Great things are happening at Finger Lakes and this is a perfect time to consider joining us!  We are currently offering a category of membership called “Aspiring Member”.  When you join Professional Photographers of New York State, www.ppsnys.com your state dues will be reduced by $90 for your first year. Use the Promo Code “Aspiring” when you apply online.

As a member of PPSNYS, you are entitled to attend the regular meetings of any of 10 member sections throughout the state. If you choose Finger Lakes as your home section, we hope you take advantage of all we have to offer.

Membership in Finger Lakes makes you eligible for a number of benefits, including:

  • $100 reduction in your tuition to the PPSNYS (www.ppsnys.com) School for Professional Photographers held annually at Hobart & William College in Geneva. You can find info regarding classes at http://www.ppsnysworkshop.com
  • Additional scholarships for the PPSNYS School, awarded to Finger Lakes members only from a fund set up by former Finger Lakes Members.
  • Reduced cost admission to the Annual Conference which occurs each Spring.  For more info and registration visit FOCUS NY.
  • Reduced admission to any TEP Seminar hosted by Sections around the state.
  • Business Listings on both the Finger Lakes Website – www.flppsny.com and the State Website –  www.ppsnys.com.
  • Regional Low Cost Seminars sponsored by PPSNYS.
  • Member only discounts from selected Vendors.
  • Special pricing on business insurance (through our sponsors)
  • Special pricing on photographic equipment (through our sponsors)
  • Monthly Section Meetings
  • Use of PPSNYS logo and a membership certificate to display in your studio.

The Finger Lakes Section meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, except for July, when the state organization sponsors a 5 day Workshop at Hobart College, right in our own backyard, and in August when we hold our Annual Picnic. In December, we hold our Annual Holiday Gathering.

Our regular Monthly Meetings include programs on topics including: Weddings, Sports, Senior Portraits, Marketing, Lighting, Workflow, Landscape, Fine Art, etc. Time is always allowed for questions following each presentation. We also offer Print Critique by our Master Photographer Members.

Dinner follows the program, so please plan to stay and enjoy a meal. Our members are friendly and helpful and the conversations at dinner are always interesting. As a business person working solo, belonging to Finger Lakes and PPSNYS offers a personal connection to the talented photographers in our area and helps keep you up to date with the latest trends in our industry. Not only will you learn from the seminars and programs, but from your colleagues who are always willing to share.


“I was working in a vacuum before I became a PPSNYS member. I get so much out of every meeting, along with the interaction among fellow members and colleagues. Becoming a PPSNYS member will not only make you a better photographer, it will help you increase your income.”

– Kevin Carlson, Carlson’s Studio, Wyoming, NY – Member since 1995

“FLPPSNY is a group of well-established professionals.  I learn a lot from them because they didn’t buy a camera yesterday and decide to become a photographer.  They know how to run a business and they know how to photograph a client.  If you are looking to learn the trade, this is the group to join.”

– D. Brent Walton, photography by db walton llc, Palmyra, NY – Former President of Northern California Professional Photographers



Membership in PPSNYS, Inc. and the Finger Lakes Section ….. $200 per year (early renewal saves $25!)

Please make your check payable to Finger Lakes/PPSNYS, Inc.
include it with your membership application and send to:
Ameka Cooper, Finger Lakes Treasurer
8845 Keeney Road
LeRoy NY 14482

You may also join by visiting the PPSNYS Website.

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