May 22nd Program – Level Up: One Light Made Simple with Kira Derryberry

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, and all 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 that doesn’t overwhelm. 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)

November 28th Program – Personality Portraits with Robert Sargent and Live Sweets and Treats Auction

Please plan to join us for a special evening as we welcome Robert Sargent presenting a mini-program, Personality Portraits: Capturing the Essence of Humanity.

Also during the evening, a live auction of Sweets and Treats! You will have the opportunity to bid on homemade decadent goodies and maybe even some useful photographic items. All proceeds to benefit JPPG. Don’t miss it!593 101 6112 rtch b

Learn how to get a great expression without the standard request to “Smile” or “Say Cheese”… Cheese is for crackers! Robert will do a live photo shoot as he shares how you can get great expressions through having fun and talking with your client. This is a great way to get to know your client and capture your client’s true unique personality in a two dimensional still photograph.

About Robert

Robert has been a Professional Photographer for over twenty years. He is considered by many to be a master at his trade and is regarded as a true “digital artist.” He has mentored other professional photographers in the art of lighting and posing techniques. He is a truly passionate photographer with an eye for beauty and capturing cherished moments in life.

Achievements include:

  • Founding Member, Past Officer, Past Board Member of Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA)
  • Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Since 1998
  • Florida Education Degree for Photography (FED)
  • Florida Degree of Professional Excellence (FDPE)
  • Internationally Published (Goldwell Magazine, Focus Magazine, Inspire Quarterly, Luxury Home Magazine, Digital Capture Magazine)
  • Former Canon Freelancer for Canon Camera Corp

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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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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