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    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • The Tiny Bungalow
    Register

    The PPAM 2018 Summer Social 


    When:  Sunday July 29th, 2018 
     
    Time: 12:00 p.m. until 5:00  p.m.

    Where: The Tiny Bungalow in Hingham MA
    24 Grove Avenue, Hingham MA  02043

    POT Luck ...Please bring something yummy to share and please bring a chair.

    Sign up to bring goodies here:
    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054CADA72CA1F94-ppam4

    Let's step out of the classroom and enjoy the great weather together during our
    annual PPAM Summer Social. This year, the merriment and camaraderie will take place
    at The Tiny Bungalow in Hingham, MA (see address below).

    Here's what you can expect...
    FUN. FOOD. FOTOGRAPHY. FRIENDS.

    Most of the year, The Tiny Bungalow is home to PPAM member Jeff Cutler, his wife and two cats. But for July 29, PPAM will host its Summer Social at The Tiny Bungalow in scenic Hingham, MA, south of Boston. It's a former beach bungalow three minutes (walking) from Hingham Harbor.

    On hand will be tables, a hammock, a grill and other assorted amenities.
    Be sure to bring your favorite summer cookout dish; a chair and/or blanket on which to relax;
    your camera (Jeff can direct you to the Hingham Bathing Beach, World's End Reservation
    and other local areas perfect for capturing artistic images); and a smile.


    Please check the PPAM site for the sign-up genius if you'd like to bring snacks, food,
    beverages, ice or other social accoutrements. The Summer Social is a great opportunity to find out what your colleagues are up to and share your latest photo and life experiences.

    IMPORTANT INFO...

    Address is 24 Grove Avenue, Hingham, MA 02043
    Jeff's cell phone is 781-740-4045

    There are two cats on the premises. One is friendly, one is not.
    Please do not try to figure out which is which...it could end badly.

    As the Bungalow has been recently renovated, there is a functioning toilet on site; a hose for rinsing off sand and/or salt if you venture to the water; and abundant wifi - pw is 'thecatwillbiteyou'

    We're looking forward to seeing everyone at this event. Please RSVP



    Let us know what you're bringing to share here:

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054CADA72CA1F94-ppam4

      


     

    • 05 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Melvin's Photo 34 Frank Street Watertown MA
    • 9
    Register

    PPAM Photopalooza 2018

    Volume Photography
    Making it work for me!

                               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. 

      I will show you how my techniques as applied to volume photography, will enable you to efficiently produce creative photographs that sell.

     This program will cover getting started -- how to find prospective jobs – as well as workflow -- including the actual photography and pre- and post- production.

    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.

    The days of dull cookie-cutter photography of school and

    sports teams are gone! You can now

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    haracter of each individual while

    still maintaining an efficient workflow.

    I will show you how my techniques as applied to volume photo

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    This program will cover getting started

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    Join Melvin in August for a full day of fun and learning.







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

    Class limit: 10

    Date:  August 5, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location:
    Melvin's Photo
    34 Frank Street
    Watertown MA  02472
    617-828-1224
    melvin@melvinsphoto.com

    Melvin

    s Photo

    34 Frank st

    Watertown MA 02472

    Since an early age, I was fascinated by The Arts. I looked at my uncle in amazement as he played with his enormously huge and shiny new camera. It had all the bells and whistles. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a photographer.

    While in High School, my art teacher inspired my creativity and did not allow me to settle for the ordinary and encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, so I could be more innovative. I went on to drawing, painting and making clay sculptures that were exhibited in a year-end art displays. She taught me patience and perseverance. In college I was exposed to African Art which led me to explore and immerse myself in everything it had to offer. This had a profound lifelong influence on my work.

    I am a passionate photographic artist, with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. I currently an active member on the Board of The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM) I hold a certification degree, CPP, by PPA and have the honor of servicing as Liaison for the CPP program for MA.


