Lamarr School 2019-06-16T20:03:33+00:00

The Lamarr School, a PPA Affiliate School, is returning to Columbia, SC from Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  

Classes are held at the Columbia Convention Center – 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201

Many meals are included and are within walking distance in the Vista Entertainment District

Class sizes are restricted to allow substantial interaction between instructor and students

Theses four day classes are an immersive and fun way to learn new photography skills, discover marketing and promotional ideas, establish lasting friendships with fellow photogs, and answer questions you haven’t even though of yet.

The Lamarr School, a PPA Affiliate School, is returning to Columbia, SC from Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019.  

Classes are held at the Columbia Convention Center – 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201

Many meals are included and are within walking distance in the Vista Entertainment District

Class sizes are restricted to allow substantial interaction between instructor and students

Theses four day classes are an immersive and fun way to learn new photography skills, discover marketing and promotional ideas, establish lasting friendships with fellow photogs, and answer questions you haven’t even though of yet.

About The Lamarr Williamson School of Photography

  • The Lamarr School, a official PPA Affiliate School, provides hands-on education opportunities in small class settings.  Most classes have a maximum 15 attendees.  Classes are located in South Carolina.

  • The Lamarr School classes are focused on the interests of seasoned professional photographers and those photographers aspiring to be professionals.

  • Classes include the craft, art and business of photography.

  • The traditional 4-5 day Lamarr School classes are in-depth and hands-on.  We will offer 3 classes in September 2019.  Nationally recognized speakers are utilized during these 4-5 day classes.

Benefits

  • The Lamarr School offers you the opportunity to further your photography skills, improve your business and establish connections with other photographers and industry leaders.

  • Earn Merits toward PPA degrees.

  • The benefits go beyond hands-on education!  You’ll discover ways to grow your business.

  • You’ll get inspired to try new creative ideas, explore new lighting, be more efficient and creative with post processing and change the way you work and interact with clients.

  • Limited class size guarantees great opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, build friendships and relationships.

  • The energy at these events makes them fun.  There is plenty of time to socialize and build relationships.

  • The highly qualified speakers offer detailed and accurate information and answers.

  • Investing in The Lamarr School classes is an investment in you, your business and your life.

  • Earn Continuing Education merits that are required to maintain your Certified Professional Photographer designation.

  • Don’t get left behind in this ever-evolving profession.

About The Lamarr Williamson School of Photography

  • The Lamarr School, a official PPA Affiliate School, provides hands-on education opportunities in small class settings.  Most classes have a maximum 15 attendees.  Classes are located in South Carolina.

  • The Lamarr School classes are focused on the interests of seasoned professional photographers and those photographers aspiring to be professionals.

  • Classes include the craft, art and business of photography.

  • The traditional 4-5 day Lamarr School classes are in-depth and hands-on.  We will offer 3 classes in September 2017.  Nationally recognized speakers are utilized during these 4-5 day classes.

Benefits

  • The Lamarr School offers you the opportunity to further your photography skills, improve your business and establish connections with other photographers and industry leaders.

  • Earn Merits toward PPA degrees.

  • The benefits go beyond hands-on education!  You’ll discover ways to grow your business.

  • You’ll get inspired to try new creative ideas, explore new lighting, be more efficient and creative with post processing and change the way you work and interact with clients.

  • Limited class size guarantees great opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, build friendships and relationships.

  • The energy at these events makes them fun.  There is plenty of time to socialize and build relationships.

  • The highly qualified speakers offer detailed and accurate information and answers.

  • Investing in The Lamarr School classes is an investment in you, your business and your life.

  • Earn Continuing Education merits that are required to maintain your Certified Professional Photographer designation.

  • Don’t get left behind in this ever-evolving profession.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

David Cross

Photoshop – Beyond the Basics!

Dave Cross, Adobe Certified Instructor, Owner of Dave Cross Workshops, Photoshop Educator since 1990, Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2009. Full-time Photoshop Educator for more than 25 years.

