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July’s Guest Speaker ! Connor Fuller 1

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EDITOR’S NOTE

We  kicked  off  our  June  meet-­‐ ing  in  our  new  meeJng  place   “The  United  Way”  building  -­‐   it  is  a  fabulous  place  to   meet.    It  is  centrally  located   with  lots  of  room  and  easy   parking.     July  Speaker  -­‐  Connor  Fuller,   CPP  is  new  to  the  speaking   circuit  and  has  lots  of  great   ideas.    Fuller  is  ready  to  show         Kim Christensen                                              you  how  to  live  the  dream  of   being  the  coolest  Senior  Photographer  in  town.   His  presentaJon  should  be  inspiraJonal  and  up-­‐ liTing  and  informaJve.    “So,  taking  that  new  idea,   making  it  unique  to  you,  and  adding  a  fun,  fast-­‐ paced  senior  session  all  translates  into  being  the   photographer  in  town  that  seniors  want.”~  Con-­‐ nor  Fuller Remember  the  meeJng  is  free  to  members.    Plus   order  your  meal  early.     The  PPGH  is  geXng  ready  to  parJcipate  in  Foto-­‐ Fest  2014  event.    We  are  needing  a  few  more     commiYee  members.    So  here  is  a  chance  to  vol-­‐ unteer  and  parJcipate  in  a  really  fun  event.     The  FotoFest  2014  Biennial,  the  15th  Interna-­‐ Jonal  Biennial  of  Photography  and  Photo-­‐related   Art,  is  March  15  -­‐  April  27,  2014.  Early  esJmates   for    overall  aYendance  at  all  venues  over  the  six   weeks  of  the  Biennial  is  esJmated  at  over   265,000  visitors.  We  are  presently  looking  for  a   space  for  the  PPGH  gallery.    If  you  have  any  ideas   please  email  or  call  me.     Remember  the  PPGH  mini  program  Fine  Art  On  A   Shoestring  Budget:  CreaJng  Heirloom  Newborn   and  Children's  Portraits  Without  Breaking  the   Bank  with  our  own  Karen  BuYs.     Cheers,   Kim  

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Members Birthdays

Tom  Hathcock    

                         July  4th

Mitch  Daniels,  CR.  

                         July  17th

Marius  Lardizabal  

 

July  20th

Melanie  Hall,CPP                                              July  31st  

Expectations: “We all have them. The PPGH exceeds those expectations. PPGH gives every assignment 110% effort in maintaining the highest quality expertise available through our members.”


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The Professional Photographers Guild of Houston 2013 Officers and Directors JULY 1, 2013

President

Chairman of the Board

Greta Jacobs Mee, CPP

Curley Marshall, CPP

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Vice President Viewfinder Editor Kim Christensen

Executive Director

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Tom Hathcock Email

Secretary Robert Brayton, CPP Membership Director

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Karen Butts Email Teri Whittaker, CPP Treasurer Director at Large

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Michael Martinez Email

Director at Large

Director at Large

Aileen Harding, CPP

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SPEAKER EVALUATION FORM AVAILABLE ONLINE If  you  didn't  get  a  chance  to  complete  an  evaluaJon  form  for  the  January  or  February  meeJngs  you  at-­‐ tended  you  can  now  fill  it  out  online.  Logon  to  the  PPGH  website  with  your  password  and  go  to  the   members  only  secJon.  Your  feedback  allows  us  to  create  beYer  programming  for  you!   3Thank   PAGEyou   ! in  advance.


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Features 6-7

July Program Speaker Connor Fu!er

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Lighting Patterns by Curley Marsha!, CPP

12-16 Image Contest Results by Ke!y Wi!is

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Texas School - 2013 by Vicki Longoria

18-23 Mini-Work Shops by Aileen Harding,CPP

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Membership/Fellowship by Karen Butts

