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2021 Fall Artistry Retreat - Made in Michigan

  • 26 Sep 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • 27 Sep 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • Chateau Chantal, Traverse City, MI


  • Note a PPM member, but a member of PPA?
    Follow up with a PPM board member, and a refund will be processed to reflect PPA member pricing ($99)
  • PPM Member, includes PPA Merit


PPM Fall Retreat

Sept 26th & 27th at Chateau Chantal, Traverse City

Made In Michigan

Featuring Master Photographer Sam Sarkis & Master Artist Karen Walker.

Kickstart you Creativity with this Complete Experience.

First, Sam Sarkis, Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, will demonstrate efficient lighting & posing techniques for wedding/engagement couples, as well as, techniques for high school seniors. You will learn lighting techniques you can use inside to enhance your images and how the use off camera flash outside can take your portraits to the next level.

Next, Karen Walker, Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and Adobe Certified Expert, will share her methods for creating images with a distinctive artistic feel. She will focus on post-production techniques & tips for compositing and editing. From simple to more advanced techniques, Karen will teach you how to create images that will make you a standout in your market.

Together, these speakers provide you a complete process to take your images to the next level. From artistic lighting to creative digital finishes, you will be able to immediately apply these skills to your art and business with your own style.

But Don't Forget The Location! In-Person!

Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn on Old Mission Peninsula, 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI 49686

Call for Inn Reservations: (231) 223-4110
Room price varies. Must mention you are with PPM or they will not let you book a room. Rooms are limited, other accommodations available below.

Additional Accommodations available at Country Inn & Suites, 420 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI (near the base of Old Mission Peninsula). $129/night, breakfast included. Call (231) 668-7280 and mention PPM for group rate. Must book by 8/26/21 for special rate.


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