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Sandy Puc
Sandy Puc

Canon Explorer of Light


Sandy Puc’ is an internationally acclaimed photographer and businesswoman. A 20+ year veteran of photography, Sandy holds the prestigious titles of Master of Photograph, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and Approved Business Instructor through the Professional Photographers of America, and is an Explorer of Light for Canon USA establishing her as one of the top 60 photographers in the world...

    Jerry Ghionis
    Jerry Ghionis

    The Art Before Photoshop


    As one of the few modern masters of wedding photography that is not proficient in Photoshop, Jerry has learned to create stunning images in camera in any situation. Known as the “MacGyver” of photography...

      Rick Ferro
      Rick Ferro

      Secrets of Natural Posing and Gorgeous Light


      [Rick] teaches worldwide, and his workshops in Jacksonville Florida have helped aspiring photographers young and old for years. Rick has just finished teaching again at WPPI; he has been with WPPI now going on 23 years in a row. Rick's specialties are teaching the Art of Romance, Hand posing, and Lighting...

        Judy Host
        Judy Host

        Secrets of Natural Posing and Gorgeous Light


        Judy, who has won numerous awards for her photography, has been featured in several publications for her outstanding environmental portraiture. She was featured in Rangefinder magazine...

          Art Brewer
          Art Brewer

          GET WET! Advanced Secrets of Action Surf and Lifestyle Photography


          Over a 40-year career, Art has seen his vast body of surfing images and beach portraits celebrated in mainstream publications as diverse as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and Playboy.

            Zach and Jody Gray
            Zach and Jody Gray

            The "2.5 hour workflow"


            Zach and Jody are small business consultants & content creators who give photographers the tools they need to do more of what they love, and less of what they don't...

              Jessica Edwards
              Jessica Edwards

              Pricing Outside the Box


              Jessica Edwards graduated from the Ohio Institute of Photography in mid 2005. By late 2007 she had opened her storefront studio in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Early 2009 she moved herself, her cat, and her business to Southwest, Missouri, where she specializes in high school senior photography. Combining her technical roots and modern flair, she has developed a style that seniors and parents both love.

                Bobby Carlsen
                Bobby Carlsen

                The Psychology of a Great Portrait Sale


                Bobby is an international award-winning photographic artist who specializes in designing original works of art that represent his clients with emotion and honesty. Bobby opened his Danville, VA studio in 2005 and it has quickly become the area's premier photography studio...

                  Brooke Shaden
                  Brooke Shaden

                  Create Your Dream in a Day


                  Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. Brooke was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. She now resides in Arizona, USA with her husband and three cats. She began creating self-portraits for ease and to have full control over the images, and has since grown into a self-portrait artist...

                    Ramiro Gaytan
                    Ramiro Gaytan

                    Professional Compositing- How Did They Do That?


                    Ramiro Gaytan is an award-winning photographer, international instructor, speaker, lecturer and entrepreneur. He is the owner of San Dimas Studios locater in San Dimas California. Since 1994, he’s endeavored to attain world-class proficiency and be on the cutting edge as an industry leader. His passion lies not only on creating inspiring images but for teaching others as well. He holds popular Wedding, Lighting and Photoshop Workshops, nationwide and internationally...

                      Kristi Sutton Elias
                      Kristi Sutton Elias

                      Marketing Art by Selling the Experience


                      Kristi Sutton Elias is an International Award Winning fine art portrait photographer and gallery represented artist. Kristi has been an artist all her life. After earning her degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara in 1998, she has worked as a professional photographer and artist for the past 16 years. With an artist’s eye and the soul of a poet, she merges her artistic energies into her Fine Art portrait creations...

                        Ana Brandt
                        Ana Brandt

                        The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography


                        Ana of Anamaria Brandt Photography has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 14 years. Her classic images stand the test of time as her clients come to her over and over again to document their pregnancy and newborn arrivals...

                          Tim Yeaglin
                          Tim Yeaglin

                          Furtography


                          Tim Yeaglin, M. Photog., became a professional photographer over 10 years ago. He has worked as a photographer and retoucher for some prominent studios in Kansas City before starting his own studio in 2006. In 2008 he bought a dog and started photographing her and from those images a pet photography was born. Now approximately 90% of his studio business involves pets...

                            Troy Miller
                            Troy Miller

                            Creativity After the Shutter


                            As a creative, Troy Miller has been in the Wedding Photography industry as a full time professional for over 20 years. First mastering his craft in film and later refining those skills by embracing the move to digital capture...

                              Dan Holmes
                              Dan Holmes

                              Creating Powerful Landscape Images


                              Dan Holmes travels the world exploring, discovering, and telling stories with light. He is in the top tier of landscape and nature photographers, with national and international awards. Known for his emotional and evocative imagery, he takes great pleasure in teaching about photographing in the natural world. His photography workshops include trips to Alaska, Nepal, Namibia, the western US, Bolivia and Chile.

                                Monica Royal
                                Monica Royal

                                The Marvels of Macro Photography


                                Monica Royal is a fine art photographer with a self-admitted obsession… water drops, little teeny tiny drops of water. “Macro Photography has been my focus for the last 4 years of my 10 year photography business. It’s been the happiest accident I’ve come across.” Her imagery is widely recognized as unique and innovative...

                                  Marcy Dugan
                                  Marcy Dugan

                                  Hitting a Home Run Photographing Sports!


                                  Award-winning photographer Marcy Dugan hits a home run with her sports photography—expertise that kicked off with lensing youth sports leagues 20 years ago. Her studio, Marcy Dugan Photography, established in 1994, specializes in Sports, High School Seniors, Families, and Children. It’s no wonder El Segundo High School has hired Marcy as its official photographer for the past 15 years!

                                    Laura Neeley
                                    Laura Neeley

                                    Learn to build your own props!


                                    Join veteran factory rep Laura Neeley and special guest speaker and designer Patrick Wolovich from Encircos Studio for a hands-on workshop. You will learn the basics to quickly and easily make all your own life-size props and backdrops for under $100 each!

                                      Michael Collins
                                      Michael Collins

                                      Marketing 100.9


                                      Michael Collins retired from Law Enforcement at the rank of Sergeant after 30 years of service in 2006. He has been a professional photographer for over 17 years and has served on the board of directors for the Professional Photographers of California becoming President in 2007-2008. He has also served as President of the Gold Coast Professional Photographers Association ten times...