March 24th | A Program for the Image Maker!

***The Ramada Inn is closed due to the Coronavirus. JPPG’s meeting scheduled for tonight, March 24th is cancelled. We hope to see you at our next meeting on April 28th!***

What are the 12 elements of a successful print and why should you care? Learning how to create great competition images will make you a better photographer and ultimately make you more money! 

Please join us as Ken Bovat gives us insight on the 12 elements. You’ll learn some things that the judges are looking for and some things you should never enter. You will learn how to get helpful critiques and how to set proper goals.  

What are the 12 Elements of a Successful Print? Impact, Creativity, Technical Excellence, Composition, Lighting, Style, Print Presentation, Center of Interest, Subject Matter, Color Balance, Technique & Story Telling.  

Check out more of his work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Photo-Art-by-Ken-Bovat-78222915278/ 

Ken Bovat, Certified, Master Photographer, Craftsman, is the owner and sole photographer of Photo-Art by Ken Bovat in Claverack, New York. 

He began his business in 1976, photographing mostly weddings and environmental portraits, working out of his home. 

As his business grew, he relocated to an old railroad depot, which he converted into his current studio.  His photography consists of weddings, portraits – specializing in High School Seniors, copy and restoration and a small amount of commercial photography. 

Ken received his Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America in 1988 and his Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1992.  He was awarded Life Membership in 2014.  In 1998, the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State awarded Ken the PPA National Award. Ken went on to serve a President of that organization in 2003-2004. 

Ken reached a personal goal in 2016 of earning 125 exhibition metits.  

Ken is the recipient of numerous photographic awards on the local, state and international levels.  He has lectured and presented photographic classes to many groups, both professional and amateur. 

Artist Statement 

Photography is my passion, as well as my profession.  I use the power of light, color and composition to create an image that reflects a specific mood and meaning.  I love creating new and different images that I hope will be enjoyed for generations. 


We meet at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin (I-295 and San Jose Blvd). The Flea Market starts at 5:30pm. Social time begins at 6:30pm with announcements and meeting beginning at 7:00pm.

People’s Choice
Members, don’t forget your 8×10-ish entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both. All entries must be submitted by 6:51pm. Can’t make it to the meeting? Send your images with a friend!

Not a JPPG Member? You are welcome here! Check out JPPG Membership options and email membership@jppg.org with any questions. You are invited and welcomed to join (or re-join) online and show up at this meeting as our newest member!

First time Guest? Great! If this is your first time visiting, please let us know at the check in table. Your guest fee is waived and your very first meeting is FREE

Returning Guest? Welcome Back! If you aren’t ready to join yet, no problem. Just click on the “Pay Now” Guest Fee button below or pay at the door. Either way, we will love to see you again.

$25 Guest Fee

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