Pete Wright – January Speaker Dec28

Pete Wright – January Speaker

Cinematic Portraits – Creating Old Hollywood Style Images In the constantly evolving world of professional photography, it seems like everyone is always looking for the next big thing. When everyone else is trying to figure out what is new and fresh, Pete Wright has been looking back to the classic portraits from the 20’s and 30’s for inspiration. His studio has developed a reputation for his Film Noir look, which is an homage to photographic greats like George Hurrell, Clarence Sinclair Bull and other photographic pioneers from Old Hollywood. Join Pete Wright as he brings back the glamour of the silver screen stars and makes what was once considered old, new again. He will show you how to create beautiful and dramatic lighting with perfect poses, wardrobe, props and sets to create an authentic feeling image. This program will walk you through some of the quintessential studio basics for portraiture and advance to combining those basics with the right tools to create a unique look that your studio can offer right away. Pete Wright Bio Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl. In his 18 years in business, he has photographed everything from professional sports, to weddings, to portraits. Through his experience growing up in the darkroom assisting and learning from his father, he truly fell in love with black and white photography. This ultimately led to his passion for recreating timeless Film Noir style portraits as an homage to his favorite photographer, George Hurrell. Pete leaned on his experience as a professional and college sports photographer to transition to wedding photography in the late 90’s. He still leans on his ability to capture great sports moments to help him anticipate great moments at weddings. He is also known for finding unique locations and ways to photograph brides and grooms on their wedding day to give them powerful images to remember their wedding day. In 2014 alone, Pete’s work was recognized with Best in Show honors in both Virginia and Southeast PPA (SEPPA), multiple category First Place awards in Virginia, SEPPA and North Carolina and also won the prestigous Canon Par Excellence Award, the Fuji Masterpice Award, LexJet Sunset Best Portrait Award and Lexjet 3rd place nationally, as well as a 3rd place PPA Grand Imaging Award and had multiple images not only merit, but also entered into the International Loan Collection at PPA. Pete has been awarded PPA Photographer of the year 8 times by meriting all four of his images in IPC. In May 2015, Pete’s First Book “Cinematic Portraits, How to Create Classic Hollywood Photography” was published by Amherst Media and is soon to be followed in the Spring of 2016 by his Wedding Photography book co-authored with his wife, Liliana. His work is also featured prominently in the Amherst title “500 Poses for Photographing Full-Length Portraits: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers” Additionally Pete has been a regular contributor to Professional Photographer Magazine, Action News Magazine, Richmond Weddings Magazine and others. Pete has been lecturing around the world since 2005 in both platform and hands-on environments. He has spoken four times at Imaging USA, six times at WPPI and at both has given hands-on programs. He has also taught around the U.S. at other workshops like After Dark, PSD Experience and various other state and regional conventions. Additionally, Pete has lectured in the Philippines, Grand Cayman, Bermuda and Jamaica and is scheduled to speak in 2016 at SWPP in London, England. You can also see Pete speak twice at WPPI in 2016 along with several times around the US in state conventions and workshops. Pete has also been a huge advocate of print competition and works hard to not only encourage photographers to enter so that they can grow, but to also educate them on success in print competition. He has judged and chaired in state...

FPP Seminar | Damon Tucci Dec22

FPP Seminar | Damon Tucci

Damon Tucci Lighting, Capture, and Posing Strategies Damon Tucci has been a professional photographer in the Orlando area for the past 20 years and has photographed over 2500 weddings.  His images are emotional, unique, and interesting; just like the couples he photographs. Damon’s distinct artistry is a combination of talent and experience.   He began his career as an underwater cinematographer, and later as a photographer for Disney Photographic Services.  It was at Disney that he carefully crafted his unique approach to wedding photography, which is a mix of documentary and stylized fashion. His award winning work has been published in several regional and national magazines including Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Studio Photography and Design, InStyle Weddings, People, Brides and a host of others.  Damon is an active member of PPA and a dynamic speaker who is frequently asked to lecture to other photography professionals across the country.   He takes great pride in teaching others what he has studied for the past two decades and is honored to share his experiences with his students. Damon’s non-traditional method of blending fashion with documentation is revolutionizing the wedding industry.  Today’s modern couples don’t want to spend precious hours on formal poses; they want to enjoy their day with family and friends.  Damon’s unique understanding of light, allows him to capture these once-in-a-lifetimemoments, but in an unobtrusive manner that does not impact the wedding. As an artist, Damon revels in breaking the rules.  He firmly believes that if you don’t enjoy what you do, then you should do something else.  His laid back personality is easy going and fun.  Although he is a strict professional, his sense of humor is never far away, and that makes working with him more like spending time with an old friend. More info and sign up is...

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A post on how you can make it easier to enter Print of the Month competition every month at T.A.P.P.A. One of the things that makes T.A.P.P.A. so much fun (and valuable) is the monthly print competition. Personally, I try to enter every month. The way I see it, we are a photographic organization and so we should surround ourselves at all times with the art of photography. Also, vodka and door prizes… but mostly the photographs.   Here’s what you can do to make it easier to compete every month as well as make it easier for the newsletter editor to feature your images in our award-winning newsletter.   Prepare a bunch of images at once. Right now, this month, cull through your work over the last year and grab a bunch that you like. Prepare them for printing and send them off to your lab. Reedy Photo has always been a great supporter of T.A.P.P.A. and they will take good care of you. (Prints must be 8×10)   When your prints arrive, put them in a bag that you take every month to the meeting so you always have them.   Order some black foamcore. Cut the foam core to 8×10. You’ll need 2 of these. Also, get an adhesive roller.   Now you are set. Each month, select what you want to enter, swipe the adhsive roller on the foamcore a couple of times and stick the print to it. Easy! When you are done, peel off the print and save the foamcore for next month. I’ve been using the same foamcore and roller for 2 years.   One more thing and you will be done:   Do you have a Gmail account? If so, you also have a free account...

Florida Photographer Dec01

Florida Photographer

The new issue of Florida Photographer is out. Check out the great articles and all the images from Focus 2015! Click here to view!...

TAPPA Tribune Dec01

TAPPA Tribune

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is online!! Fantastic images from our members!...