awards & recognition

I have been very fortunate to have been recognized for my work. In addition to being a recurrent instructor for the Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) Texas School, Texas 10, Photogenesis and iHeart Photography Conferences, I am also fortunate to have instructed on behalf of the Professional Photographers Association's (PPA) Super One Day events. Most recently, I was honored to present with the PAANM in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Here's a few additional highlights...

"It is six days of the BEST photographic education in the world!" First, I'll cover a 1-day Pre-Conference session 'Lightroom: Things You Gotta Know' on Saturday, August 29th, followed by 'Unlock Lightroom (And Upgrade Your Life!)! for the week.  And I'll proctor a CPP Exam as we wrap up on Friday.  Whew!
Check it out at https://www.texasschool.org/

august 30 - September 4, 2020

NAMED AS An INSTRUCTOR AT THE tPPA'S PREMIER EVENT, TEXAS SCHOOL, FOR THE 3RD YEAR IN A ROW!

The Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico's annual State Convention featured 11 unique sessions plus both a Print Competition and a CPP Exam, all on one agenda! And I was fortunate to present two of those sessions!

FEBRUARY 21 - 23, 2020

PRESENTED 'GETTING STARTED WITH LIGHT MODIFIERS' AND 'HEADSHOTS AND BEYOND AT THE PPANM STATE CONVENTION, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.

What is a Certification Liaison? Certification Liaisons know the certification program inside and out. The liaison acts as a spokesperson for certification, assisting candidates and existing certified photographers as an expert and source of information. 

Certification Liaisons promote certification and administer the certification program under the credentialing standards set by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

DECEMBER 16, 2019

NAMED AS A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER LIAISON FROM 2020 THROUGH 2022

The Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) Executive Council is composed of the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Immediate Past President, and two councilmen at large appointed by the President, subject to approval of the elected officers. For 2020, Guy T Phillips has been appointed as a Councilor at Large. 

DECEMBER 2019

NAMED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE TPPA AS COUNCILMAN-AT-LARGE

The United Way of Denton County added five new members to its Board of Directors to represent the southern half of Denton County, an area where it is expanding its outreach.

Michael Thomson of Hickory Creek has served the Denton County area through fire service for 21 years and currently acts as Fire Chief for Highland Village.

NOVEMBER 12, 2019

NAMED TO THE BOARD OF
UNITED WAY OF DENTON COUNTY

Ann Pomykal of Corinth retired from a 25-plus-year career with Texas Instruments in philanthropy and community outreach with extensive United Way leadership experience. Pomykal has served on the board for United Way Metropolitan Dallas and United Way America.

Melinda Galler of The Colony brings over 10 years of United Way experience to the table from her years on the Greater Lewisville United Way board. She now works as the Assistant City Manager for Lewisville.

Guy T. Phillips of Highland Village has actively supported UWDC as a photographer and volunteer with the Allocations Committee and Project Blueprint Board Leadership Development program. Phillips also has experience with community involvement during his time as a corporate educator at a Fortune 500 company.

Andrea Roy of Grapevine is heavily involved with the Denton County business community in her role as the Economic Development Director for the town of Flower Mound.

“United Way of Denton County is a community-focused organization that delivers positive results through careful assessment and keen financial acumen,” Phillips said. “I believe in the direction of United Way of Denton County, and I look forward to doing my part to continue the organization’s success.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Highland Village Photographer Earns Certification
Guy T Phillips of What's That Guy's Name? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T joins prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), Highland Village, TX 11.6.19

NOVEMBER 6, 2019

AWARDED THE DESIGNATION OF CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Guy T Phillips of What's That Guy's Name? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Phillips earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs, and Phillips is the only CPP in Highland Village.

"Learning has always been a passion for me, as has earning a measure of competency within my profession. The CPP program allowed me to test myself and improve my skill sets along the way. I believe I can and will deliver added value to my client's experience."

Professional Photographers of America is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. CPPs must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continued confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.

The second annual iHeart Photography Conference at the Grapevine convention Center welcomed nearly two dozen presenters with a wide range of topics, and I was lucky enough to have a spot on the agenda! BIG "Thank You!" to all of you who attended the weekend conference, participated in the wide variety of classes, presented great content in those classes (and photowalks!), volunteered for this or that and helped in so many ways, and, of course, thank you to the fantastic vendors in the trade show!

ANOTHER great reason to join the TPPA!

