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    • 08 Feb 2016
    • 21 Mar 2016
    • 7 sessions
    • Coppell, TX

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    CPP Lighthouse

    When you earn your certification you show your potential clients that they are hiring a true professional.  You gain an advertising edge by showing your clients that they can trust your skills and follow through on your commitments.  CPP is an easy way to help consumers understand and appreciate your level of experience and to justify your pricing.

    Are you ready to begin your journey to certification?

    If so, join the Dallas PPA CPP Lighthouse. This is a series of study sessions that will help guide you through the certification process. In each session we focus on one section of the exam and review the material that you must know. 

    ***NOTICE***
    CPP is a PPA Designation.
    Participants must a PPA member. 
    All participants must declare their CPP candidacy.
    To understand more about this process, visit the PPA website. (www.ppa.com/cpp/)

    There is no prerequisite to join the group. Only your commitment to the time necessary to study the material and your determination to follow through.  We only want people who are dedicated to earning their CPP. If you bring that dedication to the group, then we’ll do whatever we can to help guide you to your certification.

    Cost: $25

    Program Details

    Sessions:

    All sessions are intended to fit into an extended lunch hour. Meetings will begin at 10:00am and should end by 1:00pm. 


    •    2/8    Camera, Lenses & Attachments (12%)

    •    2/15    Exposure & Meters (15%)

    •    2/22    Lighting (25%)

    •    2/29  Composition & Design  (25%)

    •    3/7   Digital Post Production  (13%)

    •    3/14    Image Capture & Output  (10%)

    •    3/21    Final Review  (--)


    Location: Most session will be at Rob Hull’s home in Coppell. Directions will follow.

    Questions? Contact Rob Hull at Rob.DPPA@GreatPhotography.com.
    • 09 Feb 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080


    Russ Harrington

    For 25+ years, Russ Harrington of Nashville, Tennessee, has been the go-to Photographer for Country Music’s biggest stars.

    A typical session for Russ:
    He has a narrow window of time to photograph one of the world’s most famous personalities. During that window, he has to account for the production of sets with Prop Dept/Assistants/Producers/Management/Talent/Makeup/Wardrobe/B-Roll Folks/Location Scouts/Catering and the CLOCK! He’s in charge of directing the subject, and all of the supporting staff on set.

    His work will be seen all over the world, and he must create enough variety for the artist to use in album covers, promotional materials, merch items, social media and press releases—for the next 18 months!

    Country Music superstars, maintaining an ever-evolving image, understand the need for photographers who deliver fresh, innovative ideas. Seventeen years ago, Trisha Yearwood discovered the secret to keep her photographs contemporary. She has used Russ for countless sessions: Album covers, book & magazine covers, editorial shoots, advertising sessions, etc.

    Assign 30 Photographers the same subject at the same time, and most of the images will look like siblings.  Your choice of light sources, and how you use them, defines your distinct style. Do you understand the nuances of strobes, ambient light, soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, strip lights, reflectors, (and more)—and how they react together? You can.

    For the first time in his career, Russ is openly sharing his secrets, lighting techniques, and tips.


    • 10 Feb 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bolt Productions 1346 Chemical St. Dallas TX 75207


    Russ Harrington
    700 Album Covers of Lighting

    Your choice of light sources, and how you use them, defines your distinct style. Do you understand the nuances of strobes, ambient light, soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, strip lights, reflectors, (and more)—and how they react together? You can.

    For the first time in his career, Russ is openly sharing his secrets, lighting techniques, and tips.

    What can you expect from his presentation?

    • See custom-tailored lighting schemes used throughout a day of shooting.

    • Gain confidence by learning an arsenal of lighting applications for challenging situations.

    • Witness the impact of varied light sources and modifiers.

    • Learn how to deliver your clients more images, with more variety, in less time.

    • Hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of music’s most famous photographs, and the lessons they taught Russ.  


    Be one of the first to learn from the photographer of Nashville’s A-list musicians. Enjoy Russ’ light-hearted, unassuming, candid style as he teaches and fields questions.

    Learn more about Russ, and see some of your favorite album covers, at www.russtalks.com

    This is a PPA Merit Class.

    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.

