Presented by Steve Kozak, M.Photog., Cr., CPP

Saturday, February 19
8:30 – Noon

Let’s face it, a LOT of people take pictures, but you want something more from your time behind the camera. Join Steve Kozak as he takes you on a journey that will transform your approach to creating images.  This class will inspire you to discover your inner artist and to begin creating images that are personally satisfying and that move others.  Steve will also share important steps you can take to establish yourself as a talent and how to avoid the mistakes that keep so many others’ work from ever really getting better.

Learn the secrets and techniques Steve uses to get his award-winning landscape and portrait images. He will share some simple ways you can capture better images as well as unique ideas for working with your images in Photoshop. This presentation will help you get more “Wow!” from those who see your images.

Steve has helped thousands of photographers gain the upper hand in operating their camera. Once you master your camera, you can create your vision and develop your own style. That is why Steve begins with teaching the fundamentals – F-stops and Shutter Speeds. Think of it as learning the names of the white keys and the black keys on the piano. Knowing which ones to use is how you are able to play your favorite song – or in this case, take a great photo.

Gaining control over your camera also allows you to gain control over exposures. When using the camera set to “P”, “T” or “A”, the camera has no way to know the photographer’s intent when it comes to exposure. All it can do is average the overall scene. The problem is, many scenes are simply not “average” – scenes that include a sky or an area with a lot of shade, for example.  Steve will show you how to get great exposures every time.

Meet Steve Kozak

Steve Kozak has been teaching people how to become a professional photographer for over 20 years. He is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Steve has earned the “Master of Photography” and the “Craftsman” degrees from PPA, and is PPA Certified. His work has also appeared in the prestigious “Loan Collection”. Professional recognition of his work includes the Masterpiece Award from Fuji Film USA.

Steve currently serves as the Executive Director for both the Texas and New Mexico PPA Affiliates. He is also a PPA qualified instructor for PPA Certification prep classes. He recently served on the PPA Board of Directors.

Steve has recorded over a dozen videos for the PPA EDU program. These videos include classes on the fundamentals of photography, manual flash photography, exposure, opening a new studio as well as videos for CPP study preparation.

He has taught 22 years at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography and 19 years at Imaging USA. He has also taught at the Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography, the East Coast School and Image Explorations near Victoria, British Columbia.

Steve’s articles have been published in The Professional Photographer and Texas Professional Photographer magazines. His informative and inspiring programs make him a popular instructor on the speaking circuit.