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    • 06 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center 319 Speen Street, Natick MA
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    Luxury By Necessity

    with Michael Taylor, M.Photog., Cr., Hon.M.Photog., API, F-ASP

    and Monica Sigmon, M.Photog., Cr. 


    Monday, June 6, 2022

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    NEW Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    Sponsored by




    Luxury By Necessity

    Discover how to elevate your art, brand, and studio to work with discerning clients in a boutique environment in this indispensable program. Together, Monica and Michael will explain their methods for branding, client engagement and high-end market success while giving the audience invaluable building blocks to apply to their own business.

    If you got in this business to create fine art wall portraits that will be a meaningful legacy passed down through the generations, you do not want to miss this program. Join Monica and Michael to learn the secrets of their unprecedented studio success. It’s sure to not only get you back to pursuing what you love to do, but also ultimately feeling more creatively fulfilled.

    Join in to learn how you too, can build and brand your studio into a luxury service that clients clamor for.







    Biographies

    Michael Taylor, M.Photog., Cr., Hon.M.Photog., API, F-ASP 

    & Monica Sigmon, M.Photog., Cr.   

    Sony Artisan of Imagery

    Both Monica and Michael are multi-award-winning titans of the photographic industry, best known for their fresh, innovative signature styles that represent their clients with emotion and honesty. They joined their amazing talents fifteen years ago and own the premier photography studio in the Williamsburg/Tidewater area. 

    Together they teach fun and engaging programs to help photographers elevate their art, brand, and studio to work with discerning clients in a boutique environment. In their programs they hold nothing back and gladly share each of their unique perspectives and insights to the jovial enjoyment of their captivated audiences. 


    Monday, June 6th, 2022

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    Sponsored by


    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 475 Depot Street S. Easton, MA 02375
    • 9
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    PPAM Photopalooza 2022

    Creative Lighting Techniques and Production for Wedding Photogaphers

    Kristopher Ventresco

    DATE:  July 10, 2022

    TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: 475 Depot Street S. Easton, MA 02375



    Join Kris as he shares multiple lighting and posing techniques to help you standout in wedding photography.Kris will demonstrate how he uses, 1, 2, and 3 Speelights in different situations. He will also discuss both formals and reception lighting setups. He will also discuss and demonstrate how he post processes the images following the event, designing albums, and more.





    Bio:

    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.

     "I have a unique style. I start with traditional posing then transition into journalistic and contemporary styles. I am always studying lighting and posing. Photojournalism is about capturing moments and expressions as they happen, but I give slight guidance to my clients bring out more expressive reactions." 

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

    Class limit: 6

    DATE: July 10, 2022

    Class Hours: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: 475 Depot Street S. Easton, MA 02375

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Imagery Studio at 172 Shrewsbury Street (2nd Floor), Worcester, MA
    • 3
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    PPAM Photopalooza 2022

    Making a Comeback in 2022-
    Marketing & Sales for Growth With or Without a Studio

    Mike Stone, CPP, M.Photog., Cr., CPP

    DATE:  Monday July 25th, 2022

    TIME: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: 
    The Imagery Studio at 172 Shrewsbury Street (2nd Floor), Worcester, MA



    Most photographers are making a comeback from the last two years.  Some are struggling to fill their calendar, stand out from the other photographers in the area, make the best use of their resources and time, and be as profitable as possible.  If you’ve felt that struggle at any time then Michael Stone’s program is for you!  Mike will be your guide for a day of thoughtful and interactive discussion on getting ahead faster and keeping more of your hard earned money! 

    Mike’s program will be in two parts- the first half of the day will be about how Mike operates entirely on location without a studio or a sales room.  You’ll learn how and what to pack; how to do indoor and outdoor lighting with a minimum of lighting equipment; what to take to a sales order in-home; the sales process.  Whether you work on location daily or only a couple of times a year, you’ll walk away from Mike’s program with tips and examples to save your back, your time, and your sanity!

    The second half of the day will be all about business- successful ways to reach prospects and turn them into clients; pricing for profit; workflow to improve your bottom line; creating an experience for your clients that brings them back and gets them to recommend you to their friends.  No matter where you are in your photography career, there is useful information to grow your business! 



    Bio:

    Mike Stone began his career in photography as a teenager; in fact for his first paid job, photographing the sitting Governor of his home state at a political function, he was too young to legally drive and his parents had to take him! 

    Mike worked and a Mom & Pop studio in the late 70s until 1990 when he moved to MA and went to work for Hilton Photography.  Over the next 18 years he was a studio, wedding and sports photographer; a studio manager, eventually managing all of the studio locations; the sports and event coordinator; the studio portrait trainer; responsible for converting Hilton studios to digital capture in 2002, and the Lab Manager.  He has over his career done hundreds of weddings, thousands of family and children sessions, and 10s of thousands of HS Senior and Underclass portraits.  

