The Shutter | What’s Happening VPP?
Welcome to the newest Vermont Professional Photographers newsletter, The Shutter. Our goal is to convey what’s happening in VPP, what’s coming up, who’s doing what in Photography, and so much more!
If you have materials, articles, or interesting photography tips & tricks to share please feel free to send those to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Spotlight | JON ADAMS
Based out of Milton and a Certified Master Photographer, Jon Adams photographs weddings, portraits and high school seniors.
Q: How did you first get into photography?
Q: What do you primarily photography in your business?
Q: When did you join VPP and why?
Q: What roles have you filled from joining VPP?
Q: What are your most notable awards / achievements from photography?
Q: What is your favorite part about VPP convention? (or anything that pertains specifically to VPP)
Q: What are you working on currently in your photography?
From the Desk of the President
$900 – Speedotron Brown Line DM802B CC 2-Light Travel System
$200 – Pocket wizard TTL Wireless Radio Super 4-pack
$400 – Wacom Intuos Pro Pen & Touch Medium Tablet
Back in May, Kelly Schulze and I started a new VPP dinner meetup group with a focus on social interaction and discussing a specific topic. Our first round table discussion topic was “How to Stay Motivated” and came at an opportune time as we all went into a busy Summer season. We had 12 attendees! And it was a great time. August’s meetup was lightly attended so we decided to recycle the topic, “Balancing Life and Work”, for the November meetup. 10 people joined us and we had a great discussion. With some guided thoughts attendees were able to expand on how they approach finding balance in their lives. It’s a hard balance to find and one we will likely always work towards. Some ideas were to unplug at a certain time each day, let go of perfectionism, exercise, limit time wasting activities, and find one change you can do to make life and work easier. Cleaning team? Editor? In-house masseuse? The greatest takeaway was to “Don’t stress. Start small. Build from there.” Looking forward to our next meetup in January or February! Be well, Kathleen Porter
As the Education Chair for Vermont Professional Photographers I have been researching various Speakers and Workshops to come to Vermont to introduce their technique, style and specialties for our members to learn and observe. Keeping variety of topics has been my goal, each technique we learn can be used for any aspect of Photography, so I do hope that our subject spark your interest and we will see you at our upcoming Workshops.
Thank you, Natascha Dacres – Education Chair
Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking beyond the photographic horizon to explore, teach and exhibit the next great thing in imaging. His book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2012), is the universe’s most comprehensive and fun how-to book for iPhone photographers. His poignant monograph, The Color of Loss (University of Texas Press, 2008), intimately documented the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans.
You can visit his website at www.DanBurkholder.com.
Recent Workshop | Richard Hydren
Home sales are based on First Impressions, Relationships and Emotions, as a real Estate Photographer; it is up to you to create this for the potential buyer to keep this home from the being cut off the short list.
Some of the key points that Richard gave us before even taking any photos of the rooms or space were to make sure we are familiar with the space and have the proper equipment to capture the shots in a professional way to make a difference in the finished images.
Full Frame Camera w/ 2 card slots
We were able to watch Richard in action as we visited one of the Hotel Suites. Richard once again provided some very useful information on shooting inside the rooms for successful and professional looking images.
Look at the room from various angles
The Finished images that Richard shared with us were simply amazing! The focus on having proper equipment and the knowledge of what angles to capture clearly showed in the finished product. It was a very education and enjoyable day. Richard shared his website information for all to view