Author Archives: D. Brent Walton

No July 2018 Meeting

No July 2018 Meeting

Instead of a meeting this month, we encourage all photographers to go to PPSNYS Workshop which starts tomorrow.  Thus, there is no July 2018 Meeting.  Our meeting will be substituted with workshop.

PPSNYS Workshop 2018

About Workshop

A commentary from FLPP President, D. Brent Walton, CPP, Cr.Photog.

My first PPA Affiliated School was California Photographic Workshops (CPW), where I took Bambi Cantrell’s class.  It was in 2005 and it was close to $1000 for the week.  To me, it was worth it just to learn from Bambi.  I had admired her photography for a long time.

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A picture I shot at Workshop in 2005

As you can see from the above picture, the class was a success for me.  Not only did I create some stunning images, I met makeup artists, models, and others who would prove to be invaluable for my business and career as a photographers.

Achieving My Goals

Workshop helped me achieve my goals.  After that first workshop, various things got in the way of being able to attend a week long workshop.  However, a few years ago, I worked in to my business budget (time and money) and set a goal to attend annually.

As I previously mentioned, CPW proved to be invaluable for my business and career.  Now, living in Western New York, my workshop attendance is at our New York State PPA Affiliate’s school.:  Photo Imaging PPSNYS Workshop.

Here is a list of instructors I’ve had, and the objectives they’ve helped me reach:

  • Jim Cunningham – helped me understand Corel Painter to the point where I could actually paint something.
  • Helen Yancy – helped me become very proficient in Corel Painter.
  • Jim Sturdevant – taught me techniques to improve my composite images.
  • Michael Barton – taught me how much you can do with continuous lighting, and that got me heavily in to lighting with LEDs.
  • Michael Mowbray – taught me how to do battery powered flash the right way.  I now have a portable studio I can throw on the backseat of my car and take my studio anywhere.
  • Jim LaSala – got me excited about street photography

Make Time

I hear part-time photographers say they don’t have time for workshop because of their full time job.

MAKE TIME!

Plan your vacation around workshop.  Before leaving my full-time job, I was going to workshop and conventions, bringing my family with me, for my annual vacation.

By so doing, it also helped edge me towards quitting the ‘day job’.  Once I left my day job, it is amazing how important your portrait sessions become and how much better a business manager you become.

Make time for workshop.

Recommendation

My recommendation to the part-time (and by that I mean anyone who works a 40-hour a week job where they are paid an hourly wage or a salary) photographer who calls themselves a professional photographer…

  1. Set a goal to leave your day job – your goal has to be measurable, realistic, attainable, time-bound and specific.  Example:  Quite my day job on December 31st, 2020.
  2. Between now and then budget (time and money)  for education:
    1. 1 hour a week for online training
    2. 1 day or full evening a month for hands-on, face-to-face training.  (I’m talking about training, not group photo shoots where there is no specific instruction, but training where the instructor has a syllabus and a specific educational goal.)
    3. 1 contiguous week a year for hands-on, face-to-face training
  3. Talk regularly to a full-time (one who doesn’t have a wage or salary job) professional photographer.  Ask them for advice and LISTEN to their answer, then act upon it.
  4. Set a goal to become a Certified Professional Photographer.  You’re clients probably won’t give a hoot that you have CPP behind your name, but it WILL improve the quality of your work.
  5. Set a goal to become a PPA Master Photographer.  Some comment as CPP.  Your client’s may not care, but they WILL notice how good your work has become.  It’s not the degree that makes your work better; it is the effort you put forward to earn that degree that makes your work better.

Conclusion

There’s no substitute for the education you can gain through your state affiliate school.  None.  I’ve taken semester long photography classes in college that don’t hold a candle to the knowledge gained through a week at PPSNYS Workshop.

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Me at Michael Barton’s Workshop 2015


June 2018 Meeting

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June 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold its June 2018 Meeting meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:00PM.

