Upcoming events

    • 09/11/2017
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110


    Do you want to take your wedding images and clients up a notch? Do you want your work to distinguish you from all the other photographers in your area? If so, this class is for you! Kevin's techniques do not just apply to weddings, but also portraits of just about any type. In fact, Kevin does all of the Team USA Olympic Team portraits for USA Today as well as the Dallas Cowboys for NBC's Sunday Night Football and uses the same concepts when photographing brides.

    Kevin Jairaj will go over all his techniques and secrets for not only booking high end clients, but he will also show you how he lights and photographs them in his unique style! Kevin will show you how and when he uses video light, speedlights, strobes, canned, and natural light sources to achieve the many dramatic looks his clients desire.

    This will also be a very interactive class where questions and discussions are most welcome!

    Kevin Jairaj's Bio: In just a few short years, Kevin has not only become one of the most sought after photographers in the USA, but also worldwide. He has been commissioned to do photoshoots, weddings, and events in London, Hawaii, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica, Anguilla, and Aruba in addition to the work he shoots in Texas and the rest of the USA. Kevin is also a favorite among the celebrity crowd and has shot weddings and events for many musicians, actors, and famous athletes.

    Award Winning

    Kevin is one of only a few people in the world to hold the Triple Master Title from WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) as well as a Master of Photography from PPA(Professional Photographers of America). Kevin has also won Numerous 1st Place Awards in the very prestigious WPPI 16×20 and 8x10 print competitions in addition to having several prints selected in the PPA Loan collection over the years. He was also named a Top Knots of Wedding Photography by the very well respected Photo District News magazine and his work has been published in countless newspapers, books, and magazines.

    Recent News

    Kevin has been commissioned by USA TODAY to take portraits of key members of the USA Summer and Winter Olympic Teams and has also had a recurring role in the Hit Discovery Channel Show "Fast N Loud." Kevin covered the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi 2016 Summer Games in Rio for USA Today. In addition, Kevin has covered major sporting events such as the Super Bowls, Final Fours, the World Series, and National Championship games.

    Kevin was also recently named as the Official Photographer for the College Football Playoff National Championship.

    Kevin has just recently written the book "Stylish Weddings" for Amherst Media and it has become a bestselling book in just a few months.

    Visit my blog: http://www.thekjblog.com Website: http://www.kjimages.com

      • 09/19/2017
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Posers Photography, 1354 Ridge Lane, Shakopee, MN 55379




      Working with Children and Parents

      Topics Covered:

      • Avoiding arguments
      • Wiping noses and straightening clothes
      • Waking up babies
      • Taking candy from a baby
      • Getting expressions that will stand the test of time

      More info to come later.

      This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

      If you would like to attend Click here to join the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association.

      • 10/09/2017
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

      For 25+ years, Russ Harrington of Nashville, Tennessee, has been the go-to Photographer for Country Music's biggest stars.

      A typical session for Russ:

      He has a narrow window of time to photograph one of the world’s most famous personalities. During that window, he has to account for the production of sets with Prop Dept/Assistants/Producers/Management/Talent/Makeup/Wardrobe/B-Roll Folks/Location Scouts/Catering and the CLOCK! He’s in charge of directing the subject, and all of the supporting staff on set.

      His work will be seen all over the world, and he must create enough variety for the artist to use in album covers, promotional materials, merch items, social media and press releases—for the next 18 months!

      Country Music superstars, maintaining an ever-evolving image, understand the need for photographers who deliver fresh, innovative ideas. Seventeen years ago, Trisha Yearwood discovered the secret to keep her photographs contemporary. She has used Russ for countless sessions: Album covers, book & magazine convers, editorial shoots, advertising sessions, etc.

      Assign 30 Photographers the same subject at the same time, and most of the images will look like siblings. Your choice of light sources, and how you use them, defines your distinct style. Do you understand the nuances of strobes, ambient light, soft boxes, umbrellas, beauty dishes, strip lights, reflectors, (and more)—and how they react together? You can.

      For the first time in his career, Russ is openly sharing his secrets, lighting techniques, and tips.

      What can you expect from his presentation?

      • See custom-tailored lighting schemes used throughout a day of shooting
      • Gain confidence by learning an arsenal of lighting applications for challenging situations
      • Witness the impact of varied light sources and modifiers
      • Learn how to deliver your clients more images, with more variety, in less time
      • Hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of music’s most famous photographs, and the lessons they taught Russ

      Be one of the first to learn from the photographer of Nashville’s A-list celebrities. Enjoy Russ’ light-hearted, unassuming, candid style as he teaches and fields questions.

      Learn more about Russ, and see some of your favorite album covers, at www.russharrington.com.


        • 10/10/2017
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Grinkie Girls Photography - 900 6th Ave SE #245, Minneapolis, MN 55414
        • 25


        What can you expect from Russ's presentation?

