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Upcoming events

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 737 Saginaw St, Vassar, MI

    Come and hang out with some of your favorite PPM peeps, Michael & Tina Timmons! We’ll be grilling hot dogs; just bring a side dish or dessert or share. We’re looking forward to catching up with everyone at this relaxed pop-up event! Bring a friend and introduce them to our great supportive circle.
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • 26 Sep 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Nodal Point Ltd. Commercial/Fashion Photography (Dock 3), 446 Cesar E Chavez Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    PPM Fall Artistry Retreat

    It's time to delve inside the BOX and explore your art

    Sept 25th & 26th in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI

    Paint & Payments

    Featuring Master Photographer Gary Box

    First, we'll feed our creativity in the world of body painting. From painting techniques to lighting, photographing, and compositing the final image, you'll see the entire process. Let your mind run free. 

    Then, it's time to get into the business of photography. Gary Box, known for his sales techniques that get results, will share his secrets for impressive sales totals that you can put into immediate use and take your business to the next level.


    Sunday, September 25th, 2022

    Noon-2PM Check-In

    2PM-6PM   Keynote presentation - Paint! Body paint workshop: painting demonstration, photography and compositing the final art

    6PM-8PM   Dinner on your own

    8PM-10PM   Social Gathering (to be announced)

    Monday, September 26th, 2022

    9AM-9:30AM PPM General Meeting

    9:30AM-1PM Payments! presentation - take a deep dive into the business of sales in photography

    Hotel Information

    We have two options available. Remember, this happens to be during Art Prize, so we suggest booking sooner than later and maybe adding an extra night to find time to enjoy the art throughout Downtown. 

    Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Downtown

    433 Dudley Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI

    Phone: 616-456-2000

    $169 (+taxes), Breakfast included1 King Standard Rooms or 2 Queen Standard Rooms. Must book by August 25th 

    Click to Book Hotel Now!

    Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport

    5200 28th Street SEGrand Rapids, MI

    Phone: 616-575-9144

    $129 (+taxes)Breakfast included1 King Standard Rooms or 2 Queen Standard Rooms. Must book by September 4th 

    Book Hotel Now! Use Group Code "PPM" or use to this link: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/e9f3b315/YovFfGsEQEy8RBIL5EOX5w?u=https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=GRRHSHX%26groupCode=CHHPPM%26arrivaldate=2022-09-25%26departuredate=2022-09-27%26cid=OM%2CWW%2CHILTONLINK%2CEN%2CDirectLink%26fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT)

    • 07 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Camera Exchange, 5582 Dixie Hwy, Waterford Twp, MI 48329
    Create instant gratification for your clients. Deliver prints immediately and forget the hassle of post session sales and delivery. Great for dance schools to school dances, Santa sessions and corporate events. Learn to create an efficient workflow for volume photography with on-site printing from management to software to packaging tips.

    Giveaways Sponsored by: Darkroom Software and Imaging Spectrum

    PPA Merit Workshop


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