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    • September 23, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM
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    Join us on Wednesday, September 23rd 

    7:00-9:00pm

    via ZOOM

    for an evening dedicated to catching up and reviewing
    MDPPA and PPA Updates and Benefits!

    ELECTIONS: beginning September 23rd at this meeting, the floor is open for nominations for our next slate of Board Candidates! 

    (Members in good standing for at least one year prior to being nominated are eligible for nomination to the Board. Nominations are accepted between September 23rd and October 27th, and Voting will be open from October 30 until the virtual member meeting on November 18th. The new Board will take office in 2021.)

    Maryland's PPA Councilors will update us on PPA happenings (George Singleton, Melanie Anderson, Steve Clark)

    MDPPA PROGRAMING updates!

    MDPPA CONVENTION updates!

    MDPPA PRINT COMPETITION updates!

    TIPS ON UPDATING YOUR MDPPA MEMBER PROFILE!

    Q+A

    and MORE

    A Zoom Link will be provided to registrants. Register Here!


    • September 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtually via ZOOM
    • 9
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    We hope you will join us for a

    TWO DAY WORKSHOP with Sandra Pearce: Painting in Photoshop!!

     

    Register for the Class to Receive the Zoom Link!

    Friday September 25, 2020: 9am-5pm 

    Day 1: Tools and Techniques & Painting Demos

    Saturday September 26, 2020: 9am-5pm 

    Day 2: Painting Demos

    This class is limited to 30 live attendees via Zoom! A password-protected link to a video recording of the two day class will be provided to all attendees for 30 days after the class, a great opportunity to re-watch, or if you had to miss part of the class time! If the class maximum is reached, registration will still be available for the video recording, which will be the same price as attending the class. 

    Painting in Photoshop is an alternative for you to paint beautiful art pieces rather than attempting to learn a new program. Photoshop is usually where we feel comfortable and familiar with the tools. The learning curve is drastically decreased.

    Sandra's presentation will involve detailed instruction while you work along with her using demo images provided by Sandra. The class will cover using the airbrush for painting, the mixer brush and how it works, different modes to paint with, extracting for painting and the financial aspects of adding an art line. 

    This live two day workshop will also be recorded and made available to registered attendees for 30 days via a video link. So, if you can't make both days, you will have the opportunity to view it for 30 days. This will be a great opportunity to reinforce what Sandra is teaching!

    What you should know (or have) for the workshop:

    1. Tablet to paint with (it doesn’t have to be a Wacom tablet)

    2. A computer

    3. Some working knowledge of Photoshop. 

    4. Sandra will furnish demo images for you to follow along.

    5. Sandra would like you to work along with her as she demos her painting techniques. Or you can just sit and watch the demos.

    The two day workshop will be available to registered attendees for 30 days via a video link. So, if you can't make both days, you will have the opportunity to view it for 30 days. This will be a great opportunity to reinforce what Sandra is teaching!

    If you attended our 2020 MDPPA Convention and enjoyed Sandra's class, you will love this opportunity to take your work to the next level!

    Join us!

    About Sandra

    Sandra Pearce is one of the instructors that has embraced the art of teaching Zoom Classes.  She has just finished teaching a two day Painting with Photoshop for another PPA Affiliate.  The Virtual Class was such a hit we are offering one for you! Sandra will be  teaching you to use the Mixer Brush – Paint with the Air Brush and how to use all the tools in PS used for painting. Come join us for a fun two days of learning the fun and easy way to turn any image into an Art Piece.

    Sandra is one of the most sought out digital artists in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, Craftsman and CPP. She is an Image Excellence and Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has had the opportunity to speak to thousands of professional photographers across the country from guild level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards and other awards through the years. Sandra has beenin the top ten for GIA awards many times since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the GIA Award for 1st place in the Art Category in 2010, 2016, and 2018 at the Imaging Awards. She has been a diamond photographer for four years. She is an IPC Juror.

    • October 12, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual - ZOOM
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    Join Us For Our Collaborative Work Day: Monday, October 12, 2020!

    Until further notice, our second Monday Collaborative Work Days will take place virtually from 12-1:30pm on Zoom. Stay as long as you like!  Join Bruce, Anne and the rest of us to catch up, collaborate, discuss what's on your mind and projects you are working on, techniques and tricks, anything else, and of course get to know your colleagues better!

    We are working on two 5 minute features for October. If you would like to present, please contact Anne! 

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    Everyone is welcome!

    You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join the call, you just need to register to receive the login.

