Don’t miss our next program tomorrow – Thursday, November 14th!
5pm – BONUS PROGRAM! Aaron St John from Maine Insurance Connections will overview the Health Care Reform Act for small business owners. Order dinner while you listen in!
6pm – Steve Bedell | The Forgotten Generation
Print Critique to follow (bring 1-2 images for review – 8×10 prints or flash drive)
Join Steve on a journey of personal introspection and a project that created both powerful images and made a lasting impact on the lives of many. The Forgotten Generation came about because of one single ‘Eureka’ moment that turned into a quest to create portraits of senior citizens at St Anns Home in Dover NH. It resulted in a wonderful outpouring of thanks, coverage by newspapers and TV stations, an exhibit for the home and much more.
Steve entered six images from this project in PPA print competition, resulting in three Merit images and three Loan Collection images and two ‘98’s’ in regional judging. All images were taken with a camera, one lens, and a window.
See how this evolved, how the images were taken and how many photographers across the country joined Steve in documenting the elderly in their area. This is an uplifting program that will stay with you for many years.
We are thrilled to announce one of our amazing speakers for the 2014 Photographic Exposition & Convention! Mark your calendars now…you won’t want to miss it!
Blair Phillips’ business began 9 short years ago in a small, economically deprived mill town of just 3,000 people in NC. Since then, Blair Phillips Photography has become a household name that people in his community, and from several states away, have come to know and love. Each year, Blair photographs between 20-30 weddings and 600+ studio high school senior, newborn, and family sessions. Blair is known for his innovative lighting, fashion forward posing, and unique locations. He has a passion to teach other photographers how to express themselves in ways not found in traditional training, which has been described as eclectic elegance. His style and positive energy is devoted to educate and inspire photographers to move towards a modern, fashionable approach, while keeping true to themselves. Blair has had the opportunity to educate photographers all over the United States including 4 consecutive years at WPPI, The WPPI Road Trip, WPPI U, SPA, SYNC Seniors, various state PPA affiliations and most recently, Imaging USA. Blair also hosts a quarterly workshop entitled “Break The Mold” at his Landis, NC studio which has become increasingly popular, selling out with every event. www.blairphillipsphotography.com.
Don’t miss our next event coming right up on October 3rd!
What: Promotions, Sales & Marketing with Emily Andrews
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Time: 6-9pm
Where: Romeo’s Pizza | 201 US Route 1, Scarborough
Do you have a friend who may be interested in the MPPA?
- Invite them as your guest to this program! We have periodic ‘Free to Members’ programs…MPPA members can bring a friend to attend one free!
- The Non-member fee is $35 per program! After attending one event free, non-members can attend additional programs for a fee, or become a member of MPPA and attend free programs all year! (May apply up to 3 monthly program fees to membership)
It is our hope that our friends & colleagues will see the many benefits of membership and join this amazing organization!
The Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts is presenting international wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the Haverhill Country Club, 58 Brickett Ln, Haverhill, MA 01830.
Jerry’s program starts at 10am (doors open at 9) and will go until 5pm.
PPAM is welcoming members of other New England state affiliates to this program and is offering a special rate for members of STATE affiliates (including PPANE members): $79, which includes lunch. Proof of affiliation will be required at the door.
Jerry’s Greatest Hits
by Jerry Ghionis, CPP, M.Photog, Cr.
TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2013 | 10AM
Jerry Ghionis is proud to present a “Greatest Hits” collection of his favorite tips, tricks and techniques that he has used throughout his entire career. Jerry will show you how to effortlessly evoke emotions from your subjects, then how to combine that with right light and pose to create images that look natural yet glamorous. Jerry will explain how he shoots through the eyes of a loved one for more emphatic and powerful story telling. He will also showcase some of his latest, greatest images including ones he created at his own wedding!
In a world where a new photographer seems to emerge onto the scene every hour, it can sometimes prove difficult to be one of the leaders in your market.
Jerry strongly believes that the art of business is seriously missing with most creative people and a strong work ethic is lacking to newcomers to the industry. He will instill confidence, knowledge and the street smart to not only survive in the wedding photography industry but also thrive with a balanced lifestyle.
Jerry will share how he has defined his own unique style and “look” over the years, that continues to evolve but doesn’t become predictable. Jerry will offer you a fresh perspective on traditional wedding photography and how he uses inspiration outside the wedding industry to influence his creativity and style. Every artist starts by imitating, which evolves to emulating others but how many truly innovate? Jerry will show you how the right mindset will ignite the desire to be the best artist you can be. Jerry will motivate you and help breathe new life into your photography.
Renowned for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, Jerry will share some of his recent and best examples of how to bring out the best in a poor and challenging environment. After this seminar, you will never complain about having to work with an ordinary location ever again.
Jerry is relentless in giving you as much information as he can. You will be inspired, challenged, educated and entertained by one of the industry’s brightest stars.
More information and online registration: Jerry’s Greatest Hits
Light is the most important element of a photograph, posing properly is the icing on the cake. Hone your skills with this hands on class.
Raffle Tickets | $25 Each | Must attend to win!
Attend the 64th Annual Maine Photographic Exposition and Convention for a chance to win!
This year at convention (just 3 days away!) we are raffling off 4 great prizes!
- iPad Mini
- 1 Year MPPA Membership (if you are currently a member, next year is on us!)
- 2014 Full Convention Pass
- 2014 Print Case Entry Fee
The 2013 Maine Print Completion is just one week away!
Have you printed your competition images? Time is running out! Be a part of the 64th annual Maine Print Competition next Saturday, April 20th! Deadline for print case drop off is 3pm Friday, April 19th, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Rd, S Portland, ME. Find more information and the official print rules here.
Don’t forget to register! MPPA Members can enjoy an All Inclusive Convention for just $149. Not a member yet? Join now! We would love to welcome you! But hurry – the price goes up $20 if you pay at the door, register in advance and save!
The Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention Book, with complete schedule, is available to view online here! Get in on fun! Amazing programs, valuable networking, a fun time with friends, print competition and more!
Join us for the 2013 Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention – April 19th-22nd – just 18 days away!
Be the Best Photographer You Can Be.
Don’t get left behind! Register today (click here) for the 2013 Maine Photographic Exposition & Convention, Friday April 19 to Monday April 22, for amazing programs, valuable networking, a fun time with friends, print competition and more! MPPA Members can enjoy an All Inclusive Convention for just $149. Not a member yet? Join now! We would love to welcome you! But hurry – the price goes up $20 if you pay at the door, register in advance and save!
View the convention book with complete schedule here!