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PPA Today: Imaging USA: January 2011 Archives

Imaging USA: January 2011 Archives

Congratulations again to everyone who was honored at the Grand Imaging Awards and Photographer of the Year Celebration at Imaging USA in San Antonio.

Images from that event are now available online. If you would like to browse or download images, go to the Grand Imaging Awards photo set on

If you download the images for PR purposes or re-post the images online, please credit ©Chris Hanoch.

Dear PPA Member,

5367256926_13d8ca02da_b.jpgWe would like to extend a big "thank you" to all PPA members who participated in Imaging USA 2011 in San Antonio. We know that it's not easy to leave your studio or your family, and we truly appreciate your dedication to your craft and desire to play an active role in the industry.

For those of you who attended Imaging USA, we hope you not only had a great time, but also walked away with new ideas and information, exciting equipment and friendships with fellow photographers. The next step is applying what you learned to your own life. When you do that, you give yourself the opportunity to grow as a photographer and businessperson--that's when the experience becomes truly worthwhile!

If you weren't able to make it to San Antonio, don't forget that you can find out what happened during the show by visiting the Imaging USA social network sites. Attendees and PPA staff posted updates, photos and video clips throughout the show:

Thank you again to all attendees, volunteers and exhibitors, and we hope to see you next year for Imaging USA 2012 in New Orleans!

Image ©Chris Hanoch, Imaging USA 2011

scottrobertlim_headshot.jpgScott Robert Lim of Scott Robert Photography is known today as an internationally renowned photographer and instructor. The principles he teaches in his Seven Steps to Mastering the Art of Photography workshops are considered revolutionary. But before all of this, Lim was just a photography enthusiast.

It was a 1999 trip to Europe with his wife that first made Lim consider becoming a professional photographer. He shot over 40 rolls of film during the trip and began thinking about turning pro on the plane ride home.

"I remember thinking to myself: 'I wonder how far I can take this new passion of mine?'" Lim says. "My goal was to see if I could duplicate the quality of a 'professional' image. Being a photographer was beyond my wildest dreams."

Now an accomplished wedding and on-location photographer, Lim says that he enjoys capturing people in beautiful and unique environments: "I think all photographers have this desire to travel--to see and experience the beauty of this big, wonderful world that we live in."

And despite his other accolades, Lim feels that being able to teach photography and mentorscottrobertlim1.jpg others are among his most rewarding accomplishments. "I just love to see the light bulbs go on in photographers' minds when I give them a few new tools to work with," he explains.

Hopefully, Lim can make a light bulb go on inside your mind with his "Portable Fashion Lighting Made Easy" Imaging USA class on January 16.

There, you'll learn about the budget-minded portable lighting techniques that have enabled Lim to capture his on-location, fashionable, award-winning imagery around the world. One of the key things that he will share--in a "very hands-on way"--is how to better control your flash in manual mode.

scottrobertlim2.jpg"Most people shoot in manual mode all the time because it gives us the ultimate in creative control. However, using flash in manual mode is new territory for a lot of people because it can seem very complicated," Lim says. "Still, once we understand the basics, we can use these tools to produce amazing multi-strobe setups that can extend our creativity and add dramatic lighting in any situation...even in extreme low light or high noon bright light situations."

If you attend Lim's class, you can plan on leaving feeling empowered to capture great images no matter what lighting situation you come up against!

Scott Robert Lim is the 2009 Kodak Award Recipient. Read more about him here.scottrobertlim3.jpg

Read more about Imaging USA here


About this Archive

This page is a archive of entries in the Imaging USA category from January 2011.

Imaging USA: December 2010 is the previous archive.

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