Photographer’s Reset and Reinvent – South Bay

A speaker luncheon featuring Master Photographers John Paulson and Zee Bezabeh, on Tuesday, November 6th in Fremont

Lunch, Learning and Power Conversations!

Hear a short program on “Composition for Fun and Profit”, then we’ll have an interactive discussion about the issues important to YOU!

What direction is your photography going?

Come in and find out; after all, it is your business.

Time: 11:00 am – 1 pm with a FREE LUNCH ** INCLUDED for FIRST 10 REGISTRANTS.

Meeting Location:    Panera Bread 2650 Mowry Ave. Fremont CA  94538  (4 minute walk from Fremont BART station)

** Pre-registration fee of $20 required…the first 10 to sign up will receive lunch during the meeting (please keep your menu selections to $20 or less and PPGBA will not purchase alcoholic beverages for you) PLUS a $20 Starbucks gift card. You MUST attend the lunch to receive the gift card, we want you to BE there!

For all others who wish to join in at this event, but are not among the first 10 registrants, you may attend on a space available basis and purchase your own lunch.

Click here to register!

About the Speaker – John Paulson

Photography has been both John’s passion and profession for the past 38 years. He has a B.A. degree in Art from San Jose State University. John Paulson is proud to be one of the few to have earned the degree Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from the Professional Photographers of America. He has written many articles that have been published in photographic journals. John is recognized as an expert in the field and sharing with others is part of his responsibility. John has lectured from East to West Coast, sharing both in the U.S. and Canada.

In 1997 John began pursuing digital images in his work. His current works have evolved from his travels in the Mediterranean. Capturing the basic beauty of the land and enhancing its drama is what he enjoys best. John’s work can be seen in the Kaleid Gallery 88 South 4th Street, San Jose and in the ArtSmart Gallery 1261 Lincoln Avenue Suite 106 San Jose.


The Master of Photography degree is the highest honor granted by the Professional Photographers of America. It shouts loudly and clearly, here is a superior talent in the tradition of the fine European artist whose work had to be selected by the jury of the salon.


With proven talent comes the obligation to share. Only after faithfully sharing talent time and time again is a photographer granted the degree of Photographic Craftsman.


About the Speaker – Zee Bezabeh

A journey of artistry, business, and service has defined Zee Bezabeh’s life so far. His career began at age 11 while working in the studio of his father, one of the top photographers in Ethiopia. After immigrating to the U.S., he completed a BS degree in Mass Communications from Florida International University in Miami.

Relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area more than 30 years ago and starting his business, Zee has become well known for his distinctive family and high school senior portraiture, and expert corporate event coverage. His passion for the medium, his thoughtful style, and his sensitive eye for beautiful lighting and posing brings out the best in all of his subjects.

An Honorary Life Member of the Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area (PPGBA), Zee has volunteered for most committee positions as well as Chairman of Golden Gate School of Professional Photography and association President. He has earned both the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America.

Zee still continues to expand his study of the art and science of photography and frequently explores new projects within the Bay Area and around the world. Meanwhile, he has shared his knowledge and inspired many other image-makers over the years through lectures and workshops. Industry peers have recognized his talent with Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece awards as well as Photographer of the Year acclaim from PPGBA.

When not creating photographs for his many clients, or serving charitable causes and our industry, Zee enjoys life in San Jose with his lovely wife Alem and wonderful daughter Ida and son Abey who have graduated from college and are now active in their own careers.