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Upcoming events

    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Ann Arbor Law Quad.
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    Photowalk in the Quad


    Come join us as we welcome fall in one of the most amazing campuses in the state.

    We'll be meeting at the NW corner of Monroe St. and Tappan Ave. at 3:00. And with sunset coming in at 7:16, we'll have plenty of time to play before the the golden hour of 6:14 to 6:52. Yes we looked it up....

    There is street parking available as well as a parking structure about a block away.

    Afterwards, join us as we compare photos and talk about ways to take our images to the next level with tips and tricks from our Masters. There are many little  shops and cafe's in the area to meet up, and we'll probably wait until that day to decide where we're going as it will depend on how many people show up. 

    If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

    Here's a little information form the Law Quad's website about the area.

    The Extraordinary Law Quad

    Living and Learning, Studying and Socializing
    The striking Gothic-style buildings that form the William W. Cook Law Quadrangle include the Lawyers Club with residential facilities for 227 students; the Legal Research building, which contains the magnificent Reading Room and faculty offices; a modern underground library addition, the Allan F. and Alene Smith Library, regarded as an architectural tour de force and one of the world's best law libraries; and Hutchins Hall, with classrooms, seminar rooms, and faculty and administrative offices. In January 2012, our existing facilities were further enlarged by both a new four-story academic building, South Hall, constructed in modified collegiate Gothic style, as well as a gorgeous new glass-roofed gathering place for the Law School community, the Aikens Commons. The result, physically as well as metaphorically, enhances our true community of law.

    The location of residential and academic buildings within the Quad fosters the integration of activities for both students and faculty. In addition, the excellence of Michigan’s library, the concentration of scholars, and the serenity of the setting attract numerous visitors within the profession. Those visiting lawyers, judges, and law faculty enhance the experience of living and studying in the Quad. One result of this architectural design—sensed immediately even by entering students—is an ethos of collegiality and accessibility regardless of the age, reputation, or career achievement of those who walk its paths and corridors. It's, therefore, hardly surprising that interactions at the neighboring coffee shops, restaurants, bistros, and bars are frequent between faculty and students, as well as among students.


    625 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    77F6+J6 Ann Arbor, Michigan
    law.umich.edu
    (734) 764-0537

    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • White's photography. 120 N. Michigan Ave., Hastings MI 49058
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    FREE TO PPM MEMBERS !!!!!!!

     

    The Power of Lightroom /
    The Magic of Photoshop

    With PPA Master Photographer, Steve White



    When:
    Monday, October 21st 10:00am — 4:00pm

    Where:
    White's Photography 120 N. Michigan Ave. Hastings, MI 49058

    Class Description:

    An extensive hands on deep dive learning experience into Lightroom and Photoshop,

    the relationship between the two and developing a workflow that works for you. Using these tools and your vision, learn to get the most out of your files while clearly and creatively telling your story.

    Come prepared to learn as many tools and techniques as possible in both programs and how they interact, as well as a great mindset. You learn by doing, so we will concentrate on information and execution. We will also work on developing a workflow that makes sense for you and that encourages a smooth environment for continual use and growth. Knowledge is key and experience drives that knowledge home. That is what this workshop is all about!

    Students should bring their laptop(or desktop) loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop. Though we will have class files to work on together, definitely bring some of your own original files that you would like to work on, preferably RAW, otherwise jpeg will do. Also, go ahead and bring your camera gear, including tripod, just in case!

    You will have a blast and learn a lot so | hope to see you here!

    Click HERE for a downloadable Flyer

     
    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • JD Color Lab, 3018 Corunna Road, Flint, Michigan 48503
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    Are you new to image competition, do you need a little help with understanding about competition more, or, do you just need another set of eyes to look at your prints?

    Well, have we got the perfect event for you.

    Come join us on November 04, 2019 at JDLab in Flint Michigan for a night of just what you're looking for. We have a number of PPA Approved judges that will help you take that other look at your images and help you get more out of print competition with the best print you can enter.

    Don't worry if you have yet to enter the competition world, we have all been there before. Bring along some of your favorite prints and let us help you learn what's expecting in image competition. And to help you even more, you can even bring digital images, but if you really want to see how your image shines when printed, you can have it printed right there at JD. Just order it a few days before, and you can pick it up when you get there.

    If you choose to bring your images as digital files, make sure that you bring them to be viewed on an adequate display, such as a laptop or large tablet. We will not be able to give a proper or honest  review if they are displayed on anything smaller, like your cell phone.

    The PPM has some of the most talented photographers in the country.  Some have moved on to earn the prestigious accreditation of being a PPA affiliated judge. These judges have all been where you are, and can help you better understand what is looked for.

    Please R.S.V.P. with three questions that you would like to ask about competition. This way we can keep our presentation focused, and ensure that we have enough time to answer them all.

    And as with all of our events, if you're a member, there is no cost to attend or to be critiqued..

    Non-Members are only $29


    3018 Corunna Rd, Flint, MI 48503
    jdlab.com
    (810) 239-8671

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2937 Atrium Dr. Okemos MI
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    This is the third part of our four part series of our Image Competition Series.

    By now you have an idea of makes for a great competition image. Now, take this opportunity to do a dry run with some PPA certified judges.

    MTPPA and DPPA will host their annual image competition, judged by veteran professional. This is a great warm and the first chance to have your images judged.





   

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