It all began as a few conversations about the need for support and community for photographers in the Treasure Coast. For quite some time there has been a resounding cry from so many, a desire for education and support but no resources to turn to. We want to change that. For ourselves, for you and for the future of our industry!
I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years now and along the way have had so many incredible opportunities provided through professional associations like Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Florida Professional Photographers (FPP). I believe in the power of a supportive community and am thrilled to have a hand in bringing an association together for photographers on the Treasure Coast. There are many organizations that support "community over competition" and TCPPA wants to be one of them. Born from the hearts and minds of several local photographers who felt that something was missing this all wouldn't be possible without them coming together for the same cause.
We invite you to be a part of this movement. A movement to raise the bar for photographic professionals in the Treasure Coast. We want to share, learn and as we like to say "develop together." This simple yet powerful motto is the cornerstone for which this TCPPA was founded. We truly believe that "together we develop" faster and farther than alone.
Success through networking and education is our highest priority. As we move forward in anticipation for our first association meeting I would like to invite you to join us September 27, 2018. Our monthly meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens. This inaugural meeting is FREE of charge and no obligation to join. Simply to introduce this exciting new organization that is here for you. We will have refreshments, snacks and some great giveaways.
All the details from the goals of the association, meetings and membership will be covered as well as our guest speaker James Ferrara with a special presentation. James' program is not so much a "how to" for underwater photography as it is an example of one Treasure Coast native who has used unique methods to achieve success in our local market and beyond.
Come for community, come for inspiration, come for YOU and be sure to bring your friends!