Why You Should Join the Pro Photo Guild
The Professional Photographer's Guild of The Palm Beaches, Inc.
is a group of professionals who meet together monthly for the purpose of support, education and networking among it's members, to the advancement of skills, both photographically and professionally. Learn about the many membership benefits.
Hanson Fong at March 17 Meeting!
Come to our regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on March 17 to hear how you can make everybody look great in your photographs with Hanson Fong!
The meeting, sponsored by Canon, will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens, 3505 Kyoto Gardens Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. A casual dinner at 5:45 p.m. precedes the meeting. All are welcome to attend!
Print Competition: Entries due Feb. 16!
Enter the semi-annual Digital Print Competition now to earn awards and get honest feedback on your images! The deadline is rapidly approaching, but you can submit images until Feb. 16 at 11:30 p.m.
The judging will start at 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens, 3505 Kyoto Gardens Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410. Scores will be announced and photos reviewed during the regular PPGPB monthly meeting, starting at 7 p.m.
This will be an all digital competition and we will be utilizing the same software as last time for digital entries and competition day processing. Here's the link to register and/or log in:
www.printcompetition.com (Link opens in new window)
As we progress into the digital competition age, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the process for the maker and the audience. During live judging, the judging will be conducted with limited comments except for challenges. The General membership meeting starting at 7 pm will be for education of our members and judges commentary.
All members are welcome to attend the live judging and will be asked to pay our usual meeting fee of $10. Regular meeting will be held at 7 pm and a full recap of all the images on a big screen for all to see and where the judge’s comments can be heard by all. Some of the advantages of using printcompetition.com is that it will alleviate all of the paperwork associated with competition. No more forms to fill out and thumb drives to loose. All images are uploaded the night before into the system and are sorted and presented the day of judging.
You can upload your images and albums at any time up until the deadline of February 16th at 11.30 pm.. YOU HAVE TO LOG IN FIRST TO HAVE ANY ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE AND THAN UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES!! (printcompetition.com)
Another nice feature to the system is that for only $10 per quarter you can view the archive of images and listen to audio of the judge’s comments. A great way to learn and get a feel for what the judges may be looking for. Printcompetition.com is the same system used bat state level at FPP and by several other Florida Guilds as well as other states.
Check them out and while you’re at it sign-up for your case to enter!
Hanson Fong Workshop March 18!
Hanson Fong, of San Francisco, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry today with more than 30 years of experience. Hanson has earned the Photographic Degree's of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He is also a member of the prestigious and world-renowned Society of XXV as well as Canon's Explorers of Light.
Hanson will be teaching a live demonstration of the classic 10 poses, creating perfect photographic harmony, and using correct lighting at Out of the Blue Restaurant, a waterfront restaurant in Jupiter on Wednesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is open to anyone interested in improving their photography, and members of all Florida PPA guilds are eligible for discounted tickets. Visit our tickets page to reserve your spot. Space is limited!