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New Braunfels 
Off Camera Flash for On Location
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #TX01
Chrystina Straughan, CPP

Explore the concept of off camera flash for all your clients. You’ll learn why you should use it on location and how to properly take advantage of directional light. Work with Instructor Chrystina Straughan as you test several light modifiers, working with soft boxes, umbrellas, light benders and diffuses.

Watch a hands-on demonstration on several lighting situations, including full sun, overhang shade, open shade and sunset. You’ll explore the different ways to effectively light these scenarios and create the moments – and images – that your clients want.

If you can do it with off camera flash, you’ll do it in this class!

Course Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 6pm

Items to Bring: Camera, flash, notebook, light stand, reflector, diffuser, money for lunch

Location:
Faust Street Bridge
478 Porter Street
New Braunfels,TX 78130
210-445-9837

Instructor Contact:
strphoto@gmail.com
210-445-9837

Instructor Website:
sanantonioweddingphotography.com


Cibolo
Becoming the Hero - How to Execute Great Weddings and Photoshoots
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Course #TX02
Chrystina Straughan, CPP

Weddings are often all about checklists. Being a great wedding photographer is not much different! In this class, Instructor Chrystina Straughan teaches you the small steps that are the secret to creating an incredible client experience. You’ll walk through everything you need to know so your weddings go smoothly and professionally.

Learn the processes that Chrystina follows, everything from picking the right clients (yes, you too can choose with whom you work!) to the Big Day. Discover what should be in your wedding emergency kit. Learn what a “stat list” is – and more!  

They say the devil is in the details – this class is the way to make all your weddings heavenly!

Course Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 6pm

Items to Bring: Camera, flashes, notebook, computer, money for lunch

Location:
Straughan Photography
3517 Columbia Drive
Cibolo,TX 78108
210-445-9837

Instructor Contact:
strphoto@gmail.com
210-445-9837

Instructor Website:
sanantonioweddingphotography.com


Richmond
Walk Through a Wedding with Alison Carlino
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Course #TX03
Alison Carlino

Don’t just learn about wedding photography – do it with Instructor Alison Carlino! In this innovative class, you’ll walk through a mock wedding, including all the major events of a typical timeline. As local vendors will supply the venue, bakery, floral and more, you’ll go through each step – hair and make-up, dressing, the ceremony, formal photos, reception and departure. Alison will show you the lighting, posing and composition needed to capture incredible moments. You’ll not only learn her expert techniques but also how to roll with whatever happens on a wedding day -- and something always happens!
 
Learn the ins and outs that you can’t get from a manual – the responsibilities of a second photographer, gear and equipment explanations and checklists, keeping vendors happy as well as that uncomfortable family situation or two. Whether you’ve been shooting weddings for years and just want to learn how another expert handles the day, or if you’re just getting into this genre, this day is an excellent way to watch one of the best!

Note: PPA members earn 1 merit for attending. Non-members are also welcome!

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 1pm - 8pm

Items to Bring: SLR camera, two favorite lenses, note taking material, lighting off camera (if you own it), a sack lunch/snacks

Location:
Cross Key Acres
5543 FM 762 Road
Richmond, TX 77469
832-595-9898

Instructor Contact:
ocfgirl11@gmail.com
832-595-7874

Instructor Website:
carlinosphotography.com


Richmond
Newborns: Prep, Pose, Process
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Course #TX04
Alison Carlino

Newborn photography can be a nerve-wracking experience! Props, posing, nervous families and fragile, sometimes fussy, little babies can leave everyone, especially the photographer, with a huge headache!
 
Never fear – Instructor Alison Carlino has 12 years of experience working with newborns, and she’s here to share her expertise with you! Discuss planning and pre-consultations, props and posing for the actual session, and how to work with everyone involved. Watch and learn as Allison shows you colors that harmonize to make a great shoot as well as discusses on-location and in-home sessions. Learn props that are safe and how to keep new parents at ease. You’ll explore poses that work for both family sequences and the baby alone, as well as the lighting setups that you should use. You’ll learn the patience and preparation involved and how to produce a finished product that parents will love!

From the initial planning and preparation to the post-processing and finished products, this course gives you everything you need for incredible newborn photography! Walk away with the knowledge and skills that have kept Allison’s business booming – and apply it to yours!

Course Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4pm

Items to Bring: SLR camera, two of your favorite lenses, note taking material, no off camera lighting/stands/flashes, money for lunch, and patience.

Location:
Carlino's Photography Studio
1905 Dowling Drive
Richmond, TX 77469
832-595-0590

Instructor Contact:
ocfgirl11@gmail.com
832-595-7874

Instructor Website:
carlinosphotography.com
 


Plano
Enhancing Portraits the Güd Way - The Techniques
SOLD OUT!

Course #TX05
Phaneendra Gudapati, CPP

Photoshop isn't just about retouching; it's a tool to help transform images to convey your vision. In this course, Instructor Phaneendra Gudapati (PG) will show you “Güd” techniques for taking your images to the next level!

Discuss how to do non-destructive portrait enhancements, keep file sizes small and maintain the integrity of your images. Explore dodging and burning, blending, textures and more. Discover how creating and using actions will increase your workflow efficiency, improve images and save time!

This class is focused on photographers with beginner to intermediate level Photoshop skills -- layers, masking and basic interface -- who want to take their talents to the next level. Learn what Photoshop can do for you – the Güd way!

And, as a bonus, register for PG’s second workshop that explores the creative aspects of photo enhancement. Walk away with the complete experience!

Course Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Course Hours: 9:30am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Computer (desktop or laptop) with Photoshop installed, pen tablet and stylus, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Gud Photography
3628 Ballycastle Drive
Plano,TX 75074
214-440-1585

Instructor Contact:
pg@gudpix.com
214-444-8379

Instructor Website:
facebook.com/gudphotography


Plano
Enhancing Portraits the Güd Way - The Creativity
SOLD OUT!

Course #TX06
Phaneendra Gudapati, CPP

In this second part of Enhancing Portraits, Phaneendra Gudapati (PG) takes you through the creative part of the enhancement process. This is your opportunity to apply the techniques you’ve learned and practice on actual images.

Learn about image extraction, using Topaz Remask. Discuss blending and how to achieve a seamless look. Explore backgrounds, colorizing methods, creating mood and the finishing touches your images should have. PG walks you through multiple images so you can see how he achieves his results, reviewing the layers of his final portraits.

This class is where the rubber meets the road – register today to put your enhancement skills to great practice!

Note: The Güd Way classes, Techniques and Creativity, are geared to be taken back-to-back to deliver a complete experience and education.

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 9:30am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Computer (desktop or laptop) with Photoshop installed, pen tablet and stylus, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Gud Photography
3628 Ballycastle Drive
Plano,TX 75074
214-444-8379

Instructor Contact:
pg@gudpix.com
214-444-8379

Instructor Website:
facebook.com/gudphotography


College Station  
Increase Your Profit with IPS
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Course #TX07
Kathy A. Norwood, CPP

IPS – In Person Sales. This is a term that can cause many photographers to shake in their shoes. After all, you’re an artist, not a sales person! Well, think again! No one knows your expertise and value like you do, and in this class, you’ll discover how to use these to help your clients.

Learn from Instructor Kathy Norwood why in person sales are so key to the overall client experience and how IPS can help you achieve consistent profitability. Discuss how to guide your clients through the order process. Explore how to overcome objections and earn your clients’ trust as their chosen professional photographer.

IPS isn’t about becoming a used car salesperson but using your experience, expertise and customer rapport to build a loyal client base and sustainable profits. Kathy will show you how!

Course Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Laptop, ProSelect (if you have it), note taking materials, money for lunch

Location:
K. Norwood Portraiture or Collaborative Hub in College Station, TX
4917 Firestone Drive
College Station, TX 77845
979-690-9105

Instructor Contact:
kathy@knorwoodportraiture.com
979-690-9105

Instructor Website:
knorwoodportraiture.com


Granbury
Creating Winning Sports Banners
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Course #TX08
Christy Dodson, CPP

Sports banners are a great product offering for your schools and teams! In this course, you’ll learn how to do them right so that clients come back year in and year out, season after season.

Explore the different posing and lighting techniques that Instructor Christy Dodson uses to make her banners stand out and get noticed. Walk through the composite creation process, step by step, as you learn both custom techniques and efficient templates. Listen well as Christy shares her list of preferred suppliers and why she uses them. Best of all, you’ll learn how to launch this business quickly and profitably!
 

Course Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 5pm

Items to Bring:
Note taking materials, laptop, camera, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Snap1Studios
3846 N. Hwy 144
Granbury, TX 76048
817-917-7824

Instructor Contact:
christy@snap1studios.com
817-917-7824

Instructor Website:
snap1studios.com


Cypress
 Intro to Volume Photography
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Course #TX09
Robin Janson, CPP
Jennifer Janson

If you’re looking to break into volume photography, then this is the perfect class for you. Listen as Robin and Jennifer Janson discuss how to start, build and maintain a successful volume business. Delve into marketing and sales techniques that work well. Explore lighting and posing techniques. Watch and learn as the Jansons show how to properly do extractions and composites. You’ll also cover workflow, uploading and post processing steps that help you efficiently create the final result. Before it’s done, you’ll learn how to deliver a finished, professional product that will wow clients and keep them coming back.

Spend the day with the Jansons and walk away ready to hit the ground running. Volume photography – here you come! 

Course Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 5pm

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

Location:
SockMonkey HQ
27019 Sable Oaks Lane
Cypress, TX 77433
281-561-9816

Instructor Contact:
robin@sockmonkeyphotography.com
jennifer@kadienphotography.com
281-561-9816
281-726-1657

Instructor Website:
sockmonkeyphotography.com
kadienphotography.com


Midlothian
Team Sports - Make Better Images, Make More Money
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Course #TX10
Chris Smith

Lots of photographers and studios are doing team sports – but this is your opportunity to do it better than the rest! Practice and learn as Instructor Chris Smith shows you lighting and posing techniques for both groups and individuals that will make your photos stand out. Delve into products and sales tips that will boost your revenue and your profitability. For advanced shooters, you’ll also discuss composite and art techniques that will really take your work over the top.

Why be like everyone else? Join Chris for a day of fun, photography, and the opportunity to stand out from the pack!
 

Course Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 5pm

Items to Bring:
Camera, tele-zoom or long prime lens, off camera flash kit, note taking materials, money for lunch

Location:
Ivey Photography
403 West Main Street
Midlothian, TX 76065
972-723-2464

Instructor Contact:
csmith@iveystudio.com
972-723-2464

Instructor Website:
iveystudio.com  


Coppell 
Lightroom & the Digital Workflow
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Course #TX11
Rob Hull, CPP

Whether you’re working with one shot or an entire library, mastery of Lightroom lets you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens.

