Oct. Speaker | Connie Summers Sep25

Oct. Speaker | Connie Summers

Tuesday, October 10th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal   Connie Summers is a Animal Photographer specializing in pets. In the beginning, 15 years ago she started doing stock photography for calendar companies such as WillowCreek and Brown Trout. Her Images were also published in Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, DogWorld ( a cover shot), Barrons educational series on specific breeds, including birds,guinea pigs and horses to name a few of the publications. For 6 years Connie shot all the photos for a local pet magazine, Sarasota Pet. Connie still submits images for calendars along with shooting for local clients and volunteers for rescues to help find pets their “furever” homes. Her love of pets along with her love of photography has lead to a very satisfying career.Capturing Pet Portraits & Giving Back Connie will provide information on how to capture pet’s portraits with tips and a bag of tricks to get their attention. Providing a live shoot with Finn and a slide presentation to show some behind-the-scenes preparation. Conniesummers,com  ...

TAPPA Tribune | Sept/ 2017 Sep03

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Sept. Speaker | Megan DiPiero Aug28

Sept. Speaker | Megan DiPiero

Tuesday, September 12th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal   Megan DiPiero – The $5000 Close So you want to have a $5000 sale? How ‘bout a $10,000 sale? Big sales can happen when you know how to close like a pro. During this program you will learn how to implement the practices that will bring you maximum PROFIT all while delivering maximum JOY to your client. With the right strategies in place, sales can be easy and fun! Bring a notebook and an open mind and get ready for a game-changing presentation. BIO Megan DiPiero lives, eats and breathes business education. She has worked in sales for 20+ years, selling everything from cars to books to bras. She found her home in the photography industry back in 2010 and quickly grew her business to a 6-figure success! Megan was recently featured as a platform speaker at Imaging 2017 with her buzzworthy talk: “The $3000 Headshot.” You can find Megan in her Facebook business community: “Rise to Top! With Megan DiPiero”—a forum for professional photographers—5000 members strong and growing....

August Speaker | Greg Daniels Jul23

August Speaker | Greg Daniels

Tuesday, August 8th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal   Designed for a Purpose! Portrait Designers, Gregory Daniel and his wife Lesa, will present the secrets of building a successful brand that yields the lifestyle everyone dreams about.  They have built one of the most respected and successful portrait businesses in the country.  Join them as they equip you with some easy to remember tools that will most certainly help you gain the confidence you need to grow your business!   Speaker Bio’s Gregory Daniel M. Photog.,Cr., CPP,F -ASP, FDPE, FSA Lesa Daniel Cr. “Before each of the great masters began their portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings, they sat down in front of a blank canvas.  Ready to pour all they knew of their craft into creating brilliant works of art. As I’ve grown and matured as a portrait artist, I’ve learned to approach my work from an artist’s perspective; each session brimming with the potential of a blank canvas, beckoning me to awaken it with my skill and vision”. Greg and his wife Lesa Daniel are internationally recognized for their artistry. Though he is one of the most awarded photographers in the United States, Greg has the utmost privilege of living out his passion every day alongside Lesa in operating their portrait photography galleries in both Indialantic and Titusville Florida. He has achieved both the title of Master of Photography and The American Society of Photographers Fellowship. In addition, Greg is was one of the youngest members to be inducted into the prestigious Cameracraftsmen of America in 1991, proud founding member of the International Society of Portrait Artists (ISPA) and on the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of America....

TAPPA Tribune | July Jul06

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July Speaker | Rhea Lewis Jun15

