PPARI Newsletter September/October 2019

   

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Deb Bettencourt

 
Fall has arrived!  With school children to photograph, families starting to think about Holiday card pictures, and high school seniors wrapping up, it’s a busy time of year for many of us.  In the midst of all that, our Board members are hard at work planning monthly programs as well as our 2020 convention.  We’ve decided to mix it up a bit and experiment with the footprint of convention.  Instead of trying to do everything in a weekend we’ll be spacing things out.  Image competition, speakers, our annual meeting, and awards program will be on several non-adjoining days.  We’re researching speakers, lining up judges, and working on some interactive ideas that we hope you’ll enjoy and participate in.  More information will be available as things come together.
 
I hope you got to join us for Kris Ventresco’s Off-Camera Flash program.  We had great attendance and folks got to use their cameras and Kris’s lighting.  I took advantage of Hunt’s Photo & Video’s Association discounts and picked up two Yongnuo flash heads and stands and have incorporated them into a wedding and two family sessions in the past three weeks.
 
Jackie organized a September Social at Blazing Edition’s Gallery in East Greenwich.  It was the perfect venue to be inspired by the traveling artwork from John Paul Caponigro and Joyce Tenneson while catching up with other photographers.  
 
Rounding out 2019 will be a program by Kim Fuller on November 20th.  You can register now!  We’re holding the program at Harris Bar & Grill so we can dine together beforehand at 5:30pm.  So mark your calendar to arrive early and eat with friends.  I always walk away from these conversations with some tidbit that makes my life easier!  Then on December 8th is our Holiday Party.  Please set the evening aside to celebrate a year of health, inspiring work and friendship.
 
A reminder that we always welcome new volunteers, either to fill a Board Position or to help on a particular project or program.  You’ll get so much more than you give when you volunteer.  Reach out to me with questions or ideas.
 
Enjoy the warm sunshine, crisp air and beautiful scenery that we’re fortunate to have in New England.
 
Thanks!
Debbi

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Don’t forget to support our convention sponsors! Our educational events would not be possible without them! 

Printmakers  *  Hunts Photo & Video  *  Millers Lab * ACI *  WHCC

Alien Skin * Blazing Editions * David Maheu Backgrounds * Frame It RI * Harold Burkholz * Nashville Wraps * Olympus * Sticky Albums

 

Announcements

Hunt’s Photo & Video

Remember, Hunt’s buys and sell’s used photo gear! Stop by the Providence store today to see what is currently available or email Mike at msjolin@huntsphoto.com with what you may be looking for. We are here to service and support your love for photography! 

Upcoming events:

Below is a partial list, to see all events, visit https://edu.huntsphoto.com/photo-walks/
One-Light Headshots:
Saturday December 7th, 9am-3pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose. Featuring a day of creating simple but dynamic headshots. Cost $149.99 Instructors: Paul Nelson & Emily Hojnowski
Hunt’s Photo Walk: The North End at Night
Friday, November 29th, 4-8pm • Boston, MA  Featuring street photography, low-light and night photography. Cost $79.99 Instructors: Don Toothaker & Ron Phillips
Hunt’s Photo Walk: Plimoth Plantation
Sunday, November 10th, 9am-1pm • Plymouth, MA  Featuring: Photographing in low-light environments, environmental portraits, and more, all in a 17th-century setting. Cost $79.99  Instructors: Emily Hojnowski and Alex Hochstrasser

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Upcoming PPARI Events

November Program: Register Here

Image may contain: 1 person, standing, walking, text and outdoor

 

December Program: Save the date for our Holiday Party on 12/8! More details to come…

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Program Recap

In September we enjoyed a social gathering at Blazing Editions surrounded by inspiring art work!

 

 

Our Sponsors

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PPARI Newsletter July/August 2019

   

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Deb Bettencourt

The dog days of summer are here!  We wait for the warm weather for nine months, then all of a sudden we’re excited for the first pumpkin flavored coffee to show up far too early!  I don’t know about you, but I find myself looking forward to the next job, next season, next vacation, without being fully present in the moment.  I think it’s human nature, but that doesn’t mean we should be resigned to it.  Let’s be sure to recharge ourselves this summer.  Stop and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the sound of the heat bugs, the free concerts under the stars.  Because before you know it we’ll be chilly and wishing for the Spring!  Why not enjoy it right now?
 
We had a great July program with Miss Sassy Mouth Marissa Balletti-Lavoie.  Her Guide to the Hustle “Volume One” showed what imagination and action can do for a business.  And I have a feeling she’ll be back with “Volume Two” someday.
 
Our Board is hard at work crafting a vision of PPARI that meets the needs of photographers today.  There’s always room for additional volunteers to be part of the forward momentum.  Interested in learning more about our Board?  Please reach out to a Board member to chat.  No obligation…just consider giving back, and getting so much in return.
 
So, please stop and take in all that summer in New England offers.  And be in-the-moment so you can go back in your mind when we’re deep in polar fleece season :0)
 
Thanks!
Debbi

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Don’t forget to support our convention sponsors! Our educational events would not be possible without them! 

Printmakers  *  Hunts Photo & Video  *  Millers Lab * ACI *  WHCC

Alien Skin * Blazing Editions * David Maheu Backgrounds * Frame It RI * Harold Burkholz * Nashville Wraps * Olympus * Sticky Albums

 

Announcements

From Hunt’s:

Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer, below are some specials we currently have running. Please contact Mike at msjolin@huntsphoto.com  or stop by the Providence store to order/take advantage of these great deals!

