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.
Back 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 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.
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.
A 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 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.
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.
“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.
JD 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!
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.