*NEW* the Simple Actions by Prop Insanity… only $5

New to our shop RIGHT NOW…
The brand new SIMPLE ACTION COLLECTION by Prop Insanity

Seven (7) new actions, all at an affordable $5 each…
giving you quick and beautiful edits!

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  • MATTE & FILMY
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  • COLORFUL
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Hop into the SHOP now, and see them yourself…. at $5 each, they are a steal. 

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Seven (7) new actions, all at an affordable $5 each… giving you a quick and beautiful edit to your images!

  • DRAMATIC
  • SUMMERTIME
  • EYE GLEAM & SPARKLE
  • MATTE & FILMY
  • HAZEY
  • COLORFUL
  • EARTHY

 

DSLR Beginners Class… $75 EarlyBird VIP sale

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Brand new for 2016… an online class for BEGINNERS.
Getting you OUT of Auto-Mode in 2016…

DSLR Beginners – Everyday Captures
Via the Creative Artist Collection!
$75.00 VIP EARLY BIRD SALE! 
$189.00

BUY YOUR SEAT NOW… Class Starts SUNDAY MAY 8TH… Yep, a Mothers Day launch!

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Whether you are mom-tog, aspiring photographer, new DSLR owner… or just something looking to refresh their own photography professionally or hobbyist… we have created this course for a fun & whimsical take on the “ho-hum” guides you may have seen before.

Online, in your pajamas with coffee in hand… you can enjoy and learn the techniques you desire for everyday photography. Capturing your own loves with your DSLR, and making the most out of each shot.

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Guest teachers will have specific topics to help guide you through the DSLR love affair, and will include:

  • Tracy Joy {head guide, all subjects}
  • Amy Tripple {capturing siblings}
  • Emily Lucarz {finding indoor light}
  • Jessica Weinstock {REAL toddler-hood}
  • Emily Hernandez {iPhone-ography}
  • Laura Penley {Instagram}

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the Newborn Academy Workshop – Find your Style

the Newborn Academy Mentoring WORKSHOPS

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$1,200.00 $800.00

Tracy Joy & Jess Weinstock are working together to bring you an EPIC newborn learning experience.  One (1) extensive workshop, with two very different artists… both teaching you the “ins & outs” of their successful newborn business’s.  Learn both of their unique styles: posing, techniques, editing, wrapping, on and off beanbags… you name it, they teach it.  Plus, portfolio build for your own newborn business! 

Tracy& Jess are open books, for you to learn & utilize from…. both being in business for 5+ years.
They will be sharing with you everything they have learned in their years of newborn professional photography. The Newborn Academy Workshop, is a full 7’ish hour day of learning!  Jess and Tracy will each work with a newborn (one in am, one in afternoon), showing and teaching you their tricks and tips for their own unique style.  Lunch will be included, during a “business break down” and marketing Q&A.  Images that you take during their class, are yours to use for portfolio building, marketing and client showcasing.

Product Description

*SATURDAY APRIL 30TH* 9am-4pm’ish

Tuition, $800 (introductory workshop price!):
2:6 In person workshop, with Tracy Joy & Jessica Weinstock
*1 day class, approx 6-7 hours, with lunch included*

Pay in full, and receive the special $800 price.  If you choose to pay increments, the total is $900, due in (3) $300 payments (last due 7 days prior the workshop) USD deposit/booking fee to hold your spot.

Location:
Jess Weinstocks Long Grove Illinois 60047 Studio

Class size is limited to 6 people total.

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Tracy & Jess are open books, for you to learn & utilize from…. both being in business for 5+ years.
They will be sharing with you everything they have learned in their years of newborn professional photography. The Newborn Academy Workshop, is a full 7’ish hour day of learning!  Jess and Tracy will each work with a newborn (one in am, one in afternoon), showing and teaching you their tricks and tips for their own unique style.  Lunch will be included, during a “business break down” and marketing Q&A.  Images that you take during their class, are yours to use for portfolio building, marketing and client showcasing.

