TAPPA Tribune Dec01

TAPPA Tribune

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is online!! Fantastic images from our members!...

SEPPA Magazine | November Nov30

SEPPA Magazine | November...

The latest issue of SEPPA Magazine is online..  

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]...

Is Stock Photography Sexist?...

Interesting article about changes in the stock photography world as well as a little history. Good read… I think the peach needs to be shinier,” Bustle senior creative director Isla Murray tells Dawn Foster, a staff graphic designer who has been slowly sucking a piece of fruit for the last several minutes. “Should we spray it with water? Or something else? How do we make it look more provocative?” Murray and Foster, along with several other editors from the women’s lifestyle site, are gathered inside a photo studio at the company’s Manhattan offices. The space is covered in props — melons, sprinkle cookies, plastic chili peppers, a fur rug, some sort of phallic purple thing covered in rhinestones that is almost certainly a dildo, piles of underwear, boxes of lip gloss, hot dogs stuffed into buns and slathered with ketchup. Read the article here: http://www.racked.com/2015/11/5/9648598/stock-photography-sexist-getty-images-shutterstock...

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...

TAPPA Tribune Nov03

TAPPA Tribune

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is...

Southern Exposure | Nov. Nov02

Southern Exposure | Nov....

The latest edition of Southern Exposure is out. Great article on PPA...

One Shot Is All It Takes...

Here’s a fantastic article telling the story of a non-professional photographer and the shot that made his career.  ...

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...

TAPPA Tribune Oct06

TAPPA Tribune

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is out with articles on Krystal Radlinski, our speaker this month, Twitter for Photographers and more…....

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...

Southern Exposure|Sept. Sep28

Southern Exposure|Sept....

The September issue of Southern Exposure is out. Three great articles this month that are full of tips to help you...

Tampa Photographers Score at IPC!...

Now that FOCUS convention is over, we can finally display all the images that merited (or more) at the International Photographic Competition this year! (here’s more about the competition: http://www.ppa.com/competitions/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1716) The IPC is the final step in gaining recognition for you work and ability as an artist. This year we had 27 images receive a merit and 8 of those images were chosen for the Loan Collection. A fantastic showing by the group! Here’s all the images that received recognition this year: [Show slideshow]...

TAPPA Tribune Sep01

TAPPA Tribune

The new issue of the TAPPA Tribune is an important one because it contains all the new candidates for the Board of Directors! Be sure and read these profiles to learn more about each one.....

Southern Exposure | August Aug28

Southern Exposure | August...

The latest issue of Southern Exposure magazine is out!  

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...

FPP Magazine Aug17

FPP Magazine

The FOCUS Convention issue of FPP magazine is out! Get updated on the rules for competition (including the NEW category!) and the details on all the speakers and activities happening in...

TAPPA Tribune Aug07

TAPPA Tribune

The new edition of the TAPPA Tribune is online!...

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,...

Southern Exposure | July Jul21

Southern Exposure | July...

The new issue of Southern Exposure is out and includes the SEPPA Showcase! This is a “must-see”...

Meeting Pics July 2015 Jul15

Meeting Pics July 2015...

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

Robert Frank – NY Times Jul04

Robert Frank – NY Times...

Here’s a recent article in the New York Times about Robert Frank. His collection, “The Americans” is considered a masterpiece of photography. Not only is the story interesting but Katy Gannan’s work as photographer on the story is wonderful.. Robert Frank – New York Times Photo Credit: Katy Grannan for The New York...

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...

Southern Exposure | June Jun22

Southern Exposure | June...

The June Issue of Southern Exposure Magazine…  

Tappa Tribune Jun17

Tappa Tribune

The latest issue of the TAPPA Tribune is out!  

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.  ...

FPP Magazine Jun02

FPP Magazine

The new issue of FPP Magazine is online. If you plan on going to FOCUS and competing, be sure and read the new changes to the rules!...

Southern Exposure | May May21

Southern Exposure | May...

The latest issue of Southern Exposure is out…  

TAPPA Tribune May12

TAPPA Tribune

The May issue of the TAPPA tribune is out!