Michael Joseph | Nov. Speaker Nov03

Michael Joseph | Nov. Speaker

It’s all about the lighting….lighting is everything. Michael Joseph has almost 30 years of experience of Photographing Pets with their People. He’ll be sharing with you several different lighting techniques that he uses in the studio from soft boxes, hair lighting, kicker lights & reflectors. Then he’ll talk about some of his favorite outdoor lighting equipment that he uses with lightweight strobes and modifiers. He’ll also share with you his 10 favorite gadgets and gizmos that he can’t shoot without. He will also be ready to answer technical questions on lighting, posing, studio set up & sales. Have your questions ready! And, he’ll unveil his Top­Ten Secrets to Pet Photography. Originally from Allentown, PA, Michael Joseph has traveled throughout the eastern US, photographing people and their pets. Over 25 years, 15 states and more than 35,000 portrait sittings later, almost every breed of dog and cat have had their chance in front of MJ’s camera. In fact, if you could get all the dogs, cats, birds and horses that he’s photographed over the years, together at one time, you could easily fill each seat of any major football stadium! Although photographing families and their pets remains a top priority, MJ photographs a great deal of non­pet related assignments as well… whether it be weddings, families or children. And for the past 9 years, you may have seen MJ working freelance with Canon at various trade shows and conventions as they work with pros and give advice on camera functions and features. He has received his Master of Photography and Craftsman degrees from PPA, the Florida Photographer of the Year from FPP, Highest Case Score and the North Florida Photographer of the Year. Some additional distinctions include, three­time Florida Top Ten List, Kodak Gallery Award recipient.               [Show slideshow] Images courtesy of Amanda...

Get Involved Oct13

Get Involved

Kira Derryberry spoke this year at TAPPA  and is also the instructor for the Fall Seminar at FPP. She is a guest blogger today at PPA and her article on the benefits of being more involved is a great read. Head over to the PPA website and check it...

Megan DiPiero – Sept. Speaker

7 Sales Crimes that are Robbing You of Success   By now you probably know that to thrive in this industry, you need two big things on your side—Art Skills and Business Skills.In this course, Megan will reveal 7 fairly common, but entirely criminal, sales practices that may be stopping you from achieving the sales of your dreams.She’ll also show you the Sales Solutions to set your business straight.   This class is perfect for the emerging pro looking to avoid common pitfalls and get their business started on the right foot. Experienced pros will enjoy the reminder to polish off their marketing approach and the interesting glimpse into the world of luxury sales.   About Megan:Megan is a Sales and Pricing specialist who mentors students across the globe.You can find her on Facebook in the active forum: “Photogs Rising! With Megan DiPiero.” Her thriving portrait brand, Megan DiPiero Photography, has nearly doubled its income every year since launch.Megan loves showing photogs all that she knows about consistently maintaining 4 figure sales averages and very happy clients! [Show slideshow] Here’s pics from the meeting! [Show...

Mentor Workshops! Aug28

Mentor Workshops!

You won’t want to miss this epic opportunity to spend 3 hours with 3 of TAPPA’s top notch mentors. Workshops will be hands-on, intimate (6 participants per class) and chock full of information. We will be featuring one mentor each month over the next three months.  The best part, an opportunity like this would normally cost a bundle.  To support TAPPA’s Scholarship Fundraising efforts, we are offering these workshops at a tremendous value of just $49 per workshop. Registrations will be limited to the 1st 6 paid registrations received per class.  Paypal’s date and time stamp will determine order received. Individual Mentor announcements with class outlines will follow. SEPTEMBER’S WORKSHOP: CHUCK VOSBURGH – September 12th – 9 AM to 12 PM “One light, One Reflector, 16 Looks” OCTOBER’S WORKSHOP: KEVIN NEWSOME – October 10th – 9 AM to 12 PM “The Basics of Studio Lighting and Posing” NOVEMBER’S WORKSHOP: RANDY VAN DUINEN – November 12th – 5 PM to 8 PM “Light Painting the Night Up!” Register online by submitting your payment through Paypal.  Send your $49 payment to TAPPA1996b@gmail.com.  Be certain to make a note in the comments area which workshops you are registering for. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contactsusan@bsusan.com. Register & Pay using...

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.

Panel Discussion

TAPPA’s may meeting will feature a Panel discussion! One of the most informative types of meetings that we have, the Panel Discussion puts 5 professional photographers on the spot to answer any and all questions from members and guests. Digital art, portraits, weddings, studio management… you name it… Not only can you get answers from someone with experience, you can get different tactics from different styles. A very informative night for any photographer! Our panel will include: Susan Black Susan earned a Certificate in Photography from The University of South Florida in 2008. She attained her Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) recognition in 2010 and serves as the president of TAPPA (Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association.) Her drive for continued education and growth in her skills and talents is what continues to motivate her both personally and professionally. Kim Warmolts Past President of Florida Professional Photographers as well as three Florida Guilds. Degrees Held: FSA, FED, FDPE, M.PhotogCr.Certified All types of portraiture, Executives, seniors, family & Pets Kevin Newsome Nearly 30 years with a retail located studio – 800+ weddings – thousands of family, children, senior, and executive sessionsMaster Photographer, Craftsman, CPP, and all Florida equivalents.Past President of TAPPA (twice), FPP, and SEPPA. Lissa Hatcher Specializing in Surrealistic Portraiture and Creative Directing.  Lissa has made her mark with commissioned art pieces being voted “Hottest New Talent” by American Photo Magazine, “Best New Artist” at SWPPA, and Photographer of the Year Year after Year, winning many Fuji and Kodak awards and best of shows . She has been publish many times over in magazines, newspapers , books, the PPA Loan Collection and PPA Showcase Book. She has even been honored with a Kodak Elite award and has been featured on Kodak.com and ABC news. Booray Perry Owner/operator of Booray Perry Photography in Tampa, FL. He is a Bronze Medalist in International Print Competition, Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Photography Craftsman, Wedding/Event Photographer of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014 and a Featured Speaker at Imaging USA...

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...

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:...

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 Carrillo for all the images from the day!            ...

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.