November 2019 Meeting

November 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Professional Photographers will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Woody’s Bar and Grille in the Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY. https://www.fingerlakes.org/dining/woodys-bar-grille
Business Meeting starts at 3:30PM
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••.

***Image Critique will follow the Program. Please bring up to 3 images plus ONE image taken at our October Brewery outing.***
DINNER will follow the Image Critique. Please plan to stay and support the restaurant. We are guests in their meeting room at NO CHARGE!


THIS MONTH’S PRESENTATION WILL BE GIVEN BY FINGER LAKES MEMBER, DALE FLINN.

BIO

Dale was born in Spokane, Washington, but grew up on a horse farm in Lansing, New York. His photography career started at a young age (10?) when his parents gave him a Kodak Instamatic (which he still has) to use while traveling in England and Scotland. Most of his work centers around travel, although in recent years he has added more mechanical, farm equipment, nature, and bird photography to his portfolio. He blames his wife for getting him to become a bird photographer as she would bring him along on her birding expeditions and he had no choice but to bring his camera along. Dale enjoys travel photography, architectural, mechanical/machinery, and nature photography the most, looking at/for details and different angles that reveal new and different aspects of his subjects, bordering on abstract sometimes. Although he has been shooting digital for some time now, he still maintains the frugality of shots he learned when shooting primarily color slides in his younger years. Despite sometimes shooting several hundred, or even thousand frames, shooting slide film meant expensive processing back in the day, so shots could not be wasted. He still lives in Lansing, across the street from the farm where he grew up, along with his wife Gayle, three cats, and a retired racing Greyhound named Bart. Someday he hopes to actually sell some of his photographic work rather than just look at it!

PRESENTATION:

This month’s presentation will be a combination travelogue and work flow study based upon my trip to Tanzania last summer. During the two weeks in-country I took more than 5,000 photos and will share a very select few of them to showcase the trip and some of the photographic opportunities I had while there. To keep it more interesting than just a travelogue, I plan to show the progression I take with a few of my photos from what comes out of the camera to what I would consider finished – at least enough to present to others. My work flow is pretty simple and I will not be using PhotoShop, so it will something different for most of the attendees. My goal is to always get as close to the finished product as possible in-camera, but I have come to realize the value of sometimes just getting material I want into the shot and working to bring out the best image I can later on.

One Shoe ©Dale Flinn



The Finger Lakes Professional Photographers of NYS is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). To stay up to date on FLPPSNY activities, please visit our Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/FingerLakesPPSNYS/


Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video
SPONSOR
Howard Burkholz
SPONSOR


September 2019 Special Event

DIRECTIONS – https://www.fingerlakes.org/dining/woodys-bar-grille

There is still time to register for this special program by Fuzzy Duenkel. Contact Al Knataitis today!

Please plan to join us for dinner from the menu at Woody’s after the Program.


The Annual August Family Picnic was a success!

photo by Neil Sjoblom

Upcoming Meetings

September 18 – Finger Lakes SPECIAL Meeting – Program by the renowned Fuzzy Duenkel

October 16 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Fall Outing – Details TBD

November 20 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Program by Finger Lakes Member, Dale Flinn and Image Competition

December 2019 – Annual Christmas Party


The Finger Lakes Section is a section of the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. (PPSNYS) and 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.

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.


Finger Lakes Family Picnic

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold it’s Annual Family Picnic on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Craig and Linda’s Camp Pavilion in Cheerful Valley Campground, Route 14, Geneva, NY.
Cheerful Valley Campground
We’ll gather around 2:00PM at the Pavilion. Dinner around 5:00PM.
NOTE: Our Section Chair, Al Knataitis, will call a short business meeting around 4:30PM or shortly before dinner. Please be available to participate at the time.

All Finger Lakes and PPSNYS Members and families are welcome!

