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PPGBA March 2014 Image of the Month

I am stoked that “Dream Girl” won Image of the month at PPGBA meeting for March 2014. Lyrik was fun to work with and has great attitude.

If you’re interested in the “How to do this kind of Studio shot” sign up for my PPA Super 1 day course Dynamic Images with In-Studio or On-Location Lighting

wmphotos.com-Lyrik-PPGBA Print of the Month March 2014


PPA Super 1 day

California

Sacramento Intermediate Wedding Photography

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Course #CA01 With Mischa Purcell

Learn how to take your wedding business from the occasional snapshot to a professional studio. Geared to beginners through intermediate photographers, this class covers all the steps. Discuss prospecting and marketing, both in person and through social media and online resources. Examine pricing and profitability, and the products that couples look for from a studio.   With Mischa’s knowledge, you’ll rediscover the basics of posing, lighting and what works best for formal portraits. You’ll also learn about the all-important but often overlooked post production processes – from culling the images in Lightroom to the workflow and presentation options so that all your behind-the-camera works pays off in successful sales.   

Course Date: Monday, May 12th, 2014 Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Items to Bring: note-taking materials, camera (optional) Location: Mischa Photography 21st Street Sacramento, CA 95818 916-905-2794 Instructor Contact: mischa@photomischa.com 916-905-2794 Instructor Website: http://www.photomischa.com  


Clayton Make Your Images POP with HDR-High Dynamic Range! Wayne_Miller_--10 copy

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Course #CA02 With Wayne Miller, Cr.Photog., CPP

Want to become the master of HDR photography? Then this is what you’ve been missing! In this unique, hands-on workshop, discover everything you’ve ever needed or wanted to know about High Dynamic Range photography.   Understand what HDR is, why it’s all the rage and how it can work in your portfolio. Learn the settings and details you need to capture HDR photos with your DSLR camera. Discuss the locations and subjects that work best for HDR and the limitations that any professional should know. Finally, discuss workflow, post-processing and all the steps involved in producing WOW images!   Whether you’ve done it before or not at all, are an Advanced Amateur or a Professional Photographer, this class is all you need on HDR, A to Z.   

Course Date: Monday, May 5, 2014 Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Items to Bring: camera, lens and an eagerness to learn new techniques Location: Wayne Miller Photography Studio Keller Ridge Drive Clayton, CA 94517 925-330-8737 Instructor Contact: wm@wmphotos.com 925-330-8737 Instructor Website: http://www.wmphotos.com  


Clayton    Dynamic Images with In-Studio or On-Location Lighting Wayne_Miller_--10 copy

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Course #CA03 With Wayne Miller, Cr.Photog., CPP

Whether you’re shooting in-studio or on-location, you have to be the master of your location. This class teaches you how to create amaze images in any situation!   Experiment with studio strobes, speed lights and modifiers to learn the best combinations. Discover the different results you can achieve with soft boxes, umbrellas, hard light and reflectors. Go beyond just lighting and learn how posing and lighting go hand-in-hand for winning combinations. Learn what works well in studio, and how to make modifications based on location. You’ll walk away with better knowledge, experience and best of all, hands-on practice that’ll make your images pop!   

Course Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Items to Bring: camera, lens and an eagerness to learn new techniques Location: Wayne Miller Photography Studio Keller Ridge Drive Clayton, CA 94517 925-330-8737 Instructor Contact: wm@wmphotos.com 925-330-8737 Instructor Website: http://www.wmphotos.com  


Orinda Lightroom 5 for Photographers

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Course #CA04 With Denny Weigand, Cr.Photog., CPP

The center of what you do happens behind the camera, but the technology and tools at your fingertips create the finishing touches.  In this class, learn how Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® can take your images to the next level. Watch and learn as instructor Denny Weigand gives you a detailed look into Lightroom®, and even better, knowledge of how it integrates with Photoshop®. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without these! After this class, you will have the knowledge to take your images from OK to eye-popping, jaw-dropping awesome!  

Course Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Items to Bring: Instructor recommends a laptop pre-loaded with Lightroom (any version), but this is not required to take the course. Location: DigitalWhims Studio Glorietta Boulevard Orinda, CA 94563 925-336-7994 Instructor Contact: digitalwhims@comcast.net 925-336-7994 Instructor Website: http://www.digitalwhims.com


San Francisco Intermediate Wedding Photography

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Course #CA07 Mischa Purcell

Learn how to take your wedding business from the occasional snapshot to a professional studio. Geared to beginners through intermediate photographers, this class covers all the steps. Discuss prospecting and marketing, both in person and through social media and online resources. Examine pricing and profitability, and the products that couples look for from a studio.   With Mischa’s knowledge, you’ll rediscover the basics of posing, lighting and what works best for formal portraits. You’ll also learn about the all-important but often overlooked post production processes – from culling the images in Lightroom to the workflow and presentation options so that all your behind-the-camera works pays off in successful sales.  

Course Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Items to Bring: note-taking materials, camera (optional) Location: Mischa Photography Florida Street San Francisco, CA 94110 916-905-2794 Instructor Contact: mischa@photomischa.com 916-905-2794 Instructor Website: http://www.photomischa.com


On the cover of PPGBA Bulletin Feb 2014 “Live Fast Die Young”


INTO NEW ZEALAND

Into New Zealand the full slideshow less than 4 minutes with music enjoy.