2017 Fall Seminar October 14-15-16

2017 PPNC Fall Seminar 

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Seminar Host Hotel
Hampton Inn Hendersonville 155 Sugarloaf Road Hendersonville, NC
Call 828-697-2333 Code PPH for the room rate of $159.00 plus tax

Chuck Hill - Seminar Chairman

Rex C. Truell - Director

Saturday Oct 14th


Chuck Hill - Blue Ridge Parkway at Sundown

Depart hotel for sundown on the Blue Ridge Parkway
We will travel by caravan to Chuck’s favorite overlook on the BRP to photograph the sunset. Sunset will occur at approximately 6:55pm. It can get very cold on the Parkway in Oct. Bring a heavy coat.

Sunday Oct.15th


Chris Garner - Extreme Sports Composites

Chris will walk you through creating colorful action composites using lots of layers and brushes. He will cover everything from lighting to extraction to final processing. These images can be great sellers if you market them correctly. Learn how to add them to your studio’s toolbox!

11:30am-2:00pm Lunch On Your Own

Board Meeting for all PPNC Board Members


Adrian Henson - Location Lighting - Anytime Anywhere

Great lighting is easy to achieve if you know what to look for. This class will break down advanced lighting techniques into straight forward, easy to understand, and simple steps that will give you superb lighting every time. In this class we will cover - What is good exposure and how do you get it? How to achieve great consistent skin tone. Equipment choices. Main light theory. Fill light theory Hair and Kicker light theory. Background/accent light theory Location lighting anytime anywhere. Four location lighting scenarios and how to work with them And much more.

4:30pm-6:30pm - Dinner On Your Own


Cathy Anderson - Astrophotography

Have you ever seen a beautiful picture of the Milky Way as it stretches across the night sky, hovering above expansive and majestic landscapes? It’s not as hard as it seems, and you don’t even need a telescope! Join me as we explore the basics of astrophotography (settings, scene selection, light painting, etc.) inside and outside the classroom to learn how to create beautiful nighttime images! We will begin in the classroom teaching the basics of astrophotography and reviewing all of the crucial steps you need to know to create a night sky photo. Then, we will venture out into the night and apply what we learned inside the classroom to create vivid astrophotography landscapes. At the end of the course, you will possess the basic knowledge to create a portrait of the night sky that will wow and impress your friends!

Monday Oct 16th


Randy McNeilly - A Day With Randy

Plan to be on the Road to Randy’s studio in Shelby NC by 9am. It will take approximately one hour to travel from the Hampton Inn to McNeilly Photography in Shelby. For those from the Central or Eastern region of North Carolina this will put you closer to home. If you have never been to Randy’s studio you are in for a treat. Studio address is 1241 Fallston Road Shelby NC 28150. Lunch will be provided by Bridges BBQ.