The Lens 
Newsletter for the FWPPA

Fort Worth Professional Photographers Association Affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America

Teresa Steed-Editor

President's Message--Malinda Julien, CPP

September 01, 2018

FWPPA President’s Message

October 2018

The vision. The vision to create. The vision to see things others may not see. 


What is your vision? You vision for your world? 


FWPPA is part of that world. Our collective vision should benefit each of us. All of us. Working together for a better self. 


As we approach the season of stress, love and creation...let’s share our visions. 


The journey is better with friends.  





September 09, 2018


Hello Members!


Nominations for the 2019 Board of Directors has closed.  We are now ready for your vote!    The ballot is attached to the newsletter for you to download, and we are also emailing the ballot to you.


Once you have the ballot, make your vote.  As you can see, there are a few positions with no one running against them.    A nominee can be selected for more than 1 director position.


Ballots must be received by me, Phyllis Kuykendall, by October 10, 2018 by 6:00 p.m.  Here are your options for getting the ballot to me:


  1. Mail to me at 12744 Timberland Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76244;

  2. Email to me at; or

  3. Hand deliver to me at the meeting on October 10 by 6:00 p.m.  I will arrive at 5:30 to receive those votes.


Votes are confidential and will not be shared with the nominees, however names must be on the ballot for it to count.  Only 1 vote per member.


Please let me know if you have any question.  Thank you

Next meeting: Phyllis Kuykendall, M. Photog., CPP- How I made a Merit Print- October 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

October 10, 2018

Come here are very own Phyllis Kuykendall, M. Photog., CPP

speak about creating a merit print.

Phyllis will walk you though the steps of how she made a merit image from the first capture to final print. There will be some photoshop tools used as well as using the mixer brush to paint the image. Phyllis will also share with you the critique the image received from IPC.

CPP TEST Scheduled for October 27, 2018 at Julien & Lambert Photo

October 27, 2018

Sign up now on the PPA website to take the CPP exam at Malinda Julien's studio here in Fort Worth.  The date is October 27, 2018.  


October 12, 2017

Registration for the I Heart Photography Conference and Expo, October 12-14, 2018, is Now Open! is being held in our own backyard...Grapevine, Texas!

From the TPPA Website:

"The I Heart Photography Conference features two and a half days of programming for photographers with a wide range of interests.  Pro photographers will enjoy an outstanding lineup of programs from marketing and inspiration and from babies to families in our Pro Track of programs designed to address the needs and expand the success of professional photographers.

Photographic enthusiasts as well as pros will enjoy our Inspiration Track of classes featuring a variety of programs to foster creativity and inspiration.  Program topics include; street photography, photographic night skies, wildlife, landscapes as well as flower and bird photography.


We are also excited about our lineup of “hands on” Excursions that take place on Friday.  These are on-location events which feature a coach who will help you understand what goes into capturing a dynamic image.  Excursions offered include a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo with Dennis Kelley, a real estate shoot with Ethan Tweedie, Street Photography with Josh Jordan, Drone Photography with Justin Moore and Food Photography with Malinda Julien.


We also have arranged a very special excursion to AT&T Stadium.  This is a very unique event because the stadium does not usually allow cameras with detachable lenses or lenses longer than three inches.  They are making an exception for I Heart Photography participants and allow us to photograph inside the stadium with generous access throughout.


One of the things that makes this event a little different than others we have hosted, is that this event will likely sell out due to the smaller meeting rooms at the Grapevine Convention Center.  We are anticipating a complete sell out, so you are encouraged to register early!

Registration for the conference is $127."

Calling all Authors!

August 01, 2018

We are in search of compelling and interesting articles to include in our newsletter.  If you have written (or would like to write) an article that you believe FWPPA members would enjoy reading, please submit them to Teresa Bays Steed at

From Your Editor!

September 01, 2018

IT is time for board elections again and time for a whole new slate of fresh ideas.  Check out the article about elections and get your ballots in. 

Who is ready for fall!  I certainly am.  I love fall and the photography opportunities outdoors are amazing.  We don't have tons of fall color in our part of the world, but we certainly do have the weather to extend our outdoor sessions almost year around.  Get out there and enjoy our Texas weather and thank your lucky stars for a Texas Fall season.

Teresa Bays Steed, VP Website & Newsletter

FWPPA Fellowship Awards Program

June 01, 2018

Did you know you can earn a FWPPA Full Fellowship Award and Associate Fellowship award by accumulating points for accomplishments and service to FWPPA.  Print out the FWPPA Fellowship Point Request Form by clicking the button below and fill out the points you have earned this year. You must submit this to Vicky Kemp, VP Competition by November 1, 2017, to earn your points for this year.  You must do this by November 1 of each year.  Get those points turned in for your chance to earn your Associates or Full Fellowship Award!

New Print Competition Rules

June 01, 2018

Click below to view the new Print Competition rules!

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