Aug. Speaker | Jackson Koontz Jul31

Aug. Speaker | Jacks...

“DIGITAL KILLED THE PHOTOGRAPHER” A generational study   The digital war is over but who exactly won? We are facing a whole new world where we are continually challenged with an ever changing market, new ideas and beliefs, and we now even live in a cloud… but how is that any different...

Southern Exposure | July Jul21

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The new issue of Southern Exposure is out and includes the SEPPA Showcase! This is a “must-see”...

July

Celebrating Independence with Appropriate Dependency   Our annual 4th of July celebration provides the perfect time to consider our nation’s independence as well as our own dependence. While we enjoy the immense blessing of living in a country that permits and encourages the pursuit of...

Meeting Pics July 2015 Jul15

Meeting Pics July 20...

Another great meeting with guest speaker Andi Diamond! [Show...

Robert Frank – NY Times Jul04

Robert Frank –...

Here’s a recent article in the New York Times about Robert Frank. His collection, “The Americans” is considered a masterpiece of photography. Not only is the story interesting but Katy Gannan’s work as photographer on the story is wonderful.. Robert Frank – New...

July Speaker | Andi Diamond Jun26

July Speaker | Andi Diamond

Like many female photographers, Andi Diamond went to undergrad and grad school for something completely unrelated to photography. After her son was born, her passion for healthcare faded and her desire to own her own creative business grew. In 2008, she started Andi Diamond Photography and has not looked back since. She quickly realized the importance of not only creating beautiful imagery for her clients, but in practicing a business methodology focused on pricing for profit. By charging appropriately, she can provide the high level of experience and attention that her clients desire, while also bringing home a paycheck that she feels...

Southern Exposure | June Jun22

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The June Issue of Southern Exposure Magazine…  

Tappa Tribune Jun17

Tappa Tribune

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is out!  

June

Six months into 2015 and summer is upon us. Seems like we skipped spring this year. Graduations lead to months with the kids out of school. Beach and other vacations beckon to us. Rush hour traffic grows lighter as the days grow longer. It’s the perfect time to change our routine, turn our...

June – Salon! Jun09

June – Salon!

Our June Meeting will be our second Salon of the year. The meeting is pushed back one week because of the FOCUS convention in Orlando so we meet on June 16th. Salon info is here If you have never been to Salon, you really should try and come early to watch the judging. Watching the judges...

FPP Magazine Jun02

FPP Magazine

The new issue of FPP Magazine is online. If you plan on going to FOCUS and competing, be sure and read the new changes to the rules!...

Southern Exposure | May May21

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The latest issue of Southern Exposure is out…  

May

May in the Hudson Valley was one of my favorite months as a child. Spring burst into in full bloom. Trees thrust out fresh leaves; green grass blankets the ground instead of snow and flowers colored the drab world of winter, beautiful again. Lilacs and Lily of the Valley were my favorites,...

TAPPA Tribune May12

TAPPA Tribune

The May issue of the TAPPA tribune is out!  

New TAPPA Video

Special thanks to Brad hall of  Brad Hall Studios for all the hard work that has obviously gone into producing the new TAPPA promotional video. If you haven’t seen it yet, click on Why Join? and watch.

Panel Discussion

TAPPA’s may meeting will feature a Panel discussion! One of the most informative types of meetings that we have, the Panel Discussion puts 5 professional photographers on the spot to answer any and all questions from members and guests. Digital art, portraits, weddings, studio management… you name it… Not only can you get answers from someone with experience, you can get different tactics from different styles. A very informative night for any photographer! Our panel will include: Susan Black Susan earned a Certificate in Photography from The University of South Florida in 2008. She attained her Certified Professional...

Tampa Tribune Apr22

Tampa Tribune

Founder and past President of TAPPA, Kevin Newsome, is featured in The Tampa Tribune There is a big difference between the quality of photograph you’d post to your wall on Facebook and the quality of photograph you’d mount on your wall at home. The difference is significant enough to keep...

Southern Exposure April Apr21

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Click here for the April edition of Southern Exposure Magazine.  

Meeting Pics – April 2015 Apr14

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Pictures from the last meeting!   Images courtesy of Booray Perry Photography                                    ...

April

I cannot believe it’s already April—I’m still putting away Christmas decorations! Each year seems to fly by faster than the last, and I continue to wonder where times goes. The older I get, the quicker days pass.   Despite the flurry of activities, I’m making time to enjoy special...

TAPPA Tribune – April 2015 Mar31

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The April Issue of the Tappa Tribune is out!  

Situational Awareness with Christine Reynolds

TAPPA meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Doubletree Hotel 4500 W Cypress St Tampa, FL 6:00 PM Tampa, FL Program: Situational Awareness – Optimizing for Success What is a great image and how can we create one on demand ? It’s called situational awareness, that is being aware of what the goal is, what is available and optimizing your environment, equipment, and skills in a timely fashion. We are going to provide guidelines for evaluating the situation in simple terms. How to think and problem solve your way through a project.. Tricks and techniques will be shown for lighting ,composition and how to maximize what you have ....

Southern Exposure | March Mar20

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The March issue of Southern Exposure Magazine is out….

March

The Value of TAPPA Membership = Priceless! As individuals, artists, and professionals, we strive to be savvy with all of our resources. In that process, our return on investment (ROI) takes many shapes and forms. We calculate the ROI of TAPPA membership in relation to our goals, growth,...

Color Space and Salon Images Mar16

Color Space and Salo...

I was recently preparing my images for Salon Competition when I noticed something strange. One of my images didn’t look right. I use a program called Lumapix Fotofusion for creating albums, mattes, etc. I was creating mattes for all my images but whenever I output them, this one image...

Spring Salon Winners...

If you’re a visitor to the TAPPA website, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. The Salon Competition takes place twice a year. We bring in qualified judges to judge our work. Each photographer can submit up to 6 images. Each image is assigned a score. The goal is to score an 80...

FOCUS Speakers Announced

FOCUS, the annual convention and Image Competition of the Florida Professional Photographers Association (FPP) has announced their speakers for this year on their website. It’s a great line-up this year including Randy Van Duinen, (TAPPA member, PPA Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman) If you’ve never attended the convention, it’s a fantastic experience. Three days of fun, competition and education in Orlando! The convention is Aug. 29th-31st 2015. Here’s the speaker link:...

Meeting Pics – 3-15 Mar12

Meeting Pics –...

Here’s a few images from the March meeting which featured our Salon competition….   Images courtesy of Christine Reynolds                                  ...

Tappa Tribune – March 2015 Mar06

Tappa Tribune –...

The March issue of the Tappa Tribune is online!  

Spring Salon

TAPPA’s next meeting will be out Spring Salon! For many, this is the most exciting meeting all year (along with Fall Salon) as this is the meeting where we bring in judges to grade our work. Rules are here Deadline and upload is here It looks like we will be starting the judging at 3PM...