Tampa Area Professional Photographer Association

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month at:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33606

PROFESSIONAL MEMBER: (Voting) An individual that is a Florida resident. An individual who owns a legally established business engaged in selling photographic goods or services to the public. An individual who is employed by a legally established photographic business. May vote, hold office, use the TAPPA logo, and enter print competition. Annual dues are $119.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER: For additional members from the same firm or studio already represented by a PROFESSIONAL MEMBER. They may not vote, hold office, or display the TAPPA logo, but may enter print competitions. Annual dues are $109.

STUDENT: An individual that is currently enrolled in photography related courses in the State of Florida and can provide authentic student identification. May not vote, hold office, or use the TAPPA logo, but may enter print competitions. Annual dues are $59.

SPOUSE: An individual not engaged in photography whose spouse is a TAPPA member. May not vote, hold office, use the TAPPA logo or enter print competitions. Annual dues are $35.


List to what our members have to say about being a member of TAPPA in this video.

Member Benefits

MONTHLY MEETINGS – We meet every month on the 2nd Tuesday at 6pm at Holiday Inn Westshore 700 N. Westshore Dr. Tampa.

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS – Nine months a year TAPPA has national and local photographer live demonstrate or speak and  on everything from lighting, posing, marketing, Photoshop, and business.

PRINT COMPETITION – TAPPA has a monthly print competitions and a yearly Salon with highly recognized judges critique and judge our members images.


NETWORKING – The friends you’ll meet in TAPPA will prove invaluable in helping you grow your business.

SCHOLARSHIPS – TAPPA continually provides scholarships to the Florida Photography Workshops


MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – The TAPPA Tribune is a national award winning publication that is posted online. It contains educational articles and info on upcoming events and images from the previous meeting.

DOOR PRIZES – Each month our sponsors and vendors provide goodies to those in attendance at TAPPA meetings.

WEBSITE – Active/Professional TAPPA members are eligible to post a portfolio of images and beef up their internet exposure on TAPPA’s website.

INDUSTRY AFFILIATION – TAPPA is an affiliate of two other professional photography associations:

• The Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) is our State association. 

• The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is our National association.