Wow 2018 is already off to a roaring start for me. It’s been a crazy couple of months with travel to Nashville, TN for Professional Photographers of America’s Imaging USA , then Knoxville TN to speak to Professional Photographers of Eastern Tennessee since I was in “their neck of the woods” , then to central coast of California for Professional Photographers of California Board of Directors Installation and Awards Banquet, and just this past week a trip to Detroit Michigan to judge and speak at the Professional Photographers of Michigan‘s PhotoMax Convention.
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I recently had the opportunity to do a program for the Professional Photographers of California’s Pro Photo Expo, which is their state convention, on how I’m still using film in my day to day portrait work. Kodak Alaris was one of the sponsors of the convention and they were kind enough to send me 10 sheets of Tri-X 4×5 sheet film so that I could produce some portraits on the material for my presentation.
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I just returned from a week long investment in photographic education in an effort to improve my craft and learn a new skill set that I plan to introduce to my clients later this year. Where did I learn all of this? At the Professional Photographers of California‘s West Coast School on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego.
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I had the good fortune to attend a landscape photography work shop with the Professional Photographers of California a few weeks ago in the majestic Yosemite National Park! It was three days of having my breath taken away in awe of this amazing place.
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I had the privilege of creating this young man’s high school senior portraits last week. He was another great subject to work with and just perfect to use the large format 4×5 film camera to expose a few sheets of film on him.
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We are just a few weeks away from our annual “Celebration of Smiles” event benefiting Operation Smile! This is the 5th year that I’ve had the good fortune of partnering with the doctors and staff at Pitts Orthodontics as we photograph smiles to save smiles because we are both in the smile business!
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Print competition season is in full swing across the great land for those professional photographers that are members of The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the state and local organizations that are affiliated with PPA. There can be some confusion about what print competition is really about and I hope to share some light on it from my point of view.
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One of the great things about photography for me is the opportunity to share what I’ve learned through the hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of mistakes I’ve made along the way with other photographers. The Professional Photographers of America has an educational series called SuperOne Day that I’m super excited to be participating in again this spring with my friend and colleague Diane Costello.
Continue reading What’s old is new again! Film a great portrait tool!
It’s been quite sometime since I’ve taken time to write on my blog and quite a lot has happened since last post in November 2015! First I hope this finds everyone well and that life is good for them. I know it’s pretty darn great for me.
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Ah my favorite time of year is almost upon us. I saw my first katydid leaf bug this afternoon and took a picture of it. I showed the picture of it to a friend of ours who teaches High School Biology and she told me to mark it on the calendar as the sighting of a katydid means 30 days until our first frost. That in turn reminded me that the busiest time of year for me is almost here: Fall Family Portraits!
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