Authors: Westcott Top Pro Photographers

Westcott’s Top Pro Team is an elite group of talented photographers from around the world comprised for photographic education and inspiration. Each is a master of his or her own creative specialty: Including fashion, wedding, nature, photojournalism, advertising, portraiture, food and travel photography. Many Top Pros share their photographic and technical expertise with eager audiences of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts in a variety of workshops and shootouts throughout the world. All Top Pros share common ground with their use of Westcott lighting equipment to create spectacular imagery. Got what it takes? Apply by October 31, 2014 for a your shot to become a 2015 Westcott Top Pro.


Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographers:

Bob Davis

Bob Davis

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Photography, is what Bob Davis is passionate about. Bob is a proud member of the Westcott Top Pros Elite and the Canon Explorers of Light. He has written a book and a number-one-selling photography App for the iPad. Bob has been a professional photographer for over 25 years. His main focus, these days, is wedding photography and documentary projects.
Bruce Dorn

Bruce Dorn

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Bruce Dorn is known for his state-of-the-art visual effects and beautiful cinematography. He is an award-winning photographer who began his career as a journalistic and editorial photographer. Bruce currently is one of Canon's 'go-to' photographers for new product technology feedback and education.
Dave Cross

Dave Cross

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Dave Cross is one of the United States' foremost experts on Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and for the last quarter century, has spent a good portion of his time teaching classes and workshops across the country to thousands of students.
Eric Eggly

Eric Eggly

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
For over 25 years, Eric has successfully pushed the boundaries in creative storytelling. His subject matter ranges from sports and fantasy to lifestyle and personalities. Eric's vibrant and illustrative photography has graced numerous publications, books, and magazines worldwide.
Erik Valind

Erik Valind

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Erik is known for his unique approach of traveling light while producing impressive results, with minimal gear. He is excited to share his tips and tricks in a variety of industry publications as well as through workshops and seminars taught across the country.
Erin Manning

Erin Manning

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Her clear, friendly teaching style helps people understand and enjoy photography and technology.
Hernan Rodriguez

Hernan Rodriguez

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Hernan Rodriguez is a portrait, commercial, product and fashion photographer based in Los Angeles who has received numerous international photography awards for his work which is a fusion of art and photography.
Jen Rozenbaum

Jen Rozenbaum

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Jennifer Rozenbaum is one of America's premier boudoir photographers. She started out studying drawing then switched to photography while working to be a life coach. Her arts training combined with her one-time desire to be a life coach enable her to work with her subjects to achieve great things.
Jerry Ghionis

Jerry Ghionis

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Jerry Ghionis is widely regarded as one of the top five best wedding photographers in the world. The creativity and ability to capture the natural magic of individuals allows others to see the powerful visual story telling in his images. Jerry was named one of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World and has won numerous awards worldwide.
Jim Schmelzer

Jim Schmelzer

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Jim Schmelzer is an award-winning photographer, lecturer and trainer focusing in high school senior portraits and weddings. He is a Master Craftsman Photographer and holds a Master's Degree with Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. He has also been a technical representative and lighting adviser for F.J. Westcott for over 25 years.
Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Joel Grimes has been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. He has written books, taught workshops and delivered lectures across the country. Joel has received a number of awards over the course of his career and has exhibited his work at the Smithsonian's American History Museum.
Rick Sammon

Rick Sammon

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Rick Sammon is not only one of the world's foremost photographers, he's also a supremely talented digital imaging expert, he writes books, creates iPhone apps, and teaches numerous photography workshops&msash;and still finds time to travel the world photographing in over 100 countries.
Terry White

Terry White

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Terry White is a photographer, Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. and an Apple products aficionado. He is a columnist for Photoshop User Magazine and Layers Magazine as well as host of the Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast. He has written several books including a collection of iPhone books and books about Adobe products.
Zach Gray

Zach Gray

A Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer
Zach and Jody Gray are a husband and wife photography team based in Nashville, Tennessee, who are known primarily for their striking and distinct wedding portraiture work and their highly successful workshops. They have been asked to speak at numerous industry functions all over the world.

Westcott Top Pro Photographers:

Blair Phillips

Blair Phillips

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Blair Phillips is primarily known for his work as a wedding photographer and portrait sessions. Blair is also knownd for unending efforts to educate his fellow photographers in how to better express themselves using innovative techniques which are not delivered by more traditional traning sources.
Chris Garrison

Chris Garrison

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Chris Garrison is a Action Sports and Lifestyle photographer who not only shoots but participates in extreme sports and splits his time between his native Florida, where water sports rule the day and Colorado and associated snow sports.
Clay Blackmore

Clay Blackmore

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Clay Blackmore is one of the country's most influential wedding and protrait photographers. He is well-known to "A-list" celebrities, and is highly regarded within the industry as well. Clay is the author of several books and also an instructor and creator of educational materials.
Courtney Dailey

Courtney Dailey

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Courtney discovered her love of photography at an early age and since then has perfected her unique mix of "imagination, creation, humor and practiced technique" to produce a large body of work featured on many prominent websites and international fashion and environmental magazines.
David Ziser

