Professional Photographers of East Tennessee - Station House Photography

Apr. 16 – Pro Photo Social + Workshop: In-Studio Portrait Photography

  • When: Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 5:15-9:00pm
    • Social Hour at Barley’s in Maryville – about 5:15pm (click for directions)
    • Laughlin Print Competition deadline at Station House Photography – about 6:30pm
    • Workshop / Meeting at Station House Photography – about 7:00pm
  • Where: Station House Photography (109 East Harper Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804 click for directions)
  • What: Professional Photographers of East Tennessee Monthly Pro Photo Event
  • Cost:
    • PPETN Members: Free to attend
    • Non-Members: $20.00 to attend (first visit is free—apply here)

Basic Info

The April 2015 meeting for the Professional Photographers of East Tennessee (PPETN) will be Thursday, April 16 at Station House Photography in downtown Maryville. Attendees are encouraged to attend our Pro Photographers’ Social + Networking Hour directly before the meeting at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria in downtown Maryville (click for directions – see below). The 6:30 PM deadline for Laughlin Print Photography Competition (held at Station House Photography –click for directions) is still in place (details below) and the program will be from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Pro Photographers’ Social + Networking Hour

Attendees are encouraged to get together for a social and dinner hour in downtown Maryville (Barley’s) before the monthly event. This is a time for all pro photographers in East Tennessee—young and old, new and experienced—to get together and network, socialize, and have fun with their peers. Attendees typically go to Barley’s before (and sometimes after) the events.

Pro Photo Workshop Program

Professional Photographers of East Tennessee - Station House Photography

Station House Photography

Presented by Gena Tussey, CPP

In-Studio Portrait Photography

You will not want to miss the first workshop of 2015. During the in-studio portrait photography workshop, Gena Tussey will talk about and demonstrate some of the equipment that she uses in her studio to create dynamic portraits.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to photograph some beautiful models in different studio settings (BRING YOUR GEAR!).

This workshop is for photographers of all experience levels. We will have group leaders to guide the groups around and to help answer any questions. This workshop is a time to capture some beautiful images and share ideas and techniques with each other.

Laughlin Print Photography Competition

The Pro’s Choice “East Tennessee Photographer of the Month” is awarded based on the votes of fellow professional photographers and pays for PPETN’s annual scholarship.

Make sure to prepare, print, digitally submit, and bring your 8″x10″ prints in for submitting. You can compete to be the Pro’s Choice “East Tennessee Photographer of the Month” and earn points toward the prestigious Pro’s Choice “East Tennessee Photographer of the Year” award!

Studio, Active, and Aspiring members may submit to the competition. Active and primary Studio members may vote in the competitions.

Annual Scoring

Points towards the Pro’s Choice “East Tennessee Photographer of the Year” will be recorded each month.


All monthly winning images will be published on the PPETN website with back-links to your website (verify your website is correct on our members page). This will help with your exposure (P.R.) and SEO (search engine optimization)!

Entry Fees

Entry fees provide funding each year for the awarding of the Michael Laughlin Memorial Scholarship. This is a $500 scholarship members can apply for to attend any PPA-approved school or training event. (The criteria and application is available on the website and we encourage members who qualify to apply.) Entry fees are $3 per image, up to four images.

In-Person Digital Submissions

If you choose to submit images in-person via portable media, that media may not be returned. In the case of USB flash drives, the drive must be well labeled and will be returned to you, but due to data storage limits, it may not be returned until a later date. Please communicate with PPETN’s Web Editor how and when you prefer to have your drive returned to you, and they will do what they can to make that happen.

PPETN Door Prizes

PPETN tries to give away door prizes at our monthly events (last year, PPETN gave away hundreds of dollars worth of gear and equipment)—all you have to do is be present to win! Door prizes have been generously donated to PPETN by featured speakers, local and national photography labs, education companies, and equipment manufacturers.

As available, we will give one door prize out to the first-place entry in the Laughlin Print Photography Competition, and one will be given randomly to an Active, Studio, or Aspiring member in good standing AND in attendance. Repeat: You MUST be present to win a door prize!