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    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Peeples Photography, 205 Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield, N.H.
    • 13

    Hitch Hikers Guide to Web and Social Media for Photographers – Part II
    with Ray Peeples, CPP

    Join Certified Professional Photographer Ray Peeples for this two-part event in which he will drill down and explain the basics of what it takes to get noticed on the internet today. Even if you pay someone for these services, this class will help give you the vocabulary to carry on an educated conversation with your inter web professionals.

    In this class you will understand:

    • What makes a good web platform
    • How search engines work and why that is important
    • Google Analytics
    • Search Engine Marketing [SEM]
    • Search Engine Optimization [SEO]
    • The importance of being social
    • The importance of being mobile
    • Why “domains” are valuable

    Register online or contact Jane Lydick Staid at Jane@JaneLydickStaidPhotography.com or call 603-382-6775. Limited to 15 attendees. Cost is $10. 

    To pay at the door, bring cash (exact amount) or check (payable to NHPPA). Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to be absent or you will be charged for the class fee.

    For a flyer of this event: 
    Peeples_Web-Social-Media.pdf

    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104

    What an Artist Looks Like
    with Jay Goldsmith, A.C.Ph.

    For the last 10 years Jay has been working with platinum/palladium, a nineteenth century printing process characterized by a very long tonal scale and an extremely stable, aesthetically pleasing image (the pt/pd particles that make the image are embedded within the fibers of the paper).

    In this era of ubiquitous digital images, a hand-made print stands out as distinctive and something of a signifier of artistry. For the last three years Jay has photographed about ninety artists in his community and exhibited his platinum/palladium portraits of them with two pieces of their own work. It has become something of an event, and several thousand potential clients will attend over the course of the two months that the exhibit runs. 

    Join Jay as he discusses branding ourselves as artists and this marketing idea that might very well work for you

    Join us for a buffet dinner and socializing from 6 to 7:15 p.m. followed by the program from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

    E-mail Jim Carlen at jim@carlenimages.com with any questions.

    View PDF flyer: Goldsmith_4Oct2017_web.pdf


    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, New Hampshire

    GO HOME!
    For Custom Senior Portraits

    with Fuzzy Duenkel
    (www.duenkel.com)

    IT'S TIME TO UP YOUR GAME! As the one constant in an ever-changing field of photography, professional photographers must have a firm grasp on creative, versatile, and precise portrait lighting, which is also vital to stay ahead of the never-ending avalanche of competition. Join Fuzzy for an in-depth discussion of how to light, photograph, price, and sell custom, on-location portraits of high school seniors.

    Fuzzy is a master at outdoor and indoor lighting techniques – similar to those used in the fashion/commercial industry – but scaled down to work without an assistant. Fuzzy will cover lighting theory and various light modifiers, demonstrating how to create quality images that are unique, cutting-edge, and artistic. This workshop is guaranteed to teach key techniques and offer a fresh perspective.

    Join us for this day-long seminar starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free to all current NHPPA members; nominal fee for PPA affiliates. Register online for the buffet lunch and socialize with other attendees during the break.

    View PDF flyer: Fall-Seminar-2017_FuzzyDuenkel.pdf

    E-mail Tom Royer at royertcr@comcast.net with any questions.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104

    Ten BOLD Business Tips
    with Trish Logan, Cr. Photog.
    www.TrishLogan.com

    Are you a photographer who loves to create beautiful images, but struggles with the business side? Are you ready to achieve your dreams? Are you bold enough to leave your comfort zone? Then this program is for you! Join Trish as she shares the FUNdamental business strategies needed to market your business successfully and set you apart from the competition. Find out why having goals is not optional. Discover that business can be rewarding and fun. Learn the difference between marketing and just tossing things up on the internet. Whether you have been in business for many years or just starting out, you will walk away with BOLD new ideas to boost your business.

    Trish entered the photographic industry in 2010 and has built a vibrant photography business that continues to grow each year by leaps and bounds. She earned her Craftsman degree from PPA in 2016 and has traveled all over the United States teaching professional photographers about business. She has spoken at ImagingUSA twice, and has been featured in PPA Magazine print ads, social media marketing, and videos.

