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Posts Tagged ‘education’

PPO PhotoBlast Feb. 11-14th

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

ppo-photoblast16The Professional Photographers of Ohio PhotoBlast 16 will be held February 11-14, 2016 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio (Columbus Area).

JDLab is proud to be a long-time co-sponsor of this important educational opportunity for our clients in Ohio and the Midwest.

PhotoBlast 16 offers education, an image competition and trade show throughout the 4-day event. In addition, they will have guest 13 speakers and a PPO members-only swap and trade show starting at 7pm on Saturday, February 13th.

PPO has extended a non-member convention discount of $40 off registration to JD clients (see coupon below) available until February 8th.

For Call-In RESERVATIONS, please call 614-880-4300 and request the PPO 2016 CONFERENCE group rate.


Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever In Photography – Free Online Webinar

Friday, January 8th, 2016

jdlab photography webinarJD is sponsoring an all-new, free and online webinar MAKE 2016 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER IN PHOTOGRAPHY on January 15th, from 1-2:30pm EST. This webinar will reveal the biggest tips, techniques and strategies to attract new clients in 2016.

All of us here at JDLab truly believe that photography is the best profession in the world. When it’s going well, photographers get paid good amounts of money to do something they truly love.

However, for some photographers, things are NOT going as well. We are seeing more and more photographers complaining that they aren’t sure where the clients are going to come from, or how they will compete with the seemingly hundreds of photographers popping up all over. (more…)

JD at SPAC School & Sports Photography Trade Show

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

school sports photographersJD Photo Imaging will be available to answer all your underclass and sports photography questions at the 2016 School and Sports Photographers Annual Conference (SPAC) January 28-30 in Las Vegas.

As one of the largest independent underclass and school sports labs in the country, JD is proud to be a premiere gold sponsor of this event.


Imaging USA Early Bird Pricing Extended to Dec. 17

Monday, November 30th, 2015

imaging usaJoin JDLab in booth 1552 at Imaging USA, in Atlanta, January 10-12, 2016.

Professional photographers come to improve their business skills, photographic education and use of new tech and software.

Early bird pricing ends December 17th. Save on an All Access Pass and enjoy the classes, expo, parties and so much more!

Remember, if you joined PPA this year, you can attend for FREE! Register today at http://www.ImagingUSA.org/Register and your fees will be comped before checkout.

And visit http://www.imagingusa.org/travel/hotel for daily updates on hotels and accommodations.

Adobe Max Sessions Free Online

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

adobe-maxOne of the reasons Adobe products cost more than their competition is the incredible amount of training and support they offer for all their products. This includes the Adobe Max Creativity Conference, held each fall in the US.


Competition Prints Class at JDLab Oct. 12

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

ppa-merit-badgeJDLab will hold a live class on Competition Prints on Monday October 12, 2015 from 10am till 2pm at JDLab in Flint, MI.

During the class, we will cover competition prints from selecting an image all the way through judging. This includes:

• The 12 Elements
• Image Selection
• Crop & Enhance
• Presentation
• Work Prints
• Final Prints
• Competition Rules


2015 DPPA Print Competition – Get Involved!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

DPPAThe 2015 DPPA Print Competition will be held Tuesday, November 17th at the Laurel Park Holiday Inn in Livonia, MI. Click here for the DPPA print competition rules and forms. Note the size and mounting rules have changed, so don’t make any assumptions if you submitted images for competition in the past.

I strongly urge you to enter print competitions like the DPPA’s. Here’s why:

There is no better way to improve your skill and confidence as a photographer than to enter a print competition. Preparing to submit entries to the DPPA competition (selecting and tweaking images, discussing choices with peers) forces you to look deeper at your own photography.

We take the time to bring in a juried panel of print judges – the same caliber of judges you would encounter at a regional or national competition. If your prints do well at DPPA, you can be assured that they will be competitive at the regional shows next year.

• If you win a competition, you know your work is as good as or better than any other photography your customer sees. That knowledge alone should give you the confidence to build your sales and justify your prices.

• Award-winning prints give you the confidence to pursue PPA’s Merits and Degrees program. With a PPA degree, you are not only recognized by your peers, but a degree can help you to justify higher prices for your work.

Of course, the real winners are the photographers who enter the competition and don’t win. The judges will help you understand your strengths and weaknesses. Their suggestions and comments can be the focus you need to take your designs to the next level.

Interested in submitting a competition print? Join our class October 12 or call 810-239-8671.

A Photography Group You’ve Never Heard Of

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

reddit-logoThere are countless photography groups online you can frequent to learn more about your craft. For example, some of the best ones are dpreview.com and the PPA member forum.

However, one of the best groups you’ve probably never heard of is the Reddit Photography group (https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/) Over 250,000 photographers get together in this discussion group and talk about virtually everything from pro tips to the best online retailers to “how do I shoot my first wedding?”


New “Call a Doctor” Service from PPA

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

ppa-logoThe Professional Photographer’s Association (PPA) is offering a new “Call a Doctor Plus” service for $8.95 per month that allows members to call or video-conference with a doctor for routine emergencies or to get a prescription online.

JDLab has always been a strong supporter of the PPA because of the many member benefits it provides to professional photographers. We especially like their degree and certification programs, their live online training programs, and their member benefits like equipment insurance. (more…)

Print Competition 101: PPA Merit Class at JDLab Aug. 24

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

PPMLogo2Christine Walsh-Newton will hold a PPA Merit Class titled Print Competition 101 on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 10am till 5pm at JDLab in Flint, Michigan.

During the class, Christine will walk attendees through the rules and guidelines for entering both prints and digital images into competition at the PPM and PPA’s Northeast Districts, as well as PPA’s esteemed International Photographic Competitions. She will cover the entry process including:

• Forms, Deadlines & Entry fees
• Proper Mounting & Shipping
• Kinds of Awards


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