Upcoming events

    • 06/10/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    Chris Knight - Chris Knight Photography - New York, New York

    Without light, there is no photograph. As almost every photographer knows, the word “photograph” has its roots in two Greek words that, together, mean “drawing with light.” But what is less commonly acknowledged and understood is the role that shadow plays in creating striking, expressive imagery, especially in portraiture. It is through deft, nuanced use of both light and shadow that you can move beyond shooting simply ordinary, competent headshots into the realm of creating dramatic portraiture that can so powerfully convey a subject’s inner essence, communicate a personal narrative, and express your photographic vision.  Chris Knight addresses portraiture with a unique approach to both light and shadow that allows you to improve and elevate your own portraiture. He begins with the history of portraiture, from the early work of Egyptians and Greeks to the sublime treatment of light and subject by artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Chris then dives into a deep, hands-on exploration of light, shadow, and portraiture, offering numerous lessons and takeaways. 

    Chris will cover:

    • The qualities of light: hard, soft, and the spectrum in between
    • The relationships between light, subject, and background, and how to control them
    • Lighting patterns such as Paramount, Rembrandt, loop, and split
    • Lighting ratios and how they affect contrast in your image
    • Equipment: from big and small modifiers to grids, snoots, barn doors, flags, and gels
    • Multiple setups for portrait shoots, including those that utilize one, two, and three lights
    • How color contributes to drama and mood, eliciting an emotional response from the viewer
    • How to approach styling your portrait, from wardrobe to background
    • The post-processing workflow, including developing the RAW file, maximizing contrast, color grading, retouching, and dodging and burning for heightened drama and effect
    • How all of these elements culminate to help you define your personal style and create your own narrative

    Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and currently resides in New York City. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail.  His work has appeared in or on Vogue, People, MSNBC, ABC, Ocean Drive, GQ and others.  Chris is the author of The Dramatic Portrait and an instructor at Pratt Institute as well as the New York Film Academy.

    This will be a full class so register soon to reserve a seat!

    You don't want to miss this program!!!

      • 07/08/2019
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

      David Beckham - David Beckham Photography - Pickerington, Ohio

      Watch for additional information coming soon!

        • 08/12/2019
        • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

        Craig Stidham - Craig Stidham Photography - Amarillo, Texas

        To achieve high standards. I will show you my workflow. Teach you the History of Art and why it's a huge...

          • 08/13/2019
          • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Grinkie Girls and Amy Wurdock Photography, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 262, St. Paul, MN 55126
          • 6

          Hosted at Grinkie Girls and Amy Wurdock Photography
          Marketing Mastermind 

          This Mastermind event is to focus on successes and failures in marketing. Come with your ideas and together as a group we will discuss, dissect and direct on how to make each marketing idea a success! Our goal is to have everyone leave with a least five new marketing ideas that can be implemented right away to help you gain clients, more business and $$$!

          • 09/09/2019
          • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

          Darty Hines - Millersburg, Pennsylvania

          How do you get your studio in front of the right clients in an over-crowded market? In today’s world of tweets, posts, lies and shares… sometimes it feels like an uphill battle to just get noticed. Social Media and Marketing for photographers does not have to cause you stress. It can be done successfully with the right tools and a plan in place. This program will give you the tools, tips and advice to position yourself to be noticed in the crowd.

          Topics include:

          Social Media- The Content is King
          Facebook- How to trick the algorithm
          Advertising on Social Media- It’s not free anymore
          Instagram- the place to be
          Strategic Partners- Aligning yourself with the right people, companies, and brands


          A husband, a father to three amazing girls, a photographer, a social media fanatic, and the owner of SYNC, Darty Hines (PPA Craftsman) keeps very busy. Even with this busy schedule, he is constantly striving to find new and innovative ways for small business owners to succeed. He has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and has worked and consulted with many prestigious photography studios across the Nation. Darty and his wife Michele are also co-owners of the education conference SYNC. They met during college at Ohio Institute of Photography in Dayton, OH where the chemistry was not just in the darkroom. They married a few years after college graduation, had 3 beautiful daughters and currently reside in Millersburg, Pennsylvania.

          Darty’s ‘street smart’ marketing and social media knowledge continues to help photographers and small business owners across the country. His straightforward no-nonsense approach to teaching will help you stand out in an overcrowded market and will empower you to be a better photographer, marketer and business person.

            • 10/14/2019
            • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
            • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

            Jenn Lewis - Jenn Lewis Photography - Clemmons, North Carolina

            Watch for additional information coming soon!

              • 11/04/2019
              • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
              • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

              Michael Mowbray - Michael Mowbray - DeForest, Wisconsin

              In this presentation I will show you how to make headshots a year-round a profitable piece of your photography business. I will cover:

              • The Who, What, When, Where and Why of headshots.
              • The Big Three business targets
              • The Five Main Types
              • My Pricing Tips
              • The Process for studio headshots
              • The Process for volume business headshots
              • Lighting
              • Post Production
              • Marketing

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              03/10/2019 Workshop - Dani Miller - Creating Newborn Magic
              02/24/2019 {TIME & LOCATION CHANGE} TCPPA 2019 Spring Print Competition
              02/11/2019 Scott Detweiler: Photoshop Techniques for Skin and Automation
              01/14/2019 Brian DeMint: Creativity Not Conformity
              01/07/2019 Creating Your Social Media Calendar for 2019 {Plus Event}
              12/10/2018 TCPPA Holiday Party and Silent Auction
              12/06/2018 Wedding Photographer Panel {Members Only Plus Event}
              11/06/2018 Hula Hooping Extraveganza {Members Only Plus Event}
              11/05/2018 Dan Francis: Preparing for Print Competition
              10/16/2018 Newborn Photography {Members Only Plus Event}
              10/08/2018 Dan Brouillette: Commercial Business Portraits and Developing a Commercial Portfolio
              09/27/2018 Sales and Customer Service {Members Only Plus Event}
              09/10/2018 Dan Rowe: Seniors
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              08/08/2018 Getting It In Camera {Members Only Plus Event}
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              06/11/2018 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
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              05/05/2018 Magical Mystery Studio Tour
              04/09/2018 Jeremy McColm: Volume Shooting and Streamline Post Production
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              03/22/2018 District Print Competition Viewing Party {Members Only Plus Event}
              03/12/2018 David Hakamaki: Home-Based Studio
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              01/22/2018 CANCELLED: Print Competition Display & Prop Drop and Swap, Vendor Tradeshow & Mini-Seminars
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              01/09/2018 Print Competition Preparation Critique {Members Only Plus Event}
              12/11/2017 TCPPA Holiday Party and Silent Auction
              12/07/2017 Print Competition Preparation Workshop {Members Only Plus Event}
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              11/13/2017 Cathy Anderson Landscapes
              10/26/2017 Meet Your Board - Christi Williams {Member Only Event}
              10/17/2017 Dawn VanTassel {Members Only Plus Event}
              10/10/2017 Workshop - Russ Harrington - 700 Album Covers What I've Learned
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              08/17/2017 Meet Your Board - Morgan Mosiman {Member Only Event}
              08/14/2017 Trish Logan Bring your Big Guns to Volume Sales
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              05/09/2017 Workshop - Sandra Pearce Demystifying the Art of Photoshop Painting
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