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)




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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Lightroom Seminar with Marty Grivjack


With Marty Grivjack

Monday, Sept. 25th… 7PM – 9PM

PLUS… Marty will add a bonus hour starting @ 6PM!

Just $59 – Register and pay online @
($10 goes toward JPPG education!)

Learn the Speedy Lightroom Workflow Process

Time is money. An efficient workflow lets you book more clients. Less PC time = more photography.
You can do in seconds in Lightroom what would take too long in Photoshop.

White Balance: The Mystery Is Gone!

Learn, in three (3) steps, how to color correct all of your images. Bring your WhiBal™ card, gray card,
Expodisk™, or whatever you color balance tool you have.

Develop Your RAW and JPG Images Instantly

Lightroom is the ULTIMATE RAW image processor. Make super-fast exposure, contrast, color balance,
and cropping adjustments to your images and copy those settings to your images in a blink.
Marty uses Lightroom to process and manage all of his client and personal work. 
Everything he teaches comes from real-life usage trial-and-error
and you’ll benefit from his easy to learn problem-solving methods
and techniques that save time and increase profits!
Please Note: if you would prefer private time with Marty, he is available during the day Tuesday until 2PM
and if needed, Wednesday morning as well!
Call Michael Joseph at 904-509-2133 to reserve your time-slot, details and pricing.
Register Below for Monday, September 25th Seminar from 7-9pm

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:
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)






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.

Seminar Options for MEMBERS

Seminar Options for NON-MEMBERS

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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)

Please Select Time Slot

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).


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

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 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.


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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

Early Bird
(Before 11:59pm March 17)

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