November Monthly Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, November 12 for our PPETN Monthly Meeting. Our speaker will be Jerrod Brown. Here are his program details:

In the ever competitive world of photography, where EVERYONE with a camera claims to be a PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, many professional studio owners find themselves struggling to define who they are as a photographer, often taking every job which comes through the studio door just to stay in business.  Often, this comes at a high cost to the creativity of the photographer, not to mention the toll on their personal lives and aspirations.

Jerrod Brown presents “Identify Your Passion, Find Yourself”,
a  presentation which details his personal struggles with trying to stand out in an increasingly crowded field as an individual, how he defined his business in his own terms, and how he regained his personal freedom from a business which had taken over his life.  Jerrod hopes to help you find more freedom and happiness in your own life, inside and outside of your business, as well as sharing his philosophies on the issues of building client relationships, how to improve your relationships with other photographers, and how to tackle the question “To CD or not to CD”.

 Jerrod Brown is the owner and chief photographer at Jerrod Brown Studios in Birmingham, Alabama.  Jerrod Brown Studios is a wedding-only studio which specializes in personalized wedding coverage for his brides, covering only a 20 to 25 weddings per year.  Jerrod holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama and is a regular contributor to such magazines as Alabama Weddings, Emerald Coast Brides, Southern Bride, Portico, and Longleaf Style.  Jerrod is currently the President of the Cheaha Professional Photographers Association located in Anniston, Alabama, and has been a Professional Photographer for eight years.

Seminar Cost (excluding food):
– PPETN Members: Free
– Non-Members: $20.00

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Mandarin House Restaraunt
314 Merchants Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912

5:30pm – PPETN Board Meeting
6:00pm – Meet & Greet
7:00pm – Seminar

We will also be voting no our 2010 board during Thursday’s meeting.


Monthly 8×10 Competition:

We will be holding our monthly 8×10 competition this month. PPETN members may bring as many 8×10 prints to the competition each month. The cost is $3 per print. Please remember to bring a CD of your submitted images. Points towards our annual “Photographer of the Year” will be awarded once we receive digital versions for submitting on our blog.

We will also be holding a short board meeting prior to the monthly meeting. Board members should plan on attending the board meeting at 5:00pm. All PPETN members are welcome to sit in on the board meeting.


Board Meeting:

We will be holding a short board meeting at 5:30pm to discuss the Christmas Party and end-of-year plans. All board members should plan to attend.