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” and when you join Professional Photographers of New York State, www.ppsnys.com your state dues for the rest of the year will be waived. You will pay Section only dues and in Finger Lakes, that would be $35.00!
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. The Photo North East website is http://photonortheast.com/ and will be updated as speakers and information are added for next year.
- 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 the 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, etc. There is always time 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. I find that, as a business person working solo, belonging to Finger Lakes and PPSNYS gives me a personal connection to the wonderful photographers in our area and helps me keep 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.
WHAT SOME OF OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT FINGER LAKES
“PPSNYS has been a way of life for me. Our society sponsors many educational events that have provided us with the knowledge required to run a successful business these 43 years. I have met many of my friends through PPSNYS sponsored events. From TEPs, section meetings, convention, PPSNYS school, serving as President, to the work of committee meetings – it’s been a joy.”
– Lois Miller, Cr.Photog., Avon, NY – Member since 1953, State President 1986, 1995
“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 ….. $225 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.