May 2018 Meeting

May 2018 Meeting

May 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a Combined Meeting for its May 2018 Meeting with PPSCNY (aka Central) on Wednesday, May 15, 2018 at Ablgail’s Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY. Business Meeting for Finger Lakes Members starts at 4:00 PM Dinner at 5:00 PM Program at 6:00PM A $5.00 charge for each member will be collected at the door (this includes ANY PPSNYS member). Non member charge is $35. All Photographers are welcome! ••First time guests attend for free••.


Dana Nordlund and John Metcalfe – WASTING LIGHT

May 2018 Program

Someone once asked Arnold Newman if he ever worked with available light. He answered, “Oh yeah, I work with tungsten, studio flash, window light and out in the bright sun, whatever is available”. Instead of Wasting Light, we will work with available light as well as add artificial light while keeping the look natural. We will learn the process working with reflectors, diffusion, flash, custom white balancing and hand held metering. We will be shooting outside (weather permitting), with and without flash, inside by window light and in a studio setting.
One of the basic characteristics of photography is to create depth and a three dimensional image on a two dimensional piece of paper. Colors, tones, highlights & shadows are what we have to work with. Since it is necessary to give shape to the face and have a long tonal range, it is essential to position the head and face in a manner to allow shading and shape to be portrayed. The placement of shadows is equally as important as the highlights.


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 501(c)(3) 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.

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