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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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
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.
Continue reading Life is Great!
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’m not sure when the studio portrait ran into having a bad rap, but I’m here to tell you they are alive and kicking with Pete Rezac Photography. The temperature is always perfect, it never rains, the winds are calm unless we turn on a fan. Essentially, environmentally speaking it’s the best possible situation!
Continue reading Studio portraits are not dead
Ah my favorite time of year is almost upon us. I saw my first katydid leaf bug this afternoon and took a picture of it. I showed the picture of it to a friend of ours who teaches High School Biology and she told me to mark it on the calendar as the sighting of a katydid means 30 days until our first frost. That in turn reminded me that the busiest time of year for me is almost here: Fall Family Portraits!
Continue reading Fall Family Portraits