Meet The Team

Improve Photography is blessed to have worked with some amazing photographers that are excellent writers!

Aaron Grubb

Writer

Aaron is a wedding, portrait, real estate, and landscape photographer from Eastern Washington. You can find his work at his website or at his Facebook Page

Aaron Taylor

Writer

Aaron Taylor is a stay-at-home-dad and family portrait photographer. Aaron is forever blessed to be in love and married to his best friend and partner in parenting. Most of his time is spent chasing his curious, energetic kids, a three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. Aaron lives in Columbus, Ohio. Before moving to Columbus in the summer of 2016, Aaron was a high school English and Drama teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. He spent ten years in the classroom and earned National Board Certification in English Language Arts. You can find his photography work at his website, on Facebook, and on Instagram. Give him his family, a good cup of coffee, and a homemade cookie or three, and all is right in Aaron’s world.

Alex Lawson

Writer

Alex Lawson is a Portrait, Commercial, and Real Estate photographer based out of Bakersfield, CA. His main objective at Improve Photography is to help professional photographers get the most out of their business and make a good living doing what they love. When he's not behind a camera he's almost certainly with his lovely wife, horse trainer Tessa Lawson, his two young boys, and the best darn dog in the whole wide world, Mattis.
You can find his work at www.AlexLawsonPhotography.com

Krick Bergman

Writer

I've been doing photography as a hobby since my first photo class in 10th grade. Now, I shoot professionally as a real estate and architectural photographer. I am also a brand consultant for many real estate agents in my area. When I go on trips, I try to squeeze in a bit of landscape photography as well. You can see my personal projects on my portfolio Facebook page and my business projects at http://www.agyntstudio.com

Andy Perkins

Writer

Andy Perkins is a part-time real estate and landscape photographer with Atlas Photography, LLC of Indiana. He is also a full time attorney and does not care for hazelnut. More at www.atlasphotoguy.com, IG @atlasphotoguy

Bastian Bodyl

Writer

Bastian is a Switzerland based hobbyist photographer. On weekends he explores the alps in his region Graubünden with his camera. He also travels around in Europe and some times a bit further. See his work on his website or on
Instagram.

Brenda Petrella

Writer

After careers as a cancer biologist and then as a biosafety professional, Brenda recently decided hang up her lab coat to pursue a long-standing passion for outdoor photography. Her goal is to inspire others to take a break from the digitized world and to be an active part of enjoying and protecting the natural world. Brenda is based in Vermont where she enjoys having an active role in rural communities and adventuring whenever she can. You can see her portfolio at Brenda Petrella Photography and follow her on Instagram and check out her photography tutorials on YouTube

Brian Pex

Writer

Brian is a photographer from Middleboro, Massachusetts – 30 mins south of Boston. He is very much into the entire process from capture to post production and all points in between. When he first got a camera in 2015, he quickly realized the tremendous power of online learning and hasn't looked back. “If you're willing to learn and experiment with that knowledge, you can create work that you'd have never thought possible in just a matter of months. The trick is to just start and do it!”

Brian can be found @BrianPex on all social media platforms.

Bryan Striegler

Writer

Bryan Striegler started photography way back in 10th grade and has loved it ever since. For the past 8 years, he has been blessed to photograph weddings for hundreds of amazing couples. He loves learning new things and educating other photographers. See his work at Striegler Photography

Brad Goestsch

Writer

Brad loves all thing photography but specializes in landscape, landscape astrophotography and sports photography (primarily golf). Also a regular leader of workshops, Brad has a strong passion for helping others to reach their goals. This leads into his full-time employment as a faculty member in the PGA Golf Management Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he works to prepare people for successful careers in the golf industry. You can follow his work on Facebook or via instagram (@bunkershotsphotography) and at his website: bunkershotsphotography.com

Christopher Mowers

Writer

Christopher Mowers is a hobbyist photographer in Howell, MI. He, along with his wife Ashleigh, run Guided Photography Tours, providing free and paid photography tours and classes in Michigan. You can find more about Guided Photography Tours at guidedphoto.com. Follow Christopher on Instagram at @goseedophoto_chris.

Dave Miller

Writer

By day I am an Electronics Engineer by night I am owner of Golazo Photography, LLC based in Gig Harbor, WA. I have a passion for Sports photography and enjoy a great Senior, family or Team and Individual sessions.

Deb Mitzel

Writer

Deb is a portrait photographer, specializing in senior portraiture in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. With a full time career in the automotive industry and a part time photography business, “I'll sleep when I'm dead” is her motto. When not busy working on some project at home, she and her husband enjoy traveling and exploring the great outdoors. Find out more about Deb and her photography on her blog at dmitzphoto.com, her website at debmitzelphotography.com, or follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Dustin Olsen

Writer

Dustin Olsen is a professional photographer living in Boise, Idaho.

Erica Kay

Writer

I am a large-glasses wearing, scarf rocking, red lipstick bearing, shoe hating professional wedding and portrait artist living in Columbus, Ohio. When I'm not busy photographing couples in love through Erica Kay Photography, making portraits through UA Creative Photography, or podcasting and blogging with Improve Photography, you can find me traveling with The Manini Experience, spending time with my loves, going on adventures, watching trashy TV, playing fetch with my dog, reading, sleeping, or drinking sweet wine or dark beer.

Erika Sneeringer

Writer

Erika Sneeringer is an independent columnist for Improve Photography, a litigation paralegal and hobbyist photographer living in Baltimore, Maryland USA. Outside of photography, her favorite activities are hiking and exploring the outdoors with her family. You can view Erika’s portfolio here or follow her on Instagram at esneer1.

Jeremiah Gilbert

Writer

Jeremiah Gilbert is a college professor, photographer, and avid traveler. His first love is landscape photography, though he also enjoys urban exploration and street photography. Through his work with models, both in studio and on location, he has been internationally published in both digital and print publications. His blog, photo portfolio, and travel tales can be found at www.jeremiahgilbert.com.

Jesse Park

Writer

Personal Assistant to Jim Harmer. For your own support in your business, please e-mail me at [email protected]

Frank Gallagher

Writer

Frank Gallagher is a full-time photographer who lives in the Washington, DC area, specializing in working with nonprofit organizations. In addition to writing about photography, he is one of the leaders of the DC-area NANPA Nature Photography Meetup group and manages the NANPA blog, as well as edits their annual Expressions magazine. He enjoys landscape and wildlife photography, travel and spending time with his wife exploring new places and rediscovering old ones.

Grant Meyer

Writer

Grant Meyer is a dad of 3 kids with a beautiful wife and a dog named Ruby. He is passionate about all things photography but personally has a little extra passion for landscapes. With his day job as a farmer on the rolling hills of the Palouse he gets to enjoy the landscape and appreciate its beauty most every day of the changing year. Even more enthusiastic about helping other budding photographers develop their skills, he is always (almost) available at his website www.grantmeyerphotography.com or you can find him on Google+, Facebook and Twitter @grantmeyerphoto.

GregNoel

Writer

Newfoundland, Canada-based photographer, Greg Noel is a photography Jack-of-all-trades; choosing to shoot multiple types of photography instead of focusing on one. Though he loves astrophotography, landscapes, and dog photography the most.

“With so much awesomeness around, how can you just choose one thing to photograph?”

Follow him on Instagram @gregnoel or check out his work at www.gregnoel.com

Jim Harmer

Writer

Jim Harmer is the founder of Improve Photography, and host of the popular Improve Photography Podcast. More than a million photographers follow him on social media, and he has been listed at #35 in rankings of the most popular photographers in the world.

Jennie Harless

Writer

A former elementary school teacher, Jennie is now a stay-at-home mom who loves to capture everyday life with her Canon 5D Mark III and iPhone 5S. Jennie loves to pen posts, both here at Improve Photography and on her blog, www.jennierosedesigns.blogspot.com but she doesn't often write in the third person.

Kevin D. Jordan 

Writer

Kevin D. Jordan is a landscape and night sky photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. You can normally find him staying out all night chasing the Milky Way, capturing scenes around New England, and/or eating a truly gratuitous amount of pizza. You can follow his work on Facebook, on Instagram @kevindjordanphoto, and at www.kevindjordan.com

Kevin Reilly 

Writer

Kevin Reilly specializes in black and white photography. His goal is to create images that offer every bit of the detail, clarity and depth your eyes would see if you were placed directly into the scene. Currently, Kevin is the author of RoadShooters.com a blog devoted to travel photography and the RV lifestyle.

Michael Allen 

Writer

Michael is a photographer and educator in the suburbs of Chicago. He does event photography – primarily weddings and concerts – but thrives on opportunities to pursue fine art in order to challenge and catalyze thought and conversation with the audience.