    Join us for a buffet dinner and socializing from 6 to 7:15 p.m. followed by the program from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

    E-mail Jim Carlen at jim@carlenimages.com with any questions.

    View PDF flyer: Logan_1Nov2017.pdf


    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Location TBD
    • 10

    From Zero to $500K+
    With No Studio

    with Michael Stone, CPP
    [michaelstoneportraits.com]

    We’ve all heard the phrase, “People in this area don’t spend money on portraits.” This program will show that it is possible to have portrait sale averages of $3K and more, and often have orders over $10K, right here in New England. You can create a successful high-end business in photography, and you can even do it without a studio!

    Key areas covered in this program include:

    • Sizing and pricing for profit
    • Building value and your brand
    • Selling wall portraits and wall collections
    • Providing a great experience for your clients

    This program will give you ideas to increase your average sale, send more money to your bottom line, and build a thriving business in photography.

    Mike is the owner and full-time operator of Michael Stone Portraits based in Worcester, Mass. After working in the portrait photography industry for well over 30 years as a photographer, studio manager, trainer, and production manager, he left the industry in late 2011. Mike opened his own business in 2012, while working part-time for his church as the Communications Director. Mike didn’t have a camera, lights, backgrounds, samples, or a studio. He used the photography and sales models of highly successful studios in Montana (annual sales over $1.5M) and Portland, Oregon (annual sales over $4M), but opted not to have a physical location, choosing instead to personalize his service by photographing and selling at his clients’ homes. 

    After investing in some equipment and doing some invitational sessions to create marketing materials, Mike began working in/at his clients’ homes in central Massachusetts, and quickly spread throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. Since starting in 2012, Mike has grown his business from absolute zero with no assets to annual sales goals of over $500K, without use of a physical studio or salesroom.

    Register online or contact Jane Lydick Staid at Jane@JaneLydickStaidPhotography.com or call 603-382-6775. Limited to 15 attendees. Cost is $10. 

    To pay at the door, bring cash (exact amount) or check (payable to NHPPA). Please provide 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend or you will be charged for the class fee.

    For a flyer of this event: 
    Stone_BusinessProgram_13Nov2017.pdf

Past events

18 Sep 2017 Mini Monday Event: "Hitch Hikers Guide to Web & Social Media for Photographers - Part I"
06 Sep 2017 September Monthly Meeting: "Making Lemonade"
07 Jun 2017 June Monthly Meeting: "The Art of Digital Photography"
15 May 2017 Mini Monday Event: "Instagram Marketing"
21 Apr 2017 58th Annual NHPPA Conference
12 Apr 2017 April 12, 2017 Meeting “Finding the Passion in Portraits - Yours and Theirs”
25 Mar 2017 Photo Festival 7 - “Marketing and Workflow & The Relationship Between Them”
12 Mar 2017 Mini Monday Event - Wayne Flanagan: Night Photography
11 Mar 2017 Photo Festival 6 - “Real Estate Photography”
04 Mar 2017 Photo Festival 5 - From Snips to Snails to Sugar and Spice: Photographing Children
01 Mar 2017 March Monthly Meeting - Boudoir and Beauty Portraits
18 Feb 2017 Photo Festival 4 - “Lighting 1, 2, 3”
11 Feb 2017 Photo Festival 3 - “Fashion Photography from the Ground Up”
04 Feb 2017 Photo Festival 1- ”The Nuts and Bolts of Wedding Photography”
01 Feb 2017 February Dinner Meeting - Image Critique
28 Jan 2017 Photo Festival 2 - “The Marketing Power of Conceptual Photography”
04 Jan 2017 January Annual Business General Meeting
16 Dec 2016 NHPPA Christmas Party - RSVP Registration by December 9th!!
06 Nov 2016 Fall 2016 Seminar "The Art of Painting with Photoshop"
02 Nov 2016 November 2 2016 Meeting - Lisa Cuchara, PhD, HonNEC "Applying Textures to Photographs"
07 Sep 2016 Born to Shoot Wild
01 Jun 2016 Animal Portraiture
22 Apr 2016 57th Annual NHPPA Conference
13 Apr 2016 April Dinner Meeting
02 Mar 2016 March Dinner Meeting

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