Category Archives: PUG: PICTAGE USER GROUP

product love {from photojojo}

Photojojo is a super fun online resource for photographers and photo enthusiasts.   As Photojojo put it themselves… “we find the best photo shiz anywhere.”  They have super fun items that are unique and amazing. Check out these fun items we received recently.  First up, the super fun Fujifilm Instax Camera, which provides photographers with […]

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Merri - Swweeeeet camera. Instant photos in a time-constrained life! No memory card, uploading, or trips to pick up prints. Instant gratification, cool vintage-y appeal, and not amazingly expensive. And a flash!

Think of the possibilities for a wedding reception, birthday party, senior prom, or other memorable event (or better, every day life event).

I am going to have to go to Photojojo and see the other photo shiz….

Melanie - Those hangers are A-DOR-A-BUHL!!!

Beth - Thanks PHOTOJOJO!

thank you {kubota images}

Last night was our monthly CNY PUG (Pictage User Group) meeting for professional photographers!  Unfortunately a few of our members couldn’t make it due to little life events, like oh going to have a baby any day now, dogs in surgery, sick kids, and jetting off to Florida… you know who you are :)   Luckily […]

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Feuza - Thats so cool, where is this pug huh?
:-)

laure - Yes, but I got theee golden ticket! Just like in Willy Wonka!!! I am beyond thrilled!

Until the next episode!

alice - Thanks guys… my sister Beth (aka best studio manager evah!) and I put a lot of thought and outreach to for these awesome door prizes. I’m happy to say though, that I think everyone is walking away a winner, due to the great community found in these meetings. Pictage is a huge leader in the philosophy of building supportive communities amongst professional photographers; and we are so happy to be leading this group!

Beth - Thanks Wendi and Kubota Images!

Chrissy - Don’t know how you manage to get such rockin prizes! Great job and what a lucky group!

Mike - Someone went home happy!

last night’s cny pug meeting {with steve depino}

Last night was the third meeting for our Central New York Pictage User Group (PUG).  We were so thrilled to have Steve DePino drive all the way from Connecticut to speak to our group.  We’ve got a great group of core members, and also welcomed a few newcomers! Steve was really lucky to win last […]

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alice - Thanks guys! Looking forward to our next meeting on Jan. 12th… be there or be square :)

Frank DiMeo - Love that shot of Steve!!!
Great group shot too!
Thank you Alice and Beth for being such a wonderful hosts!
I agree with Bob too, your blog is looking awesome!

Rick O - So totally DePino’ish lol

lauren - Steve was a great presenter, thanks for bringing him here!

Bob Kaussner - Hi Alice!

Once again, a great PUG meeting last night at your house featuring Steve DePino as the presenter extraordinaire.

Also, I just looked at your imagery from the last wedding that you posted onto your blog and the images are truly spectacular!

It’s also most fascinating that you, our PUG leader (as in Pictage User Group for those who don’t like trade-specific acronyms) has an actual Pug for a pet (and she is adorable)….

Take care and thanks again!,
Bob Kaussner

steve depino {speaking at tuesday’s cny pug meeting}

No this isn’t a meeting about pugs…although everybody knows I love those little munchkins.  PUG stands for Pictage User Group a meeting for professional photographers.  Once a month, I host our Central New York PUG, and it’s always fun as well as infomative. I’m so excited to announce the super-cool-one-and-only Steve DePino will be joining […]

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Noelle - My vote is for Big Dog like her “sister”

new orleans {woohoo}

This morning my sister Beth (aka my newly anointed studio manager) and I hopped on a jet (blue that is) to New Orleans. We are here to attend the Pictage Partner Conference; and let me tell you, we are beyond excited!  If you are going to be there, drop us a line and let’s get […]

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Amy - Great meeting you and beth. Such a fun few days in NOLA! KIT ;)

central new york {pug}

I couldn’t be happier with the turn out of our first ever CNY PUG (Pictage User Group) meeting!  Seriously, it was a great night, and there are so many people to thank! First, and most importantly, a BIG OL’ THANKS to the amazing Justin and Mary Marantz for such an in depth and truly beneficial […]

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Kyla Giles - Alice, Thank you sooo much for hosting such a wonderful evening! We truly enjoyed ourselves and you can bet that we were chattering away the whole ride home, full of new ideas and inspiration! Thanks for opening up your beautiful home to us and thanks to Justin & Mary for a phenomenal presentation. It was wonderful to meet and network with other fantastic area photographers. Oh, and I agree with Beth that the Spider Holster is way cool! Keep us updated on the next PUG meetings, if the weather cooperates we’d be happy to make the drive again!

Meghan Thomas - What an exciting night! I am so grateful for the work that you have done to get us, our own PUG! I love that we have so many talented professionals in our backyard and now we can actually utilize that!
Thanks!!

Alice - Thank you so much!

Bob Kaussner - Hi Alice!,

Just a short message to thank you once again for your excellent hospitality, and truly great first Central New York PUG meeting at your house Wednesday evening. Although I’ve been a Pictage Pro member of several years, I’ve been feeling disappointed not having a PUG in our area (the closest one being four hours away in NYC). Now I don’t need to be disappointed anymore since the PUG meeting that you hosted and ran so beautifully was fabulous. I now look forward to continuing the tradition that you’ve begun of networking with other talented photographers and sharing the wealth of one-another’s experience, vision, and common passion of photography. Thank you once again for a great first PUG meeting!

Marianne Miles - Thanks so-o much for hosting a great meeting! I enjoyed all the speakers – who were exceptional – and meeting the other photographers. I am back to work with a renewed spirit and belief in what I’m doing. Thanks again. See you next month-
Marianne

Beth - Justin and Mary are awesome! Their presentation was very inspirational! Shai’s spider holster is way cool! It seemed like everyone enjoyed the meeting :)

it’s going to be a good night {tonight}

October 6th is a big day/night for me.  I’ve been counting down to it.  Why?  Well, it’s very exciting… As a longtime member of the Pictage community, I am so happy to announce that I have started a local Pictage User Group (aka PUG) in Central New York.  If you are not familiar with Pictage, […]

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StacyClaire - Thank you so very much for starting a CNY PUG. I am looking forward to the next one!

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