Founded in February 1993 by Frank J. Dispensa, PP of A
Certified, M. Photog. Cr., APM, the Dutchess Regional Professional
Photographers (DRPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
educational needs of professional photographers.
Ricardo A. Martinez, PP of A Certified, the DRPP's first charter
member and president, played a pivotal role in structuring the organization.
The DRPP's members represent an abundance of talent and diversity
in the visual arts.
Meetings are held at 6:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month at the Fishkill Ramada Inn, located at the junction of Route 9 and I-84 (exit 13) in Fishkill, New York. Social half-hour is held in the Brass Rail Lounge starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner starts at 6:30 PM followed by the Guest Speaker's presentation at about 7:30 PM. Meetings generally end at 9:30 PM or 10:00 PM.
The DRPP's dinner meetings are as diverse as their speakers, who
are carefully selected to represent the interests of the membership.
Members are encouraged
to bring prints to every meeting. We have a social half-hour (6-6:30
PM) where prints will be evaluated upon request. At 6:30 we have
a very social dinner hour where we sit in large groups discussing
photography (cost is $25 for members/$30 for non members). At
7:30 we have an informative program. You are welcome to join us
for the program alone for $15.
Competition is held on a quarterly basis open to DRPP Members
with awards given for Best in Show, First, Second and Third place
prints. Annually we have a Print Competition in which one print
is awarded the title "Print of the Year". Awards are
presented for prints that meet or exceed the DRPP's competition
There are many advantages of being a DRPP member, including:
Emergency telephone support
A global listing on our Web site
Discounts on dinner-meeting prices
Fellowship with other photographers
Joining the DRPP:
If you have a serious interest in photography, then the DRPP cordially
invites you to join their organization.
To be considered for membership, please complete our Membership
For additional information, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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