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    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via ZOOM

    Being Social via Zoom

    Monday August 24th, 2020

    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Online via ZOOM

    All registrants will receive an email with a link
    to the live online event around 1pm on the day of the Social.

    Please join us on Monday August 24th, 2020 from 7pm-9pm for a network event focused the post-COVID. We will be using this time to discuss and share ideas about how to prepare for and work under these new circumstances. 

    This will be a relaxed setting for you to get valuable resources while socializing with fellow photographers. Stay for 20 minutes or enjoy the full two hours of networking time. Don’t forget your favorite beverage!

    All registrants will receive an email with a link
    to the live online event around 1pm on the day of the Social.

    Location: Online via ZOOM

    • 30 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • 34 Frank Street, Watertown, MA
    • 4

    PPAM Photopalooza 2020

    Infrared Photography in Landscape BW
    with Melvin Guante, Cr., CPP

    DATE:  Sunday August 30th, 2020

    TIME: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

     LOCATION:  34 Frank Street, Watertown, MA

    Open to PPAM Members Only

    Course Description

    Infrared Photography

    Landscape photography is the type of photography that draws people to it. The allure of magically transporting your viewers to that magical place and letting them feel what you felt as you click the shutter. That ability is what is so appealing to Landscape photography.

    Landscape Photographers needed big and awfully expensive cameras and extra heavy tripod. Today our smart phone is capable of great capture.

    To stand out from the crowd I use IR to capture my Landscape images. You still need to consider the other elements in a photograph such as composition, lighting, and storytelling to take it from snapshot to gallery.

    We will discuss briefly about what is IR, from definition to history to application. Next, we will cover how I use it for my BW Landscape. We will go over the different nm, and the expected results of each to help your creative process.

    Finally, we will go over the Post Processing. We will discuss step by step the different software and particular use for each to make your stunning breath-taking masterpiece.

    Come join us for this magical ride!

    Bring your Camera and laptop if you like to follow along.
    Pack a lunch, limited lunch option nearby


    Since an early age, I was fascinated by The Arts. I looked at my uncle in amazement as he played with his enormously huge and shiny new camera. It had all the bells and whistles. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a photographer.

    While in High School, my art teacher inspired my creativity and did not allow me to settle for the ordinary and encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone, so I could be more innovative. I went on to drawing, painting and making clay sculptures that were exhibited in a year-end art display. She taught me patience and perseverance. In college I was exposed to African Art which led me to explore and immerse myself in everything it had to offer. This had a profound lifelong influence on my work.

    I am a passionate photographic artist, with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. I currently an active member on the Board of The Professional Photographers of Massachusetts (PPAM), currently serving as President. I hold a Craftsman, and a certification degree, CR Photog, CPP, by PPA. I have the honor of serving as PPA Council member and one of the Liaison of the CPP program.

    Class limit: 10

    Open to PPAM Members Only

    DATE:  August 30th, 2020

    Class Hours: 9:00 am–  3:30 pm

     LOCATION:  34 Frank Street, Watertown, MA

    Bring your Camera and laptop if you like to follow along.
    Pack a lunch, limited lunch option nearby

    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

    "Leverage the Power of Video for
    Marketing and Commercial Work"
    with Suzette Allen

    Monday September 21st, 2020 and September 22nd, 2020

    Time: To be announced very soon

    Location: Virtual...more info to come soon

    sponsored by
    Panasonic LUMIX Mirrorless

    "Leverage the Power of Video for
    Marketing and Commercial Work"
    with Suzette Allen

    We all have video capability on our cameras and phones, and so few of us are leveraging
    it for marketing or sales. It’s a bit of a wall to scale, actually,
    with a whole new skill-set and vision,
    but it is certainly a skill you can learn and apply
    in a class with Suzette Allen, the hybrid pioneer!

    How can you leverage Video?
    Let us count the ways…. Video for Marketing,

    Video for Marketing, for Commercial clients, for Seniors, for Talent Headshots, 
    Entreprenuers, Models, Weddings,
    Social Media, IG, FB, websites….etc.

    Headshots and commercial photography are a great new profit
    stream that many of us are leveraging to fill in the gaps of our
    schedules! AND there are thousands of DIY millennials and
    baby boomers who are doing their own little gig on the side as
    Entrepreneurs!Need some Marketing? YES, PLEASE!

    Leveraging video to tell the stories and educate potential clients
    about your customer’s product or service is key, whether you
    make it a website educational video or just put a short video
    on your IG stream or social.
    Gotta Learn this? ABSOLUTELY!

    Learn HOW to set up your camera for the best video quality,
    and how to seamlessly shoot engaging video clips and
    tell the story naturally. Leveraging motion is the key
    to modern marketing. (And it is the best way make your
    clients look like savvy millennials, no matter what their age!)
    Beyond that, with everyone looking to websites to feel the pulse
    of a company, the ability to show personality, authenticity
    and core values [hopefully with an entertaining flair] is vital!
    Learn the simplest path to pulling all the parts together and                                                    learn what you need to get started right away with video and
    moving Live Portraits!

    *video settings and techniques for filming

    *storytelling tips and strategies

    *making effective Instagram advertising clips

    *strategy for smooth filming with nervous clients

    *use captions for silent communication

    *model and talent marketing cards

    *social media marketing guidelines and strategies

    To view videos Suzette has created please visit her website HERE

    About Suzette Allen

    Suzette Allen has been a professional photographer for
    over 25 years and has been a leading educator in our industry for
    the past 20 years, helping photographers embrace and
    understand Digital, Photoshop, Workflow and the
    technical side of our creativity process.

    She loves helping photo enthusiasts and pros alike to embrace
    the new realm of video and hybrid imaging, helping photographers
    utilize new technology and learn what they need to stay relevant
    in the changing expectations of the photographic world.

    In her usual down-to-earth style, she makes even tough concepts
    easy to understand and fun to learn! Be inspired and challenged
    with fresh creativity and new ways of communicating visually
    with Video and Hybrid images…. the artful blend of photo, video and sound!

    Location: Virtual...more info to come soon
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