July Speaker | Rhea Lewis

Tuesday, July 11th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal Beautiful Boudoir by Rhea Lewis: Instilling Confidence in Others Through Portrait Photography This program will give insight into the transformative nature of boudoir photography for women; that it’s not just about taking pretty pictures. It discusses why everyday women seek this style of photography experience; if there is enough of the market for it and if you can build a business with it. It will go over what it takes to be successful in this market and if this genre is right for you. The speaker will share her personal journey into this style and why she has chosen it.  She will then go over how she does it; from lead generation, to booking the client, to client consultation, to her version of the boudoir experience, her set design process, posing to flatter your subject, special editing techniques, sales presentation and her pricing strategy. She is an open book and eager to share her knowledge in this new and empowering experience for women from all walks of life. About Rhea: Rhea Lewis is an award-winning photographer. She has been in business as a professional photographer over the past 12 years. She has won International acclaim, with her work being selected into the exclusive Professional Photographer’s Association Loan Collection. She has been Photographer of the Year from the Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches several years running. Her images have been on the cover of many publications including the cover of Florida Professional Photographer Magazine, Palm Beach Parenting and Style Magazine. She is a leader in her profession and has served on the Board and as President of the local Professional Photographer’s Guild of the Palm Beaches. She Continues to give back to the industry by serving on the Board of Directors. Rhea also graciously donates the use of her boutique studio for workshops and continuing education through the...

TAPPA Tribune | June 2017 May30

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June | SALON May24

June | SALON

Tuesday, June 13th @ 6PM Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal Case fees: $5 for attendees (pay at the door) $15 for non-attendees  You must also join PrintCompetition.com which costs $7 Upload your case to: PrintCompetition.com Deadline for entry is: June 12 @ 1a.m.   Complete...

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May Speaker | Larry Becker Apr13

May Speaker | Larry Becker

Tuesday, May 9th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal A Better Bottom Line for Photographers with Simple Video Capture In 2017 video has become mission-critical for most every business marketing plan. Facebook says that 80%-90% of all Facebook traffic will be video by 2018. Business Insider says that simply having a video as a part of the online purchase process, increases the chance of purchase by 64%. So at this point video is not only important, it’s being demanded by the majority of businesses. However, as far as most businesses are concerned, video production is expensive and complicated (or else it’s vertical video/shaky-cam from a smartphone like a school kid). Professional photographers stand in an unique position to deliver professional quality business videos, suitable for online marketing, but which don’t require especially large budgets and long lead time. There is an emerging market for professional video capture that is well short of film school style projects with numerous cameras, cinematography, CGI, and extensive editing. Instead, pro shooters can use constant lights, along with gear they already own, to capture simple video footage that can be edited into clean, professional promo videos for local businesses. Larry will deliver a presentation to TAPPA which can show photographers who have never shot any video, what simple settings and strategies can be used to build on their existing still shooting knowledge, in order to capture great looking and sounding video. Think of it as capturing “talking headshots” and adding a profit center to your product offerings. The videos can be edited by the photographers themselves, or passed on to a service bureau. The bottom line is that the photography profession is becoming more and more challenging, and finding paying clients is becoming even harder. Adding simple video capture not only allows pro shooters to have something “extra” that can be offered for existing shoots, it can provide an opportunity to reach out to new clients and existing clients who, “don’t really need portraits until next year.” It can give shooters a fresh reason to call their entire client base again.   Larry Becker Bio For the past 11 years, Larry Becker has been very visible internationally in the photography world. Larry was the Executive Director of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals for 5 years and then, for the past 6 years, has served as an on-camera spokesperson, host, and trainer for B&H Photo, Canon USA, Kelby Media, and the National Association of Broadcasters. For 5 of those years Larry managed the video studio producing videos for Kelby and other million and billion dollar companies. In 2016 Larry left his studio management position, while continuing to serve as on-camera talent for these companies. He also serves as a consultant and trainer for executives who are new to being on camera, and consults with businesses doing their own simple video productions...

TAPPA Tribune | April Apr05

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April Speaker – Gina Barca Mar16