Matt Gavin

Writer

Matt started his obsession with photography in 2013. At the time his motivation for buying a ‘good camera' was to take ‘good pictures' of his son who was due to arrive a few months later. This started his love affair with photography and a passion for learning and growing as a photographer. Matt is based in the UK and works as a Mechanical Engineer by day and spends every other waking minute on his family and photography. You can learn more about Matt at his website http://www.54photography.co.uk or visit his Facebook Page

Mark Morris 

Writer

Mark is a part-time professional photographer living in Suburban Philadelphia. He has a thriving wedding & portrait photography business, and works extensively with performing artists; primarily musicians. Commercially he has worked with Disney, Steinway & Sons, and numerous lifestyle and fashion websites. He lives in North Wales, PA with his amazing wife Alexis, and their sassy bulldog, Lily.

Nathan

Writer

Nathan works for the state of Utah as a biologist for his day job, but does landscape photography on the side. His work focuses on the landscapes of Southern Utah including Zion, Bryce and the slot canyons of the southwest. He enjoys spending his weekends in the wilderness or selling his photos at local markets. To view his work go to: https://www.standrephotography.com/

Nathan Goldberg

Writer

Nathan is a hobbyist photographer from Toronto Canada, working by day in the financial services industry. While he likes trying many different types of photography, he really enjoys photographing landscapes, travel and sports. Feel free to visit www.nathangphotos.com and Instagram: @nathangphotos to see his photos.

Nick 

Writer

Nathan is a hobbyist photographer from Toronto Canada, working by day in the financial services industry. While he likes trying many different types of photography, he really enjoys photographing landscapes, travel and sports. Feel free to visit www.nathangphotos.com and Instagram: @nathangphotos to see his photos.

Pete LaGregor

Writer

Pete is a portrait photographer in New Jersey and specializes in Family Portraits, Senior Portraits, and Personal Brand Photography.

You can also find him on Pinterest.

Rowland Jones 

Writer

RJ started taking photographs at the age of 8. He worked as a photographer and subsequently a video/film director in Communications until 1991 when he returned to University and gained a Masters in Photography. He has lectured in Photography and Film at several Universities in the UK including Liverpool, Chester and Stafford.
www.theexercisebook.com

Rusty Parkhurst

Writer

Rusty has been passionate about learning photography and creating great images since picking up his first ‘real' camera 5 years ago. He works in the environmental consulting industry by day, spends evenings and weekends trying to keep up with 3 growing boys, and squeezes in as much photography time as possible. He loves talking photography and welcomes any questions you may have. More of his work can be found on his website.

Rick McEvoy

Writer

I am a photographer based in the lovely county of Dorset in England.

This is my Website, and I also have a weekly photography Blog.

I specialise in architectural photography – well anything to do with buildings, and extend this to industrial and commercial photography which have similar requirements – stationery subjects, no people, no animals. I also enjoy landscape and travel photography.

My dream job is photographing buildings in nice places, which I am working on right now.

I have two travel photography websites, one which is completed called Photos of Santorini and a website that I am working on called Paxos Travel Guide

Stanley Harper

Writer

Stanley Harper is a photographer based in the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Hooker where the task of finding an outstanding and photogenic landscape is almost impossible. Besides long walks on the beach, Stanley's photographic endeavors include seniors, families, the night sky, sports, weddings and the occasional thunderstorm. If you would like to check out more of Stanley's work, hit up his various social media accounts and website Facebook, 500px,
Stanley's website, and of course
Instagram.

Tim Evans

Writer

Tim Evans is a lawyer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has loved photography ever since getting a Bugs Bunny instamatic camera at the age of seven, but it wasn't until 2013 that Tim got a DSLR and began learning to better his photography. When not behind a camera, you can probably find him in his kitchen, trying to perfect his chicken and sausage gumbo.

Check out his website here.

You can find him on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanstj and at 500px at https://500px.com/timothyevans1

Tracy Munson

Writer

Tracy is an award winning, punk rock listening, animal sheltering, book reading, zombie killing, red wine drinking, bunny hugging nature and pet photographer. She currently resides in Toronto, with a large man, 2 tiny dogs and a cat called Stompin' Tom. You can find her pet photography at TracyMunsonPhotography.com and her landscape and wildlife photography at FocusedOnCanada.com

You can find more articles by Tracy here.

Traingeek

Writer

Photographer, husband, father, train geek, grain elevator geek

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