PPARI Newsletter March/April 2019   Recently updated !

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Deb Bettencourt

Does it feel like New Years Day to anyone else?  We’ve wrapped up our biggest event of the year, Convention #66, and I’m writing my first “Message” as President.  Yup, a New Year, with all the wonderful possibilities that we can imagine!

Convention takes a year of planning, and three days to unwrap.  We’ve already started brainstorming for next year. But first, a recap of 2019.  Image Competition kicked off the weekend on Friday.  Our acclaimed judges included Tim Cameron, Lynn Damon, Paula Swift and Don Raupp.  All went smoothly (no trees down or power outages like last year) and there was so much to learn from the critiques of images.

Tim Cameron presented on the new look of the Certified Professional Photographer program & why it’s an impressive credential when the competition is leaning in with cheap pricing and you need to prove your value.  He convinced me that 2019 is the year to jump in.  Who’s with me?  Jamie Palmer began our Free Programming Day on Saturday laying out a road map for creating social media content thirty days at a time!  Sort of like those meal prep container sets that allow you to eat all week on one afternoon’s effort.  You can follow her online at Outlier Marketing Group.  Saturday afternoon we learned from Paula Swift how to capture engaging, lively, enduring images of children that their families will treasure.  She shared the skills honed as a newspaper photographer that translated well to family photography. On Sunday, Tracie Maglosky revealed her secrets for living a well balanced life.  Healthy business with boundaries, and healthy personal life enjoying the fruits of your labor!

Of course we’d never be able to pull this off without the support of vendors.  I’d like to thank these businesses from the bottom of my heart, because they experience the same challenges and economic shifts that we do and still come through for us:  Hunts Photo & Video, Printmakers, Inc., ACI Labs, Olympus, Miller’s Professional Imaging & White House Custom Color.  In addition we had many industry-related businesses who donated gift certificates and products that give us a chance to try something new.  PLEASE be sure to let these vendors know how much you appreciate their support next time you place an order or redeem a gift certificate!

I’d like to thank everyone who volunteered their time in planning and executing Convention.  And we are grateful to our members and their guests who chose learning over other activities on March 1st, 2nd & 3rd.  As Board Members we are here to serve our members and provide valuable education, networking and resources that exceed those you could find on your own.  We all benefit when membership is growing and we’re seeing new faces.  Please be an Ambassador for PPARI and invite photographers you meet, especially those who are starting out, and pay forward the gifts of knowledge & friendship you’ve received over the years!

I am excited to continue working with the other generous souls on our Board as we strive to serve our membership and industry every day!

In friendship, Debbi

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Scenes from the 66th Convention!

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

Welcome New Members!

Please welcome our newest members, James and Shedrick!

James Johnstone
Shedrick Robinson

Announcements

From Noah Buchanan at Hunt’s Photo & Video:

I hope everyone had a good winter and is looking forward to warmer weather and getting outside to shoot! Spring is officially here and the warm weather is fast approaching. Here are some of the awesome promotions and deals going on!

-We have some refurbished Nikon equipment coming in soon such as D850s, D7500s, 200-500mm lenses, and more. Please reach out to Mike at
 msjolin@huntsphoto.com if there are some Nikon products you’ve been looking for.

-Save 15% on all superior seamless paper. (Must be picked up from one of our 8 locations)

-Save 12% off all Tamron lenses including he 24-70mm and 70-200mm G2 lenses. The 24-70 and 70-200 are both on sale for $1055. Please reach out to  Mike at msjolin@huntsphoto.com to inquire about pricing on all other lenses! 

-Also show this email in store to get your sensor cleaned for $39.99. Regularly $69.99! Valid 1 camera per customer.

-To inquire about any of these promotions listed above or anything else you may be looking for, please email Mike at msjolin@huntsphoto.com

Hunt’s Photo Walks & Workshops

Hunt’s Photo Walks are hands-on workshops that immerse the student in different aspects of photography, both technically and aesthetically. There is no better way to learn photography than through a hands-on experience, and these walks provide you with that opportunity. Our instructors will also give guided help to skill levels from beginner to advanced. Here are just a few that are being offered, visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/photo-walks/ for a complete listing.

Capture to Print: Flowers and Macro ft. the Stevens-Coolidge Place

Saturday May 18th, Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover and Hunt’s Photo, Melrose 8am-5pm. The first step to creating a great print is by understanding how to create a great photograph in the field.

Portraits in the Park with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis

Sat May 18th, 9am-6pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose. Everyone has natural light available, but not necessarily the understanding of how to find and manipulate it with reflectors and diffusers to create the most pleasing or effective image.

