Bryan has been a photographer for over 30 years and teaching photography for 20 years. He brings a unique teaching style to the school which will guarantee creative and fun learning by all photographers while elevating them to new photographic heights that they only have dreamed of. In addition, Bryan is the author of such best selling books as Understanding Flash Photography, Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Beyond Portraiture: Creative People Photography, and Learning to See Creatively.
Bryan also conducts photography workshops all over the world! To learn more: http://bryanfpetersonphotoworkshops.com
Athena Carey is a multi award winning fine art travel photographer specializing in long exposure and black and white photography. She is widely recognized for her ability to capture the emotional essence of place and time within her images.Her career in photography began as a portrait photographer, where her greatest goal was always to create images that express a sense of each client’s personality – a sparkle of their inner self, seen through the window of a two dimensional image. But her love of the world and of nature lured her outside into the exciting and rewarding world of travel photography, where her goal remains virtually the same, to capture the essence and emotion of each place in the precious moments she has there.Aside from travel, another of Athena’s great joys is teaching others the technical aspects of photography, how to find their own artistic vision; and then to harness the two together to express themselves through their photography. To this end, she teaches photo courses online and locally, and offers workshops globally.
Athena’s work is published in various books, magazines and websites and has been printed and hung around the world in private homes and businesses. Traveling extensively in search of new experiences, she has lived on four continents, and currently resides in South Africa. Her keen appreciation for the natural beauty of our planet drives her excitement about each new destination.
For more information on Athena’s work or to sign up for a class or workshop, please her website: www.athenacarey.com
Beth Ruggiero-York is an award-winning photographer who specializes in night and long-exposure photography. Originally from the Northeast, she and her husband now spend summers on Cape Cod and winters in Arizona, where she is a photographer/instructor for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops and the Desert Botanical Garden. Fluent in Chinese, Beth did photography R&D in China for National Geographic to create their new photo tours, and she has been leading and organizing tours to China and other parts of Asia since 1984, including groups for National Geographic and Smithsonian since 1997.
Do you want to know how to use your camera at night to capture exciting images? In Fun in the Dark, award-winning night photographer Beth Ruggiero-York shows you just what needs to be done. The concepts and techniques for capturing and post-processing all types of night images are explained and illustrated.
Brit Hammer is an international award-winning photographer, bestselling author, and a celebrated artist whose work has aptly been called “fresh and optimistic”. Brit’s photographs have been featured in dozens of international lifestyle magazines and design blogs.
Teaching photography since 2012, Brit’s students love her “combination of extensive and well-organized photographic design principles,…intuitive eye, patience, enthusiasm and holistic nurturing” because the results are “unbelievably incredible and inspiring student growth!”
Brit doesn’t just teach you the function of taking good pictures, she teaches you how to put your heart and soul into your photography. She takes the time to think about each image before offering feedback and tells you what she sees and feels — and asks questions to get you thinking. Brit will also tell you what you did right and what could be better — and how to improve it.
For more information on Brit’s work and courses, please see her website www.brithammer.com
Charlie Borland is an award-winning commercial photographer based in Oregon. Charlie travels extensively for a wide range of clients. People are his forte, on the job or at play. With a career spanning 30 years, he produces photography for annual reports, advertising, and editorial clients.His photographs have been seen in National Geographic Adventure and Traveler, Outside, Women’s Sport and Fitness, Newsweek, TV Guide, CIO, Sports Illustrated for Women, Time, Backpacker, and Sunset, to name a few.Charlie’s partial client list includes: Xerox, NW Airlines, Fujitsu, Tektronix, Nike, Blue Cross, Nationsbank, Precision Castparts Corp., Mentor Graphics, Texas Instruments, Pacificorp, Cellular One, Sequent Computer, Early Winters, Cascade Bancorp, and Associated General Contractors.
Charlie has taught at BPSOP since the beginning, training several thousand photographers and is author of Outdoor Flash Photography, available on his website: www.borlandphoto.com
George is a food and architectural photographer based in Orlando, Florida. His passion for photography began in the late 1970’s when he purchased his first camera. Since then he has developed his specialty in both food and architectural photography.
