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CAPA Photo Expo is proud to present a line up of speakers that will educate, motivate and inspire you.

  • Joel Grimes (Keynote Speaker)
    Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. “There is no face on the planet that is the same, and my vision as an artist is to capture that individual uniqueness through the creative photographic process.” Joel is also an ambassador for this process by teaching workshops and lectures across the country.  “I feel that by being an open book with my process I have an opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions to create”.
  • Brenda Tharp  (Keynote Speaker)
    “My goal as a photographer is to share what I find beautiful and interesting in this world, to celebrate, and to inspire others to do so. My photographs are an outward expression of my reaction to the world around me, how I see it and how I feel it.”  Brenda Tharp has been a professional photographer since 1985 and a long-time educator, speaker, writer and tour leader. She has been actively teaching and leading photography tours and workshops around the world and within the USA.
  • Dave Brosha
    Dave holds a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains. He is an award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer, educator, and writer from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Dave is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments.
  • Teri Lou Dantzler
    Teri Lou is a world-famous American iPhone Photographer who enjoys motivating, inspiring and sharing what is possible with mobile photography. She also loves traveling and teaching, a great combination in this connected technology world.  Recently she travelled exclusively with just her iPhone camera to Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Iceland,   Washington, Oregon, California and Utah, capturing many wonders along the way. Her passion for this amazing device grows continually as she discovers the exciting possibilities of having a camera, darkroom and social communication device in her pocket.
  • Derek Hayes
    Derek acquired a fisheye lens in 2010 and was immediately taken by the immense creative possibilities that such a lens offered. Since then he has incorporated both full and partial fisheye images into his workflow and trying out what they could do in a variety of situations. Although ideal for European cathedral ceilings, the lens can be used to create stunning and different images in many situations where such a lens is not the norm. In his presentation, Derek will present many examples of creative fisheye use and show you why you cannot afford to be without one!
  • Chris Harris
    Chris has arrived at a point in his life that is at once informed with a sense of urgency to complete what will be the last major project of a long, passionate, and accomplished career, and the emergence into a new phase of teaching and sharing the insights and wisdom gained during that career. That project is the publication of his thirteenth book. The wisdom comes from the time spent pursuing his passion for landscape, for beauty, and for sharing through experience and visual narrative; from going ever more deeply to an understanding that we as humans are inspired and fulfilled by our depth of connection to our land and place.
  • Richard Hulbert
    Richard is an international award winning and published architect, urban designer and photographer. As an Academician in the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Richard was one of the youngest members ever to be elected to that body. Currently, Richard is also a teacher of photography at the Vancouver Photo Workshops Studio and is a faculty member of the Nikonians Academy, a photography training institute in North America and Europe.
  • Marc Koegel
    Marc has been photographing using long exposure techniques since 2001 and teaching this style of photography since 2005. He has taught long exposure photography to over 1000, students in the classroom, through online courses, across four continents and in two languages. This makes him one of the most experienced instructors in this area of photography.
  • John Lehmann
    Some days you want to pinch yourself, other days you wonder ‘Why?’  It’s that kind of a profession. As a photographer, John’s recorded history, influenced public opinion and been an eyewitness to life and death. Working as a photojournalist is a privilege that comes with a great responsibility to be accurate and honest to both the people you are reporting on and those you are reporting to.  Read more …
  • Andrea Sirois
    Every year Andrea travels to the Okanagan Valley to photograph the blossoming orchards and vineyards of the region. The result of this is a unique body of work reminiscent of impressionistic paintings. By selecting a beautiful subject and background, and studying it over time, interesting images emerge. In this presentation she will describe the making of these landscape photographs and the inspiration that keeps her going back year after year.
  • Sharon Tenenbaum
    Sharon was educated as a Civil Engineer in Israel, and practicing as a Professional Engineer in Vancouver Canada.  In late 2007 she made a decision to part from engineering in order to pursue her passion for photography after being inspired by a life-changing journey to South East Asia.  Her passion for photography started with street photojournalism, yet combined with her original background as a Civil Engineer, her work covers a wide gamut of subject matter from ‘in the moment’ photojournalism to fine art architectural photography which is a perfect marriage of her engineering and artistic sides.

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