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    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • PROCAM - 4300 Westbrook Dr. Aurora, IL 60504

    Image Competition Watch Party

    Hosted By:

    March 13th 2024

    Time: 10am-4:30pm 
    Location: PROCAM

    4300 Westbrook Dr.

    Aurora, IL 60504


    Join your PPANI friends to watch the Image competition live! We will be watching all the action on the big screen at PROCAM.


    You can view the image competition rules here 

    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 2200 Stonington Suite 100, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

    Burning Question Buzzer Blitz
    Maureen's Studio
    2200 Stonington Suite 100,
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (Parkings at both the south and north of the building)

    March 20, 2024 11:00 - 2:00 

    We're excited to invite you to a relaxed, fun, and interactive event where you can discuss pricing strategies, gain feedback from peers, and have some fun!

    Here's what you can expect:

    Peer Pricing Feedback: Bring your pricing models if you'd like input from others. Don't worry, if you prefer anonymity, you can remove your logo beforehand.

    Q&A Jar Session: We'll have a jar for you to drop in business or client interaction questions. We'll randomly select questions, read them aloud, and whoever wants to answer can hit the buzzer for a chance to share their thoughts for 2 minutes. It's a great way to get insights and share experiences.

    Quarterly member meet-ups are for PPANI members only! So you must me a member to sign up and join in on the fun!

    • 10 Apr 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • PROCAM - 4300 Westbrook Drive Aurora, IL 60504

    Lighting Techniques:  Learn how to play with lighting to create warm, inviting scenes that transport viewers to the heart of the holiday season.

    Working with Children and Santa: Create authentic moments that can be woven into a story that families will cherish for a lifetime.

    Streamlining Workflow for Efficiency: Whether you're a one-person studio or managing a team, discover tips and tools to streamline your workflow. From scheduling sessions to post-production, optimize your processes for maximum efficiency.

    Pricing Strategies for Profitability: Understand the art of pricing your Santa portrait sessions for optimal profitability.

    Sales Techniques to Boost Revenue: Elevate your sales game with Judy Lynch! Learn the art of selling and delivering value to your clients. Turn each Santa session into an opportunity to increase your average transaction value.

    Capturing the Magic unlock the secrets to creating enchanting Santa portraits. Whether you're a solo photographer or manage a studio with a team, this class is designed to elevate your skills and boost your seasonal earnings.

    • 15 May 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • PROCAM - 4300 Westbrook Drive Aurora, IL 60504

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • PROCAM - 4300 Westbrook Drive Aurora, IL 60504

    Everyone Needs a Headshot 2023

    Kira Derryberry keeps a busy studio year round by shooting hundreds of headshots. Her system utilizes a fast and easy system for booking, shooting, and selling something nowadays everyone needs! In this program, Kira will take you through her process and philosophy around creating headshots for business pros, entrepreneurs, creatives and more. Kira will go over her in person selection  as well as best practices for creating in today’s headshot market including innovations with AI. In addition, learn Kira's best techniques for creating corporate composites that will generate repeat business again and again. If you are looking to change things up or add this valuable service to your business, this is a program you won’t want to miss!


    Kira Derryberry is a Tallahassee based photographer focused on Family, Commercial, and Corporate portraiture. Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Kira moved to Tallahassee in 2005 after graduating from The University of Alabama with a BA in Photography. Kira is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America and has earned Master Photographer, Master Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer, is an approved judge for International Photographic Competition, and as of March 2023, serves as President for PPA’s Board of Directors. Kira is also co-host of the popular photography podcast, Get Your Shoot Together. When not slinging a camera or volunteering for her favorite photography organizations, Kira is a wife and a mom who publicly loves karaoke jams and bad science fiction.

    • 10 Jul 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • PROCAM - 4300 Westbrook Drive Aurora, IL 60504

    OCF: Learning the fundamentals of Off-Camera Flash

    Struggle with understanding the settings for off-camera flash? Does it seem overwhelming? My goal is to create starting points for OCF so that it is no longer scary.  Let's get you starting points and understand the difference between Off Camera Flash and High Speed Sync. After basic concepts, we will be taking OCF to the next level of control

    Hello, my name is Nathan and I reside in Effingham with my wife, Mallory, daughter Aria and my son Ezra. We are also on the journey of adopting our precious baby girl from China.  If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that I have more pictures of my kids than anyone or anything else.  I know from experience that portraits are a way to capture incredible, once in a lifetime, moments.  I never want to miss out on anything in her life. A portrait is a way to remember the life experiences we go through.  

         My style is very edgy and fashion geared, let alone unique and upbeat. Taking a portrait is much more than a fancy camera or a click of a button; it is the art and science of capturing the subject in a picture using light, technology, and imagination. I provide a high-end portrait photography experience focused on modern, epic, clean, classy, and creative images, all the while making you feel like a ROCKSTAR!

    • 14 Aug 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • online

    All images to be uploaded at deadline is Tuesday August 13th at 9:00pm (21:00 hours) central standard time.  Please register and pay your entry fee here at our website.  

