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Northern California Professional Photographers Officers

Committee Chairs and Coordinators

President Kevallyn Paskos 925-766-3121 president@ncpponline.org

Membership Stacey Flurscheim 925-330-7130 3rdvp@ncpponline.org

1st Vice President Programs / Education Michael Kirwan 925-287-8421 1stvp@ncpponline.org

Blog / Website Wayne Miller 925-330-8737 blogomeister@ncpponline.org

3rd Vice President Membership Stacey Flurscheim 925-330-7130 3rdvp@ncpponline.org Treasurer Malcolm Sleight 925-330-8737 treasurer@ncpponline.org Secretary Mark Gebhardt 925-408-8175 secretary@ncpponline.org Chairman of the Board Wayne Miller 925-330-8737

Newsletter – Focal Point Editor Tom O’Connor 925-586-2745 newsletter@ncpponline.org FP Copy Editor Wayne Miller 925-330-8737 newsletter@ncpponline.org Image Competition Caleb Cheong 625-234-3278 printcomp@ncpponline.org Hospitality Nicole Gee 925-785-7772 hospitality@ncpponline.org Photographer Tony Gotelli

Newsletter Info. Send Newsletter information to: Tom O'Connor. newsletter@ncpponline. org Deadline for submission of articles and ad copy is the 24th of each month. Information received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed publication Advertising Costs: 11 Issues per year Contact FP Editor NCPP Members: • •

You supply camera ready art work and text. 1/4 page for 3 months per year - Free

Additional / Larger Ads: • • • •

1/4 Page for 3 months $25 1/2 Page for 3 months $50 Full Page for 3 months $75 Change to ad $25

Note: Members can use the Yahoo Group email to advertise at no cost. Sustaining Members: • •

You supply camera ready art work and text. Full Page per year - Free

Non Members/Non Sustaining Members: • •

You supply camera ready art work and text. Full Page per year - $500

Focal Point is published by Northern California Professional Photographers. Articles and comments are invited; publication is subject to space available and editorial approval. Note: Articles are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily represent the position of NCPP. Ads and flyers may or may not have the endorsement of NCPP or its Board of Directors.

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Table of Contents

Presidents Message – Kevallyn Paskos

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September Speaker – Richard Stahlberg • “A journey to Inner space, The Zen and Mechanics of Underwater Photography”

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Preparing an image for "Projected Image Comp"

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Print Comp Winners and Print Comp Calendar • "PPA Style"

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Best of Show – July 2011

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July Meeting Images

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Membership Information

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PPA Super Monday – 3 different classes to choose from

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“Setting Up Your Monitor” - Tom O’Connor

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Focusing Quick Tip: Single Point AF Methods

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October Speaker – Lisa Lefkowitz

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Certification Information

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NCPP Presidents, Awards & Degrees

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PPA Certification, Merit & Degree Programs

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NCPP Focal Point / Image of the Month History

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NCPP Membership Classifications and Fees for 2011

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Member Advertisements & Ad Specs.

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NCPP Sustaining Members

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Our Neighboring Affiliates

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Calendar - Important Dates

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Sunset Chart

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NCPP MEETING THIS MONTH TUESDAY, September 13th, 2011 Doors open at 6:15pm, meeting starts at 7pm Come early at 6:15pm to socialize!!

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SEPTEMBER 2011 President’s Message – Kevallyn Paskos

