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WEST TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHERS

SUPPORTING PHOTOGRAPHERS THROUGH COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION

Upcoming events

    • Monday, March 18, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Picoso's 7611 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424
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    "Storytelling Portraits and Set Building" with Heather Harvey


    Storytelling sets for portraits involves discussing how to create a visually compelling and emotionally engaging environment for portrait photography. This may include exploring techniques for finding or creating unique and meaningful backdrops, props, and lighting setups that help to build a narrative around the subject. Also delve into the importance of collaboration and communication with the subject to capture their personality and tell their story through the visual elements of the set. Additionally, discuss the role of composition and framing in conveying the desired mood and message in the final portrait. I want to inspire photographers to think creatively and intentionally about the environmental context of their portraits, and how it can contribute to the overall storytelling aspect of their work.


    Heather Harvey, M. Photog, M.Artist, specializes in creative and fine-art portraiture. Her studio, Heather Harvey Photography, is based in Mansfield, Texas. Throughout her work one can see her love for people, her patience and kindness with children and families, and her passion for telling stories though her photography and artwork. Her ability to capture emotion and display artistic stories in her work are what her clients cherish most. In her own words Heather Harvey is, “just a girl who has been enormously blessed with living out my passion of telling stories and capturing moments of life through my photography.” Heather is married to her best-friend and biggest fan, a mom to two gorgeous and full of life girls, and loves all the family time she can get. Her love for photography began as a child after receiving her very first camera, a 110 film, pink barbie camera with a shiny cube flash that sat perfectly on the top. Since then she has devoted hours and hours to education and practice to not only ensure a professional and fun experience but to be able to create a beautiful piece of art.




    *Meal is an extra fee and optional.

    6:30pm - Dinner* and Social Hour

    7:15pm - Program Begins

    9:00pm - Conclusion

    Thank you to our sponsors





    • Monday, April 15, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Picoso's 7611 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424
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    "THE ONE PROJECT" with LARRY LOURCEY

    Larry will discuss his current photographic project - The ONE Project. We will discuss how it came about and why personal projects are so important. During the presentation, Larry will setup and create a portrait to show how he lights and arranges them.




     Since earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1992, continuing education has always been a priority. Countless art classes and photography workshops have helped to mold his style and technique.  His work encompasses a broad range of styles- from fun, whimsical black and whites to elegant, traditional portraiture. He has had several images included in the PPA Loan Collection, earning him the Imaging Excellence Award in 2013. He has also been a finalist in the Grand Imaging Awards and was awarded Best Monochrome Image by the Societies in London, England. In 2001, Larry earned his Certified Professional Photographer designation from the Professional Photographers of America, followed by his Master Photographer degree is 2007.  In 2009 he became a PPA Approved Juror. He added Master Artist to his resume in 2016. Larry is a past president of the Dallas Professional Photographers Association and currently serves on PPA's Board of Directors.



    *Meal is an extra fee and optional.

    6:30pm - Dinner* and Social Hour

    7:15pm - Program Begins

    9:00pm - Conclusion

    Thank you to our sponsors


    • Monday, May 20, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Picoso's 7611 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424
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    "LIGHTROOM (UN)MASKED" with GUY T PHILLIPS


    A closer look behind the Mask of Lightroom Classic! We'll review tips and tricks of the Masking feature of Lightroom Classic that can make for a more productive workflow regardless of your genre, how to


    Guy T has quickly gained a reputation for a great hands-on experience from his students, with rave reviews from his many TPPA and PPA events over the last several years. His ability to simplify technology helps make this class entertaining, fun, and very informative. As a former corporate educator, he knows how to make the learning ‘stick’, with activities that will take your gained knowledge to new skills and abilities. He’s a TPPA Fellow and the current President with the TPPA, a PPA Craftsman, a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and a PPA Councilor.




    *Meal is an extra fee and optional.

    6:30pm - Dinner* and Social Hour

    7:15pm - Program Begins

    9:00pm - Conclusion

    Thank you to our sponsors


    • Monday, June 17, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Picoso's 7611 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424
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    "MARKETING WITH A PURPOSE" with jamie cobb

    We will walk through 5 ways to market you and your business! I will walk you through the then and the now of marketing. 5 things about yourself and you business. My 5 daily strategies to help grow my business in what it is today! I will also share some resources for secrets to help you excel.


    Jamie is often described as part photographer, part Photo Booth entrepreneur, and all around hustler. Her drive, focus and simple work approach helped Jamie develop a thriving profitable business in a few years. As a young advertising sales professional in the late 90's, Jamie quickly learned there was always more to a client’s story and peeling back the layers of hidden needs has been the focused strategy along with simple goal planning, hard work and delivering outstanding experiences. Jamie has a passion for Fujifilm cameras, Platypod, replica surfaces and MagMod as she is never afraid to implement technology to improve quality, profitability and integrate easily into her client workflow. She is happy to share her passion with anyone willing to grow as a business owner as Jamie is fully invested into the photo industry. When she isn’t in “full press” work mode or working out at the gym, Jamie loves spending time with her husband, Brendan and her fur babies Bella, Lucy and Daisy Mae. Follow her adventures on Instagram @rentphotoville @smallville_photoville



    *Meal is an extra fee and optional.

    6:30pm - Dinner* and Social Hour

    7:15pm - Program Begins

    9:00pm - Conclusion

    Thank you to our sponsors



    • Monday, August 19, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Picoso's 7611 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424
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    "Senior Sessions from Start to Finish" with angela navarette


     Don’t worry, be happy. Create a process to take care of your high school senior clients from the first point of contact to the delivery of their timeless photographic keepsakes. Angela discusses her entire business flow from consultations to the session day, branding, website content, getting clients, and customer service. Everything from start to finish!


    Angela Navarette is a PPA Master and CPP. She’s been a professional photographer for over 10 years creating images that truly reflect the individuality, vibrancy, and spirit of each senior. Angela is also an MoLight ambassador.







    *Meal is an extra fee and optional.

    6:30pm - Dinner* and Social Hour

    7:15pm - Program Begins

    9:00pm - Conclusion

    Thank you to our sponsors



Past events

Monday, February 19, 2024 Everyone Needs a Headshot
Monday, January 22, 2024 How FREE Equals Dollars
Sunday, December 10, 2023 Carol of Lights Photo Walk & Social
Monday, November 27, 2023 WTP Elf-in Holiday Party
Monday, October 16, 2023 Oct 16 " The Business Journey"
Monday, September 18, 2023 Sep 18 " From Flowers to Fine Art"
Monday, August 21, 2023 Aug 21 "One Light: 10 Portraits"
Saturday, July 29, 2023 Kids Photography Camp
Monday, June 19, 2023 June 19 - Shoot Out and Social
Monday, May 15, 2023 May 15 "The Santa Experience"
Monday, April 17, 2023 April 17 "Photographer Speed 'Dating'"
Monday, March 20, 2023 March 20 "They're Only Doing This Once- How to Not Mess It Up"
Friday, February 24, 2023 West Texas PhotoFest 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023 "Image Competition" Friday Feb 24th
Friday, February 24, 2023 Image Competition Watch Party!!
Monday, January 16, 2023 Jan 16 "Get Ready For Image Competition" with Cris Duncan
Monday, December 19, 2022 WTP Christmas on the Farm Potluck Party
Monday, November 21, 2022 Nov 21 "The 10K Senior Experience" with Jessi Norvell
Monday, September 19, 2022 September 19th "Introduction to Photographic Restoration" with Chris Paulis
Monday, August 15, 2022 Aug 15 - Adventure Park Social
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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