Did you know that Adobe updates Lightroom every other month?
Join Guy T Phillips as he helps you navigate these updates and improvements in his program, “What’s New in Lightroom?”
Every other month, Guy T will take you through the newest releases of Lightroom Classic and both the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom. He will also take your questions on all aspects of Lightroom.
The next episode is April 21 and continues on the 3rd Wednesday of April, June, August, October, & December, from 7 to 8 PM Central.
Best of all, it is Free for TPPA Members.
Program Dates (All times 7 to 8 PM Central) 2021 April 21
Do you have a Lightroom question for Guy T? Ask it here.
Meet TPPA Member, Guy T Phillips
Guy T has quickly gained a reputation for a great hands-on experience from his students, with rave reviews from his many TPPA and PPA events over the last several years. His ability to simplify technology helps make this class entertaining, fun, and very informative. As a former corporate educator, he knows how to make the learning ‘stick’, with activities that will take your gained knowledge to new skills and abilities. He’s a member of the DPPA, an Associate Fellow with the TPPA, a PPA Craftsman, a CPP and a CPP Liaison. He also serves as a Councilor at Large on the TPPA Executive Council.
What’s New in Lightroom?admin2021-02-22T16:12:36-06:00
Preparing For PPA Certification Hosted by Steve Kozak
Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00AM -5:00PM
Join Steve Kozak for an exciting one-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 through the highlights of the curriculum found 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 one-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 a review over the most significant material with plenty of time for asking questions and clarification.
Participants will also have the opportunity to take the test on Friday at the conclusion of Texas School. Contact PPA to declare your candidacy if you plan to take the test.
Attendees registering for this class will also be able to purchase Steve’s, Preparing for PPA Certification Study Guide with a nice discount. Purchase of the guide is completely optional and is not required for this class.
The 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 over nine hours of video study plus 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.
To purchase the study guide with a $20 savings, visit PassTheCPP.com and use the code: TSPP
Preparing For PPA Certificationadmin2021-01-22T14:15:41-06:00
Join one of the foremost headshot photographers in the industry as Gary Hughes shares the secrets of how he and his wife and partner, Julie, have created a thriving photography business by standing in the shallow end of the pool and working an under-served market.
Learn marketing and pricing strategies as well as some of the techniques Gary uses to create his signature images. From beginner to expert, this program will educate, entertain and equip every attendee to take advantage of this exploding market in professional photography.
You Will learn:
Marketing for headshots
How to bid on large headshots jobs
Pricing structures that will increase you booking rate
Lighting and posing techniques that work every time
How to get great expression from a relaxed subject
The Business of Headshotsadmin2021-01-22T14:22:08-06:00
There’s a big difference between nude photography and fine art nude photography.
For many of us, we think of “nude photography” as images that appear in Playboy, Penthouse, and other magazines and websites. We think of those images as “sexy” or “erotic” and probably think that the purpose of the images is to arouse sexual interest in the viewer.
On the other hand, there is fine art nude photography. Fine art nude photography is intended to celebrate the human form, is considered art, and is found on the walls of galleries and collectors. While these images may also arouse sexual interest in the viewer, that is secondary to the art.
In this pre-con class, you learn the essentials of lighting, posing, and the use of props in creating fine art nude images. You will work with a live fine art nude model under the direction of Doc List.
We Will Cover:
Lighting: one light, use of prop
Lighting: one light, use of fabric
Lighting: two lights, use of prop
Lighting: two lights, use of fabric, incorporate motion
Review and discussion
Fine Art Nude Photographyadmin2021-01-26T11:10:20-06:00
“What are the Judges looking for”? Sounds familiar, right? Follow Mark McCall’s journey into the often scary world of PPA Print Competition. Learn the tricks that have brought him success in PPA/IPC Print Competition.
We’ll turn the 12 Elements on its head and give you Mark’s version of the 12 Elements that will shake up everything you’ve been taught. This is real life, not just words on paper.
You’ll leave with the knowledge and confidence to get those print merits…and get them regularly.
One type of image almost always merits. Find out what it is and how to create it.
Two subjects are usually better than one, find out why.
See Mark’s SECRET WEAPON he uses in almost every competition piece he enters.
One thing will drive down the score of any competition print. Find out what it is and how to avoid it.
Learn how to squeeze an extra point or two by paying close attention to an overlooked area…the mat!!!
Different Levels of Competition
See the Juror’s Charge, the video every Juror must watch before sitting on a panel.
Storytelling goes a long way. Learn to tell or create a story within your image that can make a less-than-perfect image score much higher. PPA ranks Story Telling as #12 on the list of 12 Elements, but Mark has it ranked #2!!! See the completely new 12 Element List!
Find out what type of paper to use with what type of image.
What mounting material?…yes, it makes a difference.
Learn about printing, subject matter, where to find inspiration and most importantly, learn what the judges are looking for and what they’ll ding you for.
Learn to use PPA’s own rulebook in your favor to earn the coveted Photographer of the Year Award.
Entering client work vs shooting for Competition. Which is better? The answer will surprise you.
Printing your work vs entering digitally, which is better? Another shocking answer!
Hear a few of Mark’s funny print competition stories….real things that have happened in Print Competition.
FAA Part 107 Prep Course Hosted by Robert & Kathy Norwood
Saturday, April 24, 2021 10am to 5pm
Drones are a hot item with photographers today! But unlike most aspects of photography, drone photography requires a government license. This course will teach photographers the rules and regulations required by the FAA to successfully pass the Part 107 FAA exam.
Capt. Robert N Norwood has been a pilot with American Airlines for 30 years. He holds an ATP with type ratings on B-777, B-767, B-757, MD-11, and B-727. With over 36 years of aviation experience, Robert has successfully navigated the ins and outs of the FAA regulations and test taking.
We will cover the 5 main subject areas of the test. This include regulations, airspace classifications and operating requirements, weather, loading and performance, and drone operations.
A sample test will be administered to prepare the participants to take the Part 107 exam upon completion of this course.
FAA Part 107 Prep Courseadmin2021-01-22T14:29:36-06:00
Uncertain, Texas? Now you may be asking yourself, “Don’t they know where this is going to be held?” But the answer is as unique as the landscape in and around Caddo Lake. Uncertain, Texas is the name of the tiny town that serves as the gateway to this unique environment.
Join The Photographer Magazine Editor, Bill Hedrick, for a photographic wonderland of Spanish moss, wildlife and bayous as he hosts this outing to Caddo Lake.
Participants will have the option of booking an evening excursion on the lake, or a morning excursion or both. Registration for this event does not include the cost of the boat trip(s), nor the tip for the guide.
Participants will also visit the historical town of Jefferson, Texas. With its small town charm and eclectic shopping, Jefferson is not only picturesque, it is also a popular destination for tourist looking for an escape from the big city.
Lodging, Boat Tours and guide tips are not included in the following registration fees.
TPPA Member Registration – $49
Non-Member Registration – $89
“Join and Go” Registration – $144
Road Trip to Caddo Lakeadmin2020-11-24T12:52:38-06:00
Join TPPA for an evening of fun, photography and hot chocolate.
City Nights and Holiday Lights! Steve Kozak, Host
When: Wednesday December 8, 2021 Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $49 for TPPA Members
Join Steve Kozak on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 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.
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.
Wednesday, December 8th
5:30 ………….Meet in designated area in Grapevine
7:30…………..Break for A warm beverage
City Nights and Holiday Lights!admin2020-11-06T16:34:09-06:00