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Kimberly Blom-Roemer Headshot
© R2 Photography, LLC
Kimberly Blom-Roemer is an architectural and aerial photographer based in southern Louisiana. Her clients include architects, interior designers, product vendors, engineers, contractors, state and local government, real estate developers, and ad agencies. Before moving south, Kimberly served as the President of the Kansas City/Mid-America chapter. She has also been an Allied Member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Kimberly is a strong proponent of bringing educational programs and information to photographers of all skill levels and tenure within the profession. With the dynamically changing industry, staying flexible and always creating the value-added component to clients is the key to landing those projects. With a “previous life” as a communication writer, she strives to bring this information to the membership in a manner in which they stop, take notice, implement the idea, and succeed in their businesses.
Michael Clark Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, and mountain bikers in remote locations around the world. He uses unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics and dramatic lighting to capture fleeting moments of passion, gusto, flair and bravado in the outdoors. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits and wild landscapes, he creates images for the editorial, advertising and stock markets worldwide.As a former physicist Michael has worked on both sides of the technical revolution – helping refine the technology and using it for his current profession. Michael has worked as a professional photographer since 1996 and added digital photography to his repertoire in 2003. While Michael still shoots some film, mostly medium format, the lion’s share of his images are now produced with high-resolution digital cameras. He has been featured in Digital Photo Pro (December 2011), Outdoor Photographer (September 2001), Nikon World Magazine (Summer 2006), Digital Photographer (UK, 2010), Rangefinder Magazine (May 2010), and New Mexico Magazine (2007) for his work with extreme sports. Digital Photo Pro proclaimed Michael a “Master of Adventure” Photography in their 2011 Masters issue.He contributes to National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, Sports Illustrated, Outside, Men’s Journal, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Climbing, Alpinist, Rock and Ice, Bike Magazine and The New York Times among many others. A sampling of Michael’s advertising clients include Apple, Nike, Nikon, Adobe, Red Bull, Patagonia, Propel/Gatorade, Pfizer, DuPont, 20th Century Fox, Black Diamond, Cloudveil, Prana, Arc’teryx, Camelbak, La Sportiva, Gregory Packs, and Butterfield and Robinson. In addition to shooting still images, Michael has also launched Michael Clark Productions, which produces top-notch motion and video pieces using state of the art digital cinema cameras.
Jenna Close
© P2 Photography
Jenna Close is a corporate photographer based in San Diego, California. She and Jon Held launched P2 Photography with the intent to specialize in photography for the alternative energy and environmental sustainability markets. Today they are in high demand, with over 80% of their business coming from that sector. Notable clients include Stirling Energy Systems, SPG Solar, SolarWorld and the Cincinnati Zoo. Jenna is also happily serving on the National Board of Directors for ASMP.
Luke Copping
© Luke Copping
Born in Canada, and now living in Buffalo, NY, Luke Copping is an international photographer and artist. Specializing in portraiture, beauty, and style, Luke creates images for editorial and advertising clients across the US and Canada, making quirky images of subjects ranging from corporate innovators to counterculture rebels in a way that doesn’t take his subjects — or himself — too seriously. Named one of The American Society of Media Photographers Best of 2011, A Director on ASMP’s national board, Luke regularly speaks to students about his thoughts on leading a creative life and his experiences both in and out of the photography industry. He loves collaborating to make cool stuff with cool people.
Kat Dalager by Maurice Northrup
© Maurice Northrup
Kat Dalager’s diverse background as an art student, artist’s rep, photo studio manager, creative wrangler, art producer and photo consultant gives her a 360-degree perspective of the advertising world.Currently the Director of Project Operations at Life Time Fitness corporation, she’s experienced life at Campbell Mithun, Carmichael Lynch, The Martin Agency, Target, OLSON and Best Buy. Clients have included Famous Footwear, St. Ives, Nexxus, TREsemmé, Frontier Communications, Wrangler, Polaris, Harley-Davidson, Saab, Finlandia Vodka, American Standard, Rollerblade, Seiko, and many more.She’s been fortunate enough to work with many incredible shooters over the years, both internationally and in her own backyard. As a consultant and advisor, Kat’s given presentations and workshops all over the country to photography professionals and students interested in learning some of the ins and outs of advertising. She firmly believes that leveling the playing field by freely sharing information keeps our industry strong.
