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FRIDAY March 5, 2021

print competition day
9:00 - 3:00  –  print competition
7:00 - 9:00  –  print critique

Print Competition

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please register your printed & digital prints at PrintCompetition.com. Our judges come from around the country to provide their experience, knowledge and refined vision to aspiring and skilled photographers through VPP’s print competition.

The Vermont Professional Photographer's 2021 Jury Panel:

• Bryan Welsh (OR), M.Photog.Cr., CPP - Jury Chair (JC)

• Don Chick (NH), M.Photog.Cr., CPP

• Karen Mccall (MA), M.Photog.M.Artist,Cr., CPP

• Pete Rezac (NV), M.Photog.Cr., CPP

• Kristy Steeves (OH), M.Photog.Cr., CPP

• Gena Tussey (TN), M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Print critique

7:00 - 9:00 PM

A great learning opportunity and a chance to hear from photographers with a lot of experience, and to ask questions of the actual judges.

SATURDAY March 6, 2021

various speakers throughout the day
9:00 -10:30  –  what's in a headshot
11:00 - 12:30  –  Creating the Unforgettable Wedding Client Experience
1:00 - 3:00  –  intro to photoshop painting
3:30 - 5:30 – business bootcamp: the unleashed photographer
7:00 - 8:00  –  awards ceremony
& live auction

8:00 - 10:00  –  trivia night

What’s in a headshot?
9:00 - 10:30 AM

You sit them down and go click, right? How hard can it be to create a headshot? There’s more to headshot than just creating a visual roadmap of someone’s face. If you approach headshots from the mindset that a headshot is an investment and not a cost, you can help differentiate yourself from the competition. We will explore the basics in lighting, composition and emotion. Look at some client images and maybe have time for questions? The goal of this program will be to educate you a little, perhaps too to inspire you with some ah-ha moments and maybe a few laughs if time permits. 

Don Chick, M.Photog., Cr., CPP, D.C.Ph. 
Don has 20+ years as a studio owner. He’s a Past President of NHPPA. In 2012, Don received PPA’s National Award through the NHPPA. Print competition awards are on Don’s resume as well as teaching lighting programs and seminars. 

Creating the Unforgettable Wedding Client Experience
11:00 am - 12:30 pM

We will discuss how to take control of the wedding day schedule to maximize photo opportunities and ensure happy couples that will be clients for life. In 30 years of wedding photography I have learned strategies to make the wedding day flow smoothly, be prepared for the unexpected, consider the needs of the venue, and make the bride and groom have an experience that is beyond their expectations. I encourage an interactive class and will have time for Q&A as well. 

Cindy Strupp, CPP, is owner of Revelation Photography in Carlisle PA. She is Vice President of PPA of PA. Cindy has been photographing weddings and portraits for over 30 years and specializes in weddings and events, and business headshots. Cindy loves the outdoors, her favorite place is the beach, and she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband Tim, 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Introduction to Photoshop Painting  1:00 - 3:00 pm

• Learn how to turn a traditional photograph into a work of art.
• Learn about the smudge tool.
• Learn how to use the different blend modes to enhance your painting.
• How to fix common problems. Flyaway hair, nail polish, eyeglasses.
• How to set up and customize your pen and tablet for best results.
• Learn the difference between the mixer brush and the regular brush.

I started digitally painting in 2015 and received my master artist degree in 2 years. All it takes is passion. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.


Business BootCamp: The Unleashed Photographer with mitche graf
3:30 - 5:30 pm

This motivational and thought-provoking workshop is jam-packed with simple tools and inspiration to ignite your hidden passions, re-activate your creative juices, and give you control of your valuable time to pursue the things in life that are most important to you. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new start up business, this program will give you a methodical blueprint for success.

Mitche Graf's refreshingly entertaining and provocative deep dive into the inner-workings of what your true success really means, gives you the 40,000-foot view over how to crack the code of balancing your personal life AND being a World-Class Entrepreneur.

He takes you behind the glitz and glam of owning your own business in sharing what it’s really like to grind and hustle to make your dreams a reality. Marketers, sales professionals and business owners will begin to reinvent the way they look at their job duties with an entirely new perspective.

Mitche will share:

• How to eliminate, delegate, and streamline up to 90% of your daily activities.
How to focus on your “Super Powers” and get rid of everything else.
How to treat time as your most valuable asset, and how you spend your time is the most important decision you must learn to make. 
How to enjoy the “special moments” in life that define you as a person.
How to recalibrate your thinking so you live like Every Day Is A Saturday! 

Stuck, bored, or simply ready for a major shakeup? Then stop whining and talking about it and jump in with both feet! There is no better time than NOW! This powerful workshop will jumpstart your process with practical tactics taking you from a run-of-the-mill business person to a World-Class Entrepreneur!

Awards & LIVE AUCTION & trivia night
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening of fun, awards, and entertainment. Schedule includes awards, live auction, 2021 Board signing in, and lastly, Trivia Night.

SUNDAY March 7, 2021

The Power of Direct Response Marketing With Facebook Ads
9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00 - 3:00pm

Most photographers try boosting a post on Facebook and see little to no results. They then conclude that Facebook Ads don't work. This couldn't be further from the truth! In this class Easton will be showing you the exact system he has taught to over 1500 photographers from all over the world! Learn the power of Facebook ads and how to run them successfully! Easton will start by highlighting the top 7 mistakes most photographers make when trying to run Facebook Ads. He will then show you the correct way to run them which has generated over $1million in revenue for his students in the last 2 years.

don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets, no silent auction this year, BUT WE ARE BRINGING BACK THE LIVE AUCTION SATURDAY EVENING

Proceeds benefit the VPP Educational Scholarship award. This is awarded to photographers who seek to improves themselves in photography.

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