Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting a MEGA-MENTORING Workshop at our October branch meeting! Sit down for several 1-on-1 discussions with industry professionals to ask them your questions and get their advice. We will have a roster of mentors, spanning a variety of professional photographic disciplines and styles from commercial, portrait, wedding, newborn and maternity photography. Tap into their experience and have candid discussions with these seasoned shooters. Keep in touch via the branch’s facebook page for featured biographies on our mentors in the days leading up to the event.
WHEN: Wednesday October 12th, 2016 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
WHERE: Honsberger Estate, 4060 Jordan Rd, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0
COST: Complimentary as part of your PPOC membership
Non member students: $19+tax
Non member professional: $39+tax
You will have multiple 1-on-1 sessions, 15 minutes each, with a variety of mentors. Use your time to seek multiple opinions on the same topic. Tap into the varying specialties of each mentor to help you with different specific issues. Find out what each mentor’s most successful marketing campaign was. You can ask the mentors almost anything, as it pertains to your work or your business.
MENTORS WILL INCLUDE (among others):
KAREN BYKER — Karen is a maternity, newborn, baby, and family portrait photographer based in Grimsby who runs an amazing studio with an amazing blog. She shoots video for all her clients and is one of the most respected newborn photographers in Ontario.
EVA DERRICK — Based in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Eva is wedding and engagement photographer for the environmentally conscious couple. Eva's focus and commitment to telling love stories through photo albums gives couples heirlooms to cherish for generations. Eva is also the curator and editer behind Vineyard Bride.
ROBERT NOWELL — Robert is a succesful portrait photographer based in St. Catharines. He is a faculty member of Mohawk College and partner in the SaaS studio management system Sprout Studio. Robert shot commercial work exclusively for 12 years and now focuses primarily on weddings, families, and editorial portraiture.
MARTA HEWSON — I have been shooting professionally for 16 years and I specialize in Commercial, Portrait,
and Fashion photography. My commercial work mostly involves shooting promotional campaigns for large local companies, and my Portrait work focuses mostly on teen portraits. Model portfolios, and Fashion Editorials for local magazines are the majority of my fashion work right now, but I’m working on expanding into Fashion Advertising. I am actively involved in helping Hamilton’s fashion industry grow, alongside other photographers and various industry professionals. I love learning and experimenting every chance I get. I practice (and play) often. I am inspired by the Old (and new) Masters in fashion photography and painting.
LISA POSHNI — Lisa is a newborn and family fine-art portrait photographer serving the Hamilton, Burlington & surrounding areas from her studio at 270 Serman. Specializing in the art of newborn posing, maternity and children, Lisa creates timeless pieces to be cherished for years to come. With education in both Photography and Graphic design, Lisa offers an extensive knowledge of both worlds.
* CAVEAT * As with all our mentor sessions, the only topic that is off limits is seeking reviews on your images for the purposes of accreditation. Why? Because there is a pre-accreditation review process in place that is much better suited for that. Information can be found on the PPOC website, when you are logged in.
We look forward to seeing your beautiful faces at this meeting!