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 – 3-15...

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 – March 2015...

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 but this is not confirmed. Critique will be that night at the regular meeting. If you have never participated in a Salon, it’s really a great experience. If there is any way you can come early for judging, do… it’s a great learning experience.   Judges: Gary Sweetman Gary opened his studio in 1971 and joined PPA and Florida Professional Photographers Associations. At the all the conferences, he saw the “great divide” of portrait and commercial photographers, and thought, “why don’t they do both?” which is what he set to do and has accomplished for over 43 years. Commercial trends bring innovation to portrait clients while the skills of the portraitist make a C.E.O. or high profile editorial client feel at ease. In 1984, Gary built an awesome studio in Bradenton with over 4000 sq. ft. of specialized space for both his commercial and consumer clients. He was the first in his area to adopt the digital transition: changing the name to Gary W. Sweetman Photography & Digital Imaging In 2000. He has given programs and lectured regionally, nationally, and internationally. As well as his many PPA and FPP degrees, he was awarded a Life Membership in FPP and often judges at the various Guilds and at FPP State. Gary stopped shooting weddings in 2011 (except for existing clients) because they were just too much fun! Which is fine, because it gives more time to pursue the family passion...