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© Photography by Depuhl
Pascal Depuhl is a Miami based product photographer and commercial cinematographer. His clients range from national brands such as Mars, Tyco and the Brunswick Corporation to small locally owned businesses in South Florida.Pascal enjoys translating the thoughts and expectations of his clients into still photographs and moving pictures. Pascal was awarded “Best of ASMP 2013” for his first documentary “On Wings of Hope“, that he filmed in Afghanistan 6 months after beginning to offer video production to his clients.He chairs ASMP’s motion committee in South Florida and is involved in ASMP’s national motion committee. Pascal also loves challenging still photographers to ad motion to their product offerings and teaches Move2Motion workshops.
Blake Discher
© Mary DuPrie
Detroit photographer and educator Blake Discher specializes in people photography for leading editorial publications and Fortune 500 corporations for advertising and annual reports throughout the world. His clients include General Motors, Chrysler, American Airlines and Oracle. Blake also consults for small businesses on search engine optimization. He shares his knowledge with students and other photographers through his involvement with the American Society of Media Photographers, most recently as an educator in ASMP’s successful Strictly Business 2conferences. A professional photographer for 20 years, he shares his home with his wife Lesley and his son Blake. When not working, he’s usually tinkering with one of his British-made vintage Triumph automobiles. His work can be seen at In addition, Blake’s other company,, consults for small businesses in search engine optimization.
Charles Gupton
© Charles Gupton
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Charles Gupton photographs real people, really well. He loves listening to others’ stories and relishes the challenge of telling those stories visually. He is, after 30 years in this business, more excited than ever about creating images that communicate, while also ensuring that his subjects and clients come away with a remarkable experience.

© Scott Kelby
Richard Harrington is an internationally published author with more than 30 books to his name. His book Photoshop for Video was the first to focus on Photoshop’s application in the world of video. He’s also the lead author for From Still to Motion: A photographer’s guide to creating video with your DSLR. Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has been a Program Manager and Technical Chair for conferences at the National Association of Broadcasters convention since 2003. A Master’s Degree in Project Management fills out Rich’s broad spectrum of experience. He is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company in Washington, D.C.
You can read Rich’s blog at as well as follow him on Twitter@rhedpixel. If you share his passion for time-lapse, HDR, and panoramic photography, visit his resource website
Judy Herrmann
© Mike Starke, Herrmann+Starke
Since 1989 Judy Herrmann of Herrmann + Starke has partnered with Mike Starke to produce evocative imagery that utilizes playful compositions, beautiful lighting and exquisite post-production effects to communicate key messages and connect with audiences. Their creative work has been featured in numerous industry publications and won acclaim from Lurzer’s Archive, Graphis, PDN, How, Pix and Communication Arts. A past National president of the ASMP, recipient the United Nation’s International Photography Council’s Leadership Award and digital photography pioneer, Judy was named an Olympus Visionary in 2000 and recently hailed by Rangefinder Magazine as one of eleven “photographers you should know”. Since 1995, her energetic and inspiring seminars have helped thousands of photographers build more successful businesses. Through one-on-one consultations and her blog,, she helps people earn a living doing what they love.
Todd Joyce
© Tony Arrasmith
Cincinnati photographer Todd Joyce of Joyce Photography has been working as a commercial photographer since 1991, specializing in people photography on location for concepts in advertising and corporate photography. Todd has received many awards for his work including a National Addy, as well as an award from Kodak. His work has been displayed in the Nikon Gallery in NY and has been seen in publications such as Rolling Stone. Clients over the years include Kodak, Proctor & Gamble, Chiquita, Johnson and Johnson, 5/3rd Bank, General Electric, Hobart, and many hospitals and various companies. Active in the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Todd is a past president of ASMP and has formerly served on the national board of directors as 1st Vice President, Membership Chair, Ethics Committee Chair, Board Member of the ASMP Foundation and the Chair of the Governance Committee.
Bruce Katz Headshot
© James Cavanaugh
Bruce Katz is an architectural, portrait and fine art photographer based in New York City. Working regularly for a diverse clientele over a 30 year career, his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, New York Magazine, Landscape Architecture, and The Washington Post as well as for top hospitality and design firms throughout the country. He brings a finely honed sense of composition, a natural-lighting style, and a wonderful sense of humor and ease to all his photographic assignments. Bruce is a strong advocate for business education for photographers and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors of ASMP.
