Mini Seminars for Photographers

JPPG Mini-Seminars 2018! Special Pricing for Members!

Mini Seminars are now available for your online purchase! Don’t wait! Reserve your seat today before classes are sold out!

Please click here to download the 2018 Class Descriptions (PDF)

Education is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your business. We are so thankful for our wonderful instructors! Most classes will begin at 7:00 and last about 2 to 2.5 hours, unless noted. Also, most class sizes are limited so please respect class limits. They are set to accommodate the speaker, location, and class attendees.

We are offering these Valuable Seminars for a great price, affording you the opportunity to take as many classes as you like! The more you take, the better the deal! The discounted prices below are for JPPG Members only.

Pricing is as follows

1-2 classes: $35.00 each; 3-4 classes: $30.00 each; 5-6 classes: $25.00 each
7 or more classes: $20.00 each (amazing value!)

Check out our VIP All-Inclusive Pass for just $349!
The VIP Pass includes all 24 mini-seminars, guarantees you get the class even if it was sold out, and priority seating where applicable!

We look forward to seeing all of you in class!
We hope everyone takes advantage of this great opportunity!

NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME AT THE PRICE
OF JUST $40 PER CLASS

JPPG MEMBERS:
Add individual classes to your cart with the price option that matches the total number of classes you want, e.g. if you want five classes you’ll add each individual class using the $25 option on each one.
 
NOT A JPPG MEMBER?
Please select the Non-Member price or we invite you to become a Member and get in on the special Member pricing!

OR

VIP ACCESS
Just click this button to get our All-Inclusive VIP Pass, which gives you guaranteed up-front seating at ALL the mini-seminars, even the ones that are currently sold out!



 



Family Beach Shoot at Mickler’s Beach
with Michael Joseph and Dan Harris
THURSDAY, APRIL 26th at 6:30 PM

Bring your camera and learn how to handle a family beach photo session (both lighting and posing) in harsh lighting conditions, twilight and early evening shooting. We’ll review metering, use of reflector, additive lighting fill, matching the sun when necessary and posing suggestions. Class limit is 16
 
Mickler’s Landing Beach Park, County Rd 203, Sawgrass. FL 32082  (904) 509-2133

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In Person Sales…
The New Way to Make a Living

with Susan Michal
TUESDAY, MAY 1st at 7:00 PM

Do you want to make a little extra money or build a business that can pay the mortgage? In this class we will talk about how selling products in person will transform your business and increase your profits. Increase your success by offering clients products they will treasure for a lifetime! If you would like to take your business to the next level, this class is for you! Class limit is 15
 
Susan Michal Portrait Studio, 4007 Deer Hollow Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 262-8892

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Creativity and Passion Will Transform Your Life and Put Money in Your Pocket
with Susan Michal
THURSDAY, MAY 3rd at 7:00 PM

Creativity and passion are the life blood of sustaining a business in art. In this class, we will discuss how to apply both of these qualities in order for you learn to direct and develop your vision, thought process, and discipline… thereby changing your life. This class will give you the edge to succeed! Class limit is 15
 
Susan Michal Portrait Studio, 4007 Deer Hollow Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 262-8892

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Floral Photography…
Lightpaint Your Way to Glorious Florals

with Jackie Kramer
TUESDAY, MAY 15th at 6:30 PM

Sculpt & Shape Your Flowers with Light. Combination of classroom instruction and hands-on shooting. Bring your cameras and a shutter release (if possible). Flowers and set-ups provided! Jackie has received national and international acclaim for images and teaches individual and group workshops. She also maintains an active Facebook group, Phlorography – Artistic Floral Photography with over 2900 passionate floral photographers from around world. Jackie is committed to supporting other photographers and using photography as a medium to build relationships that enrich others’ lives! Class limit is 16
 
Studio City, 8535 Baymeadows Road, Suite 18, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (907) 317-4667

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Easy Layouts for Promotional Media…
Social Media, Flyers, Postcards, etc.

