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I am a Greensboro, NC, based photographer, owner and proprietor since 2000 of MPA Photographics, After a long and varied photographic career, since 2000 I have specialized in all kinds of studio and location portrait and fashion photography. As we reach nearly 1,000 shoots, I'm proud to have helped hundreds of clients, ranging from actors and actresses , musicians, realtors, students, and stuntmen, to aspiring young and old fashion models of both genders, with a special interest and emphasis on the human face. I do not do weddings, bar-mitzvahs, publicity events, or mass market school photos, but I eagerly do all kinds of photography that involves creativity and craft, including most recently reshoots of school senior photos, architectural and product photography, and corporate head shots- when a client is willing to work with a one-hour minimum session requirement. After a 30 year career in software engineering, the world of Digital Photography and Photoshop has been a natural transition for me, and I have helped many people through the same process, teaching and lecturing by request at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Center for Creative Leadership, and giving private lessons, workshops, and mentoring sessions. I have as strong a passion for teaching as for shooting, and am actively involved in both. Most of my previous work has been photojournalism, fine art street photography, medical photography in the research lab of Massachusetts General Hospital, and landscapes. I have organized and participated in a variety of exhibits, including the traveling exhibit of Eastman Kodak, one man shows in Chapel Hill, Boston, and in Greensboro at the Silver Gallery, the Center for Creative Leadership, the High Point Theater Gallery, and others. After moving to Greensboro from Boston, I organized and led the Triad Photographers' Guild, and staged numerous exhibits. My recent portrait work has been featured on several series of popular Amazon books, and in numerous Web sites e.g. salons, advertisements .e.g. Dove, and promotions around the world.I have won multiple 'picture of the day' awards on both Model Mayhem and One Model Place, though I rarely submit photos, as I see photography as fine art rather than competition.