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  • Greater Rochester Professional Photographers

    Welcome to the Greater Rochester Professional Photographers official website! We are an organization of like minded professionals dedicated to the advancement of the photographic arts in Upstate New York. We are one of eleven sections of Professional Photographers Society of New York State and we are an affiliate of Professional Photographers of America.

    On this website you will find articles and links designed to help you find professional photographers for all your photographic needs. Whether you are getting married, looking for portrait work or just looking for some great pieces of visual artwork, you will find it here.

    If you are a professional photographer who is interested in networking with other professionals, please join us every 2nd Wednesday of the month. The Location varies so be sure to check this website or our Facebook Page for information about our monthly meetings.

    Our meetings begin with a social hour from 6 - 7 pm followed by the main program from 7 - 9 pm. Your first meeting is complimentary - so come check us out!

April Meeting Recap: Boudoir Photography Rochester NY

If you missed this month’s meeting, you missed an empowering evening. Teri Fiske of Ciao Bella Boudoir gave us insight into the world of boudoir photography. I believe that each one of us came away with at least one thing to think about – whether about posing, or about why photographing boudoir is important, and especially about what it can mean to our clients.

Photography can be a powerful thing, for so many different reasons. In Teri’s eyes, boudoir photography isn’t about taking the sexiest portrait possible. Rather, it’s about giving back a confidence to her clients that they may not have had before that day. For some, that can be a life changing experience. So obviously, as the photographer, it should not be taken lightly.

Thank you, Teri for an inspirational and educational presentation!


Focus NY Convention: Rochester NY Photographers

Recently a great group of photographers (that’s us if you weren’t sure) took the thruway to Buffalo for the PPSNYS Focus NY Convention.

We spent three days, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo with photographers from all over the state. We learned from fantastic educators all about topics ranging from business skills to lighting techniques.

There’s something to be said for getting out from behind our online learning and being with other people. We bonded over meals and drinks shared, and were reminded that there’s a community of real people out there, willing to help us ALL grow as photographers.

If you’re interested in meeting new people and learning from some of the best in the business, stop by our next meeting and get to know us.

Here’s a few photos from the convention, taken by our current President Adrian DeJesus.

Photos by Adrian DeJesus Photography, Written by Erin Perrotta, Lori & Erin Photography

Upcoming GRPP Events: Rochester NY Photographers

Here’s Our Upcoming Meeting Schedule

April 12, 2017
Teri Fiske
Find Your Fierce: Boudoir

May 10, 2017
Chris Szulwach
The Three Day Wedding Turnaround

June 14, 2017
Jeff Scruggs
Aerial Photography with Drones 2.0

July 12, 2017
George Jweid
Speedy Family and Bridal Party Posing

August 9, 2017
Annual Picnic, Location & Details TBD

September 13, 2017
Program TBD

October 11, 2017
Luke Copping
A Commercial Workflow – Start to Finish

November 8, 2017
Lindsay DeDario
Photojournalism in the News and With Families

December 13, 2017
Holiday Party at The Arbor Loft
Details TBD

Join us April 12th: Find Your Fierce Boudoir Photography with Teri Fiske

To Teri Fiske, a boudoir session is so much more than sexy pictures for the significant other. This is a transformative experience. An experience that can build someone up in a way that can never be taken from them. We’re going to talk about what boudoir is, how to approach it as a business model, how to find your ideal clients, and most importantly discuss why women choose to do these sessions and how you as a photographer can help women ‘Find Their Fierce’.

About Teri by Teri: I started my photography business in 2003. In 2008 I started shooting boudoir, which quickly became my absolute favorite thing to photograph. I love helping women find their fierce through boudoir sessions. My business has grown and changed throughout the years and I’m thrilled to say continues to do so! I’m now photographing more and more weddings as well as boudoir and look forward to seeing where it takes me.

See more of her work at:

Join us on April 12, 2017
6:00-7:00pm Social hour at Starbucks (680 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607)
7:00-9:00 PM – Presentation at The Flower City Arts Center – (713 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607)

Join us March 8th: Drone Photography

Join us as Jeff Scruggs, of No Limit Aerial Photography and Video Inc. out of Buffalo shares on this hot topic. He will share a brief introduction to drones, how they work and some of the techniques used to capture great images. He’ll also touch on the legal side of the business of drone photography.

About Jeff Scruggs, by Jeff Scruggs: I have always had a profound interest in technology ever since I was a child, always fascinated with gadgetry. This passion led me to get a degree in computer science and eventually allow me to travel the world installing and setting up large satellite dishes for the government. Somewhere along the line I saw all of the buttons on a DSLR camera and thought I should check that out. Eventually the love of photography and technology led me to buy one of the first drones with a camera. Once I took off and saw the view I was hooked. This led me to start the aerial photography business. We do a lot of interesting work from still photos to working with local filmmakers to 3D mapping of industrial sites. Running 2 auto repair shops and the aerial photo business and spending time with my wife and 3 kids keeps me pretty happy and busy.

This meeting will be held at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue Rochester NY 14617

Social Hour: 6-7pm, please bring a snack or drink to share
Meeting begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

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