SPECIAL EVENT:

Rain or Shine! Join us from 2-5pm for our FLPPSNY meeting being held at the Montezuma Audubon Center at 2295 State Route 89 in Savannah NY. This is NOT the National Wildlife Refuge on Rt 5/20. It is about 15 minutes north of there on Route 89. DIRECTIONS We will be taking a birding walk through the property’s woodlots and meadows in hopes to spot some wildlife and capture some great images. Our Guide will point out some of the wildlife and flowers native to the area for us. Get your gear ready and have a plan for possible rain protection too! Some other items to consider bringing: bug spray, umbrella, jacket/sweatshirt, beverages if it’s hot…and remember to charge all those batteries! This will be fun!…Hope to see you all there!

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 will follow for anyone who wants to attend. Place to be determined.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

JUNE 22: Monroe Payne Art Exhibition at ZaZa’s Cucina, Ithaca, NY 5:00-6:30PM  Event Info
JULY 15-20: Workshop at Hobart
AUGUST 15: Finger Lakes Picnic for Members, Family and Invited Guests
SEPTEMBER 19: Program by Dewey Neild – Tin Type Photography

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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Howard Burkholz

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video


May 2018 Meeting

May 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a Combined Meeting for its May 2018 Meeting with PPSCNY (aka Central) on Wednesday, May 15, 2018 at Ablgail’s Restaurant, 1978 Routes 5&20, Waterloo, NY. http://www.abigailsrestaurant.com/Directions Business Meeting for Finger Lakes Members starts at 4:00 PM Dinner at 5:00 PM Program at 6:00PM 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••.

PROGRAM:

Dana Nordlund and John Metcalfe – WASTING LIGHT

May 2018 Program

Someone once asked Arnold Newman if he ever worked with available light. He answered, “Oh yeah, I work with tungsten, studio flash, window light and out in the bright sun, whatever is available”. Instead of Wasting Light, we will work with available light as well as add artificial light while keeping the look natural. We will learn the process working with reflectors, diffusion, flash, custom white balancing and hand held metering. We will be shooting outside (weather permitting), with and without flash, inside by window light and in a studio setting.
One of the basic characteristics of photography is to create depth and a three dimensional image on a two dimensional piece of paper. Colors, tones, highlights & shadows are what we have to work with. Since it is necessary to give shape to the face and have a long tonal range, it is essential to position the head and face in a manner to allow shading and shape to be portrayed. The placement of shadows is equally as important as the highlights.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

JUNE 20: Guided tour at Montezuma for nature and wildlife photography.
JULY 15-20: Workshop at Hobart
AUGUST 15: Finger Lakes Picnic
SEPTEMBER 19: Program by Dewey Neild – Tin Type Photography

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 501(c)(3) 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.

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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.


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

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.

 


April 2018 Meeting

April 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. April 2018 meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at
Personius-Warne Studio, 269 Baldwain St, Elmira, NY 14901 607-733-6563

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 at a place to be determined. All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.

PROGRAM: American Pickers Finger Lakes Style

TOUR AND SALE at Personius-Warne Studios in Elmira, NY.
Craig and Linda are planning to close the over 100 year old Studio and have so much equipment they can’t even find it all! They will be moving the business to a smaller space in their home. We’ll hold our meeting there to say good bye to an icon.Then, let’s take a tour of the premises and see what goodies we can take off their hands at very reasonable prices.
Craig says “MAKE ME AN OFFER” and he means it.

Come out to look through the decades of accumulations and we’ll have fun! Bring your van so you can take all the goodies home with you. See you there!


March’s Meeting

Thanks to Jim Quinn, who gave a wonderful presentation at the March Meeting!

photo by Elisa Knataitis

Jim Quinn presentation

 


PPSNYS Focus NY 2018

photos by Neil Sjoblom photos by Neil Sjoblom

photo by Mark Griffin

The Lord and Lady of Light presided over our 2018 Focus Convention! Congratulations, Monroe, on a great event.

