Personality, Character, and Contrast Ingredients for Better Black and White Portraiture

Join Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP – M-PPC, S-PPC for this week long class on becoming better a black and white portraiture. Pete will spend the week explaining his process of consulting with clients, identifying wardrobe, posing, lighting, printing, and presenting the black and white portrait that has become a signature hallmark of his style and brand.

This class will be a photography class – meaning what is taught doesn’t matter if it’s captured with a digital camera or a film camera. Who knows maybe one of the days will be devoted entirely to film should there be interest enough for the students to do so.

You will walk away with skills to plan, execute, and sell Black and White Portraiture that has personality, character and great contrast! You might even have a lot of fun doing so! If this sounds like a niche you would like to further develop for your business then this is the class for you.

So join me next June at Professional Photographers of California’s West Coast School and have some fun.

Pete holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, along with the Professional Photographers of California Master Photographer and Service Medallions. He is also a PPA approved Certified Professional Photographer Exam Preparation class instructor and active educator teaching and mentoring other professional photographers throughout the United States. 2018 Pete was also approved as an International Photographic Competition Approved Juror. Pete also serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of California.

Pete supports PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day fundraiser. He and his orthodontic partners were top donors in the country in 2017, 2016, and 2015. Additionally, one of Pete’s images earned Best of Show for the Celebration of Smiles 2015 national event.
Accomplishments:

International Photographic Competition Platinum Medalist – 2016, 2015

International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist – 2017, 2014

PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 1st Place – 2017

PPA Western District Certified Professional Photographer District Award – 2017

PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 3rd Place – 2015

Grand Imaging Top 10 finalist Children’s Category – 2015

California Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year – 2018

California Children’s Photographer of the Year – 2017, 2015

California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year – 2017, 2015

California Top 10 – 2018, 2017, 2015

Kodak Gallery Award Western States District – 2012

PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Top Donor – 2017, 2016, and 2015

PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Best in Show Portrait – 2015

PPA Charities Image Impact Award – 2016

98 Operation Smile Surgeries funded since 2013