2018 Spring Workshop is March 16-18th


Announcing your "Destination for Photographic Inspiration"-Photo Extreme Spring Workshop! Back by popular demand, join us Friday, March 16th-Sunday, March 18th and enjoy some of the best photographic school instruction in the SOUTH with over 25 hours of instruction! This workshop is OPEN to all photographers, from beginner to season professionals! Page down to see our incredible speaker line up and schedule!

You will be inspired by the majestic natural landscape of Paris Landing and have the time of your life with lots of "hands on" instruction and some great images to update your portfolio! Mark your calendar Now! You can't afford not to attend this event! The workshop will inspire you and teach you the skills you need to get the edge on your competition!

Instructional workshops and class time will be presented on Photoshop, off-lighting, children's portraiture, senior photography, animals, outdoor lighting techniques, wet plate technique and pricing and marketing ideas. From Sundown to sunrise, we have you covered!

We also have our FOUR IMAGE 11x14 Collage Print Image Competition on Saturday! Deadline for the 11x14 4 (4x6 size) collage print competition is Saturday, March 17th at 1 pm to Christy Nolin, Board Member at (931)627-1156.  

You can receive state MERITS for winning images scoring over 80 and a half merit, that does not score First Place scoring 76-80. So, give it a try, you can't win or learn to better your skills as a photographer if you don't enter! Print rules will be posted soon! Registration for the entry fee is online.  Please register and pay for your entries ahead of time to prevent a delay at the workshop registration. If you enter FIVE entries you can get the sixth one FREE!  You can enter up to TEN entries! The Collage entry deadline is Sat., March 17th.     

Join us for a great event at the beautiful Paris Landing Inn at 400 Lodge Rd, Buchanan, Tn. You can check out more of the Inn on their website at www,. Call the Inn today and reserve your room as the rooms are expected to sell out for this weekend! Hotel group rate discount will be given thru March 15th, so register early!

Room rates go up after Feb. 1st, so book early! Room rates start at only $89 plus tax! Dont' forget to mention TNPPA when you book your room! Call (731)641-4465 for reservations, but call today, as rooms are already limited and on a first come, first served basis.  Cabins are also available for rent upon availability. Visit www.tnstateparks.com and click Paris Landing for more information. 


                                TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP

Registraion is OPEN!

To register, if you have never used this website before, you must first CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT.  Click on the upper right hand corner of the website where it says "SIGN IN", and follow the directions.  Members need to pay their annual membership payment first, Non-members should pay for the DAILY RATE, or JOIN as a member by saving by getting an ALL ACCESS membership PASS, then register.

To register, click on the Registration box under the Spring Workshop tab under the Events tab at the top of the website.  It will ask for an access code.  This code is provided in your email confirmation that is sent to you after your membership or daily workshop rate is paid.  For further assistance, you can always get friendly help by contacting Skip Jackson, Spring Workshop Chairperson, at (615)513-1128 or email him at skip.jackson6@gmail.com


Photo-X-treme Spring workshop 2018 Schedule

March 16, Friday

5:00 – 6:45 pm   Registration

7:00 – 9:00 pm, Room: Ellington   

Alisha Cline, CPP

Join Alisha as she discusses an emotion print creation for your clients, how to find

the perfect lab for your studio, she will explain the products she has found trough

marketing survey and nearly 10 years of experience


March 17, Saturday

8:00 – 8:30 am   Registration

8:30 am Meet in the lobby to carpool to the event Civil war Re-enactors

Bill Steber will show how to create wet plate images from reenactor scenes

1:00 pm  11x14 four image Collage Print competition entry deadline-See Christy Nolin, Board Member to register

12:00 - 1:30 pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3:00 pm  Room: Ellington C

Pat Casey Daley and Bill Steber-Wet plate processing

3:00 pm   Group photo-location TBA

3:10 – 5:00 pm  Birds of prey program at the lodge

5:15 – 6:45 pm Supper (on your own)

7:00 – 9:00 pm Room: Ellington C-Carla Lynn, CPP – senior portraits            

  • Photographic style
  • Sales techniques
  • Using social media

9:00 pm   Hospitality and Auction! Bring your props, backdrops, lenses, etc and sell it to make some cash and bid on great albums and offerings from our sponsors and get some great DEALS!

Service merits will be awarded for refreshments and snack donations-See Dana Barrett-Board Member.


March 18, Sunday

8:00 – 8:20 am   Devotional, Room: Ellington C

8:45 am Meet in the lobby to carpool to the event   

9:00 – 11:00 am

  1. Home place 1850s working farm
  2. Elk an Bison Prairie

11:30 - 12:30 pm   Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 3:00 pm Melissa Cavallini, CPP

  • Location shoot
  • Photograph horse, bride, child
  • Off camera flash

 Workshop concludes-Travel home safely!