Friday, September 1, 2017

Fall into Super 1 Day Workshops near You!

Expand Your Skills with Photo Workshops Near You! Register by September 28 for only $99!
(After that date, prices go up!)

Super①Day, October 2-16, is peer-to-peer education at its very best—all-day learning sessions created by photographers, for photographers, brought to you by PPA. With more than 150 classes offered across the country, you are sure to find one near you. Get ready to expand your skills  

Our Super 1 Day participants vary in their specialties and locations, but they all seem to agree on one thing: Super 1 Day is one of the best and easiest ways to join your peers for an excellent learning experience!

"The hands-on experience was just what I needed. I'm walking away with loads of information!"
"This is the best opportunity for peer-to-peer instruction in the industry!"
"I feel inspired. I now have a vision for what I want to do and have found someone local who shares my vision!"
"The class size is cozy and comfortable—it definitely makes for a great learning environment!"

PPA Membership not required to participate.

Course #CT01  
Fall Foliage, Landscape, and HDR at Gillette Castle Register Now

Come and have fun exploring Gillette Castle. Learn how to capture extended and high dynamic range (EDR and HDR) images. Learn how to capture panoramic images. Fall colors will make for wonderful landscapes of the grounds and the views from the grounds. "Gillette Castle State Park straddles the towns of East Haddam and Lyme, Connecticut, sitting high above the Connecticut River. The castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. There are a number of oddities personally designed by Gillette, such as unusual doorknobs and locks, and a system of hidden mirrors for surveillance of the public rooms from the master bedroom. One can see the Connecticut River from the castle's garden."
East Haddam, Connecticut  Course Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017, Course Hours: 8am - 4 pm

Bring Your Photographs to Life with Topaz Plugins Register Now
Bring your photos to life with Topaz plugins which will give you photo editing superpowers. These plugins will enable you to quickly enhance your entire photograph (or just parts of it using layers and masks). We will use many of the Topaz plugins: (1) Adjust -- Watch your images come to life with dramatic contrast, incredible detail and vivid color, (2) Texture Effects -- From high-impact grunge and contrast to soft and subtle lighting effects, inspiration is only a click away, (3) Glow -- Illuminate your photos with electrifying light, (4) Impression -- Turn photos into paintings like a true artist would: by intelligently applying real brushstrokes to canvas, (5) Clarity -- Use cutting-edge intelligent contrast technology to create beautiful photos completely naturally, (6) BW Effects -- Make great black and white photos, (7) DeNoise -- Make 1600 ISO look like 100 ISO with state-of-the-art noise reduction software. Other noise reduction software removes noise, but they also remove too much detail, and if we have time (8) Star Effects -- Create beautifully-rendered and natural lighting effects in seconds and Lens Effects (9) -- Use pixel-perfect effects taken directly from real-world camera lenses and filters. You may download the free trial of these programs.
Course Date: Wednesday October 11, 2017 Course Hours: 10am - 5pm
Location:  Hamden, CT

There are three easy ways to register:
  • ONLINERegister online between August 2, 2017 and September 28, 2017.
  • BY PHONE:  Call our PPA Customer Service Center at 1-800-786-6277 to register by phone until September 28, 2017.
  • ONSITE:  All registrations after September 28, 2017 must be completed onsite (in-person) for $120. Please contact the instructor prior to attending to ensure there is space available.
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There're plenty more: Workshops on post-production methods, posing techniques, getting the best shots for high school seniors, wedding and child portrait clients, or how to better your business, branding, marketing, and sales! The point is, if you want to grow as a photographer, there's a Super①Day class for you!

So, go on—browse the class list and register by September 28 for only $99! (After that date, prices go up!) Register Now