Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. She has owned and operated a highly successful portrait, fashion and wedding studio distinguished by its "fashion flair" approach to imagery. When you look at Lindsay's work, you'll be amazed by the range and depth of her work - she is a fantastic instructor who has been teaching thousands of photographers her approach to shooting and retouching.
Zack Arias is an editorial portrait and music photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. While his specialty for the last 7 years has been music photography, he has been branching into more editorial and advertising work.
Zack's approach is simple, straightforward, bold, classic, true and straight from camera. His greatest talents are the ability to mix with any class of people and relax in front of the camera. He believes that a photographer's true job description is to be a "problem solver".
Matt Armendariz began his career as an art and creative director in the food world, but it was the photographic process that energized, thrilled, and motivated him enough to trade in the cubicle for a camera. As a commercial photographer, Matt now explores the world through food for a variety of editorial and advertising clients such as Target, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Coca Cola, as well as various book publishers and publications. His most recent projects include a year-long food campaign for Target and a cookbook (the 30th that he has photographed) that will be released this year.
Matt is based in Los Angeles, California.
RC Concepcion is the author of the bestselling book How to Get Your Photography on the Web and The HDR Book – Unlocking the Pros' Hottest Post-Processing Techniques. RC is an education and curriculum developer for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and one of the Photoshop Guys. An award-winning photographer and Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom, RC has over 14 years in the tech industry, designing sites and training thousands in Adobe technologies. RC has held training seminars and workshops in the US, Europe and Latin America.
For Joel Grimes, the passion to create is not just an option, but built into his very DNA. Art is not simply defined by the finished product, but by the process one pours into the very act of creating. For over 26 years he has worked for many of the top advertising agencies across the globe. Despite his long established commercial success, Joel has never ceased to view himself as an artist. Joel sees himself as an illusionist; creating images that are larger than life.
David Alan Harvey started photographing at an early age and his obsessive exploration of family, humanity and culture has only grown more intense. David is a member of the Magnum Photos collective since 1993 and has contributed over 40 feature stories to National Geographic Magazine.
He is the founder of Burn Magazine, an award-winning online journal for emerging photographers and the publishers of BurnBooks, a press specializing in limited edition art books.
Gregory Heisler has spent 25 years photographing magazine covers for TIME, LIFE Magazine and Sports Illustrated. Heisler's technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness allow him to creatively interpret an unusually broad range of subjects.
He is known for over 70 Time magazine covers, more than any other photographer. He truly is one of the modern photography legends who is world renowned for his understanding and mastery of light to create evocative portraiture.
Eric Kim is a California based international street photographer. He has been shooting street photography for over 7 years and started a blog to share his work and lessons learned around 3 years ago in response to the lack of information and resources he found when starting out. Today Eric is so active in the social media and blogging world that it is virtually impossible to miss him. He pours his heart and soul into serving the street photography community at large and teaches workshops internationally.
Sara Lando is an Italian photographer specialized in portrait, beauty and commercial photography…and playing with cardboard. Her work combines exquisite lighting, extreme creativity and experimental techniques, blurring the lines between photography and fine art. Whether she’s crafting her conceptual images into dioramas or creating memorable portraits using a simple backdrop and classic lighting, Sara’s strength is in photographing people. She shoots for major clients and teaches photography.
Bobbi Lane is a masterful teacher and portrait photographer. She has a wonderful ability to translate technical jargon to a simple and easy to understand language that will help you master the ability to shoot portraits with natural and artificial light.
If you are looking to improve and enhance your portrait photography skill set, look no further than Bobbi's workshops but they always sell fast so book them soon.
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and includes assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot covers for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, Men's Journal and many more. He has been a 25-year contributor to National Geographic Magazine.
If Joe wasn't a photographer, he could easily be a writer, teacher, fireman or a world leader - such is his personality and that's what makes him one of the best photography instructors out there - someone who can inspire as well as impart technical skills in equal parts.
David Nightingale is a regular at GPP's annual events, and for very good reason; he continues to make WOW images out of nothing and help students at all levels make dramatic images both on camera and on the computer with his excellent Photoshop and processing skills. David will be leading a number of landscape and street photography workshops that will take students to amazing locations to photograph Dubai at her best and then spend some quality time with David on the computer to add the WOW factor to the images.
Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer living and working in Los Angeles. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.
Brooke’s workshops will celebrate your inner artist and help you expand your creative horizons. She shares her techniques to help you find inspiration and the Photoshop techniques that pull everything together to create stunningly surreal images.
Steve Simon is an award-winning documentary photographer and critically acclaimed author of five photography books. He is best known for his work focusing on the human condition, capturing life as he encounters it. Steve shines a light on important subjects and issues using the power of photography in the hope of facilitating positive change. His documentary work has been widely published and featured in solo shows across the globe. Steve has also always enjoyed sharing his photographic knowledge with others and regularly guest lectures and leads workshops at photography events worldwide.