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EDITOR’S NOTE        The  PPGH  kicked   off  the  year  with  a   fabulous  first  meet-­‐ ing  with  Francie   Baltazar Kim  Christensen Stonestreet  presen-­‐ taEon  on  how  to  ace  the  CPP  exam.   Thank  you  for  your  dedicaEon  to helping  others  to  understand  the   confusing  puzzle  to  get  the  desired   CPP  disEncEon.        The  meeEng  was  held  in  conjunc-­‐ Eon  with  the  PPGH  Meet  The  New   President,  Greta  Jacobs-­‐Mee  of   Lakewood  Photography.        Our  February  meeEng  will  host   Suzy  Roberts-­‐Fulton  of  TriCoast  Pho-­‐ tography.  The  program  Etled  “Senior   Sessions”  will  talk  about  shooEng  to   selling.  Sign  up  early  to  learn  the  ins   and  outs  of  how  Suzy  uses  lights,  to   posing  and  selling  an  average  of  over $1500.00  per  client.  Plus  she  will  talk   about  effecEve  markeEng  through   social  media,  delivering  great  product   and  using  technology  to  streamline   the  photographic  experience.      The  meeEng    will  be  packed  with  a   vast  amount  of  informaEon  and   knowledge.          See  everyone  at  The  Black  Labra-­‐ dor  in  Houston.

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PPGH February Meeting Logon to www.ppgh.org and make your reservations NOW. The Black Labrador 1400 Montrose Blvd. #8 Houston, Tx 77006 Members Birthdays Linda  Sims,  CPP  

 

Feb.  4th

Janice  Jones,  CPP  

 

Feb.  5th

Amanda  Beard  

 

Feb.  6th

Donna  Cox  

 

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Robert  Brayton,  CPP    

Feb.  10th

Michelle  Butler  

 

Feb.  12th

Sylvie  Collier    

 

Feb.  13th

John  Tyson  

 

 

Feb.  15th

Wendy  Miller    

 

Feb.  21st

Nora  Bullock    

 

Feb.  22nd

Joe  Cogliandro    

 

Feb.  22nd

Alyssa  Holub    

 

Feb.  27th

Tabitha  Spence  

 

Feb.  27th

Rhonda  Floyd    

 

Feb.  28th

QUESTIONS ABOUT PROPER ATTIRE Some members and guests have ask about proper attire for general PPGH meeting. For the general meeting Business to Business Casual, Mini-Programs Business Casual to Casual. Depending on the theme of the PPGH Gala that attire is announced in October.

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February’s Program Seniors sessions - From Shooting to Se"ing Presented by Suzy-Roberts Fulton

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PPGH Scholarship Awards by Curley Marsha",CPP

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F-Stops and ISL by Robert Brayton,CPP

10-11 Senior Composite Composite photos of High School Seniors by Melinda Reddehase

12 Contest Winners by Kim Christensen

14-16 Member Profile Read about PPGH member Sandy Buller by Kim Christensen

18-19 January’s Meeting Photos Photos by: Orpha Labohm

20-21 Members Images !

Photos by: Wendy Larson,CPP and Cesar Vargas,CPP

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 The  first   thing  any-­‐ one  who   meets  Suzy   Roberts-­‐ Fulton  no-­‐ Eces  is  her   spark.  She   is  filled  with   a  passion   for  life  that   carries  over   into  her  art.   She  ap-­‐ proaches   every  pro-­‐ ject  with   the  same   zeal  that  fla-­‐ vors  her  everyday  life,  and  she  has  an  uncanny  knack   for  bringing  out  that  same  enthusiasm  in  all  her  sub-­‐ jects.  Her  journey  in  the  photographic  world  began   years  ago  in  a  small,  cramped  darkroom  as  she  worked   with  black  &  white  film.  As  the  digital  revoluEon  shook   up  the  industry,  Suzy  adapted  and  learned,  ahead  of   the  curve  every  step  of  the  way.  Her  proficiency  with   Photoshop  and  her  confident  knowledge  in  digital   equipment  have  taken  her  crab  to  a  whole  new  level;   one  that  she  hopes  to  share  with  other  photographers   on  a  similar  path.  Whether  she  is  teaching,  demon-­‐ !

