2018 Seminar Speaker

March 18 – 19
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
Sioux Falls, SD

Photography is an art that melds light and subject together to create an unforgettable image. By combining your artistic vision with the mastery of the technical science of photography, you can create the images that you see in your dreams.

It is not a recipe–its knowing what each ingredient does so you can create your own signature style. How do you do this? You learn lighting. Strobes, off-camera, studio, location, natural light, mixed light and more–they each can help you propel your business. This weekend, we will dive deep into lighting and storytelling for portrait and commercial work.  

Join Cris Duncan for a fun, interactive, hands-on experience where you will: 

  • LEARN LIGHTING–Lighting anywhere, in any situation with any light. 
  • LEARN LIGHTING PRINCIPLES–Why does it do that? Learn how to see and evaluate light and how can it work for you. 
  • LEARN TO MAKE A LIVING–Light, compose and design with the end in mind to ensure profitable sessions.  

You will stretch, laugh, be refreshed and discover new tools to add to your photographic skill set. In a relaxed environment, you will explore the psychology behind the sales process. What do people want? How can you light the images in a way that speaks to the client? Lighting for Sales is the melding of the technical, psychological and artistic parts of photography to allow you to create something like no one else.  

You will also learn how to discover the narrative and then construct the image using color, key, design and lighting that supports the client story. Whether it be a simple headshot, a family portrait, senior announcement or advertising piece, walk away with skills that will elevate your craft and business.  

In addition, you will also discover some of the ins and outs of commercial photography. The questions you should be asking and the mistakes to avoid. Discover the things to look for when on assignment, the “rules” of product photography and how to become the expert your clients need.   

Don’t forget your camera. This is your time to experiment, refine and grow so when in client sessions you can confidently craft images without getting flustered. 

Whether you have been photographing three years or 30, after this class, you will be able to combine technical skills with design and compositional elements to confidently deliver your very best for clients. Every time. Guaranteed.  

Cris and Deanna Duncan operate C j Duncan Photography in Lubbock, Texas. They have had the honor of photographing everything from weddings to families to corporate clients and even two Presidents. In over a dozen years, ?they have been published in numerous national magazines and acquired many industry accolades including GIA (Grand Imaging Award). However, what means the most is their daughter, family and the life they lead working together in the art form they love. Cris and Deanna are both contributors to PPA EDU. Cris is the founder of Find Your Find Your Focus Photographic Education.  


Earn PPA education credit for attending this seminar!
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