CREATE and CAPTURE - "an interactive portrait experience"

Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Francie Baltazar Stonestreet Francie Baltazar Stonestreet

Join Francie in this unique classroom approach to portraiture, where you will get involved with hands-on training in an interactive environment, where learning is both fun and collaborative. Creating great portraiture is dependent on a lot of factors and by figuring out the best of lighting, posing, and evocative spirit of your subject, you can harness the confidence to create stunning imagery, anywhere, anytime. DO NOT MISS THIS CHANCE!


Francie Baltazar Stonestreet
Francie began her career photographing AC/DC, Queen, U2, The Rolling Stones and many other rock bands, where she learned to photograph under intense pressure and get it right in camera. So Francie prides herself on working effectively and quickly without sacrificing quality. Today, Francie is a sought-after portrait artist, wedding photographer, branding specialist and curated custom commissions.She is fun, uplifting, energetic and has a great sense of humor. After joining PPA in 2008, Francie earned her Certified Professional Photographer, Master Photographer, and Master Wedding Photographer degrees. She's been awarded PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year, along with multiple Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. In addition, Francie has been honored with Fuji Masterpiece, Kodak Elite, The Sunset Award and the prestigious Canon Par Excellence Award, as well as numerous local and state accolades, all testament to her proficiency and influence in the photography industry. In addition, she is a 3 time GIA award winner and 3 times on Team USA for the World Cup in which all three of her images were in the top 10 in the world. Beyond the lens, Francie excels in the art of communication and motivation as a professional speaker. Her engaging talks inspires photographers to reach new heights and unlock untapped potential. Furthermore, as a Photoshop and Lightroom coach, Francie shares her diverse skill in retouching and workflow.

COMMERCIAL - "the Fine Art of Product Photography"

Joe Glyda Joe Glyda Joe Glyda Joe Glyda Joe Glyda Joe Glyda

Commercial seems to be the new "it" photography, and what better way to learn than from one of the best in the business! Spend a week with Joe, and you'll gain the knowledge and skillset to create amazing images that will sell. You'll learn it all, from start to finish, and walk away ready to take on your next assignment. Don't miss this class with JOE GLYDA..


Joe GLyda
Joe Glyda is a Commercial photographer for over 45 years specializing in Food and product, Architecture and Aviation. He worked on staff at Kraft Foods for 36 years and created mouthwatering images for ads, brochures, recipe booklets and other print media and the company's website. He was instrumental by introducing digital technology to Kraft back in 1993, which then completely changed the 8x10 film-based studio into a full-service digital studio by 1995. His leadership in the digital field along with his commercial photography expertise led him to teach at PPA conventions, and PPA schooIs across the country and Canada. In addition to his photography, Joe currently helps restore WWII planes into flying condition.

PORTRAITURE - "B.L.A.M.!!TM Breathtaking Luminous Artistic Masterpieces"

Rosalind Guder Rosalind Guder Rosalind Guder Rosalind Guder Rosalind Guder Rosalind Guder Rosalind Guder

If you are into amazing, fashion-forward portrait art, this class with ROSALIND GUDER will definitely inspire you. You'll go beyond posing, and learn multiple techniques of lighting and when to use them. Whether you like fashion, commercial, casual or classic portraiture, ROSALIND GUDER will elevate your skills so you can be the best. Your portrait work will be taken to a whole new level. DO NOT MISS THIS CLASS!


Rosalind Guder
Rosalind Guder is an internationally award-winning celebrity & portrait photographer and educator in Los Angeles. A native of Toronto, she began in the fashion world designing for Maggie Reeves. She transitioned into the corporate world until she moved to Los Angeles in 1999. In 2013, Rosalind received her first camera and began to study photography on her own. In late 2019, she began her professional photography career, winning some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including ASP's Images of Distinction and Diamond Medalist Photographer of the Year at PPA. In 2020, she joined forces with For the Stars, the celebrated Hollywood fashion house with a 36-year pedigree of creating haute couture gowns and costumes for top performing artists, models and celebrities throughout the world. Rosalind now combines high-end fashion with photography, giving her clients their own masterpiece portraits. Rosalind is a member of World Photographic Cup - Team USA. She is a Certified Professional Photographer and holds five Masters degrees, including M. Photog. and Cr. Photog. degrees from Professional Photographers of America and an MPP in Fine Art Portraits from Master Photographers International.

NATURE - "the Beauty Around Us"
... brought to you in part by Tamron

Cecil Holmes Cecil Holmes Cecil Holmes Cecil Holmes Cecil Holmes

If you love the great outdoors, this class with CECIL HOLMES will inspire you to create memorable images. Whether you take pictures on vacation, for profit, or just for fun, CECIL will share his knowledge so you can create gorgeous images of the things you love. His down-to-earth personality will make you feel relaxed, and his ability to 'see the image' will inspire you. Don't miss this opportunity!


Cecil Holmes
Tamron Pro Ambassador, Cecil Holmes, is a professional nature photographer living in Huntsville, Alabama. He has a love for the outdoors, wildlife, and travel and that is expressed in his images. With his passion and desire to be the best he can be, Cecil spends a lot of his time traveling the globe, and photographing the wonders of nature. As an award winning photographer, his images have appeared in articles and advertorials in publications such as Nature Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, and many local publications.

DIGITAL - "Photo Restoration Using Photoshop"

Chris Paulis Chris Paulis Chris Paulis Chris Paulis

This detail oriented class with CHRIS PAULIS is for anyone who wants to do something more with their Photoshop skills, and explore the fine art of bringing old and damaged photos "back to life". Take a journey into the past to reclaim a faded, forgotten image or learn to fix a water damaged or torn picture. CHRIS will guide you, and inspire you, to return the image back to new. DO NOT MISS IT!


Chris Paulis
M.Photog.,M.Artist,Cr., CPP, EA-ASP, MDPPA-F.Ph.A.Ph
As an accomplished photographer, and former educator, Chris now focuses on photo-restoration. His accolades are numerous and impressive. He's a Nine-time Finalist in the PPA Grand Imaging Awards, 2020 Winner Grand Imaging Award in Restoration, 2023 ASP Images of Distinction Best Restoration, 2019 Southeast District Photographic Competition 1st place- Artist Division, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 MDPPA Artist Photographer of the Year, 2019, 2020, 2021 MDPPA Commercial Photographer of the Year, 2017 Ron Coss Memorial Award (for service to MDPPA and the profession).

Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography
a PPA Affiliate school for continuing education in all aspects of photography