Upcoming events

    • 04/15/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Hilton Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Mall of America - 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55425

    Charles (Chas) Glatzer, M.Photog. - Shoot the Light

    The Comprehensive Wildlife Photographer: A Program Designed to Enhance Both Your Technical Ability and Visual Sense

    Join Canon “Explorer of Light “Chas Glatzer as he shares the thought process behind the making of an image, and the techniques used to produce consistently successful images in the field. Learn how to see and understand light, its quality, physical properties, etc., and how they relate to your subject and capture medium will allow you to take control of your imagery. If you want to learn how to produce images that are a cut above it is imperative you take control of your imagery. Chas will cover in depth his Pro-Active in-field work methodology. Be it birds, wildlife, or any other photo discipline this methodology is guaranteed to forever change the way you approach photography. The faster you are able to assess the conditions as presented and employ the tools and techniques necessary to render the image as desired, the more likely you are to accomplish your goal. There are four things; knowing the fundamentals, familiarity with your equipment, being pro-active, and understanding subject behavior that are paramount to consistently produce successful imagery.


    Chas is a Canon “Explorer of Light”, a small prestigious group of the world's leading professional photographers, providing insight, inspiration, and education to future generations of creative photographers.

    Since founding “Shoot The Light,” an instructional photographic workshop and series, in the mid-nineties, Chas has cemented his place in the world as one of the top wildlife photographers working today. His dynamic and inspirational teaching has also made him one of the most sought-after educators and keynote speakers in his field.

    The depth and diversity of his background make him truly exceptional in the world of wildlife photography.

    Chas diverse work experience over his 35 years as a professional photographer provides workshop participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.

    Chas' work has been celebrated internationally with over 40 prestigious awards for superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession. His images are recognized internationally for their lighting, composition, and attention to detail and have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Parks, Discover Diving, Smithsonian, Professional Photographer, Birder's World, Birding, Nature Photographer, EOS, Digital PhotoPro, and more.

    When not behind the camera or computer, Chas can be found on the river fly fishing near his home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

    Come early and check out the tradeshow!  This will be open from 3:00pm-7:00pm.  Watch for updates with vendor information at http://www.animalimagemakers.com/tradeshow

      • 05/13/2019
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

      Kay Eskridge - Images by Kay & Co Photography - Phoenix, Arizona

      Today, more and more women are presidents of corporations, serving on boards, owners of both small and large business and leaders in their communities… and they all need professional executive portraits.

      These powerful women know the importance of their personal brand and will seek out a photographer who knows how to help them create an ‘intentional image’ to support and express their brand. They will want to hire someone that shares their understanding of self-worth, self-confidence and personal strength as well as a creative, knowledgeable photographer who also posses technical expertise.

      This program balances the concept of “mind/body/soul” with photographic education. You’ll learn how to establish a business plan, design marketing strategies, create successful promotions and discover unique sales opportunities. You’ll learn how to pose women of all shapes, sizes and ages and learn techniques to overcome communication challenges with women executives to insure a successful experience.

      At the end of the program you will feel personally empowered and ready to confidently go after the lucrative market of photographing executive women.

      Kay’s Bio:

      Combining her passion for photography and her love of people, Kay Eskridge’s studio, Images by Kay & Co. has earned a sterling reputation for high-quality portraiture. Kay takes great pride in no only the imagery she creates but also the high level of customer service she provides. Specializing as a lifestyle portrait artist, Kay’s clientele has come to rely on her to capture images from all of life’s special events, from maternity to newborns, tots to ‘tween’s, High School Seniors to summer family vacations and even intimate images captured through the CelebrateSexy division of her studio. Her focus on relationships, creative approach to portraiture, unique perspective on customer service and clear vision about business has provided her with much success doing something she loves.

      Kay is a member and Past President of the Arizona Professional Photography Association and is one of Kodak-Alaris’ Approved Speakers and White House Custom Color speaker team representatives. She is a PPA Certified, a Master-Photographic Craftsman and holds numerous awards, including the National Award, the Arizona Photographer of the Year, the Kodak Gallery Elite Award, the Phoenix Portrait Photographer of the Year, and the Arizona Illustrative Photographer of the Year.

        • 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

        Watch for additional information coming soon!

