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2021 Fall Artistry Retreat - Made in Michigan

  • 26 Sep 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • 27 Sep 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • Chateau Chantal, Traverse City, MI


  • First year entry to Fall Retreat
  • Not 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

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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 and individual portraits. 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.


Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Noon-2PM   CPP Exam - Must sign up with PPA.com

2PM-3PM   Check-In

3PM-6PM   Presentation - Sam Sarkis - Wedding Photography

6PM-8PM   Dinner on your own

8PM-10PM   Social Gathering at Chateau Chantal

Monday, September 27th, 2021

9AM-9:30AM PPM General Meeting

9:30AM-10:30AM Presentation - Sam Sarkis - Marketing

10:30AM-1PM Presentation - Karen Walker - Post Processing

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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