Elevate Photographers Intensive (Thursday, Nov. 7–Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019)

Thursday, Nov. 7–Saturday,
Nov. 9, 2019
Refer to schedule
Mountain America Expo Center
9575 State Street,
Sandy, UT 84070


Early Bird Registration now open for Elevate Photographers 2019!

IPPA Members get first chance to register for Elevate Photographers 2019! Better hurry though because there are a limited number of registrations available at the early bird price of $149. We have 5 fantastic speakers coming to you from the survey we did earlier in the year. You named them and we got them.

The print competition will be starting at 10:00 am on Thursday and we'll be non-stop action after that. Sandra Pearce will also be teaching a post-convention 2-day workshop painting in Photoshop on Sunday and Monday for an additional fee of $250 or $350 if you are not registered for Elevate. This will be an intensive hands-on workshop for a very limited number, first come first serve so register now if you want in on this amazing 2 day intensive.

Jens Nielsen from Pictureline will be speaking at 2:00 pm on Saturday!

Location: Mountain America Expo Center
                9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

Time: Refer to the schedule
Date: November 7-9th


Thursday, November 7th

10:00 am: Print Judging starts

12:00 pm: Lunch on your own

1:30 pm: Print Judging Resumes

6:00 pm: Bryan Welsh: The Environmental Business Portrait


Friday, November 8th

9:00 am: Jeff Dachowski: Selling for Success

12:00 pm: Lunch on your own and Stylized Shoots

2:00 pm: Maria Sampaio: Making the Mula - NOT your typical Marketing class!

4:30 pm: Dinner on your own

6:00 pm: Sandra Pearce: Painting with Photoshop


Saturday, November 9th

8:00 am: Tony Corbell: Between Light and Shadow

11:00 am: Audrey Wancket: Success with PPA's Path

12:00 pm: Lunch on your own and Stylized Shoots

2:00 pm: Jens Nielsen of Pictureline

2:30 pm: Tony Corbell: Between Light and Shadow

4:30 pm: Scholarship Auction

6:30 pm: IPPA Annual Awards Banquet


Register here!


The Speakers:

Sandra Pearce
"The Art of Painting in Photoshop"

Painting in Photoshop is an alternative for you to paint beautiful art pieces rather than attempting to learn a new program. I took many classes from the best Corel Painting instructors in the business. When I did find time to open and actually paint in Painter, I found I had forgotten most of what I had been taught. Photoshop is where we feel comfortable and are familiar with the tools. The learning curve is drastically decreased. I decided to teach myself to paint using what I knew and loved, Photoshop.



Jeff Dachowski
"Selling for Success"

Join Jeff for this program designed to give simple, practical, techniques to increase your sales and improve the bottom line. Topics include using proper verbiage to encourage larger sales and client confidence, setting goals to focus your efforts and control your time, and outsourcing appropriate tasks to allow for network marketing.


Tony Corbell
"Between Light and Shadow"

Understanding and controlling light quality are at the core of all of Tony’s presentations. Attendees will learn how to see a unique perspective and not be afraid to push the limits of their experience and talents. Corbell will discuss all types of lighting and its tools in depth but will concentrate on studio lighting. Lighting applications include additive, subtractive, reflective and transmission. Each combination of tools and applications will be shown and discussed in detail. Tony will discuss the importance of control in the digital capture and how a few seconds of extra time spent at the time of capture can save hours in post-production. Tony always spends time discussing Light Quality as well as Light Quantity and how Light Direction plays a significant role in the resulting mood of an image.


Bryan Welsh
"The Environmental Business Portrait - Beyond the Headshot"

Come learn from Commercial Portrait Photographer Bryan Welsh as he shares his program on how to take your business portraits to another level. As the industry changed so did Bryan’s photography business. Once primarily known as Wedding and H.S. Senior photographer he made the transition into a Business and Family photographer. This workshop will cover how to market and become the go-to business branding photographer in your area. Bryan will also have a lighting demonstration so you can see this style of photography in action. Come learn: Marketing & Sales, Gear & how to prepare, how to shoot tethered, location consideration, and see session demonstration. If you have considered breaking into the business photography market or are looking for new ways to establish your business brand this class will be just what you need.


Maria Sampaio
"Profitable Children's Events and High Sales Averages"

Let Maria Sampaio show you how she gets people in the studio, and how she makes money! Maria will discuss low entry events and how she converts them to great sales and her Marketing strategies with other business owners! It’s important to note that Maria just sold her successful studio in Pittsburgh PA of 11 years (in Dec 2018) and moved across the country to Charleston, SC and immediately opened her studio and started making money. If anyone can discuss Marketing and getting people in the door fast - it's her. Join Maria to hear about her profitable children's events marketing strategies!

Event sponsored by the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association (IPPA)