I’m Aaron… and I am all about where photography meets technology. Those are my two worlds and I’m excited to explore and share as they cross together whether we’re talking about photography on the web, social media, mobile photography, artificial intelligence, or other technical advancements in the world of imaging.
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I love working with photographers individually or as groups to help them leverage modern technology to make more impactful images and develop more profitable, sustainable photography-related businesses. I do this via 1:1 consulting or speaking at events, either in-person or online.
In 2021 I published The Computer Ate My Photos, a look at how artificial intelligence is shaping our industry today and into the future.
I’ve been working with computers and wandering the internet since the mid-1990s, back in the good old days of screeching modems and getting disconnected because someone else in the house picked up the phone. Then I got into the world of photography, first as a hobbyist and then as a professional.
I’ve earned recognition through the Professional Photographers of America as a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman (M.Photog.Cr.) and I’m a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). In 2015 I was recognized for third place in the Commercial/Illustrative category at PPA’s Grand Imaging Awards, and went on to represent the United States at the World Photographic Cup. I’m currently the Secretary of the Professional Photographers of Washington, and in 2017 and 2020 I served as President of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association. I’ve spoken to audiences of various sizes nationwide, and have been featured elsewhere in various media.
Everyone’s a photographer and it’s intertwined with tech. Aren’t these fascinating times?!