His food images are sold internationally through agencies such as StockFood and Getty Images. They are used in cookbooks, restaurant menus, magazines, packaging and on the web.
Noteworthy clients include Marcus Lemonis from the television series “The Profit”. George has photographed images for Marcus’ companies Mr Green Tea Ice Cream and Zoe’s Chocolates. He has also provided images for Mr Lemonis’ personal “Marcus” brand of chocolate.
George is also a past President of The Orlando Camera Club (2017-2018).
Holly Higbee-Jansen is a photographer, workshop leader, trainer, blogger, and speaker and who enjoys teaching photography and the creative process.
Holly has worked in creative fields all her life. Her passion for art, photography and design started as a young girl when her family attended photography workshops with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. Their conversations around the dinner table were about image composition and where their next photographic adventure would be.
Over the years, Holly began showing her photography in local art shows and galleries and sold it for use in numerous design projects. Much of Holly’s work hangs in private and corporate art collections such as State Farm Insurance and Sysco Food Services Corporate offices in California.
Holly’s passion is teaching group and private photographic workshops along with her husband Mark Jansen through Jansen Photo Expeditions. Their photographic intensive field guided workshops offer beginning to advanced landscape photographers the tools they need to capture the beauty of amazing natural locations throughout California, the American West, Iceland, and Costa Rica.
For a complete list of current workshops go to:
Instagram – http://instagram.com/photographyexplorations
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500px – https://500px.com/hhjphoto
After receiving his BA in Journalism, Joe ventured out into the freelance world and never looked back. For the past forty years, Joe has shot professionally for clients from Coca Cola to Hennessy, Cessna to United Air Lines and Boeing, and from Microsoft to IBM and HP. He has shot the full line car brochures for Acura, Saturn, and Range Rover, not to mention campaigns for Acura, Jaguar, Mazda and Ford. The tourism departments for Alberta, Canada, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Texas have contracted Joe to shoot images for their state campaigns. Just to name a few.Joe spent his early years shooting for AP, UPI, and was a Black Star photographer. Over the years, National Geographic, Life, Texas Monthly, Time, Geo, Newsweek, and the New York Times Magazine have used Joe for several of their editorial assignments.Teaching people how to use their eye has always been one of Joe’s passions, and he’s conducted his personal workshops around the world and also with organizations including: The Maine Media Workshop (twenty-seven years), The Santa Fe Workshop, The Julia Dean Workshop in Hollywood, The South Florida Workshop, The Pacific Northwest School of Art on Whidbey Island, The Texas Photographic Workshop, Objectif’s, a photographic organization in Singapore, and The Houston Center for Photography. Joe has also conducted continuing education classes at Rice University.
He has been sought out as a guest speaker for various ASMP chapters (American Society of Media Photographers), advertising and art director’s clubs across the country, The Art Center in Pasadena, California, and Brooks Institute. He has given seminars at Photo East in New York, Photo West in San Francisco, and Viacom (the national photographic convention in Canada).
Joe has had feature articles written about his work in Communication Arts Magazine, Photo District News, Japan’s Portfolio Magazine, and Studio Magazine. His work has appeared in CA, Photo Graphis, and The Mead Annual Report Show. His expertise had also spurred an invitation to judge the prestigious Communication Arts Photography Annual.
He currently has four of his Fine Art photographs in the permanent photography collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, headed by world acclaimed photography curator Ann Tucker.
Jon is the author of a number of books on digital photography and a popular instructor at workshops where he is known for his knowledge of raw image processing and printing. He has spent the last six years with Apple working on the cameras used in iPhone and iPad. Prior to that, Jon contributed to digital imaging products at Microsoft. He has consulted with a number of companies, including Nikon, Canon, HP, and Pantone.
Kerry Drager is an outdoor photographer who is known for his friendly teaching style coupled with constructive encouragement and solid advice. He is the author of Scenic Photography 101, and the co-author of the BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography and the BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light.
“I’m really honored to be working with Bryan,” says Kerry. “His school is an amazingly creative and supportive environment. And BPSOP is a perfect fit for me, since I enjoy the interactive online-class experience and love helping students from throughout the world achieve their goals.”
