2013 Annual Print Competition

READY, SET, GO……THE SPPA ANNUAL PRINT COMPETITION IS ON!

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 – JUDGING WILL START AT 4:00PM

Here is your best opportunity to begin preparing for PPA and PPW conventions by having your prints judged NOW at the Seattle affiliate – SPPA – annual competition. In addition to being scored, each image submitted for competition will receive detailed comments on the print’s merits and areas for improvement by our panel of PPA trained print judges. This is an opportunity that you can’t get at the state or national level of judging.

To prepare for competition, please go to http://seattleppa.com/2013-annual-print-competition-rules/ and learn about the 12 elements of judging, image categories and cost of submissions.

All Professional Photographers are invited to participate in this event. PPW current members are invited to participate at the SPPA member rate. What a deal!

Begin selecting up to FOUR of your best of the best images now and DON’T FORGET TO to pass the word on to your associates. This is an awesome learning event so mark your calendar for November 5th.

Location and submission forms can be found at:
http://seattleppa.com/2013-annual-print-competition-rules/

2013 September Meeting

To help prepare for the Annual Print Competition in October, we are happy to present a special meeting for September – Two presenters that will show how to create a work of art ready for Print Competition!

September 3rd 6:00pm – 10pm. 

At the Polish Home, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Our first presenter is Marie Martineau, Photographic Craftsman She will talk about the Fundamentals of Print Competiton, including the 12 elements of design, placement, presentation, the importance of titles, and how first impression can affect the final score.  Click here to view Marie’s bio and her extensive recognitions.

Our second presenter is Heather Michelle.  She will discuss creating hand painted digital masterpieces. Corel Painter Master, Training Partner, and PPA Master Artist Heather Michelle will explain a few simple brush tweaks that will give you great control over your painting and share how some of the new features can save you time in your painted process.  Click here to view Heather’s bio and find out more about her workshops and tutorials.

6:00 – 6:30pm   Monthly Print Competition check-in.  Snacks and networking.

6:30 – 7:30pm   Marie Martineau, Fundamentals of Print Competiton

7:30 – 7:45pm  Break – vote on monthly print competition entries

7:45 – 9:30pm  Heather Michelle, creating hand painted digital masterpieces

9:30 – 10:00pm Announce print competition winners,  Q&A

View the SPPA Monthly Print Competition rules here.

View the Annual Print Competition rules here.

 

Join us on Sep. 3rd to learn from the masters! 
Take your competition prints to the next level!

Seattle Professional Photographers Association is an Affiliate of Professional Photographers of America. SPPA has been meeting monthly since 1945. Our primary goal is to educate photographers to better serve their customers while maintaining excellence in their creative endeavors.
SPPA Mission Statement: “Our goal: To provide information with respect to creativity and lasting value of professional photography. We are committed to excellence through continuing education.”

2013 Summer Event with Rob Resing

Thank you Barbara (and your husband) for hosting this event! Your place is so beautiful and such an ideal spot for portraits and weddings!

A big thank you to Rob also! Your presentation of the ‘Lady of the Lake’ was fantastic, we all learned a ton, and had a lot of fun photographing the ladies! Great job!

What could be better on such a wonderful Seattle summer day – great location, beautiful models, super presentation from Rob, great food, a great group of friends and photographers to enjoy the day with…plus a few new members decided to join us! New members – welcome to the Seattle PPA!

Do we have to wait ’till next Summer to do this again?!

Here are a few shots of Rob working his magic, many cameras snapping away, everyone learning and having a great time, and photos of the beautiful models.

 

Annual Summer SPPA Picnic – August 6th

It’s the Local Event of the Summer!

SPPA presents “Lady of the Lake” with Rob Resing
Tuesday, August 6
3pm – 7pm

 

Rob Resing of Chapter’s Photography will teach us how to build our own
studio or backyard ‘pond’ and stylize a “Lady of the Lake” shoot.

