Past Speakers 2013
NOVEMBER MEETING AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
AN EVENING OF FUN, VENDORS, AND PRIZES
THURSDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glen Drive, Concord
(FREE ADMISSION to all Photographers and Guests)
NCPP will have some of the best Bay Area vendors to show the latest and greatest in:
Professional photo labs for prints, albums and wall portraits, professional framing options
Backgrounds and props
Cutting edge technology for post processing
AND, GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES DONATED BY OUR VENDORS
ONE NIGHT ONLY SPECIAL
JOIN OR RENEW FOR ONLY $99
Join or renew your NCPP membership for 2014 for $99 cash or check ONLY at the event, (regular yearly dues of $135). This special is for one night only Nov. 14, 2013 so bring your checkbook!
Some of the awesome vendors attending:
Camera West — http://www.camerawest.com/
Bay Photo — http://www.bayphoto.com/
Profoto — http://www.profoto.com/us/
Savage Backgrounds — http://savageuniversal.com/
Hoodman — http://www.hoodmanusa.com/
Giottos — http://www.giottosusa.com/
Novoflex — http://www.novoflex.com/en/home/
Tamron Lenses — http://www.tamron.com/
Think Tank — http://www.thinktankphoto.com/
Expo Imaging — http://www.expoimaging.com/
Black Rapid — http://www.blackrapid.com/
Lumiquest — http://www.lumiquest.com/
Photoflex — http://www.photoflex.com/
Lens Baby — http://lensbaby.com/
Lens Pro To Go — http://www.lensprotogo.com/
Lowepro — http://www.lowepro.com/
Topaz One — http://www.topazlabs.com/
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NCPP Proudly Presents Suzette Allen October 12th
HYBRID = Artistic blend of Video + Stills + Audio and it is the HOT NEW success train you need to hop on for a creative and profitable next year! Jumping in can be overwhelming at first, so we will break it down and make it easy for you to create Hybrid eProducts. Moving Portraits or eProducts can be filmed with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera and created with many software solutions, from easy to difficult, but we will focus on the Easy and Profitable ones!
Learn the core skills of creating Hybrid eProducts: terms, shooting techniques, technical settings, how to shoot for a template, and how to use a variety of equipment and gear. Suzette will demonstrate an easy method for creating finished videos, with eTemplates (auto edited with Movoir.com) and ProShows with PhotoDex, for simple shows and very easy learning curve. [Suzette will also do a quick demo on how to create custom videos in Photoshop CS6]
You will come away with the vital skills and basics you need to get started with Hybrid, creating profitable eProducts.
Suzette Allen, Pro Photographer of 25+ years, has been also been a leading educator in our industry for over 12 years, helping photographers embrace and understand Digital, Photoshop, Workflow and the technical side of our creativity process.
Now she is leading the charge into the new era with HYBRID Imaging, combining stills, video and audio to create compelling portrait eProducts that clients love! In her usual down-to-earth style, she makes even tough concepts easy to understand and fun to learn! Be inspired and challenged with fresh creativity and new ways of communicating visually with HYBRID images…. the artful blend of stills, video and sound! 104 words
Panasonic LUMIX G: Tom Curley
Bay Photo: Christie Boxill
SmugMug: Sean Rogan
Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API
Sacramento, California 95841
Talking Portrait & Motion Portrait Links
Photographed and created by Suzette Allen
Natalie & Boots https://vimeo.com/69495970
Oliver Skating Card https://vimeo.com/64768424
Kelsey Me-Movie https://vimeo.com/64767912
Jasmine Senior Showhttps://vimeo.com/64764145
Brianna Grad Card https://vimeo.com/66867437
Jenny’s Hope Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j3gizTDVKQ
Lawrence Christmas Card https://vimeo.com/64767913
Selah Star-to-be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7RzM4UqXnk
Why Go Hybrid? https://vimeo.com/67177624
NCPP Proudly Presents Alexis Cuarezma September 12th
Lecture Title: Beyond the Lights
Go inside the shoot with four time portrait photographer of the year Alexis Cuarezma and see what’s essential to create images with impact & emotion. Learn how to connect with your subject & client to have a harmonious relationship during the shoot & point of sale. You’ll be acquainted small simple changes that will directly affect and improve your approach to business and personal growth as an artist. Furthermore, he will go over lighting theories & concepts to help you recognize & create images with impact.
Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. A passion for bold visuals has colored his whole life, and his childhood interest was nurtured at CSUEB, where he studied art, graphic design and photography.
