PPA Charities: Introducing the Portrait Contest

  • Instructors:
    Tina Timmons

    PPA Members:


    Charitable events provide an opportunity for photographers to join with others to make a difference in the world. This course will help you learn how to create a charitable event within your own studio.

    PPA Charities Trustee Tina Timmons highlights the essentials of creating a successful fundraising event for the Celebration of Smiles Day and Family Portrait Month. Designed and supported by PPA Charities, these two, ready-made events provide funds for Operation Smile, an organization that provides life-altering surgeries to children with facial deformities.

    In addition to the satisfaction of giving back to those in need, photographers who participate in these events are given the opportunity to be recognized for their artistic skills through image contests for each event! Get involved and give back. You won’t regret it!

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      • Tina Timmons

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP

        Tina has been involved in photography since 1983 and joined forces with her husband, Michael Timmons, in 2000, after owning individual studios.  Together, they own The Portrait Gallery and Gallery 143 in Michigan.  The portrait studio specializes in family, children, high school senior portraits, and events.  Gallery 143 offers customizable Fine Art Interior Décor, and services clients such as NASCAR, Hendricks Motor Sports, Drury Inns, McDonalds Restaurants, in addition to banks, hotels, doctors offices, individual businesses and private collectors.  Competition printing is another service provided, with over 40 Photographers of The Year as clients.
        Tina holds the Master, Craftsman, CPP and Award of Excellence honors through PPA, and has been named Photographer of the Year within the state multiple times.  She and Michael have received awards such as Kodak, Fuji, Best of Show, Judges Choice, Top Ten (both state and regional), Four for Four, ASP State and Regional Elite Award, Michigan Service Award, numerous Loan collection images and PPA Photographer of The Year.  Tina achieved four loan prints in 2009. She also has been awarded the National Award, the MES Illustrative Award three times, The LexJet Award twice and was published in The New York Times Magazine.
        Tina has lectured across the United States at local, state, regional, and international conventions in addition to numerous week long schools and personal workshops.  Tina and Michael travel all over the world sharing their experiences, while continually photographing each location to add to their fine art library.  Both are International Jurors through PPA and have held numerous board positions and stay involved in every level.  Tina is currently serving on the PPA Charities Board of Directors, is the President of the Mid Michigan Professional Photographers Association, President of the Professional Photographers of Michigan, and is the American Society of Photographers State Representative.  Sharing their knowledge with a large circle of photography friends has become a huge part of their life.  

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