2013 December Meeting

December Meeting
12/3 – 5:00pm

Country Village in Bothell! Follow the Santa signs.

In December we will have an excellent Christmas meeting with Santa’s Workshop and lots of lovely children to photograph while visiting with Santa in his work shop.

Not your “ordinary” Santa shoot.  Come learn how to take your holiday set to a new and more profitable level!

This is our last monthly print competition for 2013!  Be sure to get your prints ready!  The Photographer of the Year will be announced in January!

 

***Revised Location:  Country Village in Bothell. Contact Barbara Roser for details.
425-442-5969 or email: roserphotography@msn.com

Print competition check-in ends at 6:30pm. For more information about our monthly print competition, see the Monthly Print Competition Rules.

Dec 3 2013 - Santa Workshop

 

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/

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!

 

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!

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

 

Monthly Print Competition Winners – April 2012

Monthly Print Competition Award Winning Images for April 2012

March 2012 Meeting

Our next meeting is on March 6th – looking forward to seeing everyone there!

We will be handing out the awards for the Annual Print Competition winners, and we’ll be having our first monthly print competition for 2012.

6:30 – 7:00pm Networking
6:45   Competition print Entries are due
7:00  Meeting starts – Announcements, SPPA business
7:15   Guest Speaker: James Alberson
8:00 – 8:15  Break – voting for prints
9:00   Speaker ends
9:00 -9:30 Announce print winners and then for those that want to stay – an informal critique.

Do you sometimes feel like you have to be a comic to book jobs?
James Alberson did. He become a standup comic in order to grow his ability to entertain, tell stories, and think on his feet, just to be a better salesman. But now he knows a easier, less confrontational way, and he wants  to share it with us at our March 6 meeting.  Click here for more information about James Alberson.

The monthly competitions will be a little different starting in March, so be sure to read all of the new rules for 2012 here.  Some of the new rules that you need know are…

A digital reference file must be submitted with each print entry at the time of entry.
(You can bring your reference file on flash drive, CD, or email it ahead of time to info@seattleppa.com)

Each category needs to have at least three entries, or that category will be closed.
(This has been one of the unspoken rules for many years, but now it is listed in the rules so there can be no confusion.)

Photo Critiquing!   At the end of each competition, after the winners are announced, a few entries will be critiqued by a panel from the membership at attendance.

 

Remember, participation is not required, but it is highly recommended and desired!  We can grow as an organization with your input, ideas, and participation!

 

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

Directions:

From I-5 Northtake 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.

Last Call for Entries for The Annual Competition

Last Call for Print Entries!  

Our Annual Print Competition is coming up next Tuesday, on Feb. 7th. 

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

DATE / TIME:   Tuesday February 7th between the hours of 5:00pm-10:00pm

Print Check-in starts at 5:00pm.  Print Competition starts promptly at 5:45pm.

See complete details, rules, and entry form here:  http://seattleppa.com/2012-sppa-annual-print-competition/

Prints and digital files are accepted.  Digital images will be accepted for ALL entries.

The purpose of this competition is to allow photographers to enter photographic prints, photographic albums, digital albums and prints to be judged relative to the 12 Elements of a Merit Print.   More information on Merit Print Elements.

The judges this year are:

Ralph Allen III, M.Photog., CR, FP
Faye Johnson, M.Photog., FP
Joanne Murray, Cr. Photog., FP

Also, for those of you who plan to compete in our monthly print competitions in 2012 to vie for the coveted SPPA Photographer of the Year award, to be eligible you need to have at least one entry in the annual competition.  The requirements for the Photographer of the Year are as follows:

  • Contestants must participate in a minimum of five competitions (any category) during the year.
  • Contestants must compete in three of four categories.
  • Contestants must have at least one entry in the SPPA Annual Photography Competition.
  • Contestants must be an SPPA active member in good standing.

The Entry form is available on our website here:  http://seattleppa.com/2012-sppa-annual-print-competition/

Entry Payment and sign up must be submitted by  10:00 pm Saturday, February 4th, 2012. Payment can be made via PayPal to info@seattleppa.com

Images must be submitted no later than Midnight,  Sunday Feb, 5, 2012

2011 Monthly Competition Awards

Congratulations to the following photographers who won the 2011 awards for the monthly competitions!

Photographer of the Year
Kerri Kirshner

Award of Excellence
Folio/Collection Photography
Russell Lorne

Award of Excellence
Open/Nature Photography
Victoria Lapp

Award of Excellence
Portrait Photography
John Perea

Award of Excellence
Wedding Photography
Ken Lapp

View the winning images in our 2011 SPPA Photography Annual;
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/325039