Oct 21, 2011 6-10PM
The Santaella Cigar Factory 1906 N. Armenia , Tampa FL 33607
us at the
Santaella Cigar Factory Resident Photographers
and Artists Open House.
View professional imaging at
its best from Award Winning,
Certified Professional Photographers, PPA Master Photographers, Florida
Master Photographers and Resident Artists. Fine
Art, Fashion, Editorial, Commercial, Architectural, Events,
Photojournalism, Pets, Wedding, Lifestyle & Nature images on display and
I will have several large Florida Fine Art images on
Archival image wrapped canvas for sale at discounted prices.
FPP Competition August 2011 Seven awards
including First Place for Commercial Industrial, Distinguished for
Commercial Advertising and one of the Top Ten Florida Photographers
PPA Print Competition July 2011
Four print merits, One Loan Collection Print and One Show Case book
Print Competition: I Just uploaded my entries for
the SEPPA print competition. They will be judged the last week in
March in Athens GA, Three of them scored very well in Juried
competition last week locally in TAPPA, the forth wasn't ready.
They are on my Facebook at this link, Take a look
"A Day at the Zoo" Sponsored by Digital Photo Academy.
February 12, 2011 9AM to 6PM This will include several hours
at Lowry Park Zoo then back to my studio for image review and digital
post production. Limited to Ten students. Check out this link
Please sign up on the Digital Photo Academy website
Our recent Blue Ridge Mountain Trip images are located
on facebook. This is the direct link
We had a great trip as you will see and caught a bit of Fall
DPA Classes for November: I will be teaching
Beginner, Composition and Intermediate classes on November 6th
www.digitalphotoacademy.com to register. The beginner class is
for Point and Shoot cameras. The Intermediate is really a
foundation class for DSLR which everybody with a DSLR should take.
The Composition explains why images look good and how to
Benjamin Todd has rented the adjacent space next to my studio
and joins a wonderful group of artists in our Old cigar factory building
TAPPA mini seminar on Location Lighting Sept 23
was a great success with maximum attendees. I will
create a longer version for other venues.
I covered the Portrait Society of
America meeting at Kerry Vosler's Studio and it was a challenge
with very low light. I used ISO 6400, one flash, dragged the
shutter and the results can be seen at:
New Classes scheduled: DPA Beginner and
Intermediate Classes in Tampa July 10. Advanced Workshop at
the Denise Olivier Gallery in Harrison Idaho July 17, and a Free
DPA, Manfroto and Lensbaby sponsored class at North Tampa
Photography August 14
2010 PPA International Print Competition
I was pleased to learn that I had Two Prints that both merited
and selected for the PPA Loan Collection. They will
travel Internationally and be printed in the Loan Collection book as the
best of the best of Professional Photography.
FINE ART IMAGEs . The West Tampa Center for the Arts
held an event at the building May 21st and so much of my Fine
Art canvases are on display in the Hall Way. These are large
impactful images from Florida, perfect for an office or home.
Please come and visit 1906 N. Armenia Suite 200
Returning from the Northwest: We had
wonderful class in St. Maries, Idaho, sponsored by the St Maries Art
council on May 16th. The class titled "Its All About the
Light" was a foundation class for both DSLR and Point& Shoot users that
covered how to take better pictures by working with the existing light
and proper composition. Part classroom and part field work it was
well received. We had wonderful warm spring weather and everything was
very green. Images can be viewed at
www.christinereynolds.morephotos.com under North Idaho test
Teaching and projects
I just finished the Red River Valley
Fighter Pilots Convention with images online at
It was quite an adventure. They were quite proud of their historical and
bawdy songs sang in the Officers Clubs, which sometime resulted in
their requested exit when not in a war zone.
The Florida Orchestra Amadeus concert at the Grand Hyatt was
I have Digital Photo Academy Classes scheduled for
Saturday May 1st. There is still time to sign up at
The Intermediate class is really a foundation class for DSLR's that
everyone should take
What is the Value of an Image?
This is in response to
"How much for the Print?"
What is the value of an image?
The saying a picture is worth a thousand words hold true.
An image conveys meaning
and evokes emotion without words.
It can hold; memories,
emotions, tell a story, create a first impression and impact the
perception and actions of the viewer.
In today’s world everyone has a
camera that assists in focus and exposure.
An image in focus and
properly exposed is a snap shot.
Proper lighting, composition and timing greatly improves it and
everybody gets a good one occasionally.
creates dimension, composition tells the story, Focus and exposure
captures the information and timing
the impact and is the icing on the cake.
