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UPDATE!! the deadline has been extended to July 3oth… Get your applications in today. The link is below.

 

 

One of the benefits of membership in the Maine Professional Photographers Association (MPPA) is applying for one of the scholarships to the New England Institute of Professional Photography (NEIPP). Deadline to apply for this years scholarships is June 30th.

The James Clark Scholarship

James Clark was one of MPPA’s founding fathers back in 1948. He was an active member and mentor to many for over 55 years. Jim taught many classes on photography and the business of photography. He firmly believed in continuing education so we all can remain competitive and competent. A scholarship was established several years ago in Jim’s honor. It is a $500.00 scholarship for attendance to our affiliate school, the New England Institute of Professional Photography (NEIPP). It is administered by Christal Treadwell (Chairman), Harvey Bell, Jim Walker, and the current and immediate past Presidents of the MPPA. You can apply for this scholarship online here.  The deadline to apply is June 30th of each year.

The Trish Logan Legacy Scholarship

The Trish Logan Legacy Scholarship was established in 2014 by MPPA Board Member Trish Logan as part of her on-going Legacy Project. Logan’s Legacy Projects have included funding and donations to the Maine Cancer Community, the Special Olympics, Project Grad, School Districts and Students throughout the state of Maine and now the Maine Professional Photographers Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship was created by Logan with the idea of paying it forward and supporting fellow MPPA members in their pursuit of continuing education. As a recipient MPPA’s James Clark Scholarship in her first year of membership,  Trish was able to attend the New England Institute for Professional Photography (NEIPP) and see first-hand the importance of supporting an affiliate school in New England. With that in mind, she wished to encourage members already established in business to continue their educational growth as well as challenge them to personally give support to the MPPA Scholarship Fund for future generations.

The Logan Legacy Scholarship is a $500 scholarship to be used for attendance to the New England Institute of Professional Photography (NEIPP). This scholarship may be applied for by any MPPA member that has been in business over five years. Applicants may apply in writing to the MPPA Scholarship Committee’s administrative board, Christal Treadwell (Chairman), Harvey Bell, Jim Walker, and the current and immediate past Presidents of the MPPA. You can apply for this scholarship online here. The deadline to apply is June 30th of each year.

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077_Presentation113_PresentationFeatured Speaker for August is Jay Philbrick

Mark your calendar for August 18th.

Jay is part of a husband and wife team of portrait and wedding photographers operating out of North Conway, New Hampshire. An ex Air Force pilot and mountain guide, Jay brings his tremendous sense of adventure to Philbrick Photography’s portrait and wedding work. Since the company’s inception in 2004 Philbrick Photography has strived to provide it’s clients with not just unique and dramatic photography but with an adventurous and memorable experience that they will never forget.
Jay Philbrick, a local photographer with a worldwide following, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world’s most epic wedding and portrait imagery. In this dramatic slide show presentation Philbrick will describe the creative process behind the making of the images that went viral and were recently televised world wide. He will share the back story of how a local photographer became a viral sensation on the Internet and discuss the making of some of the most amazing environmental portraits you’ll ever see. He will also discuss how Philbrick Photography has managed to stand out from the crowd in today’s incredibly saturated photography market.

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Message From The President

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Happy

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Independence Day! I hope this message finds you enjoying your summer with friends, family, and clients! We are looking forward to a fun evening on Thursday, July 14th at 6pm in Scarborough. Please join us at Claudia Murray’s home studio for a BBQ, sponsored by ACI Lab, and a photographer’s yard sale! Bring your

 

retired backdrops, equipment, props, etc., and set up a table to sell or trade!

We are also very excited to announce that the 2nd Annual heART of Photography Competition is now open! This is a wonderful way to support the MPPA Scholarship Fund with a chance to have your work seen at the exhibit later this year. Please visit the website for official rules and more information. Thank you.

Your friend and President, Crystal Reynolds

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Join PPA’s Grassroots Action Team to advocate for the creation of a small claims option for copyright infringement claims.

Update from Hill:

PPA is back on Capitol Hill this week, and we have some updates on the progress of copyright small claims legislation. Currently, there are two copyright small claims bills being worked on by members of the U.S. House of Representatives – one bill is being produced by Congresswoman Chu (D-CA) and the other by Congressman Jeffries (D-NY).  Due to recent world events, other issues have been at the forefront of Capitol Hill discussions over the past several weeks.

Consequently, the introduction of Congresswoman Chu’s (D-CA) small claims legislation has been delayed, but only slightly. This slight delay is not all bad news – the more issues that can be worked out among stakeholders on the front-end, the more likely the legislation will be successful.
We are pleased to announce that Congressman Jeffries (D-NY) and Congressman Marino (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan small claims bill, H.R.5757, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act of 2016. Congresswoman Chu’s bill will be introduced when Congress reconvenes after its upcoming six-week recess. The House of Representatives will be on recess from July 15th until September 6th.  PPA continues to give input as this process unfolds, and we continue to work especially closely alongside Congresswoman Chu’s office as they finalize legislative language.
After both bills are introduced, PPA will review the legislation and direct members of the Grassroots Action Team to take action. Your first call to action will be to ask your representative to co-sponsor the small claims bill that we believe is most favorable for professional photographers.  This call to action will most likely begin in September.
Let’s take advantage of this unexpected little bit of extra time and focus on getting more photographers and visual artists to join the Grassroots Action Team!  We are encouraged by the number of participants so far, but we still have a long way to go.  We need to be prepared to make a very loud statement on Capitol Hill.  Additional delays are always possible – especially during an election year – but that shouldn’t stop us from mobilizing now.  Please continue to encourage every photographer, as well as other creators that you know to sign up at PPA.com/Grassroots. Remember, you do not have to be a PPA member to join – this needs to be an industry-wide effort.
PPA’s government affairs team will be attending important, small claims-related meetings on the Hill this week. Be sure to stay tuned to PPA Today for updates

from D.C.!

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