July Member News

by Staff

July 01, 2011INDUSTRY NEWS
WPPI is now part of the Nielsen Photo Group and is offering some exciting new membership plans to help photographers make the most of everything WPPI has to offer!
Get the Best of Both with Double Benefits, Great Discounts and Exposure
Become a Member of the Most Exclusive Professional Photography Community
Enjoy Joint Membership Opportunities
BASIC Membership: $125 – A Budget Friendly Solution Including Benefits:
    •    Welcome package includes membership card, certificate, PhotoServe and WPPI pins, decal
    •    Listing on PhotoServe, our portfolio display site
    •    Listing on PhotoSource, the most comprehensive resource directory of photography vendors and services
    •    Special vendor discounts
    •    Discounts on contest entry fees (WPPI 16 x 20 Competition, Album Competition, members-only competitions and PDN contests)
    •    Subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines, a $85 value. PDN subscription includes online access and digital edition
    •    Gold Expo Pass for PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo. Valued at $79, this includes admission to the show floor and keynote sessions
    •    For additional $150 get Discount ASMP Membership (regularly priced ASMP membership $225). Discount offer good for New/First Time Members only from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Access to all ASMP Associate member benefits with special membership rate for these admission dates only. Hard copy of the ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, the classic guide to running your business, will be supplied upon renewal of membership. Associate members receive full Web access, access to all insurance and discount programs, chapter participation, staff consultations, and access to all education events and the benefits of ASMP’s extensive advocacy. Contact Elena Goertz, goertz@asmp.org for discount . See ASMP for more information
*For Canada- Membership: $145 International membership: $175 If you have a membership now, offer starts when old one expires.

ELITE Membership:
$299 – Features all Benefits of the Basic Membership, PLUS a
PhotoServe.com Portfolio
A PhotoServe.com membership is one of the most affordable marketing tools
a photographer can use to be seen by thousands of consumers looking to hire
photographers. Includes:
-Space for up to 10 images or video clips for 1 portfolio
-Inclusion in the iPhone/iPad app
-Bio, specialties, client and awards listed with hotlinks to your website
-Monthly newsletter e-mailed to over 15,000 industry people and links back to
the site, driving traffic.
-Dedicated web address for your portfolio
-Ability to track your individual image stats
- Discounts with partner Agency Access for mail lists*
-Ongoing new features and technology updates at no extra charge
-Excellent customer support!
*Special events and discounts with Agency Access. PDN PhotoServe members receive a 15%
discount with our partner Agency Access. Contact them by email: sales@agencyaccess.com or
at 1-800 704-9817 for details.
*For Canada- Membership with Portfolio: $319 For International Membership with Portfolio: $349
For more information and to purchase this value-added membership contact:
Kristie Nilsson: knilsson@pdnonline.com or 646-654-5812
PhotoServe.com is part of The Nielsen Photo Group that includes:
PDN PhotoSource – IPNstock
PhotoPlus – PDNedu – Emerging
Photographer -WPPI and Rangefinder Magazine
This Month in Rangefinder
July is Rangefinder's annual "Portrait" issue, where we celebrate the art and craft of portraiture and feature some of the veterans and rising starts of portrait photography. This year we highlight "The New Portraiture" and look at the evolution of the portraiture style as demonstrated by the various photographers featured.
The July issue is online now at: www.rangefindermag.com

WPPI NYC @ Photoplus
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus, the first ever WPPI trade show to take place on the East Coast. WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus will debut during PPE this fall in a new exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus will host a full
day of educational programs for professional photographers on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. A two-day tradeshow will follow on October 27–28, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. each day.

All WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus classes and the trade show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Registered WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus attendees will also have full access to attend the PhotoPlus Expo trade show.

The pre-registration rate to attend all WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus classes, the WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus trade show and PhotoPlus Expo trade show is $99. On-site registration will be $150. Registration details will be announced soon. In addition, all registered attendees of PhotoPlus Expo will have full access to WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus.

