Category Archives: Photography

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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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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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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Fine Art Portraiture on Film

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost a quarter of the way through 2017 and that I haven’t posted content in a very long time.  That all changes now as now I have many more items of interest to write about.

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Life is Great!

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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Published in “Professional Photographer” Magazine

This months issue of “Professional Photographer” magazine marks a major milestone for me professionally.  They published a 5 page article on me and the unexpected education I’ve found through my involvement with Professional Photographers of America certification process and their “See the Difference” campaign.

PPA Magazine Unexpected Education

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