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Austin
Common Sense Photoshop
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Course #TX01
Ernie Welch, M.Photog.

Photoshop can add some incredible finishing touches to your photography, but only if you know how to use it. In this class, Ernie Welch shows you the latest tips, techniques and tricks so that Photoshop is your friend, not your foe.

Learn how to improve and expedite your workflow and manage the time you spend on Photoshop. Like any computer program, it can suck you in, but not if you know exactly what you want to accomplish.  Ernie teaches quick and effective refinements you can make in Photoshop, as well as gives you an in-depth look at Bridge and Camera Raw, other programs that will improve your images and your efficiency. With Ernie's expertise, you learn to get in, get out and get moving so that you spend less time in front of the computer, more time behind the camera . . . all the while, creating images that say WOW!  

Course Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
computer, Wacom tablet, camera

Location:
Capitol Photography
1215 Quailfield Circle
Austin, TX 78758
512-833-8127

Instructor Contact:
erniewelch@sbcglobal.net
512-833-8127


Brownsville
How to Price Your Photography for Top Dollar
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Course #TX02
Gregory Phelps, Cr.Photog.

Pricing isn't a science, and it isn't a magic trick. It's simple mathematics based on costs, value and a standard formula.  And, yes, you too can learn how to price with confidence, not confusion!

In this class, Gregory James Phleps walks you through his step-by-step process of a creating a studio price list. You'll discuss the six factors that go into determining how much you should charge in your market. Eliminate the guesswork and hocus pocus and let the numbers speak for themselves. Watch how all the elements – studio overhead, production costs, and profit all come together to form the right pricing.  

When you are finished with this course, you'll know what the right numbers are for you – and better yet, you'll even learn how to track and manage these numbers throughout the year, on your own, without investing in any more expensive accounting software.  

Easy, efficient and exact – it all adds up that you should take this course!

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: calculator, note-taking materials, money or sack lunch

Location:
Gregory James Phelps Photography
2334 Boca Chica Boulevard #600
Brownsville, TX 78521
956-546-3700

Instructor Contact:
greg@gjphelps.com
956-546-3700

Instructor Website:
http://gjphelps.com


Kirbyville
High School Seniors in a Small Town
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Course #TX03
Connor Fuller, CPP

If Connor Fuller can do it in Kirbyville, you can do it too! Listen as he demonstrates tried and true sales and marketing techniques that have almost doubled his studio sales.

Listen and learn as Connor walks you through the entire process, start to finish. You'll discuss making the initial contact, pre-consultation including wardrobe discussions all the way to the photo shoot and how to build and maintain the "hype" throughout it all. Discuss fundamentals like pricing strategies, efficient workflow and product offerings that can appeal to a full range of clients, from easy to intricate.  

Fuller's Photography Studio has dominated the Senior market in their area – now, find out how you can do it too!  

Course Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Course Hours:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
camera, note-taking materials, computer loaded with Lightroom

Location:
Fuller's Photography Studio
103 West Lavielle
Kirbyville, TX 75956
409-423-7061

Instructor Contact:
connor@fullersphoto.com
409-423-7061

Instructor Website:
http://www.fullersphoto.com  


McKinney
Shooting a Wedding and Workflow After
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Course #TX04
Tom Knapik

As a wedding photographer, your three must-haves are preparation, preparation and more preparation.  In this course, Tom Knapik takes you through an entire wedding shoot. He'll discuss the must-have shots, various situations that could arise and show you how to handle it all. You'll go on site to a local chapel and learn, hands-on, how it all happens.

But, that's not all – much of your preparation is about what you do behind the camera, but what you do in front of your computer is also key. Learn and discuss various workflow tips and techniques including how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to put the finishing touches on your images.  

With Tom's expertise, you'll walk into and out of your next wedding shoot with everything you need to deliver portraits that will dazzle. Be prepared to amaze!  

Course Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
camera, off-camera flash and remote flash trigger (optional), batteries, memory cards, note-taking materials, laptop with Lightroom/Photoshop (optional), sack lunch

Location:
tomK photography
4901 Leaf Court
McKinney, TX 75070
214-679-6085

Instructor Contact:
tom@tomkphotography.com
214-679-6085

Instructor Website:
http://tomkphotography.com  


Grand Prairie
Shooting for Composite
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Course #TX05
Brad Barton

Many photographers struggle with the composite or worry about producing "fake" work. Others avoid it all together. In this class, learn how to master it!