Workshop 2018

NEWS FLASH: LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE EARLY BIRD SAVINGS OF $100 is April 15th  Get your deposit in now. Remember all Finger Lakes members receive an extra $100 scholarship from the fund set up by our past members. You won’t want to miss it! www.ppsnysworkshop.com


UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
MAY 16:  Combined Program with Central at Abigail’s – Time TBD – Dana Nordland and John Metcalfe on lighting
JUNE 20: Guided tour at Montezuma for nature and wildlife photography.
JULY 15-20: Workshop at Hobart
AUGUST 15: Finger Lakes Picnic
SEPTEMBER 19: Program by Dewey Neild – Tin Type Photography

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 public.

ppsnys

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.


Our Sponsors

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 Finger Lakes!  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.

 


March 2018 Meeting

March 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold its March 2018 meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 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

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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 Image Competition
All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.

••Following the Program we will hold our Image Competition. See the rules which are attached in pdf format.••

PROGRAM: Jim Quinn, Speaker

Jim will be discussing the correlation between the painted lighting styles of the Master’s and how it relates to our photographic lighting today.

Jim is a life long educator and artist classically trained, graduated and awarded his MFA or BFA/MA equivalent from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, England. Jim also has a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

Most recently Jim was a Foreign Cultural and Educational Expert/Visiting Professor in the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

Please join us for an extremely Educational afternoon filled with LOTS of great information!


Paul and Brent gave a great program in February! Thanks for all the information about Route 66.

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Paul Bardotz (L) and Brent Walton (R) hold a copy of 55+ Magazine that features a story about their trip.


NEWS FLASH:

The Workshop website is current with Instructors for 2018! If April 15th is the deadline to register for Early Bird Savings of $100! If you can’t decide which class to take, you can 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:

MARCH 24-26:  PPSNYS Focus Convention IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO REGISTER!
APRIL 18: GOING OUT OF BUSINESS TOUR AND SALE at Personius-Warne Studios in Elmira! Craig and Linda are planning to close the over 100 year old Studio and have so much equipment they can’t even find it all! We’ll hold our meeting there to say good bye to an icon. We will be taking the tour of the premises and seeing what goodies we can take off their hands at very reasonable prices. Craig and Linda will be moving the business to a smaller space in their home.
MAY 16:  Combined Program with Central at Abigail’s – Time TBD – Dana Nordland and John Metcalfe on lighting
JUNE 20: Guided tour at Montezuma for nature and wildlife photography.
JULY 15-20: Workshop at Hobart
AUGUST 15: Finger Lakes Picnic
SEPTEMBER 19: Program by Dewey Neild – Tin Type Photography

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.


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

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video


February 2018 Meeting

February 2018 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. The February 2018 Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018 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
Our insurance sponsor, Howard Burkholtz from Allstate, will be making a video presentation to us before our Program.

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 Image Competition
All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.

Following the Program we will hold our Image Competition. See the rules which are attached in pdf format.
 

PROGRAM:   Historic Route 66 presented by D. Brent Walton and Paul Bardotz

What happens when two professional photographers take to the road for a month?

Come join us on February 21st and find out. In their presentation, Paul and Brent will talk about lessons learned from a month long drive on historic Route 66 and how they apply to photography. They will discuss the things they learned about their equipment, approaching strangers, and taking a business approach to a venture like this. (Brent and Paul secured sponsors and received comps along the way. They will talk about how that all works.)

During their trip they put on over 7500 miles on a rental car, took over 25,000 images, and met people whom they will never forget (and a few who will never forget them either… but that’s a story you’ll have to attend to hear.)

Attendees will all receive a special gift!

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Street Session – Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Laura – Seligman, Arizona

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Mr. D’z in Kingman, Arizona

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Owner of the Bagdad Cafe


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


Winter Photography. Make sure you take a minute to read it! https://montewritesblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/19/winter-wonderland-vs-christmas-camera/

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

MARCH 21: PROGRAM – Jim Quinn, retired Nazareth art professor will present. Jim’s presentation discusses the link between light and shadow in classic painting and its connection to the same in portraiture.
MARCH 24-26:  PPSNYS Focus Convention IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO REGISTER!
APRIL 18: TBD
MAY 16:Tentative Combined Program with Central – Dana Nordland and John Metcalfe on lighting
JUNE 20: Guided tour at Montezuma for nature and wildlife photography.
JULY: Workshop at Hobart
AUGUST 15: Finger Lakes Picnic
SEPTEMBER 19: Program by Dewey Neild – Tin Type Photography

Sponsored in part by businesses listed on this page.  They 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

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.

