Thursday, February 11 2016 @ 07:35 AM PST
Contributed by: Bonnie J Matthews-Franke
Step Into The Past March 2016 Competition
By Bonnie J Matthews-Franke
The deadline to enter is March 8th at 11:59pm. Please remember, even if only entering prints you need to upload digital images of the print entries so they can be displayed for everyone to see during the judging.
Our judge will Paul Speaker and we will have a no host dinner at the Greenhouse Cafe at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. Please contact Bonnie Matthews-Franke at email@example.com if you have any questions
Paul Speaker has been interested in photography since childhood. He began with roll film and a box Brownie. After active duty in the USNavy, he attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Industrial Photography and Color Technology. Shortly thereafter, he was hired by General Dynamics Corp, where he worked as an industrial photographer and color printer for 10 years. When their facility was sold and moved, he switched to Lifetouch, a school photography company, where, for 10 years he photographed classroom groups from 6 to 600 students, dances, seniors, and sports. Paul had his first Photoshop class in January, 2000, and, by April had hired on as a full-time retoucher for a full-service portrait studio. Currently, he is semi-retired, accepting assignments if they interest him, but mostly doing Photoshop work for other photographers.
Paul is an active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), currently serving on the PPA Council. Through PPA, he has qualified as a Certified Professional Photographer. Paul also earned the PPA Master of Photography Degree, the Craftsman Degree, and the Master Artist Degree. At the state level, he has earned the Fellowship Award with three bars representing more than 75 prints. He has been accepted into the Professional Photographers of California (PPC) State Print Competitions since 2002. Paul has been the recipient of two People’s Choice Awards, a Fuji Masterpiece Award, two PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Competition Awards, and two Kodak Gallery Awards at the state level. He is the past president of the Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers, based in Riverside, CA, the local affiliate of PPC. Paul is also the immediate Past President of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers (IAPP). One of Paul’s panoramic images earned a Silver Award in the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards competition. During 2015 Paul had images accepted in international competitions in Greece, Serbia, Ireland, Bavaria, Queensland (Australia), Argentina, and the United States.
Besides membership in Photographic Society of America (PSA), Paul is a member of Photochromers, based in Sierra Madre, CA, affiliated with the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C). As a Board Member of S4C, Paul is responsible for screening images submitted in the monthly competitions for the Pictorial-Individual Color section. Paul is also being called on to judge at other camera clubs within the S4C community, and has participated in several International judging’s. He also belong to the Rancho Cucamonga Photo Club, and the Riverside Art Museum’s Photo Artist Network (PAN), neither of which are members of PSA (yet). Paul was also honored to place First in Photography in the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire 50th Annual Juried Fine
Art Show last year.
STEP INTO THE PAST - Historic sites, buildings, antiques and relics of the past. This can include images of people in period costume.