Have you always wanted to photograph models on the beautiful grounds surrounding Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford? Now is your chance! DPPA is hosting an exciting day for you to hang out with your photography peers, photograph models, and learn lighting, posing, and composition from two great mentors, Jim Schmelzer and Sam Sarkis.
Attendees will have the opportunity to try out Panasonic’s newest Lumix cameras, as well as portable constant lighting provided by Light & Motion.
Masks are required by the estate. Bring whatever you want to photograph with— camera bodies, lenses, flashes, tripods, etc. The choice is yours. Don’t miss this fun day of portfolio building!
Parking is free and available in the estate's lot across Fair Lane Drive from the home.
Space is limited. Please register early to reserve your spot.
Check in begins at 12:30.
ABOUT SAM SARKIS
With two locations in Detroit and Los Angeles, more than 25 years Nationally Acclaimed Photographer Sam Sarkis has lived out his dream capturing the special memories of people from all walks of life. From a simple portrait to the grandest of weddings, Sam takes a vision and brings it to reality with a unique and artistic style
PPA Master of Photography . His award-winning photography has been accepted for inclusion in the Professional Photographer of America International print exhibition and the prestigious traveling loan collection for many years. Sam Sarkis is currently listed as one of the Top 7 Photographers in Michigan by DPPA and is the current recipient of Kodak’s 2010 Award of Excellence. Sam is a long time and active member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) having served as a board member for several years; Detroit Professional Photographers Association (DPPA) and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).
ABOUT JAMES SCHMELZER
James Schmelzer is an award winning photographer and instructor with over 30 years experience teaching lighting and posing techniques. As a LUMIX Global Ambassador, James has ben actively involved with Panasonic in demonstrating LUMIX cameras at trade shows and camera dealers across the country.
James uses LUMIX cameras exclusively at his studio where he specializes in wedding, portrait and fashion photography as well as video production services.
James is a long standing member of the Professional Photographers of America , where he holds the Master Craftsmen Photography Degree. He also holds Master of Photography Degree with the Wedding and Portrait International.
James is owner of Elite Photographic Studio in Shelby Township, Michigan.
Annual Awards Ceremony
After a long 14 months of online meetings, please join us in person, for an evening of fellowship and celebration! Catch up with old friends and meet new members, while looking forward to the upcoming membership year.
6:30 Festivities Begin
7:00 Dinner (cash bar available)
8:00 General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Meet the newly appointed 2021 DPPA executive board and directors.
Show your support for fellow members as they receive service and competition awards, including the 2021 Photographer of the Year!
The Post Local Bistro is located in downtown Plymouth and has parking conveniently located on the street in front of the venue, as well as the lot located in the rear. DPPA will be meeting under a large white tent, located outside, on the right side of the building. Registration ends after June 8th, so that the venue can properly prepare our dining space. Thank you for registering early!
*To address COVID concerns we will be meeting outside. Current CDC guidelines will be followed at the time of the event.