If you have an idea for a program, an offer to come present, or a request for a specific monthly or extended program, please contact our Program Director (programs@austinppa.com)

Upcoming Austin PPA events

    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
    Register

    Operating a business with focused purpose and undeniable passion is crucial to the success of any small business. It’s the foundation and heart of who you are as an organization. Those businesses with clearly defined goals & philosophies are more apt to make the greatest impact on the industry they serve. In this program, we will explore purpose and define your focus through hands-on activities. How is your business perceived in the community it lives?  Mission marketing will provide you the tools to became a powerful force in the eyes of your clients and community. 
    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 3434 Oxsheer Drive, Austin, TX 78732
    • 9
    Register

             

    The Austin PPA supports the value of the PPA Certified Professional Photographer program. This class helps students prepare for the CPP examination. Topics include:

    - Photographic equipment                           - Exposure and metering

    - Lighting                                                   - Math formulas

    - Color theory                                             - Composition

    - Sample test questions

    The location for this class is Tim’s place located at 3434 Oxsheer Drive. The class ias on Saturday, February 2nd from 9 am – 4:30 pm with a break from noon – 1 pm for lunch. We will likely order pizza.

    We will be using Steve Kozak’s “CPP Study Guide” available at this link - http://photoproworkshops.com/Blog/cpp-study-guide/. Use the code “TPPA” for a $20 discount on the guide.

    The exam will be administered on Sunday, February 3nd, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Precision Camera. Candidates can register for the exam by visiting http://ppa.formstack.com/forms/cpp_exam.

    Note that CPP candidates must be a member of the Professional Photographers of America to take the exam and participate in the certification process.

    PPA members who attend this class are eligible to receive one service merit from PPA.

    The instructor for this class is Tim Babiak, CPP. Tim serves as a local CPP Liason as well as on the Austin PPA Board of Directors.


    • 03 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4 Austin, TX 78757



    To register for the Certified Professional Photographer's exam from the national PPA, go to http://ppa.formstack.com/forms/cpp_exam

    The exam will be administered on Sunday, February 3, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Precision Camera. 

    Note that CPP candidates must be a member of the Professional Photographers of America to take the exam and participate in the certification process.

    PPA members who attend this class are eligible to receive one service merit from PPA.

    The instructor for this class is Tim Babiak, CPP. Tim serves as a local CPP Liason as well as on the Austin PPA Board of Directors.

    A prep class for the exam is on the APPA calendar for Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
    Register

      Be intentional about your giving strategies with your studio and your brand. Have an answer ready for any requests that come your way for donations that is stress free for you. This program will help you understand and navigate how to incorporate charitable giving campaigns into your business. Campaigns that will not only create good rapport within your community but also help your bottom line. Let's make a difference in our communities AND our pocketbooks.

          

      • 25 Mar 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
      • 16
      Register

      NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019, WHICH IS THE SAME DAY AS OUR MONTHLY MEETING.



      One bite at a time is how we eat an elephant. This saying is true in a lot of areas, but never more true in trying to run your business. The elephant is quite large with some mighty big pieces. Making Your Business Work - this seminar is a more of a workshop than anything.  We will cover many proven successful paths which you can customize.

      Let’s create a white paper.

      How much money do you need to make?

      How much money do you want to make?

      Advertising?

      Direct mail

      Social Media

      How much time do we spend?

      What do I advertise?

      When do we advertise?

      Branding?

      what is a brand?


      “No matter what type of work you do, do it well and do it honestly.”

      Malinda Julien


      How do I decide on a brand?

      Pricing?

      how do I decide a price?

      How do I create pricing list? Fee Schedules?

      Rules about payments?

      When do I change my pricing?

      We will have worksheets which will help guide you through the paths and make some solid decisions for your own business.

      Do you feel you have the clients you want?

      Are the clients you have expecting something different from what you offer?


      This seminar/workshop will help you make some decisions in creating a business model you can work with and help you build your own success path!


      • 25 Mar 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
      Register

      NOTE: THE MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS MARCH 25, 2019. 

      THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED EARLIER ON THE SAME DAY.


        One bite at a time is how we eat an elephant. This saying is true in a lot of areas, but never more true in trying to run your business. The elephant is quite large with some mighty big pieces. Making Your Business Work - this seminar is a more of a workshop than anything.  We will cover many proven successful paths which you can customize.

        Let’s create a white paper.

        How much money do you need to make?

        How much money do you want to make?

        Advertising?

        Direct mail

        Social Media

        How much time do we spend?

