June 27th Program – Randy Van Duinen – Light Painting the Night Up! Hands-On!

head shotMark your calendars and plan to be at the June 27th program for a night of Hands On Light Painting with Randy Van Duinen! Randy will start out by explaining how to light paint through a slide presentation showing you the equipment used, examples of both small table top set-ups and large scale shoots, along with techniques to get your creative juices flowing. He will then do a live presentation where you will actually see him light painting a couple different setups using different techniques.

The last part of the presentation, and best part, is all hands-on! You will be able to make your own light paintings using the setups that Randy has laid out with the lights he has brought with him. So remember to bring your CF card so you will be able to make your own light painting photograph and get advice as you shoot.

BIO

Randy Van Duinen is 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 and 2014

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. 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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March 28 Program – Hands-On Lighting and Posing

You’ve asked for hands-on programs, and we are excited to host a hands-on evening for our March 28th program.

Please plan to join us at the Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 for:

• Hands-On Posing & Lighting
• Bring your camera!
• Come ready for a headshot!
• Bring a friend to join in the fun!
• 3 Set-ups… 2 indoors for headshot setup and family and group posing with live models!
• Lighting gear and pocket wizard slaves provided!

A great night of practice and learning from each other!

You can shoot solo or even shoot in small collaborating groups! No one gets left out! We’ll all get to see the results of our creative efforts!

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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February 28 Program – Dave Cross – The Best of Both Worlds – Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

Dave CrossMark your calendars! Please plan to join us at our February 28th program as we proudly welcome Dave Cross to Jacksonville! Dave’s program, “The Best of Both Worlds: Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together,” is one that you will not want to miss!

Although Lightroom is a very powerful tool on its own, when you combine it with Photoshop you can access an incredibly creative and productive workflow. In this session Dave Cross will explore different options for moving files between Lightroom and Photoshop to harness the full non-destructive strengths of both programs, and strategies to approach common image problems.

You’ll learn

  • When to use the Lightroom Spot Removal tool vs the Patch tool in Photoshop
  • How to create a two-way Smart editing workflow between Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Using Dehaze with the Lightroom Adjustment Brush vs Dehaze with a mask in Photoshop
  • How to fix image problems with Merge to HDR – with one image
  • Retouching strategies that take full advantage of both programs
  • How to make Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop even better
  • Using Photoshop and Lightroom’s Identity plates to create borders
  • How to retouch Smart Objects

…and more!

If you’re looking for ways to get the most out of these two formidable programs, this is the session for you.

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. Come and try out our first meeting of the year for $5 off the event price so you’re first time attendance is only $20!

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

BIO:

For over 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their Adobe software. Since1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught for Adobe, at Photoshop World, the Texas School of Photography, Adobe MAX, Imaging USA and at numerous corporate locations. Dave has written many articles and multiple books, co-hosted Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training, CreativeLive and Photoshop Cafe. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and now offers online training at online.davecrossworkshops.com, with new content added every week.

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January 24 Program – Olis Garber – Northern Exposure – A Reward in Patience and Determination

We would like to welcome you to our first program in 2017! Please join us on Tuesday, January 24, as we welcome our very own JPPG Member, Olis Garber, presenting Northern Exposure – A reward in patience and determination.

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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. 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. Come and try out our first meeting of the year for $5 off the event price so you’re first time attendance is only $20!

$25 Guest Fee
(Non-JPPG Members)

BIO:

Olis Garber
Is an internationally awarded Master Photographer, focused on quality, art and customer service!  

Based in Jacksonville Florida and available for worldwide travel.
 
His presentation “Northern Exposure – A reward in patience and determination,” is about vision & commitment to getting it right… paying attention to details and mastering techniques.
Olis will share his Iceland landscapes and Alaskan Wildlife images. He’ll also reveal his research notes, planning data, shooting setups and post processing techniques!  Plus… he’ll let you in on the cost for these photo expeditions… just in case you’d like to join him on one of his future expeditions!

Professional Honors
2011 FPP Florida Photographer of the Year ranked 1st in the state, PPA Gold Medalist International Photographic Competition & JPPG Competitor of the Year
2012 JPPG Jacksonville Photographer of the Year & FPP Top Ten Photographer ranked 2nd in state
2013 PPA Silver Medalist International Photographic Competition & JPPG Top Ten Photographer
2014 Awarded a “Master of Photography” degree by the Professional Photographers of America, JPPG Competitor of the Year, JPPG Top Ten Photographer & JPPG People’s Choice Award

Specialties
Wedding Photography
Fine Art Portrait Photography
Architectural Photography
Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Professional Associations
ASP (American Society of Photographers)

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November 29th Program – Gina Barca – A {BRAND} New Year

Brand New Year - Gina BarcaMark your calendars and plan on joining us for the last program of 2016. On Tuesday, November 29th, we will be welcoming Gina Barca who will be presenting “A {BRAND} New Year” Branding | Marketing | Social Media.

