September 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Randy Van Duinen!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Waterworks

A night of Hands On Light Painting with Randy Van Duinen!


Randy will start out by explaining how to light paint through a slide presentation showing you the equipment used, examples of both small table top set-ups and large scale shoots, along with techniques to get your creative juices flowing. 

Randy is currently an architectural, fine art photographer and photography instructor located in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been a professional photographer for over 30 years and his photography is in hundreds of brochures for builders, architects and interior designers from around the country. His art photography is in the permanent collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and is in many corporate and private collections. He is also a Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, & Certified Professional Photographer. 


August 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Marti Newkirk!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Liberty Bar


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.

March, April, May, and June Board Meeting Minutes

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July 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Nicole Everson!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Liberty Bar



Run your business don’t let your business run you.

In this program Nicole will go over the biggest lessons she has learned in her 10 years of building her photography business. From finding your value, to feeding your soul as an artist while still feeding your children. Come join us for some heart felt encouragement and laughter.

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


Join us for Salon 2017!

It’s that time again! Get your images ready for our annual Salon Competition! For the third year in a row, we’ll be hosting salon at Hotel Duval. This year’s Salon will take place on Monday, June 19th. Here are the details and the schedule. 

Where: Hotel Duval

When: June 19th, 2017

Schedule: Judging (open to dinner ticket buyers) begins at 2pm, Social hour at 5pm, Dinner begins at 6pm, critique to follow with time allowing. 

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 

Purchase your dinner tickets! 

Ticket Options

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