B Y NA P C P AUGUST 2017
Featuring Amy Tripple of Amy Tripple Photography
Free Back to School Printables!
October Exhibition, Fall Gathering Information and more!
Back to school is here and this issue of Inspired is bushels of fun! As you take in the remaining beauty
of summer, put the pool away, and look forward to the future, we want to set you on the right path for autumn. Oh, the places you’ll go!
First, our Second Half 2017 International Image Competition closed last week. All of the beautiful
entries have been submitted, and encouraging and supportive words are shining a light in the NAPCP Member Community. Not only will NAPCP’s 2017 Photographer of the Year be selected following this round of competition; for added festivity and fun, the winners of both 2017 International Image Competitions will be featured at the NAPCP International Image Competition Winners Exhibition, during the Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival, on October 5th. Keep reading for more details!
We invite you to join us in Atlanta on October 5th and 6th. The NAPCP celebration begins the evening
of October 5th, with the Pre-Show Reception at Park Studios, exclusively for our winning artists! Later in the evening the Park Studios doors will open to all for the official exhibition. Additionally, our event is featured in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Guide and being promoted to thousands of people. And if you’d like to join us on the 6th, for more fun at the Krog Street Market, you can find further information about the totally Instagram-able area here.
Speaking of getting together, hop on over to the NAPCP Gatherings page on our website. Fall Gatherings
will be happening around the world during the week of September 11-18th! If you’ve never enjoyed the fellowship of other NAPCP members, let this community help you pursue your dreams. Join us for a Gathering in your area!
Finally, we want you to take advantage of all the free back to school printables on the NAPCP website,
imagined just for you by the NAPCP design team! Visit the site, click, download, print, and it’s oh-so-easy to make this your family’s best school year yet.
Reach for the stars this busy season, NAPCP; you’re ready to take on the world and we’re here to help you
rise to the occasion!
Believe in yourself! The NAPCP Team
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TA BL E O F CO NTE N TS Pg. 4 .....................Free Printable Supply Tags Pg. 5 .........................News & Announcements Pg. 6 .......Featured Photographer Amy Tripple
Pg. 24 .....BNECP September Feature Preview Pg. 25 .............Free Iron On T-Shirt Transfers Pg. 26 .............Free Back To School Printables Pg. 28 ...............................Winners Exhibition
Pg. 30 ......................................Apply For Free Pg. 32 ...............................NAPCP Gatherings Pg. 33 ..............................Marketing Mondays Pg. 34 ............Video Series: Summer Murdock Pg. 35 ...............................Articles Youâ€™ll Love Pg. 36 ...............................#NAPCPInstaFaves Pg. 37 ............................Membership Benefits
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Back to school is in full swing and we want to make sure your kids (and their supplies) are ready for the hustle and bustle that fall will bring. Our all new FREE printable school supply tags can be printed on a full sheet label and easily trimmed down so they are ready to put on all your favorite things.
L ABEL YO UR SUPPLIES
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N E WS & A N N OU N CE MEN T S
Facebook Community We hope that everyone will continue to partake in our NAPCP Facebook Community page! Join now and get involved with the latest discussions, trending topics, news and updates, and much more! Click here to request to join today!
Napcp Store Visit the NAPCP Store for the latest and greatest products! Download the Fall Marketing Postcard Pack for the easiest way to market to past clients and get more bookings this fall. Check out the rave reviews our members had in the NAPCP Facebook Member Community.
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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER AMY TRIPPLE
Images by Amy Tripple of Amy Tripple Photography
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aom, wife, photographer, and dog lover ... Give a hearty hello
to this month’s feature photographer, Amy Tripple of Amy Tripple Photography! A Chicagoland gal, Amy’s portfolio includes children, families, professional head shots, commercial work, and so much more. Fueled by a passion for educating and fostering growth in her fellow professional photographers, Amy is also the creative brain behind Sweet Shots photography classes for parents curriculum. Amy and her husband Jonathan (who is also her business manager) tell their children, “People are more important than things,” words that guide not only their family but their business as well.
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AT A GLANC BEHIND 1. Started photographing? 7 years old 2. Officially opened business? 2007 3. Favorite camera? Nikon D4s 4. Lens of choice? 105mm f/2.8 5. Favorite film? lol nope:) 6. Favorite lab? WHCC 7. Favorite framer? Deep Creek Art in downtown Hinsdale 8. Favorite subject to photography? Our Irish Setter Shannon 9. Favorite musician? Mumford & Sons
10. Favorite movie? The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 11. Recent favorite read? You are a Badass at Making Money 12. Favorite client product? Canvases from CG Pro Prints
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CE WITH SCENES
3 THINGS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: • Audible. I listened to over 30 books last year and each one changed my outlook on life in one way or another. Amazing. • My BuJo. “BuJo” stands for Bullet Journal and it’s the best, simplest, and most
effective organizational tool I’ve ever come across. Check out www.bulletjournal. com … I’m a die-hard believer! • A chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. On my deck. Preferably with friends. (Bonus: any and all kinds of cheese!)
