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Imaging USA Instructor: Carl Caylor's Success with Seniors

caylorhead.jpgCarl Caylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-WPPA, of Photo Images by Carl in Iron Mountain, Mich., has been working professionally in the photography industry for 23 years. His motivations for becoming a photographer are simple: He enjoys photography and he gets to do what he loves for a living.

"Plus, I thought photography would help me avoid working with computers...what happened?" Caylor jokes.

When he first started in the photography business, Caylor worked in photojournalism and sports photography and performed darkroom technician duties. He loved the darkroom and was very comfortable dealing with custom work in color and black and white. This experience provided him with a solid background that has come in handy ever since he opened his own photography business 15 years ago.

Now, Caylor specializes in senior photography. Why the shift? He enjoys the challengescaylor1.jpg seniors present.

"Seniors are exciting to work with because many want to out-do their classmates," he explains. "It is a fun journey to have them push me and still produce something that is timeless and artistically powerful."

Caylor also admits that he enjoys working with seniors because it is a great way to hang on to his youth. "I don't feel the years slipping by me like I see happening to many of my friends in other careers," he adds.

If you want to learn how Caylor has achieved success in senior photography, don't miss "The Senior Experience" Imaging USA class on January 17, 2011, at 3:30pm.

caylor2.jpgThrough the use of video and live workflow demonstrations, Caylor will share what a high school senior experiences in his studio. You'll learn about lighting, posing and searching for the best backgrounds and locations. You'll also see custom print enhancements and finished images from the actual "senior experience."

"My class will help photographers have better interactions with subjects and guests," Caylor says. "You need to remember to always sell, always promote, always deliver the best you can and always educate."

Read more about Carl Caylor here.

Read more about Imaging USA here.

Carl Caylor has earned 18 PPA Loan Collection images and several Kodak Gallery and Fujicaylor3.jpg Masterpiece Awards. He has also earned numerous Wisconsin state awards, including Photographer of the Year two years in a row. His work has been seen in Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, In-Foto, American Photo, Kodak ads, WHCC ads and several photographic education books.


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