    {Join by video or telephone. Zoom call login information will be sent to registered attendees - so be sure to register- anytime before or during the call, to receive the login link.}  

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Upcoming dates:

    November 9th, December 14th, January 11th, February 8th

    When we are able to return to in-person meetings, we will meet from 9:30am-3:30pm. This is an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, lighting equipment, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

    • October 27, 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • October 28, 2020
    • 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • ZOOM
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    Join us for our third annual FALL FEST!

    THIS YEAR OUR FALL FEST IS VIRTUAL!!!

    October 27 + 28 2020

    Two Days of Programming and Print Competition

    PPA Members who attend 6.5 hours of Ella's class will be eligible to receive 1 PPA Continuing Education Merit!  


    Schedule:

    Day 1Tuesday, October 27th

    Quarterly Print Competition - VIRTUAL

    Timing to be Confirmed, but daytime is certain: up until 5:00pm

    For print competition information, please see our print competition page!

    Evening Program - VIRTUAL

    Programing is being planned for 7-9:30pm

    Day 2Wednesday, October 28th

    A Day of Programming! - VIRTUAL

    9:30-5:30 Ella Carlson Presents "A World of Possibility in Photoshop: How to Creatively Express Yourself" A CE PPA Merit Class!



    Ella Carlson presents "A World of Possibility in Photoshop: How to Creatively Express Yourself" 

    Join 5-time Diamond Photographer and first place GIA winner Ella Carlson for a day long program which will cover many of the aspects of producing fine art images from photographic elements using Photoshop®. She will demonstrate painting techniques with Photoshop, custom brush creation, a variety of digital manipulation techniques, bending and shaping objects to create original creations, adding dimension and more. She’ll show you some of her compositing techniques and talk about her creative process from start to finish.  Join us for a fantastic learning experience!

    Speaker Bio 


    Ella Putney Carlson, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.CPP. F-ASP, EA-ASP, has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She won the GIA from the Professional Photographers of America in January 2019 for her album “Most Wanted.” She is an American Society of Photographers Fellow and Educational Associate as well as Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer. She has been a PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year for each of the last five years. Her work was featured on the cover of the September 2018 issue Photoshop User magazine and the October 2018 issue of Professional Photographer Magazine, and has been published in several books as well as the Professional Photographers of America Loan Book, the Showcase Book, and Professional Photographer Magazine. 


    Program Planning for the evening of Tuesday, October 27th is in progress



    • November 09, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual - ZOOM
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    Join Us For Our Collaborative Work Day: Monday, November 9, 2020!

    Until further notice, our second Monday Collaborative Work Days will take place virtually from 12-1:30pm on Zoom. Stay as long as you like!  Join Bruce, Anne and the rest of us to catch up, collaborate, discuss what's on your mind and projects you are working on, techniques and tricks, anything else, and of course get to know your colleagues better!

    We are working on two 5 minute features for November. If you would like to present, please contact Anne! 

    ~

    Everyone is welcome!

    You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join the call, you just need to register to receive the login.

    {Join by video or telephone. Zoom call login information will be sent to registered attendees - so be sure to register- anytime before or during the call, to receive the login link.}  

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Upcoming dates:

    December 14th, January 11th, February 8th

    When we are able to return to in-person meetings, we will meet from 9:30am-3:30pm. This is an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, lighting equipment, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

    • December 09, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
    • TBD

    Due to Covid-19, we may not be able to meet in person for our holiday social. We are currently working on our options. Stay Tuned!


    Join us for our MDPPA 2020 Holiday Party!  

         Save the Date!


    We hope you will join us to celebrate our year together!  Invite your special someone, bring your family, and mark your calendar for an evening of fun, food, great conversation, and friends!  Past members are invited to join us too! We would love to catch up with you!  Join us for the fun!! 

    We will gather at our usual meeting place, Oliver's Carriage House, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, from 6:30-9:30pm.   Dinner!! Photo Booth! Voluntary Participation Gift Exchange Game!! Holiday Fun with MDPPA family and friends!!  

    We will also be looking for images from our past year together for our slideshow.  If you have something you would like to share, please send them via www.wetransfer.com to contact@passionateportraitsweb.com.  Landscape (horizontal) oriented photos will work better than portrait (vertical) as the slides will be built to a 16:9 ratio.

    We look forward to spending time with you and your guests!



    • December 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual - ZOOM
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    Join Us For Our Collaborative Work Day: Monday, December 14th, 2020!

    Until further notice, our second Monday Collaborative Work Days will take place virtually from 12-1:30pm on Zoom. Stay as long as you like!  Join Bruce, Anne and the rest of us to catch up, collaborate, discuss what's on your mind and projects you are working on, techniques and tricks, anything else, and of course get to know your colleagues better!