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straEng,  or  working,  her  joy  and  love  she  has  for  her   art  is  contagious.  Though  she  admidedly  misses  the   comforEng  smell  of  fixer,  Suzy  has  embraced  the  digi-­‐ tal  age  and  strives  to  help  others  do  the  same.        Program  -­‐  Senior  Sessions:  With  this  program,  you   can  learn  the  ins  and  outs  of  the  TriCoast  senior  busi-­‐ ness  from  lighEng  to  posing  to  selling.  Find  out  what   techniques  we've  discovered  are  the  most  successful   in  securing  the  session  and  winning  client  loyalty  so   they  keep  returning  year  aber  year. Suzy  has  effecEvely  taken  the  TriCoast  senior  business   from  virtually  non-­‐existant  to  a  thriving enterprise  in  only  a  few  short  years.  If  you've  ever   thought,  "I  can't  do  that,  my  town  is  too  small"  Suzy   has  proven  it  can  be  done.  In  a  populaEon  of  a  mere   25,000,  she  is  pulling  in  averages  of  over  $1500.00  per   client.  Through  a  variety  of  business  pracEces  including   effecEve  markeEng  through  social  media,  consistently   delivering  an  outstanding  product,  and  uElizing  inno-­‐ vaEve  technology,  TriCoast  has  streamlined  the  photo-­‐ graphic  experience. PAGE 4


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Chairman of the Board

Executive Director

Curley Marshall, CPP

Tom Hathcock

cmfloio@yahoo.com

tommy@tomhathcock.com

President Greta Jacobs-Mee, CPP

Membership Director

greta@lakewoodphotography.com

Karen Butts naturalimages@att.net

Vice-President Kelly Willis

Director at Large

kpwillis@swbell.net

Teri Whittaker, CPP teriw@teriwhittaker.com

Secretary Robert Brayton, CPP

Director at Large

ppgh@photovideosound.com

Michael Martinez michael@martinezphoto.com

Kim Christensen kchristensen1@me.com

Director at Large Christie Herrington clhphotography11@yahoo.com

Did  you  read  The  Viewfinder? Be  the  first  person  to  say  this   phrase  to  Kim  Christensen,  The   Viewfinder  editor  at  the  meeEng   and  get  your  February  MeeEng   and  Dinner  for  Free. “PPGH  was  established  in  1950” Officers,  Directors,  Commidee   Members  are  exempt.  

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PPGH    SCHOLARSHIP  AWARDS Each  year,  the  PPGH  awards  some  of  it’s  members  with  a  scholarship  to  adend  classes  at  TPPA’s  Texas   School,  Summer  Roundup  or  PPA’s  Imaging  USA.    The  scholarship  nominaEng  commidee  consisted  of   Chairman  Curley  Marshall,  Second  Chair  Kim  Christensen  and  Third  Chair  Robert  Brayton.    We  are   pleased  to  announce  this  year’s  winners  of  the  PPGH  Scholarship  Awards:”  

 

       This  years  winners  of  the  PPGH  Scholarship  Awards  are:

Expectations: “We all have them. The David Barron

PPGH exceeds those Aileen Har#ng expectations. PPGH gives every assignment 110% effort in maintaining the highest quality expertise available through our members.”

Booker Shelton, $

Vickie Longo%a Congratulations to each and every one. We are looking forward to hearing about the classes you’ve chosen.

Kelly Will" !

