Evening Presentation: Before After... How to Get There with Carl Caylor

  • October 19, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 1946 Packard St Ann Arbor, MI 48104


  • Join DPPA to attend this event for free.
  • Early registration discount.
  • Registration after October 12, 2021.


Evening Presentation: Before, After… How to Get There with Carl Caylor

Sponsored by White House Custom Color

This program will take you on a Natural Light and OCF Journey from the open scene you walk up to… all the way to a finished portrait. Carl will go through his thought process of why he chose the location. He will show how to use existing design elements.  He will show usable light within the area and how to pose within that light.  He will share how his thoughts for the finished print evolve from vision to reality with darkroom techniques that anyone can master.

Carl’s goal is to open your mind to the thought process that goes on when creating an image for both PPA print competition and for your client. He will discuss light, posing within the light, color harmony, composition, and more of the 12 elements of an artistic image in terms of client work and PPA Print Competition. 

When you leave this program, you will find new backgrounds in places you would normally walk by. You will see usable light, depth and dimensions like never before. You will understand when and how to work without strobes.  You will know how to create emotion in your work and how to use psychology to your advantage. Yes.  It is a lot to take in, but you can’t help but learn with the real stories, straight forward explanations and demonstrations of each and every detail.

Register early. Space is limited. Attendees must register and pay in advanced. No refunds or onsite registration.   

Carl Caylor

PPA Certified, MPhotog.Cr, F-WPPA, Kodak-Alaris, F-ASP

Carl Caylor is a down-to-Earth, Portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He has been professionally involved in the field of photography for over 25 years.  Carl is a Kodak Alaris Mentor. He is PPA Certified, a Master Photographer and a Craftsman with Professional Photographers of America. He is an International Affiliated Photographic Judge and has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards.. He has shared his passion with photographers coast to coast in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Korea.

Carl is the author of the book, “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to Natural Light Portraits, but he will discuss work with natural light, artificial light and a combination of the two.  Carl is one of the most sought after instructors in the country because of his "Hands-On" coaching approach.