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Upcoming Monthly Programs

    • October 16, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center 12900 Mt Olympus, Universal City, TX 78148

    Photo University - "Lens Compression"

    Join us for PhotoU and our monthly Digital Photographic Competition. This month, we will be holding PhotoU and image competition on our regularly scheduled meeting date. We will have some fun with lens compression. You will learn about what lens compression is and how to use it in your photos. Have you ever heard someone say that a long lens or telephoto lens "compresses" the background? What does this exactly mean? You will learn what it is, and what is isn't.

    We will have several stations set up at Olympia Hills to demonstrate and let you go hands on to see for yourself. You may bring your camera and variety of lenses from 50mm to 200mm to play with. So, join us for a fun and educational PhotoU and take away knowledge on lens compression.

    And... don't forget to enter your image for our monthly photo competition! Entries are due on Tuesday, October 15th, by 5:00 P.M. You must be present to win!

    Photo University or "PhotoU" is an ongoing member benefit of the Professional Photographers of San Antonio to further our mission of professional education.  Events, unless otherwise stated will be no charge to attend.

    • October 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Meadow Restaurant - 555 W. Bitters Road

    "Best of Both Worlds – Business and Photographic Techniques to help you #BeMoreSuccessful" by Mary Fisk Taylor/Jamie Hayes

    Joining forces over 20 years ago, the team of Jamie Hayes and Mary-Fisk Taylor have  become a dynamic duo of photography. By combining Jamie’s extensive photographic  experience, and Mary’s creative marketing, branding, sales and business management skills,  they have built two highly successful studios! They gross well over $1,000,000 in professional photography and hope to share their process, dedication and journey to success with you. 

    During this all day program, they will focus on the “whole” photography business sharing game-changing knowledge to improve both your photographic and business skills.

    Bullet Points for class:

    •Establishing and Managing your brand (Mary is a Certified StoryBrand Guide and Profit First Professional Guide), these concepts will be discussed briefly.

    •Proven marketing and promotional techniques that are efficient and highly effective.

    •How to use hard data to help you set sustainable, profitable pricing models

    •Strategies and techniques to improve your success in the sales room

    But this class is not just about business, it’s also about the creative and technical

    aspects that ultimately result in the products your customers will love.

    •Take the hassle out of lighting - in studio and out on location,

    but leave you with amazing and consistent lighting for all of your images.

    •Allow you to help your clients look their best through effective posing and flattering lighting

    •Simplify the technical aspects of your sessions, so you can focus more

    on getting the images your need, and giving your customers an amazing session experience

    •Help you shoot for the sale - because without a successful sale, the rest just won’t matter.

    In addition to “full access” to their wealth of knowledge and experience, you will also fall in

    love with their straight-forward and passionate style. They truly care about the success

    of each student’s business and they go the extra mile to help you develop a solid plan to #BeMoreSuccessful.

Past Programs

September 18, 2019 PPSA Headshot Social
August 21, 2019 Mark Sykes - "Retouching at a whole new Frequency"
July 17, 2019 Al Benke - "Studio Marketing and the Millennial Mindset"
June 19, 2019 Robin & Jennifer Janson - "Special Event Photography with On-site Printing"
May 15, 2019 Mark McCall - "Print Competition"
April 17, 2019 Ashley Siegert - "Digital Marketing for Photographers"
March 20, 2019 Jessi Norvell - "No Excuses IPS: The Same Day Reveal"
February 20, 2019 Teri Whittaker - "From Flowers to Fine Art"
January 23, 2019 Jim Landers - "Controlling Time, Simple Steps to Shutter Speed Mastery"
December 16, 2018 PPSA Annual Christmas Party & Awards Banquet
November 28, 2018 Guy T. Phillips - "Getting Started with Light Modifiers"
October 17, 2018 Steve Kozak - "Preparing for PPA Certification" & "The Road to Success Requires 4-WD"
September 19, 2018 Cecy Ayala - "Newborn Photography"
August 15, 2018 JT Blenker - "Nightscapes, Astrophotography, and The Milky Way"
July 18, 2018 Mark Sykes - "From Burned Out to Fired Up - Reigniting Your Passion"
June 20, 2018 Daniel & Jennifer Fermaint - "The Art of Posing Dancers & Dance Studios"
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Homan - "Sales and Marketing Boot Camp"
May 16, 2018 Malinda Julien - Commercial Food Photography
April 18, 2018 Joshua Jordan - "The Art of Street Portraits"
March 21, 2018 Philip Thomas - "Capturing Peak Moments With Geometry"
February 21, 2018 Connor Fuller - "Photographing Weapons"
January 24, 2018 David Arnold - "Moving to a DotCom" - SPECIAL DATE
December 10, 2017 PPSA Christmas Party
November 15, 2017 Meet the Masters - Masters' Roundtable
October 18, 2017 Bry Cox - "Celebrity Style Imaging"
September 20, 2017 Bree Adams - "Reborn"
August 16, 2017 Nick Tsakiris - Lightroom & Photoshop "The Dynamic Duo"
July 19, 2017 Chris Hanoch - "Sports Composites and Posters"
June 21, 2017 Mark McCall - "Print Competition"
May 17, 2017 Kim Hartz - "Branding 101"
April 19, 2017 Chrystina Straughan - "Off Camera Flash"
March 15, 2017 Cris & Deanna Duncan - "Lighting for Sales"
February 15, 2017 David Boeck - "Sweep the Competition"

"Professional Photographers of San Antonio, Inc." is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  San Antonio, TX 78258