TPPA's Summerfest was a hit and we are so proud of each and every DPPA member who competed. We saw some amazing images, and our guild made such a great showing. So many of our member’s cases went 4 for 4 and a few of our members even earned Top 10 in Texas! We celebrate each and every one you that entered to enjoy the experience of growing your skills and learning.
Up next in August is the International Photographic Competition hosted by PPA. This is final stop for all the year’s hard work in print competition and where we earn the actual merits that count towards PPA degrees. DPPA is ready to celebrate new Masters, Master Artists, and Craftsman. Good luck everyone.
Finally, just around the corner is the Dallas PPA Little Red School House, July 29th, 2016 with David & Luke Edmonson and Maria Bernal. It’s going to be an exciting event!
Enjoy the rest of the summer and we will see you at the next general meeting in August!
We are midway through 2016 can you believe it?
We began the year with a bang in January by welcoming our past presidents and have hosted so many wonderful speakers and workshops this year. From January to May we enjoyed presentations from Bree Adams, Larry Lourcey, Russ Harrington, Gabriel Alonso, Brad Barton, and Elizabeth Homan. We have received knowledge for all aspects of photography such as managing our business, marketing, building studios, lighting, creating art, and entering print competition.
Dallas PPA is still growing. The Dallas PPA is currently made up of well over 200 members and we value and cherish every one of you. It's very exciting when we receive a new member into our family. We hope that we continue to foster an environment where you can connect with each other to network and learn. Connect Inspire Grow isn't just a tag line it's #truth.
The 2015 Board members at the 2015 Year End Awards. Great work, lots of fun and a memorable time.
Photographer of the Year
First Year Print Competition Entry
1st Place: David Edmonson
2nd Place: Brooke Kasper
First Place: Debra Klawetter
First Place: Ian Miller
Second Place: Susan Thweatt
First Place: Yosef Yetimgeta
Second Place: JB Sallee
First Place: Hoang Vu
First Place: Shawna Hinkel
Second Place: Joanna Kitch
Second Place: Lucy Huffstetter
We meet between 7:00 and 7:30 am to set up lights & backdrops, and are ready to shoot by 8:00 am. We are finished about 11:00 am. In the past several years, we have photographed 50-55 families who are adopting 60-65 children.
If you need additional information, or would like to volunteer, please contact Becky Martinez at 214/683-2234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is held at the Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Court, 2500 Lone Star, Dallas, TX 75212, and NAD is often referred to as the only happy day seen in the courthouse.
Larry, his wife Heather and Luke. Larry has devoted years to DPPA serving in 7 postions including DPPA President.
To begin the weekend, Arlington Camera hosted our meet and greet time on Friday evening, treating us to wonderful hor d'oeuvres and a laid-back time to get to know one another better. Participants received swag bags which included gifts from our generous sustaining members/partners.
Saturday morning began with breakfast hosted by Tony Corbell Photographic Workshops. Richard Sturdevant kicked off the education by pulling back the curtain on how he creates his show stopping composite posters, giving us business ideas along the way. In addition to Photoshop wizardry, Richard encouraged us to press on to continually improve, producing high-quality, creative images consistently for our clients.
Then, Mike Corrado, Manager of Nikon Professional Services- Pro Relations and Product Marketing and choice photographer of hundreds of musicians, gave us an true insider's view of the world of concert photography. After wowing us with his jaw dropping portfolio, Mike spoke about how he gets a wide variety of great band images in a very short time. He gave us tips about dealing with the demands of event photography and the etiquette it requires. In particular, Mike shared one of his own personal projects, "Drummer Love," based on his desire to photograph drummers as they are rarely seen: up close, personal, and in action! His sensible yet creative methods could be translated into any type of event photography.
In the afternoon, commercial photographer Joe Glyda spoke about the particular demands of commercial photography and how to meet them. He discussed working with art directors, understanding the unique requirements of the each application, and coming up with a concept to meet the need. Joe did a live demonstration, photographing musical instruments and explaining his lighting techniques specific to the subject he is photographing and the needs of the publication.
Our own Larry Lourcey challenged us on the topic of personal projects, his "Off the Record" project, neatly fitting into the theme of the weekend. He spoke about finding something that one is passionate about and simply enjoys creating, but also about setting goals and deadlines to give oneself parameters in which to complete the project. Larry walked us through both his thought process and his actual process in the recreation of famous album covers, which hung last year in a local gallery. He also shared examples from his "40 at 40" project, a series of 40 out-of-the-box self-portraits created when he turned the same age.
