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Prairie Creatives Photography Conference by PPOC Manitoba - 4030-0041

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Fort Garry Place

20 Fort Street

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3


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Prairie Creatives Photography Conference by PPOC Manitoba is jam-packed full of fun, professional development for photographers, and networking at the Fort Garry Place of Winnipeg, MB. We are excited to be hosting the joint MB/SK Image Salon judging, hearing from speakers Ken Frazer, Melissa Welsh, and Kelsey Goodwin, and having fun together at an Escape Room and the Awards Banquet.

You don't want to miss this annual event, whether you are a member or not. Manitoba Camera Club members receive a discount with their early registrations. All early registrations will have their own prize draw in addition to all the other door prizes available. Full registrations include everything on the schedule plus lunch and coffee break on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the awards banquet on Saturday night.

Schedule for the weekend:

Friday, October 27

8:30am - 5:00pm Image Salon Judging

7:00pm - 9:00pm Escape Room - Included in full registration, but register for this separately so we have accurate numbers

Saturday, October 28

9:00am - 12:00pm Ken Frazer, MPA, F.Ph., HLM - Pro Select and In-Person Sales

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Included in registration)

1:00pm - 4:00pm Melissa Welsh, CPA - Work Smarter, Not Harder

6:00pm Cocktails

6:30pm Awards Banquet

Sunday, October 29

9:00am - 12:00 pm Kelsey Goodwin - It's Business Time

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (Included in registration)

1:00pm - 4:00 pm Kelsey Goodwin - Start with Your Art

Ken Frazer, MPA, F.Ph., HLM - Pro Select and In-Person Sales

We have all heard it many times. You have to do more than take pretty pictures to be successful in photography as a profession.

I am going to talk about the art and craft of helping your clients make decisions about their images that is positive for both you and them.

In the same way that you would not attempt to photograph a session with your camera with no lens, I am going to show you the strengths of using one of the most powerful and effective sales/communications software on the planet which is ProSelect.

I started using this software many years ago after struggling with various methods of presenting images to my clients just after I started photographing without film in 2000.

This program is now evolved to the point that it is very deep. It will give you a solid grounding of how to set up and organize price lists initially in a clear and simple way. I will give you the tools to build a solid structure for successful in person sales with the program. This includes showing various sizes of images or groups of images and how they would look in various "room views" or even in the client's living space. Finally I will introduce you to a partner software called StudioCloud which exchanges information and synchronizes with ProSelect and allows for a strong invoicing system. StudioCloud is a free program for individual photographers and has a subscription cost for multi employee studios.

In closing I am happy to offer suggested practices for some of those pesky challenges some clients can throw at you so bring your toughest questions!

Melissa Welsh, CPA - Work Smarter, Not Harder

In 2016, Melissa Welsh was determined to get her business running like a well-oiled machine. In one year, she increased her revenue by 107%, hired two employees and only worked 28 hours a week. In this presentation, Melissa will share with you the 5 things you can do to take your business to the next level, including a deep-dive into your cost of doing business and a contemporary way of pricing your products and services.

Kelsey Goodwin - Intensive Fuel Workshop

As photographers and other creative professionals, we tend to operate strongly with the right side of our brains, which is brilliant for what we do but not for actually getting paid! I’m going to share my passion for the business side with you. In my presentation, I will be focusing on inspiring and innovative wedding business techniques, with a strong focus on wedding pricing, marketing and customer relations.

Pricing is a constant struggle for most photographers, as it is an organic document that reflects so many factors including confidence, supply and demand and customer experience. I am really passionate about this topic because I see so many new and talented entrepreneurs operate their business with too much frustration and too little financial security. In this talk, we will cover how pricing and marketing as well as your mindset go hand in hand.

Being a photography presentation, we will also cover amazing lighting techniques and unique and effective retouching in LR and PS!

This is an intensive specialized workshop designed to be a shot in the arm for everything your business needs!

We have many sponsors already sending door prizes, goodies for the swag bags, and contributing to our speaker and coffee break expenses. Please thank these sponsors for helping us to make this event happen!

Aspire Studios

Asuka Books

Fort Garry Hotel

Harvard Western Insurance


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Parenty-Reitmeier Translation Services

Pixel Cents

Portfolio Box

Red River College

Sew Trendy

Sticky Albums


The Lab Works


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20 Fort Street

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