Upcoming events

    • 03/09/2020
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
    Register


    Jeff Dachowski - Bedford, NH - www.dachowskiphotography.com

    Success in the salesroom has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with effort and preparation on the part of the salesperson. Join Jeff for a fast paced discussion on how to build and achieve great sales. Selling for Success will cover the psychology of sales, increasing client engagement, enabling customer buy in, closing the sale and a lot more. Jeff will teach solid approaches to help you get over many of the mental roadblocks we as portrait artists put in our own way that can have detrimental effects on sales and profitability. 

    Bio:

    In high school Jeff quickly fell in love with photography.  After pursuing every class related to photography, Jeff attended the Hallmark Institute of Photography. 

    In 2003 Jeff and his wife Carolle opened their studio in Manchester, and have seen meteoric growth since opening.  They enjoy a loyal following of children, senior, family and commercial commissions.

    Jeff has photographed events throughout North America, The Caribbean and Europe since 1992.  His work has been featured in Seacoast Bride, New Hampshire Bride, Woman Engineer, Woman’s World and Rolling Stone.  He has received many accolades for his photography.  Jeff is a member of PPA’s Board of Directors, a PPA International Approved Juror, a Vatican Approved Photographer and the President of the Society of XXV.

    Jeff has attained his Master of Photography Degree, Photographic Craftsman Degree and is a Certified Professional Photographer.  In 2018 he was awarded the Imaging Excellence award from PPA.

    In2012 Jeff and Carollepurchased a building with a storybook  past in the small village of Bedford, NH.  Their studio was featured in Professional Photographer Magazine in 2008, 2013 and 2019.

    Jeff and Carolle are the authors of  two titles  for Amherst Media.  “Lighting on Location” and “Profit building for the professional photographer”.

    Jeff and Mary Fisk Taylor created TheJam.biz in 2019 as a coaching community to help photographers all over the country attain  the success they deserve through education, community and accountability.

    Jeff has two wonderful daughters age 18 and 19 and has been married to his wife Carolle for over 25 years.  Jeff plays drums, bass and the Chapman stick.  During his free time, he builds guitars.

      • 04/18/2020
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Hilton MSP-Mall of America - 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
      • 30

      Dennis Hammon M. Photog. Cr. CPP, F-ASP
      Cheri Hammon M. Photog. M.Artist, MEI, Cr. CPP, F-ASP

      Morning Program: Fine Art Landscape Photography
      Afternoon Program: The Environment as Our Studio

      Register here - https://animalimagemakers.regfox.com/dennis-cheri-hammon-workshop

      Register now for either the morning or the afternoon program, or you may select the entire day for a discounted combined price. Both programs will cover different information, but pair well when combined for a full day class. Included for all registrants is access to the Animal Image Makers Conference tradeshow as well as a bonus Saturday evening wildlife photography program by Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. Full day registration includes lunch and PPA members will earn a continuing education merit for attending the morning and afternoon programs.

      $89 - for Morning OR Afternoon session
      $149 - Morning AND Afternoon session

      Register here - https://animalimagemakers.regfox.com/dennis-cheri-hammon-workshop

      Program Descriptions and Schedule
      • 9:00am-12:15pm Fine Art Landscape Photography - $89
      Returning home from an adventure to photograph landscapes, are you ever disappointed when you look at your images? Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres today. But it takes patience and understanding of the natural world to do it well. This workshop will motivate and inspire you to venture outside.

      With the many of the elements popular with competition, you’ll learn to visualize and interpret the scene to capture and portray not just what you saw, but what you want the viewer to feel.

      Dennis and Cheri will inspire you to find the grand landscapes as well as the intimate details of nature that so many ignore. When these things are properly captured and displayed, you’ll have works of art to show off in homes, offices and enter into competition.

      Register for this AND the afternoon program for just $149.

      • 12:45-4:00pm The Environment as Our Studio

      Continuing on from the morning session with landscape photography, Dennis and Cheri will show their style of portrait work which encompasses families, children, senior and boudoir on location. Using the skills of lighting and posing with correct camera angles, they will show you how they work as a team to capture their clients in their favorite places or homes for unique portraits that include the world around us.

      Register for this AND the morning program for just $149.

      • 12:30-7:00pm Animal Image Makers Tradeshow - No Charge
      Bonus!! Included in your workshop registration:
      Come see products available to photographers from some of the leading industry suppliers. It's difficult to know what a product looks or feels like when seeing samples online, so this is your opportunity to see for yourself in person what companies have to offer, with reps there to answer your questions.

      • 7:30-9:30pm Wildlife Photography with Adam Jones - No Charge
      Bonus!! Included in your workshop registration:
      Internationally recognized photographer Adam Jones explores the world through his nature, travel, and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, and in national advertising campaigns for clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda. Adam is recognized world wide as an outstanding stock photographer with his images represented by Getty Images, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His work has sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries.

