April 25 Program – Roamin’ with Roman – A Paradigm Shift in the World of Bird Photography

IMG_0965 copyPlease join us on Tuesday, April 25, as we welcome Roman Kurvwczak to Jacksonville! Roman will present his program, Roamin’ with Roman – A Paradigm Shift in the World of Bird Photography.
 
This instructional program represents a fundamental change in the way today’s bird photographers should think and do things, especially when it comes to birds in flight! Roman will cover everything from gear to settings and techniques while also covering some of the most common mistakes photographers make in this exciting field.  Questions will be encouraged and answered throughout the presentation so that those attending gain a clear understanding of the principles of bird photography.
 
You can find galleries, blog, gear reviews, nighttime landscape e-book, and more at: www.roaminwithroman.com
 
BIO
 
Roman Kurywczak is a professional nature photographer and Sigma Pro who conducts lectures and workshops across the globe.  His boutique tour company, Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours, caters to small groups (only 4 in the US) to provide the ultimate learning experience for participants. His down to earth and easy to follow teaching presentations make him a highly sought after lecturer. The author of several instructional books on nature photography, Roman strives to share his passion for photography as others have shared with him.  He is married, has two sons, and lives in NJ.
 

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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SHOOTOUT with Hanson Fong – March 19

Hanson FongSunday, March 19th, 1:30 – 5pm at Walter Jones Park, Jacksonville, 11964 Mandarin Rd., 32223
 
• Hands-On shooting!
• Bring your own camera, favorite reflector or lighting gear.
• Live models! Different stations taking place at the same time.
• World renowned photographer and instructor, Hanson Fong, will be on hand to give shooting advice and tips as he bounces from station to station!
• Sign up early!
 
We also are having a bonus evening class at the Joseph’s (3758 Beauclerc Rd, 32257) from 7-9pm! Hanson will give one of his entertaining and educational keynote programs… don’t miss it!
 
JPPG Members Price… Shootout only price is just $49, Evening Class only price is just $29, OR both classes combined for only $69!
 
Non-Members Price… Shootout only price is just $59, Evening Class only price is just $39OR both classes combined for only $79!
 
To register for the shootout only, the evening class only, or both, please select the desired option below from the appropriate members or non-members drop-downs.
 

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Let’s Get Social Seminar – Social Media for Business with Gina Barca – November 30th

Social media is one of the most effective ways to market and grow a business today – yet many entrepreneurs don’t utilize this invaluable tool. It is crucial for any business to have a marketing plan and part of that plan should be a social media strategy.

Covering all aspects of social media marketing – including trends, strategies, analytics, the newest social networks and more. This workshop will show you exactly how to use social media to drive real results and keep you on the leading edge of social media marketing.

Discover the most important aspects of social media marketing. What you MUST know to stay ahead of social media for business. Get results and grow your business using social media like a PRO.

We limit attendance to ensure an intimate environment where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized attention.

There are TWO separate times available. Please use the drop down box to register and select the time that works best for you.

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE! Whether you’re a JPPG Member or not, early bird pricing is available! If you register below by Friday, November 25th, 11:59pm, Members can take advantage of the $39 early bird price and Non-Members can take advantage of the $49 early bird price. That’s a $10 savings for registering early! The price on the flyer above will be applied to any registrations after the November 25th, 11:59pm early bird deadline.

Location: Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Road, Jacksonville FL 32257

Members Early Bird – $39
(Register by November 25th, 11:59pm)


Please Select Time Slot



Non-Members Early Bird – $49
(Register by November 25th, 11:59pm)


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Special Guild Event – On-Location Rotation Shoot – October 30th – REGISTER HERE!

We are excited to announce that we are hosting an On-Location, Rotation Shoot on Sunday, October 30 at Walter Jones Park (11964 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223).

3 SETS OF Duel INSTRUCTORS:

Olis Garber & Kevin Floyd
Jane CZ & Capt. Rick Bauer
Dan “the main man” Harris & MJ

2:00 PM – 6 PM… Don’t Be Late!

We’ll Provide Complimentary Bottles of Water. We’ll Provide the Models.
Bring Your Own Energy Bar or Snack. Bring Your Own Camera & Lens

This event is open to JPPG Members AND Non-Members

PRICING BREAKDOWN & DEADLINES
Members Early Bird, $30 (before 11:59pm the 29th)
Members At the Door, $50
Non-Members Early Bird, $45 (before 11:59pm the 29th)
Non-Members At The Door, $50

JPPG Members – Early Bird Price – $30
Register BEFORE October 29th 11:59pm



Non-JPPG Members – Early Bird Price – $45
Register BEFORE October 29th 11:59pm



October 25th – Fall Salon Photographic Image Competition – Registration and Rules

The Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild will host our Annual Photographic Image competition (Salon) on Tuesday, October 25th. We are hoping that all of our members will enter! So, get your images ready! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, October 21st at 11:59 pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, October 24th. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, October 22nd until 11:59pm Monday evening, October 24th.

