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    • 06 Apr 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick
      Accept the present! Let it go! Get positive! Build your future!
    by Larry Hersberger
    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM
     
    Sponsored by ACI.

    Accept the present! Let it go! Get positive! Build your future!

    So much has changed in the photographic industry! There are so many people with digital cameras. People complain about the cost of photography. The global economy is on shaky ground. Well...this is reality and you better accept it, let it go, get positive and see the great opportunity that sits right in front of you. It is your choice! It all starts with acceptance and letting go! Then you can move forward!

    Larry Hersberger has been at the top and the bottom. Learn how he started over from scratch in the worst economy since the depression. He now owns a successful, high end, portrait studio, which was started on a shoe string budget. All this was done in a time of digital proliferation, which has led so many people to advertise themselves as professional photographers. In many cases they promote rock bottom prices and give their work away on CD's. Sound familiar?

     

    Stand back and take a look at the big picture. Learn how to discover and promote your own style. You will see that opportunity in the photographic industry has never been stronger. Now is the time for real professional photographers to shine and take back the advantage!

    Internationally acclaimed Artist Larry Hersberger lives in Thomasville, NC and creates from his studio in High Point, NC.

    Known as the Magic of Art and Light, his work has been internationally licensed and selected in the prestigious PPA IPC Loan Collection Book. He is currently writing his book Magic of Art & Light and has created numerous unique “one of a kind” children’s books for clients throughout America.

    Using a combination of skills which range from painting, sculpting, photography, graphic design and digital art, set design and writing, Larry creates artwork that is quite unique.

     

     

    • 01 Jun 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick

    “Go Home!” for Custom Senior Portraits

    by Fuzzy Duenkel
    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM
     

    Fuzzy Duenkel, M.Photog., Cr.

    “Go Home!” for Custom Senior Portraits

    Join Master, Craftsman Photographer Fuzzy Duenkel for an in-depth discussion of how to price, light, photograph, and sell custom, on-location portraits of high school seniors… for creative and financial contentment!

    Fuzzy will show you how to create custom senior portraits that transcend the ordinary. You won’t learn how to do more… you’ll learn how to do better!

    For four to six hours, Fuzzy goes to each senior’s home and anywhere else to just have fun! The result is a powerful collection of images that reflect that senior’s lifestyle, interests and attitude. Fuzzy doesn't try to make images that sell... and that is precisely why they sell!

    Fuzzy is a master at outdoor and indoor lighting techniques similar to those used in the fashion/commercial industry, but scaled down for the photographer who chooses to work without an assistant. Fuzzy’s choices of equipment (to buy or build) are also keys to help rather than hinder creativity.

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    Fuzzy purposely photographs about thirty seniors per year in a small, middle income Wisconsin town. However, their average senior sale is very high as a result of the originality of the photography and a pricing system that makes dollars & sense!

    As we all know, an image is worthless unless the client buys it. To that end, Fuzzy’s soft-sell sales techniques pay for his addiction (photography).

    If senior portraits are already part of your business, this seminar is guaranteed to give you a fresh perspective. If you don't do seniors, you may want to start... after you see how much fun it can be!


    • 19 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick
    Modern Maternity and Newborn Photography. 
     What moms really want!
    by Bree Barber Adams
    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

     

    Bree Barber Adams, CPP

    Modern Maternity and Newborn Photography. 

     What moms really want!

    Why should clients pay $1500 for your package when 15 others are charging $200 for a full disk?

    Newborn photography is THE hot niche at this time. Navigating the “cheap photographer arena” is the main hurdle as this is where the largest flood of new photographers is jumping in; especially when new parents are looking at new expenses and limiting their budgets more.

    Bree will discuss how she separates herself from every newborn photographer in her area including the studio right across the street from her that is 1/3 the price. She will demonstrate newborn posing, lighting and her sales session and her continuing education.


    She will be an open book on her style in maternity photography and how she makes her maternity session a must have for every expectant mother and how she keeps them coming back in a world of other photographers stuck in the shoot and burn weekend warrior world we are surrounded by.

    Bree Adams evolved from a shoot and burn $85 per disk weekend warrior to an established studio and award winning photographer in 18 months specializing in the niche of Newborns and Modern Maternity; her average client going from $85 for a full disk of images to $2100 and taking the print competition arena by storm her first year competing.

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