Happy May!

We are very excited for our May Meeting, which will be held off-site. Our topics this month are Lighting and Posing! Lots of folks have requested a brush up on outdoor lighting, indoor studio lighting, as well as overall posing techniques.

Start the night off at Fandees for dinner. Please leave Fandees by 6:15pm to make the drive out to Harvey Henningsen's beautiful studio in the Sebastopol hills. We are encouraging CAR POOLING! :)

Please try to arrive to Harvey's Studio at 6:30pm. We have lots of fun for you and we will be racing the sunset for daylight to complete our outdoor portion of the evening.

**LIGHTING & POSING OFF-SITE MEETING**
Date & Time:
**Tuesday, May 15th**
6:30pm

Address:
11145 Cherry Ridge Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

[Click Link for Map to Harvey's Studio](https://goo.gl/maps/bkfQQLw6gA12)

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

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

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

 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
By PPRE - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Hello Photographers
----------

We are so happy to have Jim Trapp, M. Photog. joining us on Tuesday, March 19th.  Special guest Gina Gardner, M. Photog, joins Jim Trapp for an Image Comp BOOTCAMP! Join us for what will certainly be an entertaining and educational presentation.

Have you thought of entering the Image Competition but didn't know where to start? Perhaps, you want to start your journey to achieve a Master of Photography degree?
Perhaps you're interested in improving your image making skills? Image Competition is one of the best educational opportunities you will have in photography to truly improve your skills.

Here is what you can look forward to:

  • Understanding the various levels of competitions.
  • What the judges are looking for in an image
  • How you can prepare your images to improve your score
  • The learning process to become a better photographer and deliver quality images to your clients. 

It's not really about competition against other photographers. Image Competition is one of the best educational opportunities you will have in photography to truly improve your skills. You learn about pushing yourself.

Gina Gardner and Jim Trapp will walk you through the 12 elements of a merit image, the advantages of entering image competition, and more.
Hope to see you there!

Click to view Jim Trapp's Website

Click to view Gina Gardner's Website

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:30pm
Guests: first meeting free
2nd time Guests: $20 Pay here 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
or comment below.

 
Thursday, January 24, 2019
By PPWC - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country

Hello Photographers,

We are starting off the 2019 with Image Competition Night (formally Print Judging Night).

Please prepare up to two images for submission and send them to Ron Crain by **SUNDAY, February 17th AT MIDNIGHT**.

A full list of print competition rules can be found on our website under "image competition"

 

**IMAGE COMPETITION NIGHT**
Date & Time:
**Tuesday, February 19th**
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 blog post - thanks!

 

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Print Competition Rules + Info:

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

**email your images to: ppreprintcomp@comcast.net**

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

**Your entry must be in by the end of SUNDAY, FEB 17th by 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

 
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
By PPRE - Professional Photographers of the Wine Country
Tuesday, January 15th
5:30 no-host happy hour
6:30 dinner and awards announcements
 
The Villa Restaurant
3901 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
 
$35 per person
Bring payment to dinner (cash or check)
Or
You may pay online with a $5 service fee.
 
RSVP's due by Saturday, January 5th
Call/text Norah @ (707)327-7570
 
Dinner choices below - please reply with your choice.
 
* Beef Stroganoff // Served over a bed of Fettuccine
 
* Salmon Piccata // Salmon With Butter, Lemon , White Wine and Capers. Served with Rice and Steamed Vegetables
 
* Polenta & Eggplant Parmigiana // Baked with Tomato Sauce & Cheese
 
* Calamari Steak // Tender Calamari Steak with White Wine, Lemon, Butter. Served with Pasta
 
* Vegetarian, Gluten Free available upon request.
 
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
By PPWC
PPWC Member, Friends, and Family,
 
You are invited to PPWC's annual Holiday Party at The Tembrock's. Friends and Family welcome. Please bring a dish to share and your festive holiday spirit!