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January 2017 Meeting and Print Competition

Welcome to 2017! We are so excited for the upcoming year and are kicking off the year with something a little different for our first meeting at Liberty Bar! The meeting will take place Monday, January 23rd from 6-9pm.

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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 there will be two fun stations set up from some of our local talent using off camera lighting. Feel free to bring your own camera for some hands on experience! We will have a slightly modified schedule than usual, so read the details below so you know what to expect and feel free to email us if you have any questions at all!

The Schedule:

6:00-6:30pm Everyone arrives to turn in prints, order dinner, and socialize.
 
6:30 to 6:45pm Introduce everyone and give a little info about who you are.

6:45 to 7:15pm Off Camera Lighting demo with AJ Abellera.

7:15-8:15pm Enjoy dinner while we vote on prints, hear from the TPPG Board and exciting events happening in 2017, and learn more about the monthly print competition!
 
8:15-9:00pm We will move the meeting outside to have a demonstration on how to “paint with light” using sparklers with Kylene and Ryan Gay. Bring a tripod plate for a Manfrotto (or your own tripod) if you’d like to try this technique.

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

If you haven’t visited TPPG this year, 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!

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!

Annual Holiday Party Tickets on Sale!

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When: Thursday, December 1st at 6:30pm
Where: Liberty Bar

We are so excited to invite you to the annual holiday party! The night will be filled with fun, food, drinks, awards, and more! Dinner will be seated and buffet style and is included with your ticket purchase. Dress will be dressy/cocktail attire. A full cash bar will be available with lots of holiday themed drinks and specials! The fun starts at 6:30!

Purchase Tickets

Dinner/Admission tickets are $25 for members and spouses/dates and include the buffet and non alcoholic 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 Monday, November 28th. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when purchasing tickets.


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Learn from Russ Harrington FREE* with TPPG!

The TPPG Board is excited to announce…

FPP Russ Harrington Seminar

TPPG MEMBERS GET TO GO TO THE RUSS HARRINGTON FPP SEMINAR IN NOVEMBER FOR FREE*!

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!

CLAIM YOUR SEAT

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





We look forward to you going with us in November!

Join Us for Salon 2016!

It’s that time again! Get your images ready for our annual Salon Competition! For the second year in a row, we’ll be hosting Salon at Hotel Duval. This year’s Salon will take place on Tuesday, June 21st. Here are details and the schedule.

Where: Hotel Duval
When: June 21, 2016
Schedule: Judging (open to dinner ticket buyers) begins at 2pm, Social hour at 5pm, Dinner begins at 6pm, critique to follow with time allowing.

Purchase your dinner tickets

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!

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Tickets On Sale for the 2015 Holiday Party

When: Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm
Where: Liberty Bar

We are so excited to announce that our annual holiday party will be held this year at Liberty Bar in Midtown! The night will be filled with fun, food, drinks, photobooth, prizes, awards, and more! Dinner will be seated and buffet style and is included with your ticket purchase. Dress will be dressy/cocktail attire. A full cash bar will be available with lots of holiday themed drinks and specials! The fun starts at 6:30!

Sponsors and Door Prizes

This year we’ve got some amazing sponsors providing door prizes! Here are just a few. Most posting soon! Remember, you must be present to win!

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Purchase Tickets

Dinner/Admission tickets are $25 for members and spouses/dates and include the buffet and non alcoholic 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, December 6th. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when purchasing tickets.


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Kate Bellflower | TPPG Mini Seminar

How to Photograph Newborns

SEMINAR DATE: MARCH 2, 2015 6-9PM AT KIRA DERRYBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

In this seminar, Kate will show you how to photograph newborns the safe way with tips and tricks to achieve a happy session for all parties. Learn common pitfalls that new newborn photographers fall into, products she loves and those to avoid, safety hazards, props that work and props that don’t. Kate will also show some of her favorite sets and lighting scenarios and how she  beautifully composes images of those sweet little squishy babies.

Kate Bellflower

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

katiebellflowerHi! I am Kate Bellflower, owner of Bellflower Photography. I am a mother to three and a wife to a wonderful husband. I am incredibly quirky- I tend to be shy when I first meet new people, and after a bit I have absolutely no problem busting out in random dance moves. I have a not-so-secret love for Disney movies and all things ice cream. I am the world’s pickiest eater, different foods cannot touch on my plate, and I turn my plate as I eat. If you hate it when people quote movies as you watch them, don’t watch a movie with me!

