Kent Kirkley Shoots the Stars, Remembers Golden Age of Dallas Photography

October 10, 2016

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All photos courtesy of Kent Kirkley

By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

For Dallas photographer Kent Kirkley, a passion for astronomy and love of the skies motivated him to shoot the stars.

Kent Kirkley“I built a telescope and eventually got around to taking photographs through it,” Kirkley said. “I adapted an old Argus camera my father had to the telescope, set up a darkroom in my closet, and off I went—my first photograph was published in Sky & Telescope in about 1962.”… Continue Reading

Beatriz Terrazas Tells Visual, Written Stories with Talent in Both Worlds

September 21, 2016

Beatriz Terrazas

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By Leah Shafer
Contributing Writer

Photographers and writers often need each other to tell a story in the most complete way. The interdependent relationship between the two fields play out in the career of Beatriz Terrazas.

beatriz terrazas“When I first started out, I think I was a photographer who could write,” she said. “When I came into features at Dallas Morning News, I became a writer who could shoot. Now I’m back into … Continue Reading

Sebron Snyder Seeks Artful Collaboration In Commercial Work

August 3, 2016

Sebron Snyder Profile | ASMP Dallas

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By Leah Shafer

Contributing Writer

Dallas photographer and ASMP member Sebron Snyder is a man who “salivates over collaboration.” He believes all great commercial creative is better with artful teamwork.

Sebron Snyder

Sebron Snyder

“Each person on a project brings elements of success to that project, whether it is a producer, art director or stylist it takes that team to elevate the idea to a higher place,” Snyder said. “I have a way of doing things … Continue Reading

Holly Kuper Hopes for Stronger Professional Ties in Digital-Era Photography Community

June 7, 2016

Profile of Holly Kuper | ASMP Dallas

By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

It’s no secret that the advent of digital radically changed the practice for all photography professionals. Photographer and ASMP member Holly Kuper has a long-term perspective on the post-film media photography community in the Dallas area. She’s been a member of ASMP since 1981.

“Digital photography has made it very hard to be a community – everything is online and everyone is at their computers, so there is not much communication like the old days,” … Continue Reading

Differentiation is Key In a Changed Industry, Says Stewart Cohen, ASMP Member

May 12, 2016

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By Leah Shafer

Contributing writer

In an industry hammered by the demise of film, the advent of high-quality smartphone cameras, and filters that allow consumers to create myriad looks with their own photos, photographer, director, and ASMP member Stewart Cohen is philosophical about the future.

Stewart Cohen

Stewart Cohen

“Will it be possible to be a still photographer and make a good living in 10 years? I don’t know,” he said. “When I started, I had a … Continue Reading