      Sponsored by Canon

      Register here - https://animalimagemakers.regfox.com/dennis-cheri-hammon-workshop



      • 04/18/2020
      • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Century College - Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America - 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
      Register


      Adam Jones - Wildlife Photography - Crestwood, KY - www.adamjones.com

       This internationally recognized photographer explores the world through his nature, travel, and wildlife images. Jones’s award-winning photography is widely published in magazines, posters, calendars, books, and in national advertising campaigns for clients such as Canon, Ford, Eddie Bauer, Miller Beer and Honda.  Adam is recognized world wide as an outstanding stock photographer with his images represented by Getty Images, Photo Researchers, and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. His work has sold for editorial and commercial uses in over 30 countries. 

      Sponsored by Canon

        • 05/11/2020
        • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
        Register


        Makayla Jade Harris - Saratoga Springs, NY - www.theharrisco.com

        Learn the start to finish wedding client journey, from on-boarding through final product delivery and how to increase revenue throughout the experience so you can work with fewer clients at a high profit margin (and still have time for all the things you love!).

        Bio:
        Makayla Jade, co-founder of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching multiple six figures in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on printed products & photographic art.  Makayla Jade has been featured in major industry magazines & conferences, sharing techniques involving business systems, brand marketing, and unique approach to educating clients about the importance of print and investing in heirlooms through her newest endeavor, Printographers Society.

          • 06/08/2020
          • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
          Register


          Brian Baer & Jes Galaska - Kearney, NE - www.baerphoto.com

          "You don't have to start over to start over: Business 2.0 + Slow Season Playbook"

          Brian and Jes combined their studios and styles the summer of 2018 into Baer Studios in Kearney Nebraska. Prior to the new adventure, they completely rebranded the entire aesthetic of their studios into one cohesive brand to bring two businesses together. Lots of planning and time was poured into the new Baer Studios and success followed. Sadly just one year later, a 500 year flood ripped through their home AND studio. Strong homes, relationships and even business are built on solid foundations. Even in the wake of this epic natural disaster, their foundations didn't budge. They want to share their story with you , and to show you how they started over without starting over.

          In addition, Brian and Jes will share with you their tried and true monthly promotions that keep them busy December through May. Our promotions include high volume Santa, pet promotion, and a cute kid contest. We will share with you how you can build promotions and partner with a non-profit and make it profitable for everyone.

          There will be tips on how everything came together, how they separate roles in the office, taking care of their clients and how they do everything with intention for the success of the business. It's not scary, it's just a lot of work and dedication. Don't miss this class because there will be no fluff, just the good stuff coming from 43 years of combined studio ownership experience.If you want to learn more about them, you can follow them on Instagram @baerstudios @brianbaer @jesgalaska.

          Brian Baer - M. Photog., Cr. PPA National Award, PPN Past President, PPN Diamond Fellow, 4x PPN Senior Photographer of the Year.

          Jes Galaska - M. Photog., Cr. PPA National Award, PPN Past President, PPN Diamond Fellow, 2017 PPN Photographer of the Year.

            • 07/13/2020
            • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
            • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
            Register


            Shannon Atchley - Higdon, AL - www.atchleyphotography.com

            In this highly competitive market, photographers who know how to light anyone, anywhere, have a distinct advantage; they don't have to rely on the golden hour to get stunning images. In this program, Shannon will show you how to make photos at any time of day to achieve the rich, vibrant colors she is known for in her senior photography work.

            Using both natural light and strobes and knowing when to use them will be a game-changer for you! Shannon is known for her easy and relatable teaching style and will also be going over her best tips for posting to social media.

            Shannon will also go over her model program and some of her more popular model shoots. She will cover how to make these fun for the girls and also get great images that will wow your clients! She will walk you through styling, posing and picking a theme.

            Key takeways from this program:
            • Never fear bright light, airy light, or low light again!
            • Expand your portrait schedule (and increase your profits!) by not limiting your session times to golden hour.
            • Create stunning images that parents and seniors will relate to and want.
            • Grow your business organically through social media with no ad spend.
            • Make your model team work for you.

            About Shannon:
            Shannon Atchley is a photographer educator and mentor and runs a successful portrait studio that caters to seniors in the great Chattanooga, TN area. For the last 13 years, she's dedicated herself to the craft of lighting and teaching other photographers how to "not fear the strobe". When she doesn't have the camera to her face, Shannon enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband and the world's cutest Labradors.


              • 08/24/2020
              • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
              • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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              Doug Weittenhiller (Twig and Olive) - Madison, WI - www.twigandolivephotography.com

              This day all about families will be divided into two sections classroom instruction and a live shoot.

              Part 1 - All About Families | Creating Beautiful Sessions within Your Brand covers everything about children and family photography! Topics include coaching your clients on ow to dress for your brand, attracting and keeping the clients you want, first year plans, sales and how to upsell your newborn clients into first year packages.