Also, you will be added to a private Facebook group, where you can receive continued education, constructive criticism and other tools to help you grow as an artist… and photographer friend!

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What Will Be Covered…..
FINDING YOUR STYLE:   Finding your own unique style can be frustrating in this business, so Jess & Tracy are here to guide and help you find YOUR own comfort and creativity.   Jess will teach organic, clean & classic newborn sessions… from posing to capturing a bright and clean image. Jess’s style includes the use of neutral colors, and bright airy images… with natural and womb-like posing.  Tracywill give you an inside look at vibrant & bright newborn imagery… sharing her use of props, and selection of colors & looks for her newborns.  Tracy’s style is full of color & whimsy… using props, posing and set ups that are styled for each individual client.

POSING, PROPS & WRAPPING BABIES: Each mentor will teach you how they wrap babies, how to transition from one prop to another, how to get that perfect pose and angle for your final newborn image.

CAMERA SETTINGS, LENSES, STUDIO LIGHTING: They will cover camera settings, setting up and the proper use of natural AND studio lighting (Tracy is 100% studio light, Jess is a mix of natural and studio lighting), white balance, exposure and skin tones.

EDITING, CREAMY SKINS & TACK SHARP IMAGES:   Working in Lightroom & Photoshop, both Jess & Tracy will teach you their own dynamics to a beautiful final post processed image.  Creamy baby skins, color pops, and perfect lighting.

What you Need:

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop (this is not an intro to Photoshop)
  • You must own a DSLR and understand your camera… this is not a beginner class.
  • Shooting in manual mode is a bonus, and basic knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
  • A 35mm or 50mm prime lens is suggested for the session (Tracy & Jess both use mostly a 35mm with newborns).
  • You do not need a computer, but defiantly bring with a notebook.   Note taking is highly encouraged.

 

***Attendees will be required to sign a non-compete contract stating that they shall not disclose, share, describe or demonstrate (meaning NO publishing, reproducing, summarizing, paraphrasing, or transmitting, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means) information (including Tracy & Jess’s lighting techniques, shooting techniques, workflow, posing techniques, action recipes, etc.) received during the Newborn Academy Workshops to any third party individual, corporation, or other entity including your blog/website/or forums.

Please note that mentoring sessions and small groups classes are not available for those working or residing within 25 miles of  zips 60010 and 60047 or those planning on teaching newborn photography classes. An 18 month “Non Compete” will be required, verifiying that you will not teach what you have learned during our workshop for a period of 18 months after class.

Airport Code: ORD or MDW… Ohare is much closer,  Midway is an extra 1/2 drive.

*If you choose to cancel or are unable to attend for any reason, a $300 portion of your payment will be non-refunded.

Suggested Lodging: Holiday Inn Lake Zurich

Address: 197 S Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL 60047

If you have any questions please e-mail us directly us directly! tracy@tracyjoy.com

Vendors that we LOVE

Cleaning up the site a little bit… making things easier to read and navigate…
so instead of a side bar, we will have this VENDORS WE LOVE page.
Accessible in the top boxes… and on the site ALWAYS! 
These are amazing vendors… some who have been with us for YEARS.
Beautiful shops, with even more beautiful artists behind the scenes.  
TAKE A PEEK AT THEM… you will thank me <3

Shoot with Anja & Tracy Joy in beautiful & historic Alton Illinois

The Creative Artist Collection is bring you something extra special and fun…. 

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Enjoy the perks of a fully and beautifully styled shoot out.  From models, to props, we have set it up for you to the fullest content.

Shoot along side with mentors, Anja Photography & Tracy Joy, seeing how they pose and work with the models to achieve fantastically fun, & whimsical images, come alive. All attendees will shoot directly with Anne & Tracy Joy, and each of their models during the event.

All photographic details are worked out for you, just arrive… shoot, network and HAVE FUN!  Shooting will end with an optional networking dinner!

Includes the 2-3 hour shoot out event, where you will observe and learn posing techniques with our beautiful stylized maternity models.
+Editing Webinar to follow online.
+Snacks and Water during event.

