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    • 02 Nov 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD
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    Pre-Con - Photographing Utah's Wild Horses
    with Ted York of Ted York Photography

    Click here register for the full convention.

    November 2
    9am - 4:30pm

    NOTE: Class is limited to 5 students, so register fast!

    Spend a day photographing the Onaqui wild horse herds of the west Utah desert with Ted York. Meet Ted near Vernon where we will transfer into Ted’s vehicle before heading out to the desert in search of the Mustangs.

    Ted will talk about techniques, what makes a good mustang image, and what it takes to get good images. We will spend 1 to 5 hours searching for and photographing the animals before returning to your vehicles. We’ll talk about techniques, etiquette, risks, safety, horse behavior, camera setup, philosophy, etc.

    Time permitting we’ll visit a small elk ranch on the way back.

    Needed tools:

    • Camera
    • Medium to long telephoto lenses in the ranges listed below -
      - 24-105mm
      - 70-200mm
      - 100-500mm
    • Tripod.
      - Probably won't be used for horses, but is nice to have incase of other things to photograph along the way
    • Appropriate clothing
      - Boots or hiking shoes, though tennis shoes will work.
      - Warm clothes, as November will probably be cold all day
      - Be aware things can get quite dusty.

    If you have any questions please call Ted at 801-310-3336

    About Ted York
    M Photog, Cr, CPP
    World Photographic Cup Gold Medalist 2022
    PPA Photographer of The Year 2022
    IPPA Master Photographer of The Year 2022

    A couple of years ago Ted began a self-assignment to photograph wild horses from the Onaqui herds in the west deserts of Utah.  After watching hundreds of them stampede across the old Pony Express Road near Simpson Springs he pulled off the road and headed into the middle of the herd to capture the Mustangs on camera. That started a love affair with the animals. He has since spent many hours creating images of the equines.

    In 2021 his IPC competition image, “This Ain’t No Horseplay” was selected to compete in the 2022 World Photographic Cup. He joined Team America and went on to receive a gold medal in reportage for the image of two fighting stallions. That win helped the US to pull off a historical tie with Mexico for the cup.

    Ted joined the IPPA in 2005, a couple of weeks after his retirement from Delta Air Lines and has been active in the organization for the past 18 years, and served as president in 2018.  He is also a member of the PPA and ASP. 

    Ted earned his PPA Masters and Craftsman degree and is certified. Ted has been awarded numerous “Photographer of the Year” awards over the past 17 years at both the local, regional, and national level. He has a passion for all things photography and loves helping others as well as learning from others. 

    • 02 Nov 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Don Polo Photography, 3022 Mt Logan Way, Taylorsville, UT 84129

    Pre-Con - Fine Art Character Portraits
    with Jen Hargrove of Jen Hargrove Photography

    Click here register for the full convention.

    November 2
    10am - 5pm

    Don Polo Photography
    3022 Mt Logan Way
    Taylorsville, UT 84129

    Fine art character portraits is a way of photographing a subject with their real and true essence by showcasing personal passions, hands on life work, a unique sense of self, or allowing them to portray a character they have always wanted to be. Character photography creates a real and true representation of the people being photographed and once in a while allows them escape reality for a moment or two. This fine art portrait photography workshop is dedicated to teaching you how to add fine art sensibility to your studio.

    Are you thinking about creating, revamping or maximizing your home or studio space? You'll discover how to use your marketing money in the most efficient way, including strategically working with local businesses, shops, and spaces as well as how to create a strong marketing brand. You'll come away from this workshop with everything you need to identify and create inventive shooting spaces, a marketing plan, and a new look for your business whether it’s a storefront, home studio, on location or pop-up.

    In this behind the scenes look inside Jen’s fine art character portraits, all of the materials and processes she uses, including how she shops second hand and antique shops for clothing and props and sets up her award winning images.

