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Watch the International Photographic Competition Online

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

ppa-logoFor the third consecutive year, the International Photographic Competition judging will be streamed live on Stream.theIPC.org July 31- August 4, 2016.

The live stream is a great opportunity for professional photographers to immerse themselves in the world of PPA competition, and follow the judges as they critique images and even decide scores. During streaming, viewers will get the chance to see exactly what the judges are looking for, what they like and don’t like, and understand the method behind the 12 Elements of a Merit Image.


Facebook’s New Panorama Photo App

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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:


DPPA Outdoor Model Shoot July 19

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

dppa-photo-shootDPPA will sponsor a hands-on workshop with live models in a park setting on July 19 from 5:30-10pm at Stoney Creek Metro Park in Shelby Township (map).

This will be an opportunity to try out new techniques or poses you’ve read about, or just to update your portfolio. Photograph a half-dozen models wearing sportswear, summer dress and swimsuits in various natural sets. 4 Master photographers and 3 Certified photographers will offer tips in multiple outdoor lighting techniques. Light modifiers, reflectors and off-camera strobe will be provided.

Price is free for DPPA members. $45 for guests. Everyone must pay for entry into the park. Rain date July 26th.

Click here to register.

Teen Photography Workshop & Camera Cleaning at JDLab April 25th

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Leslie Conway

JDLab will host Leslie Conway’s “Teentography”, a PPM/PPA Merit Class on Monday, April 25th from 10am till 4pm at JDLab in Flint (map). Photographers can drop off their cameras for cleaning and lenses for calibration at 9am the same day. Register online here.

About Teentography

Teenography is a marketing program focused on empowering young women through photography.

Leslie writes, “All model programs should include the basics: Great pictures at an affordable price for them, good kids with great attitudes for you, and a good time for everyone involved. Some year-long model programs take on group shoots, community service and other bonding experiences to keep groups together. Mine does all the above, and goes the extra steps to help them get into the National Honor Society at an early age, get a great teen job even if they’ve never had one, and ups their odds of getting into the college of their choice.”


PPA Offers Free Business Mentors to Members

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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


Free Online Photography Course from MoMA

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Lange-MigrantMother02If you’ve got some free time, why not take a college-level class on photography? The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has launched an online photography course titled, “Seeing through Photographs” available on Coursera starting February 10, 2016.

Using works from MoMA’s expansive collection, the course encourages participants to look critically at photographs. According to the syllabus, here is what the course will cover:


DPPA Senior Portrait Workshop March 15

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

dppa-kirk-voclainDPPA is sponsoring a Folio Competition and workshop by Kirk Voclain titled, “Coolest Studio in Town with Senior Portraits” at the Troy Community Center on March 15, 2016 at 7:00pm.

About the Workshop

This program centers on COOLNESS, or popularity, in the eyes of your seniors. Yes, seniors have an opinion, and if they don’t think your studio is the COOLEST, then forget it, they won’t come to you. This ain’t your Momma’s senior portraits. Get ready to learn, laugh, and love taking senior portraits. Kirk will show you all of his secrets to getting that $2,000 average. The senior will love you, and the parents will not stop throwing money at you.


PPA Membership Adds PhotoVision for Free

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

PhotoVision_PPA_Logo-01PhotoVision is now a part of the PPA, and is included for free with your membership. In addition to the amazing content provided by PPAedu, you now have access to over 800 videos in the PhotoVision library.


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…)

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