Upcoming events

    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • 820 18th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

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    Let's get this party started. 

    You have to be a studio member to attend this event. It is training on how to use the MTN studio room so you can begin renting space. 

    Let me know if you can't make it.

    • 09 Jul 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Minneapolis Television Network 820 18th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

    Filming an Artist Spotlight (and putting you in it too!)


    Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog., CPP, API,

    Lumix Luminary and Adobe Influencer,

    Professional Photographer 25+ years,

    With Jon Yoshinaga, Cr.Photog., Lumix Luminary


    One thing we definitely need to do to survive is PURSUE TECHNOLOGY and EMBRACE THE NEW! We also need to MARKET OURSELVES CREATIVELY!!


    Wow—that can be a tall order! But it is actually not that difficult with the new ease of shooting video and combining with stills to create a short hybrid product that engages and educates clients—not to mention setting you on a creative pedestal way above the competition!


    That’s what this program is all about!  Video is the most powerful medium to engage and educate people, and it is time we leverage it for our own marketing and create new products! For those of us who are primarily still photographers, we are ideally positioned and skilled to jump into that role with very little effort. Yes, that is the truth. You already possess 90% of what you need to be an excellent hybrid photographer, able to produce a hybrid product with stills and videos. Now is the time to ease into that role, able to effectively communicate with either medium, depending on the clients’ need.


    In this Hybrid Program, Suzette will show you how she uses motion (video vignettes) to create fresh products and then show you how to film an artist’s spotlight! The hands on demo will feature a local artist and show you how to film it, work with lighting, audio and microphones, and then how to edit to create a final short video combining images, music, and logos! The final hoorah is the delivery method…how about making it a LIVE PORTRAIT that plays off a PRINT? Yes, with augmented reality, that is possible and easy! This will be an exciting program you do NOT want to miss…just like you don’t want to miss the Sign on the road to your successful future! This could be it!


    Suzette uses Lumix Mirrorless cameras and Lightroom and Photoshop CC to create and edit her videos… it is super easy! Together with her techie husband Jon, they will share some technical know-how & video specs too, applying to all cameras and software, so hang on for an enlightening and inspiring program!



    Suzette and Jon make a dynamic team with their wide range of technical savvy in the photographic industry and have successfully migrated into a Hybrid role as photographers, focusing on motion and marketing. Adapting to the needs of clients and using mirrorless cameras, they are fluent with 4K technology, Cinemagraphs, short hybrid videos, and teaching photographers to painlessly embrace technology, whether it be Adobe software or camera tech! Learn more about their passion and work at www.SuzetteAllen.com


    Sponsored by Panasonic LUMIX, Bay Photo, Photodex, Live Portrait

    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 21 Aug 2016
    • 2:00 PM
    • Red Cliff
    • 1

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    We have on reserve 2 Sailboats .  12 of us can go on tour of the Apostle Island.  What makes this tour so much fun is that it is interactive. We are not just passengers we will be the sailing crew as well.  We will be instructed and expected to help sail the ships. What better way to spend the Tall Ship weekend than being a sailor. 

    below is the weekend schedule. 


    1. Meet in  Duluth to tour the  tall ships. we will have dinner together and then head to Red Cliff

    2. Wine reception and a surprise local  fire side presentation at Red Cliff

    Participants have a choice of sleeping on the boat (bring your own sleeping bag , pillow and toiletry item) or  making reservations on your own  at  the casino hotel, in Bayfield or in the camp ground. 


      1 .Breakfast will be  provided along with an          before daybreak  departure  to arrive to  Raspberry to photograph the lighthouse.

      2.   Anchor in the bay and hike to the light house where sailors have the option of taking a tour.

     2      Lunch will be provided  onboard the ship as we sail to Sand Is.

      3. At Sand Island We will then  Take  the  dingy and photograph the sea caves.

     4.  Photographers will then head to shore for other photographic opportunities.

       5.  Return to Red Cliff, clean up and head to Big Top Chautauqua.  The weekend entertainment at bigtop is as follows 

    From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy – sometimes in a single song. Her two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Fosterand 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blues Album Grammy nominations. Her latest release, Promise of a Brand New Day on Blue Corn Music, earned her a third Grammy nod in 2015. Ruthie performed at the Big Top twice before, blowing the roof off the tent with her amazingly soulful voice and blues artistry. 

    Room 2 Groove takes inspiration from Michael Franti, Citizen Cope, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh to name a few. They proclaim their mission is to make the world, and specifically Northern Wisconsin, a more vibrant place to live by playing positive music that gets people up and dancing.

    Sailors have the option of purchasing  food from the various vendors at the big top venue.

      Return to marina. 


    leisurely morning, pack and disembark vessels. 

    TCPG organizers will return back to  Duluth to tour the  tall ships with members once again/

    Organizers will provide a lunch time meeting place for members who want to dine together before heading home.

    Head home 

    Participants have the option of making arrangements in the casino hotel, in Bayfield or in the camp ground. They can also sleep on the boat by bringing their own sleeping bag and air mattress. The hotel has opened the use of its showers, hottub and swimming pool to us during our stay on the boats.

    Legendary Waters Casino, Resort, Marina and Campground, Red Cliff Wisconsin

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