Randy has photographed Texas and national public servants along with grand opening of events such as The National Wildflower Research Center, The Bob Bullock State history museum of Texas history, The Austin Convention center along with many Texas families and friends. Randy’s photographs hang in 27 countries around the world and have seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings along with NBC Today Show and the History Channel. In 1996 while digital photography was changing the face of how the masses take photographs, Randy decided to go another direction while digital gear was being perfected, changed his lifestyle and moving into a army tent in the Bastrop forest of Texas to study light for three years. He began interfacing with light by clearing 11 meadows that have a visual relationship with the earth, light and the lens of a camera. Randy Kerr wrote the Game of Light and developed the global award winning Westway Method of Photography and was encourage to teach this methodology for four years at The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas by Dr Steven Windhanger. His unique form of teaching and personal way with words convey simplicity and clarity to the sometimes confusing photographic terminologies.
“It is about how you walk into light and evaluate what is present”
Randy’s focus is to educate film-makers and photographers on how to achieve quality light in image capture, while exposing meaningful humanitarian topics and the environmental necessity of green living. Recent work include the Light of Congo documentary and book. This product was created in partnership with the village of Luebo Congo and the Luebo Partnership of University Presbyterian Church of Austin Texas and serves as a fundraiser to restore the historic First Presbyterian church of Luebo.
Here are several places you can find Randy Kerr on the Web:
- Read a couple of review about Randy Kerr’s teaching in Austin
- Randy Kerr speaks on the Wescott U Top Pro Tour
- Randy Kerr and Doug Box who will be teaching at New England Institute of Professional Photography
- Doug and Randy speak at the prestigious Texas School of Professional Photography
- Randy Kerr is co-founder of Texas Photo Festival
- Other events Randy has taught at Texas Photo Festival and A Precision Camera Event
- Randy Kerr – LightCamp.tv – Austin Photography Meetup
- Randy speaks at the Heart of Texas Photographers Guild
- Randy Kerr featured on Hooked on Photography blog
- Randy Kerr is co-founder of Texas Photo Festival
- Randy Kerr speaks at Gulf States Camera Club Council Annual Convention • Austin, Texas
Certified Professional Photographer
Doug has taught at seminars and conventions in 49 states in the U.S. plus Canada, Mexico, Scotland, Wales, England, China, Denmark, Ireland and on 5 cruise ships. He was chosen to teach at the International Wedding Institute and has taught at 18 different PPA Affiliate week-long schools. He is one of only 13 Kodak Mentors. He is only one of four people in the history of PPA to earn over 1,000 PPA Merits and is an invited member of the prestigious CameraCraftsmen group, one of only 40 in the world.
He is Past President of Texas Professional Photographers Assoc. (TPPA) and currently the Executive Director of TPPA. He has served as Executive Director ASP (American Society of Photographers) , Published ASP Magazine, and is currently on the PPA Board.
He is the owner of Texas Photographic Workshops, an internationally recognized educational facility where he and his wife LaVelda host photographers from around the country teaching all levels of photography. He is an award winning photographer who has owned very successful studios in Houston, Brenham and Caldwell. Doug was a Photographic Manager for the Inauguration of George H W. Bush, DC – Ballroom. Doug was interviewed twice for articles in Redbook Magazine.
His articles and images have graced the pages of most professional photographic publications. He is the author of “The Power of Business” marketing systems and has written several books including “Professional Secrets of Children’s Photography”, “Professional Secrets of Photographing Weddings”, “Natural Light Photography” and “Posing for Portrait Photographers”, “Flash Photography – On Camera and Off Camera”, published by Amherst Publishing.
Besides all his photographic accolades, Doug is an avid outdoors-man. He has hiked the mountains of Montana, Wyoming, and North Carolina. He has climbed the Grand Teton, canoed in Alaska, Kayaked in British Colmbia to photograph bears catching salmon as well as fly fished in Yellowstone.
His students claim Doug is the cross between an stand up comedian and a Baptist preacher. He is one the most fun and easy to learn from instructor you will ever encounter.
Here are several places you can find Doug Box on the Web:
- See about Doug’s new Posing Book on Amazon
- Doug Box is one of only 13 Kodak Mentors
- Read about Doug on Moms-With Cameras.com
- Doug Box serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of America
- Check out Doug’s forum http://www.prophotogs.com
- Doug Box gives advice at Porter Camera
- Doug Box speakes at Univ of Central Missouri
- Doug Box speaks on the Wescott U Top Pro Tour
- Doug Box speaks in England
- Doug is featured at MAC-ON-CAMPUS
Tony has been involved in professional photography since 1979 when his first studio position was with his sister and her husband in West Texas. Since then he has moved through an almost inspired life that has included traveling and lecturing in more than twenty countries, has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 world leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts.
In 2010, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 500 seminars and workshops nationally and internationally. In 2008/09, Tony spoke to over 8,000 photographers in 36 cities throughout the world including London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sydney and many more U.S. cities. 2010 was again busy with Tony traveling to Germany, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, and many other cities teaching photographic lighting and image workflow processes and practices. Always an active student and teacher of photographic education, his Basic Studio Lighting book from publisher Random House (AmPhoto) has been popular worldwide and is the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses. Tony spent four years teaching at the internationally renowned Brooks Institute of Photography and his Location Lighting DVD produced by Software Cinema has received great reviews. Tony has written articles in every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China.
When asked what he is most known for, he says being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.
Awards and Recognition:
1986 Texas Photographic Fellowship Degree, 1988 California ITVA Best Educational Video Director, 1994 PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree, 1995 WPPI Master of Photographic Excellence, 1996 Brooks Institute Honorary Master of Science Degree, 1998 WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999 PPA Approved Photographic Instructor, 2005 United Nations, IPC “Leadership Award”, 2006 PPA National Award/California, 2007 San Diego Commercial Photographer of the Year, 2007 Invited Member of Camera Craftsmen of America, 2008 San Diego Picture of the Year, 2011 National ASP Associate Fellowship, Educational Award