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September 2017

2017 Fall Confrence

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Ramada Grand Island (Formerly Hotel Grand), 2503 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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Our fall conference is going to be fabulous! Have you ever met Tim Walden? IN PERSON? He’s a PPA Past President, has won more awards then a person could count and is one of the best teachers in the industry and mentor and friend of us all. He is coming to to OUR STATE! You DON’T want to miss it!

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February 2018

2018 Winter Convention

February 17, 2018 - February 19, 2018
Ramada Grand Island (Formerly Hotel Grand), 2503 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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    2018 Speakers Bryan Welsh - The 12 Elements - Beyond Competition Bruce Berg - Rockin' the Senior Market Chris Wonder - Want LOTS More Family Portrait Business? Go to CHURCH! - Church Directories for Big Profits   and Mentoring Sessions with our very own Jessica Galaska & Corey Rourke   Print Competition Judging Live Streamed into the Lounge with Comfy Couches   President's Banquet Our Queen Mary (Pargett) has declared the the Theme for this event is... 'ROYALTY'…

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October 2018

2018 Fall Conference

October 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Ramada Grand Island (Formerly Hotel Grand), 2503 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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    Are you ready?!? Speaker Line Up! We have 12 talented speakers coming ready to teach and help you grow as a photographer! There is something for everyone! Light Up Your World- Lighting Mentoring Book your private session with Keith and Holly Howe to learn how to use your lights better! Sign up for this hands one private class to really understand what your lights can do! Beginning and Advanced Lightroom Have you always wanted to use lightroom but…

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February 2019

CPP What to know + Lighting Demo

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Ramada Grand Island (Formerly Hotel Grand), 2503 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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CPP What to know + Lighting Demo Friday, February 15th, 2019. 930am-430pm 2503 S. Locust Street. Ramada Inn. (Pre-conference Class) $69.00/includes 1 PPA merit.        Our instructors, Bryan Welsh, M. Photog., CR., CPP, API, FP-OR, and Vance Wagener, CPP.             Brought to you by your local Professional Photographers of Nebraska This class will be instructed by Bryan Welsh, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, API, FP-OR, and Vance Wagener, CPP. First half of the day will…

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2019 Annual Conference

February 16 @ 8:00 am - February 18 @ 3:00 pm
Ramada Grand Island (Formerly Hotel Grand), 2503 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE 68801 United States
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  This year's Annual Conference is an Hawaiian theme! Enjoy talented speakers and classes throughout the weekend, sit among friends in the Print Lounge or in the presence of the judges in the print competition, registration includes (3) meals/awards banquet, dress "festively" for the Luau Saturday night and of course, hospitality/social all weekend.  Speaker spotlights and updates on our Facebook-event-page.  

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CPP What to know + Lighting Demo

CPP What to know + Lighting Demo

Friday, February 15th, 2019. 930am-430pm

2503 S. Locust Street. Ramada Inn. (Pre-conference Class)

$69.00/includes 1 PPA merit.

      

Our instructors, Bryan Welsh, M. Photog., CR., CPP, API, FP-OR, and Vance Wagener, CPP.

           

Brought to you by your local Professional Photographers of Nebraska

This class will be instructed by Bryan Welsh, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, API, FP-OR, and Vance Wagener, CPP. First half of the day will cover the exam and answer questions to prepare those taking the test Saturday morning. Second half of the day will cover the portfolio submission and lighting demonstration.
Candidacy is not a requirement to take the class itself. The class will benefit anyone who wants to learn more about photographic principles or lighting and posing techniques. If you are interested in taking the exam the next you can declare your candidacy and pay the administrative fee here:
There is a $200 fee in order to do so.
https://www.ppa.com/benefits/education/certification/how-to-earn-your-certification/cpp-candidacy-form
It is necessary to study prior to the class. We have set up a closed Facebook group to help each other. You will be added, once you register for the class. Our CPP liason, instructor for this class, along with one of our other CPP’s, will be administering the group!
This is a Pre-conference class and will be held at the Ramada Inn in Grand Island prior to our 2019 Annual Conference. We are very excited to offer this in Nebraska!
The cost is $69 and this is a PPA continuing education class so you will receive 1 PPA merit.

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2018 Fall Conference

 

 

Are you ready?!?

Speaker Line Up!

We have 12 talented speakers coming ready to teach and help you grow as a photographer!

There is something for everyone!

Light Up Your World- Lighting Mentoring


Book your private session with Keith and Holly Howe to learn how to use your lights better! Sign up for this hands one private class to really understand what your lights can do!

Beginning and Advanced Lightroom


Have you always wanted to use lightroom but don’t really understand it all? Come to these 2 classes with Terry Winslow and leave feeling confident in your skills!

The Art of Balance & Success

Learn how to maximize your brand, create longterm relationships with your clients and how to make money all year long! Join us while we learn from award winning Photographer Jenni Knezovich M. Photog., CPP


Beginning Camera


Do you struggle with getting your camera off auto? This is the class for you. We want to help you feel confident so that your clients are happy with your work! Join us for this small class on Sunday with Justin Barnes!

