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PPARI Newsletter January/February 2020

  

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Deb Bettencourt

 
Hello! The first month of 2020 has literally flown by! What happened to January being a quiet month to regroup and plan? Have you taken some time to put down goals for 2020 and beyond? The saying “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” has not stuck around this long because it’s a lie. Knowing the destination for your business and personal life is the best way to head out in the right direction. A couple of my 2020 goals (maybe moved up from 2019 goals…) are to save up to attend Imaging next year; to pursue my CPP; and to shut my computer down by 5pm every day. Feel free to call me out on any of these when you see me!
 
If you read the last newsletter you noticed that we’re excited to mix up the traditional three day conference footprint for 2020. The hope is that having non-consecutive dates makes it easier for everyone to reserve the days to attend. Speakers are still being lined up but we’ve chosen the un”convention”al dates. February 26th will be a program on choosing and preparing images for competition. Details for February are in this newsletter. Friday, May 15th will be Image Competition Day and a speaking program. Friday, June 5th will include a full day speaking program, Image Awards luncheon, and our annual meeting. Please mark your calendars to reserve these dates!
 
I’d also like to reiterate the invitation to contact me if you’re curious about serving on the Board. Whether you’d like to help with a particular event, or lend your talents for the year, I would love to chat with you!
 
The more hands-on-board, the more we can offer our members! Service merits may be available too.
 
Thanks!
Debbi
 

Announcements

The work of Al Weems was featured in an exhibit at Providence Art Club!

Hunt’s Photo & Video

The following promotions are available at the Providence Hunt’s store through March 31. Contact Mike at msjolin@huntsphoto.com with any questions!
 
-Sensor cleaning promo- $19.99 (Only valid at the Providence location till 3/31)
 
 
-20% off all Promater batteries
 
 
-10% off all in stock used equipment.

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! 

 

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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

 

Upcoming PPARI Events

February program

 

2020 Convention!

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Program Recap

Thank you Howard Burkholz for your January webinar presentation about Risk Management for your business!

 

Our Sponsors

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PPARI Newsletter November/December 2019

  

In This Issue

Message from the President

Announcements

Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Deb Bettencourt

 
Well, Winter has arrived in stunning fashion! 
 
Now we’ve got the first major snowfall out of the way and we can focus on last minute sessions, shopping and social events.  Bring it on!
 
We are saddened to report that three New England photographers and friends passed away recently.  Our own Raymond Fuller died on November 6th.  Nancy Holowitz from Springfield died on October 25th, and Roland Laramie of Connecticut passed on November 23rd.  As I read their obituaries it struck me how much each of these people contributed to the photographic community.  They taught, they volunteered, they gave back.  If you were fortunate to work with them you know what I mean.  If you have been mentored by another local photographer there’s a good chance they learned from one of these professionals.
 
As you read this newsletter I hope you’ll take a moment to read about our Un-Convention-al programming in 2020.  We’re excited to mix up the traditional three day conference footprint, while continuing to bring you quality programming and a chance for bragging rights from Image Competition!  Details are being firmed up now.
 
While wrapping up 2019 I would be remiss not to thank the members who have dedicated time, energy and talent to keeping our Association running by participating on our Board.  Without people who heed the call to Pay It Forward we would not exist.  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.
 
Happy and Healthy Holidays to everyone.
 
Thanks!
Debbi
 

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:

for complete list, visit: https://edu.huntsphoto.com/photo-walks/

 

Hunt’s Photo Walk: The Flume

Saturday February 8th, 9am-3pm. Flume Gorge, New Hampshire. On this walk, we will work in the elements of the Flume Gorge in Lincoln, New Hampshire and capture the winter landscape and ice scenes.

 

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

Sunday January 19th, 1-5pm • Cabot Center, Northeastern U Women’s Basketball- NU vs. William & Mary. 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!

 

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

Saturday January 18th, 11am-3pm • Waltham, MA. This walk is an excellent chance to photograph the grit of the previous centuries under the Industrial Revolution, and is a chance to work in low-light environments where the lighting sources cannot be controlled and focus on macro photography.
For the bulk of the time, we will explore the interior of the museum, looking for images that tell the significant historic story they offer. If weather allows, we will also photograph on the exterior of the location. Join us for a creative day of looking into the past!

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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

 

Upcoming PPARI Events

January program

January 22 at 7:00 PM Howard Burkholz will present a webinar on areas of risk for photographers.
 

2020 Convention!

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Program Recap

November Program

Kim Fuller’s Where Image Impact & Mindfulness Intersect focused on how you can be more present for your clients, understand them better, and then come away with authentic images, not your preconceived vision of the session. We preceded the program with a chance to dine and network together.

2019 Holiday Party!


   

Our Sponsors

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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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