    • 15 Mar 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080


    Gabriel Ignacio Alonso

    What effect have digital technology, an angry economy and a new generation of photographers made on an ancient art form?

    How has the fact that everybody carries a camera in their pocket affected the perceived value of our work?

    How can you know where we’re going, if you do not know where you’ve been ?

    Join Texas portraitist Gabriel Alonso as he shares his comprehensive overview into the evolution of portraiture and where it stands today.

    Covered will be historical perspective, composition, lighting and posing, balance and style. All supported with audiovisual presentations and hands-on demonstrations.



    • 19 Apr 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080


    Brad Barton
    Be Noticed SEO and Social Media Strategies for Photographers

    With new photographers entering the business every day, how do you rise above the noise and have your creative voice heard? Create an online strategy to get noticed.

    Those other photographers will not matter if you combine your passion and your online voice.

    Brad is a North Texas photographer specializing in art portraits and actor headshots. He has had a camera in his hands as long as he can remember and got his professional start doing freelance photojournalism and event photography in college. Graduating with a degree in Math, his professional photography career was put on hold for awhile, but ultimately he came back to his first love. Over the last 10 years, he has worked at establishing himself as one of the premier headshot photographers in Dallas and has had images published in a number of books and national magazines, as well as had the opportunity to photograph many celebrities including Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), and Lar Park Lincoln (Knot’s Landing and Friday the 13th Part VII).