 

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Kira Derryberry, CPP | TPPG Mini Seminar

There’s an App for That! Software for Sales & Marketing

SEMINAR DATE: MARCH 12, 2015 6-9PM AT KIRA DERRYBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

There’s so much more to the business of photography than just Photoshop. Today there are hundreds of applications available that can make the business side of photography more manageable. In this course, Kira will get specific about how she uses applications like Evernote and the iPad Apps Shoot & Sell and Portfolio to complete her in person sales as well as how she utilizes the online service, MailChimp to market to her clients. You’ll leave this course with new bag of tricks to make your sales workflow go more smoothly!

MATERIALS: Note taking materials, laptops optional

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

KIRA DERRYBERRYWith a BA from The University of Alabama with a focus on Photography, Digital Art, and Web Design, Kira wins the award for longest degree title in the 2005 UA graduation program. While she always enjoyed the darkroom and photography as a hobby, her first career was as a web designer for 7 years. Kira jumped on the opportunity to return to photography in 2010, but this time as a full time business owner and has never looked back.  In 2013 and 2014, Kira was voted Best of Tallahassee by Tallahassee Magazine readers. In 2014 alongside earning the title of Tallahassee Photographer of the Year, she also became an IPC Silver Medalist her first year entering. She is also the 2015 President of the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild. When not slinging a camera, Kira is a wife and mom who spends a ridiculous amount of time worrying about the impending zombie apocalypse.

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AJ Abellera, FSA, FED, CPP | TPPG Mini Seminars

Basic Light for the Studio and Location (Outside)

SEMINAR DATE: MARCH 24, 2015 6-9PM AT KIRA DERRYBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

  • Going over the shutter speeds and f/stops
  • Reciprocity
  • Learn how to read a light meter
  • Setting your flash to use outdoors as fill light
  • Going over the Alien Bees light strobes
  • Learn how to use the correct shutter speed
  • Going over the main, fill, hair and back ground lights
  • Going over the 3 main light patterns Rembrandt, split and butterfly
  • Learn how to photograph a subject in available light using a reflector
  • Bring a camera and a flash that can be set on manual

AJ Abellera

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

ajabelleraMy name is AJ Abellera. I’m married with three kids one girl who has two of own kids and two boys. I love to play tennis when I have time and I’m also the head tennis coach for the Godby tennis team. I worked for the FBI and FDLE as finger print analyst and forensic photographer. My last job was teaching photography for Leon County. I shoot with canon. For those of you who use Nikon please know how to set your flash on manual. I’m one merit away from getting my Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence (FDPE) offered by the Florida Professional Photographers (FPP). I like to photograph anything. I get inspired by other photographers work.

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Mary Beth Tyson | TPPG Mini Seminars

The Anatomy of a Wedding

SEMINAR DATE: MARCH 30TH, 2015 6-9PM AT KIRA DERRYBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Beginning at the inquiry process to the delivery of products, Mary Beth will go through the process of an entire wedding. She will give special attention to educating the client, dealing with expectations and setting up the timeline. We will then go through the highlights of that particular wedding to discuss how the wedding was shot, why certain choices were made while shooting, shooting mistakes at the wedding and how she overcame obstacles. She will share images that didn’t work and what finally made a particular shot work and end up in the gallery.

Turning Chicken Poop into Chicken Soup

Mary Beth will discuss how she takes the ugly and and turns it into the beautiful. Ugly spaces and venues, cluttered rooms, boring locations, timelines that fall behind and force you to shoot in the dark. She will share her approach to the most difficult situations and how she has (most of the time) made them work for her. In this portion of the presentation she will show you pictures of rooms that seemed nearly impossible to shoot in and the images she was able to capture in them. In order to get to a place where you are shooting in gorgeous locations must first begin with the ability to shoot in ugly places too.

Mary Beth will then share images of difficult rooms and venues, rainy days, shooting at night and how she made beautiful images in places nearly impossible to shoot. “Creating something out of nothing is what makes a photographer an artist.”

Mary Beth Tyson

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

marybethtysonMary Beth has three boys under the age of four. She rarely shoots a wedding that doesn’t require a plane trip, but still feels like by day she’s a stay at home mom. Focusing on her true ability and passion to be a documentary wedding photographer is what helped her weed out he excess weddings and shoot a certain number of weddings per year for clients who want an experience beyond what they see on Pinterest.

 

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