During this class, Instructor Rob Hull will give you the foundation you need for working with Lightroom. Learn how to streamline your workflow from capture to archive. Start with understanding and setting preferences that will keep your images secure and organized properly. Delve into importing and managing images in your library for easier, more efficient post processing. Explore the Develop module as Rob shows you how to process images and polish your work so it’s client ready. Complete the experience and learn how to share your finished product via Lightroom’s output modules.

From import to output and everything in between, this one day will save you countless hours. This is your opportunity to emerge from behind your computer!

You’ll then learn to import images and organize and manage your image library. Then we’ll process images in the Develop module - polishing your work so it’s ready to share with clients. Once you have a great image, you’ll learn to share them using Lightroom’s output modules. 

Course Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 4:30pm

Items to Bring:
Laptop with the latest version of Lightroom already loaded (some sample images will be provided though you may want to bring some of your own images too), a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Rob's Home Studio
716 Villawood Lane
Coppell, TX 75019
972-462-7314

Instructor Contact:
rob.hull@greatphotography.com
972-768-8511

Instructor Website:
greatphotography.com 


Coppell   
Lightroom Power User
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Course #TX12
Rob Hull, CPP

Be amazed as Rob Hull shares with you the revolution that Lightroom has caused! Created from the ground up with photographers in mind, this is THE solution for digital workflow and processing files.

Go beyond the basics of the 7 modules and join Rob as he takes you on a deep dive into the software. Learn how to clean up folders and catalogs; discover hidden tools to polish your images and leverage your time with Power Presets. Explore plugins and tethered shootings. This is your opportunity to take a deep dive into Adobe’s Lightroom, accompanied by a true expert in the area.

This Super One Day is a high octane, info packed experience that gives you the power to leverage everything Lightroom can be. Don’t miss out!

NOTE: A basic understanding of Lightroom is a must. This is not an introductory session.  

Course Date: Monday, May 23, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 4:30pm

Items to Bring:
Latest version of Lightroom loaded on a laptop computer (although some sample files will be provided, you may also want to bring some of your own images), a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch.

Location:
Rob's Home Studio
716 Villawood Lane
Coppell, TX 75019
972-462-7314

Instructor Contact:
rob.hull@greatphotography.com
972-768-8511

Instructor Website:
greatphotography.com


Dallas
Senior Photography - Shooting to Sell
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Course #TX13
Jason Anderson, CPP

In this Super One Day class, you’ll learn how to make your Senior Photography a booming business!

Watch and learn as Instructor Jason Anderson shares innovative lighting techniques and other secrets that make a sensational shoot. Discuss sales secrets that will build your client rapport and increase your revenue stream. Explore how senior sessions are different than other types of shoots and how to make each one special for your client.

This is a day packed with information, expertise and hands-on instruction, both in the studio and on location in the photo garden. This is your chance to take your Senior photography to the next level!

Course Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 5pm

Items to Bring:
Bring camera, tripod, flash unit, note taking materials, money for lunch

Location:
Pendleton Photography
13617 Inwood Road Suite 208
Dallas, Texas 75244

Instructor Contact:
Jason@pendletonstudio.com
972-980-8838

Instructor Website:
pendltonstudio.com


Lewisville
 Rock Your Senior Model Program
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Course #TX14
Kim Ortiz

A Senior Model Program can be a great tool for promoting your brand and building your reputation. In this course, you’ll learn how to make your studio’s program the talk of the town.

Discover how to create the right hype and buzz around your program. You’ll discuss how to attract the right models who will not only market your studio but refer their friends and increase your network. Explore ways to keep your senior models excited and engaged throughout the year, not just during Senior Sessions. You’ll even learn how to make thousands of dollars during your slow months of January and February!

This day is all about making your Senior Model Program the best around – and who doesn’t want to work with the best?!

Course Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Course Hours:
9am - 5pm

Items to Bring:
Notebook, pen, money for lunch

Location:
Kim Ortiz Photography
2520 King Arthur Blvd., Suite 171
Lewisville, TX 75056
972-814-9642

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimortiz.com
972-814-9642

Instructor Website:
kimortizseniors.com


Fort Worth
Turn Mad Customers into Mad Cash!
Class Cancelled

Course #TX15
Malinda M. Julien
Charles C. Lambert

If you’ve been in the biz long enough, you’ve probably got some great customer stories, including those difficult clients that were so hard to handle.

In this course, you’ll learn how to take those crazy customers and turn them into cash – all through stellar customer service and communication. Discuss and define toxic clients and the trouble they can create. Explore the concept of customer service and how to deliver a great experience to even the most difficult of customers. You’ll also learn tricks and tips for handling and diffusing that irate client – including distancing yourself from the emotion, yet listening and relating to their concerns.

The old adage used to be “the customer is always right” and while that may not be true, the customer is always the customer. Learn how to turn even the most mixed up situations into a positive experience – and your customers will come back again and again.

Course Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note taking supplies, pen, paper, money for lunch

Location:
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens Restaurant
3220 Rock Springs Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-731-2547

Instructor Contact:
malindajulien@mac.com
chalescameron@me.com
325-439-1585
325-439-1493

Instructor Website:
julienlambertphoto.com


Conroe
Intro to Natural Light Photography
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Course #TX16
Andrea Surak

This is a great introduction to natural light photography and how to use this source to create beautiful images. You’ll begin as instructor Andrea Surak teaches you how to control your images using natural and organic light elements, explore the exposure triangle as well as Aperture Priority and understand Manual mode. Andrea shares with you what are the perfect times to shoot in natural light and more importantly, why. Before the day is done, you’ll apply the techniques you’ve learned at an outdoor, on location shoot with a live model inside Andrea’s natural light studio.

