Congratulations to all the winners of this year's award luncheon! Winning photos and videos can be viewed at the link below, the page is photo and video heavy so allow some time for everything to load -
Submit your best of 2016 work now for the Annual Still and Video contest! Awards will be presented Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Almansor Court in Alhambra.
The deadline to submit photos is Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.
The PPAGLA Annual Awards Banquet Luncheon will be held at Almansor Court in Alhambra on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The price will be $40 per person and $50 at the door.
700 S Almansor St, Alhambra, California 91801
Purchase tickets at - www.ppagla.org/2017dinner
Professional members can vote now up until Dec 31 for your 2017 Board of Directors. Ballots are cast online only and will only take a couple of minutes. The election is only open to Professional Members. Associate and student members cannot vote.
Your vote is important to all of us - Please VOTE by December 31!
PPAGLA was honored today to induct longtime and esteemed journalist, Pete Noyes, as an honorary member.
Pictured are all of Pete's colleagues at the News Geezers luncheon who have worked with him over his 60+ year career in print and broadcast journalism.
Congratulations to board member Jim Ober for being inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame!
Congratulations to PPAGLA student member Jose Lopez for winning an Award of Excellence in the Spot News category of this year's CPOY contest. Lopez is also the PPAGLA 2015 Student Photojournalist of the Year.
By Louis Gabriele
During Oktoberfest and before Halloween
SMPTE, celebrating 100 years, staged their Conference and Exhibition
at the Loew's Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood and Highland
One could not help running into someone you know like George Hamilton, Jim Keller, Ron Becker, John Brooks, Richard Friedel and Jerry Isenhower..
Three days of the conference was filled with different speakers reporting on subjects related to old and new technology like "Return Loss: What, Why, How, and Where".
Marc Walker spoke about how return loss was important in analog television systems over 45 years ago. It is still an important parameter in today's digital transmission systems.
"Managing Motion Picture Data"
The Suitcase is a short 20 minute film created at USC by Abi Corbin as a test. Joshua Kolden, Michael Malgeri and Nancy Silver spoke on how "today's" television and motion picture production workflows make it incredibly challenging to preserve and manage data throughout the production lifecycle. “The Suitcase,” is about a Logan Airport baggage handler who comes across one of the suitcases of a 9/11 hijacker. Joshua Kolden said, "The idea with ‘The Suitcase’ was to test whether we could create a technological pipeline that provides benefits to the production without negative impact that is also relatively invisible in the production process.”
The Society of Motion Picture Engineers (SMPE) was created in 1916 under the leadership of C. Francis Jenkins, an inventor from Washington, D.C. “T” was added in 1950. SMPTE standards development work has been recognized by the Motion Picture and Television Academies often including this century milestone. AMPAS awarded SMPTE with a Special Awards Plague: “For one hundred years, the Society’s members have nurtured technology, provided essential standards, and offered the expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for the creation and post-production of motion pictures."
With the average age of SMPTE members increasing, the entertainment industry needs to attract and retain younger engineers to strengthen the ranks and the future. The Big Question: "Is the entertainment industry properly equipped to recruit, manage, mentor and retain the new generation?" Join SMPTE today
We are saddened to bring news that PPAGLA member and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Bill Mochon has passed away at 74 after a short battle with cancer.
Bill will have a Military Service with honors at Miramar National Cemetery this Weds. October 12 at 3pm. The address is 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA.
A writeup on his life can be read here - http://www.arcadiaweekly.com/featured/they-shoot-horses-dont-they-2/
You can also view his Lifetime Achievement Award video below -
RSVP - https://leicacamerausa.wufoo.com/forms/s3reg1w12axj19/
Photo Workshop: Press Photographers at Canon Hollywood
Saturday, October 15 All Day 9-5
FREE for Students!!!
Attend event and receive 1-year FREE membership to PPAGLA!
PPAGLA provides fantastic networking, mentoring and real-world advice for students of all genres. By joining, students also become eligible to enter the Student of the Year contest and win a camera and $1500 in prize money.
Today's program will explore various subjects and technical demonstrations to help your work reach the next level. You don’t need to be Canon shooter to attend.
This all-day intensive will cover important topics for the student, emerging or mid career photographer covering events and news in LA today. This day will be filled with inspiration, education, and great networking opportunities.
Doors open at 8:30 for registration, light breakfast and networking. FREE for Students with ID and upon registration will be given a free one-year membership to PPAGLA. $10.00 suggested donation (general public)
Lighting the 10-Minute Portrait; Hands on Demo with Dan MacMedan, USA Today
Careers — What’s Your Path? Panel Discussion
The Photostory: Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times
Advice from the Editors: What We Look For: Panel Discussion
***Photographers and editors from: Getty, Reuters, USA Today, LA Times, AP, EPA, and others!
Canon Hollywood is located at 6060 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Los Angeles Library has published a book of photos by the Herald-Examiner photographers' work at the 1984 Olympics. The book is due for release Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the library and begins at 12:15PM. Hope to see you there!
Click the link for more information-