2019 Judges

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Michael Mowbray, M. Photog, Cr.

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Since opening Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 2001, Michael Mowbray has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was named a medalist in the PPA International Photographic Competition in 2011, 2012,2013, 2015, and 2018.. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin eight times. He has won the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award five times, and the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Outstanding Wedding Portraiture three times. Michael has also been named one of the Top 10 photographers in Wisconsin multiple times and “Best of Madison” by the readers of Madison Magazine.

Michael gives back to the photographic community by sharing his expertise in classes, seminars, educational videos, and via his live Facebook show "Monday Morning Cup of Mo". He is also the owner of the MoLight brand of lighting equipment. Learn more at http://www.michaelmowbray.com and http://www.gomolight.com 

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Michael Mowbray, M. Photog, Cr.

Michael Mowbray, M. Photog, Cr.

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Audrey Wancket M. Photog., CR., CPP

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Audrey’s portraits have earned her numerous awards at the state and national levels, which has made here a sought after speaker to amateur and professional photography groups across America and as far away as Korea.

Degrees and Certifications: 

  • Master of Photography degree from PPA in 1996
  • Craftsman degree in 1998
  • Certified Professional Photographer
  • Board of Director, Professional Photographers of America 2012-present
  • President of the Professional Photographers of America 2019-2020
  • Approved International Juror, PPA

Photographic Awards:

  • Canon Par Excellence award, 2012 and 2013
  • 4 Regional Medallion awards, American Society of Photographers
  • Bronze Medallion award, American Society of Photographers
  • Kodak Gallery Elite
  • Imaging Excellence award, PPA
  • Diamond Photographer of the year
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Audrey Wancket M. Photog., CR., CPP

Audrey Wancket M. Photog., CR., CPP

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Amy Feick

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Amy Feick

Amy Feick

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

Jury Chair

Gregory is internationally recognized for his artistry. Though he is one of the most awarded photographers in the United States, Gregory has the utmost privilege of living out his passion every day alongside Lesa in operating their portrait photography galleries in both Indialantic and Titusville Florida. He has achieved both the title of Master of Photography and The American Society of Photographers Fellowship. In addition, Gregory is one of the youngest members to be inducted into the prestigious Cameracraftsmen of America in 1991, (capped at only 40 active members from around the world), proud founding member of the International Society of Portrait Artists (ISPA), PPA Approved Judge, and sits on the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of America.

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

Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, 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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