Workshop Info

Building Steam - 1 DAY SEMINAR

WITH TRAVIS GADSBY - Monday May 8, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Intermountain Professional Photographers

CONTINUING EDUCATION - All PPA Member Attendees will receive a continuing education merit for attending this event.

Location - South Jordan Water Conservation Garden Park - Salt Lake City, Utah


Building Steam – Getting noticed – Becoming the GoTo studio in your area In the world of Professional Photography, it is increasingly important for photographers to define their “why” and market it effectively to their clients. In a highly competitive field, understanding your market and targeting your ideal clients is critical for the survival of your studio.

This program focuses on defining your strengths and playing to them while understanding the challenges in your area and devising ways to overcome them. We will talk about finding a style that gets noticed and educating your clients as to why they should choose your studio over others.
In the course of this program, we will discuss marketing, branding, developing a style and incorporate some live shooting to discuss dramatic lighting and defining the difference between images that sell and images that build desire and brand identity.





Travis started in the industry 23 years ago, and having worked his way up from the bottom, he knows how to stay on the cutting edge. He currently serves as President of the Professional Photographers of Idaho chapter of PPA.  When Travis isn’t at a shoot or working the backdrop company Silverlake Photo – that he operates with his wife, Paula, you can find him with students or colleagues.

Travis has been blessed to teach photography workshops and seminars all across the United States and Canada. He has instructed multiple times for After Dark, PPA Imaging, WPPI, Sandy Puc tours and many State and Provincial professional photography groups. His work has been published in books available on Amazon, Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer Magazines. Travis’s style of teaching concentrates on the individual needs of his students, so he loves to spend time talking with other photographers to better understand the complex problems of today’s studios. His travels and time with Silverlake have put him in contact with photographers from around the world and allowed him to get a feel for the pulse of the photo industry in the broad spectrum, from beginning photographers to established studios. 

Travis Gadsby doesn’t just do High School Senior photography – he does it with style!  Specializing in senior portraits with impact, Travis and his team put a lot of time and effort into developing new products, new backdrops and marketing campaigns that consistently make the senior market take notice. 

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Silverlake Photo