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Springfield
Studio Lighting Basics
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Course #IL01
Roger Williams, CPP

Learn the fundamentals of studio lighting. Whether you're just starting out or need a refresher – or just want to get back to the basics – this is a great course for you!

Start with one-light setups and how to master these; then expand as you work with multiple sources and get more complex. You'll cover studio strobes, grids, gels, mixed lighting and constant lighting. If you've been wanting to learn Studio Lighting 101, this is it!

Walk away with the foundation and knowledge to master your lighting for incredible images.

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera, flash, optional laptop, money for lunch

Location:
Artistic Images
868 S. Oaklane Road
Springfield, IL 62712
217-553-4825

Instructor Contact:
Roger@ArtisticImages.Photo
217-553-4825

Instructor Website:
artisticimages.photo


Naperville
Mastering CPP Image Portfolio Submission
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Course #IL02
Sabina Cavalli, M.Photog., CPP

Get ready to rock your CPP Image Portfolio Review! Instructor Sabina Cavalli is here to help make it happen!

In this workshop, you'll review lighting patterns and ratios, posing and other elements critical to each of the different submission categories. Discuss why these are important and how to incorporate these key elements into your photography. Bring your own images to discuss as well as your camera to practice lighting scenarios. Before the day is over, CPP Liaison Sabina Cavalli will help you prepare a solid set of images for the Portfolio Submission.

Take the guesswork and stress out of the Image Submission process – everything you need or want to know.

Course Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4:30pm

Items to Bring: Camera, portrait lens (longer than 100mm), note-taking materials, your own images for critique (on a pen drive), a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Sabina Cavalli Photography Studio
TBA
Naperville, IL 60564
630-699-2072

Instructor Contact:
talk.to.me@sabinacavalli.com
630-699-2072

Instructor Website:
sabinacavalli.com
 


Moline
Transitioning High Volume Customers into Loyal Studio Clients
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Course #IL03
Lisa Francescon, CPP

Don't you just love high volume events -- the fast pace, the revenue, the plethora of leads? But, how do you handle the transition from high volume, economy pricing customers to in-studio, full-priced portrait clients? Never fear!  Instructor Lisa Francescon is here to show you how she's done just that – and how you can do it too!

Listen and learn as Lisa shares her success in high volume business. Delve into how she markets to dance studios and pet related businesses and even the workflow she uses to make everything run like clockwork. Then, discuss how she has successfully transformed these same clients into loyal studio clients. As a class, you'll brainstorm on different ways to apply Lisa's methods and strategies and how this can be done in your own businesses.

Many photographers think they either need to do high volume or portrait studios – this course shows you how you can reap the revenues and rewards of both!

Course Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Course Hours:  9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, bring a copy of your marketing plan if you have one, money for lunch

Location:
Francescon Portraiture
2711 13th Street Ct.
Moline, IL 61265
309-269-5013

Instructor Contact:
lisa@momentsbylisa.com
309-269-5013

Instructor Website:
momentsbylisa.com


Moline   
Pet Photography
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Course #IL04
Lisa Francescon, CPP

Once you've successfully learned how to transition your high volume pet clients into your studio, you want to give them a unique experience. This is your way!

Listen as Instructor Lisa Francescon shares her experiences in working with dogs both in the studio and on location. You’ll cover everything from the pre-consultation to tips and tricks for working with animals. Explore lighting patterns as well as workflow and editing so you deliver final images that will wow your clients! You'll even review the sales process so that you are confident from start to finish.

Best of all, you'll put your newfound knowledge to work as you have the opportunity to photograph some furry friends.

If you've been wanting to really master pet photography, this is your way to do it!

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, camera, money for lunch

Location: 
Francescon Portraiture
2711 13th Street Ct.
Moline, IL 61265
309-269-5013

Instructors Contacts:
lisa@momentsbylisa.com
309-269-5013

Instructor Website:
momentsbylisa.com


Effingham
Where to Start with Studio Lighting
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Course #IL05
Nathan Loker

If you don't know where to start with studio lighting, you will after this Super One Day course! Instructor Nathan Loker invites you into his home-based studio where you will cover the essential lighting setups for incredible portraits.

Discuss the starting points for key lighting patterns as well as studio flash. Then, branch into studio flash, modifiers and reflectors. Create simple but effective one light setups and continue on up to 4 light set ups.

Never again will you question where to begin! This is your road map to superb studio lighting!

Course Date: Monday, May 23, 2016

Course Hours:
12pm - 7pm

Items to Bring:
Camera, lenses, note pad, laptop if you have one, questions, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Home-Based Studio
1100 West Franklin Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
217-690-1963

Instructor Contact:
info@lokerphotography.com
217-690-1963

Instructor Website:
lokerphotography.com


Hudson
Understanding Photoshop for Portraiture
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Course #IL06
Pamela Cather, CPP

If you feel like you’re not properly using Photoshop or maybe you don’t understand everything it can do, then you’ve come to the right course. Starting from an advanced beginner's point of view, Instructor Pamela Cather will teach you how to use Photoshop and take your photos from good to WOW!
 
Discuss and understand basic Photoshop settings. Learn how to prepare images using Lightroom or Camera Raw and delve into the concept of color management. You’ll talk layers and masking, learn the tools, filters, adjustment layers and blending modes that Pamela uses for almost all retouching. Before you’re done, you’ll discover workflow efficiencies that will save you valuable time – while still producing outstanding images!

Learn how Photoshop – and maximizing its abilities – can enhance your skills and your business!

Note: Advance Beginners and intermediate users welcome.

Course Date: Monday, May 23, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: A laptop with Photoshop CS5 or higher installed. You will also need either Lightroom or Camera Raw installed. Tablet and stylus is preferred over a mouse. 5 or more Raw portrait files to work on. Bring a retouched version of 2-3 of them to compare before and after versions. Note-taking materials. Simple snacks to share if you want. A sack lunch. Water bottles provided.

Location:
Reflections Etc by Pamela
25007 Wood Thrush Circle
Hudson, IL 61748
309-747-3237

Instructor Contact:
p.cather@reflections-etc.com
309-747-3237

Instructor Website:
reflections-etc.com


Glenview
Weddings; Do It Right the 1st Time
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Course #IL07
Peter Furla, CPP
Bart Galbas

This is an introduction to wedding photography that gives you everything you need to create a booming business! Instructors Peter and Bart expand your view, walking you through their entire operation, starting from phone consultations and customer service to album design and sales. Drill down to the actual wedding day as you learn the rule of thirds, explore lighting techniques and discover how to find the light in any scenario. Learn flash and how and when to add a kicker light for the right effect as well as posing techniques to create dramatic images.
 
Take advantage of the experience and expertise that Peter and Bart have to offer as you learn from some of the best. You’ll even have the opportunity to portfolio critique so don’t forget yours! This is an info-packed day that will shape how you shoot weddings. Bring your equipment, your questions and an open mind!

PPA members earn 1 merit for attending.

Course Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Course Hours:
10:30 am - 5:30pm

Items to Bring:
Camera, flash, off camera flash, portfolio for critique, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Furla Photography & Video
1440 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
847-724-1200

Instructor Contact:
peter@furlastudio.com
bart@furlastudio.com
847-724-1200

Instructor Website:
furlastudio.com


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