This is why Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world's largest photography non-profit association, is so proud to welcome Greg Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP, to the association's Board of Directors. Daniel becomes the latest working professional photographer to join PPA's board, which helps to guide the direction of PPA. He is joining current president Ralph Romaguera, Sr., M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API, F-ASP, from Louisiana, vice-president Susan Michael, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, from Florida, treasurer Michael Gan, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, from California, chairmen of the board Tim Walden, M.Photog.Cr. Hon.M.Photog., F-ASP, from Kentucky and the other board members in keeping PPA the top non-profit photographic association.
A PPA member for 30 years, Daniel's photography career began in 1979 when he founded Gregory Daniel Portrait Artist. Today, with the help of his wife Lesa, Daniel operates two successful portrait photography galleries in Florida, one in Indiatlantic and the other in his hometown of Titusville.
As a portrait photographer, Daniel has become known for establishing a friendly, fun relationship with his subjects. Regardless of his subjects' age, Daniel is able to quickly connect with those he photographs. These bonds show through in the warmth and liveliness his portraits have, making his work pleasing to both clients and art critics alike.
In addition to being a top-notch photographer, Daniel is a bit of an entrepreneur. He is the owner of Daniel Properties, a commercial and residential property management company. Adding to his unique resume, Daniel also held multiple management positions with the Space Shuttle Program from 1979 - 2006.
"I truly love this profession and all that it has provided my family, clients and myself from a creative and financial perspective," said Daniel. "The skills I have obtained through entrepreneurship, photographic association leadership positions and upper management for the Space Program provide me with some unique resources to contribute."
It should come as no surprise that Daniel has received much recognition as a photographer. Among his list of accomplishments with PPA, he has achieved the title of Photographic Craftsmen in 1988, Master of Photography in 1989, and received the Imaging Excellence Award in 2005. He has been a PPA-affiliated instructor for many years and has earned numerous awards from PPA affiliates as well. In addition, Daniel has held committee chair positions for Cameracraftsmen of America and is a founding member of the International Society of Portrait Artists (ISPA).
Daniel's various awards and honors are sure to be valuable as he helps the other members of the Board of Directors plan the future of PPA.
You can read more about Greg Daniel or the other Board of Directors' members in PPA's About section and connect with him on theLoop, PPA's online networking platform for professional photographers.