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38 years in business

About this pro

40 years of shooting advertising & fashion photography with clients like Harley Davidson, Zebra pens, the Lingerie Football League & Crayola Crayons. Plus 15 years as a department chair for Visual Communications and Digital Photography. I also wrote the country’s first all digital degree granting program in 2002 that would eventually be ranked in the top five in the country at one time. See details under my name on LinkedIn.

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St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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  • Teresa Poppas

    Professional, knowledge, and talented. Really enjoy his teaching style and passion for photography. Lessons are structured, to include homework. If you are looking to hire a photography instructor, Pelak Studios is the place!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Ask the students about their technical knowledge to get a starting point. Then look at some of their best images to help assess their eye and ask what influences they have aesthetically. Once we have a baseline we can determine learning outcomes and start with photographic foundations. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BFA in Communication Design, MFA in Media Design Management, 15 years running degree granting programs on the college level, worked with Adobe at the Educators Summit for Lightroon 2.0 and 14 years as a system expert for ACICS evaluation programs around the country. I have had student bodies over 500 and staffs up to 20 instructors. 

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