26-31 Members’ Image Gallery by PPGH Members

34-35 New Members by Karen Butts

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PhotoFest-Houston

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by Kim Christensen

Wazzzup Sho"y Photo by: Ke!y Wi!is


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Connor Fuller

July Meeting

"Have  you  dreamed  of  being  the  cool-­‐ est  Senior  Photographer  in  town?     Well,  Connor  is  ready  to  share  with  you   how  to  live  that  dream. He  will  share  how  he  took  an  idea  and   transformed  it  into  being  one  of  the   major  factors  of  drawing  seniors  to  his   studio.    The  idea  was  simply  photo-­‐ graphing  seniors  in  the  “rain”.    Today   people  travel  as  far  as  150  miles  to   have  their  portraits  in  the  rain.    High   school  students  tell  us  they  can’t  wait   to  be  seniors  as  they  have  been  plan-­‐ ning  their  photo  shoot  with  us. So,  taking  that  new  idea,  making  it  unique  to  you,  and  adding  a  fun,  fast-­‐paced  senior  session  all  translates   into  being  the  photographer  in  town  that  seniors   want.    We  will  take  you  through  our  process  of  a   senior  shoot,  making  it  special,  doing  a  soT  proof   session  immediately  aTer  the  shoot,  and  even  talk   about  the  fastest  work  flow  we’ve  found.    We  will   help  you  trade-­‐in  that  nice  comfortable  shoot  to   exactly  what  the  senior’s  want.    Be  exciJng  and   they  will  come! Connor  Fuller  began  photographing  at  age  19  by   taking  the  overflow  from  his  mother’s  photogra-­‐ phy  business.    He  aYended  Texas  School  of  Pho-­‐ tography  and  other  PPA  and  TPPA  events  that  year   and  began  his  path  to  learning  his  craT.    On  his   21st  birthday,  he  took  the  exam  to  be  a  CerJfied   Professional  Photographer  and  passed  his  first  try.     With  his  fresh  ideas  and  enthusiasm,  he  has  taken   their  studio  to  the  next  level.    Connor  is  acJvely   pursuing  his  CraTsman  and  Masters  of  Photogra-­‐ phy,  with  his  first  merited  print  coming  from  his  very  first  shoot  when  he  was  19.    His  military  styled  images   have  drawn  naJonal  aYenJon  which  led  to  him  becoming  the  official  photographer  for  the  statewide  chapter   of  the  naJonal  organizaJon  “Honor  and  Remember”.    " 6 PAGE !


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Do YOU Know Your Lighting Patterns

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#e Professional Photographers Guild of H&'on Present 2013 Mini-Work(op Programs

Mark These Dates On Your Calendar  July....21st      "Fine  Art  on  a  Shoe  String:  CreaJng  Heirloom  Newborn  and  Children's  Portraits  With                                                  out  Breaking  the  Bank"  with  Karen  BuYs   Aug....25th    "Off  Camera  Flash,  My  Way"    Melanie  Hall,CPP           Sept...26th      "The  Business  and  Art  of  Pet  Photography"  Kim  Hartz,  CPP   Oct.....24th    “Packaging  Your  Personality”  with  Cindy  Crofford,  CPP   Nov....14th      “Children…From  Consult  to  Finished  Prints”  by  Buz  Marvins,  M.Photog,CR. April  ..20th,      2014    Mitch  Daniels,  CR.    Title  to  be  announced  soon Mini-­‐Program  CommiYee  Members:  Chairman-­‐Aileen  Harding,  CPP,  Lori  Bailey,  Vicki  Longoria,   Vanessa  MaYhews,  Sharon  Chandler,CPP,Tom  Hathcock          Be  sure  to  register  for  the  opportunity  to  get  inside  the  heads  of  some  of  our  most  famous  and  talented   members!!  From  hands  on  Basic  Studio  LighJng,  to  Edgy  OCF,  to  Award  Winning  Dog  Images,  to  Fine  Art  Chil-­‐ dren's  Portraiture,  to  CreaJng  a  Client  Experience,  to  Children's  Portraiture  from  Start  to  Finish  and  topping  it   off  with  an  Evening  with  the  Masters...this  is  going  to  be  an  incredible  year.  These  workshops  are  designed  to   be  an  inJmate  experience  where  all  your  quesJons  are  answered  and  you  walk  away  with  exciJng  new  tools   in  your  toolbox  so  be  sure  to  register  early  because  there  will  be  limited  seaJng.

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June’s Image Contest Winners Pages 12-16 PPGH  AcJve  Member  Divison: First  Place                          Tom  Hathcock,            image  not  avaliable Second  Place,              Karen  BuYs                        image    Engaging  Glance Third  Place,                      Tom  Hathcock              image  TESS Master’s  Division:   First  Place                                  Armando  Chacon,  M.,CR          image  The  Violinist Second  Place  Tie          Iraj  Ghavidel,  M,.CPP                        image  Incognito Second  Place  Tie          Armando  Chacon,M.,CR              image  Life’s  Journey   11 PAGE !


