Tuesday November 9th, 2009
The Power of the Classics”
An advanced study and exploration into
the Fine Art of Portraiture
Gabriel I. Alonso
M.Photog.Cr. F -TPPA
This presentation is designed to achieve two goals: To re-kindle the fire in the heart of the experienced portraitist who has been in the trenches and needs a fix, and to bring the intermediate level professional up to a higher level of expertise.
The vehicle to get there is the same for both, the rediscovery of the vast knowledge contained in classical portraiture. From the masters of the renaissance to today’s industry leaders, our craft has changed little – except for the tools we use.
“How can you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been” and “The more things change, the more the stay the same”. These are the two themes that will drive this class into a better understanding of our craft.
November 10 – Gabriel Alonzo
December 8 – Christmas Party
Have you sent your work to a professional lab and just not been happy with the results? Join us when Brigham shows you his workflow and techniques of printing in his own studio.
Dinner at 6:00 pm. Print Competition deadline at 6:45 pm
Have you upgraded to Adobe Photoshop CS4 yet? Want to know what’s new — and how to use it? John and Beth will be here to answer all your questions. John Wilson, M.Photog.Cr. is a 3rd generation photographer whose career began at the age of 15. He is a corporate photographer for Lockheed Martin with 32 years of service. His studio is located in the Northeast Fort Worth area. John has taught at the Texas School of Professional Photography for 12 years, and was an associate instructor for 5. He is a PPA Councilor for the Texas Region.
Beth Groom has a degree in Photography from Sam Houston State. She has been employed with John’s studio for 9 years as a photographer, studio manager, post production specialist, yard mower and dog washer. Her charming personality and energy will inspire you as you learn to navigate CS4.
Tuesday, July 14. 7:00 p.m. Our first meeting at the The Lake Brazos Steakhouse and our first meeting on our new meeting night — the second Tuesday of each month.
Monday, June 8th, 7:00pm at Accurate Image
Facebook and Twitter are all the rage these days. But what’s the “right” way to set up a Facebook page? Do you use Groups, or Pages, or just a personal profile? Is there a way to “jazz up” the Facebook interface? And how can you use Twitter in a way that can profit your business, or is it all just a waste of time? Carla Pendergraft of Carla Pendergraft Associates Web Design, will cover these topics and more.
Carla Pendergraft is a highly regarded speaker on topics related to internet marketing and web design. When she first spoke to our guild in the summer of 2004 she gave us guidance on search engine optimization. During her talk she pulled up a Google search for “photographer waco”. Not a single local photographer appeared until the third page… and that was a page on her site talking about a local photographer. A number of us put in place the simple instructions she provided and within weeks the entire first page and beyond of the same Google search was full of real local Waco photographers. Her advice in this presentation will likely be just as valuable.
Note, this is our last Monday meeting at Accurate Image. Beginning next month our meetings will be on the second Tuesday of the month. Location and programs to be announced.
Join us for the May meeting for Baby and Children’s photographer,
THIS IS A CANNOT MISS FOR ANYONE WHO CURRENTLY SHOOTS OR WANTS TO SHOOT BABIES AND CHILDREN
MAY 11, 2009 @ ACCURATE IMAGE
PRESENTATION AT 7pm
JENNIFER TURNER - A QUICK BIO!
Jennifer Turner owns and operates “A Moment in Time Portrait Design” one of Austin’s premier children’s portrait studios. Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in portrait photography and was one of the first “niched” studios focusing only on children’s portraiture in the late 90’s. To survive the insurgence of children’s photographers, Jennifer has learned how to “micro-niche” her studio and survive as a retail business in a difficult and saturated industry. Her love of teaching has inspired her to present across the country on newborn photography, her speciality. She has owned both home based and retail based studios and current houses her studio in a 140 year old Texas Plantation home with full gardens.
Jennifer is a PPA Photographic Craftsman, Fellow for TPPA & PPAA, and ASP Fellow, a member of PPA, WPPI, & the President and Founder of Children & Family Photographers of America. She is an award winning photographer and served as Folio Photographer of the Year in Austin as well as a runner up for Photographer of the Year and Folio Photographer of the Year every year she has entered since joining. She is now working towards her Master Degree for PPA. She is well versed in Photoshop & Corel Painter and teaches programs for both. Her love of teaching has been inspired by those who held out their hand to her when she was first starting out.
“I want to pass on the same caring & education that helped me get started. God blessed me with a career I love and amazing mentors over the years. I believe there is enough for everyone, if only we will work together to create an industry of quality, consistency & caring.”
Our monthly guild meeting is next Monday, April 13. 7:00 pm at Accurate Image. Print competition deadline is 6:45 pm
Our April meeting will be an open forum/business meeting.
There are several items we need to discuss and your input is needed to make our guild succeed. Some of the items on the table are:
Meeting Night – change back to Tuesday? Different night?
Meeting Place – the June meeting will be the last one at Accurate Image (for a while anyway). Where should we go? Studio venue? Restaurant? Other?
Guild or Camera Club. There is an expense and professional guidelines associated with being an affiliate of PPA. Membership does have its privileges…Is it worth it? Should we forgo our membership? Should we be more like a camera club? What do you think?
These are just a few of the items your board has discussed. What do you want to talk about?
Bring your checkbooks. We’ll be collecting dues from those of you who have not paid yet for 2009.
Finally, I know it isn’t possible for everyone to attend next week. We still want to hear from you, especially about the topics above or anything else you want to contribute. Please reply to this e-mail with your thoughts. Even if you are attending and want to get specific items on the agenda, e-mail me.
The board of directors is meeting this Thursday. We encourage you to respond by close of business Wednesday, April 8th.
See you Monday