April Speaker – Gina Barca

Tuesday, April 11th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa$20 at the door or prepay with Paypal   “MODERN MARKETING”  Earning the modern dollar by mastering the millennial mindset.    Key points:  Modern (digital/online) marketing platforms, strategies & ideas Millennial Mindset – psychology, technology & influence in the marketplace Growing a brand online – Cultivating Community Social Selling (social media advertising) Representing one fourth of the population, there are now over 80 million millennials in America. This generation offers roughly $200 billion in annual buying power, making them more than 50% of buyers in the marketplace, yet many brands struggle to connect with this generation. By mastering the millennial mindset you will be able to tap into a piece of the market you may currently be missing.  While traditional methods of advertising have proven ineffective, online marketing and social sales have become one of the most effective ways to sell to a target audience. Covering the most important aspects of online and social media marketing, this program will delve into modern marketing tactics, specifically the mindset of the millennial demographic. Join us to discover what you MUST know to effectively grow your business and drive real results to increase sales.      Gina Barca, CPP   Gina is a Certified Professional Photographer & Brand Strategist based in Stuart, FL. In 2008, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology, Gina set out to build a brand that would stand out from the crowd. For eight years Gina grew her photography and graphic design company. In 2015 she began speaking at photographer’s guilds and local networking groups throughout Florida teaching her tactical branding and marketing strategies. Ultimately, this passion evolved her once photography & design studio into a thriving digital marketing agency, Exposure Studios.Today Gina enjoys working as a brand strategist, developing brand identities, marketing solutions and social media management for small businesses and...

TAPPA Tribune | March 2017 Mar02

TAPPA Tribune | March 2017...

The latest edition of the TAPPA Tribune…  

March Speaker | Randy Van Duinen Feb24

March Speaker | Randy Van Duinen

Creative Composting – Go Beyond the Normal! By Randy Van Duinen, M.Photog., M.Artist, Cr. CPP, FDPE, FSA, AIA   If you are looking to kick start you creative photography or add new options to your studio, you will and to attend his program on composting with internationally award winning photographer Randy Van Duinen. He will show you his process of creating stunning and unique composited images. Learn different ways to cut out images and then put them together to create seamless images. He will teach you some processes that will allow you to quickly put together a composite that will make your clients come back for more. Randy Van Duinen A nationally and internationally award-winning architectural photographer, speaker and trainer. His art photography is in private collections around the country and in the permanent collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Randy is recognized for his digital imaging skills that he uses with his architectural and art photography. Randy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from Grand Valley State University.   Professional Photographers of America Awards & Degrees World Photographic Cup – Silver Medal, 2014 World Photographic Cup USA Team, 2016, 2014 1st place in the commercial category, 2014 Grand Imaging Awards  2nd place in the commercial category, 2013 Grand Imaging Awards  Top 10 Commercial photographer: 2013, 2014 and 2015 Master of Photography (M.Photog.)      ...

TAPPA Tribune | Feb. 2017 Feb14

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The February edition of the TAPPA Tribune is out!...

Feb. Speaker – Carmen Schettino Jan28

Feb. Speaker – Carmen Schettino

Tuesday, feb 14th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal This month we welcom a veteran in the field of commercial photography. Carmen Schettino is a Master Photographer who has worked for Fortune 500 companies like Kodak. Mobil, Rolls Royce and hundreds of others. If you are at all interested in making it as a commercial photographer, Carmen will have information that you need!        ...

Jan Speaker | Robert Lino Jan05

Jan Speaker | Robert Lino

Posing with Robert Lino Tuesday, Jan 17th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal This class is not about posing rules, yet they will be covered; this presentation is about posing concepts and observation.  It is not about showing pictures of “poses” to recreate, it will teach you how to direct your clients to make them look their best, using simple commands.  The secret is to understand the rules of traditional posing and the psychology of body language.   The techniques, combining these concepts with the basic notions of proper posture to create contemporary images with a distinctive appear. Robert Lino is internationally known for the distinctive feeling in his portraits and his unique posing ability. Robert Lino is internationally known for his professional journey and his photographic achievements but more so for his distinctive portraiture and his unique ability in the art of posing.  He has been a business consultant, speaker and judge for major professional associations.  His professional achievements include the ASP Fellowship; the Master, Craftsman Degrees and Professional Certification from PPA; the Accolade of Highest Photographic Achievements from WPPI; the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, and the Florida Service Award; and the Honorary Master Degree from SMFP in Mexico.          ...

TAPPA Tribune | Jan. 2017 Jan05

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Jan. Meeting Moved! Dec28

Jan. Meeting Moved!

Don’t forget! The January meeting has been moved back a week to the 17th to account for Imaging USA and will be at our new location: Holiday Inn  700 N Westshore Drive

TAPPA is Moving! Dec20

TAPPA is Moving!

