The PPC Board of Directors

 

Jim Trapp
Chairman of the Board
cob@ppconline.com

Jim Trapp is a Master Photographer located in Sacramento, CA.  He is an accomplished Professional Photographer, specializing in Portrait Photography, Large Family portraits, and weddings.  He earned his CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) in Sept 2014. Jim has served as President of PPSV (Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley) over the past two years; he has been a keynote speaker at several professional photographer groups around California.

Jim also offers workshops on studio and outdoor lighting, Family Portraiture Posing, and one to one coaching with students of all levels.

His Recent distinctions:

2017 PPA Silver Medalist Photographer of the year
2016 PPA Gold Medalist Photographer of the year.
2016 PPC Illustrated Photographers of the Year, California
2015 PPA Silver Medalist Photographer of the Year.
2015 Lifetouch Chairman’s Award Winner

When he is not in his studio you will usually find him playing fetch with his two Golden Receivers, or winding around the back roads of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on his 1998 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

 

Kevin Karzin
President
president@ppconline.com

Kevin Karzin is a former photojournalist, now specializing in product, food and editorial photography. Owner of Kevin Karzin Photography LLC and is located in Northern Los Angeles County.

2018 PPC Photojournalism Photographer of the Year

2018 PPC Top 10 Photographer

2018 PPA IPC Silver Medalist

2019 PPC Top 10 Photographer

 

Tim Meyer
First Vice-President
firstvp@ppconline.com

Throughout his 40 plus years as a professional photographer, educator and author, Tim Meyer’s work has been internationally recognized and respected for its innovative style and technique.

Tim’s writings on photography and art have been published as magazine and online content and his book, The Portrait, Understanding Portrait Photography, published in English, German, Italian and Chinese and now in its second edition, has been adopted as a textbook at numerous colleges. His second book, Light Shaping, is also available worldwide.

As an academic educator, Tim holds both an MA and an MFA in art and photography and was the head of the portrait program at Brooks Institute for 12 years. Tim currently teaches in both the BFA and MFA programs at colleges and universities in Southern California. In addition to many national education programs, he has lectured internationally in England, Germany and Mexico.

Tim’s fine artwork can be found in multiple private collections and museums across the United States and has been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions.

 

 

 

Eleanor Gray

Second Vice-President
secondvp@ppconline.com

Eleanor Gray is a Professional Photographer specializing in Lifestyle, Portrait, Equine and Wedding Photography and works out of her home studio in the Santa Clarita Valley (northern LA County). 

She has served as President of PPLAC (Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County) over the past two years (2020-2021). She is currently working to earn both her Master Photographer and Master in Wedding Photography from PPA.  Eleanor earned her CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) in May 2022.

 

Robin Swanson
Treasurer
treasurer@ppconline.com

Robin Swanson is a Professional Photographer and a CPA. 15 years ago she decided that it was time to pursue her passion of photography professionally and she has never looked back.

She has since become a PPA Certified Professional Photographer, PPA Master Photographer & Photographic Craftsman, and has earned many awards along the way such as PPC Wedding Photographer of the Year, Kodak Gallery Elite Award, PPA Silver Photographer of the year and was recently awarded the Prestigious PPA National Award for her contributions to the field of photography. Robin has also served on the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of California as Treasurer for the past 8 years.

Robin specializes in Wedding & Event photography, Portraits, and Pet Photography and works out of her home studio in La Canada, California.

 

Dan Holmes
Secretary
secretary@ppconline.com

Dan Holmes travels the world exploring, discovering, and telling stories with light. He is a top tier landscape and nature photographer, with national and international awards. He teaches photography and leads photo workshops in Alaska, Nepal, Namibia, Bolivia/Chile and California. Dan is past President of the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association, a Fellowship member of Professional Photographers of California, and is a PPC California Master Photographer.  He is a PPC Certified Image Competition judge, and has spoken to and judged for a wide variety of regional and international photographic groups.

Dan’s awards include PPC Nature, Landscape, & Photojournalist Photographer of the Year; Kodak Gallery Award; four-time PPC Top Ten Photographer, Black and White Spider International, Creative Asia, International Color Awards, and others.