Richard Kelly
© Shawn G. Henry
ASMP Past President Richard Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer/producer who creates environmental portraits with style. The former Director of Photography for WQED MultiMedia and Pittsburgh Magazine, Richard currently serves as President of Indigo Factory, a MultiMedia Production Company providing Photography, Multi-Media, Strategic Planning & Project Management for companies and non-profit institutions. Richard is a thought leader in the industry, leading workshops and seminars for FotoFest, the Society for Photographic Education, PhotoPlus Expo and numerous ASMP Chapters across the United States. A recipient of the 2011 United Nations’ International Photographic Council’s Leadership Award and a 2009 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Richard holds an adjunct faculty position at Pittsburgh Filmmakers and currently chairs ASMP’s Strategic Opportunities Committee.
Tom Kennedy
© Stanley C. Leary
Tom Kennedy is an internationally known visual journalist with 35 years of print and online journalism experience, including positions as Managing Editor for Multimedia at and Director of Photography at the National Geographic Society. He has created, directed, and edited visual journalism projects that have earned Pulitzer Prizes, as well as EMMY, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards. As the Managing Editor for Multimedia at, Kennedy conceptualized and developed its multimedia section, and created the first documentary video team to produce stories for a newspaper-based web site. Kennedy has been a featured speaker at some of the most prestigious journalism conferences and media workshops around the world, while also consulting to various academic institutions and international media companies on topics ranging from media management to multimedia storytelling and innovating within a corporate environment. He recently served on the faculty of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as the endowed Alexia Foundation chair in the multimedia, photography, and design department. Kennedy serves on the Board of Advisors for The Knight Center for International Journalism within the School of Communication at the University of Miami, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Eddie Adams Photo Workshop. Currently, he is the Executive Director for ASMP.
Sean Kernan Sean Kernan has careers in commercial and fine art photography and in teaching. As a teacher, his interest is in exploring the nature of creativity and its central role in our formative years and subsequent lives. He has taught at the New School/Parsons, International Center for Photography, both the Maine and Santa Fe Workshops, and the F. Holland Day Foundation. He has lectured at Art Center (Pasadena). Wesleyan, University of Texas, Austin Peay University, Yale, PhotoPlus Expo, and at the ASMP’s Strictly Business 2. He is the author of two monographs, The Secret Books with Jorge Luis Borges, and Among Trees.
Gail Mooney
© Todd Joyce
Gail Mooney, along with her partner Thomas Kelly, run Kelly/Mooney Productions, a visual communications company in New Jersey. Gail has 30 years of experience in still photography, shooting for international magazines, major corporations and advertising agencies. Gail started shooting 35mm motion footage for stock in 1996, and in 1999 started producing and shooting video projects. Since then, her company has become fully integrated with multimedia. She has also produced three short documentaries: The Delta Blues Musicians and Through the Hearts and Hands of Childrenabout the New Jersey Youth Symphony, and a multimedia documentary about two diverse high school groups retracing the Civil Rights Freedom Ride of the 1960s. She is currently working on a multimedia documentary about two diverse high school groups retracing the Civil Rights Freedom Ride of the 1960s. Gail’s latest self-initiated project was a full-length documentary entitled Opening Our Eyes about individuals around the world creating positive change. Gail sees many opportunities for still shooters to expand into video and multimedia, and she feels that this is just the beginning of how technology will transform how we, as visual communicators, will deliver our message in the future.
Paul Oemig
© Jon Kline
Paul Oemig is a Milwaukee-based creative and self-taught photographer; he creates graphically-inspired work seeking to celebrate beautiful imperfections and connect with a sense of humanity, often through the lens of food and food culture. Additionally he writes, cooks, travels, and engages in social volunteer work. Connect with him at:
Irene Owsley
© Shawn G. Henry
Irene Owsley specializes in shooting the outdoors for editorial, stock, and conservation advocacy organizations. Her work has appeared in such magazines as Canoe & Kayak, Sierra, National Parks, Earthwatch, and Natural History and in the publications of several conservation and wilderness advocacy non-profits. During the last two summers, she has participated as an artist-in-residence with the US Forest Service in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Currently, she is shooting the wild areas of metropolitan Washington, DC, particularly along the Potomac River. Owsley has exhibited her work throughout metro Washington, DC and has been profiled in Rangefinder, Photographer’s Forum, and Nikon Worldmagazine. She is a founding board member of FotoWeek DC.