Saturday night brought an unscripted surprise….. The hotel staff had enjoyed working with our group so much so, that when they discovered two empty box suites for the Three Dog Night concert, they spontaneously invited us to attend. Of course, this fit our theme in a most serendipitous way! Perhaps even better was the opportunity to hear our own Tony Corbell and Gabriel Alonso jam to Beatles tunes afterwards.
Sunday morning's breakfast was graciously hosted by Pounds Lab, followed by classical portrait photographer Gabriel Alonso demonstrating lighting and posing with the band members of Denton's Highway 31. Gabriel's connection with the band members was something that any portrait photographer could learn from. His ability to get them to feel comfortable in front of the camera, both before and as he was lighting and posting them, was appreciated by all! Attendees walked away with a better understanding of how to elicit what they want while flatteringly photographing their subjects in a storytelling way.
The weekend was capped off by a private concert by North Texas' very talented Highway 31 in our ballroom. Sigma allowed attendees to borrow lenses as they applied the skills learned from Mike. "Little Red Schoolhouse - of Rock!" was a great weekend of fun, connection, and learning for DPPA! Our thanks to Tony Corbell and Rob Hull, who put together such a great experience for us!
2015 IPC Statistics
1235 Total IPC Entrants
5190 Total IPC Entries
1921 G - General Collection (1 Merit) 37.01% of entries went General
1085 L - Loan Collection (2 Merits) 20.91% of entries Loaned
182 GB - Showcase Book (1 Merit) 3.51% of entries went to Showcase Book
3188 Merited 61.43% of all entries merited
2015 DPPA IPC Stats
214 DPPA Total Members
31 DPPA Entrants 2.51% of total IPC entrants
137 DPPA Entries 2.64% of total IPC entries
56 DPPA General Collection 2.92% of total General collection
47 DPPA Loan Collection 4.33% of total Loans
4 DPPA Showcase Book 2.20% of total Showcase Book
18 DPPA went 4/4 58.06% of DPPA Entrants 4/4
6 DPPA went 3/4
5 DPPA went 2/4
2 DPPA went 1/4
Jennifer Fermaint: DIAMOND!!!
Richard Sturdevant: DOUBLE DIAMOND!!!
Richard Sturdevant - DOUBLE DIAMOND
Jennifer Fermaint - DIAMOND
Jean Oldham Wall - PLATINUM
Phaneedra Gud - PLATINUM
Bree Adams - GOLD
Debra Klawetter - GOLD
JB Sallee - GOLD
Margaret Bryant - GOLD
Yosef Yetimgeta - GOLD
Brooke Kasper - SILVER
Don Chamblee - SILVER
Francie Baltazar Stonestreet - SILVER
Gail Nogle - SILVER
Larry Lourcey - SILVER (MA)
Susan Thweatt - SILVER
Dan Ferguson - BRONZE
David Quisenberry - BRONZE
Tony Corbell - BRONZE
Aimee Woolverton 3/4
Angela Navarette 3/4
John Murray 3/4
Lucy Huffstetter 3/4
Penny Clark 3/4
Stephen Shore 3/4
Chris Caho 2/4
Kathy Ames 2/4
Rob Hull 2/4
Scott Wilkes 2/4
Shawna Hinkel 2/4
Charles Ames 1/4
Cherly Mobley 1/4
"LOANS" on PHOTOGRAPHIC OPEN:
Aimee Stephens Woolverton - 2
Angela Navarette - 2
Bree Adams - 2
Brooke Kasper - 1
Debra Barkhurst Klawetter - 2
Don Chamblee - 1 & 1 Showcase
Francie Baltazar Stonestreet - 1 & 1 Showcase
Gail Nogle - 1
Gail Nogle - 1 Loan - 1 Showcase
JB Sallee - 2
Jean Oldham Wall - 3
Jennifer Fermaint - 4
John Murray -3
Margaret Bryant - 2
Phaneendra Gud - 3
Richard Sturdevant - 4
Rob Hull - 1
Scott Wilkes - 1 Loan
Stephen Shore - 2
Susan Thweatt - 1
Yosef Yetimgeta - 2
MASTER ARTIST CATEGORY:
Richard Sturdevant - 4 Loans
Larry Lourcey - 4/4 and 1 loan
JB Sallee - 1 Loan - 1 Showcase
Bree Adams - 1 Loan
Phaneedra Gud - 1 Merit
Professional Photographers of America
Dallas Professional Photographers Association
New Meeting Location
Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080
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