Upcoming events

    • 08/08/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • NP Design & Photography - 145 W 2nd Street, New Richmond, WI
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    Join Dallas’s 2020 ‘Best Portrait Photographer,’ Jen Bertrand, as she walks you through concepts of lighting, styles of lighting and most importantly how to achieve the image you want by choosing the right equipment for the image, space and situation!  Whether you have one light or four lights, you will leave this workshop creating beautiful, sellable images! 

    If you’ve always been intimidated to learn studio lighting, Jen will show you how she works with various lighting modifiers and strobes to create that ‘editorial’ look that seniors love and that headshot clients crave!

    Jen will then let you have time to practice your new techniques with a hands-on experience photographing models both in and outdoors as she provides guidance, advice, and answers your questions on how to perfect your new craft!

    This class is limited to only 20 registrations and will sell out so register today!

    • 08/09/2021
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

    Jen Bertrand

    Dallas, Texas


    Editorial is more than just a buzzword – it’s about tapping into the personal brand of every client, whether they be a senior, a family, or a professional in need of a new headshot. In this class, I will teach you how to start from the end and methodically work your way back to execute every shoot with gorgeous light that tells your client’s story while keeping true to your own photographic style.

    I will change the way you think about lighting by walking you through the foundations of light quality and light modifiers, what they do, and how to use them to create killer light for an editorial feel that flatters even those who try to convince you they’re “not photogenic.” And what’s the point of a class if you can’t realistically implement the things you learned? I’ll show you how I approach lighting for every shoot no matter the client or their story, as well as quick tips and tricks that you can work into your shoots immediately.


    Jen Bertrand is a portrait photographer who specializes in editorial, magazine-style imagery that speaks to the individual. She is known for her modern and edgy approach to photography, as well as adding her personal touch to the entire client experience. Jen also teaches studio lighting and other photography techniques to photographers through conferences, mentorships, and workshops, including her own studio lighting workshop called Enlighten. She is the go-to photographer for creative professionals, brands, and teens looking for original and fresh images that lean way from industry clichés. Jen is based in Dallas where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and their dog.

      • 09/12/2021
      • 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
      • The Collective Studio - 123 N 2nd Street, Suite 201, Stillwater, MN 55082
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      Join Master Photographer and Honorary Master Photographic Craftsman Michael Taylor along with Sony Creator in Residence and Master Photographic Craftsman Monica Sigmon as they share their unique lighting concepts. The time together is about image creation. Creating a sense of style, use of lighting techniques, finding available light, working easily on location, and other insights into making remarkable images. There will really be a deep dive into working on location and demonstrating the use of lighting and incorporating the environment with your subjects.

      The interactive class will set you up for success whether you photograph weddings, families, seniors or headshots!

      This class is limited to only 20 registrations and will sell out so register today!

      • 09/13/2021
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
      • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

      Sigmon & Taylor

      Williamsburg, Virginia


      Success in your photography business begins with branding, client acquisition, client care, education and the ability to build relationships with your people.

      This will all be explored along with the ever important concept of the creation of a product which is unique and a reflection of your own personality. Sigmon Taylor Photography is aiming for a high end market where the studio is able to craft portraits that are very individualized to each customer. Monica will explain how this is done at Sigmon Taylor and give the audience building blocks to apply to their own businesses.  This is the business class you have been waiting all year for!!!


       Both Monica and Michael are award-winning photographic artists, best-known for their fresh, innovative signature style that represent their clients with emotion and honesty.  They joined their amazing talents together ten years ago and own the premier photography studio in the Williamsburg/Hampton Roads area.  They specialize in family, children’s and pet portraiture, as well as commercial photography.  Additionally, they are involved in several charitable causes in the area and founded the Women With A Cause and Grove Summer of Love projects, both serving to bring awareness to local organizations in need.

        • 09/17/2021
        • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
        • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

        Lesa Daniel & Gregory Daniel M. Photog., Cr., CPP, F-ASP & 

        Titusville, Florida

        gregorydanielportraits.com   •   isofpa.com

        Ever find yourself burned, lacking creativity or feel like you are stuck in a rut?  You might enjoy pumping excitement and refueling your passion through planned Artist Projects throughout the year.  Reignite your soul while providing a priceless experience to your most invested clients.

