brief bio / credentials / overview:
for over 35 years as a professional photographer Ric has been creating award winning images. While initially concentrating on portraits (studio, environmental and editorial/commercial/advertising) his personal passions and interests have led him into the travel stock and nature photography fields as well.
as a Brooks Institute trained photographer he has always sought to blend the best of traditional techniques with the latest in modern technology. This has led over the years to his being certified as an expert and/or instructor in many of the professional level image manipulation and delivery programs from Apple and Adobe including lightroom, photoshop, aperture, dvd studio pro, final cut pro and motion. He has trained literally thousands of photographers in seminars and workshops throughout the US.
realizing from the start that he could not ignore the business side of photography, he has actively sought and held leadership positions with major imaging and imaging related companies including stints as an Executive Producer at Microsoft, Senior Director of Business Development for Alchemedia, Executive Director of the Blue Earth Alliance and most recently, Senior Director of Professional Imaging for Digital Railroad.
he is or has been a member of the APA, ASMP, NANPA, NAPP, NPPA, PLUS and the Artist Trust Foundation of Washington and has served on the Presidents Council and the Digital Imaging Advisory Council of the International Center for Photography and as a Digital Technology Advisor to the NTID at Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a founding member and first Chairman of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Advertising Photographers of America and also served on the APA’s National Executive Board.
his passion for all things photographic has transferred to his training and seminars. Ric’s digital imaging and photoshop seminars/workshops are informational, educational and fun… his high energy style combined with his accessibility and willingness to customize the classes to his audiences on the fly make for a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience.