Approaches to Photographic Restoration
Join us for our first General Meeting of 2024, ONLINE, Wednesday, January 3rd, 7:00pm. Chris Paulis, M.Photog.,M.Artist,Cr.,CPP, EA-ASP, MDPPA-F.Ph.,A.Ph, will be leading us through "Approaches to Photographic Restoration".
In this Zoom-Only session, we will explore the distinctive purposes and challenges of restoring photographs. We will examine a number of damaged photos to speculate on the challenges and walk through one or two of Chris’s recent restorations in a time-lapse fashion, where participants will see particular techniques that he finds productive and efficient. Our goal is to whet your appetite to step into this valuable realm of artistry.
Chris is a Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), as well as an Associate and Photographic Fellow of Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA). He is a member of PPA, ASP, MDPPA, and PP of PA. He volunteered as a CPP Liaison from 2013 - 2021 and served a 4-year term on the MDPPA Board as well as 8 years as Certification chair for MDPPA. He has participated in photographic competition at the state (multiple states!), district, and IPC levels every year since 2013.
As a photographer, Chris's passions include photographic restoration, wildlife, landscape, product, and commercial photography. As a career teacher educator, Chris offers workshops on becoming profitable in product photography and methods of photographic restoration. Chris has won numerous awards in photographic competition at all levels. In the 2019 SE District Photographic Competition, he earned first place in both the Artist Open and Artist Restoration categories. From 2019 - 2022, seven of Chris's entries were named GIA Finalists, and one of these won the Grand Imaging Award for Photographic Restoration in 2021. He earned a gold medal in the Artist division at the 2022 IPC. Fifteen of Chrisʼs restorations have merited at IPC. Chris received the prestigious Educational Associate degree from ASP in January 2023. His paper was based on a year-long qualitative research project involving experienced restoration artists and PPA approved jurors, defining priorities and criteria to evaluate restorations according to the 12 Elements of a Merit Image.
Chris is also a grandfather of ten and living proof that one can begin and thrive in a new career after retirement, having begun his journey as a professional photographer after finishing a career in public education, where he taught students and teachers.
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