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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 at the Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. Be sure to visit our Facebook Page for more 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!

Terri Parthum shares a disc template

Its a template to layout artwork on a printable DVD. Its a simple action in Photoshop that creates a path for the inner and outer circle of a DVD and then creates a new layer with a clipping path to open images or artwork so that it can be centered on the disc.  I use it alot when I have clients that purchase the files.

Feel free to share it if you know someone that can use it.


Right click to save the action to your computer: DVD Template

October GRPP Meeting – The 3 C’s

October’s meeting again was full of important information. The 3 C’s – Contracts, Copyrights and Certifications. Patrick Luke also gave a great demonstration on how to build a battery pack for small strobes. For more information on how to build battery packs for small strobes, check out Patrick’s website and blog.

Photos by: Denise Batiste, GRPP Event Photographer




October Meeting

Hi Photographers!

It’s that time of month again ~ GRPP meeting this Wednesday the 14th, 7pm, BookSmart Studio.
Here’s the scoop:

Back by popular demand… the round table meeting format! February’s meeting on pricing for profit was a HUGE success, so we will hold that style meeting again.Business and Ethics:
* Contracts
* Business forms
* Etiquette with vendors
* Copyright laws
* Publishing and model releasesThis will be a true give and take, so bring questions to pose to the group!

If you need feedback on your forms, etc. feel free to bring those too.

Networking and print critique is from 6-7, meeting begins at 7. You can meet up with people before or after at Good Luck and have a drink. Some people bring food/drink for the networking at 6 as well.

Print critique requires up to 3 8×10 images, professionally printed. A great idea is to bring the 3 images you are thinking about using on the GRPP website! Get feedback!

Also, if you haven’t submitted your images for the website, PLEASE do so asap.  Here is the criteria once again:

For members: We have 2 requests for images.
1. Please submit 3 images from your portfolio that you feel best represents your photographic services.  We, the board, will be choosing the one image from your 3 that we think is the best and this will be your advertisement directing customers to your website.
Each image must be: 925 px x 615 px at 72 dpi
Each image must be: horizontal (OR 3 verticals within that exact horizontal dimension)
Each image must not contain any logos on top…JUST the image.
NO KEYLINES around the images

2. There is currently a slide show going across the top of the website; a banner.  We would like you to choose your very best and favorite image which does NOT have to represent you; your name will not be associated with it … we just want to have really really nice images showing at the top to represent our professionalism as a whole.  If you’re mostly a Wedding photographer, but have beautiful landscape photos that you shoot on the side and have one you really love, submit that one.
Whatever image you decide, it needs to be:  735 px x 236 px at 72 dpi
It also needs to be horizontal, BUT again, it can contain 3 verticals within that horizontal frame.
NO KEYLINES around the images


This meeting will be a very important one, so don’t miss it! We will have the information for voting online for next year’s officers as well as other housekeeping info in regards to the new website!  (

Let us know what you think!

September GRPP Meeting – Accounting 101

Always something to learn about best business practices. Thank you to Heather McKay for bringing in Jeff Fasoldt, another great guest speaker.

Photos by: Denise Batiste, GRPP Event Photographer



Announcement: GRPP elections 2010

In lieu of sending out paper ballots, this year we will be collecting your votes online. You have until 10/13/09 to cast your vote for next year’s officers. New officers will be announced at our next meeting on October 14th. In case of a tie, final decision will be made by the current board members.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW (you will need the password that was provided to you via email)

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