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The Origin of Style
Thom Rouse M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP, F-ASP
Style needs no definition because we know it when we see it. No one will confuse a van Gogh with a Picasso. But how to develop personal style is a question that plagues many new and mid-career photographers. Style is your most important marketing tool; it defines your niche, and distinguishes you from your competition.
Thom cannot define your style, only you can do that. But, creating a "personal process inventory" can help you realize the origin of your personal style, and what it is you do that ultimately defines your style for others.
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Beginning his career in 1994 as a portrait and commercial photographer, Thom Rouse is an artist in every sense of the word. Combining photography and fine art, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images in which his clients are the central focus of his pieces.
His fine art images use real world photographs, blended and manipulated to create an alternative perception. With a unique talent and perspective, Thom merges art in a way that few photographers can.
Highly credentialed, Thom holds the PPA master of photography, master of electronic imaging and the photographic craftsman degrees. He is a fellow in the American Society of Photographers and a member of the elite Society XXV. It's no wonder that he has 54 PPA Loan Collection images and has won the ASP Gold Medallion twice. The recipient of many awards from Kodak, Canon and Fuji, Thom's work has been shown on both a national and international level. Thom fills rooms wherever he speaks as he shares his one-of-a kind experience and expertise—Imaging USA will be no different!