Dear NCPP, We had a great August meeting with 30 members and 15 guests in attendance! Scott Robert Lim was fantastic! Great presentation and clearly got us all excited and inspired! Scott’s team of assistants was very helpful and eager to answer questions about their available lighting products. What an awesome way to spend a couple of hours as I am sure everyone would agree. One of Scott’s assistants “Zabrina” mentioned how she enjoyed our group so much and felt the warm welcome right away. She asked if they could come back and I invited them to return for vendor’s night in November. Photographer Spotlight – Mr. Caleb Cheong! Lisa Evans graciously spoke to the group about her experiences in working with Caleb. Lisa was looking for an immediate assistant to help with a big project and Caleb contacted her immediately. He worked tirelessly without a break to get the job done and exceeded all of her expectations. Go team. Do you have someone you would like to nominate for the photographer spotlight? Send me a quick email with the information so we can keep acknowledging the people who make all the difference… Print Competition Chair volunteer - Congratulations to Caleb Cheong for stepping up and volunteering to fill the Print Comp chair position. August Print Competition had 8 Professional and 2 Aspiring photographer entries! The board members voted to decrease the number of judges for print comp primarily to keep the process more efficient. Also, each monthly guest speaker will get to select his/her “best of show”. This is just for fun but what a great compliment to the lucky recipient! Print Comp is open to every one of you so don’t be shy. I have personally challenged a handful of you to enter next month so the pressure is on. Aspiring photographers enter for FREE! Please get your digital images in before Monday at midnight prior to each meeting. This is a great way to learn and sometimes be a little humbled…it’s good for you. Best of Show Congratulations goes to…1st Place – Wayne Miller with “Anella at the Sugar Mill”, 2nd Place – Tom O’Connor with “Still Standing” and 3rd Place – none. Look for the upcoming Focal Point to read all about these artists and their work. Thank you for your submissions, they were all very nice. Night School! We are so proud to announce our first quarterly Night School in September! The lovely Ann Gordon has accepted our invitation to kick off this special event lineup (photographing animals). Details will follow. Nor Cal Photogs Meetup group – Awesome resource! Learn about upcoming NCPP guest speakers, other photography field trips and special events. Please take a few minutes to join. http://www.meetup.com/NorCalPhotogs-Meet-up/ Special thanks to Wayne Miller, Tom O’Connor, Mark Gebhardt, Malcolm Slight, Stacey Flurscheim, Denny Weigand, Caleb Cheong, Tony Gotelli and Nicole Gee for their assistance throughout the evening. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams

Warm regards, Kevallyn NCPP Mission Statement: The Northern California Professional Photographers is an organization dedicated to advancing the business of professional photography. Our purpose is to create an environment amongst professional photographers that will inspire each of us and to help one another grow as business professionals and artists.

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NCPP Proudly Presents on Tuesday, September 13th: Richard Stahlberg “A Journey to Inner space, The Zen and Mechanics of Underwater Photography” This Presentation is filled with underwater images, including • • • • • • •

’Jellyfish Lake’ in the South Pacific, Sea turtles in the waters off the island of Sipidan in the South China Sea, Manta rays from Belize, Soft corals in the waters off Palau, Majestic kelp forests from California’s own Catalina Island, Moray eels from Cozumel, and A ‘Mermaid’ print series created using my underwater images projected as backgrounds, a giant custom-made clam shell and mermaid tail. (One of my ‘Mermaid’ series prints was awarded ‘Print of the Year’ by the Northern California Professional Photographers.) This program is not only packed with images, but also with useful information on how to capture quality underwater images, equipment to use (both digital and film), and critical facts for success underwater. I also address the topic I get asked about most: Sharks! You will learn which the most dangerous types are, where to be on the watch for them, and what I did in close encounters to survive.

Bio: Richard has owned and operated Stahlberg Photography, a professional portrait studio in Martinez, for over 20 years. He is a member of PPA and a Certified Professional Photographer. Richard has been named the Northern California Professional Photographers' Photographer of the Year five times since the year 2000, and have twice been named PPA‘s Photographer of the Year. In PPA's 2011 International Print Competition, three of the images he entered went Loan, and the fourth merited. Richard won numerous local, state and international print competitions with images he has captured while scuba diving throughout the world.

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Preparing your image for "Projected" Image Comp This article will remain permanently in the Focal Point.