Hunt’s Photo Workshop: Using On-Camera Filters, ft. Fan Pier, Boston

Saturday, May 4th • 1-8:30pm, Hunt’s Photo, Melrose & Fan Pier, Boston. This unique workshop will be half classroom description, half in-field workshop, as we discuss filters and then put them to excellent use!


Hunt’s Photo Walk: Port of Galilee & Point Judith Lighthouse, RI

Saturday, May 4th, 3-8pm • Galilee, Narragansett, RI. The Port of Galilee is a fascinating, weathered and textured area for photography. We will begin the walk photographing in and around the port, then move toward the Point Judith Lighthouse for sunset.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Boston After Dark- South Boston Waterfront

Friday, April 12th, 5:00-9:00pm • Boston, MA. Join Hunt’s Photo Education for a night photography adventure in Boston’s burgeoning South Boston Waterfront.

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Upcoming PPARI Events

April Program

Registration Link: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3326833


May Program

Registration Link: Newsletter will be updated when link is available

June Program

Registration Link: Newsletter will be updated when link is available

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Our Sponsors

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PPARI Newsletter January/February 2019

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Vendor Highlight: Rice Studio Supply

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Hello,

We are putting the finishing touches on our 66th Annual Convention. If you haven’t already done so please get online and get registered. Simply click this link to open the registration page: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3221422

If you haven’t already been thinking and working on images for Image Competition, what are you waiting for? Wouldn’t it be nice to win a new award to proudly display? Send out a PR notice and gain recognition in your town as an award-winning photographer! If you want more information on our image competition simply go to our website, and click on the tab for Image Competition, it’s that simple.

Our convention theme this year is “Rise above the noise.” Here is what’s to come.

Fri- 3/1/19 Image Competition, image critique, dinner for $25.00, Tim Cameron presents, “The value and process of becoming becoming CPP”

Sat- 3/2/19  Jamie Palmer – “How to streamline your social media”

Sat- 3/2/19  Paula Swift – “Storytelling with portrait photography”

Sun- 3/3/19  Tracie Magskloy – “Business, Balance, Bliss”

We have a new committee of folks working hard on our door prizes, sponsorships, raffle items, and silent auction items. BRING CASH, for raffle tickets! Please plan to be with us Saturday evening for the image awards dinner. The speeches are brief, and the food is fabulous!

Come join us, I look forward to seeing all of you at convention.

Stay Warm,

Jackie

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Announcements

Our own Al Weems currently has ten pieces hanging in “An Eclectic Mix” at the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery in Whitinsville, MA. The exhibit is available through March 1st.

Hunt’s Photo Walks & Workshops

Hunt’s Photo Walks are hands-on workshops that immerse the student in different aspects of photography, both technically and aesthetically. There is no better way to learn photography than through a hands-on experience, and these walks provide you with that opportunity. Our instructors will also give guided help to skill levels from beginner to advanced. Here are just a few that are being offered, visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/photo-walks/ for a complete listing.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Sports & Action- College Basketball

Friday March 1st, 6-10pm • Cabot Center, Northeastern U Women’s Basketball- NU vs. UNCW. On this walk, we will spend a few hours working on shooting action, proper white balance, panning action sequences, auto-focus for action, and subject development. Basketball is an exciting fast paced sport full of excitement. We will capture the action!

Lighting with Speedlights: Pop-Up Portraits

Saturday March 9th, 9am-3pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose. In this workshop we will discuss, demonstrate, and then practice with models how to set up a great portrait anywhere using speedlights off-the-camera in a straightforward, cohesive way.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Sunrise at Nubble Light and York Beach

Saturday, March 16th • 5:30-9am, York, Maine. On this walk, we will photograph Nubble Light in this very light at sunrise, then continue along to nearby York Beach.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

Friday, March 22nd • Boylston, MA, 1-5pm Featuring macro photography with plants and flowers and the chance for scenery Instructor(s): Paul Nelson & Emily Hojnowski Class size: Maximum 12 attendees

Capture & Edit: Macro in Black & White

Saturday March 30th, 9am-5pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose. Join Hunt’s Photo Education as we workshop how to “see”, effectively compose and create macro images, and finally edit in black & white.

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Program Recap

January Program

Thank you Al Weems for taking us behind the scenes of your cookbook images!

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

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Upcoming PPARI Events

PPARI Annual Convention

See the President’s Letter above for details. Click this link to
open the registration page: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3221422

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Vendor Highlight

Rice Studio Supply

Rice Studio Supply offers many personalized packaging options for photographers, including folio cases, boxes, bags, USB flash drives, and more! Visit their web site http://www.ricestudiosupplies.com for a full product listing and options.

