• 3 Fabulous Ideas to Elevate Your Wedding Photography

    Elizabeth Homan , M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API
    Webinar: Elizabeth Homan will share with you the three MOST important ideas (spanning lighting, posing and albums) that will separate YOU from the sea of wedding photographers out there.
  • Bombshell Boudoir: The Art of Making Every Woman Beautiful

    Jen Hillenga , M.Photog.Cr.
    Webinar: Jen Hillenga believes that EVERY woman—no matter what she looks like, no matter what size—deserves to feel gorgeous. That belief translates into her boudoir photography. When working with boudoir clients, it is vitally important that you, as a professional photographer, set the tone for the session and give every woman a safe place to be beautiful, sexy and fabulous.
  • Flow Posing

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: PPA Instructor and expert wedding photographer Hanson Fong walks you through 3 key flow poses, including all the intricacies and details that evoke the variety, emotion and drama of the moment. Explore the variety you want to shoot – everything from profiles and full length shots to I, S and C poses, different angles, masculine and feminine positions.
  • How to Talk Dog: Incorporating Dogs into Family & Senior Photography

    Margaret Bryant , M.Photog.Cr.
    Webinar: Millions of people consider dogs valued members of their families. And some of those families are probably your clients. Yes, you take the time to pose the family or the high school senior, but ask yourself: How much time did you spend with the dog? You may be a dog owner and love dogs, but do you really know how to act around a client's dog? Or how to prepare your studio for one?
  • Legacy: Bruce Hudson

    , Cr.Photog., API
    To understand where the photographic industry is today, it’s important to look at our history. The industry has been molded and shaped by countless photographic artists and industry leaders who rewrote the definition of professional photography and motivated thousands of photographers to “Be More”. The Legacy Project is not only a look at our heritage as professional photographers, it also honors those who have given so much of their heart, soul and time to PPA and inspired an entire generation of professional photographers. Hear, in their own words, as these men and women share their insight on the world of the photographic arts, and how their involvement in PPA influenced their own business and the future of professional photography.
  • Lighting and Posing Women, Part 1

    Jen Hillenga , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Try to find a woman who likes seeing herself in photos, and you understand your challenge as the photographer. In this class, PPA Instructor Jen Hillenga covers two main elements—posing and lighting—that will ensure your female clients fall in love with their photos!
  • Lighting and Posing Women, Part 2

    Jen Hillenga , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: In the first part of this two-part class, PPA Instructor Jen Hillenga went over high-level posing tricks. Now, get down to the details as she examines all the different poses you should include in your shoot so your female clients look stunning!
  • Maternity Portraits: Simple, Transitional Shooting and Selling

    Ana Brandt
    Webinar: Who doesn't want great sales in their business? That's why you need to tune in as Ana shows you how to shoot beautiful maternity portraits in an easy, transitional style—one that will guarantee you great sales. After all, when you can help clients tell their stories through poses and the resulting images, you'll find that they will want to buy most of them!
  • Navigating Your CPP Image Submission Portfolio

    Laurie Warta , Cr.Photog., CPP
    Laurie Warta, A CPP Portfolio judge, shared tips on submitting images. She also reviews several submitted portfolios and shares critiques of them with viewers.
  • Posing & Lighting: Large or Extended Groups

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: It’s a photographer’s nightmare—30+ people ranging from great-grandma to newborns, sullen teens, toddlers running wild, adults complaining and sunlight fading. But after you take this video class on posing large groups, you might just find yourself handling this scenario with confidence and aplomb, creating portraits that will lead to great sales.
  • Posing Children

    Dennis Craft , M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API,F-ASP
    Video: They’re not grumpy teens; they’re not in the terrible two’s. Children ages 5-12 might be considered in the “golden ages” of child photography. They can understand what you want, listen to instructions and, in general, work with you for a successful session. Dennis Craft teaches you how to capitalize on that to capture the best images possible…and increase your sales opportunities!
  • Posing Seniors: Getting the Right Look for Boys

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: Every parent wants to capture that moment when their little boy has grown into a man; however, this isn’t always a high priority for the son! In this video, instructor Bry Cox shows you how to make this photo shoot a success…for the parents, the son and your studio!
  • Posing Seniors: Getting the Right Look for Girls

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: Do you know a teenage girl who loves the way she looks in photos? It may take some time, so while you’re thinking about that, watch this video class and learn how make your senior girls love the way they look!
  • Posing Toddlers 1-3 Years Old

