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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


Print Competitions Are Here: Get Involved

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

3-winnersWhile it’s easy to get caught up in summer fun, the fall Print Competitions are just around the corner. Here at JDLab, we believe print competitions are critical for both beginning and seasoned photographers who are ready to take the next step in developing their skills.

We encourage you to enter one or more of these competitions. Here’s why:


My New Favorite Vlog

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Ted Forbes makes videos about photography. His career spans time as a professional photographer, a university instructor in photography, a photo exhibit curator for a museum, and most recently as a vlogger (video blogger) which he has turned into a full time job.

But what I like about Ted is the passion he has for photography combined with a rapid-fire, no-nonsense approach to providing information. Sometimes watching his YouTube videos is like drinking out of a fire hose.

If you like to spend your free time learning about both the art and business of photography, I urge you to watch one or two of Ted’s vlogs. My favorite one is below, titled “So You Want To Be A Photographer.” I think this video should be mandatory for anyone in the photography business.

Click here to see more of Ted’s videos or to subscribe to his YouTube channel.

2015 School Photography Boot Camp

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

school photography traingBack by popular demand, the 2015 School Photography Boot Camp will be held June 23-25 in Ashton, PA (Philadelphia area). The Boot Camp will provide you with almost 25+ hours of highly-targeted, intensive instruction designed to teach you the best practices in School Photography. This is the 10th anniversary of the Boot Camp and many Studio Owners come back year after year to stay on top of the latest developments, workflow and technology needed to be successful in this lucrative business model.


Lindsay Adler to Teach Retouching May 19th

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

(c) Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler will teach a day-long workshop titled “Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding/Creative Retouching” May 19, 2015 from 1-4pm at ProCam Photo in Livonia, Michigan. She will finish that evening with a speaking event from 7-10pm.

During the workshop, Lindsay will show photographers how to apply her concepts of fashion photography, including preparation, styling, props, lighting, posing and post-processing to their portrait and wedding photography. She will demonstrate how using fashion photography concepts and ideas in your own work will help you to stand out against your competition.

During the evening event, Lindsay will demonstrate her processing techniques with her images from the afternoon’s workshop.

DPPA members can attend the live workshop and evening event for $29, or non-members for $49.

Limited seating is available for the workshop and event, so you should register early.

To see some of Lindsay’s work, click here.

Join JD at PhotoBlast March 13-15

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

vendorsquare dateThe Professional Photographers of Ohio will host the PhotoBlast Convention and Trade Show March 13-15 at the North Pointe Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.

JD Photo Imaging is proud to again be a sponsor for this event.

The PPO Photoblast convention includes a dozen seminars and workshops on Friday through Sunday, a trade show 11:30-4pm Saturday and Sunday, and a District Print Competition. In addition, a gala night is planned for Saturday.

Click the image to the right to print two coupons that you can use to attend the convention. The trade show coupon is good for Saturday March 14 or Sunday March 15. The 2nd coupon entitles you to $40.00 off the full convention registration price. We suggest you pre-register for PhotoBlast here and enter the coupon code JD40. There is no pre-registration required for the trade show.

Research Confirms Professional Photography Recognizable by the Public

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

nppa-logoA new study reports what photographers have always known: professional photography is instantly recognizable by the public.

The study, funded by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), included 100 photographs made by professional journalists and 100 photographs submitted by members of the general public. The photographs were arranged in a random order with their original, published captions.

The researchers found that study participants were able to tell whether a photograph was made by a professional or an amateur 90 percent of the time.


Join JD at Imaging USA Feb. 1-3 in Nashville

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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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 anywhere else.

• Classes to learn to build a more profitable business & feed your creativity
• Grow your technical, artistic & business know-how
• Meet and network with people who love the industry as much as you do

JD will be in booth 551. Stop by and register for a chance to win a free iPad Mini!

Need free Expo passes? We’re giving them away to our clients. Click the button to register as a PPA member or non-member for your free Expo pass.

Visit JD at SPAC School & Sports Photography Trade Show

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

school sports showJD Photo Imaging will be available to answer all your underclass and sports photography questions at the 2015 School and Sports Photographers Annual Conference (SPAC) January 22-24 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.

If you are currently a school photographer, SPAC offers training to expand your market mix and compete effectively for market share in your current area. If you are a high volume school and league sports photographer, SPAC offers educational content to help you to compete with national and regional school picture companies.

Visit John Hicks, President of JD in our trade show booth or in the JD hospitality suite Thursday, Jan. 22nd at 4:30pm.

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