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.
Continue reading Bridging the Gap in 2018
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.
Continue reading 10 Portraits on 4×5 Kodak Tri-X Sheet Film
Children’s Character Portraits are by far my favorite portraits to create. I was commissioned by these boys mother a few weeks ago to create something special to document their families love of the game of baseball (and the baseball version of these character portraits are what I love to do most). Continue reading Children’s Character Portraits
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.
Continue reading High School Senior – Kevin
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!
Continue reading Teaching others is the greatest Teacher
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.
Continue reading Improving My Photographic Craft through Print Competition
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.
Continue reading Fine Art Portraiture on Film
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.
Continue reading Published in “Professional Photographer” Magazine
I was commissioned by Catherine and James earlier this month to create a series of family portraits of them and their two beautiful daughters. A few days before our session Catherine contacted me to let me know that their family had grown since our consultation with the addition of a new golden doodle puppy, and would it be possible to include him on a few frames as well. How was I suppose to say no to photographing a puppy? Especially when he gave me expressions like this?
Continue reading Family Portrait
I’m in the business of documenting families visual history. Through family portraits, portraits of their children, school portraits, etc. Sometimes I get so busy with it all that I forget that my kiddos need formal portraits to document their visual history too.
Continue reading My baby is 7 years old! Where has the time gone?