Upcoming events

    • October 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • PROCAM, 34224 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
    Register

    Evening Presentation:

    Modern Headshot with Emma Burcusel 

     

    Emma Burcusel will demonstrate her headshot process and discuss the following topics:

    - Shooting (minimalistic setup and ways to create a headshot set on a budget and at almost every location)

     

    - How to work with clients during the shoot and be able to get them a pleasing headshot for the client. 

     

    - Preparing the client for the shoot (clothing consult, how they intend to use the images, etc).

     

    - Tips on marketing strategies.

     

    - How to price for profit.

    Emma Burcusel is one of the most sought-after portrait and branding photographer in the state of Michigan. As a result of her work, clients get iconic portraits that are more than a headshot. Portraits that are able to represent them and show who they truly are as a person.  

     

      
    • November 04, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • JD Lab, 3018 Corunna Rd, Flint, MI 48503

    Image Competition Series:

    Image Critique & Portfolio Review 

    5:30 PM : Meet and greet.

    6:00 PM : Experienced competition entrants and judges will be on hand to provide feedback on member portfolios.


     

    • November 12, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 2937 Atrium Drive, Okemos, MI

    Image Competition Series:

    Local Image Competition

    MTPPA and DPPA will host their annual image competition, judged by veteran professionals. This is a good warm up and the first chance to have your images judged.


    • December 10, 2019
    • 7:00 PM

     Holiday Social Event

    • January 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • PROCAM, 34224 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150

    Evening Presentation:

    Tax Training for Photographers with the Michigan Department of Treasury. 

    Treasury representatives present the ins-and-outs of business tax obligations for photographers and photography industry professionals. Topic areas include sales, use, and withholding tax basics, collecting tax, filing and payment rules, and a live demonstration of Michigan Treasury Online (MTO). Dedicated question and answer time is built into the presentation.

     

    • March 06, 2020
    • March 08, 2020
    • Doubletree by Hilton, 5801 Southfield Expy, Detroit, MI 48228

    Image Competition Series:

    Great Lakes PhotoMax & Image Competition

    During this regional conference, PPM will host their annual image competition following IPC regulations and approved judges. All are welcome to participate in this perfect testing grounds for Districts.


    • March 17, 2020
    • PROCAM, 34224 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150

     PPA Merit Class:

    Create a Full Service Experience and Get Paid for It with Jenn Lewis Sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging

    From how to handle the initial inquiry, through the consultations, the shoot, and the ordering session, Jenn breaks down all things in person sales (IPS). She’ll teach you how to properly educate your clients, and how to reward good behavior in them in order to reach your end goal.  She’ll break down the psychology of the sale and how to guide your clients through the entire process. Jenn will help you to prevent the roadblocks that many of us hit with IPS, and make sure you understand the why behind each step. She understands the fear of the leap, but her no-BS teaching method will ensure you’re making a lot more money when you implement her strategy. Jenn is an open book, and this class is full of content you can implement right away! 

     

      

    ABOUT JENN LEWIS 

    Jenn Lewis is an award-winning portrait photographer based in Clemmons, North Carolina who concentrates on seniors and headshots. She began her photography business 12 years ago as a "mom with a camera". With a determined work ethic and tenacious personality, she grew her part-time business from her living room to her full-time 1600 square foot studio while multiplying her sales average by 10. She is an army of one, but her ADHD helps her to multitask like a BOSS.

    Jenn is easily recognized by her crazy curly hair, which has been rumored to give her superpowers in her sales room. She enjoys road trips, long walks on the beach, and pink Starbucks. 

    • March 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • PROCAM, 34224 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150

    Evening Presentation: 

    The Senior Model Program They’ll Pay You For with Jenn Lewis Sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging

    In this class, Jenn will discuss the evolution of her successful senior model program, and why she doesn’t want her models to sell her sessions. She’ll talk about everything her senior model program entails, from the point of entry, how to keep the kids happy, and the reason they refer all their friends. She’ll also talk about her senior sessions and why she’s one of the most sought after senior photographers in the area. So many senior photographers have given up after unsuccessful attempts at model programs, but if done right, they can be the fruitful foundation of your senior photography business.

      

    ABOUT JENN LEWIS 

    Jenn Lewis is an award-winning portrait photographer based in Clemmons, North Carolina who concentrates on seniors and headshots. She began her photography business 12 years ago as a "mom with a camera". With a determined work ethic and tenacious personality, she grew her part-time business from her living room to her full-time 1600 square foot studio while multiplying her sales average by 10. She is an army of one, but her ADHD helps her to multitask like a BOSS.

