Pete Rezac, a portrait photographer 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 photographic community.   

Pete holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer degrees from the Professional Photographers of America.  He is also 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 print juror in training and working towards the goal of becoming an affiliated judge.  Pete also sits on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of California

Pete supports PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day fundraiser.  He and his orthodontic partners were top donors in the country in 2016 and 2015 and one of Pete’s images earned Best of Show for the Celebration of Smiles 2015 national event.

Accomplishments: 

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 Platinum Medalist - 2016, 2015

International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist - 2014

Grand Imaging Top 10 finalist Children’s Category - 2015

California Children’s Photographer of the Year - 2015

California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year - 2015

California Top 10 number six - 2015

Kodak Gallery Award Western States District - 2012

PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Top Donor - 2016 and  2015

PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Best in Show Portrait - 2015

PPA Charities Image Impact Award - 2016