Joe Glyda has been a Commercial photographer for over 45 years specializing in Food and product, Architecture and Aviation. He worked on staff at Kraft Foods for 36 years and created mouth-watering images for ads, brochures, recipe booklets and other print media and the company’s website. He was instrumental in introducing digital technology to Kraft back in 1993, which completely changed the 8×10 film-based studio into a full-service digital studio by 1995. His leadership in the digital field, along with his commercial photography expertise led him to teach at PPA conventions, Texas School and Lamar School of Photography, and Kelby One training.
After taking an early retirement from Kraft in 2009, he continues to photograph food projects but has expanded his architectural and aviation assignments through his own company, Joe Glyda Photography, Inc. Joe is an energetic photographer with a keen eye and sense of adventure that keeps him on the cusp of creating great images.
He received the Nikon Industrial Photographer of the Year in 1995. The Gold Medallion for excellence from PPA in 1999 and was the co-chair for the photography section of the FIRST book on digital photography in 2001 which set the standards in Flexographic printing. Joe is a PPA Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, and a PPA Master Artist.
His book, Food Photography, Creating Appetizing Images was released in June 2019.
His new book, WWII Aviation Artwork was released in August 2021.