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The Official Publication of the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association, Inc.

January, 2013

Tribune

Tuesday, January 8th Dave Cross


The TAPPA Tribune

January, 2013

The TAPPA Tribune is published monthly, except December, for the membership of the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association. Its purpose is to share knowledge and spiritual insight with the photographic industry. The deadline for submission of articles and ad changes is the 15th of the month preceding publication. Permission is hereby granted to reprint the contents of this newsletter, provided the authors and The TAPPA Tribune are recognized as the source. The ideas and views expressed do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association; they are solely those of the author.

President Lee Burgess gives the gavel to incoming President Benjamin Todd

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TAPPA monthly meetings take place at the Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa (one block east of Westshore Blvd). Members gather for networking at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30, and the meeting begins at 7:30, on the second Tuesday of the month.

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January, 2013

President’s Message January, 2013

Greetings all and welcome to 2013. I am very honored to be the President for 2013 of such a fine organization. It was not too long ago that I was a brand new member and was impressed by the opportunities and education that were made available to me through this group. I know that I have some pretty big shoes to fill… well, actually I do have big shoes but I was meaning that I have some great footsteps to follow. I am very pleased that many of those who made those early steps with this group are still involved and available to assist me.

Contents 2012 Awards and Honors. . . . . . . . . 4 Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dave Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Club News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Quick Tips for Photographers . . . . . 9 Holiday Party Photographs. . . . . . 10 Officers/Committees List . . . . . . . . 12

The beginning of the year is, traditionally, a good time for photographers to stop and take a deep breath. The busy Christmas rush is just behind us and the spring shooting isn’t in full swing yet. This is a good time to be reevaluating and reassessing where you are, where your business is, where you want it to be and how to get it there. We are excited about bringing back the Mini-seminars this year. TAPPA also has some additional ideas about making more educational opportunities available to our members so keep your ears open for coming news.

On the cover: Photographers of the Year Michael Landes and Chuck Vosburgh

Dave Cross will be our January speaker and he will be talking about streamlining your Photoshop work flow. Don’t forget about Imaging USA, in Atlanta, January 20-22, 2013. Benjamin Todd TAPPA President

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January, 2013

2012 Photographer of the Year

Michael

Landes

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Michael Landes credits his 30 years of membership in the Florida Professional Photographers Association and its membership for his successes. He is a Master of Photography, a Photographic Craftsman, a Certified Professional Photographer and holds the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence, the Florida Service Award and the Florida Lifetime Membership Certificate. He has had images included in the PPA Traveling Loan Collection, the Disney Epcot Exhibit and the Photokina International Exhibit. He has over 100 combined salon First Place Awards and over 100 combined salon Merits and has been awarded Photographer of the Year 10 times from the Professional Photography Guild of Mid-Florida and the 2012 Digital Artist of the Year. This is the second consecutive year receiving the Tampa Photographer of the Year Award and the Portrait Category Award. He has also received the Social Function Category and the Unclassified Category Awards. He is currently the Commercial Photography Program Instructor at the Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg and one of his greatest joys is seeing his students succeed in TAPPA, FPP and Skills competitions

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January, 2013

2012 Photographer of the Year

Chuck Vosburgh

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Chuck Vosburgh is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Tampa Bay and does assignments worldwide. He is a Certified Professional Photographer, Adobe Certified Business Partner and Comp TIA Certified Technical Trainer. In his 26 year career, Chuck has been awarded numerous awards and honors, written dozens of articles for industry publications and is a regular speaker at industry events. Chuck also teaches photograpic lighting and Adobe Photoshop at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, Florida and workshops across the US. Chuck lives in his home town of St. Petersburg with his fiancĂŠ Pat McGlinchey and their dog Lucky.

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January, 2013

Next Months Meeting is Money in Maternity Damon Fecitt, MA, CPP Thanks to Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair, maternity photography has become mainstream and can be a lucrative part of your portrait business – especially if you do a lot of children’s photography (where do you think the children come from?). Maternity photography happens all year round so it’s not seasonal income and it’s time sensitive so you don’t have clients putting it off till next year like family photos. Just like children’s photography, parents value the new life that’s entering their world and are willing to spend money on this special occasion to capture it! Damon will talk about targeting this market with your website, defining a style, and how to create beautiful images with those magnificent bellies!

DamonPhotography.com

Coming Events ... Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Dave Cross Edit Faster, Shoot More

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Damon Fietta Tuesday, March12, 2013 Salon Competition Tuesday, April 9, 2013 TBA Tuesday, May 8, 2013 TBA

Got News? e-mail it to Chuck@ChuckVosburgh.com

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January, 2013

Dave Cross Edit Faster, Shoot More

This month:

DaveCrossWorkshops.com

Sponsored by Adobe and Westcott

Photoshop is an amazing tool, but as photographers the goal should be to spend as little time as possible in Photoshop and get back to shooting. In this talk Dave will cover some ways to speed up your work in Photoshop, from built-in automation to not-so-obvious speed enhancements. You’ll walk away with key techniques that will help you get more done in less time, and that can enhance your creativity (and sales). Dave will also demonstrate a new product from Westcott that makes green screen photography a very interesting choice for portraits, event photographers and even wedding photo booths.

