2nd Monday of each month
Der Dutchman Restaurant
3713 Bahia Vista Street
Sarasota, FL 34232
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Our guild meets on the second monday of each month. The goal of the BPPAFL is to assist our members to grow to their fullest potential in their common interest of photography. Join us as we share a meal, information and friendship.
If you ask any Master Photographer, they will tell you that competition was their top learning experience. As an educational organization, we pride ourselves on hosting two print competitions, or salons, per year. Our salons are reserved for members only, so join us to improve your photography.
We use PrintCompetition.com to facilitate our salons. They offer 2 different plans. Please sign up for an account on their site to enter competition.
Our current member list. If you have a question, or in need of a photographer, give any of us a call.
Check out short video of our members work.
Want to join, but still have questions? Reach out to us.
The Bay Professional Photographers Association 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.
9 times a year, we host programs presented by professional photographers, industry experts, and sometimes out of the box experts. These programs are lectures, equipment or technique demonstrations, and always followed by Q&A. Our meetings start at 5:30pm on the second Monday of each month, and start with a buffet dinner. At 6:00pm, our general guild meeting begins, and at 6:30pm, our program starts. We are always complete by 8:30pm, often with extended discussions taking place in the parking lot.
Jan 13th - Rob Vannelli - Luminar/Aurora and Print of the Month
Feb 10th - Salon and Creative Quarterly "Love"
Mar 9th - Clyde Butcher - Fine Art Landscape and Print of the Month
Apr 13th - Michael Arbor - Current Technology and Print of the Month
May 11th - Mark Heaps - Color Grading/Facebook Live,
Creative Quarterly "Forgotten Objects" and Print of the Month
Jun 8th - Kevin Floyd - Print Competition and Print of the Month
Jul 13th - Salon
Aug 10th - Kira Derryberry - Creative Quarterly "Far Away" and Print of the Month
Sep 14th - Randy Van Dienen - Architecture and Print of the Month
Oct 12th - Leslie McDonald - Social Media Marketing and Print of the Month
Nov 9th - Craig Sterling - Fine Art Photography,
Creative Quarterly "Architecture" and Print of the Month
No meeting in December.
Dec 2020 Annual Banquet - December 7th. Details to follow
Bring a printed 8x10 Portrait and Unclassified Image for our monthly member judged competition.
Bring a printed 8x10 that you feel best represents the theme. Themes are listed below.
Enter 6 images into our semi-annual salon. All images are judged by a 3 judge panel. Visit PrintCompetition.com to upload images. Watch the newsletter for more details.
Salon & Creative Quarterly (Love)
Creative Quarterly (Forgotten Objects)
Creative Quarterly (Far Away)
Creative Quarterly (Architecture)
Annual Holiday Party (TBD)
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