Hey there — As you may have noticed, this site hasn’t been updated in quite some time. We’d like to formally announce that while the website is on permanent hiatus, the organization is still going strong.
This is a a reminder to NOT MISS the PPSGW monthly meeting (Tuesday, November 5th, 2013) at Alfio’s Restaurant (4515 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD) when Pam Watkins Long will be presenting her “From Hello to Good-buy” in-person sales presentation. The board meeting begins at 5:30 PM (open to all) and the dinner followed by the presentation begins at 6:30 PM. Interested?? All are welcome ~ but please rsvp to me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org with PPSGW in the subject line. For more info ~ read below:
Are you ready to lose the fear of selling in-person to your clients?
Sales in not a nasty word; it’s a process in which we guide our clients to get what they need and want. Sales does not mean that you have to be a hard-sell, dishonest and pushy person that uses trickery. Your clients deserve to have you learn how to easily guide them through their photographic experience that includes a pleasant purchasing session.
Pam will discuss the benefits of selling in person for you clients. It’s an incredible, efficient experience for you AND your clients. Pam will show you why it’s beneficial for you, the business person, to make time out of your busy day to incorporate an in person purchasing session for your clients. They will thank you for it! She will even perform a mock sales session, using ProSelect and also show you what she does to prepare her images prior to the sales session.
Pam will discuss the benefits of selling in person for you clients. It’s an incredible, efficient experience for you AND your clients. Pam will show you why it’s beneficial for you, the business person, to make time out of your busy day to incorporate an in person purchasing session for your clients. They will thank you for it!
Pam is an international award winning photographer and has won several awards for her client work. She’s been recognized as Portrait Photographer of the Year for Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association (MDPPA), has won Best Portrait of a Woman, Best Portrait of a Child, Album of the Year, several Best in Show awards among others. For the last couple of years, she was honored to be included in Professional Photographer’s Association’s (PPA) prestigious Loan Collection. She has proudly served on the Board of Directors for the MDPPA for the past several years. Pam also enjoyed teaching Super Monday classes for PPA and was honored to be a featured speaker at MDPPA’s 2013 Annual Convention. She’s participated in Howard County’s Leadership U program for the last years. Although Pam has received many accolades for her work, she continues to improve her knowledge in her field. She attends workshops, seminars and conventions to help stay on the cutting edge of her craft.
Besides being a successful portrait photographer, she also works hard to balance her family life and charitable work. She and her husband are raising two beautiful daughters with active lives! Giving back to her community is something that Pam takes a personal interest in, fundraising for Operation Smile, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, American Red Cross, Bark for Life and several local charities, to just name a few.
“I LOVE what I do and feel blessed to have wonderful, awesome clients that trust me to document their life and create heartfelt keepsakes. Each moment in life is special. Before we know it, these moments pass and new ones appear. I love freezing those special occasions and presenting them to our clients in wall art or albums.”
This is sure to be a fabulous presentation from which you will have a ton to incorporate into your 2014 business plan… Hope to see you there!! Don’t forget to RSVP ~ and feel free to bring a friend!
Message from Tony:
A lot is happening with the PPSGW and its members.
Our next meeting will be on October 1, 2013 at the studio of Carly Glazier, 4715 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814. It will be pizza night with BYOB-and maybe a few to share.
Our speaker will be Bert Pasquale. Bert does some amazing figure studies work. We hope to have a model to work with that evening in order for Bert to demonstrate some of his techniques. I plan to share more information about Bert, as the time gets closer.
One of the important items that we will need to be addressed at our next meeting is nomination to the Board – Treasurer, Vice President and President. We are also in need of someone to step up as Head of Communications. If you would be interested in any of these positions or would like to nominate someone for them, please let me know.
Mark your calendar now for November 5, 2013. We will be back at Alfio’s with Pam Long as our speaker.
Message from Anthony Marill regarding September 3rd Meeting:
I cannot believe it is almost September and fall is right around the corner. I hope you all had a good summer.
Two weeks from tonight on September 3rd, the PPSGW will be kicking up again. Our speaker that evening will be Doug Hill. He is a photographer who works with RightsAssit. His program will be on How to be Found on the Web and how to get paid for your images that are floating around in Cyberspace.
In his own words the topics will be:
What are Photo Researchers looking for and how can you get found?
Securing your rights and communicating them to clients in a digital format.
The PLUS registry creating a central source where you or your images can be found.