Past events

19 Jan 2016 January Meeting: Bree Adams - Reborn
08 Dec 2015 December Meeting: 2015 Holiday Party DFW Photo Expo Giveaway!
08 Dec 2015 December Meeting: 2015 Holiday Party
10 Nov 2015 November Meeting: Carl Youngberg - Make Yourself Matter
14 Oct 2015 Sandra Pearce 2 Day Workshop - Painting with Photoshop
13 Oct 2015 October Meeting: Sandra Pearce The Art of Painting with Photoshop
14 Sep 2015 CPP Lighthouse
08 Sep 2015 September Meeting: Kimberly Smith
07 Aug 2015 Little Red School House of Rock!
14 Jul 2015 July Meeting: Landon Day - Making Extra Income
09 Jun 2015 June Meeting: Francie Baltazar Stonestreet - Capturing Images With Emotion
17 May 2015 Mock Print Competition
12 May 2015 May Meeting: David Edmonson-Modern Day Renaissance
14 Apr 2015 April Meeting: Royce Bair Nightscapes: Starry Night Photography
10 Mar 2015 March Meeting: Ryan Schembri & Rocco Ancora
10 Mar 2015 Ryan & Rocco - Master Caliber Wedding & Portrait Photography
17 Feb 2015 February Meeting: Alicia Adamopoulos
17 Feb 2015 Alicia Adamopoulos Creation Process
20 Jan 2015 January Meeting: Susan Michal - Dance Your Way to Profits
20 Jan 2015 Susan Michal's Afternoon Dance Program
09 Dec 2014 December Meeting: 2014 Holiday Party
11 Nov 2014 November Meeting: Mandy Lynn Lundy - The Art of Story-Telling Images
14 Oct 2014 October Meeting: Griff Smith - "Messin' with Texas"
28 Sep 2014 Mock Print Competition
16 Sep 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Real Framing
09 Sep 2014 September Meeting: Terry Wier - Learning to See Creatively
08 Aug 2014 Great Gatsby Style - Little Red School House 2014
06 Aug 2014 2014 Raffle Tickets for LRSH
08 Jul 2014 July Meeting: Joe Glyda - BYOB Beyond Your own Brain
10 Jun 2014 June Meeting: Dominique Harmon and Barry Nelson
13 May 2014 May Meeting: David Leeson-Beyond The Pixels
09 May 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Marketing
08 Apr 2014 April Meeting: Jeremy Woodhouse - Faces And Places
13 Mar 2014 2014 Southwest PPA Regional Convention
11 Mar 2014 March Meeting: Melanie Hall - Off Camera Flash My Way
11 Feb 2014 February Meeting: Live Print Competition
07 Feb 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Marketing
21 Jan 2014 January Meeting: Increase Your Sales With The Addition Of A Fine Art Line with Maria Bernal
03 Jan 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Social Media
13 Dec 2013 DPPA Wild Ideas: Copyright
10 Dec 2013 DPPA December10 Awards with keynote speaker, Larry Lourcey The Journey "Change the way you photograph in 2014 - and change your world"
12 Nov 2013 November Meeting: The Quest for Soulful Photography and the Artful Life with Richard Israel
19 Oct 2013 TPPA Fall Focus Workshop: Hybrid Photograph and Photoshop
08 Oct 2013 October DPPA Meeting: Print Lab Round Table
20 Sep 2013 DPPA Wild Ideas: SEO Magic SOLD OUT
10 Sep 2013 September DPPA Meeting:10 tips to thriving in an ever changing market
30 Aug 2013 Dallas PPA Marketing Roundtable
25 Aug 2013 Mock Print Competition
09 Aug 2013 Pin-ups, Planes and Classy Dames - Little Red School House 2013
09 Aug 2013 Raffle Tickets for LRSH
09 Aug 2013 Models for Hire LRSH 2013
09 Aug 2013 LRSH Vendor Registeration
12 Jul 2013 July Meeting: Selling Big Ass Albums Presented by Jerry Ghionis
30 Jun 2013 Texas PPA Summer Round Up
21 Jun 2013 CPP Study Group
11 Jun 2013 June DPPA Moving images: Light with a purpose with Hiram Trillo
14 May 2013 Compose Creatively, Create Instinctively, and Execute Flawlessly with Roberto Valenzuela
28 Apr 2013 Texas School
20 Apr 2013 Outdoor Portrait Photography Simplified With Marion Hughes
09 Apr 2013 April DPPA Speaker Francie Baltazar-Stonestreet - The Secrets to Earning Your CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) Designation
09 Apr 2013 Day Class for CPP with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet
15 Mar 2013 Texas PPA Conference & Trade Show
05 Mar 2013 March: Ken Sklute
25 Feb 2013 Reality Studio Tour with Kevin and Dixi Jordan
20 Feb 2013 Sales & Pricing Workshop with Sandy Puc
12 Feb 2013 SOLD OUT! February: Cris Duncan - The Art and Science of Light
02 Feb 2013 Light Room 4 Workshop
08 Jan 2013 January: Scott Robert Lim _ Crazy, Stupid, Light
08 Jan 2013 Little Red School House Volunteer Meeting
11 Dec 2012 December Awards Dec. 11
01 Dec 2012 Arlington Camera DFW Photo Expo
13 Nov 2012 November- Luke Edmonson
09 Oct 2012 Creative Lighting- Lighting On The Run with Michael Greenberg
26 Sep 2012 2012 Southwest PPA Regional Convention
11 Sep 2012 September - How to Achieve Big-Studio Success in Your Home-Based Business With Emily Potts
26 Aug 2012 Mock Print Competion
24 Aug 2012 2012 PP of Oklahoma Convention "Photography Rocks"
12 Aug 2012 Raffle Tickets to be drawn at Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH)
11 Aug 2012 Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH)
30 Jul 2012 2011 PPLA State Convention
25 Jul 2012 Creative Design Tour
10 Jul 2012 July DPPA Meeting
24 Jun 2012 Texas PPA Summer Roundup
13 Jun 2012 S&S Photography Workshop
12 Jun 2012 June DPPA Meeting
09 Jun 2012 Lightroom- Get Organized Fundamentals
21 May 2012 Make Money Now Workshop
21 May 2012 Sandy Puc Presents 2012 Digital Workflow Tour with Jack Davis
08 May 2012 May DPPA Meeting
29 Apr 2012 Texas School of Professional Photography 2012
10 Apr 2012 April DPPA Meeting
31 Mar 2012 New Mexico PPA Annual Convention
30 Mar 2012 PP of Oklahoma Spring Seminar
19 Mar 2012 Seminar: The Senior Project by Sal Cinotta
13 Mar 2012 March DPPA Meeting
12 Mar 2012 Business Breakthoughs Workshop-PPA's Studio Management Services
27 Feb 2012 AfterDark
07 Feb 2012 February DPPA Meeting
28 Jan 2012 Rocky Mountain School of Photography Photo Weekend
13 Jan 2012 Imaging USA
10 Jan 2012 January DPPA Meeting

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