TAPPA is Moving   The DoubleTree Hotel has been our home for over 15 years. But due to cost increases that your board did not want to pass along to the membership. We will be moving to the Holiday Inn  700 N Westshore Drive . ( Corner of Westshore and Cypress ) Starting in January. And in an effort to reduce costs , TAPPA members spoke and the board listened! A majority of the membership voted that they preferred to not include dinner in the cost of the meeting fee therefore, we will no longer be having dinner at the meetings. Food will be available for purchase at the hotel restaurant should members want to eat prior to or after the meeting The meeting will still start at 6pm. Our new meeting fee will $ 20.00 for the January thru March. After that we may have to reconsider based on costs. Please check out the hotel’s website at: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/tampa/tpacp/hoteldetail# We hope this will be a positive move for TAPPA and bring more value to the Association. We value you, our Friends, Colleagues , and...

TAPPA Tribune | Dec 2016 Nov29

TAPPA Tribune | Dec 2016...

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is out! Last issue of 2016!...

Holiday Party 2016! Nov16

Holiday Party 2016!

Sunday, Dec. 4th, Doubletree Hotel @ 6PM You must RSVP by Dec. 1st Another year gone and time for our annual holiday party! Come enjoy the spirit of the season with friends and colleagues, enjoy good food and drink and maybe receive an award as well! Gift Exchange At the Awards Banquet this year, we will be offering a gift exchange activity! If you want to participate, please bring a wrapped gift valued at $ 10.00 or less. The activity will be fun, silly and completely unpredictable so get creative and come with an open mind. Everyone who participates will leave with a gift and we will have lots of laughs! Need gift ideas? Gag gifts, regifting and homemade items are completely acceptable! Are you a more practical gifter? How about a gift card or something you know any photographer would love to have in their tool box. There are no limits to what can be gifted and I can’t wait to see what gets opened up! Food Drive This year, it is highly recommended that each person attending the Banquet bring at least one nonperishable food item to be donated to Southern Oak Elementary School’s needy families. If you need assistance carrying in food items, please email me ahead of time at pratt1ak@gmail.com and I will meet you at your car! Please make sure to check expiration dates before donating items to make sure they are still acceptable quality for consumption. It is important that our association give back to the community and I appreciate any and all effort to participate in this drive to help our students! Have any other items that you would like to donate such as clothing, gifts, toys or toiletry items? I’ll take anything you can find it in your heart to donate! Throughout the year, families become homeless, experience unexpected events that put them in need and having items ready to support them through those times is extremely important. Any other questions can be emailed to me at pratt1ak@gmail.com. Examples of nonperishable food items: Peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits, canned vegetables, dried fruits, powdered milk, and Bottled water Canned meats, such as tuna, salmon, turkey and chicken, are non-perishable foods that are excellent sources of protein. Canned soup, Pasta, Oatmeal, rice, Most condiments such as ketchup, mustard and soy sauce are non-perishable. RSVP Now   [Show slideshow]...

FPP Magazine | 3rd Quarter Nov16

FPP Magazine | 3rd Quarter...

The latest issue of the magazine is out with great articles and a message from our new...

