Links for Photographers

Associations
Schenectady Photographic Society SPS is an organization of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to promoting the photographic arts, studying photographic technique and aesthetics and sharing our knowledge and experience with others.
Weekly Wednesday night meetings offer an assortment of programs, new ideas and techniques, and refreshment breaks for social exchange. Guest speakers from around the region and beyond share their work and techniques and offer insight into the creative image making process.
Four program groups - print, projected image, photo essay and mentoring - help members expand their photographic vision and creativity through professionally judged competitions, peer critiques, group discussions and instruction.
Located at 603 State Street, Schenectady, New York - enter from Chapel Street.
Photo Center Nicholas S. Argyros is the owner and executive director of the Photography Center of the Capital Distict, a wonderful "home away from home" for all photographers regardless of experience.
Located at 404 River Street, Troy, New York, the Center offers several types of memberships, equipment on which to work and a excellent gallery space in which exhibitions are held.
Bethlehem Art Association The Bethlehem Art Association located in Bethlehem, New York, is a member operated association consisting of and welcoming artists in all medium.
Upstate Artists Guild (UAG) The Upstate Artists Guild is a not-for-profit volunteer organization that promotes the appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art.
Their mission is to promote art education and artistic endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions, lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.
Printing, Marketing, etc.
iprintfromhome.com Located just north-east of Buffalo, NY, "iprintfromhome" focuses on servicing artists and professional photographers. They offer Photographic Prints, Giclee Fine Art Prints and 35mm Slides at competitive prices and fully guarantee their work.
Your order, unless it is complicated, is filled the same day you place it. I often get my prints within 2 days. And, the packaging!!!!
They offer a lot of other services, so take a minute and peruse their site. It will be time well spend.
Travel Photography
Essdras M. Suarez Essdras M Suarez, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, worked as a newspaper staff photographer for two decades, first with the Denver Rocky Mountain News (1995 - 2001) and then with the Boston Globe (2002 - 2014).
He is currently a full-time freelance photographer based out of Alexandria, Virginia, where he lives with his wife of more than 20 years. Specializing in documentary event coverage, travel, and editorial photography, he also teaches photo workshops nationally and internationally.
I have taken several workshops with Essdras and hightly recommend the experience. The quality of my own photography was significantly advanced after just one of his workshops.
Photo Locations Guide This site is dedicated to helping photographers identify locations, within the United States, that other photographers have found to be special and enjoyed photographing. All you have to do is click on the state in which you are interested.
Art Centers and Shops
Art Center of the Capital Region The Art Center exhibits local, regional, and national contemporary and folk art in our galleries at no charge; offers hundreds of quality arts and crafts classes to adults and children and, among other efforts, offers people with disabilities, youth-at-risk and seniors access to the arts through a Community Partners Program.