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 will take multiple exposures and blend them together in Photoshop. I believe that this allows me some creative freedom and the ability to light paint large-scale scenes. The equipment that I use is the same as use for any of my exterior light painting photographs, the Brickman Maximilian III flashlight I just need to bring a few extra batteries with me. It helps when you’re photographing a large light painting to have an assistant, friend or loved one to help you out, as you will be running around at great distances to actually light paint something this large. And in the case of the Yosemite image to watch out for bears as you paint……” Even if you have no desire to shoot landscape, the process is fascinating and well worth a read. Click here to read the whole...

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 link to the online auction site: http://www.32auctions.com/ppach2015   Here’s the link to PPA Charities home page:...

Pictures From Last Meeting Jan14

Pictures From Last Meeting...

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 – Doubletree Hotel, Tampa Jan13

Jan. 13th @ 6PM – Doubletree Hotel, Tampa...

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 talking in so many acronyms he may as well be speaking Klingon. Arg! But what if you could speak the language?Join Kira Derryberry as she explains the ins and outs of making your website work for you so that you can spend more of your valuable time making images! She’ll share methods that work best for our industry to get information to your clients efficiently without compromising on design. Focusing on WordPress as a content management system, Kira will reveal how blogging can engage your audience while enhancing your SEO, common pitfalls to avoid, and how to get started (or even start over) the right way. You’ll leave this program with a better understanding of how your website works and armed with the knowledge on how to make it better! About the Speaker:   With a BA from The University of Alabama with a focus on Photography, Digital Art, and Web Design, Kira wins the award for longest degree title in the 2005 UA graduation program. Originally from Huntsville, AL, Kira began designing websites when she was 15. She started out in the professional tech world as a dial up support technician, worked her way through college as a web designer for the University and then began her professional career as a web designer at a Tallahassee FL based advertising agency. In 2010, Kira left her tech career to open Kira Derryberry Photography and has hardly put down her camera...