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    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Pendleton 13617 Inwood Rd suite 208 Dallas, Texas 75244

    Mock Print Competition

    Register Now!!!

    Mock Print Competition 12:30pm - 4pm

    Dallas PPA is hosting a mock print competition on Sunday, June 1, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. This is a chance to get judges feedback regarding your prints. You are encouraged to bring up to 4 prints or just watch how the judges are going to gauge your masterpiece and get that merit. Limit is 4 prints per person and you will see it judged LIVE.  



    13617 Inwood Rd, Suite 208, Dallas, TX 75244

    (BYOC Bring Your Own Chair)

    Cost: Free for members (non-members fill out a membership application and join) BUT you must register so we know how many to expect!

    We have great judges who will be judging your prints and giving you ideas about how to get merited prints.

    Registration is required since we need to organize your prints and to plan for the number of people attending.

    You may bring up to 4 images to put up for judging. How many that are judged will depend upon the number of people who sign up. We guarantee that one will be judged. We will attempt to judge all if time permits.

    Register Now!!!

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080

    Dan Frievalt

    Artistic Senior Experience

    The Artistic Senior Experience is my presentation on what today’s High School Senior and their parents want for their session. I will discuss how I started over in the photography industry and grew my studio quickly with buzz marketing and stunning imagery to standout in the sea of photographers in my area. I share my in-depth techniques on how to get your ideal client and have them rave about your studio. All for little to no marketing dollars!

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Camera Ready Studios 14203 Proton Rd. Dallas, TX 75244

    I will show my super fast way I create artistic images including Montages and Composites in less than 30 minutes. These Artistic add-ons don't have to take all day to create and have added over $600 to my senior averages.

    Dan Frievalt, M.Photog, M. Artist, CR. is a photographer that enjoys blending creative light with graphic design to create artistic images that evoke drama and tell a story. Dan's formal education includes an Associate degree in Marketing Communications and has worked as a Graphic Artist for 12 years before changing his career path to photography in 2005. “I always enjoyed photography but ever since digital capture I have found a new voice in creating images by combining my design background with my eye for photography.” Dan has been named Wisconsin Professional Photographer of the year, Artist of the year, as well as earning the Canon Par Excellence Award, Fuji Masterpiece Award, two ASP State Elite awards, PPA Platinum, Gold and Silver awards, Image Excellence Award, and several Kodak Gallery Awards.

    Where to find me:

    Email: dan@frievaltphotography.com

    Website: www.frievaltphotography.com


    facebook business page: http://www.facebook.com/frievaltphotography

    Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat: danfrievalt

    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.

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    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080

    Kimberly J. Smith began her professional photography career in 2001 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  With no formal training, she stepped out on faith, purchased her professional equipment and began taking classes.  Photography soon became a passion and she quickly learned that creating beautiful portraits and art was what she was meant to do.

    As a member of her local, state, regional and national Professional Photographer associations, she soon earned her Master of Photography degree in 2008.  In 2013, she received her Photographic Craftsman degree and became a PPA Affiliated Juror, and in 2016, she received her Imaging Excellence and Master Artist degree.  Judging, competition and photography is her passion, and her family is her love.  With seven super loud but loving children, life can be a bit chaotic, but she wouldn't have it any other way.  She has a loving husband whose support and belief in her has allowed her to become the artist she is today.  She is blessed to have a job she truly loves.

    There are always a hundred different ways to accomplish something in Photoshop and everyone does it differently.  I prefer easy.  I will be teaching several tips and tricks that will help you with everyday editing as well as competition work.  Whether you enter competition or not, knowing the 12 elements and using that as a guide for when you are shooting or editing your work is always a plus.  Come join us for the evening and learn how to easily change expressions, create  sleeves and buttons out of nothing, how to paint in photoshop to enhance the artistic look of an image and many other tips.  You don’t have to have an art background to be able to create beautiful works of art, just a little vision and knowing how to use the tools.  I look forward to sharing with you.

    • 09 Aug 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • PCS Production Co., 1551 Corporate Dr, Suite 125, Irving, TX 75038

    Early Pricing Ends May 31st !


    August 9th - 11th, 2019

    PCS Production Co
    1551 Corporate Dr, Suite 125
    Irving, TX 75038

    Check Out Previous Little Red Schoolhouses In Our 2018 Video!

    LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE 2018 from Dallas PPA on Vimeo.

    The event is hosted by the Dallas Professional Photographers Association

    and is open to both members and non-members.

    Link to Area Hotels

    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.
    "1 PPA Merit"

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    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080

    The more emotional an image is, the more it stirs our senses. Do you know how to distinguish between a nice picture and an impactful image which tells a story? In today’s digital age, many can take a pretty picture, but it takes experience and a special skill set to create an image that is emotional, artful, and stylistic. This program will teach you simple techniques to create one-of-a-kind images which you can use in any genre.

    • HOW TO BECOME A VISUAL STORYTELLER - proven techniques for creating stunning images from the details to the grand exit
    • THE SECRET OF HOW TO FLOW POSE COUPLES AND FAMILIES - specific camera angles and lens choices which flatter your subjects and set you apart from the competition
    • HOW TO CREATE ONE-OF-A-KIND LARGE GROUP IMAGES - create contemporary and stylish group portraits with easy techniques
    • DYNAMIC & DRAMATIC LIGHTING - how to create powerful dramatic lighting

    The techniques Francie will share can be used in all aspects of photography, so come and learn how you can create more Drama, Art, and Style with your images!

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14 May 2019 May Meeting - Kevin Dooley - Animal Portraits are still Portraits
10 Apr 2019 Megan DiPiero Workshop - The $3000 Headshot
09 Apr 2019 April Meeting - Megan DiPiero - Rich Begins with Risk
27 Mar 2019 Member 2 Member Program: JT Blenker - Time Lapse: Part 1
12 Mar 2019 March Meeting - David Edmonson - Our Journey To Growth
13 Feb 2019 Mark Bryant Workshop - Hyper-Reality Portraits
12 Feb 2019 February Meeting - Mark Bryant - Light from the Shadows Knowing Light
09 Jan 2019 Carl Caylor Workshop - Before, After… How to Get There
08 Jan 2019 January Meeting - Carl Caylor - Before, After… How to Get There
11 Dec 2018 December Meeting: Year End Banquet And Awards
04 Dec 2018 Member to Member Program: Kash Mughal - SEO | SOCIAL MEDIA | GOOGLE ANALYTICS
14 Nov 2018 Pete Rezac Workshop - Family & Children Portraits A Plan for Success Workshop
13 Nov 2018 November Meeting - Pete Rezac - Family Portraits A Plan for Success
10 Oct 2018 Frank Salas Workshop - Shoot and Process, the Complete Wedding Workflow
09 Oct 2018 October Meeting - Frank Salas - Today’s Approach To Wedding Photography
12 Sep 2018 Michelle Parsley Workshop - Clone Painting in Photoshop
11 Sep 2018 September Meeting - Michelle Parsley - Cut Your Coat To Fit the Cloth
10 Aug 2018 Little Red School House Presents Lindsay Adler
11 Jul 2018 Chris Knight Workshop - Finding Your Voice - Creative Decision Making
10 Jul 2018 July Meeting - Chris Knight - Dramatic Lighting
12 Jun 2018 June Meeting - Dwayne Lee - Guerrilla Marketing
09 May 2018 Maria Moore Workshop - Classic Portraits for Todays Seniors
08 May 2018 May Meeting - Maria Moore - The Exclusive Senior Model Program
10 Apr 2018 April Meeting - Terry Wier - Pursuing Who You Were Designed To Be
14 Mar 2018 Richard Sturdevant Workshop - Composite Print Finishing
13 Mar 2018 March Meeting: Richard Sturdevant - Understanding the Artist in You
25 Feb 2018 Mock Print Competition
13 Feb 2018 February Meeting: Luke Edmonson - Making A Complete Picture
09 Jan 2018 January Meeting: Tony Corbell - "Ten Ways to Use the Same Softbox"
12 Dec 2017 December Meeting: Year End Banquet And Awards With Special Guest David Trust, PPA CEO
07 Nov 2017 November Meeting: Larry Lourcey - So You Want To Be A Master Artist?
10 Oct 2017 October Meeting: Robyn Pope-Fear - No Fear Marketing: How to Carve Your Niche and Speak to Your Ideal Client
12 Sep 2017 September Meeting: Adilfa Ford - Running a Successful Home Studio Business
11 Aug 2017 Little Red Schoolhouse - "Master Your Posing"
11 Aug 2017 Little Red Schoolhouse - Friday only
12 Jul 2017 Cris & Deanna Duncan-Using light and design for impactful portraits
11 Jul 2017 July Meeting: Cris & Deanna Duncan - Lighting For Sales
17 Jun 2017 Mentorship Programs: PG - Outdoor Photography: Off-camera flash 101
13 Jun 2017 June Meeting: Print Competition
09 May 2017 May Meeting: Bill Freeman - Volume Senior Portraits and Headshot Workflow
06 May 2017 Mentorship Programs: PG - Exploring Alien Skin Exposure Software
18 Apr 2017 April Meeting: Randy Pollard On The Edge Photography
14 Mar 2017 March Meeting: Gail Nogle - The Art and Soul of Gail Nogle
21 Feb 2017 February Meeting: Print Competition
17 Jan 2017 January Meeting: Robin Janson - Introduction to Volume Photography
13 Dec 2016 December Meeting: 2016 Holiday Party & Surprise Speaker
16 Nov 2016 Craig Stidham - Fashion Seniors Day Program
15 Nov 2016 November Meeting: Craig Stidham - Fashion Seniors
12 Nov 2016 Morning in McKinney - Photowalk
11 Nov 2016 Lights Festival
11 Oct 2016 October Meeting: Laurie Rubin - The Art of Wildlife and Drone Photography
13 Sep 2016 September Meeting: Leslie Hoyt - Relationship Portraiture
10 Aug 2016 Barbara Breitsameter - Dog Photography Workshop
09 Aug 2016 August Meeting: Barbara Breitsameter: Break Out of Your Comfort Zone!
29 Jul 2016 Little Red Schoolhouse - Mastering the Masters
14 Jun 2016 June Meeting: Meghan Garner and Ashley Diamond Siegert - The Buddy System
10 May 2016 May Meeting: Elizabeth Homan - Portrait Studio…Refined!
10 May 2016 Elizabeth Homan - The Portrait Studio…Refined - Day Program
19 Apr 2016 April Meeting: Brad Barton - Be Noticed SEO and Social Media Strategies for Photographers
15 Mar 2016 March Meeting: Gabriel Ignacio Alonso - “That was then, this is Now”
10 Feb 2016 Russ Harrington - Workshop 700 Album Covers of Lighting
09 Feb 2016 February Meeting: Russ Harrington - Beyond the Speed Light
08 Feb 2016 CPP Lighthouse
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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