JPPG Workshop | Landscape Photography

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A 2-part Workshop

with Keith Bartholomew and Olis Garber

Lovely vertical image of a winding road covered by majestic oak trees

What in the heck is a Holy Grail? What is a nodal point and why does it matter?

Find out as Olis and Keith walk with you from the planning stage to the final destination: Stunning Landscape Photography.

Let’s go with them and then get out and practice what we learned!

Above Image by Olis Garber

Colorful Fireworks explode over the downtown Jacksonville Florida skyline and the blue main street bridge
Fireworks over downtown Jacksonville, Florida
by Keith Bartholomew

Part 1

Sunday, January 5th, 2019
4:00pm – 6:30pm

Dana Heisler’s Studio
675 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, Florida 32068

Above Image by Keith Bartholomew

Classroom Discussion on:
Equipment | Techniques | Post Processing
Landscape Photography Overview

Bring note taking materials. This is not a Photoshop class. While you may take notes on a laptop or tablet, a laptop is not required.

Equipment – DSLR & Mirrorless, Tripods & Heads, Single Camera vs Multiple Cameras, Converting a camera to IR

Techniques:

  • Focus Stacking
  • Interval Timer
    • Time Lapse Movies
  • Day to Night & Night to Day
    • Aperture Priority & Auto ISO
    • Holy Grail
    • Composites of detail & light
    • Star stacking & trails
  • Panning (What’s parallax & Nodal Point why does it matter?)
  • Photographing Lightning (Triggers, Interval Timmer & ND Filters)
  • Planning & Scouting
  • An overview of Post Processing (Lightroom, Photoshop, LRTimelapse, etc.)
Image by Olis Garber

Part 2

Monday, January 6th, 2019
3:30pm

Meet at the parking lot next to:
Castillo de San Marcos

1 South Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Above Image by Olis Garber

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the parking lot next to the fort in St. Augustine, the Castillo de San Marcos for a hands-on experience in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida.

Bring your camera, tripod, interval timer if you have one, and whatever lenses or gadgets you learned about in the classroom that will be helpful.  

Olis and Keith will help you put some of those techniques you learned to work, live and in person! We will practice what we learned with help and feedback from Olis and Keith.

When we’re done shooting, we’ll wrap up the day with a meal together somewhere in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida.

Members only sign up through December 10th at midnight for only $69
On December 11th, Member Price increases to $89 and
Non-members may sign up for $99
Final day to sign up December 20th

Class size is initially limited to 12. If you attempt to sign up and the class is full, email programs@jppg.org with a note that you want to attend the Landscape Workshop. If at least 6 people email and commit to attending, class size for Part 1 will increase up to 24 and we will open a SECOND day of hands on shooting in St. Augustine with Olis and Keith on Tuesday, January 7th at 3:30pm!

by Olis Garber
by Keith Bartholomew

JPPG 2019 Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, December 3rd

Aloha! We’re having a luau that’s sure to be fun! For our annual Holiday Party, put on your wildest Hawaiian wear and don’t forget your leis. Bring your significant other or friend and Hula on over to Just a Pinch Café, Dec 3rd, for a Tiki Time Celebration!

Address: 1615 County Road 220, #180, Fleming Island, FL 32003

Social hour is 6:00-6:45pm, with dinner starting promptly at 7pm. There will be a cash bar available to suit your cocktail needs.

The menu includes:

Dinner: Hawaiian Roast Pork, Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Steamed White Rice, Sweet and Sour Steamed Veggies, and Sweet Bread Rolls

Dessert: Cheesecake and an assortment of other desserts

Following dinner, there will be an awards ceremony and a gift exchange game. Two lucky winners will walk away with an all access scholarship to the upcoming mini seminars in April 2020.

Come lounge with us in our holiday paradise and let’s limbo the night away together! Tickets are $35 each. Please purchase your tickets by Sunday, November 24th.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jackie Lindquist or Leslie McDonald Evans for additional details. We look forward to doing the Hula with you!

Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas!)

Buy your Holiday Party Ticket(s) below by midnight
on Sunday, November 24th

JPPG Flea Market & Posting With Purpose: How to Create a Social Media Strategy

Leslie-Evans-headshot

Please join us on Tuesday, November 19th at 5:30pm for our Flea Market, then stay for some social media tips from Leslie Evans, CPP. Then are cordially invited to join us at Chili’s after the meeting!

Whether you use social media to promote your business, or share your images for the joy of photography, there are specific things you can do to gain more followers and encourage more engagement.

Do you wonder why your followers aren’t liking, commenting on and sharing your posts?  Part of the answer is hidden behind the scenes in social media algorithms. If all this is a Greek to you, then this program is for you! Leslie will take the mystery out of it and teach you how to get better engagement from your followers with content that people want to see.

