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    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • PCS Production Co., 1551 Corporate Dr, Suite 125, Irving, TX 75038
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    2018 Little Red School House

    Presents 

    Lindsay Adler


    August 10th - 12th, 2018

    August 10th
    From Good to Great (6pm – 9pm inspirational lecture)


    August 11th
    (8am breakfast; 9am – 6pm lecture; 6pm-? Shooting bays)
    In Search of Creativity: Creativity in-camera & Photoshop
    - Part 1: Finding your muse
    - Part 2: Creative in-camera techniques using lighting and various tools
    - Part 3: Creative photoshop techniques

    August 12th
    (8am breakfast; 9am – 4pm lecture)
    Fashion Techniques to WOW your Portrait Clients
    5 Fashion Lighting Techniques you can Take to the Bank!
    Advanced Beauty Retouching in Photoshop


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

    Check Out Previous Little Red School Houses In Our 2018 Video!

    LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE 2018 from Dallas PPA on Vimeo.


    Keynote Talk with Lindsay Adler

     on August 10th is Free and Open to the Public

    Sponsored by Canon! 



    A Hands On, In Depth Lighting Workshop Saturday and Sunday from Concept to Creation!


    REGISTER NOW!


    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 Merit"


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    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080
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    Michelle Parsley


    Cut Your Coat To Fit the Cloth

    Many people are surprised to find out that 2018 double diamond photographer, Michelle Parsley does NOT have a large studio space.  In fact, She works in a space just over 300 square feet!

    So how does she create so many loan images in such a tiny space?

    She cuts her coat to fit the cloth!

    In this two hour presentation, Michelle will share before and after images of some of her favorite loan prints and give some insight into the evolution of each image and how she creates them in such a tiny space.


    BIO

    Michelle Parsley, M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr., CPP,  ElevateYourArt.com

    Michelle grew up drawing and painting with any medium within her reach, which got her in trouble on more than one occasion when she was little! While her artistic skills are predominantly self-taught, she is also a firm believer that education is vital to success. Michelle is a Master Artist, a Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, and a Certified Professional Photographer. A skilled organic artist, including hand-drawn graphite, and oil painting, Michelle Parsley is uniquely equipped to create beautiful art in several mediums. Her background in these traditional mediums uniquely strengthens her platform as an educator. 

    The 2018 Double Diamond Photographer of the Year, Michelle has acquired a plethora of national awards including the top scoring image in the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association district photographic competition. Her artistry has also received multiple first, second, and third place awards in PPA’s International Photographic Competition Grand Imaging Awards and she has been honored by Canon Corporation with the prestigious "Canon Par-Excellence Award” twice. Parsley’s artwork has been featured in books and magazines worldwide numerous times including the prestigious Loan Collection. 

    When she’s not at her easel or inventing new ways to push the boundaries of the “box” with her camera, Michelle mentors other creatives to "Elevate their Art” via online and in-person courses. You can find her training materials at elevateyourart.com.

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Camera Ready Studios 14203 Proton Rd. Dallas, TX 75244
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    Wait, what? Clone painting is possible in Photoshop?!  In short —YES!  There is really no need to learn another software.  Photoshop has a sophisticated painting tool built right in!

    In this one day, introduction to clone painting workshop we will begin by setting up a custom painting workspace.  Then we will load Michelle’s custom clone painting setup action as well as a few of Michelle’s favorite custom brushes.  After spending a bit of time familiarizing ourselves with the mixer brush, we will dive right into clone painting!  We will work through painting both a simple landscape as well as a portrait as time permits.

    This is a HANDS ON course so please bring your laptop loaded with the most recent version of Photoshop CC (you will NOT be able to participate if your Photoshop is not up to date), Wacom tablet (Intuos4, Intuos5, or IntuosPro) — and while it’s not 100% necessary for this workshop, if you intend to truly develop your painting skills, you’ll want to invest in the Wacom Art Pen (different from the grip pen that ships with the Wacom tablets).  You can find the Wacom Art Pen here:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/735614-REG/Wacom_KP701E2_Intuos4_Art_Pen_w.html

    With the simple clone painting techniques Michelle teaches, almost ANYONE can become a successful painter.  It’s a great first step toward becoming a Photoshop Artisan!



    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.

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    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080
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    Frank Salas


    Today’s Approach To Wedding Photography

    Frank will share his expertise on today’s wedding market in both the current styles of wedding photography, stylish engagement shoots and the social media world on what brides are looking for. 

    Topics include shooting and sellling for the album, photography tips on when to use natural light or strobes, modifers needed to create your style and creating your signature images to stand out from the crowd.  


