Parker J workshop in Jacksonville, fl

Hello world, Well I am back from balmy Florida and feeling a bit cooler at home in Asheville. The workshop was an amazing experience and hopefully the attendees feel the same way. (no one threw tomatoes anyway) As usual, I feel I probably learned more than they did! I would love to thank the Hostess with […]

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  • Rachel Fox - April 30, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    Thanks for coming down to Jax! We learned so much from the workshop and immediately went online to buy a light meter afterward. We’re actually doing two shoots today and are going to try out some of the techniques you shared. Keep on being awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Paul Fletcher - April 30, 2011 - 5:33 pm

    Hi Parker

    Welcome to Nikonville – so glad you came!!!!!

    I supposed Photovision won’t do another gig with you but I would love to see a new video on how you are using your Nikon gear. Are you using the D3s in addition to the D3x ?

    Thanks Parker !

    Paul Fletcher
    PSF Photography LLCReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - May 2, 2011 - 8:56 am

      Hey Paul, Thanks! Glad to have made it down.
      Actually I think we will be doing a new photovision this year! Yep, I use the s when the light goes down a bit.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Tarczynski - May 1, 2011 - 8:57 am

    Hello Parker,
    I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for using Tiffany as your model. It was truly an honor to have her shoot by you and I just love the photo’s you took of her. I never really noticed the difference between all the photo shoots she has until I saw the ones you took. I have come to realize there is truly a difference between a pro and a want to be pro. You are amazing and once again thanks so much.
    Beth Tarczynski
    I wish we lived closer so Tiffany could have a chance to shoot with you again.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Michal - May 1, 2011 - 8:36 pm

    Parker…YOU ROCK!ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - May 2, 2011 - 8:37 am

    Brilliant work!ReplyCancel

  • What a Day with Parker! « - May 2, 2011 - 10:31 am

    [...] Parker is one of the most down-to-earth people, and incredibly talented! And to have had the opportunity to spend over 8 hours with him was an opportunity of a lifetime. He inspired everyone who attended to think outside of the box in how images can be captured – from brides, to maternity clients, to high school seniors – even photographing in full sun. After the dinner break, we watched Parker work his magic on the images and the results of some of his favorites from the day can be seen here. [...]ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Czigan - May 2, 2011 - 12:20 pm

    Parker,
    I cannot thank you enough for coming to Jacksonville and sharing with JPPG. Your incredible creativity and vision coupled with your sense of humor and personality is incredible! We photographed a wedding a few days later, and created a few images that we wouldn’t have thought to do without you. Thank you Parker.
    Tammy Czigan
    GPL StudiosReplyCancel

  • Tammy Czigan - May 2, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    Parker,
    I cannot thank you enough for coming to Jacksonville and sharing with JPPG. Your incredible creativity and vision coupled with your sense of humor and personality is incredible! We photographed a wedding a few days later, and created a few images that we wouldn’t have thought to do without you. Thank you Parker.
    Tammy Czigan, GPL StudiosReplyCancel

  • Ryan Joseph - May 2, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    Ok. What is one suppose to say when that one is me and that one is once again blown away. You are a blessed man in so many ways.

    ps. I’m giving a workshop on how to assist at a workshop. Genius!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Clark - May 3, 2011 - 10:48 am

    Parker you are one talented man. It was amazing to watch you work and to teach how to see pass the norm. God has truly given you a talent and thank you for sharing it. Blessing to you and I can’t thank you enough for your time spent in Jacksonville.ReplyCancel

  • Greg Gibson - May 5, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Man, that Nikon stuff is treating you nice! Looks awesome! For somebody who gripes about wanting sharp lenses you sure do spend a lot of time “un-focusing” them! :-) ReplyCancel

  • Richard Ellis - May 5, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Parker -
    Thanks for sharing so much knowledge and enduring a hot & humid day in Jacksonville. You were amazing. I only wished I could have stayed to see the magic happen in post-production. The results are stunning. Thanks again for being a great educator in addition to a gifted photographer.

    Richard Ellis
    Charleston, SC

    PS – Congratulations on your selection as Top Ten Photographer!ReplyCancel

    • Parker J Pfister - May 6, 2011 - 11:25 am

      Thanks Richard. It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter!
      Maybe we can hook up the next time I am down to your steamy burg.ReplyCancel

  • uber photography - May 17, 2011 - 7:47 am

    Please tell me you are going to do a workshop one day, heck I can even host it!

