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Made in Minnesota

  • 09/18/2023
  • 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042


  • If you are a current member of TCPPA please login to the website to register for free as part of your membership.

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Registration open 6/12/2023 - 9/15/2023 

Meet the Speakers:
Annie Marie - Creating Fine Art Portraits
Elevating your portraits with styling, lighting and editing. Annie will take you through her process and touch on the important elements that will take your images from average to amazing!

3 key take aways: 1. Styling tips, 2. Lighting tips, 3. Editing tips

Bio: Annie has been in business for over 28 years. Specializing in high school senior portraits, women, families, headshots and fine art portraits.

Annie is a graphic artist and has a design shop where she creates templates and branding for photographers.

She also mentors and speaks nationally on fine art portraits, branding and photoshop.

Jeannine Pohl - Understanding Flash
In this workshop, you will learn fundamentals of flash, inverse square law and six different flash techniques. Using flash gives you more flexibility in photographing your subject and enables you to confidently create dynamic dimensional photos 

3 key take aways: 1. Understanding Flash, 2. Techniques, 3. Troubleshooting

Jeannine has photographed over 700 weddings since 2007. She has had the opportunity to wok in diverse cultures, and venues. Her work has been featured in dozens of publications online and in print.

Kristin Jones - Senior Posing Under Pressure
Kristin will be teaching a series of 3 mnemonic devices to easily remember posing prompts.
Set 1 - General posing base positions
Set 2 - 3 prompts for each base position
Set 3 - Camera crops to get in every position

3 key take aways: 1. 3 mnemonic devices, 2. Confidence in knowing what to say to your clients, 3. Increase number and range of images you get in a shorter time period.

Kristin spent 20 years as an ultrasound technologist before becoming a photographer. So you could say she went from photographing peoples insides to photographing their outsides. Taking photoshop classes 13 years ago to learn to make better posters she ended up buying a camera and hasn't put it down. Kristin photographs high school seniors, headshots and an occasional theatre production.  

Mark Fierst - How to Stand Out In a Saturated Market
In a world where everyone has a camera, how do you stand out and attract the clients that you want, at a price that you are worth? This presentation will focus on branding techniques designed to help you create or refine your brand. Attendees will learn how to: incorporate who they are into their brand, identify ways to connect with their customer avatar, set their prices to attract their key demographic.

3 key take aways: 1. Empowerment in photography and brand, 2. Motivation to improve quality of finished work, 3. Formulated unique selling proposition

Mark has been a professional photographer for 12 years, the last 6 of those have been full-time. He specializes in weddings, but has experience in portrait, event, corporate and sports. On the side, he tutors 4 classes at a homeschool co-op in Maple Grove.

Limited Edition Made In MN/TCPPA Apparel available for pre-order through August 23rd (add-on to your registration).

Schedule of Event:
2:30-3:00 Registration and Member Q&A
3:00-4:00 Vendor fair
4:00-4:05 TCPPA Updates
4:05-8:00 Presentation (1-15 minute break)
8:00-9:00 Happy Hour Gathering (Cash Bar) 

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