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It's Convention Time and this is what's happening Friday!

March 09, 2015 8:13 PM | Marietta St. Onge (Administrator)

Join us Friday for the start of the CTPPA's 66th Annual Convention.  We are back at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport in Windsor CT.  Friday March 13, 2015 is the beginning of what will be a great time!  Please consider staying for the whole convention!  As a Member of CTPPA, there is no extra fee to attend.  So make sure that you get the most of what will be a great weekend of learning, networking and just plain fun!

Friday March 13, 2015

Analog Film Walk 11:00 am (limited 6-8 spots available)

Join CTPPA Member and Director Peter Dylag, for what he refers to "Hell's Camera"!  Dust off your old 35mm film camera and go on a walk with a group of celluloid fans.  CTPPA will provide a roll of 27 count 35mm film, so make your frames count!  Meet in the front lobby of the hotel and depending on the weather you will either work outside with a scenic creative landscape theme or indoors with a commercial product theme.  After you expose your 27 frames, we will develop the film and hold a critique session during the dinner hour.  (Don't have a 35mm but still want to play?  Let us know and we'll find one for you!!) 

Lunch on your own 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Tony Corbell presents "Between Light and Shadow" (Part 1) 1:00pm sponsored by MAC Group

Understanding and controlling light quality is at the core of all of Tony’s presentations. Attendees will take a look at some of Tony’s most effective and successful pictures and learn how to see a unique perspective and not be afraid to push the limits of their experience and talents.

 Tony has been a photographer, an educator, and an author. His photographic works have been featured in publications throughout the world. While he has worked for some of the most discerning clients in the world, he is most proud of being acknowledged and included in more than twenty-five photographic books by other photographers. Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, The Millennium Summit Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. He is currently featured on and as well as and alongside the world’s leading photographers, instructors and authors. He is also a featured artist at in a segment called In Celebration of the Black and White Print.

Opening Reception/Welcome Back Party 4:30pm

Pre-Registration is required 10.00 fee.  (We will accept payment at the door, however a late fee may apply)

It's time to celebrate coming back together, making new friends, greeting old friends and welcom our new members.  Lynn Damon, M.Photog, Cr. and our past president has put 

together a fun time complete with two new signature drinks that will be featured the whole weekend.  Feeling a little "salty"?  Try our "Dirty Shooter"!  Feeling a little sweet?  Try our 'Blackberry Black & White"!!  Sample the popcorn bar and Lynn has some sweet entertainment planned!

Dinner is on your own but only until 6:30 because that's when Joey Jones presents his program "The Theory of Evolution" 

Over the course of my twenty years in business, I have seen photographers come and go. Some make it for while and bail out, while others never really get off the ground. Yet others seem to keep getting better year after year. Why? It’s evolution.

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”      Charles Darwin

Let’s take a quick, satirical yet serious look at why some businesses succeed while others fail.

Joey began working professionally in 1995, photographing weddings. He opened his portrait studio, Exposures. in 1999 specializing in high school seniors and editorial portraits. Joey has served as a mentor with SPA (senior portrait artists), Seniors Ignite and also on the Board of Directors of the CPPA in the early 2000's. He has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Naugatuck Valley College. Recently, Joey was featured in a film by Director Gorman Bechard, “Broken Side of Time”.

As a member of  his town’s School - Business Partnership, he is a regular speaker at career days and performance advisory panels sponsored by the Board of Education. Over the last ten years, he has mentored over forty students entering careers in photography and graphic design and considers his to be a teaching studio. April marks his 20th  year with the PPA. 

 At 7:30 pm Tyler Stableford presents his program " Capturing The Dramatic Moment: The Convergence of Motion, Beauty and Light sponsored by Canon.

Join Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford for an Unforgettable Multimedia Presentation

Photographer and director Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his work. At the heart of his ethos, Tyler crafts impactful stories for print and motion campaigns. 

Tyler’s work has won numerous awards from the Art Directors’ Club, Communication Arts, AdWeek, the AME awards and many others. His award-winning short films have screened at film festivals around the globe. Tyler is one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light, and Men's Journal named him "One of the Seven World's Greatest Adventure Photographers.”

Tyler’s passion for storytelling extends beyond commercial work—he volunteers to shoot at least one week per year for nonprofits. His website is

And as usual our Friday night ends with our famous Hospitality Room where you can fill your belly and quench not only your thirst for drinks but for fun and conversation.  This years hospitality chair, Jill Davenport, has organized a world classic Chili Cook-off!  Polish up your Pitch (Setback) skills as Nancy Holowitz is eager to play.  Finally try to get some sleep so that we can start all over again on Saturday Morning.

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