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Finger Lakes February 2020 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Professional Photographers will hold a Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Woody’s Bar and Grille, in the Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY.
Business Meeting starts at 3:30PM

$5.00 for each member will be collected at the door and will go toward our raffle. Non member charge is $35.
••First time guests attend for free••. All Photographers are welcome!

DINNER will follow our Program. Please plan to stay and support the restaurant. We are guests in their meeting room at NO CHARGE!

“TURNING YOUR PHOTOS INTO ART” presented by Monroe Payne

I saw the look on some faces when I said I’d be speaking on turning your photos into art.
Just who the blip am I to talk about “art” in front of a room full of people I consider excellent artists?
The short answer is that I have sold some pieces, and if I can share some of my experiences to help you do the same, the time will be well spent.
“Art”, to my way of thinking, is to share a feeling and a story with the viewer. Some creations have a pretty clear story, and some others draw you in, begging you to write your own story within that piece of art.
And almost ALL art involves a touch of the artist’s soul woven within the creation.
In any case, most art is about the emotional reaction of the viewer to that piece. To elicit that reaction, mix in elements of your feelings, a healthy dose of imagination and a bit of talent. A sense of humor can help as well.
I’ll share a bit of philosophy, my hit and miss method of image selection, some recipes to play with and places I draw my inspiration from.

There is nothing new under the sun – except the way we combine those things under the sun, and create our own personal mixture, our interpretation – our own “Art”.

Students piling in to Collegetown Bagels during a rainstorm.
One of a thousand friendly alleys in Catania, Sicily


MARCH 15 – PPSNYS Annual Meeting for the General Membership – Quality Inn, Binghamton, NY

*NEW DATE – MARCH 25 – Finger Lakes Monthly Meeting – Program by Caleb Williams from Heritage Portrait Studio in Wellsboro, PA – Woody’s, Waterloo, NY
APRIL 15 – Finger Lakes Monthly Meeting – Organizational meeting to prepare for Lindsay Adler’s April 19th visit. – Woody’s, Waterloo, NY
APRIL 19 Finger Lakes Special Event with Lindsay Adler
MAY 20 – Finger Lakes Monthly Meeting – TBD
JUNE 17 – Finger Lakes Monthly Meeting – Fairview Stables Photo Outing to photograph animals, buildings and landscapes.
SEPTEMBERFinger Lakes Special Event with Bruce Berg from Oregon

The Finger Lakes Professional Photographers’ Society of New York, Inc. 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.

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