    Mike received his Certified Professional Photographer in 1981 at the age of 19; his Craftsman Photographer Degree in 2020, and the Master of Photography Degree in 2021. 

      

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

    Class limit: 8

    DATE:  Monday July 25th, 2022

    Class Hours: 9:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location:
    The Imagery Studio at 172 Shrewsbury Street (2nd Floor), Worcester, MA



    • 01 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Temple Beth Elohim -- 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley, MA
    • 10
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    PPAM Photopalooza 2022

    Bar/Bat Mitzvah Photography And all things in beTween

    Ann Dreiker

    DATE:  August 1, 2022

    TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: Temple Beth Elohim at 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley, MA



    A lot of people photograph newborns or seniors, but there is an untapped group that you should be including, Tweens and specifically Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. 

    Almost an adult, and not really a kid anymore, tweens do not want to be photographed like children. These are probably the first real professional photographs that will take, and they want to show the world how fantastic are at this age. 

    In this palooza, Ann will go over what exactly is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and what photographs and lighting techniques you will need to cover the Temple as well as at the reception.  She will also discuss her approach to marketing, consultation, and sales to this distinct group. 



    Bio:

    Ann graduated from RIT with a degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications. She started her career in photography as a biomedical and ophthalmic photographer in New York City and then in Boston where many her photographs have been used for research, articles, and textbooks.  Her portrait studio was started when she began her family and things blossomed from there. She photographed her first mitzvah in 2002 and has been hooked on this niche ever since.  

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

    Class limit: 6

    DATE: August 1, 2022

    Class Hours: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: Temple Beth Elohim at 10 Bethel Road, Wellesley, MA

    • 03 Aug 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • At Nancy Green’s cottage – Plymouth, MA
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    PPAM Photopalooza 2022

    Lightroom to IPS 

    Cassandra Sullivan, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

    DATE:  August 3, 2022

    TIME: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: At Nancy Green’s cottage – 931 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA



    From start to finish: How to get your images from out of the camera and ready to show a portrait client for an In Person Sales appointment, and for posting on your website and social media, using Lightroom Classic and ProSelect.

    You will learn:

    Lightroom Classic Library Module: Organization, Presets and Keywording

    Lightroom Classic Develop Module: How to efficiently – and quickly - develop your RAW images, and stay out of Photoshop unless absolutely necessary

    Lightroom Classic Print Module: How to use it for social media 

    Lightroom Classic Map Module: Geotag your images for improved SEO

    ProSelect Before the Sale: Creating a client presentation, creating templates

    ProSelect After the Sale: High Res Production and going back to Lightroom

    ProSelect for Marketing: Creating Room Images to use on your website and social media

    This is a hands-on class so bring your laptop and some RAW images.  You’ll end the day with more confidence in your Lightroom Skills, a more efficient workflow with time-saving presets, tips and tricks, and new ways to show and sell your work without spending hours in front of your computer!


    Bio:

    Cassandra opened her own photography business photographing families, high school seniors, and weddings more than 20 years ago after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Photography, then spending a few years in a Mall Portrait Studio and photographing youth sports. Now focusing on families and high school seniors on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the summer, she spends the winter either in Arizona or lately, Bermuda.   

    She also worked in Tech Support for 18 years and developed the skill of being able to explain technical things to non-technical people. 

    She is a member of PPA and has earned Master Photographer, Craftsman, and is a Certified Professional Photographer. She is active as a volunteer for the professional photography industry and serves as PPA Nominating Committee Chair, as well as Image Competition Co-Chair for Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM), and VP of Communications for PPAM.  She also served as President of the Professional Photographers of Cape Cod and is currently the Treasurer. 

    She has received many awards from Image Competition including 2-time Photographic Excellence Award winner in Massachusetts; 8-time Arizona Top 10 Photographer, Silver and Bronze medalist from IPC, and a Grand Imaging Award finalist. 

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

    Class limit: 6

    DATE: August 3, 2022

    Class Hours: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: 

     At Nancy Green’s cottage – 931 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA

    • 08 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 63 Fountain St #203, Framingham, MA 01702
    • 4
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    PPAM Photopalooza 2022

    Newborn and Baby Photography Basics

    Ann Lyle, M.Photog., Cr., CPP

    DATE:  Monday August 8th, 2022

    TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: 63 Fountain St #203, Framingham, MA 01702



    Come spend the day learning about photographing babies with Ann Lyle of Ann Lyle Photography!    

    During this class, Ann will take you through the awesome niche of newborn and baby photography.   Planning sessions, simple posing, lighting and time saving strategies are just some of the topics that will be discussed.  Watch as Ann will give a live demonstration photographing newborn and baby models.   You will also have the opportunity to photograph a newborn during this class.   Bring lots of questions and your camera.  

