Situational Awareness with Christine Reynolds

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 .   Christine Reynolds is Commercial, Editorial, Portrait and Fine Art Photographer. She is a PPA Master...

Southern Exposure | March Mar20

Southern Exposure | ...

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 –...

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...

FPP Spring Seminar

The FPP Spring Seminar was a big success! TAPPA member Booray Perry gave a full-day of instruction on off-camera-lighting that included live shooting with models. Over 60 people attended with skill levels ranging from beginner to Master Photographer…     Thanks to Pedro...

Southern Exposure Feb23

Southern Exposure

The latest edition of Southern Exposure Magazine is available… (Feb. 2015)...

HDR Tutorial.. Feb16

HDR Tutorial..

Member and Master Photographer Randy Van Duinen has posted an HDR tutorial for Lightroom on his website.. Trying to make an HDR image the realistic is actually easy when you use a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom. In this video you’ll see how to put together an HDR image in Photoshop and then bring it into Lightroom to create a very realistic photograph. You will see how to develop the image in Lightroom using the paintbrush tool, graduate filter and the belt mode to make your image really come alive.    

February

The month of February brings to mind visions of Cupid, valentines, chocolates and beautiful red roses. My message this month comes from a story that was inspired by roses and friendship.   My best friend is a writer, speaker, editor and an avid reader. In addition to these...

Print of the Month

Every month at the meeting we have a friendly competition among members. Here’s this month’s winners along with some of the images… ( 02/15) Portrait: 1st- Michael Landes 2nd- Carol Walker 3rd- Kevin Newsome Social Function 1st- Pedro Carrillo 2nd- Booray Perry 3rd- Lissa...

Feb 22nd, Spring Seminar in TAMPA! Feb12

Feb 22nd, Spring Seminar in TAMPA!

    Join Booray Perry for a full day of hands-on training in “Off-Camera Flash! Program will include classroom and location “hands-on” teaching. Contact Booray if you have questions! www.boorayperry.com

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.

Meeting Pics

Pictures from the Feb. meeting with Guest Speaker Sandra Pearce!                                                      ...

TAPPA Interviewed For WFLA-TV Feb11

TAPPA Interviewed For WFLA-TV

If you are a bride or groom and want to contact TAPPA, email Susan at susan@bespics.com This morning, Susan Black and Booray Perry were interviewed by Steve Andrews for WFLA-TV. It was a follow-up to a story they are covering regarding a local photographer who is leaving his clients in a lurch.     WFLA News Channel...

TAPPA Tribune –...

The latest TAPPA Tribune is out with images from the last meeting, Imaging USA, Print-of-the-Month Winners and details on upcoming seminars and...

How To Paint With Photoshop! Feb. 10th-12th

Florida’s Artist of the Year, Sandra Shaw Pearce will be coming to Tampa February 10th through 12th. In addition to being our featured speaker at our February meeting (Tuesday. Feb. 10th), she also will have a 1 or 2 day workshop. She will show us how paint in Photoshop as she does to creates her award winning artwork. Space will be limited and we do expect to have a full house. If you are interested in attending, please contact Susan...

Southern Exposure Jan21

Southern Exposure

The latest issue of Southern Exposure is online and features a great article on the World Photographic Cup. TAPPA Member Randy Van Duinen was a winner in that competition last...

Painting With Light Jan20

Painting With Light

TAPPA member Randy Van Duinen recently published an article in the Florida Professional Photographers magazine on “Light Painting” that is amazing. He’s also done a complete breakdown of the process on his website: “The principle is very much the same, except that I...

PPA Auction! Jan19

PPA Auction!

PPA Charities is holding their annual auction! Items are listed online for bidding and everything will culminate at Imaging USA on Jan. 29th. Mentor workshops, gear, lots of great items have been donated so be sure and take a look at what is offered this year…   Here’s the...

Pictures From Last M...

The last meeting was a great success! Kira Derryberry taught us all how to build better websites that get noticed, we had a great Print of the Month competition, dinner and a lot of shop talk! Images courtesy of Christine Reynolds   [Show slideshow] 12►  ...

Jan. 13th @ 6PM R...

Think Geek; How To Win At Websites After 20 minutes of listening to the instrumental version of My Heart Will Go On, you’re tired, frustrated, and you’d rather stab a fork in your eye than talk to tech support about your website. To top it off, the person you finally get on the phone is...

SPI Convention Free For TAPPA Members Jan13

SPI Convention Free For TAPPA Members

What a great opportunity! Charlie Mosher has extended an invitation to all TAPPA members to attend an afternoon and evening of SPI education, networking & fun as his GUEST. Join us on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th, to attend Eddie Tapp‘s workshop presentation followed by the Trade Show Kick off Party. I made it a point to attended SPI every year since 2009. I am just head over heels crazy about this conference and find group of participants. It is in my opinion, one of the BEST group of educators, vendors & attendees in our industry. Further my growth and education is very important to me. SPI has greatly helped to mold and shape...

Looking Ahead

Happy New Year!!!  May 2015 be a year of good health, prosperity and joy for you! I am honored to be taking over the reigns as TAPPA’s president for the coming year.  To begin, I want to extend many thanks to the wonderful team that served us all in 2014. First, a huge thank you to Kevin...

TAPPA’s Own to Speak at IMAGING USA! Jan11

TAPPA’s Own to Speak at IMAGING USA!

Booray Perry, TAPPA Board Member and Wedding/Event Photographer of the year for 2014 will be speaking at Imaging USA in Nashville!   How is the wedding market changing and how do we change with it? In this program with acclaimed wedding photographer, Booray Perry, you’ll learn how to improve your skills, attract new clients, and increase your sales. How do you stand out? What do you offer that others don’t? Booray photographs over 80 weddings a year and has learned how to make brides happy. He’ll share what he’s learned and show you ways to improve your photography and sales right away. In this program...

TAPPA Tribune Jan. Issue is live Jan11

TAPPA Tribune Jan. I...

Be sure and check out this month’s issue of the TAPPA Tribune. Features include a look at Photographer of the Year Michael Landis and an in-depth look at the Print of the Month Competition, how it works and why you should be...

Holiday Party Pics!

The Holiday Party was a blast! Here’s pictures from the night!   Photo’s by Bill Stark [Show slideshow]...