          • 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
              • 7

              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

                  Past events

                  03/11/2019 Dani Miller: The Wonder of Children
                  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
                  08/13/2018 Mike Price: Photoshop Workflow
                  08/08/2018 Getting It In Camera {Members Only Plus Event}
                  07/23/2018 Selling Digitals & Prints: How to Make It Work For You! {Members Only Plus Event}
                  07/09/2018 Pete Rezac: Character Portraits Start to Finish
                  06/11/2018 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
                  06/04/2018 Projection Sales & Studio Experience {Members Only Plus Event}
                  05/14/2018 Kira Derryberry: Creative Light
                  05/05/2018 Magical Mystery Studio Tour
                  04/09/2018 Jeremy McColm: Volume Shooting and Streamline Post Production
                  03/26/2018 Prop Drop and Swap, Vendor Tradeshow & Mini-Seminars
                  03/22/2018 District Print Competition Viewing Party {Members Only Plus Event}
                  03/12/2018 David Hakamaki: Home-Based Studio
                  02/12/2018 Bryan Welsh: The Craft of Photography
                  01/22/2018 CANCELLED: Print Competition Display & Prop Drop and Swap, Vendor Tradeshow & Mini-Seminars
                  01/21/2018 2018 Print Competition
                  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}
                  11/16/2017 Sarah Elizabeth {Members Only Plus Event}
                  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
                  10/09/2017 Russ Harrington: Record album covers with fresh, innovative ideas
                  09/19/2017 Rich Osness on Working with Children & Parents {Members Only Plus Event}
                  09/11/2017 Kevin Jairaj Shooting Wedding and Portraits with Flair
                  08/17/2017 Meet Your Board - Morgan Mosiman {Member Only Event}
                  08/14/2017 Trish Logan Bring your Big Guns to Volume Sales
                  08/06/2017 Reenactment Photography Event {Members Only Plus Event}
                  07/23/2017 CANCELED: Meet Your Board - Lisa Asp {Member Only Event}
                  07/10/2017 Adam Hunter Compositing in Photoshop
                  06/16/2017 Camping & Photo Safari at Minneopa State Park {Members Only Plus Event}
                  06/12/2017 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
                  06/10/2017 Meet Your Board - Liz & Tom Hanly {Member Only Event}
                  05/09/2017 Workshop - Sandra Pearce Demystifying the Art of Photoshop Painting
                  05/08/2017 Sandra Pearce Painting in Photoshop
                  05/05/2017 Meet Your Board - Nate Peterson {Member Only Event}
                  05/05/2017 Projection Sales Process & Psychology with Nate Peterson {Members Only Plus Event}
                  04/12/2017 Pin ups: Finding Beauty in Everyone {Members Only Plus Event}
                  04/10/2017 Jeff Gump: Volume- Sports and Event Photography
                  03/13/2017 Teri Fode: Top Marketing Strategies for 2017
                  02/16/2017 Rod & Steph Oman: Crack Your Client's Buying Code {Member Only Plus Event}
                  02/13/2017 Paul Rogers: Monochromatic Storytelling
                  01/01/2017 Print Competition Prep {Member Only Plus Event}
                  01/01/2017 2017 Print Competition & Prop Drop and Swap
                  12/12/2016 TCPPA 2016 Holiday Party and Silent Auction
                  12/01/2016 Print Competition Prep {Member Only Plus Event}
                  11/14/2016 Whitney Stevens- From Birth to One
                  10/10/2016 Stephen Moody - Discovering the Artist Within
                  10/09/2016 Seniors: Blending Confidence & Style with Julie Prairie, CPP {Member Only Plus Event}
                  09/25/2016 Photographer's Self Defense {Member Only Plus Event}
                  08/26/2016 Tettegouche Photo Safari {Members Only Plus Event}
                  08/15/2016 Craig LaMere - Portraits
                  07/11/2016 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
                  06/27/2016 Personal Selling with Confidence! {Member Only Plus Event}
                  06/13/2016 Ian Plant - Supercharge Your Vision
                  05/09/2016 Ben Shirk
                  05/03/2016 White House Custom Colour Lab Tour {Member Only Plus Event}
                  04/11/2016 David Trust, CEO of PPA
                  04/05/2016 Editorial Photography with Layne Kennedy {Member Only Plus Event}
                  03/21/2016 Barbara Breitsameter
                  03/15/2016 Speed Up Your Workflow with Lightroom {Member Only Plus Event}
                  02/29/2016 Photoshop Actions, presents & Shortcuts {Members Only Plus Event}
                  02/08/2016 Bry Cox
                  01/25/2016 Print Competition & Prop Drop and Swap

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