The Speakers bio - Convention Schedule January 2018
Bob is not a newcomer to the photographic industry. He has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. It was obvious to him at an early age that being a photographer was what he wanted to do with his life.
Bob’s passion for photography began back in high school when he became the editor of his newspaper. He then went on to Columbia College and was named College Photographer of the Year. With this came a full time job at the Daily Southtown newspaper in Chicago and then on to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper for 14 years.
Bob’s cameras have always been a passport allowing him a front seat to history. Bob is continually honoured when doors open and people invite him in to document their life.
While at the paper, Bob had covered countless amazing events, such as presidential elections, Michael Jordan's entire career with the Chicago Bulls, many faiths celebrations and rituals. He has travelled around the world to places such as El Salvador, Taiwan, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, Kenya, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Tanzania for weddings and human interest stories for non profit organisations.
Bob has since moved on from the newspaper industry. Today, he has the privilege of photographing the most important events in his client's lives and he couldn't be more happy to have this honour. Now Bob has the pleasure of travelling the world photographing weddings. He has had the honour to photograph the weddings of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds, Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, La La Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony, The Bachelorette Ashley Herbert and J.P. Rosenbaum and many events for Oprah Winfrey.
Bob is honoured to be a member of Canons Explorers of Light, a Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer, and a member of SanDisk Extreme Team.
Bob is the author of Lights, Camera, Capture, Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographers and We’re Engaged! Photographing Vibrant and Joyful Portraits of the Happy Couple. He is proud to say Lights, Camera, Capture is also an App for the iPad, iPhone and Android and was the number one selling photography App on the Apple App Store.
“Photography... It's what I'm passionate about.”
Seminars presented by Bob:
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Convention testimonials Just want to thank you for the amazing SWPP convention. Even though I could only visit yesterday (15th) I had a great time and was great to focus on my business and what I want to achieve both short term and long term and to think of the area that I need to develop my skills in. Jenny