Tampa Area Professional Photographer Association

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month at:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33606

Rinat Halon


How to get Published - and get Paid for it

International photographer Rinat Halon will be sharing the stories behind the photos for magazine editorials, lifestyle and fashion she photographed worldwide in the past 20 years. From a photo article about the Ohio State Buckeyes for the Israeli National Geographic, to photographing hair style fashion in the basement of the Kremlin in Moscow - and all the magazine covers in between. Want to know how to get published - and get paid for it? This is for you. Giveaways and door prizes from Rinat's sponsor Miller's Lab.


Rinat Halon Neal’s professional career started at 16 when she became a child actress-singer on a hit Israeli television show. At 18 she joined the Israeli military and served for 2 years after passing the competitive auditions to serve in the USO branch as an entertainer.

She graduated from The Ohio State University with a personalized honors degree (BS) in Photography & Visual Merchandising. For her degree she researched and wrote a thesis about the influence of photography on purchasing behavior.

Her 20 year photography career spans the globe. She has photographed portraits of high-ranking government officials & celebrities, weddings, culinary, high fashion, jewelry, architecture and more. Her photographs have appeared in magazines and exhibits internationally. Five of her photographs were chosen to be part of the permanent collection of the Israeli congress.

Today she is a Photo Marketing Strategist, primarily helping small businesses bring their message to market using branded photographs – her own innovative concept and creative process (The Marketing Mastery System) she created based on her experience as the Walt Disney Imagineers in-house Photographer & Visual Communication Specialist. She speaks internationally providing a fresh point of view on the importance of photography and the roll stock photos play when representing small businesses brand online.  She is passionate about helping small businesses bring their story to life and is the author of the instructional basic photography book “What’s wrong with my camera?” now available on Amazon.