Events

February 2018 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Valarie Hoffman!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Backwoods Bistro

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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

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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!

DON’T FORGET TO BRING PRINTS FOR PRINT COMPETITION!

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.


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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

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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

BIO

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

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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

 

Bio

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.

August 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Marti Newkirk!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Liberty Bar

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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

 

Bio

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.

July 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

This month we welcome Nicole Everson!

When: 6pm-9pm 
Where: Liberty Bar

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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!

DON’T FORGET TO BRING PRINTS FOR PRINT COMPETITION!

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 tppgsec@gmail.com. 

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

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.

Going Pro? Learn the Basics of Becoming a Professional Photographer

Starting a photography business can be hard, especially if you don’t understand what you are getting into. Join the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild (TPPG) for a FREE roundtable discussion on Feb 20th! Learn first hand from some of Tallahassee’s most successful photographers and get help getting your business legal and running the right way! This is a FREE event that up and coming photographers won’t want to miss!

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