Programs are conducted by various photographers from all over the United States and local. BPPA schedules these key speakers to come to our monthly meetings to educate and share with you tips and knowledge of your trade. We strive to schedule different educators in all fields of photography to provide a well rounded educational year.  In addition to monthly programs, two times each year we have Salon Competition.

About the Program...

​​​​​​​​​September 2019 Monthly Program:  ​Linda Long - Hustle Smarter: Launch, Grow or Revive Your Portrait Business

​​Hustle Smarter: Launch, Grow or Revive Your Portrait Business - Model Calls. Mini-sessions. Giveaways.  Three of the “dirtiest” words in the photography industry because MOST photographers end up losing money on these endeavors.  But what if there was a way to do these things and make a good profit?  What if these things could fill the slow times on your calendar, create free or inexpensive marketing for your business, make clients more loyal to you and keep you relevant and in the mind of your potential client base?  Sounds too good to be true, but over the last fifteen years, Linda Long has continually refined her approach to these and will share not only the keys to making them successful, but also the pitfalls to avoid along the way.

Program and Speaker

About the Speaker...

Linda Long, M. Photog. Cr., CPP, FDPE, FSA, FED

Fifteen years ago Linda started a photography business on a whim.  Her hobby quickly grew into a full time endeavor and has grown into the premier Tallahassee portrait and wedding studio.  Linda is the FPP Competition Manager and an IPC juror in training.  She has earned: 2017 FPP Photographer of the Year, The Becker Award, five-time Florida Top Ten Photographer, six-time Tallahassee Photographer of the Year, and lots of other accolades for her work.

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