PPA Merit Class:
Creating Painterly Storytelling Imagery with Amber Damour, M.Photog.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Class
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break for Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Class
In this course, Amber Damour will dive deep into how to create unique storytelling painterly portraits. She will guide you through the conception of an idea and how to flex your creative muscles to bring that idea to life through intricate post processing. For outdoor portraiture, she will discuss how to find the right natural available light to suit your subject matter as well as camera settings & lens choices to help create the correct canvas for painterly images. We will also discuss studio portraits & lighting techniques. From there, she will move through advanced skin retouching, background adjustments, color grading, painterly touches, adding depth & dimension to your images and more.
This is a full day course. We will be using models & demonstrations in the first half of class, followed by editing and questions after lunch.
Register early. Space is limited. Attendees must register and pay in advance. No refunds or onsite registration.
ABOUT AMBER DAMOUR, M.Photog.
Amber Damour is the premier family, children & senior portrait artist in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex specializing in bespoke artwork that not only captures the uniqueness of each client but creates timeless heirlooms to pass down from generation to generation.
Amber's signature photography style is authentic and intentional- from the lighting & styling to the editing & artwork. She provides a customized experience for you and your family, sourcing museum-grade, archival artwork and products that will stand the test of time. Serving the Dallas, Addison, Plano, McKinney, Rowlett, Rockwall, Forney, Highland Park, Coppell, Colleyville, Crandall, Frisco, Grapevine, Highland Village, Sachse, Sunnyvale, University Park, Southlake, Allen, Heath, Royse City areas and beyond. Amber is a portrait photographer & composite artist based in Dallas, Texas and she works with children, families, maternity and seniors. She focuses on creating story telling imagery for her clients and designing heirloom artwork for their families.
She started her business in 2016 after the birth of her oldest daughter. She has spent countless hours learning and elevating her craft and now her passion is educating fellow photographers. She joined PPA and her local and state guilds in 2020 and received Master of Photography degree in 2022, as well as my TPPA Associate Fellowship & WPPI Associate designation.
Amber has a very impressive list of Image Awards and has been published in many magazines such as: Professional Photographer Magazine, Lensational Magazine, Child Coture Magazine, Iconic Child Magazine, Voyage Dallas etc.
2022 WPPI FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST OF SHOW
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST ARTIST
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT OF A CHILD
2022 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT OF A GROUP
2022 ASP STATE ELITE AWARD
2022 TEXAS PPA JUDGE'S CHOICE
2022 TEXAS PPA DIAMOND AWARD
2021 IPC FINALIST/GIA NOMINEE - CHILDREN
2021 IPC DIAMOND AWARD
2021 DALLAS PPA FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT
2021 TEXAS PPA PLATINUM AWARD
2020 IPC DIAMOND AWARD
2020 IPC FINALIST/GIA NOMINEE - CREATIVE OPEN
2020 RISE FINALIST - CHILDREN
2020 TEXAS PPA DIAMOND AWARD
2020 TEXAS PPA BEST PORTRAIT
2020 TEXAS PPA BEST CREATIVE OPEN
2020 TEXAS PPA BEST GROUP PORTRAIT
2020 TEXAS PPA JUDGES CHOICE
2020 DALLAS PPA 2ND PLACE PORTRAIT
2020 DALLAS PPA TOP FIRST YEAR
2020 TEXAS STATE FAIR - FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT