Photo Imaging Workshop – July 16 – 21, 2017


July 16 – 21, 2017
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY

Located on Seneca Lake, between Syracuse and Rochester, Hobart & William Smith Colleges is a private school which provides a perfect setting for a concentrated week of photographic advancement. Registration will be from 1-4pm on Sunday, followed by a wine and cheese party from 5-6. After a 6pm dinner, group & class photographs are done and a short informational session is held with your instructor. Classes are daily Monday through Thursday approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm and will adjourn at noon on Friday. There is a banquet Thursday night and afterwards the students receive their packets from their instructor.

Your tuition ($995.00) includes a prominent instructor for the week, air-conditioned classrooms, dorm facilities, choice of course, breakfast, lunch, dinner, the wine and cheese party, Thursday night banquet, degree merits for PPA members ( if PPA member ), class photograph, diploma for the wall, T shirt, and central parking facility.

Optional no meals plan – if you would prefer not to eat on campus for the week and wish to get your meals elsewhere you can deduct $100.00 off your tuition. You still can get meals on campus after choosing this option but you will have to pay for them at the door. Once you choose the “optional no meals plan” the regular meals plan is not available. Sunday’s dinner and Thursday’s banquet will still be included in your tuition.

Lodging: Rooms are included in tuition. If you prefer no room, deduct $40.00. Be sure to write the location of your lodging on your registration if you are to be located off campus. Also individuals, not attending classes, can stay at the town houses, meals included, for just $325.00 extra each.

Note – The PPSNYS school is open to all. A person who is not a member is always welcome. To reserve your place in the class of your choice, download, complete and print the pdf registration form (click here) and return it along with your required retainer or contact the Treasurer/Registrar Linda Hutchings listed below for assistance.

Workshop trustees are committed to providing you the best educational experience at the most reasonable cost and have worked hard at such a demanding goal.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email:
Treasurer – Linda Hutchings, Cr.   607-733-6563
Email –

FOCUS NY – March 31 – April 2, 2017


Save the Date!
Focus NY Convention
March 31, April 1 & 2, 2017
Adam’s Mark Hotel, Buffalo NY

Speakers booked (more to come)
Matt Kloskowski – Photoshop
Vincent Versace – Portraiture
Tony Corbell – Portraiture
Rick Sammon – Landscapes
Don Komarechka – Macro
Thomas Shahan – Macro
Jessica Lark – Boudoir, Lecture plus two 4 hour shooting workshops
Peter Ferguson – Wildlife
Dana Nordlund – High School Seniors
Stephanie Lewczyk – Babies and Children
Plus several hands on location sessions!

Convention Pass: $179.00 early bird, regularly $199
Saturday Only Pass $109.00 early bird, regularly $129 – no Banquet
Saturday Evening Banquet and Key Note $45.00
Friday Only Pass $50.00
Sunday Only Pass $50.00
Children’s Photography and Boudoir Workshops limited to 12 participants per session – $89
Trade show open to the public
Student Price $99 with valid student ID – no Banquet
Early Bird Registration ends 02.01.17 at Midnight

20+Vendors including:

Studio Lighting on Location with Scott Joshua Dere – November 16th Meeting

Scott Media_resizeJoin us for our November HVPPSNY Meeting on Wednesday, November 16.

Studio Lighting on Location presented by Scott Joshua Dere

Scott will be teaching how to construct a portable studio anywhere on location using 1 to 5 lights. Whether photographing a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or a fashion shoot, it is possible to bring studio lighting into any environment to gain full control of your craft. distinguish yourselves from the average Photographer by implementing these off camera lighting techniques.

La Casa Vicina
1015 Little Britain Road, New Windsor, NY • 845-567-1890
Social Hour 5:30, Dinner/Meeting 6:30
Members: $27; Guests $27 (first two meetings); Non-Members: $45
R.S.V.P. by Sunday, November 13

You may Pre-Pay here:
Members – $27 Pay with PayPal
1st and 2nd time guests are welcome at the member rate of $27. Please pay at the door.

Non-members – $45 PayPal – Non Member Rate

head shotPPGNY President Scott Joshua Dere has been in the photography industry for over 25 years. Having graduated from the School of Visual Arts and owning his own studio for over 15 years, he has incorporated his art/ Fashion background into his photography in all aspects. Scott’s passion for photography is evident to anyone who has ever seen him work. His enthusiastic personality and years of on the job experience puts the most nervous brides and grooms at ease in front of the camera. Scott’s has become a master Craftsman with the PPA this year. Scott is also an avid wildlife photographer and several of his images have been published magazines, textbooks, etc.
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