“Driveway in the Snow” – Untouched snow blankets the driveway to my home during a rare east Texas snowfall giving me the opportunity to capture its serenity and beauty.
“The Dairy Barn Door” – On a highway in east Texas the character of this old dairy barn catches my eye each and every time I drive past it. Different times of day and the changing seasons offer many photographic opportunities I find hard to pass up!
“Lighthouse on the Hill” – The shadows of the windows and the majesty of this landmark lighthouse against a gray sky on Padre Island caught my eye during a vacation there last summer. My desire was to capture the presence of the historical lighthouse without clutter around it.
“Seagull in the Sun” – Seagulls are plenty for photographing on the Texas coastline. With them flying all around and overhead I could only aim and shoot. This photograph was the unique capture I hoped for.
“Senior Prom” – I strive for my portraits to reveal something about a person’s character. This young lady is a dedicated softball player who is dressed up for her high school prom.
“Portrait of a Writer” – An abandoned feed mill provided the natural lighting and setting for this photograph. My attempt in this portrait was to present the subject in a way that portrayed something about his character, his interests and his history. He is a writer. He loves to read. He has a complicated life.
“Dad” – After taking the natural light portrait class at the Dallas Center for Photography, I came home and took this photograph of my 87 year old father to practice what I’d learned. The natural light of a late afternoon sun gave me ideal conditions for capturing this photograph in the carport of my parents’ home.
“Picking Tomatoes” -This is my four year old granddaughter picking bright red tomatoes from her great grandfather’s garden, shot with my cell phone.
“Merline’s Buggy” – For years I’d seen this woman push a “borrowed” shopping cart filled with water bottles up and down a highway near my home. I always wondered about her – who is she and what’s her story. Finally on a hot summer day and with camera in hand I stopped and asked if I could photograph her. She readily agreed and began to search her purse for a tube of violet colored lipstick. This woman had pride. She talked about water and told me her name was Merline and she was once a nurse.
WHAT WE DO AT DCP
Since our first test classes were offered at the (then) Spot Studio in 2009 we have had more than 4,000 unique clients come to us for photography training. The feedback and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and we are expanding to offer a full range of classes from basic camera operation to immersive, 6-day workshops with nationally recognized photographers and teachers.
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