Clark and Becki Berry
Opening A New Studio
Are you ready to open a new studio? When making the decision to leap into full time photography or opening a studio, there are a lot of considerations, decisions and choke... learning experiences. Clark and Becki will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of this process and show you how to make the process smoother for your business.
Must Know Tips to Make Your Composites Believable
Find out the must know secrets to a successful composite, when to composite and when not to, and what elements you can add to make your images tell a story.
The “FINE” Art of Moving To A New Market
Moving cross country to re-establish a business is daunting. Learn the "fine art" of moving to a new city or state and still continuing to thrive in your business.
Gear Up for Great Images!
Join PPA Master Photographer Ted Linczak as he takes you through the gear needed to create dynamic images week in and week out. From various off camera flash systems, to continuous lighting options, to some of his favorite lenses, Ted will spend some time going through a sampling of his favorite recent images, and breaking down which gear was used to create each. Q&A to follow presentation.
View more of Ted's work at https://www.nuvoimages.com/
EXTREME OCF: REINVENTING THE ATHLETIC PORTRAIT AND TAKING IT TO NEW HEIGHTS
Off-camera flash has become a staple in the photographic landscape, using dynamic lighting to create vibrant portraits that wow audiences. However, athletes from across the spectrum are becoming bored with traditional sports portraiture--just holding a ball or standing statically in place. They want something more and they are looking for a different athletic portrait—something more dynamic, exciting, and intense. “Sportraits” fuse the world of portraits and athletics to give your client the dynamic and exciting sports portrait ready to grace the cover of any sports magazine—the photo they’ve been craving. Mixing movement, dynamic lighting, interactive posing, a strong knowledge of sports, and what athletes want is the foundation of this new movement in sports portraiture.
Taking it one step further, why not take traditional off-camera flash up a notch? We will explore the world of extreme sports (rock climbing, highlining, waterfall rappelling, mountain biking, boxing, caving, etc.) and learn how to use daring and extreme OCF setups to elevate your adventure photography to new heights. You'll get to experience my crazy and exciting setups, landscapes, extreme athletes, and essential safety setups that insure that my extreme photo sessions are a success.
Furthermore, this class will explore the psychology of how an athletic brain works and what an athlete wants, plus all of the essential on-the-job necessities: posing, dynamic lighting, special effects, and unique post-processing techniques (everything you need to make your photographs pop). I’ll even show you that creating a composited portrait is not necessary to create an exciting “sportrait” your clients will love, and that the “composited look” is possible to achieve largely in-camera. Achieving this look means getting it right in camera, includeing essential lighting techniques and fun special effects to use during the sportrait session. I will touch on marketing, popular products, and maintaining a strong social media presence that will insure that you are the go-to photographer in the sportrait world.