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)

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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).


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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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!





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

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

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

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

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.”


Lightroom Day Seminars with Marty Grivjack: Lightroom Basics and Intermediate Lightroom

Marty Grivjack is staying in town after our May meeting to teach two great Lightroom Seminars on May 27th & 28th!

Sign up for one or both seminars at www.lightroomseminars.com/jppg15

$99/Wednesday Basics class
$99/Thursday Intermediate Lightroom class
$169 for both!

Marty Grivjack’s Lightroom Basics
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:01am – 5:03pm, with a break for lunch

This is an essential Lightroom class that shows you how to set up Lightroom, efficiently navigate its robust system of editing modules and lets you see how to integrate Lightroom into your photographic workflow.

Lightroom Basics will include:

  • Workflow fundamentals
  • Catalogs: one or many?
  • Initial Lightroom Setup Preferences – a must!
  • Importing, keywording, adding metadata, copyright setup
  • Editing: rating, sorting, labeling and culling images
  • Collections: the BEST way to organize images! **Enhanced for Lightroom CC
  • Lightroom Navigation: Using EASY shortcuts for speed and efficiency
  • Shooting Tethered: the “other” way to import images
  • Image storage on your drives: What’s best?
  • Image archival: protecting your image assets and disaster prevention
  • Develop basics
  • How to bring images into Photoshop or other editors

You should bring your laptop (or rooftop computer), power supply, a tablet if you have one, and note taking tools…there will be LOTS of great information, tips and efficiency shortcuts you DO NOT want to miss.

Marty Grivjack’s Intermediate Lightroom CC: Fear No Photograph!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:01am – 5:03pm, with a break for lunch

Intermediate Lightroom:
Lightroom CC recommended, but not critical. However LR 5.7.1 can be used for most of this class.  Participants should have some cursory knowledge of importing, keywording and exporting images, as these topics will be mentioned but not covered in depth. The focus will be on image editing and enhancement.

Learn about the enhanced LR 5.6 features – the Advanced Healing Brush, the new Radial Gradient tool, the "Upright" architectural tool, and "Smart Previews" that allow portable editing away from your core originals. Bring your questions and laptops if you like – try your hand at the new features! You won’t believe how easy they are to use.

  • Remove unwanted artifacts from your images – Clean them up with the Spot Remover tool
  • Create AWESOME vignettes with the click of a button using Lightroom Effects
  • Apply a little “digital crispy goodness”™ to your images using Presets, then make your own!
  • Change clothing color/hue to match the rest of the family
  • Place vignettes where you want them as you master the radial gradient tool
  • Learn how to “Histogram” your subject’s face for perfect exposure

NEW: Lightroom CC Features (AKA Lightroom “6”)

  • New Merge To HDR: merge multiple exposure-bracketed images into a single HDR image.
  • New Merge To Panorama: Create breathtaking panorama images from separate photographs
  • Pet Eye addition to Red Eye tool fixes unnatural colors captured in photographs
  • Filter Brush: Tweak your graduated and radial filters with a brush…FINALLY!
  • Slide Show “Ken Burns Effect” – add movement and sizzle to your slideshows
  • Face Recognition helps you organize images in the new “People” view

You should bring your laptop (or rooftop computer), power supply, a tablet if you have one, and note taking tools…there will be LOTS of great information, tips and efficiency shortcuts you DO NOT want to miss.

$99/Wednesday Lightroom Basics class
$99/Thursday Intermediate Lightroom class
$169 for both!

Sign up for one or both seminars at www.lightroomseminars.com/jppg15

November Meeting – Meggan Harper, “Newborns: The Complete Workflow”

Meggan discusses her complete workflow for newborns. She will start from the initial phone call and take you all the way through to the final sale. She will cover tips and tricks to safely posing newborns, capturing sleepy smiles and photographing the poses that sell every time!

Meggan Harper has specialized in photographing newborns since the day her business opened. She has a genuine love for documenting babies within their first days of life and considers it the highest honor for parents to allow her to do so.

Her favorite quote is “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” from Confucius. This is her mantra in the workplace. Meggan has a strong belief that if you do what you love, you will naturally excel at it, be more creative everyday, and find a way to make money doing so.

Her work has been published twice in the nationwide Parenting magazine and she currently photographs the covers for 3 local parent magazines throughout Central Florida. She has also spoken at ImagingUSA about how she has raised money for the past 4 years for Operation Smile, a PPA Charities Organization. Meggan has mentored several photographers, local or not, with an open and honest approach. She keeps no secrets and feels that the more she helps fellow photographers, the more she raises up the entire industry. She does not worry about “training her competition” because she feels that there is an abundance of work out there for all of us. Aside from the world of newborn photography, Meggan is a mother to 4 boys, an avid reader who is constantly seeking knowledge and understanding, and a music-lover. She is also a yoga enthusiast (who spends a large amount of time upside-down!).

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