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June’s Image Contest Winners Active Members Division Second Place

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June’s Image Contest Winners Masters Division First Place

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June’s Image Contest Winners Masters Division Second Place Tie

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PPGH Texas School Scholarship Winner

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By Vicki Longoria

Texas  School  2013….  WOW,  what  an   experience.  First,  I  want  to  thank   PPGH  for  the  Scholarship  that  al-­‐ lowed  me  to  aYend  Texas  School.   This  was  one  of  the  best  weeks  of   my  life.          The  people  were  awesome,  the   class  was  awesome,  and  the  parJes   were  awesome!  I  had  the  pleasure   of  taking  Bry  Cox’s  class,  Celebrity   Style  Imaging.  At  first  I  was  a  liYle   worried  that  the  class  more  of  the   same  thing  I  have  seen  over  and   over  again  in  some  other  small   workshops  I  have  aYended  in  the   past.  NOT  SO!  While  Bry  covered  a   massive  amount  of  informaJon,  he presented  in  such  a  way  that  it  was   like  he  was  talking  directly  to  me,   and  addressed  it  seemed  like  every   issue  and  concern  I  had  about  my   own  photography  business  and   where  I  was  wanJng  to  take  it.          Being  a  very  technical  person,  I   have  always  struggled  with  the   creaJve  side  of  photography.

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         This  was  the  first  class  I  have   ever  taken  that  addressed  the   struggle  between  the  technical  side   and  creaJve  side  of  your  brain.  By   breaking  down  the  different  as-­‐ pects  of  imaging  making  to  their   respecJve  sides  of  the  brain,  I   learned  you  can  bring  peace  to  this   internal  struggle.  One  of  the  keys  to   being  a  great  photographer  is  find-­‐ ing  this  balance  within  yourself.            In  this  class  you  learn  that  first   you  must  be  confident  in  the  tech-­‐ nical  part  of  the  session  (lighJng,   exposure,  etc.)  before  you  can   tackle  the  creaJve  part  of  the  ses-­‐ sion.  If  you  are  constantly wondering  in  the  back  of  your  head   if  your  lighJng  and  exposure  are   correct,  how  can  you  even concentrate  on  the  posing  or  other   creaJve  aspects  of  the  session?  You   can’t!  Your  leT  and  right  brains  are   constantly  at  odds  with  each  other   and  chances  are  the  session  won’t   go  as  well  as  you  would  like.  It’s  a   balancing  act  in  which  we  all  have  to   learn  how  to  let  the  technical  and creaJve  work  together  in  harmony.          Once  this  internal  struggle  was   addressed,  we  moved  on  to  session   workflow.  It  is  called  session  work-­‐ flow,  because  it  was  as  much  about   geXng  things  right  in  the  camera   during  the  session  as  it  was  post-­‐ processing  and  geXng  ready  for  the   sale.  So  the  complete  session workflow  from  start  to  finish:        •  GeXng  it  right  in  the  camera.   This  includes  geXng  exposure  and   white  balance  correct, as  well  as  proper  lighJng  and  posing   in  order  minimize  the  amount  of   work  you  need  to

do  aTer  the  shooJng  part  of  the  ses-­‐ sion  is  done.      •  Next  is  post-­‐processing.  Using   Lightroom  and  Photoshop  to  en-­‐ hance  your  images,  not to  correct  mistakes.      •  Pricing.  We  need  to  be  confident   in  our  pricing,  but  we  also  need  to   make  sure  we  are charging  enough  to  cover  our  Jme   and  other  business  expenses.  Too   oTen  we  neglect to  include  the  cost  of  our  Jme  when   coming  up  the  prices.      •  Sales.  By  listening  to  our  custom-­‐ ers  we  can  learn  what  our  customers   really  want  and provide  top  quality  products  and   services  to  fit  their  needs.

Congratulations To PPGH’s Newest Certified Professional Photographer

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Ju Would  you  like  to  learn  how  to   create  a  Merit  image,  beYer   yet,  do  it  economically?    In   these  economic  Jmes,  it  is  im-­‐ portant  to  be  penny  wise  in   your  business  to  generate  more   profit.  Karen's  home  based  stu-­‐ dio  has  never  been  "in  the  red."     To  accomplish  this  goal  and  to   set  herself  apart  from  other   photographers,  she  thinks  out-­‐ side  the  box  in  all  facets  of  her   business,  from  markeJng  to   props  to  packaging.    Her  goal  is   to  create  arJsJc  images  that   will  become  treasured,  family   heirlooms.    AYend  her  Mini   Workshop  to  find  out  her  se-­‐ crets  to  success  on  a  shoestring   budget. In  Karen's  workshop  you  will   learn  about: •

