Animal Metamorphosis by Judy Reinford

  • October 17, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • October 17, 2023, 10:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 18, 2023, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Day 1: Mary's Land Farm 4979 Sheppard Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042 | Day 2: Residence Inn Fulton 11800 West Market Place, Fulton, Maryland 20759


  • 1 Day Ticket available to current MDPPA members (Zoom Date 10/18/23)
  • 1 day ticket available to current Maryland Photography Alliance Member Clubs (Zoom Date 10/18/23)
  • 1 day ticket available to current PPA members (Zoom Date 10/18/23)
  • 1 day ticket, all other guest interested in attending please select this option. (Zoom Date 10/18/23)

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Program Description:

In this two-class program, Judy will show you how to take images and turn them into beautiful works of art from vacation, zoo, nature, and client shots. Day 1 we will spend photographing animals on location, developing and enhancing your photography skills. Whether you are using these for print competition or not, what do you do with them after that? We will discuss options for your art after the print competition season. Learn to think outside the box about a bad image, don't delete it. You can change the direction of an animal's head to be more impactful (this technique is excellent for client's pets.) Learn how to change the lighting from flat or high noon to studio-looking and directional. On day 2, we will be in a classroom setting, learning how to take images and transform them into something extraordinary. Develop custom background creation techniques: quick and easy or longer, more detailed. Painting techniques will be covered, but the focus is on the tools used to create remarkable changes to a basic image. First-time painters will get the groundwork, and experienced painters will be able to run with some new info. Creating custom Photoshop brushes from your own images to add impact and style. Images will be supplied along with custom-designed brushes by Judy. NOTE: You will earn 1 PPA Merit per day when you attend the program in person. PPA Merits are not earned if you elect to attend via Zoom.

Speaker Bio:

Judy Reinford M. Photog., M. Artist, CR., CPP, MAI

In 1989 Judy graduated from Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design and Fine Art Photography. She started working in photography for Hess’s department store right after graduation. She photographed everything from china to jewelry to bed linens. Judy’s interest in pet, equine and zoo photography came about with her interest in PPA print competition. This lead to an interest in fundraising and donating to zoo’s her finished work for Gala silent auctions. She is on the board of The Lehigh Valley Zoo Gala Committee. The importance of animal conservation is a passion of hers. This past year she worked on a calendar project for the LVZ that lead to over $4000 in donation money for the zoo. Her studio specializes in pet and equine photography. On location or in the studio. Offering digital mixed media paintings and fairytale composites of both pets and people. Horses has become a recent passion over the past 3 years. Judy started horse back riding again as an adult the summer of 2020. Photographing these gentle giants alone or with their owners is a rewarding experience. On the teaching side, her seminars have gained a lot of national attention. Traveling to PPA affiliates and Photography Guild’s across the country. Even small events have had attendees fly in from far away.

Waiver Agreement: 

All in-person attendees must read and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the following waiver. Acknowledgement of this agreement is required during the registration process. 

Click here for Liability Waiver

Lodging Option:

Looking to stay overnight for the event? Great News! Use the link below to book your stay at the Residence in at a special group rate!

Book your Group Rate at the Residence Inn Fulton at Maple Lawn here!

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