     


    Bio:

    Ann Lyle, M. Photog., CPP,  is a photographer based in Framingham, Massachusetts working exclusively with newborns and babies 12 months and under.  She has earned multiple awards for her photography including silver and bronze medals at IPC and, in 2020, 3rd place in the Children's category at the Grand Imaging Awards. Ann has a Business and Marketing degree and worked 10 years in corporate retail as an International Buyer before pursuing photography. Her business background and natural creative flare has helped her run a very successful studio. Ann has 2 kids, 2 live-in parents, 3 dogs and a super supportive husband.  


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

    Class limit: 8

    DATE:  Monday August 8th, 2022

    Class Hours: 10:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: 63 Fountain St #203, Framingham, MA 01702 


    • 14 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 195 North Ave, Rockland, MA 02370
    • 7
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    PPAM Photopalooza 2022

    The Business of Beauty & Boudoir

    Stephanie C. Olsen

    DATE:  August 14, 2022

    TIME: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

     LOCATION: 195 North Ave, Rockland, MA 02370



    This class will cover everything from the initial inquiry through product delivery. Every stage of the client experience will be addressed.

    There will also be a live shoot where you will see how to manipulate available light getting the most variety from each session. as well as a few simple continuous light examples. 


    Bio:

    Stephanie C. Olsen is a Certified Professional & Craftsman Photographer. 

    She enjoys travel, night life, entertaining, New England and all of its weather, cooking and time with her husband and daughter. Stephanie is a people person and has a way of making people feel at ease and laugh out loud. 

    Stephanie has been a portrait and wedding photographer for over 25 years. 

    Her boudoir brand is now 10 years strong. With clients returning for boudoir experiences two and three times, she is always thinking outside of the box as well as fine-turning every element of her practice to make the client experience an unforgettable one for each woman that is photographed by her.

      

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

    Class limit: 8

    DATE: August 14, 2022

    Class Hours: 9:00 am– 4:30 pm

    Payment must be made upon registration

    Location: 195 North Ave, Rockland, MA 02370

    • 19 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center 319 Speen Street, Natick MA
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    Fashion Posing and Lighting For Seniors

    with David Beckham

    Monday, September 19, 2022

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA



    Now more than ever we need to be able to separate ourselves from the pack of Senior Photographers. Kids take hundreds of photos of themselves a week using many different programs and actions to make them look like anything or anyone they want. The same old posing and lighting that you built your business on won't just cut it any more. And if you are new to the industry you need to fast track yourself to the top by creating fresh, dynamic, incredible photos for your clients and social media. And most of all you have to be able to give these young people and experience that they will talk about. I have a fashion style to my senior business and I will share that with you too. 

    We aren't going to learn poses or trendy shots. We will learn how to pose. I break it down into Elements; faces, hands, arms, legs, feet and more. I'll show you what to do in each Element so that you can pose any body type. We'll twist and turn them, we'll use different POVs and perspectives to get them excited to see the back of your camera. We'll use body language to tell stories, we'll turn the Elements into flow posing and we'll learn the things that you need to be the expert. We'll look at communication as well and I will share the words I use too. 

    But it's not just how to pose. We'll combine it with lighting using 1-2-3-4 Godox AD400Pros for studio looks. We'll use LED - Godox SL100, SL150, and SL200 in studio too. With HSS and Continuous Eye Focus we don't need crazy expensive lighting to get rapid fire action shots any more. We'll go outside and do full sun OCF and show you how to get out door photos that don't look like flash at all. I’ll show you low light options too with LED Wands and Panels and maybe even break out a 12 year old Ring Flash for an old new look that seniors will love.






    Biography

    David Beckham, President of Professional Photographers of Ohio

    Twelve years ago,I decided to follow my dream and turn my part time gig into a full-time career. I opened a Portrait Studio in Pickerington, Ohio. With some hurdles of running a business and fine tuning my brand,I became almost exclusively Senior. I have had continued growth every year by being on the cutting edge of technology in marketing and branding. I have my own “Fashion Style Seniors” that sets me apart.Since then I have been published in 50 publications including the cover of Professional PhotographerMagazine. I have a Top Ten and a Senior GIA award I was recently honored with the National Award and chosen as a platform speaker at Imaging 22.I can teach about every part of running a senior business but I am most often asked to teach posing and lighting. I feel I have mastered OCF and using LED lights inside and out with my senior clients.I am eager to share all of it.I know I have been given many gifts; To have a vision with my camera, to teach and to communicate and connect with young people. I get to use these gifts every day.I will be speaking at Imaging 22 and Shutterfest for the 6th time.I’ll be all over the country atState Conventions and leading my small groupEverything Senior Workshop.


    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    Monday, September 19 , 2022

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


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