Society of Photographic Illustrators (SPI) - Ohio University

Society of Photographic Illustrators (SPI) - Ohio University SPI is an org composed of commercial photographers. We offer workshops and trips to help students develop their skills and grow as a photographer, regardless of their skill level. President: Akira Jakkson VP: Averey Bell Advisor: Russell James
The Society of Photographic Illustrators (SPI) is a student-run organization founded in 2004. It is comprised of mostly Visual Communication students seeking opportunities to learn about the commercial photography field outside of the classroom. Club activities include workshops, demos, professional speakers, constructive group critique, a yearly showcase, a yearly printed publication of student work (the "SPI Book"), and other activities aimed at developing student photographer's knowledge and expanding their experience.

Operating as usual

Here are a couple of shots from Akira for the Two-Dozen photo challenge! Members were challenged to take 24 unique photo...
09/11/2020

Here are a couple of shots from Akira for the Two-Dozen photo challenge! Members were challenged to take 24 unique photos from standing in the same spot. These were some shots while he stood in the same spot in his backyard.

General meeting was moved to tonight along with our SPI elections!

Our Bobcat Connect now features a lil' gallery with some of the student work we had last year, along with some photos fr...
09/10/2020

Our Bobcat Connect now features a lil' gallery with some of the student work we had last year, along with some photos from our Atlanta Trip. Check it out!

As a reminder, we meet again tonight at 7:30!

09/04/2020

Photographer Spotlight: Darian Knapp @knippidyknappidy

Introducing one of our latest additions to our talented team, we have Darian with their latest exhibition, "What Are You Looking At?" Specialising in portraiture, Darian combines explosive coloring with dynamic shot angles to create images that are out of this world. Utilizing makeup and unique fashion pieces are a staple in their work, adding a bit of flair to the realm of portrait photography! 🌈

09/01/2020
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Hi everyone!

My name is Akira Jakkson, and I am the new President of SPI (Society of Photographic Illustrators) for the 2020-2021 school year! I hope that everyone has survived their first week of classes, it has certainly been a wild one! I also hope you are all ready to do some photography! This semester is going to be a strange one, but we have come up with a few fun ideas to kick off the fall semester, all of which will be done online via Zoom. From sharing the process of editing photographs in Photoshop to following prompts to bring your photo-taking skills to the next level. We'll have something for everyone, regardless of their experience!

Our first meeting of the school year will take place on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m.! We will be introducing ourselves and discussing future plans for SPI, as well as asking you guys for any recommendations for activities for the group. We will also be filling in a couple of open officer roles, which we will be conducting a meeting for on Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Those interested in applying can do so through this form, no experience necessary.

Feel free to invite anybody you think may enjoy learning more about commercial or studio photography, or just photography in general. We are open to all realms of photography and encourage all areas of the art! No experience is necessary to join the club, only enthusiasm!

You can join our GroupMe here and join us through Bobcat Connect, and keep up with us on Instagram or Facebook.

Feel free to email me or our VP, Averey, at [email protected], for any questions.

I look forward to meeting all you beautiful people, stay safe!

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Akira Jakkson
He/Him/His
Museum Photographic Specialist
Kennedy Museum of Art
Photography Intern
Student Affairs Communication and Marketing
President of SPI
OU '23 | Integrated Media | Media Arts & Studies

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I just want to make sure you are aware of the fast approaching deadline for the Wide Open exhibit deadline June 15!   Th...
06/12/2020

I just want to make sure you are aware of the fast approaching deadline for the Wide Open exhibit deadline June 15! This is an international photo exhibition. We had a great set of jurors.
An additional advantage for this exhibit is there no additional cost besides the entry fee. If the gallery must be closed because of the COVD-19 then the exhibit will be online. If we are permitted to be open, then we will have your images printed. You will have the option for printing and framing yourself. The last exhibit Sony selected and presented images in their NYC gallery. We are hoping for the Wide Open exhibit to travel internationally.

Below is more information about the exhibit and one of the images that was awarded the OU alumna award. I hope you will consider entering the exhibit and gaining more recognition for your photography. www.WideOpenPhoto.org Again the entry deadline is June 15!

09/23/2019

You don’t want to miss out on our bi-weekly meeting this week. The theme is underwater photography. Bring any materials you deem fit. Just make sure they’re waterproof! Looking forward to seeing all of you tonight at Schoonover in the basement studio!

SPI is proud to be one of the sponsors of Liz Von Hoene and her fashion stylist lecture.  The lecture is this Tuesday @ ...
03/02/2019

SPI is proud to be one of the sponsors of Liz Von Hoene and her fashion stylist lecture. The lecture is this Tuesday @ 6:00pm at Schoonover Center 145. Liz Von Hoene's exhibit opening is Tuesday 3/5 at 5:00pm, Schoonover Center 140. Public is invited especially SPI alumni.

