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

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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.

Amanda Hunter – Stock Photography – 4/23 program

A few years into her career, Amanda stumbled into selling stock images. She realized that she had taken tons of images that were just sitting on her hard drive that could be making her extra money. I bet you do too! In her program, Making Money While You Sleep, Amanda will walk you through the differences between a few of the most popular stock websites, what sells, and what you can expect once you start putting your images out there. It’s never too soon to start making money while you sleep!

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

Amanda Hunter is a portrait and commercial photographer in Tallahassee, Florida. When she started her business 5 years ago, she never thought she’d be so involved in the photography community, serving as President of her local guild and volunteering with FPP and PPA. She’s working toward getting her Masters and Craftsman degrees through Professional Photographers of America and was ranked in the Top 10 Photographers in Florida in 2018.

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)

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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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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)


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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)

Lightroom CC Classic with Marty Grivjack

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, MASTER PHOTOG, CR., CPP
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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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)



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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