Tampa Area Professional Photographer Association

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month at:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33606


TAPPA has some of the most influential photographers and speakers at our monthly meetings. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future meetings at 6:00 o'clock on the second Tuesday each month at:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33606 

Cost is $20 at the door

January 2019
Matt Kloskowski
No Light? No Problem!
Jan. 8th 6pm

 Here’s a whole new spin on photo editing. How about I edit some of your photos? In this class, you’ll learn some of my favorite techniques and tricks for editing photos where the light just wasn’t what you hoped for. And along the way, I’ll edit some of your photos to show off these tools.     Read More and see Images

Booray Perry
5-Minute Photography
How to Take a Great Portrait of Anyone, Anywhere, at Anytime.
Feb. 12th at 6pm

A good professional photographer must be able to think on their feet. No matter where they are, they should be able to quickly figure out how to take a great portrait. Yet, for many photographers, this sort of high-pressure photography is the biggest hurdle they face...  Read More and see Images

Print Salon
Show Us Your Best Work
March 12th at 6pm

Print salon is TAPPA’s once a year print competition, a great learning event and if you're looking to get your degrees from PPA or FPP a great way to practice and see where you're at. TAPPA brings in three judges from outside the area to give an impartial judging and critiques.  Read More and see Images

Danny Douglas
3D lighting: Understanding light and how to make the light work for you.
Erick Caparas
Channels and Other Quick Tips
Danny Douglas
3D lighting: Understanding light and how to make the light work for you.
Rose Rosen
Using a Professional Casting Director
April 9th 6pm

Rose Rosen, CSA will cover why still photographers should use a professional casting director for their commercial projects. Spoiler alert: it’s all about organization! Rose will speak about using professional talent and organizing them in one link with all pertinent info...  Read More and see Images

Rinat Halon
How to get Published
- and get Paid for it
May 14th at 6pm

International photographer Rinat Halon will be sharing the stories behind the photos for magazine editorials, lifestyle and fashion she photo graphed worldwide in the past 20 years...  Read More and see Images

Kevin Floyd
Photoshop Portrait Retouching Techniques as an Open Book
June 18th at 6pm
Date Change 3rd Tuesday

My class is designed to show you exactly what I do and how I do it and how not to get caught.  There are little things and big things that changed my world and helped me transform and sell my photos.   I'll be sharing my bag of tricks from fixing dark teeth to opening eyes we will cover whatever you need so be prepared to bring your questions...  Read More and see Images

Chris Chandler
Underwater Portrait Photography
July 9th at 6pm

Anyone who has tried underwater photography knows that it’s far more challenging than it looks. If photography is an art and a science, then underwater photography is an art, a science and a science. Christopher has spent the past 6 years conquering the science of swimming pool-based underwater fine art portrait photography...  Read More and see Images

Tara Ruby
The Creative Motherhood Journey
Aug. 13th at 6pm

My program focuses on the beginning of this journey, to include maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn and breastfeeding portraits. We will discuss how to capture beautiful maternity portraits using custom gowns from Sew Trendy Accessories and...  Read More and see Images

Linda Long
Competition -
turning your art into money and marketing
Sept. 10th at 6pm

Competition is more than simply selecting and entering your best photographs.  It is a journey which challenges makers to push the limits of their skills and it forces them to grow and change, becoming better photographers through...  Read More and see Images

Amanda Hunter
Making Money While You Sleep
Oct. 8th at 6pm

A few years into her career, Amanda stumbled into selling stock images. She realized that she had taken tons of images that were just sitting on her hard drive that could be making her extra money. I bet you do too! In her program...  Read More and see Images

Chris Paulis
Approaches to Product Photography
Nov. 12th at 6pm

Product photography is one of the most technical and challenging fields of professional photography, requiring patience, planning, and precision. This workshop will provide an overview of the purposes, equipment,

skills, and challenges...  Read More and see Images

Holiday and Award Party
Dec. 8th

More information coming soon!  Read More and see Images