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Couture Portraits in the Big Apple - PPA Today

Couture Portraits in the Big Apple

trull_headshot.JPGThe Big Apple is a pretty big city. And big cities often have lots of photographers in them! So how does Brandon W. Trull, M.Photog.Cr., of Harlowe Studios in New York City stand out? What is it that keeps his clients coming in?

Trull has been a professional photographer focusing on weddings, fashion and fine art photography for the past 12 years. He'll use this experience to show you some new and innovative ways of posing and lighting in his "Couture Portraiture" Super Monday class on May 14 in New York City.

Starting Out
Trull's love of photography began as a child. He distinctly remembers going to a baseball game when he was eight years old and using his father's camera to capture people in the audience.

"I was fascinated by how they interacted," Trull remembers of the experience. "When I foundtrull1.JPG out that I could actually do it as a profession, I knew what I was meant to do." And do it he did. By the time he was 18, Trull was photographing weddings for friends and family, and his business only grew from there.

Overcoming Challenges
Today, Trull still loves to photograph weddings, in addition to his work as a fashion and fine art photographer. "I think it's amazing that I am able to capture the best day of a bride and groom's life...and that they can look at those images years from now and be taken back to that day."

Like many photographers, though, Trull says his biggest challenge is differentiating himself from the competition: "When there are so many other photographers in your field, it is essential to make your images unique so that you can stand out." That's why he says it's so important to constantly better yourself and continue to evolve in your style.

Teaching You
If you want to see how Trull has developed his own unique style and succeeded in the large market of New York City, don't miss his "Couture Portraiture" Super Monday class on May 14.

trull2.JPG"We will be using different shooting techniques and posing styles to try and open the students up to a new way of thinking," says Trull about his class. "It's too easy in this industry to get comfortable in the day-to-day and use the same poses, same lighting and same locations...and lose the love for photography in the process!"

If you're ready to improve your creativity, this may be just the class for you.

Learn more about Trull's class and browse more Super Monday classes in more locations at http://www.ppa.com/education-events/sm_new.php. Read more about Brandon Trull here.

Super Monday is an educational program sponsored by PPA every spring and fall. These daylong, interactive workshops are conducted in locations around the country, allowing PPA members to earn merits for sharing their craft and enabling all photographers to learn new skills and develop professional networking contacts.


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