Postponed - Spend the Day with Cris and Deanna Duncan

  • July 22, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia MD 21044


  • If you are a member of PPA, PPA Affiliates, Rising Tide Society, or Maryland camera clubs, this is your registration for All Day Programing!
  • If you are planning to attend both the programs and do not have memberships in MDPPA, PPA, PPA Affiliates, Rising Tide Society, or Maryland camera clubs, this is your registration!
  • Member Registration after the Early Bird Special has expired
  • Members! Register at least three weeks before the event and receive the Early Bird Price.
  • Registration for Members planning to attend only the evening program - free to members!

POSTPONED - will be rescheduled for a later date, when we are able to again meet in person - 

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

 for this extended day program with Cris and Deanna Duncan

Lighting for Sales  1pm-5:30pm


Put People First 7pm-9:30pm

(dinner break: 5:30-6:45pm and Association updates 7-7:10pm)

PPA Members attending 6.5 hours of instruction will receive 1 PPA merit!

Lighting For Sales

Photography is a beautiful blend of art and science.  It is taking a vision in your head and then knowing the recipe to create it in the camera.

Recipes all start with a knowledge of ingredients and how to combine them in new and unique ways—ways that define your personal style.

Join Cris and Deanna Duncan for an interactive class of defining or refining your photographic “recipes.”  With a special way of simplifying the complex, the Duncans walk you through high level lighting principles and help you adapt them to your personal workflow. 

This class is a TEAM.  Together everyone will move from point A to point B in their skill level.  If you have been photographing for 30 years or 3, this class will change the way you view sessions and empower you to create things you once only dreamed about.  High key with one light.  Yes.  Fashion inspired hard lighting.  Yes.  Romantic soft lighting or balancing flash with ambient.  Yes.  Cris’ signature “wonky light”.  Absolutely.  It’s this and much, much more.  If you are natural light only or a pro with five strobes in studio, this class will help you connect with like-minded creatives and take your lighting and posing to a whole new level as you create lighting “recipes” that reflect your photographic vision.

Put People First

In this course, we start with creating harmony within your images.  We go far beyond the basic color wheel and explore the meanings behind the colors and find new ways to layer the color and the meaning to create images that SPEAK.

Your images will NEVER BE THE SAME as you learn the "secret sauce" in creating images that SELL.

Just the first part would be enough to transform your photographic work.


Often photographers are great with connecting with clients that are just like them.  However, in doing this, they leave a lot of money and potential on the table.  What if you could connect with EVERYONE?

What if you could quickly identify personality types and then customize their session to match their values?  What if you could "speak" everyone's personal language?  What if clients left your sessions saying, "they really got me.  They saw me for who I really am." 

Guys, that is EMPOWERING.

People First is all about seeing beyond the dollar signs.  It's about valuing people and affirming them in a way that ultimately does lead to dollars, but in a way that makes everyone feel great.

About Cris and Deanna

Cris Duncan, M.Photog.,M.Artist.,Cr., CPP and Deanna Duncan, M.Photog.,Cr.,CPP operate C j Duncan Photography in Lubbock, Texas. They have had the honor of photographing everything from weddings to families to corporate clients and even two Presidents. In over a dozen years, they have been published in numerous national magazines and acquired many industry accolades including GIA (Grand Imaging Award). However, what means the most is their daughter, family and the life they lead working together in the art form they love. Cris and Deanna are both contributors to PPA EDU. Cris is the founder of Find Your Focus Photographic Education.

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