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PPC Workshop: Introduction to Photographic Restoration 7/9/22

Chris Paulis, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

Introduction to Photographic Restoration with Chris Paulis, M.Photog.Cr., CPP.

Ready to go back in time and learn about photographic restoration? Join PPC on Saturday, July 9th with Chris as he shares how he developed his photographic restoration craft. With fulfillment & growth through competition & critiques, he has earned the following:

  1. 2018 Showcase, Artist Restoration

  2. 2019 SE District 1st place, Artist-Restoration

  3. 2019 IPC 1 Loan, 1 Merit, Artist-Restoration

Chris will cover the following: Understand the basic workflow for completing a photographic restoration Become acquainted with basic Photoshop tools and approaches to solving restoration challenges What’s required? (besides loads of patience) What are the goals of PR? Perspectives from competition challenges What are some of the issues you might encounter? Stages in Restoration

Chris Paulis: IPC19 With Love, Aleksandra

PPA, Professional Photographers of America, helps photographers grow their practices, exceed customer visions and push the artistic envelope. We are a source for photographic inspiration, protection, and community and photography education.


  1. Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022

  2. Location: Castle Pines Library – 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines, CO 80108

  3. Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (MST)

  4. Event Policy: Please review our: PPC Cancellation Policy

  5. PPC Fellowship Points: Attend any PPA sponsored full date education (point for each attended) – 1 point / 1 PPA Merit

  6. Attendees must attend the full day in order to get the merit.

Cost: PPC / PPA / PPGCS Guild Member $159

Non Member Cost: $199

Chris Paulis IPC17 Roy T. Hill

Chris is a Master Photographer, Master Artist, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), as well as an Associate and Photographic Fellow of the Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MDPPA). He has served as a CPP Liaison since 2013 and served a 4-year term on the MDPPA Board. He has participated in photographic competitions 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 Photography Career in Your Retirement Years.)

2019 proved to be a breakthrough year in photographic competition for Chris. He was named 2018 MDPPA and PP of PA 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.

In the 2020 IPC, Chris earned a Silver Medal in the Artist competition, with all three of his restoration entries meriting, and one being named to the Loan Collection and awarded First Place in the Grand Imaging Awards. He also went 3/4 in the Photographic Open competition.

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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