    Live watch party at Procam from 10 am - 430 pm

    Also view live at on the game day app

Past events

21 Feb 2024 Yaneck Wasio - SEO
10 Dec 2023 PPANI - Holiday Dinner & Awards Banquets
3 Dec 2023 PPANI All Inclusive (Prepaid) 2024 registration
8 Nov 2023 Di Murphy - Getting Started in Volume Photography and Beyond
11 Oct 2023 John Gress - Creative Portrait Lighting Using Multiple Lights
13 Sep 2023 Mike Price - The 6 S's of Headshot Photography
5 Sep 2023 Quarterly Member Meet-Up
9 Aug 2023 Jenn Lewis - Full Day
8 Aug 2023 Jenn Lewis - Evening
12 Jul 2023 Summer Print Competition, July 2023
14 Jun 2023 Bob Davis - Elevating your Weddings Photography - Techniques for stunning results
23 May 2023 Competition Image Review
10 May 2023 Jennifer Dunn - Overcoming the biggest obstacle in your business YOU!
12 Apr 2023 Kristy Steeves - Posing & Lighting
8 Mar 2023 Marnie Clagett - Pricing and Sales Strategies that Work!
23 Feb 2023 Headshot Merry Go Round
8 Feb 2023 PPANI - Annual Awards Banquets
8 Feb 2023 Annual Print Competition, February 2023
11 Jan 2023 PPANI All Inclusive (Prepaid) 2023 registration
9 Nov 2022 Gena Tussey
12 Oct 2022 Christie Newell
6 Sep 2022 Gary Hughes Headshot Workshop
13 Jul 2022 Semi-Annual All Day Print Competition
8 Jun 2022 Bryan Welsh
11 May 2022 Kerri Weiss
13 Apr 2022 Aaron Hockley
9 Mar 2022 Mary Fisk-Taylor
9 Feb 2022 February Annual Print Competition 2022
10 Nov 2021 Chris Knight - The Dramatic Portrait
13 Oct 2021 Scott Detweiler - Advanced Photoshop Portrait Editing
8 Sep 2021 Sabina Cavalli - Sportraits
14 Jul 2021 Mid-Year Print Competition
9 Jun 2021 Michele Celentano - Family Posing
12 May 2021 Dan Frievalt - Senior WOW Factor
14 Apr 2021 Jerry Alt - Lighting for Everything
10 Mar 2021 Gary Box - Marketing and Selling Inside the Box
10 Feb 2021 Annual Print Competition
13 Jan 2021 Online Trivia Night
11 Nov 2020 Kelly Schneider - Powerful Portraits
14 Oct 2020 Barbara Breitsameter - Conceptual Photography with a Spark of Sophistication!
9 Sep 2020 Twig & Olive - Creating Beautiful Family Sessions within Your Brand
12 Aug 2020 David Beckham - Strictly Business
13 May 2020 Lisa Asp and Kristy Johnson - Combining your Passions: Travel and Wildlife Photography
8 Apr 2020 Richard Sturdevant - How to Create Award Winning Art
11 Mar 2020 Jeff Dachowski - selling for success
12 Feb 2020 All Day Print Comp
11 Dec 2019 PPANI Prepaid 2020 registration
8 Dec 2019 PPANI Holiday Party
13 Nov 2019 Mark Bryant - composites
9 Oct 2019 Kathryn Northcott - Light Painting
11 Sep 2019 Brooke Shaden - fine art portraits
12 Jun 2019 Pierre Stephenson - Taking the Plunge - Underwater Portraits Live!
8 May 2019 Megan DiPiero - The $3000 Headshot
10 Apr 2019 Steve Kozak - The Road to Success Requires 4-Wheel Drive
13 Mar 2019 Dan Rowe - Seniors
13 Feb 2019 All Day Print Comp
1 Dec 2018 PPANI Holiday Party
14 Nov 2018 Bob & Dawn Davis- Visual Storytelling with Weddings
10 Oct 2018 Pete Rezac - Black and White Children's Portraits, Print Comp to Follow
12 Sep 2018 Scott Detweiler - Lighting & Advanced Composition
20 Jul 2018 PPANI Member's Only Event: Daniel Berry - Photographing the Night Sky
13 Jun 2018 Tim Priest - Commercial and Product Photography
10 May 2018 Sandra Pearce - Digital Painting day two hands on
9 May 2018 Sandra Pearce - The Art of Painting in Photoshop, Print Comp to follow
11 Apr 2018 Dani Miller - Creating Magic with Little Souls
14 Mar 2018 Michael Mowbray - Headshots
14 Feb 2018 All Day Print Comp
2 Dec 2017 PPANI Holiday Party
8 Nov 2017 Bert & Cindy Behnke - Family photography, PPA Continuing Education Class
8 Nov 2017 PPANI Prepaid 2018 registration
11 Oct 2017 Thom Rouse; Fine Art & Photoshop, Half Day Print Competition
13 Sep 2017 Jason Higdon, M. Photog. Cr. Photog. - Photoshop Skills

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