with Jackie Kramer
THURSDAY, MAY 17th at 7:00 PM

Learn how to create simple eye-catching layouts for flyers, brochures, and/or social media. Basic understanding of Adobe Lightroom is essential… learn to make Collages, Triptychs and Flyers with Text. Bring your laptop with Lightroom loaded and a collection of approx. 20 of your favorite images! Class limit is 20
 
Studio City, 8535 Baymeadows Road, Suite 18, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (907) 317-4667

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Branding Yourself for Success…
Social Media, Web Marketing, Branding

with Shaun DeMint
MONDAY, MAY 21st at 7:00 PM

Today everyone has a camera or a cell phone. What are you doing to separate yourself from everyone else? Having a successful brand and web marketing platform is the key to your success. Shaun has been speaking coast to coast and has worked in the industry long enough to know the photography business, yet young enough to have all the know-how of today’s fast changing market and the fine points of web marketing! Class limit is 16
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Road, Jacksonville FL 32257 (904) 733-9966

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Sensor Cleaning Demo Plus Camera Functions
with Michael Joseph, Dan Harris, and Trace Choulat
TUESDAY, MAY 29th at 7:00 PM

Have your sensor cleaned (optional) and watch it being done! Are you getting your sensor cleaned regularly & how often should this be done? Are you using custom camera functions as much as you should and what benefits might be gained in expanding your use of camera functions and settings. Class limit is 12
 
Dan Harris PhotoArt, 1124 Riviera St., Jacksonville, FL 32207 (904) 398-7668

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Beyond the Main and Fill…
Studio Lighting with Pizazz

with Ken Moran
THURSDAY, MAY 31st at 7:00 PM

All the ins and outs of using and controlling accent lighting to give your images depth, dimension and the WOW factor! Plus… how to create silhouettes your customers will love! Class limit is 20
 
Studio City, 8535 Baymeadows Road, Suite 18, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904) 962-9058

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Flying High in Photoshop
with Jane Conner-Ziser
SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd at 6:00 PM
SOLD OUT!

This is a Photoshop class for everyone! But hold on to your seats… Jane will cover some down & dirty, hi-speed, time saving tips you may not be using! Plus… Prior to the class, Jane will be taking special requests via an email blast to all those that are signed up. That makes this class a super-customized, educational opportunity… don’t miss it! Bring your laptop with Photoshop up and running! Class limit is 12
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 509-2133


Essentials of Compositing Techniques in Photoshop
with Jane Conner-Ziser
MONDAY, JUNE 4th at 7:00 PM
Two seats remaining!

This is a great opportunity to learn from our very own Jane! This is the first time we’ve got her covering this popular subject. Jane will break it down as she guides you through compositing techniques, adjustment layers, blending modes, effects and selections! Bring your laptop with Photoshop up and running! This seminar is for people with a working knowledge of Photoshop. Is not for total beginners. Class limit is 12
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 509-2133

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Fast Moving Objects
with Olis Garber
THURSDAY, JUNE 7th at 7:00 PM

This speedy class will cover photographing birds-in-flight as well as other flying objects! Olis will cover shooting for impact, image quality, lighting & composition! Locations & equipment will be covered as well. You are encouraged to bring your camera for menu settings, etc. Class limit is 18
 
Garber Photography, 12086 Hammock Oaks Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 335-1519

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Selecting and Evaluating Your
Images for Salon

with Michael Joseph
MONDAY, JUNE 11th at 7:00 PM

An evening filled with competition image advise! If you’re befuddled, baffled or just flat out confused with what the judges are looking for in the “20 seconds” they take to view and score an image, this is the program to attend. MJ will have 1 or 2 qualified, surprise guests to co-host this program. You’ll find out what wins and what does not, what to do and what not to do… how to compose, create and submit your images for local, state and PPA competitions. Bring up to 20 images on a jump drive for critique. Remember… our mega, once-a-year Salon takes place in September and we want you to get your images ready. The first step is the selection of you images and that’s what this class is all about! Class limit is 12
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 733-9966