    Dennis Craft , M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API,F-ASP
    Video: Photographing children can be chaos…and at the end, everyone’s exhausted. Yet in this class, instructor Dennis Craft shares how to direct that chaos as much as possible for a successful toddler session that makes everyone (not just your subject) smile.
  • Posing for Boudoir

    Kay Eskridge , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Many women get nervous just thinking about this type of session, even though they booked it! So in this video class, Kay Eskridge explains how to make the client comfortable (physically and mentally) and what you need to know to have a successful session and create a work of art.
  • Posing for Maternity Portraits

    Kay Eskridge , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: When shooting a maternity session, instructor Kay Eskridge says, “You never know what you’ll get!” You can’t prepare for everything, but she’s going to help you learn the poses, lighting and expert techniques to boost your confidence and help you get the best images possible.
  • Posing for Two: Part 1

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: As a professional people photographer, you’ll probably shoot plenty of couple sessions, so it’s important you know what you’re doing—how to pose them, where to pose them, what to do with them. Enter instructor Drake Busath to the rescue! In this first part of “Posing for Two,” he’ll show you how to expertly position younger and more mature couples so their images showcase their relationship.
  • Posing for Two: Part 2

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Many a photographer, at some point, gets asked to shoot a precious pair of siblings. As sweet as Mom and Dad may think their kids are, kids usually won’t turn on the charm in this situation unless the photographer knows what he (or she) is doing! Drake tells you how to pose them to bring out the best and, in some cases, even get them to touch one another!
  • Posing for Weddings: The Bride

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: A wedding is only supposed to be the most important day of a girl’s life, and you have the invaluable task of capturing that moment for all eternity. No pressure! That’s why it’s important to take this video class to learn, as Bry Cox demonstrates (with a model in a wedding gown), how to pose your brides so you deliver the best shots and perfect variety for a WOW experience!
  • Posing for Weddings: The Groom

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: When planning a wedding, it’s all about the bride—HER day, HER dress, HER moment. What about the groom? After all, it takes two to tango, so you don’t want to exclude him! In this video class, instructor Bry Cox teaches you to how to pose this sometimes overlooked but essential leading man.
  • Posing for Weddings: The Wedding Couple

    Bry Cox , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: In this video class, PPA wedding photography expert, Bry Cox, shows how to get the perfect shots for that perfect couple. No matter your style of photography, Bry discusses posing details that work for any wedding couple (and make them look like they’re in love)!
  • Posing: Indoor Group

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Explore the types of poses and positioning for groups of 3, 4 on up to 8 people. Whether it’s open and closed poses, creating an uneven height line or blocking larger subjects with smaller ones, Hanson gives you the answer for every challenge you’ll face.
  • Posing: Outdoor Group

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Group portraits can be difficult; add in an outdoor setting and things get even more challenging. But in this quick and easy video, PPA Instructor Hanson Fong takes the guesswork out of groups – and shows you how to capture that outdoor shot of the whole gang!
  • Posing: The Basic Five

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: This class is Posing 101, and once you’ve mastered these techniques, couples portraiture will be a snap. PPA Instructor Hanson Fong walks you through 5 basic posing techniques. These are 15 minutes that will change the way you position your clients, so get ready!
  • Romantic Posing in an Architectural Setting

    Hanson Fong , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: This class is all about capturing the beauty of your surroundings while you capture the beauty of your wedding couple. PPA Instructor and expert wedding photographer Hanson Fong teaches you how to survey your location for the best architecture and light – and then incorporate the right poses for outstanding images!
  • Safe Bet: Photographing Portraiture's Tiniest Subjects with Care

    Joyce Smith
    Webinar: Whether your style leans more toward lifestyle newborn photography or more intricate poses, safety should always come first. With Joyce, you’ll explore the different types of newborn sessions and the safety precautions that should be taken for each image. Ready to photograph the tiniest subjects with the utmost care?
  • The Art of Posing & Lighting Newborns

    Julia Kelleher , M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    Video: As a photographer, your littlest clients can be the most challenging. When photographing newborns, time is of the essence, as is comfort, safety and parent satisfaction! In this class, PPA instructor Julia Kelleher, teaches you posing techniques and tips for a smooth shoot and an end result that everyone will love.
  • The Seamless Composite

    Drake Busath , M.Photog.Cr.
    Video: Why might composites be the way to go when you’ve got a large family to photograph? Well, it’s a lighting nightmare and how often do you get 15 or more family members to smile perfectly at the same time? So roll up your sleeves and get ready for Drake’s step-by-step instructions for photographing the big family in segments.
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