August 2017 Picnic

August 2017 Picnic

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.
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,, 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 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!


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
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.

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.

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.


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! 
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.

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