Please note that our meeting date is one week later than normal due to Thanksgiving. 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 themes for November are Landscape/Architecture (Non-Living) and Portrait. You may enter into one or both!

Now, a few words from Gina!

First and foremost, thank you for considering me as a speaker for your event. My name is Gina Barca. I am a creative entrepreneur, photographer and designer.

I founded Barca Designs in 2009 shortly after obtaining my Degree in Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology. My background in design equipped me with a unique set of skills as a photographer. An innate passion for branding and marketing inspired me to begin helping others not only build and grow their businesses but THRIVE!

“A {BRAND} New Year” evolved from my own journey as a creative entreprenuer, specifically how I recently transformed my brand in just ONE year. Through this process I have developed a system for helping others discover and define their brand in five steps. The program provides fundamentals of branding and marketing as well as how to use social media effectively for business.

Through my involvement with the Professional Photographers of America, Florida Professional Photographers and my local guild the Professional Photographers Guild of Palm Beach.  I have seen exponetial growth as a photographer and business owner. I believe that it is my duty to give back to those organizations and become a larger part of the photographic community. It is very rewarding to be able to give back while I pursue my personal goals of achieving my Florida Service Award and Photographic Craftsman Degree.

I am excited for the opportunity to share “A {BRAND} New Year” with you.

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)

 

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 TIMES

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)

September Program – Gregory Daniel – Designed for a Purpose!

We invite you to join us for our September Program on September 27th as we welcome back to Jacksonville, Gregory Daniel and his wife, Lesa, presenting their program “IMG_7439Designed for a Purpose!”

Portrait Designers, Gregory Daniel and his wife Lesa, will present the secrets of building a successful brand that yields the lifestyle everyone dreams about.  They have built one of the most respected and successful portrait businesses in the country.  Join them as they equip you with some easy to remember tools that will most certainly help you gain the confidence you need to grow your business!

When: Social time begins at 6:30pm followed by announcements and meeting at 7:00pm.

Where: Ramada Inn Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

People’s Choice: Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entries into People’s Choice! The themes for August are Landscape/Architecture (Non-Living) and Portrait. 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)

 

BIO:

Gregory Daniel M. Photog.,Cr., CPP,F -ASP, FDPE, FSA
Lesa Daniel Cr.

“Before each of the great masters began their portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings, they sat down in front of a blank canvas.  Ready to pour all they knew of their craft into creating brilliant works of art. As I’ve grown and matured as a portrait artist, I’ve learned to approach my work from an artist’s perspective; each session brimming with the potential of a blank canvas, beckoning me to awaken it with my skill and vision”.

Greg and his wife Lesa Daniel are internationally recognized for their artistry. Though he is one of the most awarded photographers in the United States, Greg has the utmost privilege of living out his passion every day alongside Lesa in operating their portrait photography galleries in both Indialantic and Titusville Florida. He has achieved both the title of Master of Photography and The American Society of Photographers Fellowship. In addition, Greg is was one of the youngest members to be inducted into the prestigious Cameracraftsmen of America in 1991, proud founding member of the International Society of Portrait Artists (ISPA) and on the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of America.

Brief List of Teaching Highlights

  • Design the shopping cart
  • Interior Designer Approach
  • Products for a purpose

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August Program – Booray Perry – 5-Minute Photography

Headshot-BoorayPlease join us August 23 as our friend, Booray Perry, comes back to Jacksonville to present “5-Minute Photography: How to Take a Great Portrait of Anyone, Anywhere, at Anytime.”

A good professional photographer must be able to think on their feet. No matter where they are, they should be able to quickly figure out how to take a great portrait. Yet, for many photographers, this sort of high-pressure photography is the biggest hurdle they face. The most incredible studio photographers can freeze up when asked to shoot on location.

It’s not your fault.

You need a system. Booray Perry has developed a step-by-step system that removes the stress and worry from shooting on location. You’ll learn:

  • How to assess your location quickly and decide which path to take to get your shot.
  • Step-by-step walkthroughs for each of the 3 paths:
    • Natural Light
    • Bounce-Flash
    • Off-Camera Light
  • Why you have always struggled and how to overcome it!

