Doing the Work to Get the Work

John David Pittman

This class features an honest discussion about creative inspiration, developing your personal style and the arduous task of getting noticed in the competitive world of commercial photography.

  • Why routinely challenging yourself creatively is important to your growth as a photographer
  • How discovering & fine tuning your personal style is beneficial to your career
  • Tips on getting noticed in a market flooded with talent

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John David Pittman Bio

John David Pittman, a commercial/editorial portrait photographer based in Little Rock, is quick to tell you that the path he took to professional photography is an interesting one. The former bar manager, political consultant, video production services salesman and account manager for an international educational software company thanks his wife daily for pushing him to pursue his passion of photography as a professional endeavor. Working as a professional photographer since 2011, Pittman's skills have grown exponentially in a short period of time drawing the attention of creative decision makers on the local, regional, and national levels. His genuine love of the art of portraiture and his constant practice of goal setting is what Pittman says keeps him inspired and moving forward in a crowded industry full of talented artists. In addition to shooting for multiple private companies, Pittman's work has been published in the pages of numerous regional publications across the southern United States as well as Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Spirit, Southern Bride, Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer magazine. Pittman's portraiture is often described as soulful and clients praise his ability to convey a true human quality in his images.