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

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
    • 4
    Register


    In the Fine Art Flowers - Hands-On Workshop the participants will first have the opportunity to create multiple images with flowers using various lighting situations and backgrounds.   Then the participant will be able take those images into Photoshop and we will walk through the post production steps needed to finish off their works of art.

     

       

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
    Register


      Teri will discuss her daily image project, how it improved her photography and led her to photographing flowers.  She will explain her different lighting strategies, lighting sources, background options, color choices for the subject matter/background/borders and post production work.



      • 03 Dec 2018
      • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Norris Conference Center
      Register

       

      To mark the end of another great year, come out and celebrate with fellow members at the 2018 Austin PPA Holiday Party!

      Dinner/cash bar/door prizes

      Please note any special dietary requests with your RSVP

      • 20 Jan 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
      • 3434 Oxsheer Drive, Austin, TX 78732
      • 10
      Register


      The Austin PPA supports the value of the PPA Certified Professional Photographer program. This class helps students prepare for the CPP examination. Topics include:

      - Photographic equipment                           - Exposure and metering

      - Lighting                                                   - Math formulas

      - Color theory                                             - Composition

      - Sample test questions

      The location for this class is Tim’s place located at 3434 Oxsheer Drive. The class runs from 9 am – 4:30 pm with a break from noon – 1 pm for lunch. We will likely order pizza.

      We will be using Steve Kozak’s “CPP Study Guide” available at this link - http://photoproworkshops.com/Blog/cpp-study-guide/. Use the code “TPPA” for a $20 discount on the guide.

      The exam will be administered on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, at 10 am at Precision Camera. Candidates can register for the exam by visiting http://ppa.formstack.com/forms/cpp_exam.

      Note that CPP candidates must be a member of the Professional Photographers of America to take the exam and participate in the certification process.

      PPA members who attend this class are eligible to receive one service merit from PPA.

      The instructor for this class is Tim Babiak, CPP. Tim serves as a local CPP Liason as well as on the Austin PPA Board of Directors.


      • 02 Feb 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4 Austin, TX 78757



      To register for the Certified Professional Photographer's exam from the national PPA, go to http://ppa.formstack.com/forms/cpp_exam. 

      The exam will be administered on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, at 10 am at Precision Camera. 

      Note that CPP candidates must be a member of the Professional Photographers of America to take the exam and participate in the certification process.

      PPA members who attend this class are eligible to receive one service merit from PPA.

      The instructor for this class is Tim Babiak, CPP. Tim serves as a local CPP Liason as well as on the Austin PPA Board of Directors.

      A prep class for the exam is on the APPA calendar for January 20th, 2019.


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

        Be intentional about your giving strategies with your studio and your brand. Have an answer ready for any requests that come your way for donations that is stress free for you. This program will help you understand and navigate how to incorporate charitable giving campaigns into your business. Campaigns that will not only create good rapport within your community but also help your bottom line. Let's make a difference in our communities AND our pocketbooks.

            

        • 25 Mar 2019
        • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
        • 16
        Register

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



        One bite at a time is how we eat an elephant. This saying is true in a lot of areas, but never more true in trying to run your business. The elephant is quite large with some mighty big pieces. Making Your Business Work - this seminar is a more of a workshop than anything.  We will cover many proven successful paths which you can customize.

        Let’s create a white paper.

        How much money do you need to make?

        How much money do you want to make?

        Advertising?

        Direct mail

        Social Media

        How much time do we spend?

        What do I advertise?

        When do we advertise?

        Branding?

        what is a brand?


        “No matter what type of work you do, do it well and do it honestly.”

        Malinda Julien


        How do I decide on a brand?

        Pricing?

        how do I decide a price?

        How do I create pricing list? Fee Schedules?

        Rules about payments?

        When do I change my pricing?

        We will have worksheets which will help guide you through the paths and make some solid decisions for your own business.

        Do you feel you have the clients you want?

        Are the clients you have expecting something different from what you offer?


        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 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.


          One bite at a time is how we eat an elephant. This saying is true in a lot of areas, but never more true in trying to run your business. The elephant is quite large with some mighty big pieces. Making Your Business Work - this seminar is a more of a workshop than anything.  We will cover many proven successful paths which you can customize.

          Let’s create a white paper.

          How much money do you need to make?

          How much money do you want to make?

          Advertising?

          Direct mail

          Social Media

          How much time do we spend?

          What do I advertise?

          When do we advertise?

          Branding?

          what is a brand?

          “No matter what type of work you do, do it well and do it honestly.”

          Malinda Julien


          How do I decide on a brand?

          Pricing?

          how do I decide a price?

          How do I create pricing list? Fee Schedules?

          Rules about payments?

          When do I change my pricing?

          We will have worksheets which will help guide you through the paths and make some solid decisions for your own business.

          Do you feel you have the clients you want?

          Are the clients you have expecting something different from what you offer?


          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!


          • 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
          • 16
          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
          · 


          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.


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