Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, CPP
Bree started as most photographers do in this new digital arena. She bought a Canon Rebel and became an underpriced self-taught shoot and burn MWAC. (Mom with a Camera). She was shooting in auto and buying presets and actions to make her photos magical while copying the style of photographers she admired. She was booked solid around the clock and turning away clients and earning a huge paycheck of…practically nothing.
Then something happened. She realized there could be so much more to this photography journey with some education, finding her own niche and style, charging a respectable amount for what she offered and creating who she was as a photographer verses following the crowd and most importantly tapping emotion!
Bree Adams evolved from a shoot and burn $85 per disk weekend warrior to a studio established and award winning photographer in 18 months specializing in the niche of Newborns and Modern Maternity. Her average client going from $85 for a full disk to averaging $4000 for the same client and taking the print competition arena by storm and earning her Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman in just 2 years.
Bree runs a successful studio bringing back the revival of maternity and newborn artistry. Her newborn style consists of minimal props and distractions with pure focus on the beauty of posing and light from both organic to dramatic light. Her maternity sessions step away from the frumpy “been there and done that” belly posing and traditional feel to a stylish and fresh approach that ranges from organic, to sexy and even timeless high-end art.
Now Bree runs a fully booked studio in Historic Mansfield Texas. In a short amount of time she has accomplished:
• Photographer of the Year Dallas, 2016
• Master of Photography
• Photographic Craftsman
• Certified Professional Photographer
• Medaling all three years of IPC with PPA
In this program she will take you through how she tore her entire business apart to start over and do it right. Attendees will learn exactly how she runs her hybrid studio pricing, online marketing, new ways to market, how to think outside of the box to connect, how to take their studio to a new level and how to accelerate any genre.
Bry Cox - "Celebrity Style Imaging"
PPA Master Photographer • PPA Photographic Craftsman • PPA Certified • Adobe Software Evangelist
Making our clients look and feel like celebrities, and adding a more creative and fashion style to our shoots is more crucial than ever. A high-end style that blends creativity and pro techniques is needed for an eye-grabbing portfolio, killer marketing images, and in helping you leave shoots confident that you have stronger images.
Whether you shoot weddings, high school seniors, or families and children, I’ll help you light better in any environment, make women look great, create more variety while shooting fewer images, and be ninja-fast in your workflow.
Come spend the day with me in San Antonio where we’ll cover three big areas: lighting, workflow, and high-end sales. We’ll start with lighting systems for perfectly nailing exposure and color balance – inside, on location, and with any brand of gear. We’ll talk about my three secrets to making women look amazing with light, as well as unique and higher-end lighting styles to make you stand out.
All this means better images going into Photoshop than most people have coming out. And we’ll take those images even further with a clean and fast Adobe workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop. No matter how fast you are, I’ll make you faster. I’ll share tricks for fast culling and retouching so your images have a clean, crisp, expensive commercial look while also being more real and captivating.
And we’ll cover how to sell these images for more money, how to best present them, and how to overcome common objections like price.
Bry Cox is a Gold Medalist out of 25,000 international photographers. He’s on the Adobe Software Evangelist team, is a PPA Master/Craftsman about 11 times over, and is Certified. Bry’s owned a studio in Utah for over 20 years, he’s been teaching workshops throughout the US and Canada for over a decade, and has created many videos, plugins, and books for photographers to rave reviews.
Bry’s work has been featured in magazines and on magazine covers, even those of other countries. They're used by record companies, VIPs, filmmakers, TV anchors, and musicians. (Capitol Records, CMT, Billboard Magazine, TV Guide, American Girl Magazine, American Photo Magazine, and Professional Photographer Magazine to name a few.)
He photographs prominent people such as LeAnne Rimes, Olivia Newton-John, David Archuleta, Natalie Cole, Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Forbes, Mitt Romney, and the last four Utah Governors.
Meet the Masters - Masters Roundtable
The Master of Photography degree is arguably the "Holy Grail" of photography, something all photographers strive to attain. Meet four who have, and ask them ANYTHING! This moderated discussion includes four Masters, two experienced Masters who received their degree years ago, and two new Masters - David Boeck and Elizabeth Homan, and Laura Pollard and Ron Castle. Get their perspectives on the process of becoming a Master, what was hardest for them and what was a walk in the park, what advice they would give someone striving for their Masters, anything you want to know!!
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We live in Texas, which means that the majority of our clients own a weapon of some kind and would like to have their portraits done with them. So wether you are an enthusiast, or you aren't much of a fan of weapons, you should know the basic rules and how to correctly bend them to fit into a realistic portrait of your client. We all know that weapons are deadly, my goal in this class if for you to come away with a confidence to handle, check, and walk away from your session happy and healthy. This will be a hands on class so feel free to bring your camera and capture some images.
Connor is sponsored by Arlington Camera.
Connor Fuller, Cr. Photog., CPP, AF-TPPA loves to push the boundaries of his art and create something different. And, sometimes a bit “dangerous”. His love of weapons has infiltrated his love of photography and the two have meshed into a regular part of his work in his studio. Seniors, bridegrooms, and people you never expect ask us for guns, bows, and knives in their portraits. This always gets Connor’s creative brain fired up.
The photography bug bit Connor when he was 19. His mother is a photographer and she was booked solid for senior season unable to take on any more seniors for that year. A girl called him and said “your mom is booked and can’t take any more seniors and I want a Fuller to photograph me”. When he laughingly told his mom about the conversation, she immediately said call her back and book it! After a short posing lesson and a camera set on “P”, he was sent on the way. After the recent loss of his father, Connor felt enthused and with a purpose. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Connor owns the studio and his mother, Esther, works for him. The studio is in the small town of Kirbyville, Texas (population approx. 2000). Small towns create a challenge, but with a quality product with exceptional service, Fuller’s Photography Studios stands apart from the crowd and draws clients from near and far.
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