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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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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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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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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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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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