Friday, August 09, 2019
By PPRE - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

HAPPY SUMMER!

Please join us at our Annual BBQ on Sunday, August 18th!

This is an open invitation to members, families, and industry guests.

PPWC will provide the chicken, tri-tip and some beverages. If you have something that you would like to be bbq'd, please bring it and our expert BBQ'er Bryan will heat it up for you. Please bring a side dish to share! Feel free to bring your favorite beverage as well.

Members are complimentary to attend.

Guests are $10.
Click to prepay for guests or bring cash/check to BBQ. No need to bring a dish to share. 

WHEN & WHERE:
Sunday, August 18th
3:00 - 7:00
Emily Davis's Home - rsvp here for address

Looking forward to seeing you!

Love,
Emily Davis
August Chairperson
Membership Chair

 
Saturday, June 22, 2019
By PPRE - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Hello Photographers,

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! This month is Image Competition Night!

Please prepare up to two images for submission and email them to Ron Crain by **SUNDAY, July 14th AT MIDNIGHT**.

A full list of print competition rules can be found on our website:
[Image Competition ](http://www.ppwc-online.org/image-competition)

Need a reminder of the 12 Elements of a Merit Image? Click below to read PPA standards:

12 Elements 

**IMAGE COMPETITION NIGHT**
Date & Time:
**Tuesday, April 16th**
6:30pm

Address:
1000 Gravenstein Hwy North 
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

**DINNER SOCIAL**
5:00pm @ Fandee's
7824 Covert Ln.
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

**RSVP** to reserve your dinner seat - Norah @ (707)327-7570 

 
Monday, June 03, 2019
By Karna Roa

Dear PPWC Members & Friends,

We are excited to welcome super awesome photographer Suzette Allen (and her awesome husband Jon) to our June 18, 2019 meeting.
Suzette's website is here: Click HERE

FREE to Members, $20 for Guests.
CLICK HERE TO PAY for your $20 Guest Pass

During our regular evening program, Suzette will be presenting on:  "FOLLOW YOUR BLISS"

Suzette Allen Cr.Photog., CPP, API

Lumix Ambassador, Adobe Influencer

Take a journey of discovery to reignite your creativity- to figure out what you truly love to create! Not just what you have always done, or felt expected to do, or what used to pay the bills. (…or what you see others producing). Our passion and delight for photography is rekindled as we are willing to take the journey of self-discovery and introspection and find out what is our “bliss” , our core, perhaps even our calling. We will explore and develop what makes us feel creatively alive!  

 

“In my journey, I learned to give myself permission to create fresh work, to pursue a fresh perspective or approach that inspired me! I focused on “my bliss” which involved photographing flowers, beautiful places and light, painterly enhancements and storytelling, with stills and even some motion (video). What happened was a total shift from stale to innovative, blah to colorful, boring to compelling, and it changed my attitude from avoidance and self-criticism to motivation and creative confidence!”             -Suzette Allen  

Join Suzette on the journey of discovering your own bliss and enjoy some fun, creative projects to create fresh work, and bring a growth spurt in your imaging skills too. You will learn a bit of Photoshop, painting magic, compositing, creative presentations and even a bit of motion. It’s a beautiful time to be creative and develop your visual voice—by finding and Following YOUR Bliss!  

  • See how to start the journey of self-discovery to find YOUR bliss
  • Learn how to cut out subjects and change backgrounds quickly with Photoshop
  • Understand how to manage video clips in Photoshop and layers
  • Get a taste of how easy it is to paint with Mixer Brushes in Photoshop
  • Learn to be a better Storyteller and strengthen your Visual Voice

  

June 18th Schedule:

5:00pm  Dinner with Suzette & Jon, Fandees Restaurant, Sebastopol (MUST RSVP TO ATTEND!!!)
6:30pm  Meeting begins at the Media Room, 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North (located at the Sebastopol Community Church)

 

ABOUT Suzette Allen:   Suzette Allen and her husband, Jon Yoshinaga, have been teaching Digital Imaging to Professional Photographers for over 10 years. Now they are helping our industry embrace a new realm of video and hybrid imaging, helping photographers utilize new technology and learn what they need to stay profitable!

Widely known in our industry as compassionate and excellent teachers, you can count on them to help you succeed in this new field of expertise! No need to try to conquer this new territory alone or go at it feeling intimidated! Suzette & Jon want to help you succeed and genuinely enjoy helping students learn and grow in their businesses and skills! As a balanced couple with strengths in creative and technical, they are a great pair to have in your corner!
 