You can't arrive at the perfect moment unprepared.
And, the perfect moment may have to be created.
Great images are created, Great
images on demand are a result of
education and talent. Technical
mastery of lighting and composition is required then artistic
application and an understanding of the end goal.
In selecting a
Professional photographer look for credentials, a body of work and
professionalism. You are
investing in your image and it affects your future.
The value of the image is what it
provides in terms of memories, emotions, telling a story, creating a
first impression and impacting the perception and actions of the viewer.
Fine Art Sale: Limited time only my
large image wrapped Canvas are on sale. Ready for the wall no
frame needed. Check them out
I will be teaching a workshop at an
St. Maries Idaho Art Gallery May 16th at 1PM. The area is
beautiful, it is just south of Coeur d'Alene lake where my
Fine Art is featured at the Denise Oliver Gallery in Harrison, ID.
I will be teaching there this summer.
Projects: I am the official
photographer for the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Convention in
Orlando, FL. Originally founded by Viet Nam era Fighter
pilots who flew over the Red River Valley in North Viet Nam where Hanoi
and Haiphong are located. At the time it was the most
heavily defended wartime airspace ever and therefore very
dangerous. This is where most of US aircraft were lost, Migs shot
down and fighter pilot lore created. What a wonderful historical
Sublet opportunity at my studio
approx 310 sq ft with the only private bath room in the building.
12 ft ceiling North window light and utilities included. Perfect
for an artist. There is possible shared use of shooting
space in my studio with lights. 17 x 44'
Print Competition. I sent
four prints to SEPPA to be judged April 10th. In local TAPPA juried
competition two of these prints won first places, in the Commercial and Portrait
My PPA Master Photographer Degree
is official. January 10th I taught three
classes for DPA which entailed to many hours. My next class will
be the Advanced Workshop at Lowry Park Zoo Feb 21st sign up now it
will be fun.
Is anyone interested in a trip to the Alafia River
Rendezvous January 22? This is a Mountain Man encampment at Ft. Lonesome
south of Bartow Or a canoe trip on the upper Hillsborough River in
Feb. If so call me
December was full of Illustrative work for
Magazines I love the challenge of going into a location, creating
wonderful images of executives while making it fun for them.
I was amazed at the advanced technology used by Dentists and Surgeons.
Some of this work can be seen on my "Online Proofing" section.
is a busy time:
Sales continue and due to customer requests we are going to
create smaller images ready to hang.
Current canvases are large with the long side being 40 to 60 “.
In October a wonderful trip to the Everglades
out of Everglades City yielded some great images. Currently many of my canvases on display at the studio.
On October 27th
I taught a PPA Super
Monday workshop at the studio with some wonderful students. Our cigar
factory building provided a
wonderful venue. Two
location photo shoots were planned and completed.
The Digital Photo Academy classes have be great.
I will be teaching Intermediate class on Sunday November 15th
and have an all day Advanced workshop planned for December 19th
at Lowery Park Zoo. The day will be divided into several hours at the Zoo then
back to the studio for
digital work. Please register at
On November 6 & 7th
we photographed 70
Florida Orchestra Musicians individually back stage
at The Tampa Performing Arts Center
and Mahaffey Theaters.
I had several wonderful volunteers, good planning and
the images are great.
It was a good summer. I completed all requirements
for my PPA Master of Photography degree. It should be presented this
January in Nashville at the PPA Convention
Another three prints received awards at the Florida Professional
Photographer Convention in August.
In July we held our first annual Denise Oliver
Gallery Workshop in Harrison , ID.
This gallery on Coeur d
A’lene Lake features my large Fine Art Canvas wall presentations. The
workshop was very well received but, be advised that at 48 degrees North
in the Summer it gets light around 4 AM and the Sun comes up just before
5AM, sets at 9PM and it is dark by 10PM.
So we had to work for the sweet light.
My Digital Photo Academy
classes are back in full swing after a quiet August with the most
interest in the Composition and Intermediate classes.
There are plans for all day workshop starting at the Lowry Park
Zoo and ending at the Studio with some digital post production work.
I will also teach a Super Monday workshop
for the PPA on October 26th.
Anytime all the Time”. This
concentrates on creating the best images on demand under every
circumstance with emphasis finding, modifying and creating the right
light with battery powered lights, reflectors and Gobos.
Fine Art sales continue to grow so I am creating a
Florida based series to complement our western series.
Look for Birds, Beaches, Swamps, Waterways and Skylines like you
have never seen them.