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FLPP Presents Elisa Knataitis

FLPP Presents Elisa Knataitis

FLPP Presents Elisa Knataitis at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Ablgail’s Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY.  http://www.abigailsrestaurant.com/Directions

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Business Meeting starts at 2:00PM

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.

Dinner will follow the program. Please stay to enjoy a great meal and conversation with your colleagues.

All Photographers are welcome!

•• First time guests attend for free (the $35 guest fee is waived on your first visit) ••.

PROGRAM

Elisa Knataitis, Finger Lakes, PPSNYS and PPA Member

Please join us for our November 15th meeting with presenter Elisa Knataitis.  Equipped with her 32 years of experience, she will take you through her career to help arm you with the insider secrets that will truly make your images shine.

Starting with techniques from the beginning of her career, Elisa will show you everything from the basics to what is trending now – from makeup enhancements, to removing backgrounds, to compositing collages – all while she takes on your toughest photos and questions.

Image Competition

We will hold our Image Competition following the program so select your THREE (3) best images and bring them along. See our Facebook Group Page or our website, www.flppsny.com, for all the details. This is your last chance to accumulate points toward the Blair/Rodabaugh Scholarships. Winners will be announced at the December Holiday Party!

President’s Message

FLPP Member Paul Bardotz and I took a month long journey down Route 66.  We drove to Chicago, hopped on Historic Route 66, and made our way to Santa Monica, California.  It was a real eye opener.

We ran in to several photographers along the way.  Some were professionals, but mostly amateurs.  But the most fun was running in to everyday folks and hearing their stories.

If you haven’t seen it, check out our website and blog about our journey.  You can find it at http://www.route66photographers.com.

Below:  Paul and Brent present Steve Kurtz of Bay Photo Labs a Route 66 License Plate with our “Thank You” written on it.  Bay Photo Labs was one of our many sponsors who helped make our trip special.

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Paul, Steve Kurtz and Brent

Our Sponsors:

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video Howard Burkholz


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FLPP Presents GARRY GEER

FLPP Presents GARRY GEER


The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting with Garry Geer as our speaker on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at
Ablgail's Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY.  http://www.abigailsrestaurant.com/Directions

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

PROGRAM: GARRY GEER

 Please join us October 18 for Garry Geer’s talk on his career. Garry graduated from RIT and continued his education with a fine art degree from Syracuse University.
Garry’s career in commercial photography, starting in the’60s, has included executive portraits, public relations coverage, editorial illustration and product photography.
Join us for Garry’s reflection on his career.
NEWS FLASH: The Workshop website has been updated with Instructors for 2018! If you can't decide which class to take, you can now register online and choose later. Get your deposit in to hold a place for next year. You don't want to miss it! www.ppsnysworkshop.com
We also have updated the facebook group page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ppsnysworkshop/
IN THE NEWS: Finger Lakes Member, Dewey Neild, held an Opening Reception for his Exhibit of the Finger Lakes Waterfalls and to showcase his calendars on October 5th. Several of our members attended and enjoyed the images, the tour of the Seward House in Auburn, music and dinner after the exhibit. Everyone had a wonderful time! Congratulations, Dewey.
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©PHOTOS BY NEIL SJOBLOM

UPCOMING EVENTS:

NOVEMBER 15: Speaker TBD, Image Competition will be held this month
DECEMBER 13: Finger Lakes Holiday Party – Abigail’s Restaurant, 4:00PM
January 2018: We will start off the year with a brief discussion of group direction. With their permission, we will be doing portraits of the Abigail’s staff. Perhaps also a print critique.

Sponsored in part by:

Businesses listed on this page provide our members with benefits while supporting our organization.   We encourage our members to support these businesses where possible.

Howard Burkholz – Allstate Business Insurance, Photography Specialist

Howard Burkholz

Hunt’s Photo and Video

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video

Hunt’s supports our PPSNYS Workshop and is now a sponsoring member of FLPP!  Members will be receiving information how to establish a personal relationship with a Hunt’s salesperson.

Sponsor Us

If you own a business that services photographers and the photographic industry, let us know if you would like to be a sponsor.

