Well, I'm still working so you know that I didn't win the Trifecta at our annual dinner. I want to thank all of you who came, and I hope everyone had a good time. It was great to see a few new faces, and I want to remind everyone that we are striving to make this annual event something for all NJPPA members, not just those who won awards.
I want to specifically thank Dan Hulshizer of AP, who graciously came to the dinner right from an assignment and then saved the day with his laptop when we encountered a few difficulties with the slide presentation. Also, thanks to Scott Lituchy, Mike McLaughlin, Veronica Yankowski, Liz Lara, Ellie Markovitch, Jason Towlen and Kathy Kelly. Each of them contributed to the success of the contest, dinner and sponsorship in numerous ways.
Please make every effort to support our sponsors as they have supported us! Many, many thanks to the folks behind the logos:
David Metz, Dave Sparer and Alyssa Cohen of CANON USA
Bill Pekala and Melissa DiBartolo of NIKON USA
Jon Sienkiewicz of Konica Minolta
Glenn Murray of LexarMedia
John McCormack of Pro-Set Camera
We are already discussing plans for another Education Day, so stay tuned for more updates. We'd like to do a social event this summer, hopefully down the shore. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please contact me.
I'm planning an upcoming column on the theme "what goes around, comes around." It occured to me the other day just how often other photographers have stepped in to help me (and other shooters) while on the job. I'd like to compile some other examples, so please forward your stories to me.
photos by Veronica Yankowski