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passion for photography. You may become a member or just visit to see what the club is all about.
Omar Ramos to demonstrate Portrait Lighting
Omar Ramos (Omar Ramos Photography) is an accomplished portrait photographer with close to 30 years of industry experience.
Omar’s love for photography came during high school where his brother-in-law introduced him to a Pentax K1000. Soon after high school Omar began assisting top fashion photographers in NYC being involved with shoots such as Coca-Cola, Essence and Neiman Marcus. At age 19, Omar began picking up freelance assignments with Good House Keeping Magazine, Neiman Marcus and several NYC designers.
Having access to some of the top studios, Omar taught himself medium and large format photography. That garnered him a lead photographer position at Gamma One Studios where he focused on shooting artwork for major galleries and auction houses such as Sotheby’s, The Whitney Museum and The Museum of Modern Art.
Over the past couple years Omar has primarily focused on professional headshots for corporations, models and actors. His clients include HP, Panera Bread, Esquire, and several technology and law firms.
His photographic philosophy: There is no right or wrong in photography, just opinion. We are pushing the boundaries of our imagination with tools and applications not afforded to us in the past. He says, “I am constantly amazed of the imagery being created by this generation of photographers, truly inspiring.”
Omar will demonstrate lighting techniques found in portrait photography using studio lights. He’ll cover factors to be considered in determining how best to pose and light subjects, including purpose of portrait, type of lighting, backgrounds, focus/depth of field, etc. He’ll also address the different positioning of strobe lights that can be employed.
Come to the Music Room at 6:15 p.m. Dennis Fristche will lead a training session on the subject of "Color, The Brain, and Monitor Calibration."
The August contest is open for submissions. There is no assigned theme, subject or topic for this contest. Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight August 31. Each club member may submit one image. For help in understanding the contest theme, please download this PDF document: Description of Competition Subjects. Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight June 30. Each club member may submit one image.
The maximum width for images submitted to the contest is 1400 pixels. The limit on the height of the image is 1050 pixels.
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March was a month with two Gulf States’ digital contests, and PPC had a winner in each of them! In the GSCCC Pictorial Projected contest, Marie Hansen’s “Milky Way” received First Place, with a score of 13 points.
In the GSCCC Photojournalism Projected competition, Dennis Fritsche’s “Home Stretch” received Third Place, with a score of 13 points.
Home Stretch © Dennis Fritsche
Ron Lin’s “Splash,” placed Third in the February Nature Projected Digital Contest for the GSCCC.
Ron Hasty’s photo, “Eagle at Dawn”, earned an Honorable Mention in the same contest.
Eagle at Dawn © Ron Hasty
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