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    • May 19, 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Avon Moose Lodge 409 - 3967 S Livernois Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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    DPPA with event sponsor Camera Exchange.


    What to Expect:

    Explore a wide selection of film and digital cameras. Discover lenses, lighting equipment, tripods, stands, backdrops, props and accessories.


    Buy, sell, or trade gear with fellow enthusiasts.

    Have lots of gear to sell? Rent a table. Space is limited so reserve your table soon. Need more space rent multiple.

    • Vendors are certainly welcome.
    • 10'x6' Space with 8' Table.
    • $15.00 for DPPA Members.
    • $20.00 for Non-DPPA Members.
    The entry fee for amittance to this event.
    • Free for DPPA Members.
    • $5.00 for Non-DPPA Members.
    • Free for Students with School ID.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to find amazing gear at great prices!

      For more information or to reserve a table, contact: [info@dppa.net]

      • May 21, 2024
      • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Woodward Camera: 33501 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
      • 32
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      Evening Presentation:

      MASTERING COMPELLING IMAGES FOR CLIENTS AND COMPETITION, with CARL CAYLOR



      When we view a flat piece of paper, drawing, photograph or painting; we see things differently than in actual life. This program is going to show how we can use cognitive concepts to create images that people will find powerful and balanced. Yes, I will discuss the importance of image competition and how to use the experience as an educational tool. We will talk about light, composition, color harmony and much more. You will see many examples and hear analogies that help us to remember the concepts we discuss together. I will share darkroom and post processing skills as well as many frequently seen mistakes and how to avoid or fix them. After this program, you will hear a little voice in your head each time you look through your camera. You will listen to this voice and make powerful decisions when creating for you or your guests.  

      A few nuggets to expect:

      • Psychology of the portrait process

      • Choosing the right light… quality and quantity

      • Composition and balance

      • The Math and the Art

      • Custom print preparation concepts

        Register early. Space is limited. Attendees must register and pay in advance. No refunds or onsite registration.



        ABOUT CARL CAYLOR:  PPA Certified, MPhotog., Cr, F-WPPA, Hon.F-WPPA, WPPA HOF, F-ASP, IPC Juror

        Carl is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He has been involved with professional photography for over 30 years. He started his photographic career as a custom printer and technician and now covers a gamut of photographic assignments including portrait, wedding, commercial, environmental and photojournalism. He is PPA certified, a master photographer, a craftsman with Professional Photographers of America and an international juror.  Carl is one of 129 photographers to earn the ASP-Fellowship. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery, Fuji Masterpiece and Lexjet Awards.

        Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. He enjoys sharing what he has learned so far in his journey. Carl’s greatest strength in our industry is his ability to see what skills others already possess and how to break down concepts on a personal level to help advance those skills further. Carl is happiest when he can help other artists succeed and witness growth in the footsteps of our industry. 

                      

        • May 22, 2024
        • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Sanctuary aka First Baptist Church of Birmingham 300 Willits St., Birmingham MI 48009
        • 13
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        PPA Merit Class:  Don't Miss This Special Event!

        CREATING BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW - A "HANDS-ON" PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

        10:00 am - 1:00 pm

        1:00 - 2:30 pm Lunch

        2:30 - 6:00 pm


        CREATING BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW

        - A “hands-on” portrait workshop.

        In today’s world, we should be able to create an image for anyone, anywhere. This “hands-on” program will confirm the vision of light you already have and then bring that vision to much greater levels so that you can work in any situation.  You will learn to see light in its natural form as well as how to merge artificial light within a scene.  You will learn more about composition, creation of depth and the psychology of portraiture that will allow you to go from everyday simple portrait work to ridiculous concepts that will only be limited by your own creativity. 

        This is a VERY HANDS-ON class.  The objective is not just to introduce you to new concepts, but to train you thoroughly.  Upon completion of this workshop you will be ready to apply your newly acquired skills for your next client session.  We will be photographing models in the downtown Birmingham area, more details will be provided to registered participants. 