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Preparing your image for "Projected" Image Comp This article will remain permanently in the Focal Point. Here are the basics for creating your "Projected Image" file. We will be setting the file type, dimensions, color space, jpg quality, pixels per inch and file name that that will qualify for NCPP Projected Image Comp. These requirements are the same as PPA with the exception in NOTE 2 below. 1. Create a file that will become the background for your image that is 4,000px Wide x 2,200px High @ 200 pixels per inch. (20" x 11") This size fits our monitor and will be displayed at its optimal. 2. The color space can be sRGB or RGB1998. 3. The file type is a jpg with a Quality setting of 10. Total file size not to exceed 3.5mb. 4. You can apply a color or pattern to this layer just as you would do for a printed image that you would have entered previously in print comp. 5. Next prepare the image that you are going to insert over the background. The color space, ppi etc needs to be the same as your background layer. 6. Size the image as you wish in either a vertical or horizontal format. The image size must be at least 80 square inches. An example is 8" x 10". The image may be placed anywhere you want to put it on the background layer. The positioning of the image on the background layer will be part of your "Presentation" score just like with Printed print comp. 7. Add a stroke or any other edge treatment to the edge of the image you want, or not. 8. All images will be shown only with the background in the "Horizontal Format". This is the same way that PPA is handling it. The monitor will not be rotated for vertical images. They will be shown just like the example images on the previous page. 9. There is to be no photographer name or studio name on the image. 10. Name your file with the following convention: • Member's First Name_Last Name_Image_Title_.jpg (Use _ for spaces). • Example file name: Bill_Jones_Mount_Diablo_Sunset.jpg 11. More information for download or viewing at. NOTE 1: If you plan to submit any of these images to PPA, I would initially save this file as a layered PSD or TIFF. When I was done and ready to submit to NCPP, I would then save it again as a jpg with all of the requirements listed above and submit the jpg. This way if you later decide to enter this same image with PPA, you can open your PSD/TIFF and make any changes required for PPA. NOTE 2: PPA Projected Submission Specifications match what is required for NCPP, except: • PPA requires your PPA# in place of your name in the file name: Example: 12345_Mount_Diablo_Sunset.jpg • Link to the PPA site for a video on “How To”: http://www.ppa.com/competitions/tutorials.php ENTRY RULES AND DEADLINES: • Cost per each image is $5.00 prior to the Monday, (at midnight), prior to the Tuesday meeting. Fee is to be paid via the NCPP PayPal link. • E-mail images to printcomp@ncpponline.org. Limit of 20 Projected images allowed per meeting. This is at the discretion of the Print Chair on a month by month basis.

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Print Comp Winners and Calendar

For PPA Style Competition, Only Projected Images will be accepted. People’s Choice remains as it has been and you can also submit Projected Images on a laptop or iPad. If you are interested in volunteering with image comp, please contact: Trina Tuel at 925-595-3794 or Email Trina @ 2ndvp@ncpponline.org September is PPA Style Projected Image Competition.

2011 Print Comp Calendar: Sep: PPA Style / Oct: PPA Style / Nov: People’s Choice

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Winners for August 2011

1st Place – Wayne Miller “Anella at the Sugar Mill”

2nd Place – Tom O’Connor “Still Standing”

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Best of Show August 2011 - "Anella at the Sugar Mill" by Wayne Miller

“Anella at the Sugar Mill” – Wayne Miller This image was captured at the Old Sugar Mill –Seven Wineries, in Clarksburg, CA. It was a sugar processing facility right off the Sacramento Delta River. The old brick building is in a state of decay and being renovated at the same time. I posed the subject in front of another door that didn’t have the look that I was after. So we moved to the wood door in the image and the look and mood just jumped out. I took several shots but this one was the one that seemed to work. Shot with the Canon 5d Mk2, 24-70mm lens @ 50mm @ f/3.2 @ 1/100sec. I used a Yongnuo 460 II speedlight shot through an umbrella to put a little light on the subject and catch light in the eyes. Post processed in Lightroom 3, and Photoshop CS5 and some tweaking with Nix and Topaz Adjust 4 plug-ins.

