If you have an idea for a program, an offer to come present, or a request for a specific monthly or extended program, please contact our Program Director (programs@austinppa.com)

Upcoming Austin PPA events

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
    • 11
    Register

    NOTE: THIS MARCH WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019, WHICH IS THE SAME DAY AS OUR MONTHLY MEETING.

    Workshop meeting - Monday, March 25th, 10 AM to 5 PM

    Malinda Julien - Making a Business Work

    Precision Camera & Video

    Members - $79

    Non-members - $99



    This seminar/workshop will help you make some decisions in creating a business model you can work with and help you build your own success path!


    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
    Register

    NOTE: THE MARCH MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS MARCH 25, 2019. 

    THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED EARLIER ON THE SAME DAY.

    Membership meeting - Monday, March 25th, 6:00 PM

    Malinda Julien - Finding Yourself in a Sea of Photographers

    Precision Camera & Video



      Setting goals and creating a path for your business and personal life. Marketing and branding should be replenished on a regular basis - in this workshop, we'll go through how to decide on what you want, how to reach clients, how to set your path to meeting those goals.

      • Realistic Goal Setting
      • What do you NEED versus what do you WANT
      • Price structure - how much to charge?
      • Working with the competition and more...

      Bring some paper and a pencil - and let's get to work!


      • 22 Apr 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      NOTE: THE APRIL MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS APRIL 22, 2019. 

      THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT DAY, APRIL 23RD AT VALERIE KAY PHOTOGRAPHY ON BURNET ROAD.

      Membership meeting - Monday, APRIL 22, 6:00 PM

      Randy & Laura Pollard - Places and Things - Architecture and Commercial

      Precision Camera & Video



      Places and Things - Architecture and Commercial

      Architectural and commercial photography is easy to do - but difficult to do WELL! Join Laura Ann and Randy Pollard (both M Photog Cr, CPP) as they explore photographing places and things and learn how to instantly up your game, not only in creation, but in the all important retouching steps as well. From headshots to homes, from commercial properties to widgets, we'll share some techniques and give you some things for homework. [MEETING AT PRECISION CAMERA CLASSROOM].

      • 23 Apr 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Valerie Kay Photography, 7113 Burnet Rd Suite 109, Austin, TX 78757
      • 15
      Register

      NOTE: THIS APRIL WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019, WHICH IS THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING.

      Workshop meeting - Tuesday, April 23rd, 10 AM to 5 PM

      Randy & Laura Ann Pollard - People, Places and Things - Architecture and Commercial Photography

      Valerie Kay Photography on Burnet Road.

      Members - $79

      Non-members - $99


      Join Laura Ann and Randy for fun day of learning centered around photographing people, places and things. We'll start the day photographing on location (TBD) with Laura giving you tips and tricks for photographing "places". Then the magic as she shows you her retouching techniques. Moving along to "things", as the Pollards cover commercial product photography and how to retouch those images, including HDR. Wrapping the day up with commercial headshots and their strategy behind that - it's easier AND harder than you think!! [MEETING AND CLASS TIME AT VALERIE KAY PHOTOGRAPHY ON BURNET ROAD]

      • 13 May 2019
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Save the date - location, time and more details to come.
      • 02 Jun 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Save the date - location, time and more details to come.
      • 24 Jun 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      NOTE: THIS MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS JUNE 24, 2019. 

      THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED FOR  THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING,  WHICH IS TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019.




      With over 28 years experience, Korey Howell shares her "aha" moments and special business tools that have allowed her to experience year over year growth regardless of major changes to the photography industry.


      • 25 Jun 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
      • 15
      Register

      NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 WHICH IS THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING.


      This workshop will focus on the first two components of a four part program. 


      Learn:
      •  Value-driven decision making - Measure every opportunity/request/project against your core values.
      • Know what business you are really in and specialize.
      • Data-Driven decision-making - COGS, Profit/Loss, Break Even
      • Collaborative Partnerships - How to make real connections with other businesses with your same client base
      • Make friends, fans and cheerleaders; be a friend, fan and cheerleader
      • Mentor/Mentee - Each one, teach one
      • Only do what only you can do
      • KIT calls, notes, face-to-face, Emails, nurture
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      Earn:
      • Optimize your efforts for profitability+
      • Attention Management - Formerly known as time management. Tenants include DND, GSD, 1st hour is yours, the power of now, calendar, how to say No - to clients, to yourself, to distractions
      • Use technology to automate everything you can - Apps you need to be using: capture tool, calendar, automation, mass Email, CRM*, record keeping and reporting
      • Leverage - Products, services, memberships, bundles, limited time offers, sponsorships, add-on selling, affiliate marketing, referrals, reviews, presales, referral partners for the business that is not in your lane, dovetail, revenue streams

      Korey Howell got her start in the photography business in 1990 with a mall-based glamour photography franchise company that she grew to 20 locations nationwide.  Describing herself as a business person first and a photographer second, Korey now runs a luxurious head shot  studio featuring two stories of natural light with state-of-the-art equipment. She often turns her focus to the community to support organizations such as Young Women’s Alliance, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Komen Austin and The American Heart Association.


      • 22 Jul 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      NOTE: THIS MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS JULY 22, 2019. 

      THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED FOR  THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING,  WHICH IS TUESDAY,JULY 23, 2019.




