Event Profile

Shooting Great Portraits with Dave LaBelle

September 20, 2017
Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade


The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who shoots photos, especially portraits, for their job or for fun.

Related Event:

Northwest Communications & Energy Innovations Conference, September 17-20, 2017

Course Overview:

If you are your utility’s staff photographer, whether officially or not, then you’ve had to shoot portraits at one time or another, and you will likely have to shoot more in the future. But how do you make your portraits stand out so they don’t all look bland, badly lit, and uncomfortable? Come to this half-day workshop to learn some quick and easy tips and tricks. Renowned, award-winning photographer Dave LaBelle will be travelling to Sacramento to teach a handful of easy and cost-efficient techniques to take better portraits for your print and digital publications. LaBelle promises that you don’t need to create a giant studio to create fantastic portraits – he says you really only need one light and one reflector to make portrait magic regardless if you are inside the office or out in the direct sun. Because this is a hands-on workshop, seating is limited to 20 attendees, so sign up now!

What to Bring:

LaBelle invites everyone to bring a few photos on a jump drive to the workshop because if there is time at the end of the session, he will critique photos from attendees and offer advice.

Course Instructor:

Dave LaBelle, Dave LaBelle Photography

Course Schedule:

Registration and lunch for course attendees will begin at noon, and the class will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

Embassy Suites – Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 326-5000

Room rate: $184 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 26, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with the Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/20/2017): $175
Utility Member Standard: $250

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/20/2017): $265
Associate Member Standard: $340

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/20/2017): $525
Non-member Standard: $600

For More Information:

To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.