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Evening Presentation: Mastering Compelling Images for Clients and Competition, with Carl Caylor

  • May 21, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Woodward Camera: 33501 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
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  • Early registration discount.
  • Non member registration. Registration after May 12, 2024.


Evening Presentation:


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.