      There's Profit in Your Passion

      It’s time to merge what you love with an actual salary! This requires stepping out of your comfort zone, defining your artistic voice, and understanding the worth of your unique skill set. We will discuss the steps to figuring your cost of doing business, as well as an honest look at the time it takes to create the finished products you’d like your clients to have. This will lay the foundations for finding, marketing, and selling the products that match up with your core values and photographic passions so that you can start making a Real Profit from Your Passion!


      • 23 Jul 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
      • 15
      Register

      THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED FOR  THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING,  WHICH IS TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019.

      Finding Your Voice & Value

      This course is for those who want to gain confidence in the worth of their photographic skill. The content will walk students through finding their style and believing in the value of what they create. This course will discuss not only pricing for profit, but also gallery consistency for individual clients as well as consistency in branding and marketing the products that will sell themselves. Students will gain confidence in labeling themselves as artists and will learn how to comfortably state the price they are asking for their artwork, and how to add perceived value so that potential clients will value the experience with the photographer from the very beginning.


        


        

      • 26 Aug 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      NOTE: THIS MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS AUGUST 26, 2019. 

      THERE IS NO WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST AT THIS TIME.



      The Art of Selling Wall Portraits

      Selling wall portraits is key to having a successful portrait studio. Learn how you can sell an average of $3000 per family portrait session. We will show you the process to ensure that you will be able to successfully sell a wall portrait to each client.



      Kim Ortiz Photography specializes in creating mixed media, heirloom portraits for families and pets, and producing a fun experience for high school seniors.  Kim gives back to the community by serving as a District 1 D Board Member for the Denton County Fresh Water District. Over the past 7 years, Kim’s annual pet calendar fundraiser has generated donations of nearly $14,000.  Kim is an avid pet lover and has 5 adopted dogs of her own. 


      • 23 Sep 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Valerie Kay Photography, 7113 Burnet Rd Suite 109, Austin, TX 78757
      • 15
      Register

      Note:This workshop will be held at Valerie Kay Photography, 7113 Burnet Rd., Suite 109, Austin, TX 78757.  The membership meeting will follow at 6:00 PM at Precision Camera and Video.




      How can you tell if you are becoming the photographer you want to be if you don’t know where you are headed? In this program, Steve

      Kozak will share his insights and experience in helping you to determine the direction of your business and defining your career. By expanding upon the sound principles of a “4-Wheel Drive” business, Steve challenges the photographer to create a career that is built by default rather than by design.

      During the workshop, Steve will cover:

      • Creating marketing excellence
      • Finding your marketing message
      • Pricing strategies for tough times
      • Creating a "sticky" business
      • Building Customer Loyalty
      •  What Every Photographer Should Know
      • How You Can Help Your Clients Spend More
      • Layout a plan for building your business
      • Marketing your photography and finding new clients
      • Establishing a year-round marketing calendar
      • Writing effective ad copy
      • Determining a plan for career and personal growth

      Steve shows photographers how to make more money with much less effort and how to grow and strengthen your business. Discover the art of marketing and the secrets to higher sales.

                 

      • 23 Sep 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      Note: This meeting will be on the 4th Monday of the month. 

      This month's workshop will be held at Valerie Kay Photography, 7113 Burnet Rd., Suite 109, Austin, TX 78757. 

      The membership meeting will follow at 6:00 PM at Precision Camera and Video.




      Merely owning a camera does not make one a photographer any more than owning a pencil makes one a poet. A successful career in professional photography is built upon a foundation of lighting, posing and good business practices.

      Steve has helped countless numbers of photographers turn their passion into a profession and their photography into profits. With this class, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and a unique insight into creating images at a professional level.

      Steve will have you looking at your career from three aspects: The Fundamentals, The Business and The Art of Photography.


      • 28 Oct 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      NOTE: THIS MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS OCTOBER 28, 2019. 

      THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED FOR  THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING,  WHICH IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019.



      Given up on getting many High School Seniors? You shouldn’t! Bruce Berg, Oregon’s most award-winning photographer, will show you how to get teenagers in your doors and then take your High School Seniors to a whole new level. Providing you with great marketing and sales tips, this program is filled with pertinent and practical information that will help you improve your bottom line. Plus a Marketing idea that easily gets seniors in your doors and rather than costing you money, MAKES you money. You can’t get this on Creative Live! You will be given key steps on how to create a high school senior experience like no other. Plus, there will be creative posing and lighting tips - and some things to watch out for. Bruce will also give you valuable sales tips and techniques - including how to build a profitable price list and how to lead your clients through the sale. This year he has 25 Class of 2019 models, most of which paid $599 and more to be a part of the program with an average order of over $1,800. Find out how, like Bruce, you too can jump start a once dying market. Reorient yourself by attending this highly informative and practical program.

                


                               





      • 29 Oct 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      • 15
      Register

      NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019 WHICH IS THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING.



      Can you build Success in today's highly competitive market? Whether you've been in business two years or twenty, if you are smart about what you do, YES! The past five years Bruce has been netting one of his best net incomes ever in his 33 years in business. This program will show you why. Bruce will cover all market segments, but this workshop is weighted more towards high school seniors and families. His program is filled with pertinent and practical information that will help you improve your bottom line.

      Topics include: Organization, Marketing, Photography tips, Pricing your work, Selling, Packaging and ideas to enhance your Bottom Line and ultimately, your life. Plus, he has over $1,000 in door prizes that will be given out. Bruce is a WPPI Platform speaker, featured on the cover of Studio Photography and is Oregon’s most award-winning photographer.

        


                   


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