July Speaker | Andi Diamond Jun26

July Speaker | Andi Diamond

Like many female photographers, Andi Diamond went to undergrad and grad school for something completely unrelated to photography. After her son was born, her passion for healthcare faded and her desire to own her own creative business grew. In 2008, she started Andi Diamond Photography and has not looked back since. She quickly realized the importance of not only creating beautiful imagery for her clients, but in practicing a business methodology focused on pricing for profit. By charging appropriately, she can provide the high level of experience and attention that her clients desire, while also bringing home a paycheck that she feels proud of. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned pro, Andi will share some tips and tricks to help get your business on track and keep you in the black.       [Show...

June – Salon! Jun09

June – Salon!

Our June Meeting will be our second Salon of the year. The meeting is pushed back one week because of the FOCUS convention in Orlando so we meet on June 16th. Salon info is here If you have never been to Salon, you really should try and come early to watch the judging. Watching the judges debate the merits of a print is an education in itself.  ...

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...

Meeting Pics – April 2015 Apr14

Meeting Pics – April 2015...

Pictures from the last meeting!   Images courtesy of Booray Perry Photography                                    ...

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...

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...

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                                  ...

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...

Print of the Month Feb16

Print of the Month

Every month at the meeting we have a friendly competition among members. Here’s this month’s winners along with some of the images… ( 02/15) Portrait: 1st- Michael Landes 2nd- Carol Walker 3rd- Kevin Newsome Social Function 1st- Pedro Carrillo 2nd- Booray Perry 3rd- Lissa Hatcher Unclassified 1st- Curtis Frey 2nd- Michael Landes 3rd- Petra Prion Commercial 1st- Randy Van Duinen 2nd- Lisa O’Greary 3rd- Kevin Newsome Electronic Imaging 1st- Michael Landes 2nd- Randy Van Duinen 3rd- Lissa Hatcher Booray Perry  Kevin Newsome  Pedro Carillo  Kevin Newsome  Carol...

Meeting Pics Feb11

Meeting Pics

Pictures from the Feb. meeting with Guest Speaker Sandra Pearce!                                                      ...