Upcoming events

    • 07/23/2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • I Love Photography, LLC - 1208 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

    You hear it all the time, "I just want my digital images". Because of the digital world we live in it's tougher than ever to figure out where was a photographers now fit. Do I offer digital images? Can I make a living doing that? Do I offer prints? See how Elaine Goepfert makes it work selling both! This multi-faceted photographer will teach you the business basics to make your photography profitable. If you are ready to take the next step, then this class is for you!

    Selling digital images at profit
    Efficiencies in running the business - Battling Time Suckers
    Educate your customers...why print?
    What do I sell? Know your products & how to choose
    The Genuine Salesman

    July 23, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:30 p.m. at I Love Photography, LLC - 1208 Main Street, Hopkins, MN.

    This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

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

    • 08/08/2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Posers Photography, 1364 Ridge Lane, Shakopee, MN

    You can purchase brushes, or textures to add effects to images. Have you tried to capture fog, splashes, or water spray in camera? Come out to Posers Photography studio work and learn to work with lighting and capturing fog and sprays.

    This Event is for Current TCPPA Members.

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

    • 08/13/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    Photoshop Workflow Automation: Tips & Tricks

    Time is a precious commodity. Time spent wrestling computers, software, and digital images in post processing is not nearly as valuable as time spent selling our services, creating great images, or even work/life balance time with family and friends. Today's digital workflow can be a blessing or a curse depending on how much of your time it consumes. A manually intensive post production workflow can consume your free time, delay delivery of images to clients, and generally create a burden that dulls the excitement of the great images we create.

    Join Mike Price as he explains a variety of time saving techniques in your digital workflow that will appeal to a wide range of skill levels. Mike will focus on freeing up your time by speeding up your workflow by demonstrating:

    • Working space organization on your desks

    • Organizing your image folders

    • File naming time savers

    • Using metadata like keywords and IPTC fields in images

    • Setting custom shortcut keys that fit your style

    • Streamlining Photoshop menus

    • Creating and managing your most used tool presets

    • Photoshop built-in tools that can save you time

    • Move repetitive work into Photoshop Actions, Batches, and Droplets

    • Inexpensive external tools to run Actions at the push of a button

    • Demonstration of multiple elements described above to retouch an image quickly

    • Combine images, text, and templates to create hundreds of customized images automatically

    • Overview of the power of scripting 

      • 09/10/2018
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

      Program details Coming Soon!

      Dan Rowe along with his wife, Adrienne, run Rowe Portrait Studios in the small, low average income town of Oakland City, IN. In their 11 years in business, Dan has twice taken 1st place in WPPI's then IPC High School Senior Category. His location in Southern Indiana, as well as his client base has been the inspiration of his unconventional paths. Dan and Adrienne's use of non-traditional marketing, standout imagery, and unique business practices have allowed them to remain profitable during rough economic times in their local area. Dan puts pride into the fact that he is able to creatively adjust to any situation, not just when behind the lens, but also in all other areas of their business. While primarily focused on thigh school seniors, Rowe Portrait Studios has also enjoyed success photographing families, children and numerous teams and schools around the area.


        • 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.

          • 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

            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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