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Speaker: Tina Timmons - Vassar, MI

Sunday, November 5th

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Program Description: Artistic Inspiration



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Website: www.theportraitgallery.net

Facebook: Tina Timmons


Bio:

Tina has been involved in photography since 1983 and joined forces with Michael in 2000, after owning individual studios. They own The Portrait Gallery and Gallery 143 in Michigan. The portrait studio specializes in family, children, high school senior portraits, and events. Gallery 143 offers customizable Fine Art Interior Décor, and services clients such as NASCAR, Hendricks Motor Sports, Drury Inns, McDonalds Restaurants, in addition to banks, hotels, doctors offices, individual businesses and private collectors. Competition printing is another service provided, with over 40 Photographers of The Year as clients.

Tina is a Master, Craftsman, CPP and Award of Excellence Degree holder through PPA, and has been named Photographer of the Year within the state multiple times. She has received awards such as Kodak, Fuji, Best of Show, Judges Choice, Top Ten (both state and regional), Four for Four, ASP State and Regional Elite Award, Michigan Service Award, numerous Loan collection images and PPA Photographer of The Year Pins, including Diamond status in 2009. Tina has been awarded the National Award, the MES Illustrative Award three times, the LexJet Award twice and was published in The New York Times Magazine.

Michael and Tina have lectured across the United States at local, state, regional, and international conventions in addition to numerous week long schools and personal workshops. They travel all over the world sharing their experiences, while continually photographing each location to add to their fine art library. Both are International Jurors through PPA. They traveled to Korea in 2009 for Tina to judge the PPK International Regional Print Competition, and then went to France representing PPA at the WPC 2015 Event, that she also judged. Tina is currently serving as an IPCC committee member, is Past President of PPA Charities, has been President of the Mid Michigan Professional Photographers Association for 15 years, Past President of the Professional Photographers of Michigan, and is the American Society of Photographers State Representative.
Sharing their knowledge with a large circle of photography friends has become a huge part of their life.

Program Description: Artistic Inspiration

In our very hectic society it can be difficult to stay positive. Our industry has changed so dramatically, that keeping up with the expectations of the average customer can really push photographers to their ultimate limits. Working harder for less has become the norm. Come to this program to recharge your creative battery. Explore numerous ways to keep a smile on your face each and every day. Learn to make time for yourself, no matter what. Join me for a brief recess from this chaotic existence we know as life.

Program Level: Intermediate