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Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 15, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Adventure Park. 5110 29th Drive, 79407

    Aug 15th - Adventure Park Social 

    Come together and reconnect with your WTP friends and family at 6:30pm on Monday Aug 15th at Adventure Park. WTP Members will receive a $5 game card and ticket for one attraction (excluding ropes course & zip-line) and you can purchase additional passes for only $15 for your family or friends. 

    Learn more about Adventure Park here. Additional attractions, food and drinks may be purchased separately.

    note: An RSVP is required for this event. 

    *Meal is an extra fee and optional. Adventure Park will have a special limited menu available. 

    • Monday, September 19, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4ORE Golf. 6909 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407

    September 19th "Introduction to Photographic Restoration" with Chris Paulis

    We will explore the distinctive purposes and challenges of restoring photographs, considering what sets this discipline apart within the IPC Artist division. We will examine a number of damaged photos to speculate on the challenges they pose. Chris will share his general workflow and then walk through one or two of his recent restorations in a time-lapse fashion, where participants will see and learn about particular techniques that he finds productive and efficient. Our goal is to whet your appetite to step into this valuable realm of artistry that brings smiles to clients’ faces. (We will also address some basic business aspects of pursuing this specialty.)

    Chris is a Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), as well as an Associate and Photographic Fellow of Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA). He is a member of PPA, ASP, MDPPA, and PP of PA. He volunteered as a CPP Liaison from 2013 - 2021 and served a 4-year term on the MDPPA Board as well as 8 years as Certification chair for MDPPA. He has participated in photographic competition at the state (multiple states!), district, and IPC levels every year since 2013.

    Chris has won numerous awards in photographic competition at the state level. In the 2019 SE District Photographic Competition, he earned first place in both the Artist Open and Artist Restoration categories. From 2019 - 2021, five of Chris's entries were named GIA Finalists, and one of these won the Grand Imaging Award for Photographic Restoration in 2021.

    He is also a grandfather of ten and living proof that one can begin and thrive in a new career after retirement, having begun his journey as a professional photographer after finishing a career in public education, where he taught students and teachers.

    *Meal is an extra fee and optional.

    6:30pm - Dinner* and Social Hour

    7:15pm - Program Begins

    9:00pm - Conclusion

Past events

Monday, July 18, 2022 July 18 "Stories - Words and Images" with Corey McDonald
Monday, June 20, 2022 June 20th "Advanced Skin Retouching" with Amber Damour
Monday, May 16, 2022 May 16th "The Nice List" with Robin Janson
Monday, April 18, 2022 April 18th" The Marketing Riddle - Solve it to find your ideal customer"
Monday, March 21, 2022 March 21st "Goal Getters - Side Hustle with Sports" with Jeremy & Leslie Vail
Monday, January 10, 2022 Jan 10th "Print Competition isn’t as scary as you think" with Mark McCall
Monday, December 13, 2021 WTP Christmas Potluck Party
Monday, October 18, 2021 Oct 18 " Real Life Ideas for your Boutique Volume & Senior Portrait Studio"
Monday, September 20, 2021 Sept 20 - Shutter Stroll and Food Truck Event
Monday, August 16, 2021 Aug 16th "Luxe Mini Sessions: Generating $4k per hour in any size market!" Allison Russell
Monday, July 19, 2021 July 19th "Newborn Fine Art Digital Composite" Tara Ruby
Monday, June 21, 2021 June 21st "Mind Your Business?"
Monday, April 19, 2021 April 19th - Adventure Park Social & Image Review
Monday, March 15, 2021 WTP Event - "The Art of Posing Families" with Elizabeth Homan
Monday, February 15, 2021 WTP 2021 Image Competition Awards Presentation
Monday, February 15, 2021 "Image Competition" Monday Feb 15th
Friday, January 15, 2021 CPP Exam
Monday, January 11, 2021 WTP Online Event - "Planning For Success" with Angela Kurkian
Monday, December 21, 2020 A WTP Online Holiday Event - "Virtual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange"
Monday, November 16, 2020 WTP Online Event - "Navigating the Print On Demand Marketplace" with Stephen Stookey
Monday, October 26, 2020 October 26th - WTP Online Event - "StoryBrand with Mary-Fisk Taylor"
Monday, September 21, 2020 September 21st - WTP Outdoor Social and Streaming Event
Monday, August 17, 2020 August 17th - WTP Online Event - "Event Photography with Robin Janson"
Monday, June 15, 2020 June 15th - "Birth-Telling"
Monday, May 18, 2020 May 18th - WTP Online Event - "Web & SEO Optimization for the Discerning Business Owner"
Monday, March 16, 2020 March 16th - "Through The Judge's Lens"
Monday, February 10, 2020 "Image Competition" Monday Feb 10th
Saturday, February 08, 2020 FREE Trade Show Pass
Saturday, February 08, 2020 West Texas PhotoFest 2020
Monday, January 13, 2020 January 13th - "Roundtable Discussion"
Friday, December 06, 2019 WTP Christmas Party - "Merry Cajun Christmas"
Monday, November 18, 2019 "Changing Hats" -Ray Chapa
Monday, October 21, 2019 "Competitions and Clients. Is there a Difference?" - Cris & Deanna Duncan
Monday, September 23, 2019 NILMDTS Photography & Lighting Workshop
Monday, September 16, 2019 "Agency Testing! What is it?" - Steve Ellinger
Monday, August 19, 2019 "Photography in The Dark?" - Jody Smyers
Monday, July 15, 2019 "How We Make The Industry Better" Missy MWAC
Monday, June 24, 2019 Inside the Oval Office. An evening with President George W. Bush's White House Photographer - Eric Draper
Monday, May 20, 2019 "The Photoshop Wow Factor" Ross Benton
Monday, April 15, 2019 "There's Profit In Your Passion" Jessi Norvell
Monday, March 18, 2019 "Lighting Narratives" Cris Duncan
Monday, February 25, 2019 Monday Feb 25th "Monthly Meeting"
Saturday, February 23, 2019 West Texas Photo Fest
Monday, January 14, 2019 January 14th - "Roundtable Duscussion"
Monday, December 17, 2018 WTP Christmas Party - "The Ugliest Sweater"
Monday, October 15, 2018 October 15th - "#DoItForTheGram | Instagram Marketing Strategies & Best Practices"
Monday, August 20, 2018 August 20th - "Setting The Stage for Luxury Sales"
Monday, July 16, 2018 July 16th - Shutter Stroll
Monday, June 18, 2018 June 18th Meeting
Monday, May 21, 2018 May 21st Meeting
Monday, April 16, 2018 April 16th Meeting

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