PPARI Newsletter January/February 2018

In This Issue

Message from the President


Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Programs

Our Sponsors

Message from the President, Jackie Nelson


Happy New Year to you all! The PPARI board is fast at work making last minute plans and preparations to make our 65th Annual Convention a great success. As you may have noticed we have offered you an alternative way to get registered for the convention this year. As always you can print and mail Gary your check and form for your meals, and programming. You can also get registered online. Simply go to our website www.ppari.org , click on Convention, and click Register Here.

If you haven’t already submitted a handful of 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, (see above) and click on the tab for Image Competition, it’s that simple.

Our convention 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, image critique, dinner for $25.00, Trish Logan presents, “BOLD Business Strategies”

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. 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! There will also be a drawing for a scholarship to NEIPP!

I love when I hear someone in the crowd say, “WOW, that was worth the price of admission!” I love hearing people share new ideas about business at lunch. I love the suspense of the awards dinner, but most of all I enjoy spending time with all of you. I look forward to seeing all of you at convention.

Stay Warm,


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Hunt’s Education

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:

Creative Lighting with Speedlights with Tony Gale

Saturday & Sunday, April 21st & 22nd, Hunt’s Photo Melrose. Join award winning pro photographer Tony Gale for a two-day workshop covering creative lighting with speedlights. We will go from on-camera to off-camera and include modifying your speedlight for the best results. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.

Hunt’s Photo Walks

The Streets of Harvard Square 
Saturday Feb 24th • 1-6 pm Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 

The Botanic Gardens at Smith College
Saturday Feb 24th • Northampton, MA 

The Streets of Harvard Square
Saturday Feb 24th, Cambridge, MA. 

Olde Sturbridge Village
Sunday February 25th, Sturbridge, MA.

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!

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Program Recap

January’s Program

Suzanne Merrill of Starr Photography showed us how to wrap and pose two newborns to create beautiful portraits. This program was well attended with a very engaged audience!

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Upcoming PPARI Programs

65th Annual PPARI Convention

The 2018 PPARI Convention will be held March 2nd – 4th at The Radisson near the airport in Warwick. Click here to open the convention flyer and registration form.  You can also register and pay online by clicking here

A big thank you to our 2018 convention sponsors! This event would not be possible without you!


April Program

Stay tuned for more details about our Social Media program coming in April! 


May Program

Charleen Larkin will teach us about Presenting IPS Wall Portrait Sales on May 14th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Location TBA.

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PPANE/NEIPP April 7 – 12

Click the links below to register! 

PPANE Conference April 7th

NEIPP April 8th-12th

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