Carl is a down-to-earth, portrait photographer and photographic instructor. He has been involved with professional photography for over 30 years. He started his photographic career in the darkroom as a custom printer and technician and now covers a gamut of photographic assignments, including portrait, wedding, commercial, environmental, and photojournalism. He is PPA certified, a master photographer, a craftsman with Professional Photographers of America, and an international juror.
He is the current chair of the IPC. Carl is one of 129 photographers to earn an ASP Fellowship. He has won numerous national awards for his photography, including 29 PPA Loan Collections and several Kodak Gallery, Fuji Masterpiece, and Lexjet Awards.
Carl is the author of the book “Portraiture Unplugged” a guide to natural light portraits and is one of the most sought-after instructors in the country because of his "hands-on" coaching approach. Don't plan on simply watching in his workshop 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 possess and then break things down in simple terms to help enhance those skills to reach a new level.
Carl prides himself on working hard to be prepared. He stays current on new concepts but is not afraid to look back on the old. He diligently studies photography and art to give his guests and his students the best service he can.