Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Lets all say thanks to any vets or families of veterans who have served our countries armed forces. Especially those who have loved ones serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. hoooah!


JPP Daily Photos

This is the collage I made for my wedding couple from Feb.


Friday, May 28, 2010

Word or Phrase of the Day

I was just finishing up Stephen Ambrose's book, Pegasus Bridge, when I ran into a phrase I was unfamiliar with. Thanks to Google, I was able to decipher "Sine Qua Non" as,

(SY-nee kway NON)

An indispensable condition; prerequisite.

Latin sine qua non (without which no

Fancy that. I have a new phrase to add to my literary arsenal!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Photoshop Tips

str8photography The Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2009

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Photo Tips

David Saffir has a great article Creating a Unique Portait.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Photography Webinar

I just finished "Certify with Sandy Puc' - Learn how to get Certified with the PPA" webinar. This is the first step of getting certified with PPA as a professional photographer.

Here's the breakdown of how i will be approaching this goal:

1. Study the different criteria's that are part of the test from now until the test date. This means reading up, testing the technique until I am confident its second nature.

2. Incorporating the required 20 image submissions with real assignments this year (images from the type of photography I am currently advertising: portraits, product photography, etc).

3. Tentative date winter 2010/2011.

This is going to be a fun experience!


Thursday, May 20, 2010


met a fellow filipino, Randy, on the basketball court at groesbeck park. he's also a Nikon photographer. how cool is that?


Photography Products‏

Mypublisher is offering 40% off PhotoBooks for Father's Day!‏

Check out the link here. Mypublisher is one of the two (Mpix being the other) photobook publisher's I use for my customers.


Technology News

Is Flash dead?

IntotheDarkroom has a great blog article on this topic. Also see my comments at the end of their blog article!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photography Products

Good article on basics of full size sensor digital SLRs.


Cool Photography Blog

Kerry Allan is the nice gentleman from Schoolhouse Photography who also hosts a lot of the webinars I attend from SP. Check out his work on his blog link:


Photoshop Tips

I love lightning photos. Unfortunately I live in an area where we get lightning storms in frequently!

Anyways I found this twitter link to some tornado and lightning photos.

Tornadoes and Lightnings


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Photography News

Try This Photography Challenge!!!

63% Off on Select Tamron Lenses

From my twitter. The first one is really cool techniques for long exposure lighting and flashlight tricks. The second is just a good opportunity to buy some Tamron lenses at a good discount.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Photographer Networking

I found this great photographer's blog from my Photography Schoolhouse email newsletter this week.

Check it out. She's got some great tips, contests and free stuff! I especially love her tips on food photography. 8)


Photography Webinar to sign up for free
webinar on how to get PPA certified. Hosted by Sandy Puc whom I've previously attended her webinar. She's a great presenter and is very knowledgeable in the photography arena!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Something Cool for the Summer!

14 Cool Drinks for Hot Summer Days


Thursday, May 13, 2010

John Paul's Professional Resume

I'm posting my resume which I updated. The cool thing is I attached a professional photo of myself at the top as part of my social media photography feature. I will also be putting together a faux magazine cover like the one that I posted earlier this year. Hopefully this will drum some interest from potential employers!


John Paul’s Professional Resume


John Paul David


Marketing position in Social or Digital Media

  • Highly experienced in social media including the most current social media apps such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, personal blog & social media blog.
  • Friendly, independent, self-managed, excellent communication and personal interaction skills. Able to multi-task in a timely, efficient manner.


  • Marketing Strategies & Campaigns
  • Product Web Reviews
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Product Positioning & Branding
  • Competitive Research & Analysis
  • Public & Media Relations
  • Product Photography
  • General MarCom & Tradeshow management


Office Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Google Docs.

PC: Familiar with hardware test & install of CPU, memory, video, optical drives, and other peripherals.

Photo & Graphics Editing: Adobe Photoshop CS 1-4 & Lightroom 1-3.

Video: Microsoft Movie Maker and Camtasia Studio 6.

Publishing: MyPublisher, Mpix PhotoBooks and ROES.

Advertising: Web Ads, Google Adwords/Adsense and Facebook Advertising.

