I am an editorial / commercial photographer. I live in Michigan, work everywhere, which is both good and bad. Good because I am in the middle, which means I can get anywhere in the country in a timely manner. Bad, I used to say the we have the Lions but that has even changed now. A big advantage of being near Detroit is that I’m less then 6 hours by car to places like Chicago, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and everywhere in between. The airlines can’t always make that promise!
A non-traditional means of becoming a photographer, 10 years in the US Navy, student at Southern Illinois University, Working calibration / repair while running a photography business locally, various assisting, and the super experience of back to back years at the Santa Fe Work Shops, studying under Andrew Eccles and Frank Okenfels 3, have given me an advantage of interacting with all kinds of people, and experiencing many different types of environments, seeing the beautiful things they offer, and the ability to inject those qualities into my portraits. Relating with people is what makes a great picture, and my past makes it a little easier for me to do just that.
Call Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231. Lots of people seem to hang up if our welcome recording comes on instead of a live voice, but we promise to return your message within a day or two if you leave one with your name and number. It would be even better if you included your e mail address as well as the date and city of the class you are considering. If leaving a voice mail message is not your thing, please email us at DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com or Richard@digitalphotoacademy.com.