A Unique Perspective on Stock Photography – February 2012

Join us on Wednesday, February 8th at Lumiere Photo for a program on Stock Photography presented by Monroe Payne of Ithaca Stock, LLC.


Ithaca Stock, LLC, Monroe Payne

Monroe Payne

“This program doesn’t do a lot of things.  It doesn’t tell you how to begin and grow a successful stock business.  It doesn’t tell you all the bits and pieces of making sale able stock photos.  It doesn’t sell you on being a stock photographer.

What I WILL show you is examples of successful images and how they were eventually used.

I WILL show you how talented graphic artists have used my images, my beautiful finished images, as raw material in their own creations.  I started out having a real problem with this.

I WILL share with you the unique vision I had, and how its beginning to bear fruit.

I WILL share some ideas for unique manipulation of the images to catch your prospective client’s attention.

I will share some of my philosophy about creation, presentation, copyright, theft, giving, volunteering, and maintaining sanity.  They are all related.

And we WILL have fun.”

Monroe Payne is an Ithaca native who has been camera ready his whole life.  He is the founder and developer of IthacaStock.com and Monroe Payne Photography.  Monroe is also involved in IVT Virtual Tours, providing imagery tours to Ithaca business and Real Estate Professionals.  Monroe is the current chairman of the Professional Photographers Society of New York State Finger Lakes Section, and is active on the State Society’s Executive Council.  Monroe donates his time and energies to Tompkins County 4-H, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which is a worldwide organization of professional photographer who donate their time and expertise to families who have suffered a still birth, and a variety of local educational concerns, including the Lansing CDC Auction.  He says, “The best piece of advice I was ever given is to not shoot what I see, but to shoot what I FEEL!”  “Photography is not a job; its a passion.”

Date:  Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Location: Lumiere Photo,  100 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Free parking is along the street and in a near by parking lot.

Time:  Social hour begins at 6:00. Announcements at 7:00, and the main presentation will begin shortly after.

The meeting is free for members of PPSNYS/GRPP.  The fee for non-members is $30.  If you have never attended a GRPP meeting before, your first meeting is free.




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