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 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.
California Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year 2018
California Top 10 Photographer of the Year number eight – 2018
California Children’s Photographer of the Year – 2017
California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year – 2017
California Top 10 number six – 2017
2017 Professional Photographers of America Western States District Print Competition Children’s Portrait Photographer of the Year
2017 Professional Photographers of America 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