Carolyn Potts
After 25+ years as a successful artists’ rep and 7 as an Internet Marketing Strategist, Carolyn Potts is uniquely qualified to help photographers create — and stick to — a 21st-century marketing plan. She has helped her photographers get clients, close deals, anticipate trends, revitalize their careers and increase the bottom line.
Barry Schwartz
© Shawn G. Henry
Los Angeles photographer Barry Schwartz specializes in architecture, interiors, portraits, and documentary work. Some of his clients: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mancini Institute, Barton Myers Associates, South Coast Repertory Company, American Jewish University-Brandeis Bardin Institute, Ehrlich Architects, Hollywood Vaults, Lapchi Hand-Woven Carpets, Luxe Magazine, Marmol Radziner, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, RNL Design, Trends Magazine. Barry also writes feature journalism, copy, does a little design work — and blogs. He teaches workshops for photography students and advanced amateurs on Basic Business Practices and Digital Workflow. Prior to being a photographer, he had a career as a carpenter, general contractor and kitchen designer, which comes in handy as he still gets to lug heavy bags around and spend endless days in front of his computer. Currently a director on the ASMP national board, he also occupies himself trying to figure out what is going on in the mind of his wheaten terrier.
Rosh Sillars is a veteran photographer based in Michigan. He specializes in people, food and interiors photography. He is known as the New Media Photographer, hosts a podcast under the same name, and speaks nationally on the topic of social media. He owns The Rosh Group Inc., a creative representation firm. Additionally, he teaches photography at two universities and is a social media consultant for Synectics Media. Rosh is an active member and past president of the ASMP Michigan Chapter.
© Vanie Mikaelian Poyey
Colleen Wainwright is a writer-speaker-layabout who started calling herself “the communicatrix” when she hit three hyphens. She spent 10 years as an award-winning TV copywriter crafting ads for brands like Wheaties®, Gatorade® and Jell-O®, and another 10 acting in them for cash money. Since deciding she’d blow her brains out if she had to sit through one more meeting about which way the bears danced around the cereal box, Colleen spends most of her time teaching other creative souls how to talk about what they do in a way that wins them attention, work and satisfaction, and the rest of it horsing around on the Internet.
300x300HQ© Sarah DiCicco John Welsh is a professional photographer from Philadelphia. He’s traded his obsession for Icelandic travel (before it was hip) to film a documentary about the last remaining coal breaker in Ashley, PA. John is a recent, past president of the Philadelphia Chapter and currently serving as a Director on the ASMP National Board.
Chris Winton-Stahle© Heidi Winton-Stahle Chris Winton-Stahle, an award-winning commercial photographer, is changing the photo world one layer-mask at a time! Chris has carved a niche in producing still imagery with a photo-illustrative approach. Based in Richmond, VA, with a BFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University, Chris has always looked to painters, illustrators, and film makers for inspiration. As former chapter president of the Central Virginia ASMP, he is a strong believer that photographers today must be far more than they’ve ever been. Photographers are natural directors and they have an opportunity to embrace all aspects of image making such as CGI, video, and motion graphics to create something unique. Chris loves to use multiple tools to create the impossible image, and his methods mean he never misses the shot. When he isn’t out photographing components for his next project, Chris can be found riding his backyard skateboard ramp, biking the trails of Richmond or wrestling with his boisterous son, Liam.
Portrait of Michael Weschler, Director/Photographer Michael Weschler is a National Board Director for the ASMP and recipient of the 2014 Communication Arts Photo Annual Award. He started doing portraits of his friends at the age of seven with a Kodak 110 camera and while always being “the kid with the camera” he began to shoot editorial assignments and feature stories regularly for The New York Times. His portrait work grew to include notable personalities such as, Richard Gere, Liam Neeson, Donatella Versace, Liev Schreiber, Don Cheadle, Chuck Close, John McEnroe, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to name a few. Michael’s work has run in magazines such as GQ, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Oprah, Allure, Life, Newsweek, Stern, Men’s Health, Dwell, Food & Wine and more. His work has also graced the covers of over 25 magazines such as U.S. News & World Report, and he’s done numerous ad campaigns for Fortune 500 brands such as: Bank of America, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Ralph Lauren, etc. He’s worked collaboratively on many books and his pictures have been included in photography textbooks, most notably, Photography in Focus. Recently Weschler has begun shooting motion for his clients, as well. He’s received grants to teach Photography from The California Arts Commission, and has been a mentor for the Young Photographers Alliance. When he’s not chasing the light, Michael is also a five-time triathlete and longtime tennis player, who frequently works with charities such as Flashes of Hope.
