We live in an era where the broad accessibility of smartphones means that photography is no longer an esoteric pursuit. Anyone with a smartphone can and does snap images of themselves and of their friends. As such, guides which imply that you need enormous amounts of equipment or training to take a photograph are simply ignored, if not laughed at. This title appeals to readers desire to craft better images, while also recognising that most readers won't have the time nor the desire to spend hours tinkering with lighting.
"If beauty was only skin-deep, every photograph would reveal the same personality. We create portraits. An artistic expression that goes past the outer layer, beyond first impressions, and into the abyss of one's defining essence." - Carl CaylorCarl has been involved with photography for over 20 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician. This has proven to be a great asset to his photography and teaching career. Carl is a Kodak Mentor, he is PPA Certified, a Master Photographer and a Craftsman with Professional Photographers of America. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 17 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery and Fuji Masterpiece Awards. Carl is one of the most sought after instructors in the country because of his "Hands-On" coaching approach. Don't plan on just watching in this class... Carl will challenge you to become a better photographer than you already are. His photographic skills are just part of what will help each student. His greatest strength is his ability to see what skills others already posses and then find ways to help enhance those skills to a new level.PHOTO IMAGES by CARL