October 15-16, 2017
Mark your calendars now!!!
Sunday – Print Competition
Sunday – Maria Sampaio, M. Photog., Cr., CPP
Monday – Judy Reinford, CPP
Maria Sampaio, M. Photog., Cr., CPP
Marketing Studio Events and Maximizing Profits
Listen to Maria Sampaio as she talks about Creating & Marketing her Studio Events – how she photographs for profit and then how she sells. Maria will specifically talk about four events she advertises often: The Magic of Christmas (where her sales average is $2801), Enchanted Fairies (average $1631), Pets, Children and some other smaller things as well. If you want to run events with large profits and little start up cost, this will be 4 hours well spent!
Maria Sampaio owns and operates Studio M Photographic, a 6,300 square foot boutique studio. The studio is located in the Canonsburg area, just 20 minutes south of the city of Pittsburgh. In 2007 she opened her heart and her studio doors, providing only the finest for her clients. She consistently redesigns her product line to offer new and fresh art – always looking to create one of a kind art pieces when given the opportunity. She uses both natural light and flash and loves to incorporate graphic and image design into her art.
Maria is a Certified Professional Photographer and was awarded her Craftsman Degree in 2013. In 2016, she was awarded her Masters Degree and in January 2018 Maria will receive her Master Artistry degree from PPA. Maria has won many local, state and national merits for her images, some of which can be viewed on her website. Maria is the proud mother of two, Dylan (17), Christina (15) and Gunner (her fur baby – Great Dane) When she isn’t busy behind the camera she is busy at home being a mother, going to crossfit, and traveling as much as she possibly can.
Examples of Maria’s work.
Judy Reinford, CPP
Introduction to Artist Compositing for Print Competition
Judy Reinford is an international award winning photographer with 30 years experience. Specializing in newborn, pet and and family portraiture. Located in Allentown, PA. Judy is extremely passionate about image competition and her imagination for composite photography is rivaled only by her passion for teaching and educating others. Her objective is to help her students achieve their goals. Judy is a member of PPA of PA, The Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley Inc. and Lehigh Valley Photography Club. Judy is a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer). Her business expertise, coupled with her photography skill and talent, is quite the combination. Her remarkable fine art seascapes of Martha’s Vineyard coastline have been featured by Island Images gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, Still Point Art gallery, ME and Cape Cod Art Association, Cap Cod.
- IPC 2015 Photographic Open Bronze Medal
- IPC 2016 Photographic Open Silver Medal
- IPC 2016 Master Artist Gold Medal
- IPC 2017 Photographic Open Gold Medal
- IPC 2017 Master Artist Platinum Medal
Examples of Judy’s work.
8×10 / Digital Image Competition
Enter online at PrintCompetition.com!!
Summer will soon be over and our Fall meeting is right around the corner. Last year we reintroduced a Fall Image Competition at our October meeting. Print Competition is one of the best educational tools and a great way to improve your images. The intention of adding the 8×10 / Digital Image Competition was to lower the cost of competition. We want to provide additional opportunities to have your images reviewed and judged by qualified individuals with a wealth of photographic knowledge. The feedback from the judges is vital to understanding how to improve your images.
Take advantage of this opportunity to have your images reviewed by a well qualified jury. Input from the competition will offer you the opportunity to improve your images prior to entering them into our annual PA of PA Print Competition or one of PPA’s competitions.
Once again, we will be using PrintCompetition.com for our Image Competition. Make sure you register on the PrintCompetition.com website for the PPA of PA competition.
The Entry Requirements are as follows:
- The image competition is open to anyone, PPA of PA members & non members.
- The entry fee is $10.00/image for members, $15/image for non-members.
- Limit of 8 images per entrant.
- You may enter physical prints, digital images, or a combination of the two.
8×10 Physical Print Presentation Guidelines
Prints must be 8×10 size and mounted.
Only standard mounting material is acceptable.
▪ For example – mat board, foam board, styrene and masonite.
▪ Other mounting materials, such as wood & metal are not permitted.
Digital Image Presentation Guidelines
Digital images must be sized according to the following settings:
▪ Uploaded files must be sized so the longest dimension is 4,000 pixels.
▪ Each file must have a color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998 and be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10.
Submitting your images
The process we use for judging through PrintCompetition.com requires a digital file to be uploaded for both physical prints & digital images. All physical prints & digital images submitted for judging must have a digital image uploaded to PrintCompetition.com.
Please follow the guidelines for “Digital Image Presentation” for preparing your digital images, whether you are submitting physical prints or digital images for judging. When a physical print is submitted, the print is displayed under competition style lighting for judging. Digital images are viewed by the judges on a high definition monitor. There is no competitive advantage for either medium.
The deadline for registration is Saturday, October 14 at 8:00 AM.
You are encouraged to bring any physical prints with you to the meeting on Sunday, October 15. Physical prints can be hand delivered to Aaron Beale at the Comfort Suites October 15, 2017 from 9 am until 1 hour before the competition begins (TBD).
If you would prefer to mail your prints, please mail your prints to:
PPA of PA Print Chairman
175 Ashford Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Mailed Prints must be received by Tuesday, October 10, 2017!
Image Competition Entry Fee Information
Entry fees are paid through PrintCompetition.com. If you are unable to submit payment through PrintCompetition.com, please contact Aaron Beale for assistance (contact information below).
If anyone needs any type of assistance with PrintCompetition.com, or have any other questions related to print competition, please contact:
PPA of PA Print Chairman