Joe Campanellie is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, and an Approved Affiliate Juror with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He also has the distinction of being 1 of only 87 living individuals worldwide to hold the prestigious Fellowship Degree from the American Society of Photographers (ASP).
Before relocating to Florida, Joe and his wife, Mary Jean, ran a high end portrait studio in Maryland for nearly 30 years. Moving to Florida gave Joe the opportunity to pursue his love of avian and nature photography on a full time basis.
Joe maintains an active speaking and judging schedule, addressing professional photography organizations, schools and seminars. His work has recently been accepted into a number of juried shows where he has been awarded some of the top honors. Joe and Mary Jean's images are featured in galleries and private collections nationwide.
Mary Jean Campanellie is both an accomplished fashion designer, photographic artist, and photographer. As a member of PPA she holds the degrees of Master Artist, Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and she is a Certified Professional Photographic Specialist. She is a speaker, teacher and judge for local photography groups and PPA affiliate associations. Her programs include topics on basic and advanced Photoshop techniques for photographic enhancement and retouching of digital files as well as beginner and advanced Corel Painter. She creates personal paintings from photographs and restores old photos.