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June 16th Program with Cliff Ranson

  • June 16, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pedroittis Ranch 13715 FM 1560N


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

The Main Event

First 3 Songs, No Flash

7:00 pm

Cliff Ranson of Ranson Photography  in McAllen, TX   

Cliff  is a portrait and commercial photographer based in McAllen, TX. In business since 1988, he has built one of the most respected studios in the area, photographing families, children, high school seniors, commercial projects, and events. He has earned the degrees of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographer’s of America. He is also a Certified Professional Photographer and served as Chairman of the PPA Certification Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Texas PPA and Southwest PPA and in 2011 was the President of the Texas PPA. He is a seven time holder of PPA’s Elite Status for exceptional image making, along with several Fuji Masterpiece, Kodak Gallery, and state and regional competition awards and trophies. Since 2003, he has photographed over 900 concerts and events as the house photographer for the City of Hidalgo’s Payne Arena. 


How I got the gig

Camera Settings

Lenses and Equipment needed

Color Temperature

Post Production

Shooting backstage

What Not to do

Shooting from the soundboard

Photographer's rights

Securing credentials

Who to ask

Difference in access passes

The photo release, what it says, and the one I won't sign. Rules of the pit

Short list of artists photographed:

Carlos Santana, Elton John, KISS, George Strait, Shakira Aerosmith, STYX, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin, Martina McBride, Zac Brown Band,  Chicago,  ZZTop, Sugarland, Ted Nugent, Dwight Yoakum, Diana Ross, Brad Paisley

"Professional Photographers of San Antonio, Inc." is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  San Antonio, TX