        Gregory and Lesa are rare people.  Gregory combines an incredible business mind with wonderful artistry.  He loves sound planning, along with seizing the emotion of the moment.  Lesa is a natural people person who genuinely cares for all her clients.

        If you hope to succeed in the marketplace today, you need a plan that works from start to finish.  Gregory and Lesa have honed their processes like no one else.  Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:
        -       Create a project plan that fuels your passion
        -       Build a unique experience for your VIP clients
        -       See a simplistic approach to Artistic Lighting

        Let Gregory hold your hand while you step up into your next level of success.  They’ll leave you begging for more


        A nationally recognized husband and wife duo who create exquisite portraits, Gregory and Lesa Daniel are also masters in sharing their knowledge and experience.  They make it look so easy, but you will learn their secret is behind the scenes’ preparation and planning that result in timeless original portraits and a highly successful business.

        “Before each of the great masters began their portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings, they sat down in front of a blank canvas.  Ready to pour all they knew of their craft into creating brilliant works of art.  As I’ve grown and matured as a portrait artist, I’ve learned to approach my work from an artist’s perspective; each session brimming with the potential of a blank canvas, beckoning me to awaken it with my skill and vision”.

        Gregory and his wife Lesa Daniel are internationally recognized for their artistry. Though he is one of the most awarded photographers in the United States, Gregory has the utmost privilege of living out his passion every day alongside Lesa in operating their portrait photography galleries in both Indialantic and Titusville Florida. He has achieved both the title of Master of Photography and The American Society of Photographers Fellowship. In addition, Gregory is was one of the youngest members to be inducted into the prestigious Cameracraftsmen of America in 1991, proud founding member of the International Society of Portrait Artists (ISPA) and Past  President for Professional Photographers of America.

          • 10/10/2021
          • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
          • NP Design & Photography - 145 W 2nd Street, New Richmond, WI
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          Join Josh as he guides you through simplifying the process of creating killer composite images.  From capture to editing, Josh will give you the tricks for the best results that will blow your clients away!  You will find some new techniques that you can adapt to your workflow immediately that will get clients  excited to book sessions!

          Josh Hanna is based out of Cross Lanes, West Virginia and is know for creating unique and eye-catching images especially for senior guys.  Not only is Josh an amazing photography, he is also a respected educator and creates templates and digital backgrounds for the photography industry.  His photoshop skills are simply the best!!!

          This class is limited to only 20 registrations and will sell out so register today! This is a PPA Merited Class.

          • 10/11/2021
          • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
          • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

          Joshua Hanna

          Charleston, West Virginia


          In today's market, great senior images are a dime a dozen...so modern seniors are looking for something different, unique, and eye catching. This is particularly true with senior guys! In this class, Josh will guide you through creating fresh senior images that today's senior guys are proud and excited to show off. Using typically unconventional methods for lighting, posing, shooting and editing, you will be sure to find some new techniques that you can adapt to your workflow immediately that will get your senior guys excited to book their sessions!


          Christian. Husband. Father. Artist. Photographer. Photoshopper. Teacher. SciFi Geek. Wannabe Musician.

            • 11/08/2021
            • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
            • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

            Jessica Robertson, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, FP

            Ashland, Virginia


            Most of us begin our photographic career with what we believe to be a "Passion" for photography. As our interest progresses for this wonderful field, we look to convert our new found love into profit. The subsequent steps are crucial to the success that may or may not follow. While this program is a must see for new photographers, it is also critical for those that want to improve their business and creativity. organization of the process allows for creativity and perfecting the process leads to profit. This program includes a step by step process to increasing business and profit by examining a pragmatic approach to an artistic endeavor.


            Jessica Robertson created Jessica Robertson Photographic Artistry over 19 years ago and currently serves the Richmond, Virginia area from her 3,000 square foot retail space in Ashland. With the support of her team, Robin and Karen, Jessica personally photographs over 200 seniors each year. She also photographs families, children, pets and headshots. These additional 100 sessions a year create a full circle of life studio based upon relationships.