Professional Experience – San Jose, CA

Events, Portraits and Social Media Photography

Owner & Photographer, Present

As owner, I worked with potential clients, photographing events, editing photos, hosting on website including optional products like prints, photo albums and wedding photo books. I managed up to 2 assistant photographers on big events like weddings and corporate parties.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • 2010: Product Photography, Photographer TechCU Employee Events 2005-2010 and Photo Credits for Healthnow's Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac Forum DVD.
  • 2009: Photographer for Harlem Globetrotters Fanfoto & Printroom CEO and management portraits.
  • 2008: Assistant Photographer for Castilleja Annual Father-Daughter Dance 2006-2008.
  • 2006: Photographer for Brett-Hart Jr. High School Wrestling Team, Menlo Live! & Almaden 10k Run., Ltd – Santa Clara, CA

Digital lab service for photo online storefronts & workflow software for professional photographers

Marketing Manager,
2008 to 2009

I reported directly to our Marketing Director for social media and online tool support. My duties included: taking product photos, creating online video self-help videos, tracking both social media and photographer related sites for market analysis and trends.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Took photos of selected print products that were used for marketing campaign and website.
  • Created a number of online self-help videos for Printroom's Pro photographer customers.


s3 graphics co., Ltd – Fremont, CA

Supplier of graphics, video and multimedia accelerators for the PC market

Social Media, Press & Marketing Program Manager,
2002 to 2007

Coordinating hardware requests, selecting and testing web reviewer benchmark applications while working closely with each web reviewer for Web Product Reviews with such prestigious sites as:,,

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Drove in-bound marketing for competitor product pricing/trends which was presented weekly at senior management meeting.
  • Assisted Sr. Product Marketing Manager on new conceptional art & applications for upcoming S3 GPU products such as the Digital Imaging Project.
  • Managed software bundling program including negotiations with game publishers like Microsoft, Ubisoft and Strategy First to bundle premium game titles with our product.
  • Managed general MarCom activities, marketing promotion plan and trade shows including GDC (2003-2007), CES, E3 and Microsoft Meltdown.
  • S3Gstore - Coordinating with software, legal, marketing, board team and various VIA support departments on setting up S3 Graphics first online webstore "Gstore."


s3, INC – Santa Clara, CA

Supplier of graphics, video and multimedia accelerators for the PC market

Assistant Program Manager & ISV Evangelist,
2000 to 2002

Main duty was to seed our ISV partners with S3 Graphics evaluation graphics cards. I also was responsible for reporting new issues from our ISV partner to our internal software group for validation and fix.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Supplying hundreds of S3 graphics evaluation GPUs to majority of PC game developers in North America and Europe.


San Jose State University- san jose, CA

Bachelor of Science, May 1996

  • Major: Criminal Justice Administration l

DeAnza Jr. College, Cupertino, CA

Associate of Arts, DeC 1994

  • Major: Administration of Justice l

Volunteer Work, Certificates & Interests

  • Certificate of Achievement for ISO 2001 Auditor Training.
  • S3 CRT member, CPR and Standard First Aid Certified thru S.C.V. Chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • Certificate of Completion in Total Quality Management Fundamentals.
  • Volunteer Rape Crisis Counselor and CAP Specialist YWCA of Silicon Valley.
  • Photography, racquetball, tennis, mountain biking and reading novels!


References Available Upon Request

Photography News

INSTANT REBATE! $25 OFF Orders of $75 or More – 5 Days Only!‏

MyPublisher has been one of my favorite photobook sites. Definitely a great offer.


Photography News

intothedarkroom The Definitive List of Online Photography Magazines -

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photography Products

Got this from one of my twitter buddies.

63% Off on Select Tamron Lenses


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cool blog

My buddy, Bo, from my counter-strike 47r clan recently moved to Taiwan to quote, "I've moved to Taiwan to take on an Adventurous mission". I totally am envious that he's doing something so cool. Plus he will be updating his blog journal with photos from adventures.

Best of luck to Bo on his new venture!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Free Senior Photos Photoshop Template!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JPP Daily Photos

So here are some shots I took with my Nikon camera when I took that walk at Groesbeck Park yesterday.