Please tell all your friends about our program and join us at Alfio’s (4515 Willard Ave Chevy Chase, MD). The board meeting at beginning at 5:30. Our general meeting will begin at 6:30.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Reminder: Membership is $75 per year and below is pricing for the monthly dinner, what you pay depends on what you order. :)
Chicken, Veal, Lasagna, Flounder, Eggplant dishes: $30.00 for members, $40.00 for non-members
Salmon: $35.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members
Filet Mignon: $40.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members.
Meals include, main entree, bread, coffee or tea, wine, salad and dessert.
Meat entrees come with spaghetti pasta; green beans can be a substitute for the pasta.
Message from President Tony Marill
No meeting for August. Looking forward to seeing everyone in September. Have a great rest of your summer.
One of our long time members has an exhibit opening Sunday. I hope that we could all take the time to stop in and see his hard work.
You’re in for a visual treat in the hall near the library and in the Mabry Room. The walls will be lined with a remarkable collection of photographs by our own George Singleton, Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer. The benefit exhibition gives all of us an opportunity to donate in support of Westmoreland’s sound system and take home a beautiful work of art.
Visiting the show, you’ll see more than 120 prints of subjects in Asia, Europe and the United States. Of special interest are scenes from an important diplomatic trip to China that George made in l987 as a member of the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. The exhibition will be open 11:30am to 2:00pm Saturdays and Sundays through August. Nancy Batson and members of the Westmoreland Music and Arts Committee will host the coffee hour to celebrate the opening day of Art Show.
Westmoreland Congregational UCC
1 Westmoreland Circle
Bethesda, MD 20815
Notice from President, Tony Marill:
When Rollin Frasier spoke at the PPSGW monthly meeting a few months ago, I left that evening wanting more information. For that reason, PPSGW has asked Rollin to come back and do a full day workshop.
Bring your laptops to Pilot imaging (663 Southlawn Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 301.838.9006) on Tuesday, July 9th (9:30-4:00) and be ready to work in Lightroom.
Don’t worry if you don’t have Adobe Lightroom. You can go to the Adobe web site and download a free trial version.
The cost for the day is $50.00. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please RSVP to me as soon as possible at email@example.com
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Our June meeting will be a a cookout at our VPs house, David Corry on June 4th. Beyond being our host and chef, David lives in a great, historic neighborhood in DC and will be giving us a walking tour. Please see his attachments for more info.
It is very important that you RSVP to Tony Marill (firstname.lastname@example.org) and David (email@example.com) – they will send you the address when they hear from you. We need an accurate head count to know how much food to get. Please feel free the bring family and friends. At this point, I do not have an price per person until we know the numbers but I am hoping it will be in the $12-15 range.
Please let us know if you can make it and I hope to see you all.
Great news! Tony has signed up award winning photographer, Rollin Frasier for Tuesday, May 7th for a presentation on Lightroom, as it Applies to Wedding and Portrait Photography. Rollin’s talk will include a lightroom overview, before getting into the detail of leveraging this power program to organize files, adjust color and exposure, re-touching, and exporting files for printing.
Meeting Details: Our meeting is at 6:30 at Alfio’s 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 on Tuesday, May 7th.
More info on Rollin
Rollin S. Fraser is an adjunct professor of photography at Montgomery College (Rockville), and with his partner (and wife), Susan Maldon Stregack, he photographs weddings/portraits/commercial projects in the Washington, D.C. area (studio name: Dancing Moose Photography).
Mr. Fraser has studied photography at Montgomery College (Rockville), Maine Photographic Workshops, and the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has participated in many continuing education programs.
He has exhibited his work in many venues, including the Washington Gallery of Photography, Metropolitan Center For The Visual Arts, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Brookside Nature Center, Brookside Gardens Visitors Center (solo show), and Glenview Mansion. His professional affiliations include Maryland Professional Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Mr. Fraser has won numerous awards for his photography. Under a grant from Montgomery College, he was a participating photographer on the Farm Project, which documented the disappearing farms of Montgomery County. He has photographed Holocaust survivors as part of the “Portraits of Life” project under the auspices of the Paul Peck Humanities Institute and the Department of Photography at Montgomery College (Rockville).
A recent exhibition at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville featured images by Mr. Fraser (and Ms. Stregack) created over a period of three years, that document the changing face of Coney Island.
Mr. Fraser is proud to have been one of the photographers of “Portraits of Life.”