PPARI Newsletter September/October 2017   Recently updated !

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Programs

Vendor Highlight: Printmakers 

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Dear PPARI members,

The beginning of the fall season is always a busy one for us. Finishing up senior portraits before yearbook deadlines, school portraits, and sports leagues. It’s also a time when the changing leaves means those fall portraits outdoors. I love it! The crispness to the air, apple season, pumpkins and best of all clothes that give you a hug. 

We have worked hard this summer, spending time away from family, and taking those extra assignments when really it would have been nice to take a beach day. Enjoy this season, because before long we will be peering through snow covered windows wishing for warmer weather, and wishing the phone would ring! I hope to see you all at our upcoming programs and social events. And I hope each of you plan to be with us at our holiday party!  Happy Fall, see you soon!

Cheers! ~Jackie

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Announcements

Peter J. Lapolla honored with a Life Time Achievement Award

PPARI Past President and Historian Peter J. Lapolla, was honored with a Life Time Achievement Award by The Professional Photographers of New England.  The award was presented during their annual Awards Banquet held at The Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Presenting the Award was PPARI and PPANE Past President Gary J. Thibeault, M. Photog. Cr., CPP and PPANE President Madonna Lovett Repeta,  M. Photog. Cr.

Peter has attended 50 consecutive PPANE Conventions.  Peters first was in 1967 at the The Lake Carlton Club. i  He was introduced to PPANE by Stanley Szelka Past President of PPANE and PPARI, as well as one of Peter’s instructors at the RI School of Photography.  In addition to his attendance at conventions, he was a behind the scenes person working to help both Rudy Graziani and Gary Thibeault during their time going through the chairs at PPANE and on Committees while they were both Presidents of PPANE.

Over the years Peter has always been a phone call away, ready to help and serve anyone that needed help. 

Peter holds a Master and Craftsman Degree from PPA, has received the National Award for outstanding service to PPARI as well as the Rudy Graziani Service Award.  He is still an active member of the PPARI Board serving as Historian.

He turned 70 in September, is retired and enjoying working in his garden and spending time with his dog “Buddy”. 

All of Peter’s friends at PPARI and PPANE congratulate him in receiving this award.

 

Hunt’s Education

Hunt’s Photo & Video offers classes and photo walks on a regular basis. Visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/ for a complete listing

October’s featured classes:

Portraits: Natural & Flash with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis at Hunt’s Photo in Melrose, MA on October 21st and 22nd 9am-6pm. This intensive and fun two-day workshop will show essential approaches to matching the light with your ideas. On the first day, we will photograph using only natural light and on the second we will supplement using fill flash to enhance your creative vision! Registration is available for one or both days!

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Olde Sturbridge Village, Sunday, October 29th 9:30am-4pm

 

Imaging USA 

Imaging USA 2018 will be held in Nashville January 11-16. Click https://imagingusa.org/ for complete details and to register.

 

EVOLVE 2018 Photo Convention

March 9th-12th, 2018 at the new convention location: Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA.
http://members.ppam.com/event-2626932 to register!

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Program Recap

August

Jenn Vondenbrink presented “How to Tell Your Story Online” where she shared helpful strategies for using social media as a marketing tool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming PPARI Programs

October Program:

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Holiday Party!

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Vendor Highlight: Printmakers

Printmakers is a Rhode Island based lab founded by Tony Rodrigues in 1990 to serve photographers. Today, their team collectively has a background in  photography, graphic design, and multiple forms of media and art. “One of our goals is to help you achieve superior results that your clients and customers expect, and by keeping the lines of communication always open, it helps us get closer to said goal. If you have a product or an idea in mind, we would love to make it come to life. All you have to do is give us a call.” – Printmakers web site

In addition to traditional photographic prints, Printmakers creates photo albums by hand, not a machine. They offer many cover choices including plush leather and premium cloth and their Album Design Service can create a unique layout to your preferences to save you many hours in front of the computer! This is a great product offering for weddings, portraits, anniversaries, newborns, etc.

If you would like to learn more about working with Printmakers or if you have a suggestion for a new product, give them a call at 401.728.4305 or stop by 75 York Avenue in Pawtucket for a visit! 

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PPARI Newsletter July/August 2017

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming Programs

Vendor Highlight: Hunt’s Photo & Video

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

The summer months are here. It’s been fairly hot and I know business has picked up for you. One thing I really enjoy about being a PPARI member is, if there is something I need all I have to do is pick up the phone. I have called on colleagues all of which I have met over the years through PPARI. I needed help with a wedding, large family portraits, preschools, high schools, leagues, and sometimes just to bounce an idea off another photographer. I’ve shared techniques, tips and tricks, software advice, camera questions, and how to deal with a particularly difficult client.

I have lent equipment, borrowed equipment, and bought equipment from other members, folks I’m happy to say are my friends. We may be little but we, all 50 of us, have an abundance of knowledge, experience, and true professionalism to share with one another. We are up against many challenges in today’s market that Professional Photographers of years past did not have to try to overcome. We are in a unique field, with great opportunities. Let’s focus on the positives, and be thankful for the phone ringing, and for clients who choose us versus the big corporate stores!

Thanks for reading, see you at the next program.