F L I P T H E PA G E F O R O U R E XC LU S I V E I N T E R V I E W W I T H A M Y !
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Hello, Amy! We are so excited for our readers to get to know you a bit better. Tell us about yourself and how your professional photography journey began. I’m so happy to share! So … a bit about me! I have an amazing husband, three beautiful and crazy children, and an Irish Setter that I unashamedly adore. I’m a passionate student of life and it’s not uncommon to find me engrossed in an audiobook while driving in circles around the block, trying to finish a chapter before pulling in the driveway! I’ve always loved photography, but it went to a whole new level after my son was born and I was given my first DSLR. Like most photographers, the passion I found for capturing my family grew into something more expansive. After two years of taking pictures semi-professionally, my husband and I decided to take the leap, starting a full-time photography business. That was eight years ago!
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To what (or whom) do you attribute your success as a teacher? At the beginning, I wanted to put a class together that would give DSLR-owning parents the help I wished I’d had in those first few months with my new camera. Drawing on my undergrad in Education, I enjoyed building a curriculum that was both fun and practical for parents who simply wanted to understand their cameras. I think the most important decision we made felt both risky and counterintuitive; regardless, we committed to it at the very start and haven’t looked back: we let go of the fear of creating competition. It was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made for our business. While some of the thousands of parents we’ve worked with have gone on to become photographers (many of whom are now amazing colleagues and peers in this field), we found that teaching the classes helped us establish a strong reputation in our community as photography leaders. NAPCP Inspired Magazine August 2017 | 13
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What is your favorite part of every photography session? The most amazing part of every photography session is when my clients are finally able to relax and fall into the real, authentic images I’ve been working toward. All of the preparation, emails, session surveys, meeting-and-greeting, warm-up shots … each step leads to that one incredible moment when the walls seem to crumble down and magic starts to happen. A mama whispering something sweet into her child’s ear, a toddler resting his head on his daddy’s shoulder, siblings giggling over a favorite family inside-joke, when I hear my camera click in the midst of moments like these, my heart honestly soars. We are in love with the gorgeous soft light in your images. Will you share a couple of tricks for getting that warm glow consistently in your sessions? Gladly! A big part of getting that warm glow is being sure to shoot at the right time of day. Early morning and late afternoon/evening sessions are the best for this, so I’m always sure to let my clients know that those are the best time for pictures if that’s the specific look they’re hoping for. Also, I’m always sure to shoot with the sun behind my clients, even if my subjects themselves are fully shaded. Backlighting affects more than just subjects, it also produces beautiful bokeh when the light shines through foliage in the background. It’s important to remember that the background is an incredibly important element in every picture; be careful not to overlook it! Finally, I love shooting Kelvin and usually have it set between 5500-6500K. This always imparts an extra boost of warmth that really shines in the final images.
Thank you so much Amy!
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Three Tips F O R T E A C H I NG P H O T O G R A P H Y C L A S S E S b y A m y Tr i p p l e
1- Decide on a location. - One reason many photographers don’t entertain the idea of teaching classes is that they don’t have a studio of their own to host them. However, classes can be taught in all kinds of places! Check in with local restaurants about renting a party room, ask a client if she’d be interested in hosting a class at her home in exchange for a free seat, or check in with a local privately-owned park or arboretum about renting space there. Don’t give up on the idea of teaching just because you don’t have a space … take the bull by the horns and go find one!
2- Start with a solid curriculum. - Whether you purchase one or create your own, be sure that you’ve thought through what you’re going to teach before scheduling and filling up your class! You’ll feel much more confident and excited to market the opportunity if you know the content you’re teaching is solid.
3- Market, market, market! - Simply announcing a class once on Facebook isn’t typically enough to fill one, although it’s certainly a great place to start! Try sending out a personal invitation to each of your clients via email, paying a bit to boost your FB post to moms in your area (you can specify your target audience with all FB advertising), announcing your class in local Buy Sell Trade groups, or teaming up with local Moms-Day-Out programs and preschools to cross-promote. Run a contest on your blog to give away a seat to the class in exchange for likes or shares, or donate a seat to a local silent auction. Remember … marketing is a long-term project, so it may take a bit to get some traction!
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CAMERA BAG ESSENTIALS WITH AMY TRIPPLE
BODIES • Nikon D4s • Nikon D750 (backup)
L E N SE S • Nikon 20mm f/2.8 • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 • Kenko 2.0X PRO 300 Teleconverter • Nikon 105mm f/2.8 • Nikon 35mm f/2 • Nikon 15mm f/2.8 • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 • Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 50 Optic
EXTRAS • Business cards (never leave home without ‘em!) • My Bullet Journal
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We visited Amyâ€™s Instagram feed and gathered some of our favorite captures.
WITH AMY TRIPPLE
Follow her at instagram.com/amytripplephotography/ to see more beautiful imagery!
