I’ve been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2007. I recall realizing that I wanted help with the transition to digital. Up until then, my photography education was passed on to me by my dad, a lifelong film shooter. Going digital meant that I would no longer select the film speed needed from my beloved Kodak Portra NC line. I’d no longer deliver canisters of film negatives to my local lab, now out of business. The film to digital shift was well underway, and as much as I held out, it was time for me to move on from my Minolta cameras.
PPA has a local affiliate in North Carolina, the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. I’ve enjoyed their annual Carolina Photography Expo, but never really took advantage of their educational opportunities and community until 2016. As much as I love the educational opportunities, it’s the community of working professionals that I most enjoy. They inspire me to grow beyond my comfort zone which is something I’ve been a bit reluctant to. That is, until now.
On Monday, December 18th, 2017 from 11 AM to 5 PM, I’m partnering with George P. Joell for a Shoot Social that will take place at his studio in Fayetteville, NC. We will discuss off-camera lighting and review two remarkable lighting systems: Profoto and Godox. In addition to learning more about the use of on-location strobes, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to shoot with both systems.
If you’d like to join us, contact me here. The social is free. Just bring your camera and an eagerness to learn.