Pete Rezac, a small business owner with an emphasis on luxury portraiture, is based in Reno, Nevada, still chooses to work with medium and large format cameras and film in creating his fine art portraiture because of the tactile process it provides him in creating his work, along with the rich tones and high fidelity of the photographs that come from these tools. Seeking an authentic look to his children character portraits, Pete was inspired to create timeless portraits showing children at their best. This work has earned him numerous accolades from the professional photographic community.
Pete holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer degrees from the Professional Photographers of America. He is also holds the Master Photographer and Service Medallions from the Professional Photographers of California.
He is a PPA approved Certified Professional Photographer Exam Preparation class instructor and active educator teaching and mentoring other professional photographers throughout the United States. Pete is also a Professional Photographers of America Approved International Photographic Competition Juror. Pete also sits on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of California and is proud to serve as it's current President.
Pete supports PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day fundraiser. He and his orthodontic partners were top donors in the country in 2017, 2016 and 2015 and one of Pete’s images earned Best of Show for the Celebration of Smiles 2015 national event. He is proud that he and his partners, Pitts Orthodontics have saved 98 smiles to date and counting!
International Photographic Competition Silver Medalist - 2018
California Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year - 2018
2017 PPA Western States District Print Competition Child Portrait Photographer of the Year
2017 PPA Western States District Print Competition Certified Professional Photographer of the Year
International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist - 2017, 2014
International Photographic Competition Platinum Medalist - 2016, 2015
Grand Imaging Top 10 finalist Children’s Category - 2015
California Children’s Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015
California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015
California Top 10 Professional Photographers- 2018, 2017, 2015
Kodak Gallery Award Western States District - 2012
PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Top Donor - 2017, 2016, 2015
PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Best in Show Portrait - 2015
PPA Charities Image Impact Award - 2016