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Bridging the Gap in 2018


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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10 Portraits on 4×5 Kodak Tri-X Sheet Film

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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2017 West Coast School

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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Visiting Yosemite for the First Time


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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High School Senior – Kevin

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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Giving Back through the Smile Business

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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Improving My Photographic Craft through Print Competition

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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