    Jen has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since January 2015. She entered the industry in September of 2012 and opened her studio, Jen Hargrove Photography, in 2015. Jen specializes in pet and portraits as well as fine art photography. She obtained her CPP in July 2016, becoming one of nine CPPs in the state of Wyoming, and earned the Master of Photography degree and Craftsman degree in January 2019. In March of 2023 she also earned her PPA Master Artist and MPI Portrait Master’s with Accreditation in Character Portraits. She is also a member of multiple PPA affiliates including, the ASP (American Society of Photographers), IPPA (Intermountain), and TPPA (Texas). She also serves on the Board of Directors of the IPPA (Degree and Awards Chair, Convention Chair, Scholarship Chair, and Education Committee).

    Jen strongly believes in the importance of continuing education and the role image competition has along with education in growing and evolving as a photographer, as well as a business owner. She also believes that all photographers have a responsibility to help educate other photographers, as well as clients.

    Jen and Tim, her husband (and part time lighting assistant) reside in Big Piney, Wyoming with their two dogs, Owen and Izzy. They have four children, Kennedy, Collin, Hayden, and Payton as well as two grand daughters, Addyson and Rilynn, and three grand sons, Hudson, Lincoln and Grayson.

    • 03 Nov 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Nov 2023
    • 9:00 PM
    • Pictureline Event Center

    IPPA Annual Convention

    Join us for our IPPA Annual Convention, November 3-4 at Pictureline!

    Guests include -

    Plus, we have two different pre-cons on November 2.
    Pre-Con - Fine Art Character Portraits with Jen Hargrove
    Pre-Con - Photographing Utah's Wild Horses with Ted York

    305 West 700 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    (Please remember to park on the street!)

    Friday Schedule

    Time Friday, November 3




    12:00pm IPPA Annual Meeting
    3:00pm Break
    3:30pm Landscapes - Why we photograph them, and the journey
    with Dennis Hammon
    5:30pm Dinner on your own
    7:00pm Fine Art Studio Photography
    with M &R Gallery

    Saturday Schedule

    Time Saturday, November 4


    9:00am Wedding Storytelling Skill Components
    with Roberto Valenzuela


    12:00pm Lunch & Shooting Bays
    1:00pm Hands on lighting and posing
    with Roberto Valenzuela
    3:00pm Break
    3:30pm Directing the family portrait
    with Drake Busath
    4:30pm Portraits of Character
    with Drake Busath
    5:30pm Banquet Setup
    6:30pm Awards Banquet

