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KPPA Winter Shutter Expo 2023

  • 17 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • 19 Feb 2023
  • 11:30 AM
  • Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Full Registration includes 3 days of educational seminar, Friday Hospitality, 1 Awards Banquet Ticket and Saturday evening hospitality.
  • Regular Price $215. Full Registration includes 3 days of educational seminar, Friday Hospitality, 1 Awards Banquet Ticket and Saturday evening hospitality. Everyone is welcome to enter in print competition, but only KPPA Members are eligible for awards.

    Entry into IMAGE or ARTIST COMPETITION is included with full conference registration. Entrants may submit up to four (4) images for judging and awards. There is an choice to add BOTH competitions within this Sale Price option.

    Entry into only one of these, either the IMAGE COMPETITION or ARTISTS IMAGE COMPETITION, is included with full conference registration.
  • Can't make the whole weekend, no worries come join us for one day!
  • Can't make the whole weekend, no worries come join us for one day!
  • Includes Saturday State Awards Banquet, Hospitality and Lunch on Saturday. If you are entering in the Image Competition, then please register under the Full Conference Pricing.
  • This is to enter BOTH the Artist Image Competition AND Image Competition ONLY, submitting a total of 8 entries. The KPPA Digital Image Competition will be held on February 17th at the Courtyard by Marriott Old Town Wichita beginning at 2:00. Image competition categories are MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, GROUP, PET, COUPLE, ILLUSTRATIVE, WEDDING, REPORTAGE, ALBUM-Single Maker, ALBUM-Multi Maker. Everyone is welcome to enter, however awards will only be given to KPPA members.
  • This is to enter the either Artist Image Competition OR Image Competition ONLY, submitting a total of 4 entries. The KPPA Digital Image Competition will be held on February 17th, at Bluemont Hotel beginning at 2:00. Image competition categories are MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, GROUP, PET, COUPLE, ILLUSTRATIVE, WEDDING, REPORTAGE, ALBUM-Single Maker, ALBUM-Multi Maker. Everyone is welcome to enter, however awards will only be given to KPPA members.

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Join us for three days of fantastic speakers, hands-on programs, print competition, fellowship, hospitality, and awards banquet!



KPPA Winter Shutter Expo

February 17-19, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town Wichita, KS 67202


KPPA MERIT COURSE - Kansas Professional Photographers Association is proud to offer you a PPA Continuing Education System course in which you will be awarded 1- PPA Merit for your attendance. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, February 17, 2023

12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM Registration Opens - Lunch On Your Own

2:00 – 5:00 PM  (ish) Digital Image Competition

RULES and REGULATIONS 2023

All entries for this competition will be in electronic form. All entries must be uploaded to www.printcompetition.com , by midnight WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2023. NO EXCEPTIONS . 

The Digital Image Competition at the KPPA Winter Shutter Expo is KPPA's largest Digital Image Competition and a fantastic place to enter your images to see how they are received in the world of competition. Image competition at the Winter Shutter Expo is also sometimes referred to as the “State (Image) Competition”. It is operated close to the higher guidelines set forth by PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

Dinner On Your Own following Digital Image Competition and enjoy Old Town dining options!

7:00 – 10:00 PM  Frivolity & Hospitality  Photo Challenge, Photo Shoot and beverages! Meet at the Marriott bar.


Saturday February 18, 2023

Breakfast  (Included with your stay at the Marriott)

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration Opens

8:30 – 11:30 PM Brad Barton - Imagination Portraits

11:45 - 12:45  PM Lunch at Hotel & Annual Meeting

1:00 - 2:45 PM John Gladman - Next Level Creation

3:00 - 5:00 PM Jeff Dachowski - Selling for Success

5:00 – 6:00 PM Break

6:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktails and Social Hour

7:00 – 9:00 PM KPPA Banquet and Awards Program

Sunday February 19, 2023

Breakfast  (Included with your stay at the Marriott)

8:30 - 11:30 AM Learning Stations

Deep dive into topics like Lighting and Posing, Sales, Photoshop and OCF Environmental Portraiture.  Our gurus will answer your burning questions!

