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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. 

June 2017 meeting

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

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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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

copyright 2017 Honey DeLapa

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)

copyright 2017 Honey DeLapa

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.