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SEPTEMBER 2011 August Meeting Images

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Membership Information

Contact Stacey Flurscheim with / for any Membership Information Stacey Flurscheim @ 925-330-7130 If you have comments or information regarding new applicants, please send them to: Stacey Flurscheim, NCPP Membership Chair: membership@ncpponline.org

WELCOME NEW NCPP MEMBERS

PROSPECTIVE NCPP MEMBERS

NorCalPhotogs - Meetup NCPP has a new web presence with a Meetup group.

Join NorCalPhotogs now for free. NCP-Meet-Up

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PPA Super Monday Oct 2011: Benicia - Orinda - Walnut Creek

Benicia Creating Dynamic Images with Posing & Lighting Course #CA01 Click here to register for this class. Lisa Duncan, CPP Wayne Miller, Cr.Photog., CPP Want to create dynamic images that will wow your clients? Learning posing and lighting tips from the pros can help make the difference! Join Lisa and Wayne for a hands-on workshop that will teach you how to create those dynamic images through posing and lighting techniques. You’ll learn how to use natural light, speedlights, and studio strobes to your advantage. Course Date: October 30, 2011* (Not held on the official Super Monday date.) Course Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Items to Bring: Camera, lens, speedlight (flash), tripod, and an eagerness to learn new techniques Course Location: Lisa Duncan Photography Studio 940 Tyler St., Studio 26 Benicia, CA 94510 Location Phone: 925-708-8936 Instructor Contact: lisaduncanphotography@gmail.com wm@wmphotos.com Lisa: 925-708-8936 Wayne: 925-330-8737 Instructor Website: www.lisaduncanphotography.com www.wmphotos.com

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PPA Super Monday Oct 2011: Benicia - Orinda - Walnut Creek

Orinda Lightroom 3: Soup to Nuts Course #CA02 Click here to register for this class. Denny Weigand, Cr.Photog., CPP It can help you make your images stand out. It can help you spend 50 percent less time behind the computer…and more time behind the camera. It can help you manage your workflow. Interested? Then it’s time to get on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom bandwagon! Come learn all there is to know about Lightroom (and how it can help your photography business) from Denny, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE). Course Date: October 24, 2011 Course Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Items to Bring: The course is hands-on, so bring a laptop (with Lightroom pre-loaded) or use one of the instructor’s computers in his teaching lab. Bring samples of images or a project you want to accomplish. Course Location: DigitalWhims Glorietta Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563 Location Phone: 925 336-7994 Instructor Contact: digitalwhims@comcast.net 925 336-7994 Instructor Website: www.digitalwhims.com

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PPA Super Monday Oct 2011: Benicia - Orinda - Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Natural Light Photography & the Home-Based Business Course #CA06 Click here to register for this class. Laura Cottril, CPP Join Laura Cottril for a full day focused on natural light portrait photography…and running a homebased photography business. From finding the right clients for YOU to lighting, posing and balancing business and life, you’ll learn how to make the most of your photography. Learn (by instruction, samples and demos) how to successfully handle natural light portrait sessions. Then learn how to make such sessions more profitable by discussing successful marketing practices, the consultation process, sales and client retention. Course Date: October 24, 2011 Course Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Items to Bring: Ten samples of your work (10 only please), marketing materials, camera, reflector, plenty of questions, sack lunch Course Location: Laura Cottril Photography Suncrest Court Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Location Phone: 925-465-4466 Instructor Contact: laura@lauracphotography.com 925-465-4466 Instructor Website: www.lauracphotography.com

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Educational Opportunities – “Setting Up Your Monitor” by Tom O’Connor Set up your monitor so you can view the “actual” image size. In Photoshop, when I am sizing an image for print, I want to be able to see the image on the monitor at the actual print size. If the image is smaller than the monitor, you get to see the complete image all at once. If the image is larger than your monitor, you have to pan through the image, moving it around on your monitor so you can examine all parts of the image. For me, the larger I am going to print, the more important it is to look at it at actual print size. I want to see that my up sizing went well, that there is no chromatic aberration, noise etc, and I also sharpen at this view so I can see exactly what my image will look like when sharpened. This allows me to see if I have created any halos or other unwanted artifacts because of sharpening. It is also my last chance to make sure I have cloned / healed any sensor dust I might have missed when the image was smaller. In Photoshop if you hit the “H” key this will bring up the monitor view choices just above your image window. If you click on Print Size you would think that you are seeing your image at the actual size, but most likely not. Here is how to set up Photoshop so you will.

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Start by measuring the viewing space of your monitor. Mine for example is 20.5” x 12.8125”. Next determine what your screen resolution is set to by going to your “Display Settings”. Mine is 1920 x 1200.

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Educational Opportunities – “Setting Up Your Monitor” by Tom O’Connor • • •

Now, it’s time for a little math. Divide the largest screen resolution by the largest dimension of your screen. I.e.: 1920 / 20.5 = 93.66 Divide the smallest screen resolution by the smallest dimension of your screen. I.e.: 1200 / 12.8125 = 93.66

The answer in both dimensions is 93.66, rounded to 94 pixels per inch for my monitor. • • •

Now in Photoshop go to Edit / Preferences / Units and Rulers. In the “Screen Resolution” box enter your screen resolution. In my case, 94. Click OK and you have it.

The next time you click on Print Size, it will be exactly your print size on screen.

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Educational Opportunities – Suggested by Denny Weigand

This article is credited to: http://www.digital-photography-school.com/

Focusing Quick Tip: Single Point AF Methods

One of the biggest leaps towards tack sharp images you can take is using single point auto focus to hone in on your subject and nail the shot. Using the automatic grid focus system can sometimes be like throwing a handful of darts and hoping to hit the bullseye, especially when shooting at an extremely shallow depth of field like f/1.4. In fact at f/1.4, if you’re subject is 5 feet away and you’re shooting with a 50mm prime, your depth of field is only 0.09 feet! Do you want to leave .09 feet up to a handfull of focus points? No, I didn’t think so! If nailing focus is important (and it always is) then you need to start using single point auto focus. I touched on this method briefly in my past article Advanced Tips for Tack Sharp Images, but in this article I’m going to expand upon this method and give a new tip to make things a bit easier (Note: This tip was taken from my ebook over at Flatbooks.com Tack Sharp – A Step By Step Guide to Nailing Focus) NOTE: The camera used in the examples below is a Canon 5D Mark II. Most Canon cameras will have very similar menu options. For Nikon users, I’m not sure this will work. If you’re a Nikon user and know if there’s a way to do this, please let us know in the comments.

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Single Point AF Method 1 (Old School):

A lot of photographers don’t even know there’s a way to use a single AF point rather than the entire grid. Of those that do know, I am going to guess that about 80-90% of them use this method here to select a single point. It doesn’t involve any custom functions or anything like that. Simply hit the button (step 1) to activate the entire grid, then move the joystick (step 2) in the direction of the focus point you want to use. Once this is done, hit the AF- ON button and you should see the AF point you chose flash red in the viewfinder and focus on whatever the point is hovering over.

Single Point AF Method 2 (New School, what the cool kids are doing):

Method 1 isn’t bad or evil but I do believe method 2 is much easier, much faster, and much more useful than the former. Method 2 involves going into your custom functions and changing some things around a bit. When you select the proper function, you will essentially disable the grid focus button as a means to selecting focus points. Now, instead of using step one to activate the grid for selecting focus points, just move the joystick at anytime to select the focus point you’d like to use. If you want to go back to the entire grid, that’s when you hit the focus grid button.

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Setting Up Method 2

To set method 2 up for use, go to the custom functions located in the second to last section of menu options. Select ‘C.Fn III:Autofocus/ Drive.’ Be sure to hit the set button on the control wheel to the right to go into the next menu.

The default setting here is “0:Normal,” which means that you have to hit the grid button on the upper right part of the camera back, then select a focus point using the joystick. To change this to method 2 just scroll down to option 1 (Multocontroller direct) and select it using the SET button. Once you’ve done this, look through the viewfinder and move the joystick around. You should be selecting a new focus point each time you move it. Voila!

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NCPP Proudly Presents on Tuesday October 11th, Lisa Lefkowitz Based in San Francisco, Lisa has been photographing weddings for the past eleven years, earning national recognition for her fresh, lifestyle images. She specializes in film photography and brings a fine art sensibility to her wedding work. Lisa's work is frequently featured in wedding magazines and blogs including Martha Stewart, BRIDES, and Style Me Pretty. Her images have been on the cover of PDN’s Wedding Issue, featured in an ad for Fujifilm, and she was recently named one of the top wedding photographers in the world by Junebug Weddings. Lisa's attention to detail, low-key working-style and her personalized approach to each wedding have made her a favorite among brides near and far. Some examples of Lisa’s award winning work:

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SEPTEMBER 2011 NCPP Presidents and Member Awards

NCPP Past Presidents 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Michael Van Auken Judy Host Jim Fidelibus Linda Johnson Walter Guasch Kimberly Peterson Jim Fidelibus Michael Gan

2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

Michael Gan Laura Cottril Leslie Artis-Gan Brent Walton Randy Cazinha Wayne Miller Kevallyn Paskos

NCPP Member of the Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Peg Jackson Michael Van Auken Jim Fidelibus Jim Fidelibus Kay Simon Shelly Najera Linda Johnson

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Heather M. Whiting Michael Gan Laura Cottril Tom O'Connor Brent Walton Wayne Miller

2005 2006 2007 2007 2008 2009 2010

Richard Stahlberg Leslie Artis-Gan Michael Van Auken - Tie Richard Stahlberg - Tie Richard Stahlberg Wayne Miller Wayne Miller

Photographer of the Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Peg Jackson Jim Fidelibus Richard Stahlberg Michael Gan Richard Stahlberg Shelly Najera Leslie Artis

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SEPTEMBER 2011 NCPP Member Degrees

PPA Master Craftsman Photographers Lisa Evans Peg Jackson Michael Gan Judy Host Leslie Artis-Gan

PPA Master Photographers Jim Fidelibus Linda Johnson Deidre Ligenfelter Mary Small

PPA Craftsman Photographers Denny Weigand Wayne Miller

PPCC Certified Professional Photographers Leslie Artis-Gan Laura Cottril Lisa Duncan Michael Gan Jill Hager Judy Host Greta Heintz Tammy Hughes Linda Johnson

Scott Kouns Dana Smith Richard Stahlberg Arleen Thomas Darleen Tom Denny Weigand Wayne Miller Brent Walton Pam Biasotti

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Jennifer Chesterman Jennifer Fink Stacey Flurscheim Nicole Gee Tod Gomes Ann Gordon Malcolm Slight Terry Riggins Mary Small

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SEPTEMBER 2011 PPA Certification, Merit & Degree Programs

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Professional Photographer, Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging or a Photographic Craftsman, click here. Or, contact Wayne Miller or Denny Weigand PPA CPP Liaisons. This link will take you to the PPA website and you will see the page shown below. The image below is just a screen shot of the website, the links are not hot on this screen shot.