Booray will conduct a live-shoot and walk you through each step, showing as he goes how each new element changes his image until finally arriving at the finished product.

Walk into any situation, any location, at any time of day and quickly follow a path that leads you to a great portrait in 5 minutes!

When: Social time begins at 6:30pm followed by announcements and meeting at 7:00pm.

Where: Ramada Inn Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

People’s Choice: Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entries into People’s Choice! The themes for August are Landscape/Architecture (Non-Living) and Portrait. 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)

BIO:

Booray Perry had it all figured out.

After a 20-year career in radio, he retired from being a “wacky morning man” to move to Florida, get married and start a family. He became a stay-at-home-Dad with a wife that brought home the bacon with a successful real-estate business.

Then, 2007 happened.

In two months they were out-of-business. So, Booray went back to his childhood passion and started a photography business. Now he shoots about 100 weddings and events a year and teaches photography and lighting nationwide. Using his ability to talk non-stop for hours, humor and years of experience, Booray is sought after by photographers who struggle with mastering the tools of the trade and understanding the concepts needed to be successful.

Booray Perry is owner/operator of Booray Perry Photography in Tampa, FL. He is a Bronze Medalist in International Print Competition, Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Photography Craftsman, PPA Counciler, Wedding/Event Photographer of the Year 2012-present for T.A.P.P.A.,  a Featured Speaker at Imaging USA 2015 and Course Instructor at Imaging USA 2016. He also hosts the webcast, “IPC Live” during the four days of judging the International Print Competition and his podcast, “Photobomb” can be heard on Itunes, Google Play, Buzzsprout and Pocketcasts.

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July Program – Kevin Floyd – Tools and Techniques for Portrait and Wedding Photography

IMG_6688-1Please join us July 26th for a program from our own Kevin Floyd as he presents “Tools and Techniques for Portrait and Wedding Photography.

This will be a fast moving, highly informative, and entertaining program. Kevin will cover a range of topics including:

  • His favorite ideas, tools and techniques for Portrait and Wedding Photography.
  • He will touch on organization, business, lighting, composition and print competition.
  • How to get your money’s worth from a workshop.
  • Selling from an empty basket.
There is NO filler in this program.  It’s like drinking from a fire hydrant. Kevin will be bringing a TON of stuff for a show and tell.

When: Social time begins at 6:30pm followed by announcements and meeting at 7:00pm.

Where: Ramada Inn Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

People’s Choice: Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entries into People’s Choice! The themes for June are Landscape/Architecture (Non-Living) and Portrait. 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)

BIO:

Kevin Floyd holds both Master & Craftsman Degrees in photography and is certified by the Professional Photographers of America. He is an active member of PPA and ASP. He has won numerous local, national and international awards. Kevin is a Past President of Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild.

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June Meeting – Megan DiPiero – The $3000 Sale

Megan DiPiero HeadshotWhat if you could bring in consistent sales of $3000 or more? We look forward to having you join us for the June 28th meeting to learn how as we welcome Megan DiPiero to Jacksonville to present her program, “The $3000 Sale”.

In this memorable and inspiring talk, Megan will share the life lessons that have shaped her into the business success she is today. From her modest home studio, Megan comfortably charges 10x the market rate for her sought after headshot style, bringing in sales ranging from $1700-$6500. She’ll convince you that pricing thresholds are limited only by your imagination. Whether you’re a portrait or wedding photographer, new to the industry or seasoned veteran, this talk will be just the kick in the butt you need to vault your brand (and your prices) to new heights. Passion and profit ahead!

When: Social time begins at 6:30pm followed by announcements and meeting at 7:00pm.

Where: Ramada Inn Mandarin located at 3130 Hartley Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

People’s Choice: Members, don’t forget your 8×10 entries into People’s Choice! The themes for June are Landscape/Architecture (Non-Living) and Portrait. 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)

BIO:

Megan DiPiero is an award winning portrait photographer, specializing in Headshots and Beauty. She’s been featured in Professional Photographer magazine and has been selected as a speaker for Imaging 2017. You can find her in her active Facebook group (2,000 members strong and growing): “Photogs Rising! with Megan DiPiero.” In a past life (before her photography obsession took over) Megan sold everything from cars to bras to books. Her favorite pastimes include devouring business books and spending time (NOT EDITING!) with her family of four.  http://megandipiero.com/

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