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Member Benefits



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Like most organizations, you get out what you put into them. Those who benefit the most are those who do more than just show up – they get involved, they join committees and they help run the TAPPA machine. Listed below are the “features” of TAPPA. The “benefits” are only realized by those who step up to the plate and volunteer. Get involved and you’ll reap the benefits.

MONTHLY MEETINGS – We meet every month on the 2nd Tuesday at 6pm at Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa. Socializing, talking shop, dinner, competition and a program on photography (plus door prizes!) at every meeting!

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS – Nine months a year TAPPA sponsors a talented photographer for an evening of education on everything from lighting, posing, marketing, sales, and business.

PRINT COMPETITION – Every month TAPPA members submit mounted 8×10 images and compete for Print of the Month Awards. Once a year TAPPA hosts a formal competition with judges from outside TAPPA to score and critique your images. An awards ceremony at the end of the year recognizes our top competitors.

NETWORKING – Your fellow TAPPA members share the same industry and business concerns as you. The friends you’ll meet in TAPPA will prove invaluable in helping you grow your business.

SCHOLARSHIPS – TAPPA continually provides more scholarships to the FPP Florida School than any other FPP affiliated guild.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – The TAPPA Tribune is a national award winning publication that is posted online. It contains educational articles and info on upcoming events and images from the previous meeting.

DOOR PRIZES – Each month our sponsors and vendors provide goodies to those in attendance at TAPPA meetings. Make sure you fill out a door prize ticket at the check-in desk.

WEBSITE – Active/Professional TAPPA members are eligible to post a portfolio of images and beef up their internet exposure on TAPPA’s website.

INDUSTRY AFFILIATION – TAPPA is an affiliate of two other professional photography associations. Being a member of TAPPA does not mean you’re a member of these other organizations, but you will be kept informed as to their happenings and activities, and we strongly encourage you to join them.

• The Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) is our State association. 

• The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is our National association.

Simply put, if you want to be a professional photographer anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, the place to be on the second Tuesday of every month is the Holiday Inn at Cypress & Westshore.