OCTOBER 11, 2019

PRESENTED 'GETTING STARTED WITH LIGHT MODIFIERS' AT THE iHEART PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE

Just received the news .... "We are very excited to announce that What's That Guy's Name? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T has been chosen as “Best Of Denton County 2019” by the residents of Denton County. The Best Of Denton County award is our communities most prestigious award, and has even been recognized by The State Of Texas."

THANK YOU to all of you who voted, including so many great friends and clients near and far, and to my wonderful family who puts a smile on my face every day! I am very fortunate!

AUGUST 30, 2019

BEST OF DENTON COUNTY 2019 RECOGNIZES WHAT'S THAT GUY'S NAME? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T AS THE 2019 WINNER!

August 16, 2019

FROM THE AUGUST / SEPTEMBER ISSUE 2019 ISSUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE ...

JChansen Media's annual contest concluded in August, 2019, and this year we've gone back-to-back, winning Best of Flower Mound for 2018 and 2019! I cannot say enough to the many who made this possible, from my much, much better half's unwavering support, the great staff at Chansen Media, and of course, those who voted! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Images coming soon, as I rearrange the wall for the new honor!

AUGUST 1, 2019

BEST OF FLOWER MOUND 2019 RECOGNIZES WHAT'S THAT GUY'S NAME? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T AS A BACK-TO-BACK WINNER!

To many of you, the little gold bar may not mean much, but it means a lot to me. I am very proud to be a member of the Professional Photographers Association (PPA), and as a PPA Craftsman, earning additional 25+ gold bar shows a commitment to the industry and to education. 

To all of you who have made this possible through your inspiration and participation, thank you!

#ppa #craftsman #therealwhatsthatguysname

JULY 18, 2019

PPA 25+ GOLD BAR RECEIVED

I'll be presenting (and volunteering!) at the second annual iHeart Photography Conference in Grapevine, October 11 - 13, 2019! Hope you can join me on Sunday at 2 PM for my segment 'Getting Started with Light Modifiers'

OCTOBER 11 - 13, 2019

PRESENTING AT TPPA'S iHEART CONFERENCE

The I Heart Photography Conference features three days of programming for photographers with a wide range of interests. Pro photographers will enjoy an outstanding lineup of programs from marketing and inspiration and from babies to families in our Pro Track of programs designed to address the needs and expand the success of professional photographers
Find out more at http://iheartphotography.org/

I am honored to have been selected as a TPPA Councilor-at-Large, announced at the 2019 Summerfest event in Kerrville, TX!

JULY 1, 2019

NAMED AS A TPPA COUNCILOR-AT-LARGE

The Highland Village Business Association (HVBA) was generous in doing this fantastic Spotlight video, released June 11, 2019. Be sure to watch for the amazing Summer Horton, my subject of the day, and the Best Dog Ever, Sherlock!

JUNE 11, 2019

SPOTLIGHT VIDEO, CREATED BY THE HVBA

GETTING STARTED WITH LIGHT MODIFIERS, PART 3

JUNE / JULY ISSUE 2019

FROM THE JUNE / JULY ISSUE 2019 ISSUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE ...

I'm already crossing my fingers in anticipation of being chosen for next year, after having a great class at Texas School. We'll make some content tweaks for next year, but this year went well! (Never let them see you sweat, right?) The next Texas School is only 334 days away, and just 220 days 'til registration! https://www.texasschool.org/

2019

WAS A GREAT YEAR AS AN INSTRUCTOR AT TEXAS SCHOOL!

GETTING STARTED WITH LIGHT MODIFIERS, PART 2

APRIL / MAY 2019

FROM THE APRIL / MAY 2019 ISSUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE ...

GETTING STARTED WITH LIGHT MODIFIERS - TWO DIFFERENT UMBRELLAS

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019

FROM THE FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019 ISSUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE ...

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FEBRUARY 2019

AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES CRAFTSMAN DEGREE, BY STEVE GAMEL, FEBRUARY, 2019

For Guy T, being a photographer means so much more than simply looking through a viewfinder and delivering professional results day in and day out. It’s about using his talents to give back through selfless service and education. If he happens to be recognized by his peers with awards and accolades along the way, then that’s just part of the journey. “What gets you there is far more important to me,” said Guy T, owner of What’s That Guy’s Name? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T. “Being able to share something I know with others who don’t know it yet, or being able to take someone from Point A to Point B and elevate their skill set is what’s important. The journey is far more special than the destination. They are just nice enough to give me an item I can hang around my neck. It’s nice to be recognized by my peers.”

