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by Edward Holmberg
(When you visit for the 1st time, you will need to provide your name and email to view the gallery)


    • February 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CST)
    • Due to COVID-19 the workshop will be held online
    Register


    Monica Sigmon Taylor

    Strategies to Help Your Studio Come Out of the Pandemic


    Monica opened her Williamsburg studio in 2000 and quickly built a successful business with a reputation for excellence and cutting-edge imagery. She has earned the prestigious Craftsman and Master’s Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, was named Kodak’s Photographer to Watch in 2007 and is currently serving as a Creator-in-Residence for Sony.


    Monica is a popular speaker and travels to speak to professional photographers around the country. She has earned the reputation for providing entertaining programs that focus on marketing and building your brand; energizing seasoned studio owners and inspiring new photographers alike.


    It’s been a helluva a year and we are all ready for a fresh start!  As we face an uncertain 2021, the only thing we can be sure of is that we will need to adapt.  How do we best do that and come out on the other side better than ever?  With the street cred to talk knowledgeably on this topic and the photographic degrees to back it up, join Monica Sigmon (of Sigmon Taylor Photography) as she presents ideas and inspiration to propel us forward.  From belt-tightening our businesses, to marketing strategies and ideas to help keep and earn clients, she’ll share her experience of building a sound and successful studio for the past two decades.  Sigmon Taylor isn’t going anywhere…they’re here to stay.





    We begin at 7:00 p.m. CST


    • February 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held online.
    Register



    Monica opened her Williamsburg studio in 2000 and quickly built a successful business with a reputation for excellence and cutting-edge imagery. She has earned the prestigious Craftsman and Master’s Degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, was named Kodak’s Photographer to Watch in 2007 and is currently serving as a Creator-in-Residence for Sony.


    Monica is a popular speaker and travels to speak to professional photographers around the country. She has earned the reputation for providing entertaining programs that focus on marketing and building your brand; energizing seasoned studio owners and inspiring new photographers alike.


    Building on the general principles shared Tuesday evening, Wednesday will be spent examining specifics and actionable ideas that you will be able to implement immediately to get 2021 off to a great start.  By sharing how to build an unrivaled client experience from start to finish, Monica will arm you with techniques and tools to make this your best year yet. 


    Topics will include: Building A New Luxury Product Line (Monica will share more about her Black Label portraits), Creating Detailed Client Storyboards to Ensure Successful Sessions and Sales, Exceptional Service Points, and Artist Projects.  Come ready to take lots of notes and leave armed and ready to have your best year yet!


    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.

    Register For Workshop

    We begin at 9:00 a.m. CST

    Refund Policy

    Must attend full workshop for merit

    • February 10, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held online.
    Register




    Sarah Edmunds has been a portrait, commercial and wedding photographer for nearly a decade, specializing in luxury wedding in fine art portrait, with occasional forays into fashion and advertising. She is WPPI Master and Judge, SWPP Fellow, Judge and regular speaker, and named SWPP Fashion Photographer of the Year 2019, Avant-Garde Photographer of the Year 2019, Maternity Photographer of the Year 2020 and Advertising Photographer of the Year 2020. In 2020 she received over all Advertising Award at 2020 SWPP International Print Competition and the WPPI Grand Award for Creative Portrait online.


    Her work in wedding, fashion and portrait photography has been featured online and in printed publications around the world, her commercial and advertising photography on billboards and magazine covers.


    Sarah teaches lighting, portraiture and retouching two photographers around the world and is the founder of Love Edits (www.love-edits.com), a boutique editing and retouching service for professional portrait and wedding photographers.


    Master the “Fine Art” of portraiture using natural light, simple studio light and Sarah‘s editing and retouching secrets. This intense full day workshop will inspire you and show you how to understand and shape light, colors and mood to discover and create YOUR vision of portraiture.


    Morning: Lighting, color and posing of Portraiture with Fine Art feel

    Afternoon: Retouch Intensive


    This is a PPA Continuing Education System class.

    Register For Workshop

    We begin at 9:00 a.m. CST

    Refund Policy

    Must attend full workshop for merit

    • March 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CST)
    • Due to COVID-19 the workshop will be held online
    Register


    Sarah Ferrara Edmunds

    The Creative Portrait


    Sarah Edmunds has been a portrait, commercial and wedding photographer for nearly a decade, specializing in luxury wedding in fine art portrait, with occasional forays into fashion and advertising. She is WPPI Master and Judge, SWPP Fellow, Judge and regular speaker, and named SWPP Fashion Photographer of the Year 2019, Avant-Garde Photographer of the Year 2019, Maternity Photographer of the Year 2020 and Advertising Photographer of the Year 2020. In 2020 she received over all Advertising Award at 2020 SWPP International Print Competition and the WPPI Grand Award for Creative Portrait online.


    Her work in wedding, fashion and portrait photography has been featured online and in printed publications around the world, her commercial and advertising photography on billboards and magazine covers.

    Sarah teaches lighting, portraiture and retouching two photographers around the world and is the founder of Love Edits (www.love-edits.com), a boutique editing and retouching service for professional portrait and wedding photographers.

    Join us to watch behind the scenes of Sarah‘s Award Winning Prints, and follow her journey from beginner Photographer at age 38 to Award Winner less than 10 years later.




    We begin at 7:00 p.m. CST


Past events

January 12, 2021 January Meeting - Roberto Valenzuela - How To Get Discovered, Get Hired, and Make Money as a Professional Portrait or Wedding Photographer
January 07, 2021 Print Competition Q&A
December 08, 2020 Annual Holiday Award Ceremony - Gregory Daniel
November 11, 2020 Gary Hughes Workshop - The Team Headshots Crash Course
November 10, 2020 November Meeting - Gary Hughes - How To Start a Headshot Side-Hustle
October 08, 2020 Little Red Schoolhouse Presents Luke and David Edmonson
September 09, 2020 September Workshop - Tim Meyer - History of the Portrait, Posing, and Lighting – The Secrets of the Rembrandt Portrait
September 08, 2020 September Meeting - Tim Meyer - The Real Rembrandt
August 11, 2020 August Meeting - Phaneendra Gud - Enhancing Portraits The Güd Way
July 15, 2020 July Workshop - Ella Carlson - Exploring the World of Possibilities within Photoshop
July 14, 2020 July Meeting - Ella Carlson - Creativity: Ella and the Aliens!
June 09, 2020 June Meeting - Byrd Williams - Being a Craftsman and an Artist
May 12, 2020 May Meeting - Tim Walden - Few Things In Life are Black and White
April 14, 2020 April Meeting - Mandy Corbell - Retouching for Real!
March 10, 2020 March Meeting - Michael Novo - Light Painting
March 08, 2020 Mock Print Competition
February 12, 2020 Judy Reinford Workshop - Creating Fine Art Images
February 11, 2020 February Meeting - Judy Reinford - The Art of in-person Sales
January 14, 2020 January Meeting - James Conway - A Directors Mindset
December 10, 2019 December Meeting: 2019 Year End Banquet And Awards
November 12, 2019 November Meeting - Luke Edmonson - Foundational Truths Or Lunatic Ravings?

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