Falcon Heavy • Demo Flight

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Launch window: Feb 6
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will launch on its first demonstration flight. The heavy-lift rocket is formed of three Falcon 9 rocket cores strapped together with 27 Merlin 1D engines firing at liftoff. The first Falcon Heavy rocket will attempt to place a Tesla Roadster on an Earth escape trajectory into a heliocentric orbit. Delayed from 3rd Quarter of 2015 and April, September and December 2016. Delayed from 1st Quarter 2017, 2nd Quarter 2017 and 3rd Quarter 2017. Delayed from November and December 2017. Delayed from January.

Kennedy Space Center, Fl

February 2018 Program Meeting

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Meeting Location: Eau Gallie Civic Center

1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, 32935

Doors open at 5:30 to view Contest Photos and to socialize before the meeting.

Presentation Topic: TBD

Presenter: Eddie Tapp

Considered one of the most influential photographers and digital imagers, Eddie Tapp possess multi-dimensionality as a visual communicator.  His artistry reaches strongly around all aspects of the image from the creation in camera to the mastery of post and print.

He is known world-wide not only for his ability to create through the entire process, but also for his ability to understand and teach. His gentle voice can be heard visually throughout the process of an image or film clip or audibly guiding an audience. These photographic talents for creating and teaching the total visual image has earned him the recognition from Canon USA as an “Explorer of Light”.

First a photographer, which inhibits the roots of Eddie’s artistic soul, he is equally known for his knowledge of the post process including all areas of digital processing.

He was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame 2006 and continues to be sought after as an educator in digital workflow, color management, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for clients and events globally.

Rounding out who Eddie is creatively has led him to his passion for putting creativity on paper, finishing the capture into the print.  He is a very accomplished printmaker and is recognized by some of the world’s most prominent photographic manufactures and distributors.

The adventurer in his soul is leading to his current passion for exploring photography and video images with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly referred to as Drones.  Aerial photography through UAV has enabled Eddie to create unusually powerful imaging in stills, panoramas, video and production. An FAA Part 107 Certified Commercial Drone Pilot along with the COA for 14 CFR 107.29 Daylight operations for night flights.

A professional photographer since 1973, Eddie has been recognized with the highest in industry honors from the Professional Photographers of America including the Gerhard Bakker Award, National Award and Directors Award.  Within Professional Photographers of America, Eddie has been recognized with distinction as Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Master of Electronic Imaging, Approved Photographic Instructor and is a Certified Professional Photographer. Eddie spearheaded the charge of the organization into the realm of digital processes as the Chairman of the Committee on Digital and Advanced Imaging throughout the 1990’s. 

Over the years, Eddie has authored books and numerous articles on photography and digital post processing for publications such as The Professional Photographer, Photoshop User, Rangefinder, Popular Photography and many others. Over the past 3 decades, he has provided on-site workflow consulting, digital-imaging training, and workshops for dozens of corporations, studios, agencies, and government agencies and organizations world-wide.  Eddie is originally from Chamblee, Georgia in the metro Atlanta area, where he currently resides with his wife.

Whether you are interested in getting to know Eddie as a photographer, digital imager, aerial photographer or educator, we welcome you to move around the site and explore and contact Eddie for more information.

Monthly Competition

Competition Theme: Hi-Key

Competition Type: Monthly

Competition Rules:
  • Members in good standing may submit one print photograph.
  • Photographs must have been taken within the previous 18 months.
  • Monthly and Quarterly contest winning photographs (those who have won ribbons) CAN NOT be re-submitted for another monthly contest.
  • Please write your name on the back of the photograph.
  • Photographs are to be no larger than 15 inches on a side (note: see panorama sizes).
  • Photographs are to be no smaller than 7 inches on a side.  Photographs with special printing techniques may be smaller.
  • For panorama images, defined as a photograph with a minimum 2:1 ratio long side to short, the maximum long side shall be no more than 20 inches.  For example, a 2:1 ratio image shall have a maximum size of 20 inches long side to 10 inches short side.  A 3:1 ratio image shall have a 20 inch maximum long side and 6 2/3 inch on the short side.  The maximum size mount/matte for a panorama photograph shall be no larger than 20 inches per side.
  • Photographs may be mounted or matted. Framed or gallery wrapped photographs are not allowed. The maximum size of a mount/matte shall not exceed 20 inches per side.
  • Photographs must represent the monthly theme.
  • One or more judges will determine the awarded photographs.
  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plus honorable mentions.