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

    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

    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
    Click here for Bob's welcome message.

    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                     

    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

      Lauren DelVecchio, CPP

    Monday November 5th 2018

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    NEW Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    Lauren DelVecchio Head Shot.jpg
    "How to Succeed in Competition"

    Lauren is a Certified Professional Photographer based out of Farmingdale, Maine and is on the Board for the Maine Professional Photographers Association, a member of Professional Photographers Association of New England, and Professional Photographers of America.  She opened LAD Photography in 2004 and specializes in weddings, boudoir, seniors, fitness, and concept work.  

    Lauren has created a collection of conceptual images, earning her a place in the top ten scoring cases in the 2016 PPA Northeast District Competition, as well as winning first place in the General Portraits category two years in a row.  She has also received the 2016 PPA Gold Level Photographer of the Year Award, the 2017 New England Photographer of the Year Award, and the 2018 Maine Wedding Photographer of the Year Award.  

    In 2017, Lauren’s image titled “Blow” earned a perfect 100 score in the PPA Northeast District Competition, won the PPA Charities Impact Award for Northeast District, and came in fourth place in the 2018 Grand Imaging Awards for portrait category.  

    Her work has earned her spots representing Team USA in the World Photographic Cup for two years in a row.  Her image titled "Lemon Tart" placed sixth in the 2017 World Photographic Cup for portraits category, and Team USA placed in second overall.  In the 2018 World Photographic Cup, her image "Blow" represented Team USA in the portrait category, and Team USA won first place against 29 other participating countries.  

    This hands-on workshop will cover everything you need to know about image competition and how to succeed in it.  Bring your cameras and laptops, because we will be creating our own competition-worthy images from the ground up.  I will demystify the competition process for you, from state level to districts, nationals to World Cup, and I will give you pointers on how to merit at each level.

    We will discuss the difference between client images and competition images, and you'll learn how to shoot specifically for competition.  Posing, lighting, and editing tips and tricks will be given to help you along the way. Then we will each have a chance to photograph a model in hair, makeup and wardrobe that personifies my own personal style of fine art photography, and you'll learn how to take similar ideas and create your own photo shoots from them.  I will show you how to pose and light your subject in a way that succeeds in competition, and how to see your vision for your photo shoot come to life.... and then take it a step further for something that may just be your winning photograph.

    Once we have each photographed our model, I will help you with the difficult process of choosing which images to cull, and which to choose as your competition image.  Then we will walk through the process of editing the image for competition, and learning how to present it, resize it, and submit it!

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pembroke, MA
    PPAM Holiday Social

    Sunday, December 2nd, 2018


    Photography by Susan White & Mark O'Connell

    21 Kallio Path
    Pembroke, MA. 02359

    ‘Tis the Season’ of giving and celebrating together!
    Join in the festivities, food and fun in a casual environment at PPAM’s  Holiday Social!

    It’ll be a potluck event so please sign up to bring your favorite food. Volunteers are also needed to help with decorating, set-up and clean-up.

    Bring your own adult beverage.
    (Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome)

    Please bring a new, unwrapped gift to benefit the
    Toys for Tots program.

    • 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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