Brad Barton demonstrates, in studio, how to plan, pose, light and shoot the images that will create an incredible composite. Learn not only the techniques behind the camera, but also the art of the pre-consultation, the lighting and background choices that go into a great composite as well as the all-important post-processing that brings it all together.  

Go where many photographers hate to tread. Brad demystifies the composite and shows you how to make a stunning part of your portfolio and your product offerings.

Course Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, cameras, laptops to follow along with post-processing work (optional)

Location:
360 Studios
2100 N. State Hwy 360 #1906-B
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
214-356-2389

Instructor Contact:
brad@bradbartonphotography.com
214-356-2389

Instructor Website:
http://bradbarton.us


Mansfield
Get in the Fast Lane with Speedlights
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Course #TX06
Landon Day, CPP

Live life in the fast lane as you learn to master speedlights! In this class, you'll learn, hands-on, how to use speedlights in even the most extreme of circumstances.

With Instructor Landon Day, you'll discuss how to use manual settings as well as TTL. Explore these in detail so that you'll feel comfortable and confident using either in any situation. Better yet, you'll practice with live models, so you'll have the chance to apply everything you're learning. If time permits, you'll even get to branch into lightpainting!

Bring your equipment and your willingness to experiment, and leave your hesitation at the door. Life is definitely more fun in the fast lane!  

Course Date: Monday, May 19, 2014

Course Hours:
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
camera, lenses, speedlights, wireless triggers (optional), snacks (drinks will be provided), light stands.

Location:
DayDream Photography
124 N Main Street
Mansfield, TX 76063
817-983-1203

Instructor Contact:
landon@daydreamphotography.net
817-983-1203

Instructor Website:
http://www.daydreamphotography.net  


Austin
High Dynamic Range Part 1: Capturing Content
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Course #TX07
Cris DeWitt

Want to spend a day at the lake? Interested in learning High Dynamic Range photography? How about we throw in earning some PPA credits? Well, this is your lucky day because you can do all three at the same time!  

Join Cris DeWitt at the scenic setting of Lady Bird Lake to learn all about HDR photography! Geared towards beginners (though all levels are welcome), this course introduces you to HDR techniques, focusing on your basic camera operations and image capture.  After all, once you have the basics, processing is a breeze!  

This class is the first part of a two-part series on High Dynamic Range photography, so come out, come rain or come shine – you won't want to miss out on this awesome opportunity to get involved in HDR photography!  

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
camera capable of manually setting aperture, shutter speed and ISO (auto bracketing is a plus but not required), sturdy tripod, laptop with card reader/cable (for viewing images – processing is demonstrated but taught in part 2), sack lunch, 40oz mineral water, hiking or trail shoes, rain gear (class will be held rain or shine)

Location:
Class will meet at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue
Lady Bird Lake Trail
Austin, TX 78704

Instructor Contact:
crisdewittphotographer@gmail.com
512-656-9458

Instructor Website:
http://www.industrial-architecture.com  


Conroe
Off-Camera Flash My Way
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Course #TX08
Melanie Hall, CPP

Spend the day, basking in Melanie's expertise and experience with flash photography.

Having used many different forms of flash techniques on location, Melanie has put together her system that works, and you have the luxury of learning that system! From small flash to large strobes, it all can work – after all, light is light. Listen and learn as Melanie explains the tried and true lighting methods that give consistent results each time, every time. You'll even learn how to use and throw around words like Pocket Wizards and Radio Poppers!

Have you been daunted by flash photography? Well, not anymore! Get over your hesitations and uncertainties and start using your off-camera flash – Melanie shows you the way!

Course Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Course Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, camera, flashes, Pocketwizards or Radiopopper PX, light stand

Location:
Studio 900
900 W Davis Street
Conroe, TX 77301
713-446-4991

Instructor Contact:
melonheadphoto@yahoo.com
713-446-4991

Instructor Website:
http://www.melonhead-photo.com


Austin
Expand Your Horizons in the Wide World of High School Sports
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Course #TX09
Jenny Rhea Eisenhauer

Want to take Picture Day to a whole new level?  This workshop can show you how!