CreaJng  inexpensive   backgrounds  and  props

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The  12  elements  of  a   Merit  image

Seeing  the  light

Secrets  to  polishing   your  image

The  importance  of   presentaJon  

How  to  become  in-­‐ spired

MarkeJng  on  a   budget

Unique  items  that   you  can  offer  your   clients

CreaJve  packaging  ideas

Once  you  start  on  this  journey   of  creaJng  Merit  images,  you   will  go  through  some  growing   pains,  but  don't  let  that  dis-­‐ courage  you.  The  more  you  

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learn,  the  more  you  will  see   wrong  with  your  images,  but   that  is  a  good  thing.  In  the  long   run,  it  will  cause  you  to  become   a  beYer  photographer  and  will   raise  the  level  of  your  "Green   Merits,"  also!


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Book.  In  2012,  all  four   of  her  images  merited   in  SWPPA's  Image   CompeJJon.    She  was   one  of  only  seven   photographers  from   Texas  who  went  "Four   for  Four"  last  year.   Karen  now  specializes   in  photographing  ba-­‐ bies  and  children  and   is  currently  working   on  her  CPP  and  her   Masters. After

Karen  began  entering  image   compeJJon  several  years  ago   and  was  PPGH  Children's  Pho-­‐ tographer  of  the  year  in  2010,   2011  and  2012.    In  2011,  her   first  year  to   compete  at   the  Interna-­‐ Jonal  level,   two  of  her  im-­‐ ages  received   merits.    In   2012,  she  re-­‐ ceived  three   PPA  merits,   two  of  those   images  were   selected  for   the  Showcase   19 PAGE !

under  Darton  Drake.  His  class   was  so  inspiring  that,  when  she   returned  home,  she  quit  her  day   job  to  become  a  full  Jme  pho-­‐ tographer.  She  considers  him  to   be  one  of  the  most  creaJve,   photographic  arJsts  of  all  Jme.   Be  sure  and  aYend  the  June   guild  meeJng  as  Darton  will  be  

ConJnuing  your  edu-­‐ caJon  is  crucial  to   raising  the  bar  of  you   photographic  skills  in   order  to  compete  with   the  Moms  with  an  expensive   camera.  In  2004,  Karen  aYended   the  Texas  School  of  Photography   for  the  first  Jme  and  studied   our  guest  speaker!  AYending   Texas  School  has  become  a  tra-­‐ diJon  and  she  has  aYended   every  year,  taking  a  variety  of   classes  from  natural  light  with   Carl  Caylor,  Corel  Painter  with   Helen  Yancy  and  Jim  Cunning-­‐ ham  to  newborns  with  Julie   Klaasmeyer.        You  and  your  clients  will  be   glad  you  did.


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The Business & Art of Pet Photography"

   Looking  to  expand  into  pet   portraits?  Come  learn  how  to   tackle  the  business  end  of  that   venture  as  well  as  how  to   develop  your  own  personal  style   when  photographing  pets.  Kim   will  discuss  everything  you  need   to  know:  lighJng  setups,   Jps/tricks  for  photographing   pets,  creaJng  a  sustainable   brand  and  markeJng  campaign,   pricing  for  profit,  and  sales   techniques  to  help  you  sell  your   work.

Kim Hartz,CPP

Professional  Photographer,   and  producing  award      Kim Ha"z  has  always   winning  images. viewed  life  differently,  thanks  to          The  images  Hartz  takes  for  her   a  camera  given  to  her  as  a  child.     clients  capture  the  unique   essence  of  each  subject,   Over  the  years  she  has  honed   producing  a  true  work  of  art  that   her  art,  specializing  in  pet  and   is  both  Jmeless  and  precious.   infant  photography,  gaining   The  connecJon  between  pet   recogniJon  within  the   parent  and  pet  is   photography  industry,  earning   especially  poignant,  and   the  disJncJon  of  CerJfied   one  of  her  favorite   subjects. Most  recently,   Hartz’s  photographs   were  accepted  into   the  General  and  Loan   CollecJon  of   Professional   Photographers  of   America’s  (PPA)  2012   InternaJonal   Photographic   CompeJJon.  Her   three  photos  Jtled  “I   Need  My  Space”,   “What  Do  you  Mean   Dog?”  and  “Rocco”  

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were  among  the  pictures  chosen   to  be  on  display  alongside  other   photographic  works  from  PPA’s   photographic  compeJJon  and   traveling  and  special  invitaJonal   displays.


