Upcoming Austin PPA events

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 27 Jun 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Precision South Austin Location, 9600 S IH 35 Frontage Road, Austin TX
    • 6
    Register


    We are excited to offer this workshop in a hybrid format with your choice of (limited) in-person attendance or virtual attendance.

    This is a PPA Continuing Education Course, so you can earn a PPA merit by attending both days of the workshop. Merits will be awarded for only those who attend the live program (virtual or in-person).

    We will record the workshop, and the recording will be available for 2 weeks after the class for those who attended the training. 

     Painting with Photoshop


    We all want our business to grow and prosper!  Sandra's expertise will explain how you can turn your photography into beautiful art pieces, thus setting yourself apart from the competition!  She feels photographers are already comfortable with the tools of Photoshop so your time with her will enable you to concentrate on the techniques of painting rather than learning a new program! 

    The difference between traditional art and digital art are vast and varied.  There is one common link, the knowledge and skill needed to create true art, regardless of the medium.  Not only does Sandra Pearce have a working knowledge of traditional and computer-based art, but she also has experience teaching each form as well.  

    Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artists in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, and Craftsman. She is an Image Excellence & Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has spoken to thousands of professional photographers across the United States, from guild-level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015 and 2016, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards, and other awards through the years. Sandra has been in the top ten for GIA awards since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the FIA Award for 1st Place in the Art Category in 2010 and 2016 at the Imaging Awards.

    This class has been approved by PPA for one continuing education merit for each attendee. (approval in progress)

    From APPA: This is a hands-on class. You MUST bring your computer and a tablet (Wacom Intuos is recommended). If you don't have a tablet, beg, borrow, buy, or steal one, but you need one.

    This is not an introduction to Photoshop. You need to know a few basics, have used the brush tool, and be reasonably comfortable generally with PS. It is recommended that you take an introductory Photoshop class, watch some YouTube videos or otherwise prepare yourself.

    This two-day workshop takes place on Saturday AND Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm both days.  We will record the virtual version, and. make it available for 2 weeks following the workshop.  This extra time to re-listen and practice specific techniques is an added bonus this year and we are excited to offer it to you! 




    • 28 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera (South Location) 9600 S IH-35 Southpark Meadows Austin, TX 78748
    Register

    We excited to offer this in a hybrid format with the option of limited in person attendance or virtually!  

    A Glimpse into Painting With Photoshop


    Sandra will be demonstrating Photoshop and its digital brushes that come in knives, sponges, and of course the wonderful airbrush.  She will give you an idea of what the mixer brush can do (glass glare, blemishes, stray hairs, a multitude of other uses!).  This is a great supplement to her 2 day workshop or as a introduction into these incredible techniques that can be used for retouching or creating works of art!

    Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artists in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, and Craftsman. She is an Image Excellence & Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has spoken to thousands of professional photographers across the United States, from guild-level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015 and 2016, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards, and other awards through the years. Sandra has been in the top ten for GIA awards since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the FIA Award for 1st Place in the Art Category in 2010 and 2016 at the Imaging Awards.







    • 19 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    We are in the process of updating our calendar for 2021.  We are very excited about this year and are looking forward to seeing you!  Please check back for details on this event.  All events for 2021 will be offered in a hybrid format.  You will have the option of attending in person or online.  If you would like to attend in person please make sure to registered quickly for depending on the restrictions at that time we may have to limit the number of in person attendees.  

    • 16 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    We are in the process of updating our calendar for 2021.  We are very excited about this year and are looking forward to seeing you!  Please check back for details on this event.  All events for 2021 will be offered in a hybrid format.  You will have the option of attending in person or online.  If you would like to attend in person please make sure to registered quickly for depending on the restrictions at that time we may have to limit the number of in person attendees.  

    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 19 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Precision South Austin Location, 9600 S IH 35 Frontage Road, Austin TX
    • 23
    Register

    We are excited to offer this workshop in a hybrid format with your choice of (limited) in-person attendance or virtual attendance.

    This is a PPA Continuing Education Course, so you can earn a PPA merit by attending both days of the workshop. Merits will be awarded for only those who attend the live program (virtual or in-person).

    We will record the workshop, and the recording will be available for 2 weeks after the class for those who attended the training. 

    The Fine Art of Painting Wildlife and Nature


    Creating an exceptional fine art composite consists of many things, but the two that separate good from great are conception and finish. Conception and the ability to dream up a visual idea or to tell visual story that is original and unique to your vision is priceless. Equally important is the ability to bring it all together is such away that it is beautiful and meaningful to the viewer. The finish of the art should keep the viewer engaged in the content and not the technique. Everything in between this journey is trained execution.

    In this program I will share like never before on this process, known for my style, concepts and the way I finish up an image. I will share how to create concepts that reflect who you are and how to execute them and most of all finish them in such a beautiful way. I’m good at what I do and you will leave this workshop better for it. In this workshop we apply all to Wildlife Art!

    Content will cover:
    - Conception
    - Resource gathering
    - Light creation and lighting to fit the scene
    - Using the right angle of view
    - Extraction
    - Composition
    - Color theory and Harmony
    - Illustration techniques that can be used on any image
    - Plug-in techniques
    - Brush Techniques
    - PS Painting techniques
    - Proven finishing techniques and presentation

    This class has been approved by PPA for one continuing education merit for each attendee. (approval in progress)

    From APPA: This is a hands-on class. You MUST bring your computer and a tablet (Wacom Intuos is recommended). If you don't have a tablet, beg, borrow, buy, or steal one, but you need one.

    This is not an introduction to Photoshop it is an Intermediate to Advanced class. You need to have a good grasp of Photoshop prior to attending for there will not be time to be instructing on basic photoshop techniques. It is recommended that you take an introductory Photoshop class, watch some YouTube videos or otherwise prepare yourself.

    This two-day workshop takes place on Saturday AND Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm both days.  We will record the virtual version, and. make it available for 2 weeks following the workshop.  This extra time to re-listen and practice specific techniques is an added bonus this year and we are excited to offer it to you! 






    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    Richard Sturdevant

    More information coming soon!  We will be offering a 2 day workshop and he will speaking at our monthly meeting too!


    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    We are in the process of updating our calendar for 2021.  We are very excited about this year and are looking forward to seeing you!  Please check back for details on this event.  All events for 2021 will be offered in a hybrid format.  You will have the option of attending in person or online.  If you would like to attend in person please make sure to registered quickly for depending on the restrictions at that time we may have to limit the number of in person attendees.  

    • 14 Nov 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757

    We are in the process of updating our calendar for 2021.  We are very excited about this year and are looking forward to seeing you!  Please check back for details on this event.  All events for 2021 will be offered in a hybrid format.  You will have the option of attending in person or online.  If you would like to attend in person please make sure to registered quickly for depending on the restrictions at that time we may have to limit the number of in person attendees.  

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Austin Professional Photographers Association, previously PPGA, is a non-profit organization that was established in 1950 by a small group of local working photographers who were also members of the Professional Photographers of America

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