    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Imagery Studio-172 Shrewsbury Street 2nd floor Worcester MA
    • 10
    Register

    PPAM Photopalooza 2018

    "How to create a successful boudoir session"
    with
     Alice PepplowDate:  August 6th, 2018


    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

     Location: The Imagery Studio
    172 Shrewsbury Street 2nd Floor Worcester MA



    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.











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

    Class limit: 8

    Date:  August 6th, 2018

    Time: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location:  The Imagery Studio-172 Shrewsbury Street 2nd floor Worcester MA


    Being from Brazil, Alice grew up in a culture where a woman is encouraged to own her sensual side, project confidence and appreciate her own beauty. Working as a boudoir and glamour photographer was a natural extension of that culture for Alice, and drew on her skills as a Portrait and Wedding Photographer. 

    She pursued her interest in photography from early age and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from EMBAP (Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná) located in Curitiba, in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná.  Love of traveling and an adventurous spirit led her to the United States in 2002, to pursue training and experience with photography, and the US became her home away from home ever since. In the USA, she developed her craft first by assisting professional photographers, then in 2006 by launching her own photography business in Central Massachusetts. In 2008 she opened The Imagery Studio in Worcester MA and in 2009, expanded the space to include a fully furnished strobe and natural light studio. Active participation with the Professional Photographer Association of Massachusetts (PPAM) and the national Professional Photographers Association (PPA) allowed her work to evolve.  In 2014 she won the PPA Silver Photographer of the Year award, and her award-winning images have been accepted into the prestigious PPA Loan Collection.  She earned the Photographic Craftsman Degree in 2017 and receive the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation in 2015. In addition to her professional photography business, she is active as a photography instructor, leading classes and workshops on topics including wedding and portrait photography, lighting, composition and posing.



    If you have any questions about this course please contact Alice

    and after the session.

    ly learned skills


    info@theimagerystudio.com

    • 08 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 931 Long Pond Road, Plymouth MA
    • 5
    Register

    PPAM Photopalooza 2018

    From Booking to the Beach -  Tips & Tools for you and your Client 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!

    After all the business stuff, we'll switch gears and do what we really love - we'll head to the beach to photograph a high school senior!  I'll demonstrate posing and lighting techniques, including off-camera flash.  Learn how to make our clients look great in the always-challenging conditions at the beach.  We'll talk about giving them an "experience" - and images - that they'll talk about and share with their friends, and the products that their family will always treasure.

    Bring your laptop computer to discover new workflow solutions, and a camera for the beach!




    Cassandra has been photographing High School Seniors, Families, and Weddings on the beaches of Cape Cod and SE Massachusetts since she started her business, Cassandra’s Photography, in 1998.  She attended Rhode Island School of Photography, and, also worked in Tech Support and managed a Helpdesk, where she mastered the art of articulating technical information clearly to non-technical people.  Cassandra has served as VP of Communications for Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts, and as President of Professional Photographers of Cape Cod.  She was awarded the National Award by PPAM; has won the PPAM Photographic Excellence Award in 2013 and 2015; IPC Bronze Medalist in 2016, IPC Gold Medalist in 2015, as well as a Top 10 Photographer of the Year in Arizona for the past 4 years.

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

    Class limit: 5

    Class Hours: 2:00pm– 8:00 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: 931 Long Pond Road, Plymouth MA

    • 13 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Kenneth Berman Photography 36 South Main Street, Sharon MA 02067
    • 10
    Register

    PPAM Photopalooza 2018

    August 13th 2018: That's a wrap!  Basic wrapping and safety for Newborn Photography with Bailey Fox, CPP

    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. 

    (Payment must be made upon registration.)




         After completion of Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2002, Bailey immediately found employment with Prestige Portraits.  During her employment there she was photographing high school seniors, proms, and other high-volume school related products.     In 2005 She took over the studio in their Cranston, RI office as their primary photographer.  In 2008,2009, 2010 her images won awards with their LTNSS national image competition.    From 2009-2011 She was a lead photographer and a regional trainer in charge of training new and existing Senior photographers within the RI territory.  She traveled and taught in RI,Ma,CT,NJ, and NY.   During this time, she also managed 12 road photographers, created training manuals, captured the images for the regional marketing brochures, and other literature used within the RI territory.  Bailey was also the lead photographer on the USAFA account and spent on average 4 months out of the year living and working in Colorado Springs.

