The next meeting is Monday, November 13, 2023. M. Photographer Bill Cadzow is the Speaker. See details below.
Date: Monday, November 13, 2023 - In Person Meeting
Place: LexJet (meeting in the building facing Tamiami Trail)
4728 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Meeting: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: $20 for BPPA Members / $20 One Time First Guest Fee (cost does not include dinner)
Program: The Posing Clinic
For those who would like to meet and have dinner prior to the meeting, everyone is gathering at the Origin Pizza Cafe from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm. The address is 4944 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
The restaurant is located in the shopping center around the corner from LexJet.
Bill Cadzow feels there are four basic elements to consider when creating a portrait. These four elements are lighting, composition, posing and design/clothing. Mastering these elements will separate you from your competition and literally determine a professional piece of work from an amateur piece of work. It will be the difference from meriting an image or not. It can be the difference from selling the image to your client, or not. In this class, Bill will break down the basics and provide you with some simple rules of posing to incorporate into your work. This journey will be fun and interactive
For over twenty years, Bill Cadzow has been utilizing his passion for photography to create award winning images. In his first year in business, he competed and was awarded his first Merit Image through the Professional Photographers of Florida. It was then that his competitive spirit and the love of the medium drove his artistic and creative desire. Bill juggled a full time career in the fire service, a young family, and a photography studio. Love for all three spread him thin but the passion continued.
Bill earned his Degree of Photographic Excellence and his Master Photographer Degree. In 2022, Bill ranked number four in the state with his competition images as a whole and was also the Tampa Area Professional Photographer’s 2022 Portrait Photographer of the Year. Bill specializes in Fine Art Family Portraiture and creates Mixed Media Fine Art Paintings as finished pieces.
Bill loves sharing what he has learned and giving back to the industry with instructional seminars. He continues to learn and greatly values the education earned through competition.
FED, FDPE, FSA
The BPPA Annual Banquet will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023, at Cinebistro in Sarasota. There is no cost to attend. Meals are purchased a la Carte from Cinebistro the night of the event.
This event is for BPPA Members and their guests. For more information and to register, please click the banquet link below.
The Bay Professional Photographers Association (BPPA) provides an opportunity for photographers to come together to exchange ideas and information and encourage each other to become better at their craft. The association allows photographers to improve their skills by presenting photographic programs and holding print competitions. The association also provides the benefit of networking with other photographers for business and social interaction.
To advance photography in all its branches, both as an art and as a profession; to create, foster, promote and maintain cordial relations, cooperation and the interchange of thoughts and opinions freely among its members.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Trina Bauer - President, Director
David Graham - Vice President, Director
Sylwia Ok - Treasurer, Director
David Emmett - Secretary, Director
Agata Domanska - Director
Agnieszka Ignas - Director
Christine Thomas - Director
Gigi O'Dea - Programs Chair
Agata Domanska - Programs
Christine Thomas - Door Prizes/Scholarship Chair
Jennifer Gerardi - Salon Chair
Donna Williams - Membership Chair, Website Chair
David Graham - Website
David Emmett - FPP Delegate
Sylwia Ok - Newsletter Editor
Trina Bauer - Social Committee Chair, Social Media Chair
Gigi O'Dea - Archivist
Click here to view a slideshow of some beautiful images that BPPA Members provide to their clients. Below the slideshow is a listing of the current BPPA Membership. This listing displays the Members' contact information and photography specialties.