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    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 61 Harvard Street, Suite 102 Worcester, MA
    • 7

    PPAM Photopalooza 2019

    The Art of Communication, In Person Consultation to Sales
    Jeffery A. Baker Sr. CPP

    DATE:  August 26th, 2019

    TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

     LOCATION:  61 Harvard Street, Suite 102, Worcester, MA 

    The Art of Communication, In Person Consultation to Sales

    In this digital world of right now and good enough, what are you doing to make your business different from the chaos surrounding your potential clients?

    Taking someone's hand to help them off the merry-go-round to slow down, if even for a few minutes, can show them how you care, what they mean to their family, and how your business can make them feel.

    Everyone knows how easy text and email can be misinterpreted. Regardless of the location, in person communication has always been more effective.

    Developing a clear and consistent client path, or "customer communications system" could be the answer to improving your overall business.

    I will guide you through my system of in person consultations; how to ask, answering objections, tailoring the conversation to make your client feel like the hero and getting the answers you need so you don't waste your time photographing stuff you're never going to sell.  Then, I'll walk you through a practical in person sales session using Proselect.

    Best of all, this will not be all talk and PowerPoint. I'll be demonstrating the whole process from consultation through sales with a real family! 

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

    Class limit: 10

    DATE:  August 26th, 2019

    Class Hours: 9:00 am–  4:00 pm

     LOCATION:  61 Harvard Street, Suite 102, Worcester, MA

    Payment must be made upon registration

    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Road Mansfield MA

    Next Level Maternity
    with Karen Bagley

    Monday September 23rd, 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    "Next Level Maternity"

    Karen Bagley, owner of Signficant Moments Photography outside of Atlanta, Georgia will show you how to style, compose, and shoot modern maternity portraits that attract those high-end clients looking for art. Really push yourself to think outside of the box. This is about creating modern art your clients will hang on their walls. Learn how to create lifetime business from booking newborn sessions from your maternity clientele. Understanding the business side to maternity portraiture. It isn’t enough to take phenomenal pictures. We need to know how to BOOK phenomenal clients! Understand the good, the bad, and the fabulous to running a successful maternity portrait photography business!   

    Karen will teach you how she creates THE luxury maternity experience, which will leave your clients feeling spoiled and wanting to be a CLIENT FOR LIFE! She will go beyond the basics and will show how to properly style high fashion maternity sessions. By using posh gowns, posing for the modern mom, and the importance of picking the perfect location for these one of a kind sessions.  Karen will talk about how she uses OCF to create the most dynamic images for my clients, and how you can do the same. She will discuss how to maximize sales by booking newborn portraits after your maternity sessions. At end the day Karen tackle the more difficult areas of business such as marketing, outsourcing and budgeting. Get ready for the most jammed packed day of learning, and get ready to take your maternity portraits to the NEXT LEVEL!  

    Karen Bagley is a Fine Art Maternity, Newborn and Underwater Portrait Photographer based right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She has become known for her dramatic and powerful maternity portraits which have become a staple of her business. While photographing for clients will always be a strong love of hers, she also loves teaching! She speaks nationally on her maternity portrait craft, and absolutely loves the idea that she may have helped someone come one step closer to living their dreams.  

    She has been around photography from the time she took her first job when she was 16 working developing film, then interning at a small studio in her home town. She opened her business, Significant Moments Photography, 5 years ago and has since grown to a 6-figure studio with maternity clientele alone. She is on a mission to change what people think of when they hear maternity portraiture. One client at a time.  

    As a wife to an amazing husband, mother to two perfect girls plus one pretty awesome fur- baby and a full-time photographer, her plate is full. Yet she never slows down. Her energy is contagious and she finds herself ready to make every moment a fun and exciting one, always ready to create her next art piece.

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

          Demystifying Image Competition
    with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, MPhotog, Cr., CPP, IE

    Monday November 4th 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    "Demystifying Image Competition"

    Image competition can be overwhelming. Where to start? What do I enter? What do all those numbers mean?  Why should I enter? And the list goes on! It’s scary and overwhelming. Or maybe you want to understand how to break through the Merit level and move up into the Loans. Wait! What’s a merit? What’s a Loan?

    In this program Francie will break it all down so that you can clearly understand the path into image competition and earning merits and loans. You will also learn:

    Why entering image competition can change the way you shoot

    What are the 12 elements of an Image?

    How do judges arrive at their score?

    Judges language – what does it all mean?

    What Elements are needed to move your score from Merit to Loan?

    Common mistakes new competitors make

    To enter prints are digital? Which is the best?

    Entering Albums into image competitions

    3 editing secrets to check your images

    Master Photographer and Master Artist, what’s the difference?

    Why feedback is painful yet essential to growth and learning

    Francie’s journey into image competition was long and painful to achieve success. She will share with you her lessons learned and inspire you to jump into image competition. Come and see how exciting image competitioncan be and how you can take your skills to a new level through actively competing in Image competition.

    Francie Baltazar Stonestreet is a professional photographer based in Kingwood, Texas. She is a Certified Professional Photographer, Photographic Craftsmen and Master Photographer. She entered her first image competition in 2010. Since that time she has been awarded Houston Photographer of the Year two times, Texas Photographer of the year two times, Texas Top 10 3 times, multiple Platinum Photographer of the year, Kodak Gallery Award, Kodak International Elite Award, Canon Par Excellence, Diamond Photographer of the Year, Grand Imaging Award Nominee 4 times and GIA third place winner in the Portrait Category. World Cup Team USA 2015, 2016, 2017 and Top 10 in the world 2017 in the wedding and portrait category. Francie’s images have been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer as well as several articles in Professional Photographer Magazine. Her work as also been highlighted at FotoFest International and her fine art line shows in galleries as well as in private collections. As an educator Francie speaks around the country share her knowledge with other photographers. She is presenting Love Stories, creating Emotion Art and Style in Wedding at Texas School of Professional Photography.

    • 08 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    PPAM FREE Holiday Social

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019

    Location: ASA Photographic
    71 Faulkner Street, Suite 215
    North Billerica, MA 01862

    Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    ‘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)

    Lastly, in the spirit of the season...

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

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