Pete Rezac, small business owner specializing in luxury fine art black and white portrait and family photography based in Reno, Nevada. Pete still chooses to work with medium and large format cameras and film in creating his fine art portraiture because of the tactile process it provides him in creating his work, along with the rich tones and high fidelity of the photographs that come from these tools. Seeking an authentic look to his children character portraits, Pete was inspired to create timeless portraits showing children at their best. This work has earned him numerous accolades from the photographic community.
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.
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