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)

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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)



2018 Mini Seminar List Available

Beginning at 6:00pm on March 27, before our Will Dickey program, Mini Seminars will be on sale! We know you’ve anxiously awaited the list of classes that will be available. Wait no longer!

A printable copy of all class descriptions and your signup sheet is now available on our Mini Seminar page. We expect classes to be sold out, so you will want to make sure to get your selections made! Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so bring your sheet and get there early!

If you can’t be there, we encourage you to give your selections to a friend along with a check. That way you can still get signed up the night of the sale and not have to wait until they go on sale online with what’s left over.

Click here NOW to go to the Mini-Seminar Page for additional details and to download the 2018 Mini Seminar List!

Coming Soon! Sneak Peak at Upcoming Mini Seminars!

JPPG MINI-SEMINARS 2018!
HERE IS A PREVIEW OF OUR MINI-SEMINARS!
The official list will be published in just a few weeks… the second week of March.
ALL DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS WILL BE POSTED!
All classes go on sale at our March meeting… Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00 PM just before our meeting begins!
Plus, the March meeting will feature photojournalist Will Dickey! (Look for details)
 
CHECK OUT OUR LIST OF INSTRUCTORS…
Dan Harris, Marty Grivjack, Susan Michal, Jeff Gump, Michael Joseph, Jackie Kramer,
Olis Garber, Tammy Czigan, Ken Moran, Bob Sargent, Trace Choulat, 
  • “THE GEAR GUYS”
  • “ESSENTIAL POSING TECHNIQUES FOR PEOPLE & THEIR PETS”
  • “FAMILY BEACH SHOOT AT MICKLER’S BEACH”
  • “SENSOR CLEANING DEMO, PLUS CAMERA SETTINGS AND FUNCTIONS”
  • “IN PERSON SALES… THE NEW WAY TO MAKE A LIVING“
  • “YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS & THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY”
  • THE ABC’s OF ALBUM SALES…KEYS TO PROFITABILITY
  • “THE INS & OUTS OF WEDDINGS… ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW”
  • “RETOUCHING FOR COMPETITION & THE FINAL TREATMENT”
  • “SELECTING & EVALUATING YOUR IMAGES FOR COMPETITION”
  • “ENTREPRENEURISM”
  • “FAST MOVING SUBJECTS”
  • “THE GIRL NEXT DOOR TURNED SEXY MODEL”
  • “TIME LAPSE CONCEPTS”
  • “GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SPEEDLITES”
  • “STUDIO LIGHTING WITH PIZAZZ”
  • “HEADSHOTS… THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS”
  • “FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY”
  • “EASY LAYOUTS FOR PROMOTIONAL MEDIA”
  • “LIGHTROOM CC (Mobile) & THE LIGHTROOM CC CLASSIC”
  • “CREATIVITY AND PASSION WILL TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE & PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET”
  • “THE FINE POINTS OF COMPOSITING”
  • “PHOTOSHOP BOOSTER CLASS… WHAT YOU MIGHT BE MISSING”

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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2017 Salon Results

We wanted to extend our congratulations to everyone who entered into the 2017 salon! We know that it can be a little nerve-wracking to put your work out for judging, but we had 126 entries from 18 participants, 5 of whom were first time competitors!

We especially would like to congratulate  everyone who merited and to those who placed! The winning images and makers are listed below in their respective categories. Congratulations, everyone!

Commercial

  1. River City Lights – Keith Bartholomew
  2. The Kimono Maker – Susan Michal
  3. Ghost Trails – Keith Bartholomew

EA – Electronic Art

  1. The Observers – Tom Grzybala
  2. Country Road – Tom Grzybala
  3. Blue Heron – Tom Grzybala

EM – Electronic Manipulation

  1. The Hand – Diana Halstead
  2. A Screwed City – Diana Halstead
  3. Shadows – Ken McBride

First Time Ever with a Category being the most popular. We pulled a People’s Choice with ties.

Illustrative

  1. Nigella – Jackie Kramer
  2. Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew
  3. Perfect Harmony – Dana Heisler
  4. Night Fall – Dana Heisler
  5. Light Painted Tulips – Jackie Kramer
  6. Shades of Pink – Susan Michal

Portrait

  1. A Content Life – Susan Michal
  2. Pack Politics – Pat Lowe
  3. First Catch – Jim Dvorak

Social Function

  1. Life is beautiful with You – Derick Le
  2. From Seattle with Love – Derick Le
  3. Wedding Ring On Red – Jackie Kramer

BEST OF SHOW

Nigella – Jackie Kramer
Honorable Mention:  Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew

August 22nd Program – Sit, Stay, Smile – Pet Portraits with Michael Joseph

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We have a special treat for you on Tuesday, August 22… the man with the voice made for radio and TV, a Master of Light, King of Tech, Sultan of Style, the Dog Whisperer, the Cat Charmer, the go-to guy for technical advice, and the guy with the Awesome Boots will be our August guest speaker… that’s right, you guessed it… it’s our very own MJ, doing a live demo with people and their pets! Assisting will be the love of his life, Karen! Both will be ready to answer an arsenal of questions and share their words of wisdom from a lifetime of portrait experience. Get ready!

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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