March 2019 Meeting

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

February 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 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••.
Please plan to stay for dinner and support the restaurant. We are guests
in their meeting room at NO CHARGE!
4:30 PMPROGRAM
Our Program this month will serve as preparation for the upcoming FOCUS Image Competition and future IPC. The FIRST part of the program will be an IMAGE COMPETITION. Images should be prepared to IPC
standards and will be judged according the the FOCUS/IPC rules.
Click here for all the information.
https://ppsnys.com/page/speaker-focusny-1
Please bring up to 6 Images prepared to be judged. This month all 6
images will be awarded Blair/Rodabaugh Points. The SECOND part of the
program will be helpful critique and discussion of each image. We will
also go over titles and help you decide what might work best for each
image. Titles are important in scoring and the right one can add points to
your scores.
Dinner will follow the Program.
HELP FINGER LAKES HELP THOSE IN NEED
At this February meeting we will 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. Neil has volunteered to represent
the Finger Lakes Section and will kindly take the donations to the Center.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
February 10 – Deadline for Paid Membership Dues to get FREE
Conference Registration
February 15 – Deadline for Service Point Form
February 20 – Finger Lakes Meeting – Woody’s Bar and Grille
February 22 – Deadline for Degree Form
Look for the new form on Facebook
March 2 through 4 – FOCUS NY Conference at Villa Roma – Register todayhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/focusny-2019-tickets-52019560907
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
Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video

January 2019 Meeting

The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc. will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Woody’s Bar and Grille in the Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY.
Directions: 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••. Please plan to stay for dinner and support the restaurant. We are their guests in the meeting room at NO CHARGE!

At this, our January 2019 meeting, we will welcome and swear in the new officers. Following that our new Section Chair, Al Knataitis, will lead a discussion about ideas and plans for events throughout the year. Please come to share your thoughts

The Finger Lakes Image Critique will be held after our formal discussion. Please see the rules posted on the Competition Page. Bring up to 3 images for this critique.
Dinner will follow the Image Critique.

OUR SPONSORS

Howard Burkholz
Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video

The Finger Lakes Section, founded in 1911, 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, 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.


September 2018 Meeting

September 2018 Meeting

The  September 2018 meeting of The Finger Lakes Section of PPSNYS, Inc.  is Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Woody’s in the Quality Inn, Rt. 414, Waterloo, NY.

NOTICE!!!   NEW TIME! NEW LOCATION!

Due to of Abigail's going out of business, our good friend Woody/Jimmy from Abigail's has opened in his new spot and has graciously extended the invitation to hold our meetings there.  

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

Business Meeting starts at 3:30PM  
First of all we will discuss meeting times for all future meeting as well as other items of business.
Program at 5:00PM
Image Critique after the Program. 

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. Because they are not charging us to use the room, it is the least we can do!

Program

Roger William Theise,  Owner of Roger William Photography Studio and Co-Owner/Principal Photographer for What’s HOT Magazine in CNY.
September 2018 Meeting

 


Finger Lakes Annual Picnic

Finger Lakes Annual Picnic was  August 15h, 2018 at Linda and Craig Hutchings’ camp. Thank you to them for hosting this wonderful event for so many years.  Thank you Craig for cooking the delicious turkey and to everyone who brought such great dishes to pass.

Honey DeLapa was the lucky winner of the litratorch donated to Finger Lakes by our sponsor, Gary Farber of Hunt’s Photo.  Please see Gary for all your photographic needs. He and Hunt’s have been very generous to both Finger Lakes and PPSNYS.

Remember to support our sponsors!

Photo by Neil Sjoblom

FLPP Members at the 2018 Finger Lakes Picnic


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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, 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.


Our Sponsors

Howard Burkholz

Sponsors - Hunt's Photo and Video


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


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.


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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©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.

 


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