
     ASA Photographic, 71 Faulkner Street
    #215, N. Billerica MA



     “Make More Money & Keep More Of It” will cover ideas and concepts for creating value in your business, yourself, and your products; pricing products for more profit; offering size options to keep your sales averages higher; getting a handle on cost of goods; planning your workflow to maximize your profitable time; and delivering superior quality portraits to your client with minimum overhead. 

    Attendees should come away with a better understanding of the value of their time and product, where the best use of their time is (and more importantly, isn’t), and ways to keep more of that hard-earned money for themselves. 

    What to bring: Writing material, lunch




    Michael Stone, CPP has earned a living solely from photography for 40 years. Born in Indiana he started working at a portrait studio while finishing high school. For the next 11 years he worked at and ultimately became the managing operator of that studio, which primarily did weddings, family portraits, and about 350 seniors a year. In 1990 he moved to MA and worked for Hilton Photography until it was sold in 2008

    During those years he was a studio and wedding photographer, studio manager (both individual and multiple studios over time), photography trainer, school department manager, and finally lab manager. Mike’s experience with high volumes of sessions and orders (100 plus daily in season) while maintaining excellent customer service and satisfaction has given him a keen eye for finding efficient ways to work and create high quality products for his clients. He lives in Worcester, MA and does all of his sessions at client’shomes or destinations. Indoor or outdoor environmental portraits, or studio portraits created on location with his portable studio are the trademark look of his work, done in a classic portrait style. 

    Michael’s business is geared toward producing wall art for his clients and offering gift sizes to accompany them, creating a nice average order per client. In 2018 over 70% of Michael’s clients chose a wall portrait as part of their collection, and over 35% chose more than one wall portrait to display in their home(s). He usually does 120 - 150 sessions per year, entirely on his own, with part time help from his wife Lisa as the scheduler.

    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Payment must be made upon registration

    Class limit: 10

    Date: Monday March 18th, 2019
    Hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Location:

     ASA Photographic, 71 Faulkner Street
    #215, N. Billerica MA


    What to bring: Writing material, lunch

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 4 Blossom Circle Natick MA
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    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Intro to Photoshop Painting
    with Karen McCall, M.Photog., CPP

    Date: Wednessday March 20th, 2019

    Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm
     
    Location: 4 Blossom Circle Natick MA



    This is an introduction course into the world of digital painting.
    Learn how to turn a traditional photograph into a work of art.

    Turn a nothing photo into something special.

    Learn the difference between the mixer brush and regular brush.

    Learn about the smudge tool.

    Learn how to use the different modes to enhance your painting further in this hands-on class.

    What to bring:
    Your sense of humor ( my first program ever )

    Labtop and updated Wacom tablet.

    You should be comfortable with your tablet and know how to use it.

    Please visit Wacom site to update your tablet prior.

    I will have extension cords available

    Light snacks and water will be on hand.

    Feel free to bring a lunch or order from Panara Bread or local pizza.




    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Class limit: 6


    Payment must be made upon registration

    Date: Wednesday March 20th, 2019
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location:
    4 Blossom Circle Natick MA





    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 4 Blossom Circle Natick MA
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    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Intro to Photoshop Painting
    with Karen McCall, M.Photog., CPP

    Date: Thursday March 21st, 2019

    Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: 4 Blossom Circle Natick MA




    This is an introduction course into the world of digital painting.
    Learn how to turn a traditional photograph into a work of art.

    Turn a nothing photo into something special.

    Learn the difference between the mixer brush and regular brush.

    Learn about the smudge tool.

    Learn how to use the different modes to enhance your painting further in this hands-on class.

    What to bring:
    Your sense of humor ( my first program ever )

    Labtop and updated Wacom tablet.

    You should be comfortable with your tablet and know how to use it.

    Please visit Wacom site to update your tablet prior.

    I will have extension cords available

    Light snacks and water will be on hand.

    Feel free to bring a lunch or order from Panara Bread or local pizza.




