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Photo Workshop 2015

July 19 - 24, 2015

Come join us for a week of intense daily learning and a different and exciting activities each night. We currently have Ping pong, 8-ball, miniature golf and Minute to Win It. Consumption of your favorite beverages, great fun, conversation and fellowship happen every night at the "BARN" which is only a short walk from your room.

PPSNYS Workshop Class of 2014

Located on Seneca Lake, between Syracuse and Rochester, Hobart & William Smith Colleges is a private school which provides a perfect setting for a concentrated week of photographic advancement. Registration will be from 1-4pm on Sunday, followed by a wine and cheese party from 5-6. After a 6pm dinner, group & class photographs are done and a short informational session is held with your instructor. Classes are daily Monday thru Thursday approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm and will adjourn at noon on Friday. There is a banquet Thursday night and afterwards the students receive their packets from their instructor.

Your tuition ($995.00) includes a prominent instructor for the week, air-conditioned classrooms, dorm facilities, choice of course, breakfast, lunch, dinner, the wine and cheese party, Thursday night banquet, degree merits for PPA members ( if PPA member ), class photograph, diploma for the wall, T shirt, and central parking facility.

Optional no meals plan - if you would prefer not to eat on campus for the week and wish to get your meals elsewhere you can deduct $100.00 off your tuition. You still can get meals on campus after choosing this option but you will have to pay for them at the door. Once you choose the "optional no meals plan" the regular meals plan is not available. Sunday's dinner and Thursday's banquet will still be included in your tuition.

Lodging: Rooms are included in tuition. If you prefer no room, deduct $40.00. Be sure to write the location of your lodging on your registration if you are to be located off campus. Also individuals, not attending classes, can stay at the town houses for just $300.00 extra each.

Note - The PPSNYS school is open to all. A person who is not a member is always welcome. To reserve your place in the class of your choice, download, complete and print the pdf registration form (click here) and return it along with your required retainer or contact our Treasurer/Registrar Linda Hutchings listed below for assistance.

Our workshop trustees are committed to providing you the best educational experience at the most reasonable cost and have worked hard at such a demanding goal.

If you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE call or email:

Treasurer - Linda Hutchings, Cr.   607-733-6563

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 Here's what our members have to say:

  • Sue Zeccola, Sue Zeccola Photography,
    Greater Rochester Professional Photographers
    "I just went to my first meeting tonight as a member! Really see that GRPP is worth joining and meeting these great people face to face and not just chatting on Facebook! I have been in business for over 10 years and never realized that surrounding yourself with people who all want to be the best they can be and support each other in getting there could feel so good! It's like joining a big family! I felt so motivated to improve my skills as a photographer and as a business woman. The members were so friendly, open and welcoming! I can't wait to go to the next meeting! "

  • Michael LaRose, Michael LaRose Photography, Clifton Park
    Capital Champlain Professional Photographers
    “It’s all of the unexpected benefits that have made me a lifelong member of PPNYS.”

    “PPSNYS Workshops are simply the best educational value there is. I learn, exchange ideas with colleagues and then look forward to the next opportunity to do it again.”

  • Herb Jones, (20-Year-Member) Herb Jones Photography, Avon, NY
    Finger Lakes Professional Photographers
    “Anyone who wishes to be successful in the professional photography fields needs to join this powerful organization!

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