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Between Light and Shadow with Tony Corbell, Cr., M.Photog
9:00 AM09:00

Between Light and Shadow with Tony Corbell, Cr., M.Photog


Understanding and Controlling Light

Brazos Valley PPA is thrilled to host one of the most sought after educators on lighting... Tony Corbell!! Tony has shared his lighting expertise with thousands of photographers in numerous countries all over the world. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from one of the masters of professional photography lighting. Join us on Monday, April 1, 2019 for this incredible program!!
Seating is limited! Register now by clicking on the link below!!


Free to BVPPA Members and Day Program Attendees


Understanding and controlling light quality is at the core of all of Tony’s presentations. Attendees will learn how to see a unique perspective and not be afraid to push the limits of their experience and talents. Corbell will discuss all types of lighting and its tools in depth but will concentrate on studio lighting. Lighting applications include additive, subtractive, reflective and transmission. Each combination of tool and application will be shown and discussed in detail. Tony will discuss the importance of control in the digital capture and how a few seconds of extra time spent at time of capture can save hours in post production. Tony always spends time discussing Light Quality as well as Light Quantity and how Light Direction plays a significant role in the resulting mood of an image. Tony has been teaching lighting concepts, theories, and techniques for over twenty-five years and his weeklong workshops on the topic always fill to capacity. In the past couple of years alone, Tony spoke to over 30,000 photographers throughout the world on the topic of light control and his numerous videos have topped well over one million views.


Tony L. Corbell Photographic Lighting Educator/Commercial Photographer To say that Tony Corbell has had an interesting career is an understatement. In his more the 38 years, he has photographed some of the most recognized faces including three US presidents, world leaders at the United Nations, fashion models, celebrities, three NASA astronauts and a lot more. From his beginnings in a small west Texas town, he has photographed or taught photographic classes in more than 20 countries and world capitols and in all fifty US states. Tony is as known for his educational efforts as his published photographic work. He has conducted more that 650 workshops and seminars to sold out audiences for more than twenty-five years in London, Scotland, Ireland, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Dubai, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, Sweden, and Nova Scotia. His books on the topics of light have sold well internationally and his video tutorials have managed to garner more than two million views. He is currently featured on as well as and alongside the world’s leading photographers, instructors and authors. He is also a featured artist at in a segment called In Celebration of the Black and White Print. In 2016 Tony released two new books with publisher Amherst Media called Light and Shadow, Location and Studio Lighting Controls and embarked on a fifteen-city workshop/lecture tour with Profoto in the USA market. Tony has written more than 150 articles in literally every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China. When asked what he is most known for, he says “being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.”



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Kevin Falcon - Principles of Executive Headshots
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Falcon - Principles of Executive Headshots


Principles of Executive Headshots

In this program, Kevin will discuss the different the type of head shots with a concentration on executive head shots, location vs. studio, camera equipment & settings as well as lighting for head shots. Also discussed are the client’s output options, advantages to shooting tethered and how to break into this area of photography.

SPEAKER BIO: Kevin Falcon, CPP, is a husband, friend, educator, consultant & basenji owner. Serving the greater Houston area, he enjoys working with clients to provide strong, clean executive portraits as well as other commercial photography assignments. Locally, he is very active with the Professional Photographer's Guild of Houston (PPGH), a PPA affiliate, where he has served on the board since 2013. He is currently working towards his PPA Photographic Craftsman degree.

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Alison Carlino - Off Camera Lighting from Daylight to Dark
6:30 PM18:30

Alison Carlino - Off Camera Lighting from Daylight to Dark

Off Camera Lighting from Daylight to Dark

Does flash or lighting off camera terrify you? Maybe you're ready to jump into taking that flash off your hot shoe and aren't sure where to start... Maybe you've been lighting off camera for a while and just want to see how someone else creates with it...

Topics covered in Alison's seminar:
1. Learn 4 ways to control lighting off camera.
2. Gear explanation
3. View pull back images showing how Alison uses reflectors, speed lights, strobes, and video light to create her style.
4. Posing tips and cropping placement in camera for males/females

SPEAKER BIO: Alison photographs weddings, portraits, and commercial assignments and teaches lighting off camera and modern posing around the world. As a former master-degreed teacher, Alison is able to relate to students both technically and personally. In her 13th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops at her Richmond, Tx studio and around the world. She is a member of PPA, SWPP, WPPI, PPGH, and TPPA. Alison achieve CPP status in early 2016 and will complete her PPA Craftsman degree in mid 2017. Teaching/Speaking Credits: WPPI Las Vegas, Master & Photo Walk classes 2012, 2015, 2016 The Societies of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) London, 2hr & 4hr classes in 2013, 2014, 2015, and Jan 2016 PPA Super 1 Day workshops- one in Oct 2015, two in May 2016, one in Oct 2016 MARS (Mid Atlantic Regional School, PPA) Sept 2015 Professional Photographer’s Guild of Houston--2015, Sept 2016 Beginner and Advanced Lighting Workshops, July 15-16th, at her Richmond, Tx studio Ft Worth PPA Guild Jan 2016 Houston Camera Exchange, two workshops a year for the last 3 years in a row Graphistudio, Webinar Feb 2016 & at WPPI in their lounge in March 2016 2016 PPGH Board, Director At Large/Communications East Texas PP Guild—Sept 7, 2016 2016 PhotoGenesis opening night speaker, TPPA San Marcos Feb 4, 2017 PPGH Hands On Learning: Location Beaumont Feb 13, 2017—Brazos Valley PP Guild Feb 14, 2017—Waco PP Guild Italy—July 2017 full day workshops in Milan, Malta, and Florence Alison is sponsored by and a member of the speaker team for Miller’s Professional Imaging and PhotoFlashDrive.


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Chris Hanoch - Creative and Profitable Sports Team Posters
6:30 PM18:30

Chris Hanoch - Creative and Profitable Sports Team Posters

Creative and Profitable Sports Team Posters: How we do it, do's and don'ts!

Chris Hanoch and Don Dickson Photography have become well known for not only their high quality and efficient team & individual sports pictures, but also for their sports team posters. In this program Chris will go through the process of booking, photographing, compositing and delivering unique sports posters and other products to teams in your area. You'll learn his approach to sales, incentives, do's and don'ts of compositing, amazing one-shot posters, and also how to expand other parts of your business using sports posters.

SPEAKER BIO: Chris Hanoch has been involved in photography since high school back in 1991. He continued his learning and creativity through college, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, working with various photographers in New Mexico, and finally ending up in Plainview, TX, working with Don Dickson. He has been at Don Dickson Photography since 2000 and is the primary senior and sports photographer, as well as handling all the production and orders on the back end. His creative eye and excitement has helped Don Dickson Photography flourish over the past 16 years in volume sports, seniors and unique sports posters. Chris has been a Certified Professional Photographer since 2011 and will receive his Master of Photography degree in January 2017 at Imaging USA in San Antonio.

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