How to Enter the 2016 Salon Competition

The entry page for the 2016 Tallahassee Professional Photography Guild Salon Competition is officially live!

First off, remember to join  Select the Standard ($6 for a year) or Premium ($10 a quarter) so you can access our salon site and upload your images.  Click this link to review options and join:

Once that is complete you will be able to log in and select our guild.  Starting today you can upload your images for the competition, but don’t worry, its not crunch time just yet!
From now until June 17th we have early bird rates in effect.  The case fee is $35 for up to 6 images.  From June 18th till June 20th a late fee entry can be bought at $50.  The entry portal closes promptly at 11pm on June 20th!
I’ll be sure to send out plenty of reminders in that final week.

As talked about in the review session, images need to be matted and prepped for digital display and the ease of our judges to review.  If you need help matting your images take a moment to watch Kira’s video:

To make sure images display correctly please review the following from
Files must be sized so the maximum dimension in any direction is 4,000 pixels including presentation mats (20 inches at 200 ppi). Each image file must contain an embedded color profile of either sRGB or Adobe RGB1998 and be saved at a JPEG quality setting of 10. Monitor Settings will include D65, Brightness of 120 cd/m2 and 2.20 gamma. Total file size should not exceed 10 MB.
Remember that you are not limited to one image per category for Salon and there are far more options for you to enter.  Attached below is listings of all the available categories.

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As always please feel free to contact Print Competition chair Steven Saccio or the other board members with any questions you might have.  We are looking forward to a great showing of all your amazing work this year!  Good Luck!

Join Us for Salon 2016!

It’s that time again! Get your images ready for our annual Salon Competition! For the second year in a row, we’ll be hosting Salon at Hotel Duval. This year’s Salon will take place on Tuesday, June 21st. Here are details and the schedule.

Where: Hotel Duval
When: June 21, 2016
Schedule: Judging (open to dinner ticket buyers) begins at 2pm, Social hour at 5pm, Dinner begins at 6pm, critique to follow with time allowing.

Purchase your dinner tickets

We hope that all of our members participate in Salon, but participation is not required. All are welcome for dinner! If you have special dietary requirements, please make us aware after purchasing your tickets by emailing

Ticket Options

We will be posting more information on how to enter soon. Check back for details!


May 2016 Print Competiton Results

Congrats to Linda Long of Long’s Photography for her winning Print of the Month!

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April 2016 Print Competition Winners

Congrats to our Print of the Month winner, Lauren Womble of Lauren Womble Photography!


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April Meeting & Print Competition

Fred Brinson, Method to the Madness

When: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 6pm
Where: Liberty Bar

We are pleased to welcome one of our own Florida super-talents… Fred Brinson! Learn fancy art methods that will inspire you to be more creative with your photography! He will cover lighting, Photoshop tips and tricks and how you should squeeze every drop out of your images to make them the best they can be! Get into the heart and soul of one of Florida’s Finest Photographers! You do not want to miss this program. Take some notes as Fred reveals his techniques and recommends his go-to applications. Examine his work and you’ll see why FPP awarded him with The Becker Award…the highest and most distinguished award presented each year!


FRED BRINSONFred is best known for his award winning creativity! He burst on to the scene both at FPP and the Lakeland Guild in 2001 and experienced near instant recognition for his photography and unique portrait style!

Fred was included in the coveted Florida Professional Photographers Top Ten List numerous times! The awards received at his local guild are indeed numerous, but it should be noted that Fred earned 1st Place Photographer of the Year at FPP while receiving two separate “100” scores in the same competition!



March 2016 Print Competition Results

Congratulations to Amanda Clark, this month’s winner of Print of the Month and Portrait of a Child Category!

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February 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

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February Print Competition Winners

Congratulations to Kylene Gay for winning this month’s Print of the Month!

Print of the Month, Social Function, Kylene Gay, Kylene & Ryan Studios

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March Meeting & Print Competition

A Brand New Year with Gina Barca, CPP

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6pm
Where: Liberty Bar



  • How to build & maintain a successful brand identity.
  • Discover the five steps needed to effectively brand a business.
  • Learn the best-kept secrets in marketing a creative business.
  • Explore content-based marketing, hashtags and everything in between.
  • Discuss new trends in social media and what “going viral” really means.

A handout will be provided with the step-by-step process to guide attendees through transforming their businesses within 12 months. Attendees will also have exclusive access to a private Facebook group
for continuing their journey through community support and resources through weekly videos and posts.

This program is perfect for anyone looking to rebrand an existing business, build a new brand from scratch or increase their knowledge of branding, marketing and social media.




Gina is a Certified Professional Photographer and graphic designer specializing in wedding photography, corporate branding and marketing. After graduating from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a degree in Graphic Design, Gina founded Barca Designs in 2009. With an eye for design and a passion for marketing, Gina set out to build a brand that would stand out from the crowd. Seven years later, the success of Barca Designs is a testament to her tactical branding and marketing strategies.

Monthly Print Competition

Don’t forget to bring your 8×10 prints to compete. Attendees who opt out of print competition will pay a $5 meeting fee. Print competition rules can be found at

January 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

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