    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Class limit: 6


    Payment must be made upon registration

    Date: Thursday March 21st, 2019
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location:
    4 Blossom Circle Natick MA





    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 4 Blossom Circle Natick MA
    • 5
    Register

    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Intro to Photoshop Painting
    with Karen McCall, M.Photog., CPP

    Date: Friday March 22nd, 2019

    Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: 4 Blossom Circle Natick MA




    This is an introduction course into the world of digital painting.
    Learn how to turn a traditional photograph into a work of art.

    Turn a nothing photo into something special.

    Learn the difference between the mixer brush and regular brush.

    Learn about the smudge tool.

    Learn how to use the different modes to enhance your painting further in this hands-on class.

    What to bring:
    Your sense of humor ( my first program ever )

    Labtop and updated Wacom tablet.

    You should be comfortable with your tablet and know how to use it.

    Please visit Wacom site to update your tablet prior.

    I will have extension cords available

    Light snacks and water will be on hand.

    Feel free to bring a lunch or order from Panara Bread or local pizza.




    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Class limit: 6


    Payment must be made upon registration

    Date: Friday March 22nd, 2019
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location:
    4 Blossom Circle Natick MA





    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 9
    Register

    Spring Photopalooza 2019

    Reaching new heights with Drone photography
    with Lisa King, CPP

    Date: Thursday March 28th, 2019
    Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

    Location:
    386 Old Westport Road Dartmouth, MA




    This class will cover the ups and downs of aerial photography.  We will discuss when and where it is safe to fly, FAA rules and regulations, insurance requirements, liability, contracts, processing of photographs and how to market and add drone work to your current business.  If weather permits, there will be flying demonstration. 




    Lisa is an international award winning Certified Professional Photographer and FAA licensed Drone Pilot and holds PPA’s Drone Photography Certificate.  She is current President of Professional Photographer of New England.  She is proud to offer her services from weddings to commercial clients. Adding aerial photography to her business has provided her clients with lots of advantages. This year Lisa was awarded “Best of the Best” photographer in Southcoast, MA. 

    All PPA member attendees will receive 1 Merit.
    PPA # Must be provided at time of registration.


    Date Thursday March 28th, 2019
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Class limit: 10

    Location:
    386 Old Westport Road Dartmouth, MA





    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    Register

    "Business, Marketing and Lighting"
    with Zach Gray

    Monday April 22nd, 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA



    Business, Marketing and Lighting
    with Zach Gray
    Think Bigger, Sell Bigger, Live Bigger!

    Spend the morning, in this information and practical take-away PACKED class, Zach Gray will give you powerfully complex yet simple to execute sales and marketing strategies to maximize sales in your business and create a sigh of relief in your day-to-day workload.

    Zach has personally coached over 1,400 photographers in his workshops, and has helped develop some of the industries leading pro’s in their businesses.

    Zach has a true heart for photographers and loves to see them believe big and succeed in their goals. You will walk away inspired and ready to implement powerful strategies that will grow your business in 2019.

    Spend the afternoon learning how to Light your portrait and wedding work.

    Endorsed Westcott Top Pro, Elinchrom Elite Photographer and Sandisk Extreme Team Photographer who’s videos have been viewed millions of times online is going to open up his lighting vault and show you some of his best kept secrets.

    You will learn how to bring a commercial quality look to your portrait and wedding work, learn how to paint-on your lighting, and do it FAST and with extreme simplicity.





    • Zach Gray is one half of the photography and business coaching team, Zach & Jody. Known for his off-camera lighting and their business & marketing savvy, he and his wife have become international speakers on business and shooting and have personally instructed over 1,200 photographers at their IN-CAMERA workshops.

      They are Top Endorsed Pro's by Westcott Lighting, are members of the exclusive SanDisk Extreme Team, and have been featured speakers on creativeLIVE, Photo-Vision, WPPI, PPA, London’s SWPP, Toronto’s Exposure show, and MyWed Conference in Moscow. Their work has been published in leading publications including People, Rangefinder and Southern Weddings.

