June Meeting with guest speakers Elisa & Al Knataitis on Sports Photography

Elisa & Al Knataitis – Sports Photography
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Social Hour 6:30 p.m.; Program 7:00 p.m. Zoom Link Coming Soon!

Join Elisa and Al as they present their workflow from start to finish from banner capture to production. They will explain how they
• Tackle photographing youth and travel sports teams
• Seek out new clients
• Interact with students, coaches and parents to be asked to return (two leagues have been clients for 20 years)

BIO:
Al founded ‘Photographic Services,’ a successful photography, graphics and printing business in 1980. Al’s wife, Elisa joined the business when they married in 1985.
With the addition of wide format printing capabilities in 2013, the business expanded
into offering sports banners, to both individuals and teams. The banners have been widely
accepted especially among senior athletes. In addition to senior athlete banners, high
schools have begun asking them to offer them to acknowledge their skills along with the support staff the production requires.

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May Meeting and Image Competition

May Meeting and Image Competition
May 19, 2021
Via Zoom

Here are the rules…
Image Size: Longest dimension 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi)
Color Profile: sRGB or Adobe 1998
Named as: Image Title.jpg (Sample: New York at Sunrise.jpg)
Must be exact name of Print
Saved as: JPG, quality 10
Total File Size: Not to exceed 3.5 MB
4 Categories: Portrait * Weddings/Events * Illustrative * Artistic (NEW!)
Max Entries: Send up to 6 images!!
Do not use your own name in the file. Remove any keywords added to the EXIF data.

REMINDER:
In an email, identify each submission EXACTLY as follows: Last Name,First Name,TITLE,Category
Sample: Smith,Jennifer,NEW YORK AT SUNRISE,Illustrative (no space after commas)
Repeat for each submission. Send images as attachments to the email.
Subject format for email – Month Year Print Comp (Sample: June 2021 Print Comp)

Email to Eli Sloves, esp377@optonline.net.
DEADLINE: 9:00 A.M. SHARP, MONDAY, May 17th – NO EXCEPTIONS !!
Submit early to be safe. ELI will send you a confirmation via email by Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
If you do not receive the email by Wednesday morning, email him immediately.

You must be a member and be present at the meeting for your images to be judged and/or critiqued. 

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April Meeting with Guest Speaker, Chris Paulis

Approaches to Photographic Restoration with Chris Paulis
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Social Hour 6:30 p.m.; Program 7:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM LINK

Explore the distinctive purposes and challenges of restoring photographs considering what sets this discipline apart within the IPC Artist Category.

• Examine a number of damaged photos
• Speculate the challenges
• Walk though Chris’s restorations in time-lapse and see techniques he finds productive and efficient
• Discuss basic business aspects of this specialty

The goal is whet your appetite to step into this valuable realm of artistry that brings smiles to clients’ faces.

BIO:
Chris holds titles for PPA Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and is a PPA Juror in Training. He is an Associate and Photographic Fellow of Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA), has served as a CPP Liaison since 2013 and served a four year term on the MDPPA Board. As a career teacher educator, Chris mentors photographers seeking to earn their CPP. He offers various Workshops for CPP, Product Photography, and Photo Restoration. Since 2013, Chris has participated in photographic competitions at State, District and IPC Levels. 2019 proved to be a breakthrough year for him in competition by earning several prestigious awards.

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March Meeting with Guest Speaker Scott Joshua Dere

March 24, 2021
Scott Joshua Dere
Adventure Travel Photography
6:30 p.m. Social Hour
7 p.m. Program
Zoom 

Take a virtual trip with Scott to experience behind the scenes traveling to exotic places as he photographs Wildlife and Nature photography. There can be some less than desirable
forms of transportation and always incredible people with very different cultures. Most of all it’s about the incredible images obtained from braving the unknown and conquering common fears of traveling abroad.

Scott has been using a camera since he was 6 years old and at 13, landed his first job as an assistant for a local wedding studio. Later he worked with several local Professional Photography Studios while attending the School of Visual Artis in Manhattan. After he graduated, he opened a Long Island based studio shooting weddings, parties and portraiture. In 2015 Scott was awarded his PPA Master Photographer degree; and in 2018 a PPA Master Craftsman degree. In the last 20 years, Scott has had a wide range of clients including celebrities like Phil Collins and Ellen Barkin. Scott spent the last ten years working with predators in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks using the areas as his winter playgrounds.

February Meeting with guest speaker Steve Labkoff

Join us on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a Zoom meeting with guest speaker, Steve Labkoff discussing Macro Photography.

Social Hour 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:00 p.m.

Abstract: Macro photography provides a new world of imaging – with things that are typically right under your nose.  This talk will go over introductory and intermediate concepts on how to get started, what tools are needed, and figuring out strategies to get best results – focus stacking vs single shots.  We will go over tools, techniques and work flows in processing macro photographs.  We will talk about issues involved in planning and execution in macrophotography.  Example image will be presented – with explanations on how these images were made.

Dr. Steven Labkoff is an award-winning photographer based in Stamford, Connecticut. Since the age of 9, Dr. Labkoff captures life as it happens through his lens. His work captures life from unexpected perspectives. His goal is to provide a point of view on a subject that the viewer might not otherwise be able to see on their own. His work was published in newspapers, books and on websites.

From the grandeur of the Milky Way to the details on the wings of a butterfly or a bee, his work presents the world in ways that are simply not seen every day. His photographic works include time lapses, astrophotography, aerial photography, and macrophotography.

He is internationally recognized, having exhibitions on 3 continents from Europe, to Israel and across the US. His numerous photography awards include national and regional awards in New York and New England. Some awards include: range from a PPA Silver Medal in the 2020 International Photography Competition, Best in Show, the 2020 Carriage Barn Photography Show, New Canaan, Connecticut, including TOPS in Connecticut 2019, Photographer of the Year 2019, Photograph-of-the-Year 2018 at the Stamford Photography Club and Best in Show at the Dutchess Regional Professional Photographers Club, a regional PPA club. His work has been in several juried shows across the region. He is available for commission work for stills, landscapes, and drone photography. Visit his website at https://www.luminantpix.com/

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January Meeting – Print Competition and Awards Presentation

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
VIA ZOOM

Here are the rules…
Image Size: Longest dimension 4,000 pixels (20 inches at 200 ppi)
Color Profile: sRGB or Adobe 1998
Named as: Image Title.jpg (Sample: New York at Sunrise.jpg)
Must be exact name of Print
Saved as: JPG, quality 10
Total File Size: Not to exceed 3.5 MB
4 Categories: Portrait * Weddings/Events * Illustrative * Artistic (NEW!)
Max Entries: Send up to 6 images!!
Do not use your own name in the file. Remove any keywords added to the EXIF data.

REMINDER:
In an email, identify each submission EXACTLY as follows: Last Name,First Name,TITLE,Category
Sample: Smith,Jennifer,NEW YORK AT SUNRISE,Illustrative (no space after commas)
Repeat for each submission. Send images as attachments to the email.
Subject format for email – Month Year Print Comp (Sample: Sep 2019 Print Comp)

Email to Eli Sloves, esp377@optonline.net.
DEADLINE: 9:00 A.M. SHARP, MONDAY, JANUARY 17TH – NO EXCEPTIONS !!
Submit early to be safe. ELI will send you a confirmation via email by Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
If you do not receive the email by Wednesday morning, email him immediately.