October 2012 President’s Message

Fuzzy is Coming…Fuzzy is Coming

Fuzzy Duenkel photography seminar in Rochester, NY


In case you’ve missed it, GRPP is sponsoring our 2nd large seminar of the year in a couple of weeks when we bring the one and only Fuzzy Duenkel to Rochester for an all-day seminar.

If you photograph people on location, then there is no place you should be on November 4th than in a seat in front, getting your Fuzzy on.





Fuzzy is widely considered one of the top portrait photographers in the country.  He specializes in high school seniors, and between his photography and his wife Shirley’s selling campaign, are one of the most successful studios in the Wisconsin area.  Come and find out what he does to make people drive hours to get to him, and how Shirley has mastered the art of selling with a sure-fire program that is not to be missed.  There wil be limited seating, and this seminar will likely sell out, so if you haven’t done so, register by clicking here.

This Month’s’ Meeting Topic

Simplified Lightroom:  Owen Kassimir, our current PPSNYS president will be presenting his Lightroom Workflow program where he will show you how to do editing and minor adjustments in Lightroom before output to Photoshop for major corrections.

NOTE: Bring your laptop if you would like to following along.
To see the event on Facebook, click here.

Note about our speaker:
Owen Kassimir
Master Photographer, Craftsmen, Certified
Syosset, New York

About Owen:

Owen has been working on the North Shore of Long Island since 1982 where his studio Owen Photography has grown into one of the premiere photography studios on Long Island.

A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Owen started working with commercial photographers in New York City. He then worked on Long Island and quickly learned the fundamentals of photography for the wedding and portrait business.

In 1992, Owen was one of the first in New York State to become PPA Certified and has won many local, state and national photography awards, including Photographer of the Year in 1992 from the Professional Photographers of Greater New York. Owen was one of the first people on Long Island to provide digital-imaging services when computers in the photography business were just starting in the early 1990’s.

In 1999 Owen was awarded the degree of Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America, and then in 2000 the Craftsmen Degree. Owen is actively producing digital images on location at all types of events including bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, corporate and sporting events.

Owen was President of The Professional Photographers of Greater New York in 1992 and 1993, and then again in 2007 and 2008. He presently serves as President of the Professional Photographers Society of New York State.

Join us at Lumiere Photo, 100 College Avenue on October 10th.  Social hour begins at 6:00 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm.

October Wine Tour

Our 2nd social event of the year is rapidly approaching, and it is shaping up to be a gorgeous trip.  Tasting some wine on Seneca Lake, capturing the beauty of fall, AND spending time with your favorite photographers, how can you pass that up?!  This event was wildly successful and fun the last time we did it, and this looks to be no different.  To see the Facebook event page, click here.

Join us October 18, 2012, pick your favorite lenses and cameras, we’ve got the tour bus ready!

We’ll meet in Victor at the Macy’s parking lot, Eastview Mall at 10:30, the bus leaves at 11:00 am sharp. Please feel free to bring food, (but not chocolate per the limo companies’ request, as it can be damaging to the bus if it gets messy!)

Current GRPP/PPSNYS members are $30 each
Non-members (including spouses) are $45 each

THIS MUST BE PRE-PAID.  Please click here to register.

Must be prepaid!
The Bus holds 25 people, so first come, first serve!

Fees include the limo bus and tastings. Please feel free to bring some snacks and anything else to share.

This is a photographic wine tour and we will all be taking pictures at each location. Images will be provided to each vineyard for advertising. So bring your camera!!

We’ll have another scavenger hunt, and prizes for composition, lighting, location, impact and color.

11:00-Pickup at Eastview Mall

12:00-Zugibe Vineyards: 4248 East Lake Road, Geneva NY

1:00-Three Brothers Winery & Estates (3 wineries AND a brewery tasting included!): 623 Lerch Road, Geneva, NY

3:30-Ventosa Vineyards: 3440 Route 96A, Geneva NY

Back to the mall by 5:00

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