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What Seniors Want

Oregon Professional Photographers Association, Inc

Friday, May 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

What Seniors Want

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
OPPA or PPA Member Ended $49.00 $0.00
Non-member Ended $69.00 $0.00

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The H.S. Senior Market is ever changing and being able to deliver what your client wants doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Bryan Welsh and Lisa Dillon will be giving a full day program to OPPA and in the end deliver the answer to the question; What do Seniors want?

This will be a hands on workshop with the ability to shoot and learn. Bring your camera and questions.

Between them, Bryan and Lisa have more than a four decades of professional experience. Together, they will share the secrets they have learned that have helped them build successful senior portrait businesses.

Bryan, Cr. Photog., API, FP-OPPA and a member of ASP. Is a second-generation photographer specializing in H.S. Senior and Corporate Lifestyle portraits. Moments In Time photography is located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Lisa, M. Photog., CPP, FP-OPPA and a member of ASP.
Lisa photographs about 50 seniors a year and maintains a studio in Portland, Oregon. 


Here is an overview of the topics and points that will be discussed:

Hands On Shooting and Demo:
• Reflector use (using as a main light, for fill, for catch-lights, for effect i.e. the whole perception issue)
• GOBOs to force light to be directional (like with an overcast sky—balanced with a reflector)
• Off-camera flash (to bring out the background and not lose the subject in bright sun, from behind to get fun effects—with and without modifiers for different effects and strengths)
• Strobes outdoors (to overpower the sun)
• Flash (on camera) bounced/modified for a kiss-of-light on overcast days to prevent raccoon eyes

• Posing girls
• Posing guys
• Posing 2 (friends, siblings, 2 girls vs. 2 guys vs. bf/gf)
• Hand posing

Editing / Processing: (not just buy an action and run it)
• High pass filter
• Adding a texture
• Working with under eye circles
• Using the history brush to brighten eyes
• Adding digital makeup and faux eyelashes
• Vignette secrets for a good BW conversion
• Punching up saturation with a soft light layer

Marketing / Sales:
• Business Structure
• Marketing to seniors and parents
• Sales in Studio
• Referrals
• Getting the family session

PPA members who attend the duration of this workshop will recieve one PPA education merit.

Have questions about What Seniors Want? Contact Oregon Professional Photographers Association, Inc

When & Where

Leanna's Reflections Photography
193 NE Exchange Drive
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday, May 23, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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