PACKAGING YOUR PERSONALITY

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 “Fashion  is  not  something  that   exists  in  dresses  only.    Fashion   is  in  the  sky,   in  the  street,  fashion  has  to  do  with  ideas,  the  way   we  live,  what  is  happening.”     Coco  Chanel  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Packaging   is   not   something   that   exists   only   in   boxes,   tissue   paper   and  bags.    It  is   in   how  we  package  our  words,  ourselves,   our  studios  and  basically  how  we  package  our  lives.       Cindy  Crofford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s   unwrap   a   few   ideas   on  how  pack-­‐ Cindy  Crofford aging   affects   our  photography   and   the   look   that   our   businesses   have   in   our   com-­‐ munities.     Bring   your   packaging   and   any   materials   that  you  use  to  make   y o u r   b u s i n e s s   “ y o u ”   a n d   l e t ’ s   share  ideas.   I  have   a  few.

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PHOTOGRAPHING CHILDREN IN THE STUDIO AND ON LOCATION

Edward “Buz” Marvins

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Buz  will  speak  on  lighJng  and  posing,  clothing,  con-­‐ sultaJon,  and  how  he  works  alone  on  the  job.


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PPGH MEMBERSHIP GROWING Your  PPGH  Profile One  of  the  benefits  of  being  an  AcJve  Member  of  PPGH  is  that  your  informa-­‐ Jon  is  listed  on  our  PPGH  website  under    "Find  a  Photographer."    Did  you   know  that  potenJal  clients  actually  go  to  the  PPGH  website  to  seek  out  a  pho-­‐ tographer?    I  know  it  works,  because  some  of  my  clients  found  me  that  way.  It   is  to  your  benefit  to  keep  your  profile  current  for  this  reason.     •

Do  you  have  both  a  physical  and  a  mailing  address  listed?

Is  your  correct  website  listed?

Have  you  checked  off  the  services  that  you  offer  to  your  clients?

Have  you  uploaded  some  images  so  potenJal  clients  can  get  a  glimpse  of  your  work?

 If  you  are  member  of  PPA,  is  that  number  entered?

Have  you  earned  any  degrees  lately  that  are  not  listed  on  the  website?

Have  you  check  the  Ethics  Agreement  at  the  very  boYom  of  the  page?

By: Karen Butts, Membership Director

Please  take  a  few  minutes  to  review  your  informaJon  and  make  sure  that  it  is  current.    Now,  go  out   there  and  find  some  new  clients! Business  Cards We  now  has  PPGH  business  cards!    Each  month  there  will  be  cards  available  at  the  check-­‐in,  name  badge   table.      Please  take  a  few  cards  to  pass  out  to  other  photographers  that  you  meet  along  the  way  who   may  be  interested  in  joining  our  organizaJon.    I  will  be  taking  some  to  Houston  Camera  exchange  for  dis-­‐ tribuJon.      Spread  the  word  to  everyone  about  out  wonderful,  professional  organizaJon! Fellowship  Points Gosh,  2013  is  half  over!    Before  you  know  it,  it  will  be  Jme  to  turn  in  your  points  for  your   Fellowship  Degree.    I  hope  you  are  keeping  a  list  of  your  guild  acJviJes,  so  when  No-­‐ vember  20th  comes  around,  you  will  be  ready  to  submit  your  points!    Now  would  be  a   good  Jme  to  review  the  Fellowship  InformaJon  under  Members  Only  on  the  PPGH   homepage. Membership  CommiOee I'm  always  looking  for  "a  few  good  men"  to  be  on  my  commiYee!    Basically,  your  duJes  would  be  helping   make  new  members  feel  welcome,  taking  a  turn  assisJng  with  the  check-­‐in  process  and  occasionally   making  a  few  phone  calls.    Please  contact  me  if  you  are  interested 24 PAGE !


