February 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Valarie Hoffman!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro



January 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

Welcome to 2018! We are so excited for the upcoming year and are kicking off the year with something a little different for our first meeting at Backwoods Bistro


This month will sort of be like the first day of school…come back and see all your friends you’ve missed over the break and meet some new ones. The board will go over what to expect this year and we will have a roundtable discussion. Come prepared with questions you have always wanted to ask other professionals! 

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

If you haven’t visited TPPG before, this will be a super fun meeting to do so and the $15 visitor fee is waived for the month of January!


2017 Holiday Party Tickets on Sale!


When: Friday, December 1st at 6:30pm
Where: 2143 Orleans Dr, Tallahassee, FL., 32308

This year we are hosting a super fun party with amazing food, free-flowing beverages, bonfire pit, 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 Simply Entertaining will be seated and is included with your ticket purchase. 

Terri Smith Details has generously provided us with her beautiful chairs and tables for our dinner under the stars!

**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 bonfire, gift exchange, smores, and more fun!

This is an OPEN event! If you’ve been thinking about joining in 2018, this is a great chance to come out and see what we are all about!

The fun begins at 6:30pm!

Purchase Tickets

Dinner/Admission tickets are $25 for members and spouses/dates and include the buffet and beverages. Non members and additional guests are $30. Tickets will not be sold at the door so please make sure you make your purchase before Sunday, November 26th. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when purchasing tickets.

Ticket Options

November 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

Please join us for the last meeting this year! This month we welcome Kevin Floyd!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro


3D Lighting with Kevin Floyd

Kevin will be teaching us things you didn’t know about light, that we can actually use!

Kevin’s presentation will cover:

1. The 5 lighting patterns, short vs broad, quality of light, Size of light source.

2.What makes light soft.

3. Baffled by baffles?

4. Light modifiers and how to make your own that DON’T look home made.

5. Efficiency of Light

6. Depth of light

7. Light and Color (NOT white balance) Reflection and absorption

8 Studio lighting indoors and out.

9. Garage lighting


Kevin Floyd is an award winning portrait artist. His a respected lecturer both in the community and within professional photographic associations. Kevin holds the Master and Craftsman Degrees in photography and is certified by the Professional Photographers of America. He is an active member of the Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild, Florida Professional Photographers, and Professional Photographers of America. He has won numerous local, national, and international awards. Kevin is Past President of the Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild.

October 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Marti Newkirk!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro


Boudoir is for ” Every Body”

Many of our potential customers believe that boudoir photography is only for those with perfect bodies but nothing could be further from the truth. Join Marti as she shares with you how she poses and lights her boudoir customers to showcase their best! This program will cover:
*  lighting to bring attention where you want it to be

*  posing to flatter your subject with tips to bring out her favorite features 

*  keep the viewers eyes away from areas she is not so fond of

*  how to use competition or camouflage the rest in creative ways 

*  how to talk with customers to set them at ease during the session

*  products I sell most frequently



Marti Newkirk is a Master Photographer based in Lakeland FL who specializes in boudoir, portraits and weddings. She has been photographing professionally since 2010. She has earned a Silver Medal in PPA’s 2015 and 2016 International Print Competition with her images accepted into the prestigious Loan Collection. Her work has been featured on the cover of Southern Exposure, the SEPPA magazine and Florida Photographer, the magazine of FPP. Marti was also named 2015 Photographer of the Year by the PPGMF. In 2014, she was awarded First Place in Children’s Photography in 11 states by the SEPPA and earned her designation of Certified Professional Photographer, CPP.  Marti currently serves on the Executive Board of the FPP as Secretary/Treasurer and the Board of Directors of the PPGMF, having served as President in 2015 and Vice President in 2014.  In her leisure time, Marti enjoys spending time with her husband, the incomparable Bill, camping, kayaking and playing with their adopted grandchildren.