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      Pro Photo Live Class: "Black & White Children's Character Portraits" by Pete Rezac in Knoxville

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      January 18, 2018

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      837 Hall of Fame Drive
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

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      Pro Photo Live Class: "Black & White Children's Character Portraits" by Pete Rezac

      Basic Info The January 2018 professional photography event by the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee (PPETN) will be Thursday, January 18 at Farmer’s Mutual of Tennessee in downtown Knoxville (click for directions, free parking on site). The event program begins at 6:30 PM with the Laughlin Print Photography Competition entry deadline, followed by competition voting, then the featured presentation from 7:00-9:00 PM. Attendees are also encouraged to attend our Pro Photographers’ Social + Networking Hour prior to the meeting (around 5pm) at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in downtown Knoxville (click for directions, free parking lot next to building and under bridge on same side of street as Barley’s downtown). This is a time for all pro photographers in Knoxville—young and old, new and experienced—to share a meal and network, socialize, and have fun with their peers.  Pro Photo Live Class Program: “Black and White Children's Character Portraits” Presented by: Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP We will go into how I consult with my clients prior to our Children's Character Portrait Session, what I’m after and the “authenticity” that we need in order to make these types of pictures really shine. The clothing,the dirt, the expression, and the props. We’ll then go into how we produce the portraits including how I light them, what I’ve found to be good working exposures, the poses that work well, and how many shots I try to make. These portraits are also about efficiency. Finally, we’ll go into the post production that I do to finish these images along with sizes I offer to clients. These are commissioned portraits rather than volume sessions. Questions - It's my goal to leave you prepared to start producing these as soon as you are ready. The great thing about in person education is being able to ask questions. So please don’t be afraid to ask - it’s the best waywe can all learn! Example Imagery by Featured Speaker For more information about our featured speaker, check the bio section at the bottom. Laughlin Print Photography Competition You can compete to be the Pro’s Choice “East Tennessee Photographer of the Month” and earn points toward the prestigious Pro’s Choice “East Tennessee Photographer of the Year” award! The winner also receives first selection of available Giveaways at the event. Studio, Active, and Aspiring members may submit to the competition. Active and Studio Primary members may vote in the competitions. Click for details and to submit images to the competition Entry fees ($3 per image, up to four images) provide funding each year for the awarding of the Michael Laughlin Memorial Scholarship. This is a $500 scholarship members can apply for annually to attend any PPA-approved school or training event. The criteria and application is available on and members who qualify are encouraged to apply. PPETN Event Giveaways PPETN regularly provides free giveaways at our monthly events (In 2017, attendees at PPETN events won over $2,000 in free equipment, products, software, gift cards, and other photography-related items)—all you have to do is be present to win! Giveaways have been generously donated to PPETN by featured speakers, local and national photography labs, service and education companies, and equipment manufacturers. Speaker Bio Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP Pete Rezac, a portrait photographer based in Reno, Nevada, still chooses to work with medium and large format cameras and film in creating his fine art portraiture because of the tactile process it provides him in creating his work, along with the rich tones and high fidelity of the photographs that come from these tools.  Seeking an authentic look to his children character portraits, Pete was inspired to create timeless portraits showing children at their best.  This work has earned him numerous accolades from the photographic community.   Pete holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer degrees from the Professional Photographers of America.  He is also a PPA approved Certified Professional Photographer Exam Preparation class instructor and active educator teaching and mentoring other professional photographers throughout the United States.  Pete is also a Professional Photographers of America print juror in training and working towards the goal of becoming an affiliated judge. Pete also serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of CaliforniaPete supports PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day fundraiser.  He and his orthodontic partners were top donors in the country in 2016 and 2015 and one of Pete’s images earned Best of Show for the Celebration of Smiles 2015 national event. Pete’s achievements and awards include:  International Photographic Competition Platinum Medalist - 2016, 2015 International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist - 2017, 2014 PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 1st Place - 2017 PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 3rd Place - 2015 Grand Imaging Top 10 finalist Children’s Category - 2015 California Children’s Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015 California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015 California Top 10 number six - 2017, 2015 Kodak Gallery Award Western States District - 2012 PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Top Donor - 2016 and  2015 PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Best in Show Portrait - 2015 PPA Charities Image Impact Award - 2016

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