The “they” Guy T referred to is the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), which awarded him with his long-awaited Craftsman degree on January 21st at a ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Guy T walked across the stage to receive a degree he’s been pursuing for more than two years. It is yet another symbol of his passion for life, photography, and the expectations he has placed on himself since leaving a 26-plus year career as a corporate educator just more than six years ago. According to the PPA, “Awarded for service as a speaker, author, or mentor, this degree shows that you have gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated your time to move the industry forward and encourage education.”

The Craftsman degree is one of a litany of accolades for Guy T, who is constantly in the know on the latest trends and techniques that separate good photographers from the best. Beyond numerous local awards and rave reviews from happy customers throughout Denton County, he has been named an Associate Fellow of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. Guy T will also step in as an instructor with the Texas School of Photography, an affiliate of the PPA, April 28th-May 3rd to teach an Adobe Lightroom class called “Unlock Lightroom (And Upgrade Your Life!).”

Bottom line, photographers can be found at every turn these days. But if you’re in the market for a corporate event photographer, quality headshots, professional images of you and your business to enhance online presence, portraits, senior photos, and fine art, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who approaches his full-time job as a photographer with as much experience, passion, personality, and commitment to his clients as Guy T. “I don’t think I’m done yet,” Guy T said of his willingness to continue learning and sharing his knowledge with others. “When I can learn more and produce even better results for my clients, that’s really the reward.”

Guy T Phillips of What’s That Guy’s Name? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T recognized for helping to advance the photography industry.

JANUARY 2019

PRESS RELEASE - HIGHLAND VILLAGE PHOTOGRAPHER EARNS CRAFTSMAN DEGREE, JANUARY, 2019

Highland Village, January 21, 2019 — Guy T Phillips of What’s That Guy’s Name? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T) in Highland Village has earned the Photographic Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The degree was presented to Phillips by TPPA Executive Director Steve Kozak, M. Photog., CR., CPP and PPA president Stephen Thetford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, at the association’s annual convention, Imaging USA, held January 20-22, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This degree is not merely a piece of paper. It means that Phillips has met the standards of excellence set by PPA. He has been awarded the Photographic Craftsman degree in recognition of his service to the photographic profession as an orator, author and mentor.

Phillips’ degree—and all the expertise it requires—illustrates his accomplishments and talent as one of a select few. Phillips is a member of the Dallas PPA (DPPA), and an Associate Fellow with the Texas PPA (TPPA). He has delivered numerous seminars and presentations on behalf of the TPPA and PPA, and is a volunteer at many of the association’s conferences. He has authored articles for the TPPA’s ‘The Photographer Magazine’, and will be an instructor at the 2019 Texas School in Addison this April 28th – May 3rd.

About PPA Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association with a 150-year history. It currently helps 30,000+ pros elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

Contact: Guy T Phillips 469.500.5657 whatsthatguysname@live.com whatsthatguysname.com

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December 2018

AWARD WINNING LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER CELEBRATES A BANNER YEAR

MAKING LIFE BETTER WITH LIGHTROOM

DECEMBER 2018 / JANUARY 2019

FROM THE DECEMBER 2018 / JANUARY 2019 ISSUE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE ...

Texas School ... "It is six days of the BEST photographic education in the world. But wait! There’s MORE! Along with first-class instructors in a small class size, you get to hang out with over 1000 other professional photographers, unwind in the evenings with legendary FUN and FREE evening events, entertainment and meals! PLUS you get access to an impressive Trade Show with over 70 vendors offering the BEST prices on equipment anywhere! You will NOT be disappointed!"

2019

DALLAS FORT WORTH PHOTOGRAPHER EARNS INSTRUCTOR ROLE AT TEXAS SCHOOL 2019

Chansen Media's annual contest concluded in August, 2018 with a first-time winner!

August 2018

BEST OF FLOWER MOUND 2018 RECOGNIZES WHAT'S THAT GUY'S NAME? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T

The TPPA Fellowship Program is a means of rewarding those who have served the membership of the Texas Professional Photographers Association and who have given freely of their time. The award was presented by Steve Kozak, Master of Photography, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer.

July 2019

HIGHLAND VILLAGE PHOTOGRAPHER RECOGNIZED AS TPPA ASSOCIATE FELLOW AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE, JULY, 2018