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On Tuesday, September 15th, PPSWF presents Jackson Koontz and his program “Digital Killed the Photographer”:

The digital war is over but who exactly won? We are facing a whole new world where we are continually challenged with an ever changing market, new ideas and beliefs, and we now even live in a cloud… but how is that any different than before? Well, it happened 15 minutes ago and was so yesterday.

This program is a light but serious discussion on how to understand the challenges the digital world has brought us and coming face to face with today’s consumer.

We will look at the clash of the culture of yesterday and today, the accessibility and connectivity of the digital world and how this affects the photographic world.

Understanding your market can assist you in dealing with the market.

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Tuesday, September 15th  6:00-9:45pm 

Join us for our September program and workshop featuring Ocala-based photographer “Action” Jackson Koontz.

PPSWF Members and non-members are welcome to attend TUESDAY September 15. Guest fee of $25 includes dinner and program.

Reserve your spot today!

 

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Are you a 2015 member? Want to learn more about how you can attend great monthly programs like this? Register for PPSWF here.

 

 

MEETING LOCATION:KEISER UNIVERSITY FORT MYERS, ROOM 201

 

Keiser University Ft. Myers is located off of I-75 at exit 138. We are located directly off I75 exit 138 MLK follow by an immediate right onto Forum Corporate Parkway ending at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway.

 

9100 Forum Corporate Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 277-1336

 

Meeting Times:

3rd Tuesday of every month (usually)

Social Hour & Meal: 6-7pm

Program: 7-9:45pm

Got more questions? Contact PPSWF president Megan DiPiero.

239-898-4112; megan.dipiero@gmail.com

 

Jackson Koontz

About Jackson Koontz

Jackson is owner of Action Jackson Productions, serving his clients with photography, video, and sound work. Born and raised in Ocala, Florida, Jackson graduated from Covenant College with a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Youth Ministry and a BA in Biblical Studies, then continued his studies at reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL focusing on youth and education.

From this background, Jackson has always been interested and continued his study into today’s culture and generational studies.

Jackson is married with 5 children, believes that just because he is paranoid doesn’t mean there is not someone out there trying to kill him, an Eagle Scout and Assistant Cub Master, loves Parliamentary procedure, an avid Star Trek fan (properly pronounced “Trekker”), plays Sudoku, and has a general problem with colors being in the wrong place.

Jackson is currently President of the Florida Professional Photographers, having earned the Florida Service Award and Florida Education Degree, The Jim Abrisch Service Award, President’s Award, and twice the Outstanding Service Award.

http://www.actionjacksonproductions.com

Action Jackson on Facebook

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On August 18th and 19th, join us for a very special evening program followed by an all-day workshop. Nationally renowned master photographers Ted and Rachel Linczak will present the Tuesday evening program: The Art of Wow!!!  How to see the world like no one else can;  followed by their half day workshop From Commodity to Craft on Wednesday.  Full details below!

Check out the Linczaks’ amazing portfolio of work by clicking here: http://linczakphoto.com

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PPSWF Members and non-members are welcome to attend TUESDAY, AUGUST 18. Guest fee of $25 includes dinner and program.

Reserve your spot today!

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Are you a 2015 member? Want to learn more about how you can attend great monthly programs like this? Register for PPSWF here.

 

Then, don’t miss the Linczaks’ special HALF DAY workshop on WEDNESDAY, August 19th.  Scroll down for more details.

 

TUESDAY EVENING MEETING LOCATION:KEISER UNIVERSITY FORT MYERS

 

Keiser University Ft. Myers is located off of I-75 at exit 138. We are located directly off I75 exit 138 MLK follow by an immediate right onto Forum Corporate Parkway ending at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway.

 

9100 Forum Corporate Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 277-1336

 

Meeting Times:

3rd Tuesday of every month

Social Hour & Meal: 6-7pm

Program: 7-9:45pm

Got more questions? Contact PPSWF president Megan DiPiero.