David Ziser

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
David is an internationally-renowned wedding and portrait photographer and a Fellow of the American Society of Photographers who writes a very successful daily blog, produces training DVDs, is a favorite lecturer at industry events, and a best-selling author, all while maintaining a successful studio in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
Dawnn Wiesinger

Dawnn Wiesinger

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Dawnn Wiesinger loves photography and its ability to permanently capture a passing moment. She excels at working with children as subjects, and is a member of Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.
Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Eric's work with local and national media venues has given him the honor of "illuminating" professional athletes and celebrities as well as pieces for national fashion brands and magazines. He is Owner/CEO of Illumination LLC, a fully equipped studio space featuring a built-in "infinity" wall and the latest in state-of-the-art equipment.
George Deloache

George Deloache

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
George DeLoache loves working with business people and creative professionals helping them to promote themselves, their services, their projects, and products. "No Rock Star mentality here, just a solid work ethic and a determination to create only the best possible images."
George Simian

George Simian

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
George Simian is a commercial photographer known for award-winning work on corporate annual reports, but he's also an educator, a photographer's rights advocate, and a one-on-one photography coach who was named by PDN Magazine as "One of the Best Photo Workshop Instructors" in 2011.
Jayesunn Krump

Jayesunn Krump

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Jayesunn Krump started out as a touring musician but fell in love with photography with the birth of his first child. A dozen or so years later, Jayesunn has had the opportunity to photograph people form all walks of life and looks forward to new opportunities to learn something new every day.
Joao Carlos

Joao Carlos

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Joao Carlos is an advertising, fashion and fine art photographer currently based in New York City. His client list includes advertising agencies, magazines, fashion apparel, and beauty companies. Joao's work has appeared in numerous publications and magazines and television programs worldwide
Joey Wright

Joey Wright

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Joey Wright is an Orlando-based independent photographer specializing in swimsuit and commercial fashion photography. He has a degree in Digital Media and is recognized as an expert Photoshop instructor. His photography shows a relentless focus on detail.
Justin Van Leeuwen

Justin Van Leeuwen

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Justin Van Leeuwen is a self-taught commercial photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario. He has been published locally and nationally, as well as being featured in the Huffington Post and Daily Mail Online. Justin has worked on national campaigns and also writes equipment reviews for canonrumors.com.
Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York. She has had her work featured in several publications and is the author of several books. Lindsay is always working to share her knowledge with other photographers regularly teaching workshops and speaking at industry events.
Lou Freeman

Lou Freeman

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Lou Freeman is an award-winning fashion, glamor, fine interior and product photographer who's clients are among the biggest names in America and Europe. She has worked most notably for Playboy Magazine and Italian Harper's Bazaar as well as many sports and entertainment celebrity clients.
Matt Hernandez

Matt Hernandez

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Matt Hernandez began his career as an award-winning graphic artist then combined his love of photography with his design background and his love of sports, to become one of the country's premier sports photographers.
Michael Green

Michael Green

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Michael Green uses photography as a catalyst for his creative process, then using his background in graphic arts with his artistic imagination, he transforms his photographs into visual show pieces.
Pete Wright

Pete Wright

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Pete started his his career as a photographer at the young age of 14 and has been going strong ever since. He has done many different genres of photography, and picked up an impressive list of awards and honors in the process. Pete believes in providing educational opportunities for up and coming photographers and lectures and teaches whenever he can.
Rafael Concepcion

Rafael Concepcion

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Rafael Concepcion is a bestselling author and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom as well as an expert in Web Design and Development. He regularly teaches seminars and workshops while also writing columns for Photoshop User Magazine and Light It magazine.
Randy Kerr

Randy Kerr

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Randy is an award-winning photographer, educator and the innovator of the Westway Method of Photography. His unique form and style of teaching brings clarity and encourages understanding of photography and lighting topics. Randy is the author of several books and, recently, a documentary and companion book dedicated to raising money for an humanitarian cause.
Rick Ferro

Rick Ferro

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Rick Ferro is a highly acclaimed photographer based in Jacksonville, Florida. He has been recognized by the United Nations for his work, and he is also an author and writer for several photography websites. Rick also produces educational videos, conducts workshops and teaches worldwide.
Sandy Puc

Sandy Puc

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Sandy Puc is one of the world's foremost portrait photographers. She is recognized as an industry leader and a consummate educator who travels the world sharing her knowledge. Sandy is a founder of a non-profit organization of thousands of volunteer photographers in more than 25 nations.
Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Scott is a trainer, editor, publisher, designer and photographer who is current President at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). He is an award-winning author of more than 50 books. Scott has been honored with the distinction of being the world's #1 best-selling author of all computer/technology books.
Tyler Stableford

Tyler Stableford

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Tyler Stableford is a world-renowned photographer based in Aspen, Colorado. He is known primarily for his award-winning adventure photography and film-making, but he also donates his time to non-profit groups and is an active member of environmental organizations.
Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace

A Westcott Top Pro Photographer
Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.

Westcott U Professional Contributors:

Amber Scruggs

Andrew Faulds

Andrew Kornylak

Andrew Tomasino

Bob Garas

Dave Kai Piper

David Guy Maynard

Maria Bernal

Michael Corsentino

Patrick Connor

Rod Evans

Stephen Diehl