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Kelly Schneider, Cr.Photog., CPP - 2017 MDPPA Best Portrait of the Year
2018 Best Portrait Photographer in MD
2019 MDPPA Board of Directors
"Fine Art Portraiture"
Craig Shaffer of the Blue Ridge District and 2019 VPPA "Best of Show" winner, will talk about the creative process of photo art compositing. He will discuss concept development, style, technique, software and asset collection. He will also share his favorite sources for tutorials, digital ephemera, and inspiration.
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IMAGE COMPETITION 2020!!!
OPEN TO ALL VPPA MEMBERS
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Tim Walden, Hon.M.Photog., M. Photog., Cr., F-ASP, CPP
Images that Speak
Tim brings priceless knowledge to the table when it comes to running a successful, upscale portrait studio. With fresh, innovative ideas, mingled with passion and emotion, Tim along with Bev remain a driving force in this industry and an inspiration to those who follow them. They were both awarded the Gerhard Bakker Award for excellence in educating fellow photographers and he is excited to share his journey with you.
Deﬁning your style and establishing your brand. Here he will discuss style and branding and how the Waldens built one of the best known brands in the U.S. known as “Relationship” portraiture. Learn how to build “gaps” between you and the masses by offering upscale services. Tim will look at the Enemies of Creativity, how to overcome them and then give you wording you can use with your clients to get everyone on the same page. Finally, he shares how to incorporate emotion into imagery to elevate its impact and tell people’s stories as he discusses our tag line, “Behind Every Face, There Is A Story.”
Dynamic lighting, posing and sets. Roll up your selves here as Tim delves into the the details of creating great portraiture. He will look at studio lighting using the Walden 3-light system that is beautiful and will set you apart. In this program, Tim will show his “Relationship Posing Templates”, foundational guides that are easy to re-create with a few simple props.
Between the capture & ﬁnal print. Can a portrait be considered “ﬁne art?” Can it demand the same money as a ﬁne art piece? Tim’s message, in this over-saturated market, is all about being a “Print Artist” in a digital world. He will discuss how to create new respect for the print and its value along with how to capture, process and ﬁnesse the imagery for dynamic prints that pull out every detail and how this message ﬁts perfectly with using a high quality lab to complete the process. This segment will include a discussion from Tim on how he creates the iconic black and white ﬁne art portraits that the Waldens are known for.
Marketing principles that work. Learn cornerstone marketing philosophies that will build desire for your imagery, drive business your way and, more importantly, create buzz. Tim will discuss several key areas for lasting success including creating a grand experience, being unique, telling stories (both yours and your clients’) and the importance of building lasting client relationships.
Kristi Elias - Creative/Portrait Program
Audrey Wancket - PPA President - PPA Program
Carl Caylor - Lighting
Larry Lourcey - Image Competition - Seniors or Sales
Tim Walden - Black & White - Business
Ken Bovat - Street Photography, Photojournalist or Storytelling with Color
Ella Carson - Creative/Photoshop
Wancket - Approved Juror
Caylor - Approved Juror
Lourcey - Approved Juror
Walden - Approved Juror
Bovat - JIT
Carson - JIT
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