May 13th, 2013
JD School Pictures will co-sponsor the School Photography Bootcamp July 8-12 in Nashville, Tennessee.
This popular five day program is in its 8th season. It is the most comprehensive training available for independent photographers and studios who want to enter the lucrative underclass school photo market. A highlight of the week-long program is a simulated classroom photo session using local children as models when attendees get to see a wide range of imaging technologies in action.
You can save $100 if you register by June 6, 2012.The program sells out every year, so early registration is recommended.
JD customers get an additional $50 off by using Discount Code 50bc2012 when registering.
The program is taught by Chris Wunder, Cr. Photog. ASP, one of the School Photo industry’s most popular instructors. Guest instructors will also be featured.
A program synopsis, registration fees and information is available here.
March 19th, 2013
JD now offers ink jet printing directly on metallic canvas material, and the results are amazing. Compared to traditional canvas prints, the new material offers richer blacks, deeper saturated colors, and the iridescent quality of metallic paper combined with the unique texture of canvas. You have to see it to believe it.
Because these are such high-quality prints, we have decided to replace our traditional metallic paper bonded to canvas with this new product.
Photographers who have examined the difference are delighted with the new material, and we’re confident you will be too.
Photo (c) Ron Crichton
March 11th, 2013
After listening to clients tell us they were looking for a simpler way to order from us, we created JDLab2You. This program was designed for photographers and their staff who want an easy-to-use program featuring only our most popular products.
Here’s what you get:
• Easy to Use – imagine ordering a print with just mouse clicks only!
• Easy to Order – Need a photo book and a canvas gallery wrap in the same order? No problem!
• Products You Want – Only the most popular products ordered by pro photographers are included.
• Products You Need – Order a print for every retail frame size available.
• Modern Design – All new background designs, fonts and colors give your products a fresh, new look.
For our current clients, you can still use ROES Pro, or you can use both programs side-by-side on your Mac or PC. You will still need to use ROES Pro if you need sports and school templates, or non-color corrected (econo) printing. Both these will be rolled out as separate catalogs in JDLab2You in the upcoming weeks.
Ready to get started? New clients click here. Current JD lab clients click here.
February 22nd, 2013
JD will be performing a network upgrade on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 5pm to midnight. Clients will not be able to upload print orders at this time.
If you plan to upload an order on March 4, you should schedule it to upload early in the day. We cannot guarantee large orders sent just before 5pm will be completely received when the network is shut down.
The upgrade is part of our continuing efforts to build the fastest, most dependable order entry network available.
February 7th, 2013
Attend our FREE February 20th workshop at JD Photo Imaging in Flint, Michigan because we have no intention of telling you the truth.
Instead we’re going to teach you to tell a story, your story. This is a story about how to focus on why the best clients buy photography and then what stories to tell them that engage and motivate them to buy from you.
Don’t get the wrong idea. This hands-on event won’t be about tactics or spin or little things that might work. This is a whole new way of attention-getting. Either you’re going to tell stories that increase sales, or you will remain poorly paid and under-appreciated.
Why great stories are important and why you should attend.
Great stories, not pricing promotions, succeed because they capture the imagination of clients who will appreciate your photography and who will pay a premium for it.
You should attend if:
- you would like to stand out from a growing number of competitors.
- you would like to have something to motivate people with- other than a price discount.
- you would like to be able to easily, and repeatedly, tell people what you have that no other photographer has.
What you’ll take home:
- Confidence that you know what it takes to attract people without price discounts.
- Copy of:
- 7 Shocking Myth-busters
- Laws of Branding
- Nine Factors Women Use to Choose a Brand
- Marketing Outline
- Photoshop Product Feature Templates
Click here to register online.
January 22nd, 2013
JD Photo Imaging is co-sponsoring the PhotoPro Expo February 7-11 in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio. The expo includes 26 of the best pro photographer speakers in the country, a print competition with $5,000 in prizes, and the largest trade show in the Midwest. Over 1,200 photographers attended this show last year.
This is one of the best educational opportunities you’ll have this year – and it is right in our backyard! We feel it is so important, in fact, that we’ve decided to become a co-sponsor of this event. Do to our sponsorship, we are able to offer you a discount coupon and free 1-day expo passes.
The discount coupon code is PPEJDC13.
In addition, the first 50 JD customers that sign up with our prize code will be eligible to win an iPad Mini AND $200 CASH.
Pre-register online here. Although their are many hotels nearby, rooms in the convention center hotel are limited. To book a room, click here.
January 17th, 2013
For years, consumer studies have shown a direct correlation between premium packaging and the perceived value of a product. For example, one of the reasons consumers perceive Apple products as more valuable is the value added by their award-winning package designs. If you’ve ever unboxed an Apple PC, you know exactly what I mean.
The same holds true in photography. When someone picks up prints at a big-box store, they come in a boring envelope. You can use this opportunity to differentiate your professional photography by offering upscale packaging.
That’s why we’ve updated our Boutique Packaging options at JD. Each are sturdy fiberboard boxes in Asparagus, Coffee Bean or Merlot with cream tissue paper and ribbon. The professionally matched color combinations provide a clean, fresh, natural yet upscale look for your work. Yet the cost is only $5.50 for 8×10″ boxes and ribbon, $7.50 for 11×14″ boxes with ribbon, $11 for 16×20″ boxes with ribbon, and $5.00 for the gift bag.
Boutique Packaging can be used to present the prints to your clients, or to package drop-shipped print orders.
You can order Boutique Packaging in the ROES Order Review screen.
December 5th, 2012
Join us at Imaging USA, the largest annual convention and expo organized by pro photographers, for pro photographers! Thousands attend from around the world for a level of learning and networking you just can’t find elsewhere.
- Learn to build a more profitable business while feeding your creativity.
- Grow your technical, artistic & business know-how.
- Delight in cutting-edge product & solution deals.
- Build a support network of people who love the industry as much as you do.
Here’s a copy of the schedule. JD will be in booth 1014. See you there!
November 13th, 2012
Custom iPhone covers with your pro images are a great new product for you or your clients.
Unique and durable, these iPhone 5 cases protect phones with style. Create an image from your photography, designs or text using our easy Photoshop templates, then order it in ROES.
These iPhone 5 cases will be an amazing gift for any iPhone 5 owner. They are compatible with both the Verizon and AT&T models of the iPhone 5. In fact, our custom iPhone 5 cases offers the perfect fit for any carrier!
Each cover is vibrantly printed on durable metal, then affixed to a raised black poly frame that protects the edges of the phone.
Covers are $14.99 each. Similar covers sold online retail for $35-40 each. Start your order today!
- Compatible with AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon iPhone 5
- Hard-shell case with metal photo insert
- Access to all ports, buttons, camera, speakers
- Lightweight, durable, and easy to grip
- Raised front edge for extra screen protection
- Form-fitting case is easy to take on and off
October 25th, 2012
They just need an expert’s help.
That’s why we’ve created the JD Photo BizBuilder Membership. It provides total access to a complete library of effective tools for today’s professional photographer.
As a BizBuilder member you can download as many of our videos, promotions, pricing and presentation materials as you’d like. And we add new ones nearly every week. It’s only $199 per year for JD Photo customers.
Visit JDPhotoImaging.3lenses.com to sign up.
After you subscribe, just log in and begin downloading professional marketing tools that you can put to work right away.
If you’d like additional help getting started, or if you have questions, give us a call at 724-625-8150 between 8am and 8pm ET.