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By: Lauren Walters
Are you getting back into the swing of things after Imaging? Put those ideas to work! ...After you check out our top blogs for the week.
OSCAR WORTHY: After dying in a Chicago nursing home, a woman leaves behind her hidden collection of photographs. Celebrating her life, this article delves into the story behind her Oscar nominated photos. The full documentary is available in some movie theaters and on iTunes, Amazon Prime and YouTube.
EMOTIONAL COST: Traveling to a different country for original images is normal, but would you put yourself in danger to obtain that shot? This photojournalist thinks so. Take a look at her photos and judge for yourself.
MAKING YOUR MARK: This documentary features photography of African-Americans making history. Appreciate the difference these photos made and learn about the filmmaker's intent to showcase the evolution of professional photography!
BRANDING: How do multi-talented photographers brand their work? Instead of keeping up with 2 or 3 separate brands for each talent such as a writer, photographer and painter, just keep up with one; your personal brand!
PORTFOLIO HELP: When putting together a portfolio, your included pieces need to showcase a diverse range of skills and professionalism. Follow this short checklist to see if your portfolio work best represents you as a professional photographer.
INDUSTRY: Photographers were thrown a curve ball when the digital technology evolved. After this struggle, a few photographers were left in the dust because everyone with a smart phone considers themselves a photographer. With this new found struggle, what's a fair price range for professional photography?
SOFTWARE: How long have you been using Adobe Photoshop? The software has been helping photographers plunge into the digital age of photography for the past 25 years. What does Adobe hold for the future?
ETHICS: Baby Amari's life was lost 30 minutes after birth due to medical complications. Photographer Faith Massey's photos of Amari were stolen a month after they were taken, but returned shortly thereafter?
There you have it ladies and gents, our top blogs selection for the week! If you have any suggestions for our next round, please contact us on the Loop.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends and the many lives he has touched.
You can read more about Jon King Keisling here.
Haynes joined PPA in 1992 and was also very active in his own local community of Omaruru. From running a computer training school to being the chairman of the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Omaruru branch, Boy Scout leader and tutor, he lent a helping hand and encouraging word where needed.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends and the many lives he has touched.
Scott, owner of Scott Stahl Photography in Phoenix, Ariz., passed away May 16, 2012. After his stint with the Marine Corps., he married Kay and went through many different occupations until settling as a professional photographer--something he enjoyed doing every single day. He first joined the PPA family in 2006 as he followed his love for landscape, nature, event and wedding photography.
Keith N. Griffin
Keith, 54, of Winston Salem, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on May 8, 2012. An electrician by trade, he was a photographer at heart who had just joined PPA's family last year. Family and friends may leave their memories of Keith in the guestbook at www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com. View his obituary.
James "Jim" Stagner, M.Photog.Cr.
Jim, a PPA member since 1983 and a longtime member of the Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA) and the Manassas-Warrenton camera club, passed away April 23, 2012, in California. He and his wife of 25 years, Mary Ann, made their home in Virginia. Jim served in the Air Force and worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), but he became interested in photography through Mary Ann, who owned Lasting Images by Mary Ann. Although he didn't work in the studio, Jim captured beautiful images of flowers, landscapes and other pictorials. In fact, he won Best of Show at VPPA the very first time he entered as a member.
Richard Kinstler, Cr.Photog.
Richard, 92, of Mason, Ohio, passed away February 28, 2012. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he helped form the Photo/graphics department at P&G in 1947, where he was an accomplished photographer, manager and inventor for 35 years. He joined the PPA family in 1954 and became an award-winning Life Member with an artist's eye and the skill to capture the moment, tell a story, and make friends along the way. View his obituary.
Ron was introduced to the family business at a very young age when his father, Ray, took him to work on weekends to get out of his mother's hair. By the mid-1950s, Ron was an important part of the album business and learned every operation in the plant. In the 1960s, he became part the sales team. He was also an exhibitor at the very first PPA trade show (now called Imaging EXPO) as well as the first WPPI trade show. Throughout the years and these experiences, he saw the photographic industry blossom and change dramatically. And although he had been battling prostate cancer for five years, he continued to work at GP until he was hospitalized with complications from his chemotherapy in early April.
Michael Ayers, a family friend and longtime GP customer, described Ron perfectly in saying, "He never knew a stranger and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him... right about now he is enjoying a Ketel One on the rocks."
The Kalwajtys family will continue the GP Albums/General Products legacy that Ron and his father Ray created. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all the lives he touched.
Andie's memorial service will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Shaarai Shomayim (75 E. James St., Lancaster, PA). The family will receive friends at the Temple from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, people can make a donation to any photography-related scholarship fund in her name.
Online condolences may be posted here:
The memorial service will be held March 31, 2011, at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands. Viewing will be at 12:30pm, and the service will begin at 1:00pm. A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held at the Elks Lodge in Redlands.
Doug's obituary can be seen at http://www.obits6.com/index.cfm. If you have a favorite memory of Doug, please share it with his family through the Guest Book provided at this link.
A PPA member, Brandy owned and operated All That Glitters Photography in Souderton, Pa. She enjoyed taking wedding and family images, especially baby portraits. "Brandy had been in business a mere five years and had accomplished so much," says friend and fellow PPA member Jeanine Rebeck. "Her many clients will always treasure the wonderful memories she has preserved for them."
In addition to photography, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and, especially, time with her children: three-year-old Evelyn Mary Rosenberger and one-year-old Naomi Claire Rosenberger.
"Brandy was an exceptional photographer who was dedicated to her craft...but even more so to her family," adds Rebeck. "She will live on in her children and in the art she created. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed."
Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 17, at 3:00pm in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:30pm prior to the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford, Pa. (www.sadlersuessfuneralhome.net)
IMAGE Â© JEANINE REBECK
An award-winning photographer, Mille earned both her Photographic Craftsman and Master of Photography degrees from Professional Photographers of America (PPA), where she's been a member since 1954. In fact, she was even honored as a Life Member of PPA. In addition, she earned her Fellowship from the American Society of Photographers and was a strong member of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, from whom she received the PPA National Award for outstanding service.
Mille started her career taking photos of equipment at Bucyrus Erie before opening her own studio in 1967, where she created memories for clients, family and friends.
One of the things she is most known for is her willingness to share her photographic knowledge and creativity. With her open heart and humor, Mille was a mentor to photographers throughout the United States. She was even honored with PPA's 2006 Harold Bovee PPA Jurors Meritorious Service Award for her outstanding service to the profession and dedication to the improvement of the association, the International Photographic Competition and the annual International Exhibition of Professional Photography.
Our hearts go out to her family, friends and the many lives she has touched.
To leave a memory in the guestbook, visit: www.heritagefuneral.com
(Direct Link: http://obit.heritagefuneral.com/obitdisplay.html?id=775530&listing=Current)
IMAGE Â© STEVE AHRENS