Congratulations to our March 2017 Print Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Print of the Month category winner, Kira Derryberry of Kira Derryberry Photography

Congratulations to our February 2017 Print Competition Winners

Congratulations to our Print of the Month category winner, Steven Saccio of Steven Saccio Photography

May 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

When: Monday, May 15th 6pm-9pm
Where: Liberty Bar, Tallahassee, FL

Next month’s TPPG meeting is all about salon prep! It’s competition season and to help prep for Salon in June we are having a special review session on May 15. Kira, Linda and myself will help lead a discussion on how to prepare and polish your works so that they can maximize their potential for panel judging in June.

The board has created a special dropbox folder where you can upload your images. Please select 3-4 images that you are interested in having reviewed. These can include images from our past guild meetings that you have used in print competition or all new images we have yet to see. Our goal is to get through as many as possible in the time allotted but we will at least touch on something from everyone who submits.

When submitting use your name in the title of the image as well as numbering them. Example:

StevenSaccio01.jpg
StevenSaccio02.jpg
StevenSaccio03.jpg

This is for ease of tracking and to make sure we get to everyone, however, because Linda is serving as a judge at Focus (FPP’s annual convention) later in the year we will not reveal the creators name while discussing the image. If the creator has no plans of entering Focus or if they are okay with the possibility of Linda disqualifying her vote from State Judging the creator may chose to reveal themselves when the image appears.

It is not mandatory to have a digital mat and border on the image, however we do suggest completing this step so we can fully critique them. Kira has created a helpful video on how to set these up at the following link:

When uploading make sure the images are an appropriate web ready size so we can quickly download all of them on the day of the meeting.

Also, please remember this meeting is purely for the benefit of education. Our opinions, while based on our own experience and education in competition, are subjective. It is by no means our intention to tear down anyones work, but we may have suggestions as to why an image might be better suited as a “Sell-able” vs “Salon-able” image. We also encourage everyone in attendance to ask questions as well as provide helpful feedback or ideas.

I added all the members from the guild to the “Edit” section of the drop box link. You should have received an email but here also is a direct link.

The deadline for uploading images is 11:59pm on Sunday the 14th.

Also! Don’t forget about our standard monthly Print Comp! That will still take place like every month for the first 30 minutes of the meeting. So order those prints soon!

Please let me or any of the board members know if you have any questions. Looking forward to a stellar batch of images!

GOT PROPS?

May’s meeting is also YOUR chance to DESTASH and SHOP. Members, bring anything you’d like to sell from your studios. This could include props, gear, ANYTHING you think that other members might be able to use that you no longer need. 
 
Here’s the rules
 
Everything must be labeled with your name and price
Take everything home with you afterwards that does not sell
Bring your own way to take payment. Square, Paypal, or the like preferred
TPPG is not responsible for your equipment. Please be mindful of what you bring.
All proceeds go to the seller.
You must be a current TPPG member in good standing to sell your items.
 
Visitors are welcomed, but $15 visitor fee applies. Must be your first visit this year.

Congratulations to our January 2017 Print Competition Winners

Congratulations to our Print of the Month category winner, Robert Hunter of Robert Hunter Photography

April 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Booray Perry!

RSVP

5-Minute Photography:
How to Take a Great Portrait of Anyone, Anywhere, at Anytime. A good professional photographer must be able to think on their feet. No matter where they are, they should be able to quickly figure out how to take a great portrait. Yet, for many photographers, this sort of high-pressure photography is the biggest hurdle they face. The most incredible studio photographers can freeze up when asked to shoot on location, overwhelmed by all the variables they have to figure out while standing in front of an impatient client. It’s not your fault. You need a system. Booray Perry has developed a step-by-step system that removes the stress and worry from shooting on location.

You’ll learn:
1. How to assess your location quickly and decide which path to take to get your shot.
2. Step-by-step walkthroughs for each of the 3 paths: Natural Light, Bounce-Flash, Off-Camera Light
3. Why you have always struggled and how to overcome it!

Booray will conduct a live-shoot and walk you through each step, showing as he goes how each new element changes his image until finally arriving at the finished product. Weddings, Seniors, Events, Portraits… every type of photographer will benefit from being able to work faster with less stress under the pressure of time and location. Walk into any situation, any location, at any time of day and quickly follow a path that leads you to a great portrait in 5 minutes!

 

 

We would love to see you there, please take a moment to RSVP on our Facebook page!

DON’T FORGET TO BRING PRINTS FOR PRINT COMPETITION!