It’ll happen Tuesday, December 13th. Details to follow soon!
Our guest speaker this month (8 November) will be Angela Gonzales. Take a look at her beautiful photography at Angelalynnportraits.com. Angela specializes in portraiture and her work is spectacular! We will meet at Bob Smith’s studio at 2112 Washington Avenue. This month we will have elections to determine the 2012 Guild Officers, so please come and place your vote! Competition images must be turned in no later than 6:45 and the meeting will start promptly at 7:00. SEE YOU THERE!!!
Randy Kerr will be our October guest speaker. Randy is the kind of speaker that if we had to pay him what he’s worth, we couldn’t afford him. It through His dedication to photography and the continued improvement of all photographers and the kindness of his heart that we will have him as our monthly speaker. Randy has photographed Texas and National public servants along with grand opening of events such as The National Wildflower Research Center, The Bob Bullock State history museum of Texas history, The Austin Convention center along with many Texas families and friends. Randy’s photographs hang in 27 countries and have been seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings as well as the NBC Today Show. Randy wrote the “Game of Light” and developed the global award winning Westway Method of Photography, which he taught for four years at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Cenbter in Austin. Randy’s focus is to educate film-makers and photographers on how to achieve quality light in image capture, while exposing meaningful humanitarian topics and the environmental neccesity of green living. His recent work includes the “Light of Congo” documentary and book. Everyone is invited to come see this vibrant and interesting speaker. Click on this link, WWW.Worldphotographic.org, to go to the World Photographic Organization, where Randy is an instructor, to read his bio and learn more about the organization.
In place of our monthly meeting in September we will have our annual picnic. We will meet September 13th (our regular meeting day) at the pavillion by “Miss Nellies Pretty Place and the Cameron Clubhouse. If you need further directions call Tom Sergent at 716-7813 for directions. The Guild will provide hamburgers and hotdogs; please bring a covered dish to share and whatever liquid refreshment you prefer. This event is for members AND their families so please come. There is a children’s playground and lots of frisbee throwing space nerarby and for the truly ambitious “Jacob’s ladder”. We will be there no later than 5:00 Pm and will stay until dark/the last person leaves. The grill will fire up around 6. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the excellent weather (provided by your Board of Directors) and in case of rain the pavillion is covered! Please RSVP with the number in your group so we can buy enough meat – RSVP to Windwhistlephoto@aol.com or call Tom Sergent no later than Monday the 12th of September. See you there!
Board of Directors
Millions of people consider dogs a valued member of their families. Some
of those families are probably your clients. You take the time to pose the
families or the high school senior, but how much time did you spend with
the dog? You may be a dog owner and love dogs, but do you know how to act
around a client’s dog? Or how to prepare your studio for a dog? These
questions will be answered when Margaret Bryant tells us how to work with
dogs to incorporate them into your existing family, senior and even wedding
Fun – Excitement – Prizes! The 2d annual HOTPPG Shootout (AKA the “Sarah Hess Shootout”) will be held 14 June instead of our regular monthly meeting. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Even if you don’t shoot, please come to socialize/watch. The location is once again at the Earle Harrison house on 5th street; the shootout will begin at 6PM and last approximately 2 hours. As soon as we are done shooting we will move to the tent area and hold a print competition – so please bring your competition print entries. Feel free to bring whatever equipment/snacks/helpers you feel you will need. The models will include a local Doctor his wife and three children, a petite blonde bride, a high school senior model, a nine month old and Mom and a two year old with Mom and Grandma. You will be encouraged to take photos of all of the models and you can use them in any combination that you feel will give you a winning image (for example you could shoot the 2 year old by herself or with Mom or even a “three-Generation” photo using Grandma as well). Those of you who want to compete, can enter an image in a special contest at the July meeting. Images will be judged by Doug Box who will be our guest speaker. Although no “shootout” points will be awarded towards the Guild Photographer of the Year Award, there will be 1st, 2d and 3rd placed ribbons as well as some prizes awarded (as well as the admiration of all your fellow photographers). Please try to be at the Earle Harrison house at 6pm for a quick rules meeting and to start shooting. Any questions? Call Tom Sergent at 716-7813. See you there!
Bill Ramsey of Beyond-photography.com will speak with us about how to BUILD A BUSINESS THAT YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS LOVE.
“I love my business . . . the same business that drove me to the edge of bankruptcy, and once demanded 17 hours of each day. The same business that formerly occupied more square feet than my home is now the business that sends my family to homes in Colorado and Florida - and beyond. I am one of the only Photographers I know who honestly admits: “I have found BALANCE in my personal and professional lives”.
My clinets love my business. I spend less im marketing than any full-time Photography business I know, yet my clients hug and kiss me for my marketing efforts!
I’ll walk through the ups and downs of our Photography business, gladly sharing our proven methods of destroying a business. I’ll explain the best moves we ever made, including:
*How we learned to take control of our cashflow
*How we market ourselves without mass-marketing, and are EXTREMELY effective
*How we spend our humid, blazing-hot Arkasas summers on the beaches of Florida
*How we make our business the most MEMORABLE one (much more imortant that being the “BEST”)
*How we have learned to enjoy marketing (gasp) even more than Photography
All this and much more!
See you soon in Waco!
Our first meeting of 2011 will be hosted at accurate image studio by Bob Smith (2112 Washington Ave.). Pizza at 6PM and the meeting begins at 7PM. Print competition is due no later than 6:45; please turn entries in to Don White. Come meet the new board of directors, help us determine our direction this year and plan our calendar. Remember – it’s your guild, please come out and participate!