Julie Diebolt Price, Owner of JDP Photography, is an award-winning photographer, educator, author, community leader, and passionate traveler. She holds a tour guide certificate and worked for an Orange County destination management company for several years. Julie plans and implements tours at home and abroad for small groups. She began work as an Experience host for Airbnb in 2017 and TripAdvisor in 2018.
Julie is a current member of International Travel Writers & Photographers Alliance.
Her company’s tagline, “More than just a shot in the dark®,” gives you insight into her philosophy. Everything she does is unique. From her digital photographs to her annual photographic journeys around the world, Julie has a flair for excellence.
An avid photographer since childhood, Julie is a favorite guest speaker, educator, and mentor for a variety of audiences, which include Professional Photographers of California, Bowers Museum, Orange Coast College, and Santiago Canyon College.
Award Winning Photographer
Her personal style, corporate background, cutting-edge photographic techniques, up-to-date knowledge of the industry and technology, exceptional customer service, high quality photos, and keen ability to capture a story and have fun in the process, have led to numerous industry awards over the past twenty-five years from Professional Photographers of America, National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Professional Photographers of California and Orange County, the Photographer’s Forum magazine, and American Chamber of Commerce Executives, among others. Her most recent achievement is Thumbtack Best of 2015 Professional Photographer.
Julie holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and has completed extensive course work in photography. Add in her more than 30 successful years in the corporate sector and successful leadership roles in a variety of professional photography associations and community-based organizations, you get a better picture of what Julie is all about.
Julie completed the Professional Tour Management Training program at Rancho Santiago College in July 2004 and joined a local destination management company in 2006.
Professional Photographers of California
Re-Qualified Photographic Image Competition Judge 2014
Qualified Photographic Image Competition Judge 2012
Architecture Photographer of the Year 2011
Fellowship Award 2010
Photojournalist Photographer of the Year 2009
Professional Photographers of America
Certified Professional Photographer 2015
Photographic Craftsman 2014
Loan Collection 2011 – Abiding Light
Showcase 2010 – Tableau at Badaling
Loan Collection 2009 – Speak No Evil