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Connecticut Professional Photographers Association

Events

Upcoming events

    • September 25, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton West Street Southington, CT

     CTPPA presents Mike Marques

    Creating Images that Matter to Find the Clients you Want

    • Finding your voice through the visuals that appeal to you

    • Creating the work you want

    • Finding the client base that your work appeals to 

    • Promoting and maintaining your relationships

    Mike Marques is a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in West Hartford, CT. The portraits he creates are the result of the trusting relationships he builds with his subjects. He considers himself less of a photographer and more of a communicator using photography as his medium. Recently awarded one of Hartford’s 40 under 40, Mike continue’s to take on new challenges and create images that convey true emotion. His clients include Connecticut Magazine, General Electric, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Health Dialog, National MS Society, School of Visual Arts, United Bank, World Wrestling Entertainment.

    • October 16, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott Cromwell 4 Sebethe Dr, Cromwell, CT

    Make More, Stress Less: Marketing, estimating and cash flow management for an unpredictable business.

    – Learn how to build a comprehensive marketing plan across multiple platforms

    – ranking marketing options for roi based on real-world experience

    – building estimates with real world examples for advertising and corporate clients

    – role play phone call with client (that's gonna be you Seshu)

    – Key questions to always ask before building an estimate for a client

    – managing cash flow in an irregular paying industry

    – detailed take home reading list for marketing, pricing and business best practices

    About Doug:

    After graduating from Syracuse with degrees in Newspaper and Finance, Doug Levy spent six years as a professional baseball umpire. When an injury had him reconsidering his career path, Doug left baseball and is now a portrait photographer based in Boston with a long list of clients including MIT, Dunkin' Donuts, Lindt Chocolate, Worth magazine and the Financial Times.

    https://www.douglaslevy.com/

    Join us after Doug's Program next door at Chili's for a "Get To Know Each Other" party to kick off our 2017-2018 year.  No need to RSVP, just wander over and have fun!


    Make More, Stress Less: Marketing, estimating and cash flow management for an unpredictable business.
    • November 20, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton West Street Southington, CT

    Tell Your Food Story, Stunningly!

    - Story telling with food

    - Playing with natural light

    - Using props to style your stories

    - Setting up for bright and airy images

    - Creating dark and moody photographs


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