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    • 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
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Pembroke, MA
    PPAM Holiday Social

    Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

    Noon - 5:00pm

    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.

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

    Ed Pedi, M. Photog, Cr., CPP
    Family & Children Portraiture - Four Steps to Success

    Monday January 14th, 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    "Family & Children Portraiture - Four Steps to Success"

    Four Steps to Success - Family & Children Portraiture
    Ed Pedi, M.Photog. Cr. CPP           
    Sponsored by Millers Professional Imaging

    After 26 years in business, Ed Pedi Photography has established itself as a consistently profitable and highly successful family/children portrait studio through hard work and by establishing and adhering to his blue print for success. His ‘Four Steps to Success’ program teaches the four key components that have been instrumental in his studios success and have helped him garner loyal customers for life. His proven formula includes: Marketing, Photography, Sales, and Superior Customer Service. You’ll learn how to create exclusivity for your work, combined with effective marketing ideas, creating a plan for every session to achieve greater sales and how superior customer service leads to loyal and committed clients. Ed’s style of teaching is to bring fun and humor to every presentation and his goal is to share his knowledge to help others achieve greater success at this great business of photography.  Join Ed for an intensive program that promises to be one of the most energetic and fun workshops you may ever attend. If you feel your business needs a ‘tune-up’, whether you’ve been in business for one year, or ten or more years, this program is designed to teach you how to work on strengthening your weaknesses and help make your business more profitable through his four step philosophy.

         Key points to be covered:  

    Our top three marketing strategies
    Creative ways to market your studio to generate business year round
    How to create a demand for your brand and style of photography

    How to build business recognition and goodwill in your community


    Learn how to pose families and children quickly and naturally
    Lighting techniques to make your images pop

    Family tree and hierarchy posing

    How to standardize your sessions to make best use of your time

    Best ways to utilize outdoor space


    No pressure sales system that will allow you to consistently
    achieve $3000, $5000, $10,000 or more sales.

    How to price your work

    Develop a simple to understand price list 
    Streamline post production workflow and prepare for a successful sales session

    Customer Service

    All the little extras you can do to make the experience at your studio unique and special

     Ed will also address some common issues that many photographers are challenged by; including:

    How to satisfy clients who want your digital files without selling your digital files.
    How we charge for archiving images that have not been purchased.


     In business for 26 years, Ed is currently serving as Governor on the board of American Society of Photographers. He is one of 74 PPA Approved Jurors, Past President of PPANE, and a two term, Past President of PPAM. Ed has been honored to receive a wide array of photographic awards including; a PPA Grand Imaging Award in 2018 for ‘The Finale’ which was also the highest scoring high school senior image at 2017 Northeast District competition. Ed has earned PPA’s Photographer of the Year designation eight times. His images have garnered multiple Kodak Gallery; FUJI Masterpiece; Courts of Honor and Judges Choice Awards. His work has been displayed at the Kodak Exhibit at Disney’s Epcot Center and he has had multiple images chosen for PPA’s Traveling Loan Collection. His images and profile have been featured in PPA magazine and in 2019 at Imaging USA Atlanta, he will be presented with PPA’s Image Excellence award for achieving 13 Loan Collection images. In 2005, Ed was honored by his State Association with the PPA National Award for service to Professional Photography and his proudest career achievement came in 2018 when he was presented with the prestigious Helen K. Yancy award for meritorious service to the professional photography industry. Ed was a featured platform instructor at Imaging USA 2012 and he returns to Imaging USA/Atlanta 2019 where he will teach (3) - two hour workshops titled: ‘Tried and True Blueprint to Successful and Profitable Family Portraits.’ Ed has taught multiple week-long workshops at NEIPP and PPSNYS, several Super Monday programs and lectured countrywide to numerous states, regional and national associations. He is author of the book, ’Classic Family Portraits’ a posing, lighting and composition resource guide for professional photographers, available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. See additional samples of Ed’s images at:

    • 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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