If you’re just starting out or still consider yourself an amateur, this course is a great way to add to your lighting repertoire.

NOTE: Space is limited.

Course Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: A DSLR camera, 35mm or 50mm lens, note taking tools, extra battery, water, or something to stay hydrated with, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Andrea Surak Photography - Studio
2112 West Davis St
Conroe, TX 77303
936-499-3415

Instructor Contact:
andrea@amsurak.com
936-499-3415

Instructor Website:
amsurak.com


Fayetteville
Seniors on Location
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #TX17
Joe Dybala, M.Photog., CPP

This is your opportunity to take your senior shoots out of the studio and on location. You’ll learn the tricks to great lighting, no matter where you are.

Instructor Joe Dybala discusses location lighting – both available and fill – and how to get what you need outside of the studio. Walk the town square, shooting a senior session with a live model, as you learn how to use your setting and surrounding structures in your images.

Learn how to achieve the right composition and lighting to capture different emotions and facets of your subjects. Joe even shows you the natural posing positions that he uses for great senior portraits. You’ll also explore the psychology behind the shoot and learn how to best relate to today’s teens for sessions that are fun for everyone! When you’re finished with the shoot, discover the advantages of using ProSelect immediately afterwards and see the customer experience it can create.

This is a great day for discussion, knowledge and instruction that will elevate your senior skills and wow your clients!

Course Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera equipment, note taking materials, money for lunch

Location:
Dybala Photography
106 N Live Oak St
Fayetteville, TX 78940
979-702-0729

Instructor Contact:
dybalaphoto@gmail.com
979-702-0729

Instructor Website:
dybalaphotography.com


Fayetteville
Seniors on Location
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #TX18
Joe Dybala, M.Photog., CPP

This is your opportunity to take your senior shoots out of the studio and on location. You’ll learn the tricks to great lighting, no matter where you are.

Instructor Joe Dybala discusses location lighting – both available and fill – and how to get what you need outside of the studio. Walk the town square, shooting a senior session will a live model, as you learn how to use your setting and surrounding structures in your images.
 
Learn how to achieve the right composition and lighting to capture different emotions and facets of your subjects. Joe even shows you the natural posing positions that he uses for great senior portraits. You’ll also explore the psychology behind the shoot and learn how to best relate to today’s teens for sessions that are fun for everyone! When you’re finished with the shoot, discover the advantages of using ProSelect immediately afterwards and see the customer experience it can create.

This is a great day for discussion, knowledge and instruction that will elevate your senior skills and wow your clients!

Course Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera equipment, note taking materials, money for lunch

Location:
Dybala Photography
106 N Live Oak St
Fayetteville, TX 78940
979-702-0729

Instructor Contact:
dybalaphoto@gmail.com
979-702-0729

Instructor Website:
dybalaphotography.com


PlanoImaging USA 2017, Imaging USA, Photography Convention, Photography Conference, Convention for Photographers
I Want It Now! Event Photography & Onsite Printing
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #TX19
Bill Vahrenkamp, Cr.Photog.

Do you get those phone calls asking, "Do you print on-site"? Well, today’s the day you stop saying “no” and stepping over money. In our fast-paced, technology-based world, people want what they want and they want it NOW. So, why not increase your business capabilities, add a new revenue stream to your business and give the people what they want?

In this class, you’ll learn how to separate yourself from your competitors with onsite printing for event photography. Instructor Bill Vahrenkamp teaches you the basic tools needed using easy on-site software and printers. Delve into the possibilities of green screen (aka chromakey), and learn how to adjust event equipment to offer photo booth options. The more on-site options and services you offer, the more you’ll watch your business boom! Even if you’re already providing these services, Bill can show you how to do it better!

So why settle for the same old, same old? Discover what you’ve been missing and diversify your business today! Your clients and your bank account will be thrilled you did!

Course Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Laptop, sack lunch/snacks

Location:
Imaging Spectrum
1101 Summit Avenue
Plano, TX 76063
800-342-9294

Instructor Contact:
bill@albertexphoto.com
817-453-1498

Instructor Website:
albertexphoto.com


HoustonImaging USA 2017, Imaging USA, Photography Convention, Photography Conference, Convention for Photographers
Natural Light Photography Workshop & Styled Shoot
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Course #TX20
Tomayia T. Colvin

This is the intro class that every photographer should have. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of digital photography and build a solid foundation that you will always use, whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional.

Listen as Tomayia Colvin walks you through the different types of equipment, what it does and why you need it. Learn about the proper exposure and how it can make or break a photo. Explore the settings you should have in different scenarios and discuss basic lighting and composition elements when using available light. You’ll have the opportunity to not only apply what you’ve learned but also build your portfolio as you participate in a couples portrait shoot, using live models.

So, set the foundation that will help you launch your dream. This is your way!

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Digital DSLR camera, money for lunch

Location:
Fill in Blank Studio
2500 Summer St.
Houston, TX 77007

Instructor Contact:
info@tomayiacolvin.com
713-449-5190

Instructor Website:
tomayiacolvin.com

 


PlanoImaging USA 2017, Imaging USA, Photography Convention, Photography Conference, Convention for Photographers
Exploring Creative Light Patterns
Register on location, space permitting (contact instructor)

Course #TX21
Daniel Fermaint, CPP        
Jennifer Fermaint, CPP

Are you searching for new inspiration and creativity? Do you need some expert validation and input on your lighting as you prepare your CPP images? Then, you’ve come to the right place!

