Quit Using Your Camera on Program!

DFW – March 7 – 8

“Quit Using Your Camera on Program!”
Time: Sat. 9:30am – 4:30pm

TPPA invites you to join Steve Kozak for two outstanding photography classes on March 7 and 8.

Steve will present, “Quit Using Your Camera on Program!” on Saturday and “Fundamentals of Flash Photography” on Sunday.

These classes will help you get the most out of your camera and your flash by learning to use both in manual mode.  This is a weekend that you don’t want to miss.

You can register for the classes separately or bundle them together and SAVE.

The cost for TPPA Members is only $158 for both classes! You save $20!

Quit Using Your Camera on Program!

Quit Using Your Camera on Program is Steve’s all-time, most popular class as it has helped thousands of photographers gain the upper hand in operating their camera. Once you learn to master your camera, you can create your vision and develop your own style.

This is why Steve begins with teaching the fundamentals – F-stops and Shutter Speeds. Think of it as learning the names of the white keys and the black keys on the piano. Knowing which ones to use is how you are able to play your favorite song – or in this case, take a great photo.

Gaining control over your camera also allows you to gain control over exposures. When using the camera set to “P”, “T” or “A”, the camera has no way to know the photographer’s intent when it comes to exposure. All it can do is average the overall scene.

The problem is, many scenes are simply not “average” – scenes that include a sky or an area with a lot of shade, for example.

This class is all about gaining confidence and mastery over your camera. Quit guessing and take control!

Class: “Quit Using Your Camera On Program”
When: Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm

TPPA Member Registration – $89
Non-Member Registration – $129
“Join and Go” Registration – $184
TPPA MEMBERS:
Bundle “Quit Using Your Camera on Program!” with “Fundamentals of Flash” for $158 (Includes two Merits!)

Quit Using Your Camera on Program!2019-11-07T10:11:49-06:00

Fundamentals of Flash Photography

DFW – March 8

“Fundamentals of Flash Photography”
Time: Sunday, 9:30am – 9pm

TPPA invites you to join Steve Kozak for two outstanding photography classes on March 7 and 8.

Steve will present, “Quit Using Your Camera on Program!” on Saturday and “Fundamentals of Flash Photography” on Sunday.

These classes will help you get the most out of your camera and your flash by learning to use both in manual mode. This is a weekend that you don’t want to miss.

You can register for the classes separately or bundle them together and SAVE.

The cost for TPPA Members is only $158 for both classes! You save $20!

Fundamentals of Flash Photography

Images taken with a flash set to eTTL are a shot in the dark!

Allowing the camera and flash to make exposure decisions will usually wind up costing you a lot more time trying to fix bad images.

Photographers need to have a working understanding of flash photography. If your idea of controlling your flash is to use TTL, then you are simply not in control of your exposure.

Imagine stepping into any location and knowing exactly how to set your flash for a proper exposure.  No chimping, no guessing…only confidence!

By controlling your flash and camera in manual mode, you are able to place the perfect amount of light on the subject and get complete control of the background!

You will learn a ton about flash that you never knew.  Not only will this help you create outstanding images, but it will also help you if you are working on your CPP.

Class: “Fundamentals of Flash Photography”
When: Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm

TPPA Member Registration – $89
Non-Member Registration – $129
“Join and Go” Registration – $184
TPPA MEMBERS:
Bundle “Fundamentals of Flash” with “Quit Using Your Camera on Program!” for $158 (Includes two Merits!)

Fundamentals of Flash Photography2019-11-07T10:12:49-06:00

CPP Exam Study Class

Two-Day CPP Study Class

DFW – March 21 – 22
Saturday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

We would like to see you get certified and we are going to help you!

Join Steve Kozak for an exciting two-day prep class to help you prepare for taking the “Certified Professional Photographer” exam. Steve is not only a “PPA Approved CPP Instructor”, he is also the author of the “Preparing for PPA Certification” study guide.

This live class takes you step by step through the curriculum as presented in the CPP Test Specifications as presented by PPA.

Steve’s relaxed teaching style helps you absorb the material without making you feel overwhelmed. His conversational approach to teaching the concepts have made him a popular instructor and speaker.

This two-day prep class will help you gain confidence in your knowledge of the concepts and your ability to take on the exam with a whole new outlook.

Registration for the class includes two full days of review over the material with plenty of time for asking questions and clarification.

