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  • 02 Nov 2018 11:49 AM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    Head over to the Facebook group and join in on the fun photography gratitude challenge! Who knows...maybe the gift fairy will have a surprise for someone at the end of the month!! 

  • 04 Oct 2018 10:12 AM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    We are excited for this weekends big event! Our annual Exposed Convention is about to start tomorrow! We have 4 fun filled days planned and are looking forward to see old friends and new faces. All the information you need can be found on the Exposed Schedule Page.

    On Sunday we will have our General Membership meeting. Please plan to attend so you know what the board is doing for you as well as hearing about all the big events coming in 2019 as we celebrated GPPA's 60 anniversary! The 2017 minutes are up for review on the membership page if you would like a recap.

    We hope to see you soon!

  • 28 Jan 2018 6:52 PM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    I simply cannot believe I am writing this, but the sad reality is that I must share this with everyone who is a part of our GPPA family. I want to share the truth, while devastating, and hope to avoid rumors and confusion. 

    It is with a heavy heart that we report that Katie Jiminez, wife of our outstanding Executive Director Kevin Jiminez, died the evening of January 26 from the flu. Most of you knew Katie, a vivacious, outgoing, vital member of our community. She was more than the wife of our Executive Director. Katie was as loyal and dedicated to this organized as anyone you could ever hope to find. An accomplished photographer, Katie served as the committee chair for the Georgia Photographic Competition for many years. She had just received her Master of Photography degree at Imaging USA earlier this month. With Kevin, she helped run and administer Photoworks and was a participant or volunteer at most GPPA events. In many ways, she embodied the soul of GPPA. Her enthusiasm, dedication, and expertise will be sorely missed.

    As president this year, I can only hope that Katie's shocking passing will only draw this family even tighter together. In the coming days, there will be lots needing to be done and I pray our GPPA family will rally together as an organization to lift up Kevin, her family, her friends, and each other during this time.

    We love you and will miss you Katie. Always.


  • 15 Aug 2017 1:15 PM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    In preparation for the upcoming membership meeting on Sunday October 1st, please look at the proposed rewrite to the GPPA Code of Ethics & Bylaws. We also have 3 potential new directors being nominated to the board, these 3 women are all incredibly talented photographers and would bring new ideas and creativity to the board!

    If you are unable to attend Exposed this year, your vote is still important!  You will find a proxy ballot PDF that you can fill out and have brought by another member to the meeting. 



  • 10 Aug 2017 9:05 PM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    Just a reminder...please take a look at your member profile and update any items that may be wrong or missing. This helps us keep you up to date on events and important information.  

    After you log into your account, click on your name which should open a dropdown menu. From there you can choose to edit your profile.

    We are also adding new content to the website to make it easy to search for photographers by area or specialty so make sure to check the appropriate boxes !

    Thank You!

  • 03 Jul 2017 6:00 PM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    It's time to share your favorite 2 images that say "Summer" to you! This is open to all members and can be posted in the album here

    The Members 5 Favorite  based on likes & Board Favorite images will be announced at the beginning of August!


  • 21 Jun 2017 4:34 AM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)
    GPPA is pleased to welcome Natalie Franke, photographer, creative entrepreneur,and founder of the Rising Tide Society. Natalie will be speaking on "Mobilization Marketing".  
    For a sneak peak you can read her blog post  on "5 Tips for a Successful Launch"and learn more about her here

    Don't miss this dynamic woman!! Register for Exposed today!

  • 13 Jun 2017 1:10 AM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    With so many changes to the website lately, I want to point out that you can now update your member profile and add your custom avatar! 

    Please take a moment to check that all your information is correct and add a photo of yourself. We now will have a member spotlight section. This is a great way to get to know your fellow GPPA members! 

    We have also added an album section and encourage members to post photos from recent events. There will be a forum section coming soon where you can post items for sale, ask questions and even look for a second shooter or additional work assistance.

  • 08 Jun 2017 4:11 PM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon Everyone. 

    Andrea Taylor, new Director at Large - Marketing, is forming the Marketing Committee to work on redefining GPPA's Brand Personality and messaging tone.  We are looking for members of GPPA that would like to be a  part of this new Marketing Committee.

    We understand that many of you are quite active already with your own businesses and life, but GPPA needs more great volunteers to make things happen! Andrea will try to coordinate most everything via email as needed and get together virtually or occasionally in person if possible a few times!

    If you are interested  in joining, please contact Andrea by June 12th so that she can get started on next steps.

    It would be great to have a few more people than just the board involved!






  • 29 May 2017 12:30 AM | Tracey Luttgens (Administrator)

    We are excited to present the new look of the GPPA website! Hopefully it will be easier to navigate and will give members another place to share their thoughts with us! The board has been working hard the last few months and would love to hear your feedback on what you would like to see in upcoming area meetings as well as instructors for Photoworks & Exposed in 2018!

    We will be posting more pages soon, with information about our volunteer needs for Exposed, Photographic Competition, a Member Forum (similar to the LOOP), as well as monthly member spotlights and informative blog posts!  

    Leave a compliment or comment  below!




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