Membership Application

The following individuals has submitted their application for membership into PPWM. Their application was reviewed by the board. Their name is published for input and comment by all members in accordance with the current PPWM policies on membership. If this applicant meets all qualifications and no objections are received by the membership chairperson, in writing, within 10 days of this post, the membership of this individual will be accepted.

Mark Shoemaker

Beyond the Visible Spectrum with Digital Black and White Infrared

Maybe you’ve been thinking about converting an old digital camera to infrared. Steve will share everything he knows about using black and white infrared for dramatic landscapes, portraiture, as well as classic art in general. The focus will be more on getting results and less on the science. This will be an image rich program with discussions relative to the many aspects of a variety of work. You’ll learn when to use it and what to look out for. He will also share the different combinations of post processing that he often uses. You may be surprised at some of the optimum times to use infrared, Steve will give you the best information from his vast experience!

Equally important, he also believes that fine art principles and the creative process go hand in hand with the infrared medium to achieve successful black and white infrared art. He will share his creative process from conception to execution and some of the very important details that many overlook to help take your work from good to great no matter what medium you’re using.

Even if you’re not planning on converting a camera to infrared anytime soon, this should be a very entertaining and informative program with ideas to apply to any form of photography and you will leave with a better idea of whether infrared might be right for you.

White’s Photography is a second generation studio celebrating forty-nine years in business this year and is located in Hastings, Michigan.

Infrared Background:
Steve started using black and white infrared film in 1976 as an independent study in high school. He continued using 35mm and expanded into 4×5 infrared film during his BFA program at WMU. His vast experience with high speed infrared film and hand printing silver gelatin prints made it a natural, yet interesting transition into the digital infrared era. He will discuss these differences, and their pros and cons and offer handouts with some technical information beyond the artistic focus of this program.

Steve White Bio:
Master Photographer / Certified / 62 Merits, 15 Loans
BFA Degree: Photography / Art
PPM Photographer of the Year 2004 / PPA Platinum National Photographer of the Year 2008
PPA Gold Level Photographer of the Year -3 times
Kodak Gallery Award, Fuji Masterpiece Award, Several Top Seven Masters, Court of Honors, 4for4’s
and regional awards as well.
Served as trustee for Great Lakes Institute of Photography, Board of Director for PPM and Past President of MTPPA.

Membership Application

The following individuals has submitted their application for membership into PPWM. Their application was reviewed by the board. Their name is published for input and comment by all members in accordance with the current PPWM policies on membership. If this applicant meets all qualifications and no objections are received by the membership chairperson, in writing, within 10 days of this post, the membership of this individual will be accepted.

Rebecca Weaver

Membership Application

The following individuals has submitted their application for membership into PPWM. Their application was reviewed by the board. Their name is published for input and comment by all members in accordance with the current PPWM policies on membership. If this applicant meets all qualifications and no objections are received by the membership chairperson, in writing, within 10 days of this post, the membership of this individual will be accepted.

Andrew Pastoor