$129 – $179

June 26 / 28 - PPETN Full Day Photography Workshops

Event Information



Multiple Locations: See Ticket Description

Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description


The Professional Photographers of East Tennessee are pleased to present:

TWO different full-day photography workshops in June to help you work ON your photography business AND fuel your creative post-production inspiration.


Wednesday, June 26

Full-Day Photo Workshop, "Environmental Business Portraits - Beyond the Headshot."

  • by Bryan Welsh, PPA Master Photographer & Photographic Craftsman from Oregon
    sponsored by McKenna

  • at UT Conference Center, 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

  • 8:30am - 5pm

Friday, June 28

Full-Day Photo Workshop, "Fine Art Photo-Synthesis + Inspired by Ansel."

  • by Bob Coates, a PPA Master Photographer & Master Artist & Craftsman and Panasonic Lumix Ambassador from Sedona, AZ

  • at Adara Events and Photography, 9220 Park W Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37923

  • 8:30am - 5pm

Purchase Tickets to EITHER or BOTH of these workshops on this page.

PPETN Member tickets are discounted by $50.

Log in to your PPETN.com account to find the access code to access Member tickets.

Interested in joining PPETN to get these benefits and more? Check it out & apply.

Get a discount when you sign up for BOTH Workshops!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact PPETN at communications@ppetn.com with any questions.

ALSO - Don't miss the Annual Salon Photography Competition

  • Thursday, June 27

  • at UT Conference Center, 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902

  • 5pm - 9pm

  • MORE INFO about the ASPC + RSVP/Dinner options coming soon.

Wednesday, June 26

Environmental Business Portraits - Beyond the Headshot

by Bryan Welsh, PPA M. Photog., Cr., CPP, API. FP-OR
sponsored by McKenna

Bryan will share how to take your business portraits to another level. As the industry changed so did Bryan’s photography business. Once primarily known as Wedding and H.S. Senior photographer he made the transition into a Business and Family photographer.

This workshop will cover how to market and become the go to business branding photographer in your area. Bryan will also have a lighting demonstration so you can see this style of photography in action.

Come learn:

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Gear & how to prepare

  • How to shoot tethered

  • Location considerations

  • Photoshoot workflow via a session demonstration

If you have considered breaking into the business photography market or are looking for new ways to establish your business brand this class could be just what you need!

Friday, June 28

"Fine Art Photo-Synthesis + Inspired by Ansel."

by Bob Coates, Master Artist/Master Photographer & Panasonic Lumix Ambassador

Session 1 - Fine Art Photo-Synthesis

Taking your images to another level is one way to set yourself apart from other photographers. Bob has chosen to move his images to a more-painterly feel. He accomplishes this by fusing many images together utilizing a single subject blended together with many textures from nature, decaying made-made items and everyday items found through serendipity. The end result is an image that has depth and dimension and will often reveal different things no matter how many times it is viewed.

Coates originally designed this for fine art application but has found ways to bring the technique over into his commercial business. Join Bob as he shares many of the ways to accomplish the look and move it into your business. Setting yourself apart by creating imagery that is only available through you is a way to stay ahead of your competition… And bring some fun back to your photography business.

"Bob is a remarkable photographer - impeccable craft and exquisite artistry!" - Thom Rouse

Session 2 - Inspired by Ansel – Black and White Image Processing

Adams would be a fan of digital imaging as evidenced by his quote from his 1985 Autobiography – “If I could return in twenty years or so I would hope to see astounding interpretations of my most expressive images. It is true no one could print my negatives as I did, but they might well get more out of them by electronic means. Image quality is not the product of a machine, but of the person who directs the machine, and there are no limits to imagination and expression.”

We now have tools that allow almost infinite control of every tone in our images. Photoshop and NIK Color Efex and Silver Efex Pro 2 are three of Bob’s favorite software programs for turning pixels to black and white. New software from Skylum including Luminar and Tonality are useful as well. There are some new capture techniques to add depth to your images too. Join Bob as he shares many techniques to make your black and white prints sing.

