November 18 Meeting

 HVPPSNY Meeting Nov. 18 – *Note Venue Change!!

Print of the Year Competition!
Guest Speaker and PPSNYS President Paul Bernstein's on  "Seeing the Light!"
Officer Elections for 2016-2017
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Owen-9353_Paul_PPSNYSworkshop_2014_RetouchEvery artist works in a preferred medium. As photographers, our medium is light. For us, the use of light and shadow creates the illusion of depth in two dimensional images. Light has several variables that we also must take into consideration and control when making images: direction, intensity, color temperature and quality. What defines a true professional is the ability to see the light, determine if it is perfect for the task at hand and then have the capability to modify or substitute the source if it is not. 0002_Retouch_LRLogo

My program is designed to raise your ability to see the light, select the correct photographic tools, plus utilize the proper lighting techniques in order to create three dimensional portraits and candids every time you hit the shutter. It’s all about being able to consistently control your illumination to suit every situation and subject.

Blue_Maternity_8x10LRLogoPaul’s Bio – Paul has been a professional photographer for over 38 years, during which time he has photographed 2500 social events and countless portrait sessions. He is a master of lighting and posing, as well as candid photography. He is certified by the Professional Photographers of America and holds both Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from PPA. He is the president of the Professional Photographers Society of New York State, former president of the Professional Photographers of Greater New York, a council member of the Professional Photographers of America, as well as a member of both the American Society of Photographers and Wedding and Portrait Professionals International.

Paul and his wife Caryn Benjamin have lectured and presented their innovative ideas to groups of professional photographers around the country. In 20o4, 2008 and 2010 they were honored by Professional Photographers of America among the “Photographers of the Year”.

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Youngest Brother Restaurant
310 Robinson Ave. (Rt. 9W), Newburgh, NY
5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Meeting followed by Dinner and Speaker
Members and First-time Guests: $25
Non-members: $40 




Invited Guests – Please check in and pay at the door.


June 17 Meeting with Tom Doyle

TD On Storm KingHVPPSNY Meeting Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Featuring Guest Speaker Tom Doyle on 
Landscape Photography

HVPPSNY’s very own Tom Doyle will speak about Ambient Light, its properties and how light can be used in various types of landscape and nature images. He will continue with image composition and explore some obvious devices such as simplicity and the guideline of thirds as well as some less obvious strategies such as dominance and balance. His images from the past 14 years will demonstrate these techniques. (Tom’s full bio can be found in the June Newsletter on our website. )

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Bistecca Italian Steakhouse and Wine Bar
16 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY
5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Meeting followed by Dinner and Speaker
Members and First-time Guests: $25
Non-members: $40 

Members Only may Pre-Pay below. Guests and Non-Members please pay at the door.


April 15 Meeting – “Social Media Marketing” with Michelle Barone

Michelle Barone of “Think Social First”  


If you would like to Pre-Pay, click on link at bottom!

HVPPSNY featured speaker April 15th –  Social Media Marketing

This is a terrific opportunity to find out how you can improve your social media marketing and help grow your business! Michelle will cover outlets such as Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, among the many other marketing outlets out there. 

About Michelle: The communication power of Social Media has changed the way businesses are marketed and Michelle Barone is on the cutting edge, maximizing all the various outlets from Facebook to YouTube, and Vine to Pinterest. The industry is always evolving and Michelle is constantly mastering it in order to produce optimum results for her clients.  Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, Michelle attended college at Marist graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  “Keeping it Local” is more than just a slogan for Michelle, it is how she lives.

Bistecca Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar
16 North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Buffet Dinner; meeting to follow afterwards
Members and First-time Guests: $25
Non-members: $40
Don’t miss this valuable meeting!
Please be sure to R.S.V.P. either:
on Facebook or via Email

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January 2015 Meeting

Mark Your Calendars! January 21, 2015!

Come Join Us For Our Digital Photo Competition!