Have you struggled to learn Photoshop? Or perhaps you have grasped the basics but need more help advancing your knowledge.

Photoshop is an essential part of post processing for many photographers. Learning how to use Photoshop more effectively and efficiently can save you time and help you create better images. This is a hands-on class aimed at taking existing Photoshop knowledge to the next level, concentrating on ways of working efficiently, accurately and creatively.

We’ll cover Best practices for moving photos from Lightroom to Photoshop and back, Camera Raw Smart Objects, Photo merge, Working Smart with Smart Objects, Groups, Customizing Photoshop, Using built-in Automation, Creating, editing and using Actions, Creating Templates, Compositing, layer techniques, selections, filters and finishing touches.

ONLY $695 – REGISTER NOW

David Cross

Photoshop – Beyond the Basics!

Dave Cross, Adobe Certified Instructor, Owner of Dave Cross Workshops, Photoshop Educator since 1990, Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2009. Full-time Photoshop Educator for more than 25 years.
Have you struggled to learn Photoshop? Or perhaps you have grasped the basics but need more help advancing your knowledge.
Photoshop is an essential part of post processing for many photographers. Learning how to use Photoshop more effectively and efficiently can save you time and help you create better images. This is a hands-on class aimed at taking existing Photoshop knowledge to the next level, concentrating on ways of working efficiently, accurately and creatively.
We’ll cover Best practices for moving photos from Lightroom to Photoshop and back, Camera Raw Smart Objects, Photo merge, Working Smart with Smart Objects, Groups, Customizing Photoshop, Using built-in Automation, Creating, editing and using Actions, Creating Templates, Compositing, layer techniques, selections, filters and finishing touches.
ONLY $695 – REGISTER NOW

Elizabeth Homan

Your Portrait Studio…Refined!

Elizabeth Homan,  M.Photog, Cr, API, CPP, will help you take your business from Good to AMAZING!  She and her husband have been through it all from failures to today’s hugely successful studio during the past 25 years.  Their experiences will help you take your photography business to the next level.

Be prepared for a ton of inspiration, ideas and laughs.  This class includes Environmental Lighting, Studio Lighting, Destination Portraits, Posing Individuals and Families, Creating Successful Portrait “Events”, Working with Children, Composing for the Wall Portrait, Selling Wall Portraits and Albums, Pricing for Profit, Branding Yourself, Marketing for Year-round Success, Increasing your Sales Averages and more.

Elizabeth has won countless awards for her portraiture, including her wedding and portrait albums.  She was selected as a PPA ELITE member for the past 5 years, which is given to only 1% of PPA members selected out of 27,000 for photographic excellence! She also received the Imaging Excellence Award at IUSA in 2015 for receiving 13 Loan Collection Images. Elizabeth has been selected as PPA’s Silver or Gold or Platinum Photographer of the year for the past three years. Elizabeth has just recently been inducted in The Camera Craftsmen of America.

ONLY $695 – REGISTER NOW

Elizabeth Homan

Your Portrait Studio…Refined!

Elizabeth Homan,  M.Photog, Cr, API, CPP, will help you take your business from Good to AMAZING!  She and her husband have been through it all from failures to today’s hugely successful studio during the past 25 years.  Their experiences will help you take your photography business to the next level.
Be prepared for a ton of inspiration, ideas and laughs.  This class includes Environmental Lighting, Studio Lighting, Destination Portraits, Posing Individuals and Families, Creating Successful Portrait “Events”, Working with Children, Composing for the Wall Portrait, Selling Wall Portraits and Albums, Pricing for Profit, Branding Yourself, Marketing for Year-round Success, Increasing your Sales Averages and more.
Elizabeth has won countless awards for her portraiture, including her wedding and portrait albums.  She was selected as a PPA ELITE member for the past 5 years, which is given to only 1% of PPA members selected out of 27,000 for photographic excellence! She also received the Imaging Excellence Award at IUSA in 2015 for receiving 13 Loan Collection Images. Elizabeth has been selected as PPA’s Silver or Gold or Platinum Photographer of the year for the past three years. Elizabeth has just recently been inducted in The Camera Craftsmen of America.
ONLY $695 – REGISTER NOW

Tammy Bevins

Expand Your Creativity!

Tammy Bevins, M. Photog, CPP along with Ted Linczak and Rachel Linczak make up Nuvo Images, the highly acclaimed photo studio in Charleston, SC, specializing in weddings, family portraits, and high school senior portraits.

Tammy brings her sense of style, creativity, planning and technical excellence to image creation. This class is for the experienced professional photographer. This class teaches how to conceive and create concept-based, storytelling images like you would typically enter into photographic competitions.

In this intensive 3-1/2 day class you will learn practical ways to unlock your creativity, how to come up with ideas for images, how and where to find wardrobe and props to complete your set and how to execute your vision.  This course will include live concept shoots every day.

In a world in which we are bombarded with thousands of images a day, learn how to make yours stand out through the magic of storytelling.

ONLY $695 – REGISTER NOW

Tammy Bevins

Expand Your Creativity!

Tammy Bevins, M. Photog, CPP along with Ted Linczak and Rachel Linczak make up Nuvo Images, the highly acclaimed photo studio in Charleston, SC, specializing in weddings, family portraits, and high school senior portraits.
Tammy brings her sense of style, creativity, planning and technical excellence to image creation. This class is for the experienced professional photographer. This class teaches how to conceive and create concept-based, storytelling images like you would typically enter into photographic competitions.
In this intensive 3-1/2 day class you will learn practical ways to unlock your creativity, how to come up with ideas for images, how and where to find wardrobe and props to complete your set and how to execute your vision.  This course will include live concept shoots every day.
In a world in which we are bombarded with thousands of images a day, learn how to make yours stand out through the magic of storytelling.
ONLY $695 – REGISTER NOW

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Sunday, Sept 22

10am – Noon
Registration and Orientation

Noon – 1pm
LUNCH

1pm – 5pm
Classes

6pm – 8pm
Dinner Provided
Blue Marlin

Monday, Sept 23

8am – Noon
Class

Noon – 1pm
Lunch Provided
TBD

1pm – 5pm
Class

5pm – 6pm
Break

6pm – 8pm
Dinner Provided
1801 Grille

700 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC

Tuesday, Sept 24

8am – Noon
Class

Noon – 1pm
Lunch Provided
TBD

1pm – 5pm
Class

5pm – 6pm
Break

6pm – 8pm
Dinner Provided
TBD

Wednesday, Sept 25

8am – Noon
Class

Noon – 1pm
Lunch Provided
TBD

1pm – 5pm
Class

5pm – CLASSES ARE OVER!

Sunday, Sept 22

10am – Noon
Registration and Orientation

Noon – 1pm
LUNCH

1pm – 5pm
Classes

6pm – 8pm
Dinner Provided
Blue Marlin

Monday, Sept 23

8am – Noon
Class

Noon – 1pm
Lunch Provided
TBD

1pm – 5pm
Class

5pm – 6pm
Break

6pm – 8pm
Dinner Provided
1801 Grille

700 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC

Tuesday, Sept 24

8am – Noon
Class

Noon – 1pm
Lunch Provided
TBD

1pm – 5pm
Class

5pm – 6pm
Break

6pm – 8pm
Dinner Provided
TBD

Wednesday, Sept 25

8am – Noon
Class

Noon – 1pm
Lunch Provided
TBD

1pm – 5pm
Class

5pm – CLASSES ARE OVER!

HOTEL

Save BIG when you book with one of our host hotels.
Book fast! Limited rooms available.

HOTEL

Save BIG when you book with one of our host hotels.
Book fast! Limited rooms available.

Hilton – Columbia Center

924 Senate Street – Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Phone: (803) 744-7800

Web: www.hiltoncolumbia.com

You can use this link to reserve your room online directly under the group block. If you prefer to call the hotel directly, give the group code “C-LWS” to reserve.

Experience our intimate and upscale Hilton® Columbia Center hotel in Columbia South Carolina, a 4-Diamond AAA hotel, ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hilton® Columbia Center is the ideal setting for business and leisure travelers:

  • Located close to University of South Carolina, South Carolina State Capitol Building, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia Riverfront Park, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, and the new Innovista Technology Epicenter

  • Within walking distance of the best Restaurants and Night Clubs in Columbia

  • Shopping is conveniently located nearby in the Congaree Vista

  • Less than 15 minutes from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport

The graceful combination of historical architectural elements with modern facilities and chic design is apparent throughout our property. At the Hilton® Hotel Columbia Center you’ll find all of the amenities for an unique experience at our hotel:

  • 222 Guestrooms and Suites including 2 Presidential Suites

  • 24-hour Business Center and 24-hour Fitness Center

  • Bell Staff and Valet Services (6:00am-midnight)

  • Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access in the entire Hotel

  • Full-service Bar, Room Service and Lounge Bar

  • Outdoor Saltwater Pool [seasonal heating]

  • High-definition Flat Screen LCD TV in all Guestrooms

  • Onsite Ruth’s Chris® Steak House Restaurant Fine Dining

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet is $16.95 at Ruth’s Chris from 6:30am-10am

Hampton Inn

822 Gervais Street – Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Phone: (803) 231-2000

Web: http://www.hamptoninncolumbia.com

Our Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel in Columbia features newly renovated guestrooms equipped with every modern convenience while maintaining the look and feel of the surrounding Historic District. Our hotel offers an unique experience for those visiting Columbia for business or pleasure:

  • 122 rooms including king whirlpool rooms

  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access

  • Free Hot Breakfast served every morning from 6:00 am to 10:00 am

  • if you have an early check-out get one of our complimentary “On The Run Breakfast Bags™”

  • Free Local Calls, Executive Desk, and Speaker Phone in All Rooms

  • 42″ LCD Flat Screen TVs with extended cable including HBO, ESPN, CNN channels, and Pay-Per-View by Lodgenet®

  • Clean & Fresh Hampton Bed™ with comfy Mattress, soft Sheets, plush down-like Blanket and Duvet Cover

  • In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, and Iron & Ironing Board

  • 100% Non-Smoking

  • Business Center, Fitness Center and Outdoor Saltwater Pool

We also offer complimentary coffee, tea & hot chocolate served 24 hours in our lobby and mini-fridge is available in some of our guestrooms. Connecting rooms and are available upon request. You’ll be satisfied, we guarantee it. That’s our 100% Guarantee!

Earn Points and Miles by staying at our Hampton Inn by Hilton Columbia as a member of the Hilton Honors® Program.

Hilton – Columbia Center

924 Senate Street – Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Phone: (803) 744-7800

Web: www.hiltoncolumbia.com

You can use this link to reserve your room online directly under the group block. If you prefer to call the hotel directly, give the group code “C-LWS” to reserve.
Experience our intimate and upscale Hilton® Columbia Center hotel in Columbia South Carolina, a 4-Diamond AAA hotel, ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hilton® Columbia Center is the ideal setting for business and leisure travelers:
  • Located close to University of South Carolina, South Carolina State Capitol Building, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia Riverfront Park, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, and the new Innovista Technology Epicenter
  • Within walking distance of the best Restaurants and Night Clubs in Columbia
  • Shopping is conveniently located nearby in the Congaree Vista
  • Less than 15 minutes from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport
The graceful combination of historical architectural elements with modern facilities and chic design is apparent throughout our property. At the Hilton® Hotel Columbia Center you’ll find all of the amenities for an unique experience at our hotel:
  • 222 Guestrooms and Suites including 2 Presidential Suites
  • 24-hour Business Center and 24-hour Fitness Center
  • Bell Staff and Valet Services (6:00am-midnight)
  • Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access in the entire Hotel
  • Full-service Bar, Room Service and Lounge Bar
  • Outdoor Saltwater Pool [seasonal heating]
  • High-definition Flat Screen LCD TV in all Guestrooms
  • Onsite Ruth’s Chris® Steak House Restaurant Fine Dining
  • Hot Breakfast Buffet is $16.95 at Ruth’s Chris from 6:30am-10am

Hampton Inn

822 Gervais Street – Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Phone: (803) 231-2000

Web: http://www.hamptoninncolumbia.com

Our Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel in Columbia features newly renovated guestrooms equipped with every modern convenience while maintaining the look and feel of the surrounding Historic District. Our hotel offers an unique experience for those visiting Columbia for business or pleasure:
  • 122 rooms including king whirlpool rooms
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Hot Breakfast served every morning from 6:00 am to 10:00 am
  • if you have an early check-out get one of our complimentary “On The Run Breakfast Bags™”
  • Free Local Calls, Executive Desk, and Speaker Phone in All Rooms
  • 42″ LCD Flat Screen TVs with extended cable including HBO, ESPN, CNN channels, and Pay-Per-View by Lodgenet®
  • Clean & Fresh Hampton Bed™ with comfy Mattress, soft Sheets, plush down-like Blanket and Duvet Cover
  • In-Room Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, and Iron & Ironing Board
  • 100% Non-Smoking
  • Business Center, Fitness Center and Outdoor Saltwater Pool
We also offer complimentary coffee, tea & hot chocolate served 24 hours in our lobby and mini-fridge is available in some of our guestrooms. Connecting rooms and are available upon request. You’ll be satisfied, we guarantee it. That’s our 100% Guarantee!
Earn Points and Miles by staying at our Hampton Inn by Hilton Columbia as a member of the Hilton Honors® Program.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

PPSC is offering three scholarships for the 2019 Lamarr School of Photography

Lamarr Williamson Print Competition Scholarship

(for first time SC Print Competition entrants)

50% off of Lamarr School tuition

  • Must be a current PPSC member at the time of award
  • Must be your first time entering the PPSC Annual Photography Competition
  • Awarded to the first time entrant with the highest total points for four images
  • This award does not have an application process
PRINT COMP

Al Audelman & Katie Jiminez Scholarship

(for PPSC Member less than 3 years)

Up to $300 Awarded

  • Based on merit and service to the photographic community.
  • Available to members who have provided volunteer service to PPSC and/or the Lamarr School.
  • Must be a current PPSC member current with fees and in good standing at the time of award.
  • Up to $300 (each) scholarship towards Lamarr School tuition, which is reimbursed if selected
  • Awarded during the Sunday (9/22) orientation of Lamarr School
APPLY NOW

Al Audelman & Katie Jiminez Scholarship

(for any PPSC Member)

Up to $300 Awarded

  • Based on merit and service to the photographic community.
  • Available to members who have provided volunteer service to PPSC and/or the Lamarr School.
  • Must be a current PPSC member current with fees and in good standing at the time of award.
  • Up to $300 (each) scholarship towards Lamarr School tuition, which is reimbursed if selected
  • Awarded during the Sunday (9/22) orientation of Lamarr School
APPLY NOW

PPSC is offering three scholarships for the 2019 Lamarr School of Photography

Lamarr Williamson Print Competition Scholarship

(for first time SC Print Competition entrants)

50% off of Lamarr School tuition

  • Must be a current PPSC member at the time of award

  • Must be your first time entering the PPSC Annual Photography Competition

  • Awarded to the first time entrant with the highest total points for four images

  • This award does not have an application process

PRINT COMP

Al Audelman & Katie Jiminez Scholarship

(for PPSC Member less than 3 years)

Up to $300 Awarded

  • Based on merit and service to the photographic community.

  • Available to members who have provided volunteer service to PPSC and/or the Lamarr School.

  • Must be a current PPSC member current with fees and in good standing at the time of award.

  • Up to $300 (each) scholarship towards Lamarr School tuition, which is reimbursed if selected

  • Awarded during the Sunday (9/22) evening orientation of Lamarr School

APPLY NOW

Al Audelman & Katie Jiminez Scholarship

(for any PPSC Member)

Up to $300 Awarded

  • Based on merit and service to the photographic community.

  • Available to members who have provided volunteer service to PPSC and/or the Lamarr School.

  • Must be a current PPSC member current with fees and in good standing at the time of award.

  • Up to $300 (each) scholarship towards Lamarr School tuition, which is reimbursed if selected

  • Awarded during the Sunday (9/22) evening orientation of Lamarr School

APPLY NOW

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

One. Each class runs the entire week.

You may switch classes before school starts provided the other class has room. Once classes begin, you may NOT switch classes.

Check with your instructor to see what specific equipment you need to bring. Some classes require just a notepad, while others require a full computer setup and camera gear.

He or she may attend the evening or social events at their own cost. They cannot attend your class without registering as a student as well.

Your tuition covers the entire week of top-notch education, three lunches and three dinners, evening events, plus an experience that will last a lifetime!  In addition each attendee gets a commemorative photos and special deals on equipment.

For 4-Day classes:  There are no refunds or credits if you cancel 30 days or less before the class.  Full cash refunds are available up to 4 months before the class.  Partial refunds or 100% credit towards a NEXT year class are available up to 30 days before class.  If you want to discuss a cancellation, please contact John Herrel, Director of the Lamarr School 803.420.3660.

You can do several things if you are looking for a roommate to share expenses. You can make a post on our Facebook page, or you can call John Herrel, Director of Lamarr School, at 803.420.3660 and we will put your name on a list.

No, you do not. However, staying at the host hotel is your BEST option for the school and groups rates do apply. We also have negotiated a very attractive room rate for students.

This is to provide appropriate shooting space relevant to the course.

You will need to ask the hotel where you booked. It is recommended that you stay at the host hotel where there is easy accessibility. The host hotels are a quick one or two block walk to the convention center.

You do not have to attend other evening events, but you will miss out on a LOT if you stay in your hotel room the whole time! Come on down and enjoy getting to know your classmates and everyone else! Learning and networking isn’t just in the classroom! Plus, the evening events are incredibly fun and relaxing! And don’t forget, they are also FREE!!

See the schedule page on this website for the latest update or call John Herrel, Lamarr School Director, at 803.420.3660.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

John Herrel – Director of Lamarr School

John is a nationally awarded photographer, leader in the photographic industry and one of only 29 Certified Professional Photographers in the State of South Carolina.  As the current Director of the Lamarr School of Photography, he is dedicated to bringing education to photographers who wish to learn and grow in the industry.  As one of the first to acquire the national recognition as a Certified Professional Photographer in South Carolina, he has passed his knowledge on by dedicating his time to teaching and helping other photographers through many organizations such as:

• PPA Councilor – Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
• Master Photographer (Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
• Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)
• 2018 PPA National Award for Service to Professional Photography
• 2017 Bronze Medalist – International Photographic Competition (IPC)
• Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of SC (PPSC)
• Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA)
• Board of Directors – Columbia Camera Club

Visit his site at www.herrelphotography.com

John Herrel – Director of Lamarr School

John is a nationally awarded photographer, leader in the photographic industry and one of only 29 Certified Professional Photographers in the State of South Carolina.  As the current Director of the Lamarr School of Photography, he is dedicated to bringing education to photographers who wish to learn and grow in the industry.  As one of the first to acquire the national recognition as a Certified Professional Photographer in South Carolina, he has passed his knowledge on by dedicating his time to teaching and helping other photographers through many organizations such as:

• PPA Councilor – Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
• Master Photographer (Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
• Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)
• 2018 PPA National Award for Service to Professional Photography
• 2017 Bronze Medalist – International Photographic Competition (IPC)
• Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of SC (PPSC)
• Carolina Nature Photographers Association (CNPA)
• Board of Directors – Columbia Camera Club

Visit his site at www.herrelphotography.com