M.Photog., Hon. M.Photog., Cr., CPP, API, F-ASP
Resume of Ralph Romaguera, Sr., M.Photog., Hon. M.Photog.,Cr., CPP, API, F-ASP
Romaguera began his photographic career at the age of 18 in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Following active duty at the Naval Photo School, he obtained a part time position with United Press International and later became a full time photojournalist for the Times Picayune Publishing Corporation in New Orleans, LA. In 1971, Romaguera opened his first portrait studio.
Presently, the Romaguera family own and operate a studio in the Greater New Orleans area. His exhibition prints have been accepted in the General, Loan and Masters Loan Exhibits of the Professional Photographers of America. Besides the Masters, Honorary Masters, Craftsman and Certified designations from PPA, in 2007, Romaguera received the Fellowship in the American Society of Photographers.
Romaguera has served as President of the Professional Photographers of America, Greater New Orleans Guild, the Professional Photographers of Louisiana, the Southwestern Photographers Association and the American Society of Photographers. Romaguera has been honored with the coveted National Service Award twice, the International Service Award, the American Society of Photographers Service Award and the Directors Award from PPA. Currently, Romaguera is currently chairman of the Professional Photographers of America.
Other PPA duties were serving on the Wedding Group, Vice Chairman of the convention committee, chairman of the PEC and the International committees. As a board member, Romaguera has served as liaison to the speaker selection, convention, certification, PEC and the BRE committees.
Romaguera has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Korea, China and Great Britain.
Romaguera was chosen to represent portrait photographers on the NBC Today Show in a series celebrating the 150 Years of Professional Photography.
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