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THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD OF HOUSTON is  halved  (1/2x),  the  light   intensity  is  quadrupled  (4x).   As  a  professional  photographer,    Conversely,  as  the  distance   we  are  familiar  with  f/stops  and   is  doubled  (2x),  the  light   the  Inverse  Square  Law.    But  did   intensity  decrease  to  a   you  ever  “stop”  to  think  about   quarter  (1/4x).    Another   f/stops  in  relaEon  to  the  Inverse   way  to  look  at  it  is  that  as   Square  Law? the  distance  is  doubled,  the   intensity  decreases  by  two   F/stops f/stops,  and  as  the  distance   Technically,  an  f/stop  is  the   raEo  of  the  lens  opening   and  the  focal  length  of  the   lens.    Most  professional   photographers  use  the   concept  of  the  f/stop  to   refer  to  light  raEos  in   general-­‐-­‐not  just  in  relaEon   to  an  aperture  seqng.    The   most  common  f/stops  in   daily  use  are  f/1,  f/1.4,  f/2,  f/2.8,   is  halved  (1/2x),  the  intensity   increases  by  two  stops  (4x). f/4,  f/5.6,  f/8,  f/11,  f/16,  etc.    The  key  to  understanding  the   f/stop  is  that  each  “stop”  of  this   Figure  2  -­‐  Inverse  Square  Law raEo  signifies  a  doubling  (2x)  or   halving  (1/2x)  of  the  intensity  of   Inverse  Square  in  f/stops Doubling  or  halving  the  distance   light.    For  example,  the  light   helps  us  when  we  need  a  two   intensity  from  f/2  to  f/2.8  (one   stop)  is  halved  (1/2x).    Likewise,   stop  difference.    But,  what  is  the   distance  for  just  one  stop   two  stops  from  f/8  to  f/16,  the   difference?    The  answer  is  -­‐  the   light  is  one  quarter  (1/4x)  the   square  root  of  two.    In  English,   intensity.    The  light  intensity   from  one  stop  from  f/8  to  f/5.6   please?    The  square  root  of  two   is  doubled  (2x).    Lastly,  the  light   is  approximately  1.4.    Where   have  we  seen  that  number?    Oh   intensity  is  quadrupled  (4x)  in   yes,  the  f/stops  -­‐  f/1,  f/1.4,  etc.   two  stops  from  f/5.6  to  f/2.8.  Indeed,  the  f/stops  are  based  on   the  square  root  of  two  (1.4x).   Figure  1  -­‐  f/stops  NoEce  the  progression  of   f/stops  -­‐  1,  1.4,  2,  2.8,  4,  5.6,  8,   Inverse  Square  Law etc.    Each  successive  f/stop   The  Inverse  Square  Law  (ISL)  is   increases  by  the  square  root  of   the  law  that  light  intensity  for   given  distances  is  the  square  of   two:  1.4  x  1.4  =  2,  1.4  x  2  =  2.8,   1.4  x  2.8  =  4,  1.4  x  4  =  5.6,  1.4  x   the  raEo  of  those  distances  for   5.6  =  8,  etc.    So,  if  we  have  a  light   an  unfocused  light  source.    As   the  distance  from  a  light  source   at  10  feet  and  we  need  to  

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decrease  the  intensity  by  two   stops,  move  it  to  20  feet.    We  

knew  that.    But  if  we  need  to   decrease  the  intensity  by  one   stop,  move  it  from  10  feet  to   14  feet  (1.4x).    To  increase  the   intensity  by  one  stop,  use  the   inverse  of  1.4  =  0.7.    In  the   above  example,  if  we  need  to   increase  the  intensity  by  one   stop,  we  move  the  light  from   10  feet  to  7  feet  (0.7x) Figure  3  -­‐  Inverse  Square  in   f/stops Light  Modifiers The  Inverse  Square  Law   describes  the  light  intensity   falloff  of  an  unfocused  light   source.    This  is  where  it  gets   complicated.    A  bare  light  bulb  is   an  unfocused  light  source.    Of   the  dozens  of  light  modifiers,   only  a  few  are  totally  unfocused.    Thus,  as  the  saying  goes,  your   mileage  may  vary.    Some   modifiers,  such  as  the  6  or  8  inch   reflector  that  came  with  your   strobe,  most  sob  boxes,  white   umbrella,  or  white  reflector   panel  are  largely  unfocused,  and   therefore  mostly  follow  the  ISL.    Other  modifiers  such  as   fresnels,  ellipsoidal,  silver  beauty   dish,  or  silver  parabolic  umbrella   are  mostly  focused  and  basically   PAGE 8


