Creating Better Landscape Photography

H Brady Waterfall

This one-week animal photography workshop, taught by Master Photographer Joe Brady, will inspire participants to capture beautiful landscapes. This class is designed to help you to create better landscapes, by learning to see composition,  how subject placement affects the image, and how to create harmony and flow in your photographs. This is accomplished by using … Read more

A Short Chat With Fuzzy Duenkel

Fuzzy Duenkel will teach a Go Home, a Portrait Photography Lighting course at the PPSNYS Workshop in the Finger Lakes on July 23-28, 2023. Details about the class can be found on the link, but we scheduled a short interview to learn more. You can find Fuzzy Duenkel’s website and gallery of work at Duenkel … Read more

A Short Chat With Mark Bowie

Havana Glen Waterfall is an example of landscape photography by Mark Bowie.

In anticipation of PPSNYS Workshop, the photography school run by the PPA Community Network, Professional Photographers Society of New York State, we’re interviewing the instructors. Mark Bowie will be teaching Waterfall, Trees, and Night Sky, a Landscape Photography class that takes full advance of the school’s setting in the stunning Finger Lakes. Here’s what he has … Read more

A Short Chat With Karen McCall

We can’t wait for the PPSNYS Workshop, the weeklong photography school taking place in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. But the lineup includes three amazing instructors, so how to choose? That’s why we’re meeting up with each teacher in our debut Coffee Chat series to get the scoop on what to … Read more

Spring Photography Workshops In NY

Twice a year, PPA Photography Workshops take place, offering an opportunity for both PPA members and non-members to enhance their skills and contribute to the photography industry. These workshops are held for two weeks during May and September and involve more than 175 photo workshops across the country. During this time, professional photographers open their … Read more

Go Home: Portrait Photography Lighting

Portrait photography lighting is one of the most important factors that can make or break a portrait. Lighting can help create a mood and emphasize certain features while minimizing others. The key to successful portrait lighting is understanding how to manipulate light to create the desired effect. There are many different lighting techniques that can … Read more

Waterfalls, Trees, And Night Sky Landscape Photography

Amongst the rolling hills and panoramic vistas of the glacially-carved Finger Lakes tumble some of the most scenic waterfalls in the country.  There are over two hundred named falls, including Taughannock Falls, the highest in New York State. The possibilities for unique images are astounding.  Each waterfall has its character; some drop like bridal veils, … Read more

From Drab To Fab! Photoshop Class

In the Drab To Fab! Photoshop Class at the PPSNYS Workshop, you will learn how to use all the tools in Photoshop to create a work of art or simply docorrective painting. The class will cover the difference between the brush tool and the mixer brush. You will learn how to use the blend modes … Read more