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Join a PPGH Committee Today March’s Ima, Contest Call one of the Chairmen and Volunteer

NominaQng  CommiOee Tom  Hathcock,  Chair Kim  Hartz Laura  Popiel Rhonda  Floyd Cindy  Crofford  -­‐  alternate   Ethics  CommiOee Belinda  Higgins Sunny  Arrant Cindy  Crofford Kim  Smith   Audit  CommiOee Vickie  Longoria,  Chair   Cesar  Vargas Sheila  Richards   Web  CommiOee Kevin  Falcon,  Chair Marvin  Labohm Image  CompeQQon Kim  Hartz,  Chair Vendor  Liaison Open

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Fir' Place - Aileen Har-ng, CPP Telephone  CommiOee Michael  MarJnez,  Chair Aileen  Harding,  CPP Jennifer  Heylmun Tabitha  Spence Amanda  Beard Sharon  Chandler David  Barron Tom  Hathcock   Librarian Curley  Marshall,  Chair   Mentor  Program Francie  Baltazar  Stonestreet  ,  Chair   PPGH  Photographer Orpha  Labohm Viewfinder  CommiOee   Kim  Christensen,  Editor Rhonda  Floyd Kevin  Falcon Tom  Hathcock   Karen  BuYs Greta  Jacobs  Mee,  CPP Kelly  Willis Vanessa  MaYhews

We  need  you  on  a   commi-ee - It is your PPGH! Get more involved with the guild and consider joining a committee today. Volunteer, get to know your fellow guild members, and help improve the events offered to you, a member of PPGH. Sign up today get involved with your guild!

Procedures  and  Controls Teri  WhiYaker,  Chair Kelly  Willis     Melissa  Dobbs ByLaws  CommiOee Alvin  Gee,  Chair Kelly  Willis Tom  Hathcock   Mini-­‐Program Aileen  Harding,  Chair Lori  Bailey Tom  Hathcock Sharon  Chandler Vicki  Longoria Vanessa  MaYhews Membership  CommiOee Karen  BuYs,  Chair Kevin  Falcon Tom  Hathcock Kathleen  Kinser Vanessa  MaYhews Darla  Guyton


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Members’ Image Gallery

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Silenced by . Fog

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Chimney Wi* No Home

Sandy Buller


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Second Place Tie - Aileen Har-ng, CPP

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A, of Innocence 30 PAGE ! Sharon Chandler, CPP


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King of Siam Sharon Chandler,CPP


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TAX TIME TIPS

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MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS Nicki Simpson          For  most  of  my  life,  I've  had  some  type  of  camera  in   my  hands.  I  guess  I  really  got  serious  about  photogra-­‐ phy  when  I  was  15.  I  asked  for  a  "big"  camera  for  my   birthday.  So,  my  parents  took  me  to  Wolf  Camera,   where  I  picked  out  a  Canon  Rebel  2000.  Through  trial-­‐ and-­‐error,  I  began  making  a  few  good  photos  here  and   there.          ATer  geXng  my  Canon  Rebel,  I  decided  to  join  the   yearbook  in  high  school,  which  inspired  me  to  pursue  a   career  in  photography.  I  went  to  school  at  SFA  then   Lamar  University  to  study  journalism,  where  I  worked   at  the  school  newspaper  and  shot  football  on  Friday   nights  for  another  local  paper.  A  summer  internship   before  my  senior  year  led  to  my  first-­‐and-­‐only-­‐full-­‐ Jme-­‐newspaper-­‐job.  I  worked  as  the  sole  photogra-­‐ pher  for  The  Baytown  Sun  for  3-­‐and-­‐a-­‐half  years.            Somewhere  along  my  photographic  journey,  I  began   shooJng  portraits  on  the  side  of  my  various  jobs  and  fell  in  love  with  that  type  of  photography.  ATer  leaving   my  newspaper  job,  geXng  married  and  moving  to  East  Texas,  I  began  puXng  all  my  photography  efforts  into   my  portrait  business.          My  husband  and  I  have  recently  relocated  to  the  Houston-­‐area  where  I  work  part-­‐Jme  as  a  preschool  pho-­‐ tographer  for  a  couple  in  La  Porte  and  part-­‐Jme  for  myself  under  the  name  Nicki  Evans  Photography.          Outside  of  photography,  my  main  hobby  is  wake  boarding.  Other  than  that,  anything  that  involves  a  boat  or   beach  keeps  my  happy.