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*** please remember this is a shootout, not a workshop. Camera settings and functions will not be shared… You will be observing the mentors,  and shooting aside them,  as they work with their models, and then watch a live editing webinar the following week.
Amount is due in full at time of purchase.
No refunds, but your seat can be sold if you are unable to attend.

*Includes a FREE Editing Webinar!
CHILD SHOOT OUT EVENT!

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17th 2016… in the gorgeous and historic setting of Alton Illinois… with child photographer mentors: Anja Photography & Tracy Joy!

*models will be fully stylized for event, YAY!

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Have you joined us?

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The launch and release of our Creative Artist Collection EDITING LIBRARY has been more than we ever expected. The response from attendees has been phenomenal, and leaving us feeling truly blessed! This is what we wanted, a site to make learning fun… and bring a massive educational experience to the industry.
HAVEN’T LOGGED INTO YOUR ATTENDEE ACCOUNT YET?
OR WANT TO PURCHASE YOUR SEAT FOR THIS EVENT?

Just head over to the site www.creativeartistcollection.com
and LOGIN
(if you forgot your password, use the reset button)

Then… simply click the BOX GENRE you want to view, select teacher… and ENJOY!

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“This was great Sarah! I really enjoyed this. Would love to learn more about your process of getting right in camera first too. You are very easy to follow and have a great teaching method. Nice and slow and not skipping steps helps for the beginner photoshope too. Thank you!”.
on Sarah Beths FAMILY Video

“We are kindred spirits when it comes to flattening. LOVED this tutorial! I learned a few new tricks to add to my tool bag. Thank you!”
on Shelly Fergusons NEWBORN video

“Thank you Julie!!! I currently work with a digital camera and always wanted to achieve the film pastel look but had no idea how to. I definitely feel that I have a better grasp now. Thank you again!!!
on Julie Paisleys WEDDING video

“This was extremely helpful!! Thank you so much! I am getting ready to photograph my first newborn in a couple of weeks and totally needed an editing tutorial – yay!!!!”
on Cream N Cocoas BONUS NEWBORN video

A FEW QUESTIONS WE CAN ANSWER:

Is there a time frame to view these videos?
3 MONTHS! In fact, we have extended a little bit more. Sign up NOW and you will have full access until the end of June!

Are there 30 videos?
NO! Each photographer was asked to edit (1) image for the event, but many included many more. So, with out counting, there are endless hours and images being edited… by these industry leading artists.

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IF YOU HAVEN’T PURCHASED YOUR SEAT YET… Join Us!
$279 = over 30+ videos of editing expertise!

More Info & Registration: http://CreativeArtistCollection.com

30 photographers… 30+ videos that are edited… for 3 months of viewing!
that are part of this EPIC EDITING EVENT???
Recorded editing sessions, that you can watch over and over & OVER again.

Sincerely,
Prop Insanity
the Creative Artist Collection
Tracy Joy Photography

Shoot Out Alton Illinois – with Anja & Tracy Joy!

48 HOUR SALE!!
$300.00
$199.00

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Enjoy the perks of a fully and beautifully styled shoot out.  From models, to props, we have set it up for you to the fullest content.

Shoot along side with mentors, Anja Photography & Tracy Joy, seeing how they pose and work with the models to achieve fantastically fun, & whimsical images, come alive. All attendees will shoot directly with Anne & Tracy Joy, and each of their models during the event.

All photographic details are worked out for you, just arrive… shoot, network and HAVE FUN!  Shooting will end with an optional networking dinner!

Includes the 2-3 hour shoot out event, where you will observe and learn posing techniques with our beautiful stylized maternity models.
+Editing Webinar to follow online.
+Snacks and Water during event.

BUY NOW!! CLICK HERE***

*** please remember this is a shootout, not a workshop. Camera settings and functions will not be shared… You will be observing the mentors,  and shooting aside them,  as they work with their models, and then watch a live editing webinar the following week.
Amount is due in full at time of purchase.
No refunds, but your seat can be sold if you are unable to attend.

