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Bob Cournoyer
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BP Summit II


I missed it this year due to my son getting married. Was it cancelled? I don't see anything in the discussions mentioning it. Did anyone go to the Summit last weekend? How was it?


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9/21/2006 7:55:58 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Bob, I was thinking the same thing! I'd love to hear how it went!


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9/21/2006 10:40:24 AM

 
John Richlin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/1/2005
  Bob & Margie,
I'm enrolled in Jim's year-long course on digital photography. I just received this thread and want to respond to you questions by passing on a message I wrote to Karen Orr thanking her and of course Jim and his lovely wife Denise for presenting this wonderful Summit in Redmond earlier this month. You really missed something special. So here goes:

What a real treat it was to finally meet some of our great and talented classmates. What an experience! What a great time!
Also, to you folks at BetterPhoto.com: What a great job you did in organizing this event! To Karen and all the staff, many, many kudos, congratulations and thank-yous to you all! Your success in pulling this off so well must give you a great sense of delight, exhilaration - OK, and exhaustion :-}
Jim and Denise, my thanks and gratitude to you both for this excellent Summit. I've been to many conferences, workshops and seminars, but this was the best ever.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

My note about Summit was pretty representative of all those in my class who attended - seven of us. I hope that answers your questions.
-John


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9/26/2006 1:23:12 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Thanks, John!!!
Didn't I meet you at the Tulip Tromp?

Bob


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9/26/2006 4:32:47 PM

 
John Richlin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/1/2005
  Yes we did. Hope we meet up again soon for another shoot. Which reminds me, do you have any suggestions for hot fall color spots.


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9/26/2006 6:00:20 PM

 
John Richlin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/1/2005
  Yes we did. Hope we meet up again soon for another shoot. Which reminds me, do you have any suggestions for hot fall color spots.
Oops, forgot to mention, I live on Whidbey Island. As I recall, you live somewhere near Seattle or Tacoma.


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9/26/2006 6:01:57 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  I have no idea around here for fall colors. Too many evergreens. If you find something, let me know.
I'm gonna try to get up for the eagles mid-December around Newhalem, tho.


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9/26/2006 6:51:57 PM

 
John Richlin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/1/2005
  I'll do that. If you want company, let me know when you're heading to Newhalem. I've been meaning to do that for a long time.


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9/26/2006 7:08:09 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
  A great place to find fall color is near Snoqualmie Falls. I'm going to miss making that trip this year. I used to keep horses on Whidbey Island. I would think Langley would have some wonderful fall colors!


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9/26/2006 9:16:04 PM

 
John Richlin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/1/2005
  Thanx Tamera, I'll check out Snoqualmie Falls. I think in the last 4 or 5 years I've shot myself out in Langley.


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9/26/2006 10:09:04 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
  Isn't there an elk sanctuary down around Newhalem?


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9/26/2006 10:45:25 PM

 
Penny l. Haviland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/29/2004
  I must agree with John regarding the BP summit this year, it was "a great time, indeed! Better then ever! BP has a nice bunch of people and I want to thank everyone involved for making it even better then last years summit. Can't wait until the next summit gathering to see my new friends! Penny


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9/27/2006 8:45:43 AM

 
Sharon E. Myers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/20/2005
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  The Summit and Post-Summit Photo Tour this year (2006) were awesome. I learned so much and was able to use a lot of what I learned at the Summit during the Post-Summit Photo Tour. It was great meeting Jim, Denise, Karen, Maureen, Amy, the rest of the staff and instructors. Everyone was so real, approachable and very helpful. It was a very motivating and encouraging time. I can see a difference in my photos since the Summit and have more confidence in my abilities, as I am a beginner in photography. I’m sure there were many hours and much hard work put in by everyone at BetterPhoto.com and it is very much appreciated. Jim, Denise and Karen were so flexible, never seemed to stop and were always taking care of the details.

I will continue to recommend BetterPhoto.com to my family and friends. I am already looking forward to the next Summit and Photo Tour. Thank you to everyone who had a part in making the Summit and Post-Summit Photo Tour such a success this year!! It was a pleasure meeting all of you!!


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9/27/2006 9:14:15 AM

 

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Hi All;

Karen just sent me this link so I could chime in about the Summit this year.