        Since this is a full service class beginning with visualizing and ending with a salable print, I will also share workflow and digital darkroom work to take the “good image” created in your camera, to a great image ready to print.  I look forward to coaching you to new levels of your art.

          Register early. Space is limited. Attendees must register and pay in advance. No refunds or onsite registration.



          ABOUT CARL CAYLOR:  PPA Certified, MPhotog., Cr, F-WPPA, Hon.F-WPPA, WPPA HOF, F-ASP, IPC Juror

          Carl is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He has been involved with professional photography for over 30 years. He started his photographic career as a custom printer and technician and now covers a gamut of photographic assignments including portrait, wedding, commercial, environmental and photojournalism. He is PPA certified, a master photographer, a craftsman with Professional Photographers of America and an international juror.  Carl is one of 129 photographers to earn the ASP-Fellowship. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery, Fuji Masterpiece and Lexjet Awards.

          Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. He enjoys sharing what he has learned so far in his journey. Carl’s greatest strength in our industry is his ability to see what skills others already possess and how to break down concepts on a personal level to help advance those skills further. Carl is happiest when he can help other artists succeed and witness growth in the footsteps of our industry. 

                          

          • June 11, 2024
          • 6:30 PM
          • Fork n' Pint -On Cass Lake- , 4000 Cass Elizabeth Road Waterford, MI 48328
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          Annual Awards Ceremony

          Please join us at Fork n' Pint for an evening of fellowship and celebration! Catch up with old friends and meet new members, while looking forward to the upcoming membership year. 

          6:30 Festivities Begin 

          7:00 Dinner (cash bar available)

          8:00 General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony

          Meet the newly appointed 2024 DPPA executive board and directors.

          Show your support for fellow members as they receive service and competition awards, including the 2024 Photographer of the Year!

          Everyone must be registered to attend. Registration ends after June 7th. No walk-ins or late registration.

