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Rick Trummer - "You May not Want to Hear This"

  • January 20, 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Laurel Park Holiday Inn


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“You May not Want to Hear This!”

Some photographers are thriving, some are surviving, and some are drowning. Over eight years, Rick has spoken with hundreds of photographers, and learned the secrets of what separates them. Rick will share his insights, give you five techniques to grow your business, and will to motivate you to quit making excuses and get back into the game.

Are you and your studio thriving in this economic environment? Are you just surviving, going from day to day wondering if next week you may have to shut your doors and try a career in truck driving; or are you drowning with no where to go and no hope in sight?

Over the past eight years, Rick Trummer has been traveling the country and making notes on why some photographers are thriving, some are surviving and why some are drowning. In May of 2013, he opened up his own consulting firm educating studio owners on how to survive in these economic times. You may not what to hear the information he has to give you, but it’s information that is crucial to our existence as studio owners. He will discuss the planning and execution of setting goals in both marketing and business, then accessing those goals on a weekly to monthly basis to deliver the results to keep you in business.

He will give you the insights needed to help you thrive in this economic environment by evaluating those goals and making changes based on the results. Rick will share with you five techniques to growth and motivate you to get your butt off the bench and get into the game. This program is not for the
weak of heart, so strap in for some straight truth and self-analyzing to get you all to the next level of life.


Rick Trummer, M.Photog.,Cr., CPP, F-WPPA, F-APPI, F-SCPPA, F-PPANI, F-IPPG is an award winning photographer whose creativity and originality is constantly redefining commercial, portrait and wedding photography and has been working with Photoshop since version 2.0. He is also a sought after speaker with his innovative presentations on a wide variety of subjects including digital workflow, color management, commercial, wedding, marketing and the business of photography. In 1989, he purchased his first digital scan back for the 4x5 view
camera and his love affair started with the digital age.  Numerous cameras since and many Photoshop versions later, he has become a major advocate to the digital platform.

His career in photography now spans over 32 years and he continues to push the ends of the envelope with his innovative and advanced teaching techniques and methods. He has received numerous awards for his commercial, wedding and  portrait work and is considered an authority on digital imaging, digital asset management, business and studio management. He received his Master of Photography degree in 1995 and followed up with his Photographic Craftsman degree in 1996. His awards include numerous "Best of Show" honors from the
Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, several "Court of Honor" awards, seven prestigious "Kodak Gallery Awards" and seventeen "Fuji Masterpiece Awards". In his thirty plus-year career he has received 52 Grand Awards from the South Central Photographers Association and over 400 blue
ribbons from the SCPPA, WPPA and the Professional Photographers Association. He has received four “Outstanding Service Awards” from the SCPA as well as the “Special Service Award” and the “Meritorious Service Award” from the WPPA. In 2002 he was presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the SCPPA. He has received the “National Award” from three organizations the American Society of Photographers, the Wisconsin Professional
Photographers Association and the Illinois Professional Photographers Association. Rick was inducted into the Wisconsin Professional Photographers “Hall of Fame in 2011”, one of only 24 that have earned the honor since 1970.

Rick is a two time President of the South Central Photographers Association as well as a Past President of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, the American Society of Photographers and Professional

Photographers of Northern Illinois. He is currently serving as Vice President of Illinois PPA. Rick continues to share his knowledge and professionalism with fellow photographers and students of photography, and continues to strive to better the photographic industry.

I May of 2013, Rick opened up RIck Trummer Consulting & Training and has been creating successful game plans for many studios throughout the Midwest.