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 – $29
Non-Member Registration – $49
“Join and Go” Registration – $114
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
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
About 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.
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 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!
He 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:
Small pin light flashlight
Wide angle lens (17mm to 28mm)
Warm gloves and hat
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.
Tuesday, December 8th
5:30 ………….Meet in designated area in Grapevine
7:30…………..Break for A warm beverage
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 34 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.
We know you LOVE photography. That is why we hope to see you at the I Heart Photography Conference and Expo October 15-17, 2021 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 15-17, 2021 at the Grapevine Convention Center. Learn more.