Arkansas Professional Photographers Association

Seeing Light - 2021 Fall Seminar

  • October 24, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • El Dorado, Arkansas


  • Lifetime APPA Member
  • APPA Member
  • Non APPA Member


Where an artist uses paint to put a vision on canvas, a photographer uses light.  This is why it is important to begin to not only “see” light and recognize its many qualities, it is also important to understand its nature and how to control it.

 Join Steve Kozak as he shares tips, techniques and creative decisions that will help you create images that your clients will love.  Participants will learn to recognize and create specific lighting patterns and how to use lighting to tell the story. 

 Even if you have never used studio lighting, Steve will show you why it could make a huge impact on your bottom line.  The concepts that will be covered pertain to those who use natural light and studio light. 

 Participants will learn:

  • How to find the best light
  • the art of creating portraits using natural light
  • Working in bad lighting
  • What you have been doing wrong all this time
  • How to make your work stand out
  • Overcoming your portable flash
  • Studio lighting made easy
  • And so much more

If you desire to stop “taking pictures” and start “creating images”, then don’t  miss this opportunity to grow your skills and fine-tune your craft to become the confident, competent photographer you desire to be.


If you want to start a professional photography business, Steve Kozak has been teaching people how to become a professional photographer for over 30 years.

He is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Steve has earned the “Master of Photography” and the “Craftsman” degrees from PPA, and is PPA Certified. His work has also appeared in the prestigious “Loan Collection”. Professional recognition of his work includes the Masterpiece Award from Fuji Film USA.

Steve currently serves as the TPPA Executive Director. He is also a PPA qualified instructor for PPA Certification prep classes.  He recently served on the PPA Board of Directors.

Steve has recorded over a dozen videos for the PPA EDU program. These videos include classes on the fundamentals of photography, manual flash photography, exposure, opening a new studio as well as videos for CPP study preparation.

He has taught 22 years at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography and 19 years at Imaging USA. He has also taught at the Mid-America Institute of Professional Photography, the East Coast School and Image Explorations near Victoria, British Columbia.

Steve’s articles have been published in The Professional Photographer and Texas Professional Photographer magazines. His informative and inspiring programs make him a popular instructor on the speaking circuit.