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Hello everyone, Happy Holidays!
I’m watching our first snowfall of the season while I write this December installment. 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, our Convention in March, and particularly we have focused our attention on our web presence. 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, adding many more images. We have discussed new ways to grow our membership base, and how to appeal to a broader audience of photographers.
I value each of you as members, we value you as associates, we value your presence and consider each of you a part of our photographic family, and friends. I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for valuing our association and for being with us. We are currently working on the final touches of Convention 2018, and our monthly educational programs for the year. 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!
Please be sure to SAVE THE DATES for our March 2018 Convention. Our theme this year is “Put yourself on the map.” Here is a brief look at what’s to come.
Fri- 3/2/18 Image Competition, pizza party, image critique, and a special surprise.
Sat- 3/3/18 Rick Hydran – “Real Estate Photography”
Sat- 3/3/18 Gene Hutnak – “Keep it Simple”
Sun- 3/4/18 Melony Anderson – Business Management, Pricing, finding your inspiration. We have a new committee of folks working hard on our door prizes, sponsorships, raffle items, and silent auction items. Please plan to be with us Saturday evening for the image awards dinner. The speeches are brief, and the food is fabulous! There will also be a drawing for a scholarship to NEIPP!
As we wrap up this year, let’s 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 and a blessed and prosperous New Year!
Passing of Al Audleman on December 8th
The following is from the PPANE/NEIPP FaceBook page on December 9th: The PPA and PPANE/NEIPP family lost one of it’s own yesterday. Al Audleman passed away unexpectedly, and it is a shock to us all. He was a kind, gentle, giving man, who’s passion for life and photography was evident in all he did. He taught on the state, regional and national level and 1000’s of people’s lives have been touched by him and changed for the better. Al was a friend and mentor to many of us, and will always be remembered fondly.
Hunt’s Photo & Video offers classes and photo walks on a regular basis. Visit http://edu.huntsphoto.com/ for a complete listing. Upcoming featured classes:
Lighting with Speedlights: Portraits
Speedlights have become a versatile tool in the photographer’s camera bag. They have never been more useful for different types of photography than they are today. With accessories available to transform speedlights into studio lighting, the possibilities are limitless while remaining extremely compact. This workshop specifically illustrates and teaches students how to light for portraits with speedlights, on-camera, but more specifically, off-camera. The workshop will cover light modifiers, gels and an in-depth description of how to make it work, including external remote triggering. Any brand-flash is welcomed and can be discussed.
Sunday January 28th, 10 am-4 pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose
Tuesdays February 6th, 13th, 20th, 6-8 pm • Hunt’s Photo, Melrose
Hunt’s Photo Walk: Hunt’s Photo Walk: Boston After Dark- Science & North Point Parks
Friday, February 16th • Boston/Cambridge, MA Boston, MA 4-8pm
Hunt’s Photo Walk: Hunt’s Photo Walk: The Streets of Harvard Square
Saturday Feb 24th • 1-6 pm Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
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!
Tim Cameron presented “Find Financial Success Photographing Family Portraits” where he covered how he runs his sessions, lighting large groups, and sales and marketing tips.
PPARI Holiday Party!
A good time was had by all at the Cowesett Inn! Good food, good company, and a fun Yankee Swap topped off the night!
The 2018 PPARI Convention will be held March 2nd – 4th at The Radisson near the airport in Warwick. Refer to the Message from the President for information about the programs.
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