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VIRGINIA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS’ ASSOCIATION

TIDEWATER DISTRICT

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2014 OFFICERS GOVERNOR

LT GOVERNOR

TREASURER

SECRETARY

Richard St.Peter, FP

Erin L. Clark, CPP

Tracy McGee, CPP, AFP

Bob Harper, CPP

rstpeter@charter.net

images@enephoto.com

tracy@kaiserphoto.com

bob@bobharper

(757) 472-2955

(757) 513-0388

photography.com

(757) 372-7021

APRIL 2014 | VOL. 19 #4

(757) 325-8300


VIRGINIA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS’ ASSOCIATION

A Look Back...

This month’s meeting...

We thank Anne Companion for hosting last

Host: John Warters

month’s Tidewater Chapter meeting. We also

Where: Photo Reflections, 10365 Warwick Blvd., Newport News

appreciate Jessica Robertson, of Jessica Robertson

When: Monday, April 21st. Social at 6:30PM. Program at 7:30PM

Photographic Artistry, for presenting her 1/2 Day

Guest Speaker: Robert Harris will be speaking about ““Change is the

Senior Workshop and for sharing helpful business

one constant in business” maintaining relevance to our clients in an ever

practices.

changing profession of photography.” You won’t want to miss it!

From the March Meeting

About the Artist Robert Harris is an accomplished portrait artist who has been recognized for his talent and creativity in the discipline of photography. Known for his ability to “paint” light with his camera as well as a paintbrush, Harris blends the realism of photography with the artistic quality of a painting, making his mixed media portraits unique and highly sought after. Receiving a “Master of Photography” from the Professional Photographers of America, Mr. Harris is recognized among the elite photographic artists in North America. His work has been exhibited at Epcot Florida and has received numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji film Masterpiece Awards. Several of Harris’ photographs reside in the permanent Loan Collection of the Professional Photographers of America. He also recently accepted an invitation from the American Society of Photographers to be included among the nation’s finest. Teaming with his wfe, Wanda, The Harris’ create privately commissioned portraits and photographic art for private homes and commercial use. Many businesses also commission the artist to create portraits for boardrooms and lobby areas.

“We are deeply humbled and grateful for the talent we have been given, and consider it a priviledge to share it with others.” Robert Harris is a South Hill native and maintains a studio in Richmond, Robert Harris Photography, as well as a satellite studio in South Hill with Memory Makers. Wanda and Robert have two daughters, Ashley and Katie, and make their home in Midlothian, Virginia.

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Operation Smile This year Bob Harper Photography participated in the PPA Charities and Marathon Press sponsored “Celebration of Smiles” campaign to benefit Operation Smile. Based on our experiences, we will continue to support this annual campaign, not only for the benefits we gain by associating our name with Operation Smile, but more so for the good that this program does for children with cleft lip and other facial deformities. Marathon Press makes the promotion process very easy— the templates are simple to use and may be customized with an individual logo and contact information. The products offered—and there are several—are modestly priced and high quality. If anything, one just needs to determine the type and amount of products needed. I do not think one needs to order everything offered. Items include posters, flyers, Save the Date cards, notecards, etc. The aim of the program is to raise $240, the cost of one operation to repair a cleft lip, by offering mini-sessions at $24 each. What we provide is one 5” x 7” or 8” x 10” (our client’s choice), and our clients may purchase additional items if they want. But we gain much more in good will and name recognition in the community. PPA Charities is a part of who we are as professional photographers, PPA, and VPPA members, and another way to set ourselves apart for other photographers competing with us in our area. I encourage you to consider supporting this program next year and look for opportunities, too, that show what a great bunch of folks we are.

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WAKE THE LIGHT PHOTO WORKSHOPS AND TOURS

Dear Fellow VPPA Members, I want to make you aware of an exciting educational opportunity with special incentives coming up in 2014. My Awake The Light Photo Workshops and Tours company will be holding a workshop near Richmond this spring.

BUTTERFLY FLUTTERBY

will immerse you in butterfly action at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

on May 27 - 29. This wonderful facility is photographer friendly and provides a wide variety of butterfly species. Personalized attention throughout both days. Details here http://awakethelight.com/butterfly-workshop/ If you have questions or wish to register, email me at awakethelight@charter.net, or call (757) 773-0194. I hope to see you in Richmond! Best regards, Mollie Isaacs

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Notes from the Librarian

Each month we will feature a few available titles that the library has. Contact Timorah Beales, the Librarian, to check them out.

Mastering Color by Ben Willmore Learn how to utilize each of the color management tools in Photoshop and why you would use one over another.  Master hue/saturation, color balance, replace color, levels, curves, channel mixer, gradient map and more!

Photography by London and Upton. Eighth edition. Begin studying for your CPP with the PPA-recommended book!

Guerrilla Marketing Weapons by Jay Conrad Levinson 100 affordable marketing methods for maximizing profits from your small business.

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