News & Announcements

2016 Awards & Honors

2016 was a fantastic year for the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild. We had some awesome speakers and made some good friends. Looking forward to 2017!

Here’s the Awards & Honors Gallery. Congrats to all of our 2016 winners!

Learn from Russ Harrington FREE* with TPPG!

The TPPG Board is excited to announce…

FPP Russ Harrington Seminar


If you are a Tallahassee Professional Photographers Member, this is your lucky day! TPPG is paying for YOU* to go to the Russ Harrington Beyond the Speedlight Fall Seminar put on by the Florida Professional Photographers! You must fulfill the following requirements to qualify.

1) You must be a current member of TPPG by October 10, 2016.

2) You must be a member in good standing of Professional Photographers of America OR Florida Professional Photographers

3) You must be available to be in Orlando Sunday, November 6, 2016. You are responsible for your own transportation and hotel. TPPG is ONLY paying for your admission to the seminar.

*If you are not a member of either organization but ARE a member of TPPG, then your discounted group rate is $109. TPPG will cover $79 of your ticket and you will pay the remaining $30 payable to Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild.

Cut off to register and claim your ticket is October 10th. Please only register if you are sure you can attend. Fill out the form below to claim your spot!


NON PPA/FPP Members please pay $30 using the Paypal button below.

We look forward to you going with us in November!

TPPG Takes Home Second Place at the Florida Professional Photographers Annual Convention

Florida Awards at FOCUS 2015

Photo credit: Sharon Antonelli

Big news from Orlando! Members of the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild have just returned from FOCUS, the Florida Professional Photographers Annual Convention and Print Competition. This year ALL of our members who entered print competition came home with merits, making Tallahassee the #2 ranked photography guild for print competition in the state! Way to go TPPG!

It also was announced that our very own Cindy Strickland will be our new FPP President! Congratulations, Madame President!

Alongside winning the Florida Memorial Service Award and the President’s Award, Cindy also received a Distinguished award for her image, “Marissa.”

Linda Long was ranked as one of Florida’s Top 10 Photographers. Her image, “One in Every Family” received a Distinguished Award and an ASP Distinguished Award. She also earned the Outstanding Service Award for her service to TPPG!

AJ Abellera was ranked as one of Florida’s Top 10 Photographers. He also received Distinguished awards for his images, “Golden Spiral” and “Lauren.”

Steven Saccio placed first for his image, “Opening Act” in the Social Event Open Category as well as Best in Show for Social Event.

Join TPPG Now-December 2015 for Half Price!

unnamedThinking of joining TPPG but just haven’t taken the plunge yet in 2015? Good news! Now through – December 2015 you can join TPPG for half off the regular membership rates. Want to check us out before joining? First time visitors can attend their first meeting for $15. If you decide to join at that meeting, your $15 will apply towards your total membership fee.

Visit our Membership section to join and fill out an application. We look forward to seeing you!

Mid Year Standings for Photographer of the Year

Now that Salon competition is over, we’ve officially hit the half way point for Photographer of the Year! You can download the current standings as of our June Salon Competition here:

2015 Mid Year Photographer of the Year Standings [PDF]

2015 Board Meeting Dates

The 2015 Board Meeting dates have been set to the following:

Jan 5, 2015
Feb 9, 2015
March 9, 2015
April 13, 2015
May 11, 2015
June 8, 2015
July 13, 2015
August 10, 2015
September 14, 2015
October 12, 2015
November 9, 2015

You can review the 2015 Board Members here. Board meetings minutes will continue to be archived here for members and non members to review.

Proposed 2015 Board Slate

At our last meeting, the proposed 2015 TPPG Board slate was presented. No write in candidates were suggested by the membership. If you are a current member and have a candidate you would like to nominate instead of those listed, please email this to by Monday, October 20. We will be voting to approve the board at the October meeting. The proposed 2015 board is:

President – Kira Derryberry
Vice President – Linda Long
Secretary – Charlotte Fristoe
Treasurer – Alicia Haskew
Sgt. at Arms – Nina Atkinson
Membership Chair – Kate Bellflower
Print Competition Chair – Steven Saccio
Member at Large – Mary Beth Tyson
Member at Large – Tai Nunez

October Speaker Announced!

MEETING DATE: Thursday, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 – 6:00pm
LOCATION: Bella Bella restaurant on North Monroe Street in the NEW MEETING ROOM which is now located through the old meeting room and in the new addition to Bella Bella, 123 East 5th Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32303
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This month’s speaker is FPP President, Martin Gudz of Tudor Rose Photography!



It’s Time to Vote!

Below is the suggested slate of officers for the 2014 year. We will be voting on this at the October meeting. If you would like to nominate anyone for any of these positions who is not listed, please email Kylene. You must be present at the next meeting to vote.


VICE PRESIDENT: Kira Derryberry
SECRETARY: Beth Johnson
TREASURER: Steve Madden
MEMBERSHIP: Christie Meresse
MEMBER AT LARGE: Ashley Daniell

Also on the ballot:

We will also have a yes or no vote to move meetings to the last Wednesday of the month instead of the last Thursday of the month in the coming year. Moving to Wednesdays may allow us to share speakers with surrounding guilds who meet on Mondays and Tuesdays. We’d like to see if this is something the membership might be interested in.



Join Us for Marty’s One Day Seminar On March 1

Marty Grivjack is staying one more day to teach a full day of Lightroom here in Tallahassee! He’ll be teaching at Long’s Photography Studio located at 702 W. Tharpe St, Tallahassee FL. The class will take place from 9-5pm with a break for lunch. It is open to members and non members of TPPG. The fee for this class is $89. Please email Olyn Long for more information and to register or call (850) 339-5799.

GrivjackSamples4x5-_MG_3966_200If You Don’t Get Layers, Get Lightroom!

…The Ultimate Workflow Tool

Marty Grivjack, Cr. Photog., FSA, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom™ Instructor

If you’ve been interested in understanding what Adobe Lightroom™ is all about, this is the program for you. Marty Grivjack, who has been teaching Lightroom™ since its debut in 2006, will explain how this robust made-for-photographers image editing system can revolutionize your photographic workflow, save post-processing time, and best of all, make you money!

Find out how easy it is to:

  • Quickly white-balance every image, even if you don’t own a gray card*.
  • Protect your valuable photo assets with copyright metadata and easy watermarking.
  • Quickly find and organize your images using simple collections and keywords.
  • Solve every-day location lighting issues using easy gradients.
  • Efficiently batch-process virtually any adjustment to every image that needs them.
  • Track EVERY image you take and edit you make while saving tons of drive space too!
  • Perform almost 95% of your editing in Lightroom™.
  • Create emotional and impactful slideshows with music in minutes.
  • Make websites and online galleries easily and without using Dreamweaver™!
  • Learn how to fail-proof your image storage inexpensively
  • Reduce your image storage requirements using the universal DNG format.

The full-day program will consist of a hands-on workshop exploring the Develop and Slideshow modules in-depth. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops (and power cords) with Lightroom 3 or 4 loaded, along with images to import and process.


January’s Print Competition!

There are just a few changes for Print of the Month for 2013. There will still be 8 Categories for competition. Some categories from last year have been combined (Illustrative and Open) and we have a new category “Portrait of Two”! Members will be able to enter one print in up to 4 of the 8 competition categories. You can download and review the new rules at [PDF]. You’ll see that the rules are much like last year – the only changes are in the categories.

Prints are due no later than 6:30 pm, the category you enter is entirely up to you and the size is limited to 8×10 size. We promise. . . there’s no greater education than entering competition and having the Guild’s work critiqued. Your photography will advance faster than you ever imagined with the benefit of print critique!

Members who do not enter prints into the monthly print competition will be charged a $5 fee at the door. This year’s Print Competition Chair is Robin Adams. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns. Her contact information is / 850-591-3364.