Inspiring others through honest educational programs that encourage strength, expand creativity, and enrich business.
Provided by PPA 2019
Alisha Cline Cr. Photog., CPP
Alisha is co-owner of Cline Artisan Portraits with her husband Joshua. The studio is based in Cartersville, Ga; just outside of Atlanta. In studio, Alisha's portrait specialty is Black and White studies of individuals of all ages and pets. For personal work, she dives deep into extremely low key portraiture which has been described as "Impact personified" as it has been accepted into the PPA Loan Collection and a 2020 GIA 3rd Place finalist in Illustrative/Commercial category.
Alisha's speaking style has been described as honest, open, inspiring, and engaging. She shares personal stories that members of the audience can relate to and learn from. She is eager to share her knowledge in classical lighting, mixing medias to create fine art pieces, and marketing techniques. She enjoys getting to know the members of each affiliate she visits and maintains a connection with them after returning home; answering questions, encouraging growth, and being a friend. Her down to earth personality makes her easy to work with behind the scenes. She's organized and prompt.
She is a member of the Sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging and part of the Lighting by Larson Speaker Team.
"Wow! If you want to meet a dedicated speaker, you gotta meet Alisha Cline. In preparing for her workshop she loaded her car with props so that the attendees would have the opportunity to be hands on and create their own sets. She answered questions about everything from safety in dealing with babies to safety when staging the set, discussed lighting, and extended the scheduled time so that we could play longer (with building our sets) and make more questions! Thank you Alisha for going above and beyond!
We also had the generous support of Millers Professional Imaging, Photobiz, and our very own Vintage Now Modern, a super cool antique store in downtown Greenville."
-Sabina CavalliProfessional Photographers of South Carolina
Lighting Your Way to Stronger Portraits - 2 hours minimum up to School length
This class explores 3,000 years of light and shadow in classical art. Attendees of this program will learn the reasons behind why we paint with light the way we do; from the smoky Sfumato to the dramatic Pittura Tenebrosa of Chiaroscuro are discussed in depth. Your membership learn how the 12 elements of print competition have roots in classical art. In the second part of this engaging program, a demo portion has been added to show how to apply classical technics to modern photography. For affiliates with a variety of skill sets in their membership, this program is for must! It is my most dynamic and favorite program to teach, as well as my most requested.
*School weeks will also include Posing Your Way to Stronger Portraits where I dive into the fine art aspect of posing why we do.
Mighty Mini Sessions - 90 minutes - 2 hours
This class teaches how mini session events be a mighty staple in any studio. The system is not about turn and burn but developing a meaningful, lasting relationship with families that grows into long-term and valuable clients. During this program your membership will learn how to successfully navigate through a mini session event. I'll explain how to develop a budget and why staying on it for each event is the key to profit. In this program I share affordable, creative, and effective marketing strategies for maximum bookings. I teach how to create a product catalog just for mini sessions that sell unique and quality signature heirlooms without competing with full-sized sessions. I walk through how to sale in person immediately after the session for maximum profits and discuss work flow on retouching to delivery. This is my second most requested program!
Mixing Medias: Art Class - 6.5 hours up to School week length
This class gets hands on and a bit messy! It's art class and it's FUN!! For 6.5 hour programs I demonstrate how to finish prints with acrylic gels and how to mix encaustic painting with photography. Attendees get a list of supplies before class if they want to buy their own supplies (I bring a suit case of supplies too). They will to do their own art projects which everyone has a ton of fun with! Plenty of table space and power is must - lots of heat, sticky wax, and paint is involved. I can shorten the program if needed, but it really limits what we can do.
"Alisha has always been dedicated to education and giving back. It's one thing to have a speaker come to simply instruct, it's another to have them come and invest in your group. She took the extra time to add things to the class that would allow anyone in our area to apply the knowledge, but even more then that, she went above and beyond by helping attendees all throughout the event. For her it doesn't stop when her instruction concludes, it continues throughout the entire event and after. Thank you for being such a giving and thoughtful instructor to all those who wish to grow in this industry."
-Rachel EdgingtonProfessional Photographers of Missouri
Sponsors and Accolades
Miller's Professional Imaging Speaker Team - Sponsorship
Lighting by Larson - Speaker Team Member
2019 IPC Silver Medalist in OP, GIA Finalist in Illustrative/Commercial
2019 2nd Place - SE District IPC Illustrative - score 100, Midnight Massacre
2019 - Received Photographic Craftsman Degree
2019 1st Place - Master Artist - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2019 Judges Choice given by Gena Tussey for "Thank You Berry Much" - GPPA
2019 Distinguished Award - Master Artist - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2019 Distinguished Award - Photographic Open, Pets - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 Photographer of the Year - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 CPP Award Recipient - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 Best of Show - Portraits - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 1st Place - Open Photographic - Portrait, Man - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 2nd Place - Open Photographic - Portrait, Pet/Animal - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 2nd Place - Open Photographic - Portrait, Teen - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 3rd Place - Open Photographic - Portrait, Teen - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2018 2nd Place - Open Photographic - Photojournalism - Georgia Professional Photographers Association
2017 Professional Photographers of South Carolina - State Competition - Open Photographic - Portrait, Men - 1st Place
2017 Professional Photographers of South Carolina - State Competition - Open Photographic - Portrait, Seniors - 3rd Place
2016 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition - Open Portrait - Merit, General Collection (Child Portrait
2016 Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition - Open Portrait - Merit, General Collection (Pet Portrait)
2014 Seniors and Youth National Conference - Award of Excellence - Graphic Design
2014 Seniors and Youth National Conference - Award of Excellence - Senior Portraits, Boy