SPI is one of the sponsors of Liz Von Hoene Fashion Photographer and Fashion Stylist Rebecca Weinberg speaking this Tues...
03/02/2019

SPI is one of the sponsors of Liz Von Hoene Fashion Photographer and Fashion Stylist Rebecca Weinberg speaking this Tuesday in Schoonover Center rm 145 at 6:00pm. Liz's exhibit will open Tuesday at 5:00. the public and especially SPI alumni are encourage to attend the events this Tuesday.

Hello everyone!SPI is taking our annual trip to New York City next weekend, October 25-28th! We are all excited to exper...
10/18/2018
Click here to support SPI New York organized by Society of Photo Illustrators

Hello everyone!

SPI is taking our annual trip to New York City next weekend, October 25-28th! We are all excited to experience the photo expo, our networking dinner and the photography studio we are visiting. As everyone knows, going to New York is expensive and we try as a group to make the trip affordable for everyone. Any donations will help cover the cost of transportation to New York and the hotel.

To learn more about us check out our page! We are all grateful for any donations we receive. Thank you!

Our group is planning on visiting seminars and photography studios up in New York, this way we can have connections to well known people when we get out of college.

πŸ“· OU JOB OPPORTUNITY! πŸ“·Digital Initiatives at Alden Library is looking for a commercial photographer to photograph books...
04/11/2018
Digital Initiatives Collections Imaging Lead Student

πŸ“· OU JOB OPPORTUNITY! πŸ“·
Digital Initiatives at Alden Library is looking for a commercial photographer to photograph books and an assortment of archives with a PhaseOne camera and using CaptureOne. The deadline of April 15th! Here is the link to the post:

http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/26358

Any questions feel free to contact Kelly Wallace (she has worked here for 3 years)

The Digital Initiatives Imaging Lead will perform image capture of rare and unique materials held by the Ohio University Libraries utilizing a medium format PhaseOne camera and a DSLR 35mm camera. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementation of the PhaseOne digital projects workfl...

02/20/2018

TONIGHT we will be doing a Splash Photography Workshop in the 4th Floor Studio @ 6pm!
Can't wit to see everyone there!

02/12/2018

πŸ“· Hey!
Don't forget our Headshot Fundraiser is going on RIGHT NOW in Schoon 445!! 😁

πŸ“· HEY Everyone!!!NEXT WEEK SPI will be doing our annual headshot fundraiser! We can't wait to see you there! 😁
02/08/2018

πŸ“· HEY Everyone!!!
NEXT WEEK SPI will be doing our annual headshot fundraiser!
We can't wait to see you there! 😁

02/06/2018

Hello SPI members! πŸ“Έ

Don’t forget there’s a meeting tonight at 6pm in Schoonover 276! You don’t want to miss it, see ya there! 😬😊

01/30/2018

Hello everyone! πŸ“·
Just a reminder that our next meeting is NEXT Tuesday, February 6th!!! See ya then!

01/23/2018

πŸ“· Hey Photographers! Welcome back to Spring Semester!!! πŸ“·
SPI's first meeting is TONIGHT in Schoonover 276 at 6PM!
Please note the time change! We will be going to the 4th floor studio to give a studio equipment review and let you test out different brands of cameras!
Can't wait to see everyone tonight! 😁

πŸ“· Come check out the Schoonover Gallery tonight! Or stop by in between classes sometime! There is a lot of great work fr...
12/04/2017

πŸ“· Come check out the Schoonover Gallery tonight!
Or stop by in between classes sometime! There is a lot of great work from many different media organizations on campus, including SPI!!! πŸ˜‰

Hey everyone! We are planning a social for next Tuesday and want your input on what you guys want to do! So please vote ...
11/20/2017
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Hey everyone!
We are planning a social for next Tuesday and want your input on what you guys want to do! So please vote to let us know and have a happy Thanksgiving Break!!!

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10/31/2017

πŸ“· Reminder there's NO MEETING TONIGHT!

We figured that everyone could use a break after the New York trip and Halloween Weekend!!

So rest up, have a Happy Halloween, and we will see you guys next week! πŸ˜‰

10/25/2017

πŸ“· SPI is leaving for NYC tomorrow morning to checkout the big city and the annual PDN PhotoExpo! πŸ“·
We are also looking forward to seeing OU Alumni on Friday night from 7-10 pm at Hill Country BBQ (30 W 26th St. New York, NY 10010)!
It's going to be a great weekend!

Come join us tomorrow to hear David Hagen talk about the business side of photography! The talk starts at 7:00 pm in RTV...
10/16/2017

Come join us tomorrow to hear David Hagen talk about the business side of photography! The talk starts at 7:00 pm in RTV 462, see you then!

