Fall Workshops Overview


    This is one you don’t want to miss! November 6-7 in Stevens Point.

    gary-and-kathy-meekWe begin with Gary and Kathy Meek from Little Rock, AR at 8:00 Sunday morning. These two are seasoned professionals who will take us through the fundamentals of lighting and posing along with how to develop new income streams. Both are PPA Master Craftsman and have taught the “how to certified class”. I am very sure they will be able to answer any questions you may have in our field of photography and business.

    If you need business that you can take to the bank, you can not afford to miss this program.

    At 3:00 pm begins “Training Camp: Image Competition and Critique” and if you haven’t guessed it by now this event will have a football theme. When the game starts (3:45 pm) Packers vs Colts, it will be shown on the big screen in the program room so you won’t miss a play. It’s also a home game so let’s tailgate. There is a $20 fee to attend our party: serving burgers and brats. Join the Fun and cheer our team on.

    john-hartmanThis day is not over yet … as our own John Hartman will help us discover the complex beauty of light painted images at 7:00 pm. He will give it to you step by step photographically and the image blending techniques he uses. Knowing John, you will get marketing, merchandising and pricing too.

    mary-picMonday Nov 7th you will spent it with Mary Mortensen learning how to put the “WOW” factor in your work. Find out what she does, although this workshop is not meant to be hands-on, you are invited to bring your computers and work along with her as she converts images to art pieces using bits of Photoshop (including some painting in Photoshop). Mary is doing a “sneak preview” webinar on September 21 starting at 6:30 pm that you don’t want to miss. Remember that’s only an introduction.

    See you in Stevens Point!


    Fall Workshops 2016

    November 6, 2016 – November 7, 2016

    1001 Amber Avenue

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     November 6 & 7, Holiday Inn Convention Center, Stevens Point

    Workshop Member rate:  $159 before October 17; $199 after.  Add $20 for the Sunday Tailgate. See registration details for other rates and options.

    Hotel rooms:  We have a room block at $99 per room if reserved prior to October 18.  Please use this link to book your room:  Holiday Inn  The room block code is WPP


    Sunday Nov 6

    8:00 am – 11:30 am Gary & Kathy Meek
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
    12:45 pm – 2:45pm Gary & Kathy Meek con’t
    3:00 pm – 4:30pm “Training Camp: Image Competition and Critique”
    3:25 pm – 6:40 pm Packers vs Colts (shown on the big screen)
    “ A Tailgate Party” – brats & burgers, cash bar; $20 add-on at registration
    7:00 pm- 10:00 pm John Hartman “Painting with Light”

    Monday Nov 7th

    8:00 am – 12:00pm Mary Mortensen “MOM WOULD NEVER DO THAT!”
    12:00pm – 1: 00 pm Lunch (on your own)
    12:00pm Workshops close
    1:00pm Board Meeting

    All Programs listed will be in the Prairie Ballroom,
    Holiday Inn Convention Center, Stevens Point, WI


    Don MacGregor: Posing and Photographing Families

    September 18, 2016 – September 18, 2016

    1120 N Hickory Farm Ln

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    Event Details:

    Date:  Sunday, September 18

    Time: 10a-4p

    Location: KenMar Studio in Appleton

    Cost:  $99 for members and non-members

    Program Details:

    “A Focus on Family Portraiture”

    Don MacGregor will discuss designing, photographing and  selling family portraits that command top shelf  compensation.

    The day will start with creating the foundation of the portrait sale during the consolation process, the design process and we will move into the posing and lighting contribution to the project. He will explore the words and scripts that are used to build purchasing desire and make closing the sale that much easier. We will spend time on post production to insure that what you show the client is the very very best and stand head and shoulders above the weekend photographers.

    Don MacGregor started his PROFESSIONAL career in 1970 and started MacGregor Studios in 1974. The studio has grown from a humble beginning in an apartment to a 500 sq ft store front and finally to a 3500 sq foot building in Vancouver. The studio has gone through several changes over the years. Wedding photography has comprised approx. 40% of the studio business and has been consistent over the years. Graduation portraits were a foundation in the 70’s and 80’s. The 90’s saw a dramatic focus on Lifestyle family and wall portraiture which now comprises almost 70% of the studios sales. Today, the studio focuses on family portraiture and wall décor.

    Attending this program qualifies current PPA members for 1 continuing education merit.



    One-Day with Tad Meddaugh: $99


    Tad Meddaugh,
    M.Photog., Cr., F-WPPA, F-SCPPA
    Certified Professional Photographer

    Program Title: “WPPA One-Day Event”

    A Day with Tad Meddaugh!

    Acclaimed speaker and photographer Tad Meddaugh will be opening up his studio and his mind for a day and share the success of “The Studio on Main”, Tad’s premier photography studio in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Don’t miss out on this day with one of states most talented photographers with his exciting blend of style and lighting. Tad will give us his insights on why his studio is hitting all the strides on every front and staying relevant in today’s marketplace. It’s a full day with one of the very best.

    Sunday, June 26, 10a-4p.  Location:  The Studio, 419 Main Street • LaCrosse, WI 54601

    Admission:  $99 for WPPA members; $129 for Non-members REGISTER NOW

    Tad has been a portrait photographer for over 21 years. While some photographers work on a very small scale, Tad is a full time professional photographer all year long, who owns and operates LaCrosse’s leading portrait studio.

    Monday through Friday you’ll find Tad creating some of the area’s most outstanding and memorable high school senior, family and children portraits. On most weekends you’ll find him in the area photographing on location or at The Studio.

    Tad has earned the prestigious titles of Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America.

    He has worked hard and, as a result, has become one of the areas finest and most sought-after photographer.

    He has won numerous awards for his work, including Seven Fuji Masterpiece Awards. Tad has a unique ability to inspire others through his teaching, hands on learning where he will find out what it is that you need or want to learn and guide you along the way. Lighting tips and tricks, {Natural Light, strobe and OCF) posing, reflectors finding the light and then what do I do!

    This is what we will cover at this all day Event in and around our studio. So pack your camera gear and get ready to ROCK!

    Updated schedule for FORWARD Photography Expo


    Join us as we celebrate the past 120 years and continue to change the shape of photography. FORWARD Photography Expo…block off the dates on your calendar for something amazing. March 11-14, Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

    Our scheduled speaker lineup:

    Friday Night, 6p-9:30p: Leslie Spurlock

    Saturday Morning, 8a-11:30a: Matthew Kenmetmueller

    Saturday Afternoon, 1p-4:30p: Adam Hunter

    Saturday Night, 6p-10p: Print Competition

    Sunday Morning, 8a-11:30a: Jeff Lubin

    Sunday Afternoon, 1p-4:30p: Craig La Mere

    Monday All Day, 8a-3p: Lindsay Adler

    Registration is now OPEN