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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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!





Susan Michal’s Fine Art Gallery Event

You’re Invited!

Susan Michal will present a Fine Art Gallery Event titled “FLOWERS IN TRANSITION” on October 29th, 2015 at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. There will be a Public Artist Reception from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

Please RSVP to: studio@susanmichal.com

Flowers in Transition is a photography exhibition featuring the fine art flower photography of Susan Michal.

A note from the artist: When you look at a flower through the camera lens you see things that you may never have noticed when viewing them with the naked eye. I love the complex textures, the intense colors and the unexpected shapes. Some are soft and gentle in their beauty, some are bold, many are funny and some are just strange, proving that God has an intense sense of humor and a strong imagination. I am very aware of the short life that flowers have, and have been very interested in photographing them as they transition through the stages of bud to bloom and death.
Susan Michal’s fine art book, Flowers in Transition will be available for pre-purchase during the exhibit.
Prints exhibited will be available for purchase.
Show Dates:
The show opens October 29th.
Gallery Hours:

Monday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays through Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Open through all performances,  admission is free.
Exhibit Location:
The Thrasher-Horne Center is located on the SJR State Orange Park Campus at 283 College Drive.

May 28th Monthly Meeting – Lissa Hatcher and Conceptual Photography

Join us at JPPG’s May 28th meeting as we bring to you Lissa Hatcher presenting what she’s known for – conceptual photography. We are grateful to White House Custom Color (WHCC) for sponsoring Lissa! This program is sure to get your creative juices flowing! Don’t miss it!

Don’t forget to bring your 8×10 for People’s Choice! We hope you’ll also join us at Chili’s after the meeting!

Conceptual photography is an easy concept to get right…come up with an idea and shoot it…if only it were that easy.


Wish you could be more creative? Want out of that box you have been hiding in? Client to art may not be as hard as you think.Get a better connection with your client while finding your inner artist! Learn not only how to interview your client to get the ideas you have been looking for, but how to apply them and find new clients in the process. We will also have a look at the pieces and parts of a conceptual piece! Come play with Lissa in her world of fantasy. Bring your notebooks and your imagination!

Lissa’s Bio:

Coming from a long line of artist and writers, Lissa has made her mark with commissioned art pieces being voted “Hottest New Talent” by American Photo Magazine, “Best New Artist” at SWPPA, and Photographer of the Year Year after Year, winning many Fuji and Kodak awards. She has been published many times in magazines, the PPA Loan Collection and PPA Showcase Book and has even been honored with a Kodak Elite award. With her first photographic goal out of the way… receiving her Master of Photography in only three years, she is on to her next goal of writing and illustrating a children’s book!

Lissa lives in Tampa, Florida, and continues her pursuit of surrealistic portraiture, creating tailored pieces for her unique portrait and commercial clients.

View more of Lissa’s work on her website: http://www.lissahatcher.com/