PPARI Newsletter September/October 2018

In This Issue

Message from the President


Program Recap

Upcoming PPARI Events

Lindsay Adler!

Super 1 Day


Our Sponsors


Message from the President, Jackie Nelson

Dear Members,

Happy Fall to you all! I haven’t been able to fully commit to not running the air conditioner, I don’t know about you guys but 79-80 degrees and sticky means my AC is ON! Lately I’ve been photographing weddings, sports leagues, some high school seniors, and underclassmen. Coming up in a few weeks I have a military ball, and a Christmas photo-shoot and some smaller jobs.

I recently brought one of my cameras to Midstate Camera Repair to have it looked at. The camera would occasionally give me an error, and then when I attempted to play the image back, it was not there. It got shipped to cannon and was analyzed. The diagnoses…shutter and battery compartment failure. The technicians that looked over the camera body said that the shutter had well over 200,000 exposures. I got a quote and decided to go ahead with the repair seeing as the camera would essentially be totally refurbished.

200,000 exposures, and that is one of three camera bodies I own. I got to thinking of all the great memories that particular camera had captured. It is a true workhorse of a camera. I’m very thankful I continue to get many happy clients who refer me, and many repeat families I have photographed for years. PPARI has many end of the year programs I hope to see you at. Invite a friend to join us! See you soon!


Phil Frink, Wed October 17th– I don’t do weddings.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt-Sunday October 21st

Bailey Fox, Wed November 14th-How to flatter with light and poses for Maternity Portraits

Christmas Party-Sunday December 2nd. Please join us!

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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.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Lighthouses of Portland

Saturday, November 3rd, 1-6pm • Portland, Maine. Join Hunt’s Photo Education for an afternoon/sunset photo walk covering three of Portland, Maine’s most photogenic lighthouses

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Hancock Shaker Village

Saturday, October 27th, 10am-5pm • Pittsfield, MA. Join Hunt’s Photo Education for a photo walk at the historic Canterbury Shaker Village. On this walk, we will attempt to tell the story of the Shakers through what they left behind.

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Autumn at Horn Pond

Saturday October 27th, 8am-12pm • Woburn, MA. On this walk, we will emphasize landscape, wildlife, and macro photography as we may encounter birds, flowers, bugs and more!

Hunt’s Photo Walk: Massachusetts State House & Beacon Hill (from a Rooftop!)

Friday October 26th, 2-7:30pm • Beacon Hill, Boston. Join us for a photo walk in one of Boston’s most distinctive buildings and one of Boston’s most recognizable areas: The Massachusetts State House and Acorn Street, with a special photographic opportunity on a rooftop overlooking the city! 

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Program Recap

September Program

In this well attended program in Gene Hutnak’s new studio, he discussed his Simplicity Series children’s portraits including sales, lighting, camera settings and how he presents the finished images to the client. Thank you Gene for hosting this informative program!


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Don’t forget to support our 2018 convention sponsors! This important educational event would not be possible without them! 




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Upcoming PPARI Events



October Program

Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-2998715

Scavenger hunt social

We will be meeting up at the Casino in Roger Williams park Jackie will go over the rules.  

Bring your Cameras!   

Shooting, fun and social time. 

If it rains we will meet up at Dave’s Bar and Grill for football and beer.  2339 Post Rd. Warwick RI

When: 10/21/2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-3091745

November Program

Join Bailey in the studio for a 2 hour lighting and posing workshop with a maternity model.   Bailey will go over her posing flow for maternity portraits.  She will cover lighting dos and don’ts as well as give styling tips.   Bailey is proudly sponsored by CGPROPRINTS and will have give aways!   Bring your camera and practice on our model!  Click this link to register: https://ppari.wildapricot.org/event-2998728

Holiday Party

Party time!!! We hope you’ll join us for our annual holiday party on 12/02/2018 from 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM at 226 Cowesett Ave, West Warwick, RI 02893


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 NHPPA presents Lindsay Adler!

The cost for PPA affiliates is $79 and you can register by clicking this link: NHPPA.com/event-2900376. If anyone has any questions,please contact Lauri West at lwest126@comcast.net.


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Super 1 Day

Newborn Workflow and Lighting and Posing with Bailey Fox, CPP  October 22, 2018

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Vendor Highlight



They have a huge selection of custom USB flash drives so you’ll be sure to find one to match your brand and style. Photo packaging and presentation products are offered in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, materials and more and can be customized with your logo or design–no setup fees, no minimums, and customizing is included in the price. Need higher quantities? Be sure to check out volume pricing right on each product page. Visit them at www.photoflashdrive.com

Use coupon code FALL20 for 20% off natural wood flash drives and rustic flash drive boxes!


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