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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FLPP Presents Jim Hartsen

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FLPP Presents Jim Hartsen

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting with guest speaker Jim Hartsen on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at
Ablgail's Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY.  http://www.abigailsrestaurant.com/Directions

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


PROGRAM:

This month’s presenter is Jim Hartsen, RIT School of Photography graduate, who will be sharing images primarily from Cuba and art created from the street.
Jim’s captures have ranged from the local to Alaska, Peru and Cuba.
NEWS FLASH: The Workshop website has been updated with Instructors for 2018! If you can't decide which class to take, you can now register online and choose later. Get your deposit in to hold a place for next year. You don't want to miss it! www.ppsnysworkshop.com
Several members and some of the students from Joe LeFevre's Workshop class were inspired to get together for an outing to Hemlock Lake to photograph the Milky Way during the New Moon. We were invited to member, Jim Hooper's, home for a pot luck and met members from the Finger Lakes Photography Guild there as well. Joe came to join us and we had perfect weather. You can see some of the results on the event
Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1658308064181640/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22past%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Finger Lakes Members were treated to another great picnic at Linda and Craig Hutchings campground. It was perfect weather and the horseshoe tournament was intense. Deep fried turkey was cooked to perfection by Craig and everyone brought delicious food to share. Neil wasn't able to make the picnic this year so our photograph was taken by none other than Kevin Carlson! Thanks to all for a great time.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
SEPTEMBER 18: PPSNYS Council Meeting, Holiday Inn, Binghamton, NY 10:00 AM
OCTOBER 18: Gary Geer, corporate photographer. Image Competition after the Program.
NOVEMBER 15: John Aitken and studio products to drive sales.
DECEMBER 13:  Finger Lakes Holiday Party – Abigail’s Restaurant, 4:00PM
January 2018  We will start off the year with a brief discussion of group direction. With their permission, we will be doing headshots of the Abigails staff. Perhaps also a print critique.

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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August 2017 Picnic

August 2017 Picnic

NOTE: THE AUGUST 2017 PICNIC WILL BE HELD ON THE  4th Wednesday!

AUGUST 2017 PICNIC

Please join the Finger Lakes Section for our Annual Family Picnic on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 2:00PM at the Cheerful Valley Campground in Phelps, NY.

http://www.cheerfulvalleycampground.com/travel.html
 
Our hosts, Craig and Linda Hutchings have once again offered their hospitality by reserving the pavilion for us. 

Please bring a dish to pass, place settings, drinks and the meat will be provided. 
Send your response to Linda, MRSHUTCHSR@aol.com, so we know if you're coming and what dish you're bringing.

 *****The traditional horseshoe tournament will start as soon as we have enough people gathered.*****
 
BRING: bathing suits if you'd like to use the pool, fishing gear if you want to try your luck in the stream and any fun outdoor toys or games you'd like to share.
Be aware that we will take a Group Portrait after dinner so don't leave before that happens. 

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2016 FLPP Picnic

Remember - Please RSVP to MrsHutchSr@aol.com and let her know what dish you'll be bringing.

NEWS FLASH: The Workshop website has been updated with Instructors for 2018! If you can’t decide which class to take, you can now register online and choose later. Get your deposit in to hold a place for next year. You don’t want to miss it! www.ppsnysworkshop.com


UPCOMING EVENTS:


Sunday, August 20: 6:00PM - Milky Way Pot Luck Dinner and Photo Meetup at Hemlock Lake - Elisa Knataitis came up with the idea of an outing to Hemlock Lake to photograph the Milky Way and use the techniques she learned in Joe LeFevre's class at Workshop. After Elisa contacted Jim Hooper, who lives about four minutes from Hemlock Lake, he generously offered to host a pot luck dinner that evening for those who'd like to join us. After dinner we'll all head out to the perfect spot for photographing the Milky Way around 8:30 or so. This date is just before the new moon so it should be really dark and perfect for photographing the stars. We're inviting Finger Lakes members, class members, and only a few guests, to keep the number manageable. If you bring a guest please include just one if possible. 
 BRING: Dish to pass and drinks to share
 Photographic equipment
Jim's address is 4616 Cole Road Hemlock NY 
hooperphotographic@yahoo.com
585-354-3421 is Jim's phone number just in case you get lost. 
Get directions from google or email Jim. If you'd like to attend the photo session only, you can meet us at the north end of the lake. We can coordinate a time later. 
We have set up a rain date for Friday, July 25, but let's hope for clear weather!
SEPTEMBER 20: Travel and street art photographer Jim Hartsen.
OCTOBER 18: Gary Geer, corporate photographer. Image Competition after the Program.
NOVEMBER 15: John Aitken and studio products to drive sales.
DECEMBER 13:  Finger Lakes Holiday Party – Abigail’s Restaurant, 4:00PM
January 2018  We will start off the year with a brief discussion of group direction. With their permission, we will be doing headshots of the Abigails staff. Perhaps also a print critique.

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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June 2017 Meeting

June 2017 meeting

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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.