Join us for Salon 2018!

It’s that time again! Get your images ready for our annual Salon Competition! For the fourth year in a row, we’ll be hosting salon at Hotel Duval. This year’s Salon will take place on Friday, June 22nd. Here are the details and the schedule. Read this tutorial on how to prepare your files for competition.

Where: Hotel Duval

When: June 22nd, 2018

Schedule: Judging (open to dinner ticket buyers) begins at 2pm, Social hour at 5pm, Dinner begins at 6pm, critique to follow with time allowing. Our esteemed judges this year will be Olis Garber, Valarie Hoffman, and Marti Newkirk. Kira Derryberry will be Jury Chair.

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 tppgsec@gmail.com.

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May 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

When: Monday, May 21st 6pm-9pm
Where: Backwoods Bistro, Tallahassee, FL

This 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 21. Kira and Linda 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 both Linda and Kira are serving as a judges later in the year we will not reveal the creators name while discussing the image. If the creator has no plans of entering other events or if they are okay with the possibility of one of them disqualifying her vote from 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 20th.

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.

April 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

Please join us for our April meeting ! This month we welcome Rhea Lewis!

When: Monday, April 16, 2018 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro

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Program Title: Beautiful Boudoir by Rhea Lewis – Instilling Confidence in Others Through Portrait Photography

Program Description: This program will give insight into the transformational nature of boudoir photography for women; it’s not just about taking pretty pictures. It discusses why everyday women seek this style of photography experience; if there is enough of a market for it and if you can build a business with it. It will go over what it takes to be successful in this market and if this genre is right for you. The speaker will share her personal journey into this style and why she has chosen it. She will then go over how she does it; from lead generation. to booking clients, to client consultation, to her version of the boudoir experience, her set design process, posing and flattering your subject, special editing techniques, sales presentation, ad her pricing strategy. She is an open book and eager to share her knowledge in this new and empowering experience for women from all walks of life.

Biography:

Rhea Lewis, CPP, is an award-winning portrait photographer. She has been in business as a professional photographer over the past 14 years, and owns a boutique studio in Jupiter, FL. She has received many accolades for her art. Her images have been on the cover of many publications including the cover of Florida Professional Photographer Magazine, Palm Beach Parenting and Style Magazine. She is a leader in her profession and has served as President of the local PPG Guild of the Palm Beaches and currently serves on the Board.

Rhea believes very strongly in continuing education, networking and sharing knowledge in her industry in order to foster the growth of all artists in a community of support and goodwill. She entered the speaking circuit in 2017 and has hosted several PPA sponsored Super 1 Day programs. She is always open to mentoring and assisting those new into the photographic industry and in particular those interested in pursuing the lucrative boudoir market.

At her boutique photography studio in Jupiter she enjoys a thriving high-end clientele. Rhea has been primarily a family and children photographer but over the past 4 years she has rapidly expanded her market to include boudoir and luxury women’s portraiture. She has become a highly sought after studio for her boudoir specialty with her elegant, classy and sensual style, her warm and comfortable studio and her encouraging all women team. In her studio in Jupiter, clients can experience a pampering experience including professional hair and makeup, sip champagne and feel like a movie star while Rhea and he all women staff allows each women to express their true self while feeling beautiful and confident. She strongly believes in uplifting women and that through this experience all women can rediscover the amazingly beautiful person they are, and have positive visual imagery to uplift their self-esteem.

Congratulations to our November 2017 Print Competition Winners

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

Congratulations to our September 2017 Print Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Print of the Month category winner, Amanda Hunter of Amanda Hunter Photography!