Dutchess Regional
Professional Photographers

A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated To The Educational Needs of Professional Photographers



About the DRPP...

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.

Print 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 guidelines.

Membership Benefits:
There are many advantages of being a DRPP member, including:

  • Scholarships
  • "Hands-on" training
  • Continuing education
  • 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 Application.

For additional information, please send email to terillit@optonline.net


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