awards & recognition

I have been very fortunate to have been recognized for my work as a recurrent instructor for the Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) Texas School, Texas Ten, Photogenesis and iHeart Photography Conferences, and the Annual Conference of the Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico (PAANM).  I am also fortunate to have instructed on behalf of the Professional Photographers Association's (PPA) Super One Day events.

Here's a few additional highlights ...


BEST OF FLOWER MOUND 2024

What a great honor to be recognized in the local community as
The Best Photographer in Flower Mound
Chansen Media / Living Magazine have recognized
'What's That Guy's Name?' 7 Years in a row!

THANK YOU to all of you who made this possible with your votes! 


maY 2024


GRATITUDE
Gratitude isn't a fleeting moment.  It's an attitude ... a lens through which we perceive existence.   When we pause to acknowledge the sunrise, the laughter of a child, or the comforting touch of a loved one, we weave threads of gratitude into the fabric of our days.  It's not about grand gestures.  It's about cherishing the ordinary miracles that surround us.
It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.

Read the entire issue at https://thephotographeronline.com/.

maY / june 2024


TEXAS SCHOOL 2024
The 49th edition of Texas School did not disappoint!  ANOTHER fantastic year with the the "Best Class in the Entire Room", for a great week in Addison.  'Unlock Lightroom (And Upgrade Your Life!)' benefitted from guests with great attitudes for learning and two of the best Wranglers!

Let's do it again in 2025 as we recognize our 50th (!!!!) year.  Find out more about Texas School (aka The Best Little Photographic School in the World") at https://texasschool.org/.


maY 2024

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FOR MARCH / APRIL 2024
“Without volunteers, we would be a nation without a soul.”
Rosalynn Carter

Few if any of our lives will make it into Wikipedia. We might never see our names associated as social influencers. But our concentrated efforts can lead to the success of others. One volunteer at a time. 

For the rest of the story, visit the award-winning The Photographer Magazine at https://thephotographeronline.com/

 MARCH / APRIL 2024


TO SAY IT IS AN HONOR IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.
I am fortunate to be the 2024 President of the association, and am honored to be among those named since TPPA's inception in 1898. There's no better place to be a photographer than TPPA!  I hope you'll take a few minutes to read the this month's issue of the Texas Professional Photographers Association award-winning Photographer Magazine. 

That's George Bailey and Zuzu with me on the cover, photo courtesy of the amazing Margaret Bryant.  Read the entire issue at https://thephotographeronline.com/.

january / february 2024

NAMED TPPA PRESIDENT

I am very honored to now be among those who have served in this role.  TPPA's long line of Presidents goes all the way back to 1898 and is a who's who of leaders I will look to model for their excellence in making the TPPA the nation's leading organization of its kind.

January 1, 2024

You can Upgrade Your Life! with Adobe Lightroom, and you can sign up for my week long class at Texas School to learn how!

 Find our more at https://texasschool.org/guy-t-phillips/ on this great opportunity, and for the full roster of over 30 (!) instructors to choose from!

SEPTEMBER 11, 2023

I'LL BE INSTRUCTING AT TEXAS SCHOOL 2024!!!

DPPA M2M

Fortunate to have been asked to provide Member-to-Member (M2M) training to participants from the Dallas Professional Photographers Association (DPPA) at Highland Village's Robert Duvall Center!  Thank you to all who helped make for a great afternoon!

July 21, 2023

They mean more, knowing that I was able to give back to the photographic family that is the PPA, the TPPA and the DPPA!
To all of you who have made this opportunity possible, thank you!

#ppa #craftsman #therealwhatsthatguysname #tppa #dppa

JUNE 8, 2023

PPA 25+ GOLD BAR RECEIVED

SIX TIME WINNER!!!!!!

Thank you to Chansen Media for the opportunity and thank all of you who voted and made it happen, again!

Your support means so very much!  You are soooo very good to me!

