Upcoming events

    • 01/07/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NP Design & Photography, 145 W 2nd Street, New Richmond, WI
    • 13

    Hosted by Teresa Peterson
    Creating your Social Media Calendar for 2019! 

    Bring your laptop or paper and pen and work side by sie with Event Coordinator Teresa Peterson and Graphic Designer/Social Media Girl Allie Wrich of NPDP as they actually plan their 2019 Social Media Calendar. Teresa & Allie will share ideas on what to post, who to target and what platforms to use. When you are done, you will literally have a calendar on what to post every day for the entire year! This is an interactive class so be ready to share ideas and set yourself up for a successful 2019!

    • 01/14/2019
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    Brian DeMint - Eyeworks Photography - Joplin, Missouri

    This forward thinking program will teach you scientifically proven methods to develop, enhance and unfetter your creative thought processes. Learn how to express a unique vision and stand out from the pack. Fun, innovative, education lecture and live demo class.

      • 02/11/2019
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

      Scott Detweiler - Sussex, Wisconsin

      Retouching skin properly is a skill every portrait photographer needs to master. In this seminar we will cover several techniques for skin as well as some automation tricks to speed up delivery and creation of several products like grad cards, etc.

        • 03/11/2019
        • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

        Dani Miller - Sugar Hill Photography - St. Charles, Iowa

        From Concept to Creation of children's portraits

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

          Kay Eskeridge - 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...

                  • 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

                      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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