2017 Print Competition Judges

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Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

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Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

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Sandra Pearce, M.Photog.MEI.Cr.

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Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artist in the photographic industry today. She is a Master Artist, Master Photographer, Craftsman and CPP. She is an Image Excellence & Image Excellence Bar Recipient. Sandra has had the opportunity to speak to thousands of professional photographer across the country from guild level programs to state and national conventions. Her experience in digital imaging has set her apart in competition and she has been awarded Artist of the Year by the Florida Professional Photographers numerous years, Canon Par Excellence 2015 and 2016, Kodak Awards, Fuji Awards and other awards through the years. Sandra has been in the top ten for GIA awards since its inception in 2010. Sandra won the GIA Award for 1st place in the Art Category in 2010 and 2016 at the Imaging Awards. She won 2nd in 2010 and 2011 and 3rd in 2012. She has been judging in the National arena for 5 years and this is her 3rd year of being an IPC Juror.

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Sandra Pearce, M.Photog.MEI.Cr.

Sandra Pearce, M.Photog.MEI.Cr.

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Joe Campanellie, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

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Joe Campanellie is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, and an Approved Affiliate Juror with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He also has the distinction of being 1 of only 87 living individuals worldwide to hold the prestigious Fellowship Degree from the American Society of Photographers (ASP). Before relocating to Florida, Joe and his wife ran a high end portrait studio in Maryland for nearly 30 years. Moving to Florida gave Joe the opportunity to pursue his love of avian and nature photography on a full time basis. Joe maintains an active speaking and judging schedule, addressing professional photography organizations, schools and seminars. His work has recently been accepted into a number of juried shows where he has been awarded some of the top honors.

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Joe Campanellie, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

Joe Campanellie, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

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Mary Jean Campanellie, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

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Mary Jean Campanellie is both an accomplished fashion designer, photographic artist, and photographer. As a member of the Professional Photographer's of America (PPA) she holds the degrees of Master Artist, Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman Degree, and she is a Certified Professional Photographic Specialist. She is an active speaker, teacher and judge for local photography groups and PPA affiliate associations. Her programs include topics on basic and advanced Photoshop techniques for photographic enhancement and retouching of digital files as well as beginner and advanced Corel Painter to take your work to the next level.

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Mary Jean Campanellie, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

Mary Jean Campanellie, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP

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Sabina Cavalli, M.Photog., CPP

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Sabina Cavalli is a portrait photographer based in Greenville, SC. She is a PPA Master Photographer and Certified Professional Photographer. She also acts as CPP liaison for the State of South Carolina.

Her accolades include:

- 2015 Grand Imaging Award Finalist - 2015 IPC Bronze Medalist - 2016 IPC Bronze Medalist - 2016 SYNC Photographer of the Year - 2015 Top 10 imager of North Central District - 2015 APPI Top 10 Illinois Photographer - 2015 SYNC Breakout Photographer of the Year - 2014 PPA-COS Grand Winner

Sabina was featured on the January 2016 edition of the PPA Professional Photographer magazine. She is a member of APPI and SEPPA.

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Sabina Cavalli, M.Photog., CPP

Sabina Cavalli, M.Photog., CPP

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Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Kira Derryberry is a portrait photographer based in Tallahassee, FL. She found her start as a teenager, spending hours in darkrooms in high school and college. Kira graduated with a BA from the University of Alabama with photography as her focus. Knowing how to shoot, but not necessarily how to start a business, Kira leaned on her experience as a web designer for work, taking a job at a Tallahassee based advertising agency for 5 years before making the leap to opening her studio in 2010. Since her studio opening, Kira has developed a strong client base in portraits ranging from children and families, to headshots, commercial work, and boudoir. When not slinging a camera or hanging with her husband and little girl, she spends much of the remainder of her free time playing video games and watching bad science fiction.

Kira is an active member of the photography community and attributes much of her success to being a participant in photography organizations such as her local photography guild Tallahassee Professional Photographers, her state PPA affiliate Florida Professional Photographers, and Professional Photographers of America. She’s a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, Director for Florida Professional Photographers, and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of America. She’s been a speaker at photography groups and conventions around the country including most recently at Imaging USA 2017. Kira is a competitor in both the state and International Print Competitions and earned silver medals in 2014 and 2015 and a Platinum medal in 2016 at the International Print Competition. Her PPA Loan Collection Image, “The Skeptic” was featured on the March 2016 Cover of Professional Photographer Magazine along with a feature article on her work.

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Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Adilfa Ford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Adilfa Ford started business Don Polo Photography in 1994 as a Mom with a very nice Hasselblad camera, her unforgettable outgoing and friendly personality, and the support of her family and friends. In the years since she has built up one of the top portrait studios in Utah, earned her CPP, Craftsman, and Masters degrees from PPA, and has earned Silver Photographer of the Year three years in a row. Adilfa is also a past president of the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association, a National Award recipient, and currently serves as a PPA Councilor and on the PPA International Committee. Adilfa and her husband Russ have traveled all over the US, Central and South America teaching programs and workshops to professional photographers. In her spare time Adilfa loves to travel and of course take lot's of photos. Adilfa's passion for photography is only exceeded by her love for her family.

