Preview the NEW Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

New Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

JPPG (Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild) invites you to an evening with the New Full-Frame Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera and its surrounding system. 
Tuesday, September 18th. No Charge!
We have arranged for Chuckie LuzierCanon’s Southeast Pro-Market Rep, to ship in the new Canon EOS R camera! This is a perfect opportunity for photographers to have a hands-on experience with the new system. 
  • A studio lighting set up will be in place for our use.
  • Bring your own SD card and you can leave with files that you actually photographed with the new camera.
  • Feel free to bring your own favorite lens or two to use on the new camera.
  • Participate in discussion of the new system… what you like about it and even what you might want to see in the future of the system and why. 
Please RSVP at as soon as you can… we need a head count!


Tuesday, September 18th. 
Come as early as 6:30 PM, but we will start promptly at 7 PM. 
NOTE: This is not our monthly meeting. It is a bonus evening due to the new camera! Our regular meeting this month is Tuesday, the 25th at the Ramada!


Joseph Photography
3758 Beauclerc Rd
Jacksonville FL 32257

September 25th Program – Fall Image Competition

The JPPG Image Competition / Salon / Education will be held on Tuesday, September 25th. It’s right around the corner so get your images ready! A full entry is 6 images.

Pay for Entry Fees by Using the PayPal Buttons Below!

Please see Official Rules for important information such as file naming, sizing, submissions, forms and more.

To learn more about what makes a successful competition image, we encourage you to review the 12 Elements of a Successful Image.

1st Time Ever Participants… NO Entry FEE!

Early Bird Entry – Just $40 for up to 6 images by Friday, September 21st at 11:59 PM.

Increased rate is $55 beginning September 22nd.
Last Chance Entry is Monday, September 24th at midnight!

Additional Images: You may now enter additional images beyond 6 for just $5 each (only your top 6 count toward awards).

Fewer Images: You may also now enter fewer than 6 images according to this scale:  1 – $15 2 – $20 3 – $25 4 – $30 5 – $35

For awards, it’s in your best interest to enter 6, but if your main purpose of entering is for education & review, this new feature is a terrific way to take the pressure off if you have fewer than 6 images ready.

Image Competition Judging

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 25th of September, prior to the regular meeting time.

Scores Announced and Critique

Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but the new format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

Ramada Mandarin
3130 Hartley Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Please review the JPPG Fall Print Competition 2018 Rules and Entry Forms.

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to JPPG.

Late registration
(beginning 12:00 AM on Saturday, September 22nd)

Select Number of Images Entering


Preview of Photography Gear Flea Market Items

Preview of the Photography Gear Flea Market Items Below

Our JPPG Photography Gear Flea Market is August 28th starting at 6pm at the Ramada Inn Mandarin! We’ll also have a shortened program on Social Media. There is no charge and all are invited to attend. More info may be found on our event page:

So what might you find at the Flea Market? Below is a list of items available for purchase that some of the tables will have! Each Member’s items are sectioned below. Other items not listed may be available, too.

We will update this list as we receive updates or more items!

Member 1 Items:

Rokinon 8mm lens for Nikon.
Yongnuo transceivers
BlackRapid dual camera strap
Cheeky Lime bag
AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1.8G lens

Member 2 Items:

Make Model
ArcaSwiss Monoball Z1
Nikon D7100
Canon 70D
Canon 60D
Nikon D3200
Nikon SB600
Nikon SB600
RODE VideoMic Pro
RODE VideoMic Pro
Nikon SB-800
Nikon D80
Nikon 24-70mm
Nikon 24-70mm
Tamron 24-70mm f N
Nikon 70-200mm VR II
Tamron 70-200mm VR fN
Tamron 70-200mm VR fC
Tamron 150-600mm
Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 fC
Canon 35mm f/1.4
Rokinon 8mm f C
Zeiss ZF.2 100 Makro
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 f C
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 f N
Nikon 55-200VR
Nikon 55-200VR
Nikon 50mm
Canon 6D
Canon t4i
Canon 5D Mark III
Nikon D750
Canon 7D
Nikon D800
Canon 430 EXII
Canon 580 EXII
Canon t5i

Member 3 Items:

3 panel art show display stand
At least 2 camera bags
Miscellaneous items

Member 4 Items:

Large softbox with Alien Bee adapter (can be changed out for other strobe brands)
Miscellaneous items

Member 5 Items:

A few camera bags
Canon 100mm F2.8 IS Macro lens
Canon photo printer

Member 6 Items:

I have an old
*Minolta xg-m (50mm) film camera.
* Nikon Nikkormat with 35mm Nippin Kogaku lens.This camera comes with leather case and accessories:
* Leather pacofex bag
* Nikon HS-1 hood
*Nikkor 60 ft lens 2.8 w/ leather case
*Nikkor 15 ft lens w/ leather case
* Nikkor 150 ft lens 4.5 w/ leather case
* Nikon flash BC-7 (in box)
* Nikon pistol grip model 2 (in box)
* Nikon shutter release cable
* Kenko auto tell plus conversion lens 2x
*Nikon F Nikkormat handbook and Photography guide
* various filters

Member 7 Items:

Epson Stylus Photo 1900 Printer
Rogue Flash Bender
Large Strip Softbox with egg crate (EZ-Pro 12×56″ Strip and the egg crate grid has 50 degrees 2 x 2 x 1.5 openings)

Member 8 Items:

Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G lens, mint condition with original box
Nikon SU-800 Wireless Speedlight Commander (Optical Flash Trigger), mint condition with original box
Nikon 2x Converter (TC-20E III), Mint condition with original box
Wacom Intuos Pro Large Creative Pen Tablet, mint condition in original box
Paul C Buff Digibee 400 flash units (2 to sell)
Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium Battery (2 to sell), both in mint condition and include box
Paul C Buff flash CyberSync triggers (one transmitter, two receivers)
Flashpoint Zoom Li-on TTL Flash for Nikon (3 to sell), all in mint condition, all include original box, Li-on battery, charger, mini stand, case, AND instruction manual
Lastolite EZbox 24 x 24” with zippered cover, mint condition
Lastolite EZbox 30 x 30” with zippered cover, mint condition
MeFoto C1350 Road Trip Carbon Fiber Tripod
Paul C Buff 35” Octabox

Member 9 Items:

Canon 7D
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f4.5-5.6
Canon EF 100-300 f5.6L
Canon 1.4x vII Teleconverter
Canon 2x vII Teleconverter
Kenko 2x teleconverter (Canon)
Sekonic Flash Meter 358
Canon Selphy CP910 Printer with Paper new in box
Apple wireless keyboard new in box
Light Stands various sizes
Tripods various types, current and antique
Calumet Boom with Stand mint
Benro Monopod, clean
Cloth backgrounds, 3 or 4 colors, new
Camera Bags, various sizes, backpack styles at $5-$75
Expo Disc 72mm
Giottos BallHead 1302 and 1300, mint
Hiking Pole
Induro Sidekick Gimbal
Interfit Background Support Set #775
Interfit 2 Studio Light Kit with Reflectors, 7’ Stands, Trigger Kit and 2 Softboxes
Allure DP 320 Studio Strobe
LED Ring Flash Kit

Member 9 Items (Continued)

Lynksys 5 Port Ethernet Switch new in box
Manfrotto 454 Micrometric Sliding Plate
Manfrotto Ball head
Maxell LR44 / A76 2 pack batteries (20 sets)
Plustek Optic Film Scanner
Simplex Plus 40” Matte Cutter
2 Smith Victor constant light reflectors with 6’ light stands
Smith Victor hot light 600w model 700 with stand
Microlens Cal form Spyder
Umbrella Adapters
Several Umbrellas
Velbon UntraMax Mini Tripod with 2 plates
Vivitar 285HV Flash with modifiers
Vivitar 283 Flash
Polarizer filters, various sizes
Minolta 50mm f1.7
Minolta Maxxum 2Xi Film Camera
Morris Mini Slave Package with filters
Olympus Stylus Tough8000 Camera new in box
Olympus XZ2 with angle viewfinder finder
Panasonic Lumix with Leica Lens ZS40

