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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.

Professional Photographer Organizations in the US

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go with others.”
– African proverb.

I was recently asked about the benefits of joining a photographer’s organization. While I’m a strong believer in joining a local group, except for PPA, I didn’t know much about the many national photographer’s organizations. So I spent an afternoon doing some research. Here’s a list of the groups I discovered. Maybe one of them is a good fit for you.

While doing the research, one of the comment I read over and over was that the best group to join is the one that is the most active in your community. If you live in Detroit, it might be the DPPA. If you live in Boston, it might be the Boston Camera Club. Everyone agreed that spending time in an active organization will not only “recharge your batteries” but will make you a better photographer.

The other comment I read repeatedly was that a professional should join either the PPA or ASMP for the equipment insurance. Photographers wrote that the peace of mind the insurance provides is worth the cost of the membership.


Sports Portrait Class Nov 8th @ JD Lab

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

ppa-logoJD will host Sabina Cavalli for the PPA Merit Class titled “Stunning Sports Portaits” on Saturday November 8th from 9am to 5pm in the lab training room (directions).

In this day-long workshop Sabina Cavalli teaches you how to create a “sportrait,” a sports portrait so incredible that clients will do a double-take! This course is your opportunity to stop being average and go for the amazing!

You’ll learn how to set up the perfect lighting and create compositions that truly highlight your clients. Discover the various poses that work best, and how to photograph each sport differently. From lighting ratios to backgrounds, editing and everything in between, you’ll discover how to develop your signature style that will stand out from the rest!


Join PPA and go to ImagingUSA for FREE!

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Imaging USA

What’s better than belonging to the world’s biggest association for professional photographers? Going to the industry’s longest-running photographic convention for free!

If you sign up for a new PPA membership, you will also get entrance to Imaging USA Feb 1-3, 2015 in Nashville. This includes the Expo, speakers and programs, networking opportunities, and a program exclusively for new members.


3 PPA Super 1-Day Photo Workshops in October

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

PPA workshops grand rapids miAngela Lawson, CPP, and Sam Sarkis, M.Photog.Cr. will hold PPA Super 1-Day Photo Workshops for photographers interested advanced training or in achieving Certified professional Photographer status.


7 Clues to Ignore in an Email (if You Want a Virus)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Viruses are fun! Who doesn’t want some foreign teenager remotely controlling their PC in order to sell Viagra online?

Unfortunately, it is harder to get a virus than you think. You have to randomly click links in suspicious emails that,  if you had actually read the email, you’d normally delete.

So to help you out, here are 7 clues to ignore in an email if you want to get a brand-new virus on your PC.

1. You don’t know who the email is from. AutoFacebookReminder has the word Facebook in it, and you use Facebook, so it must be from Facebook, right? Ignore this.

2. The email is personally addressed to you. Actually, it is addressed to your email name, but that is just like your name. Close enough to ignore.

3. The sender’s email address is nonsense. Facebook is in California, but their employee named Vvmtxcnf is from the Austin, Texas office. It could happen. I’d ignore it.


Smart Marketing for Photographers Feb 18th

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

photographer marketing detroitProfessional photographer and studio owner Karen Goforth will hold an evening seminar titled “Smart Marketing for 2014″ on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Livonia. Directions here. The event is hosted by the Detroit Professional Photographer’s Association.

Karen, along with her husband, Buddy, own and operate Irresistible Portraits. IP is one of the most successful studios in North Carolina. Now in its 24th year, sales annually reach more than $600,000. Find out what IP is doing to stay fresh and offer new ideas, promotions and products to entice their clients to visit them again and again.

According to Karen, ” In this ever changing industry, we all are trying to reinvent ourselves and keep our clients coming back for more. Being focused and persistent is key to continually getting clients in the door. Because of the economic situation and competitiveness of our industry, you have to work harder than ever to prove yourself to your clients.”

Learn how creating a plan for the year can help to create repeat business. Karen will explain how to plan your marketing strategy with little to no expense, using the tools you already have!

Registration begins Feb 18th at 6:30pm. The seminar starts at 7pm. Cost is $29 for DPPA members and $45 for guests.

For more information, contact Greg Ockerman @ 248-946-1193 or Info@DPPA.net.

Jeff Gump Sports Photography Seminar Jan 21st

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

dppa-sports-photographyJD is proud to be a co-sponsor of Geff Gump’s Sports Photography Seminar on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Jeff is one of the top photographers in this market. He’s figured out the “secret sauce” to shoot high-volume sports profitably. His staff shoots dozens of sports teams in a day. He will share what had made him one of the top youth sports photographers in the nation. Don’t miss this money-making opportunity! Click here to learn more.

The seminar will be held at Holiday Inn in Livonia (directions here). Registration begins at 6:30 pm, the seminar begins at 7 pm. Cost is $29 for DPPA members, $45 for guests.

Cool Gift for a Young Photographer

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

bigshot-cameraRemember Heathkits? Nobody does anymore. But back in high school, Billy Maxwell and I built a Heathkit Computer kit from a box of parts. As a result, I got an early start in computers that has benefited me for years.

The BigShot is like a Heathkit digital camera.

You buy a BigShot (or give it to your kid as a gift), assemble it with a screwdriver, and when you’re done you have  a real, working digital camera. As you put it together you follow the descriptions, illustrations and demonstrations on the website to learn technical concepts like optics, mechanics, electromagnetism, electronics and image processing.

In other words, you will learn how your DSLR actually works. (more…)

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