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June 2017 Meeting

June 2017 meeting

2016 FLPP Picnic

June 2017 Meeting

The June 2017 meeting of the Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will be on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 2:00PM at a location to be determined in the Seneca Falls area.
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We will then gather for a short business meeting and dinner (around 5:00pm) at Ablgail’s Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY.
A $5.00 charge for each member will be collected  (this includes ANY PPSNYS member). Non member charge is $35.
Dinner will follow the program.
All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free!••PROGRAM: This month we will be learning more about LOCATION PORTRAITURE with several of our more seasoned members as instructors. We will be using outdoor locations in and around Seneca Falls and have models dressed in Susan B. Anthony era Vintage clothing in addition to contemporary clothing. Plan to bring your equipment and be ready to capture the fun. More info to follow.

UPCOMING EVENTS:   

June 2017 Meeting
July 16-21,2017  PPSNYS Workshop at Hobart College in Geneva, NY http://ppsnysworkshop.com/
You can still register if you haven’t already! Don’t miss out on all the fun.
August 16 at Cheerful Valley Campground
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 publi

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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April 2017 Meeting

April 2017 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold its April 2017 meeting on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Ablgail’s Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY. http://www.abigailsrestaurant.com/Directions

Business Meeting
starts at 2:00PM All members should participate and help inspire our group with new ideas!
Program at 3:00PMA $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 the program.
All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.
DEADLINE for the Workshop Early Registration is April 15th! Register now to save $100. 
 http://ppsnysworkshop.com/ 


 
PROGRAM:
Wedding Photography and More
George Zweid, PPSNYS Member from the Central Section, will share his ideas for a successful Wedding Business. 

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NEWS OF NOTE:

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Congratulations to Finger Lakes Member, MONROE PAYNE, who was sworn in as the 113th President of PPSNYS at the FOCUS Convention in Buffalo on April 1, 2017, (no joke)
We wish Monroe the best of luck and want him to know that we are here for support and encouragement whenever needed. 

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Monroe’s Congratulatory Cake

At the PPSNYS Focus Convention in Buffalo, Finger Lakes members received recognition for their service to the organization. Mark T. Griffin Sr. received 1 gold bar, Craig Hutchings - 2 gold bars, Linda Hutchings - 1 gold bar and Monroe Payne - 2 gold bars. Each bar represents 25 service points and is awarded after acquiring the Gold Service Medal.
 D. Brent Walton was awarded a Silver Service Medal for reaching 50 service points. Congratulations to all of you! I have the awards for those who weren't present and will bring them to the April Meeting.
PPSNYS Focus Convention in Buffalo, Finger Lakes members received recognition for their service to the organization. Mark T. Griffin Sr. received 1 gold bar, Craig Hutchings - 2 gold bars, Linda Hutchings - 1 gold bar and Monroe Payne - 2 gold bars. Each bar represents 25 service points and is awarded after acquiring the Gold Service Medal.
Linda Hutchings also received the Section Chair Award for 2016 and was awarded a plaque for her service at Finger Lakes.
 D. Brent Walton was awarded a Silver Service Medal for reaching 50 service points. Congratulations to all of you! I have the awards for those who weren't present and will bring them to the April Meeting.

PRINT AWARDS
Finger Lakes member, Steve Chesler had great success with his entries in the FOCUS Print Competition. 
He was awarded 4 Blue Ribbons for prints that received a score of 80 or above and 2 Red Ribbons. He also was awarded a 320 Pin for the 4 prints that he designated as his "case". Congratulations and continued success with your outstanding work.

See more photographs on the PPSNYS Facebook Group page!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 17th Meeting: Photo safari in Seneca Falls, perhaps affiliated with the Women’s Rights Museum.
Alternative would be park setting for portrait photography in Seneca Falls.

June 21st Meeting: Jim Hartsen, RIT graduate, street shooter and artist will make a presentation of images from his Cuba trips.

July 16-21 is Workshop! Register before April 15 to receive the $100 discount. http://ppsnysworkshop.com/

August 16 is the Annual Family Picnic at Cheerful Valley.


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 publi

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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February 2017 Meeting

February 2017 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold its February 2017 meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Ablgail’s Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY


Business Meeting starts at 2:00PM with a 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. All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.
Dinner from the menu will follow the program.

PROGRAM
This month 3 Members of Finger Lakes will share their expertise by setting up demonstration work stations in the following areas:
• Monroe Payne will show his workflow in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
• Elisa Knataitis will show how she does blemish retouching, glass glare removal and sky enhancements in Adobe Photoshop.
• Brent Walton will be showing his workflow in Corel Painter 2017.

Feel free to bring your laptop and try out some of the techniques you’ll be seeing.
If you’re working on images for IPC and would like critique, bring them as well.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH 1:  Deadline to send in 2016 Service Point Forms.  Degree Forms are also due. *See PDF attachment 
March 15: Herb Jones will be showing a presentation of National Parks images. 
March 31 - April 2: FOCUS NY in Buffalo, NY *Schedule is attached  Register TODAY! http://ppsnys.com/index.php/focusny-home 
April Meeting:  George Jweild - program description TBD
May Meeting: Photo safari in Seneca Falls, perhaps affiliated with the Women's Rights Museum. Alternative would be park setting for portrait photography in Seneca Falls. 
June Meeting: Jim Hartsen, RIT graduate, street shooter and artist will make a presentation of images from his Cuba trips.
July is Workshop! Register before April 15 to receive the $100 discount. http://ppsnysworkshop.com/

New Officers

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2017-2018 Officers: Right to Left
D. Brent Walton, Section Chair
Al Knataitis, First Vice President
Monroe Payne, Second Vice President
Neil Sjoblom, Secretary
Ameka Cooper, Treasurer (missing from photograph)

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Pat Luke, PPSNYS President, Swears in Our New Officers


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Welcome President Walton

Welcome President Walton

A warm welcome to President Walton, our new FLPP President.  Sworn in last night by PPSNYS President Pat Luke were:

  • D. Brent Walton, president
  • Al Knataitis, 1st VP
  • Monroe Payne, 2nd VP
  • Neil Sjoblom, Secretary
  • Ameka Cooper, Treasurer

Emphasis

After Pat Luke provided a State of PPSNYS address, Brent provided insight to his emphasis for the year.  He gave a review of the PPA and PPSNYS degrees, service awards and certifications.

Education is our main charter.  We exist to educate photographers in all aspects of the business.  This doesn’t necessarily mean we provide training specifically in photography, but our training can also cover things like insurance, taxes, and other aspects of running a photography studio.

Ideas

Al Knataitis reviewed upcoming programs for 2017.  He also asked for input on what people want to see.

He announced we have no program for February, but that was short lived.  In February we will have several stations set up where people can stop and learn about specific aspects of retouching and other photographic software.  (We’re looking for volunteers to bring their laptop and operate a station.)

As some ideas were discussed, it was brought up that we are not here to cater to the “camera club” photographers.    Going back to Brent’s comments earlier in the meeting, our charter is educating professional or aspiring professional photographers.

Reminders

  • We have an annual full-ride scholarship to PPSNYS Workshop, as well as a 1/2 scholarship and $250 scholarship.  You earn points towards these scholarships by attending the monthly meeting, submitting images to image critique/competition at those meetings, and bringing new members in to the organization.
  • Convention early-bird deadline is coming up – Register by 1/31/2017 to receive the early-bird discount.
  • Watch for PPSNYS Service Award points announcement.  These are typically due at the end of February.