BIO:   Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshinaga, both professionals in Photography over 25 years, have been leading educators in our industry for the past 10 years, helping photographers embrace and understand Digital, Photoshop, Workflow and the technical side of our creativity process.

Now they are leading the charge into the new era with HYBRID Imaging, combining stills, video and audio to create compelling Moving portraits [eProducts] that clients love!

In their usual down-to-earth style, they make even tough concepts easy to understand and fun to learn! Be inspired and challenged with fresh creativity and new ways of communicating visually with HYBRID images…. the artful blend of photo, video and sound!

 
Friday, May 03, 2019
By PPWC - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Professional Photographers of the Wine Country welcomes Barbara Brady-Smith. Join us!

Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
6:30pm
Non-Members: $20 [Pay here](http://www.ppwc-online.org/pay-for-your-membership) or bring cash or check
Members: free

Address:
1000 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

**DINNER SOCIAL**
5:00pm @ Fandee's
7824 Covert Ln.
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

**RSVP** to reserve your dinner seat - Norah @ (707)327-7570

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

Barbara Brady-Smith burst on the Pet Photography scene in 2011 and quickly established herself as a true artisan in this niche.  Her animal photography can be seen in happy homes and on pet food product packaging, annual report covers and print advertising.  

 

Much of her success she attributes to her deep appreciation for the joy animals bring into our lives.   She actively shares this joy through photography and by volunteering with her therapy dog providing comfort to people of all ages.   This emotional and rewarding work is now a published book called “Hug Tails – Portraits of Therapy Pets.”  Another personal project called ‘Flight,’ is a collection of photographs of colorful birds flying in her studio.  These images have been on display in a local gallery and are being prepped for publication. 

 

Barbara has been honored through all levels of PPA including four-time PPA Photographer of the Year, and her other recognition includes the PPA’s Western Region Kodak Gallery and Animal Photographer of the Year awards, as well as the Professional Photographers of California’s Animal Photographer of the Year, Environmental Photographer of the Year, and People’s Choice awards.

 

 A gifted speaker and educator, Barbara loves to share her enthusiasm for animals and photography.  She mentors other pet photographers and teaches workshops on pet and horse photography, Lightroom and Photoshop.  Barbara’s business skills are top notch too.  After earning her MBA at Berkeley, she enjoyed a successful career as a Bank Executive and now uses many of the same management and customer service skills as a small business owner. 

 

Barbara’s experience and skill and her ability to impart this expertise in workshops and presentations are exceptional!  Don’t miss her exciting talk about the value of her personal projects and Lightroom and Photoshop Tips and Tricks!  

 

 

 

 
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
By PPWC - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Hello Photographers
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Happy April! This month is Image Competition Night!

Please prepare up to two images for submission and email them to Ron Crain by **SUNDAY, April 16th AT MIDNIGHT**.

A full list of print competition rules can be found on our website:
[Image Competition ](http://www.ppwc-online.org/image-competition)

Need a reminder of the 12 Elements of a Merit Image? Click below to read PPA standards: [12 Elements](https://www.ppa.com/events/photo-competitions/ipc-international-photographic-competition-overview/the-12-elements-of-a-merit-image)

**IMAGE COMPETITION NIGHT**
Date & Time:
**Tuesday, April 16th**
6:30pm

Address:
1000 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

**DINNER SOCIAL**
5:00pm @ Fandee's
7824 Covert Ln.
Sebastopol, Ca 95472

**RSVP** to reserve your dinner seat - Norah @ (707)327-7570
or reply to this email - thanks!


Print Competition Rules + Info:
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Venue:
Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Parking in the back, find the courtyard and then follow the signs to the Media Room

->**NEW EMAIL** **NEW EMAIL** **NEW EMAIL**<-
->**email your images to: PPWC.imagecomp@gmail.com**<-

 

If you enter images, you must be present to have your prints judged.

Your entry must be in by the end of SUNDAY, April 14th AT MIDNIGHT.
Late entries will not be accepted.

You may enter TWO IMAGES this month, any category, or all in one category. Only members may enter images for Print Comp.

Your print should be AT LEAST 2400 pixels (longest side) DPI DOES NOT MATTER.

If you are entering in the electronic imaging category please remember to attach a copy of the original.

Categories:
Wedding (W)
Illustrative (I)
Studio Portrait (SP)
Environmental Portrait (EP)
Electronic (E) (ie: Composites)

**Please name your image file as follows:**
Category abbreviation,Image Title,Your name.jpg

EX: EP, Young Love, R Crain.jpg