BIO

2016 Professional Photographers of America International Silver Medalist, Phyllis Connell

2015 Professional Photographers of America International Silver Medalist, Phyllis Connell

2016 Professional Photographers of Orange County, Nature Photographer of the Year

2015 Professional Photographers of Orange County, Nature Photographer of the Year

Southern California photographer Phyllis Jean Clark Connell, or "P.J.", has enjoyed a life-long interest in photography acquiring her first camera and Audubon book at eight years of age. She began her career by photographing such diverse subjects as birds and the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas to Mt. Fuji in Tokyo, Japan where she lived until junior high school.

P.J.'s main photographic passions have been avian photography, landscape, and action sports including Motocross, Supercross and FMX riders such as the well-known X-Fighters. Alongside the X Games they are the most prestigious and most challenging freestyle Motocross competitions.

Phyllis has served her church with her photography skills including - but not limited to - Mother's Day portraits, baptisms, events, grand openings, business portraits, photographing other ministries and volunteers and whatever coverage needs arise. She enjoys creating composites from all subjects including sports, landscapes and portraits.

Connell's Best Buddies photo, accepted into the PPA IPC Loan Collection, will be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book. "Flight of the Pelican" and "Sanctuary" having received GB Merits will be published in the "Showcase" book. All of her merited images from the 2016 PPA International Competition were on display at Imaging USA in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas Jan. 8-10, 2017. Connell was one of only 139 Silver Medalists out of nearly 5700 submitted entries.

Connell's Great Blue Heron photo, accepted into the PPA IPC Loan Collection, will be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book. All of her merited images from the 2015 PPA International Competition were on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 10-12, 2016. Connell was one of only 155 Silver Medalists out of nearly 5,200 submitted entries.

Current and past memberships include:

PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
PPC (Professional Photographers of California)
PPOC (Professional Photographers of Orange County)
PICS Ministry of Saddleback Church (Photographers in Christ's Service)
NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
SCPC (South County Photo Club)
National Audubon Society
Nature Photographers Network
National Wildlife Federation
The Nature Conservancy

2016 International Silver Medalist
PPA IPC Awards

2015 International Silver Medalist
PPA IPC Awards

PPOC 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year

PPOC 2015 Nature Photographer of the Year

PPC Merit Prints 2016

PPC Merit Prints 2015

PPOC_Merit Prints

Portraits

Laguna Hills Audubon

Avian

Macro/Still Life

Audubon Bird Walks

MX_Supercross

FMX - Psycho Sports Cartel at Lucas Oil

Sports_Posters

Orange County Fair 2012

Surf City, USA



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