TAPPA Tribune | Sept/ 2017 Sep03

TAPPA Tribune | Sept/ 2017...

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Sept. Speaker | Megan DiPiero Aug28

Sept. Speaker | Megan DiPiero

Tuesday, September 12th Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa $20 at the door or prepay with Paypal   Megan DiPiero – The $5000 Close So you want to have a $5000 sale? How ‘bout a $10,000 sale? Big sales can happen when you know how to close like a pro. During this program you will learn how to implement the practices that will bring you maximum PROFIT all while delivering maximum JOY to your client. With the right strategies in place, sales can be easy and fun! Bring a notebook and an open mind and get ready for a game-changing presentation. BIO Megan DiPiero lives, eats and breathes business education. She has worked in sales for 20+ years, selling everything from cars to books to bras. She found her home in the photography industry back in 2010 and quickly grew her business to a 6-figure success! Megan was recently featured as a platform speaker at Imaging 2017 with her buzzworthy talk: “The $3000 Headshot.” You can find Megan in her Facebook business community: “Rise to Top! With Megan DiPiero”—a forum for professional photographers—5000 members strong and growing....

Woody Walters – February Speaker Jan19

Woody Walters – February Speaker

Visualization- The Future of Photography – Tuesday, Feb. 9th T.A.P.P.A Meeting Doubletree Hotel 6PM There will always be a need for high quality straight forward photographs.  Even the quest to produce an above average portrait requires a great deal of visualization on behalf of the photographer.  Quality of light, separation of highlight and shadow, relationships of figure and background, all must perform in harmony together to convey the final outcome. In today’s world we are bombarded with not only high quality visual content, but very creative visual content as well.  Semi trucks converting into robots, landscapes with mountains and waterfalls floating in the skies, anything we can think of, we can make real in this digital world we live in.  How we take our ideas and concepts and turn them into a photograph still boils down to the act of visualization.  Join Woody Walters as he explores the future of Photography.  See the process as he unfolds elements or pieces to make up the whole of an image.  Understand the physical effects of colors and tonal values and how they relate to the subject and story of the image. Avatar, Planet of Apes, and Star Wars, were all extremely creative with high impact visual content and imagery.  To recreate spectacular images it comes down to your vision and what you want the viewer to ultimately feel. Woody will show you his process of how he breaks down images into segments.  Open your creative awareness and give your images a new breath of excitement and visualization  Woody is also holding a 2-day class!! Woody will be holding a two (2) day class Feb 6,7 Sat/Sun 2016 from 9:30 to 5:30 pm The class will cost $200.00. All attendees will receive a set of Woody Smoke brushes It will be held at the studio of Benjamin Todd, 1906 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL. 33607 Space is limited so book early Starting with single images and beautiful lighting, Woody will teach you how to transform your photography with photoshop brushes and backgrounds to create drama and add interest. You will discover how easy it is to add special effects like fire, powder, lighting and fog and soft floral effects. You will learn how to choose colors and manipulate the digital elements to tell a story.   This course is very hands-on and photoshop heavy, with only one actual photo session to teach you Woody’s lighting techniques.   The rest of the class will be completely filled with projects each building on the one before it so that at the end of the class you will have a whole new arsenal of tools and elements at your disposal.   Class Highlights: •Learn how to take an image from average to amazing in less than an hour. •Learn composition, color, tonal values, and color theory and how to direct a viewer’s eye where you want it to go. •How to sell it.   The majority of Woody’s class will be teaching techniques that can be created in 15 minutes to a few hours. Even though Woody will spend a small amount of time on advanced compositing, he believes that the average studio cannot afford to spend days creating detailed complex digital montages for one client. It simply is not lucrative. [Show...

Color Space and Salon Images Mar16

Color Space and Salon Images...

I was recently preparing my images for Salon Competition when I noticed something strange. One of my images didn’t look right. I use a program called Lumapix Fotofusion for creating albums, mattes, etc. I was creating mattes for all my images but whenever I output them, this one image didn’t look right. It was desaturated. I couldn’t figure out why so I eventually decided to just skip the matte and enter it clean. I mean, the image looked fine in Photoshop, it only looked different when I output it through Fotofusion. In competition, I got a merit, but it didn’t score as high as another image I submitted. I was a little surprised because I really thought that it was the best image I had but since I am famously bad at picking images for competition I just wrote it off to my being too close to the work. Then, I got all the images back from Proofcast so I could post them on the website and there was my image, desaturated again! What the hell! So, I went back to the files on my computer and took a closer look. All of them looked fine… and then I found it:   I don’t know how I managed to change the color profile, but I did. It should have looked like this: So, I opened the original image in Photoshop and changed the color profile (Edit/Assign Profile). Now it looks right. The thing is: Since I was looking at the image in Photoshop, it looked right to me. Only when it went to another program did it look wrong. I should have investigated further. Here’s the image with the wrong profile and the one with the correct profile in Bridge: See a difference? Me...