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Fear Me

Okay…so most pictures need a caption or title to provide meaning. Some however, simply do not. I my opinion, this image fits squarely into the latter category.

Doesn’t the expression on my kitty’s precious little face say it all?

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Wow!

Wow!”  That’s the word that keeps coming to my mind when I think about this past weekend, and our time spent at the Western States Convention - ProPhotoWest Expo and Trade Show in Pasadena this past weekend.

Not only did we get to hang with some of the best photographers in the nation (like Kevin Kubota, John Woodard, Tim Myer, Phillip Abel, and Ken Sklute), but we also made tons of new friends, learn lots, and came away with more knowledge than when we arrived.
If for some reason you didn’t make it, don’t fear: PPC is holding another one in South San Francisco August 21 - 23rd. And as a last resort…there’s always next year. 

Feel free to check back here for more details, or if you prefer, go straight to the source at www.prophotoca.com.

Till next time – Peg and Steve

 

 

One for the Books…

As usual, things have been crazy busy around here, and the poor blog has been somewhat ignored. Luckily, I’ve carved out a little time this morning to make some updates (Okay, so actually, I’m avoiding the day’s tasks ahead - helping our son move to a new school and apartment!)

Admit it: If given the choice between blogging and moving, which would you pick? :)

One of the projects I just finished up was the creation of the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association’s (CIPPA) annual hard cover book, featuring all their 2008 category photographers of the year, along with all the award winning photography from the membership. It ended up taking twice as long to complete, because we have so many gosh-darn talented members. Over 88 merit prints alone! In the end, the book ended up being close to 200 color pages, with a beautiful hard bound cover featuring the work of our Photographer of the Year (and dear friend): Anne Hutton.

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It’s being printed by fellow CIPPA members: Jim and Stephanie of Image Source. Image Source is a fabulous local printing house, located close by in Ventura. They offer fine art printing, greeting cards, photographic prints, and the like. You can check them out for yourself at http://www.imagesourceonline.com/  They’ve been printing the CIPPA annual masterpiece collection for three years now, and always do a wonderful job.

Steven and I saw the proof earlier this week, and it was fabulous! We are so excited! The final copy will be available later this week, just in time for PPC’s Pro Photo West Expo Convention, in Pasadena Marcy 20-23rd. We’ll have several on display at the CIPPA booth on the trade show flow. And when Steven and I aren’t manning the West Coast Shool booth, or helping with the million and one things needed to make this event the best photography convention in the west, you’ll find us at the CIPPA both, meeting and greeting old and new friends alike.

Why don’t you stop by, and say “Hi” for yourself? See you there! - Peggy and Steven Roosa

Steven Roosa to Teach at TO Camera Club

For those of you who might not know, Steven is a regular judge and speaker at the Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club’s http://topcc.org/dnn/ Camera Special Interest Group. This group of avid enthusiasts meet at the Thousand Oaks Library on the first Monday of every month to discuss all things photography- related. It is a great forum for beginners and serious amateurs alike to make friends and advance their skills, while having a great time. You can check out all the cool and fascinating things they have going on for yourself at http://topcc.org/dnn/SIGsPrograms/PhotoGroup/tabid/65/Default.aspx 

 

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This evening Steven will be teaching Intermediate Portraiture, covering the subjects of composition, available lighting, and fill flash. Afterwards, he’ll also be the guest judge of the evening, critiquing the group’s Beginning, Intermediate, and Advance photography competitions. The meeting starts at 6pm, so please feel free to drop by.

If you can’t make it tonight, Steven will be teaching the group Intermediate DSLR on April the 15th. So go ahead and mark your calendars now!