ABOUT AL DI CAMPLI
Al Di Campli Bio:
Under the guidance of Al Di Campli, A.D.C. Photography Inc. opened its first studio in Broomall, Pennsylvania in 1993. Al’s many years of experience photographing events, portraits, schools, and fashion, along with aerial, architectural, fine art and commercial photography, prepared him well for the rigors of operating an independent, full service studio.
His talent and style have led many companies and organizations as Smith-Barney, Toyota Motors, Keystone Foods, Schiffer Publishing and The Leukemia Society of America to utilize his creative skills. His images have been featured in many newspapers, magazines, brochures and promotional pieces. He has also contributed to Animation Art, the Early Years: 1911 to 1953, and Animation Art, the Latter Years: 1953 to 1993, by Jeff Lotman.
Al’s commitment to excellence and client satisfaction is reflected in his past membership and long, distinguished service to the following professional organizations: Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania (PPA of PA) where he has earned the Service Degree, Print Degree, and the PPA of PA Certified Professional Photographer Degree. He served on many committees and sat on the Board of Governors. As a result, he received one of the State’s top service awards, The President’s Plaque, at the 2004 annual Convention. His prints, albums and folios have won many awards, including "Best Digital Image" of 2000, 2002, 2003, along with numerous Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards as well.
Mr. Di Campli is a Life Member of The Professional Photographers of New Jersey (PPANJ) as well as a Fellow of Photography, and has served in numerous capacities. He was elected the President of the PPANJ Southern Region (2000-2001) where he was named ”Photographer of the Year” in 2003 and 2004. His images and folios have won numerous Best of Show, Kodak Gallery, and Court of Honor Awards at their annual print competitions. He was awarded the Fellow of Photography in 2005, and the PPA National Award (the highest award for service) at the 2007 PPANJ Convention, where he also served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Al has served on the Professional Photographers of America’s Certification (Standards) Committee 1999-2000, 2006 to 2007, and was Vice Chair in 2008. He was the Certification Liaison for New Jersey (1999-2009). In July of 1996 he earned the coveted Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the PPA. He began teaching a certification course to other professional photographers in 1997. His efforts with this program led to a dramatic increase in the percentage of professional photographers who are now certified.
The success of this program (he helped over 500 photographers become Certified) has gained national recognition, and as a result, Al was invited to teach at many different venues and PPA affiliate schools across the U.S., in addition to his privately held classes.
He has addressed the 1999, 2001, and 2002 national conventions of the PPA on the benefits of certification. He received his Photographic Craftsman Degree in 1998 at the PPA Annual Convention. Al received the Master of Photography Degree at the 2004 National Convention.
Mr. Di Campli has given programs to professional photography groups across the country, which have been described as informative, educational and entertaining. He was selected by Polaroid as a creative use consultant to teach the SX-70 emulsion manipulation technique for turning a photograph in to a French Impressionist style image.
As a result of his instructional efforts, Al received his Photographic Craftsman Degree from the PPA at their National Convention in 1998, and was invited to join the American Society of Photographers. His images have won National honors and have been selected for both the prestigious Loan and General Collections, in addition to the Kodak Epcot Center Collection, and the 2005 International Exhibit in Korea. One of his images, “Closed for the Day,” was selected for the cover of the 2002 PPA General Collection Book. This coffee table-sized book features “judge’s choice” and “blue ribbon” (merited) images from around the world.
Al Di Campli, is an award winning professional photographer, artist and instructor. He spoken taught and lectured across the USA., to students from around the world. He has given programs on lighting, creativity, and Certification Exam preparation.