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Jon R. Smith, Cr. Photog., F-PPO, Editor, Publisher 405 N. Butler • Moore, OK 73160-2121 Phone: (405) 794-0879 • E-mail: okphoto@sbcglobal.net

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Presented three times annually as the official publication of the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma Inc., the magazine’s purpose is to better inform and prepare the photographers of Oklahoma and to seek their active support and participation in PP of O activities. Acceptance of advertising, press releases and other material does not imply endorsement of such by the association or editor/publisher. Permission is granted to similar photographic industry publications to reprint contents, provided both the author and The Oklahoma Photographer are credited as the source. Articles and photographs are welcomed, but the editor reserves the right to edit material.

Inside Convention Issue... Board of Directors........................................................................2 President’s Message.....................................................................3 Award Images by Arthur Barber II............................... 4 & 5 &6 Past Presidents' Seminar.............................................................7 New Officers Elected....................................................................7 New Fellowship Points Added.....................................................7 2012 Spring Seminar Hotel.........................................................8 National Award, Loy & Ann Payne.............................................9 Wesley Miller Obituary..............................................................10 Award Image Gallery..........................................................11 - 14 SPECIAL THANKS TO: Celia Moore, Kent Shirley, Ken Helt, Fran Wehner, James Butler, Don Hayden, Randy Taylor & Arthur Barber II, Mattocks Printing, Moore, OK and very special thanks to Clem Wehner.

MEMBERSHIP DUES It’s time to pay your dues. Please fill out a renewal form out and send it to Ken Helt, executive director, along with your check or, you may use your credit card. You may download the application from our PPO web site at: http://www.ppok. org. You must send it in asap. Please send in your renewal. THE OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER, WINTER © 2011

Banquet Images by Arthur Barber II . ........................................14 Fun Images by James Butler........................................................16 Banquet Images by Arthur Barber II . ........................................17 Kay Eskridge Programs................................................................18 Win an iPad 2................................................................................18 Membership Renewal Application................................................19 Fellowship Form...........................................................................20 Trade Show Images by James Butler...........................................21 Clem's Corner ..............................................................................22 FALL 2012 REGISTRATION FORM..........................................24

NOTICE TO MEMBERS:

Association financial information is available upon request. Please contact Ken Helt 405-372-2670

This is pursuant to Procedures and Requirements to Maintain Affiliation with PPA, and a requirement of IRS to maintain a not for profit organization status.

PPO Member Benefits 4-Day Annual Convention with Trade Show and Print Competition 3-Day Spring Convention FREE all day seminar sponsored by the past presidents An award winning magazine published 3 times a year 24/7 web site updated daily www.ppok.org E-mail blast sent out when needed Membership in SWPPA regional and free attendance to annual convention/trade show Membership Directory ALL FOR A BARGAIN $90.00 a year membership fee for Active Membership! Associate, Aspiring & Student at different prices. "PHOTOGRAPHY ROCKS"

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OKLAHOMA, INC. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OFFICERS 2012

PPO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Term Expiring 2014

PRESIDENT Celia J. Moore, F-PPO P.O. Box 395 Cleveland, OK 74020 1-918-358-3373 1-918 261-4266 (text) cjmoore315@sbcglobal.net

Caroll VanDeventer, M.Artist. Cleveland Shanna Smith Seminole Marla Wingfield Oklahoma City Eldora Horton Thomas Johnny Holland Piedmont

Term Expiring 2013

1st VICE PRESIDENT

Trade Show Chairperson

Print Exhibit Chairman

Event Registration & Board Minutes

Rick Carr, CPP 2629 N West Oaks Dr Newcastle, OK 73065 405-392-3929 rcarr@carrportraitart.com

2nd VICE PRESIDENT Shannon Ledford, M.Photog., Cr. 6737 S. 85th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74133 W 918-359-8310 H 918-518-6499 skledford@cox.net

SECRETARY James Butler 427 S. Boston Suite 301 Tulsa, OK 74103 W 918-809-2270 918-361-3200 sailnut64@cox.net

Dr. Glenn Cope, Cr.Photog., API, CPP, EA-ASP, F-PPO Tonkawa Jon R. Smith, Cr. Photog., F-PPO Moore James Abram, CPP Woodward Chasity Rozell Edmond Athena Rainbolt Coweta