        • See custom-tailored lighting schemes used throughout a day of shooting.
        • Gain confidence by learning an arsenal of lighting applications for challenging situations.
        • Witness the impact of varied light sources and modifiers.
        • Learn how to deliver your clients more images, with more variety, in less time.
        • Hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of music's most famous photographs, and the lessons they taught Russ.

        Be one of the first to learn from the photographer of Nashville's A-list musicians. Enjoy Russ's  light-hearted, unassuming, candid style as he teaches and fields questions.

        Russ Harrington One Day Workshop - Tuesday, October 10th

        Hours 9am to 5pm each with a lunch break

        $119 - Early Bird for Current TCPPA Members
        $139 - Early Bird non-members
        $159 - Registration after October 3, 2017

        This class is a PPA merited event.


      • You know your equipment. You know your lighting. But do you know how best to stay out of court? How to protect your valuable intellectual property? How to minimize the risks of getting stiffed by clients or vendors?

        This informal and interactive presentation will get you up to (shutter) speed on a host of relevant legal topics, from contracts to copyright, with time for Q&A at the end.

        This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

        If you would like to attend Click here to join the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association.

        • 10/26/2017
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • 3500 Harriet Avenue, Shoreview, MN 55126

        Mark your calendars now to come visit another board member! Christi Williams would like to welcome you to her new home in Shoreview, MN. As a TCPPA membership perk she has arranged for fire dancers for your photographing pleasure. Come on over around 6:00 for supper and fire dancers.

        This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

        If you would like to attend Click here to join the Twin Cities Professional Photographers Association.

        • 11/13/2017
        • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

        Cathy specializes in landscape and nature photography, wedding photography, sportraits (sports photography portraits), senior portraits, and off-camera flash. Her style is modern and classic, mixed with a creative edge. The heart of her photographic work focuses on the psychological connection between photographer and client, understanding that a photo session is a truly vulnerable experience for all clients. She leverages that knowledge during portrait sessions to reveal a client’s true personalities in her portraiture.

        Cathy earned the prestigious designation as a Certified Professional Photographer in 2011. She has also won several awards, including the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC) President’s Award, PPNC first and second place multi-maker wedding album design, International Print Competition Loan Collection Awards, and photographic merits at the state (PPNC) and national (Professional Photographers of America [PPA]) level. Her landscape photography work has been featured in the Nightly News with Lester Holt, Washington Post, the Weather Channel, local TV news stations, Professional Photographers of America’s Loan Collection, art galleries and shows, and various social media platforms. Cathy was a featured speaker at Imaging USA 2016 in Atlanta, GA and has taught seminars and classes across the United States, including classes for state conventions and PPA affiliates (Michigan, Virginia, and Minnesota), PPA Super One Day classes, and PPNC’s Carolina Photo Expo state convention and regional seminars.

        Cathy Anderson CPP Bio:
        Cathy Anderson was born in Mount Holly, NC, just west of Charlotte, and currently resides in Morganton, NC. She is a portrait photographer by day and enjoys landscape and nature photography in her spare time. A country girl with a cosmopolitan state of mind, her photographic career started in her mid-teens as a second-generation photographer. Trained by her beloved father in traditional photographic techniques, Cathy “grew up in a darkroom” as a film photographer. She went to college at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. During her tenure at WCU, she explored the backwoods of North Carolina with her camera by her side, becoming an avid hiker, nature lover, and landscape photographer. In 2005, she photographed her first wedding as a film photographer, but quickly made the transition to digital photography. She opened her first studio in Newton, NC for a few years until she met Chris Garner from Morganton, NC. Chris and Cathy quickly found out that their shared synergy was very unique and decided to begin working together in Morganton. Celebrating her tenth year as a professional photographer, Cathy works as lead photographer at TPS Photography in Morganton, NC.

          • 12/11/2017
          • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
          Registration is closed

          Come join us for our Holiday Gathering celebrating another wonderful year of education, fellowship and fun. Mark your calendar for this event to take the time to enjoy fellow TCPPA Members, guests and the success of your studio and self development in providing exceptional photography for your clients.

          $30 per person Member & First Guest / $35 Non-Member or Additional Guests

          Plus, don’t forget to bring a gift for the white elephant gift exchange!

          5:00-6:00pm - Cocktail hour and Silent Auction**
          6:00-7:00pm - Dinner
          7:15pm - Silent Auction Closes, Presentation of 2017 Board of Directors and white elephant gift exchange
          8:15pm - Live Auction** Begins
          8:30-9:00pm - Auction check-out & departure

          Silent Auction items provided by:
          Eddie Tapp
          Photoflex
          PPA
          Imaging USA
          Texas School of Photography
          Photoflash Drive
          Creative Resources
          Annie Marie
          Think Tank
          Highpoint Framing

          Past events

          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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