Richard W. Trummer

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Rick Trummer, M.Photog.,Cr., CPP,F-WPPA,F-SCPA,F-PPANI,F-IPPG,EA-ASP is an award winning photographer whose creativity and originality is constantly redefining commercial, portrait and wedding photography and has been working with Photoshop since version 2.0. He is also a sought after speaker with his innovative presentations on a wide variety of subjects including digital workflow, color management, commercial, wedding and the business of photography. In 1989, he purchased his first digital scan back for the 4x5 view camera and his love affair started with the digital age. Numerous cameras since and many Photoshop versions later, he has become a major advocate to the digital platform.

His career in photography now spans over 30 years and he continues to push the ends of the envelope with his innovative and advanced teaching techniques and methods. He has received numerous awards for his commercial, wedding and portrait work and is considered an authority on digital imaging and digital asset management. He received his Master of Photography degree in 1995 and followed up with his Photographic Craftsman degree in 1996. His awards include numerous "Best of Show" honors from the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, several "Court of Honor" awards, six prestigious "Kodak Gallery Awards" and seventeen "Fuji Masterpiece Awards". In his career he has received 45 Grand Awards from the South Central Photographers Association and over 400 blue ribbons from the SCPA, WPPA, Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois, Illinois PPA and the Professional Photographers Association.  He has received seven “Outstanding Service Awards” from the SCPA as well as the “Special Service Award” and the “Meritorious Service Award” from the WPPA.  In 2002 he was presented with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the SCPA.  He has received the “National Award” from three organizations, the American Society of Photographers, the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association and the Associated Photographers of Illinois. Rick was inducted into the Wisconsin Professional Photographers “Hall of Fame” in 2009, one of only 26 that have earned the honor since 1970.

Rick is a two time President of the South Central Photographers Association as well as a Past President of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association, the Northern Illinois PPA, the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois and the American Society of Photographers. He continues to share his knowledge and professionalism with fellow photographers and students of photography, and continues to strive to better the photographic industry.

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