Past Speakers 2014

Night with the Mas­ters Feb 20

North­ern Cal­i­for­nia Pro­fes­sional Photographers

invites you to join us for the return of

A Night with the Masters!

We’ll return to the lovely Scott’s Seafood Gar­den in Wal­nut Creek for dinner!

Thurs­day, Feb­ru­ary 20, 2014

 Doors open at 5:30

Din­ner begins at 6:00

Social­iz­ing at 7:00

Pre­sen­ta­tion at 8:00

Der­ick Tsai: Pro­gram DescriptionDerick_Tsai

Have you found your­self feel­ing stale and going through the motions with your clients? Have you lost that cre­ative fire? Join Der­ick Tsai, Cre­ative Direc­tor of con­tent devel­op­ment stu­dio Mag­nus Rex, as he explores these top­ics for an evening enti­tled RE:INVENTION. Der­ick will share the story of his friend who rein­vented the way he cre­ated art to com­bat paral­y­sis brought on by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Dis­ease) and how that inspired him and a group of oth­ers to cre­ate the work that have rein­vented their careers in ways they’ve never dreamed of. This event will be per­fect for any­one who has a hit a plateau and wants to recharge their cre­ativ­ity and begin to see their career in a new light.

Bio: Der­ick Tsai founded Mag­nus Rex Stu­dio as an attempt to push past his own self-imposed bound­aries and turn his per­sonal cre­ative poten­tial into reality. That found­ing spirit has con­tin­ued as Mag­nus Rex has gone on to develop con­tent for film, TV, gam­ing and the web for clients such as Mar­vel, Nike and The His­tory Chan­nel. In 2013 Mag­nus Rex debuted RE:INVENT, an orig­i­nal book about career and cre­ative rein­ven­tion at San Diego Comic Con 2013. On Novem­ber 24th, 2013 he gave a TED talk @TEDxYouth@SanDiego on the story behind the mak­ing of the RE:INVENT. Der­ick is cur­rently speak­ing around the coun­try and devel­op­ing his project Mythika as an episodic ani­ma­tion and graphic novel.

You can find out more about him and Mag­nus Rex at

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Jan­u­ary 10, 2014 | Cat­e­gories: Uncat­e­go­rized | Com­ments Off | Edit

NCPP Presents: Jan 9th.

Hilton Con­cord
1970 Dia­mond Boule­vard
Con­cord, CA 94520
(across from the Wil­lows Shop­ping Center)

“Sell­ing Dreams, not Por­traits” by George Delgado

George Del­gado, win­ner of many awards for Wed­ding and Por­trait Pho­tog­ra­phy will share a pro­gram he is pas­sion­ate about.

Sell­ing Dreams, not Por­traits, will cover:

  • How to Har­vest New Clients;
  • Sell­ing Methods;
  • Great Pho­tog­ra­phy That Clients Will Love

Pas­sion­ate about what he does and a great teacher, don’t miss this inter­ac­tive talk. You will be given an out­line to fol­low and take notes with.

George’s new pro­gram is shar­ing a dif­fer­ent way to sell your dream.

We love what we do, but so many fel­low pho­tog­ra­phers I meet can­not com­mu­ni­cate what they love to their clients. It’s really sim­ple and when you dis­cover the secret, sell­ing is so much fun.”