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THE UNCONFERENCE - September 26 & 27, 2020

Check Out This $79. Merit Class!


Location Nathan Ham's Photography Studio 320 NW Laurent St. Topeka, KS 66608



Saturday, September 26th, 2020

3:00pm Registration

4:00pm Image Review (Bring Your Own Dinner)  KPPA DIGITAL IMAGE JUDGING/CRITIQUE Guidelines

Digital Image Judging Deadline Extended to:

TUESDAY September 22nd, 2020 at 12 Midnight

Hospitality Immediately Following

Sunday, September 27th,  2020


8:30am - 11:30am Nathan Ham - "Client from A-Z" - Course Description Below

11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch On Your Own

12:30pm - 4:00pm LEARN FROM THE MASTERS: Hands-On Mentoring and Lighting Bays

Learn from masters of our craft with KPPA Experienced Mentors. We will have hands on lighting bays guided by Susan Doherty, Nathan Ham and Leann Kucerik set up throughout Nathan Ham's beautiful spacious studio to help you truly take control over your photography. In addition to the lighting bays, we will have mentoring "gurus" focusing on topics such as marketing, IPS, social media, photoshop and lightroom.

4:00pm Board Meeting

Schedule Subject to Change

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS - On Your Own  - We Do Not Have a Block Reserved

Ramada by Wyndham Topeka Downtown Hotel & Convention Center 800-922-5548

Holiday Inn Express & Suites : Topeka North 800-861-7200


Nathan Ham - "Client from A-Z" - www.whataham.com


Every part of the process is equally crucial. From consultation, to pre-shoot, to session itself, ordering and sales. During the session we use 2-3 outfit changes and pick different sets and lightning that would work best with the particular clothing and idea we try to convey. It is important to think about each step that is involved in getting all the parts together so the final product is perfect. Would the image be a part of the book or composite? Would it be a wall print or a wallet size, etc.? And what good would it be to put in all this hard work into the image without it being rewarded properly or let your photos go out of the door for a minimum fee? We always encourage to work smarter, not harder.


Nathan Ham has been a full-time photographer since 1983. He started out in his parent’s garage, than relocated to a 800 sq.ft. spacing in a strip mall. In 1990 his studio moved to historical 1871 church. After renovations and attaching additional buildings, it reaches 13,000sq.ft. His career started in advertising, then transitioned to portraits. Now, Nathan Ham is working in all types of photography, except weddings. He stopped doing those after having his children, at age 42 and 44. Nathan Ham has a wide clientele. He is known for his family portraits, commercial photography, photos of children and seniors. He has shot 9 models for Playboy magazine, and boudoir shoots are still part of his work. His landscape photography travels are a huge blast! Shopping for antiques is his favorite way to past time and a great way to find wonderful props, that feel real. Quality images are still important to many people and his studio sells exactly that. Prints that he creates are a piece of art that clients will cherish for years as they hang in their homes.


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