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COMING this fall TO MICHIGAN
2018 FALL ARTISTRY RETREAT

Featuring Paul Ernest, M.Photog.Cr.

SEPTEMBER 09 - 10, 2018


“The Fine Art of the Portrait”

Come join us on this fall as we learn from Paul Ernest.  This hands on artist retreat will be focusing on Art and Storytelling of a portrait.  Make sure you bring your camera gear and laptops as we learn how to create one of a kind art portraits that will fill your creative soul.    

Paul says:

“Over the years i have worked, trained or studied in areas that I have broken down into 5 keys parts or perspectives. That said, I decided to analyze those areas to understand how I approach my work and how I could teach it to others. The diagram with two rings. The inner ring shows the experiences in my life and the outer ring shows how I apply them to my work.

In this study I will teach you the five parts of my approach based on my background as an artist, writer, photographer, creative director and cinematographer.”

This is a class you won’t want to miss!  All PPA members who attend on Monday September 10 will receive a PPA service merit.



About Paul 

Paul Ernest began his career in advertising design in 1993 after receiving his BFA at the University of North Texas. Having been brought up in a family of fine artists and writers, Paul decided to pursue his love of photography and storytelling imagery. He began to experiment with a style combining composite photography with visually tactile elements and a warm color palette. Combining his passion for storytelling, Paul released his first image entitled “Chasing Butterflies” in 2009. Since then Paul has gone on to create numerous collections telling stories of healing, growth and inspiration.

He was selected as the Professional Photographers Association (PPA) International Photographic Competition Diamond Award winner the first year he entered in 2012 and again in 2015.  He is a WPPI Grand Award Winner with over 50 WPPI awards. He attained Master Photographer within 17 months of joining PPA as well has his Image of Excellence award in 2015. He also is a WPPI Double Master.

“We live through stories... stories that are handed down to us through seasons and generations. We are inspired by stories and live to write our own narrative and our own contribution of life to tell.“ –Paul Ernest

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