Chris Stambaugh has been a professional photographer for over three decades, opening his first portrait studio when he was 19 years old. Chris is an active volunteer in his industry and has served as president of the Alberta Professional Photographers association,Treasurer and President of the Professional Photographers of Canada.
Chris holds the Master of Photographic Arts designation and has earned 6 accreditations from the Professional Photographers of Canada. The PPOC has also awarded Chris with the designation “Service of Photographic Arts” and “Honorary Lifetime Member”. He also has been awarded 4 bars to the Master of Photographic Arts in recognition of his ongoing excellence in his craft. Individual accolades include being a five-time finalist for Alberta Portrait Photographer of the year, a finalist for Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year and winning “Best Wedding Album” in Canada twice.
One of Chris’ new passions is that of an educator. Chris formerly taught photography classes at NAIT (continuing education) and Edmonton Public Schools (Metro). He currently teaches a class at the University of Alberta (ELLA) and is the administrator and head instructor for the Burwell School of Photography. “I am more proud of my students accomplishments that I am of my own.”