David Hagen : Guest Speaker
Food Photography / Business Practices
Wednesday 10/18/17
462 RTVC

10/09/2017

πŸ“· Reminder: STAR TRAILS 🌠 WORKSHOP TOMORROW!!!

Meet at Schoonover at 10pm. We have a GroupMe open (email [email protected] if you want to be added)

NO WEEKLY MEETING!

See you guys there! 😁

Camera Cookies have been made! πŸ“·Visit us outside 4th floor Baker from 3-4pm today!Only $1 a cookie, help us go to NY Pho...
10/06/2017

Camera Cookies have been made! πŸ“·
Visit us outside 4th floor Baker from 3-4pm today!
Only $1 a cookie, help us go to NY PhotoExpo!!!

HELLO PHOTOGRAPHERS!We will be making camera cookies tomorrow (Thursday) Night at Kelly's apartment! She will pick up pe...
10/04/2017

HELLO PHOTOGRAPHERS!
We will be making camera cookies tomorrow (Thursday) Night at Kelly's apartment! She will pick up people at Schoonover at 4:25pm who want to help!

We will be selling them outside of the 4th floor of Baker Center on Friday from 3 to 4 pm. Then again on Saturday on Court Street outside of the Courthouse (we do not have a set time for Saturday yet because the one spot if 1st come, 1st gets it).

Sign-ups are located on the Google doc in the email Kelly sent out yesterday! Email Kelly if you didn't get it at [email protected]!
Thanks and have a great Homecoming Weekend!!!

HEY! Here is the STAR TRAILS Poll!!!Please respond so we can figure out which day works best! Can't wait for our first w...
09/27/2017
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HEY!
Here is the STAR TRAILS Poll!!!
Please respond so we can figure out which day works best! Can't wait for our first workshop!

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09/25/2017

Hello SPI members!

Our next meeting is tomorrow (the 26th) at 5pm in Schoonover 276! We will be discussing when we all can go to Radar Hill and shoot startrails. Also, if you are planning on attending the NYC trip this year you can start signing up tomorrow. Remember the due are $15 in order to be a SPI member so bring your dues with you. We hope to see you all there! Have a great Monday :)

09/05/2017

πŸ“· Heads up!
The 1st SPI Meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 12th in Schoonover 276!
Hope to see you there!

HELLO EVERYONE!!!We are trying to figure out what time would work best for our members to have our meetings this semeste...
08/31/2017
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HELLO EVERYONE!!!
We are trying to figure out what time would work best for our members to have our meetings this semester! Please do our poll on OrgSync, it only takes 2 minutes!
Thanks and we can't wait to see everyone at the first meeting!

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WELCOME BACK BOBCATS!!! We hope you have another fantastic year here in Athens! πŸ“· Also, COME VISIT US! SPI is currently ...
08/26/2017

WELCOME BACK BOBCATS!!!
We hope you have another fantastic year here in Athens!

πŸ“· Also, COME VISIT US! SPI is currently set up in MemAud in the left side entrance as you come in the doors until 3pm!

πŸ“· TOMOROW (Sunday, Aug 27th) we will be outside the 4th floor of Baker from 3 to 5pm!

Hope to see you here! πŸ˜„

HEY EVERYONE!!! Don't forget about this year's Head-shot Fundraiser!!!
02/28/2017

HEY EVERYONE!!! Don't forget about this year's Head-shot Fundraiser!!!

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02/06/2017

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01/17/2017

GOOD MORNING PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!
We hope that you all had a great winter break and a relaxing syllabus week!

Tonight at a NEW TIME of 5:00pm in Schoonover 276 is our first meeting! We will be aiding Gary with a splash shoot in the studio!

Also, if you are interested in becoming part of our Exec Board please let us know! Our Treasurer executive position is available and is a wonderful opportunity and looks great on a resume or for scholarship applications!

Hope to see you there! =)

11/07/2016

Good afternoon everyone!
Just wanted to send out a reminder that tonight is the gallery reception from 7-9 pm in the Schoonover Gallery! Come and see some great photography and socialize with the NPPAOU members!!!

10/11/2016

Don't forget: SPI MEETING TONIGHT at 7PM in Schoonover 276!!!
We will be collecting money for the New York trip and get a lighting tutorial in the studio on the cyc wall! Please feel free to bring a photo so you can learn how they did the lighting!
Can't wait to see you tonight!

10/05/2016

PDN PHOTOEXPO is coming up soon!!!
We still have spots open so if you want to join us in going to New York City from October 20th-23rd to check out the Photo Expo, listen to leading photographers, network with alumni and have a great time, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!
Price is $275 (should get $65 each from the deposit when we get back).
Any questions/ concerns/ or if you want to come: please contact Kelly Wallace at [email protected]
Thanks and I hope you can join us!

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Schoonover, School Of Visual Communication
Athens, OH
45701

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