FLPP Presents Elisa Knataitis

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) ••.


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

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, 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


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.