Wind Power

Ed Pierce M.Photog.Cr., CPP &Lori Nordstrom M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI

Midday sun and 105° temperatures in the middle of July are less than ideal conditions for an outdoor family portrait. Ed Pierce and Lori Nordstrom take on this challenge in an attempt to photograph a family of four on their wind farm in Iowa. Ed pulls out all the stops using scrims reflectors additive flash and reflective light while Laurie demonstrates her mastery while posing the family in a series of elegant and fun compositions.

Ed Pierce Bio

Ed Pierce’s career in photography has spanned nearly three decades. As a photographer, Ed has earned or received a majority of the awards, accolades and degrees the industry has to offer including Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. As an educator, Ed has appeared in over 800 venues nationally and internationally sharing his enthusiasm and passion for photography with over 100,000 professional photographers. For the past 13 years his role as creator and producer of PhotoVision has allowed him a unique opportunity to travel to, visit with, and observe in action the “Best of the Best.”

Ed distills the insights, practices and techniques of the world’s most talented and celebrated photographers and combines them with his own style and approach to create a “game plan for success” that he shares with his PhotoVision audiences.

Ed Pierce Bio

Lori Nordstrom, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, owns a boutique studio specializing in children and family portraits located in the picturesque town of Winterset, Iowa . Lori began her career photographing her own kids in her backyard over 15 years ago, and is now known not only for her simple and sweet portraits of children, but as a leader in the photography industry in the areas of business, marketing and sales.  Lori is a PPA approved business instructor and marketing consultant for Studio Management Services. Sharing with other photographers and small business owners is one of the things she most enjoys. In 2009 Lori started Photo Talk Forum, an online community of photographers working together to grow their businesses.
 
Lori has always had a heart for children and believes in giving back.  She has run a successful fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for 10 years.  Her work for LLS has been featured in magazines and on television and as part of Oprahs Big Give in 2008.  In 2011 Lori began her own non-profit organization, Dando Amor which focuses on helping orphaned children in Ecuador.  Photographer Travis Gugleman and Lori have been taking groups of photographers to Ecuador to fundraise and work with the children.  Lori and Travis hit their goal of raising $100,000 the first year of Dando Amor existence.  You can find out more about going to Ecuador or making a donation at www.dandoamor.org
 
Lori has earned several Kodak Gallery, Fuji Masterpiece, and PPA Loan Collection awards for her images and storybooks.  See more of Lori's work at www.nordstromphoto.com.