    Frank Salas continues to be one of the most successful wedding photographers in Southern California. Frank is recognized as a Master Photographer and a Photographic Craftsmen by the Professional Photographers of America. He is also frequent speaker at many national and international conferences such as WPPI, Imaging USA and Photoshop World Conference. Frank is widely recognized for his wedding photography techniques and digital training.  His ongoing classes are featured online with webinars for OnOne Software including his newest classes now at Kelby-Training.com. His images and articles are continually featured in various publications such as Rangefinder, PPA's Professional Photographer, Photoshop User Magazine and several bridal magazines each year.  Frank Salas has been awarded eight times “Wedding Photographer of the Year” by Professional Photographers of Orange County, California.  His wedding images have garnered him numerous awards including Multiple Loan Collection, the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence, the coveted Fuji Masterpiece Award multiple times and recently PPA’s Grand Imaging Award in the Wedding Category.

    FRANK SALAS M.PHOTOG.CR.,A-ASP  

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Camera Ready Studios 14203 Proton Rd. Dallas, TX 75244
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    Come learn what makes Frank one of the most sought after wedding photographers year after year in his highly crowded market. Experience his simple yet creative digital workflow and finishing of his images.  Frank will also show you how to master the lighting and exposures during the entire wedding day, from tips on available light shooting and strobes.  Examples of Speedlight versus large strobe and more importantly the proper camera settings. Learn which are best light modifiers for quick and beautiful light. Live demonstrations in both formal and a relaxed style of posing included. 



    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.

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    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080
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    Pete Rezac

    Family Portraits A Plan for Success


    During this presentation, Pete will discuss his proven plan for successful family portraits that will allow you to work more efficiently, provide a better experience for the client, and most importantly remove the post session let down of minimal sales.


    Pete will go into why the pre-session consultation is key to successful portrait sales families or otherwise. He will teach how he uses a consultative approach to family portraits, what questions he asks clients, how he listens to the answers the clients provide to him. How to find out what a client’s budget is and to work with it and stretch it a bit. Discussing wardrobe, locations, and a photography plan. Imagine selling the wall portrait before making a single frame!


    BIO

    Pete Rezac, a portrait photographer based in Reno, Nevada, still chooses to work with medium and large format cameras and film in creating his fine art portraiture because of the tactile process it provides him in creating his work, along with the rich tones and high fidelity of the photographs that come from these tools. Seeking an authentic look to his children character portraits, Pete was inspired to create timeless portraits showing children at their best. This work has earned him numerous accolades from the photographic community.

    Pete holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, along with the Professional Photographers of California Master Photographer and Service Medallions. He is also a PPA approved Certified Professional Photographer Exam Preparation class instructor and active educator teaching and mentoring other professional photographers throughout the United States. Pete is also a Professional Photographers of America print juror in training and working towards the goal of becoming an affiliated judge. Pete also serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of California

    Pete supports PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day fundraiser. He and his orthodontic partners were top donors in the country in 2017, 2016, and 2015. Additionally, one of Pete’s images earned Best of Show for the Celebration of Smiles 2015 national event.

    Accomplishments:

    International Photographic Competition Platinum Medalist - 2016, 2015 International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist - 2017, 2014
    PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 1st Place - 2017
    PPA Western District Certified Professional Photographer District Award - 2017 PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 3rd Place - 2015

    Grand Imaging Top 10 finalist Children’s Category - 2015
    California Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year - 2018
    California Children’s Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015
    California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015 California Top 10 - 2018, 2017, 2015

    Kodak Gallery Award Western States District - 2012
    PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Top Donor - 2017, 2016, and 2015 PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Best in Show Portrait - 2015
    PPA Charities Image Impact Award - 2016

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Camera Ready Studios 14203 Proton Rd. Dallas, TX 75244
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    Pete will discuss locations on what he looks for, how he reinforces to the clients what could be important factors in choosing a location for their portrait and most importantly how the focus of a location is still secondary to the most important element of the family portrait –
    THE FAMILY

    Pete will demonstrate proven lighting and posing techniques that will flatter a wide range of subjects and show relationship and connection amongst all members of the family. He will cover what lenses work well and the compositions that lend themselves to wall portraiture. He’ll show you tools he’s built to aid him as the sole photographer on his family assignments and how other photographers have utilized these same tools to help their one-man operations as well.

    Pete will show how using tools like Pro-Select help clients to visualize the portrait they’ve selected on their walls and how it can also provide opportunities for additional portraits in other areas of the home or offce.

    Finally, Pete will explain why working with other businesses, like a frame shop, will increase your sales numbers along with adding additional marketing people in your court promoting your brand.



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Past events

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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