JUDGING TIMES

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 25th of October, prior to the regular meeting time. 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 this format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! First-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

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”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, October 21st)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, October 22nd)

April 26 Meeting – Chas Glatzer, Canon Explorer of Light – Post Production Tips

Chas GlatzerOn Tuesday, April 26th, JPPG proudly welcomes Charles “Chas” Glatzer, one Canon’s newest Explorers of Light, to Jacksonville! Chas will present his program on Post-Production Tips: “How to Make Your Best Images Even Better!”

Chas is recognized as one of the top wildlife photographers working today. Every week, he receives emails asking why his images look better and more lifelike than many of those posted on the web. Join Chas as he walks you through Post Production Tips and Techniques designed to make your Best Images Even Better.

This program is free to all JPPG Members. If you’re not a JPPG Member, the cost is $15 at the door.

People’s Choice: For this month’s People’s Choice, we will have two categories – one for color images and one for black and white. You may enter a print into one category OR both.

The program will be held at the Ramada Inn Mandarin, on Hartley Road, on April 26th. Social time begins at 6:30pm, with announcements beginning at 7pm, and Chas’ program beginning immediately after the announcements. We hope you will also plan to join us at Chili’s after the meeting!

About Chas

Chas Glatzer is a Canon Explorer of Light, a prestigious group comprised of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty.

Since founding Shoot The Light in the mid-nineties, Chas has cemented his place in the world as one of the top wildlife photographers working today. His dynamic and inspirational teaching have also made him one of the most sought after educators and speakers in his field. The depth and diversity of his background make him truly exceptional in the world of wildlife photography. This diverse work experience over his 33 years as a professional photographer provides workshop participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.

Chas’ work has been celebrated internationally with over 40 prestigious awards for superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession. His images are recognized internationally for their lighting, composition, and attention to detail and have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, National Parks, Discover Diving, Smithsonian, Professional Photographer, Birder’s World, Nature Photographer, EOS, Digital PhotoPro, and many more.

When not behind the camera or computer, Chas can be found on the river fly fishing near his home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

Check out Chas’ website.
www.shootthelight.com

 

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Special Hands-On Seminar with Hanson Fong March 20

What do you think about a hands-on seminar with Canon Explorer of Light HANSON FONG?! Mark your calendars for March 20th!

The key element to being a successful photographer is to make people look great. Hanson will share with you his perception in creating perfect photographic harmony by demonstrating how to use correct lighting, from natural to hot light to flash lighting. A live demonstration of the Classic 10 poses that Hanson has mastered and pioneered will assist you in posing any person, regardless of weight and/or height. His technique will enable you to pose any family grouping, couple, or bridal couple. In addition to hands on posing, Hanson will discuss lighting techniques. You will learn how to photograph under any lighting condition, indoors or outdoors, any place, anytime. His approach to finding the “light” is simple and uncomplicated. Proper lighting and posing will help you create highly
desirable and timeless photographs. Bring camera.

WHEN: Sunday, March 20, 1:00pm – ’til out of light!
WHERE: Susan Michal’s studio, 4007 Deer Hallow Ln, Jacksonville 32257 (Mandarin area)
COST: Members-Only Early Bird (before 11:59pm March 17) $79 (Please see your email for a link to the SUPER early bird pricing available for Members Only!)
Non Members AND After March 17: $99

REGISTER: See paypal buttons below

MEMBERS ONLY
Early Bird
(Before 11:59pm March 17)
$79
NON-MEMBERS and
AFTER MARCH 17
$99
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November Meeting – Nov 17 with Susan Michal

We hope you will join us on Tuesday, November 17th (one week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday), as we welcome our own Susan Michal as our speaker!

Professional Photography isn’t just a snapshot, it’s a story, and one that Susan Michal knows how to tell exceptionally well. Susan is the most recent past President of the PPA and internationally published, award winning portrait artist.

Please join us Tuesday the 17th at 7:00 pm as Susan will be presenting, The heart of transition: How creativity, passion and a Can Do attitude can effect a powerful transformation in your life.

Social time begins at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7:00pm. Members, bring your images to enter into People’s Choice! We hope you will join us at Chili’s after the meeting, as well!

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Fall 2015 Salon Competition Results

Our Fall Salon (image competition) was held on September 22nd. Thank you to all who entered as we know how nervous we all get when entering. And Congratulations to all who merited and those who placed! Please see the list of our winners from each category below and congratulate them next time you see them!

This salon, we had four esteemed judges who spent the afternoon judging all the images and then during the meeting, discussed the score and every image that was entered. We’ve received great feedback from our Members on this method because it provides so much more education than just watching and listening to the judges score.

We’d like to thank Joe & Mary Jean Campanellie from Palm Coast, Pepito from Tampa, and our very own Susan Michael for judging all the prints for us.

We had a great response with the rotating screen that our Salon Chairman MJ set up with lots of ooooohs and ahhhhhhs. Also, he has yet another surprise for our salon next year!

There were 60 prints entered of which 28 of the images merited. We had 3 people that entered for the first time, and Keith Bartholomew was one of the people.  He Placed 3 times and had a Best of Show.  That was awesome for a first timer! Congratulations, Keith!

Salon Results

Portrait
1st Place: The Cuban -Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Pure Grace – Melanie Miller
3rd Place: Maguro Bocho Traditions – Keith Bartholomew

Social Function
1st Place: From Disney with Love – Derick Le
2nd Place: Mon Amour – Derick Le
3rd Place: Evening Romance – Derick Le

Illustrative
1st Place: The Color of Laos – Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Light House Geometry – Keith Bartholomew
3rd Place: On the Rocks – Rick Bauer

Commercial
1st Place: Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew
2nd Place: Sleeping Birds – Rick Bauer
3rd Place: Riverfront Celebration – Tammy Czigan

BEST OF SHOW
Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew

June Meeting – Nellie Quiros: Capturing the Essence of A Woman Through Boudoir Photography

nelliequirosportraitWe hope to have you join us for the June 23rd JPPG Meeting as we welcome Nellie Quiros to our Guild! Nellie’s program, Capturing the Essence of A Woman Through Boudoir Photography, is one you won’t want to miss.

Social time will begin at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm at the Ramada Inn Mandarin. We hope you will plan to join us!

An overview of the fascinating topic that is Boudoir Photography and the occurrence she calls the “Felicity Experience.” The most important element in this genre is enticing the essence of the individual being photographed to surface. Learn how Nellie and her team make Boudoir Photography not just fun for their clients but an experience they will remember with true emotion. Capturing the essence of a woman through Boudoir Photography with Felicity.

• Boudoir Photography- More than sexy photos
• Boudoir Photographer- Not just a good photographer
• Females – Feelings and more feelings
• Males – Dude-doir
• Couples – Keeping it classy
• Pre Consultation- Getting to know you
• Felicity Experience- So much more than a photo session
• Posing – Do what
• Lighting – Where is the love
• Products – What do you like
• Brand- Recognition
• In Person Reveal & Order- Showtime
• Delivery – A new friend
• Referral – Who’s talking now
• Marketing – Let’s keep in touch

Those are the topics Nellie will cover in her interactive presentation, attendees are sure to enjoy this unique and informative review! You may even take home a golden nugget.

About Nellie:

Nellie Quiros, is a Portrait Photographer who specializes in Glamour, Boudoir and Maternity.  She and her husband Claudio own Felicity Images, llc. The Premier Boudoir Photography Studio of Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast.

After many years in the medical field and then administration, Nellie knew in 2008 when the opportunity presented itself that she wanted to be a Professional Photographer. Since then she has quickly grown in her field and has received the distinguished designation of Certified Professional Photographer. She is very proud of being the only photographer to achieve that recognition within a 30 mile radius of her studio.  Nellie enjoys helping other photographers grow their craft through certification and serves as a PPA/CPP Liaison. She has received CPP Image Submission Judges Training and is in that process as well. Participating in professional organizations and giving of her time, is important to her.  Nellie recently joined the team of remembrance photographers with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Currently Nellie is fulfilling the requirements and looking forward to earning many degrees but mostly enjoys the journey.  

Believing in the power of education, Nellie rarely misses a chance to share her fervor for growing her craft and knowledge with others. Aside from teaching PPA Super Monday Classes, she also hosts private workshops at her studio. Nellie also has an Intern Program in place at her studio giving her the opportunity to mentor photographers who are ready to get serious about their craft.

Nellie thrives on the relationships photography brings. She absolutely loves the rapport with her subjects and sets out to help them look their best by feeling their best. During her years as a wedding and portrait photographer, Nellie fell into Boudoir Photography unintentionally and was so captivated by the feedback from her clients that she set out to learn more from the best in the industry and now specializes in it herself. She is quick to let you know how much she loves helping people look and feel beautiful while capturing their true essence and how wrong she thinks the old adage “Beauty is skin deep” truly is. Nellie finds beauty without regard to age, gender, size and shape and can be heard telling her prospective clients, “I’m not afraid of anything you fear to bring into my camera room.”

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