February Meeting and Print Competition

Please join us for our February meeting! This month we welcome Susan Torregrosa!

When: Monday, February 18, 2019 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro

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We’re so excited to welcome Susan Torregrosa to TPPG in February to speak on the MASSIVELY important topic of getting paying clients through your doors! Her program [MASSIVE] Action Required, Susan will help you define your ideal client, identify your brand, go over strategies for public awareness of your brand, create a system, and identify your weakest link. Create a brand that excites and always exceeds expectations!

Susan T. is an internationally awarded photographer and instructor, teaching at all levels, including speaking on the Imaging USA platform. She holds several professional degrees including her Masters in Photography, Craftsman and she’s a Certified Professional Photographer through PPA.

Don’t forget those PRINTS for Print Comp!

Bring a friend! This year we are changing our visitor policy and we’re very excited about it! Starting January 1st, you can visit our TPPG monthly meetings for $25.00 per month as many times as you’d like throughout the year! While we would LOVE for you to become a full-fledged member of TPPG, we understand that you may prefer to just visit from time to time. Be sure to keep up to date with our upcoming calendar so you can come to all the meetings you are interested in! We look forward to seeing some new faces in 2019!

2018 Holiday Party Tickets on Sale!

 

When: Friday, December 14th at 6:30pm
Where: Hotel Duval

This year we are hosting a super fun party with amazing food, raffles, games, great company, and awards ceremony. All are welcome, you don’t need to be a member to attend!

Here’s the details:

A fabulous dinner catered by Hotel Duval!

**For every ticket purchased you will be entered to win A ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP FOR TPPG!**

For our gift exchange this year we are asking that you wrap up a fun photography inspired gift and you will get one in return! Nothing too crazy, just something that will be fun to share with a friend!

After dinner and awards stick around for the raffle, gift exchange, games, and more fun!

This is an OPEN event! If you’ve been thinking about joining in 2019, this is a great chance to come out and see what we are all about!

The fun begins at 6:30pm!

Ticket sales are closed. See you there!

November Meeting and Print Competition

Please join us for our November meeting! This month we welcome Robert Hunter!

When: Monday, November 19, 2018 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro

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Program Description:

That’s So Lit! by Robert Hunter – Create Good Light Everywhere You Go

Program Description:

The program will focus on off-camera lighting. During the presentation, we will explore small speedlights vs. big monolights, compare light modifiers, and enhance your knowledge of flash duration, color temperature and high-speed sync. We will also discuss how to find inspiration to create your amazing photos. The speaker will also share his personal journey on finding and creating “Good Light”, as well as answer questions about lighting and gear.

October 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

Please join us for our October meeting! This month we welcome Booray Perry!

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro

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Program Description:

Flashes, Files and Fast Glass
Understanding the technical stuff that will make you a better photographer

Photography can be hard. There’s lots of numbers, big words and sometimes even math. Truthfully, some of the best photographers in the world don’t understand it all. You are not alone.

This is the program that will help you finally understand so many of the concepts that you’ve struggled with! With humor and real-world examples, Booray will finally help you understand those photography terms and concepts that you are embarrassed to admit you’ve never quite understood. You’ll come away from his program smarter and most importantly, you’ll come away a better photographer as Booray teaches you why these concepts are vital and how you can use them to elevate your work to new levels!

This is the program for everyone who has an eye for photography but hates all the technical stuff.

Just a few of the things you’ll learn:

What’s the difference between the metering modes on my camera? How do they work and when should I use each one?

What does “The camera renders for neutral grey” really mean? How does it affect me and what should I do about it?

DPI-PPI-Print Size…. Finally understand what the numbers mean and how to size images for online and printing.

Full-frame, Crop Sensor, Micro four-thirds… What should I use and why? What’s the difference really?

Hi-speed sync, Rear curtain sync, dragging the shutter… what’s it all mean and how do I use it?

Do I really need “Fast Glass?” Why?

The infamous Inverse Square Law and how it will save you at a wedding or group shot.

…. And more!

You’re guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know. Impress your friends at parties! Get your knowledge on with Flashes, Files and Fast Glass: Understanding the technical stuff that will make you a better photographer

Bio:

Booray Perry had it all figured out.

After a 20-year career in radio, he retired from being a “wacky morning man” to move to Florida, get married and start a family. He became a stay-at-home-Dad with a wife that brought home the bacon with a successful real-estate business.

Then in 2007, the housing market collapsed.

In two months they were out-of-business. So, Booray went back to his childhood passion, picked up the camera he had used when he was yearbook photographer in high school and started a photography business. Now he shoots about 100 weddings and events a year and teaches photography and lighting nationwide. Using his ability to talk non-stop for hours, humor and years of experience, Booray is sought after by photographers who struggle with mastering the tools of the trade and understanding the concepts needed to be successful.

Booray Perry is owner/operator of Booray Perry Photography in Tampa, FL. He is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Photography Craftsman, PPA Councilor and Wedding/Event Photographer of the Year Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

In addition to being a featured platform speaker at Imaging USA, he also hosts the Grand Imaging Awards and “Imaging USA LIVE” during the annual photography convention.

He also hosts the webcast, “IPC Live” during the four days of judging the International Print Competition and his podcast, “Photobomb” can be heard on Itunes, Google Play, Buzzsprout and Pocketcasts.

September 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

Please join us for our September meeting ! This month we welcome Kansas Pitts!

When: Monday, September 17th 6pm-9pm
Where: Backwoods Bistro, Tallahassee, FL

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Please join us as we listen to Kansas Pitts and her program on beach portraits!

Program info: Although I am known as a beach photographer I would love to think that it is no different than capturing anything else and I hope my other work shows that. I will walk you guys through how I conduct a session, connect with my clients, and capture real moments. We will also go over the best general settings for beach and open sky images as well as my favorite lens choices and why. Then I would love to take questions to find out what you guys really want to know!

Bio:


I am the mother of 4 insanely crazy, sweet kids, lover of everything gold, the beach, sunsets, I may have an online shopping addiction, love to run, chips & salsa (and really any Mexican food), and sleep (which I don’t get much of lately)! Photography is my love (obviously besides my kids & fam) – anything that can keep my attention for going on almost 10 years now has to be special. You can guarantee I am constantly taking in everything there is to learn, in order to make my clients’ portraits amazing, striving constantly to give them the best experience possible, and always thinking of how I would feel in their shoes so that I can really give the best of everything I have to give. I am honestly honored each time I get to go out and capture each families’ memories. I am a proud member of the NAPCP & PPA and am also a Click Pro!