JUNE 6, 2023

It's no secret that Texas School '23 was an anxiety monster for me, for so many reasons, both personal and as an instructor. Thankfully I was a part of something bigger than myself, executed to perfection by so many kind and giving people. A good portion of those people are volunteers, many of whom are volunteers year-after-year, making life better for us all. And the pros who guide them every year have no peers in phenomenal leadership.
The family that is the TPPA* is like nothing else. Friends that have your back, know when to smile, when to hug, and when to give you the quiet we all need now and then.  I owe you. Big. Thank you!

APRIL 23 - 28, 2023

GEEZ, I AM FORTUNATE - RE: TEXAS SCHOOl!

#TPPA #txschool #TexasSchool #family #photography #education

3RD TIME'S THE CHARM - PRESENTED AT iHEART!

The I Heart Photography Conference, October 14-16, 2022, featured three days of programming for photographers of all skill levels and with a wide range of interests.

Once again we had a great turnout for 'Headshots and Beyond'.  Thank you to everyone who attended!  Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's event, October 13- 14, 2023!

OCTOBER 14, 2022

Check out the details on 'Unlock Lightroom - And Upgrade Your life!' where we can have a week together at the beautiful
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, April 23rd – 28, 2023!  Texas School is "The Best Little Photography School in the World!" with great classes, a phenomenal trade show, activities morning, noon and night, and a LOT of FREE food and beverage, plus giveaways that will make your day!

OCTOBER 5, 2022

NAMEd AS 2023 INSTRUCTOR AT THE TPPA'S PREMIER EVENT - TEXAS SCHOOl!

RENEWED WITH TPPA EVENTS FOR 2023!

'What's New in Lightroom?' a TPPA recurring event, has been renewed for 2023, making this the third year with six new episodes scheduled for every other month! Program Dates (All times 7 to 8 PM Central) for 2023 are February 15, April 19, June 21, August 16, October 18, and December 20.  Can't attend an episode or want to review one you missed?  Check out previous episodes!

Find out more, register and add your question today!  


OCTOBER 2022

Texas Professional Photographers Association is a non-profit association for all professional photographers who want to grow their photography business.

Our mission is to provide all photographers with an opportunity for success regardless of their professional aspirations, creative desires, or personal interest in the craft of photography.

We provide our members an outstanding experience and help them become better photographers, better small businesses and better connected.




named president elect of tppa
September 2022

I cannot say 'Thank You!" enough to those who took a moment to recognize their favorite stores, bars, restaurants, fitness facilities and so much more, while also allowing me to be selected as the Best of Denton County for the fourth year in a row!  I am humbled by your choice and fortunate to no end.

NAMED BEST OF DENTON COUNTY,
FOUR YEARS RUNNING!
AUGUST 2022

THANK YOU!

2022 has been a challenge in so many ways. Your trust in what I do is extremely important and is very much appreciated!

Voted Best. By People Like You! 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & now 2022!


named best of flower mound for the fifth year in a row!
july 2022

"PPA and the Certification Committee would like to commend you on maintaining your quality of excellence as a Certified Professional Photographer. As I am sure you are aware, this is a significant achievement for those who pursue excellence in the photographic industry."

Each CPP designation is for a 3-year term, with renewal based upon achievement of several key photographic objectives.  Find out more at ppa.com/cpp

RENEWED CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER STATUS
MAY 2022

Bruce Schooler was one of those rare persons who had the gift of being everyone's friend at first meeting. Impossible not to like, and most likely to go beyond expectations, he would often begin a conversation with "whatcha need?" with a Big Spring, Texas twang, wearing his signature Tilley hat.

As an instructor at Texas School a few years ago, I was given a choice of requesting my Wranglers (sidekicks who make everything go smoothly), and Bruce delivered. So much so that I asked for him again the next time around. I was looking forward to seeing his bright smile and to enjoy his presence. But COVID took him away from us all, well before his time.