In addition to his how-to books, Kerry has co-authored two photo-essay books, and has been published in many magazines, calendars, greeting cards, etc. He has also been profiled in Outdoor Photographer and Shutterbug magazines.
Kerry works mostly with natural light and in-camera techniques. He lives on California’s Central Coast with his wife, Mary, their two Newfoundland dogs and one cat.
To learn more about Kerry, go to www.kerrydrager.com
To see student reviews from his past courses, go to www.kerrydrager.com/Pages/Testimonials
A photographer for more than thirty years, Mark is a former nationally accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). Known for his bold use of color and strong graphic elements in his image making, he now shoots primarily for personal projects. Most of his work is focused on editorial travel and landscape. His work has been published in a variety of media, and may be viewed at: www.pacificlight.ca
Dr. Mike Shaw is an award-winning nature and night photographer. He also teaches nature and night photography workshops and is a former university professor who has traveled to remote wilderness areas around the world. He is known for his friendly, down-to-earth teaching style and his ability to easily create a supportive, yet challenging learning environment. He is the author of the forthcoming new book, “The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography – Understanding, Planning, Creating and Processing Nightcap Images,” with Routledge/Focal Press, due out in late 2016/ early 2017. This groundbreaking work integrates astronomy, photography and planning methods to allow you to be at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment and knowledge to get that shot the first time!
Mike’s work has appeared on CNN, CBS and in the US National Park Service. You can find out more at MikeShawPhotography.com and Photofinessery.com, his unique, photo recipe blog.
Rick Burress has consulted and taught professional photographers for over 30 years. His work has appeared in the award-winning Arizona Highways Magazine, and is a published author and consultant.
To view more of Rick’s work check out his website: http://artistec.com/
Roger Morin has been assisting Bryan F Peterson on many of Bryan’s workshops around the world. In addition to having numerous gallery exhibits in New Foundland, Quebec and Georgia, Roger also teaches his own photography workshops in Halifax, Canada and Jekyll Island, Georgia. As you will discover, Roger is not only a gifted and patient instructor but also a very talented photographer & author.
Roger has authored two photography books, Black & White Expressions and Abstract Impressions. His newest book will be released shortly, titled Painted Expressions!
To view more of Roger’s work check out his website: http://www.achillesmorin.com/
Scott Stulberg is a travel and stock photographer who journeys often to distant lands looking for unique photographic opportunities. Scott is also the owner of Scott Stulberg Photography Workshops and has led photography workshops to many places around the globe, from Burma to Africa to the Galapagos Islands but loves workshops in the US more than anywhere else. He is represented by many stock agencies including Getty Images and is a contributing writer for both Shutterbug and EOS magazine. He also teaches digital photography and Photoshop at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles and the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona and has taught at many other schools including the The Los Angeles Center of Photography and the Art Wolfe Digital Photography Center in Seattle. Scott and his wife Holly live in beautiful Sedona, Arizona
Scott is the author of Passage to Burma, with 270 pages of photography that capture multiple trips to his favorite country and he is also co-author of The Digital Photographer’s New Guide to Photoshop Plug-Ins. From Time, Newsweek, Microsoft, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, ABC and CNN News to greeting cards, calendars, bill boards and book covers, his images are used internationally. Scott’s’ images are sold from many different venues including Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and Ross. His photographs are in collections all over the world, including on permanent display in the United Nations and the new UCLA Medical Center.
Scott’s work can be viewed here: www.asa100.com
William Yu is San Francisco based travel photographer, photography instructor and the owner of William Yu Photo Workshops. He frequently leads small group of photographers to some of the most unique and beautiful places in the world, capturing culture/people/festivities and landscapes. If you’d like to learn, practice photography and experience the cultures in the most beautiful locations around the world, just follow his lead. William’s photos have been published in Photography Magazines in USA, China and Europe. His travel photography clients include Amazon.com, Ubisoft, Accenture, Google, Ogilvy One Worldwide, Microsoft, American Airlines, Earnest & Young, MTV Networks, Bloomberg Finance, Westjet, Figaro Magazine, etc. Follow his instagram https://www.instagram.com/williamyu.photography/. Friend him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/williamyuphotog