CANCELLED: DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER CENTURY COLLEGE IS CLOSING.
Join us for our annual “Prop & Drop Swap”, vendor tradeshow, mini-seminars, print competition gallery and awards ceremony. This is a great event to kick off your new year.
Prop & Drop Swap (4:00-8:00pm)
Do you have extra stuff collecting dust that you’d like to unload? Looking for new backdrops and/or props for your studio? Here’s your chance! Bring your items to sell or trade, or come buy some new things from someone else.
Vendor Trade Show (4:00-8:00pm)
Come check out some new products and some new vendors to kick up your product line or enhance your marketing. Our vendors will have their products on display and can answer your questions and give you some new ideas.
Competition Print Gallery (4:00-8:00pm)
With judging complete on Sunday, all prints will be on display for you to view and discuss. Come see the best images in the state, see how they scored, then discuss the images with the makers and your peers.
Print Competition Awards (6:00pm)
Come cheer on the winners and find out who will be named this year’s Photographer of the Year.
Learn Some New Tips and Tricks
Several mini-seminars will take place loaded with information and hands-on learning - choose which you’re most interested in or would like to learn more about. Instructors and topics are:
4:30-5:00pm - Nadine Babu - Social Media
The importance of using social media in your profession. Hear about the different kinds of mediums, the benefits of each, and how to implement a social media strategy in the most efficient way possible.
5:15-5:45pm - Allan Block - Video
Veteran video producer, director, author and storyteller Allan Block will show you why you need to learn to use your DSLR to make videos. He will talk about what it takes and what gear you need. Use this knowledge for self-promotion or start incorporating video in your client work.
6:30-7:00pm - Rikk Flohr - Adobe Lightroom
Rikk will be teaching a half-hour session on the use of the new Color Range Masking tool in Lightroom’s local adjustment tools. The new tool allows for much finer control when making selective adjustments in many types of image processing.
7:15-7:45pm - Dawn Van Tassel - Keeping it Legal: What Pros need to Know
What sorts of contracts do you need to have in place? What are your intellectual property rights if someone steals your images? Experienced business attorney Dawn Van Tassel from Van Tassel Law Firm in Minneapolis will answer these and many more questions.