Bistecca Italian Steakhouse and Wine Bar
16 North Plank Road
Newburgh, NY 12550

Remember the photo competition is for members only but EVERYONE is invited to join us. All will benefit by listening to the judges as they review each image.

If entering images please be sure to follow the rules and get your images to Jimmy by 1/19! Questions should go directly to Jim Ferrara.

JUDGES: Owen Kassimir (scheduled) and our very own Aaron Pepis

5:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Buffet Dinner; meeting to follow afterwards
Members and First-time Guests: $25
Non-members: $40

HVPPSNY Holiday Party

HVPPSNY Holiday Party!!!

HVPPSNY Holiday PartyMonday December 15, 2014  6:00pm til ???

Painters Restaurant – 266 Hudson St, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York 12520

Hey everyone!! This year we are going a different route with our Holiday Event. Please join us for a causal gathering to celebrate the holiday season with your fellow members! We will have some appetizers available, provided by the group, and full menu and drinks are available to purchase on your own. Significant others are also welcome, we just ask for a $5 fee to help offset the appetizer cost. We hope to see you there!!

RSVP today!  Just follow the link: RSVP Via Facebook

November HVPPSNY Meeting

Nov. 19, 2014 HVPPSNY General Meeting

(Reservations are Required)

HVPPSNY Presents - Trish LoganJoin us for Print of the Year and our speaker Trish Logan as she presents:

How to Pursue Your Passion…AND Profit Series!


This program will explore and discuss ways to grow your business in a changing marketplace by developing your brand, distinguishing yourself from your competition by building professional credibility as you increase your sales and add new services.

We will discuss how to add volume business to a boutique studio model to gain repeatable, predictable income year after year and how to diversify your blocks of business to insulate you from slow months in studio sales.

We will cover the following topics as we work to create realistic long and short term goals for business growth and expansion into new markets:

Some of the topics we will be discussing include:

•How to differentiate yourself from the competition with products and services and how to add more value to your brand.

•How to find clients that believe in your vision and want to tell the world. We will look at how to produce loyal customers that will return time after time and refer their friends.

•Talk about why you should have a 1yr, 3yr & 5yr and even a 10yr plan for your company that includes setting attainable goals for growth.

•How to find clients that are open to your services. Understanding the clients you want by looking at demographics and data.

****Please remember that the Print of the Year is open only to prints presented during the 2014 year’s competition. No new prints will be accepted.*****

Social Hour 5:30, Dinner/Meeting 6:15
Hilton Garden Inn – 15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 – 845-567-9500
HVPPSNY/PPSNY Members: $27; Guests of a member: $27** (up to 2 meetings); Non-Members: $45 at door.
-all prices includes buffet dinner.
**guests of members can only attend twice before joining.

Oct. 15, 2014 .: Jessica Lark:.

Oct. 15, 2014 HVPPSNY General Meeting

(Reservations are Required)

“4 Figure Sales Without Ever Having to Sell”.

Jessica lark comes to HVPPSNYWorld Renowned Boudoir Photographer
explains how!

An unteaching of all of the myths that are ruining your business… Learn to create 4 figure sales without ever having to ‘sell’ again. While most seminars are geared to teach you how to do business as a studio, this class teaches you how to market yourself as an artist, by shooting what you love and having profit follow your passion.

Jessica Lark operates a thriving boudoir photography business with two studios in Limerick, PA. She calls it her “dream job” with a full staff and clients who pay four figures for each session. She is a wife, mother, artist, teacher and author.

View her You Tube video, “Behind the Scenes of a Sexy Lingerie Shoot” Her new book titled Elegant Boudoir Photography: Lighting, Posing, and Design for Exquisite Images can be found on Amazon… .

Social Hour 5:30, Dinner/Meeting 6:15
Hilton Garden Inn * 15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 * 845-567-9500
Members: $27; Guests: $27 (up to 2 meetings); Non-Members: $45
Add $5 if r.s.v.p. not received by Sunday, October 10th