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video

Sponsor Us


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.

 


Member Input 2018

Member Input 2018

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The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc.
will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Member Input 2018 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. (all PPSNYS/PPA members included in the member price)
Non member charge is $35.
Dinner will follow the program.
All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.

PROGRAM:

No speaker this month. – Group Discussion and Member Input

One thing on the agenda will be a discussion of the Blair/Rodabaugh Points. We started out with a point system that we knew would have to be reconfigured as we found how much work each job took and what would need to be added or deleted. Please take some time to look over the attached copy of our current point system and think about what you might like to see added or changed. Here are some jobs/events that might be added so that new volunteers can take them and have the chance to accrue points:
• Keeper of the Points for Blair/Rodabaugh
• Image Comp Judges
• Social Media
• Officers
* Council Meetings
* Image of the Year
 
Bring your ideas for Programs, Outings, etc. so we can plan a great 2018!

In Addition


As our Main Event, we will be creating Portraits for the staff at Abigail’s. Al Knataitis, 1st VP, will be bring lights and background for the Formal sessions and Brent Walton, Section Chair, will provide the lighting for the environmental sessions. Bring your cameras and each member will be given time to work with the staff.

Any member who would like a Portrait taken is also welcome to be photographed.

Focus

FOCUS is coming up in MARCH!! Register at: http://ppsnys.com/sitepage/focus-ny/welcome
Register NOW!
Focus 2018 Speakers

Focus 2018 Speakers

NEWS FLASH: The Workshop website has all the 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/
UPCOMING EVENTS:


FEBRUARY 15:    PROGRAM – Route 66, Brent Walton and Paul Bardotz will be covering their road trip and some of the issues they encountered along the way.
Image Competition will be held this month
MARCH 15: TBD
MARCH 24-26: FOCUS CONFERENCE
Sponsored in part by:

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.

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

Sponsor Us!

If you own a business that serves 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).

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.

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.


Sponsor Message

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Sponsor Message

Here’s a sponsor message from Howard Burkholz:   I’m a sponsor of your Howard BurkholzProfessional Photographers of America chapter. Photography is my passion and insurance is my profession. Combine the two and I am uniquely qualified to help you get the best customized professional photographers insurance.
You may have already learned by sad experience that your homeowners insurance does not cover cameras, lenses, and other equipment when used for part-time or full-time economic gain. Nor will it cover your business liability exposure.
In addition to Replacement Cost New equipment coverage, Allstate Business Insurance also offers Professional Liability Coverage, General Liability Coverage, Data Extraction Coverage, and more – starting at $375 per year ($325 per year in some states). This is available for a HOME-BASED business AND retail studio’s too. As you know, most insurance companies don’t offer liability coverage if you are operating out of your home. And, liability coverage protects you anywhere in the world – not just at your business premises.  
Why purchase General & Professional Liability? Consider this. What if your camera and tripod toppled against an expensive stained-glass window during a wedding, this insurance could cover damage or replacement costs for the claimant’s window and any damaged nearby furnishings. Or, Professional liability (also called Errors & Omissions) provides for the legal obligations arising out of professional errors, negligent acts or omissions during the course of practicing your profession.
If a proposal is not yet attached to this email please go to http://www.nationalphotographersinsurance.com and provide me with a little information so I can prepare a customized proposal. (Monthly pay options are available starting at $118.75 Down and $18.75 per month.)
Thanks
Howard Burkholz
Allstate Business Insurance, Photography Insurance Specialist
PPA Sponsor
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801-451-8880
877-485-8600 (Toll Free)
*Approximately $200 higher for hurricane exposure in eight New York counties – Bronx, Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, Queens, Westchester, Manhattan, Richmond.
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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


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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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.