Term Expiring 2012 Dwaine Horton, M.Photog.Cr, F-PPO Thomas Gary Box, Cr.Photog. Sapulpa Arthur Barber II Tulsa Barry Fogerty Shawnee Kimberly Smith, M.Photog., Muskogee Ken Helt, CPP, M. Photog.Cr.,F-PPO Executive Director 910 W 7th Stillwater, OK 74074 405-372-2670

heltphoto@suddenlinkmail.com

Past Presidents’ Seminar Chairman Board Nominations

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IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Fran Wehner, Cr. Photog. 323 NW 35th St Lawton, OK 73505 photosbyfran@sbcglobal.net www.photosbyfran.com 580-695-2981

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Madam President speaks out! “The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.” 
- Michael Jackson Is that not a wonderful quote from one of my all time favorite pop stars? When I read that, I thought what a perfect quote to begin my year. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a “master”, we are or should be looking up to our “masters” for inspiration. MJ was also quoted as saying,” You try to be as original as you can be without thinking about statistics. You just go from the soul and from the heart”. With the digital world taking over our industry, I believe there are some rules but we should not be bound by them. I believe we must go with our soul and our heart and we will create unimaginable images that are like no others. MJ also said, “If I’m not creating, I’m not happy”. As photographers, we are constantly creating images for clients that will grab their heart and soul, make them cry, make them laugh and bring them JOY! I have grown up in this absolutely wonderful association. I remember my very first PPO banquet as a little girl. There were so many people in that room that it stole my heart. So many of those wonderfully creative photographers have passed from this life and I miss them like crazy. Many of you do not know them. Glen Nelson was the absolute epitome of the greatest photographer in our industry. I was so blessed to be able to watch this incredible man at work and yes his camera settings were right on but that was during the film era and they had to be. It was the expressions of his clients that were priceless. OUR industry IS priceless. For some reason, PPO is not as dominant as it once was. I’m not sure why. My goal for PPO is to flourish! I want it to grow! I want you to see what I have seen for so long. It is not just about the learning…it’s about the heart and soul. PPO is part of my family and I absolutely love it and I want it to be the very best it can be and that I know it is. I want to challenge everyone that reads this magazine to invite all your fellow photographers to join this amazing group. I promise you, we are going to have a very FUN and EXCITING year and I know we will have something to offer every single photographer in Oklahoma. Bottom line….we are going to have fun! I want to have fun! But I promise that you will come out of it by learning more about the wonderful art of photography and you will come out of it with new friends. Mark your schedules NOW for your escape. The dates are MARCH 30-APRIL 1 and AUGUST 24-27. They will be an escape to learn, meet new friends, and to ROCK!!! Photography IS going to ROCK in 2012!

Celia

NOTE: THERE WILL BE MORE SPRING SEMINAR INFO IN THE "NEWSLETTER" COMING IN JANUARY!

ON THE COVER Dawn Muncy, CPP, Enid, OK received the Trophy for Commercial/Industrial General Exhibit & Kodak Gallery Award. Oh, I did not menton a score of 100! Also, this image went on SWPPA and was awarded "Best of Show" and another 100!

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PAST PRESIDENTS' SPONSORED PROGRAM JANUARY 29, 2012 - 9A.M. - 5P.M. Come on Saturday night (Jan. 28, 2012) for a get together social about 8 p.m. (hotel has a bar on the 4th floor) and stay at the hotel that night! (hotel has a hot breakfast) The program will be held at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Cimarron Hotel & Suites,Stillwater, OK “JUMP START THE NEW YEAR” Programs:

“Understanding the Mysteries of Digital Photography” by Clem Wehner “How to Get Inspired and Spark Your Imagination” by Dawn Muncy "Photoshop Reloaded - Old and New Ideas to Put Images in a New Dimension” by Kent Shirley - Sponsored by Full Color Lab

NEW OFFICERS - EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Shannon Ledford was elected as 2nd Vice President of Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Inc. at the Fall Convention held in August this year. Ms. Ledford has owned and operated Shannon Kaye Portrait Design since 1998. She specializes in children’s and family portraits, but her recent adventure has been sports photography. With three children very involved in sports, it has been a fun new addition to Shannon’s schedule! Being a mother of four and running a home-based business certainly has its challenges, but she considers it such a blessing to have a job that she loves. Ledford’s children's work has won several state awards, national merits and been published in the PPA Loan Collection. In January of 2007, she became a Certified Professional Photographer and earned a PPA Master of Photography degree. Although she is very proud of these accomplishments, the greatest award to her is capturing special moments for her clients that they will have for a lifetime. Ledford is looking forward to the leadership opportunities in Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Inc. James Butler was elected to the 2012 Executive Council as Secretary at he Fall Convention held in Oklahoma City. James grew up in Colorado and moved to Tulsa in 1982 to pursue a career in aviation. Photography as a hobby was natural since his Dad worked for Kodak and they had an endless supply of film and processing. Photography remained a hobby until James met his soon-to-be wife, Lisa, who also held a passion for photography since high school. With little more than dreams and a lot of optimism, we pursued our love of photography and started LisaLee Photography, working in their home. As business, and their knowledge of photography grew, they soon moved to their current location in the Philtower in downtown Tulsa. Lisa and James are working towards a Master of Photography degree through PPA and studying to take the CPP test soon!

PPO FELLOWSHIP DEGREE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES MORE POINTS TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM Cary Garrison along with the guidnce of the Board of Directors has announced that the Fellowship Degree Program award one fellowship point to members that participate in the NILMDTS program. The Fellowship Committee would like to remind all PPO members to turn in your fellowship points by January 1st each year! THE OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER, WINTER © 2011

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2012 SPRING SEMINAR MARK YOUR CALENDAR March 30-April 1, 2012

D O U B L E T R E E B Y H I LTO N H O T E L T U L S A , O K - WA R R E N P L AC E W E ’ R E H AV I N G A PA RT Y ! A N D WO R K S H O P S TO O !

Directions to Hotel From Airport Directions: Take I-244 East to Highway 169 South. Exit 169 at I-44 going West toward Oklahoma City. Take Yale Avenue exit and go South to 61st Street. Complimentary Hotel Shuttle available 6:00am-11:00pm General Arrival Directions - The Hotel is Located in Warren Place Business Park. From I-44(Oklahoma City)- Take I-44 East to Yale Exit. Take a right off of Yale Exit and follow to 61st Street. Go through light, hotel is on right. From 75 North(Okmulgee)- Take 75 North to I-44 East Exit, take a right onto I-44. Follow to Yale Ave. Exit, then go south on Yale. Take Yale to 61st Street, go through light, hotel is on right. From Hwy. 75(Bartlesville)- Take Hwy. 75 South to Hwy. 51 South Exit, turn left onto Hwy.51 South. Follow to I-44 West Exit, turn right onto I-44 West. Exit on Yale Ave, make a left at the traffic light. Take Yale to 61st Street, go through light, hotel is on right. From Hwy 169(Nowata)- Take 169 south to I-44 West Exit. Turn right onto I-44 West, follow to Yale Avenue, take a left at the traffic light. Take Yale to 61st Street, go through light, hotel is on right.

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Hotel Reservations: 1-800-801-1317 Please ask for the group rate for Professional Photographers of Oklahoma. Standard Guest Rooms for Single/Double are $89.00 +13.15% local taxes (Normal Rates are $124/$144)

CUT-OFF IS MARCH 16, 2012

PARTIES! FRIDAY NIGHT "FIESTA PARTY"

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OKLAHOMA AWARD LOY AND ANN PAYNE... THE PPA NATIONAL AWARD

Loy A. Payne, M.Photog., Cr., CPP, and wife Ann had yet another Professional Photographers of America accolade bestowed upon them at the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma state convention’s awards banquet--the prestigious and highly coveted National Award--Loy & Ann from Owasso, OK were given the "V.I.P. treatment" by their daughter. It was a complete surprize to Loy & Ann. The award was created in 1958 by the late PPA president Louis Garcia of Eastchester, NY “for all the hard work by others to further the profession while asking nothing in return.” Garcia decided these individuals should be recognized for their exceptional contributions and created the distinguished national award. Each year, PPA makes the award available to its state, regional, national and international affiliates. While PPA bestows many awards to affiliate members, this is by far the most coveted and prized honor. The National Award is given to individuals who go beyond what is expected of them. The plaque reads “for service to professional photography.” “What it means is ‘thank you’ for your time, your talent and your loyalty to professional photography,” said PPA past president and multiple National Award recipient Marvel Nelson. “This year’s recipient has played a major role in furthering the cause of professional photography,” said current PPA President Don Dickson, M.Photog., Cr., CPP

Images by Arthur Barber II

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Wesley Joel Miller, 49, Photographer, Friend, Father, Dies Wesley was born May 22, 1962, in Oklahoma City, to James and Delores O’Neil Miller. He was one of four children. He has one older sister, Vickie Miller Nicolle Clanahan. He has one older brother, Mike Miller. He has one younger brother, Kyle Miller. Wesley began dating Debbie Friar in high school and became a regular attendee of First Baptist Church of Moore where the Friar family was members at that time. Wes and Debbie’s family has been a member of Emmaus Baptist Church since the early ‘90s. On July 15, 1983, Wesley married his high school sweetheart, Deborah Friar. This summer they celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. Wes worked for the Moore Dairy Queen during junior high and high school, where his mother was manager. He had a passion for photography and worked at Hanson’s House of Photography after high school and then opened Photography by Wes. He specialized in weddings, seniors, families, children and sports. He was active in the Metro Professional Photographers Association. Wes worked his way though the offices of the Board of Directors to become President in 1998. He was also a member of Professional Photographers of Oklahoma and worked with the Audio Committee, was Official Photographer several years, and on the Print Committee. He started working for UPS in 2004. His last position was in the safety department. Wesley enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. He sometimes coached and loved watching his children play their various sports. He liked to grill and smoke meats for family get-togethers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father. Wesley loved water sports of all kinds. His parents, James and Delores Miller, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Debbie, children, Cody of Moore, Thomas and Lora of the home; one granddaughter: Khira of Moore; mother-in-law: Ramona Friar of OKC; father and mother-in-law: Odell and Dee Friar of OKC; one sister and two brothers and their spouses: Vicki and Skip Clanahan of OKC, Mike and Lynn Miller and Kyle and Lisa Miller of Tahlequah; sister-in-law: Krista Friar of Seattle, WA; and sister-in-law and spouse: Colleen and Bob Horton of Fort Worth, TX; ten nieces and three nephews; and numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews. Wesley Joel Miller passed from this world, Saturday, November 12, after a brief, but valiant battle with stomach cancer. The family wants to thank the many friends, health care providers and co-workers who have supported Wesley and his family during this time, the staff of Summit Medical Center and Emmaus Baptist Church family as well as many prayer chains around the world. If you choose, in lieu of flowers donations could be made in honor of Wesley to the American Cancer Society, Emmaus Baptist Church Building Fund or the PPO Scholarship Fund. Page 10

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“Good Ole Grandma” by Jonathan Hernandez Distinguished Woman’s Portrait - General Score 81

“The Wau We Were” by Lori Zeller Distinguished Group Portrait - General Score 80

“Remember a Brother” by Joey Johnson Distinguished Men’s Portrait General Score 81 THE OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER, WINTER © 2011

“Your Not The Boss of Me” by Leslie Hoyt Distinguished Child’s Portrait - General Score 96

“And No Place to Go” by Jacklyn Patterson Distinguished Group Portrait - Master Score 79

“The Journey Begins” by Kathy Sue Roberts Distinguished Weddings - General Score 77

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“Whispers of Love” by Ann Naugher Trophy Event Album - Master Kodak Gallery Award - Score 100

“Midnight Rendezvous” by Chasity Rozell Trophy Woman’s Portait - General Score 91

“Stillness” by Larry Foster Trophy Unclassified I - General Score 81 Page 12

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“A Formal Prayer” by Cary Garrison Trophy Men’s Portait - Master Score 80

“Freshly Churned” by Kimberly Smith Children’s Portait - Master Honorable Mention Score 82

“Little Miss Riding Hood” by Lisa Butler Trophy Children’s Portrait- General Kodak Gallery Award Score 88 THE OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER, WINTER © 2011


“Elegant Beauty” by Michael Scalf, Sr. Trophy Wedding - Master Score 77

“First Position” by Nancy Emmerich Trophy Woman’s Portrait - Master Score 86

“Something Old, Something New” by Steve Wheeler Trophy Wedding - General Score 77 THE OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER, WINTER © 2011

“Winter Morning on the Mississippi” by Mike Scott Trophy Unclassified I - Master Score 84

“Fly Baby” by Randy Taylor Trophy Children’s Portrait - Master Score 90

“Love Triangle” by Leslie Hoyt Trophy Group Portrait - General Score 82 "PHOTOGRAPHY ROCKS"

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“First Light” by Johnny Holland Distinguished Electronic Imaging - General Score 84

“Trophy River” by Mike Scott Distinguished Men’s Portrait - Master Score 80

“Scarlet” by Dawn Muncy Distinguished Women’s Portrait - General Score 84

“I Will Survive” by Jonathan Hernandez Distinguished Child’s Portrait - General Score 87

“23 Jewels” by Cary Garrison Trophy Commercial/Industrial - Master Score 87

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“Fearful Dawn” by James Butler Trophy Unclassified 2 - General Score 89

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WIN

AN APPLE iPad 2 32GB w/Wi-Fi - Black

TICKETS ON SALE FOR

$5.OO EACH OR 3 FOR $10.00 PPO GENERAL FUND RAISER FOR 2012

BE PRESENT AT PPO CONVENTION AT HARD ROCK HOTEL AND WIN! Monday August 27, 2012

ASK A BOARD MEMBER FOR TICKETS!

KAY ESKRIDGE PRESENTS SUNDAY PROGRAM AND SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISER ON MONDAY Kay Eskridge, Phoenix, AZ, will be presenting a program on Sunday of our Spring Seminar and will also give us more at an addirtional day as a "FundRaiser" for our Scholarship Program. Please register for the fund raiser. You will not want to miss both programs! Combining her passion for photography and her love of people, Kay Eskridge’s studio, Images by Kay & Co. has earned a sterling reputation for high-quality lifestyle portraiture. Kay and her team of women photographers take great pride in not only the imagery they create but also the high level of customer service they provide. Specializing as a lifestyle portrait artist, Kay’s clientele has come to rely on her to capture images from all of life’s special events, from maternity to newborns, tots to ‘tweens’, High School Seniors to summer family vacations and even intimate images captured through the CelebrateSexy division of her studio. Her focus on relationships, creative approach to portraiture, unique perspective on customer service and clear vision about business has provided her with much success doing something she loves. Kay is a member and Past President of the Arizona Professional Photography Association, served as the SWPPA Representative for Arizona and is a member of Eastman Kodak’s ProTeam. She is a PPA Certified Master, Photographic Craftsman and holds numerous awards, including the Arizona Photographer of the Year, the Kodak Gallery Elite Award, the Phoenix Portrait Photographer of the Year, and the Arizona Illustrative Photographer of the Year.

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OKLAHOMA, INC 2012 MEMBERSHIP/RENEWAL APPLICATION PLEASE PRINT

First Name: ______________________________Last Name _______________________________ PPA Degrees: ____________________________________________________________________ Studio / Company: _________________________________________________________________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________________ State: _________ Zip: ______________ Business Phone: ___________________________ Home Phone: ___________________________ Email Address: ________________________________ Web Site: ___________________________ Fax: _______________________________________ Local Guild: ___________________________ PPA #: _____________________________________ Spouse: ______________________________ Membership Classifications: Active members have full voting rights and may hold office. Employees or additional people from a firm may join as Associate. Aspiring members are new members who are starting a photography business. Aspiring members are not or have never been members of the PPO or PPA. A new member may select Aspiring for a period of two years. Businesses who supply or provide services to the imaging community are welcome to become Sustaining members. Students who are enrolled full time in a photography or imaging major or program at a college, university, or approved vocation or technical school may join as student members. The Student Membership may be selected for a maximum of two years and the member must remain enrolled full time in the program or major. ____ Active (90.00) ____ Associate (55.00) ____ LIFE ___________________ (AMOUNT OF DONATION) ____ LIFE SPOUSE ___________ (AMOUNT OF DONATION) ____ Out of State (90.00) ____ Aspiring (55.00) ____ Sustaining (65.00) ____ Student (30.00) School: __________________________ Instructor ________________________ Instructor’s Signature: _______________________________________________ As the student’s instructor I certify that the above student meets the PPO requirements for ”student” membership

Please make CHECKS payable to: Professional Photographers of Oklahoma (PPO)

PPO CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION:

VISA _____ MASTER CARD_____ DISCOVER _____ NAME ON CARD: ___________________________________________ BILLING ADDRESS ON CARD:________________________________ CITY:___________________________ STATE: _______ ZIP: ________ CARD #: __________________________________________________ EXPIRATION DATE OF CARD: ________________________________ THE OKLAHOMA PHOTOGRAPHER, WINTER © 2011

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FILL OUT THIS FORM AND TURN IT IN TO CARY GARRISON ASAP!

Professional Photographers of Oklahoma Fellowship Program Entry Form It will be your responsibility to list any service or print you would like credited to your file. All entries are subject to fellowship guidelines. Credit for your entries will be verified by the fellowship committee. The fellowship committee will have final authority when crediting entries to your file. This form must be submitted by Dec. 31st of the same year the points were earned or they cannot be used at all. Please submit this form to the current PPO person in charge.

Oklahoma Professional Photographers Fellowship Program Outline

PPO Member: _____________________________________ Category

Points Service/Print

Oklahoma Fellowship The Pursuit Of...

Verified By

The Fellowship Program is a means of recognizing those who have served the membership of the Oklahoma Professional Photographers Association and given freely of their time. It also encourages those in membership, who are always willing to help, to continue to do so. The Fellowship Degree is divided into three segments: *** The Associate Fellowship (white ribbon) requires 30 points. This award can be given to Active, Associate, Life, or Sustaining members. *** The Fellowship (black ribbon) requires 50 points. This award can be given to Active, Associate, Life, or Sustaining members. *** The Grand Fellowship (red ribbon) requires 100 points. This award can be given to Active, Associate, Spouse, Life, or Sustaining members. *** For every 25 points over the Grand Master Fellowship shall be issued gold bars.

Service Points __________ Print Points __________ Verified By ______________

PPO Fellowship Point Schedule

Category: Points: Attending PPO Annual Convention.............................................................................................1 Attending PPO Seminar, or Day-long Program...........................................................................1 Attending PPO School (2-3 days).............................................................................................. 1 Attending PPO School (4-5 days............................................................................................... 1 Scoring 78 or 79 in PPO print competition (print points) .........................................................1 Scoring 80 or above in PPO print competition (print points).....................................................2 Best Print in General or Masters competition (print points).......................................................1 President PPO..............................................................................................................................4 Executive Officers (Execept Pres) or Member of the Board of Directors................................. 2 Committee Chairman (PPO or SWPPA).....................................................................................1 Committee Workers (PPO or SWPPA) ......................................................................................1 Publications Editor (Magazine, Newsletter, or Web Editor ........................................................2 Published article in a PPO Publication........................................................................................1 Convention Chairman or Co-Chairman ......................................................................................2 Presenting a Program for PPO (four hours or less)......................................................................1 Presenting a Program for PPO (5 to 8 hours)..............................................................................2 Teaching a 2-3 day class for PPO School.................................................................................. 2 Teaching a 4-5 day class for PPO School.................................................................................. 3 PPO representative to PPA (one per year) **..............................................................................1 PPO representative to SWPPA (one per year) *** .....................................................................1 Print Jury Foreman .....................................................................................................................1 PPA Degree (You may use each degree one time) ......................................................................1 PPA Certification (You may use once and once at 5-yr renewal)................................................1 PPA, API or ABI designation (You may use once) .....................................................................1 Sponsor New PPO member (per new member) . ........................................................................1 Participation in nilmdts (You may use one per year)................................................................. .1

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The Fellowship Program was introduced by Past President Sam Hyden, M. Photog.

Verified By: *List from Secretary *List from Secretary *List from PPO School Committee *List from PPO School Committee *List from Print Committee Chairman *List from Print Committee Chairman *List from Print Committee Chairman *List of Officers *List of Officers Signature of officer responsible for committee Signature of Committee Chairman *List from Board of Directors Signature of Editor or copy of magazine Signature of President Signature of PPO School Committee Chairman Signature of PPO School Committee Chairman Signature of PPO School Committee Chairman Signature of PPO School Committee Chairman *List from Board of Directors *List from Board of Directors Signature of Print Chairman Copy PPA Certificate Copy PPA Certificate *List from PPA *List from Secretary *List from nilmdts organization

Note: The Official Person in Charge is:

Cary Garrison 405-341-0734

cary@garrisonphotography.com *Fellowship Committee will acquire list from appropriate official. Additional Categories may be added at any time by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. ** Includes: Council, Exec. Office, Board of Directors, Chairperson, Committee Member, Certification Liaison. *** Includes: Exec. Office, Board of Directors, Chairperson, Committee Member

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Read the Fine Print by Clem Wehner

