The TPPA Marketplace provides members with products and services offered by TPPA Members and vendors as well as speakers and instructors from Texas School, Photogenesis, Summerfest, the Texas 10 and other TPPA events. We hope that you will support those who support TPPA.
TPPA Logo Merchandise
Visit the TPPA Pro Shop for your TPPA logo merchandise. You will find all sorts of products from t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, gifts and more.
“Mastering The Light” by Curley Marshall
Curley has taught several “Texas 10” Workshops for TPPA and given programs for PPGH and PPA.
He has earned his TPPA Associate Fellowship Degree.
“Photographing Headshots: Posing, Lighting & Retouching Head and Shoulder Portraits”
by Gary Hughes
Headshots—images that include the subject’s head and shoulders—are big business for photographers. These types of images are needed by individuals from all walks of life—from business tycoons to actors and models. While most clients who book portrait sessions want images that document a moment in time, special event, or aspect of their personality (and file them away or share them with family or friends), headshots are very public. They grace annual reports, appear on business cards and websites, and take up prime real estate in the portfolios of those who seek to appear in fashion magazines, product ads, on stage, and on the screen. In short, clients need tailored images that speak of a business proficiency, appear pleasant, and simply communicate their core characteristics to viewers.
Gary is one of our presenters at TPPA Summerfest, June 26-29 in Conroe, Texas at the La Torretta Resort. Learn more about Summerfest
“Preparing for PPA Certification” by Steve Kozak
“Preparing for PPA Certification”, is a study guide for those who are considering becoming a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) through Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
The 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 also filled with illustrations and images to support the process of learning the material and preparing for the test.
Steve Kozak is a “PPA Approved” instructor for Certification Prep Classes. His recent “Cram for the Exam” class at TPPA’s Photogenesis saw 22 of 24 people who sat for the test afterward, pass on the first try.
“Preparing for PPA Certification” isregularly $99. TPPA Member Price: $79 Order here.
“Photographing Families” by Elizabeth & Trey Homan
Traditional portrait photographers, for centuries, have relied upon lighting and posing conventions that were largely based on the aesthetic ideals set forth by Master painters and sculptors. The results of their rigid approach to depicting the family resulted in a cookie-cutter look to portraiture. The subjects were beautifully lit, stiffly posed, and, well, proper. The resulting image presented a likeness of each family member but did not speak to the inner lives of the subjects.
Today, portraiture has changed along with the modern family. Families want portraits that make a statement—an image that tells viewers a story about the subjects who have gathered together in front of the camera. These portraits have a looser, “lifestyle” feel and are made, as they have traditionally been, inside of a photographic studio. Today, however, these portraits are also often captured in the family home, at an outdoor location—whether at the beach or in the heart of the city, or some other location that has personal meaning to the family. Order On Amazon.
“The Road to Success” Guide Book is a powerful tool in helping you navigate your photography business to the peak of success. Steve Kozak share’s his insight and wisdom for marketing and managing your business, and helps you formulate a business plan that will take your business to new heights.
The program comes with an E-book workbook, a DVD with over 55 templates! The workbook contains over 170 pages of worksheets, self-exercises, commentary, business forms and marketing materials for you to use in navigating your photography career.
The DVD contains over 55 Layered PSD files for you to customize with your own images, studio name and contact information. Begin using them right away! PSD files include forms and marketing materials for portraits, seniors, children, sports & dance teams, weddings and more, including:
SR Planning Guide
…and much more!
– E-Book Workbook with over 170 pages
– DVD with 55+ Layered PSD Templates
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TPPA Members get $40 off a One Year Professional StickyAlbums Membership with the coupon code, TXPPA40 Click here to get started!
20% Discount on ProShow Slideshow Software
Create stunning slideshow presentations with ProShow. Special for all TPPA members. Get 20% off ProShow Gold, ProShow Producer and ProShow Web. Use code TPPA20. Expires 12/31/16.