      Today, Zach & Jody’s business is fully dedicated to empowering other photographers to build their own successful brands. In 2016, they launched a software, ShootFlow, which provides photographers a proven workflow to succeed in business.

      Zach and Jody live in Franklin, TN with their son, Jaxon, and daughters, London and Ember.













    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    Register

    "The $3000 Headshot"
    with Megan DiPiero
    Strategies to Effectively Market, Shoot, and Sell Headshots


    Monday June 10th, 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA



    The $3000 Headshot
    with Megan DiPiero
    Strategies to Effectively Market, Shoot, and Sell Headshots



    The $3000 Headshot
    is a marketing and sales blueprint for modern portrait photographers,
    in which Megan DiPiero will...

    •  Explain why "headshots" is today's silver bullet SEO marketing term for professional photographers, and how it opens the door to leads of all types
    • Flesh out the different session types suggested to profitably handle everything from budget-minded clients to custom branding session

    • Explore custom options for large group and corporate headshot clients perform live posing and sales demonstrations

    • Teach you how this one genre now drives close to 50% of her total annual portrait business, with a sales average over $3000, and can do the same for you!




         Biography

      Megan is a successful full time professional photographer and entrepreneur, who has been sharing everything she knows about business from the moment she figured it out. Out of her modest home studio in Fort Myers, Florida, Megan does over $400,000 in annual portrait sales, with a sales average of $4000. Rise to the Top! with Megan DiPiero is her Facebook forum for professional photographers who want to enhance their business skills and learn together in an uplifting, supportive environment.












    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    Register

          Demystifying Image Competition
    with Francie Baltazar Stonestreeet, MPhotog, Cr., CPP, IE

    Monday November 4th 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA



    "Demystifying Image Competition"

    Image competition can be overwhelming. Where to start? What do I enter? What do all those numbers mean?  Why should I enter? And the list goes on! It’s scary and overwhelming. Or maybe you want to understand how to break through the Merit level and move up into the Loans. Wait! What’s a merit? What’s a Loan?

    In this program Francie will break it all down so that you can clearly understand the path into image competition and earning merits and loans. You will also learn:

    Why entering image competition can change the way you shoot

    What are the 12 elements of an Image?

    How do judges arrive at their score?

    Judges language – what does it all mean?

    What Elements are needed to move your score from Merit to Loan?

    Common mistakes new competitors make

    To enter prints are digital? Which is the best?

    Entering Albums into image competitions

    3 editing secrets to check your images

    Master Photographerand Master Artist, what’s the difference?

    Why feedback is painful yet essential to growth and learning

    Francie’s journey into image competition was long and painful to achieve success. She will share with you her lessons learned and inspire you to jump into image competition. Come and see how exciting image competitioncan be and how you can take your skills to a new level through actively competing in Image competition.






    Francie Baltazar Stonestreet is a professional photographer based in Kingwood, Texas. She is a Certified Professional Photographer, Photographic Craftsmen and Master Photographer. She entered her first image competition in 2010. Since that time she has been awarded Houston Photographer of the Year two times, Texas Photographer of the year two times, Texas Top 10 3 times, multiple Platinum Photographer of the year, Kodak Gallery Award, Kodak International Elite Award, Canon Par Excellence, Diamond Photographer of the Year, Grand Imaging Award Nominee 4 times and GIA third place winner in the Portrait Category. World Cup Team USA 2015, 2016, 2017 and Top 10 in the world 2017 in the wedding and portrait category. Francie’s images have been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer as well as several articles in Professional Photographer Magazine. Her work as also been highlighted at FotoFest International and her fine art line shows in galleries as well as in private collections. As an educator Francie speaks around the country share her knowledge with other photographers. She is presenting Love Stories, creating Emotion Art and Style in Wedding at Texas School of Professional Photography.



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