    Seriously you have a lot of fans down under :-)
    ChrisReplyCancel

  • Another Wedding Photographer - May 19, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    Just seriously stunning images. Brilliant captures, brilliant processing. How long have you been doing all this?ReplyCancel

  • Ramsey Winn - June 18, 2011 - 7:56 pm

    Your pictures are brilliant. So inspiring. I am a photography student and looking at your pictures makes me want to go SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT! Thank you!ReplyCancel

band together

Hello world, Last week I mentioned I was going to post some of my music oriented images and someone just emailed and called me out on it. “I thought you were going to post some band images. Well, where are they?”  Ok, so lets not get our shorts in a bunch. Yikes. With that little […]

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  • Richard Israel - April 24, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    Each and every image is a piece of art unto it’s self and as a body of work they show Parker at his very best :) ReplyCancel

  • stuart-m - April 26, 2011 - 9:01 am

    Great photographs. Thanks for the technical info as well, it’s interesting to see which lenses etc you are using.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Gattis - April 27, 2011 - 8:48 am

    Ahh! I can’t believe you’re doing a workshop just a drive away. Definitely bummed I missed out on this. Would have loved to be there – what an amazing learning opportunity. Beautiful photos, as always. That must have been a fun project to work on!ReplyCancel

  • Trevorb - May 6, 2011 - 12:03 am

    I can’t stop looking at the light. Epic set, thanks for blogging it.ReplyCancel

  • Another Wedding Photographer - May 13, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    Stunning work. Just found you via Jonas peterson and top 10 weddings list…Shall be coming back…ReplyCancel

the “aero” monster cometh…

Hello world, This will be a shorter text post because I am elbow deep in sodium sulfite and other wonderful chemicals of days of yore and I am craving to get back in there. Many of you may know me as a digital shooter because that is what I mainly do for most of my […]

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  • Kristin Vining - April 22, 2011 - 5:47 pm

    WOW! Crazy beautiful, friend. Mad talent, Sir Parker. Mad talent.ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - April 22, 2011 - 6:32 pm

    Amazing work ‘bro, loving the self portrait as well as loving my own. A fun and inspiring day. I can definitely see a Petzval in my future.ReplyCancel

  • peter silvia - April 22, 2011 - 10:24 pm

    You could make art with an oatmeal box. Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 11, 2011 - 2:23 pm

    Every image was pure Brilliance!!ReplyCancel

comfort zone begone

Hello world! Late winter and early spring in the years past have typically been a slow period for us. Outside of speaking at WPPI, PPA and other seminars I seem to mostly shoot for myself, start new projects, finish projects that have been long over due or just lay on the sofa and watch Coen […]

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  • Jessica of Fine & Fleurie - April 16, 2011 - 1:13 pm

    Goodness, these look even more lovely than I could have ever anticipated- thank you again and again for your enthusiam and impeccable work!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly G - April 16, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    “Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.”

    …..seriously, Parker….amazing images! Thank you for sharing the creative journey with me. No artist has ever inspired or challenged me more to the creative possibilities that are around me!ReplyCancel

  • Drea Cunningham - April 17, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    ADORE the light and the entire concept. My favorite attention to detail, the shadow of the free standing bird cage. That’s just the cheese on the macaroni.ReplyCancel

  • audrey gofrth - April 17, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    I really like the soft spring feel of the light images . the dresses look beautiful and even throw the ladys are beautiful i still looked at the dresses. I think the winter bride in spring tells a bit more of a story.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Beau Petersen - April 17, 2011 - 11:53 pm

    again i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Richard Israel - April 18, 2011 - 7:31 am

    I love everything about this shoot! Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • kristi - April 28, 2011 - 9:36 am

    your immense talent is such a glorious treat to be able to witness. wow. just such a giftReplyCancel

  • Jerry - April 28, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    Hey Parker J. This work is amazing. Well done sir. The lighting/shadows are amazing. Very inspiring to say the least. If this is out of your comfort zone then maybe you should spend more time there so the rest of us can enjoy looking at the work.ReplyCancel

  • Christine - June 13, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    okay I’m dying to know who made the dress for the 5th picture down???? I can’t find any clues anywhere and but I love itReplyCancel

Mini Workshop announcement!

Hello world! Sorry I haven’t been the idol blogger here. Life / work gets busy and I find myself with either Scout or my camera in my hand. Sometimes both! I guess it is good to be shooting all of the time. I think that is what keeps me going. I just keep stepping out […]

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  • Richard Israel - April 14, 2011 - 10:26 pm

    Killer work my friend!ReplyCancel

  • David Barss - April 22, 2011 - 2:47 pm

    Very nice as always, really love the stuff at the top of the post.ReplyCancel

  • Shola Animashaun - May 7, 2011 - 12:24 pm

    Just got to hear about ur works today and I’m blown! great images.ReplyCancel

  • hamish - May 9, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    Love the tilt and shift work in this post, great photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Another Wedding Photographer - May 21, 2011 - 1:43 am

    Ialways rate a photographer on all work and it just shines through how good you are not only with weddings but in general. I mean, why wouldn’t you be just based on your weddings, but it’s nice to see..ReplyCancel

  • Justin Hulse - May 21, 2011 - 12:18 pm

    I attended this workshop! It’s great to see some of your final edited shots. Any plans for another Las Vegas workshop or perhaps one in Southern California?

    I can’t begin to tell you how much your actions have helped me out in the past 4 years. I use them for EVERY SINGLE one of my jobs. U should really charge more.

    Great to see that you’re shooting Nikon. I almost switched to Canon until the D3 came out; that camera changed everything for me.ReplyCancel