Tony has been a photographer, an educator, and an author. His photographic works have been featured in publications throughout the world. While he has worked for some of the most discerning clients in the world, he is most proud of being acknowledged and included in more than twenty-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.
Teaching almost exclusively about photographic lighting and imaging workflow, Tony passed a major milestone having taught more than 600 seminars and workshops. He has spoken in 49 U.S. states and numerous countries throughout the world including London, Glasgow, Dublin, Toronto, Athens, Vancouver, Mexico City, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, France, Dubai, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, Sweden, and Nova Scotia. His Basic Studio Lighting book from publisher Random House (AmPhoto) has been popular worldwide and is the basis for numerous photographic college lighting courses as is the popular Nik Software: CAPTURED he co-wrote with Josh Haftel. Tony has written more than 150 articles in almost every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China. When asked what he is most known for, he says "being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world."
Awards and Recognition
1986 Texas Photographic Fellowship Degree
1988 ITVA Educational Photographic Video Director or the Year
1994 PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree
1995 WPPI Master of Photographic Excellence
1996 Brooks Institute Honorary Master of Science
1998 WPPI "Lifetime Achievement Award"
1999 PPA Approved Photographic Instructor
2005 United Nations' Int'l Photo Council, "Leadership Award"
2006 PPA "National Award" given by PP of California
2006 SWPPA Fellow - London, England, UK
2007 San Diego Commercial Photographer of the Year
2007 Exclusive Member, The Camera Craftsmen of America
2008 San Diego Picture of the Year
2009 San Diego Picture of the Year
2011 National ASP Associate Fellowship, Educational Award
2014 PPA's Gerhardt Bakker Award, Photographic Educator of the Year