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NCPP Membership Classifications and Fees for 2011

Professional Active: Annual Dues $135. A professional photographer is an individual who on a regular basis, takes and sells photographs or photographic services. Must satisfy federal, state (resale permit), & local license requirements. Professional Active members have full membership privileges (Free meetings, voting, use of NCPP logo for self promotional use, and image competition). Aspiring*: Annual Dues $135. An individual who does not work in the photographic field, or derive any income from photography but plans to enter the profession. Limited to one year. Membership privileges: Meetings and entering image competition, but may not vote, hold office or use the NCPP logo. May not actively sell their photography or advertise/promote themselves as a photographer for hire. Limited to 20% enrolment. Student*: Annual Dues $50. Members preparing for a career in photography and currently enrolled in a school as a full time student. Applicant must show evidence of enrollment. Membership privileges: Meetings and entering image competition, but may not vote, hold office or use the NCPP logo. Limited to 10% enrolment. Sustaining: Annual Dues $150. Membership issued to the business name of the organization, which is a supplier, vendor, or manufacturer of photographic materials, supplies or photographic services. One representative of the organization shall have meeting privileges only, additional pay guest fees. *Aspiring & Student Classifications must assist/help six events per year to maintain classification, submit 2 images per month in Aspiring image competition (free), and attend Business 101 A to Z a new photographers guide to business success ($99) in order to move to Professional Active

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Focal Point Advertising Information

Advertising Costs: 11 Issues per year Contact FP Editor NCPP Members: • •

You supply camera ready art work and text. 1/4 page for 3 months per year - Free

Additional / Larger Ads: • • • •

1/4 Page for 3 months $25 1/2 Page for 3 months $50 Full Page for 3 months $75 Change to ad $25

Ad sizes are: • 1/4 Page: 4-1/4” Wide x 5-1/2” High • 1/2 Page: 8-1/2” Wide x 5-1/2” High • Full Page: 8-1/2” Wide x 11” High Spec is: • Jpg @ 94ppi • Color Space: sRGB • Include at least 1/8” of white space at the outer edges the sizes listed above.

Note: Members can use the Yahoo Group email to advertise at no cost. Sustaining Members: • •

You supply camera ready art work and text. Full Page per year - Free

Non Members/Non Sustaining Members: • •

You supply camera ready art work and text. Full Page per year - $500

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SEPTEMBER 2011 NCPP Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members are companies that manufacture or distribute photographic equipment, laboratories, publishers or firms providing services to photographers. These Sustaining Members also contribute to the welfare of NCPP, with monetary and technical support. Sustaining Members may participate in all NCPP events, however they may not vote or hold office. We encourage our NCPP members to support our Sustaining Members. If you are interested in becoming a Sustaining Member, contact Denny Weigand. 925-336-7994 or E-mail @ digitalwhims@comcast.net -Listed Alphabetically-

THE ART OF PICTURE FRAMING APF is a full-service wholesale custom framing facility. We work closely with Fine Art and Framing Galleries, Interior Designers, Professional Photographers, Art Consultants, Retailers and others in need of custom framing at wholesale prices. APF specializes in creating custom programs or packages to your individual business or market needs. We offer superior quality with flexible pricing to fit your individual needs. Contact: Mike Moretti 1084 Shary Circle, #B Concord, CA 94518 (Located behind Costco) E-mail: apfwholesale@sbcglobal.net 925-689-5177 web: http://stores.apfwholesale.com/StoreFront.bok

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BAY PHOTO LAB Contact: Debbie Thomas E-mail: debbie@bayphoto.com 510-585-7049 web: http://www.bayphoto.com/ 2161 Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060 800-435-6686 fax: 931-475-5257

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SEPTEMBER 2011 Our Neighboring Affiliates

