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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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

JPPG Super Summer Seminar with Eddie Tapp

July 25th @ Ramada Inn Conference Center
3130 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 (I-295 & San Jose Blvd.)

FREE All Day Seminar (10-6) with Eddie Tapp… Canon Explorer of Light and Photoshop Guru!
Sponsored by Canon and JPPG.

You must pre-register for this event!

Click here to Pre-Register on-line at the JPPG Facebook Page – click “YES” you will attend to reserve your spot! If you’re not on Facebook, you may pre-register by contacting Michael Joseph at michael@josephphoto.com or (904) 733-9966.

If you’re coming from out-of-town, the Ramada Inn has a special room rate of $59. Just mention our group and seminar when calling to book.

Limited seating! First come, first served! Classroom style set-up, laptops optional.

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Eddie Tapp

Award-winning photographer, lecturer, consultant, and author on digital imaging issues. An Explorer of Light with Canon USA, on the Photoshop “Dream Team” and inducted into the “Photoshop Hall of Fame”. A gifted photographer and artist, Eddie has been a tireless educator for photographers for decades. His reputation as an authority on digital imaging workflows, color management and Photoshop are second to none.

His articles have appeared in The Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Photoshop User, Shutter Bug, Photo Electronic Imaging, Southern Exposure, Alert Diver and others. His books, Photoshop Workflow Setups and Practical Color Management, are both listed in the TOP 10 books for photographers in Color Management and Photography Workflow books.

All Day Program Subject: Crafting Digital

Mastering Your Craft – Photoshop Hall of Fame Inductee and Canon Explorer of LIght Eddie Tapp is coming to JPPG in Jacksonville to share his powerful, yet easy to follow techniques, to help you generate the most practical workflow. Learn new techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop and take advantage of today’s Smart Object technology with a series of enhancement techniques allowing you to maintain the highest possible pixel quality for your images.

Professional portrait and fine art enhancements that are easy and fast to use, masking and creative development techniques that will give you a creative advantage. This seminar will cover valuable methods that you can use right away in your workflow and you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Get predictable and professional printing results every time from crafting your methods of calibration, color spaces and simple color management settings for the best results in printing and output. Eddie will share the fundamentals of crafting your digital workflow.

The day will start out with a live model shoot and we will work through the selection process to quickly find the winning images and the best possible process from there.

Improve the quality of your work, get motivated to reach the next level, and advance your art of Crafting Digital to change the way you work and save you valuable time. (Sponsored by Canon)

Marty Grivjack full-day Lightroom Seminar April 25

If You Don’t Get Layers, Get Lightroom!

Marty Grivjack (a FSA Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™ Instructor), is hosting a full-day Lightroom seminar in Jacksonville on Wednesday, April 25th. It will be held at Desktop Darkroom.

To register, please call Marty at 561-846-1237 or email him at  marty@alanmartinimges.com.  Full-day seminar fee is $82.

If you’ve been interested in understanding what Adobe Lightroom™ is all about, this is the program for you. Marty Grivjack, who has been teaching Lightroom™ since its debut in 2006, will explain how this robust made-for-photographers image editing system can revolutionize your photographic workflow, save post-processing time, and best of all, make you money!

Find out how easy it is to:

  • Quickly white-balance every image, even if you don’t own a gray card
  • Protect your valuable photo assets with copyright metadata and easy watermarking
  • Quickly find and organize your images using simple collections and keywords
  • Solve every-day location lighting issues using easy gradients
  • Efficiently batch-process virtually any adjustment to every image that needs them
  • Track EVERY image you take and edit you make while saving tons of drive space too
  • Perform almost 95% of your editing in Lightroom™
  • Create emotional and impactful slideshows with music in minutes
  • Make websites and online galleries easily and without using Dreamweaver™
  • Learn how to fail-proof your image storage inexpensively

The full-day program will consist of a hands-on workshop exploring the Develop and Slideshow modules in-depth. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops (and power cords) with Lightroom 3 or 4 loaded, along with images to import and process.

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PPA Super Monday Registration – Jacksonville Area Workshop

On and around May 14, professional photographers across the country will open their doors to colleagues like you. Look forward to Super Monday, all-day local learning sessions dedicated to photographing weddings and seniors, posing and lighting, retouching and digital workflow, marketing and sales strategies.

Super Monday instructors open their doors to all photographers, so find a class near you and join your colleagues for a day of instruction, inspiration, and networking.

One of our Members, Keely Deuschle, is opening her doors to you! We encourage you to check out her course!

SEO for Photographers

Course #FL03

With Keely Deuschle, CPP
Click here to register

You built it…but are they coming? Your website is one of your best marketing tools, and it’s one of the least expensive methods to attract potential clients. But just because you have a website doesn’t mean that potential clients will come to it or even stay and look around. Join Keely for an interactive class that will help you improve your website and your business traffic with the following topics:

  • How to get more visitors to your website
  • Website do’s and don’ts
  • Basic and easy changes to help with search engine placement (even if you don’t know HTML)
  • How to write content and research keywords for search engines and clients
  • Creating keyword-rich content on your HTML site (or on your splash page for flash sites)
  • Site map development
  • Blog importance
  • How to measure your SEO results…and more!

Course Date: May 14, 2012
Course Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Items to Bring: Laptop with wireless card, and note-taking materials
Course Location: Mikkean Photography Studio, 1473 Wells Road, Orange Park, FL 32073
Instructor Contact: keely@mikkeanphotography.com 904-458-7110
Instructor Website: http://www.mikkeanphotography.com

Registration is now open and it’s only $99 if you register by April 25. Visit ppa.com/supermonday to register. PPA members earn one service merit for paid attendance.

Full Day Seminar with Sam Gardner & Patricia Mathis – February 29th

Sam and Patricia are hosting a full-day seminar in Jacksonville on Wednesday, February 29th. It will be held at Desktop Darkroom. To register, please contact Patricia at 360-389-7979. All major credit cards are accepted. PPA Members will earn 1 merit for attending.

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Brian Idocks “BRIANized” Seminars Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to an emergency that has come up, Brian won’t be able to stay the day after our Fall Salon to give us his “BRIANized” day seminar, originally scheduled for October 25th.  We will be working to bring Brian back at another time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Full Day Seminar with Ralph Romaguera – HS Seniors! July 27th!

We are so excited to have Ralph come in as the speaker at our July 26th Meeting, but we are also excited to announce that he’s staying an extra day to give us all a little “Roma Therapy!”

“How to Make an Extra $10,000 per Month in Photography!!!”
If you want to learn the essentials of professional photography. If you want to know more about posing, lighting and marketing. If you want to make money in this economy… REGISTER TODAY!

Online Registration is Closed!

When: July 27th, 10am – 4pm

Where: Desktop Darkroom – 2916 University Blvd West, Jacksonville, FL 32217


JPPG Members – $49 (through July 20th)
Non-Members – $69 (through July 20th)
(price increases by $20 on July 21)

In 2007, Ralph Romaguera was only the ninety-sixth person to ever receive the Fellow in the American Society of Photographers.

To receive the Fellowship, one needs to enter a body of work and write a thesis that ties the story to a collection of images. Romaguera wrote about his life growing up in New Orleans and created a collection of images of role models selected by a philanthropic group called the Young Leadership Council.

“Getting the Most out of ProSelect” Full-Day Seminar May 25th

On Wednesday, May 25th, Ron Nichols is offering the program “Getting the Most out of ProSelect”.

When: Wednesday, May 25th, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Susan Michal Studio – 4007 Deer Hollow Lane, Jacksonville, FL*

Use the following discounts for savings on this full-day seminar:

  • JPPG100 – $100 off Getting the Most out of ProSelect (The first 15 using the code JPPG100 get $100 off)
  • JPPG50 – $50 off Getting the Most out of ProSelect (The first 10 using the code JPPG50 get $50 off)

*** Registration: Click here to register on RonNichols.com***

Join Ron Nichols for a full-day of sales, projection presentation, and workflow techniques using the industry’s leading sales and presentation software. ProSelect has quickly become the top choice for portrait and wedding photographers for sales presentations that create more impact and higher sales.

Ron will take you step-by-step through understanding and using this powerful software.

  • Setting up your preferences
  • Importing files
  • Sorting and editing images
  • Creating and exporting slide shows with music
  • Creating products and managing pricelists
  • Making sales presentations
  • Using room view
  • Placing orders and creating invoices
  • Using and calibrating a digital projector
  • Showing wall groupings
  • Using and creating your own templates
  • Working with books
  • Setting up the production module
  • Integrating with Photoshop
  • Exporting finished images for printing
  • and more!

Whether you’re a current user or considering making the move to ProSelect, Ron will show you proven techniques that will improve your studio’s efficiency and make you more money. Best of all, you’ll take home ideas you can use right away.

Ron is an experienced ProSelect user, a Master Photographer and someone who has used projection sales for over 20 years. His presentation is fun and enlightening.

This program will benefit photographers, sales and production staffs.

For more info, visit: http://www.ronnichols.com/products/gettingthemostoutofproselect.php

*Please note that some GPS’s do not take you to the correct road; however, Susan has indicated that Google Maps is correct.

What a Day with Parker!

If you missed spending “A Day with Parker Pfister” on April 27th you missed an incredible seminar! All I can say is wow…wow…WOW!

Parker is one of the most down-to-earth people, and incredibly talented! And to have had the opportunity to spend over 8 hours with him was an opportunity of a lifetime. He inspired everyone who attended to think outside of the box in how images can be captured – from brides, to maternity clients, to high school seniors – even photographing in full sun. After the dinner break, we watched Parker work his magic on the images and the results of some of his favorites from the day can be seen here.

A huge thanks to everyone who helped in making this event a huge success, especially Susan Michal!

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