He’s an Alumnus of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XXIV), has been commissioned for assignments by Sports Illustrated, the LA Times, the New York Times, HBO and a number of international publications. His touch has graced the cover of boxing’s “Bible,” the esteemed Ring Magazine, and that of Undisputed Fight Magazine; covers of UK boxing mags SEEN, Fighting Fit, and Boxing News round out Alexis’ fight resume. His vibrant aesthetic is often sought out for editorial, commercial, and private commissions.
Distinctions include the PPGBA’s Photographer of the Year 2012, Portrait Photographer of the Year for four consecutive years (2009–2012), Ted Gurney Portrait of the Year 2012 and Print of the Year in 2011.
Sponsors: Bayphoto Lab, Philip Mauer Photomount, Borrowed Lenses, Triple Scoop Music
NCPP Proudly Presents Steve Kurtz August 8th
Topic: Beyond Shoot and Burn-Creating a Product Line/Maximizing your sales
Our speaker this month, Steve Kurtz, from Santa Cruz, California will share his insights taken from shooting over 1500 weddings and 5000 portraits in his career. Steve’s photography has been featured in many publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, The New York Times, TV Guide, The San Jose Business Journal and Monterey Life Magazine. He has a BA degree from San Francisco State University in photojournalism.
“Beyond Shoot and Burn” will show how Steve has built his product line, so that he can maximize his sales from each wedding or portrait client and their families. In today’s competitive wedding and portrait photography market it is important to set yourself apart from the masses of photographers. In Steve’s view creating custom one of a kind products helps to separate you from the competition as well as increase you sales with each client.
NCPP Proudly Presents July 11, 2013 Michelle Walker
I’ve been a wedding photojournalist for 13+ years (since my senior year at the Academy of Art University). While in school, I wanted to photograph worldwide conflicts. But then I interned for a wedding photojournalist and fell in love. I realized that I could capture weddings with the same raw, unbridled emotion that my mentors were using in their war photography. I was hooked… but had a dilemma. How to satisfy my passion for travel photography? (For me, one of the attractions of conflict photography.) I made a commitment to myself then & there — yes, I would photograph weddings with all the energy & passion I have, but I would take 4–6 weeks every year and travel to work on my personal photography. And I’ve done so every single year. How? I’ll tell you in this talk…
Believe it or not, there are more compelling reasons to blog than just SEO (although that’s a pretty good one)! I’ll walk you through my blogging journey (the good AND bad) to help show you how to make your blog stronger and more profitable (yes, good blogging can help your bottom line). From idea generation to execution, I’ll give you tools and tricks to make blogging as pain free as possible.
My blog continues to be a source of inspiration for parents nationwide and has created lasting journalism connections. Additionally, in the coming year, I’ll be compiling many of my blog posts for a book. It’s true. Blogging is definitely good for more than just SEO!
Award winning family photographer, Jennifer Chaney, has had her photography on CBS Good Morning America, People.com, as well as published internationally on several occasions. Most recently her work was featured in the Wall Street Journal along with an interview regarding family photography and the holidays. Her photography tips have been featured in Parade magazine, USA Today, Washington Post, The LA Times, San Jose Mercury News, the Sacramento Bee, and more.
Jennifer’s goal with consulting and speaking is to spread knowledge. She deeply believes in sharing and not holding back. Please visit www.consulting.jenniferchaneyphoto.com for more information.
Branding + Authenticity
Caroline will be sharing her creative process and how photographers can tap in to their true authentic self for creative inspiration and picking a branding to match your style and personality.
Artist Caroline Winata flows through life like her lusciously modern clientele.
Wishing to life a mix-and-match of bold, fresh and dreamy-romantic concepts, she captures dreams for clients living their happily ever after’s.
The doors to her northern California studio open to her world where, along with namesake and best puppy friend Milou, you might find Caroline obsessing over design, gorgeous, randomly-discovered light, finding happiness in obscure moments, and traveling the world fashionably and fabulously.
“Olin” (as her friends call her) also loves chunky cocktail rings, dog-friendly beaches, and vibing with friends, especially over sumptuous sashimi. And cupcakes. Never forget the cupcakes.
Caroline appears in dozens of special, happy places, like Martha Stewart, Bride’s Magazine, The Knot, Style me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, and PhotoPro Magazine. She was also named one of Rangefinder Magazine’s Top 30 Rising Stars in 2012.
Milou + Olin = was, is, and always will be. In love with photography, and art, and design, and shoes, and life since she was very small, she is at her happiest with her inspiration Milou. For her romance-addicted clients seeking an edge, she always will be. Love always is.
