Upcoming Austin PPA events

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Galveston, TX
    • 7
    Register


     It's For The Birds

    We will start with a briefing and instruction held at a location near Galveston before boarding the ferry to High Island and Smith Oaks Rookery for an afternoon and evening of photographing a variety of wading birds including Snowy Egrets, Rosette Spoonbills, etc. The birds should be in their prime plumage with their nests built and maybe even incubating eggs. Focus of the instruction will be on background selection, anticipation of shots, equipment, composition and exposure.

    This workshop will be limited to the first 10 registrations and requires an in person attendance due to the hands on nature of the program.  It has been approved as a continuing education course though PPA so attendees will receive a merit through PPA for attending. 




    • 18 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • TBD
    • 15
    Register


     Lighting Your Way to

    Stronger Portraits


    Join Alisha Cline Cr. Photog., CPP for this hands- on Merit class! If you're new to off camera ash, aiming for your CPP, or want to advance your skill sets this program is for you! The morning starts with covering the basics from ratios to visually seeing how the inverse square law works and why both foundation builders are important to understand in portraiture. Throughout the day Alisha will move the class along through the different lighting patterns, using additive and subtractive lighting, shooting high and low keys, using available light and if time permits mixing available light with strobes! Bring your gear and be prepared to shoot - this is all for your growth as an artist! 




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

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

    Posing Your Way to Stronger Portraits



    Join Alisha Cline Cr. Photog., CPP as she helps you gain confidence in posing people! She'll demonstrate how to work with different body shapes and sizes to create altering silhouettes you clients will love. You'll learn how to confidently master creating feminine and masculine lines in individuals and how to mesh them together in couple poses and in groups. From newborn life style photographers, family and HS Senior photographers to specialist in headshots - this class is a must! 








    • 15 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 16 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Precision South Austin Location, 9600 S IH 35 Frontage Road, Austin TX
    • 21
    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! 




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







    • 21 Jun 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.  

    • 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.  

    • 20 Sep 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 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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