Join Instructors Daniel and Jennifer Fermaint as they share various lighting techniques and patterns for some new, refreshing lighting results that you’ll love. Discuss modifiers and how they can create moody, elegant results. Learn how to use modifiers as you light your CPP images. Incorporate reflectors and additional lights (1 to 5) to create other patterns and soak in the various results and effects. But that’s not all – you’ll explore meter, different light head types, and go into more detail on modifiers and reflectors.

This class is your opportunity to take what you’ve been doing and change it up. Take these techniques and break out of your mold!

Course Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Camera, lens of choice, light meter if you have one, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Fermaint Photography
4421 Creekstone Drive
Plano, TX 75093
972-740-2412

Instructor Contact:
info@danielfermaint.com
jennifer@fermaintphotography.com
972-740-2412
972-467-0256

Instructor Website:
fermaintphotography.com


PlanoImaging USA 2017, Imaging USA, Photography Convention, Photography Conference, Convention for Photographers
Photographing and Creating Unique Sports Composites
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Course #TX22
Daniel Fermaint, CPP        
Jennifer Fermaint, CPP

Creating composites can be a real headache – making composites that stand out from the rest can sometimes seem impossible! In this course, you’ll learn how to produce a finished product that will wow your clients!

Join Daniel and Jennifer Fermaint as you walk through the entire process from capturing the image to putting it all together. Begin with the initial concept and explore the lighting set up and image capture. Then, delve into extraction and actual compositing. You’ll discuss the use of stock imagery versus an organic approach, as well as how to work with both. The Fermaints will share some of the industry’s latest trends as you learn how to make innovative and unique products!

So, don’t shy away from composites! Discover how to enjoy the process and create amazing products that will set you apart!

Course Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4pm

Items to Bring: We will be photographing and processing your images, so bring the following - notebook/pencils, camera, tripod, short/long lens of your choice, laptop with Photoshop, card reader, we will provide the triggers for the strobes, a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
Fermaint Photography
4421 Creekstone Drive
Plano, TX 75093
972-740-2412

Instructor Contact:
info@danielfermaint.com
jennifer@fermaintphotography.com
972-740-2412
972-467-0256

Instructor Website:
fermaintphotography.com


Bryan
Labor and Delivery and the $5K Baby
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Course #TX23
Ashley Diamond Siegert, CPP

Birth photography – capturing the actual labor and delivery photos as new life comes into this world! This is one of the fastest growing market segments in the industry, and Ashley Diamond Siegert is here to teach you how to do it!

If you’ve been doing newborn photography, this is actually a great way to start that client relationship! In this class, you’ll learn what you need to do to create awesome delivery images, and how to build a thriving birth photography business. Best of all, those same babies will be your best portrait clients as they grow and change over the years!

If you enjoy newborn and family portraits and you’re looking for a new market segment or revenue stream, this class is your ticket there!

Course Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note taking materials, any current baby marketing samples, money for lunch

Location:
Fig-Mint Photography Studio
111 E 27th St
Bryan, TX 77803
404-944-6780

Instructor Contact:
ashley.figmint@gmail.com
404-944-6780

Instructor Website:
fig-mint.com


McKinney
Business Foundations: Pricing and Budgeting for Profit
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Course #TX24
Aimee Woolverton, CPP

Photographers love to explore a new lighting technique or pick up the latest piece of equipment. You love discovering a new Photoshop trick or experimenting with different posing tactics. What you probably don’t enjoy are the finances – they aren’t fun, they aren’t sexy and they have nothing to do with artistic expression. However, if you don’t know and understand the numbers behind your business, you won’t have a business for very long.

That’s why this class is an essential part of your professional education – even though you won’t pick up a camera or set up a light. Spend the day with Aimee Woolverton as you study and learn about the PPA Benchmark and how it can help you develop a financial plan for your business. You’ll delve into the specifics of profitable pricing, examine costs and expenses, discuss strategies and business plans to ensure a sustainable business.

Aimee even shares with you the spreadsheets she uses to determine her pricing and profit goals a well as her annual budget – so you don’t even have to reinvent the wheel! Whether you work from home, a retail studio or dream of having a studio one day, this class gives you a solid foundation and actual tools to build your business with confidence!

Course Date: Monday, May 9, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4pm

Items to Bring: Laptop, current price list, and 6 months of expenses (if available), a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch

Location:
AimeeLouise Photography
610 Elm Street, Suite 110
McKinney, TX 75069
214-620-2100

Instructor Contact:
aimee@aimeelouisephotography.com
214-620-2100

Instructor Website:
aimeelouisephotography.com


Eddy
Food and Small Product Photography
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Course #TX25
Tom Sergent

This is an opportunity you don’t see very often! Instructor Tom Sergent is here to show you how to photograph food and other small products. If you’re looking to expand your business and do more commercial work, this is the day for you!

Learn the tricks of the trade and what’s involved in making these inanimate objects pop off the page. You’ll discuss lighting theory – and practice – in detail and learn how this can make or break a photo. Explore different types of studio lighting and natural lighting, see them demonstrated and learn how to achieve the results you want. Practice what you learn as you participate in set-ups and the techniques demonstrated.

This is an opportunity to step away from the traditional portraiture, wedding and lighting courses, and expand your skill set and studio. Don’t miss out!

