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April 2018 Meeting

April 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. April 2018 meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at
Personius-Warne Studio, 269 Baldwain St, Elmira, NY 14901 607-733-6563


Business Meeting starts at 2:00PM
Program at 3:00PM

A $5.00 charge for each member will be collected at the door (this includes ANY PPSNYS member). Non member charge is $35.
Dinner will follow at a place to be determined. All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.

PROGRAM: American Pickers Finger Lakes Style

TOUR AND SALE at Personius-Warne Studios in Elmira, NY.
Craig and Linda are planning to close the over 100 year old Studio and have so much equipment they can’t even find it all! They will be moving the business to a smaller space in their home. We’ll hold our meeting there to say good bye to an icon.Then, let’s take a tour of the premises and see what goodies we can take off their hands at very reasonable prices.
Craig says “MAKE ME AN OFFER” and he means it.

Come out to look through the decades of accumulations and we’ll have fun! Bring your van so you can take all the goodies home with you. See you there!

March’s Meeting

Thanks to Jim Quinn, who gave a wonderful presentation at the March Meeting!

photo by Elisa Knataitis

Jim Quinn presentation


PPSNYS Focus NY 2018

photos by Neil Sjoblom photos by Neil Sjoblom

photo by Mark Griffin

The Lord and Lady of Light presided over our 2018 Focus Convention! Congratulations, Monroe, on a great event.

Workshop 2018

NEWS FLASH: LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE EARLY BIRD SAVINGS OF $100 is April 15th  Get your deposit in now. Remember all Finger Lakes members receive an extra $100 scholarship from the fund set up by our past members. You won’t want to miss it!

MAY 16:  Combined Program with Central at Abigail’s – Time TBD – Dana Nordland and John Metcalfe on lighting
JUNE 20: Guided tour at Montezuma for nature and wildlife photography.
JULY 15-20: Workshop at Hobart
AUGUST 15: Finger Lakes Picnic
SEPTEMBER 19: Program by Dewey Neild – Tin Type Photography

The Finger Lakes Section is a section of the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. (PPSNYS) which is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

The PPSNYS, Inc. is a not for profit association formed in 1905 solely to instruct its members and the general public in photography; and to create, foster, promote and encourage the exchange of information among its members and the public.


The PPA is a worldwide association that exists to assist its members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.

Our Sponsors

Howard Burkholz – Allstate Business Insurance, Photography Specialist

Howard Burkholz

Hunt’s Photo and Video

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video

Hunt’s supports our PPSNYS Workshop and is now a sponsoring member of Finger Lakes!  Members will be receiving information how to establish a personal relationship with a Hunt’s salesperson.

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