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FALL  2017                                                                      Volume 17   Issue 2


121 Webster Avenue
Stratford, NJ 08084
Phone   609-778-8077
Fax 856-784-6606

John Capone
Cr., Photog. CPP
Stratford, New Jersey

Associate Director
Gary Lloyd
Cr. Photog
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Steve Clark
Cr. Photog. CPP
Laurel, Maryland

Ed Macchione
Galena, Maryland

Secretary / Registrar
Nancy Capone
Stratford, New Jersey


Back to School!

It's that time of the year again, so what better way to celebrate the season than preparing to attend one of the top photographic schools around.

Education is the key to your success, and MARS is the place to get that education. There is absolutely no better way to learn than to immerse yourself for a week of intense training, but with MARS you also get to hang out with a whole lot of other photographers from all over the country-- all in one place!

MARS is rated one of the top schools of its kind in the country. And for good reason. The caliber of the instructors, the location of the event, the warm, friendly atmosphere, and the food and amenities offered is second to none. AND, it's

Join us in May 2018, at the
Grand Hotel on the beaches of historic Cape May, NJ for our 22nd anniversary! The roster of instructors is amazing, with a class just right for everybody. Find out more by visiting the MARS website and FB page.

Check out the AMAZING lineup of instructors for next year.


“Great folks at MARS!! Wonderful staff, and students were very willing to learn & improve!” – Instructor KEVIN JAIRAJ, Texas

“This was a great experience. Very well run and organized." – Instructor COLIN SMITH, California

“This was an amazing experience. I learned more about photography this week than I learned over the last few years.” - Joseph Scukanec Jr., Maryland

“Very nice. Room was excellent. Loved the updates. Nice after hours activities” - Mona Sadler, North Carolina

“This has truly been an AMAZING experience! The people & staff/instructors have been great. I will definitely be returning” - Deedra Grandelli, Pennsylvania

“I can't express enough how much I have enjoyed this week!. The instructor was incredible! The food & friends I made were amazing! I love the intimacy of this school & the MARS team is awesome! Thank you so much!! Everything was perfect!!” - Laurie Bateman, Virginia

MARS offers MORE events during the year

For anyone looking to "add to their toolbox", by seeing a new instructor, or learning something new and different, MARS now offers a few daylong events to help rock your world. At these programs, you'll spend an entire day, live and in-person, with the instructor. It's almost like a private class just for you!

HERE to see what's happening so far. But check back for additions and updates. because subject matter and instructors are added as we book the talent.

MARS is looking for volunteers to help the school

Your time and efforts will truly go to a good cause, and will not go unnoticed or unrewarded.

From Classroom Assistants to those helping with yearlong projects and functionality of the school, your compensation is commensurate with your help - from 25%  to just about 100%  off of full tuition!

We want you to help us maintain the integrity and caliber of a school that is one of the most respected in the industry. Be a part of something really special!.


From $250 to FULLY PAID, MARS offers more scholarships opportunities than any other similar type school. Apply for one of the many grants to help make your adventure even better than it already is.
Available are:
MARS & PPA co-funded Scholarships - $500
MARS & PPA Charities co-funded Scholarships - $500
MARS - $350
IUSA Scholarships   three $350 scolarships will be offered to attendees of Imaging USA

Check the
MARS website Scholarship page for more information and details
Receive a crisp $100 bill for EACH first time student you bring to MARS.
If you have ever attended MARS, you can claim as much as $1400 by recruiting and sponsoring first-time students to the school. You attend for a fraction of the cost (or FREE), and your recruits experience the best photographic educational experience on the planet! Everyone's a winner!  Read how below.
  • All previous students at MARS are members of the MARS Alumni and eligible for this Rewards Program.
  • Attendance at the MARS 2018 session is required of Alumni Sponsors to be eligible for cash back rewards. (Some restrictions apply, see below.)
  • Each Alumnus who is responsible for recruiting a First-Timer to the MARS 2018 session will be deemed a Sponsor and will qualify for a $100 Reward for each First-Timer recruited.
  • To qualify, the Alumni Recruiter will be responsible for having the First-Timer contact the Registrar at . They must register and identify themselves as First-Timers sponsored by an Alumni Recruiter. The Alumni Recruiter MUST BE MENTIONED BY NAME. No exceptions.
  • If the recruiters name is not mentioned to the registrar or noted on the registration form, NO REWARD WILL BE GIVEN. A reward will be given to ONLY ONE person. Mentioning multiple people does not qualify.
  • This Rewards offer will conclude when the first twenty-five sponsored First-Timers are recruited and registered for MARS 2018 session.
  • An individual Alumni Sponsor may earn up to fourteen (14) $100 rewards, which would allow them to attend MARS for FREE.  The Alumni Rewards program is not to be combined with any other discount, special or rebate, and is not available to MARS Scholarship recipients of any kind, including MARS Assistants  NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Reward money will be presented to qualifying MARS Alumni Sponsors of First-Timers at the 2018 MARS session in Cape May.
DEADLINE: The MARS Alumni Rewards Program for 2018 expires on
April 15, 2018.

QUESTIONS? Contact Registrar Nancy Capone at

As a non-profit organization, MARS is listed on the GuideStar registry, the world's largest collection of non-profit  and charitable organizations. And MARS is proud it has earned the Bronze participation level -- a recognized achievement to be sure -- and continues to work toward it's Gold level of commitment.

MARS is proud of its accomplishments, and strives to live up to its mission statement of "providing a quality education for professional and aspiring photographers".

As a student of MARS, you can be proud knowing you are helping the school and others succeed. Thank you!
By shopping at AmazonSmile you can help the school. Sign in with your regular Amazon login and password, then shop away!  Amazon will donate to the school. It's that easy.
And it doesn't have to be photography related purchases. Anything, for any occasion. It all counts.
  • Halloween supplies
  • All Holiday goodies
  • Birthdays
You can be proud knowing you're helping the school continue to provide photographers from all across the country with good and proper education. Thank you for your support!!


With Giving Assistant, your purchases at 3,000+ popular online retailers have the power to support our mission by helping us go further, and do more. It’s free! When you earn cash back using their platform, you can also choose to donate a percentage of those earnings to the Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography. It’s like changing the world with every purchase. Make your first donation using Giving Assistant today, and get first dibs on deals like exclusive Sears coupons, in addition to cash back donations at places like Office Depot and Lowe's.  It’s simple, free, and makes giving back a breeze.

Thank you for your continued support!

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