Course Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, any camera equipment you desire, a sack lunch/snacks (no restaurants nearby)

Location:
Wind Whistle Photography (Dreamcatcher Studio)
1155 Hwy 7
Eddy, TX 76524
254-716-7813

Instructor Contact:
windwhistlephoto@aol.com
254-716-7813

Instructor Website:
windwhistlephotography.com


Eddy
Natural Light Photography and Off-Camera Flash
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Course #TX26
Tom Sergent

Step away from studio lighting and go natural! This day focuses on natural lighting, both in the studio and outdoors. Learn how to use and control this light source for great results and effect in your photos. Instructor Tom Sergent will also walk you through off-camera flash and show you how to combine it with natural light for some amazing images. Work with light modifiers as well, all the while paying particular attention to achieving a “natural look” to your photos.

This is a hands-on day, so bring your camera and get in the action as you work with set-ups and live models. The course is your opportunity to go all natural!

Course Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, any camera equipment you desire, a sack lunch/snacks (no restaurants nearby)

Location:
Wind Whistle Photography (Dreamcatcher Studio)
1155 Hwy 7
Eddy, TX 76524
254-716-7813

Instructor Contact:
windwhistlephoto@aol.com
254-716-7813

Instructor Website:
windwhistlephotography.com


Houston   
Studio and Off Camera Lighting
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Course #TX27
Curley Marshall, Cr.Photog., CPP
Tom Hathcock, M.Photog., CPP

Spend the day with Instructors Curley Marshall and Tom Hathcock exploring the ins and outs of studio and off-camera lighting.

Explore fun techniques for creating breath-taking photos as you master the light. Discover how tools like midfielders and reflectors can help you achieve the setups you want. Learn how using a light meter can make a huge difference in your exposure. Curley and Tom will also teach you posing techniques that flatter, how to find the best backgrounds and even help you create a better connection and interaction with your subjects.

Bring your camera as you’ll have the chance to practice with live models and build your portfolio at the same time. If it has to do with incredible portrait lighting, you’ll cover it in this workshop.  Learn how to get the most from your environment, your subjects and your lighting while capturing beautiful images!

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch. Bring camera's and notepad.

Location:
Freeman Photography
13250 Forkland Dr
Houston, TX 77077
832-216-8738

Instructor Contact:
marshallsphoto@yahoo.com
tommy@tomhathcock.com
281-856-8915
713-816-1213

Instructor Website:
marshallsphotography.com
tomhathcock.com


Dallas
The More You Know - Your Lighting Techniques
SOLD OUT.

Course #TX28
Dan Ferguson, Cr.Photog., CPP
Tamara Starkey

Great photography always comes back to great lighting, and in this class, you’ll learn how to improve and enhance your skills. In this workshop, Instructors Dan Ferguson and Tamara Starkey introduce and demonstrate each of the 10 lighting patterns. You’ll then practice and perfect these patterns as you work with a live model in the afternoon. If desired, Dan and Tamara will put special emphasis on the CPP lighting patterns required for certification.  

If you have the desire to learn and a passion for being the best, this class is for you. Go beyond simple knowledge and aim for mastery! 

Course Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 5:30pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, camera & cards, your speed lights (if desired) note-taking device - laptop or tablet, desire to participate and learn.

Location:
Studio 445 in the Bishop Art District
443 W Davis Street
Dallas, TX 75208
214-405-0170

Instructor Contact:
danferguson@msn.com
tamara.starkey@gmail.com
972-429-9935
806-787-2747

Instructor Website:
dfergus47.com
purplesagephoto.com


San Antonio
Studio Lighting, Posing, and Lightroom/Photoshop CC Post Processing
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Course #TX29
David Martinez

This day begins with a live, in-studio shoot as you work with various lighting setups and posing to go with these. In the afternoon, you’ll delve into post-processing techniques as you take the images you shot and work with them in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC. You’ll earn skin touch up and blemish removal, color correction and removing distractions. If it makes the finished product better, David Martinez will cover it with you.

The studio skills and post processing techniques that you’ll acquire during this workshop will help you whether you have your own studio or work solely on location. Take your talent up a notch!

Course Date: Monday, May 23, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch, note-taking materials, cf card, camera (If would like to take a couple shots during class).

Location:
Dos Kiwis Studio
1112 West Ave
San Antonio, TX 78201
210-735-5555

Instructor Contact:
Z_005@mac.com
210-735-5555

Instructor Website:
doskiwis.com


Cedar Park
Equine Photography
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Course #TX30
Dianne Pursch

A horse is a horse, of course…But in this class, you’ll learn the different types of “personalities” that these majestic animals have – and how you can use that knowledge for a successful equine shoot.

Discuss the pre-shoot consultation to have with your client so that the horse is ready for the shoot both mentally and physically. Learn how to use your knowledge of personalities to set up and work with the horse during the session. Instructor Dianne Pursch will have several horses on site for you to photograph and you’ll work with various poses. Practice horse silhouettes, close ups, the horse and human subject, action shots and more. By the time this day is done, you’ll have a new level of confidence and skills that will enhance and improve your equine photography business!

Course Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, camera with 200/300 lense laptop/tablet to download/view/share images notepad or device chair/camping stool.

Location:
dianne pursch photography studio/barn
3 Anderson Crossing
Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-260-9612

Instructor Contact:
dpursch@austin.rr.com
512-260-9612


Dallas
The Art of Play
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Course #TX31
Jenna Whidby

Creativity specialist Tanner Christensen has said, “Play is more than just important for creativity; it's often necessary. Without a play-like attitude, creative insights hide from us behind fear and uncertainty.”  

