March 27th Program – An Evening with Florida Times-Union Photojournalist Will Dickey… Surveying the Artistry of His Fascinating Portrait Studies & Breathtaking Landscapes

Will DickeyPlease join us on Tuesday, March 27th for an exciting evening with special guest, Florida Times-Union Photojournalist Will Dickey. This special program, “An Evening with Florida Times-Union Photojournalist Will Dickey… Surveying the Artistry of His Fascinating Portrait Studies & Breathtaking Landscapes.”

This special event is FREE! We do, however, ask that you please register in advance at the following link to ensure a space is reserved for you:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-florida-times-union-photojournalist-will-dickey-tickets-43624200157

Will Dickey has been a Jacksonville resident since he became a staff photographer for The Florida Times-Union in 1983. News events, environmental portraits, sports, business, digital illustrations and features are among his daily assignments for the newspaper. His work has also been featured in Water’s Edge, Florida Trend, Newsweek and Time magazines, ABC World News and National Geographic’s website.

Will has won regional and national awards for his newspaper work. But he has a special respect for nature and for the beauty of the northeast Florida landscape, especially the Timucuan Preserve and the St. Johns River.

The waterways and woods are his passion, professionally and personally, and photographing them is something of a return to his roots. He grew up in Alabama and wet his first hook as a young child, fishing alongside his father and uncles in the creeks and ponds of his hometown Chatom, north of Mobile. In high school and college (Auburn University) he developed an interest in photography and turned his camera to nature.

For the past several years, Will’s images of the First Coast landscape have been displayed in local art galleries and he is now exhibiting at area outdoor art festivals.

Check out his Landscapes, Photojournalism and Follow him on Facebook!

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

There will be NO People’s Choice for this event!

Sunrise at Big Talbot Island, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (www.willdickey.com)

Sunrise at Big Talbot Island, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (www.willdickey.com)

08/20/15--Photo illustration by Will Dickey for Jaguars special section cover.

08/20/15–Photo illustration by Will Dickey for Jaguars special section cover.

Will.Dickey@jacksonville.com--04/30/16--Runners carry U.S. flags at the start of the Never Quit 5k run Saturday morning, April 30, 2016 on Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Never Quit events are inspired by long-time military veteran Gerard Petroni, who died in 2009. His son, Erik Petroni is the founder and director of Never Quit, which sponsors events around the world for the U.S. military, in addition to stateside running and other physical events that everyone can participate in. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Will.Dickey@jacksonville.com–04/30/16–Runners carry U.S. flags at the start of the Never Quit 5k run Saturday morning, April 30, 2016 on Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The Never Quit events are inspired by long-time military veteran Gerard Petroni, who died in 2009. His son, Erik Petroni is the founder and director of Never Quit, which sponsors events around the world for the U.S. military, in addition to stateside running and other physical events that everyone can participate in. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Will.Dickey@jacksonville.com--03/28/16--Yulee High head football coach Bobby Ramsay, photographed in the team locker room Monday, March 28, 2016 in Yulee, Florida. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Will.Dickey@jacksonville.com–03/28/16–Yulee High head football coach Bobby Ramsay, photographed in the team locker room Monday, March 28, 2016 in Yulee, Florida. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Will.Dickey@jacksonville.com--04/07/16--The coffin of Putnam County Deputy Brandee Smith is loaded into a hearse after her funeral at St. Johns River State College in Palatka, Florida Thursday, April 7, 2016. She died in a boating accident on the St. Johns River. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

Will.Dickey@jacksonville.com–04/07/16–The coffin of Putnam County Deputy Brandee Smith is loaded into a hearse after her funeral at St. Johns River State College in Palatka, Florida Thursday, April 7, 2016. She died in a boating accident on the St. Johns River. (The Florida Times-Union, Will Dickey)

05/13/15--Suns starting pitcher Trevor Williams lets one fly in first inning action against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Bragan Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

05/13/15–Suns starting pitcher Trevor Williams lets one fly in first inning action against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Bragan Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Photograph by Will Dickey--Interior of Fort Pickens, October 7, 2016 in Pensacola Beach, Florida. (www.willdickey.com)

Photograph by Will Dickey–Interior of Fort Pickens, October 7, 2016 in Pensacola Beach, Florida. (www.willdickey.com)

Coming Soon! Sneak Peak at Upcoming Mini Seminars!

