TAPPA Tribune – April 2015 Mar31

TAPPA Tribune – April 2015...

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 .   Christine Reynolds is Commercial, Editorial, Portrait and Fine Art Photographer. She is a PPA Master Photographer , Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, Florida Master Photographer, FDPE, and PPA Photographer of the Year for 2006. Her images have won local, state, regional and national awards, including seven PPA Loan Collection Prints and five Show case images since 2006. She also has the PPA National Award for Meritorious Service, Florida Professional Photographer’s Education Degree (FED), Florida Service Award (FSA) and an MBA from USF. In 2011 she was honored as one Florida Professional Photographers Top Ten Photographers. In annual FPP print competition she has won over forty awards in the last ten years including eight first place awards and a Best of...

Southern Exposure | March Mar20

Southern Exposure | March...

The March issue of Southern Exposure Magazine is out….

Color Space and Salon Images Mar16

Color Space and Salon Images...

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 didn’t look right. It was desaturated. I couldn’t figure out why so I eventually decided to just skip the matte and enter it clean. I mean, the image looked fine in Photoshop, it only looked different when I output it through Fotofusion. In competition, I got a merit, but it didn’t score as high as another image I submitted. I was a little surprised because I really thought that it was the best image I had but since I am famously bad at picking images for competition I just wrote it off to my being too close to the work. Then, I got all the images back from Proofcast so I could post them on the website and there was my image, desaturated again! What the hell! So, I went back to the files on my computer and took a closer look. All of them looked fine… and then I found it:   I don’t know how I managed to change the color profile, but I did. It should have looked like this: So, I opened the original image in Photoshop and changed the color profile (Edit/Assign Profile). Now it looks right. The thing is: Since I was looking at the image in Photoshop, it looked right to me. Only when it went to another program did it look wrong. I should have investigated further. Here’s the image with the wrong profile and the one with the correct profile in Bridge: See a difference? Me...

Spring Salon Winners and Merits...

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 or above, this is called a “merit.” Below, you’ll find a list of the winners in each category as well as all the images that received a merit score in each category. Just click the category to bring up the individual images, then click the first one to bring up the slideshow. The winers are the first images in each category. Here’s the complete list of Salon winners and merits from the Spring Salon in March 2015 Best in Show: Elvin Velez Portrait: 1st- Elven Velez 2nd- Missy Duncan 3rd- Michael Landes Social Function 1st- Booray Perry 2nd- Booray Perry 3rd- Michael Landes Unclassified 1st- Michael DeMartino 2nd- Curtis Frey 3rd- Lisa O’Geary Commercial 1st- Randy Van Duinen 2nd- Michael Landes 3rd- Susan Black Electronic Imaging 1st- Michael Landes 2nd- Randy Van Duinen 3rd- Randy Van Duinen Merits: Susan Black- 3 Michael Landes- 5 Curtis Frey- 2 Randy Van Duinen- 6 (6 pack) Kevin Newsome- 2 Lisa O’Geary- 4 Constance Avellino- 2 Missy Duncan- 3 Christine Reynolds- 1 Booray Perry- 4 Becky Jordan- 2 Michael De Martino- 2 Amanda Pratt- 1 Elvin Velez- 1 Bob Sargent-1 Commercial 6 Photos Electronic Imaging 6 Photos Unclassified 13 Photos Social Function 8 Photos Portrait...