Photography Classes, Workshops, Presentations, and Photo Walk Schedule

Here is a list of what’s on the schedule at the moment. New events are added all the time.

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The Power of Photoshop – Layers, Masks, Removing Telephone Lines, & New Features

Colby's Photos & Videos 503 Clinch Avenue #101, Knoxville, TN

Photoshop has evolved to become a more and more powerful tool that is only as limited as your imagination. Colby will be going over one of the most powerful tools in its early development, Layers, and Masks, as well as reviewing some of the more recent additions. Along the way, he’ll demonstrate how to remove […]

Certified Professional Photographer Crash Study Course or Figuring Out What You Don’t Know


The Certified Professional Photographer designation (CPP) is designed to prove that a photographer knows the basic techniques and concepts needed to become a professional. This all-day crash study course is designed to prepare you for the written test you will take right after the class. Colby McLemore, the instructor, just earned his CPP, and this […]


Beginning Photographer All-Day Spring Workshop

Colby's Photos & Videos 503 Clinch Avenue #101, Knoxville, TN

Limited to 15 beginning photographers for the greatest participant-instructor ratio This is a comprehensive, in-depth, all-day beginners' workshop, designed to give beginning photographers a lot of individualized, hands-on instruction with a strong focus on having a whole lot of fun. The individual attention will ensure you get instruction geared to your particular skill level and […]


Food Photography at 30,000ft

Tennessee Professional Photographers Association Throughout TN

Food photography is more than taking a photo of a delicious meal. It's a way to stir the emotions with beautiful imagery that tells a story and allows the viewer to taste with their eyes. In this hour's presentation, we’ll be giving a grand overview of the industry and arming you with additional resources to […]

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Five Reasons You are Making People Look Fat in Your Photos

Colby's Photos & Videos 503 Clinch Avenue #101, Knoxville, TN

Colby will be reviewing various common mistakes that enthusiasts and professional photographers accidentally make and, unfortunately, are often taught by inexperienced instructors while doing portraits. We will be going over equipment choice, lighting, posing, and more. It will be a live presentation in his downtown Knoxville studio. Make sure you bring your camera because, after […]


Thinking of Getting Into the Business?

Toy F Ried Employee Center 400 S Wilcox Dr - Room #219, Kingsport, TN

So you've got the bug and found something that you love. Now you're thinking that this is expensive and you wonder if you could make a few dollars to pay for all this stuff. You're not the only one. This comprises the majority of those who are in the business. During this presentation, we'll have […]

City Photo-Safari

Colby's Photos & Videos 503 Clinch Avenue #101, Knoxville, TN

Join us for a photo safari around downtown Knoxville! During this adventure, we'll be taking pictures of some of the city's most popular sights. All skill levels are welcome...I will give periodic instruction, and there will be plenty of opportunities for practice! Bring your camera gear (but keep it light!), comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and […]


The Magic of Search Engine Optimization


When was the last time you looked something up in the Yellow Pages? When was the last time you Googled something? How can you do business without a website that no one can find? You know the answer. There is pay-for-click (PPC) or you can sweat to get your clicks (organic SEO). We will be […]


Word of Mouth Doesn’t Have to Go Slow


Referral marketing, also known as word-of-mouth marketing, is not passive despite what many believe. This presentation includes getting out into the community, setting an expectation on getting referrals, focusing clients on what they like about you, redirecting their attention back to you, reaching out to them to ask for referrals, and most importantly, setting up […]


Commanding Composition

Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

Photography as an art form has so many aspects -- impact, presentation, technical skills, storytelling, and many others. I have found that composition is the most straightforward aspect to learn to improve your photography quickly. Composition uses various "rules" to control the viewer's experience within the frame and increase visual interest. This is generally not […]


Certified Professional Photographer – how & why


The Certified Professional Photographer designation (CPP) designed by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) covers the craft and core concepts needed to become a professional photographer. As photography is usually a self-taught craft, there are often holes within our knowledge. The CPP reveals and focuses our attention on these areas. There are many other side […]


UT Conference Center 600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN

It has long been said among photographers that the best camera is the one that you have with you. This has new ramifications with cellphones nearly being attached to our bodies. They are a great tool for easily and quickly grabbing additional attention for your clients. We will be reviewing how you can get the […]