As students of MARS and accomplished photographers in their own right, John and Marty wish to 'pay it forward' by teaching new students to photography the skills they will need to create images that are both technically proficient and aesthetically pleasing.
Damon Tucci has been a professional photographer in the Orlando area for the past 20 years and has photographed over 2500 weddings. His images are emotional, unique, and interesting; just like the couples he photographs. Damon's career started as an underwater cinematographer, and later as a photographer for Disney, where he developed his unique approach to wedding photography. Damon is an active member of PPA and is honored to share his two decades of experiences with his students.
After 25 years as a professional portrait photographer, Marilyn changed careers and directed her creative juices toward fine art digital painting and then took it further by painting on the canvas creating mixed media. Her original and spontaneous art has been published and exhibited in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe. Marilyn articles and images have been featured in numerous publications, both here and abroad, and has authored books on the art of portrait photography and digital painting with various publishers.
Tony Corbell has been a photographer, photographic educator, and an author his entire adult life. Teaching almost exclusively about photographic lighting and imaging workflow, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 650 seminars and workshops. He has spoken in 48 U.S. states and numerous countries throughout the world. His photographic works have been featured in publications throughout the globe. Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, The Millennium Summit Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts.
Rick Ferro has been in the business for over 40 years. His career began when he was hired by UPI and photographed the Miami Dolphins. In the 1980's he opened his first premier gallery and studio in Florida. In the 90s, Walt Disney World hired Rick to help create the Wedding Photography Department for Disney Photographic Services. In 1996 Rick opened his own studio in Orlando, Florida. Rick has traveled the world, teaching in Europe, Canada and the United States, and has been awarded the United Nations Photographic Leadership Award by the United Nations Photographic Council. He is a published author of over 8 books and has done many educational DVDs.
Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.
Beginning as a film photographer, Tony has become facile in image editing software and plugins and is an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on creativity in the digital age.
Tony's photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. His iPhone photography is represented by Aurora Photos. Tony's images are also used by Nikon, MacPhun, Singh Ray, Alien Skin, Topaz, Lensbaby and others for national ad campaigns. Tony has authored five books on the art of photography and co-produced four photography DVDs as well as an iPhone instructional video series.
After 25 years of experience, Michele Celentano's passion for transforming photographs into treasured memories for families continues to grow. Michele travels internationally to teach and lecture on the subject of portrait photography. She is one of the elite Explorers of Light for Canon USA.
Michele is the author of "Photographing Families - Tips for Capturing Timeless Images". Her images have been featured in numerous advertisements for Canon and their professional line of cameras. Her images have been published in Rangefinder, American Photographer, Shutterbug, Studio Photography as well as numerous books on the art of photography.