Does the idea of posting regularly overwhelm you? Leslie will also share some strategies for creating, categorizing and posting content so you can get started right away. We are looking forward to seeing you there!



But Wait – There’s More!

It’s the JPPG Flea Market!

Come early for the program and enjoy the flea market or stay late after the flea market for the program. Either way works for us!

This is a “no charge” meeting. All are welcome, so invite a friend to come with you!

Several JPPG Members will have tables filled with gear… cameras, lenses, light stands, tripods, reflectors and all sorts of photo gear. Tables will be set up on one side of the room for selling your gear or buying someone else’s!

How do I reserve a Flea Market Table? I’m glad you asked! First, click on the button below and pay for your table, then gather your gear, take some photos and send them to communications@jppg.org. Next, we’ll post your photos on our JPPG Facebook page to help you sell it! Then on Tuesday the 19th, load up your gear and head on over to the Ramada after 4:30pm.


Reserve your Flea Market Table Here:

Our friendly JPPG Flea Market Team will have a 6’ table ready and waiting for you and your gear. Doors open to members and guests at 5:30pm. No advance sales. If your name is on our gear, please mark through it on the photo before sending.


 

How do I get my hands on some cool New-to-Me Gear? I’m glad you asked! First, this Flea Market is open to all, so invite your friends to come with you. Next, dig that cash out of your sock drawer and just think about that shiny piece of gear you’re going to find at the flea market. Most importantly, be at the Ramada at 5:30pm on November 19th when the doors open for some shopping!

We will post photos of gear for sale on our JPPG Facebook page as soon as we can so you will have an idea what is available. No advance sales.  Just like any flea market, the transaction is exclusively between you and the seller. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


 

When and Where?

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.

2018 Award and Scholarship Recipients

We hope you enjoyed the holiday party and the presentation of the End of Year Awards. We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to these 2018 award and scholarship recipients.

2018 Award Recipients

Photographer of the Year – Dana Heisler
Competitor of the Year Award – Jackie Kramer
First Time Competitor Award – Michelle Shafer
Marie Moran Education Award – Ken McBride
Marjorie Sharpe Service Award – Tammy Czigan
People’s Choice Award – Keith Bartholomew

We also presented two special awards.

Dan Harris, the outgoing President, was presented with an award to thank him for serving as President for the past three years. Keely Deuschle was also presented a special service award. Keely has served on the Board for the past 10 years in many different positions, including President.

We are truly grateful for the service that both Dan and Keely have given to the Guild.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

The following two Members are the recipients of the two Jim and Adrienne Abrisch Scholarships. Each will receive $300 toward their tuition for Florida Photography Workshops in June:

Susi Vazquez was the recipient for the Active Membership Scholarship and Keely Deuschle was the recipient for the Service Scholarship. We also selected alternatives for each scholarship in the event that Susi or Keely cannot attend.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Award and Scholarship recipients!

JPPG Archives – Guild Newsletter from 1978

JPPG has a long history. It goes back to the mid-1900s when it was known as the Professional Photographers Society of North Florida, or PPSNF. The name JPPG was recently only adopted within the last 10 years.

From time to time, we come across something that rewinds the hands of time in all of the history that we keep in many binders — newsletters, meeting minutes, marketing pieces, etc — and we get a glimpse of what the photography world and the Guild was like. This piece, however, was shared with us from one of our Members, Harry Forsythe.

 We’ll take you back through the JPPG Archives to 40 years ago to June 1978. 

Below are scans from a PPSNF Newsletter from June 1978. Some of our Members were Members back then, some were in their early childhood years, and some of our Members weren’t even born yet.

There’s a great article on Competition, too, that’s definitely worth the read. Enjoy this time machine travel back to 1978.

Click to enlarge each page of the newsletter image below.

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

JPPG Archives - PPSNF Newsletter June 1978

Hot and Cold with Susan Michal – November 27th

Hot and Cold with Susan Michal

Susan Michal - Hot and ColdWe are excited to present to you November’s program which is the last program of 2018!

Please come and join master photographer and ASP fellow, Susan Michal, as she shares images and experiences from her trips to the Arctic Circle and Africa. Her presentation, “Hot and Cold,” shouldn’t be missed!

These two very diverse landscapes offer amazing opportunities for incredible images. Susan will share with you her thoughts on getting out of your comfort zone and seeing this amazing world and all it has to offer.

She will discuss equipment, logistics, and what goes into preparing for wild and crazy adventures …halfway around the world.

