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    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 02 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA

    EVOLVE 2020
    Photo Convention

    "Growth Through Education"

    February 28th - March 2nd, 2020

    Join us for education and fun as we Evolve
    at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth MA.

    A block of rooms are reserved at Hotel 1620 with an
    incredible rate, guaranteed until January 29th, 2020

    You can book online
    or Call

    Please use PPAM2020 code to receive $
    109 (per night/ plus tax) room rate.

    There's lots to do at the Evolve Convention and we could use some help.
    Plus you'll earn PPAM service merits. Want to help?

    Please click here for the Volunteer Sign-up listing 

    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center Natick

    The Art of Portraiture 1920's Style
    presented by 

    Rick Ferro, M.Photog., Cr.

    sponsored by

    Monday April 13th, 2020

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    The Art of Portraiture 1920's Style

    Taking your Photography to a New Level

    Photographers as well as Clients are always looking for something new in Photography.

    Why not create a nostalgic look? Something so different that will set you apart from your competition.

    Get ready to set the stage for creating patterns, that were used in a forgotten era!.

    Rick Ferro's Program is going to bring us back to the 1920's.

    He is going to share all his tips on Hand gestures, Body Language, and Creative Lighting Effects.

    He is also going to use different Light source like Off Camera Flash, LED Lighting, and much more.

    It's all LIVE with Models,  so bring your Camera's.


    In the last forty years, Rick has impacted the photographic community by being one of the leading wedding photographers in the nation.  In addition to wedding photography, his clients have included 7-UP, Sprint, the Miami Dolphins, Master Card, and Mercedes Benz.

    In 1993, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, approached Rick to create for Disney a wedding photography department. Rick became the Senior Wedding Photographer for Disney and trained their photographers. Rick was a photographer for ABC’s “Weddings of a Lifetime” and the “Regis & Kathie Lee Show”. Rick currently has photographed “Weddings of a Lifetime” for Disney’s “Free Form” channel.

    Rick has owned and operated over five photography studios and operated a photography concession for an international cruise line for three years.

    In 1999 Rick wrote his first book, “Creative Techniques For Lighting and Posing”, published by Amherst Media. Since then, Rick has had over eight books published in multiple languages.

    Because of Rick’s experience as a photographer, author and teacher, he is asked to speak at professional guilds, conferences and conventions and has taught in the United States, Canada and internationally in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland. Rick currently shares his insights and techniques on social media.

    Rick is a Lifetime Member of WPPI, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, and is a member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America. Rick has an Associate of Science Degree and is a WPPI Master Photographer. Rick has received his PPA Master Photographer & Craftsman degree.  He has also earned the honor of his images meriting the PPA Loan Collection and Showcase Collection. In 2006 Rick received, along with his wife, the United Nations Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council at the United Nations in New York City. 

    Currently Rick is a Lead Photographer and Trainer for Walt Disney World’s Fine Art Department.

    sponsored by

    • 01 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

    "The Cordless Studio"
    with Michael Mowbray, M.Photog., Cr.
    Off-Camera Flash

    Monday June 1st, 2020

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    "The Cordless Studio"
    with Michael Mowbray, M.Photog., Cr.
    Off-Camera Flash

    sponsored in part by ACI

    In this class, you will learn how to light anything, anywhere, anytime with battery-powered flashes. Inside. Outside. In the dark. In the sun. Everywhere. Michael takes the complex topic of flash photography and boils it down to easy to follow and remember core tips that will help you rock out your off-camera flash (OCF). Learn how to tap into the full power and capabilities of your OCF system. In this hands-on workshop, Michael will teach you the ins and outs of using battery-powered portable flash for virtually any type of lighting, anywhere, anytime!

    This course will be a mix of classroom, demo and hands-on in the studio and on-location.

    About Michael:

    Michael is the author of the popular lighting books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studio (published by Amherst Media). He offers dynamic programs on Senior Portraits, Headshots, Lighting, and Business. His primary sponsor is American Color Imaging (ACI).

    Since opening Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 2001, Michael Mowbray has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was named a medalist in the PPA International Photographic Competition in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, and 2019. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin eight times in the past decade, including Wisconsin Best of Show-Wedding 2007, 2008, 2009,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has won the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award five times, and the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Outstanding Wedding Portraiture three times. Michael has also been named one of the Top 10 photographers in Wisconsin multiple times and “Best of Madison” by the readers of Madison Magazine.

    Michael gives back to the photographic community by sharing his expertise in classes, seminars, educational videos, his live Facebook show “Monday Morning Cup of Mo”, and his Facebook group "Godox Flash Help Group". His website for photographer education can be found at Michael also owns MoLight, an online retailer of high-performance yet economical speedlights and softboxes. The webstore can be found at

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

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