Live Boudoir Session

This class is a live boudoir shoot. Come observe Tonya Ottemann as the photographer takes a client from first hello’s all the way through the session.

Beginning and Advanced Photoshop


These classes are taught by one of the best in the business Toni Harryman. With the small class sizes no one will leave without learning something new! Space is limited, don’t wait to sign up!

Marketing

The difference between you and the next guy is YOU! Come to the hands on marketing class where you will create images that showcase you and your brand! Gabby Goc and Mary Pargett want you to be ready to get in front of the camera for this one!  

Live Newborn Session

Watch this live newborn shoot with the Boler’s on Sunday afternoon! This class will be great for anyone interested in or already doing newborn sessions! Everyone is welcome!

Highlight Reflector

Do you want that little bit of extra finish on your images Brian Baer will show us how it’s done!? Or do you love the reflector look but don’t always have an assistant with you. COME TO THIS CLASS! We will learn how to make 2 different reflectors to use in our own work spaces. Walk away with one of the reflectors ready to be used! 

Keep Your Head in the Clouds and Feet on the Ground


Come be inspired to follow your dreams and make a living that can support your family! This Tennessee couple Jamie and Lindsey Boler’s  work hard to blend their 2 passions to make a studio experience that is one their clients love. Learn how they make it work and how you can too!!!

PLUS Don’t FORGET!!!

Saturday Print Competition

Saturday Evening on the Town 

Sunday Picnic

Don’t miss out on this awesome weekend jam packed with classes for all walks of life! 

Register NOW!

July 3rd-Sept 24th $149

Upcoming event information:
PPN Fall Conference 2018 Ramada Inn, Grand Island, NE
Date: 06 Oct 2018 12:00 PM

More information and online registration: PPN Fall Conference 2018

Don’t Forget to book your room at our special Block Price, mention PPN Autumn Conference!
Ramada Inn By Wynham Midtown (308) 384-1330

 

8×10 and Folio Print Competition:

Live Streamed into Hospitality

8×10 Entry is FREE for your first 4 prints!

This is the competition where we award Senior Photographer of the Year and Portrait Photographer!! Will that be you?!

 

With more events to come!

 

Register Below at the Link marked Event Website!

 

 

 

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2018 Winter Convention

 

 

2018 Speakers

Bryan Welsh – The 12 Elements – Beyond Competition

Bruce Berg – Rockin’ the Senior Market

Chris Wonder – Want LOTS More Family Portrait Business? Go to CHURCH! – Church Directories for Big Profits

 

and Mentoring Sessions with our very own

Jessica Galaska & Corey Rourke

 

Print Competition

Judging Live Streamed into the Lounge with Comfy Couches

 

President’s Banquet

Our Queen Mary (Pargett) has declared the the Theme for this event is…

‘ROYALTY’

You may interpret that anyway you wish.

Royal Family? Royal Flush? Crown Royal?

 

Register Today!!

Click here to Sign in & Register!

https://ppofn.wildapricot.org/registration-info

 

 

 

 

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2017 Fall Confrence

September 22-24 – Hotel Grand Conference Center – Grand Island, NE

Our fall conference is going to be fabulous! Have you ever met Tim Walden? IN PERSON? He’s a PPA Past President, has won more awards then a person could count and is one of the best teachers in the industry and mentor and friend of us all. He is coming to to OUR STATE! You DON’T want to miss it!

REGISTER HERE NOW >>>>>> https://ppofn.wildapricot.org/event-2536477 <<<<<< REGISTER HERE NOW

Schedule of Events

Friday evening – September 22nd
7:30-9 PM
Casual Round Table Meet and Greet. Admittance is 20 copies of your favorite sales or marketing idea that you are willing to share on one page or less – The Board Room

9 PM Hospitality in room 236

Saturday – September 23rd
8 AM Registration opens

9 AM Hollie Klimek Children-Teens-Seniors – Executive Room

10 AM Print Competition deadline – HAND CARRIED PRINTS – Islanders Room

12 NOON Lunch on your own

1 PM Print Competition begins – Islander Room – Also will be streamed into the Grand Royal Ballroom

1 PM Holly Howe: DIY Newborn props and accessories. Learn how to make your own accessories for newborns and toddlers. Save money and be unique.

3 PM Stacy Ideus; Posing Couples @ L.E.Ray Park, 3315 S. Blaine Street Grand Island 68801

5-9 PM PICNIC DINNER and RETIREMENT celebration for Steve Kelly, our forever faithful ACI Lab Representative. @ Shirley McCallum’s house: 3405 S. Blaine Street, Grand Island, NE 68801 (across from L.E. Ray Park)

9 PM Hospitality in Room 236 @ the Hotel Grand.

Sunday – September 24th

8 AM Registration open

9-NOON Tim Walden “IMAGES THAT SPEAK”

NOON – 1 PM Lunch on your own

1-5 PM Tim Walden Continued

2 PM Awards for print competition will be presented

2:30-5PM Tim Walden continued

5 PM End of Conference.

THANK YOU FOR COMING! We hope you learned a lot, made new friends and had a whole lot of fun!

PPN : CONNECT- EDUCATE- HAVE FUN

PPN Promo from Tim Walden on Vimeo.

 

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