PPARI Newsletter March/April 2019

In This Issue

Message from the President


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


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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