With the dawning of the digital age, new photographers are opening their doors everyday. This ever widening community is what drove the creation of the Central Illinois Professional Photographers. The goal of this group is to create a community of professional photographers, who encourage one another, as well as providing further education and insight to it’s members, and promoting the growth and development of our craft.
CILPP typically meets six months out of the year at various towns in Central IL near where members are located, such as Bloomington Normal, Champaign Urbana, Clinton, Decatur, Lincoln, Peoria, Pontiac and Springfield. You can find our exact meeting dates on our calendar page. We cover a range of topics such as: live shoots, branding, marketing, pricing, meet and greets, and so much more.
This year began with an outstanding program on Marketing for Portrait and Wedding Photography held in Champaign IL to give everyone a jumpstart for planning their businesses for the year.
Following that was a dinner meeting and program on Wedding Photography, just in time before the busy summer wedding season.
Third was a detailed meeting with a licensed Certified Public Accountant to simplify the complicated intricacies of the sales tax requirements that we have in IL.
The fourth meeting is something most needed by all photographers, namely a hands-on program on a new color balancing technique and advanced post processing to speed up the process so we can spend less time behind our computers.
Next up is the first All Day hands on workshop on Family Portraits using live models and how-to on lighting and posing. Attendees will have the opportunity to photograph families on location to greatly improve their photography.
Two more meetings are scheduled for the year, including the very popular annual meeting on pricing.
We would love for you to join our growing community of photographers! Feel free to attend a meeting as a guest for a small fee or become a member and attend most meetings for free! We look forward to getting to know you!