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Chas Glatzer – Shoot the Light – keynote speaker

Shoot the Light founder Chas Glatzer has cemented his place in the world as one of the top wildlife photographers working today.

His portfolio also includes deep experience in portraits, weddings, advertising, product photography, editorial, professional sports and underwater photography.

His dynamic and inspirational teaching has also made him one of the most sought-after educators and speakers in his field.

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Albert Horner – Pinelands Imagery – presenter

Based in Medford Lakes, N.J., Albert Horner is passionate about capturing the unique beauty and biological diversity of the Pinelands National Reserve. His work has lead to many speaking opportunities and exhibits and a book, Pinelands, New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness, published in 2015.

Albert views his work as more than documentary. In skilled hands, photography is a powerful tool of environmental preservation and activism.

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Nastassia Davis – The Ultimate Selfie – workshop teacher

Nastassia Davis Photography specializes in conceptual art portraits, weddings and engagements. She has created work for a number of exhibitions, worked with celebrity photographers in New York and volunteers teaching workshops to inner city children in the community. She holds a BA in Fine Arts Studio from Montclair State University.

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Paul Dempsey – Skin Deep – workshop teacher

Paul Dempsey is well known for his photography work throughout south Jersey and Philadelphia. His clients include hotels, restaurants, casinos and health care providers. Also an accomplished musician, Paul has built a reputation as an insightful and accomplished entertainment photographer. Paul’s use of light and composition to create compelling images stands as a trademark of his style. His photos have been published worldwide and cover a wide range of subjects and styles.

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Susan Gietka – portfolio reviews

With her motto, "Be fearless, be you," Susan Gietka empowers both her subjects and students to tell compelling stories. Her areas of interest include teenager portraiture, fine art photography,

Her fine art work has been shown in galleries across the US and has won multiple awards. She is a founding member of We Are The Seen, a national competition showcasing artists, stylists, photographers and other young creatives with stories to tell.

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David Todd McCarty – A Light Touch – workshop teacher

Whether it’s iconic portraiture, fashion editorial or exotic travel, David Todd McCarty blends fantasy with authenticity to create images that evoke an emotional response.

A photographer, cinematographer, writer and director, known primarily for black and white work, David specializes in portraits, fashion and travel photography and has extensive experience with fashion commercials and short films. His work has been featured in national magazines and in gallery shows.

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Frank Weiss – Intro to Video – workshop teacher

Frank Weiss began his career as a photographer in 2005 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while serving in the United States Air Force. Distraught by the arguably misleading views of the Middle East popularized by news media, Frank felt obligated to capture photographs highlighting the innate humanity behind the headlines. He continues to pursue these ideals with his documentary filmmaking in countries such as Haiti, Jordan and Belise.

Besides running his own production company, Wild Rhino Films, Frank is also the Director of Video Production for ArtC and an important reason for their award winning videos. He is a skilled videographer who is also well versed in editing, audio and effects.

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Patricia Worley – Visualization – workshop teacher

President of Twilight Blue Photography, Pat Worley is the resident artist and curator of the Hansen Warner Building Gallery in Medford, N.J., where she is credited with nearly 20 different exhibitions since 2010. She is also curator for the Hammonton Arts Center rotating exhibit at AtlantiCare in Hammonton, N.J.  Her award-winning work is exhibited at other AtlantiCare locations, Penn Presbyterian Pavilion for Advanced Care, Philadelphia and in private collections.

She at is a graduate of Seton Hall University.

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Dave Woeller – Concept to Capture – presenter

Dave Woeller is Associate Artist at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the arts in Millville where his unique style has won awards in many exhibitions. Dave worked in Millville’s historic glass industry before joining the United States Air Force, where he served eight years as fine arts instructor in at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. He has been the speaker for many organizations including the Noyes Museum of Art. Both his photography and creative writing have been published.

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– Pinelands Imagery – presenter

– The Ultimate Selfie – workshop teacher

– Skin Deep – workshop teacher

– portfolio reviews

– A Light Touch – workshop teacher

– Intro to Video – workshop teacher

– Visualization – workshop teacher

– Concept to Capture – presenter