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MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS Aleksandra Gallagher (Aleks)          As  a  graphic  designer,  photography   and  image  manipulaJon  was  very   much  present  in  my  professional  life.  It   was  when  I  was  on  a  student  trip  to   Prague  some  years  ago  had  I  realized   that  I  needed  a  'real'  camera.  Scenery   was  just  too  beauJful  and  I  wanted  to   capture  everything!  When  I  came  back   home,  I  bought  my  very  first  DSLR.   Since  then  I  was  mostly  taking  photos   while  I  was  traveling  and  exploring   new  countries  and  cultures.  Photo-­‐ graphs  were  the  best  memento  I  could   take  back  with  me!        Last  year  I  decided  to  take  my  pho-­‐ tography  to  another  level  and  took  a   part  Jme  job  at  a  local  hospital  as  a   newborn  baby  photographer.  This  is   such  a  rewarding  posiJon  -­‐  I  very   much  enjoy  helping  people  to  preserve   those  wonderful  memories  from  hos-­‐ pital. I  am  also  interested  in  different  light  scenarios  and  in  the  process  of  building  my  in-­‐house  studio.  I   have  aYended  Texas  School  this  year  for  the  first  Jme  where  I  found  lots  of  valuable  informaJon   and  also  heard  about  PPGH  of  which  I  am  very  happy  to  be  a  member  of  now!    My  plan  is  to  be-­‐ come  a  CerJfied  Professional  Photographer  in  the  near  future,  and  would  love  to  know  more  about   markeJng  and  growing  your  business.

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Seeing the Light: In the Digital Age (Basic Lighting Part Two)

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Presented by: Curley Marshall, CPP By: Aileen Harding,CPP Photos by: Shelia Richards

         There  was  a  full   house  in  the  hip   Warehouse  District  at   801  William  Street  on   June  23rd  as  Curley   Marshall  taught  Part   Two  of  the  Basic   LighJng  Mini-­‐ Workshops.    Curley   began  the  program  with   a  comprehensive   slideshow  covering  basic   ! lighJng  paYerns,  the   color  wheel,  filters  and  the  differences  between  CPP  and  non-­‐ CPP  defined  lighJng  raJos.    He  used  a  baseball  diamond   descripJon  as  he  demonstrated  where  to  opJmally  place  main,   fill,  background  and  kicker  lights.    ATer  the  slideshow  he   demonstrated  various  lighJng  paYerns,  adding  and  removing   lights  so  that  parJcipants  could  see  how  to  create  different  looks   and  moods  with  lighJng.    ParJcipants  were  encouraged  to  set   the  lights  as  well,  working  “hands  on”  so  that  they  could  recreate   the  scenarios  in  their  own  studio  seXngs.    It  was  a  jam-­‐packed   four  hours  of  fellowship  and  learning.    Thanks  Curley,  for   providing  such  an  awesome  program!

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CERTIFICATION PAYS JULY 1, 2013

The power of certification is universal. Many industries have certified experts who are often looked upon as better or more reliable...and photography is no different. It pays to be an expert. It pays to be certified.

Mark A. Campbell, M.Photog.Cr.,CPP, API

HOW DO I BECOME CERTIFIED?

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Register your candidacy at www.certifiedphotographer.com.

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Pass the comprehensive Certification Exam.

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Pass the Image Submission Review.

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER? As the leading certifying agency for imaging professionals, the Professional Photographic Certification Commission is recognized throughout the industry. This commission outlines and enforces the stringent requirements that Certified Professional Photographers must complete and maintain, proving technical competency in professional photography. WHY BE CERTIFIED? Being a successful professional photographer takes more than a camera. A Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation will help you: ©i~…Š~{„z‹‰Šˆw„z†…Š{„Šw‚y‚{„Š‰Š~wŠ…‹~wŒ{Š~{„…‚{z}{and the talent to back up your business. ©b{Šy‚{„Š‰„……‹ƒ{w„x‹‰„{‰‰w„zŠ~wŠ…‹ˆ„…‚{z}{w„z‰‚‚‰wˆ{ cutting edge…before they meet you. ©[wˆ„†ˆ{‰Š}{Bƒ…ˆ{y‚{„Š‰Bw„z‰ƒ†‚†‹Š®ƒ…ˆ{ƒ…„{|…ˆ…‹ˆx‹‰„{‰‰D ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE RANKS OF THE CERTIFIED EXPERTS? For more information, go to www.certifiedphotographer.com or call 888.772.2780

Professional Photographic Certification Commisision Our mission: To acknowledge and validate a consistent standard by which professional photographers can achieve and maintain a recognizable mark of excellence.

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YOUR PPGH LOOKING FORWARD

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     2013  General  Mee6ngs  and  Workshops

                         2014  Workshops

July  21st  PPGH  Mini-­‐Workshop

Dates  to  be  announced

“Fine  Art  on  a  Shoe  String:  with  Karen  BuYs

January,  An  Evening  with  the  Judges

July,    NominaJon  CommiYee  Meets

February,    Senior  program

August  20,    PPGH  General  MeeJng

March,  Karen  BuYs,  Newborns/Children

August  25th  PPGH  Mini-­‐Workshop

April  20th,  2014-­‐  Mitch  Daniels,  Cr

“Off  Camera  Flash”  with  Melanie  Hall

May,  Environmental  Portraiture

Sept.  17,    PPGH  Annual  Business  MeeJng

June,  -­‐  Belinda  Higgins,  M.Photo,CPP,  Family  Portraits

Sept.  26th  PPGH  Mini-­‐Workshop

July,  -­‐  Carol  Andrews,M.Photo.,CR-­‐Mall  Crawl

“The  Business  and  Art  of  Pet  Photography”  

August  -­‐  Open

with  Kim  Hartz

September  -­‐  Greta  Jacobs  Mee,

October  15th,      CPP  exam,  PPGH  General  MeeJng-­‐    

                                               Knowing  the  boYom  line

                                       Barbara  Breitsameter

October  24th,  PPGH  Mini-­‐Workshop   “Packaging  Your  Personality”  

October-­‐  MarkeJng November-­‐  Lightroom/Photoshop

with  Cindy  Crofford,  CPP Nov.  14th  PPGH  Mini-­‐Workshop “Children-­‐From  Consult  to  Finished  Prints”   with  Buz  Marvins,  M.Photo,.CR. Nov.  19th,    PPGH  General  MeeJng Fellowship    Points  due  at  this  meeJng  date December,    TBA    PPGH  Gala

Monthly  meeJng  3rd  Tuesday  of  each  month Mini-­‐Workshops  4th  Thursday  of  each  month                                                                          (subject  to  change) The  Viewfinder  NewsleYer  deadline  date  23th  of       each  month.

PLAN FOR IT NOW

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Vendor Ad Rates Viewfinder is published 12 times a year. Members-12-Issues per year 3 Month 6 months ¼ page ad $150. $125 ½ page ad $185 $155 Full page ad $250 $225

1 year $100 $125 $150

*Member ad prices include a one-year PPGH membership. *Members may change your ad once per month *A 6’ table can be provided to show your products at PPGH general meetings. Non-Members-12 Issues 3 months ¼ page ad $175 ½ page ad $210 Full page ad $280

per year 6 months* $140 $175 $255

1 Year* $115 $140 $170

* Includes 3 ad changes(if desired).

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Sponsor a speaker for PPGH monthly meeting * Receive 3 months of complementary advertising Donate items for the end of the year gala *Receive 1 month of complementary Advertising


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Get your photos ready! The PPGH will be participating in the 2014 Fotofest. FOTOFEST 2014 BIENNIAL The Fifteenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art March 15 - April 27, 2014, Houston, Texas U.S.A. Over 100 museums, art galleries, non-profit art centers and corporate spaces will participate in the FotoFest 2014 Biennial. In addition, there will be accompanying lectures, forums, special tours and a four-color Biennial catalogue. A little info from the FotoFest website: In 1986, FotoFest created the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. After visits to the Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, the oldest European photography festival, and the Mois de la Photo in Paris, FotoFest co-founders Frederick Baldwin, Wendy Watriss, and German gallery owner Petra Benteler founded FotoFest with a mission emphasizing discovery, internationalism, social commitment, and global/local perspectives. The Biennial has been formed to foster creative energy, new opportunities for artists, new audiences for photo-related art and broader visibility for Houston’s cultural resources. Thirty exhibitions of photographic art were curated and commissioned for the first Biennial in Houston, Texas. FotoFest has presented fourteen consecutive Biennials, every two years since that time. The PPGH will be participate and is in the planning stages. We are currently looking for a space to have our exhibit. An office building with a lot of traffic would be ideal. A committee is in the planning stages and if you would like to join the committee please email Kim Christensen at kchristensen1@me.com or call 713-408-0965. PPGH will not have a theme for their exhibit. So get ready for six weeks of the Biennial to have an estimated 265,000 visitors at all venues. 40 PAGE !


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NOTICE THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD OF HOUSTON HAS A NEW HOME The UNITED WAY BUILDING 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, Tx 77007 Garage Parking WITH Security Guard Hotel Type Meeting Rooms Cross Streets: Between Feagan St., and Raymond St Neighborhoods: Washington Ave., Memorial We will be meeting here until further notice


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