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it's all about the subject...and always skillfully lit and captured...from subtle to "in your face", from studio stark to environmental settings...whatever it takes to accomplish your needs and the goals we've been given...check out these samples to see our range and our ability to connect with people from all walks of life...go there


capturing the essence of a person, place or culture and conveying a sense of story in one, or even a series of images can be a challenge...but it's a challenge we welcome...our wide ranging curiosity and fascination coupled with our technical skills allows us to approach these types of assignments, both nationally and internationally, with confidence and enthusiasm...go there


there's a moment in any activity that defines the joy, stress, hard work and determination every athlete pours into it...capturing that defining moment is one of our most rewarding activities...from olympic athletes to weekend warriors we pride ourselves in creating images for advertising, editorial and personal use that perfectly capture a sense of being in the middle of the just the right time...go there


we've been privileged to visit with some of the most wonderful, majestic creatures in the world...the great grizzlies of Alaska, the playful snow monkeys of japan, lions, tigers, apes and birds...share with us those magical moments when we peeked into their world and created these compelling, award winning images...go there


from a bustling little refugee village on the Thai border to late night wanderings of the streets of Paris and Venice, our travel images are a reflection of our fascination with the people and cultures of the world...camel markets in Egypt, monasteries in Japan...our travel savvy and local connections have given us access to some wonderful and unique image opportunities...go there


over the years we've created thousands of images that are available for stock licensing. Editorial images from many countries, sports and fitness images and of course our award winning wildlife and nature collections. contact us to see if we have what you need for your project...


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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.