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do  not  follow  the  ISL  as  it  is  presented  here.    Other   distance  makes  a  difference.    In  fact,  a  flat  white   modifiers  fall  somewhere  in  between.    The  rule  is,   panel  follows  the  ISL  very  well. if  light  passes  through  a  translucent  fabric,  or   reflected  off  a  made  surface,  it   PracEcal  ApplicaEons is  mostly  unfocused  and  should   Now  that  we  have  laid  the   follow  the  ISL. groundwork  for   understanding  f/stops  and   Reflectors ISL,  next  installment  we  will   Think  of  a  scenario  where  we   explore  some  pracEcal  real   need  a  reflector  to  add  fill  light   world  scenarios  that  you  can   in  shooEng  a  portrait.    Our   use  every  Eme  you  open  your   subject  is  in  the  direct  sun  and   shuder.    By  the  way,  I  think  I   very  contrasty.    We  need  to   add  a  light  to  fill  in  the   remember   shadows.    Let’s  say  we  use  a  2’x4’  mirror  to  reflect   seeing   a   q uesEon   o r   two  along   more  sunlight  into  our  subject’s  face.    It  does  not   these  lines  in  the  CPP  exam.   mader  whether  the  mirror  is  two  feet  or  20  feet   away  from  the  subject,  the  light  intensity  from  the    I’d  love  to  hear  your  feedback   at  isl@photovideosound.com. mirror  is  going  to  be  virtually  the  same.    The   mirror  does  not  follow  the  ISL.    Now,  if  we  replace   the  mirror  with  a  2’x4’  flat  white  panel,  the   By Robert Brayton, CPP

Walking On Sun&ine by: E%c Hoffland LocaEon  :   Bentwater  on  Lake  Conroe Sunny  back  lit  photograph,   evening  sunset  F7.1,  ISO  100,  1/125sec,    Lens  70-­‐200  Nikon,    off  camera  strobe   full  power. Eric’s  studio  is  located  at  300  East  Main in  Humble,  Tx

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Earn Fellowship points by writing articles for “The Viewfinder”          Share  your  knowledge  with  fellow  photographers  and   everyone  will  prosper.  All  arEcles  are  due  by  the  25th  of   each  month.  “Don’t  be  shy.  Send  your  arEcle  in  today.” Members  who  author  an  arEcle  that  is  accepted  and  pub-­‐ lished  in  “The  Viewfinder”  may  claim  points  Fellowship   points.            The  arEcle  must  be  of  a  learning  or  “how  to”  nature  or  of   an  upcoming  PPGH  funcEon.  The  text  must  be  at  least  one   third  page  long  published.  Monthly  columns  may  be  con-­‐ sidered  for  (1)  point,  a  non-­‐illustrated  arEcle  earns  (1)  point   and  a  illustrated  arEcle  earns  (2)  points.Maximum  points   allowed  each  year  for  wriEng  arEcles  is  four  (4).  All  arEcles   subject  to  the  editor’s  approval.

January’s  Imaging  contest  winners Leb  to  right:  Greta  Jacobs-­‐Mee,  Francie  Baltazar-­‐Stonestreet, Vickie  Longoria  and  Karen  Buds !

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THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD OF HOUSTON a  moment  of  Eme  with  moving   Sandy Buller and  sEll  images.  (And  with  my   musical  talents,  I  can  even  add   original  composiEons  as  the   (VF)  Tell  a  li+le  about  you   personally?(where  born,  raised,   underscore  of  films  that  I   produce.)  All  those  special   college,  kids  etc)   I'm  a  fibh-­‐generaEon  Texan  and   moments  become  priceless   was  raised  on  our  family  ranch  in   family  heirlooms.  It  wasn't  unEl   my  parents  passed  away  back  in   Paqson,  Texas.  Graduated  in   2002  that  I  got  a  sense  of  how   1985  from  the  University  of  St.   Thomas  in  Houston  with  a  BA  in   important  photographs  and   video/film  footage  is  of  loved   CommunicaEons. I'm  married   to  Janet,  the  "love  of   my  life,"  and  we  have   a  9-­‐year-­‐old  daughter   Zoë.  Janet  works   alongside  me  in  our   photography  and   video/film  producEon   company  and  is  also  a   graphic  designer  and   editor.  We  are  both   professional   musicians,  too.  Janet   plays  guitar  and  is  a   singer/songwriter.  I   ones.   compose  and  perform  music  on   I  have  several  editorial   piano,  guitar  and  mandocello,   commissions  for  an  industrial   but  my  soul  is  freed  through  the   magazine  that  I  shoot  each  year.   upright  bass.  Music  is  a  big  part   I'm  also  a  fine  art  photographer   of  our  lives  in  addiEon  to  our   and  had  my  images  showcased   photography  and  filmmaking   in  Fotofest  2012. businesses .   (VF).  Where  are  you  located?   (VF)  What  do  you  do?  (children,   We  are  located  in  Paqson,  Texas   pets,  families  etc.)   which  is  about  10  miles  west  of   I  photograph   Katy,  Texas.  I  returned  back   weddings,  mitzvahs,  seniors,   home  to  our  family  ranch  aber   families,  and  corporate   being  gone  on  a  twenty-­‐year   events,  although  I  don't  limit   adventure  through  college  and   myself  to  any  one  area  or  genre.   working  for  a  French  industrial   I  find  the  art  of  photography  to   equipment  manufacturer,  to  be   be  a  process  that  is  never  boring.   with  my  parents  in  their  final   I  am  a  visual  storyteller,  retelling   years.  Now  I'm  raising  my  own  

