May Speaker | Scott Kelby Mar18

May Speaker | Scott Kelby

Portrait Retouching Secrets for Photographers Learn portrait retouching from the guy who literally wrote the book (Portrait Retouching Secrets For Photographers, from Peachpit Press). You’ll learn Scott’s latest portrait retouching techniques and the fastest, most efficient, and most realistic-looking retouches for anyone who shoots portraiture, and needs to spend less time behind the computer and more time making images.  Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original “Photoshop Guy”, is the Cofounder and CEO of Kelby Media Group, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, Training Director and instructor for KelbyOne Live Seminars, and author of a string of bestselling technology...

Jan. Meeting Moved! Dec28

Jan. Meeting Moved!

Don’t forget! The January meeting has been moved back a week to the 17th to account for Imaging USA and will be at our new location: Holiday Inn  700 N Westshore Drive

TAPPA is Moving! Dec20

TAPPA is Moving!

TAPPA is Moving   The DoubleTree Hotel has been our home for over 15 years. But due to cost increases that your board did not want to pass along to the membership. We will be moving to the Holiday Inn  700 N Westshore Drive . ( Corner of Westshore and Cypress ) Starting in January. And in an effort to reduce costs , TAPPA members spoke and the board listened! A majority of the membership voted that they preferred to not include dinner in the cost of the meeting fee therefore, we will no longer be having dinner at the meetings. Food will be available for purchase at the hotel restaurant should members want to eat prior to or after the meeting The meeting will still start at 6pm. Our new meeting fee will $ 20.00 for the January thru March. After that we may have to reconsider based on costs. Please check out the hotel’s website at: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/tampa/tpacp/hoteldetail# We hope this will be a positive move for TAPPA and bring more value to the Association. We value you, our Friends, Colleagues , and...

March | SALON! Feb25

March | SALON!

Our March meeting is one of the two Salon competitions that we hold each year (the other is June). Each member may enter up to 6 images in the competition which is judged by three photographers who are not members of the guild. Click below for complete rules and upload criteria… Salon Rules Images that scored a merit are below. Key: Place/Category – Title – Artist – Score Best In Show - Buick Bullets - Michael Landes - 85 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 14 This year’s judges are:   Frank J. Dispensa M.Photog.Cr., API, APM, Senior Associate IBM Engineer, PPA Master of Photography Degree, PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree, PPA Certification Degree, PPA Approved Instructor, WPPI Accolade of Photographic, Mastery Degree Frank joined the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) in 1989 and entered his first PPA print in 1990. He then earned his Masters, Craftsman and Certification degrees in just four years Awards Commitment to Excellence Award, Kodak Gallery Award, Loan Collection Print, First Place Winona Print Competition, First Place WPPI 16×20 Competition, First Place WPPI 8X10 Competition., Second Place WPPI 16×20 Competition, Two Courts of Honor, Portraits Displayed Bridal Fair Singapore, EPCOT Special Exhibit, , PPA Approved instructor, Accolade of Photographic Master   Kevin Floyd is an award winning portrait artist. He is a respected lecturer both in the community and within professional photographic associations. Kevin holds the Master & Craftsman Degrees in photography and is certified by the Professional Photographers of America. He is an active member of Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild, Florida Professional Photographer’s, and Professional Photographer’s of America. He has won numerous local, national and international awards. Kevin currently serves as President for Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild.   Linda Long founded Long’s Photography eleven years ago as a wedding photographer.  Her studio quickly grew to encompass portraits as well as weddings, becoming one of the most in demand portrait studios in the area.  Long’s Photography is now regarded as Tallahassee’s premier wedding and portrait studio.  Linda is a Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, a Certified Professional Photographer, five time Tallahassee Photographer of the Year, and has been in Florida’s Top Ten photographers for the last...

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...

TAPPA Holiday Party Nov20

TAPPA Holiday Party

 T.A.P.P.A. Holiday Party and Awards Banquet It’s that time again! Time for the end of the year banquet and awards presentation! If you’re one of the members who has never come to the Holiday party you really should come. First of all, it’s a lot of fun. You get to meet people’s spouses , everyone dresses nicely, they are awards, prizes and scholarships given out.. There’s a bar! It really is a wonderful way to bring your year as a TAPPA member to a close. Sunday Dec. 6th, 6pm $35 per person. DoubleTree by Hilton  4500 W. Cypress, Tampa 33607 R.S.V.P. through the member portal here or simply email Melissa sewellcrew@verizon.net Pictures from the Party: [Show slideshow]...

Krystal Radlinski | Oct. Speaker Sep28

Krystal Radlinski | Oct. Speaker

Master Photog., Cr. FSA, FDPE, FED Krystal got her start with a degree from University of Florida in photojournalism and as photojournalist for the United States Army. They sent her to Bosnia, Kosovo, Ecuador, and other armpits of the planet. She figured, “Hey, at least you’re less likely to encounter sniper fire during a wedding. Let’s do it!” Along with her husband Matt, and now a house full of wild babies, she runs a Gainesville area home-studio specializing in weddings and portraiture since 2001.

 During those years, Krystal has been awarded Florida’s Top Ten Photographers three times, two Fuji Masterpiece Awards, a Kodak Gallery Award, and degreed a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman by the Professional Photographers of America, PPA Platinum Photographer of The Year twice and the Accolade of Photographic Mastery Medal by Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. Her mom also made her some yummy cookies. You can see her image portfolio at www.vervestudio.com or for the most up-to-date imagery on their Verve Studio facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/VerveStudioPhotography [Show slideshow] [Show slideshow] 12► Meeting Images courtesy Booray Perry...

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...

Aug. Speaker | Jackson Koontz Jul31

Aug. Speaker | Jackson Koontz...

“DIGITAL KILLED THE PHOTOGRAPHER” A generational study   The digital war is over but who exactly won? We are facing a whole new world where we are continually challenged with an ever changing market, new ideas and beliefs, and we now even live in a cloud… but how is that any different than before? Well, it happened 15 minutes ago and was so yesterday.   This program is a light but serious discussion on how to understand the challenges the digital world has brought us and coming face to face with today’s consumer. We will look at the clash of the culture of yesterday and today, the accessibility and connectivity of the digital world and how this affects the photographic world. Understanding your market can assist you in dealing with the market.   JACKSON’S BIO Jackson is owner of Action Jackson Productions, serving his clients with photography, video, and sound work. Born and raised in Ocala, Florida, Jackson graduated from Covenant College with a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Youth Ministry and a BA in Biblical Studies, then continued his studies at reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL focusing on youth and education. From this background, Jackson has always been interested and continued his study into today’s culture and generational studies.   Jackson is married with 5 children, believes that just because he is paranoid doesn’t mean there is not someone out there trying to kill him, an Eagle Scout and Assistant Cub Master, loves Parliamentary procedure, an avid Star Trek fan (properly pronounced “Trekker”), plays Sudoku, and has a general problem with colors being in the wrong place.   Jackson is currently President of the Florida Professional Photographers, having earned the Florida Service Award and Florida Education Degree, The Jim Abrisch Service Award,...

Meeting Pics July 2015 Jul15

Meeting Pics July 2015...

Another great meeting with guest speaker Andi Diamond! [Show...