The Next Level | Amateur to Pro
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Proving there are many paths to becoming a professional photographer these case studies will enlighten your understanding that your path can be your path – and that’s OK.  Whether you start early or late in life the path you take is not based upon apprenticeship and time – but on your actions. Each of the following photographers started from where they were and moved forward from there.

The Amateur, The Pro

  THE AMATEUR, THE PRO   What is the compelling difference between an amateur photographer and a pro photographer?  The way I see it is that there are really three levels of photographers whose description - each deserves its own noun.   The quality of each’s work and the...

Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes was born September 13, 1956 in Australia and is a photographer, clothing designer and businesswoman who now lives in New Zealand with her husband and is best known for her stylized images of babies and motherhood. Typical images show babies or young children...

Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe was born in Seattle, Washington in 1951 and still calls the city home.  He graduated from the University of Washington with Bachelor’s degrees in the fine arts and art education and is a multi-faceted photographer/artist.  Wolfe often states that one of the primary...

Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is a Seattle-born native who attended San Diego State University on a soccer scholarship and completed a B.A. in Philosophy in anticipation of attending medical school upon graduation. However, a few weeks before graduation his grandfather passed away and left all of his...