Upcoming events

    • 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

    Modern Seniors will show you how I converged many years of working in the fashion industry, with models and art directors to shooting seniors to these high standards I connect with normal seniors and turn out very fashionable images. We will cover lighting both indoor and outdoor setups. I will also cover how I prep a shoot from wardrobe to "model 101". Most important my goal is to get you thinking out side the lines.

      • 08/13/2019
      • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Grinkie Girls and Amy Wurdock Photography, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 262, St. Paul, MN 55126

      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 $$$!

      In conjunction with the Mastermind we will be hosting our annual Prop, Drop & Swap Event. Start collecting items from your studio you would like to sell. Bring your own table to put your items to sell from.

      Pre-register to receive a raffle ticket for prizes.

      • 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

          07/08/2019 David Beckham: Fashion Posing & Lighting for Seniors
          06/10/2019 Chris Knight: The Dramatic Portrait
          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
          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

          "Twin Cities Professional Photography Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Copyright 2017 TCPPA all rights reserved.

          Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software