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".
Ryan Brenizer is one of the most in-demand wedding photographers in the world, named Top 10 in the world by American Photo and Rangefinder Magazines. He has covered the last three American presidents, Muhammad Ali, the Pope, and more, and been the lead photographer at close to 450 weddings. He invented and popularized a panorama technique that has come to be known as "the Brenizer Method." He is never bored.
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.
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. In addition to editorial assignments, filmmaking and personal projects, Kashi is an educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography and multimedia storytelling.
Mike Kelley is a Los Angeles-based architectural and fine art photographer with a background in digital art and sculpture. He's most known for work that involves a refined approach using Photoshop and additional lighting, and explores the concept of extending the decisive moment from a split second into hours or more. The result is an image that reaches out and commands attention for more than just a brief moment; with plenty to investigate in each finished product.
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.
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.
Laura El-Tantawy was born in England to Egyptian parents and grew up between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the US. In 2002, she started her career as a newspaper photographer in the USA. In 2006, she became freelance so she could focus on pursuing personal projects. Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in various publications worldwide, including Time Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, Burn Magazine and National Geographic. Her first book, In the Shadow of the Pyramids, was released on January 25, 2015. It offers a first person perspective exploring memory and identity.