Notice of PPANM General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers

DATE: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
TIME: 7PM, Mountain
WHERE: Live on Zoom

9/18/2023 – The Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico will be holding its annual membership meeting electronically via Zoom on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Mountain Time.  All current members of PPANM in good standing are invited to attend and participate in the election of officers.

Please click here to register for the meeting.

What’s New in Lightroom?
Hosted by Guy T Phillips, Cr. Photog, CPP

Wednesday, October 18
6PM Mountain

Did you know that Adobe updates Lightroom every other month?

Join Guy T Phillips as he helps you navigate these updates and improvements in his program, “What’s New in Lightroom?”

Every other month, Guy T will take you through the newest releases of Lightroom Classic and both the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom.  He will also take your questions on all aspects of Lightroom.

The next episode is October 18 and continues on the 3rd Wednesday of  October and December 2023, from 6 to 7 PM Mountain.

Best of all, it is Free for PPANM Members.

Program Dates (All times 6 to 7PM Mountain)

2023 Dates
October 18
December 20

Do you have a Lightroom question for Guy T?  Ask it here.

Meet TPPA Member, Guy T Phillips
Guy T has quickly gained a reputation for a great hands-on experience from his students, with rave reviews from his many TPPA and PPA events over the last several years. His ability to simplify technology helps make this class entertaining, fun, and very informative.

As a former corporate educator, he knows how to make the learning ‘stick’, with activities that will take your gained knowledge to new skills and abilities.

He’s a member of the DPPA, an Associate Fellow with the TPPA, a PPA Craftsman, a CPP and a CPP Liaison. He also serves as a Councilor at Large on the TPPA Executive Council.

PPANM at White Sands

November 4-5

Join PPANM to explore New Mexico’s White Sands National Park just outside of Alamogordo.  This workshop will feature instruction on off camera lighting on Saturday morning.  Then use your knowledge Saturday afternoon and evening with models at White Sands.  Various lighting set ups will be provided or bring your own.  A variety of models are being arranged including some on horseback!

Sunday morning, we will leave Alamogordo early for the park to photograph this majestic landscape at sunrise.

Enjoy great fall weather and explore this fabulous location with us!

Workshop fee is $79 per person.

A park entrance fee will be $25 per vehicle, carpooling available, for the weekend.  This fee will be paid by attendees when entering the park on Saturday.

Tentative White Sands Workshop Schedule
Saturday, November 4

9:00 am Off Camera Lighting workshop
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Leave Alamogordo for White Sands National Park
3:00 – 6:30 pm Photographing models
7:30 pm Dinner

Sunday, November 5
5:15 am Leave hotel for White Sands National Park early entrance
6:00 am Sunrise photography
Noon – Workshop concludes

Here are a few hotel suggestions.  The Hampton and the Fairfield seem to be the best price.

Hampton Inn Alamogordo – Free breakfast
1295 Hamilton Road, Alamogordo, NM   575-439-1782

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott – Free breakfast
300 Panorama Blvd, Alamogordo 575-437-4000

Home2 Suites By Hilton Alamogordo White Sands – Free breakfast
3450 Mesa Village Drive, Alamogordo.  833-621-1337

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Alamogordo – Free breakfast
100 Kerry Ave, Alamogordo.  877-859-5095

The Joy of Editing
Featuring Terri Butler
Live Online
November 8 at 6PM Mountain Time

Want to improve your workflow and expand your skills with Adobe Photoshop?  Then join Terri Butler live online, every other month as she shares tips and tricks to help you become a better image editor.

Terri will cover techniques used by photographers and artists who want to do more with their images.  This program is geared towards intermediate to advanced users of Photoshop.

From brushes to blending and from wrapping to warping, Terri will cover it all.  You will be able to submit questions in advance for answers to your most pressing Photoshop problems.

The program is live, every other month, on the 2nd Wednesday.  Here is a list of scheduled dates:

November 8
January 10, 2024
March 13, 2024
May 8, 2024

This program is free for PPANM Members.  Register here.

Meet Terri Butler

Terri is a retired Navy Medical Service Corps officer turned Consultant in the Healthcare Technology vertical.  She was an independent consultant for about 11 years and loved the “non-corporate” life.  But even the days of consulting are behind her now as she embraces full-time retirement and spends her days on two primary activities: Photography and Corvettes!

She loves to travel…which has taken up a fair amount of her first couple of years of retirement.