PPC Professional Photographers of California Affiliates

City

Company Name â–˛

Phone

All Valley Professional Photographers - AVPP

La Canada Flintridge

(818) 262-7903

Associated Image Makers - AIM

Fairfield

1-888-442-6606

Central Valley Professional Photographers - CVPP

Fresno

559 266-0305

Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association - CIPPA

Camarillo

(805) 573-7637

Gold Coast Professional Photographers Association - GCPPA

Pismo Beach

805 733-5197

Inland Empire Professional Photographers & Videographers - IEPPV

Riverside

951-737-7310

Northern California Professional Photographers - NCPP

Walnut Creek

925 330-8737

Professional Photographers of California

Escondido

Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County - PPLAC

Culver city

(818) 344-0671

Professional Photographers of North Valley - PPNV

Redding

530-241-2191

Professional Photographers of Orange County - PPOC

Mission Viejo

949.916.2471

Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley - PPSV

Sacramento

530 363-0138

Professional Photographers of San Diego County - PPSDC

San Diego

(858) 695-9563

Professional Photographers of Santa Barbara County - PPSBC

Santa Barbara

(805) 403-6556

Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley - PPSCV

San Jose

408 244-2293

Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area - PPGBA

So. San Francisco

530 574-6033

Professional Photographers of the Redwood Empire - PPRE

Santa Rosa

707 548-1181

Stanislaus Professional Photographers - SPP

Modesto

209 847-0540

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2011‐2012 A

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

2011

Sep-11

Oct-11

Nov-11

Dec-11

Jan-12

Feb-12

Mar-12

Apr-12

2012

2012

2012

2012

2

SAT

1

3

SUN

2

4

MON

3‐

5

TUE

4

6

WED

7

THUR

1

1

1

5

2

6

3‐

2012

SAT

1

SUN

2

2

MON

3

3

TUE

4

1

1

5

2

4

WED

1

5

THUR

8

FRI

2

7

4

2

6

3

2

6

FRI

9

SAT

3‐

8

5

3‐

7

4

3‐

7

SAT

10

SUN

4

9

6

4

8

5

4

8

SUN

11

MON

5

10

7

5

9

6

5

9

MON

12

TUE

6

11‐Meeting

8‐Meeting

6

10‐Meeting

7

6

10‐Meeting

TUE

Live Shoot

13

WED

7

12

14

THUR

8

13

10

7

11

8

7

11

WED

8

12

9

8

12

THUR

15

FRI

9

14

11

9

13

10

9

13

FRI

16

SAT

10

15

12

10

14

11

10

14

SAT

15‐ PPA

17

SUN

11

16

13

11

18

MON

12

17

14

12

19

TUE

13‐Meeting

18

15

13

20

WED

R.Stahlberg spkr

19

16

14

21

THUR

15

20

17

HOLIDAY PARTY

19

16

22

FRI

16

21

18

16

20

17

12

11

15

SUN

13

12

16

MON

17‐New Orleans

14‐Meeting

13‐Meeting

17

TUE

18

MASTERS Night

14

18

WED

15

19

THUR

16

20

FRI

Imaging USA

23

SAT

17

22

19

17

21

18

17

21

SAT

24

SUN

18

23

20

18

22

19‐WPPI

18

22

SUN

25

MON

19

24

21

19

23

20‐Las Vegas

19

23

MON

26

TUE

20

25-FP Due

22

20

24

21

20

24

TUE

27

WED

21

26

23

21

25-FP Due

22

21

25-FP Due

WED

28

THUR

22

27

24

22

26

23

22

26

THUR

29

FRI

23

28

25-FP Due

23

27

24

23

27

FRI

30

SAT

24

29

26

24

28

25

24

28

SAT

31

SUN

25-FP Due

30-FP Pub

27

25

29

26-FP Due

25-FP Due

29

SUN

32

MON

26

28

26

30-Fp Pub

27

26

30-Fp Pub

MON

33

TUE

27

29

27

31

28

27

31

TUE

30-FP Pub

28

29

28

WED

29

30-FP Pub

29

THUR

30-

31

30-FP Pub

FRI

31

SAT

34

WED

28

35

THUR

29

36

FRI

37

SAT

38

SUN

39

2011

30-FP Pub

31

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Focal Point I

SEPTEMBER 2011 Sunset Table for Walnut Creek

This information is for Walnut Creek. You can obtain sunset times for other locations by clicking on the link below.

http://www.sunrisesunset.com/

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