Photo Education

Patrick Rice
PPA Certified, M.Photog.Cr., PFA, ALPE, Hon. - ALPE

Professional Biography

Patrick Rice, of North Olmsted, Ohio, has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Cleveland State University, the PPA Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman Degrees as well as all five levels of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Masters Degree. He earned the designation of Certified Professional Photographer from both the PPA and the Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO), as well as receiving the Advanced Medallion Award from the Ohio CPP Commission. He has received the Fellowship Award from the Photographic Art Specialists of Ohio (PASO) and Service Award Medallion from the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers (SONOPP). Patrick has received countless Best of Show honors, been included in the PPA Loan Collection, and the Ohio Top Ten. He has been named Photographer of the Year by SONOPP five times and twice by the Akron Society of Professional Photographers (ASPP). In 1997, Patrick was WPPI's Grand Award Winner in the Portrait category and one of his wedding images received a perfect score of 100 at the Award of Excellence Print Competition. He has accumulated seven Court of Honor Awards in the wedding category at the MidEast States Regional Print Competition and in 2001, received two Fuji Masterpiece Awards, a score of 99 on one of his wedding images, and was the Ohio Photographer of the Year. In addition, he has won the Wedding Award Trophy twice and the Commercial Award Trophy once from the Triangle Photographers Association.

Patrick Rice has been actively involved in photographic associations for many years. He is a past President of the Professional Photographers of Ohio, SONOPP, ASPP and PASO. He has also served as a PPA Councilor from Ohio and has served on the PPA Standards Committee and the Wedding Group. He has been presented the President's Award from both the PPO and the ASPP and has received the Madison Geddes Award for outstanding contributions to SONOPP. In 2000, Patrick received the Honorary Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence from WPPI. In addition, he was selected to receive the Photography Leadership Award from the International Photographic Council at the United Nations in New York City. In 2004, he received the PPA National Award from the Professional Photographers of Ohio.

Patrick has lectured and judged extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He has presented programs at both the Professional Photographers of America and WPPI Annual Conventions. His work has been published in several photographic magazines and he has authored books on Infrared Wedding Photography, Print Competition Success, Professional Digital Imaging for the Portrait and Wedding Photographer, Digital Infrared Photography, Digital Black & White Photography and Digital Portrait Photography of Teens and Seniors - all published by Amherst Media, Inc.

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