We’re proud to team up with The Arizona Camera Council this year for their Fall event. This will be a day-long event at The Towerpoint Resort in Mesa, Arizona. The highlight of the show will be two live demonstrations using Westcott Lighting. The morning session will include Senior Photographer Bruce Roscoe as he takes you through his detailed lighting setups for portraiture. In the Afternoon, Westcott Top Pro Joel Grimes will take attendees outdoors to show lighting demonstrations with his favorite gear, including Parabolic umbrellas, Scrim Jims, and more. There will be hours of content, for one low price of $20! A schedule of the entire day is listed below:
8:00- 8:30 Registration, Donuts & Coffee, Print Viewing
8:30 – 8:35 Opening Remarks by Larry Durbin,President, Saguaro CC & Dave Erickson, ACCC President
8:35 – 10:05 ACCC Spring RoundUp Print Competition Winners
10:05 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:15 Making a Statement Through Portraiture by Bruce Roscoe
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch & Print Viewing
1:00 – 3:00 Lighting with Joel Grimes
3:00 – 3:30 Print Award, Digital Awards, Special Club Awards, Honors Awards, Stars & Galaxies
To register for this event, please visit here.
Photography has always played a role in my life. In 1956 my parents gave me a Brownie Bullet camera for my eighth birthday.The love affair with photography was born. The smell of Bakelite after opening that camera to insert another roll of film is still a reminder of days gone by. Ten years later, still taking pictures, I decided to be professionally trained. The army talked me into working for them in the photo field, taking pictures of kings and queens. Traveling around the world sounded like a lot of fun! After intense
training with a Speed-graphic camera and learning darkroom skills, I was told my assignment wouldn’t be as glorious as I had thought. Off I went to Vietnam from 1967-1968 as a combat photographer. Today my love affair with photography lives on. As a certified professional photographer, I studied portraiture with The New York Institute of Photography. The style I’ve developed through time is a blend of two famous photographers, Yousuf Karsh & Monty Zucker. It works perfect for the “The Greatest Generation” As a member of both the Arizona Professional Photographers Association and the Professional Photographers of America, I spend time as a trip leader with Arizona Highways Photo Workshops and I am the owner of Aiyana Studio of Photography in Prescott Valley, Arizona. My specialty is sculpturing with light, producing a work of art in the classic tradition of families and elder folks, along with their audio video life stories. In March 2011, I won Best of Show for my image titled Enduring Moments, along with First Place and Third Place from the ACCC. One of my images was selected by the Centennial Committee to represent the Navajo Nation for the Arizona Centennial. January 29th, 2012, I was chosen by the Arizona Photographers Association as one of the top ten photographers of the year. On May 5th 2013 I was again chosen as one of the top ten photographers of the year and the number one Portrait photographer of the year. I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing in life.
Joel was first introduced to photography his freshman year in high school and from the very beginning it was a perfect match. By the time he began college, his passion for the photographic process was all consuming. After receiving a BFA degree from the University of Arizona in 1984, Joel served a three month assisting stint in LA and soon after set up a commercial studio working out of Denver Colorado. For over 26 years he worked with many of the top advertising agencies across the globe for clients such
as AARP, Abbott, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Febreze, Discovery Cannel, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Honda, Hyatt, Phillips 66 Aviation, Pfizer, Qwest, Sony, Sturm Ruger & Co, Visa, Volvo, Xcel Energy and most recently Red Bull. Over the years his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe. In 1990 he produced his first coffee table book, ?Navajo, Portrait of a Nation? which received a number of photographic and design awards as well as an eighteen month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum.
Joel considers himself an ambassador for the photographic creative process by teaching workshops and lectures across the globe. I feel that by being an open book with my process I have an opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions to create?. Currently, Joel resides in Phoenix AZ.