This was my first summit and I really enjoyed it. It was great meeting everyone in person. The instructors were great with their time and advice. I really felt at home and I loved meeting new people with the same passion I have. If you would like to see some photos from the summit, go to my gallery. Laura Tate Sutton

It was a truly educational and inspiring summit. Thanks BetterPhoto.


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9/27/2006 10:17:37 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Thanks for your positive feedback!

I too had a fantastic time. What an awesome exchange of ideas, energy, and inspiration.

Here are a few fun things from the Summit. First, here is a photo of many of the participants this year.

Also, here is a link to our Summit Contest Winners.

Lastly, here is a collection of images from our Post-Summit Photography Tour of Seattle.

Thanks again to all - what a wonderful photography weekend we've had. Thanks to all who helped make this such a big success!


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9/27/2006 10:57:52 AM

 

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  Hi Jim - Thanks again for a great time.

I have a question though. I went to your link on the Summit Contest winners and it's only showing the finalists and second place winner. Am I missing something?

(I really want my camera bag ya know!!!LOL)

Take care and many thanks. :)
Laura sutton


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9/27/2006 11:05:04 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Everyone,
Great discussion going on here, and what a fantastic time at the Summit itself and also the Post-Summit Photo Tour!
Kerry


Hi Laura,
Great seeing you at the Summit, and thanks for the nice comments!

Actually, all of the pics on the Summit Contest Winners page were winners. Now for the confusing part: :-) The Finalist and 2nd Place emblems that appear on several of the photos were received in the regular BetterPhoto Contest - totally separate from the Summit Contest.

Hope that makes sense! Thanks again, Laura!
Kerry


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9/27/2006 11:22:36 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Yes, thanks Kerry. That's correct. The top nice winners are mixed in with this group. I will now make it so they show up before the others. Note that they will not be in perfect order but at least they will be near the top of the gallery.


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9/27/2006 11:47:39 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  You guys went to Deception Pass?? Did you find the box of beer I forgot after my son's wedding there on the 16th??
I've run out of children to marry off, so I'll see you all next year!! :-)

Bob


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9/27/2006 11:58:35 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Yes, and yes. We said "Cheers to Bob" as we tipped them back ;)

Seriously, yes, the weather looked best up near the islands so we took a long drive but it was worth it. Totally beautiful place.

We look forward to shooting with you in the future, Bob.


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9/27/2006 12:06:06 PM

 

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  Hi Kerry

It was great meeting you in person. I really can't wait until next year.

Thanks for the explaination Kerry and Jim M. (way too many Jim's in here!!LOL). Did yall check out the photos in my gallery of the Summit? Thought some of them where pretty "cute". Jim - The one of you doing your "song and dance" didn't really come out clearly. Now that would have made a great shot!!!LOL (just kiddin')

ANyone else have any photos from the Summit?


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9/27/2006 12:41:53 PM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Hi Laura,

I love seeing photos of our excellent, high-energy event! (And I like your funny captions too :)

I have made a gallery for these images:
http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=12846

If anyone else has images of the event, upload them and email us (Kerry might be the best person... or use the Contact link below) and we will consider them for this gallery.

Thanks again Laura and thanks to all!


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9/27/2006 4:50:16 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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  Hi Laura and other Summit Attendees!

Yes, feel free to let me know if you have uploaded pics from the Summit! If you have them in your gallery, just let me know and I'll check them out ... or send me the photo ID #s or the URLs for the enlarged version of your favorite Summit pics.

My email: kerry @ betterphoto.com

... spaces before and after the "@" included to thwart spammers :-)

Thanks!
Kerry


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9/28/2006 9:00:36 AM

 

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  Thanks Jim and Kerry - I can't wait to see more photos from the Summit.

Take care and have a great day..:) ;)

Laura
aka flyingdolfin


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9/28/2006 11:15:25 AM

 
Karen Orr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/15/2005
  Hi Everyone,

We just returned from a staff meeting where I got to share the 2nd Annual Summit experience with the rest of our BetterPhoto team. As I said to the team, my only regret was that our whole staff didn't get to meet our members. Then I went on and gushed about the experience of being with you all at the Summit.

We have the most fun, warm and delightful members at BetterPhoto – it was a blast to meet all of you! The interaction between the attendees looked more like a reunion, and as we took the final group photo, it felt more like summer camp! The weekend was packed full of presentations by our amazing instructors and from what I read on the surveys from attendees, their generosity and openness was felt by all.