0790 Francis Zera_500px Francis Zera is an award-winning Seattle-based commercial and architectural photographer and video producer. He’s been through business school, journalism school, art school, a firefighting academy, and, most recently, graduate school, having earned an M.A. Ed. in adult education and training. He’s worked as a staff reporter, editor, and photographer for several newspapers and magazines. He also currently teaches the business curriculum in the photography department at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Past & Occasional Contributors:

Ellen Boughn
© Pavel Losevsky
Behind the creation of four major photography collections, Ellen Boughn uses decades of experience to guide photographers through the maze of opportunities and pitfalls in today’s marketplace. Ellen has over thirty years of experience as an editor/executive at Corbis, Dreamstime, UpperCut Images, Workbookstock and Getty (Stone). She has directed the production of hundreds of shoots, reviewed thousands of portfolios and is a frequent speaker at industry events. She acts as an expert witness and appraiser and is a member of ASMP, ASPP, and PACA. Her book, Microstock Money Shots — Turning Downloads into Dollarswas recently published by Amphoto. She tweets @ellenboughn
photo © Shawn G. Henry
© Shawn G. Henry
Susan Carr was a Chicago-based photographer in business for over twenty years. Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of ASMP, Susan was dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Susan organized and managed the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business conferences and served as Education Director at ASMP. Susan also edited the latest ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008), published by Allworth Press and completed her own book, The Art and Business of Photography.
James Cavanaugh
© Steven Sherman
Jim Cavanaugh is a 1975 graduate from the New England School of Photography. He is an architectural and aerial photographer based in Buffalo, NY. His clients include architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, real estate developers, architectural product manufacturers and government agencies. Jim currently serves as the National president of ASMP. He is the former Chairman of ASMP’s Copyright Committee and the Business Practices Committee of ASMP/Architecture Specialty Group. He is also Past President of the Western New York Chapter of ASMP. Jim is also an Allied Member of the Buffalo/WNY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Jim is well known as a strong advocate of copyright issues and ethical business practices in photography. He has lectured extensively on copyright, digital photography and business practices for photographers.
Shannon Fagan
© Al Rivera
Shannon Fagan‘s ten-year start-up entrepreneurial experience in New York is flanked by extensive operations in Vancouver, BC and Beijing/Shanghai, China. He began his career by combining an interest in personal work merged with commercial endeavors in stock imagery for Getty Images, Corbis, Blend, Image Source and multiple others. In turn, this combined effort was used to fuel an assignment portfolio to garner the attention of BMW, The New York Times, Fortune, The United Way, and Intel. Photo District Newshas recognized his work in PDN’s 30 and he has been published in Communication Arts, Print’s Regional Design, and American Photography Annuals. Shannon is a former President of the Stock Artists Alliance and is on the Advisory Board for the Young Photographers Alliance.
Michael Katz - 72dpi - 2X3 (2) An award-winning humorist, entrepreneur and former corporate marketer, Blue Penguin founder and Chief Penguin, Michael Katz, helps solo professionals get the customers they want, more consistently and more easily, by teaching them how to position themselves as “likeable experts.” He specializes in e-mail newsletters. Since launching Blue Penguin in 2000, Michael has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week Online, Bloomberg TV, The Boston Globe, and other national and local media. He is the author of three books, and has published over 300 issues of his “Likeable Expert Gazette,” a weekly publication with 7,000 passionate subscribers in over 40 countries around the world.
Jay Kinghorn
© Josh Blumental
Prolific author, provocative speaker and Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert trainer Jay Kinghorn uses his unique skill to help companies and organizations strengthen their workflow processes and envision creative uses for photography. His company, RGB Imaging, works with clients to develop automated workflows for print, Web and interactive marketing. As an Olympus Visionary photographer, Jay uses his unique eye to capture the ever-changing landscape of the West and sports like mountain biking and rock climbing. He also presents internationally to various universities, trade associations and was the primary speaker for ASMP’s Preserving Digital Images Standards and Workflow Project. The second edition of his book, Perfect Digital Photography, which he co-authored with Pulitzer-prize winner Jay Dickman, was released in June 2009.