Susan’s Bio

Susan Michal is an internationally published, award winning artist. Susan’s unique and compelling images have been used in calendars, greeting cards, and posters around the world. Her art has been displayed in prestigious galleries, corporate locations, and prominent homes. She is the author of two books highlighting her work, Flowers in Transition and Dancers in Motion. Susan was a contributor to Wowsdom, a book that empowers teen women and a variety of industry related publications. She is a respected lecturer both in the art community and within professional photographic associations around the world.

Susan has served as President and Chairman of the Board for Professional Photographers of America. She holds the Master Craftsman Degree in photography and is certified by the Professional Photographers of America. Susan is one of only 120 photographers to receive the prestigious fellowship from The American Society of Photographers and is a member of the society of twenty five.

When and Where?
We meet at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin (I-295 and San Jose Blvd). Social time begins at 6:30pm with announcements and program beginning at 7:00pm.

People’s Choice
Members, don’t forget your 8×10-ish entry for People’s Choice. The categories this month are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both! Please submit all entries by 6:51pm! If you can’t make it to the meeting, send your images with a friend!

Not a JPPG Member? No Problem! You are welcome to attend and the cost is only $25/event. You may pay in advance (below) or at the door.

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

 

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

Hot and Cold - Copyright Susan Michal

 

2018 Holiday Party and End of Year Awards

Our 2018 Holiday Party and End of Year Awards is almost here!

Who: All JPPG Members and Guest(s)! Non-Members are welcome, too!

Where: LeJardin on Park, 2594 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

LeJardin on Park is owned by our very own Member, Michael Myatt, who has graciously invited us to use her venue at no cost to our guild. Her venue is located steps from Park & King Street in Riverside, around the corner from the popular King Street restaurant row. If the weather is nice, we will be able to enjoy her lovely outdoor courtyard and gardens. Ample parking is found next to her venue and at the Jacksonville Pediatrics office next door.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Come for Social Hour from 6pm – 7pm and enjoy an assortment of appetizers.

BYOB – Glassware is provided and you are welcome to bring your preference of beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, to enjoy throughout the evening. Sweet & unsweet tea and ice water will be provided.

At 7pm, we’ll get the rest of the party going and enjoy the delicious food. You won’t want to miss it!

During this event, we will present all of the End of Year Awards, two Abrisch Scholarships for $300 each to Florida Photography Workshops (formerly Florida School), and we’ll have some great door prizes to give away!

Cost: $35 per person / $70 per couple.

Catering by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Dinner Includes Your Choice Of:

  • TOMATO BASIL SALMON – gluten free – Wood-grilled and topped with tomato, basil vinaigrette
  • CHICKEN BRYAN – gluten free – Wood-fire grilled and topped with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and lemon butter sauce
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN – Coated with Mama Mandola’s breadcrumbs, sautéed and topped with pomodoro sauce, romano and mozzarella
  • PENNE CARRABBA – Wood-grilled chicken, penne pasta, alfredo sauce, peas & mushrooms
  • VEGAN OPTION – Pic Pac Sauce (crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil & olive oil), penne pasta, sautéed broccoli, and light balsamic vinaigrette dressing for your salad.

Dinners include: Salad, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Broccoli, Penne Pomodoro, fresh bread with herb mix and olive oil, and an assortment of delicious desserts.

When you click on the link below to register, you’ll be able to make your dinner selection.

You must RSVP and choose your meal selection by Thursday, December 6th.

Hot and Cold Gallery Show by Susan Michal

Hot and Cold Gallery Show

Susan Michal would like to extend an invitation to her pop-up Hot and Cold Gallery Show. Her collection of images from Africa and the Arctic Circle will be featured.

She invites you to come and enjoy these diverse images from the opposite ends of the Earth.

Susan’s images will be on display on Friday, October 19th, beginning at 6:00PM and lasting until 9:00PM at Complete Choice Framing.

Complete Choice Framing is located at 11112 San Jose Blvd, Suite #27 in the Barnes and Noble plaza next to Newk’s Eatery. 

A portion of the sales from Susan’s show will benefit Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

Please see the below flyer for additional information. For questions, please contact Susan by email or call her at 904-262-6900.

Upcoming Speaker

We are also excited that Susan is our scheduled speaker for our November 27th program. Please be sure to check out the details for her program!

Gallery Show Hot and Cold Susan Michal

2018 Salon Image Competition Results

Congratulations to everyone who entered into the 2018 image competition and salon. We know it’s not easy having your images judged and we applaud you for entering. We would like to especially congratulate everyone whose images merited and placed. 

Images were judged by our three judges: Linda Long, Marti Newkirk, and Kira Derryberry. To learn about scoring and what makes a merit image, please see the Image Competition page.

The winning images and makers are listed below in their respective categories. 

