Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 10th because you won’t want to miss Tim Flanagan! Tim is a wonderful photographer who specializes in portraiture. He has been published locally and nationally. Don’t miss an opportunity to pick the brain of someone who really knows what they are talking about!! See you at the Lake Brazos Steakhouse at 6 for dinner and 7 for our speaker and print competition. Please bring your image for competition on a small drive or a CD. Don’t forget to title it too!
As our tradition, the HOTPPG will gather for the final meeting of the year to announce the “Photographer of the Year”, say a few words of thanks, hand over the gavel and eat great food together. The location has not yet been decided, but mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 14th.
On November 9th, Joe Griffin of Joe Griffin Photography and Bob Smith, of Accurate Image will pool their knowledge of commercial and aerial photography and share what they know and what they have learned over the past 30 years. If you do commercial work or ever plan to do it, this will be a very important meeting for you. There expert technical knowledge can be helpful to any photographer as well. Hope to see you there.
The HOTPPG’s first ever “Shoot Out”! Grab your cameras and photographic goodies and join us as we do a hands on “on location” shooting meeting. We will learn from one another, challenge one another and inspire one another as we photograph together. This guarantees to be a lot of fun! Cross your fingers that the skies will stay clear and the weather nice and cool! Location to be announced soon!
On Tuesday, September 14 th, Steve Kozak, Master photographer, member of the HOTPPG, and studio owner in the Metroplex area will be our September speaker. Steve speaks and teaches all over the nation and you will definitely NOT want to miss this! More about this soon.
On August 10th, Tim Flanagan from The Solas Gallery in Salado will make a return visit to our guild. More to com
First annual July Picnic…details to come!
Our own Marlo Collins Portrait Artist, will be speaking for the first time to the Guild on Tuesday, June 8 th. She began her business about 7 years ago, has been voted the best wedding Photographer in Waco by the Wacoan readers, and now has one of the leading studios in Waco at the Gallery located on the corner Avenue and 25 thStreet. She built her business from the ground up creating one of the best customer experiences around with her skills as a photographer, attention to the details and her charming personality. She is going to share with the group about the things she has done to her her studio to this place.
Susan Dunkerley was born in Galveston, Texas and grew up in Columbia, Missouri. She has been a member of the Baylor Art Department faculty since 1997.
Her photographs have been published and exhibited nationally and in Europe. She is known for her black and white photographs documenting temporary collages and sets she constructs in her studio windows. Dunkerley’s photographs have been recognized with a number of awards, including the 2001 Fellowship from Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, and the 2002 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Award from the Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX. Dunkerley’s project, “Transmit,” an installation of stained glass panels with liquid photo emulsion and sandblasted imagery, was exhibited at the Galveston Arts Center, in conjunction with FotoFest 2004: The Tenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art. “Transmit” is also included in Subjective Narratives, a catalog published by the Houston Center for Photography documenting seven solo exhibitions funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Creativity Grant. Dunkerley’s enchanted, window-lit constructs are represented in many private and public collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Recent exhibition activity includes “Charmed,” a solo exhibition at the Print Center in Philadelphia, PA, and four of her photolithographs were included in the group show, New York/Paris DIALOGUE Paris/New York, exhibited in both Paris and in New York City. This fall, 20″x24″ Polaroid prints by Susan Dunkerley will be included in “Play,” a year-long group exhibition at Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn, NY, and her work will be featured in a solo exhibition at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.
MFA, Pratt Institute
BFA, BS Education, University of Missouri
On Tuesday, April 13th our own Sarah Hess from Fleeting Moments Photography has promised to change our workloads and our lives with “LIGHTROOM”! I’m certain her lively spirit will entertain us and her knowledge will educate us! There is a demo online that you can “play with” and familiarize yourself with before the meeting or after, so be sure to check that out!!
Ok, get ready for it! This month at the guild meeting we’ll be using Adobe Lightroom together. Be sure to tighten your laces cause this program is going to knock your socks off! I look forward to seeing all of you and chatting about one of the best non-destructive photo editing programs on the market!
www.belvederestBritney Kirby Fullgraf has been a professional photographer for only three years, but she has already made an impact on the industry. Her unique business model has attracted the attention of photographers across the country, including a number of noted professionals. Britney credits many PPA mentors for her success and says she has been overwhelmed by help, support and encouragement.
In February 2009, she began teaching The Boutique Studio for Private Schools. Britney’s high end approach to private schools teaches photographers to steer pre-qualified clients to their regular, private studios. Her workshops have enabled a number of photographers to secure their own schools…two of whom now photograph an entire franchise of private schools in the DFW area. Britney has hosted a number of photographers in Central Florida, as they have studied and observed her actual school shoots and other operations.
Her other workshops and programs include Focus on Sales and Social Networking for Photographers and she assists a number of photographers in growing their businesses, through her private consulting services.
Britney received the 2009 Distinguished award for the Professional Photographer’s Guild of Mid-Florida, based on print competition. She is an Honorary Trustee for PPA Charities and participates heavily on the national and state level with vendors and other speakers, as they help support Operation Smile. She serves on the board for Professional Photographers of Mid-Florida. Britney is sponsored by BayPhoto.studio.com
Vision Part Two. This is a continuation of the discussion started last month about rediscovering our passion for photography, renewing our commitment to excellence in business practices. Group discussion led by President Sarah Hess. Tuesday, February 9th at Lake Brazos Steakhouse at 6:00 pm for dinner and 7:00 pm for the discussion.
I thought that I’d take a minute to share with all of you who could not make it to our guild meeting tonight the inspiration we are only beginning to gain from one another. Please take a minute before the next guild meeting to read and answer the questions on the first slide and then look through the rest, and glean what is pertinent to you. We missed you, but we don’t want you to miss out. Be inspired in 2010! Please click the link below to see the images and the power point. Oh, and give it a minute or so to load before using your arrow keys to navigate the slideshow.
Join us as we gain vision for photographing in 2010!
We’ll meet at the Lake Brazos Steakhouse on Tuesday January 12th at 6pm for dinner and 7pm for Envisioning!
Get ready to learn a thing or two about yourself and why you are a GREAT photographer!
Be there to start 2010 off on the right foot!