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PPA Images that merited…….from NCPP

PPA Images that merited…….from NCPP

McNa­mara Michael DIVINE LIGHT G

Richard (past NCPP mem­ber) had three images that went Loan…way to go…
Stahlberg Richard A STUDY IN BLACK AND WHITE L
Stahlberg Richard TANGO ARGENTINO THE STREET DANCE L
Stahlberg Richard ANY TIME NOW L
Stahlberg Richard CITY OF THE DEAD G

Pleased to have three of my images merit at PPA (pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­phers of Amer­ica) Inter­na­tional Image Com­pe­ti­tion, and Aban­doned that was accepted for the Gal­ley Book Collection.

Miller Wayne ABANDONED GB
Miller Wayne CRUISING AT LOU’S G
Miller Wayne LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE G

Here is the list I think that I men­tioned all. Wayne
http://www.ppa.com/competitions/international.php


Business 101 A to Z a new photographers guide to business success

TITLE: Busi­ness 101 A to Z a new pho­tog­ra­phers guide to busi­ness success.

Date: Sat­ur­day June 25, 2011 9am-5pm Loca­tion: Clay­ton, CA

Busi­ness 101 is designed for the aspir­ing or newer pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher to learn the busi­ness tools to help in the suc­cess of their new busi­ness or exist­ing busi­ness. With the chal­lenges of com­pe­ti­tion and chang­ing tech­nol­ogy this class is designed to learn about cus­tomer ser­vice, bud­get­ing, cost of goods, sched­ul­ing, net­work­ing, social media mar­ket­ing, blog­ging, licenses require­ments and tools that every pho­tog­ra­pher needs to be aware of and use.

  • Account­ing: With­out a good account­ing and cost of goods how will you survive.
  • Brand­ing: Your brand is as impor­tant as your artistry as a photographer.
  • Cre­ativ­ity: Artist cre­ate busi­ness make money merge the two for success.
  • Ded­i­ca­tion: Enthu­si­asm is your key to suc­cess so find it and use it to succeed.
  • Edu­ca­tion: When you’re green you are grow­ing and when you’re ripe you’re rot­ting. Stay green.
  • Fund­ing: How to plan spend­ing on your busi­ness and equip­ment with­out going overboard.
  • Growth: Plan a growth strat­egy that will help you stay focused and profitable.
  • Health: Learn to mon­i­tor you busi­ness to keep it health, wealth and wise.
  • Invest­ing: Invest in your edu­ca­tion and your busi­ness with­out burnout.
  • Join: Join pro­fes­sional groups and orga­ni­za­tions to expand your network.
  • Knowl­edge: Work­shops, sem­i­nars, school and lec­tures to help you grow.
  • Learn: Share and learn from oth­ers to grow your busi­ness and your photography.
  • Moti­va­tion: Stay moti­vated with your craft and busi­ness to thrive,
  • Num­bers: Learn the num­bers for a suc­cess­ful busi­ness, pric­ing, cost of goods, and overhead.
  • Over­head: Most pho­tog­ra­phers strug­gle with this con­cept, so we will demys­tify it.
  • Pre­pared­ness: Learn to be an active thinker not a reac­tive one by prepar­ing ahead of time.
  • Quiz: Find out how you are doing by ask­ing oth­ers that will give you an hon­est answer.
  • Resources: Use good resources for good infor­ma­tion and look inside for guidance.
  • Suc­cess: Know what it means and how to get there before it is too late.
  • Tenac­ity: Learn to become tena­cious and move on in spite of yourself.
  • Under­stand: Pric­ing, the mar­ket, social media, and the tools for success.
  • Vital­ity: Your busi­ness needs your energy and enthu­si­asm to grow keep it motivated.
  • Work­flow: Learn to estab­lish a clean and fast work­flow in your busi­ness and post production.
  • Xeno­pho­bi­cally: Don’t become one by lean­ing what it is and how to avoid it.
  • You: Why do peo­ple choose you as a pho­tog­ra­pher? It might open your eyes.
  • Zeal­ous: Keep the pas­sion alive by keep­ing both the busi­ness and artist happy.

Instruc­tor Bio: Wayne Miller Pho­tog­ra­phy Cr.Photog, CPP of Clay­ton, CA is a Crafts­man Pho­tog­ra­pher and a Cer­ti­fied Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog­ra­pher, with a Por­trait Spe­cialty Endorse­ment and also does Com­mer­cial Pho­tog­ra­phy. His cre­ative style with an Avant-garde twist has won sev­eral NCPP Best of Show print com­pe­ti­tions, and PPA mer­ited prints. He has also given work­shops in Wed­ding Pos­ing, Stu­dio Light­ing, Model Por­trait Work­shops, HDR (High Dynamic Range) plus Light­room and Pho­to­shop sem­i­nars. Wayne also has done speak­ing pre­sen­ta­tions for local affil­i­ates, PPC state con­ven­tion, and local pho­tog­ra­phy groups.