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Getting the Most Out of Your Speedlites
with Michael Joseph
THURSDAY, JUNE 14th at 7:00 PM

You probably purchased your Speedlites with the idea that you would be ready in just seconds to make well lit, beautiful portraits. But, sadly, you immediately found out that the menus and the buttons were confusing… and it just drove you crazy. Even seasoned photographers that have been in business for many years have been discouraged with setting up these units! In this seminar you will learn how to quickly set up your speed lights for both on–camera and off–camera operation! You will begin to master the controls including camera and flash modes, group mode, choosing flash modifiers & accessories, as well as options for soft light, hard light, and bounce light. Get your confidence back and take command of these powerful, little beauties! Class limit is 15
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 509-2133

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Prep and Complete Your Images for Competition
with Michael Joseph
MONDAY, JUNE 18th at 7:00 PM

We all know that winning image competitions takes a lot of effort from start to finish. The photography has to be a step above beautiful, the right images need to be selected and from there every effort must be made to coax out the best of it through impeccable retouching and presentation. It’s not too difficult to create images that will score between 78-82 but when you want to score big, it’s all about perfection and giving the judges the confidence they need to place your score out of the ballpark. This class is all about “finishing the job”. Including… placement & size of your image… the choice of matting, color, texture and shading… and the creation of strokes and borders! Plus… discussion and suggestions of giving your image just the right title! Class limit 20
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 733-9966

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Essential Posing Techniques with People and Their Pets
with Michael Joseph
THURSDAY, JUNE 21st at 7:00 PM

Join MJ for a hands-on mini-seminar on the fundamental posing techniques every photographer should know… including mankind’s best friends! Discover how to work with different body types. Learn which poses to use and not use… based on subject… ensuring that you’ll get flattering results every time. You’ll also learn about lens choices and how to select your gear. Whether you’re a novice photographer beginning to move from candid shots to posed ones or an old pro looking for some new posing, this seminar will give you the skills you need to make every session a success. Class limit is 10
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 509-2133

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Lightroom CC (Mobile) and the Lightroom CC Classic
with Marty Grivjack
MONDAY, JUNE 25th at 7:00 PM

Everything needed for you to know you were to navigate the NEW mobile Lightroom Editing App… plus all the new features of Lightroom CC Classic… A MUST ATTEND SEMINAR! Class limit is 15
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 733-9966

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The Gear Guys
with Michael Joseph and Dan Harris
MONDAY, JULY 2nd at 7:00 PM

Back by popular demand, don’t miss it! With over 50 years of experience between them… buying, selling, testing and evaluating camera/computer equipment has become second nature to this team. Lea the latest and let their experience help you navigate the confusing (and costly) decisions you will have to make about camera/computer gear throughout your photography career. What is the right gear to have? What gear should you dump? How do you know when to hold them? When do you walk away? When do you run? Should you buy or rent? Buy used or new? Dan once bought a lens for $350 and sold it 3 years later for $2,700. MJ has bought and sold hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of gear for himself and other photographers and can tell you what works and what doesn’t. Dan owned a $48,000 camera system that he used daily for 5 years and it only cost him $1,600 a year. Learn the secrets to making smart equipment decisions for maximum success in your business. Class limit is 16
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 509-2133

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You Want to Sell on eBay
But Are Afraid to Ask

with Karen Joseph
MONDAY, JULY 9th at 7:00 PM

If KJ can sell “Buckeye Nuts” on eBay…. she can teach you how to sell anything too! This is a class for beginners. There will be live demonstrations of how to complete a listing from start to finish. KJ will email & give you a homework assignment prior to the class to be better prepared. Bring your laptops and up to 3 things you’d like to list and sell. Plus… she will go over the different approaches to selling on eBay and how to evaluate those methods for each item. Class limit is 10
 
Joseph Photography, 3758 Beauclerc Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 733-9966

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