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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!

December Holiday Party at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre

It’s that time of year, when the world….parties. Holiday parties everywhere! The Greater Rochester Professional Photographers are no exception! We’re not just about what’s going on in the camera after all!

This year’s holiday gathering was held at the Downstairs Cabaret. We mingled, gave a toast to 2015 and got to see a wonderful performance by Chris Lemmon. It was called “A Twist of Lemmon.”

In it, Chris chronicles the lifelong journey with his world famous father, actor Jack Lemmon. It was an emotional story of the ups and the downs of their relationship, and how in the end all that matters is family.

Everyone took something different away from the show. A fun time, with great people! We hope to see you next time!

Photos by: Hayes Photography


November Meeting Recap: Don Dennis

If you missed November’s meeting, you missed an informative and entertaining night. We invited Don Dennis, a landscape photographer to speak to our group about what helps to make a great landscape photograph. Personally, as a portrait and wedding photographer, I wasn’t sure at first if I’d get anything out of the program. But it turned out quite the opposite. Don gave us great tips and a well planned presentation on how we could improve not only our landscapes, but other types of photography as well.

Sometimes we can learn all of the rules, but when we go to shoot, we don’t think about them. This was a great reminder to me on some of the things I tend to forget.

Lesson learned, sometimes you might skip one of our meetings because you don’t think it pertains to your field. Don’t! You never know what you might pick up. There’s always something to learn!

GRPP Holiday Party: December 10

Thursday December 10: Holiday Party at Downstairs Cabaret
Please join us for drinks, dessert and laughter to celebrate the year!

Box office and concessions areas will open at 6pm, and the theatre itself will open for seating at 6:30pm. The show will be at 7pm Thursday, December 10th. They willl have tables reserved for us to accommodate our group sitting together.

GRPP Members are FREE
Spouses, meeting only members and guests: just $30
with a beverage/dessert ticket included (regular price is $33).

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Please RSVP and prepay by Dec 7th so we can have an accurate head count.

About the show: 
A Twist of Lemmon chronicles the lifelong journey of Chris Lemmon and his world famous father, actor Jack Lemmon. A unique yet universal celebration of a father and son torn apart, only to find one another again, becoming the best of friends against all odds. Couched in the lore of the golden age of Hollywood, and told entirely in the voice of Jack Lemmon, A Twist of Lemmon is filled with dozens of the great stars that graced the silver screen during that incredible era, as well as a score of some of Jack’s greatest performances from the movies the world adored. With an original piano score by Chris Lemmon, the end result is a heartfelt journey that critics have called, “A story that will make you laugh and cry, then laugh again…”.

For even more, click here: Downstairs Cabaret: A twist of Lemmon

Bob ReevesNovember 25, 2015 - 4:52 PM

My wife and I will be there.

It’s All About Everything: Landscape Photography with Don Dennis


ItJoin us, Wednesday, November 11th at the Village Gate Square as we welcome renowned landscape photographer, Don Dennis.  Don will be discussing his work and sharing his insights, techniques and tips for creating stunning imagery of the natural scenery and vistas that surround us!
Social Hour at The Gatehouse Restaurant and Bar, 6-7pm
Meeting and presentation from 7-9 inside the Brainery
We’ll also be having a short presentation by ROC Photographic Printing to introduce their business to the membership.
And, Pat Luke will be starting off our new segment “Tips & Tricks”.
You won’t want to miss this truly informative, and always fun meeting!

John E BeckerJanuary 5, 2016 - 5:54 PM

I have some surplus Canon AE1 camera gear.
any interest in a possible donation?

Nick ChoroshyliwJanuary 27, 2017 - 4:08 PM

If you’re interested in donating some gear, try the Flower City Arts Center (formally the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education). They’ll give you a tax donation form that you fill in the amount.

GRPP Meeting Recap: October’s Posing Workshop

Did you miss October’s meeting? Man, it was a good one!

As professionals, it’s great to be able to give back and help each other whenever we can. There’s nothing wrong with working as a photographic community to improve our skills.We started the evening at Salena’s for a little social hour. Then at the Rochester Brainery in Village Gate, we learned from each other. Posing can be a tough topic, sometimes we get stuck in a rut and need a kick start of fresh ideas.

Here’s a few images from the fun we had! Next time, come join us!!


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