When not obsessed with her photography and all things beautiful, Caroline is also working on her woman-centric non-profit, HelloXOXO.
Honored to be one of Rangefinder Magazine’s Top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.
Founding member of BestWeddingPhotographers, ModernPhotographers, member of AGWPJA and Photographik. Featured on Design*Sponge, ApartmentTherapy, PhotoPro Magazine, Bride’s Magazine, TheKnot, Utterly Engaged, Real Weddings magazine, Today’s Bride, Style Me Pretty, ProjectWedding, Snippet and Ink, Southern Weddings, Offbeat Bride, WeddingChicks, Green Wedding Shoes, Style Unveiled, RockNRoll Bride, OnceWed, ElizabethAnne, IntimateWeddings, OurWedding, Sacramento Weddings, EarthFriendlyWeddings, The Inspired Bride, The Bride’s Cafe, Somewhere Splendid, LoveOlio, WeddingChicks, AisleCandy, HiFi Weddings, GreyLikesWeddings and a host of other fine publications.
NCPP Proudly Presents April 11th, 2013 – Kelly McCathran
Founder of onlineinstruct.com and Training Evangelist for roundpeg Inc. (an onlineinstruct.com partner) Kelly McCathran has been teaching Adobe applications since 1992 and computer classes since 1989. Yes, I started teaching when I was 12, just kidding
Kelly is a Certified Technical Trainer+ and an Adobe Design Master, Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Expert in most of the Creative Suite Applications (I don’t teach Fireworks.) She has traveled North America, and abroad, teaching applications to the largest tech firms, print shops and ad agencies in the world.
Specialties and Credits
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse, Adobe Edge, HTML, CSS, HTML5, CSS3 and a little ActionScript
NCPP Proudly Presents March. 14, 2013 — Scot and Sharon Benton
Lighting & Posing
Program starts at 7:00pm
We believe that lighting and posing go together. Can’t have one without the other.
We touch a little on basic posing and focus on the details that define professional photographers. We do this with a PowerPoint presentation and live models.
Scot’s strength is lighting while Sharon’s is posing. We show how we work together to create the images we are known for.
Our presentation is fun and upbeat. We encourage questions during the presentation.
Note: Because of Valentine’s Day this months meeting is the Third Thursday (This Month ONLY)
NCPP Proudly Presents Feb. 21, 2013 — Jennifer Bagwell
“Boost Your Business on a Budget”
Jennifer Bagwell has been a wedding photographer for 5 short years and with each year she has grown her business. In 2012 she shot 35 weddings as the primary photographer, which was 13 more than she did in 2011. She attributes her success to savvy marketing and building a brand based on happy clients, happy guests, and a social media frenzy.
Jennifer will discuss the things that she tried along the way that worked and what didn’t and how to make marketing investments with a great return. Learn how to create a brand that is talked about, celebrated and yields a fully booked schedule today and future clients for tomorrow.
Petaluma based photographer Jennifer Bagwell has used her retail experience to get a leg-up in the photography industry. At Best Buy she worked on a special board that worked hand in hand with the Gallup Organization where they studied the psyches of different customers and their shopping habits along with studying work staff personalities and how to better utilize them to service customers. She was also the head of PR for Best Buy in San Francisco and handled all of their media relations while managing the SF store.
Jennifer is a proud stay-at-home mom of two adorable children as well as a full-time photographer.
NCPP Proudly Presents Jan 10, 2013
Shelly Waldman launched Business Juice, a small business consulting company focused on helping creatives understand business concepts and applying that understanding to their own small business. Shelly has an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara, she has managed large budgets for university programs and has worked for one of the largest financial institutions in the country analyzing budgets. Today, in addition to Business Juice, Shelly continues to run Waldman Photography while still working in the financial industry and studying for her credential as a CFP (Certified Financial Planner).
Since January is the beginning of a new year, it the perfect opportunity to reflect on last year’s performance. Shelly will discuss how to look at last year’s numbers to forecast for 2013 and lead a panel discussion with fellow photographers about their struggles in running a business. Further, she has invited an accountant and a lawyer to talk about tax and law issues associated with growing a business and what needs to be in place when you hire your first employee.
Shelly enjoys helping people succeed. Through Business Juice, she is able to provide one on one consulting to photographers, helping each business owner understand the foundational, financial and marketing concepts that will allow them to be successful at their craft and their business.
Contact info: Shelly Waldman <firstname.lastname@example.org>