Category Archives: Education

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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Teaching others is the greatest Teacher

I had the great pleasure of being asked to speak at a monthly guild meeting of the Professional Photographers of Orange County last week in Santa Ana, CA and then teach a day long workshop the following day on my Black & White Children’s Character Portraits.  One the the great things about teaching is I always learn something new while teaching others!

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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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What’s old is new again! Film a great portrait tool!

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.

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Learning the fundamentals of Judging a photograph to the 12 elements of a merit image

I had the opportunity and pleasure of taking The Professional Photographers of California (PPC) Print Judging Academy yesterday in Roseville, Ca.  I’m hoping to start my next journey in professional photography by learning the judging process and learning how to evaluate images that are being judged to be 12 elements of merit image  standards that have been in place for decades.

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