              Part 2 - Photography Families | Creating an Interactive Experience; Stuck in a shooting rut? Gone are the days of boring cookie cutter family portrait sessions in front of a boring backdrop. Shoot alongside us as we photography a family utilizing an "unposed" style. Watch as we interact with our clients and make family photography easy and fun.

              Bio:

              Douglas Weittenhiller accidentally became a photographer when his wife's growing hobby forced him to quit his real job. Thankfully, he didn’t completely suck. With his newfound love of not having a boss (other than his wife), he applied his nerdy background in science to learning everything about the craft. He’s at his best with people who enjoy a good laugh, a tasty beverage, and an interest in the world around them.


                • 09/14/2020
                • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
                • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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                Karen Marie (Belly Beautiful) - Roseville, CA - www.bellybeautifulportraits.com

                Posing, Lighting and business insights.

                 


                  • 10/12/2020
                  • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
                  • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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                  Sean Brown - Vancouver, WA - www.seanbrownproductions.com

                  There's a shift happening in how we need to market to our seniors, but how are you embracing that change? In this course, I will be covering what needs to be done to elevate your senior marketing and branding to stay on top and be the go-to senior photographer in your market. Here we'll be covering what is working today and what you can do to make actionable changes in your senior business and what's working in marketing and branding right now. This will be all about how to stay – or become – relevant with this new generation of seniors!

                  Bio:

                  Sean Brown is a photographer based out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest specializing in high school senior portrait photography. Sean believes that photography should be personal and that each person should come away with images that bring out their personality and who they are as a person. He loves to incorporate his seniors’ personalities with a modern, vibrant approach to senior photography. Along with being published in numerous magazines, he has been named four years running as one of the Top 100 High School Senior Photographers in the nation by Senior Style Guide Magazine and one of the Top 25 Most Inspiring Teen Photographers by Modern Teen Style Magazine.


                    • 11/08/2020
                    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
                    • TBD
                    Register

                    Print competition is a free event for members and non-members to come experience judging, hear critiques and learn from what the judges have to say.  We encourage everyone to take part through entering and challenging yourself to push your creativity, and, at the very least, come see the entries and learn from other people's work.

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                    • 11/09/2020
                    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
                    • Century College - Bruening Room (E1421) - 3300 Century Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
                    Register


                    Carl Caylor, PPA Certified, MPhotog.Cr, F-WPPA, Kodak-Alaris Mentor - Iron Mountain, MI - www.photoimagesbycarl.net

                    This program will take you on a Natural Light and OCF Journey from the open scene you walk up to… all the way to a finished portrait. Carl will go through his thought process of why he chose the location. He will show how to use existing design elements.  He will show usable light within the area and how to pose within that light.  He will share how his thoughts for the finished print evolve from vision to reality with darkroom techniques that anyone can master. 

                    Carl’s goal is to open your mind to the thought process that goes on when creating an image for both PPA print competition and for your client. He will discuss light, posing within the light, color harmony, composition, and more of the 12 elements of an artistic image in terms of client work and PPA Print Competition. 

                    Carl will do a brief image critique of selected images from your membership.  Please email your association images a week in advance if you would like to be included in the live critiques. (No names will be used.  This is for accelerated learning potential.) 

                    When you leave this program, you will find new backgrounds in places you would normally walk by. You will see usable light, depth and dimensions like never before. You will understand when and how to work without strobes.  You will know how to create emotion in your work and how to use psychology to your advantage. Yes.  It is a lot to take in, but you can’t help but learn with the real stories, straight forward explanations and demonstrations of each and every detail.

                    Bio: Carl is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He is a Kodak-Alaris mentor and has been involved with professional photography for over 25 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician. He is PPA certified, a master photographer, a craftsman with Professional Photographers of America and an international judge. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.

                    Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. Don't plan on simply watching in his workshop class—Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are. His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already possess and then break things down in simple terms to help enhance those skills to reach a new level. 

                    Carl prides himself on working hard to be prepared. He stays current on new concepts but is not afraid to look back to the old. He diligently studies photography and art to give his guests and his students the best service he can.

                      • 12/14/2020
                      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                      • TBD

                      Come join us for our Holiday Gathering and awards celebration, celebrating the year of education, fellowship and fun and the winners of our 2020 print competition. 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.

                      Past events

                      02/10/2020 Craig and Unchong Obrist: All About Wedding Photography
                      01/29/2020 WHCC Lab Tour & Software Intro {Plus Event}
                      01/13/2020 SOLD OUT - Dan McClanahan: Light it up!
                      12/09/2019 TCPPA 35th Anniversary & Awards Gala
                      11/04/2019 Michael Mowbray: Headshots
                      11/03/2019 2019 Print Competition
                      10/15/2019 Workshop - Pricing and Marketing for Success - Jenn Lewis
                      10/14/2019 Jenn Lewis: Full Service Experience
                      09/09/2019 Darty Hines: Standout In Social Media
                      08/13/2019 Marketing Mastermind {Plus Event}
                      08/12/2019 Craig Stidham: Modern Seniors
                      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

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