March 8th Meeting

ALOFT HOTEL OKC

209 N. WALNUT

Robert Trawick - FAUX2PRO

Dinner with the speaker at 5p

Meeting starts at 6p

Please wear your mask when inside the building.

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Photography as a whole has advanced to a point of universal social status and capturing visuals everyday is a routine occurrence. The history of the world has never been so vastly documented and we are bombarded daily from multiple sources with the imagery of daily lives. Inexpensive camera systems are capable of “professional” quality images and, with a simple photo kit, everyone can be the “next top professional photographer” and easily earn thousands of dollars shooting weddings, portraits or seniors. Despite all the advances in the craft, professionals complain that the “Uncle Bobs” of the world are eroding the market; that my bride from last year is now a wedding shooter or the fauxtographers have no ethics. Online photo communities, smart phone apps and internet video streaming are the new age instructors for the “going pro” newbie shooter. Today’s professional status is little more than ability to purchase a fancy camera, have a business card and a simple website. Photography is the new pyramid scheme. Fear not, Robert is here! Part humorist, part educator and all passion, Robert hopes to open your mind to other possibilities. Within the program, you may feel different emotions from anger to joy, from laugher to sorrow, from fear to courage. Robert has compressed many of today’s issues faced by professionals into “Faux to Pro - Ten Things to Know NOW”. Designed to help emerging photographers understand the creative/business process is not so black & white or easy, while pushing the boundaries of established practices of the long term professional photographer. Traditional and avant-garde styles can coexist and excel. You will not agree with every thing presented, but Robert hopes that each point challenges the perspectives used to gauge our industry, other photographers and ultimately ourselves.

Due To COVID - 19 talks will be available via Zoom

If you will be attending via Zoom PLEASE register so we

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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MetroPPA

January 11th Ross Benton

February 8th Image Comp

March 8th Robert Trawick

April 12th Nichole Manner

May 10th Jamie Cobb

June 14th Brian DeMint

July 12th Dawn Muncy

August 9th Phaneedra Gud

September 13th Dot Rhyne

October 11th Kelly Cook Thompson November 8th Valarie Clayton

December 13th Christmas Party

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