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PPA Today: February 2008 Archives

February 2008 Archives

In Memory: Leonard (Len) Levy


Lenlevy_3 One of the true giants in our profession has passed away, Leonard (Len) Levy, a gentleman in every sense of the word.

Len has educated hundreds of photographers during his life. Teaching the Basic course at NEIPP, for over 38 years, has earned him the title "Mr. NEIPP". He enjoyed working with new photographers coming into the profession, along with some very seasoned ones also. His "true stories" will be remembered by everyone he taught. Len created the foundation on which so many have prospered, and he will be missed by everyone who had the extreme pleasure of knowing him. NEIPP will not be the same without him.

His funeral will be held on Thursday February 28th. At 11:00 AM from the Stanetsky - Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA. Followed by intermemt in Maple Hill Cemetery, Peabody, Memorial observance will be held at his late residence on Thursday, Friday until sundown, and on Saturday evening. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Len's memory to the PPANE scholarship Fund c/o Roland Laramie P. O. Box 316, Willimantic, CT 06226

If you can make the funeral it would be a great tribute to this wonderful gentleman, who gave so much of himself. Chick Here to Make an Everlasting Memorial

PPA Fall Foliage Cruise


PPA Fall Foliage Cruise
October 9 – 18,   2008
Departs from New York City
Hosted by the Texas   School of Professional Photography  &  the Texas Professional  Photographers Association
(a passport is required for this event) 

Capture the majestic autumn colors as we follow the turning  of the leaves into Canada! PPA’s Fall Foliage Cruise once again combines a great travel experience with great education. Along with enjoying the enhanced staterooms, dining, ice-rink and day spa aboard the ship, you’ll take in the leaves’ famously rich hues along New England and the North Atlantic coastline. And don’t forget the valuable educational sessions presented by successful professional photographers! Cruise accommodations start at $850.

Judges Workshop


Judges Workshop
July 22 – 25, 2007
Daytona Beach, Florida

Are you interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes during print judging? Now is the perfect time to learn! Join PPA-approved jury chairmen Helen Yancy and Dennis Craft as they demystify the world of image judging. Get complete information and register securely online.

Studio Management Services 3-day Business Workshop
June 9-11, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia

Join business gurus Ann Monteith, Carol Andrews and Sarah Petty, and put your studio on the road to increased profitability by attending PPA's  SMS 3-day Business Workshop. Receive practical, down-to-earth instruction in both a group setting and one-on-one consultations on essential elements for business success.

Upcoming & Archived PPA Webinars


Take a look at our schedule of upcoming webinars! PPA members can attend for as little as $49.

  • March 13: Four Baby Steps to Marketing with Carol Andrews
  • March 28: The Joy of Marketing with Sarah Petty
  • April 7: Planting, Cultivating, and Harvesting Great Sales with   Julia Woods
  • April 21: 2007 Financial Success Stories with Ryan and Carrie Phillips; Jeff and Carolle Dachowski; Todd and Jaime Reichman; and Jeff and Allison Rodgers
    moderated by Scott Kurkian

Webinar Archives
        Visit the Webinar Archives page to access all of our previously recorded webinars. Register now and enjoy them at your leisure.        

PPA Webinar: It's YOUR Brand!


PPA Webinars: It's YOUR Brand
with PPA CEO David Trust
Thursday, February 28, 2008
12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
$49 for PPA Members

Ever wonder why some photographers can get away with charging so much more? Listen and learn from PPA’s Chief Executive Officer David Trust as he explains the 10 realities of understanding and building your studio’s brand strength. During this program, he’ll take a look at several companies that “get it” and discuss how you can apply their secrets for success to your business.

Get complete webinar and registration info here.

Be a Super Monday Instructor


We are looking for volunteer instructors for the October Super Monday program. If you have a program you want to share with your fellow photographers, now is your chance. Submit your application here by May 2, to participate in the October 27 Super Monday.

Super Monday's gone green


Super Monday, PPA's peer-led instruction program has gone green. We saved more than 500,000 sheets of paper by not printing the April Super Monday brochure. But not to worry, the information is at your fingertips by clicking here. Download the pdf and find a class near you. Remember to register securely online by March 17 to get the best rate of only $99.

To honor a rare accomplishment in PPA competitions, the PPA Board has approved the Imaging Excellence Bar (IE Bar). This bar is only received if an image maker is able to earn an additional 13 Loan Merits from PPA…on top of the first 13 required for the Imaging Excellence Award. The IE Bar will be presented for every 13 additional Loan Merits earned.

The original Imaging Excellence Award was created by the Photographic Exhibitions Committee (PEC), honoring the outstanding image makers who earn 13 Loan Merits and have one or more PPA Master Degrees. This award, presented during the Imaging USA Awards & Degree Ceremony, provides an opportunity for competitors to reach a higher level…beyond their Master Degrees. And now, those who exhibit an even greater skill in photographic competition are recognized with this IE Bar.

Dear PPA Member,

Are past customers and media buyers looking for you because they want to have a photo reproduced? What about today’s customers who look for you years from now…after you have moved?

Protecting your copyright is too important to leave to chance. PPA has teamed up with other photographic associations to create the Photographer Registry at, making it easier for the public to locate photographic copyright owners.

Drive-Imaging: Beyond Backup


Your image files may be backed up, are your applications? What about your system software? How long will it take you to locate all of your install disks, serial numbers, and activation codes to re-install your software?

If you cannot afford that kind of down-time, consider drive-imaging to create a virtual image of your entire hard drive.   With a drive image back-up, you'll save not only your data but your programs, drivers, and all the settings that make your machine yours.

Read Edward Mendelson's article on and see how he rates 5 popular drive-imaging software packages.

At the 2008 PMA Show in Las Vegas, Mitsubishi presented its new CP-3800DW high speed 8 x 10 digital color printer, the CP-9800DW high speed 5 x 7 printer, and the DPS Kiosk 7000. In addition, Mitsubishi gave the public its first look at the new Mini-DPS System, a soon to be released portable digital photo management and printing station.

Copyright RECON: CVS Photo Centers


The first RECON mission of 2008 will investigate CVS Photo Centers. Please visit your local CVS store during the next month and help PPA determine their level of copyright compliance.

As a RECON volunteer, PPA is asking you to:

1.   Go to your local CVS. To find the CVS with a photo center nearest you click here.  You can elect to search for stores "with 1-hour photo" services.

2.   Ask them to make a copy of a clearly marked copyrighted print.

3.   If they say no, politely thank them for their time and simply leave. Do not attempt to talk them into copying it. If they do make the copy, be sure to keep the copy and your receipt as proof of the transaction. Also, any information you can provide regarding the staff person who assists you and any other details relating to your visit to the photo center is extremely helpful.

Regardless of the outcome of your visit, please let us know how it goes by sending an e-mail to mmatthews@ppa.comThe deadline for completing this effort is Friday, March 14, 2008

Once this effort is complete, PPA will share the overall results with RECON members and contact CVS with the results. Thank you in advance for your assistance in helping to enforce the rights of all professional photographers.

938 During October 2007, participating member studios of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) from across the country joined together for “Family Portrait Month,” a national fund-raising effort to benefit Operation Smile. On January 5, during PPA's Imaging USA 2008 convention in Tampa, Fl., PPA Charities presented a $52,000 check to Carl Treleaven, Operation Smile Board of Directors Treasurer. This was the third year this campaign took place and this year’s donation to Operation Smile was the highest to date.

(from left) Bert Behnke, Development Director; Sandy Puc; Randy Taylor; Harvey Goldstein; Doug Peninger, Vice President; Carl Treleaven, Operation Smile Board of Directors Treasurer; Helen Yancy; Ann Monteith; Mary Fisk-Taylor, President; and David Grupa. Photo courtesy of PPA Charities

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. today previewed the new Mini-DPS System portable digital photo management and printing station that is ideal for event photographers and retail applications. The new Mini-DPS System is a plug and play, hyper-intuitive print management solution that integrates seamlessly with Mitsubishi’s CP-9550DW-U for proven print quality and system reliability. The new Mini-DPS System is now available to a new broader market at an attractive price.

Mdea_cp3800dw In an introduction that provides professional photographers with unprecedented printing versatility coupled with accelerated speed and improved print quality, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics today introduced the new CP-3800DW digital color printer at PMA 2008.  Despite an ultra-compact form factor with the category’s smallest footprint, the CP-3800DW boasts tremendous print power: it is capable of outputting prints in 4x8” postcard size, 6x8” scrapbook size and 8x10” for studio applications — all off the same roll!

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