Unlike many large-scale photography conferences, MOPPA is a NFP 501(c)6. So what does this mean to you? This conference is NOT a revenue stream; yet we still provide quality education from some of the industry's most respected and influential leaders. We are a community, a photography family, helping & learning, sharing & caring to better the industry, the art-form, and business practices as a whole.

Welcome to DEVELOP!

Events

    


Upcoming Events

    • October 02, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 4235 N. St. Peters Parkway, St. Charles, Missouri

    St Charles
    Real Estate Photography
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    Course #MO01
    Karen Thaemert, CPP

    Join Karen Thaemert as she shows you how to produce beautiful photos for real estate agents. Learn lighting techniques to properly balance interior lighting with window and exterior light.

    Karen will teach basic rules according to Maris, give you staging tips, and show you the best vantage points for each area of the home. Discuss equipment options and the camera settings used both inside and outdoors.

    Time is money! Basic editing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop will give you all the post processing tools needed to make your images stand out from all the other home postings.

    This course will discuss marketing techniques and strategies for initially finding agents and move into strategies for using that work to get bigger, better jobs.

    Course Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

    Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

    Items to Bring: A sack lunch/snacks, money for lunch

    Location:
    K Thaemert Photography
    4235 N St Peters Parkway
    St. Charles, MO

    Instructor Contact:
    karen@thaemertphotography.com

    Instructor Website:
    ThaemertPhotography.com


    • October 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 2541 Pond Road, Wildwood, Missouri

    Wildwood
    Lighting Techniques In Studio and Outside
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    Course #MO03
    Jill Gray, CPP

    This course will cover a broad discussion of portrait lighting techniques both inside the studio and outdoors while also explaining basic lighting patterns. Studio lighting will be demonstrated and students will have a chance to set up equipment to achieve desired results.  Lighting to flatter your subjects subjects and dramatic lighting techniques will also be key elements of this course.  Outdoors, come ready to use reflectors and off-camera lighting to achieve beautiful portraits any time of day. 

    Course Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

    Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

    Items to Bring: A sack lunch/snacks, Money for lunch

    Location:
    Higher Focus Photography Studio
    2541 Pond Road
    Wildwood, MO

    Instructor Contact:
    jill@higherfocus.net

    Instructor Website:
    higherfocus.net


    • October 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 3801 SW Windermere Dr., Lees Summit, Missouri

    Lees Summit
    Teaching Photography for Extra Income and Exposure
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    Course #MO02
    Debra Lawrence

    Regardless of your skill level or establishment, teaching photography at different levels can be hugely profitable for your business.  In this class, explore opportunities in your specific area as you research existing programs in place.  You'll develop a curriculum and a marketing plan to get you in front of the right people, and get you started down this educational path to initiate the greatest change and profit.  Even if you are well established, teaching can connect you with a different facet of the community, allowing you to solidify relationships and open new doors. Though teaching does not typically equate to hourly profits, you'll learn about the connections you can make and the opportunities for appropriate up-selling in the classroom setting.  You'll also discuss qualifications and positioning in the community as well as go over very specific teaching materials that have been used effectively in the past.

    Teaching is a great way to reach new photographers, establish yourself as an expert, and forge new relationships within your community.  Not to mention, you get to share what you love!

    Course Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

    Course Hours: 10am - 5pm

    Items to Bring: A sack lunch/snacks

    Location:
    Abundant Moments Photography Studio
    3801 SW Windemere Dr.
    Lees Summit, MO

    Instructor Contact:
    debra@abundantmoments.com

    Instructor Website:
    abundantmoments.com


    • October 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 4235 N. St. Peters Parkway, St. Charles, Missouri

    St Charles
    Dress, Light and Pose Women of all Shapes and Sizes
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    Course #MO04
    Karen Thaemert, CPP

    Women come in all shapes and sizes - Apple, Pear, Banana and Hourglass.  Women's weights vary greatly.  This class will go over recognizing the different body shapes and the many ways you can help your clients look their best in portraits.  Clothing choices, lighting techniques, posing techniques and retouching techniques will all be covered.

    This class is more than just "how to pose women". It will take you from consultation to photography shoot to the sales session and to the retouching stage.  Even if you don't normally do consultations, this class will be a great intro to start for your sessions with women.

    Course Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017

    Course Hours: 9am - 5pm

    Items to Bring: A sack lunch/snacks, Money for lunch

    Location:
    K Thaemert Photography Studio
    4235 N St Peters Parkway
    St.Charles, MO

    Instructor Contact:
    karen@thaemertphotography.com

    Instructor Website:
    ThaemertPhotography.com


    • August 18, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Convention Center | Columbia, MO


    Pack your bags! DEVELOP 2018 - Is moving to Columbia, MO! will be in Columbia, MO at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.  The event will take place from August 18 - August 20th, 2018.

    3 Days - 1 Price!!!!!

    Learn from some of the best photographers in the business!

    Speaker Line-up: (to be announced) We are working on a great lineup of speakers but we can't spill the beans yet.

    Come learn with us!  Classrooms, Studio Shooting Bays, Photo Safaris, Networking, and so much more! And of course - print competition! Used ProPhoto will also be there to buy old equipment!


    Unlike many large-scale photography conferences, MOPPA is a NFP 501(c)6. So what does this mean to you? This conference is NOT a revenue stream; yet we still provide quality education from some of the industry's most respected and influential leaders. We are a community, a photography family, helping & learning, sharing & caring to better the industry, the art-form, and business practices as a whole. Welcome to DEVELOP!

    Registration is open

    **TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**

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