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04-16-2009, 02:58 PM

The Maryland Professional Photographers Association Presents

Patrick Rice M.Photog.Cr.

“Weddings 2009- The State of the Industry”

PPA Continuing Education System

Wednesday May 20, 2009 9:00AM-5:00PM

Sheraton Hotel

10207 Wincopin Circle

Columbia, MD 21044-3408
Registration prior to May 10 is $75. Registration after May 10 and at the door is $99.

Includes a PPA Service Merit for PPA members

Today, the wedding photography market is experiencing changes that few photographers predicted only a few short years ago. As studios fail and full-time photographers find second jobs outside of photography in order to make ends meet, it is time to start finding solutions to keep all of us in business.

Patrick Rice is a controversial and outspoken advocate for true professional photographers. His thoughts on the state of the industry are widely published and discussed by photographers across this country and abroad. Whether you agree with his ideas or not, they are certainly thought provoking.

In this program, Patrick will outline many of the challenges facing wedding photographers and provide his insights from discussions with photographers all over the country. He will outline many of the reasons that have led to the demise of professional wedding photography and how they are still being reinforced today. With each discussion point, Patrick will encourage interaction from the audience. The purpose of the discussion is not necessarily to change your mind, but to get everyone to consider several solutions to any given problem. Of course, there will be lengthy discussion about selling or retaining image files and how to properly address the issue.

This is certain to be a must-see program that attendees will be talking about for months to come.

Patrick Rice, of North Olmsted, Ohio, has been a professional photographer for over 28 years. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Cleveland State University, the PPA Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman Degrees as well as all five levels of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Masters Degree. He holds the designation of Certified Professional Photographer from both the PPA and the Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO), as well as receiving the Advanced Medallion Award from the Ohio CPP Commission. He has received the Fellowship Award from the Photographic Art Specialists of Ohio (PASO) and Service Award Medallion from the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers (SONOPP). Patrick has received countless Best of Show honors, been included in the PPA Loan Collection, and the Ohio Top Ten. He has been named Photographer of the Year by SONOPP five times and twice by the Akron Society of Professional Photographers (ASPP). In 1997, Patrick was WPPI’s Grand Award Winner in the Portrait category and one of his wedding images received a perfect score of 100 at the Award of Excellence Print Competition. He has accumulated seven Court of Honor Awards in the wedding category at the MidEast States Regional Print Competition and in 2001, received two Fuji Masterpiece Awards, a score of 99 on one of his wedding images, and was the Ohio Photographer of the Year. In addition, he has won the Wedding Award Trophy twice and the Commercial Award Trophy once from the Triangle Photographers Association.

Patrick Rice has been actively involved in photographic associations for many years. He is a past President of the Professional Photographers of Ohio, SONOPP, ASPP and PASO. He has also served as a PPA Councilor from Ohio and has served on the PPA Standards Committee and the Wedding Group. He has been presented the President’s Award from both the PPO and the ASPP and has received the Madison Geddes Award for outstanding contributions to SONOPP. In 2000, Patrick received the Honorary Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence from WPPI. In addition, he was selected to receive the Photography Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council at the United Nations in New York City. In 2004, he received the PPA National Award from the Professional Photographers of Ohio. Patrick has lectured and judged extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He has presented programs at both the Professional Photographers of America and WPPI Annual Conventions. His work has been published in several photographic magazines and he has authored books on Infrared Wedding Photography, Print Competition Success, Professional Digital Imaging for the Portrait and Wedding Photographer, Digital Infrared Photography, Digital Black & White Photography and Digital Portrait Photography of Teens and Seniors – all published by Amherst media, Inc.

The registration form may be found here: