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2022 Summer in the City Workshop

  • 26 Aug 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 28 Aug 2022
  • 11:00 AM
  • Hot Shops, 1301 Nicholas St, Omaha, NE 68102


  • Come to any single day of Instructional Classes, register for the full conference and save!
  • Attend the Banquet - Included in full registration
  • Purchase a buddy pass and bring a recruit! Open to Members to bring a friend and attend all classes and events.
  • Register now until August 14th at 11:59pm CST
  • Register now until August 14th at 11:59pm CST and get entry to the conference AND a one year membership to PPofN!
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  • Normal Registration Aug 7-25
  • Normal Registration Aug 7-25
  • Student Registration, open to any High School/College Student with proof of ID

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Big Things are Happening in Omaha


August 26-28, 2022

The PPofN Fall conference will be held in North Downtown Omaha (NODO) in the Hot Shops Art Center.  This area of North Downtown is a mecca for creatives, and includes both the Millwork Commons District and the New Makerhood District.   

Our first speaker, Tony Corbell, will demonstrate how to create a stunning portrait with a single strobe, how to use multiple strobes to create dramatic dynamic portraiture, optimal use of modifiers and reflectors, and many other techniques for obtaining exceptional portraits under a wide range of conditions. 

On Saturday morning, the class will break up into small groups led by team leaders and practice the techniques from Friday in various downtown locations, including the newly renovated Leahy Mall and the picturesque Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge.  You will also have the opportunity to photograph some of the artists at work in the Hot Shops Art center. 

We have some really fun activities planned for both Friday and Saturday night. 

On Sunday, Aubrey Lauren will provide an information packed program on how she stays fresh and relevant to the current generation of high school seniors and parents.   She will also demonstrate her approach to shooting a senior fashion session.  

This will be a fun and education packed weekend that you won't want to miss!

More about the speakers: 


Program Title:  How to Create Stunning Environmental Portraits 


Tony will demonstrate how to create a stunning portrait with a single strobe, how to use multiple strobes to create dramatic dynamic portraiture, optimal use of modifiers and reflectors, and many other techniques for obtaining exceptional portraits under a wide range of conditions.  After Tony shows you the how, participants will have a chance to practice these techniques with models at locations in downtown Omaha.  

About Tony:

To say that Tony Corbell has had an interesting career would an understatement. In his more the 40 years in photography, he has photographed some of the world's most recognized faces including three US presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, fashion models, celebrities, NASA astronauts and more.  Coming from his beginnings in a small west Texas town studio, he has photographed and taught photographic skills/workshops in more than 20 countries as well as in all fifty US states.

Tony is as known for his educational efforts as his published photographic works. He has conducted more than 700 workshops and seminars to sold out audiences for more than twenty-five years in London, Scotland, Ireland, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Dubai, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, Greece, Sweden, and Nova Scotia on the technical aspects of lighting and lighting control. His books on the topics of light have sold internationally since 2000 and his video tutorials have surpassed more than three million views. He is currently featured on as well as and his classes are very popular on alongside the world’s leading photographers, instructors and authors. He is also a featured artist at in a segment called In Celebration of the Black and White Print. Tony has published 4 books with three more in the works and has written articles in literally every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, U.K., and China.

Today Tony lives and works in Muskogee, Oklahoma alongside his wife, Master Photographer Mandy Lynn. When asked what he is most known for, he usually says “being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.”


Program title: Trends: Buying, Selling, and Social media

Description:  Although many photographers are worried about the future of the industry, Aubrey has experienced considerable growth in her business and she expects that trend to continue.  She will shed some light (and offer hope) by sharing her best strategies for social media marketing as well as trends in booking, selling and buying.

About Aubrey

Aubrey has been a photographer for about 10 years.  She started out as an intern at one of the leading studios in the Midwest at 18 and has worked her way up.  She is "Passionate about elevating the industry and using social media as a tool."  In her free time she's an influencer on social media and loves to network in her city.  She described herself as, "Super social and always on the go!" 

Her brick and mortar portrait studio is located in Shawnee, KS, just outside of Kansas City.  Her studio consists of 2 photographers and 5 other part time employees.  She specializes in fashion inspired senior model experiences.  Her business relies on social media, especially instagram, as the main source of new business.

Early registration is on $149 for PPofN members and PPA members. 

Not a member of PPofN?  For $198 you get registration to the conference and full year membership to PPofN.  

Hotel Accommodations:  The Cambria Hotel has given us a block of rooms for $109 a night (which is a great rate for downtown Omaha).  They have also waived the regular parking fee for guests that book within the block of rooms.  The Cambria is a short walk from Hot Shops.

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to no later than 60 hours in advance of the event. Refunds come in the form of 50% credit toward a future conference, class or workshop.

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