Past events

26 Sep 2023 Zoom Mentor Series - Entering your IPPA Merits
23 Sep 2023 Families with MJ Morgan
18 Aug 2023 Astrophotography with Kari Nay
07 Aug 2023 IPPA Image Competition
17 Jul 2023 IPPA Summer BBQ
06 Jul 2023 Competition Image Review and Critiques
26 Jun 2023 IPPA Summer Quarterly - Practical Lighting For Profit with Cris Duncan
15 May 2023 Photographing Babies with Diane Owen
20 Mar 2023 The Relentless Pursuit of Business with Todd Hicken
25 Feb 2023 Photoshop Compositing and Painting with Cindy Dover
24 Feb 2023 Entering Print Competition with Cindy Dover
09 Jan 2023 The Successful Home Studio with Dennis Walsh
05 Dec 2022 IPPA Christmas Party Pot Luck Dinner
10 Nov 2022 Post Convention Workshop with Shannon Squires Toews
07 Nov 2022 IPPA Fall Quarterly and Awards Banquet
22 Sep 2022 Zoom Mentor Series - Entering your IPPA Merits
16 May 2022 IPC District Watch Party and World Cup Celebration
20 Apr 2022 Imagination Portraits with Brad Barton IPPA Zoom Mentor Series
25 Mar 2022 IPPA 2022 Retreat with Carl Caylor
25 Jan 2022 Prompt Competition 2021
24 Jan 2022 Mock Print 2022
06 Dec 2021 IPPA Christmas Party
18 Nov 2021 Zoom Mentor Series - IPPA Degree Program with Jen Hargrove
26 Oct 2021 Fall Quarterly 2021 - Post Con with Mary Fisk-Taylor
25 Oct 2021 IPPA Fall Quarterly 2021 with Mary Fisk-Taylor
23 Sep 2021 Zoom Mentor Series - Landscapes with Ted York
26 Aug 2021 Zoom Mentor Series - Secrets of file management and storage with Chad Braithwaite
29 Jul 2021 Zoom Mentor Series - Fine tune your images for Print Comp
22 Jul 2021 Zoom Mentor Series - Print Comp 101
04 Jul 2021 2021 IPPA River Rafting Event
21 Jun 2021 Mentor Series - High Speed Sync with Kris Doman
10 May 2021 Zoom Mentor Series - Architecture Photography with Kent Shelton
19 Mar 2021 IPPA Annual Convention and Retreat
25 Jan 2021 Zoom Meeting - Mock Print Competition
23 Nov 2020 Zoom Mentor Series - Starting A Home Studio
26 Oct 2020 Zoom Mentor Series - Social Media with Jamie Broderick
29 Sep 2020 Zoom Mentor Series - Posing with Heather Cook
25 Aug 2020 IPPA Monthly Virtual Meeting - The Power Of Mini Sessions
16 Jul 2020 IPPA Mentor Program - Using Zoom for In Person Sales (IPS)
29 Jun 2020 2020 IPPA River Rafting Event
06 Jan 2020 IPPA Winter Quarterly 2020 with Tim Walden
16 Dec 2019 IPPA Christmas Party
07 Nov 2019 Elevate Photographers 2019
30 Sep 2019 Mentor Program "The Professional Home Studio: Keeping things professional in your personal space." By Allison Watkins and Adilfa Ford
14 Sep 2019 Grow with Image Competition and Mock Print Competition
19 Aug 2019 IPC Viewing Party
17 Aug 2019 Middle Piney Wyoming Shoot Out
24 Jun 2019 2019 IPPA River Rafting Event
17 May 2019 IPPA Shootout at Jamie's Corral
23 Mar 2019 IPPA Retreat with Gary Box in Richfield, Utah
07 Jan 2019 IPPA Winter Quarterly with Tim Meyer - Beyond the Expected Studio Lighting
10 Dec 2018 IPPA Christmas Pot Luck
10 Sep 2018 IPPA Mock Print
24 Aug 2018 IPPA Shootout in Ely Nevada
06 Aug 2018 IPC Print Judging Live Stream at Don Polo Photography
25 Jun 2018 2018 IPPA River Rafting Event
07 May 2018 IPPA Spring Quarterly
18 Apr 2018 Shootout at the Old Meeting House
24 Mar 2018 IPPA Retreat 2018
17 Feb 2018 IPPA St. George Shootout
29 Jan 2018 IPPA Winter Quarterly
18 Sep 2017 Mock Print Competition and Mentor Program
31 Jul 2017 IPC Streaming Print Competition Event
08 May 2017 Building Steam with Travis Gadsby
27 Mar 2017 Photoshop: Fake It Till You Make It with Kris Doman
23 Jan 2017 IPPA Winter Quarterly with Jamie Broderick and Clark Knight
14 Nov 2016 File Management and IPS with Todd Hicken and Glenn Ricks
25 Sep 2016 2016 Annual Retreat
23 Sep 2016 Elevate Photographers Conference
22 Aug 2016 IPPA Summer Mega Bundle
21 Aug 2016 IPPA Print Competition and Awards Banquet
01 Aug 2016 Print Competition Mentor Get-Together
27 Jun 2016 Green River Rafting Family Event
18 Apr 2016 2016 Mock Print Competition
12 Mar 2016 2016 IPPA Spring Quarterly: Newborn Workshop
20 Feb 2016 Mentor: Print Competition
18 Jan 2016 IPPA 2016 Winter Quarterly
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