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March 2019 PPAGKC Meeting with the Howes

  • 03/11/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Photos Edge Studio, 2001 Grand Blvd #505, Kansas City, MO 64108


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PPAGKC March 2019 Meeting

Meeting Schedule: 

5:30pm - 6:30pm - Photo Mentoring

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Snacks and Social Time

6:30pm - 6:40pm - Door Prize Drawing

6:40pm - 8:40pm - Posing with the Howe's

8:40pm - 9:00pm - Question and Answer Period


Posing 101
It’s not rules to tie you down, It’s tools to set you free

So you have a body in front of your lens. Do you find yourself wondering “what do I do now?” Even if you are not comfortable with your posing skills, it’s important to project confidence to your client. This class will give you the tools to do just that! We will start with the basics of masculine and feminine poses. You will learn what is a C pose and what is an S pose. We will talk about why it’s so important to remember you are posing a three dimensional form in a two dimensional media. We will talk about fine tuning and how small tips and twists make all the difference between a successful portrait and something just looking off. And then we will even touch on the dreaded hand posing. See what I did their “touch” and “hand”. Yuk yuk! The jokes don’t get any better than this but the education is groovy! Lastly you will learn what to do with an abundant subject and how to make everyone look their best.

Bio Info:

Keith Howe is a PPA Master Photographer, Master Artist and Photographic Craftsman. He also holds the Imaging Excellence Award presented for 13 loan collection images and The Photographer of The Year award. In 2008 he was awarded a Diamond Level POTY for four loan collection images. He has numerous print awards including the Heart of America Photographer of the Year in 2008. He has been Nebraska Photographer of the Year three times, nine time NE Wedding Photographer of the Year, numerous Best Print of Show and many Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards. His work has appeared on the cover and in the pages The Professional Photographer magazine as well as in Art Doll Quarterly, Guideposts, Sports Illustrated and Positive Thinking magazines. Keith is a past president of Professional Photographers of NE and served as NE council representative to PPA. He is currently on the PPA Nominations and Elections Committee and has also served on the Council Task force and PEC action team. He is a PPA approved juror in the portrait open, wedding, and art tech categories. He holds the Diamond Fellow Degree from PPN, the highest degree presented by the state as well as the Honorary Fellow of Photography. He holds the most state credits of any PPN member. He is also a recipient of the prestigious PPA National Award.

Holly Howe is a PPA Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. She also has numerous print awards including many Top Five Master Photographers, Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards and had a print selected for display at Photokina in Cologne Germany. She was Fellowship Award representative for the PPN and as director of the PPN Mentor Program which she conceived and developed along with Keith. She is the current councilperson for NE to the PPA. She is a Diamond Fellow of Photography from PPN and an Honorary Fellow of Photographer. Holly has written numerous articles on business, marketing and pricing for The Professional Photographer magazine. She is also a recipient of the PPA National Award for meritorious contributions to professional photography. Additionally Holly is a mixed media sculptor creating one of a kind art dolls. Her work has been featured in numerous national art magazines as well as a Better Homes and Gardens coffee table book.

The Howes were the first recipients of the Dave Swoboda Service award.

Keith and Holly opened their North Platte Nebraska studio in 1980. After five years in a downtown storefront, they moved to their current location, a former Catholic Convent on the edge of the central business district. Like most small town Mom and Pop operations, they photograph families, children, babies, and high school seniors.


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