JPPG MINI-SEMINARS 2018!
HERE IS A PREVIEW OF OUR MINI-SEMINARS!
The official list will be published in just a few weeks… the second week of March.
ALL DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS WILL BE POSTED!
All classes go on sale at our March meeting… Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00 PM just before our meeting begins!
Plus, the March meeting will feature photojournalist Will Dickey! (Look for details)
 
CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF INSTRUCTORS…
Dan Harris, Marty Grivjack, Susan Michal, Jeff Gump, Michael Joseph, Jackie Kramer,
Olis Garber, Tammy Czigan, Ken Moran, Bob Sargent, Trace Choulat, 
  • “THE GEAR GUYS”
  • “ESSENTIAL POSING TECHNIQUES FOR PEOPLE & THEIR PETS”
  • “FAMILY BEACH SHOOT AT MICKLER’S BEACH”
  • “SENSOR CLEANING DEMO, PLUS CAMERA SETTINGS AND FUNCTIONS”
  • “IN PERSON SALES… THE NEW WAY TO MAKE A LIVING“
  • “YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS & THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY”
  • THE ABC’s OF ALBUM SALES…KEYS TO PROFITABILITY
  • “THE INS & OUTS OF WEDDINGS… ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW”
  • “RETOUCHING FOR COMPETITION & THE FINAL TREATMENT”
  • “SELECTING & EVALUATING YOUR IMAGES FOR COMPETITION”
  • “ENTREPRENEURISM”
  • “FAST MOVING SUBJECTS”
  • “THE GIRL NEXT DOOR TURNED SEXY MODEL”
  • “TIME LAPSE CONCEPTS”
  • “GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SPEEDLITES”
  • “STUDIO LIGHTING WITH PIZAZZ”
  • “HEADSHOTS… THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS”
  • “FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY”
  • “EASY LAYOUTS FOR PROMOTIONAL MEDIA”
  • “LIGHTROOM CC (Mobile) & THE LIGHTROOM CC CLASSIC”
  • “CREATIVITY AND PASSION WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE & PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET”
  • “THE FINE POINTS OF COMPOSITING”
  • “PHOTOSHOP BOOSTER CLASS… WHAT YOU MIGHT BE MISSING”

February 27th Program – In Person Sales (IPS) Secrets with Tamara Knight

22492028_1460899697297603_5312095639994008427_nWe invite you to join us on Tuesday, February 27th, as we welcome Tamara Knight to present her program, “In Person Sales” (IPS) Secrets.

Do you struggle with not earning enough on each session and find there is just not enough time in the day to get it all done?  Join Tamara as she shares her unique “In Person Sales” (IPS) secrets that tripled her sales averages in the first year of implementation!  Tamara struggled for the first several years until she learned and developed a successful business model that works.  The results are remarkable, clients are delighted with the process and new products. In addition it has positioned Tamara Knight Photography as one of the premier business leaders in the community.

Tamara’s program is a must see for those wanting to take the leap into IPS or to just improve on their current sales process.

  • Raise Your Sales Averages
  • Implement and Improve Your In Person Sales
  • Spend Less Time on Production
  • Streamline Your Products

Speaker Bio

Tamara Knight is a certified (CPP) and award winning professional photographer, a member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America), and has been published internationally. Tamara Knight is based in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Russia, she moved to America 19 years and has been a photographer for 9. She loves creating beautiful family and modern beauty portraits.

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 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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January 23rd Program – Kevin Floyd – 3D Lighting: Understanding Light and Make it Work for You

IMG_6688-1Our first meeting of the year on January 23rd is with our own Kevin Floyd who will present 3D Lighting: Understanding light and how to make the light work for you. We invite you to hear from Kevin as he discusses:

  • Things you didn’t know about light, that you can use.
  • Will cover the 5 lighting patterns, short vs broad,  quality of light, Size of light source.
  • What makes light soft.
  • Baffled by baffles?
  • Light modifiers and how to make your own that DON’T look home made.
  • Efficiency of Light
  • Depth of light
  • Light and Color   NOT white balance
  • Reflection and absorption
  • Studio lighting indoors and out.
  • Garage lighting
  • Fashion Glamour lighting.
  • Props humor and stories
  • But wait there’s more…action packed and full of useful INFO.

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. Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both!

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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2017 Holiday Party and Awards Banquet – December 7

Please Save The Date!

The date for our Holiday Party & End of Year Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, December 7th at the Mediterrania Restaurant, located at 3877 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, on the corner of Baymeadows Road, just off of San Jose Blvd.

Please plan to come for the Social Hour from 6pm – 7pm and enjoy an assortment of appetizers. A cash bar is available for your additional purchase, with beer and wine prices ranging from $3-$6. 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 the End of Year Awards, two $300 scholarships for Florida School, and we’ll have a lot of awesome door prizes to give away!

You can sign up now by selecting the appropriate button below and choosing your meal. The deadline to sign up is Monday, December 4th. The tickets are $35 each.

Dinner Includes Choice Of:

  • Roasted Chicken – Roasted with Lemon, Olive Oil & Greek Spices; served with sautéed spinach and potatoes
  • Lamb Exehico – Baked Lamb Shank with Fresh Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta Cheese & Greek Spices; served with sautéed spinach and potatoes.
  • Baked Tilapia – Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese, topped with Lemon Sauce; served with Rice Pilaf
  • If you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions, they will accommodate you with Gluten Free or Vegan.

To purchase your tickets, please choose your entree and ticket below. For both, please select your dinner choice. If you require a special meal due to dietary restrictions, please select that option and email keely@mikkeanphotography.com with what type of meal you need.

JPPG Members
Single Ticket Purchase: ($35)


Meal Choice


JPPG Members
Couples Ticket Purchase: ($70)


Meal Choice


November 28th Program – Personality Portraits with Robert Sargent and Live Sweets and Treats Auction

Please plan to join us for a special evening as we welcome Robert Sargent presenting a mini-program, Personality Portraits: Capturing the Essence of Humanity.

Also during the evening, a live auction of Sweets and Treats! You will have the opportunity to bid on homemade decadent goodies and maybe even some useful photographic items. All proceeds to benefit JPPG. Don’t miss it!593 101 6112 rtch b

Learn how to get a great expression without the standard request to “Smile” or “Say Cheese”… Cheese is for crackers! Robert will do a live photo shoot as he shares how you can get great expressions through having fun and talking with your client. This is a great way to get to know your client and capture your client’s true unique personality in a two dimensional still photograph.

About Robert

Robert has been a Professional Photographer for over twenty years. He is considered by many to be a master at his trade and is regarded as a true “digital artist.” He has mentored other professional photographers in the art of lighting and posing techniques. He is a truly passionate photographer with an eye for beauty and capturing cherished moments in life.

Achievements include:

  • Founding Member, Past Officer, Past Board Member of Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA)
  • Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Since 1998
  • Florida Education Degree for Photography (FED)
  • Florida Degree of Professional Excellence (FDPE)
  • Internationally Published (Goldwell Magazine, Focus Magazine, Inspire Quarterly, Luxury Home Magazine, Digital Capture Magazine)
  • Former Canon Freelancer for Canon Camera Corp

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. Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both!

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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October 24th Program – Beautiful Boudoir with Rhea Lewis

R2017_TamaraKnightPhotog-49For our October 24th program, we are proud to welcome Rhea Lewis presenting her program, “The Beautiful Boudoir – Instilling Confidence in Others Through Portrait Photography.

This program will give insight into the transformational nature of boudoir photography for women; it’s not just about taking pretty pictures. It discusses why everyday women seek this style of photography experience; if there is enough of a market for it and if you can build a business with it.  It will go over what it takes to be successful in this market and if this genre is right for you.  The speaker will share her personal journey into this style and why she has chosen it.  She will then go over how she does it; from lead generation. to booking clients, to client consultation, to her version of the boudoir experience, her set design process, posing and flattering your subject, special editing techniques, sales presentation, ad her pricing strategy.  She is an open book and eager to share her knowledge in this new and empowering experience for women from all walks of life.

