2012 Monthly Competition Awards

These awards, given by the Association, is based on the monthly competitions accumulative
total winning works of art submitted by individual members over the year for 2012.

Photographer of the Year
Rob Resing

Award of Excellence
Folio Category
Barbara Roser

Award of Excellence
Open Category
John Perea

Award of Excellence
Portrait Category
Andrew Crain

Award of Excellence
Wedding Category
John Perea

2012 Annual Holiday Party

Come join us for the Seattle Professional Photographers Association Annual Holiday Party!

It’s party time!  Join us to celebrate the holiday season!  Mingle with your friends, and meet new friends!  This year we are meeting at the Rock Salt on Lake Union.  Let’s talk about all the great things that happened during the last year, and all the great things we have planned for the next year.  Dinner and appetizers are covered, plus water & sodas.  Cash bar will be available for anyone wishing to partake in wine, beer, and spirits.

We will also be having our final print competition for the year.  Bring in your best prints – this is the last one of the year!   For a reminder, please review our print comp rules here.

Date:  Tuesday December 4th, 2012, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Location:  Rock Salt on Lake Union in Seattle
1232 Westlake Ave No.
Seattle, WA. 98109

Cost:  Free to all members who pay for their 2013 dues prior to Dec.4th!
$25.00 for current SPPA members, who have not yet paid their 2013 dues.   $35.00 for non- members.

Save money and attend for free! If you sign up or renew your 2013 annual membership prior to December 4th you can attend for free!

Please RSVP if you are attending so we can coordinate with Rock Salt as they are preparing a special menu for the evening.

Click here for information about becoming an SPPA member or to renew your membership.  We have a lot of exciting things planned for 2013, plus a great lineup of speakers.

 

 

 

August 7th Meeting – with Ingrid Pape-Sheldon

SPPA August 7th Meeting

Do you feel like you sometimes don’t really capture the true personality of your business portrait clients?  Would you like to know how the masters get just the right expression and mood, and really tell the story of their subjects in a portrait?

Come hear the incites and techniques of one of our premier local business and environmental portrait experts: Ingrid Pape-Sheldon.  Hear and see how she uses environment and a true connection with her subjects to make portraits that evoke real character.

“Ingrid is talking about her approach to headshot photography and her environmental portrait work for Seattle woman magazine.”

Ingrid’s bio:

“Ingrid Pape-Sheldon is an award winning photographer noted for her environmental portrait work in Seattle Woman Magazine. She works from her Ballard studio and on location in the Seattle area. Photographing many professionals Ingrid creates images of her clients that show them as competent and in their own power, yet also reveal them as vibrant,  warm and approachable. When recently asked what motivates her, Ingrid answered: “To see a person’s beauty emerge in front of my camera by coming into their presence and falling into their own skin.”

Ingrid has an BA in Art from the Fachhochschule fuer Gestaltung in Hannover, Germany, and a Master of Arts in Literature and Philosophy at the University Hannover. She did concept, direction, cinematography, sound, and editing of short films in the 80s which were shown at international festivals. Since moving from Berlin / Germany to the USA in 1997 she focuses on photography and has her fulltime business since 2003. She specializes in headshots, portraiture, editorial and comercial photography.”

Program starts at 7:00pm.
Print competition check-in ends at 6:45pm.
A drawing will be held for the Featured Photographer at each monthly meeting.   All of the prints entered are assigned a number, and a drawing will be held at the end of the meeting to select one print number – the person who submitted that print will be the month’s Featured Photographer!

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! Feel free to double park if necessary.

Annual Picnic Photos

Everyone had a great time, delicious food, Corinne and Stevn Alavekios were amazing, and thanks to Barbara Roser there were wonderful models to work with. And another big thank you to Barbara for hosting this years picnic. Your place is amazing!

The meats for the picnic were prepared by Dave at Carolina Smoke BBQ in Bothell.  Thanks to Dave who really went out of his way to provide the best ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and wings. There wasn’t much left…which shows just how good Dave’s food is. Victoria Lapp provided the sides, including her special recipe Mac & Cheese, which also disappeared quickly.

It was great having Corinne & Stevn talk about their photography, and they both were more then willing to answer many questions. Then, we got to see them in action photographing the models in the many spectacular areas Barbara has created in her yard, which you’ll see in the photo gallery below.

