Category Archives: Upcoming Meetings

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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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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.