        Past events

        April 16, 2024 Photoshop Foundation with Emphasis on B&W Photography: by John Campbell
        March 19, 2024 Event Lighting Using On and Off Camera Flash: with Paul Stoloff
        February 20, 2024 Portfolio Building Collaborative Themed Photo Session, "Rosie the Riveter": with Robert Meek
        January 16, 2024 Evening Presentation: Scenic Painting - Magic of Theater.... What The Heck Does It Have To Do With Photography? With Kip Shawger M.Photog.
        December 05, 2023 DPPA Lifetime Member Appreciation & Holiday Party
        November 14, 2023 DPPA Photographic Competition
        October 17, 2023 Evening Presentation: DPPA Member to Member Demonstrations and Discussions
        October 03, 2023 DPPA Board, Committee, Member Vision and Planning Event
        September 26, 2023 DPPA Members Only: Image Review and Critique
        September 20, 2023 PPA Merit Class: From Concept to Composite - Crafting Imaginary Realities - with Amber Damour, M.Photog.
        September 19, 2023 Evening Presentation: Beyond Reality - Exploring the World of Photography Composites - With Amber Damour, M. Photog
        June 20, 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony
        May 16, 2023 Evening Presentation: Introduction to AI Photography with Marina Shipova
        May 16, 2023 PPA Merit Class: Captivating Storytelling Photography with Marina Shipova
        April 18, 2023 Evening In-Person Presentation: How to Get Started in Volume Photography, by John Ransom
        March 28, 2023 [DATE RESCHEDULED to March 28th] Evening In-Person Presentation: Make It or Break It Lighting, by Kari Douma
        February 21, 2023 Free Evening Presentation and Social Meetup : Wildlife - In and Out of Africa, with Ron Conigliaro
        January 17, 2023 Evening Online Presentation: Putting Your Best Paw Forward with Pet Photography by Nicole Begley
        December 06, 2022 DPPA Holiday Party
        November 15, 2022 Photographic Competition
        November 09, 2022 Image Critique & Portfolio Review
        October 26, 2022 Evening Presentation: Conceptualizing Storytelling Imagery With Amber Damour
        October 26, 2022 PPA Merit Class: Creating Painterly Storytelling Imagery with Amber Damour, M.Photog.
        October 03, 2022 DPPA Members Only: DPPA Special Edition Image Review
        September 20, 2022 Evening Presentation: Making a Merit Image with Rich and Christie Newell
        September 20, 2022 PPA Merit Class: Fine Art Maternity and Newborn Photography Workshop with Christie Newell
        June 21, 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony
        May 17, 2022 On Location: Dequindre Cut Photo Walk with Edelyn Westwood
        April 19, 2022 Evening Workshop: Composition and Perception in Visual Art
        April 19, 2022 DPPA: Meet up for Dinner
        March 15, 2022 PPA Online Merit Class: Metamorphosis from Photography to Art with Judy Reinford
        February 15, 2022 Evening Online Presentation: The Craft of Photography and the 12 Elements Beyond Competition with Bryan Welsh
        January 25, 2022 Evening Online Presentation: World Photography - Off the Beaten Path with Ron Conigliaro
        November 29, 2021 DPPA Holiday Party
        November 09, 2021 Print Competition
        October 19, 2021 Evening Presentation: Before, After... How to Get There with Carl Caylor
        October 19, 2021 PPA Merit Class: On Location Workshop with Carl Caylor
        October 18, 2021 Evening Online Event: Image Critique & Portfolio Review
        September 21, 2021 Evening Presentation: Architecture and Interiors with Randy Van Duinen
        September 21, 2021 PPA Merit Class: Architectural Photography, Post-Processing and More with Randy Van Duinen
        June 15, 2021 Annual Awards Ceremony
        May 18, 2021 On Location: Photography Workshop
        April 20, 2021 Evening Online Class: Portrait Lighting and Posing with Adam Carroll, M.Photog., Cr., CPP
        March 16, 2021 Evening Online Class: Workflow and Marketing with Real Estate Photographer Karen Thaemert, Cr. Photog, CPP
        March 16, 2021 PPA Merit Class: The Real Scoop on Real Estate Photography with Karen Thaemert, Cr. Photog, CPP
        February 16, 2021 Evening Online Class: Photoshop TNT - Get Blown Away by Some of the Deep Dark Secrets of Photoshop with Ed Westwood, M Photog.
        January 26, 2021 Evening Online Class: Tax Training for Photographers with the Michigan Department of Treasury - Part 2
        December 15, 2020 Online: Holiday Party
        November 17, 2020 Online: Photographic Competition
        October 20, 2020 Online: Image Critiques
        September 15, 2020 Evening Online Class: A Tale of Two Wedding Styles with Sam Sarkis and Ray Anthony Iavasile
        June 16, 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony
        May 28, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
        May 21, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
        May 19, 2020 Online Class: The Portrait Sales Presentation with Ron Nichols
        May 14, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
        May 07, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
        April 30, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
        April 29, 2020 Online Class: Making More Profit Designing Wedding Albums with Sam Sarkis
        April 23, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
        April 21, 2020 Online Class: The Tale of Two Products with Carl Caylor
        April 17, 2020 Online Class: Workflow for Competition Prints with Kelly Dobson
        April 16, 2020 Online Class: Photoshop Tips with Ed Westwood
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        March 17, 2020 Cancelled / Evening Presentation: The Senior Model Program They'll Pay You For with Jenn Lewis
        March 17, 2020 Cancelled / PPA Merit Class: Create a Full Service Experience and Get Paid for It with Jenn Lewis
        March 06, 2020 Image Competition Series: Great Lakes PhotoMax & Image Competition
        February 18, 2020 Evening Presentaton: Tax Training for Photograpers with the Michigan Department of Treasury
        January 28, 2020 Evening Presentation: Lights, Camera, Action, 1-2-3! Creative Lighting Workshop with Claude Jodoin
        December 10, 2019 Holiday Networking Event
        November 12, 2019 Image Competition Series: Local Image Competition
        November 04, 2019 Image Competition Series: Image Critique & Portfolio Review
        October 15, 2019 Evening Presentation: Modern Headshot with Emma Burcusel
        September 16, 2019 Evening Presentation: Shooting On Location with Fuzzy Duenkel
        September 16, 2019 PPA Merit Class: On Location Workshop & Evening Presentation with Fuzzy Duenkel
        September 11, 2019 Image Competition Series: New to Competition (Webinar with Carl Caylor)
        June 18, 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
        May 21, 2019 Outdoor Flash Photography at Edsel Ford House
        April 16, 2019 Marketing and Social Media for Photographers / Album and Folio Print Competition
        March 19, 2019 Exploring Mirrorless Cameras
        February 19, 2019 Tips on How to Go Pro
        January 15, 2019 Portfolio Building Shoot Out
        December 11, 2018 Holiday Networking Event
        November 20, 2018 Print Competition
        November 13, 2018 Sam Sarkis-Lighting and Posing
        October 16, 2018 Senior Sports and Composites--Mike Osborne
        September 18, 2018 Justin Haugen-Mastering MagMod, Getting Big Results Out of Your Small Kit
        June 19, 2018 2018 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
        May 15, 2018 Lisa Langell - Stop Documenting, Start creating Beautiful Images of Nature
        May 14, 2018 Lisa Langell - Stop Documenting, Start creating Beautiful Images of Nature
        April 17, 2018 Mike Price -
        March 20, 2018 Marisa Miller
        February 20, 2018 Kelly Dobson - Rethinking creativity as a skill
        January 23, 2018 Robert Hall - Lighting Under pressure
        December 13, 2017 Holiday Networking Event
        November 21, 2017 DPPA Print Competition
        October 17, 2017 James Schmelzer
        September 19, 2017 Sherry Hagerman - Light It Up ~ The Road to Epic Weddings
        June 20, 2017 2017 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
        May 16, 2017 Kathy Falls - Old Masters Techniques are Still Revelant & Album Competition
        April 18, 2017 David Humphrey - Posing for Profit - Seniors - All Day
        March 21, 2017 David M Deutsch - Post Production Print Effects & Tips
        February 21, 2017 Trish Logan - Bringing the Big Guns to your Business with School Photography & Folio Competition
        January 17, 2017 Amber Henry - The Inspired Wedding
        December 03, 2016 Detroit Parade Company Photo Walk
        November 15, 2016 DPPA Print Competition
        October 11, 2016 Melanie Anderson - The Senior Experience - ALL DAY
        September 20, 2016 Claude Jodoin - Lighting for Fun and Profit
        August 23, 2016 Amy Feick - Competition Basics
        July 19, 2016 Outdoor Model Shoot
        June 21, 2016 Awards Ceremony
        May 17, 2016 Album Competition and Angela Plackowski Lawson - "Pet Photography 101"
        April 19, 2016 Mark Zucker "From Mildly Successful to Wildly Successful"
        March 15, 2016 Folio Competition, Kirk Voclain - Coolest studio in Town with Senior Portraits
        March 15, 2016 Camera Cleaning
        February 16, 2016 All Day Workshop "Photography - Soup To Nuts" with David Duetch
        January 19, 2016 WOW Workshop with Sam Sarkis - "Perfect Posing and Lighting Techniques for Wedding Photographers"
        December 15, 2015 Holiday Social Party / Print Critique
        November 17, 2015 Print Competition
        October 20, 2015 Anna Venhaus
        September 15, 2015 Michael Mowbray
        August 18, 2015 Workshop - Hands on
        July 19, 2015 100th Year Anniversay / Social Picnic
        June 16, 2015 2015 Awards Ceremony / Banquet
        May 19, 2015 Lindsay Adler - Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding/Creative Retouching
        April 21, 2015 Lora Yeater - Follow Your Heart
        March 17, 2015 Landon Day - Get In The Fast Lane - With Speed Lighting
        February 17, 2015 Mary Bortz - Distinctive Black and White Character Portraits
        January 20, 2015 Rick Trummer - "You May not Want to Hear This"
        November 18, 2014 Print Competition
        October 21, 2014 David Hakamaki - Running a Successful Home Based Photography Studio.
        September 16, 2014 Ken Sklute \ Canon Explorer of Light