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Our Sponsors

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PPARI Newsletter November/December 2018

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Vendor Highlight: Eastern Art and Frame

Our Sponsors

 

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Hello everyone, Happy Holidays!

As I sit and reflect on this past year I say wow, so much has happened. Since March your team of board members has worked very hard planning our educational seminars, and our Annual Convention in March. We have changed our social media pages, added some, extended and built others. We have essentially rebuilt our website with current up to date material. We have discussed new ways to grow our membership base, and how to appeal to a new audience of photographers.

I value each of you as members, we value you as associates, we value your presents and consider each of you a part of our photographic family. I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for valuing our association and for being with us. We are currently still working on the details Convention 2019, and our monthly educational programs for 2019.  If you have something in particular you would like us to try to bring to the association for a monthly program speak to one of the board members, we are happy to hear your feedback. Keep a close eye on your email, and our social media pages where you can always find what’s coming up next!

We are working to breathe some new life into convention this year. The changes are ongoing and we will announce more detail in the new year. I hope you all plan to enter some images into our annual image competition.

Please be sure to SAVE THE DATES for our Annual Convention.

March 1, 2, & 3 2019 Our 66th

As we wrap up this year lets reflect on what we did well this year, and grab the reins for what we would like to see change for next year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & a blessed and prosperous New Year!

Jackie

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Announcements

 

 

 

 

PPARI SPECIALS:

Happy Holidays everyone. The end of the year is fast approaching and
we are running some amazing deals on Canon bodies, lenses, and
printers! Please email or call Mike for quotes items listed below.
msjolin@huntsphoto.com / 401-751-5190

Bodies- EOS R, 5D mark IV, 6D mark II, 7D mark II, and many more!
Lenses- 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm, and more!
The Pro-10 is on sale for $129 after a $250 mail in rebate and comes
with 2 free packs of 13×19 paper.
The Pro-1000 is on sale for $999 after a $300 mail in rebate and comes
with 7 free packs of paper of various sizes.

As the Holidays are approaching, I know many of you probably have camera related wish
lists. Please send over what you are looking to possibly purchase and we can work up pricing
for you. Please give Hunt’s the opportunity before looking somewhere else. We look forward
to working with all of you.

View the flyer here: PPARI SPECIALS Nov 2018

 

Hunt’s Photo Walks & Workshops

Hunt’s Photo Walks are hands-on workshops that immerse the student in different aspects of photography, both technically and aesthetically. There is no better way to learn photography than through a hands-on experience, and these walks provide you with that opportunity. Our instructors will also give guided help to skill levels from beginner to advanced. Here are just a few that are being offered, visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/photo-walks/ for a complete listing.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Friday February 1st, 11am-3pm • Waltham, MA. This walk is an excellent chance to photograph the grit of the previous centuries under the Industrial Revolution.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Boott Cotton Mills in Lowell

Saturday January 26th, 12-4pm • Lowell, MA. Join us for a creative day of looking into the past! On this walk, we will explore and create images that tell the story of these cotton mills.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Friday January 25th, 6-10pm • MFA Boston. Boasting dozens of current exhibits and over 450,000 pieces of art the MFA is one of the largest museums in the country and in the world.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: The Flume with Ice Climbing

Saturday January 19th, Lincoln, NH. On this walk, we will hike into the Flume and photograph colorful climbers as they ascend and descend the 90-foot ice covered walls of the Flume.

Hunt’s Photo Walks: Sports & Action- College Hockey

Friday January 11th, 6-10pm • Matthews Arena, Northeastern U Women’s Hockey- NU vs. BC. On this walk, we will spend a few hours working on shooting action, proper white balance, panning action sequences, and auto-focus for action.

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Program Recap

October Program

Thank you Phil Frink for showing us how you create those beautiful fine jewelry images!

 

 

November Program

Bailey Fox walked us through her maternity posing flow and lighting set up in her Christmas themed studio. Thank you Bailey!

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Don’t forget to support our 2018 convention sponsors! Our educational events would not be possible without them! 

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Upcoming PPARI Events

January Program

Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3143922/Registration

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Vendor Highlight

Eastern Art and Frame Company

Eastern Art and Frame Company is located at 1376 Eddy St in Providence. They provide quality picture framing for art, prints, posters, diplomas, maps, memorabilia, and family heirlooms using only acid-free matting. Conservation framing is also available. You can receive full design assistance from their experienced staff.

They also have a large selection of Artwork for sale as well as Pre-made picture frames , art prints and posters from local Rhode Island artists and photographers, unique cards and notecards, and hanging accessories and hardware.

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