Portrait

  1. First Place: Ice Cold Stare – Pat Lowe
  2. Second Place: Graceful Landing – Jim Dvorak
  3. Third Place: Happy Little Bee Eater – Carol Fryer

Social Function

  1. First Place: It All Comes Down to Love – Michelle Shafer
  2. Second Place: A Day in the City – Derick Le
  3. Third Place: Fallin In Love – Michelle Shafer

Commercial

  1. First Place: Forgotten Prayers – Keith Bartholomew
  2. Second Place: Home – Cristina O’Connor
  3. Third Place: The Magic Moment – Keith Bartholomew

EM – Electronic Manipulation

  1. First Place: Psychedelic ‘Shroom – Jackie Kramer
  2. Second Place: Coming Home – Diana Halstead
  3. Third Place:My Blue Heaven – Jackie Kramer

EA – Electronic Art

  1. First Place: Grand Central Station – Tom Grzybala
  2. Second Place: Calla Dancers – Diana Halstead
  3. Third Place: The Race Is On – Keith Bartholomew

Illustrative

  1. First Place: Drama Queen – Jackie Kramer
  2. Second Place: Galactic Bayou – Keith Bartholomew
  3. Third Place: Reflective Direction – Dana Heisler

BEST OF SHOW

Drama Queen – Jackie Kramer

Judges’ Choice:

  • Linda Long’s Judge’s Choice: Memories by Cristina O’Connor
  • Kira Derryberry’s Judge’s Choice: A New Day Brings New Hope by Dana Heisler
  • Marti Newkirk’s Judge’s Choice: Grand Central Station – Tom Grzybala

Drama Queen by Jackie Kramer

Best of Show & First Place Illustrative. Drama Queen by Jackie Kramer

Galactic Bayou by Keith Bartholomew

Second Place Illustrative. Galactic Bayou by Keith Bartholomew

Reflective Direction by Dana Heisler

Third Place Illustrative. Reflective Direction by Dana Heisler

Ice Cold Stare by Pat Lowe

First Place Portrait. Ice Cold Stare by Pat Lowe

Graceful Landing by Jim Dvorak

Second Place Portrait. Graceful Landing by Jim Dvorak

Happy Little Bee Eater by Carol Fryer

Third Place Portrait. Happy Little Bee Eater by Carol Fryer

It All Comes Down to Love by Michelle Shafer

First Place Social Function. It All Comes Down to Love by Michelle Shafer

 A Day In the City by Derick Le

Second Place Social Function. A Day In the City by Derick Le

Fallin In Love by Michelle Shafer

Third Place Social Function. Fallin In Love by Michelle Shafer

Forgotten Prayers by Keith Bartholomew

First Place Commercial. Forgotten Prayers by Keith Bartholomew

Home by Cristina O'Connor

Second Place Commercial. Home by Cristina O’Connor

The Magic Moment by Keith Bartholomew

Third Place Commercial. The Magic Moment by Keith Bartholomew

Psychedelic 'Shroom by Jackie Kramer

First Place Electronic Manipulation. Psychedelic ‘Shroom by Jackie Kramer

Coming Home by Diana Halstead

Second Place Electronic Manipulation. Coming Home by Diana Halstead

My Blue Heaven by Jackie Kramer

Third Place Electronic Manipulation. My Blue Heaven by Jackie Kramer

 Grand Central Station by Tom Grzybala

First Place Electronic Art & Judge’s Choice (Marti Newkirk). Grand Central Station by Tom Grzybala

 Calla Dancers by Diana Halstead

Second Place Electronic Art. Calla Dancers by Diana Halstead

The Race Is On by Keith Bartholomew

Third Place Electronic Art. The Race Is On by Keith Bartholomew

 Memories by Cristina O'Connor

Judge’s Choice (Linda Long). Memories by Cristina O’Connor

A New Day Brings New Hope by Dana Heisler

Judge’s Choice (Kira Derryberry). A New Day Brings New Hope by Dana Heisler

October 23rd Program – Artistic Floral Images with Jackie Kramer

Jackie Kramer PortraitPlease join us on Tuesday, October 23rd, as our own Jackie Kramer presents How to Create Artistic Floral Images.

Jackie will share some of the techniques she uses to create artistic floral images both in the field and in post-production.  

See some examples that include regular macro, abstracts, and composites that were made with the use of various lights, lightpads, Lensbabies & other optics all edited in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
 
Jackie will also share the elements that she strives to employ related to her philosophy… “Live Your Legacy.”
 
Jackie Kramer, from here in St Augustine, won Competitor of the year 2017 right here at JPPG. We’re excited to have her as our October presenter. She will be sharing from her extensive background and experience… we’re sure to have a great evening of instruction and inspiration! Don’t miss it!
 

When and Where?

We meet at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin (I-295 and San Jose Blvd). 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? No Problem! You are welcome to attend and the cost is only $25/event. You may pay in advance (below) or at the door.

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

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