In this course, you’ll explore the role of play and creativity and how it directly influences your art. Work with Jenna Whidby as she engages you in some creativity-expanding exercises. Explore the concepts of problem solving in art, life and business. Discuss what makes a visually impactful image and how you can bring these elements to your work. Think, learn, discuss – and of course, play!  

As Christensen said, “When we don't embark on activities that involve play, being creative becomes a challenge." Conquer that challenge!

Course Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, something to take notes camera (a variety of lens choices) reflector (may keep in vehicle until needed) an open mind and a good attitude.

Location:
Black Berry Lane Studio
6009 Black Berry Lane
Dallas, TX 75248
713-367-5551

Instructor Contact:
jenna.whidby@gmail.com
713-367-5551

Instructor Website:
jennawhidby.com


San Antonio
Studio Design Principles
Class Cancelled

Course #TX32
Karl Schraml

A studio isn’t built in a day – especially if you don’t have a plan or a design. In this class, you’ll learn both as Instructor Karl Schraml walks you through what you need to do to build your own studio.
 
Discuss what makes a good studio and what you’ll need. Learn how to design your layout for maximum efficiency of camera room and production. You’ll cover principles of set design and building as well as background systems and lighting designs for workflow. Karl also goes over maximizing space and utilizing what you have.  

This class is a great way to walk away with a solid plan for your own studio!

Course Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, camera iPad, note-taking materials.

Location:
KX2 Studios
219 Sunnycrest Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228
210-992-9169

Instructor Contact:
kx2studios@gmail.com
210-992-9169


Houston   
Lightroom - The Photographer's Starting Point
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Course #TX33
Kevin Falcon, CPP

In this class, you’ll gain an essential understanding of the editing capabilities that Lightroom holds. This info-packed day will include importing images, organizing files with keywords and metadata and how to view and manage your photos. You’ll learn how to create slideshows, the filmstrip and quick collections. Other topics include printing and publishing and many, many more important details.
 
In this course, Kevin Falcon focuses on the beginner, but experienced users will benefit from the time-saving tips and tricks covered. Spend the day in the Library, Develop, Slideshow and Print Modules and walk away with the information you need to put Lightroom to use for you.

Course Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, laptop computer with Lightroom installed (PC or Mac), power cord, notebook to take notes during class, knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for this class. Lightroom 6 is being taught, so if you are using Lightroom 5 or older there may be features unavailable to you.

Location:
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
713-685-2300

Instructor Contact:
contact@kfalcon.com
281-560-3686

Instructor Website:
falconphotography.net


Houston
Introduction to WordPress Websites
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Course #TX34
Kimberly Kuhlman, CPP

Are you new to the industry and looking to build your website? Does your current website need a fresh look? WordPress powers about 25% of the Internet and in this class, Instructor Kimberly Kuhlman teaches you everything you need for your business online. Learn what you need to get your domain name and purchase hosting. Walk through how to install and build a WordPress website. Kimberly covers theme selection, essential plugins, security and basic SEO (search engine optimization) so that potential clients can find you.  

This is everything you need to showcase your photography on your own website – take advantage of it today!

Course Date: Friday, May 13th, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, note-taking materials, laptop if available.

Location:
The United Way Building
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimkuhlman.com
608-354-1027

Instructor Website:
kimkuhlman.com


College Station
Digital Strategy for Photographers
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Course #TX35
Kimberly Kuhlman, CPP

If you’ve got a website but it’s not working for you like it should, then you’ve come to the right place! The web is no longer “if you build it, they will come.” In this day and age you need to take charge of your digital presence and leave nothing to chance.

In this course, Kimberly Kuhlman shares strategies for improving and enhancing your online presence.  Discuss how to integrate your social media. Explore content marketing and SEO (search engine optimization) that works for photographers. Learn how to build an email list that actually generates results. Time permitting, you’ll delve into options for text-based marketing and e-commerce.

Develop a digital strategy that works – this is the way!

Course Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, note-taking materials, Laptop if available.

Location:
Southwood Community Center
1520 Rock Prairie Road
College Station, TX 77845
979-764-6351

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimkuhlman.com
608-354-1027

Instructor Website:
kimkuhlman.com


Carrollton
Protect Your Business From Data Loss! Backups, Archiving, Recovery and More!
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Course #TX36
Margaret Bryant, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Dan Ferguson, Cr.Photog., CPP

Digital backup – long gone are the days of film when you stored your negatives and contact sheets in fireproof containers. Today’s professional has got to be an active participant in the care, storage and backup of files. In this course, Margaret and Dan cover exactly what you need to know and what you need to have.

If you have never experienced a data loss, you’re lucky. But talk to anyone who has to learn what a devastating, costly nightmare it can be. During this 1 Day, you’ll learn best practices on how to store and back up your files. Learn what to back up, when and how often and where to store these files.  Discuss RAID and JBOD and their differences and their advantages. Explore Disaster Recovery and Business Continuation strategies that could be your best friends.

This course is not meant to intimidate or scare, and you don’t need to be an IT expert to understand it all. Come prepared to learn and understand how to protect your business’s precious assets – and work away confident and secure!

Course Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, note-taking materials, an eagerness to participate and learn.

Location:
Margaret Bryant Studio
2760 Fairwood Ave
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-418-6084

Instructor Contact:
mrb@bryantdogphotography.com
danferguson@msn.com
972-418-6084
972-429-9935

Instructor Website:
bryantdogphotography.com
dfergus47.com


McKinney
Creative Fine Art Photography
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Course #TX37
Paul Ernest, M.Photog.