TPPA Member Registration – $129
Non-Member Registration – $159
“Join and Go” Registration – $224

Registration for this class also includes a $30 savings on an instant download of Steve’s, “Preparing for PPA Certification” Study Guide.  The guide is optional and not required for registration for the class.

CPP WB 1-29-16 Edit.pub

This study guide addresses each of the topics covered on the CPP Test Specifications provided by PPA. It is written in easy to understand language that feels more conversational – not technical.

The guide is created in color and is filled with illustrations and images to support the process of learning the material and preparing for the test.

The book is available for immediate download in full resolution so that you can print it yourself or simply download it to your computer, iPad, tablet or smart phone.

Purchase of the study guide also includes a two-year Premium Membership to PassTheCPP.com with access to seven practice exams that can be taken online. Tests include an “overall” test featuring questions from the entire set of test specifications as well as individual tests from each of the six separate topics.

The cost for the instant download of the book and the Premium Membership to PassTheCPP.com which includes 7 practice tests and over 9 hours of study videos is only $69 with the discount code.

The discount code and exact location of the class will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration.

CPP Exam Study Class2019-11-07T10:16:22-06:00

Texas School of Professional Photography

One week that will change your career.

The Texas School of Professional Photography is unlike any other photo education out there.

What makes it different is the fact that you spend the entire week with one instructor in one class.  This provides you with a deep-dive into that instructor’s world in how they approach the craft.

Texas School offers 36 classes with a wide range of studies from a host of world-class instructors. Texas School is NOT a showcase of speakers where you sit and listen for 90 minutes with 1500 others in a ballroom.  Instead, you spend 5 days with your chosen instructor in a small class environment where you get hands-on with the latest gear and photograph models or work on your images or build your marketing assets.

Texas School is also unique in that it balances an intense week of study with a healthy dose of fun.  You work all day, but the evenings are for networking with photographers and vendors, letting your hair down on the dance floor, getting together in small groups to share ideas and ask questions or practicing the new skills you learned during the week.  No matter how you spend your evenings, you are immersed in the world that is Texas School and the culture of success.  All evening entertainment and all evening meals are included with your tuition.

Texas School features the largest photographic Trade Show in the south with over 60 vendors.  This incredible turnout of industry professionals will help you prepare for success  and adds value to your Texas School experience.

To learn more about Texas School and to find out why it is “The Best Little Photography School in the World, visit TexasSchool.org.

 

Texas School of Professional Photography2019-11-07T10:21:41-06:00

AT&T Stadium Photo Shoot

May 2020

Watch for exact date coming soon.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to photograph inside AT&T Stadium. This landmark home of the Dallas Cowboys has granted an extraordinary exception to I-Heart Photography participants to photograph throughout the stadium without the usual camera and lens restrictions.

Join our “coach” as he takes you throughout the stadium to help you find the best images, the best angles and the best exposures. Prefer to discover your own images in your own way? Your coach will help you as little or as much as you want.

This is not the usual tour of the stadium, this is truly a photo session with rare access throughout. Bring your camera and a tripod and be prepared to come away with some breathtaking images.

 

Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington

Meet the Host:

Larry Lourcey
Since earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1992, continuing education has always been a priority for Larry. Countless art classes and photography workshops have helped to mold his style and technique. His work encompasses a broad range of styles- from fun, whimsical black and whites to elegant, traditional portraiture. He is also a talented painter, with a rich style inspired by artists like Pina Daeni and John Singer Sargent. His work has been featured in everything from the “Painter Wow” books to the cover of Professional Photographer Magazine. He has had several images included in the PPA Loan Collection, earning him the Imaging Excellence Award in 2013. He has also been a finalist in the Grand Imaging Awards.

AT&T Stadium Photo Shoot2019-10-23T10:20:08-05:00

I Heart Photography Conference & Expo

October 16-18, 2020
Grapevine Convention Center

We know you LOVE photography. That is why we hope to see you at the I Heart Photography Conference and Expo October 16-18, 2020 at the Grapevine Convention Center.

The I Heart Photography Conference features three days of programming for photographers of all skill levels and with a wide range of interests.

In addition to the regular conference programs, we have a lineup of “hands on” Excursions that take place on Friday. Bring your camera and be prepared to work side by side with a coach who will guide you through the process of creating outstanding images.

The Expo at I Heart Photography is open Saturday and Sunday and is free with your registration. Can’t make the conference this year? Read on to find out how you can get a Free “Expo Only” pass from Arlington Camera.
Registration for the conference is $139.