Bring a dish to pass, place settings, drinks and the meat will be provided.
PLEASE LET LINDA KNOW YOU ARE COMING, AND WHAT YOU’LL BE BRINGING, BY POSTING IT ON FACEBOOK IN THE REPLIES or at MRSHUTCHSR@aol.com.
The horseshoe tournament as 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/games you’d like to share.
Be aware that we will take a Group Portrait after dinner so don’t leave before that happens.
Questions? Just ask Linda at MRSHUTCHSR@aol.com and you’ll get an answer.


2019 PPSNYS Summer Workshop was a Success!

If you’d like to see all the fun and learning that went on during Workshop this year, please visit the FACEBOOK WORKSHOP page. Looks like a everyone had a wonderful time.

© Neil Sjoblom, Trustee

Upcoming Events

September 18 – Finger Lakes SPECIAL Meeting – Program by the renowned Fuzzy Duenkel

October 16 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Fall Outing – Details TBD

November 20 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Program by Finger Lakes Member, Dale Flinn and Image Competiton

December 2019 – Annual Christmas Party


Sponsored in part by ~

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video
Howard Burkholz

June 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a SPECIAL monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00PM.
We will be taking a guided tour of the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, 3395 U.S. Route 20 East
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
Directions
Meet in the Parking Lot at the Visitors Center. It’s important that we take as few vehicles as possible so please plan to bring your equipment and be ready to ride with someone once you arrive.
RSVP is necessary for this meeting. We need to know who is coming to make sure we don’t leave anyone behind in the parking lot. Please email Elisa Knataitis who made all the arrangements for this great outing: photographicservices@rochester.rr.com

A $5.00 charge for each member will be collected and donated to the Refuge. (this includes ANY PPSNYS member).
Non member charge is $35. All Photographers are welcome!
••First time guests attend for free••.

Following the tour, we will meet at Woody’s Bar and Grille for a Business Meeting and Dinner.

DIRECTIONS

Please plan to stay for dinner and support the restaurant.


Samantha Knataitis presented a wonderful program on Business Marketing and Management at our May Meeting.
©Neil Sjoblom

We were pleased to welcome new Finger Lakes Member, Heather Vittocore, at the May Meeting.
© Neil Sjoblom

UPCOMING EVENTS:

June 192:00 PM – Finger Lakes Meeting – Montezuma Wildlife Refuge Safari
July 28 – August 2 – PPSNYS Summer Workshop, Register today! PPSNYS Workshop
August 21 – Finger Lakes Family Picnic
September 18 – Finger Lakes SPECIAL Meeting – Program by Fuzzy Duenkel
October 16 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Fall Outing – Details TBD
November 20 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Image Competition


The Finger Lakes Section is a section of the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. (PPSNYS) and 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.


Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video
SPONSOR

Howard Burkholz
SPONSOR

May 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Woody’s Bar and Grille in the Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY.

DIRECTIONS

Business Meeting starts at 3:30PM

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••.

Please plan to stay for dinner and support the restaurant. We are guests in their meeting room at NO CHARGE!

4:30 PM Program

ABOUT
Samantha is a Marketing Manager and a member of Spectrum Reach’s Field Marketing Team. She began her career at an entry level, database entry position with Invisible Fence® Brand while going to school to become a Psychiatrist. After working her way up the ranks and mastering many marketing tactics, she decided to pursue a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Since then, her focus has been on Demand Generation, or the focus of targeted marketing programs to drive awareness and interest in a company’s products and/or services, or the foundation for a solid Lead Generation program.

Join us for the May 2019 Meeting where we will discuss both Inbound and Outbound marketing covering search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing and more. We will discuss a multitude of marketing tactics as well as how you can apply them in your business. We will conduct a mini workshop to help each attendee work through portions of their individual marketing plans. Come with all your questions and take a rough pass at your marketing plan before attending. Click and download the template here – http://bit.ly/FLPPSNYS

Dinner will follow the Program.


UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 15 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Samantha Knataitis on Business Management and Marketing
June 192:00 PM – Finger Lakes Meeting – Montezuma Wildlife Refuge Safari
July 28 – August 2 – PPSNYS Summer Workshop, Register today! PPSNYS Workshop
September 18 – Special Event with Fuzzy Duenkel – Details to be Announced
October 16 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Image Competition and Critique


The Finger Lakes Section is a section of the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. (PPSNYS) and 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.

