The Judges for the Salon Competition this month are...

Salon Competition Judges


Kevin Newsome
M. Photog, Cr, CPP, API, FDPE, FSA, FED


* Past President of:

  • Tampa Area Professional Photographers
  • Florida Professional Photographers
  • Southeastern Professional Photographers


* Current Chairman of PPA's Bylaws, Rules and Ethics Committee
*  8 years as PPA Councilor
*  33 years in the business with a commercially located studio
*  Film Trained/ Digital Refined

Scott Hime,
Master of Photography
C.P.P.,  F.D.P.E.,  F.S.A.


Scott Hime received his degree in Portraiture from the Ohio Institute of Photography in 1981 and upon graduation moved to Sarasota and opened his studio. Hime Photography does portraiture, weddings and commercial.

 He has earned his “Master of Photography” degree and his Certified Professional Photographer. As a member of the Florida Professional Photographers he has earned the Florida Service Award and The Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence. He is twice a past president of the Bay Photographic Association and served on the board for twelve years.

 Scott is married to Jenny, and they have two married children and three granddaughters.

Marti Newkirk
M. Photog, CPP, FDPE, FED, FSA


Marti Newkirk is a Certified Professional Master Photographer and Craftsman based in Lakeland FL who specializes in boudoir and portraits. She has been photographing professionally since 2010. She has earned Silver Medals in Professional Photographers of America’s 2015 and 2016 International Print Competition with her images accepted into the prestigious Loan Collection. Her work has been featured on the cover of Southern Exposure, a Southeastern Professional Photographer magazine and Florida Photographer, the magazine of the Florida Professional Photographers Association. Marti was also named 2015 Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers Guild of Mid Florida. In 2014, she was awarded First Place in Children’s Photography in 11 states by the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association. She earned her CPP years ago and is now a CPP Liaison and PPA Councilor.

Marti is currently the Vice President of the Florida Professional Photographers Association where she served as President in 2018 and also the Vice President of the Professional Photographers Guild of Mid Florida, having served as President in 2015. She has earned her FDPE, FED and FSA from FPP. 


In her spare time, Marti enjoys spending time with her close photographer network and her husband, the incomparabile Mr. Bill.