From landscape photography to pet portraits and from sports action to concert photography – we have your interests covered. We even have a trade show with industry leaders such at Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Tamron and more.
Grab your ticket and join us October 16-18 at the Grapevine Convention Center.  Learn more.

I Heart Photography Conference & Expo2019-11-07T10:25:08-06:00

“Click or Treat” with Brad Barton

Mineral Wells
October 24
9:30am – 4:30pm

Click or Treat
Hosted by Brad Barton

And now from something completely spooky! Ever wanted to explore and photograph an old, abandoned property but didn’t want to trespass? Come along with host, Brad Barton, for unique and legal access to the historic Nazareth Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas.

The bottom two floors are being used by a Haunted House, but the upper four floors are in beautifully run down conditions.

We will have a model or two on hand in costume to photograph or you can just collect scenes.

In addition to the fun, participants will:

  • Enjoy hands-on photography of a derelict building without fear of trespassing
  • Learn off camera flash and reflected light techniques in this unique situation with models
  • Collect backgrounds and textures for use in your other work

TPPA Member Registration – $89
Non-Member Registration – $129
“Join and Go” Registration – $184

 

 

Location:
Mineral Wells, TX

Meet TPPA Member, Brad Barton
Brad is a North Texas based artist who tells people’s stories and captures their emotions in sometimes fantastical, sometimes bizarre, sometimes surreal ways. Using his imagination, camera, and digital tools, he has created work for clients big and small. His work has been published in nationally distributed books and magazines, has been featured in feature length motion pictures, and has won numerous awards.

His book from Amherst Media titled Retro Glamour & Pinup Photography was published in January 2017. His second book, Beautiful Monsters was published in May 2018 and he is now working on some new, exciting projects.

He holds Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America and continues to teach and write about art and photography. #ImaginationCaptured

“Click or Treat” with Brad Barton2019-11-11T09:29:04-06:00

EVENT: Holiday Lighting

Abilene – December 2
Austin – December 5
College Station – December 7
El Paso – December 7
Grapevine – December 7
Houston – December 10
Lubbock – December 10
San Antonio – December 10
Waco – December 12

 

We are going to have an evening of fun, photography and hot chocolate.

City Nights and Holiday Lights!
Steve Kozak, Instructor

When: Tuesday December 8, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: Free to TPPA Members

Join Steve Kozak on Tuesday, December 8 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM in the heart of downtown Grapevine for an evening of night photography and holiday cheer with this hands-on workshop. “City Nights and Holiday Lights” is designed to help photographers learn about how to capture great images at night and techniques for capturing holiday lighting displays

 

5061About the Workshop:

Photographers will meet in downtown Grapevine and Steve will begin by discussing some tips and techniques for taking night photographs. Participants will receive notes which will provide some suggested exposures for many unique lighting situations. After the short discussion, participants will walk through the streets of Grapevine to photograph the spectacular lighting and decorations throughout the city.

 

 

 

wb icons

 

Steve will discuss the importance of proper white balancing to produce accurate, vivid colors in your night images.

This image was captured with the camera set to Auto White Balance.

This image was captured with the camera set to Auto White Balance.

5087

This image was taken with the camera set to manual white balance.

Notice the two images at left. The first image was taken with the “white balance” setting on the camera set to AWB. The result is an orange overtone that dilutes the color of the display.

With the white balance setting on the “incandescent light bulb” setting, the image is now recorded with much more accuracy to the colors used in the display. Steve will share how to use the icons on the white balance settings as well as using the K setting for even more accurate color!

 

 

IMG_3476He will also discuss the proper metering and measurement of light when photographing a building that is being lit with floodlights and a building that is decorated with holiday lighting.

What to bring:
Tripod
Monopod (optional)
Small pin light flashlight
Wide angle lens (17mm to 28mm)
Warm gloves and hat

5090

This workshop is sure to raise your skills as a photographer and the quality of your images as you discover:

  • Capturing great exposures for night photography
  • Getting the color right in night images
  • How adding flash to your night images can create interesting effects
  • What to avoid in taking night time images
  • Creating interesting special effects with night time images
  • and much more.

Cost: $49

 

Schedule:
Tuesday, December 8th
5:30 ………….Meet in designated area in Grapevine
7:30…………..Break for A warm beverage
9:30…………..Workshop Ends

 

EVENT: Holiday Lighting2019-11-07T10:26:53-06:00