Tim Priest

Tim Priest

M.Photog, Cr.

Broaden Your Photography and Income with Commercial A to Z for the Portrait Photographer

This intense training workshop will teach you to hone your skills shooting commercial photography to add supplemental income to your business. Tim’s approach is minimal lecture and demonstration time combined with a focus of actual on camera shooting by participants with direct input training and supervision by him personally. Tim finds this is the most productive and best way of teaching as well as learning.

We will be shooting hands on, multiple aspects of commercial photography from small product table top photography for catalog and advertising to shooting the culinary arts. We will also shoot commercial fashion using models to advertise a product as well as how to properly shoot Architectural Interiors by using supplemental light to balance with existing light so everything is done in camera keeping post to a minimum. Tim began his professional photography career in 1982 at the age of twenty-three. Starting as a commercial photographer and also now as a nationally known fashion shooter for the past 24 years, working out of Chicago and Grand Rapids photographing many International Models . In 1987 he was named Michigan Photographer of the Year, and in 1989 at the age of 29, he was the youngest photographer in Michigan’s history to receive PPA’s Master of Photography Degree which he did with his commercial work and then the Photographic Craftsman Degree one year later.

His work has been awarded numerous National and International titles. Tim’s images have also traveled around the world on display in the “International Study Committee Exhibit” and the “World Congress of Professional Photography Exhibit” Tim has also had his book “Amazing Women Of West Michigan” published by a National publisher and has written articles for the Professional Photographers of America Magazine, as well as finishing a 15 month project as photographer for an art book published by Yale University Press, of the Chicago Botanic Garden prestigious Bonsai collection. He is a International Speaker and is currently on a National speaking tour. Tim is Sponsored by Allied Imaging Lab, Photo Evo Pro and Aurora Lite Bank.