Being a HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHER.

I LOVE being a happy photographer!
And that is a wild understatement.

But what does being a “Happy Tog” entail?

How about the idea of FRIENDSHIP vs COMPETITION?
Even with your local photographers, your straight up “competition”?  YOU BETCHA!

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A little BTS from this past weekends Happy Togs Illinois Shootout!
 
What fun… to play around, talk geek, and shoot with likeminded individuals! Shoot outs… the greatest way to connect and inspire each other… and turn competition into FRIENDSHIPS!
 
We put no boundaries or zip codes on our shoot outs… EVERYONE is invited to participate. And what fun it is <3
 
KEEP BEING HAPPY EVERYONE… it feels FABULOUS <3 

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After shooting together, we went out to dinner and chatted.  Talked about being KIND to each other… the golden rule… distancing ourselves from negativity… and embracing the POSITIVITY that our industry offers to each of us.

Lifting each other up… vs dragging another down.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by positive people… and lOTS of laughter.

Now this week… we’ll edit and compare images… which I LOVE seeing!  How each photographer shoots the same image, but has their own “take” on the shot.

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So what are you waiting for?
Join us… the movement of being a HAPPY TOG… 
it’s a wonderful place to be, and people to surround yourselves with!

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JERK-Togs… what is this industry coming to?!

I’m going to say it out loud publicly… as so many of us have whispered on our private social networks and else where….DON’T BE A “D-bag”!

The overwhelming theme in our industry lately, seems to be just that… being a bully, a jerk… or an unhealthy mix of BOTH. Photographers, grown adults, acting like entitled children.  Doing and saying things that are unkind, hurtful, inappropriate… either intentionally or just due to lack of couth.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Whether it is a mental break down, an addition, speaking before thinking/typing, or the simple fact that they may be an awful human being… IT’S NOT RIGHT.

What not right?  I’ll tell you… the problem is USUs giving them the spotlight.  Sharing their pages, talking about them publicly and giving them the attention that is unworthy. Isn’t that what 99% of it is, what they are looking for?  A rancid way to boost their own popularity?!

“I’d rather have bad publicity than no publicity!”.

Gross… disgusting and sickening. Jacking up their SEO and having them gain … grossly GAIN….. fans by their behavior, even racism, and pure lack of respect for others.  If we want this to end, WE have to be the ones to stop it.  Stop sharing their pages, stop talking about them publicly.  We have to STOP feeding into their lude and unkind behavior.

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I will be the first to say… I AM GUILTY!

I shared a story on my own page… calling out a said artist who’s antics made my skin crawl.  One whom I admired and followed for years.  By sharing, my hopes were that people will NOT be a fan of their work… not giving the attention they were seeking.  However, with my own “calling out”, I am doing exactly what they want.  MAKING THEM LOOK INTERESTING.  People (myself included) cannot resist wondering what is happening, who is acting out, and why?

I can say this though… the benefit from sharing such atrocities of public figures… even with their gain of fans and SEO… it is not the people they want to reach.  Not new customers… thats for sure.  Not fans of them personally, or even their art. They are fans of HATE… fans of DRAMA… fans who like to see others fall as well.  Those are not fans that any true artist is looking for.

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People like that, they do not deserve to have their names spoken, read or even thought.  In this article… I will not call out a specific name(s), I refuse to give in to their cry for attention.  And I also ask that YOU do not share any specific names in the comments here. Let’s not feed into the bonanza of hate that is happening.  Instead… let’s spread more HAPPY… more friends vs competition… more LOVE to our world.  Together, we can keep our photographic industry full of sparkle & shine, and BEAUTY.

IN THE END… their art does not matter.  The beautiful images created by these “artists” is null and void… and when they are gone, dust back to the earth… their art will not be remembered. Their hatred, disgusting behavior… that is what till taint their memory.  Which is sad.  An artist with a beautiful & great gift… but whom lacks compassion and humanity… that great gift will be forgotten one day, and only the UGLINESS will remain.

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