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GKCPPA Merit Workshop - Posing with the Howes

  • 03/11/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Photos Edge Studio, 2001 Grand Boulevard Suite 505, Kansas City, MO, 64108
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Posing and Lighting

Workshop by:

Holly and Keith Howe

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. 


  • 10:00am - 1:00pm - Workshop with the Howes
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Lunch Break  (on your own**)
  • 2:00pm - 5:00p

**If you're new to the area, please let us know and we can provide you with several places in the area for lunch.

About the Speakers

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.   Keith Howe is a PPA Master Photographer, Master Artist and Photographic CraftsmanHe 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. Holly Howe, PPA Master Photographer and Photographic CraftsmanShe 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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