Peter Krogh
© Kelly Castro
Peter Krogh is the author of The DAM Book (O’Reilly, 2009), the most widely used reference on collection management for photographers. He travels the world, advising photographers, institutions and major companies on best practices in digital imaging. Peter lives in Washington DC area, where he operates a photography, consulting and digital media production company. He was one of two principal authors of the website. Check out and www.peterkrogh.comfor more information.
Kevin Lock
© Keana Lock
Kevin Lock, an award winning photographer based in California, specializes in environmental portraiture, annual report, architectural and editorial assignment work. His skill and experience provides his clients with cover quality imagery in minimal time under the most adverse situations. Combining his love of traveling, creating art, capturing the moment and experiencing people doing what they love, Kevin’s imagery communicates with clarity. In 2010, Kevin was elected to the National Board of Directors for the ASMP, where he serves as a chapter liaison. When Kevin is not working for the betterment of his industry or shooting he can be found daydreaming about his next adventure. He is currently plotting another photographic expedition in a town near you.
Selina Maitreya
© Susan Huszar
Selina Maitreya has been a highly regarded consultant to commercial photographers for the last 30 years. Working one on one with clients, her advice has benefited hundreds of photographers internationally. In addition to lecturing over 100 times by invitation from APA, ASMP and CAPIC, Selina has been interviewed for articles in The Boston Globe Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Vision (Ooty, India) PDN, Picture and How magazines. In addition Selina has authored articles that have appeared in numerous industry trades publications. Selina’s best selling book Portfolios That Sell was published in June 2003, and Oprah Winfrey’s photo editor at O magazine, Karen Frank, called it a “must have for any pro photographer.” Selina’s latest book, How to succeed in Commercial Photography, continues to be sold worldwide and is in a second printing. The View From Here, Selina’s 9 hour 12 chapter MP3 program contains everything she knows about selling and marketing photography and has sold globally to great acclaim. CLARION CALL2011 is Selina’s latest learning tool for photographers. The first ever worldwide telesummit, CC2011 brought together 21 top industry experts , Ms. Maitreya and over 3000 photographers from 7 countries around the globe.
Ed McDonald
© Ed McDonald
Ed McDonald‘s commercial work has garnered some of the industry’s top awards, both locally and nationally. Last year, a body of Ed’s work was selected by the Black Book AR 100 as one of the Top Ten Best Photographed Annual Reports in the world. This year, another was honored in the AR 100 for back-to-back honors. Ed McDonald graduated from the Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies in 1984 and has been a commercial illustrative photographer in the Central Florida region for the past 24 years, working on highly visible commercial accounts in the Advertising and Corporate industry sectors.
Thomas Werner
© John Slemp
Thomas Werner is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin with a BA in Communications, The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with BA in Photography, and Long Island University with an MFA in New Media and Performance. Thomas is a professor at Parsons The New School for Design, owns Thomas Werner Gallery, and works as a commercial and fine art photographer in Manhattan. A former Director on the ASMP National Board, Werner lectures internationally on Photography, Video, Education, Business, and the Art Market; has worked with the State Department as a cultural representative in Russia; has been a photography consultant for COACH and Rodale Publishing; and has curated gallery and museum exhibitions in the United States and internationally.
Steve Whittaker
© Ray Osuna
Steve Whittaker’s clients include architects, interior designers, advertising agencies, graphic designers, construction, REITs, hospitality and corporate direct clients. His assignments cover everything from aerials, some life style, and interior spaces to illuminating the exterior surfaces and interior space of buildings for dramatic dusk images. Steve is past President of the ASMP Northern California Chapter and joined the ASMP National board 2 years ago where he serves as one of four chapter liaisons. He remains active with his local chapter on an advisory basis and encourages both members and emerging photographers to get involved and help advance ASMP, ASMP Architecture and the ASMP Northern California Chapter in their missions.” I find it extremely rewarding, in being part of a movement that can offer changes in our industry and help advance our profession. In addition, I have enjoyed being part of a growing organization that empowers photographers to be stronger in business practices as well as advancing their techniques.”