239-898-4112; megan.dipiero@gmail.com

 

 

WORKSHOP:  FROM COMMODITY TO CRAFT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015

In this exciting program, PPA Master Photographers Ted and Rachel Linczak will take participants back to connecting with the craft of photography.  They will speak on thinking outside the box to create truly dynamic personal project portrait albums.  Ted will present several of his highest-scoring portrait albums and explain the process of creativity, storytelling, and how to bring everything together for personal projects that will help revitalize your creative spirit.

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More information on Ted & Rachel can be found in this press pack.

 

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 Register for August 19th HALF DAY WORKSHOP (9am – 12pm):    $49

 

WORKSHOP LOCATION: LORI KELLY STUDIO

 

1031 Cape Coral Pkwy E, Suite 204

Cape Coral, FL 33904

Phone: (239) 699-2312

http://lorikellysphotography.com 

Meals not included.

ONLY 16 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

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On Tuesday, July 21st, PPSWF and White House Custom Colour present Gary Hughes and his program Real Weddings, Unreal Images.

 

“Today, finding inspiration as a wedding photographer isn’t difficult. You can spend five minutes looking around Pinterest and find amazing work from all over the world. The problem is that unlike some of the big names in the industry, you don’t get the job shooting the wedding of two supermodels in front of a castle at sunset; you shoot real weddings with real people. Like most wedding photographers, Gary Hughes doesn’t photograph celebrity weddings in Paris, but he has developed a style that makes it look like he does. Learn some of the techniques he uses to make all his clients look and feel like celebrities with no gimmicks, no fancy gear and no bull.”

 

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Tuesday, July 21st  6:00-9:45pm 

Join us for our July program and workshop featuring Orlando-based wedding photographer Gary Hughes, Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman.

PPSWF Members and non-members are welcome to attend TUESDAY July 21. Guest fee of $25 includes dinner and program.

Reserve your spot today!

 

  New to PPSWF? Come check us out! Dinner and Program– only $25      paypal-purchase-button copy

 

Are you a 2015 member? Want to learn more about how you can attend great monthly programs like this? Register for PPSWF here.

 

 

MEETING LOCATION:KEISER UNIVERSITY FORT MYERS, ROOM 201

 

Keiser University Ft. Myers is located off of I-75 at exit 138. We are located directly off I75 exit 138 MLK follow by an immediate right onto Forum Corporate Parkway ending at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway.

 

9100 Forum Corporate Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 277-1336

 

Meeting Times:

3rd Tuesday of every month (usually)

Social Hour & Meal: 6-7pm

Program: 7-9:45pm

Got more questions? Contact PPSWF president Megan DiPiero.

239-898-4112; megan.dipiero@gmail.com

 

 

About Gary Hughes

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With photographer parents, it’s ironic that Gary Hughes’ career, post-college, seemed to include every job except photographer. Working as a janitor, a construction work, even a musician, Gary eventually came back to the path for which he was ultimately destined—photographer.

After completing internships with various studios, Gary founded Hughes Fioretti Photography in 2008 with his wife and partner, Julie Fioretti, a marriage choice not lost on those who followed his earlier careers. In 2010, he began teaching, traveling around the country, covering topics from creative capture and sales techniques to growing profits via social media.

Those who knew Gary in his janitorial, construction worker and musical days might be a bit surprised by his accolades, but those who know his work are not. His wedding albums have garnered local and national awards, including first place for portrait and multiple entries in the PPA Loan Collection. From 2010-2013, Gary was recognized annually as one of the top 10 photographers in Central Florida. His PPA credentials include Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman. Gary was featured in the April 2013 issue of Professional Photographer magazine and was a platform speaker at Imaging USA 2014 and 2015. Amherst media is publishing a book of his work in 2015 and he is a regular instructor on CreativeLive.

www.hughesfioretti.com

Gary Hughes on Facebook

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Join us for Salon Image competition! This event is a great opportunity to learn. We invite master professional photographers from across the state to judge and critique our members’ image submissions.

What’s in it for the audience?