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family  in  the  house  that  I  was   raised.  It  is  paradise. (VF)  When  do  you  work? I  don't  "work"-­‐-­‐  I'm  passionate   about  that  policy.  The  moment  I   sense  that  I  might  be  working,  I   redirect  either  the  acEvity  or  my   mind.  CreaEvity  cannot  share   the  same  space  as  work.  It   doesn't  mean  that  creaEvity  is  all   just  fun  and  laughter.  It  is   intense  with  blood,   sweat,  and  tears,  but   the  blissful  euphoria   that  follows  is  also  a   by-­‐product  of  the   creaEve  process. So  when  do  I  create?   All  the  Eme,  just  as   farmers  are  planEng,   growing,  and   harvesEng  their   product  and  then   repeaEng  that   process  over  again.  I   am  always  in  one  of   the  stages  -­‐-­‐  preparing  the   creaEve  landscape  to  be  planted   with  possibility,  ferElizing  with   word-­‐of-­‐mouth  interacEon  with   people  (networking  and   markeEng),  or  harvesEng  the   results  of  what's  possible  within   my  art  of  photography. (VF)  Why  do  you  do  this?   Madness,  total  madness.  Just   kidding.  But  truthfully,  I  am  just   being  who  I  am,  an  arEst.  I  am   driven  to  express  the  images  and   music  that  swirl  around  in  my   head. (VF)  What  is  your  favorite  thing   Continued on P15

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(VF)  Why  do  you  like  being  a   member  of  PPGH?   I  like  photographing  the  subtle   Well,  I  am  relaEvely  new  to  the   details  in  shadows  that  are  oben   guild.  I  believe  that  this  is  the   overlooked,  but  are  actually   third  year  that  I've  paid  to  be  a   where  the  definiEon  and   member.  What  I  like  is  having  a   mystery  of  the  photo  are   local  resource  of  photographers   contained. who  I  can  call  for  assistance  and   As  the  sun  goes  down  in  the   learn  from  the  wonderful   evening,  I  enjoy  capturing  the   renowned  photographers  who   shadows  from  the  trees  dancing   share  their  talents  and  life   across  the  open  pastures. stories  at  the  monthly  meeEngs. (VF)  What  is  you  favorite  color? (VF)  Are  you  working  on  any   Fuchsia.  Mostly  because  I  like  to   special  projects? say  fuchsia,  but  it  is  a  predy   I  take  on  at  least  one  special   color. project  each  month  that  I  do  for   myself.  Right  now  I  have   (VF)  What  is  your  favorite   been  commissioned  to  do  two   camera?   documentary-­‐type  projects.  One   My  favorite  camera  is  the  one   is  photographing  a  weekend   that's  in  my  hand  at  the  right   retreat  and  filming  tesEmonies   Eme  and  place  and  captures   of  people  who  have  worked  for  a   what  I  want  recorded.  In  college,   presEgious  oil  exploraEon   I  was  very  fond  of  using  the   company  that  has  just  been  sold.   medium  format  cameras  like  the   We'll  record  the  history  of  the   500CM  Hasselblad  or  twin-­‐flex   company  and  document  their   cameras  like  the  Mamiya  C220   last  gathering  together.  The   because  I  could  get  casual  candid   other  special  project  is  a  short   shots,  shooEng  from  waist  level.   film  about  the  planning  and   And  then  I  also  had  (and  sEll   making  of  a  commissioned  piece   own)  a  large  format  4x5  Omega   of  art  that  has  been  created  by  a   View  45C  camera  that  I  used  for   collaboraEon  of  6  high  school   commercial  jobs. arEsts.  This  project  began  in   November  2012    and  will  be   (VF)  How  did  you  get  involved  in   debuted  in  March  2013. PPGH  ? Mitch  Daniel  was  the  person   (VF)  What  are  your  goals  for  the   who  recruited  me  to  be  involved   year? with  PPGH.  He  was  persistent  for   To  do  more  than  I  did  last  year.   years,  so  I  joined  and  have  never   Speak  out  more  than  I  did  last   regreded  it.  Thanks,  Mitch,  for   year.  And  ulEmately  stop  doing   sharing  your  resources  with  me. the  things  that  I  did  last  year   that  didn't  work. (VF)  Are  you  a  member  of  any   other  professional  organizaHon?

