Working together as a couple, can be a challenge and our guests, Dennis and Cheri Hammon, share some insights on how they work together and as creative individuals. "We are separate in our abilities and thoughts and skills, yet we have to come together creatively and emotionally to create art for our clients. One is more technical and gear driven, the other is more emotional and detail oriented. Working together as a team is important, all the while using our own skills and talents to contribute to the session. Egos have to go out the door, yet maintain a professionalism that is required to produce outstanding art pieces."
Cheri is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She is a CPP and been awarded all four degrees, Master Photographer, Master Artist, Craftsman and MEI. She was awarded the Georgia Fellowship Degree from the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA) and was named Georgia Professional Photographers Association’s “2006 Photographer of the Year”. She is currently a member of the Professional Photographers of Idaho where she was named 2013 and 2014 Master Photographer of the Year. Cheri recently received the American Society of Photographers Fellowship Degree at the IUSA convention in 2018.
Cheri’s fine art paintings only begin as a digital photograph, then they are painted by hand, stroke by stroked using Corel Painter, tablet and stylus and then printed as pigmented ink on fine art giclee or canvas giclee. Her photographs and paintings have won numerous awards and have been published in the PPA Showcase and Loan Collection books and recently in the Painter Showcase book. Cheri also recently was awarded the “Canon Par Excellence Award” at the Western States District Print Competition.
Dennis is a PPA Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, PPA Certified and a PPA Affiliated Juror. Twice named Photographer of the year by Intermountain and Master of the year in Idaho six times, Dennis also has been awarded over a dozen Kodak Gallery awards and numerous Fuji Masterpiece awards. With over 100 images accepted by the PPA and numerous Loan images attest to his love of print competition.
Dennis has also earned the “Excellence in Imaging Award” for having over 13 Loan Images. Most recently Dennis was selected as a Fellow in the American Society of Photographers, the highest award available by ASP.
And he has been awarded the National Award from PP of Idaho and the Intermountain Professional Photographers for outstanding service to professional photography. Loving to share his knowledge, Dennis has taught workshops and seminars across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe
In his work, Dennis strives to express not merely a picture but a reflection of thoughts, feelings and dreams, using his ability to seek both the inner and outer beauty to create a lasting memory. It hasn’t always been easy but after 40 years in business Dennis strives to inspire and motivate photographers to find their artistic side as well as their business side.
Dennis knows what it is like to dream and succeed! Always believing in the saying “If you are not the lead dog the scenery never changes”.
Professional Photographers of Washington Spring Conference: ppw.org/The-Hammons
35-YEAR VETERAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER BRUCE HUDSON HOLDS THE DEGREES OF MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER AND PHOTOGRAPHIC CRAFTSMAN FROM THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA. HE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS CAMERA CRAFTSMEN OF AMERICA GROUP, HOME TO SOME OF THE MOST ELITE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE WORLD.
JOSH HUDSON, BRUCE’S SON, RUNS THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BRANDS OPERATED UNDER HUDSON’S PORTRAIT DESIGN JUST SOUTH OF SEATTLE. HE ALSO IS CO-HOST OF THE POPULAR WEB TV SHOWS PHOTO ENTREPRENEUR TV AND "MY MARKETING CLICKS" FILMED OUT OF CHICAGO.
TOGETHER THEY HAVE COMBINED TO CREATE THIS RADIO PROGRAM...
"ENGAGING CONVERSATION FOR THE ULTIMATE PHOTO ENTHUSIAST!"
We love our listeners, so feel free to call or submit your on air questions online!
641 Strander Blvd., Tukwila, WA 98188, US
In addition to being "radio stars" in Seattle, we are full time photographers! That means we aren't always in the studio, but these are typical hours for us...
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By Appointment