NAPCP recently hosted our 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer, K.C. Crow of Crow’s Nest Photography for an expense-paid weekend in Atlanta, where K.C. was pampered by the NAPCP and ShootProof teams. We had a lovely time getting to know K.C.! We simply couldn’t wait to show you a behind-the-scenes look at K.C.’s visit. In the September issue of Inspired, you’ll get to browse a full gallery of our celebration of and with K.C.! 24 | NAPCP Inspired Magazine August 2017
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Backpacks, lunch boxes, newly sharpened pencils … we love this time of year. Head on over to the NAPCP blog to download our free printable first day of school signs (available for grades Pre-K to 12) or snag some fun free printable lunchbox notes to help you add some pizazz to your kiddo’s lunch!
WRITE SOME LOVE NOTES
FREE SIGNS HERE
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NAPCP recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of its child and family photographer members. The October 5th International Image Competition Winners Exhibition will feature a stunning display of the yearâ€™s winning images in a gallery at the singular Park Studios. Come, celebrate with your fellow photographers and the art-appreciating public, too. On the 6th, the camaraderie continues with a NAPCP meetup at the FENCE along Atlantaâ€™s picturesque BeltLine Eastside Trail. We eagerly anticipate celebrating our winners during the Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival!
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A P P LY F O R F R E E application fee waived during our summer special with code APPLY 25
FIVE REASONS n o w i s t h e t i m e t o j o i n NA P C P 1 - Apply for free! This summer, weâ€™re waiving our application fee. We donâ€™t want there to be any barriers keeping you from coming together with your fellow professional photographers to learn, grow, connect, and be supported. Simply use code APPLY25 when you submit your application to join NAPCP. 2 - Our constantly-expanding collection of resources! Facebook Live Marketing Mondays, articles authored by the most knowledgeable experts in our field, mentoring, in-person events, NAPCP Gatherings, gallery events, artists receptions, member-exclusive educational documents, the list goes on and on ...! 3 - Recognition. Our bi-annual International Image Competition is open for submissions now! This competition is open only to NAPCP members and is touted globally as one of the premier child and family photography competitions. Two complimentary entries per Competition are gifted to you when you become a NAPCP member, adding even more value to your membership. 4 - Community. The photographers of NAPCP are an association of artists committed to growth in their skills, their craft, and their businesses. More than that, though, we believe that the relationships you form in NAPCP will inspire you to aspire and learn. We ardently hope that this growth will be organically nourished through others, and we are thrilled to tell you that we see this every day among our members! 5 - Product & services you love. Members-only vendor discounts, constantly evolving and updating to meet the needs of our members. Private Member Community Group- exclusive giveaways. Special offers and gifts through our weekly eblast Jubilate, monthly Inspired magazine, and much more.
NA P C P G AT H E R I N G S We hope you’re having an amazing summer. We’re so excited to kick start the busy season with you! We want to let you know that your NAPCP Gatherings will take place the week of September 11th-18th all over the world! Visit the Gatherings page on the NAPCP website to find your local get-together. You won’t want to miss this Gathering! Bring a fellow photographer friend with you, or attend independently -- you’ll meet new, like-minded friends in your area. You’ll feel connected, fulfilled, inspired, and have an amazing time, too. This fall, we’ll be discussing the importance of work/life balance during the busy season so you’re able to Enjoy the Journey. Mark your calendar, and take this time for you!
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ARTICLES YOU’LL LOVE Inspiring words written by our members, for our members.
Tips for Capturing Effortless Newborn Images Whether you are a professional photographer, or a parent seeking to capture beautiful images of your own little one, the single most important, yet simplest, thing you can do to set the stage for a successful newborn portrait session is to ensure that your tiny subject is as comfortable as possible. (Although it is a topic for another day, I would be remiss in failing to note that safety should always be a newborn photographer’s highest priority. In my view, photographers who plan to photograph newborns should, at a minimum, participate in a workshop or receive instruction on the safe handling and posing of newborns from a knowledgeable source prior to accepting any clients.) Read more.
Meet Tina Krafts: Tina is an Award-winning portrait photographer based in Silver Spring, MD. She Specializes in custom portraiture of newborns and children in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Back to Basics: Film I first started photography, like most of us did, by picking up our parents’ cameras and snapping images. The first camera I remember was one of those old Instamatic cameras with the flash cube. I moved on and began using my dad’s Pentax 35 mm camera when I was in high school, and that is also when I learned to develop my own film in the darkroom. Time moved on, as time is apt to do, and my parents bought me my own 35mm, a Nikon N65. I dragged that camera around everywhere with me. When I first began my professional career, the industry was still shooting film so my life involved a lot of time with a scanner. I invested in my first digital camera in 2002, a Nikon D100 with “ an incredible, film-rivaling 6.1 megapixels”. It was heaven. No more scanning, just these cute little cards that went straight into my computer. Bye bye, film! Read more.
Meet Elizabeth Seglia: For almost a decade, I had a fantastic adventure traveling the world as an internationally published sports portrait artist & action photographer. Through it, I discovered my true passion---capturing the energy and joy within children and families.
# N A P C P I N S TA FAV E S The images of these amazing photographers caught our eye in June. Visit them on Instagram and follow along! Tag #NAPCP on Instagram and you may see your work in a future issue of Inspired.
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winning image by Keri Jones
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