Nov. Speaker | Al Audelman Oct26

Nov. Speaker | Al Audelman

Title – The Road to Professionalism Through Certification PPA Certification is a major step towards becoming a working professional with the skills needed to handle most jobs.  This is even more important these days as more people are joining the ranks of professional photographers.  During the program, we will cover the required education, the steps to becoming Certified Professional Photographer and what you need to do to maintain our states as a CPP. We will go over the major points that you need to now to pass the exam, what classes and other options are available for you too take and the fine points of the process of image submission. Al Audleman PPA Certified Master Photographic Craftsman, API, FDPE, FDAE, FSA, FED, GFD Al Audleman is a commercial photographer operating out of St. Petersburg, Florida.   A PPA Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman, he was one of the first PPA Approved Photographic Instructors, PPA Certified for 29 years and one of the first officially-recognized PPA Certification Instructors. Professional recognition includes several PPA Loan Collection images, selection to the Kodak Epcot Center Exhibit, Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards, Florida’s “Becker Award for Creative Photography,” and the coveted Florida People’s Choice Award.  Al has also earned the Georgia Fellowship Degree, the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, the Florida Degree of Artistic Excellence, the Florida Service Award and the Florida Education Degree.  He was named the Florida Photographer of the Year in 2001 and 2002. His teaching credentials include CPP Exam Prep and Photoshop classes throughout the nation and internationally.  He is know to conduct a fun class on a technical subject plus he include lots of stories on how the information applies to the real world.  And he tells a lot of jokes!  But he is serious because more than 90% of his students normally pass the exam the first time following the class. Al also has produced a comprehensive Study Guide, “The Road to Certification for Professional Photography,” that includes a lengthy glossary of technical terms and a 256-question practice exam.  This is included in your registration as a workbook fee and you will receive the download link to obtain the document as soon as you register for the class.  So sign up NOW!...

Proposed Bylaw Change...

We will be voting on a bylaw change in November. It’s on Facebook and we’ve emailed everyone as well. Here’s the change:...

TAPPA Tribune | October Oct03

TAPPA Tribune | October...

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Oct. Speaker | Matt Kloskowski Oct02

Oct. Speaker | Matt Kloskowski

Lightroom and Photoshop for Landscape and Outdoor Photographers Click here to register!! Do your landscape and outdoor photos ever not have the same look and feeling they did when you captured them? In this class you’ll learn all of the latest techniques and tips to help give those beautiful places the same color, atmosphere, detail and feeling that they did when you took the photo.   Matt’s Bio I’m a Photography mentor/coach that specializes in Outdoor/Landscape/Nature photography and editing with Photoshop, Lightroom and ON1 apps. I’m also very honored to be included as a Sony Artisan of Imagery, and author of over 15 books on post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop) and photography. I call myself a Landscape and outdoor photographer, because landscapes seems kinda limiting. I like to shoot, teach about, and post-process just about everything that has to do with the outdoors and traveling. I live in the Tampa, FL area with my stunning wife Diana, and my two teenage sons, Ryan and Justin.             … and here are a few pictures from the...

Southern Exposure | Sept. Sep21

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The new issue of Southern Exposure is out.

Sept. Speaker | Chuck Vosburgh Aug31

Sept. Speaker | Chuck Vosburgh

The sales secrets I wish I had known Chuck Vosburgh, CPP Click here to attend! Chuck’s quest to become a master salesman started early in his career with the frustration of seeing others winning assignments that he would have been more qualified to do. After a lifetime of study in the psychology of the sale and practical real-world experience, Chuck is known for his technique of “selling without being a salesman”. Now he’s going to teach you everything he wishes he had known sooner. Get ready for dozens of real-world sales and marketing techniques that you can start using right away shown and explained in detail with Chuck’s easy, down to earth teaching style. Chuck’s career spans from owning a botique advertising agency and design studio, Advertsing Creative Director for a large clothing manufacturer, a full-time professional photographer with international clientele, real estate investor and as a Licenced Real Estate Agent. Chuck Vosburgh is a Certified Professional Photographer, Adobe Business Partner, Comp TIA Certified Technical Trainer, Certified Negotiation Expert and Certified Pricing Startegy Advisor along with numerous other awards, certifications and designations. He has been self-employed for 30 years and knows how to prosper in all economic conditions and with all types of clients. You will walk out a much better salesperson than when you walked in! Here are just a few things you’ll learn 5 Things that are sabotaging your efforts 3 things no one does that take less than 5 minutes and will make people remember you forever Ways to get more business cards out that you never thought of How to turn your address book into a gold mine Chuck’s Daily Action Checklist for guaranteed results How to make someone want to know more in less than 30 seconds How to cast doubt on your competition without ever criticizing Exploiting the laziness of others The known psychology of the sale; 5 steps you MUST follow How to even out the ups and downs Ask Chuck anything, seriously, anything And a LOT...

SEPPA – August Aug23

SEPPA – August

The latest issue of SEPPA Magazine…