In This Issue
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.
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.
Ella Putney Carlson demonstrated how to use Photoshop to create beautiful and unique works of art in our full day June program!
Chris Williams, owner of Cloud City Drones in Warwick, discussed drone technology, regulations, and safety in our July program!
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.