    Jenn is easily recognized by her crazy curly hair, which has been rumored to give her superpowers in her sales room. She enjoys road trips, long walks on the beach, and pink Starbucks. 



     

     

     

    • April 21, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Evening Presentation:

     Carl Caylor 

    • June 16, 2020
    • 7:00 PM

    Annual Awards Ceremony
       

Past events

September 16, 2019 Evening Presentation: Shooting On Location with Fuzzy Duenkel
September 16, 2019 PPA Merit Class: On Location Workshop & Evening Presentation with Fuzzy Duenkel
September 11, 2019 Image Competition Series: New to Competition (Webinar with Carl Caylor)
June 18, 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
May 21, 2019 Outdoor Flash Photography at Edsel Ford House
April 16, 2019 Marketing and Social Media for Photographers / Album and Folio Print Competition
March 19, 2019 Exploring Mirrorless Cameras
February 19, 2019 Tips on How to Go Pro
January 15, 2019 Portfolio Building Shoot Out
December 11, 2018 Holiday Networking Event
November 20, 2018 Print Competition
November 13, 2018 Sam Sarkis-Lighting and Posing
October 16, 2018 Senior Sports and Composites--Mike Osborne
September 18, 2018 Justin Haugen-Mastering MagMod, Getting Big Results Out of Your Small Kit
June 19, 2018 2018 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
May 15, 2018 Lisa Langell - Stop Documenting, Start creating Beautiful Images of Nature
May 14, 2018 Lisa Langell - Stop Documenting, Start creating Beautiful Images of Nature
April 17, 2018 Mike Price -
March 20, 2018 Marisa Miller
February 20, 2018 Kelly Dobson - Rethinking creativity as a skill
January 23, 2018 Robert Hall - Lighting Under pressure
December 13, 2017 Holiday Networking Event
November 21, 2017 DPPA Print Competition
October 17, 2017 James Schmelzer
September 19, 2017 Sherry Hagerman - Light It Up ~ The Road to Epic Weddings
June 20, 2017 2017 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
May 16, 2017 Kathy Falls - Old Masters Techniques are Still Revelant & Album Competition
April 18, 2017 David Humphrey - Posing for Profit - Seniors - All Day
March 21, 2017 David M Deutsch - Post Production Print Effects & Tips
February 21, 2017 Trish Logan - Bringing the Big Guns to your Business with School Photography & Folio Competition
January 17, 2017 Amber Henry - The Inspired Wedding
December 03, 2016 Detroit Parade Company Photo Walk
November 15, 2016 DPPA Print Competition
October 11, 2016 Melanie Anderson - The Senior Experience - ALL DAY
September 20, 2016 Claude Jodoin - Lighting for Fun and Profit
August 23, 2016 Amy Feick - Competition Basics
July 19, 2016 Outdoor Model Shoot
June 21, 2016 Awards Ceremony
May 17, 2016 Album Competition and Angela Plackowski Lawson - "Pet Photography 101"
April 19, 2016 Mark Zucker "From Mildly Successful to Wildly Successful"
March 15, 2016 Folio Competition, Kirk Voclain - Coolest studio in Town with Senior Portraits
March 15, 2016 Camera Cleaning
February 16, 2016 All Day Workshop "Photography - Soup To Nuts" with David Duetch
January 19, 2016 WOW Workshop with Sam Sarkis - "Perfect Posing and Lighting Techniques for Wedding Photographers"
December 15, 2015 Holiday Social Party / Print Critique
November 17, 2015 Print Competition
October 20, 2015 Anna Venhaus
September 15, 2015 Michael Mowbray
August 18, 2015 Workshop - Hands on
July 19, 2015 100th Year Anniversay / Social Picnic
June 16, 2015 2015 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
May 19, 2015 Lindsay Adler - Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding/Creative Retouching
April 21, 2015 Lora Yeater - Follow Your Heart
March 17, 2015 Landon Day - Get In The Fast Lane - With Speed Lighting
February 17, 2015 Mary Bortz - Distinctive Black and White Character Portraits
January 20, 2015 Rick Trummer - "You May not Want to Hear This"
November 18, 2014 Print Competition
October 21, 2014 David Hakamaki - Running a Successful Home Based Photography Studio.
September 16, 2014 Ken Sklute \ Canon Explorer of Light

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