During this fun and educational packed evening, Master Photographer Sam Gardner M.Photog. Cr., CPP, F–PPW, PPA Int. Juror will share his award winning techniques on how to create amazing images while having fun with your clients. He will teach how to Pre-sell by creating portraits to satisfy all the potential customers and show how make your work three-dimensional and please clients as well as judges.
In addition, Sam will explain how to hone the skills of corrective and flattering lighting combined with lifelike animated posing ensuring that subjects look their very best in every frame. These concepts will speed up your work at weddings and portrait sessions as well as earning your more customer loyalty, enthusiasm, and business. Sam Gardner’s keen interest for capturing quality images is only exceeded by his passion for sharing with others. His images have been in the Loan or Showcase collections numerous times and often used by PPA for promotional materials. One of Sam’s portraits scored 100 at Western States District Judging this April. Perhaps more importantly, Sam’s portraits are displayed and enjoyed by
many clients. His enthusiasm and teaching skills are sure to carry you forward in your pursuit of better image making.
He has been teaching photography workshops since 1980, while owning and operating a photography business in Northwest Washington since 1983. Sam was honored by PPA in 2011 with the distinction of Platinum Medalist for having three of his four National Merit Prints accepted into the Loan Collection.
In ten years of entering PPA’s national print competition, his images have often been in the Loan or Showcase collections and used by PPA for promotional materials. Perhaps more importantly, Sam’s portraits are displayed and enjoyed by many clients. His enthusiasm and teaching skills are sure to carry you forward in your pursuit of better image making.
Whether presenting or judging, his chief concern is providing high quality constructive feedback and encouraging others to effectively market, efficiently capture and profitably deliver truly professional photographs to their clients.
Sam continues his own education by studying with the best available, and personally challenges himself with studying art and art history to improve his compositions. He currently serves as a PPA Approved International Juror as well as a Certification Liaison. He is a governor with the American Society of Photographers and oversees the State Elite Awards in addition to other duties.