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January DPPA Meeting

  • January 10, 2012
  • 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum 14901 Dallas Parkway · Dallas, Texas 75254 USA


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Faux to Pro - Ten Things to Know NOW
Presented By Robert Trawick

When: Jan. 10th 2011
Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum

14901 Dallas Parkway · Dallas, Texas 75254

Registration Begins at 6:15 p.m.
Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m.
Print Competition: All prints must be entered BEFORE 7:00pm!
7:00pm Presidents Welcome  & Print Competition Awards

Speaker Presentation

Dinner Reservations Required – Preregister by Thursday Jan 5 at 9:00pm using the Register button in the box on the left.

The Program

We have a special presentation by Margaret Bryant about Print Competition where she will discuss strategies for winning. Following Margaret's presentation, we will have our featured speaker.

Faux to Pro - Ten Things to Know NOW
Presented By Robert Trawick
Photography as a whole has advanced to a point of universal social status and capturing visuals everyday is a routine occurrence. The history of the world has never been so vastly documented and we are bombarded daily from multiple sources with the imagery of
daily lives. Inexpensive camera system are capable of “professional” quality images and with a simple lens kit, you too can be the next top professional photographer and easily earn thousands of dollars shooting weddings.
Despite all the advances in the craft, professionals complain that the “Uncle Bobs” of the world are eroding the market, that my bride from last year is now a wedding shooter or the fauxtographers have no ethics. Online photo communities, smart phone apps and internet video streaming are the new age instructors for the “going pro” newbie shooter.
Today professional status is little more than to a fancy camera, a business card and a simple website. Photography is the new pyramid scheme.
Fear not, Robert is here! Part humorist, part educator and all passion, Robert hopes to open your mind to other possibilities. Within the program, you may feel different emotions from anger to joy, from laugher to sorrow, from fear to courage. Robert has
compressed many issues into “Faux to Pro - Ten Things to Know NOW” to help young photographers understand things are not so easy, while pushing the boundaries of established practices of the long term professional. You will not agree with every thing presented, but Robert hopes that each point challenges the perspectives used to gauge our industry, other photographers and ultimately ourselves.

About Robert
Passion drives life, and Robert is no exception to that rule. His passion is evident from the instant you mention an interest in photography. Born in Spain, and raised partly in the US, Robert is no stranger to being treated as an outsider and viewing the world from different perceptive as those around him. Coupled with an ever growing curiosity, enjoyment of life and interest in breaking conventional rules, he is gravely concerned with the dilution of photography as a skill set and professional service.
Involved in the craft since 17, Robert honed his technical skills while a photojournalist in the USAF. The experiences were as varied as the countries visited during his 20 years of service and ranged from managing a full service lab to using high-speed motion picture cameras to combat documentation.
Robert works as a full-time professional photographer with his wife Terri, specializing in fun, flirty and fabulous wedding photography. Based in Oklahoma City, their businesses, Trawick Images and Audacious Photography, continues to grow as they both seek to help the industry through education and mentorship.

Follow Me Main Site Blog Education (coming soon) Dare2Share Blog

Reservations are required and must be made by noon on the Friday preceding the meeting. 

If you do not have a dinner reservation, you may not be able to eat, and the price is the same as a non-member. Arrivals after 7:30 p.m. cannot be promised dinner.

Thank you.

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