Joe Buissink March 20th 2017

Joe Buissink

Staying Fresh: Being Successful as a Photographer

Monday, March 20th


Crowne Plaza Bucks County Hotel 

PPA Members may receive a Continuing Education Merit for attending. Program is free for GPPDV members. Guests and non-members may attend for $69. Register using the online form at the bottom of this page.

“Ultimately photography is about who you are. It’s the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit…My photos convey what I believe is my truth, expressed through my ability as an artist…The photographer has to discover and capture what is unique in each and every person…I am not particularly interested in being up-to-date on the latest technological developments. I’m more involved with the people in the world around me and their relationship to the world around them. I use technology simply as a tool to penetrate this world. After all, the photos I take don’t come from the camera but from me.” — Joe



Staying Fresh: Being Successful as a Photographer

One of the critical components to a successful career as a working photographer is the ability to stay fresh and creative while making a living. Unless you keep the passion for image making flowing, your career simply becomes a way to make a living. This new workshop with master portrait and wedding photographer Joe Buissink opens doors long closed, and keeps dreams alive. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rekindle the love affair you have for photography and refresh your path.

Joe leads the group in a series of creative exercises which aim to open your eyes to new ways of seeing and help work through creative blocks.
 Daily assignments focus on breaking old patterns and opening to new insights. We focus our attention on portraits, nudes, and landscape photography. This workshop is intended for the experienced photographer who may be in a rut and need to re-invigorate their creative process.

This is a workshop you will remember forever; not for the faint-of-heart, but for those willing to risk and journey on an adventure.

About Joe Buissink

Joe Buissink began his professional photographic career in 1995 and has become one of the most sought after and praised wedding photographers in the world. His work is both revered in the photographic community and admired in the wedding industry. He is a favorite among many celebrity couples, having been commissioned to photograph numerous celebrity weddings.

Joe’s exceptional craftsmanship in the art of photography has led to several recent television interviews on programs such as; Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment News, Good Morning NY, Extra, Lifetime’s “Wedding of a Lifetime” and a very special Good Morning America interview by Diane Sawyer.

Joe Buissink has been the recipient of several admirable awards and accolades over the years including the International Leadership Award in Photography by the International Photographic Council at the United Nations in 2003. In 2004 Joe was commissioned to photograph the International ad campaign for Kodak’s Portra film line. In 2005, he was selected as Apple’s spokesperson for their new software program Aperture which was designed to enhance the digital workflow for the professional photographer. In 2006, Joe was officially announced as the newest inductee to Canon’s exclusive Explorers of Light. In 2007, American Photo magazine nominated Joe Buissink as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world and in 2009, a BBC television special selected Joe as one of the Top 5 Wedding Photographers in the World. His images have received countless awards from the WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) annual print and album competitions including several Grand Awards. In 2013 he received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from WPPI.

His work continues to grace the covers and inside pages of several news, entertainment and industry magazines including People, In Touch, Us Weekly, InStyle Weddings, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, Photo District News, American Photo, Popular Photography and Rangefinder.

GPPDV members may attend this program FREE as part of your membership. Pre-registration is not required.

Guests and non-members may attend for $69. Guests who are PPA members are eligible to receive 1 PPA continuing education merit for attending. Guests and non-members may register and pay using the secure form below: