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JDP Hosts #PhotographyAMA Ask Me Anything!

JDP with #PhotographyAMA sign

JDP is hosting #PhotographyAMA Ask Me Anything starting July 22, 2018

AMA stands for “Ask-Me-Anything”. AMA is a “crowdsourced interview” where the community asks a host questions.

Julie is hosting her #PhotographyAMA beginning on July 22, 2018

It runs for 7 days, so get your questions in early. In fact, you can ask your questions right now. The answers won’t be published until the #PhotographyAMA goes live at noon on Sunday, July 22, but it will give me a headstart on answering your photography questions.

Read these insightful questions already submitted.

What it is you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that?

What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?

Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path?

How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?

What, in your opinion, is most important to consider while shooting portrait pictures?

Among the gadgets that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Why?

In your free time, what kind of pictures do you like to shoot and which ones do you avoid?

From your point of view, what makes a good picture?

Since the photography techniques and equipment change quickly, it is important to stay up-to-date. What do you do to always keep up with the times?

What do you think is the difference between a professional photographer and any other hobby photographer?

Join #PhotographyAMA @amafeed to see the answers beginning on July 22, 2018, noon Pacific Time

Butterflies on Migration-an Airbnb Experience

Butterflies are for all ages!

Therefore, it is wise for you to experience the Monarch Butterfly Migration soon.

Julie Diebolt Price of JDP Photography hosts this Airbnb Experience

For this month only (January 2018), join Julie on the Amtrak train. Enjoy a relaxing journey to the Central Coast – no worries about traffic.

Observe and photograph the butterflies in Pismo Beach.


Monarch Butterflies Migration Airbnb Experience

Learn more about this experience and register for this event by clicking the picture above or (click here).

Only 13,000 Monarchs have migrated this year, down from 23,000 last year. None have migrated down to Southern California roosts this year.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime butterflies experience.

 

Click here to get more information about the Butterfly Grove – Pismo Beach.

Give the gift of learning

Learning makes a great present!

Certificates for learning photography are a thoughtful gift for holiday giving. You can make your purchase electronically (no fighting the crowds at the stores) and deliver your gift electronically or print out the certificate to enclose with that nice camera you buy.

Certificate can be used for in-person or virtual sessions.

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Three lessons for the price of two

$80 value

Order right here today

Expires January 30, 2018

Special holiday offer – Three lessons for the price of two. Total value $240 for only $160.

Click here to purchase your gift certificates.

AirBnB Experience with JDP – Photo Walk Orange

“Great experience…very well prepared and informative!” Jill M. 10/26/17

“Julie is not only knowledgeable but has a very good sense for how to teach.” Lowell I. 8/10/17

“Julie is a wonderful instructor! She is engaging and thoughtful, and she provides clear instructions and advice.”  Jaclyn 10/11/2017

 

Photo Walk – Orange

 

Learn how your camera works and take home pictures to prove it!

Lively and interactive EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Old Towne Orange Experience

Your “Photo Walk – Orange” EXPERIENCE portrait is done here!

 

Explore with Julie the vibrant commercial district and quiet back alleys of this quaint and historic town in Orange County, which is also a popular movie location. Orange Plaza at The Circle of Orange, site of the famous annual Chapman University Undie Run, is our meeting and ending location. A brief review of how our cameras work kicks off the event and Julie will answer photography “how to” questions.

Beginning by the fountain at the Circle in Old Towne Orange, where several popular movies were filmed, historic buildings and sites will be the background for our lively and interactive experience. Along the way you will learn tips and tricks for creating amazing images with your camera. Learn to understand light, experiment with macro, motion, architecture and people photography.

The best part of this experience is that I will photograph you during this experience so you will have lasting memories of your time in the O.C. We’ll end at a favorite spot for a snack and beverage, discuss what we learned and relive our best shots.

 

Julie now offers EXPERIENCES in Orange County!

Local hosts design and lead excursions or other activities through AirBnB. Hosts give guests unique access into places and communities in their city. We offer both immersions and one day experiences. One day experiences can last just a couple of hours. All experiences can range from workshops to long treks, and are available for various skill levels and interests.

