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School Photo Boot Camp July 14-18

school photography trainingSchool Photo Boot Camp presents everything a school/sports photographer needs to know to operate a successful undergraduate school portrait and yearbook business.

This intensive 5 day program is lead by Chris Wunder, CR. Photog. ASP, the nation’s leading educator, platform speaker and author on School and Event Photography. His programs have been featured at every major convention including PPA, SPPI, PMA, PSPA, SPAC and many others. However, this comprehensive 5-day program is only offered once a year.

During the program, you will learn:

• School photography sales and marketing
• School portrait techniques: lighting, posing, crowd control
• Specialized software for image capture, editing, proofing, green screen
• Equipment demos and high-speed digital workflow
• Simulated school photo shoot featuring “live” models so you can practice what you’ve learned
• Yearbooks, memory books and other add-on sales

Registration for the event is $495 per person. You can save $100 if you book before June 30, 2014. Click here for  registration and hotel booking.

JD Photo Imaging is one of the largest independent school/sports labs in the country, and we’ve supported this program for many years. If you are serious about getting into the school picture business, we believe this is the most valuable and comprehensive workshop you will ever take.

Visit JD at SPAC School & Sports Photography Trade Show

151_SPACJD Photo Imaging will be available to answer all your underclass and sports photography questions at the 2014 SPAC Trade Show January 23-25 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 the national, regional and locally entrenched school picture companies.

Visit John Hicks, President of JD @ booth # 2122 at the trade show, or in the JD hospitality suite Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 5pm.

Raw Image Processing Workshop at JD August 2nd

JD Photo Imaging will hold a “Raw Image Processing and Adobe Lightroom” workshop Monday, August 2nd from 10am until 2pm at JD Photo Imaging on Corunna Road in Flint. Cost is $59 per person preregistration or $79 on the day of the workshop, which includes a catered lunch and $20 lab credit to test what you’ve learned. You can pre-pay by credit card or charge your lab account by calling 810-239-8671.

If you’ve ever wondered how to get the best color from your camera, or if you’re considering changing over to a RAW workflow, this class is for you.

During the class we will cover:

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LumaPix FotoFusion Class a Success

Bob Winkler from LumaPix presented the “Building Books with LumaPix” class Tuesday, April 13 to a room filled with interested professional photographers.

During this class, Bob focused on the Yearbook Fusion product because of its capability to match a database of names with images in order to create multi-page products like yearbooks and church directories.

“After looking at all the alternatives, I believe Yearbook Fusion is the most efficent way to quickly lay out a yearbook or church directory,” said John Hicks, President of JD School Pictures. “Our goal is to make this our recommended solution to all our customers.”

Training Videos Online

Links to the ROES, LabPrints, and ImageQuix training videos are now available on the training center page on our website.

These 3-5 minutes videos teach you all the basics you need to know to get up and running with the software.

Over the next few months, we will be releasing additional videos recorded from our training classes that will teach more in-depth topics.

LumaPix FotoFusion Class at JD April 13

During his “Earn $100,000 a Year from Portrait Directories” workshop, Chris Wunder recommended LumaPix FotoFusion Extreme to quickly and easily create church directories or any book that combines images and data.

Several photographers asked if we would hold a followup FotoFusion class, so here it is.

Bob Winkler from LumaPix will present a “Building Books with LumaPix” workshop Tuesday, April 13 from 9am until 4pm at JD Photo Imaging on Corunna Road in Flint. Cost is $20 per person or $30 per studio, which includes a catered lunch and snacks. You can pre-pay by credit card or charge your lab account by calling 810-239-8671.

During this class, Bob will cover:

  • Installation & features
  • Products you can make (directories, books, albums, pages, etc.)
  • How to quickly lay out a page (templates or freehand)
  • How to easily build a book with text and images

By the end of the class, you will be able to create an entire photo book with images and data ready to send to JD for printing. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to the class.

Bob Winkler is a professional trainer for LumaPix, so you can be sure this will be a information-packed day of training. Even if you didn’t attend Chris Wunder’s class, if you need a tool to quickly and easily create page layouts, you cannot afford to miss it.