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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I had the privilege of photographing Tara and her kids, her sister Erica and her kids, and their mother last month. Tara and her mom came in last Friday to view the proofs and these were a few of their favorites. They picked one out for Erica, as she was visiting from out of town, but thought she would love the image of her son and daughter. I had a great time working with this family and I hope these bring many enjoyable memories for them for years to come.Thank you Tara for commissioning me to create these pictures for you and your family!