Using the Virtual Background System, Lightroom and Photoshop, you can suddenly make sports photography a snap! Jenny Rhea Eisenhauer shows you how. 

You understand how easy the Virtual Background System can make your picture day. Discover how to organize, edit and catalog your photos in Lightroom. Unleash the magic of Photoshop to create sports posters, wall composites and other amazing products. Once you know the power of these programs, your life gets a lot easier and your business takes off! Jenny even teaches you how working with these software packages can help you gain sponsors, alleviate your costs and spread the word about your studio!

It's more than just clicks and toggles – it's a whole new world of sports photography!   

Course Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Course Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, list of high school sports you currently work with and a list of those you would like to target for next year (please note any schools with sponsors), current samples of "Memory Mate" style samples of what you are offering as well as any other samples of items on your price list, list of any equipment you use on a regular basis for team picture days, on the field and for indoors

Location:
Photography by Jenny Rhea Studio
12218 Old Stage Trail
Austin, TX 78750
512-626-3309

Instructor Contact:
photographybyjennyrhea@hotmail.com
512-626-3309

Instructor Website:
http://www.sportsbyjennyrhea.com  


Victoria
The Art of the Sports Team and Individual Portrait
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Course #TX10
Randy Pollard, Cr.Photog., CPP
Erick Pollard

Randy and Erick Pollard don't just take sports pictures – they do much, much more!

Listen as they explain their lighting and posing techniques that create amazing images. Discover the marketing tricks that they use – and you can too – to bring teams to them. Examine your back office work, and learn ways you can minimize the time spent without sacrificing an ounce of quality.  

You'll also discuss profitable pricing structures, unique product offering and how you can use these to enhance your business.  Finally, put it all into practice as you get hands-on, photographing players.  

Whether you've been doing this for a while or just breaking into sports photography, the Pollards have a fun, fast paced way to elevate you and your business to a whole new ballgame!

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, note-taking materials

Location:
On the Edge Photography
108 N. Main Loft A
Victoria, TX 77901
361-570-8326

Instructor Contact:
randy@getontheedge.com
Erick@l-annimaging.com
361-570-8326

Instructor Website:
http://www.getontheedge.com


Victoria
The Ins and Outs of High School Seniors
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Course #TX12
Randy Pollard, Cr.Photog., CPP
Laura Ann Pollard, Cr.Photog., CPP

Listen and learn as Randy and Laura Ann Pollard cover Senior Portraits from top to bottom! You'll learn their tips for growing your senior business and the marketing ideas that are sure to work. You'll discuss pricing strategies that make sense, make money and that you can confidently stand behind. Then, get technical as you discuss posing and lighting, both indoors and on location, to capture the best images of this special moment.  

When Randy and Laura Ann are finished, you'll have the inspiration, the expertise and the tools to take your senior portraits to a whole new level!

Course Date: Monday, May 19, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, note-taking materials, pocket wizard

Location:
L-Ann Imaging Studio
108 N. Main Loft A
Victoria, TX 77901
361-570-8326

Instructor Contact:
randy@l-annimaging.com
lauraann@l-annimaging.com
361-570-8326

Instructor Website:
http://www.l-annimaging.com 


Corpus Christi
Studio Lighting Done Right
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Course #TX13
Fonzie Munoz  

Studio lighting can create some amazing results, but only if you know what to do and how to do it. In this workshop, Fonzie Munoz discusses the basics of studio lighting so that you have the foundation that you need for fantastic photography.

Learn the various light modifier and their different uses. Dig down into the technical details on lighting and understand what they mean and how photographers use them. Then, apply what you've learned in a hands-on session with live models. You'll have the chance to set up and tear down different lighting set ups – and then do it all again!

After experiencing Fonzie's expertise, you will own your next studio session!  

Course Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Course Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: camera, note-taking materials

Location:
Fonzie Munoz Photography
4501 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
361-723-0547

Instructor Contact:
fonziemunoz@hotmail.com
361-834-1974

Instructor Website:
http://www.fonziemunozphotography.com  


Carrollton
Copyright and Intellectual Property for the Right-Brained Creative
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Course #TX14
Margaret Bryant, M.Photog.Cr.
Dan Ferguson

Have you just assumed that because you are a right brained thinker and a creative spirit that copyright and intellectual property issues are beyond your realm of understanding? Well, get ready to debunk that myth!