In this class, Instructor Paul Ernest shares how his fine arts, advertising and design background influences the innovative and creative way he approaches photography.  

Listen as Paul uses his experience to share strategies to help photographers go beyond the expected or normal techniques. Learn how fine art and painting can influence how you capture images. Delve into the reasons behind why we think as we do, and what causes us to change those patterns and go outside the box. You’ll spend some time analyzing and discussing the feelings that come from a portrait. Explore how you can bring life to your subjects and tell their stories through photography.  

Spend a wonderful day in creative thought and experience; walk away energized and inspired.

Course Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 4pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch or snacks, note-taking materials, sketchbook, Photoshop/laptop.

Location:
Paul Ernest Photography
2320 Highgate Dr
McKinney, TX 75070
214-477-4512

Instructor Contact:
Paul@paulernestphotography.com
214-477-4512

Instructor Website:
paulernest.com


El Paso
Managing Social Media
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Course #TX38
Tara Ruby

If the concept of social media and how to use it to promote your business stresses you out, relax.  Tara Ruby is here to put you at ease and work you through how to calmly handle and manage your social media. From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and more, you’ll cover it all. Discuss how to sift through the feedback you receive and keep only the positive comments on your social pages. Tara talks about the benefit of giving an assistant rights so that you have help posting and updating your pages.  End the day with a discussion on advertisement budget and walk away with a solid social media plan.

Eliminate the headache of social media – this is your solution!

Course Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

Items to Bring: money for lunch, cell phone and/or tablet, note-taking materials.

Location:
Corner Bakery
1301 Airway Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
915-772-5522

Instructor Contact:
info@tararuby.com
239-989-1620

Instructor Website:
tararuby.com


Fort Worth
Shooting for YOU- Style Shoots with Edge
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Course #TX39
Amanda Dykan

If you’re looking to boost your business, this class was made for you! Spend the day with Instructor Amanda Dykan as she discusses how to put together inspirational shoots and get images that will promote your studio, build vendor relationships, cultivate your creativity and separate you from the rest!

This session will cover inspirational themes, how to find models, designers, stylists and other vendors for themed shoots. Discuss the organizational aspects – making storyboards, preparing for the shoot and working within a budget (or lack of a budget). Explore the importance of doing this for you – not only for your business, but for your creativity and keeping your skills free. You’ll also discuss how to use these images to promote and enhance your business as well as establish a solid network of other professionals.

Spend the first half of the day soaking up everything Amanda shares – then get hands-on as you work together to direct and photograph in a specially prepared shoot. This workshop is a great way to see what you REALLY can do!

Course Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Course Hours: 10am - 6pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, note-taking materials, camera with favorite lenses (no lighting equipment needed).

Location:
Mulberry Lane Studio
1227 W Magnolia Ave, Suite 430
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-217-8229

Instructor Contact:
amanda@mulberrylanestudio.com
817-217-8229

Instructor Website:
mulberrylanestudio.com


Houston   
ProSelect - The Basics
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Course #TX40
Aileen Harding, M.Photog., CPP
Sherry Piche, CPP

Clients choose a custom photographer because they want something special, something unique for them and their home. In this class, Instructors Aileen and Sherry walk you through the power of ProSelect and show you how this premier selling software can change your sales process.

Discuss setting up your ProSelect software, how to import files and use editing tools. Cover creating custom slideshows and layouts for your collections, inputting and setting up customized prices lists.  During this day, you’ll learn the power of in person, projection sales and what they can do for your business. Best of all, you’ll discover how to make your clients part of the creative process and give them what they really want – a customized, personal experience!

NOTE: Come with your computer and ProSelect already loaded...(you can download a trial version if necessary.) Don’t forget your price lists.

Course Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Course Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, students should bring to class note-taking materials, laptop with ProSelect loaded.

Location:
United Way Building
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
713-685-2300

Instructor Contact:
aharding22@gmail.com
sherry@pichephotography.com
281-814-4669
281-660-5532

Instructor Website:
aharding.net
pichephotography.com


Houston   
ProSelect - The Advanced Class
Class Cancelled

Course #TX41
Aileen Harding, M.Photog., CPP
Sherry Piche, CPP

This class takes your ProSelect knowledge up a notch. Join Aileen and Sherry and take a deep dive into all the advanced features of this program.

Begin with a review of the basics - customized slideshows, importing and editing on the fly - and then roll right into the big leagues. You’ll cover the incredible power of Room View, Layouts, Styles and Templates. Learn how to create Gallery Wrap Collections and Wall Clusters templates that will wow your customers. Aileen and Sherry show you how to set up framing options so you can project your clients’ images complete with frame and matte. You’ll discover how to involve your client in the process to create the perfect products for their home and lifestyle.
 
From workflow and original import to converting .psd templates and designing custom cards – if ProSelect can do it, you’ll learn it here! So, step it up and be amazed by the results!

NOTE:  Come with your computer and ProSelect already loaded (you can download a trial version if necessary). Don’t forget your price lists.

Course Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Course Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Items to Bring: a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, students should bring to class: note-taking materials, laptop with ProSelect loaded. A good working knowledge of ProSelect is highly recommended to get the most out of this class.

Location:
United Way Building
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
713-685-2300

Instructor Contact:
aharding22@gmail.com
sherry@pichephotography.com
281-814-4669
281-660-5532

Instructor Website:
aharding.net
pichephotography.com


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