            During all this Bailey was also photographing an average of 13 weddings a year, for her own studio Bailey Fox Photography. Her wedding work was published in the Projo as well as RI’s Engaged.   In 2012 Bailey left the management position and gave birth to her first child. She also entered IPC for the first (and only) time and merited one image.     In 2013 Bailey left Lifetouch and had a second child while officially opening a commercial space of her own in Coventry, RI. The studio started out offering mainly wedding and family portraiture.  Bailey Re-branded her studio in 2014 as specializing in Newborn portraits.   Bailey has photographed over 400 newborn babies in the last 4 years.   

    Bailey currently participates on the PPARI and the PPANE Board.  In 2018 she earned her (CPP) Certification with PPA. 

    Class limit: 10

    Location: Kenneth Berman Photography

    36 South Main Street, Sharon MA  02067

    Contact: 401-497-9720

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Studio 21 Fieldstone Drive, Stoneham MA
    • 8
    Register

    PPAM Photopalooza 2018

    The Nuts & Bolts of Speedlight Photography with Scott Levine

    DATE:  August 19th, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: The Studio 21, Fieldstone Drive, Stoneham MA    



    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.




     Today Scott concentrates on Headshots, Location Portraits, Commercial Tabletop and Studio Portraiture.  Scott earned both a BFA in Commercial Photography and an AAS in Applied Sciences of Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Scott has been a beta tester for manufactures in the photo industry such as Kodak, Lumedyne and Mamiya. 

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

    Class limit: 8

    DATE:  August 19, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Class Hours: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: The Studio 21, Fieldstone Drive, Stoneham MA    


    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Road Mansfield MA
    Register

    Personal Photography Projects
    Why, How… And how to make Money by doing them.

    Presented by 

    Bob Coates
    sponsored by Lumix

    Monday September 24, 2018

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    NEW LOCATION: Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Road Mansfield MA


    Bob Coates - M.Photog.M.Artist. Cr., CPP

    You got into photography because you liked it. Enjoyed the challenge of creating new images… Then you turned it into a business and photography wasn’t quite as much fun anymore. Marketing, sales, building websites, printing, framing, retouching started to suck the joy right out of your life. 

    Personal Projects can get you juiced again and help your business too! Bob will show you how he used these ideas to make photography fun again and earn money while you are at it. 

    This is a program of creative ideas and techniques along with simple business marketing. They go hand in hand to help put your business back on track to the joy you first felt before you turned photography into a business.






    Bob Coates started his official pro career in March of 1995 after picking up and putting down a camera for the previous Thirteen years. Based in the Caribbean for the beginning three years of business Bob concentrated on commercial photography. He was dragged kicking and screaming into the wedding side of the business and then embraced weddings. Upon his move to Sedona, Arizona to get out of the path of hurricanes, weddings were expanded and mixed with some commercial work. Coming full circle Bob is back to concentrating solely on commercial projects and creating an art décor line and leaving weddings behind.

    Articles for magazines and books authored by Bob are part of how he gives back to the photographic community. In addition, Bob has presented programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean including National platforms at Imaging USA and other venues. Judging local and International print competitions is another way Bob has shares his expertise in the industry.

    Bob has always believed in giving back to his local community using his photographic skills. Among numerous fundraising projects a couple notable ones were a calendar based on the movie Calendar Girls that raised money and garnered lots of community awareness and National press for the Sedona Arts Center. He also photographed, designed, printed and sold a calendar titled Flowers for Food for the Sedona Community Center raising over $10,000. 

    Bob currently lives and works from his residential studio in Sedona, AZ with his wife Holly.

    Sponsored by Lumix

    • 08 Feb 2019
    • 11 Feb 2019
    • Hotel 1620 Plymouth

    February 8 through the 11th at the Hotel 1620 in Plymouth!

    More information Coming.

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