SIGN UP TODAY: Cost of Class is $99 early bird before June 1st and $120 there­after. PPA mem­bers get one merit. Sign-up now
Pay­Pal Sem­i­nar 5 $99 Con­tin­u­ous Edu­ca­tion: Workshops/Seminars scroll down


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Join NorCalProPhotogs Meet-up Group

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March 2011 Focal Point

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NCPP Projected Image Competition

Mem­bers (cur­rent with 2011 dues) only may enter.
How to video: Prep­ping images in Pho­to­shop for NCPP Pro­jected Image Com­pe­ti­tion.
How to video: Prep­ping images in Light­room for NCPP Pro­jected Image Competition.

All the info here


About NCPP

Hi friends,

I was so moved by all of you who came to see me speak last night. I really looked around the room and many of you were active mem­bers when I joined NCPP. It meant so much to me to see you there! I want to acknowl­edge some­thing that occurred to me today. I am a tes­ti­ment to the rai­son d’etre of NCPP. Nine years ago I was the new per­son in the room. I am read­ing the book Out­liers by Mal­colm Glad­well. He says that per­sonal suc­cess is as much your sup­port and sur­round­ings as it is hard work and tal­ent. I owe a LOT of my suc­cess to my friends at NCPP. You who gave your time to teach and men­tor and encour­age and push and talk me into join­ing the board and elect­ing me pres­i­dent. And who con­tinue to encour­age and push and have con­fi­dence in my poten­tial! What a great great resource we are in that we have that in each other!

 Peo­ple, this is why we have NCPP!!! Mal­colm Glad­well is on to some­thing! This com­mu­nity is some­thing we need to fight for.
 Please renew your mem­ber­ships!!! Please come to the meet­ings! Please vol­un­teer and get to know your fel­low pho­tog­ra­phers. Make friends.

 Thank you from the bot­tom of my heart. Really. :)

 Laura –Laura Cot­tril Pho­tog­ra­phy, CPP
www.lauracphotography.com
925.465.4466


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Feburary 8th 2011– NCPP alumni night.

Febuary 8th 2011: NCPP Presentls Laura Cot­tril
NCPP alumni night ALL Past NCPP mem­bers get in free. Please RSVP.

One night only spe­cial to join NCPP down­load the new mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion and bring your checkbook.

Join or Renewal your NCPP mem­ber­ship 2011

Dues are due for your NCPP mem­ber­ship by Jan. 30th. We have rolled back the mem­ber­ship fees to $135 per year.….….….

Please down­load and fill out the renewal form Mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion  and include it with your renewal check or Pay­Pal pay­ment

If you need an invoice for your accoun­tant click here:


Master’s Night 1-11-2011

Robert Pierce gave a mag­nif­i­cent pre­sen­ta­tion. His art work and the way he cre­ated it were very infor­ma­tive. Robert also touched on busi­ness and how he works with his clients in cre­at­ing wall art.  Thanks to all that came to the meeting.

Spe­cial thanks to Laura Cot­tril and Keval­lyn Pas­cos for work­ing so hard to pull together Mas­ter Pho­tog­ra­phers for Master’s Night at NCPP. Bay Photo for pro­vid­ing the printed invi­ta­tions, Tod Gomes for round­ing up the gifts for the Mas­ters.  Denny Weigand for set­ting up the pro­jec­tion and sound equip­ment, and Tom O’Connor for run­ning images com­pe­ti­tion. Plus a great big thanks to all that helped make this a super event.


Join NorCalProPhotogs Meet-up Group

NCPP has a meetup group join Nor­Cal­ProPho­togs now for free. NCPP-Meet-Up for Pro­fes­sional, Semi-Professional and Aspir­ing Pro­fes­sional Photographers.


Join or Renew your NCPP Membership

Dues are due for your NCPP mem­ber­ship by Jan. 30th. We have rolled back the mem­ber­ship fees to $135 per year, and if you renew by mid­night Jan 15th it is only $125 (you save another $10). Please down­load and fill out the renewal form Mem­ber­ship appli­ca­tion  and include it with your renewal check or Pay­Pal pay­ment.

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Images from NCPP Nov. meeting

Michael Van Auken “Lifestyles of the Almost Famous”

STILLS http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/Linxbyze/1/4950456

SLIDE SHOW http://albums.phanfare.com/slideshow.aspx?i=1&db=1&pw=Linxbyze&a_id=4950456


Focal Point Jan 2011

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