John Gladman - Photoshop Techniques

Nathan Ham - Studio Lighting and Posing

Leann Kucerik - Photoshop Painting

John La Barge - Environmental Portraiture

1:00 pm  KPPA Board Meeting Location at Pollock Photography Studio  4710 West Central, Wichita, KS

All Schedules Subject to Change


HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

Courtyard by Marriott Wichita at Old Town - 820 East 2nd Street North - Wichita, KS 67202

Reservations Include Complimentary Parking and Breakfast

Click on this link to Reserve Your Room - A block of rooms have been reserved for us at a Special Rate of $129 - Reservations need to be made by January 27, 2023 to guarantee a room at this rate! Reserve your Room 



SATURDAY Morning

BRAD BARTON-PPA M. Photog., Cr .,

Imagination Portraits - Creating magic for your portraits, in studio or out

Offering something unique is the best way to win the best clients and you have one thing that none of your competitors have – your own imagination. This program will have you creating fun and unique composites in no time and teach you image finishing techniques that you can adapt to suit your own style. Learn how to create a certain look – and be able to duplicate it – and start creating the work you want to create. The long version of the class will have a live photography demonstration.


ABOUT BRAD

https://bradbarton.us/

Brad Barton is a North Texas based artist who tells people’s stories and captures their emotions in sometimes fantastical, sometimes bizarre, sometimes surreal ways. Using his imagination, camera, and digital tools, he has created work for clients big and small. His work has been published in nationally distributed books and magazines, has been featured in feature length motion pictures, and has won numerous awards. His book from Amherst Media titled Retro Glamour & Pinup Photography was published in January 2017. His second book, Beautiful Monsters was published in May 2018 and his third, Seven Seas, was published in December 2019. His first game, Fairy Bargains, was published in March 2021.He holds Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America and continues to teach and write about art and photography. 

Brad is proudly sponsored by Color, Inc.


SATURDAY Afternoon

JOHN GLADMAN-PPA M. Photog., Cr ., M. Artist

Next Level Creation


Ever wonder what makes one image stand out above the rest? Have you ever found yourself Scratching your head not understanding why? Let’s go beyond the 12 elements and take a deep dive into image creation and the hidden elements and energy behind what makes a great image command so much attention. Let’s spend some time digging deep into as many aspects as possible and to look for the elements that will take your images to the next level.



JEFF DACHOWSKI-PPA M. Photog., Cr ., CPP

Selling For Success

Success in the salesroom has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with effort on the part of the salesperson. Join Jeff for a fast paced discussion on how to build and achieve great sales. Selling for Success will cover the psychology of sales, increasing client engagement, enabling customer buy in, closing the sale and a lot more. Jeff will teach solid approaches to help you get over many of the mental roadblocks we as portrait artists put in our own way that can have detrimental effects on sales and profitability.

ABOUT JEFF

www.dachowskiphotography.com

In high school Jeff fell in love with photography and after pursuing every photo-related class, he attended the Hallmark Institute of Photography.

In 2003 Jeff and his wife Carolle opened their studio in Manchester, and have seen meteoric growth since opening. They have a loyal following of children and family clients, a buzz in the wedding industry, and a growing number of commercial portrait clients.

Jeff has photographed events throughout North America, The Caribbean and Europe since 1992. His work has been featured in Seacoast Bride, New Hampshire Bride, Woman Engineer, Woman’s World and Rolling Stone. He has 12 images in the PPA Loan collection, 11 Kodak Gallery,2 Lexjet Awards,2 Fuji Masterpiece,2 Polaroid Prestige, 11 Court of honors, 5 Album of the Year, and an ASP Regional Medallion.

He has been a PPA Elite member since the Elite program was started and is a frequent contributor to Professional Photographer magazine. Jeff is also a PPA International Approved Juror, Certification Judge, and a Vatican Approved Photographer. Jeff and Carolle are members of the Society of XXV. Jeff is also finishing up his term as president of PPA.


SUNDAY Morning-Learning Stations

Come join us for hands on learning and a deep dive in your burning questions with our Learning Stations. Visit each of our instructor led stations focusing on topics such as Lighting and Posing, Sales, Photoshop, and Environmental Portraiture.



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