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Jenna Close: Photographers Helping Photographers



When, Where & Cost
Date Location  Cost

TIME: 7pm
Social hour: 6pm

Minneapolis, MN
514 Studios, 514 N 3rd Street, Suite 101

$15.00 ASMP Member
$25.00 Non-member
$20.00 Professional Association member
$10.00 Student
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The ASMP Photographers Helping Photographers seminar is an inspirational evening designed for photographers of all levels. Jenna Close focuses her business on one niche market and nurtures this approach into a sustainable future. She shares tales of trial and error, thrills of first successes, the struggles of the learning curve and what it means to take a calculated risk. She addresses how her specific business model provided a way for her company to grow despite the realities of the current economy. The talk is humorous, honest and informative with all proceeds from the evening going to benefit the Young Photographers Alliance.




Jenna Close grew up wanting to be an actor, a world traveler or a truck driver. At one point she found herself volunteering in Africa during a break from her theatre career, and that's where she first picked up a camera. From then on photography became a way of documenting her acting destinations (both exotic and mundane). Eventually, one bug replaced another and Jenna retired from theatre in order to attend the Art Institute of Seattle. Upon graduation she fled the clouds and landed in San Diego to soak up the sun and pursue a career. The result was P2 Photography and a newfound love of surfing. P2 specializes in imagery for the alternative energy industry, most specifically solar with a few electric vehicle companies thrown in for good measure. They were recently chosen as one of the Best of ASMP 2011. Jenna has yet to learn how to drive a Big Rig, but in the meantime she helps drive ASMP as a Director on the national board.

P2 Photography is a 4-year-old company co-owned by Jenna Close and Jon Held. From the beginning, P2's business model has been centered around the growing alternative energy industry. They also recently began shooting aerial with a remotely controlled helicopter, while corporate portraits and "the world at work" round out their portfolio. Their clients include SolarWorld, Coldwell Banker, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Cincinnati Zoo. You can find them at