Single Workshop Ticket Prices:

PPETN Member Early-bird (through Jun 4) $79
PPETN Member (after Jun 4) $99
Non-Member Early-bird (through Jun 4) $129
Non-Member (after Jun 4) $149

If you are taking BOTH Full Day Workshops:

PPETN Member Two Workshop Early-bird (through Jun 4) $129
PPETN Member Two Workshop (after Jun 4) $149
Non-Member Two Workshop Early-bird (through Jun 4) $179
Non-Member Two Workshop (after Jun 4) $199

**PPETN Members -Looking for member ticket options?

Log into your ppetn.com account and retrieve your member access code. Then, after you click on 'Tickets' to start your purchase, enter the access code in the top right corner to unlock the member ticket options.

PPA Continuing Education System Class

Check out the benefits of Professional Photographers of America.

All attendees that are PPA Members will received one Continuing Education Merit.

About Bryan Welsh

About Bryan Welsh

Bryan Welsh - PPA M. Photog., Cr., CPP, API. FP-OR

Both his clients and peers recognize Bryan Welsh, a second-generation photographer, for his creative stylized journalistic photography. Bryan has taught at the Professional Photographers of America national convention IUSA, PPA Super One Days and to State and Local PPA photography affiliates across the country.

Bryan has his PPA Masters of Photography and Photographic Craftsman Degree from Professional Photographers of America (M Photog., Cr.), is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), has the Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon Professional Photographers Association (FP) and is a member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP). Bryan also holds the status of an Approved Photographic Instructor (API) from PPA and has over 100 speaking merits. (EDU100)

Bryan is a Past President of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association and the elected PPA Councilor (2018-21) for the State of Oregon.


About Bob Coates

About Bob Coates

Bob Coates, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.,CPP, EA-ASP

Coates started his official pro career in March of 1995 after picking up and putting down a camera for the previous Thirteen years. Based in the Caribbean for the beginning three years of business Bob concentrated on commercial photography. He was dragged kicking and screaming into the wedding side of the business and then embraced weddings. Upon his move to Sedona, Arizona to get out of the path of hurricanes, weddings were expanded and mixed with some commercial work. Coming full circle Bob is back to concentrating solely on commercial projects, chasing wildlife and creating an art décor line of images.

Articles for magazines and books authored by Bob are part of how he gives back to the photographic community. In addition, Bob has presented programs from Hawaii to the Caribbean including National platforms at Imaging USA and other venues. Judging local and International print competitions is another way Bob has shares his expertise in the industry.

A Panasonic Lumix Ambassador for the past five years Bob has had access to the latest Lumix cameras and lenses. Coates has found that the gear has made capturing wildlife images more attainable with a longer reach and lighter weight.

Bob has always believed in helping his local community using his photographic skills. Among fundraising projects a couple notable ones were a calendar based on the movie Calendar Girls that raised money and garnered lots of community awareness and National press for the Sedona Arts Center. He also photographed, designed, printed and sold a calendar titled ‘Flowers for Food’ for the Sedona Community Center raising over $15,000.

Bob currently lives and works from his residential studio in Sedona, AZ with his wife Holly.
Check out Bob’s work at http://successful-photographer.com

Example Images From Bob Coates:

PPETN - Professional Photographers of East Tennessee - http://ppetn.com

Pursue your goals among good company! Whether you’re looking to increase sales or master new skills, you’ll find the resources and relationships in East Tennessee’s official photography association. PPETN is a non-profit created by photographers, for photographers in order to help those who want to take photography and entrepreneurship to the next level and develop or grow profitable and sustainable businesses. If you’re serious about photography as a career or an art, then take advantage of the opportunities our association can provide for you.

Share with friends


Multiple Locations: See Ticket Description

Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved