SC Photo Con – Annual Convention 2019-02-12T00:30:10+00:00

Learn. Share. Grow.

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The Annual Convention is FREE and open to all PPSC* Members in good standing.

*Did you know? If you are a PPSC member, you will earn ONE merit towards your Associate Fellows or Fellows Designation!

Learn. Share. Grow.

DOWNLOAD THE 2019 SC PHOTO CON APP!

DOWNLOAD HERE
The Annual Convention is FREE and open to all PPSC* Members in good standing.
*Did you know? If you are a PPSC member, you will earn ONE merit towards your Associate Fellows or Fellows Designation!

CONVENTION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY NIGHT SHOOT OUT

Join us for a fun shoot out followed by food and drinks!

We will be meeting at 1219 Assembly St, Columbia SC 29201.

CLASSES BY TOP INSTRUCTORS

Classes on the craft and business of photography.

Columbia Convention Center located at 1101 Lincoln Street in Columbia, SC 29201.

AWARDS BANQUET

Photographer of the Year, awards, dinner and laughing. (Dress is business casual to dressy)

Blue Marlin Extension at 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

CONVENTION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY NIGHT SHOOT OUT

Join us for a fun shoot out followed by food and drinks!

We will be meeting at 1219 Assembly St, Columbia SC 29201.

CLASSES BY TOP INSTRUCTORS

Classes on the craft and business of photography.

Columbia Convention Center located at 1101 Lincoln Street in Columbia, SC 29201.

AWARDS BANQUET

Photographer of the Year, awards, dinner and laughing. (Dress is business casual to dressy)

Blue Marlin Extension at 1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

CLASSES BY TOP INSTRUCTORS

REGISTER NOW

CLASSES BY TOP INSTRUCTORS

REGISTER NOW

Ted Linczak – Keynote Speaker

5 Stupid Things Photographers Do To Mess Up Their Profession

Be Inspired By A Leader in Our Industry

Join us as PPA Master Photographer, Ted Linczak, kicks off our conference with words of wisdom, advice and inspiration!

View more of Ted’s work at https://www.nuvoimages.com/

Ted Linczak – Keynote Speaker

5 Stupid Things Photographers Do To Mess Up Their Profession
Be Inspired By A Leader in Our Industry
Join us as PPA Master Photographer, Ted Linczak, kicks off our conference with words of wisdom, advice and inspiration!
View more of Ted’s work at https://www.nuvoimages.com/

Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

All About Families | Creating Beautiful Sessions within Your Brand

All About Families covers everything about children and family photography!

Topics include:

-coaching your clients on how to dress for your brand, attracting and keeping the clients you want

-first year plans, sales and how to upsell your newborn clients into first year packages.

Photographing Families | Creating an Interactive Experience

Stuck in a shooting rut? Gone are the days of boring cookie cutter family portrait sessions in front of a boring backdrop. Shoot alongside us as we photograph a family utilizing an “unposed” style. Watch as we interact with our clients and make family photography easy and fun.

LIVE SHOOT!

Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

All About Families | Creating Beautiful Sessions within Your Brand
All About Families covers everything about children and family photography!
Topics include:
-coaching your clients on how to dress for your brand, attracting and keeping the clients you want
-first year plans, sales and how to upsell your newborn clients into first year packages.
Photographing Families | Creating an Interactive Experience
Stuck in a shooting rut? Gone are the days of boring cookie cutter family portrait sessions in front of a boring backdrop. Shoot alongside us as we photograph a family utilizing an “unposed” style. Watch as we interact with our clients and make family photography easy and fun.
LIVE SHOOT!

Lori and Jeff Poole

Understanding Print Competition

Image competition is designed to help photographers learn and grow by receiving trained, unbiased critique of their images. But sometimes it can seem a bit mysterious. Are you confused by image competition? Feel like you don’t understand what the judges are talking about, or why they give the scores they do?
Join Jeff and Lori as we decipher all of image competition’s hidden mysteries, including:

– What makes a good competition image // Understanding the 12 Elements
– The difference between a competition image and a saleable image // green merits
– What scores mean and how judges choose their scores
– Translating judgespeak
– The differences between submitting a digital versus printed image, and how to prepare for each
– Preparing your best images throughout the year
– Getting critiques of your candidate images
– Recognizing proper category placement
– Titles: Do they matter?
– Following submission guidelines
– Use of composites and workshop images

If you’re looking to improve your competition performance, or even if you just want to learn new tools to improve your photography, this course is for you.

See more of the work of Jeff and Lori at www.IndigoSilverStudio.com

Lori and Jeff Poole

Understanding Print Competition
Image competition is designed to help photographers learn and grow by receiving trained, unbiased critique of their images. But sometimes it can seem a bit mysterious. Are you confused by image competition? Feel like you don’t understand what the judges are talking about, or why they give the scores they do?
Join Jeff and Lori as we decipher all of image competition’s hidden mysteries, including:
– What makes a good competition image // Understanding the 12 Elements
– The difference between a competition image and a saleable image // green merits
– What scores mean and how judges choose their scores
– Translating judgespeak
– The differences between submitting a digital versus printed image, and how to prepare for each
– Preparing your best images throughout the year
– Getting critiques of your candidate images
– Recognizing proper category placement
– Titles: Do they matter?
– Following submission guidelines
– Use of composites and workshop images
If you’re looking to improve your competition performance, or even if you just want to learn new tools to improve your photography, this course is for you.
See more of the work of Jeff and Lori at www.IndigoSilverStudio.com

Pete Rezac

Film – What’s Old is New Again

This is a lecture type program aimed to answer questions and inspire organization members who may be interested in adding silver based photography back into their tool kit and looking for a different experience to provide their clients as well as themselves as a photographer.  I will discuss the various equipment I used to creat my film based images from the types of cameras (that can still be had with very little investment) to how I process my film at home and then scan for retouching and sending to the lab for printing. I answer the questions about cost, blinks, how to establish exposure, and all questions regarding silver based photography. I explain how working with film has made me a better photographer, show results of competition images that were shot on film and ultimately landed in the PPA Loan Collection.

Black and White Children’s Portraits

We will go into how I consult with my clients prior to our Children’s Character Portrait Session. What I’m after and the “Authenticity” that we need in order to make these type of pictures to really shine. The clothing, the dirt, the expression, and the props.

We’ll then go into how we produce the portraits including how I light them, what I’ve found to be good working exposures, the poses that work well, and how many shots I try to make. These portraits are also about efficiency.

Finally, we’ll go into the post production that I do to finish these images along with sizes I offer to clients. These are commissioned portraits rather than volume sessions.

Pete Rezac

Film – What’s Old is New Again
This is a lecture type program aimed to answer questions and inspire organization members who may be interested in adding silver based photography back into their tool kit and looking for a different experience to provide their clients as well as themselves as a photographer.  I will discuss the various equipment I used to creat my film based images from the types of cameras (that can still be had with very little investment) to how I process my film at home and then scan for retouching and sending to the lab for printing. I answer the questions about cost, blinks, how to establish exposure, and all questions regarding silver based photography. I explain how working with film has mademe a better photographer, show results of competition images that were shot on film and ultimately landed in the PPA Loan Collection.
Black and White Children’s Portraits
We will go into how I consult with my clients prior to our Children’s Character Portrait Session. What I’m after and the “Authenticity” that we need in order to make these type of pictures to really shine. The clothing, the dirt, the expression, and the props.
We’ll then go into how we produce the portraits including how I light them, what I’ve found to be good working exposures, the poses that work well, and how many shots I try to make. These portraits are also about efficiency.
Finally, we’ll go into the post production that I do to finish these images along with sizes I offer to clients. These are commissioned portraits rather than volume sessions.

SCHEDULE

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SCHEDULE

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Kick off the weekend with fun, drinks and a shoot out.

4pm – 6:30pm
Shoot out at the South Carolina State House

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Dinner
Mellow Mushroom

Friday, February 15, 2019

Kick off the weekend with fun, drinks and a shoot out.

4pm – 6:30pm
Shoot out at the South Carolina State House

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Dinner
Mellow Mushroom

Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:30am – 9am
Registration

9am – 9:15am
Welcome message
PPSC President Kris Copland

9:15am – 10:15am
KEYNOTE
Ted Linczak

11am – 12:30pm
All About Familes
Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

12:30pm – 1:45pm
LUNCH

1:45pm – 2pm
2019 Lamarr School Breakdown
John Herrel

2pm – 3:30pm
All About Familes
Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

3:45pm – 5:15pm
Photographing Familes
Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

5:30pm – 6pm
PPSC Business Meeting
(All Members Welcome)

6:30pm – 9pm
Awards Banquet
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

Sunday, February 17, 2019

9am – 10:30am
Understanding Image Competition
Jeff and Lori

10:45am – 12:15pm
B&W Children’s Character Portraits
Pete Rezac

12:15pm – 1:45pm
LUNCH

1:45pm – 2:15pm
Sponsor Spotlight
& Honeybook Demo

2:15pm – 3:45pm
Children’s Character Shoot
Pete Rezac

4pm
(Silent Auction Ends)

4pm – 5:30pm
Film – What’s Old is New Again
Pete Rezac

5:30pm
Wrap up Message
PPSC President Kris Copeland

*PPSC Merits are awarded to PPSC Members in good standing who stay for the entirety of all educational events. These merits can be applied towards your fellowship, associate fellow and more.  If you leave early, merits will not be earned.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

8:30am – 9am
Registration

9am – 9:15am
Welcome message
PPSC President Kris Copland

9:15am – 10:15am
KEYNOTE
Ted Linczak

11am – 12:30pm
All About Familes
Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

12:30pm – 1:45pm
LUNCH

1:45pm – 2pm
2019 Lamarr School Breakdown
John Herrel

2pm – 3:30pm
All About Familes
Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

3:45pm – 5:15pm
Photographing Familes
Doug Weittenhiller – Twig & Olive

5:30pm – 6pm
PPSC Business Meeting
(All Members Welcome)

6:30pm – 9pm
Awards Banquet
1200 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201

Sunday, February 17, 2019

9am – 10:30am
Understanding Image Competition
Jeff and Lori

10:45am – 12:15pm
B&W Children’s Character Portraits
Pete Rezac

12:15pm – 1:45pm
LUNCH

1:45pm – 2:15pm
Sponsor Spotlight
& Honeybook Demo

2:15pm – 3:45pm
Children’s Character Shoot
Pete Rezac

4pm
(Silent Auction Ends)

4pm – 5:30pm
Film – What’s Old is New Again
Pete Rezac

5:30pm
Wrap up Message
PPSC President Kris Copeland

*PPSC Merits are awarded to PPSC Members in good standing who stay for the entirety of all educational events. These merits can be applied towards your fellowship, associate fellow and more.  If you leave early, merits will not be earned.

HOTEL

Below is our hotel recommendation.  There is no group block.

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HOTEL

Below is our hotel recommendation.  There is no group block.

REGISTER NOW

HOTEL TRUNDLE

1224 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201
www.hoteltrundle.com

(T): 803.722.5000
hello@hoteltrundle.com

  • Complimentary local beer at check-in
  • Sip and Nibble manager’s reception
  • Light local breakfast
  • Fitness Studio with elliptical machine, exercise bike, treadmill, and free weights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Concierge services
  • Parking is available at a daily rate of $18/vehicle/day. Valet parking is included in this rate 7am-11am (Tue-Sun) and 3pm-11pm (Mon-Sat).

At the intersection of kindness and comfort, you’ll find the exquisite Hotel Trundle, a quintessentially Columbia retreat thanks to the support of our incredible local artists, craftspeople, and business owners combined with the perfect location centered in the heart of the Main Street District. Wrapped in color, creativity, and charm, our 41-room jewel resides inside of three historic buildings combined into one – the first of its kind in all of Downtown Columbia. We have rewritten the rules of Southern Hospitality with a unique blend of curated guest experiences and services, good old fashion thoughtfulness, and an eclectic, 20s-era Art Deco style.

With backgrounds in architecture and passions for preservation, Rita Patel and Marcus Munse designed Hotel Trundle as a love letter to South Carolina’s capital city. A boutique hotel in the heart of Columbia’s Main Street Historic District, the hotel magnificently unites three historic buildings, each meticulously restored to showcase the beauty of a bygone era through exposed brick, stamped tin ceiling tiles, deep moldings, and custom wood trim. Here, you can escape the hubbub of modern times and discover the unique beauty of the past, all while still indulging in plenty of contemporary comforts.

HOTEL TRUNDLE

1224 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201

www.hoteltrundle.com

(T): 803.722.5000
hello@hoteltrundle.com

  • Complimentary local beer at check-in
  • Sip and Nibble manager’s reception
  • Light local breakfast
  • Fitness Studio with elliptical machine, exercise bike, treadmill, and free weights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Concierge services
  • Parking is available at a daily rate of $18/vehicle/day. Valet parking is included in this rate 7am-11am (Tue-Sun) and 3pm-11pm (Mon-Sat).
At the intersection of kindness and comfort, you’ll find the exquisite Hotel Trundle, a quintessentially Columbia retreat thanks to the support of our incredible local artists, craftspeople, and business owners combined with the perfect location centered in the heart of the Main Street District. Wrapped in color, creativity, and charm, our 41-room jewel resides inside of three historic buildings combined into one – the first of its kind in all of Downtown Columbia. We have rewritten the rules of Southern Hospitality with a unique blend of curated guest experiences and services, good old fashion thoughtfulness, and an eclectic, 20s-era Art Deco style.
With backgrounds in architecture and passions for preservation, Rita Patel and Marcus Munse designed Hotel Trundle as a love letter to South Carolina’s capital city. A boutique hotel in the heart of Columbia’s Main Street Historic District, the hotel magnificently unites three historic buildings, each meticulously restored to showcase the beauty of a bygone era through exposed brick, stamped tin ceiling tiles, deep moldings, and custom wood trim. Here, you can escape the hubbub of modern times and discover the unique beauty of the past, all while still indulging in plenty of contemporary comforts.

SPONSORS

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SPONSORS

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Exhibitor / Sponsorship Application

Please fill out the online form to be a Trade Show exhibitor or if you would like to sponsor this event. Non-event sponsorships are also available.

EXHIBITOR / SPONSOR FORM