Upcoming events

    • 09/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Michelle Lockwood Photography, 20730 Holyoke Avenue, Suite 202, Lakeville, MN

    Hosted by Michelle Lockwood with Nicole Elliott
    Learn about breaking through barriers and connecting with clients during sales sessions.

    Ever wondered what's on the other side of your self-limiting beliefs?

    As a sales professional and photographer for over 19 years - Nicole has realized that sales is a part of so many aspects of our lives. From convincing your kids to wear a nice outfit to convincing a client to spend $5,000 at your photo studio. Through simple tools and engaging content Nicole will teach you how to broaden your scope by identifying and pushing beyond your limiting beliefs, effective sales interactions and how to move confidently through a sales session - the same method she used to close her $7-15,000 photography orders. It's time to move forward with purpose, confidence and intention within your business and life!

    Nicole Elliott is an award-wining professional photographer whose work and writing has been nationally published. As a photographer for over 19 years, she has seen the ups and downs, tists and turns of the photography industry. Her heart to encourage, equip and empower the next generation of photographers is the foundational principle of her business and has led her to create the Foundations Workshops; an intensive course on the foundations of photography, the heart of an artist and shooting with confidence.

    This last year she has been working on the invention and development of a brand new camera strap. Together with Blackrapid she will be releasing her new line, Nicole Elliott by Blackrapid, this fall! She will be introducing a new camera strap that is acclaimed for it's comfort, function and style - geared towards the female photographer.

    This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

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

    • 10/08/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    Commercial Business Portraits - This is a program focuses on all aspects of creating a commercial business portraits. From marketing, lighting, posing, up-sales, and retouching, this course is great because it can cater to any photographer. I started getting into business portraits to make extra income during the off-season of my senior portrait business, and not the business portraits bring in almost as much income with considerably less overhead. I teach how to make a marketing plan to find clients in your area along with techniques to get their business. I also do a live demo shoot and show different lighting techniques to achieve multiple looks in studio or on location. I then use CaptureOne and photoshop to edit those photos as individuals and groups. Lastly, I talk about how I am able to create more sales from those clients by offering additional photographic services to them. 

    Developing a Commercial Photography Portfolio - Over the last 10 years, I have had the chance to work with some of the top photo agencies in the country and also meet with photo editors and art producers from some of the biggest magazines and advertising agencies. Through this experience, I have picked the brains of hundreds of people and listened to feedback which has helped me work with many photographers to narrow down their vision and create portfolios/websites that really showcase their best work. In this class, we will talk about how to get passed the emotional attachment photographers have to their work, and how to start editing and selecting their best images to help really show their vision and get more work. From the physical layout of a printed portfolio, to planning personal shoots to expand your library of images, we will focus on making a plan that keeps you motivated and on track to getting more work in the world of advertising photography.

      • 10/16/2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Megan Crown Photography, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 262, St. Paul, MN

      Hosted by Megan Grommes
      I'll be sharing what i have learned over the past eight years and talking all things newborn. Based on what participants want to talk about, we can discuss topics like prep, safety, timing, posing newborn with siblings, posting with parents, props, best practices...

      This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

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

      • 11/05/2018
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

      Getting Ready for Print Competition
      1. Beginning print competition for the first time. (State/District/International)
      2. Life of a print in competition
      3. Going through the 12 elements of a print merit
      4. Going through the rules of competition, and what they need
      5. Advice and tips to new talents
      6. Critique
      7. Print or Digital? (the benefit of print)
      8.Game: “What did it score?”

      I’ll explain how personal projects can be beneficial to you and to your growth. I’ll explain 6 ways of storytelling and how to get hired doing what you love through your personal work.

      -Bringing personal work into client work.
      -Getting them to buy for sure that one piece of artwork you’ve created

      Dan Francis M.Photog, CPP, Coucilor
      One of his earliest experiences as a photographer was when he was seven years old while he was visiting Yellowstone National Park and he had used his parents 35mm camera throughout the park. The sights he saw that day took him down the road of art.

      He began his art in high school taking all eight classes of art that were offered. He learned the rules of color, mood, patience, and creative thinking. He brought his art into the digital world by graduating with honors in Graphic Design in 2003. After graduating from college, he worked at a photography studio for 6 years continuing his vision through the camera. Dan’s work has been seen around the world through his website and published work. He has owned his own business, located downtown Fargo since 2008. He specializes in Fine-Art Photography, Photo Restoration and is always looking to learn the way of everything photography.

        • 11/06/2018
        • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • 3550 Harriet Avenue, Shoreview, MN 55126

        Hosted by Christi Williams
        Come over to Christi William's house and begin the evening with chili and socializing. After supper setup your camera and tripod to take photos of the lovely Hooperina.

        6:00pm Supper, 7:00 Hooperina will be hula hooping with a LED lit hoop and a fire hoop!

        This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

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

        Firehoop Photography by Bianca Wilcox

        • 12/10/2018
        • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • TBD

        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 to be announced!

        Past events

        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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