I finished compiling the Summit survey responses last week and appreciate all of your input and suggestions. Your responses were overwhelmingly positive and reflected the feelings from our instructors. As much as you loved chatting with them, our instructors loved meeting you! Please feel free to email me directly with any other thoughts that come to mind on how we could improve the Summit experience for you.

At the risk of gushing further, I feel very fortunate to be working for such a great group of people - our members are fabulous both online and in person. BetterPhoto is the wonderful community it is because of you! I know many of you couldn't make it out to Seattle this year but I hope there will be a time when we meet in the future…stay tuned for announcements for 2007!
Thanks again!
Karen Orr
Member Services Manager
karen@betterphoto.com


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10/24/2006 9:05:57 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Did I notice a photo by John Richlin in Jim's new book????????????????????????

Bob


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11/12/2006 8:09:30 PM

 
John Richlin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/1/2005
  Hi Bob, You noticed correctly. Jim was generous enough to use one of my images along some from my classmates in his year-long digital imaging course. Glad you got a copy.


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11/13/2006 8:28:17 AM

 
Karen Orr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/15/2005
  Hope to see you all in person at next year's BetterPhoto Summit!

Announcement just posted in thread: 3rd Annual BetterPhoto Photography Weekend - 2007

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/qnaDetail.asp?threadID=26245

Join us in Chicago!!

Karen@betterphoto.com


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12/4/2006 8:28:22 AM

 
Jim Miotke
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  Hello everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that it's official! We have posted the information on the 3rd Annual BetterPhoto Photography Conference in Chicago.

Check out the great location and plethora of instructors we'll have there. Learn all about it or sign up at:
http://www.betterphoto.com/conference.asp

I look forward to meeting you in Chicago!


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2/8/2007 11:19:05 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/9/2003
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  Sounds like a lot of fun!!!
Who from Chicago will be attending?
Corrine, Margie,.......


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2/9/2007 6:34:00 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  I'll be there!!! My husband is in a wedding on that Saturday. I've told him I won't be at the wedding...just the reception, so I may need to leave a bit early on Saturday from the conference.

Are you going to stay at the Westin? Because of the wedding, we may stay downtown rather than by the airport.


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2/9/2007 6:36:11 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/9/2003
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  I would probably not stay at the hotel.
I'll come from home every day and hopefully, we can all get together to go on a photo shoot!!!


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2/9/2007 7:24:27 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Sounds like I'll be missing a wonderful time....you all have FUN! :)


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2/9/2007 2:18:31 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Bummer, Corinne...you won't be able to make it?


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2/9/2007 2:21:05 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2005
  Unfortunately no, but there's always next year to look forward to. You & Char will have to clue me in to everything afterwards! :)


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2/9/2007 2:51:51 PM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  I'm hoping to go!


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2/9/2007 6:18:12 PM

 

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  Hey gang- just came across this thread from the '06 & '07 summits and thought I'd let you all know BP has a one-day summit coming up in late October (Oct 25th)-check it out- I will be lecturing that day!

http://www.betterphoto.com/conference.asp


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8/14/2008 7:22:25 PM

 
cheryl casey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/23/2006
  I just registered! Will there be a forum set up for attendees to interact with one another prior to the summit?


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8/19/2008 3:09:44 PM

 

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  Not sure Cheryl- I assume since the location is fairly small, this will help us all come together- but I'd check with the BP staff- I'm sure they are setting up nice things for the BP members attending!

Look forward to seeing you there!


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8/19/2008 3:40:17 PM

 

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  Not sure Cheryl- I assume since the location is fairly small, this will help us all come together- but I'd check with the BP staff- I'm sure they are setting up nice things for the BP members attending!

Look forward to seeing you there!


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8/19/2008 3:40:17 PM

 
Karen Orr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/15/2005
  Hi Everyone,

I just started a new forum discussion on this year's Summit. Please join me over there and post your comments.

Also, check out the Summit Question & Answer Page and BetterPhoto Conference - Sales & Support section of the Help Page

See you in Monterey!
Karen Orr


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8/19/2008 4:48:44 PM

 

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  rock on Karen, I'm there!


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8/19/2008 4:58:20 PM

 
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