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I  am  a  member  of  the  PPA,  TPPA,   and  ASMP. (VF)  How  did  you  get  involved  in   photography?   I  got  hurt  playing  football  very   early  in  my  junior  year  of  high   school,  and  my  journalism   teacher,  Marie  Paqson,  who   was  also  a  good  friend  of  my   mothers,  encouraged  me  to  take   photos  of  the  football  games  for   the  school's  newspaper  and   yearbook.  Actually  the  story  is   more  like  this-­‐-­‐I  got  home  from   school  one  day  and  there  was  a   Canon  AE-­‐1  on  the  kitchen  table   where  my  mother  and  Marie   were  siqng  smoking  cigaredes.   My  mother  said,  since  you  can't   play  football  this  season,  you  are   going  to  take  photographs  at  the   game.  If  you  are  going  to  be  at   the  football  game,  you  are  going   to  be  doing  something  instead  of   goofing  off.  And  I  needed  a  new   class  to  replace  my  athleEcs   class.  That's  my  story.  So  from   there  I  learned  how  to  operate  a   35mm  camera,  roll  my  own  film,   develop  negaEves  and  print   B&W  photographs.  I  conEnued   through  college  and  was  the   head  photographer  at  University   of  St.  Thomas  my  junior  and   senior  years.   (VF)  How  long  have  been  in   business?   I  started  my  own  business  in   2004  as  a  full-­‐Eme   photographer/filmmaker.   (VF)  Where  do  you  see  the   industry  going? Continued on P16

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April 16th, PPGH General Meeting April 28-May 3. Texas School, Arlington May 21, PPGH General Meeting June 18, PPGH General Meeting June 29-13 TPPA Summer RoundUp, Kerrville July 16, PPGH General Meeting July xx, Nomination Committee Meets Aug 20, PPGH General Meeting Sept 17, PPGH Annual Business Meeting Oct. 15th... CPP exam PPGH General Meeting Nov 19, PPGH General Meeting/Fellowship Points due Continued from P15

I  like  that  there  are  more   people  doing  photography   today.  That's  a  good  thing.   But  people  will  always  sEll   recognize  and  disEnguish   between  a  photograph  that   was  taken  by  someone's   nice  DSLR  camera  that  was   set  on  AE/AF  and  an  image   that  was  created  by  a  true   professional  who   understands  lighEng  and   the  technical  aspects  of   photography,  but  also   bring  a  fresh  perspecEve  to   their  work.    It  is  sEll  all   about  creaEng  an  image   that  no  one  else  sees  and   making  it  come  to  life  in  a   photograph. (VF)  Are  you  cerHfied  with   !

PPA? No,  not  yet.

is  that  I  resisted  going  into   photography  (when  Marie   Paqson  suggested  it)  and   (VF)  If  not,  are  you  or  do   now  am  very  grateful  that  I   you  plan  to  achieve   understand  the  importance   cerHficaHon?   and  responsibility  of   Yes,  I  do  plan  to  achieve   documenEng  people   cerEficaEon.  Let's  add  this   through  photography  and   answer  to  the  quesEon  for   films.  That  resistance   my  goals  in  2013.   turned  into  one  of  my   biggest  passions.  At  Marie's   (VF)  Who  is  your  hero?   funeral,  I  saw  a  lot  of  her   I  admire  people  who  are   students  who  she  had   authenEc  communicators   personally  made  a  stand   and  are  pursuing  their   for.  She  made  a  difference   passions.  Like  Greg   in  their  lives  and  influenced   Gorman,  he  has  made  a  big   who  they  became  as   impact  as  being  a  living   adults. photog-­‐hero  to  me.  I  love   his  black-­‐and-­‐white  photos.   Marie  Paqson  helped  me   find  my  passion.  The  irony   PAGE 16


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