Listen as Margaret and Dan break down terms like copyright, fair use, work for hire, model releases and many others that you need to know. You'll understand what these words mean and more importantly, how they apply to protecting your business and your work.  You'll gain advice on what to do – and what NOT to do – when someone steals your work. Watch what you learn in action as Margaret and Dan role play and do an actual copyright registration.  

It will be fun and entertaining! And we promise, learning how and why to protect your craft will be easier to understand than lighting ratios and the inverse square law!

Course Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, sack lunch or money for lunch. If you would like to participate in a copyright registration session, please also bring a WiFi-enabled laptop, images, credit card, working & licensed copy of Photoshop, Lightroom or Adobe Bridge

Location:
Margaret Bryant Photography
2760 Fairwood Avenue
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-418-6084

Instructor Contact:
Mrb@bryantdogphotography.com
danferguson@msn.com
972-418-6084 (Margaret)
972-429-9935 (Dan)

Instructor Website:
http://bryantdogphotography.com
http://dfergus47.com


Plano
I Want It Now! Location Printing & Photo Booths
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Course #TX15
David J. Stana, Cr.Photog., CPP
Bill Vahrenkamp

This is the age of instant gratification – fast food, downloaded music, Starbucks drive-thrus and more! And our clients who love convenience and want everything done now are not that different when it comes to their photos! In this workshop, explore product offerings and revenue streams that can accommodate the "I want it now" mentality. David Stana and Bill Vahrenkamp show you how!

Now, not everything can be done at the speed of light, but the program Dave and Bill teach is simple – learn how not to lose those clients who have immediate needs, and discover how on-site printing and photo booths can be what your business has been missing.  

Explore the benefits and increased revenues from on demand offerings. Discuss the how tos of adding a photo booth as your "additional photographer," including basic tool and automation for  on-site processes. Discover new market segments you can tap into and tools like social media that can generate more on-location and post-event revenue.  

Dave and Bill provide their knowledge, experience, live software and set up demonstrations as well as the confidence you need to get serious about these instant opportunities. In this "now" world we live in, this is your chance to jump in with both feet!

Course Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring: desire to learn to leverage your photography knowledge to increase cash flow with new services

Location:
Imaging Spectrum, Inc.
1101 Summit Avenue
Plano, TX 75074
800-342-2994

Instructor Contact:
djstana@tx.rr.com
bill@albertexphoto.com
972-467-7212 (David)
817-453-1498 (Bill)

Instructor Website:
http://www.silverstarpictures.net
http://www.albertexphoto.com


Houston
The Three Amigos: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
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Course #TX16
Kevin Falcon

Hashtags, Tweets, Shares, and Retweets – what does it all mean? If you want more followers or more Likes on your business page, if you don't understand what all the data means, if you get confused between sharing and tweeting, if you're a beginner to intermediate social media user - then this is the perfect class for you!

We live in the age of social media, and if you know how to use it, it can be a powerful marketing tool for your business. In this course, you'll cover the 3 most popular social media applications – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and the basics that you must know to use them effectively. Focusing on use, rather than set-ups, you'll learn about profiles, settings and security; the basic functionality of each app; strategies to increase your followers; creating content that generates interaction – and so much more!  

Learn the magic of these social media applications and how you can make them work for YOU! #awesome!

Course Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Items to Bring: note-taking materials, laptop (please have your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts created), power cable for laptop, mobile phone and/or table with Instagram app installed, sweater or light jackect for the room environment

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:
http://www.falconphotography.net


Houston
Build a Better Brand and Profitable Business
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Course #TX17
Kim Hartz

Branding, branding, branding – having a successful business is all about having a strong brand. In this course, you'll explore how to identify and build your brand, defining your style and marketing to the right clients.

But it doesn't stop there – the right brand means nothing if you don't have the pricing structure and sales strategies to turn a profit. So, Instructor Kim Hartz shares her insight on how to price your work so you create value, demand yet also can withstand our ever changing economy.  

Branding, pricing and profits – you won't want to miss this!  

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
note-taking materials, marketing materials and price lists, sack lunch

Location:
Kim Hartz Photography Studio
3019 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
713-521-7272

Instructor Contact:
kim@kimhartz.com
713-521-7272

Instructor Website:
http://www.kimhartz.com  


Plano
Creative Composites: Concept to Product
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Course #TX18
Daniel Fermaint, CPP
Jennifer Fermaint

Many photographers balk at the concept of the composite – with so many elements, so many aspects, so many people, there is also so much room for mistakes and aggravation. Don't be a balker!

