Photographic Restoration with Chris Paulis

  • March 24, 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


  • Register on or before March 10th and save $20!
  • Members attend FREE!
  • We offer a special registration price to members of these associations!

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Join us on Wednesday, March 24th!

Photographic Restoration

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

1:30pm - 9pm

If you are unable to register after the program starts, please text Anne at 443-745-2968

This is a Virtual Program. Register to receive the Zoom Link!

Free to MDPPA Members!
PPA/PPA Affiliates/Rising Tide Society/Maryland Camera Clubs $79
Everyone is Welcome! Special Early Bird Pricing $79 until 3/10, then $99

This is a PPA Continuing Education Merit Class!
PPA members attending 6.5 instructional hours will receive one PPA service merit. 

2021 PPA Grand Imaging Artist Restoration Award, First Place Image
"The Ordination of A.C. Elliott"

About the Program

Schedule: 1:30-5:30pm Program * 5:30-6:30pm Dinner Break * 6:30-9:00pm Program

It is recommended, but not required, that participants have access to work alongside Chris on Photoshop during the program.

In this introductory workshop on photographic restoration, participants will explore and practice key concepts and techniques, including: how to create the best digital original;  how to eliminate stains and discoloration in monochromatic originals; how to correct simple damage (cracks, tears, and spots); how to even out uneven tones; how to quickly eliminate widespread dust and fine scratches; how to rebuild depth, texture, and detail; and other techniques. Our approach with each technique will be to explain, demonstrate, provide guided practice, and reflect on our attempts. Participants should have at least a basic working knowledge of the layout of Photoshop and plan to use it during the session. While some concepts are above beginner level, all participants should be able to follow and build upon what they know and can do. I encourage everyone to watch the Zoom session on one device or screen and have Photoshop open on a second.

About Chris

Chris Paulis 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 served 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 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.

Please Note: This Program Will Not Be Recorded 

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