March 2016 Meeting – Dynamic On-Location Portraits


Join us at our next meeting on March 16th – Dynamic On-Location Portraits

When shooting on location, we don’t always have the luxury of ideal settings and conditions. So we have to make it work!

By looking at the thought-process in how we set up an on-location shoot, we’ll look at posing and specifically the lighting, whether available light, or additional lighting. We will look at all the factors that have to come together for a successful portrait and a consistent style.

We will discuss practical steps to develop and achieve consistency with your on-location portrait photography.

Neil van NiekerkBio:

Neil van Niekerk is a world-renowned photographer based in New Jersey, specializing in weddings.

Neil has also presented workshops on lighting, in the USA and the UK and Ireland. In addition to that, he has written several books on flash photography, with another in the works.  He also maintains a website for photographers, Tangents, which is loaded with tutorials.

February Meeting

We had a great February meeting with guest speakers Paul Bernstein, Caryn Benjamin and Owen Kassimir – they shared a great presentation on “How to Get that Merit”. Save the date – our next meeting will be March 16th!

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February 17th Meeting – How to get that Merit

Join us for our February meeting on Wednesday, February 17th at 5:30 p.m. Social Hour / 6:30 Meeting at our NEW LOCATION: La Casa Vicinia in New Windsor 1015 Little Britain Road. Members: $27 ; Guests $27 (first meeting); Non-Members: $40 R.S.V.P. by Sunday, February 14th

Paul Bernstein and Owen Kassimir will be joining us for “How to Get that Merit”. What factors does an image need to earn that Blue Ribbon? Is it technically good enough? Does it have that “Wow” factor to make it stand out? Will it make viewers know the maker is a true artist? Does it tell a story to impress the judging panel? What do the judges look for? How do they base their scoring? Paul and Owen are PPA trained judges and they will take you through the process of selecting the appropriate “WOW” image for competition, enhancing it in postproduction, creating a professional presentation and giving that perfect title to put it over the top. Learn the techniques and procedures that you, as the photographer, can master to increase the odds of scoring 80 or above as well as creating better art for yourself, and higher quality, more profitable work for your clients.

RSVP to by Sunday, February 14th.