Member 9 Items (Continued)

Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG
Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX Macro
Sigma 28-105mm f2.8-4
Sony 18-250mm f3.5-6.3
Sony 18-70mm f3.5-5.6
Sony 75-300mm f4.5-5.6
Tamron 1.4x teleconverter
Tamron 2x teleconverter
Tamron SP Di 90mm f2.8 macro
Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.5
Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 IF Macro
Various Antique cameras for collecting / decorating
Kodak Carousel 4600 Projector with 3 trays and 2 lenses
Samsung SyncMaster Monitor
3 Epson Photo Printers, R3000, Pro3880, Color1160
1 HP Office Printer – all in one 2175xi
Sony A77 camera body
Sony A55 camera body
Handful of ANTIQUE cameras and movie cameras for display or collection
Canon Shoe Cord II (2 available)
2 Sekonic Flash Meters L358
Sekonic DigiLite F L328 Flash Meter
Old collectible darkroom gear
Gels and gel paks
Many Lens Filters – in various sizes – Polarizers, UV, ND

August 28th Program – Flea Market, Social Media, Cookies & Cocktails

Photography Gear Flea MarketOur photography gear flea market begins at 6 PM followed by a program on Social Media marketing!

This is a “no charge” meeting. Everyone is invited to attend!
Come just for the flea market or better yet, feel welcome to stay for the entire meeting!

Several Members of our Guild will have tables filled with gear… cameras, lenses, light stands, tripods, reflectors and all sorts of photo gear! We are opening up one of the side rooms to allow for more space to buy and sell your items.

For our Members who have paid for their table, we are posting lists and/or photos of what they will have available. We invite you to visit our Event on Facebook to see listings of what will be available as we receive them! The list will be updated as we get the lists in!

We ask that you do not contact Members for an advance sale. We will be posting what they will have available anonymously.

Interested in Reserving a Flea Market Table?

We have several available for our Members. Please send us an email to if you are interested in a table. If you’re not a Member, please contact us as well. We will follow up if we have available tables.

Your Social Media Questions Answered

Facebook and Instagram MarketingWe asked and you answered that you wanted a program on Facebook and Instagram marketing. While the Flea Market and Cookies & Cocktails are a fun part of the evening, the program of the evening will be driven by you, our Members and Guests!

Tell us what questions you have about using Instagram and Facebook for your business and we’ll incorporate them into the program!

Please send your questions in advance to

Cookies and Cocktails
A fun part of the evening at our August meeting will be our Cookies & Cocktails items! Some of our members are putting together theme-related items and baskets that will be sure to delight.
You may purchase these items during the Flea Market and whatever Cookie & Cocktails items remain will be auctioned off in a fun auction later in the evening with our very own JPPG Auctioneer!
Donations Accepted! If you would like to donate something for the Cookies & Cocktails part of the evening, please contact Leslie Evans with what you’d like to donate.

When and Where?

We meet at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin (I-295 and San Jose Blvd). The Flea Market begins at 6:00pm, Social time begins at 6:30pm, and announcements and program begins 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!

Don’t forget to visit our Event on Facebook for the list of all the items that will be at the Flea Market!

The Impactful Portrait with Tracy Page – July 24

Tracy PageWe look forward to seeing you on July 24th as we welcome Tracy Bosworth Page for her program, The Impactful Portrait.

Emotion communicated through the eyes is the key to the impactful portraits created by Southeastern portrait photographer Tracy Bosworth Page. Lens choices, camera settings and lighting are part of the story, learning to communicate with clients is critical. Hear her techniques for getting the best out of clients to result in the connection with the camera so evident in her portraits. The discussion will include set up, lighting techniques, posing and post processing.

The Secret Guide to the Entertainment Headshot

You know you can nail a corporate headshot but why are entertainment headshots such an unknown beast?  Tracy will teach you the secrets of what the industry expects for an actor or entertainer for their most important marketing piece, their calling card, their headshot.  She’ll discuss how to find the right light, background, posing and communication with the client as well as delivery of files.

Tracy’s Bio

Tracy Page is one of the top headshot and editorial portrait photographers in the Southeast for talent. She specializes in working with actors and is one of the preferred vendors for headshots for the best Southeastern agencies including names like J. Pervis Talent, Houghton Talent, The People Store, Atlanta Models & Talent and East Coast Talent. Her clients are repped by LA agents and managers such as Burstein & Co., CESD, Carson Adler and Abrams. Among her clients are celebrities such as The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs, Stranger Things’ Priah Ferguson, Disney Raven’s Home’s Navia Robinson and Disney Bunk’d’s Will Buie. She has clients had clients in hit network and cable TV shows and on Broadway.

Tracy is a graduate of The University of Georgia where she studied Fine Art, Advertising and Graphic Design and is active with the Professional Photographers of America where she serves on several committees and is recognized as a Master Photographer, a Craftsmen Photographer and a Certified Professional Photographer. She has won multiple awards including the 2017 Best Portrait for the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association. She proudly serves as an Ambassador for Zeiss Camera Lenses.

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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Lightroom CC Classic: Speed Up Editing with Marty Grivjack – June 26

Marty GrivjackWe invite you to join us on June 26th as we welcome our good friend, Marty Grivjack. Marty will share his program, Lightroom CC Classic: Speed Up Your Editing.

Join Lightroom Sensei Marty Grivjack for a fun-filled evening of Lightroom Learning.

There are lots of new features in Lightroom CC Classic. This program is a DO NOT MISS if you want to speed up your editing workflow. Come learn the magic of the “Sensei” features in this new edition. Bring your questions and notepads… lots to take notes on! You will walk away with many great tips on how to make your editing workflow better.

Wait, there’s more! Marty will share with you how to do Frequency Separation Retouching!

Marty’s Bio

Marty Grivjack, PPA Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.), is a Florida-based professional photographer and a Lightroom editing/workflow instructor. He also has a summer studio in the Adirondacks of New York. Marty combines his expertise in digital photography workflow with his in-depth knowledge of computers. This provides the optimum learning environment for today’s digital photographers. He shoots with both major camera formats and is also fluent on both computer platforms. He is widely known for his ability to convey easy-to-understand procedures that lead to great “ah-ha!” moments. Some even call him “MaGriver.”

In his non-lecture time, Marty creates tutorials and writing articles. His articles cover workflow strategies and image editing/management. It’s a never-ending effort to provide the highest quality, easy-to-follow instruction on the industry’s top photography editing products.

He is the past-president of The Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches, and is a member of PPA and the Florida Professional Photographers (FPP). He is the digital presentation specialist for the annual Florida Competition Salon. Marty travels the country conducting PPA Super Monday programs, seminars, schools and individualized training. No question goes unanswered, and no photographer left behind!

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

People’s Choice
Members, please 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! 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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May 22nd – Level Up: One Light Made Simple with Kira Derryberry

Kira Derryberry – One Light Made Simple Program

On May 22nd, we’ll hope you join us as we welcome Kira Derryberry for her program, Level Up: One Light Made Simplesponsored by WHCC.

In this live demo program, learn how to master multiple one light set ups for studio and on location portraiture. Create dynamic images that are great for seniors, headshots, families, fashion, and more. Kira will guide you through selecting the right light modifiers for the job, learning how to see how the light falls to best flatter your  subject by using tools that won’t break the bank!

If you’ve been an all-natural light shooter until now, this is a great class to get you out of your comfort zone and into the world of creating natural looking lighting. Prepare to ask questions, learn new techniques, and level up your skill set!

Kira’s Bio

Kira Derryberry is a portrait photographer based in Tallahassee, FL. She’s a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, and a Director for the Professional Photographers of America board. Kira is an active competitor in both the state and International Print Competitions and earned silver medals in 2014 and 2015 and a Platinum medal in 2016 at IPC. Her Loan Collection Image, “The Skeptic” was featured on the March 2016 Cover of Professional Photographer Magazine along with a feature article on her work. Alongside her heavy participation in her local and state association, Kira proudly serves as a member of the board of directors for the Professional Photographers of America. Kira also shares her knowledge with her fellow photographers as a Spider Holster Ambassador and a Tether Tools Pro.

Kira got her start in photography in high school then graduated with a BA from the University of Alabama with photography as her focus. Knowing how to shoot, but not necessarily how to start a business, Kira leaned on her experience as a web designer for work, taking a job at a Tallahassee based advertising agency for 5 years before opening her studio in 2010. Since her studio opening, Kira has developed a strong client base in portraits ranging from children and families, to headshots, commercial work, and boudoir. Kira and her husband Kevin have been together since 2002, and together they have a seven year old daughter, Lucy. When not slinging a camera, she spends much of the remainder of her free time playing video games and watching bad science fiction.

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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Purchase Your Mini Seminars Online Now!

Thank you to everyone who registered for our 2018 Mini Seminars at Tuesday’s meeting! If you missed the meeting or were thinking of adding a few more classes, we have opened the classes up for online purchasing!

Some classes are just about sold out so don’t wait too long! If a class is sold out, you will not be able to add it to your cart. A printable copy of the classes is also available for you to look through.

Please visit our Mini Seminar page now to reserve your seat!

April 24th Program – Creative Compositing – Go Beyond the Normal! with Randy Van Duinen

We’re very excited to bring Randy Van Duinen back to Jacksonville for our April 24th program, “Creative Compositing – Go Beyond the Normal!”

If you are looking to kick start you creative photography or add new options to your studio, you will want to attend his program on compositing with internationally award winning photographer Randy Van Duinen. He will show you his process of creating stunning and unique composited images. Learn different ways to cut out images and then put them together to create seamless images. He will teach you some processes that will allow you to quickly put together a composite that will make your clients come back for more.

Randy’s Bio

Randy Van Duinen, M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr. CPP, FDPE, FSA, AIA

A nationally and internationally award-winning architectural photographer, speaker and trainer. His art photography is in private collections around the country and in the permanent collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Randy is recognized for his digital imaging skills that he uses with his architectural and art photography. Randy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from Grand Valley State University.

Professional Photographers of America Awards & Degrees

  • World Photographic Cup – Silver Medal, 2014
  • World Photographic Cup USA Team, 2016, 2014
  • 1st place in the commercial category, 2014 Grand Imaging Awards
  • 2nd place in the commercial category, 2013 Grand Imaging Awards
  • Top 10 Commercial photographer: 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Master of Photography (M.Photog.)
  • Master Artist (M.Artist)
  • Photographic Craftsman Degree (Cr.Photog.)
  • Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) 

Florida Professional Photographers

  • Florida Professional Photographer Artist of the year 2016, 2015
  • Florida Professional Photographer of the year 2012
  • Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence (FDAE)
  • Top 10 Florida Photographer: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 

Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association

  • Photographer of the Year 2015
  • Photographer of the Year 2013
  • Top 10 Photographers past six years 

Published in local and national magazines

  • Professional Photographer (Cover)
  • Photoshop User (Cover)
  • Interiors
  • Builder (Cover)
  • Professional Builder
  • USA Today
  • Tampa Bay Illustrated
  • Light 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)

2018 Mini Seminar List Available

Beginning at 6:00pm on March 27, before our Will Dickey program, Mini Seminars will be on sale! We know you’ve anxiously awaited the list of classes that will be available. Wait no longer!

A printable copy of all class descriptions and your signup sheet is now available on our Mini Seminar page. We expect classes to be sold out, so you will want to make sure to get your selections made! Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so bring your sheet and get there early!

If you can’t be there, we encourage you to give your selections to a friend along with a check. That way you can still get signed up the night of the sale and not have to wait until they go on sale online with what’s left over.

Click here NOW to go to the Mini-Seminar Page for additional details and to download the 2018 Mini Seminar List!