For 2022, I was fortunate to again play the role of Wrangler myself. But to have my name next to his in this recognition is humbling and, frankly, unbelievable. There are at least 70+ Texas School Wranglers that volunteer each year, working morning noon and night to create the Texas School experience for every participant.

Texas School is like nothing else because of superb leadership, meticulous planning, preparation and execution (and of course, the efforts of Wranglers). This recognition is very special. Thank you.

#ripbruce #bruceschooler #texasschool #tppa #tppa2022

RECOGNIZED FOR THE BRUCE SCHOOLER AWARD FOR WRANGLER EXCELLENCE
April 2022

Presented at the Annual Awards Banquet, Texas School, April 23, 2022, 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.  This award follows the attainment of Associate Fellow, awarded in July, 2018


Presented at the Annual Awards Banquet, Texas School, April 23, 2022, 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. This award follows the attainment of Associate Fellow, awarded in July, 2018

ATTAINED FULL FELOWSHIP WITH TPPA
April 2022

CPP TECHNICAL IMAGE EVALUATION &
HEADSHOTS AND BEYOND


TPPA is a great organization like no other in the nation, and being asked to lead one event, much less two in a weeks' time, is always an honor.  The participants are always eager to learn, and the interactiion is always positive!  Find out more about the TPPA and join at https://tppa.org/


two back to back tppa live events
february 26 & march 5, 2022

THANK YOU, JUDGE EADS!!

"On behalf of the Denton County Commissioners Court, I want to congratulate you on being voted the Best of Denton 2021. Winning this coveted award is always a great honor each year; however, it is especially significant this year because of all that you have dealt with in 2020 and 2021."

"Thank you for striving to be the best in your field I am extremely glad you chose Denton County to establish your business and we wish you only [the] best in the coming years."

March 3, 2022

RENEWED WITH TPPA EVENTS!

What's New in Lightroom? has been renewed for 2022, with six new episodes scheduled for every other month!
Program Dates (All times 7 to 8 PM Central) for 2022 are February 16, 
April 20, June 15, August 17, October 19, and December 21.

Find out more, register and add your question at https://tppa.org/whats-new-in-lightroom/


DECEMBER 2021

VOTED BEST OF DENTON COUNTY FOR 2021!

Thanks to people like you, What's That Guy's Name? has been named Best of Denton County - Corporate & Headshots for the 3rd Year in a Row!

I am very fortunate!


AUGUST 30, 2021

VOTED TPPA TREASURER

TPPA is a non-profit association serving professional photographers and photographic enthusiast from across the US and beyond.

"Our mission is to provide all photographers with an opportunity for success regardless of their professional aspirations, creative desires or personal interest in the craft of photography. Everything we do is done to provide our members an outstanding experience and to help them become better photographers, better small businesses and better connected.."


AUGUST 2021

BACK TO iHEART!

The I Heart Photography Conference, October 15-17, 2021, features three days of programming for photographers of all skill levels and with a wide range of interests.

I am fortunate to have been selected to be on Friday's calendar, with my 4-hour program - 'Headshots and Beyond'.  Find out more and register at https://iheartphotography.org/

OCTOBER 2021

.NAMED PPA COUNCILOR FOR 2021 - '24

"We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 Council elections. New Councilors officially take office July 1, 2021 for a three year term. These volunteers act as a voice for members in their state and help set policy by discussing and voting on changes to PPA by-laws, procedures and leadership. They are also vital in helping PPA get important messaging out to its more than 30,000 members. Please join us in congratulating this accomplished group."


JUNE 2021

GOOD THINGS COME BY MAIL ...

"Your hard work and continued commitment to the industry of photography and Professional Photographers of America is commendable ..." "doing so helps strengthen the connection between members and promote the continued striving for excellence with the photographic community."

The second gold bar is minute compared to the greats in our industry who have inspired thousands before me, yet it is a solid reminder of why I became a member of the PPA!


JUNE 2021

NEWS JUST IN! LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER WINS FOURTH IN A ROW! MOTHER IS PROUD TO SAY HE'S ONE OF HERS.

The two most important words are still true! THANK YOU to all of you made this possible. Life is a 'we' game, not an 'I' game, and I am so very glad that I get to play with you!

Voted Best. By People Like you! Woo hoo!

FOUR IN A ROW!

JUNE 2021

Want to know more? Check out the FAQs!

Great opportunity to answer a few of the many questions that come my way when talking about photography!

BIG "Thank You!" to Chansen Media for allowing me to work with writer Sydni Ellis and the rest of their great team.  Chansen's Ask the Experts is an annual feature in their 15 regional publications, Each year, more than 500 companies partner with Living Magazine to build their brand visibility, their brand image and grow their clientele.

ASK THE EXPERT (THAT'S ME!)

JUNE 2021

The 45+ year tradition that is Texas School finally happened!  Woo hoo!  With very careful attention to COVID restrictions and well-prepared screening, over 800 photographers made the Renaissance Hotel in Addison the place to be for 5 days (!) of great education and friendship!  Kudos to the fantastic team that make Texas School the 'Best Little School in the World' and for allowing me to lead the 'best class in the whole room' / 'best Lightroom class in the whole school!

IN PERSON IN 2021!

APRIL 2021

"Every other month, Guy T will take you through the newest releases of Lightroom Classic and both the desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom. He will also take your questions on all aspects of Lightroom.

It all starts this December 16 and continues on the 3rd Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, & December, from 7 to 8 PM Central."

DECEMBER 2020

HOST OF NEW TPPA EVENT SERIES
'wHAT'S NEW WITH LIGHTROOM?'

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 2020

renewed for 2021!

On the heels of winning Best of Flower Mound for the 3rd year in a row (THANK YOU!) Chansen Media was nice enough to create a one-page story as a 'Get to Know the Best of Winner'!

Of course, I wouldn't be a 'Best of' anything without support.  You keep me going, and every step of the way I consider myself to be very fortunate!

NOVEmBER 2020

reCOGnIZEd for BEST OF FLOWER MOUND!

THANK YOU
Senator Jane Nelson and those whose voting led to back - to - back wins for 2019 & 2020!

NOVEMBER 2020

HONORED TO HAVE RECEIVED RECOGNITION FROM SENATOR NELSON AS 'BEST OF DENTON COUNTY 2020'!

Let's spend a week together at the beautiful
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel, April 25th – 30, 2021!  There is nothing like Texas School, with great classes, a phenomenal trade show, activities morning, noon and night, and a LOT of FREE food and beverage, plus giveaways that will make your day!
Find out more at texasschool.org!

SEPTEMBER 2020

back AT THE TPPA'S PREMIER EVENT  
- TEXAS SCHOOl -
as an instructor FOR 2021!

Back-to-back wins in 2019 and 2020!
We started off with Top 3 in 2018, and were stunned to see that we got that far. To say that I am humbled to get 'Best Of' two years in a row is a massive understatement.

THANK YOU to so many of you who have made 2020 very special once again!

AUGUST 28, 2020

WHAT'S THAT GUY'S NAME? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T NAMED BEST OF DENTON COUNTY 2020 FOR CORPORATE AND HEADSHOTS!

Chansen Media's annual contest concluded in August, 2020.  2020 makes our 3rd win in a row as 
Best of Flower Mound for 2018, 2019 and now 2020!
THANK YOU!
 THANK YOU!
 THANK YOU!
 
(3 times!!!

AUGUST 1, 2020

BEST OF FLOWER MOUND 2020 RECOGNIZES WHAT'S THAT GUY'S NAME? | PHOTOGRAPHY BY GUY T AS A 3 time winner!

Senator Jane Nelson sent this beautiful document my way recently, despite being quite busy with COVID-19 and many other important tasks!  Thank you, Senator!

JUNE 2020

RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF SENATOR JANE NELSON.

"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 ...

Chansen 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 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 2018

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