PPA Merit Class:
On Location Workshop & Evening Presentation with Fuzzy Duenkel
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - On Location Workshop with Fuzzy Deunkel
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Break for Dinner
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Evening Presentation at Procam
In this live shoot workshop, Fuzzy will show you how he creates custom portraits on location! Yes, we are going on location. EVERY session is a new adventure. Each one presents new challenges and opportunities for something new and exciting.
Fuzzy is a master at lighting techniques similar to those used in the fashion/commercial industry but scaled down for the photographer who chooses to work without an assistant. Fuzzy will extensively cover lighting theory and various light modifiers since total light control is essential for compelling images.
Fuzzy will also spend time covering selecting photo sites on location. Site selection is particularly crucial for image design, posing inspiration and theme. He’ll show how he uses ordinary locations to produce extraordinary results!
Fuzzy’s equipment choices are also keys to helping rather than hindering creativity. Your tools need to contribute to the creative process, and not get in your way. Each item much be portable, quick, and effective. Fuzzy will show how his choices facilitate speed and creativity.
If on-location, and especially outdoor portraits are something you love, then this workshop is guaranteed to teach you key techniques and give you a fresh perspective.
*Registration includes both the day workshop and the evening presentation. No need to register for the evening program separately. Attendees have the option to bring a wide angle camera to record "pull-back" images of the workshop setups. This is a teach and learn event, not a portfolio builder.
About Fuzzy Duenkel
Year after year, my clients inspire me to create timeless works of art that capture their individuality, love, and laughter — as well as accolades from my colleagues for artistic craftsmanship.
These prestigious portraits are a testament to you: your life, your achievements, your passions, your hobbies, your hopes, your dreams. And each portrait is rooted in my never-ending quest for excellence.
Credentials & Awards
I am a Master Craftsman Photographer who has had numerous articles published in national magazines. My wife, Shirley, who earned the PPA Crafstman Degree, and I have been featured speakers at hundreds of conventions and seminars in 43 states and Canada.
I’ve had numerous prints selected for National Traveling Loan Collection, Epcot Center, exhibitions in Germany, Korea, and the International Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma. I am also a:
– Four-time Fuji Masterpiece Award winner
– Three-time Wisconsin PPA Photographer of the Year
– 14-time Wisconsin Senior Photographer of the Year
– Three-time Photographer of the Year for the Southeastern Wisconsin Professional Photographers of America
– Five-time Senior Photographers International Photographer of the Year
– SPA Artist of the Year
– Wisconsin PPA Hall of Fame recipient
And while each of these professional accolades fills me with pride, the most rewarding part of my craft is making portraits that become cherished family heirlooms for you, my clients and friends.