Lady of the Lake, by Rob Resing - Chapters Photography

Lady of the Lake, by Rob Resing – Chapters Photography

Watch him work his magic for glam, boudoir, and seniors! Learn to shoot from the top of a ladder and pose women while they ‘float’! You’ll have the opportunity to shoot it yourself with our volunteer models…yippee!

But wait, there’s more! Great food, great company, great grounds. See how Barbara Roser Photography has transformed her home into a studio complete with gardens for shooting both portraits and weddings. Yes, weddings! Perfect for the small destination LGBTQ wedding!

Garden Wedding, by Barbara Roser Photography

Garden Wedding, by Barbara Roser Photography

We know you can get lots of information online for free. But you know what? There’s  nothing like working side by side with other photographers and shooting and learning at the same time! Plus you get a yummy summer dinner!

So what’s it gonna cost?
SPPA members are FREE!
WPPA/PPA affiliate members $25
Non-members $45

But wait, there’s more! For only $75 you get SPPA membership for the rest of 2013 AND the summer event!
You may also purchase 6 months of myphotoapp.com for only $75 (a $199 value)

The is one of the best deals of the summer.
A seminar/picnic that you actually get to participate in – it’s better than a video!

RSVP to roserphotography@msn.com by July 31st to reserve your spot alongside Rob
and one of our Ladies of the Lake!

You’ll get directions to Roser’s Studio located in Sammamish when you RSVP.
Don’t delay, email roserphotography@msn.com TODAY!

…great food, great company, great grounds.  See how Barbara Roser Photography has transformed their home into a studio complete with gardens for shooting both portraits and weddings.

 

 

In addition to supporting and promoting professional photographers, “Our goal is to provide information with respect to creativity and lasting value of professional photography. We are committed to excellence through continuing education.”

Our competitions, seminars, monthly speakers and workshops all strive to bring you just that. Join us and see!

 

SPPA takes 2nd Place for Website in PPA 2013 Affiliate Competition!

SPPA receives 2nd Place in PPA 2013 Affiliate Communications Competition for Web Site.

Click here to see a list of all winners.

2nd Place: Ken Lapp
Seattle Professional Photographers Association
seattleppa.com

 

June 4th 2013 Meeting, with David Lowe

June 4th, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Topic:  Copyright Law, Counseling and Enforcement, with David Lowe

Come see the presentation by David Lowe, as he will explain the complicated laws of copyright and intellectual property law, and find out how it relates to photographers.

BlueLine
LoweGrahamJones.com

David A. Lowe
Washington State Bar No. 24,453
U.S. Patent & Trademark Reg. No. 39,281

Practice Areas
Patents, trademarks, copyrights and related litigation.

Education
J.D., University of Washington, with Honors (1994)
B.S. Computer Science, Brigham Young University (1991)

David Lowe is a registered patent attorney and founding member of LOWE GRAHAM JONES PLLC. David has experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, both in the United States and in foreign countries. His current practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright procurement, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation and related client counseling. David has extensive experience in dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. His technical background is in computer science and software engineering, and his patent practice includes the preparation and prosecution of computer software, electronic, business process, and mechanical applications. He received a Computer Science degree in 1991 from Brigham Young University and a law degree (with honors) in 1994 from the University of Washington. While in law school, he was the Associate Editor in Chief for the Washington Law Review and a national Moot Court competitor. He has authored a variety of articles on intellectual property topics and is a contributing author to the WSBA Civil Procedure Deskbook and the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual. David is a frequent CLE speaker on intellectual property topics. David has served as chairperson of the Computer Technology Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the King County Bar Association and as substitute professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he has taught Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution.

 

LOCATION:
The Polish Home
1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA. 98122

Print competition check-in ends at 6:45pm. For more information about our monthly print competition, see the Monthly Print Competition Rules.

Remember, to be in the running to win the Photographer of the Year award, you need to enter your prints in the monthly competitions and at least one print in the SPPA Annual print Competition. The annual print competition is scheduled for November.

DIRECTIONS:

From I-5 North take exit 165B James St. and on 1st lights take left on Cherry St. On next traffic lights take another left turn to Madison St. Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is on the right hand side.

From I-5 South take exit “Madison St.” Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is a big building on the right hand side.

Free Parking in their lot!

2013 May Meeting, with Vicki Derks

Impact Portraits -  With Vicki Derks

Vicki will demonstrate how she creates images with hyper-realism that your clients will love and your competition cannot copy.  From capture to extraction to creating unique HDR backgrounds, the entire process will be explained.

Vicki has operated a small studio in Mukilteo WA since 2006. She specializes in the discerning high school senior client.  Soon moving to Kansas City, Missouri where she plans to again cater to the senior client. 2009 Seattle Professional Photographer of the Year.

Date/Time:
May 7th, 2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

LOCATION:
The Polish Home
1714 18th Ave, Seattle, Wa. 98122

DIRECTIONS:

From I-5 North take exit 165B James St. and on 1st lights take left on Cherry St. On next traffic lights take another left turn to Madison St. Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is on the right hand side.

From I-5 South take exit “Madison St.” Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is a big building on the right hand side.

Free Parking in their lot!

April 2nd 2013 Meeting – at Hudson’s Portrait Design

Studio Impossible!  With Josh & Bruce Hudson.

Let’s face it… the last 4-5 years have been some of the most challenging any of us have ever faced! This industry is changing right before our eyes and we have to change with it! Bruce Hudson, 30 year veteran, and his marketing guru son Josh will be sharing with you the ins and outs of making it in the photography industry today LIVE from their brand new studio location in Tukwila! Topics covered will include:

  • New Direction – From a Relationship Model to….
  • New Products – What Sells, What Doesn’t – PROFIT!
  • New Services – Diversify Your Talent!
  • New Client Acquisition Strategies – Diversify Your Marketing!

Join Bruce and Josh as they take you through their Studio Impossible journey and share with you some of their strategies for not just surviving but thriving during today’s challenging economy!

Click here to view Bruce & Josh’s Bio’s!

 

Date:  April 2, 2013.  Program starts at 7:00pm.
Print competition check-in ends at 6:45pm. See the Monthly Print Competition Rules. Remember, to be in the running to win the Photographer of the Year award, you need to enter your prints in the monthly competitions and at least one print in the SPPA Annual print Competition. The annual print competition will take place later in the year, in November.

Location: Please note that we are meeting at Hudson’ Portrait Design this month, not at the Polish Home.

Hudson’s Portrait Design
641 Strander Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Directions

Our studio mailing address is 641 Strander Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188. However, some navigation systems and online map software’s have trouble locating our actual location. Please use the following address for better direction results:

631 Strander Blvd.
Building E, Suite 641
Tukwila, WA 98188

From I-405 South/North:
• Take Exit 1
• Take a Right off of the ramp and travel 64.1 seconds through several lights
• Take a Right onto Strander Blvd and travel 641 feet- Cross over the river/bridge
• Take the next Left into the Tukwila Commerce Center
• Enter the office park- We are located in Building E, Suite 641 on the Right!

 

Monthly Print Competition Winners – March 2013

Here are the award winning images for March 2013. Congratulations to the talented photographers!

2013 March Meeting

SPPA member John Perea will be giving a presentation on NIK Software.  NIK software is a powerful tool for enhancing your images in photoshop.  John will explore just a few of the tools and how to use them to put your stamp on each image you create.

Program starts at 7:00pm.
Print competition check-in ends at 6:45pm.  See the Monthly Print Competition Rules.  Remember, to be in the running to win the Photographer of the Year award, you need to enter your prints in the monthly competitions and at least one print in the SPPA Annual print Competition.  The annual print competition will take place later in the year, in November.

LOCATION:

The Polish Home
1714 18th Ave, Seattle, Wa. 98122

DIRECTIONS:

From I-5 North take exit 165B James St. and on 1st lights take left on Cherry St. On next traffic lights take another left turn to Madison St. Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is on the right hand side.

From I-5 South take exit “Madison St.” Go up the Hill on Madison to 18th Ave. and take a left into 18th Ave. Polish Home is a big building on the right hand side.
Free Parking in their lot!