Upcoming events

    • 09/25/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Members come together to discuss a new business or photography book each month. Join us for a great conversation!

    The zoom link will be sent to everyone registered the day of the meeting.

    • 10/09/2023
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

    Registration open 7/10/2023 - 10/6/2023

    Megan Loeks • 
    Negaunee, Michigan • megloeks.com

    Join Meg Loeks as she discusses ways to keep young children engaged in good light, both natural and created. Participants will learn several tips and tricks when working with little ones and short attention spans. Meg will also discuss the importance of color theory and why it's such a powerful compositional tool, as well as compositional versatility. Learn how to strengthen the narrative within your work through personal experiences and daily life, as well as studying art forms like illustrations, classic art, movies and music. Lastly, Meg will discuss the importance of environment and sense of place.

    Key take-aways:
    1) Participants will learn how to create and modify light so that it is cohesive and consistent within their work
    2) Participants will learn how to keep children engaged in good light
    3) Participants will learn how to strengthen their frame by use of color and creative composition
    4) Participants will learn how to polish an image from start to finish utilizing Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

    Meg lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with her husband and five children. She is a children's fine art 
    and portrait photographer whose nostalgic work centers around the home. In-between photographing her family, she teaches several online and in-person domestic and international workshops. Meg is a mentor through Click Community, instructor through Click Photo School, a SIGMA Ambassador, 2022 Lightroom Ambassador and Profoto Legend of Light. She is also a volunteer photographer for The Gold Hope Project, a nonprofit organization which gifts families battling pediatric cancer a free photo session.

    Schedule of Event:
    3:30-4:00 Registration and Member Q&A (Submit your Member Q&A questions here: https://forms.gle/4JX4Qaa2EnjSsQ6PA)
    4:00-4:05 TCPPA Updates
    4:05-8:00 Presentation (1-15 minute break)

    Bring to Class: Notebook or laptop
    Skill Level: Intermediate Level (Suitable for beginners as well)

      • 10/16/2023
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • WHCC, 2840 Lone Oak Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
      • 17

      Hosted at WHCC

      WHCC is generously opening up their lab to to give us a tour of their facility and a sneak peek at new products.

      Monday, October 16th at:
      White House Custom Color
      2840 Lone Oak Parkway
      Eagan, MN 55121

      5:30pm Social & Snacks
      6:00pm Lab Tour
      7:00pm New Products
      8:00pm Happy Hour After Party

      This class is limited to the first 30 people who sign up so don't delay!

      • 11/12/2023
      • TBD
      • 20

      Registration open 5/8/14/2023 - 11/10/2023

      In this workshop, attendees will photograph a subject and create a character, then build a scene around them, using Photoshop, that tells the story.

      Workshop Key take-aways:
      • Photographing for extraction
      • Enhancing subjects in Photoshop
      • Using photoshop tools to create a painting

      Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
      Prerequisite: Basic Photoshop skills
      Bring to workshop: Wacom tablet (preferred) or mouse, 70 mm lens, laptop capable of running large documents in Photoshop.

      $149 TCPPA/PPA Members
      $199 Non-Members

      • 11/13/2023
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

      Registration open 8/14/2023 - 11/10/2023

      Corey McDonald, M.Photog., M.Artist, CPP • Monroeville, Albama • 


      Image competition can be daunting and intimidating process for photographers - tackling the twelve elements, figuring out what the story should be, client images vs. creating for competition... photographers and artists can get lost in the rabbit hole of possibilities. But once you figure out what your possibilities are, you'll never look at competition the same way again.

      Join Corey McDonald on a journey through his fantasy world of elves, dwarves, dragons, and men as he tells an epic tale of adventure and war in "Stories" ...and learn the process he uses to determine what story to tell and how he puts the images together to create his Imaging Excellence works of art.

      Corey will be using Photoshop to create one of these stories. 

      Key take-aways:

      1) Originality in image-making
      2) Stoytelling (12 elements)
      3) Tips and tricks in Photoshop to make images pop off the screen and paper

      Corey McDonald is a photographic artist from the backwoods of lower Alabama, in the small town of Monroeville, the backdrop of To Kill a Mockingbird. Corey has worked as a professional photographer since 2014. He is a 2022 Diamond Photographer and Platinum Artist, and has won numerous awards from the Senior and Youth National Conference, including Best of Show, multipe First Place trophies, and the coveted 2021 and 2022 Photographer of the Year. Corey's studio specializes in High School Seniors, Families, and Children.

      Corey is in the process of moving to Texas 

      Schedule of Event:
      3:30-4:00 Registration and Member Q&A
      4:00-4:05 TCPPA Updates
      4:05-8:00 Presentation (1-15 minute break)

      Bring to class: Notbeook or laptop

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