Biography: Rhea Lewis, CPP, is an award-winning portrait photographer. She has been in business as a professional photographer over the past 13 years, and owns a boutique studio in Jupiter, FL. She has received many accolades for her art. Her images have been on the cover of many publications including the cover of Florida Professional Photographer Magazine, Palm Beach Parenting and Style Magazine. She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local PPG Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board.

Rhea believes very strongly in continuing education, networking and sharing knowledge in her industry in order to foster the growth of all artists in a community of support and goodwill.  She entered the speaking circuit in 2017 and has hosted several PPA sponsored Super 1 Day programs.  She is always open to mentoring and assisting those new into the photographic industry and in particular those interested in pursuing the lucrative boudoir market.

At her boutique photography studio in Jupiter she enjoys a thriving high-end clientele. Rhea has been primarily a family and children photographer but over the past 4 years she has rapidly expanded her market to include boudoir and luxury women’s portraiture.  She has become a highly sought after studio for her boudoir specialty with her elegant, classy and sensual style, her warm and comfortable studio and her encouraging all women team. In her studio in Jupiter, clients can experience a pampering experience including professional hair and makeup, sip champagne and feel like a movie star while Rhea and he all women staff allows each women to express their true self while feeling beautiful and confident.  She strongly believes in uplifting women and that through this experience all women can rediscover the amazingly beautiful person they are, and have positive visual imagery to uplift their self-esteem.

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. Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entry for People’s Choice. The categories are portrait and landscape. You may enter into one or both!

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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Proposed Slate for 2018 Board of Directors

At our September 26th meeting, Keely Deuschle presented the proposed slate of Board of Directors for 2018 to our Membership.

In accordance with our Bylaws, we are publishing the proposed slate of Officers and Elected Board members for review by our Members prior to the October 24th meeting, at which time the proposed slate will be voted upon by our Membership. Appointed Board Members are appointed by the President and will not be voted upon at the beginning of the meeting. At the October meeting, we will also accept any nominations from the floor. All nominations made from the floor must carry with them the consent of the persons so nominated.

As we present these Board members, we would also like to take a moment to thank Jeff Nelson, our current Board member, who will be stepping down. Jeff has given an incredible amount of time to the Guild and we are very grateful for his service.

Proposed Officers:
  • President – Dan Harris
  • 1st Vice President – Michael Joseph
  • 2nd Vice President – Keely Deuschle
  • Treasurer – Carol Charbonneau
  • Secretary – Melanie Miller
Appointed Board Member (Appointed by President):
  • Delegate – Tammy Czigan
Proposed General (Elected) Board Members:
  • Board Member – Pat Lowe
  • Board Member – Ken Moran
  • Board Member – Dana Heisler

2017 Salon Results

We wanted to extend our congratulations to everyone who entered into the 2017 salon! We know that it can be a little nerve-wracking to put your work out for judging, but we had 126 entries from 18 participants, 5 of whom were first time competitors!

We especially would like to congratulate  everyone who merited and to those who placed! The winning images and makers are listed below in their respective categories. Congratulations, everyone!

Commercial

  1. River City Lights – Keith Bartholomew
  2. The Kimono Maker – Susan Michal
  3. Ghost Trails – Keith Bartholomew

EA – Electronic Art

  1. The Observers – Tom Grzybala
  2. Country Road – Tom Grzybala
  3. Blue Heron – Tom Grzybala

EM – Electronic Manipulation

  1. The Hand – Diana Halstead
  2. A Screwed City – Diana Halstead
  3. Shadows – Ken McBride

First Time Ever with a Category being the most popular. We pulled a People’s Choice with ties.

Illustrative

  1. Nigella – Jackie Kramer
  2. Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew
  3. Perfect Harmony – Dana Heisler
  4. Night Fall – Dana Heisler
  5. Light Painted Tulips – Jackie Kramer
  6. Shades of Pink – Susan Michal

Portrait

  1. A Content Life – Susan Michal
  2. Pack Politics – Pat Lowe
  3. First Catch – Jim Dvorak

Social Function

  1. Life is beautiful with You – Derick Le
  2. From Seattle with Love – Derick Le
  3. Wedding Ring On Red – Jackie Kramer

BEST OF SHOW

Nigella – Jackie Kramer
Honorable Mention:  Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew