Tony has been a photographer his entire adult life. His work has been featured in publications throughout the globe. He is most proud being acknowledged and included in more than thirty-five photographic books by other photographers. Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, The Millennium Summit Meeting of World Leaders at the United Nations, sports celebrities, almost 800 brides and grooms, and a handful of NASA astronauts. He is currently featured on www.ppa.com/edu as well as www.kelbyone.com and www.creativelive.com alongside the world’s leading photographers, instructors and authors. He is also a featured artist at www.epson.com in a segment called In Celebration of the Black and White Print. Videos with Tony on youtube.com with Profoto Lighting and Sekonic light meters have surpassed one million views as he explains lighting techniques to photographers throughout the world. Currently, Tony is the president of The Camera Craftsmen of America, a group of forty photographers worldwide. Teaching almost exclusively about photographic lighting and imaging workflow, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 650 seminars and workshops in 48 U.S. states, London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Dubai, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, Sweden, and Nova Scotia.
Since beginning her career in professional photography in 2008, Mandy Lynn of in Muskogee, has gained a lot of attention. In last year’s Professional Photographers of Oklahoma conference Mandy nabbed First Place in the Commercial category along with Best Portrait of a Man. That entry went on to win top national awards as well. Proving that her last year’s first showing was no fluke, this year Mandy once again wowed a panel of distinguished national and international photographic judges with her work by again taking Best Portrait of a Man, Best Illustrated/Unclassified, Best of Show and the ultimate, “Oklahoma Photographer of the Year.” In national competition, she has created award winning work and earned the Master of Photography degree. Seen often around the Muskogee community with a camera in her hand shooting for a variety of magazines and publications, Mandy has most recently been backstage at numerous local events such as covering shows for the Swon Brothers, from NBC’s The Voice, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and more.