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Adilfa Ford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Adilfa Ford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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As the child of photographer parents, it is ironic that Gary’s professional life included everything but photographer until life led him back to the path he was ultimately destined, photographer. In 2008 he and his wife founded Hughes Fioretti Photography and, in the years since, have grown their business by making a name for themselves as THE place to get headshots in Central Florida. Aside from running a studio in Orlando, FL, Gary is also in demand as a photography educator and travels often, teaching his methods to photographers all over the world. His main focus as an instructor is to empower photographers to create the type of business that sets them free to live the kind of life they want.

Gary’s work has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and he has been a speaker for Imaging USA, Creative Live and has written articles on photography for the Huffington Post.

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Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Kevin Jiminez, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Kevin Jiminez, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Kevin Jiminez, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Tim Kelly, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP

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Tim Kelly, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP

Tim Kelly, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP

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Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Pete is a portrait photographer located in Reno, Nevada. His primary business is Family and Children's photography, with a specialization in Black & White portraiture. He has been in business since 2003 and making the move to full time work in 2010. He earned his Master of Photography from PPA in 2015, his Photographic Craftsman in 2014, and his Certified Professional Photographer in 2010. He had a top 10 Grand Imaging Children's Portrait in the 2015 International Photographic Competition as well as being a Platinum Medalist in 2016 and 2015 International Photographic Competition. He was also named a Top 10 photographer for state of California and 2015 California Child Portrait Photographer of the Year. He was a 2014 Gold Medalist in the International Photographic Competition. He also earned a Kodak Gallery Award for Western States District in 2012. He's an active supporter of PPA Charities and was the top donor for 2016 and 2015 Celebration of Smiles Day benefiting Operation Smile as well as earning several print awards from PPA Charities including 2016 Image Impact award and over all best image from 2015 Celebration of Smiles Day. He is also a huge proponent of the Certified Professional Photographer program offered through PPA and is a approved instructor for the CPP Prep Class.

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Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

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Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr.

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<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Whether just starting out in wedding photography or a seasoned veteran, photographers are always looking tools to help market their business in a way that will help them stand out from their competition. Join Pete Wright as he takes you through the various techniques he has used to give his studio an edge. From Branding to Marketing, Bridal Shows and customer interaction, Pete is going to cover it all and give you the tools to either start your wedding business off the right way or to give a business that is stuck in a rut a shot in the arm.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>About Pete</b></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, FL. In his 19 years in business, he has photographed everything from professional sports, to weddings, to portraits. Through his experience growing up in the darkroom assisting and learning from his father, he truly fell in love with black and white photography. This ultimately led to his passion for recreating timeless Film Noir style portraits as an homage to his favorite photographer, George Hurrell. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Pete leaned on his experience as a professional and college sports photographer to transition to wedding photography in the late 90's. He still leans on his ability to capture great sports moments to help him anticipate great moments at weddings. He is also known for finding unique locations and ways to photograph brides and grooms on their wedding day to give them powerful images to remember their wedding day.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Pete has been active in print competition and judging for well over a decade with very prestigious results. He has judged and chaired at the highest levels at WPPI and PPA as well as state competitions around the US. In 2014 alone, Pete's work was recognized with Best in Show honors in both Virginia and Southeast PPA (SEPPA), multiple category First Place awards in Virginia, SEPPA and North Carolina. He also won the prestigous Canon Par Excellence Award, Fuji Masterpice Award, LexJet Sunset Best Portrait Award and Lexjet 3rd place nationally, as well as a 3rd place PPA Grand Imaging Award and had multiple images not only merit, but also entered into the International Loan Collection at PPA. He followed 2014 with an almost equally impressive 2015 adding an additional Lexjet Award, multiple category wins in Virginia, Florida and SEPPA, 4 more international loan collection prints and a prestigious first place open category win at SWPP in London.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In May 2015, Pete's First Book "Cinematic Portraits, How to Create Classic Hollywood Photography" was published by Amherst Media and was followed in the Summer of 2016 by his Wedding Photography book "Wedding Photography Kickstart" co-authored with his wife, Liliana. His work is also featured prominently in the Amherst title "500 Poses for Photographing Full-Length Portraits: A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers" Additionally Pete has been a regular contributor to Professional Photographer Magazine, Action News Magazine, Richmond Weddings Magazine and others.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Pete has been lecturing around the world since 2005 in both platform and hands-on environments. He has spoken four times at Imaging USA, eight times at WPPI. He has also taught around the U.S. at other workshops like After Dark, PSD Experience and various other state and regional conventions. Additionally, Pete has lectured in the Philippines, Grand Cayman, Bermuda and Jamaica and London, England.</span></p>

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Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr.

Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr.

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