OREGON PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

providing professional development for serious photographers

Speaker Profile


Chris Paulis - M.Photog.,M.Artist,Cr., CPP, MDPPA-F.Ph.A.Ph

Introduction to Photographic Restoration
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00AM PST

In this session, Chris will take you through the restoring photographs that have are discolored or damaged. 

His approach will help you understand the basic workflow in completing a photographic restoration. Chris will help you identify what to restore, what to remove from the photograph. He'll also cover the issues you may encounter when restoring a photograph: tears, missing sections, spots, color shift, water damage and much more. Chris will teach you how to prep the photograph for restoration.

What's required:

  • Loads of Patience
  • PS skill set and the abilityto problem solve


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 has served as a CPP Liaison since 2013 and just finished a 4-year term on the MDPPA Board. He has participated in photographic competition at the state (multiple states!), district, and IPC levels every year since 2013. Chris is a passionate PPA Juror in Training.

As a career teacher educator, Chris mentors photographers seeking certification and offers workshops on earning the CPP, becoming profitable in product photography, and approaches to photographic restoration. (He is also developing a presentation on Pursuing a Successful Photograph Career in Retirement.)

2019 has proven to be a breakthrough year in photographic competition for Chris. He was named 2018 MDPPA ad PPofPA Commercial Photographer of the Year in January and March, 2019, respectively. He was also awarded MDPPA Maryland Achievement Award for 2018 for developments in his own business and contributions to the growth of others as a Certification Liaison. In the 2019 SE District Photographic Competition, Chris earned first place in both the Artist Open and Artist Restoration categories. Both images were placed in the Loan Collection of the International Photographic Competition and selected as Finalists (along with an additional restoration) for the prestigious 2020 Grand Imaging Awards.

He 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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