-Save 50% off all sensor cleanings. (Valid at the Providence location only)

-The new Sony A7R IV body is now available for Pre-order. Please email Mike at msjolin@huntsphoto.com to be placed on the list today!

-Save up to 10% off all Profoto products. Contact Mike for a quote.

-We are now carrying Godox flashes like V860, AD200, and more! Contact Mike/stop by the store for availability and pricing!

-Rotolight is an amazing LED which also has the ability to do High Speed Sync. Save 10% today off their NEO 2 light at the link below!
https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=RLNEOII&mfg=Rotolight&show=yes&sp=v7LDe

-Save 15% off all Magmod products using the link below.

https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/searchresult.cfm?sortby=score%20desc&manufacturer=Magmod&criteria=magmod&startrow=1&sp=7m8zq

-Lastly, Hunt’s buys and sell’s used photo gear. Stop by the Providence store today to see what is currently available or email Mike with what you may be looking for! If you have equipment you’re looking to trade in/sell send Mike an email at msjolin@huntsphoto.com for a quote today!

For anything else you may be looking for, please Contact Mike or stop by the Providence store anytime. We are here to service and support your love for photography! 

In conjunction with your Speedlight event on the 21st, we can do several different discounts for PPARI members valid until Sunday, September 8th . The discounts are as follows:
 
10% off Godox and Yongnuo flashes and accessories
10% off MagMod lighting accessories
10% off Westcott softboxes/Rapid Boxes/Reflectors
15% off SanDisk memory cards
15% off Rogue light modifiers 
20% off Panasonic Eneloop and Eneloop Pro rechargeable batteries
25% off Promaster Light stands and light stand accessories (umbrella brackets, cold shoes, etc.)
25% off Promaster reflectors
25% off Promaster rechargeable camera batteries
25% off Promaster filters

 

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Upcoming PPARI Events

September Program Registration Link: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3519552/Registration

October Program Registration Link: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3509785/Registration

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Program Recap

Kris Ventresco showed us “How to Get the Most from Your Speedlights” on August 21st!

Our Sponsors

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PPARI Newsletter May/June 2019

 

 

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Deb Bettencourt

Hello! By the time you read this HALF of 2019 will be behind us. They say the days go slow but the years go fast. I think the days go fast and the years faster! Where did you think you’d be by mid-2019? Did you create a roadmap to guide your way, or just hope you’d move ahead? “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”. At Convention in March, Tim Cameron inspired me to pursue my Certified Professional Photographer’s designation. And the changes they’ve made to the program make it more straightforward than ever. I have to admit I haven’t signed up yet but I will have the CPP process underway in 2019.

With Convention in the rearview mirror, and understanding that PPARI exists to serve our members, our Board will be working on updating and clarifying our Mission and Vision this month. Next will be translating that into programs and features that best serve our existing members and attract new members. I welcome your emails and input right now, and throughout the process, about how we can improve the Association and therefore help you improve. I urge you to participate when we seek feedback.

In the meantime we have great speakers and programs planned for the next few months. Please join us. Each of us brings something special to the success of our Association and it’s not the same without you!

So, enjoy these months of sunny days, soft warm nights and rejuvenating time off. Get out and try something new, dust off those New Year’s Goals and take concrete steps to making them happen! I am excited for the day I can add CPP to my sign-off :0)

Warmly,
Debbi

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Don’t forget to support our convention sponsors! Our educational events would not be possible without them! 

Printmakers  *  Hunts Photo & Video  *  Millers Lab * ACI *  WHCC

Alien Skin * Blazing Editions * David Maheu Backgrounds * Frame It RI * Harold Burkholz * Nashville Wraps * Olympus * Sticky Albums

Announcements

Shoot World Class Racing on Narragansett Bay

by Marcia Scables

“It will be the largest – ever gathering of 12 Meter yachts in the United States”

Learn more about the 12 Meter World Championship held in Newport, RI this summer.

Newport PhotoBoat.com is available for charter for all yachting events happening on Narraganset Bay this summer. Captain Doug is considered among the best chase boat drivers in New England.  Doug offers photographers creative freedom to shoot exactly the action you are looking for.

“Rule 1 of Action Photography – Be there, be ready” Daniel Forster, Forster Photography … and have a fast boat and the best driver. That would be Captain Doug and Newportphotoboat.com

Whether you decide to hold a workshop or a gathering of like minded photographers, you are guaranteed 
a day of exciting shooting against the backdrop of Newport, RI, Narragansett Bay, its bridges and lighthouses.

A typical photoshoot is 3 hours.  Up to 6 passengers.  Fee $650 per group.

Jun 29 – Jun 30  NEWPORT 12MR TROPHY REGATTA

Jul 06 – Jul 07     12MR PRE-WORLDS

Jul 08 – Jul 13   12MR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Jul 15 – Jul 20   12 METRE JUBILEE

For more information about NewportPhotoBoat please visit our website at NewportPhotoBoat.com

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Upcoming PPARI Events

July Program

Registration Link: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3376716

Marisa’s program “Sassy Mouth’s Guide to Hustle: Volume 1” provides 
attendees with an honest and relatable experience that brings them on 
the journey of her ever-growing business. Marisa openly shares her 
initial pitfalls and struggles that helped her learn and mold her 
business into something consumers are seeking out. She shares the 
secrets behind the successful use of her social media pages, tips and 
tricks to keep your work unique and true to your own style, and how to 
boost sales with confidence.


August Program

Registration Link: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3456844

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Our Sponsors

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