TONIGHT: February 13th PPMT meeting with Speaker Elena Ganusova

Tonight, February 13th

PPMT meeting at Watkins College of Art

2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228
Directions click here Watkins College of Art
Many thanks again to Watkins College of Art and Film for allowing us to meet in their wonderful facility!

5pm we meet for dinner at Kebabs Gyros & Pita Bar nearby at 2288 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228.
Great food, right next door to Watkins College of Art!

Here’s the link:     

6pm – Elena Ganusova will give a program on Creative Composition in Photoshop

Elena Ganusova will be speaking on

  •     How we see things
  •     Inspiration for creative composition
  •     Texture and frame creation
  •     Basics of an image composition
  •     Tricks and tweaks in image composing

Elena was born and raised in Siberia.  She holds an PhD in microbiology and biophysics and has worked in research labs her entire career.  Elena fell in love with photography as a 6 year old when her father introduced her to the magic of black and white photography.  As her interest in photography grew stronger over the years, Elena decided to study photography at the University of TN in Knoxville and received her first certification there.

Elena is a member of PPA and is the proud creator of five merit images (3 photographic open and 2 master artist), and has achieved 20 service merits.  She is working towards her PPA Craftsman degree.

Elena has also received numerous awards from the Tennessee Professional Photographers Association (TNPPA) including a Top Ten designation for 2017.

Hello Valued Members

Thank you to our members that attended our last meeting.  We elected officers are as follows:

Chairman of the Board:  Donna Butler

President:  Dorma Tabisz

Treasurer:  Sandra Hafford

Executive Secretary:  Michael Gustafson

Member at Large:  Peggy Weatherington

We still need a Vice-President and Secretary.  Please consider filling one of these two spots.  You will only get out of this organization what you are willing to put into it.  We are in a growing year which is so exciting.  These two positions are not very time consuming.  I know we all have busy lives, however it is well worth your time investment.

Who went to Imaging?  Did you attend any presentations or just the trade show?  My personal opinion is that this was one of the best Imaging events of the past few years.  There was much hands on in the presentations and the inspiration was stellar!

Where do you go to get your inspiration?  Do you follow certain photographers?  Do you take online or physical classes?  Do you study art?  Do you read instructional books?  Do you go to workshops?  All of those have their pluses and minuses.  The point of the questions is that we always need to be open to improving our skills and knowledge.

Our February speaker, Elena Ganusova, will provide you with much inspiration.  Her artwork is beyond compare.  One of the benefits of your membership is hearing well qualified, inspirational speakers at our meetings.

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February 13th   “Creative Composition in Photoshop”
6 pm at Watkins College of Art and Film
Join us at 5pm for dinner next door at Kebabs Gyros & Pita Bar,  2288 Rosa L Parks Blvd


PPMT 2017 Board of Directors

Donna Butler – Chairman and Immediate Past President
Dorma Tabisz   –  President
Sandra Hafford – Treasurer
Peggy Weatherington – Member at Large
Michael Gustafson – Executive Secretary

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