Focus on Your Photography Skills

Elite Photo Institute will host professional photography classes in Tulsa, February 22-23.

By: John Owen | Category: Photography | Issue: February 2013

Nationally known, industry-­leading photographers will be presenting a series of classes for professional and would-be ­professional photographers at the SpiritBank Event Center on Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23. The Elite Photo Institute’s featured speakers include Joe McNally, Dean Bradshaw and Julie Klaasmeyer.

    Oklahoma is frequently passed over by the large photo conferences, and this is a rare chance to learn from top-flight professionals without flying a thousand miles to do it. The event will have something for all photographers, from new ­hobbyists to working ­professionals. There will be a “Basics of Photography” class on Friday with variety of advanced classes Saturday, including Photoshop, Posing, Lighting Techniques, The Business of Photography, Using Social Media, DSLR Video, Wedding Photography, Lightroom, Design and many more.

    The keynote talks will be: Lighting Techniques – Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries.

    Portraiture – Dean Bradshaw is a commercial ­advertising photographer and image maker based in Southern California. He is in the constant pursuit of visual awesomeness.

    Babies and Children – Julie Klaasmeyer, award-winning ­newborn, baby and children’s photographer. Chosen as one of just two photographers in the country as Kodak’s 2009 Photographers to Watch.

    All courses are taught by professional photographers. An agenda of all classes as well as registration information and ­ticket prices can be found online at You can save 50 percent by ­buying your tickets in advance online using promo code: ­valuenews.  The Title sponsor for the event is Miller’s Professional Imaging. Other sponsors include MpixPro, MyStudio, eMotion Media, and Shaughnessey Graphics.

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