        What do I advertise?

        When do we advertise?

        Branding?

        what is a brand?

        “No matter what type of work you do, do it well and do it honestly.”

        Malinda Julien


        How do I decide on a brand?

        Pricing?

        how do I decide a price?

        How do I create pricing list? Fee Schedules?

        Rules about payments?

        When do I change my pricing?

        We will have worksheets which will help guide you through the paths and make some solid decisions for your own business.

        Do you feel you have the clients you want?

        Are the clients you have expecting something different from what you offer?


        This seminar/workshop will help you make some decisions in creating a business model you can work with and help you build your own success path!


        • 24 Jun 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
        Register

        NOTE: THIS MONTHLY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR THE 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH WHICH IS JUNE 24, 2019. 

        THE WORKSHOP FOR THIS MONTH IS SCHEDULED FOR  THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING,  WHICH IS TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019.


        With over 28 years experience, Korey Howell shares her "aha" moments and special business tools that have allowed her to experience year over year growth regardless of major changes to the photography industry.


        • 25 Jun 2019
        • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane Suite B-4, Austin, TX 78757
        • 16
        Register

        NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY,JUNE 28, 2019 WHICH IS  THE DAY AFTER OUR MONTHLY MEETING.


        This workshop will focus on the first two components of a four part program. 


        Learn:
        •  Value-driven decision making - Measure every opportunity/request/project against your core values.
        • Know what business you are really in and specialize.
        • Data-Driven decision-making - COGS, Profit/Loss, Break Even
        • Collaborative Partnerships - How to make real connections with other businesses with your same client base
        • Make friends, fans and cheerleaders; be a friend, fan and cheerleader
        • Mentor/Mentee - Each one, teach one
        • Only do what only you can do
        • KIT calls, notes, face-to-face, Emails, nurture
        · 


        Earn:
        • Optimize your efforts for profitability+
        • Attention Management - Formerly known as time management. Tenants include DND, GSD, 1st hour is yours, the power of now, calendar, how to say No - to clients, to yourself, to distractions
        • Use technology to automate everything you can - Apps you need to be using: capture tool, calendar, automation, mass Email, CRM*, record keeping and reporting
        • Leverage - Products, services, memberships, bundles, limited time offers, sponsorships, add-on selling, affiliate marketing, referrals, reviews, presales, referral partners for the business that is not in your lane, dovetail, revenue streams

        Korey Howell got her start in the photography business in 1990 with a mall-based glamour photography franchise company that she grew to 20 locations nationwide.  Describing herself as a business person first and a photographer second, Korey now runs a luxurious head shot  studio featuring two stories of natural light with state-of-the-art equipment. She often turns her focus to the community to support organizations such as Young Women’s Alliance, Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Komen Austin and The American Heart Association.


        • 23 Sep 2019
        • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Valerie Kay Photography, 7113 Burnet Rd Suite 109, Austin, TX 78757
        • 16
        Register

        Note:This workshop will be held at Valerie Kay Photography, 7113 Burnet Rd., Suite 109, Austin, TX 78757.  The membership meeting will follow at 6:00 PM at Precision Camera and Video.




        How can you tell if you are becoming the photographer you want to be if you don’t know where you are headed? In this program, Steve

        Kozak will share his insights and experience in helping you to determine the direction of your business and defining your career. By expanding upon the sound principles of a “4-Wheel Drive” business, Steve challenges the photographer to create a career that is built by default rather than by design.

        During the workshop, Steve will cover:

        • Creating marketing excellence
        • Finding your marketing message
        • Pricing strategies for tough times
        • Creating a "sticky" business
        • Building Customer Loyalty
        •  What Every Photographer Should Know
        • How You Can Help Your Clients Spend More
        • Layout a plan for building your business
        • Marketing your photography and finding new clients
        • Establishing a year-round marketing calendar
        • Writing effective ad copy
        • Determining a plan for career and personal growth

        Steve shows photographers how to make more money with much less effort and how to grow and strengthen your business. Discover the art of marketing and the secrets to higher sales.

                   

        • 23 Sep 2019
        • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Precision Camera & Video, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
        Register


        Merely owning a camera does not make one a photographer any more than owning a pencil makes one a poet. A successful career in professional photography is built upon a foundation of lighting, posing and good business practices.

        Steve has helped countless numbers of photographers turn their passion into a profession and their photography into profits. With this class, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and a unique insight into creating images at a professional level.

        Steve will have you looking at your career from three aspects: The Fundamentals, The Business and The Art of Photography.


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