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: https://a.pgtb.me/XKWQDz. And learn all about #ImagingUSA here: http://imagingusa.org/

 

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.

The Senior Experience Workshop Oct 11

dppa-senior-experienceMelanie Anderson will present an all-day workshop titled “The Senior Experience” Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Procam in Livonia, Michigan.

A combination of lecture, posing, lighting, and photography, Melanie will explain everything from beginning to end:

• Senior Model Program
• Sales & Marketing
• Client Communication
• Studio Workflow, and more!

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Facebook’s New Panorama Photo App

grand-canyon-full-screen-panoramaYou can now easily share 360 photos on Facebook. 360 photos are Facebook’s name for panoramas – from wide angle shots all the way up to full circles.

360 photos and are easy to identify in News Feed: just look for the compass icon on the right-hand side of the photo. Explore a 360 photo on mobile by tapping and dragging the photo or by moving your phone, and on the web by clicking and dragging. Your clients can experience the moments you share in 360 as if they were actually there with you. You could use this for:

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300ppi Important for Cards and Templates

If you are creating cards or composites in Photoshop or any other image editing software, make sure your file resolution is set to 300 pixels/inch (ppi).

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PPA Offers Free Business Mentors to Members

ppa-logoAre you ready to Be More Profitable?

Sign up for PPA’s Business Challenge. PPA mentors will help guide you, step-by-step, on how to take your business to greater profitability. The goal is for you to:

• Understand and develop solid foundations for your business to be more profitable
• Identify and find answers to your most vital business questions
• Develop your own personalized success plan
• Prioritize your tasks so you don’t get overwhelmed
• Gain more confidence and stay focused

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