            The studio's authentic imagery reflects their commitment to timeless, creative, memorable, unique, and storytelling portraiture. In an age of digital manipulation, filters and flash dries, Jessica hand crafts her images with light and detailed retouching. This dedication to quality and consistency results in superior printed portraits which hang in her clients' homes and are handed down from generation to generation.

            Because of her commitment to her photographic style and her pragmatic business philosophy, Jessica has established a reputation as the premier senior portrait photographer in her area.

            While Jessica strives to create artistic and consistent high-quality imagery, she recognizes how critical it is to stay focused on the fact that her art is a business. This has always been a crucial aspect of her success.

            Although the photography market is ever changing, she has been able to increase her gross sales and profit margin consistently each year. Jessica creates imagery that stands the test of time and forges relationships with her clients that withstands fluctuations in the economy.

            Jessica holds a degree in Art with a Concentration in Photography from Guilford College. Jessica has earned her PPA Masters of Photography, VPPA Associate Fellow  of Photography, and VPPA Fellow of Photography degrees, Most recently, Jessica earned her PPA Certified Professional Photographer and PPA Master Craftsman degrees. Since Jessica started competing in PPA's national print competition, her work has been included in the esteemed Loan Collection seven times and she has been recognized as Professional Photographer of the Year is out of the seven years she has participated. Through her professional affiliations and print competitions, Jessica strives to constantly improve her skills.

            Her professional life is balanced with being married to her husband, John and raising their two girls Grace, age 8, and Jaclyn, age 4. A full and busy life for sure! She is grateful for her family and for her ability to build and maintain a sustainable business based on her passion for photography

            Past events

            07/13/2021 Susan Stripling: Lighting for Wedding Photographers
            06/16/2021 Members Only - June Happy Hour
            06/14/2021 Ian Plant:
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            05/10/2021 George Mitchell: The UN-Introduction to Food & Beverage Photography
            04/14/2021 Members Only - April Happy Hour
            04/12/2021 Perspectives from Inside the Photography Industry
            03/10/2021 Members Only - March Happy Hour
            03/08/2021 Christie Newell: Catering to your Clients
            03/07/2021 Workshop - Fine Art Maternity & Image Competition Prep - Christie & Rich Newell
            02/16/2021 Members Only - February Coffee Hour
            02/08/2021 Mary Fisk-Taylor: An Introduction to StoryBrand and Profit First
            01/11/2021 Nicki Hufford: Alternative Income Equals Freedom
            12/14/2020 TCPPA Holiday Party & Ugly Sweater Mixer
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            11/09/2020 Carl Caylor: Carl Unplugged - Photographic Concepts and Philosophies
            11/08/2020 2020 Print Competition
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            05/11/2020 Makayla Jade: Regular Couples, $20K Clients
            04/18/2020 CANCELLED: AIM Conference - Adam Jones
            04/18/2020 CANCELLED: Workshop - Dennis & Cheri Hammon
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            12/09/2019 TCPPA 35th Anniversary & Awards Gala
            11/04/2019 Michael Mowbray: Headshots
            11/03/2019 2019 Print Competition
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            10/14/2019 Jenn Lewis: Full Service Experience
            09/09/2019 Darty Hines: Standout In Social Media
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            08/12/2019 Craig Stidham: Modern Seniors
            07/08/2019 David Beckham: Fashion Posing & Lighting for Seniors
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            05/13/2019 Kay Eskridge: Empow(her) Create Empowering Images for Executive Women
            04/15/2019 Animal Image Makers Convention: Charles Glatzer and AIM Tradeshow
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            03/10/2019 Workshop - Dani Miller - Creating Newborn Magic
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            06/11/2018 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
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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
            01/21/2018 2018 Print Competition
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            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
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            10/17/2017 Dawn VanTassel {Members Only Plus Event}
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            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
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            07/23/2017 CANCELED: Meet Your Board - Lisa Asp {Member Only Event}
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            06/16/2017 Camping & Photo Safari at Minneopa State Park {Members Only Plus Event}
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            06/10/2017 Meet Your Board - Liz & Tom Hanly {Member Only Event}
            05/09/2017 Workshop - Sandra Pearce Demystifying the Art of Photoshop Painting
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