Our judge for the End-Of-Year (EOY) competition is professional photographer, David Blecman. See his BIO below. Prints and digital for this competition are judged privately and the results and awards will be presented at the EOY banquet on June 5, 2020 at the Waterford, Fair Oaks. Members and their guests are invited. Stay tuned for more information.
David Blecman, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, started his photographic career back in 1978 fresh out of high school.
He is now an award winning, internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught on three continents and in over a dozen countries. David teaches and mentors photographers, models, and makeup artists. His personal mentoring programs for photographers and commercial models continues to grow in popularity.
David has photographed projects for such clientele as Sears, Color Me Beautiful, JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, Foot Action, Kaybee Toys, Littman Jewelers, Seagrams Americas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Hotels, Days Inn, Hilton Hotels, The White House, Black Market, Water Water Everywhere, Cornell University, etc.
David has also been hired to photograph such celebrities as President George W. Bush, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Buffett, Steely Dan, Moody Blues, Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, Gene Simmons and KISS, and numerous others.
David currently shoots for magazines, clothiers, fashion designers, and numerous other print and commercial accounts, as well as for models, actors, and their agencies.
He has been published hundreds of times, and his specialties include, but are not limited to; child and adult models, architectural, food, fashion, swimwear, location and studio work, products, headshots, wildlife, fine art, etc.
David continues to speak at modeling and photography venues, judges at beauty pageants, judges photography competitions, and continues to teach and mentor photographers, models, and makeup artists internationally.