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    • January 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center 12900 Mt Olympus, Universal City, TX 78148
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    David Arnold - "Moving to a DotCom"


      In this information-packed session, you’ll learn the basics of how Google works and how it uses information on your website to bring searchers there.   You will learn the psychology of a searcher and how to leverage that to your advantage.   Learn how to guarantee that people will find your website when searching for your products and services.   You will also learn the Do's and Don'ts of search engine optimization and paid online advertising.

      David is the owner of DE Web Works, a web design agency that specializes in small business success. He has been working with businesses for over 20 years to bring technology in to help solve business problems.

    https://www.dewebworks.com
    https://www.facebook.com/DEWebWorksVictoria/

    • February 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • TBA
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    "Photographing Weapons"


      We live in Texas, which means that the majority of our clients own a weapon of some kind and would like to have their portraits done with them. So wether you are an enthusiast, or you aren't much of a fan of weapons, you should know the basic rules and how to correctly bend them to fit into a realistic portrait of your client. We all know that weapons are deadly, my goal in this class if for you to come away with a confidence to handle, check, and walk away from your session happy and healthy. This will be a hands on class so feel free to bring your camera and capture some images.

    Connor is sponsored by Arlington Camera.


    Connor Fuller, Cr. Photog., CPP, AF-TPPA loves to push the boundaries of his art and create something different.  And, sometimes a bit “dangerous”.  His love of weapons has infiltrated his love of photography and the two have meshed into a regular part of his work in his studio.  Seniors, bridegrooms, and people you never expect ask us for guns, bows, and knives in their portraits.  This always gets Connor’s creative brain fired up.  

    The photography bug bit Connor when he was 19.  His mother is a photographer and she was booked solid for senior season unable to take on any more seniors for that year.  A girl called him and said “your mom is booked and can’t take any more seniors and I want a Fuller to photograph me”.  When he laughingly told his mom about the conversation, she immediately said call her back and book it!  After a short posing lesson and a camera set on “P”, he was sent on the way.  After the recent loss of his father, Connor felt enthused and with a purpose.  The rest, as they say, is history.

    Today, Connor owns the studio and his mother, Esther, works for him.  The studio is in the small town of Kirbyville, Texas (population approx. 2000).  Small towns create a challenge, but with a quality product with exceptional service, Fuller’s Photography Studios stands apart from the crowd and draws clients from near and far. 

    • July 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • TBA
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    "From Burned Out to Fired Up - Reigniting Your Passion"

      Owning your portrait business can be overwhelming, exhausting and down right frustrating at times. From the nagging phone calls that says you need update your Google listing, to clients who just want the digital files, often we as professional photographers find ourselves in a world lacking any creativity, passion or fulfillment.  Late hours working on images, to having to file yet another tax form, all the while your family misses spending time with you. Some days you just want to throw up your hands and say "I QUIT!".  I get that! I was there, for 6 really long years, I was burned out and my only goal was to make it through the next day. My passion was gone, my creativity was gone, my work suffered, my family suffered and my life sucked!  It's one thing to not like where you work, but it's totally different when you are the owner of that workplace.  

      It's time to turn your life around and take control, love what you do and spend time with you family and I'm going to show you how.  From clearing off your plate, to organizing your day to finding that passion you had at the beginning of your career, we are goin to walk you back for the living dead and turn you into a bright light of sunshine  to be reckoned with.

      If you are ready to take back your life and run your studio instead of it running you... join me for a fun, motivating and helpful program to Reignite Your Passion, and go from being Burned Out to Fired Up!

     About Mark:

      Mark Sykes started his professional photographers career in 1994. During that time, he was blessed to be mentored by Master Photographer Doug Box and become involved with the Texas School of Professional Photographers where he took on the role of a wrangler for over 13 years, assisting legendary icons in the photography world as Big Daddy Don Blair, Tony Corbell, Bruce Hudson, Joseph and Louise Simone, and many many more.  In 2001 Mark Sykes received his Certified Professional Photographers degree and is currently working on his Masters after years of not competing. 


      In 2016, Mark received his first merit prints at IPC going 3/4
    In 2017, Mark went 3/4 and earned his first Loan Print at IPC.  

      In 1999 Mark purchased his dream studio on the banks of Nantucket Lake in south College Station and has spend the years landscaping the acre area around his studio to include props such as a gazebo, cedar cabin, and an antique gas station complete with a 1959 Pickup, lovingly known as Mater.  Today Mark specializes in traditional to extreme senior portraits as well as family and children's portraits.

    www.marksykes.com
    www.facebook.com/marksykesphotography
    @msykesphoto (Twitter)
    @marksykesphoto (IG)


Past events

December 10, 2017 PPSA Christmas Party
November 15, 2017 Meet the Masters - Masters' Roundtable
November 15, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
October 18, 2017 Bry Cox - "Celebrity Style Imaging"
September 20, 2017 Bree Adams - "Reborn"
September 20, 2017 PhotoU - Babies & Props
September 20, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
August 16, 2017 Nick Tsakiris - Lightroom & Photoshop "The Dynamic Duo"
August 16, 2017 PhotoU - Getting Started with Lightroom
August 16, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
July 19, 2017 Chris Hanoch - "Sports Composites and Posters"
July 19, 2017 PhotoU - Sports & Composites
July 19, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
July 17, 2017 PhotoU - Coffee & Cameras
June 21, 2017 Mark McCall - "Print Competition"
June 21, 2017 PhotoU - Print Competition
June 21, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
June 08, 2017 PhotoU - Coffee & Cameras
May 17, 2017 Kim Hartz - "Branding 101"
May 17, 2017 PhotoU - Digital Print Competition
May 17, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
May 15, 2017 PhotoU - Coffee & Cameras
April 19, 2017 Chrystina Straughan - "Off Camera Flash"
April 19, 2017 PhotoU - Makeup & Hair for Shoots
April 19, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
April 13, 2017 PhotoU - Coffee & Cameras
March 20, 2017 PhotoU - Coffee & Cameras
March 15, 2017 Cris & Deanna Duncan - "Lighting for Sales"
March 15, 2017 PhotoU - Print Comp Boot Camp
March 15, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting
February 20, 2017 PhotoU - Coffee & Cameras
February 15, 2017 David Boeck - "Sweep the Competition"
February 15, 2017 PhotoU - Headshots
February 15, 2017 PPSA Board Meeting

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