Now, here are some of the photos taken by Andrew Crain and Gail Ann Wodzin.

Creative Design Tour – August 8th

The Creative Design Tour is a hands-on workshop that teaches you how to create personalized photographic art with edges, textures, borders, backgrounds, brushes, overlays, and scripts. You will learn the step-by-step process of creating beautiful, individualized portrait art for your clients with just a few simple techniques.

 

Tickets Only $99

 REGISTER NOW!

Use Discount Code: CDTPPA

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

1. The 7 Photoshop Tools needed for Creative Design

2. The 8 Design Elements available to you

3. How to Blend and Combine Elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to design artistic client pieces efficiently and easily…Tap into Endless Possibilities for your own creations… Use these techniques for portrait art, photo albums, gallery wraps, marketing cards, or anything else you can dream of.

 

 

 

Annual Summer Picnic – July 10th!

Reminder – the SPPA Annual Summer Picnic is almost here!

Date/TimeTuesday – July 10th, 4:00pm

Guest speakers will be Corinne and Stevn Alavekios of Photographic Essays. Award winning photographer and fine art print maker Corinne Alavekios, is internationally renowned and best known for her passion and determination in this field.  Stevn Alavekios has photographed clients worldwide.  His work is unsurpassed in its freedom and creativity.

Place:  Eastside – address will be provided to those who RSVP

Menu:  Smoked Ham, Smoked Turkey, Beef Brisket, plus non-meat options with sides, sodas, and desserts!

Price:  Free to all SPPA members!   But, an RSVP is required by June 30th to attend for free.   Any RSVP’s that come in after June 30th will need to pay $25.00.
Non-SPPA members:  $25.00    

RSVP to victoria@whitehawkphotography.com  
Payments can be made via PayPal by sending payment to info@seattleppa.com

Come join us for great B-B-Q, drinks, fun, networking, and creativity.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

2012 Annual Summer Picnic

SPPA Annual Summer Picnic – July 10th

Date/TimeTuesday – July 10th, 4:00pm

Guest speakers will be Corinne and Stevn Alavekios of Photographic Essays. Award winning photographer and fine art print maker Corinne Alavekios, is internationally renowned and best known for her passion and determination in this field.  Stevn Alavekios has photographed clients worldwide.  His work is unsurpassed in its freedom and creativity.

Place:  Eastside – address will be provided to those who RSVP

Menu:  Smoked Ham, Smoked Turkey, Beef Brisket, plus non-meat options with sides, sodas, and desserts!

Price:  Free to all SPPA members!   But, an RSVP is required by June 30th to attend for free.   Any RSVP’s that come in after June 30th will need to pay $25.00.
Non-SPPA members:  $25.00    

RSVP to victoria@whitehawkphotography.com  

Payments can be made via PayPal by sending payment to info@seattleppa.com

Come join us for great B-B-Q, drinks, fun, networking, and creativity.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

Annual Summer Picnic - July 10, 2012

 

Monthly Print Competition Winners – May 2012

Monthly Print Competition Award Winning Images for May 2012

 

Taking your portraits to the next level

Come spend an evening with this year’s PPW photographer of the year, Ernst Ulrich Schafer, and hear how he did it.

Tuesday May 1, 2012
7PM at the Polish Home, 18th and Madison

Ernst is the master of the “Fine Art Portrait” and will share his award winning work,  talk about his studio,  and discuss his current marketing and pricing ideas. He is coming prepared to answer all your questions about how he has turned his passion for fine art photography into a successful business.

Ernst started out by taking basic classes at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. He soon met a photographer, Master BW Photograpehr Shedrich Williames from Portland, OR who inspired him to become a Fine Art BW Photographer. “I love to study the History of Photography and all of it’s Masters” says Ernst. For 25 years he did nothing but work on his own BW Personal Projects. He later had the chance to study with Monte Zucker at a PMA Convention and was hooked. He then took another class with him and then another… says Ernst, “Monte got me excited about moving into the Portrait area. I’ve had my own Portrait Studio for 11 years now in the downtown area of Port Angeles.”

Monthly Print Competition Winners – April 2012

Monthly Print Competition Award Winning Images for April 2012