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Super Monday Instructors: "Flashy" Photography with Michael Alan Bielat - PPA Today

Super Monday Instructors: "Flashy" Photography with Michael Alan Bielat

MichaelAlanBielat_Headshot.jpgMichael Alan Bielat of Michael Alan Bielat Photographers in Buffalo, N.Y., says that he always knew he would be some type of artist. When he was a child, he even daydreamed about becoming a comic book artist. However, he found his calling as a photographer once he reached high school, thanks to an introductory photography class he took as a freshman...and his skills in and love for the art has only increased.

"I was hooked," Bielat recalls about his introduction to photography. "From there, photography was all that I could think about."

In fact, Bielat's photography love was so great that he opened his studio in the age of 22. Calling his business one of his biggest accomplishments, Bielat has since focused on wedding photography. His enjoyment of that specialty continually grows because he is always thinking up creative, unique ways to capture images of his subjects. "And it's good that I chose this area of photography because this is one of the few that can actually make you money!" he adds.

Bielat will share his creativity in capturing images during a Super Monday class onBielat1.jpg October 25th in Lancaster, N.Y: "Off-Camera Flash Techniques." Here, attendees will learn how to make and use creative lighting with speedlights and on- and off-camera flash techniques.

"I think that incorporating flash in your photography--the right way--really steps things up," explains Bielat about the importance of the flash techniques he'll share. "You are now 'making' a photograph instead of just taking one. Flash adds a sense of dimension and just makes the images pop."

Bielat also believes that his class will help photographers gain confidence in using flash techniques themselves. "Unfortunately, I think people get into their comfort zones and are a little reluctant to take out the flash and do some creative lighting with it," he notes. "Hopefully, this class will give my students the know-how to take their photos to the next level."

Learn more about Bielat's Lancaster class, and browse more Super Monday classes in more locations at

Read more about Bielat 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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