Register for GLIP May 20-24


The Great Lakes Institute of Photography (GLIP) will hold its annual training camp May 20-24 at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Once again, JDLab is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

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Join us at PhotoMax February 9-11 in Detroit

Professional Photographers of Michigan’s PhotoMax, Michigan’s largest educational event, vendor show and print competition for pro photographers, will be held February 9-11 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. JDLab is proud to again be a sponsor of this great event.

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JD at SPAC January 24-27 in Las Vegas

JDLab will be available to answer all your underclass and sports photography questions at the 2018 School and Sports Photographers Annual Conference (SPAC) January 24-27 in Las Vegas.

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Photoworks Georgia March 11-15

The Georgia Professional Photographers Association will hold their annual Photoworks training March 11-15, 2018 in Helen, GA.

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Order Custom Size Prints in JDLab2You

In a world full of 8×10’s, 5×7’s and wallets, sometimes you just need a print size that isn’t available in JDLab2You software.

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GPPA exposed’17 Annual Retreat

The Georgia Professional Photographer’s Association Annual Retreat is coming up September 30 to October 2, 2017 in Jekyll Island, GA.

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Vintage Wedding Videos

Recently I developed an online addiction: vintage wedding videos.  The best are created by the British Film Institute. BFI has digitized 1,000s of films, beautifully preserved, unseen until now. Many of them can be seen on Youtube.

What makes these videos so fascinating to me is that even though they were taken 100 years ago, the videos show many of the wedding traditions they followed were ones we still have today.

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Volunteer Photographers Needed for Imaging USA!

Are you going to ImagingUSA? They are looking for a few STELLAR volunteer photographers to help document the festivities

Duties would include being available to capture some amazing images of Imaging USA speakers, the expo, the Awards and Degree ceremony, and other events and activities.

In exchange for volunteering, you will be granted an All-Access Pass to Imaging USA 2017. Even with your duties, you’ll still have plenty of time to check out the full show.

If interested, please fill out the short form linked below and click submit: And learn all about #ImagingUSA here:


10 Pros Share How They Got the Shot

photographerIf you want to learn a new style or technique, check out the “How I got the Shot” guide from Photoshelter and Tethertools. They partnered to create this 27 page PDF from ten different professional photographers including Clay Cook, Gabriel Biderman, Linday Adler and more. The photographer’s work includes fashion, commercial, product, portrait, fine art and conceptual photography.

Each photographer in the guide shows a different image, a behind-the-scenes video, and a breakdown of how the shot was made. What all the photographers have in common is that they used a laptop tethered to a notebook (hence, the sponsor!) running Adobe Lightroom to set up the shot in stages before the final image was made. If you use this kind of setup, you’ll like the guide. Some of the work was more conceptual than you might use on a day-to-day basis, but there were some cool ideas – like setting a backdrop on fire behind the subject – you might never have thought of. Even if you only get a single idea to try in the future, it would still be worth your time.

The guide is free in exchange for your email, which will sign you up for both companies’ newsletters.

Click here to register and download.