WPPI Road Trip
We’re back out on the road again with our 3rd annual, eight-city Road Trip, which starts this August. It will be a one-day event in each city, with four speakers covering wedding, portrait, Photoshop/Lightroom and business/marketing. Lunch will be included with snacks, and will conclude with a networking cocktail party. 
Cities / Dates:
Long Beach, CA - August 8. 
San Jose, CA - August 10 
Columbus, OH - August 15 
Chicago, IL - August 17 
Philadelphia, PA – August 22 
Boston, MA – August 25 
Austin, TX – September 19 
New Orleans, LA – September 22 
Visit www.wppionline.com/roadtrip.html for more information.
Donations to Help Disaster Victims in Joplin, MO
We have all seen the shocking pictures of the destruction caused by tornadoes in the Midwest, including the devastation in Joplin, MO. Over 120 people died and 50% of the city was flattened. Springfield, MO is approximately 75 miles from Joplin, and many residents in Springfield have friends and family who were affected by this tragic event. Dawn Shields, owner of Dawn Shields Photography and Metropolitan Bride, immediately organized moving trucks supplied by her husband Sean and put the word out in the Springfield community for donations.
Water, blankets, food, batteries and clothing are some of the supplies being requested by The Ronald McDonald House, which is one of the only structures able to house survivors. Large trucks of supplies went out Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but more help is needed. Even though you may not live in the area, you can make a contribution through Metropolitan Bride by calling (417) 888-2900 or by making a Paypal contribution by contacting info@metbride.com.

Feature Your Charity in the WPPI Newsletter
Are you a photographer who has either created or is involved with a charity organization? Tell us about it and we’ll feature you and your charity in the “Photolanthropy” section of the WPPI Newsletter. We’re looking for photographers who are helping to make a difference.

Email features editor, Chris Wiltz, at cwiltz@rfpublishing.com for consideration.
WPPI Marketplace
Also, head over to WPPI’s new Marketplace (http://www4.wppionline.com/marketplace/) where you can find Album 2009 for the discounted price of $44.99 plus postage. Additional WPPI Albums from 2001/2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008 are also available at discounted rates.
Members Only 8x10 Grand Award Winners Announced
The Grand Award winners for the 2010 Members Only 8 x 10 competition have been announced.
Winners were:
Wedding:  David Edmonson for his image Whimsical (first half) 
Portrait:  Amy Parrish for her image Peace (second half) 
Commercial:  Andy Armstrong for his image He Promised He Would Change (first half) 
Photojournalism:  Rares Pulberes for his image Atack (second half) CLICK HERE to see the winning images and others from the 2010 competions.

First Half,  Semi-AnnualWPPI Members Only Contest
The first half of the WPPI Members Only 8x10 photo contest (formerly the IPC) will be opening for submissions on June 6! Look for future updates on www.wppionline.com. You can also email photocomp@wppionline.com for more information.
AfterCapture's Pix Digital Imaging Contest
The 2011 AfterCapture PIX Digital Imaging Contest recognizes excellence and innovation in digital imaging including retouching, CGI, 3D, compositing and other post-production techniques.

Each category winner will receive:
    •    Canon PowerShot G12 or Nikon COOLPIX P7000
    •    Complete Nik Software Collection
    •    PhotoServe Portfolio ($860 value)
    •    Full registration to WPPI 2012 and three MasterClasses
    •    Gold Pass to the 2011 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
    •    Image and Series winners will receive a feature in AfterCapture magazine
    •    Student winners will receive a one-page profile in AfterCapture magazine
    •    One-year subscription to Photo District News magazine
Visit www.pixdigitalimagingcontest.com for more information and to enter

Drive Savers Inc. 
DriveSavers, Inc. was the first company to successfully recover data from digital cameras and is recommended by all digital camera manufacturers to perform data recovery on their digital media products.  To learn more about DriveSavers Data Recovery services for digital cameras and special programs for digital arts, visit: www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/devices-supported/digital-cameras/.

Wells Fargo Benefits
Today’s mortgage rates remain at historically low levels, providing opportunities for eligible homeowners to lower their monthly mortgage payments by refinancing. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and The Employee Mortgage Program& have programs that can help eligible customers who were previously unable to qualify for refinancing. While mortgage rates are low, now may be the time to look into refinancing with a lender committed to responsible lending principles. The Employee Mortgage Program® from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage continues to offer quality refinance choices that address many of the unique challenges facing homeowners today.  Act Now.(www.employeemortgage.com/TEMP/prequalification.wfm)
Take advantage of today’s low rates and refinance programs. Contact us at 1-800-821-9202 or www.employeemortgage.com/wppi1710

Photo Venture IV with Kenny Kim and Friends (Featuring special guest Bob Davis)
Ciao! Whether you are a professional wedding photographer or someone just starting out, this a perfect opportunity to learn and be inspired to become a better photographer. You will absolutely fall in love with Italy. If this is your first time there, PhotoVenture is the best way to capture your experience, rebirth your creativity/passion and document lasting memories. If you have already been to Italy before, then we do not need to twist your arm to go back - except to mention that you get to travel back there with a company of friends & photographers that share your passion!

Date: November 14-20th, 2011
Location: Venice, Italy (and the Veneto Region)
Web site and registration: Photoventure.KennyKim.com / photoventure@kennykim.com

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