My attempt at accidental renaissance.

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I’m a fan of Reddit’s Accidental Renaissance thread. The subreddit showcases photographs that inadvertently resemble well-composed Renaissance style art. When I shot this moment, I had a flicker of a feeling I got something interesting. I thought it was the eye contact. Upon culling, I saw it. The real hero, the other story lines. You can imagine my frustration when …

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Announcing the first official class of RGV Photography Workshops 2018

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Last week, the Intermediate class (Emerging Photographers) merged with the Advanced class. This means we officially have the first official class of RGV Photography Workshops. For the next 1 1/2 years, they will undergo instruction to become certified and/or become a professional photographer in their own right. I’m very proud of them and look forward to seeing them graduate next …

Pabloe Escobar recreation for McAllen Photography School RGV Photography Workshops

How I became Pablo Escobar

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For the Collective, Cynthia Martinez photographed me as Pablo Escobar. We played with split lighting and a hair light. I grew out my hair and mustache for the role. I would also like to credit the weight gain for the role, but that’s not entirely true. 😉 Shadows are a good use to light men. It gives the photo a …

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1 year celebration of RGV Photography Workshops

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Last night, we celebrated the 1 year anniversary of RGV Photography Workshops. The students, their spouses and their children all came by to see the work the photographers have been working on. We had botana platters, cake and live music. It was a really good time. The students got to bond and the families were able to look at the …