 

Airbnb Experience Photo Walk-Orange

Out-of-town guests?

Experience Orange County in a fun and unique way!

 

If you’d like to reserve your spot for this Photo Walk – Orange EXPERIENCE with Julie, click here.

 

Special pricing (only $49) through December. Call today for details – 714-669-4537

Photography Classes in Peppertree Park Start This Week

Photography in the ParkPhotography in the Park – Peppertree Park, that is…

Click here to download the flyer…

Julie will help jump start your creativity with fun in Peppertree Park which is located in Tustin, next door to the Tustin Area Senior Center with ample parking in the area.

Bring your camera, charged batteries, memory cards, the owner’s manual and your sense of adventure.

It’s time! Spring Photography Classes Now Online

It's time with Moon and the Clock Tower

The clock tower at Enderle Center

It’s time! You can register now for digital photography classes at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services. The Spring 2017 schedule is now live online here.

You can also view the classes I’m teaching here.

The line up includes

Basic Digital Cameras, EXPANDED Introduction to Digital Photography, Night Photography Magic, Wildlife Photography, Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop, and a Digital Photography Intensive for advanced beginners to Intermediate photographers.

If you want some private tutoring sessions, use this link to BookWithMe at TakeLessons.com. You can purchase lessons for holiday gifts that a budding photographer will really enjoy.  We can work together virtually anywhere in the world, too!

 

New digital photography classes offered in Orange County

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Yes!

Just released!

New digital photography classes set for 2017

Click here to see the latest schedule of classes and sign up with the included link.

To round out this year please join us at the Night Photography Series at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services. Classes include how to capture light trails, city and holiday lights, light writing, HDR and panorama image processing. We will meet on three Thursday evenings, 11/17, 12/1 and finish in the SCC computer lab on 12/8/2016.

Beginning in February 2017

EXPANDED Introduction to Digital Photography happens at Santiago Canyon College/Community Services

This course now includes creativity exercises, night photography magic, and a Saturday session on campus. Along with the old standby Basic Digital Cameras, there are two wildlife sessions. A favorite location is Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Silverado Canyon and a new excursion to San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. We will be introducing Lightroom and Photoshop and offering an Open Lab to continue your work with a guide.

You’ve been asking for it and it is here!

An advanced beginner/intermediate photography class. You will be challenged in the Digital Photography Intensive on two Sunday afternoons in April. We help you learn the custom functions of your camera  to help you decide if you want to use them or not.

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to participate in Digital Photography classes hosted by the Tustin Parks and Recreation Department at the Tustin Area Senior Center. Students can sign up for these afternoon classes at TASC.

Don’t forget – we are enjoying great success with virtual sessions, too. Can’t get away from the office? Can’t fit classes into your busy schedule? Use this link to book your private tutoring lessons with Julie at TakeLessons.com

 

Virtual Classes in Digital Photography To the Rescue

Digital photography virtual classes…

Have you ever wanted some private photography tutoring, but couldn’t spare the time in your busy schedule to travel to the instructor, have the lesson, then travel to your next destination? Do you wish you could just book a 30-minute session to ask some very specific questions? Do you want quick answers and don’t want to spend time in a semester-long photography class? I think you will find virtual classes a real boon to your busy lifestyle.

In the same town, in the same state, around the globe…Technology to the rescue!

We have been working with Skype, Google Hangouts, and TakeLessons.com Classroom to conduct our virtual classes in digital photography for some time now. The process is getting better and better and is really a lot of fun. It is cost-effective for the students and for the teacher, too. Being able to share the computer screen is essential and these online programs are easy to use.

The virtual environment is quite easy to create. You just need a computer with a built-in camera and microphone (or you can make those purchases separately…buy, why would you?) or an iPad/tablet, or even an iPhone/cell phone.

I will help you design the photography training that you are looking for and deliver just what you need at a convenient time in your schedule.

Are you in Orange County? Here’s the latest Digital Photography Class Schedule with local classes from October 2016 through April 2017.