In this workshop, Daniel and Jennifer Fermaint give you the knowledge and confidence to create an amazing composite. They'll walk you through the conceptualization process so you have a vision of exactly what you're trying to do. After all, without that vision, you're literally just shooting in the dark! Then, you'll learn the process for the actual photo shoot – what you need to know about posing, lighting, setups and more. Explore the extraction process and how to compose the elements into the final product that will wow and impress your clients.

Want to take the frustration and fear out of composites – then take this workshop!  

Course Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
note-taking materials, camera, laptop with Photoshop (recommended but not required)

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

Instructor Contact:
info@fermaintphotography.com
Jennifer@fermaintphotography.com
972-740-2412

Instructor Website:
http://www.fermaintphotography.com


League City
Studio and Off-Camera Lighting Made Easy
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Course #TX19
Curley Marshall, CPP
Tom Hathcock, CPP

Lighting made easy? It's true! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise that instructors Curley Marshall and Tom Hathcock bring to the table – and perfect your lighting abilities.  

Watch and learn as Curley and Tom demonstrate 3:1 ratios, 5:1 rations and  8:1 ratios, given you the foundation to create dramatic lighting, utilize loop, narrow/show and broad lighting as well as delve in high-key, low-key and much, much more! In this hands-on course, you'll also discuss light meters, the best soft boxes, strip-lights and other equipment to use. With these lighting essentials, you'll have all the tools you need to create amazing portraits! See the light, and take yourself to the next level.  

And speaking of next levels, Curley and Tom are both Texas CPP Liaisons! Take advantage of their knowledge as they explain the CPP process, Application, Image Submission and so much more.  

Join us for a day of education, photography and most of all, fun!  

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
camera, tripod, off-camera flash, triggers, note-taking materials

Location:
Rhonda Floyd Photography
612 Hwy 3 North
League City, TX 77573
832-216-8738

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

Instructor Website:
http://www.marshallsphotography.com
http://www.tomhathcock.com


Kingwood
Light – Pose - Shoot
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Course #TX20
Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, Cr.Photog., CPP

One of your most important roles as a photographer is to make your clients look their best – lighting and posing are your tools to do that. In this program, you'll learn and enhance your techniques for making your subjects look amazing!

Learn how to use speed lights to create beautiful light in any situation. Explore short light, broad light, butterfly light and more. Discover posing techniques and discuss feminine and masculine poses, S-curve as well as posing for couples and groups.  Explore how angle of view, lens choices and exposure can enhance your images.  

This course gives you the confidence, knowledge and skills to make your clients look and feel their best – once you've done that, everything else is easy!  

Course Date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
willingness to learn, camera, speedlights or portable lights, note-taking materials. Note: Francie will provide lighting and modifiers for Canon users to borrow

Location:
FireHeart Photography
4311 Cedar Valley Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345

Instructor Contact:
francie@fireheartphotography.com
281-460-7030

Instructor Website:
http://www.fireheartphotography.com   


Fredericksburg
Photography as Art
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Course #TX21
Kathy Weigand

In this course, discuss photography as both an art form and a business – and learn how to be successful in both!

Instructor Kathy Weigand explores the pure aesthetics of photography. You'll discuss simplified lighting and posing techniques and how to use them to bring out true expression and drama in your work. Learn tips for working with individuals, couples and small groups. You'll also delve into how to use the surrounding environment – lines, patterns, texture and space found in nature – to create amazing images. Bring your camera, and get ready to practice what Kathy preaches!

By the end of the day, switch gears and discuss how to enhance your business. Kathy shares her expertise on increasing the perceived value in your photography and influencing how people view your art. Discuss client relationships and hear how Kathy builds and cultivates her own. Even get down to the details of sales, and examine how to sell wall prints vs. digital files.

This class is all about elevating your style and technique, as well as your business and sales – take the leap!  

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Items to Bring:
camera, note-taking materials, sack lunch

Location:
TBD
Fredericksburg, TX

Instructor Contact:
sales@hillcountryimages.com
830-342-7161

Instructor Website:
http://www.kathyweigand.com

 

 

 


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