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Master of Photography-PPA

Photographic Craftsmen - PPA

Certified Professional photographer-PPA

Fellowship Award-PPC

Business & Arts-PPC

 

Yogi Patel of Global Photography has over 27 years of professional photography experience. He holds a BA in photography from the University of Florida, along with a Certified Professional Photographers degree, and a Masters and Craftsmen in Photography from the Professional Photographers of America .

Yogi has been passionate in his pursuit of the arts since the earliest days of his childhood. Not only did he receive two silver medals in international art competitions, but Yogi was also the recipient of the highly coveted Jawaharlal Nehru award – India’s highest artistic honor. At the age of 14, Yogi was given his first camera (a Yashika), and his artistic attention was forever turned towards photography. After graduating from college, he worked as a lead photographer in Florida for five years at a large commercial photography studio, before moving to California to found Global Photography. Together with his wife Prem, the Patels have successfully built their business year after year and now operates one of the premier photography studios in Southern California. Some of his images have been selected for national exhibition by the Professional Photographers of America including twice for the prestigious Loan Collection. His work has also been published in National and international magazines.

Both well known and highly respected in the industry, Yogi has received numerous awards for his photographic endeavors:

Wedding Photographer of the year 2012 CIPPA

Wedding Album Photographer of the year 2012 CIPPA

Loan Collection Print and 3 Merit prints 2012 - PPA

Photographer of the year Commercial 2012 CIPPA

Family Photographer of the year 2012 CIPPA

Kodak Gallery Award  : Environmental Portrait 2011

Fuji Film Masterpiece award : Wedding Album 2011

Winner of Top Ten Photographers in California  2011

Photographer of the Year 2011 CIPPA

Wedding Album, Studio, Commercial & Children Photographer of the Year 2011 CIPPA

California Photographer of the Year Wedding Album 2011

California Photographer of the Year 2010 for best wedding album – Professional Photographers of California

California Environmental Portrait Photographer of the Year 2010 – PPC

Photographer of the Year 2009 best wedding album – CIPPA

Commercial Photographer of the Year 2009 - CIPPA

California State ELITE Award 2009 presented by American Society of Photographers

Three times in a row a Top Ten Photographers in California award winner for 2007,208 & 2009 - PPC

California Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year 2009 – Professional Photographers of California

California Commercial Photographer of the Year 2009 – Professional Photographers of California

Top Ten Photographers in California for 2009- Professional Photographers of California

Master of Photography award 2009 - Professional Photographers of America

Sliver level Photography award 2009 – Professional Photographers of America

Photographer of the Year 2009 best wedding album – CIPPA

Commercial Photographer of the Year 2009 - CIPPA

6 – PPC Merit Print Awards 2009 - PPC

Prestigious Kodak Gallery Award for Commercial/Industrial/Illustrative Photography -2008 – KODAK

Fuji Film USA Masterpiece Award for Commercial Photography – 2008 – FUJI FILM USA

Western States Commercial Photographer of the Year 2008 – PPC

Top Ten Photographers in California Award 2008- PPC

Fellowship Award 2008 – PPC

PPA Loan Print 2008

4 - PPA Merit Print Awards 2008 –PPA

6 – PPC Merit Print Awards 2008 - PPC

Wedding Photographer of the Year 2008 – CIPPA

Environmental Photographer of the Year 2008 – CIPPA

Photographer of the Year Wedding Albums 2008 –CIPPA

Commercial /Industrial Photographer of the Year 2008 – CIPPA

Top Ten Photographers in California Award – 2007 – PPC

4- PPC Merit Print Awards 2007 - PPC

Commercial/ Industrial Photographer of the Year 2006 – CIPPA

Western States Studio Photographer of the Year 2005 – PPC

Commercial / Industrial Photographer of the Year 2005- CIPPA

Wedding Photographer of the Year 2005 - CIPPA