Cheers! ~Jackie

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Announcements

Lightroom for Beginners

Hunt’s Photo & Video is offering a Lightroom for Beginners class. Part one is on Thursday August 17th 6-8 PM and part two is Thursday August 24th  6-8 PM. They will have the same class in October, part one will be on Thursday 10/5 6-8 PM and part two will be on Thursday 10/12 6-8 PM. The cost for either class is $99.00. They will be held at the Providence store and limited to 8-10 people. Mike Rice will be teaching both classes.

For more information, please email Mike at Mrice@huntsphoto.com.

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Program Recap

June

Ella Putney Carlson demonstrated how to use Photoshop to create beautiful and unique works of art in our full day June program!

 

 

July

Chris Williams, owner of Cloud City Drones in Warwick, discussed drone technology, regulations, and safety in our July program!

 

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Upcoming Programs

August Program:

Holiday Party!

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Vendor Highlight: Hunt’s Photo & Video

Many, if not all, PPARI members can attest to Hunt’s exceptional customer service and product knowledge. Whether it’s a camera, lens, tripod, or anything else photo and video, Hunt’s will guide you to just the right product. They also offer classes and photowalks, you can visit http://wbhunt.com/blog/ for a detailed listing. We are fortunate to have a local brick and mortar store of this kind and they have always been a great supporter of PPARI, so please keep Hunt’s Photo & Video in mind the next time you are in the market for any gear!  

From the Hunt’s web site:

You’ll be ready to start shooting as soon as you leave the store when you purchase your camera at Hunt’s Photo & Video. As New England’s largest retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products, we make sure every client feels comfortable with his or her purchase and confident in its use. Whether you are a student, hobbyist, or photo or video professional, Hunt’s Photo, Video and definitely Digital will help you choose the right equipment for all of your imaging needs.

Why Shop at Hunt’s?

Unlike “big box” stores or online sellers, Hunt’s makes personal service part of every purchase. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting the perfect camera for your individual lifestyle and interests. As a major supplier to the consumer, professional, educational and government markets, Hunt’s maintains a well-stocked inventory of photo, video and digital imaging equipment from every major manufacturer so you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose. With seven retail locations in four New England states, Hunt’s offers an unbeatable combination of competitive pricing, sales know-how, and unparalleled customer service.

A little history…

Three generations of Farber family ownership have established Hunt’s as a trendsetter in the imaging equipment industry. Begun as a Malden Center drugstore by pharmacist Solomon Farber and his sons, Hunt’s began building its camera business during the 1950s under the visionary leadership of Solomon’s son, Jack. As interest in photography grew and small neighborhood pharmacies fell victim to big national chains, Hunt’s began shifting its emphasis away from the pharmacy business and into the business of cameras and accessories. By 1992, the pharmacy closed and imaging equipment became Hunt’s primary focus.

Led today by Jack’s sons, Scott and Gary, Hunt’s proudly serves a diverse audience of individual, corporate, educational, and government clients as one of the country’s largest retailers of photographic, video and digital imaging products. As sponsor of the renowned Hunt’s Show and Sale each fall, the company hosts a three-day showcase of the latest trends in photographic equipment for users at all levels. Visit Hunt’s 30,000 square foot flagship store at 100 Main Street, Melrose, or one of its satellite locations in Boston, MA – Cambridge,MA – Hanover, MA – Holyoke, MA – Providence, RI – So. Portland, ME – or Manchester, NH to discover how Hunt’s Photo, Video and definitelyDigital can help you create your own picture of success.

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PPARI Newsletter May/June 2017

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming Programs

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Well our “slow season” if officially over. Or at least it is for me. I’m always amazed at how we go from zero to 100 in the span of time that is April to May. Dance schools, pre-schools, spring school photos, proms, graduations, and weddings! Wouldn’t it be nice to spread it out a little more? I’m thankful to be busy, but I sure could use a nap!

The members of your board have been working hard on lining up the entire calendar year of programs, seminars, and socials. We officially have our 2017 programs all secured. As we await a few of the final details rest assured they will be email blasted, posted on the web page, posted on social media, and printed to be displayed on the counters of our local vendors.  Please be sure to save these dates. Make every effort to join us for these very valuable and educational opportunities. Come network with others, and find out what backgrounds you can borrow!

SAVE THE DATES!!

Wed May 24th David Zapatka. “Stars and Lights Photography”

Sun June 11th Ella Putney Carlson. “Adobe Photoshop”

Wed July 26th Chris Williams. “Info Seminar on Drones”

Wed Aug 23rd Jen Vondenbrink. “How to tell your story online”

September- No Program.

Wed Oct 18th Tim Cameron. “Find financial success photographing Family Portraits”

November- No Program

December- Christmas Gathering…..details to come.

 

Cheers! ~Jackie

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Announcements

 Hunts Offers Free Tamron Rentals!


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Program Recap

Brandi Morgan of East Coast Capture showed us posing techniques for individuals and families. We started outside with an actual family and then moved back inside for a slide show presentation. Brandi’s high energy made this informative program a lot of fun!

 

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Upcoming Programs

June Program:

Ella Carlson comes back to PPARI for a full-day photoshop program!

July Program:

August Program:

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