    We are working on two 5 minute features for December. If you would like to present, please contact Anne! 

    ~

    Everyone is welcome!

    You do not need to be an MDPPA member to join the call, you just need to register to receive the login.

    {Join by video or telephone. Zoom call login information will be sent to registered attendees - so be sure to register- anytime before or during the call, to receive the login link.}  

    We look forward to seeing you!


    Upcoming dates:

    January 11, February 8th

    When we are able to return to in-person meetings, we will meet from 9:30am-3:30pm. This is an open house work environment - stay a little while, or the whole day!  Bring your computer, files, paperwork, binders, lighting equipment, coffee, lunch, whatever you need to have with you to get your work done.

Past events

September 14, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: September 14, 2020
August 26, 2020 Fine Art Landscapes - Beyond the Postcard
August 21, 2020 MDPPA Member Happy Hour with Danny Douglas
August 15, 2020 Cancelled - Member Family Picnic!
August 10, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: August 10, 2020
July 23, 2020 July Print Competition
July 22, 2020 Color Management for Digital Photography
July 22, 2020 Postponed - Spend the Day with Cris and Deanna Duncan
July 20, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series: Dodge and Burn in Photoshop with Kelly Schneider
July 13, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series: Add Some Spark to Your Social Media Mix: Adobe Spark
July 13, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: July 13, 2020
July 06, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series: Ins and Outs of Print Competition
June 24, 2020 MDPPA Webinar Series Double Header with James Corbett and Bruce Press
June 08, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars - Danny Douglas
June 08, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: June 8, 2020
June 05, 2020 Brown Bag Virtual Lunch with Danny Douglas
June 04, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars - Amy Masi
June 03, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars - Paul Biederman
May 27, 2020 Transformational Photography: A Heart Centered Approach to Photographing Women
May 26, 2020 MDPPA 45-Minute Webinars
May 11, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: May 11, 2020
April 29, 2020 Profit with a Purpose
April 22, 2020 Quarterly Print Competition
April 17, 2020 MDPPA Virtual Happy Hour
April 13, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: April 13, 2020
March 25, 2020 Postponed - A Profit-Making Approach to Shooting in a Commercial World
March 09, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: March 9, 2020
February 26, 2020 Zen and the Art of Nature Photography
February 10, 2020 Collaborative Work Day: February 10, 2020
February 01, 2020 MDPPA 2020 Annual Awards Banquet
January 29, 2020 Convention 2020 LUNCHES
January 28, 2020 MDPPA Annual Convention 2020
January 08, 2020 The Ins and Outs of Print Competition with Christina Martin and Julie Kim
December 11, 2019 MDPPA Holiday Social 2019
December 09, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: December 9, 2019
November 20, 2019 MDPPA Member Share
November 14, 2019 Gallery Day Out: Exhibition Tour at the National Gallery of Art
October 22, 2019 Fall Fest Day 2: October 2019 Print Competition
October 21, 2019 Fall Fest Day 1: Facial Analysis: Lost Art in Creating an Impactful Portrait
October 21, 2019 Fall Fest Day 1: Before, After and How to Get There
September 25, 2019 September Artist's Program
September 09, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: September 9, 2019
August 17, 2019 Member Family Picnic!
August 05, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: August 5, 2019
July 25, 2019 A Day with Mary Fisk-Taylor and Jamie Hayes
July 24, 2019 July 2019 Print Competition
July 08, 2019 Collaborative Work Day + Programing: July 8, 2019
June 26, 2019 A Day with Photographic Artist Paul Biederman
June 10, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: June 10, 2019
May 22, 2019 Photographing and Fundraising with Furry Family Members
May 13, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: May 13, 2019
April 24, 2019 April 2019 Print Competition
April 18, 2019 Gallery Day Out: Tintoretto Tour at the National Gallery of Art
April 08, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: April 8, 2019
March 27, 2019 Baby's First Year: From Newborn to First Birthday - Secrets to Creating Portraits that WOW!