Speaker’s Bio For 25 years Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world. He has a Bachelor of Education, is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CS5 and is a Certified Technical Trainer. Dave has taught at Photoshop World (22 times), written numerous articles and several books, co-hosts Photoshop User TV and has appeared in many DVDs and online courses for Kelby Training. Dave has a weekly podcast called Ask Dave where he answers Photoshop questions. He is the Lead Instructor for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and runs his own studio/workshop space in Tampa, FL. Dave is a Wescott Endorsed Pro and is part of the onOne Software Masters program.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 Member with PayPal RSVP by Noon January 3rd: $30 After the 26th: $35 Register online at TAPPA.org Doubletree Hotel 4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa

Over the last 12 years, Dave has taught Photoshop in every state in the United States, throughout Canada and in Europe, consistently earning rave reviews. Dave is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

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January, 2013

2012 Honors and Awards in alphabetical order:

Connie Avellino Susan Black Julie Johnson Michael Landes Rick Lewis Rob Moorman P R O F E S S I O N A L

Photographers

Kevin Newsome

Student of the Year: Liz Kraker

Presidents award Eve Sanz

Scholarship awards: FPP scholarship Amber Wilkes TAPPA Membership CJ Moment Shootout America/SPI Kevin Newsome

Booray Perry Benjamin Todd Randy Van Duinen Chuck Vosburgh There are more than ten names on the list because of ties.

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January, 2013

Editorial

Book review So You Want to Be a Rock Star Photographer by Gary Fong

HHHHH By Chuck Vosburgh

Gary Fong is best known for his invention, the Gary Fong LightSphere. Before inventing the LightSphere, he was a well established wedding photographer. Now retired from shooting, Gary focuses his efforts on writing and teaching and is an outspoken critic of the new wave of workshops that claim to help new photographers become rich and famous with very little effort or expertise. That’s where his latest book So You Want to Be a Rock Star Photographer starts. The book starts with disaster stories from his own experience and gives a sobering testimony that it is not easy to be a wedding photographer. He follows his disaster stories with a series of four profiles of “Rockstar” photographer/instructors. The profiles are for the most part true, with a good measure of opinion and sarcasm and the subjects are given fictitious names. In this section of the book Gary does an excellent job of being very clear about his disapproval without sounding pious or overly critical. The middle part of the book outlines what has happened to the market in recent years and how to forge a real career in today’s market. This is where the book goes from being entertaining to being a very detailed and realistic how-to book. This is the part of the book where I thought I would lose interest because I am not a wedding photographer and have no plans to become one. Instead, I was educated and entertained and actually looked forward to the next chapter. One thing that struck me is how much of the information Gary gives is applicable to any type of photographic business. Gary closes his book with three chapters of practical advice, encouragement and a summation of why he believes this knowledge is important and the harm being done by the “Rockstars”. Finally, he closes with advice for the novice, advice for the seasoned pro losing business and why he’s so passionate about this. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

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By Chuck Vosburgh, TAPPA Tribune Editor

Of all the people who help in the creation of your newsletter, I’d like to commend Rick Lewis. Rick has the responsibility for what is in my opinion the most difficult task – to photograph our meetings and events. I’m sure you know what it’s like to photograph an event in less than ideal conditions. Rick does that, and the subjects are all accomplished photographers and friends. He must have nerves of steel. Rick has volunteered to be our Photographer for another year. Thank you Rick.

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Tuesday, January 8th Meeting by noon, Jan. 3rd online at TAPPA.org

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January, 2013

2012 Holiday Celebration and Awards Ceremony

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Chuck Vosburgh, Editor 300 62nd Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

2013 Officers President

Benjamin Todd

813 431-2873

benjamin.todd@verizon.net

Vice President

Melissa Sewell

813 230-7092

melissa@dontblinkllc.com

Secretary

Susan Black

813 230-6472

susan@bespics.com

Treasurer

Kevin Newsome

813 968-2810

kevin@newsomesstudio.com

Past President

Lee Burgess

727 724-1022

lee2810@verizon.net

Directors

Constance Avellino

813 600-8152

me@constanceavellinophotos.com

Carol Hackman

727 867-9254

hackmanc@tampabay.rr.com

Rick Lewis

813 767-4685

ricklewisphotography@yahoo.com

Christine Reynolds

813 760-0831

christiner@aol.com

Chuck Vosburgh

727 743-1740

Chuck@ChuckVosburgh.com

Committees Delegate

Julie Johnson

Membership

Melissa Sewell

813 230-7092

melissa@dontblinkllc.com

Program

Lee Burgess

727-724-1022

lee2810@verizon.net

Salon

Constance Avellino

813 600-8152

me@constanceavellinophotos.com

Door Prize

Amber Wilkes

605 351-5865

ambi57106@yahoo.com

Scholarship

Susan Black

813 230-6472

susan@bespics.com

Audio Visual

Mike McCoy

813 245-3320

mikemccoyphotography@yahoo.com

Newsletter Editor

Chuck Vosburgh

727 743-1740

Chuck@ChuckVosburgh.com

Photographer

Rick Lewis

813 767-4685

ricklewisphotography@yahoo.com

Web Master

Randy Van Duinen

727 542-3024

randy@rvdphotography.com


The TAPPA Tribune - January 2013  

The monthly publication for the Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association

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