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 –

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video
Howard Burkholz

April 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Woody’s Bar and Grille in the Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY.

DIRECTIONS

Business Meeting starts at 3:30PM

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••.


4:30 PM – PROGRAM

ALL YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FRAMING – Presented by JASON CAMPBELL, of Frameworks of Rochester.

Jason Campbell has owned Frameworks of Rochester since 2008. It was founded 40 years ago and Jason himself has over 20 years of experience.
All of Frameworks work is performed on site, and is genuine, handcrafted work from matting to framing. Products include framing of traditional art work and prints to sport jerseys, shadow boxes and restoration of antique and vintage frames.
From our Speaker:
I plan on talking about the factors that go into choosing framing materials. Everything from mats, backing, glass, frame and how they can impact the artwork. I can go over how to actually join metal frames since I’ve had a few customers struggle with that. I will talk about the difference between gallery framing and framing for a home or office.
I am happy to answer any questions from the group.

Dinner will follow the Program.

Please plan to stay for dinner and support the restaurant. We are guests in their meeting room at NO CHARGE!


UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 15 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Program on Marketing by Samantha Knataitis
June 192:00 PM – Finger Lakes Meeting – Montezuma Wildlife Refuge Safari
July 28 – August 2 – PPSNYS Summer Workshop, Register now! – PPSNYS Workshop


The Finger Lakes Section is a section of the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. (PPSNYS) and 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.

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.


March 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting
on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Woody’s Bar and Grille in the
Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY.
DIRECTIONS
Business Meeting starts at 3:30PM
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••.
Please plan to stay for dinner and support the restaurant.
We are guests in their meeting room at NO CHARGE!
4:30 PMPROGRAM
WHAT NOW? – Presented by Don Menges, Photographer and Partner at Image City Gallery
Finding New Markets for Your Photography
This presentation will explore methods to expand your market. We will discuss local gallery exhibitions, niche markets, festivals and art shows,
and how to gain gallery representation. You will be introduced to 3
photographers who have been successful in these venues.

Dinner will follow the Program.
PPSNYS FOCUS 2019
Finger Lakes Section Attendees (Steve Chesler left early)

Group Photo by Adrian DeJesus
Al and Elisa Knataitis were both awarded Bronze Service Medals as well as the
PPSNYS Accredited Degree.
Neil Sjoblom received the PPSNYS Accredited, Qualified and Artisan Degrees. It was also mentioned that Neil has been a PPSNYS member since 1975.
Linda and Craig Hutchings were both awarded Service Bars to add to their many awards.
Award photos taken by Monroe Payne.
Finger Lakes Members also received awards for MERIT Images during
the Awards Presentation on Monday Night.
Can you help?

HELP FINGER LAKES HELP THOSE IN NEED
At this March meeting we will again be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, new or gently used warm clothing and personal care items, etc. for the Geneva Center of Concern, a non-profit organization that helps those in need. If you forgot last month you have another chance.
Neil has volunteered to represent the Finger Lakes Section and will kindly take the donations to the Center.


UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 17 – Finger Lakes Meeting
May 6 – PPSNYS Online Council Meeting
May 15 – Finger Lakes Meeting
June 19 – 2:00 PM – Finger Lakes Meeting – Montezuma Wildlife Refuge
Safari
July 28 – August 2 – PPSNYS Summer Workshop, Register before
April 15th to receive an early bird discount of $100
PPSNYS Workshop


The Finger Lakes Section is a section of the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State, Inc. (PPSNYS) and 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.
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.


Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video
Please support our sponsors
Howard Burkholz
Please support our sponsors

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.
©PHOTOS BY NEIL SJOBLOM ©PHOTOS BY NEIL SJOBLOM ©PHOTOS BY NEIL SJOBLOM
©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.