Ever notice that whenever you get interested in a new car, you start seeing them everywhere? A similar thing happened to me the other day. I had just read an article about the Business Software Alliance (BSA), and the very same day I heard a commercial on an Oklahoma City radio station about it. It invited the public to make some money by reporting businesses that were using pirated (illegally copied) software. It promised complete anonymity and rewards up to $1 million. It said you don’t even need to work for the business you suspect has illegal software, just report their name by phone or the internet. What an easy way to make a little extra money, just in time for Christmas! What great revenge if you left a company for unpleasant reasons. The BSA was formed by the major software manufacturers to enforce copyright protection of their products. They target businesses, large and small, and have the right to audit your computers, levy big fines, and make you miserable. You could get a letter requiring you to audit your own computers and report the result to them. Worse, the knock on your door may be a BSA auditor, accompanied by a US marshal, ready to go through all your computers. They’ll want to see proof that you purchased all the software you are using. It’s not good enough just to have the original box and CDs, you must have the original receipt with your name on it. That’s because the fine print that you did not read when you clicked “I agree” during installation probably granted a license to use the software only to the original purchaser. Furthermore, you probably gave them permission to search your business, or home if that’s where your business is, all in some fine print gobble-de-gook that you didn’t bother to read. While you might think that they are only after big business, the BSA is increasingly auditing small business, because that’s where a lot of violations are. Just a few months ago an eye doctor in Louisiana was fined over $100,000. If you have software on your computers that you don’t have the receipt for, that somebody gave you, that you copied illegally, that you have installed on more computers than allowed, that you are using after the expiration date of the license agreement, etc., then you need to read more about the BSA (www.BSA.org). It was created and funded by major companies like Microsoft, Corel, Adobe, and others that photographers rely upon. The BSA is becoming increasingly aggressive, especially with small business, and the fact that we are now hearing their commercials in Oklahoma means they are “interested” in us. They are serious about their task and reportedly not friendly. Some have likened them to the IRS in a very bad mood. So, inventory your software and make sure you can prove you bought it. Be sure to read the fine print of the license agreement before you click “I agree” next time you install software on your computer. We really can't fuss too much because they ae just protecting their copyright. As photographers, we can sure understand that, can't we?

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Professional Photographer s of Oklahoma

Spring Seminar Registration - March 30 - April 2, 2012 First Name: Last Name: Photography Degrees Held: Home Address: City: State: Zip: Hm Phone: Business Phone: Name of Business: Business Address: City: State: Zip: Email: Web Site: PPA Number:

EARLY REGISTRATION MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 16, 2012 $85.00 EARLY FULL REGISTRATION............................................................. $__________ $95.00 FULL REGISTRATION......................................................................... $_________ $35.00 SOCIAL ONLY...................................................................................... $_________ $35.00 STUDENT REGISTRATION.... School_______________________ Adviser _______________________ $_________ $95.00 OUT-OF-STATE REGISTRATION (AFFILIATED MEMBER)................ $__________ $155.00 NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION....................................................... $________ $20.00 BOARD OF DIRECTORS BREAKFAST............................................. $_________ $49.00 DWAINE HORTON/KELLY RAJI FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAM............ $_________ $99.00 KAY ESKRIDGE FUND RAISER MONDAY APRIL 2, 2012................. $_________ AMOUNT INCLUDED WITH THIS REGISTRATION........................................ $__________ CHECK #__________ Please make checks payable to Professional Photographers of Oklahoma (PPO)

• I WILL BE STAYING AT DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa - Warren Place : FRI___ SAT___ • ASK FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF OKLAHOMA GROUP RATE

• PHONE: 1-800-801-1317 • 1-918-495-1000

Have you paid your 2012 PPO Dues? YES ___NO___ IF NO, CONTACT KEN HELT

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE POSTMARKED BY

MARCH 16, 2012

ROOM RATE: $89.00

ROOM RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 16, 2012 TO BE GUARANTEED HOTEL STANDARD RATE $144.00 PER NIGHT

PPO CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION: VISA ___ MASTER CARD ___ DISCOVER ___ AMERICAN EXPRESS ___ NAME ON CARD: ______________________________________________ BILLING ADDRESS OF CARD:____________________________________ CITY: ___________________________ STATE: _______ ZIP:___________ CARD # ______________________________________________________ EXPIRATION DATE OF CARD: ____________________________________ Page 24

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RETURN COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM WITH $$$$ TO:

Ken Helt

CPP, M. Photog., Cr., F-PPO Executive Director 910 W. 7th Stillwater, OK 74074

405-372-2670

heltphoto@suddenlinkmail.com

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The Oklahoma Photographer - Winter 2011  

Presented three times annually as the official publication of the Professional Photographers of Oklahoma Inc., the magazine’s purpose is to...