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Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr.

Pete Wright, M.Photog.Cr.

International award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl.

PPA Members receive 1 Educational Merit for attending this class in its entirety. Program: Photograph! Process! Print! The Fundamental Skills of a True Artist   In this full circle program Pete Wright will take you through the studio lighting and posing techniques to use to create visually stunning portraits. Then he will take you into post processing and retouching your images to assure you the best possible product for your clients. To complete the circle Pete will simplify the printing process and give you the steps you need to be able to finish your own art. This course will give you a better understanding of the tools necessary in each of the stages to get the best results from your work.   BIO Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl. In his 20 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.   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 merit prints and 3 loan collection prints and a prestigious first place open category win at SWPP in London. Pete has earned PPA photographer of the year honors 10 times over the last decade.   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.   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. Pete is a true believer in the term “Pay it forward” and feels it is his responsibility to be an open book, sharing his own knowledge, and to help create educational opportunities to expose new photographers to a diverse and talented group of photographic educators.  

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