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Simply attending Salon is an incredible opportunity to get inside the heads of our professional judges. Listening to their critiques and scoring will help you understand the qualities desired in award-winning images. Through careful observation, you’ll start to see your images differently and learn new techniques to apply to your own work.

Why compete?

Salon competition is all about competing with YOURSELF. Artists benefit from hearing their own images critiqued and seeing which images and techniques do well and where they can

improve. By planning your sessions to work towards creating Salon-worthy images, you will grow your creative skills. Merits received will help you achieve awards and degrees within our industry– giving you credibility as an artist. Bring a thick skin and an open mind and prepare to grow!

FREE dinner and social hour starts at 6pm.

Salon Competition starts at 7pm.

 

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FULL Members may attend June program and FREE dinner at no extra charge.  Do please RSVP using the link below so we have enough food available.

 

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Please take a moment to RSVP on Facebook. We hope you’ll invite your friends too! It’s always more fun with friends around. All SWFL Pro Photographers are welcome!

 

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Ready to compete? All PPSWF MEMBERS are welcome and encouraged to compete. Payment and images must be received in advance to enter competition. Contact Jamie Duffy, our Salon Chair with questions salon@ppswf.com.  Refer to our Salon Competition tab for more details. http://ppswf.com/salon-competition/

 

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Pay your $35 entry fee here.

 

 

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MEETING LOCATION:KEISER UNIVERSITY FORT MYERS

 

Keiser University Ft. Myers is located off of I-75 at exit 138. We are located directly off I75 exit 138 MLK follow by an immediate right onto Forum Corporate Parkway ending at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway.

 

9100 Forum Corporate Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 277-1336

 

Meeting Times:

3rd Tuesday of every month

Social Hour & Meal: 6-7pm

Program: 7-9:45pm

Got more questions? Contact PPSWF president Megan DiPiero.

239-898-4112; megan.dipiero@gmail.com

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On Monday, May 18th, PPSWF presents Kevin Floyd speaking about his favorite ideas, tools, and techniques for Portrait and Wedding Photography.  Topics will include:

  • Improving organizational skills
  • Successful business practices
  • Lighting and composition techniques
  • Lessons learned from print competition

 

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Monday, May 18th  6:00-9:45pm 

Join us for our May program and workshop featuring Jacksonville-based portrait and wedding photographer Kevin Floyd

PPSWF Members and non-members are welcome to attend MONDAY May 18. Guest fee of $25 includes dinner and program.

Reserve your spot today!

 

  New to PPSWF? Come check us out! Dinner and Program– only $25      paypal-purchase-button copy

 

Are you a 2015 member? Want to learn more about how you can attend great monthly programs like this? Register for PPSWF here.

 

 

MEETING LOCATION:KEISER UNIVERSITY FORT MYERS, ROOM 201

 

Keiser University Ft. Myers is located off of I-75 at exit 138. We are located directly off I75 exit 138 MLK follow by an immediate right onto Forum Corporate Parkway ending at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway.

 

9100 Forum Corporate Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33905

Phone: (239) 277-1336

 

Meeting Times:

3rd Tuesday of every month (usually)

Social Hour & Meal: 6-7pm

Program: 7-9:45pm

Got more questions? Contact PPSWF president Megan DiPiero.

239-898-4112; megan.dipiero@gmail.com

 

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About Kevin Floyd

Kevin Floyd is an international award winning Portrait Artist. He is a respected lecturer in both the community and within professional photographic associations. Kevin holds the Craftsman Degree in photography and is Certified by The Professional Photographers of America. He is an active member of Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild, Florida Professional Photographers and Professional Photographers of America. He has won numerous local, national and international awards. Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for JPPG as Vice President.

www.kevinfloydphotography.com

Kevin Floyd on Facebook

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Sharon AntonelliApril 23, 2015 - 9:49 pm

Since this is a DAY CHANGE, be sure to take note of it. Hope the College doesn’t have any issues. Need a volunteer to bring the dinner. I am in Italy until late June.

Kevin FloydApril 28, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Looking forward to coming