March 11, 2019 Collaborative Work Day: March 11, 2019
February 27, 2019 Deep Space Astrophotography
February 02, 2019 MDPPA 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
January 31, 2019 2019 Annual Print/Digital Competition
January 30, 2019 MDPPA Annual Convention 2019
January 16, 2019 Photoshop: The Basics with Bruce Press
January 03, 2019 Print Competition Updates and Monitor Calibration
December 12, 2018 MDPPA Holiday Social 2018
December 11, 2018 Gallery Day Out: Gallery Tour at the National Gallery of Art
November 14, 2018 Interior Architecture with Chris Spielmann
October 24, 2018 Fall Fest: Light Painting with Adrian Henson
October 24, 2018 Fall Fest: October 2018 Print Competition
October 23, 2018 Fall Fest! : Inspiration and Drone Photography with The Timmons
September 26, 2018 "Empow-her" With Kay Eskridge
September 17, 2018 Collaborative Work Day and Equipment Sale: September 17 2018
August 18, 2018 Member Family Picnic!
August 06, 2018 IPC Streaming and Collaborative Work Day: August 6 2018
July 25, 2018 July 2018 Print Competition
July 24, 2018 Work/Life Balance with Jenni Knezovich
July 16, 2018 Collaborative Work Day: July 16 2018!
June 27, 2018 MDPPA Member Benefit Event!
May 23, 2018 French Country Stylized Event - a Hands-on Photo Shoot
April 25, 2018 April 2018 Print Competition
March 22, 2018 Leveraging Today’s Technology for More Creative Images - with Bob Coates
March 22, 2018 A Day with Bob Coates - Be Inspired! Black and White File Processing and Personal Projects
February 28, 2018 Image Salience and How to Achieve it in Portraiture, with Kelly Schneider
February 03, 2018 MDPPA 2018 Annual Awards Banquet
February 01, 2018 2018 Annual Print/Digital Competition
January 31, 2018 MDPPA Annual Convention 2018
January 10, 2018 Demystifying Print Competition
December 13, 2017 MDPPA Holiday Social 2017
November 15, 2017 A Full Day of Wedding Photography Education! Creating Impact with Art - Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary
October 25, 2017 October 2017 Print Competition
September 27, 2017 Portrait Lighting for Maximum Impact and Lightroom to Run Your Studio
August 23, 2017 The Business of Photography: From Hobby to Sustainable Profession
July 26, 2017 July 2017 Print Competition
June 28, 2017 Profiting From Non-Profits
May 24, 2017 Making the Jump to Commercial Photography and Modern Senior Portraiture
April 26, 2017 April 2017 Print Competition
March 10, 2017 Gallery Day Out: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
March 04, 2017 MDPPA 2017 Annual Awards Banquet
March 02, 2017 2017 Annual Print/Digital Competition
March 01, 2017 MDPPA Annual Convention 2017
February 22, 2017 Bodyscapes with Matt Meiers
January 25, 2017 Getting Noticed In The Crowd: Social Media and Marketing for Photographers
January 18, 2017 Ins and Outs of Print Competition
December 14, 2016 MDPPA Holiday Social 2016
December 01, 2016 Consider the Masters - Gallery Tour at the National Gallery of Art
November 16, 2016 Conceptual Portraits - Tatiana Lumiere
October 26, 2016 October 2016 Print Competition
October 25, 2016 Two Days of Pet Photography with Barbara Breitsameter Day 1 and Angela Lawson Day 2
September 27, 2016 Location Portraits with Dave Brosha
August 24, 2016 Doug Mattice- Business
July 27, 2016 July Print Competition
June 22, 2016 Teens and Tweens with Lidia Miller
June 17, 2016 CPP Exam
May 25, 2016 Seniors with Beth Forester
April 27, 2016 Print Competition
April 26, 2016 Ann Monteith's Get Down To Business!
April 13, 2016 Double Your Income- Double Your Fun! Joe Switzer
March 23, 2016 Take Your Prints To the Next Level With Christine Walsh-Newton
February 28, 2016 MDPPA Annual Awards Banquet
February 26, 2016 Sensor Cleaning
February 26, 2016 Annual Print Competition February 26, 2016
February 25, 2016 MDPPA Annual Convention 2016
February 03, 2016 Time Lapse photography and 360 Degree Virtual Reality Photography
January 20, 2016 How to Prepare for the annual print competition with Christina Martin (MDPPA Print Chairman)
December 04, 2015 MDPPA Holiday Social
November 18, 2015 How To Photograph Pets and Their People
October 28, 2015 Print Competition October 28 2015
October 14, 2015 CPP Exam
October 08, 2015 CPP Mentorship Workshop
September 30, 2015 Boudoir by Jen Rozenbaum
March 07, 2015 Annual Awards Ceremony and Banquet
February 21, 2015 "A Planet of Light: Exploring Light, Lines, and Moments in our Outdoor World" - Dave Brosha
February 21, 2015 Avant Garde Fashion with Brian deMint
January 28, 2015 Tim Cooper - Painting with Light

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